Great American Cleanup events scheduled

April 30, 2014

knbKeep Norfolk Beautiful is the Norfolk affiliate of Keep America Beautiful.  They are holding Keep Norfolk Beautiful Day on May 3, 2014.

Suburban Acres Civic League and Wards Corner Civic League have both scheduled cleanup events as a part of Keep Norfolk Beautiful Day and The Great American Cleanup.  Your help and attendance is needed!

Suburban Acres asks that you meet on Saturday, May 3rd at the corner of Thole Street and Galveston Blvd. at Suburban Park Elementary.  The Cleanup is between 9am and 12pm.  Gloves, bags, refreshments provided.  Bring waders/boots if you have them. for more information

Wards Corner asks that you meet on Saturday, May 3rd at our Adopt-a-Spot area (Ruthven and W. Little Creek).  The Cleanup begins at 8am and only takes about an hour.  Gloves, trash bags and safety vests provided.  Questions?? Call Ray Duron 423-4337.



Wards Corner Civic League to hold candidate forum

October 9, 2012

Jim English, the president of the Wards Corner Civic League, is extending an invitation to the entire Greater Wards Corner Community to attend the Civic League’s candidate forum.  The following candidates for the 89th District of the Virginia House of Delegates have been invited:

Towne Bank Senior Vice President, Yvonne Allmond
Former Norfolk City Councilwoman, Daun Hester
Lionell Spruill Jr., the son of Chesapeake Del. Lionell Spruill

The three candidates are all running for the Democratic nomination so the next representative of the 89th District will likely be the winner of the caucus scheduled for October 17, 2012 at the Masonic Temple between 5:30pm and 8:30pm.

The Candidate Forum details:
When:  Monday, October 15, 2012@ 6:45pm
Where: Norfolk Fitness and Wellness Center

Superward 6 Candidate Forums

April 1, 2012

Suburban Acres Civic League and Wards Corner Civil League will be holding candidate forums for the Superward election coming up in May.

Suburban Acres Civic League Candidate Forum
April 9, 2012 @ 6:30PM at Norfolk Collegiate Upper School

Wards Corner Civic League Candidate Forum
April 16, 2012 @ 6:45M at the Fitness and Wellness Center

The following are the candidates running for the Super Ward 6 City Council position:

Marcus A. Calabrese

John Amiral

Barclay C. Winn

Jesse Scaccia

Harris Teeter plans and design to be unveiled

January 25, 2012

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.

Message from Wards Corner Civic League President, Jim English

February 6, 2008

Jim English is the president of the Wards Corner Civic League.  February’s Wards Corner Civic League newsletter includes the following message from Mr. English:

Dear Neighbors,
Two articles in the Virginia Pilot dated February 6, 2008 really raised my frustration level with our city and state elected leaders to the point where I almost think our government “for the people, of the people and by the people” is indeed broken. I already believe that it is broken at the federal level. Article one says that SB 162, SB 163 and HB 119 which would give localities more power to deal with blighted vacant property is on hold this year to be studied by the Virginia Housing Commission prior to next years general assembly session. Once again the general assembly has clearly dodged their responsibility to give localities more tools to revitalize blighted areas showing once again they lack the political will to represent the citizens of Virginia in lieu of yet another “study”. The second article “city to acquire 11 homes in blighted area” is about the city councils approval on February 5th to buy homes in the Berkley and Campostella neighborhoods for $1.3 million. HELLO!! What about the blighted properties in the Greater Wards Corner Partnership area. We have 11+ houses and properties that should be acquired such as the blighted shopping center in the Northeast corner of Wards Corner!! Where are the council members representing our area? Out to lunch? Or out of town? Where is the political will to deal with the decline of the Wards Corner area that has been going downhill for way over 15 years? I am sure that those properties in Berkley and Campostella are blighted and that area needs attention but what about our area. Is help on the way??

Well, last week Mayor Fraim delivered his State of the City address. The following are quotes from that address. Read the rest of this entry »

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