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“It’s the best-kept secret in Virginia Beach,” his wife chimes in.

September 2, 2014
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Some guy from a show called the Deadliest Catch was in Froggies over Labor Day weekend

Some guy from a show called the Deadliest Catch was in Froggies – Ocean Park – over Labor Day weekend

Read article entitled At day’s end, nightlife begins along Chesapeake Bay at Pilotonline.com.

“The small piece of plastic that likely contributed to the death of the whale in the Elizabeth River last week was part of a DVD case, a spokeswoman for the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center said.”

August 29, 2014
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From Pilotonline.com:

This sharp piece of plastic was found in a stomach chamber during a necropsy of the 45-foot long female sei whale that died in the Elizabeth River last week. (Courtesy of the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center)

This sharp piece of plastic was found in a stomach chamber during a necropsy of the 45-foot long female sei whale that died in the Elizabeth River last week. (Courtesy of the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center)

A whale.

Please, please, please never ever litter AND choose to pick up litter particularly plastic where ever you see it.

“Mrs. Brown – elegant, thin and warm with wispy white curls – takes line-dancing lessons twice a week. She sails and regularly swims in the bay, and is active with the Shore Drive Community Coalition and Lynnhaven River Now, an environmental nonprofit.”

August 28, 2014
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The series continues at Pilotlonline.com:

And what better backdrop for their final act than the Chesapeake Bay, Mrs. Brown asks.

They have front-row seats for the drama of hurricanes, the action of windsurfing and the comedy of playful dolphins.

“We love the bay,” Mrs. Brown says. “There’s always something going on.”

Westminster Canterbury residents Penny and Ty Brown relax after playing in a croquet tournament Saturday morning, August 23, 2014. (Martin Smith-Rodden | The Virginian-Pilot)

Westminster Canterbury residents Penny and Ty Brown relax after playing in a croquet tournament Saturday morning, August 23, 2014. (Martin Smith-Rodden | The Virginian-Pilot)

Weekly #LESNERBRIDGE update from Public Works Manager

August 21, 2014
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*** As a reminder, the sidewalk on westbound Shore Drive is closed to pedestrians and cyclists between Page Avenue and East Stratford Street. If pedestrians need to cross the bridge, they will need to cross the eastbound bridge where we have provided a temporary 4-foot wide pedestrian/cyclist access.

Read entire update from an email:

Folks:

Below is the latest update for the Lesner Bridge Project from Chris Wojtowicz, project manager. Please let either Chris or me know if you have any questions or need additional information.

Also as an FYI – Public Works has created a project website at http://www.vbgov.com/lesner-bridge. We have posted information, background information, and – sometime within the next few days – a Twitter feed. A Construction Camera has also been installed to view images of the bridge construction, with images updated every 30 minutes.

Please visit this website for the current project updates and other useful project information.

Enjoy these last days of summer, and thanks for your interest.

Drew Lankford
Media and Communications
Department of Public Works
City of Virginia Beach

dlankfor@vbgov.com
(O) 757.385.8062
(C) 757.409.4353

Friends:

As many of you have seen, traffic patterns on Shore Drive are beginning to change as you approach the Lesner Bridge. Work over the next two weeks will consist of preparing both the eastbound and westbound bridge approaches for the lane shifts as we move into Stage 2 construction of the bridge.

The eastbound lanes on Shore Drive as you approach the bridge have already been shifted to the south. Work was done on Wednesday to place asphalt, temporary pavement markings, and delineators on Shore Drive between the bridge and East Stratford Street in preparation of the lane shift of the westbound Shore Drive traffic towards the sushi restaurant and away from 3556 On the Bay Condominiums. This traffic move will provide the required space we need to install the utilities, temporary retaining walls, grading, and infrastructure required for the new westbound bridge abutment.

A similar lane shift will also occur on the east side of the bridge towards the Lesner Inn. It will be several weeks, however, before we begin this lane shift. Once the contractor sets a date for this work, we will post another project update to inform you of the necessary details.

*** As a reminder, the sidewalk on westbound Shore Drive is closed to pedestrians and cyclists between Page Avenue and East Stratford Street. If pedestrians need to cross the bridge, they will need to cross the eastbound bridge where we have provided a temporary 4-foot wide pedestrian/cyclist access.

As Drew has mentioned, please visit our website for information and updates.

Thanks for your interest, and as always – Please Drive Safely!

-Chris

Christopher J. Wojtowicz, P.E.
Project Manager
City of Virginia Beach
Department of Public Works
Municipal Center-Bldg 2
2405 Court House Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23456-9031
Phone: (757) 385-5785
Fax: (757) 385-5668
email: cwojtowi@vbgov.com

Screen grab at time of this post

Screen grab at time of this post

SDCC General Meeting – Monday Aug. 25th at 7:30pm

August 20, 2014

Click here for a printable version of the agenda

MONDAY 25 AUG 2014

Shore Drive Community Coalition General Meeting

MONDAY 25 AUG 2014 

7:30-8:30 pm

 Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad Station

(Intersection of Shore Drive and East Stratford Rd.)

Call to order

Meeting topic

  1. Discussion of Current City Issues
  2. POST-HURRICANE RECOVERY for NEIGHBORHOODS                    

 

Officers’ Reports:  President’s Report                David Williams

                                     Vice President’s report        Rick Mercadante

                                     Secretary’s Report                 Todd Solomon –JULY Minutes

                                    Treasurer’s Report                 Paulette Hruska

 

Old Business   

New Business    

Adjourn

 Next SDCC- Monday SEP 29, 2014

 Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad Center

 Please check www.sdcc.info for more information on area news and events

Bayfront Advisory Committee (BAC) Meeting (Thursday Aug. 21st) and Newsletter

August 20, 2014

Bayfront Advisory Committee to Meet August 21, 2014

The Bayfront Advisory Committee will meet Thursday, August 21, 2014,

at the Resort and Conference Center, 2800 Shore Drive, from 3:30pm-5:30pm

Click here for the meeting agenda and to read the latest BAC Newsletter

 

Bay provides means of livelihood for fishermen

August 20, 2014

This is the third of seven weekly narratives by Virginian-Pilot reporter Kathy Adams highlighting the beauty, the vibrancy and the struggles of the city’s Chesapeake Bay and Shore Drive communities.

Click here to read the article – http://hamptonroads.com/2014/08/bay-provides-means-livelihood-fishermen

Shore Drive Fishing

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