Monthly Archives: February 2015

Garbage Collection

In keeping with the Civic League’s desire to remain a beautiful place to live, the garbage collection guidelines need to be reviewed.  If you need an additional green waste container or if you need a smaller can (than the 90 gallon), you may call Waste Management at 664-6510 to receive one.  The additional green container comes with a small increase of your monthly payment to HRSD.  All garbage must be placed in a green container!

If you would like an additional blue recycling bin, you may also receive one, at no additional cost, by calling 664-6510.

If you need a bulk waste pickup, please call 664-6510 by 3pm prior to the weekly collection day.  This means anything that cannot fit into the green can.

There is a pile of trash in front of 1830 Springmeadow Blvd that has been there since Friday, February 13th.  These items were placed at the curb after the regular garbage pickup had occurred.  These items are NOT in a green bin. Norfolk Cares has been notified to have the items collected and possibly a notice from the city.

Anyone can call and report items like this by calling Norfolk Cares at 664-6510 or email them at healthyneighbors@norfolk.gov.  It is very easy to do!

Bless value the beauty of our neighborhood and report issues such as this.

Disposal of Dog Waste Bags

When you are walking your dog and you cleanup after them, please take the bag or container to your residence and dispose of it.  It has been reported that “blue disposal bags” are being left along the curb and near the storm drains.  This is unacceptable.  Be a good neighbor and dispose of the bag properly.

Thank you!

Volunteer Assistance – Help with shoveling home, driveway, etc

Operation Blessing

NEED HELP? or Want To Help?

RESIDENTS WHO NEED HELP

If you need assistance with shoveling snow from your home,

driveway, and/or residential area and do not have the resources to

accomplish this yourself, we can provide volunteer assistance.

Please either call us at : 757.274.8650 or come in person

to fill out a work request for FREE volunteer help at the location

below:

“LOWE’S PARKING LOT”

Located at 1081 N Military Hwy, Norfolk

Tuesday & Wednesday (Feb. 17-18 and will expand as needed.)

*All residents need to either come “in person” to

complete a work request and sign a release/right of entry

or MAKE SURE you are home when the volunteers arrive

to sign the work order form giving the teams permission

to be on your property. We will not be able to do any

work without a form SIGNED BY THE HOME OWNER.

Priority will be given based on elderly, sick, disabled,

single-moms, etc and will based on the availability of

volunteers.

Need Help / Work Order Request : 757.274.8650

WANT TO HELP? VOLUNTEERS

Meet in front of the Operation Blessing Mobile

Command Center @ 8:00 AM (Lowe’s on Military Hwy)

Tuesday & Wednesday (Feb. 17-18 and will expand as needed.)

Volunteer Phone: 757.374.0944

LOWE’S PARKING LOT:

Located at 1081 N. Military Highway * Norfolk, VA

VOLUNTEERS PLEASE BRING SNOW SHOVELS IF YOU

HAVE THEM, if not we will provide them.

 

The Louis Guy History Series Lecture. Shooting Lincoln with Alex Mann

In conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, the Chrysler Museum presents two photography exhibitions exploring the life and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865). Shooting Lincoln: Photography and the Sixteenth President and Greta Pratt: Nineteen Lincolns open on February 10, in the Museum’s Frank Photography Galleries (G. 228). Both shows will remain on view through July 5, 2015. This talk is in conjuction with the exhibit.


The Norfolk Historical Society and the Chrysler’s Friends of Historic Houses sponsor these monthly talks on Norfolk’s rich history on the second Wednesday of each month. Light refreshments follow the question-and-answer session. Cost: Free.

The talk is in conjunction with the exhibit at the Chrysler Museum “Shooting Lincoln” which  features more than 20 pictures by Gardner, including some works, such as President Lincoln on Battle-field of Antietam (1862), recently lent to the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art for their 2013 blockbuster exhibition The Civil War and American Art.

Other key pictures in Shooting Lincoln have never been exhibited. These include a close-up image of Lincoln’s elaborately decorated funeral hearse, newly identified as the work of the Philadelphia photographer Alexander Wilson Henszey More fresh faces appear in a stereocard celebrating Lincoln’s heroic efforts to abolish slavery. Featuring portraits of the president and all of the 157 senators and representatives who voted in favor of the 13th Amendment, this rare 1865 photomontage by George May Powell is a recent Museum purchase.

“These pictures have been studied by historians and by Hollywood,” says Mann. “Lincoln the Great Emancipator, Lincoln the Commander-in-Chief, Lincoln the family man—cameras captured every face of Honest Abe. Our show brings them all together.”

Date Mar 11 — Mar 11
Time 7:00 PM
Location MacArthur Memorial
198 Bank Street
MacArthur Square
Norfolk, VA 23510
Cost Free

1.Two Human Services Employees Recognized for Successful Fatherhood Development Program

Congratulations to Ben Watterton and Mike Paris, winners of the City’s quarterly “Spotlight Achiever” Award for their successful development of Norfolk’s Fatherhood Development Group.

Watterton, a family services worker in the Early Prevention Unit, and Paris, an employment services worker for the Norfolk Reentry Program, volunteer as facilitators and to train other volunteer facilitators for the weekly group meetings which are aimed at improving the quality of the relationships between fathers and their children. The goal is establish a fatherhood program in every Norfolk neighborhood.

During the sessions, the dads support one another while gaining insight into the challenges that responsible fatherhood brings, especially for those who have many barriers. Child Support Enforcement, Child Protective Services, Foster Care and Reentry programs refer participants on a volunteer basis.

