Relay for Life nighttime event coming to Granby High School May 16-17

May 14, 2014

Relay For Life LogoCouncilman Tommy Smigiel asks that we notify Wards Corner residents of the Relay for Life event planned for May 16 -17 at Granby High School.

Opening ceremonies are planned for 6pm on Friday and the event concludes at 8am on Saturday.

There will be activities throughout the night and they are planned to be outside.  Please don’t be alarmed, this is for a great cause.

The event schedule:

Opening Ceremony: 6:30 PM
The Opening Ceremony brings everyone together for a high-energy event kickoff to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, to inspire hope by sharing recent accomplishments and progress, and to remind everyone that while we are winning this battle, fighting cancer is a year-round priority.

Survivor Activities: 7:00 PM
During the Survivors Lap at 7:00 PM, upbeat music plays as all cancer survivors at the event take the first lap around the track cheered on by the other participants who line the track, celebrating their victory over cancer.  The Survivor’s Dinner will immediately follow the lap.

Luminaria Ceremony: 9:30 PM
The Luminaria Ceremony is a time to remember people we have lost to cancer, to support people who currently have cancer, and to honor people who have fought cancer in the past. The power of this ceremony lies in providing an opportunity for people to work through grief and find hope.

Miss Relay Pageant: 12:00 AM (Midnight)
The Miss Relay pageant is not your average pageant! This is an opportunity for gentlemen (ages 16+) to compete for the honor of being crowned Miss Relay. The purpose of the contest is to raise money, while having some fun! Contestants dress up in their favorite pageant dresses, answer questions and try and win over the crowd with their brains and beauty! Click here to download the application.

Closing Ceremony: 6:00 AM
The Closing Ceremony is a time to remember the lives of those lost and to celebrate that each of us has committed, through our participation in a Relay event, to fight back against this disease over the next year.

Entertainment & Activities Schedule
We will have information about this year’s event entertainment and activities posted shortly. So, check back soon for details about all of the exciting things we have planned for this year’s Relay For Life!

For more information, visit the Relay for Life website.


New Norfolk Sam’s Club coming before Planning Commission

May 11, 2014

The new Sam’s Club slated for the old K-Mart location at the intersection of E. Little Creek Road and Tidewater Drive has applied for special exceptions to sell alcohol, to do automobile repair (tire sales and service), and to operate a gas station.

Sam's Club in Norfolk, VA

Sam’s Club in Norfolk, VA

The K-Mart building will be torn down and a new Sams Club building will be located further east than the current K-Mart.  The new building will be angled a bit as compaired to the Wal-Mart located next door.

The gas station will be located at the corner of Tidewater Drive and Central Business Park Drive in front of the Wal-Mart

The  Planning Commission is scheduled to vote on the applications at the May 22, 2014 public hearing.

Proposed facade for new Norfolk Sam's Club

Proposed facade for new Norfolk Sam’s Club


Clean the Bay Day at Northside Park

May 11, 2014

northsideIn partnership with the Oakdale Farms/Denby Park Civic League

Who:  Everyone – all ages welcome
When:  Saturday, June 7, 2014
Time:  9:00 a.m.–Noon
Where: Northside Park – 8401 Tidewater Dr, Norfolk
We will meet at Picnic Shelter #2 near the parking lot
Things to bring: bug spray, and sunscreen

We will provide the bags, gloves and other items

After Party will be at Noon at the #2 Picnic Shelter

We will be having Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Chips and Drinks and a Cake to celebrate.

Parent Permission forms, Video/Picture Release forms & Certificates of Participation will be provided

Call 404-8072 or by e-mail  turtlecreek2014@gmail.com for more information.

PDF Flyer


Oakdale Farms / Denby Park Civic League: “Take out the Trash”

May 10, 2014

The following is the text of a Flyer from Oakdale Farms / Denby Park Civic League:

Join the Oakdale Farms / Denby Park Civic League to “Take out the Trash”

The week of May 26 to May 30, the city of NORFOLK is inviting you to “TAKE THE TRASH OUT”

What this means is: that stack of newspapers piling up in the corner of the house, or that stack of broken wood in the garage, or even that broken couch that you need to get rid, well now you can! Your civic league has made it possible for you to get rid of it all. Now is your chance. All you have to do is start putting your stuff on the curb on Monday May 26th.  All debris will be removed on our normal trash day, May 30th.  

-Please keep the city employees safe and do not put trash under overhead wires-

*No need to call for a special pick up**   Please recycle

**No penalty for having your trash on the curb before Thursday**

Take this opportunity to clean up your neighborhood

call 871-3782 for assistance or to volunteer  


2014 Greek Fest comes to Wards Corner

May 9, 2014

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