The civic league recognized Community Resource Officer, William Old III, for his service to our community at the October 2018 league meeting. A letter of commendation from the league to the Norfolk Chief of Police, Larry Boone, was read by Board Director, Karen Mayne. President Louie Gabriel read the letter of appreciation the league received in response from Chief Boone. The league’s Board of Directors presented Officer Old with a gift card to Your Pie restaurant. (No gift card to Crispy Cream or Dunkin Donuts!)
June-July 2016 Newsletter…
Yes, there was a hiatus due to unforeseen circumstances, but it is back…here is the June-July 2016 edition of The Suburban, the newsletter of the Suburban Acres Civic League. All the news that is news for Suburban Park, Suburban Acres, and surrounding Wards Corner area plus neighborhood and community news and events. Enjoy!
Join your neighbors for the annual Independence Day Parade and Picnic…Decorate your bikes, wagon, car, scooter, pets, or spouse/better half and join the parade! There are door prizes, and parade prizes. If you’re a baker, bring a desert and compete in the annual bakeoff. Hot dogs, chips, and drinks are provided. We also have deejay Michael Harold on site spinning upbeat tunes. Everything is wrapped up by noon. Hope to see you there, or along the parade route!
Here’s the parade route (if you don’t live along the route, feel free to watch from 549 Carl Street/corner of Carl St. & Suburban Pkwy.):
Suburban Acres Civic League is again pleased to offer our GROW Youth Leadership Scholarship. The scholarship underwrites tuition for the eXcel Leadership Academy, as well as additional opportunities facilitated by the civic league and our business and non-profit partners:
eXcel Leadership Academy, July 15-18, 2014. A program of LEAD Hampton Roads and the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, eXcel’s goal is to prepare youth for leadership positions within the community and region. The program provides leadership skills training, an up close chance to meet outstanding visionary leaders, and a “behind the scenes pass” to the Hampton Roads region.
The Suburban Acres Civic League will offer two activities during the summer focusing on local community groups and their interaction with local government and business. Missions and challenges of not-for-profit organizations, and how they help government will be emphasized.
Please return the application materials as soon as possible.
Access an informational flyer here.
Access the application here.
For more information about eXcel and LEAD Hampton Roads visit www.leadhamptonroads.org
The City of Norfolk solicited requests for proposals for the site of Meadowbrook Elementary School without contacting or consulting the Meadowbrook Civic League, which might have provided helpful input on parameters for future redevelopment. The city received three development proposals, none of which meet the criteria outlined in the civic league’s position statement, primarily due to the residential density of the proposals, and lack of enough green space being maintained. A public forum was finally held on February 19th after inquiries and disappointment was expressed by the Meadowbrook Civic League. The smallest of the three proposals will result in 22 single-family homes, the largest specifies up to 90 apartment units.
The former Meadowbrook School, shuttered in 2009, is on Preservation Virginia’s 2011 list of Most Endangered Historic Sites in Virginia
You can review the proposed concepts, see the developers’ pitches, and provide input for the development of the site at THIS LINK
Find Meadowbrook Civic League’s position statement and petition HERE
This is a great Virginian Pilot article with all the background, and Meadowbrook residents’ frustrations: “Residents say Norfolk kept them in the dark” (Stephen M. Katz photo, The Virginian Pilot-above)
Sign the online petition at http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/save-meadowbrook-school-park.html
Additional information available on WardsCornerNow.com
Like the Save Meadowbrook Group’s Facebook page HERE
Chris Perry, on behalf of Suburban Land Management, will be attending civic league meetings in Wards Corner, Talbot Park, and Suburban Acres in February to unveil his plans and design for a brand new Harris Teeter anchored shopping center at the southeast corner of Wards Corner. The following meetings are open to the public to view the plans:
- Suburban Acres Civic League meeting: February 13, 2012 @ 6:30 / Location: Suburban Park Elementary School, 310 Thole St.
- Talbot Park Civic League meeting: February 21, 2012 @ 7:00 / Location: Royster Memorial Church, 6901 Newport Ave.
- Wards Corner Civic League meeting: February 27, 2012 @ 6:45 / Location: Fitness and Wellness Center, 7300 Newport Ave.
via Harris Teeter plans and design to be unveiled.
The City of Norfolk Registrar’s office is looking for registered voters who would like to be part of the Election Team for this year’s elections at the Suburban Park Elementary School precinct.
Becoming an election official is easy – just a few hours of training by the Registrar’s staff, plus you will be paid $125 for the day’s work. While helping run the election is a long day, it is rewarding to know that you are helping your neighbors vote – one of our most important rights as Americans.
If you are interested in becoming an election official, please call Stella Jones of the Norfolk Registrar’s office at 664-4353.