Both Paris and Watterton have been involved with the program since it began in 2012 with four local dads. In December 2014, the Fatherhood Development Group held its third and largest graduation ceremony when 15 fathers successfully complete the 13 week session.

The two are to be commended for their dedication to these men. Their wonderful facilitation skills keep members returning week after week to deal with some very difficult issues. The support and bonds they have developed with the group members was evident to all at the graduation ceremony and is a real tribute to their passion in helping men reestablish relationships with their children.

The proud new graduates discussed the progress they have made in developing healthy relationships with their children; many had secured employment and are now paying child support on a consistent basis. The men have decided to start an alumni group so that they can continue to meet and act as mentors to new members.

Through the leadership of Paris and Watterton this innovative program, these men have turned their lives around to become productive citizens and good role models for their children. Norfolk is now seen as a leader in reaching out to fathers and involving them in programming to positively impact their children. An involved father strengthens children, families and communities.

Norfolk, VA CIO named one of the Top 100 Most Social CIOs

 

David Sullivan, Norfolk’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) was named one of the Top 100 Most Social CIOs of 2015 by the Huffington Post. The ranking was determined by a combination of factors including twitter list memberships, tweet volume, number of followers, and other metrics as tallied by several social media influence scoring providers. David was also included in this elite group in 2013.

According to the Huffington Post, the role of the Chief Information Officer in leading an organization’s digital transformation is becoming increasingly vital. Championing adoption of new technologies requires CIOs to actively engage and communicate broadly. To stay informed, successful CIOs must leverage social media as their personal learning networks. Additionally, CIOs must continually expand their capabilities as well as their organizations by both researching independently and seeking peer collaboration via social networks and forums. Leading by example, David encourages all those he leads to understand, promote, and value the power of collaboration.

Dr. Patricia Saunders Nixon in Concert

Witness a riveting performance by Dr. Patricia Saunders Nixon and her accompanist, Geraldine Boone. Nixon, an assistant professor of Voice at Norfolk State University, has been a music instructor for 36 years.

She has sung with the Virginia Opera Guild and given numerous recitals throughout Hampton Roads. Geraldine Boone is a music professor at Norfolk State University and former director of the Chesapeake Civic Chorus and the Boys Choir of Hampton Roads. (Family)

Date:
February 28, 2015
Time:
2:00 PM
Location:

Van Wyck Branch Library

Address:
1368 DeBree Avenue
Norfolk, VA23517
Contact:
757) 441-2844

Dr. Patricia Saunders Nixon in Concert

Make Tea Not War: A Tea Commemorating the Treaty of Ghent – RSP Deadline Feb. 17

Please join the Hampton Roads Naval Museum and be transported back in time to Norfolk, 1815. Enjoy a delicious cup of tea while the ladies of Norfolk share the exciting news of the end of the last war with Great Britain.


You won’t want to miss this fun afternoon with our hosts and hostesses from the United States Daughters of 1812, the Norfolk Historical Society, and the Regency Society of Virginia. <br/>

The Treaty of Ghent formally concluded the War of 1812 between the United States of America and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. It took weeks for news of the peace treaty to reach the United States. The Treaty of Ghent was not in effect until it was ratified by the U.S. Senate unanimously on February 18, 1815. <br/>

According to Stacy Weissner, a member of the Regency Society of Virginia, “The military families and their neighbors living in Norfolk in 1815 shared the same types of experiences as those who live in the area today and the Regency Society of Virginia is thrilled to join with the Hampton Roads Naval Museum to offer the public a fun and interactive look at the impact that the War of 1812 had on local citizens.”

 

Date Feb 22 — Feb 22
Time 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location Hampton Roads Naval Museum
One Waterside Drive
2nd floor of Nauticus
Norfolk, VA 23510
Cost To make a reservation for this event, call (757) 322-3168. Museum admission is free; cost for refres

City of Norfolk Offices to Close in Observance of Presidents’ Day

City of Norfolk Offices to Close in Observance of Presidents’ Day

The City of Norfolk’s government offices, including City Hall, will be closed on Monday, February 16, 2015 in observance of Presidents’ Day.

NORFOLK, Va. – The City of Norfolk’s government offices, including City Hall, will be closed on Monday, February 16, 2015 in observance of Presidents’ Day. The closures include the offices of the Commissioner of the Revenue and the City Treasurer. Offices will reopen at regular business hours on Tuesday, February 17, 2015.

Circuit Court, General District Court, Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court and the City’s recreation centers will also be closed on Monday, February 16, 2015 and reopen on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. All libraries will be closed on Sunday, February 15 and Monday, February 16, 2015 and reopen at regular business hours on Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Requests for Bulk Waste for Feb. 17 Must be called in by Friday, Feb. 13

No trash and recycling collection is scheduled for Monday and the Division of Waste Management’s administrative offices and E-waste and Household Hazardous Waste collection facility will be closed until Tuesday, February 17, 2015.

No trash and recycling collection is scheduled for Monday and the Division of Waste Management’s administrative offices and E-waste and Household Hazardous Waste collection facility will be closed until Tuesday, February 17, 2015. Requests for bulk waste collection on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 must be made before 3 p.m. on Friday, February 13, 2015 by calling The Norfolk Cares IMPACT Center at (757) 664-6510, or by filling out a request online http://www.norfolk.gov/requesttracker.aspx. Norfolk Residents can drop-off unwanted E-waste at the Division of Towing and Recovery located at 1188-A Lance Road.