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The Bayview Bulletin is the monthly neighborhood newsletter for the Bayview Civic League in Norfolk, VA . Volume 11 Issue 2

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  • November 2009 OUR WEBSITE www.mybclonline.com

    Volume 11 Issue 3 Page 1

    November Guest SpeakersDirector Norman Maas and Census Specialist Patricia Knight

    We are looking forward to a very informative, enjoyable meeting on November 10th! We will hear from Norman Maas, Director of Norfolk Public Libraries. Our own Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library is one of the coolest libraries ever! The Ocean View Station Museum is a true treasure. But wait, theres more! Mr. Maas will tell us about other great services our Library offers. We will also learn about the 2010 Census from US Census Partnership Specialist, Patricia Knight. Learn what to expect and how we can help.

    Well also be collecting donations for our Veterans and local food banks.

    Mark your calendar for Tuesday, November 10th, at 7:30 pm. Bring a dish for the social if you want and dont forget to bring a friend!

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving Day

    Police Officers visit Norman Maas Patricia Knight Upcoming events Networking social

    INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Help the Holiday Silent Auction pg 5 LIFELINE to help with Water Bill Woes pg 7 Norfolk Environmental Commission Charity Gala pg 9 Rebate for Home Audit & Work Info pg 9 Botanical Garden Events pg 10 Gardening Corner pg 11 and much more....

    Our Mission:Neighbors helping

    neighbors for the good of our community. Together we make things better.

    November 10thMeeting Agenda:

    Bayview Civic LeagueMeets 2nd Tuesday of each month September through June

    7:30 pm at 1601 E. Bayview Boulevard, Norfolk (Christ United Methodist Church)

  • November 2009 OUR WEBSITE www.mybclonline.com

    Volume 11 Issue 3 Page 2

    Clean and Safe NeighborhoodNorfolk CARES Assistance Center 664-6510

    website: www.norfolk.gov/311CallCenteremail: HealthyNeighborhoods@norfolk.gov

    Report these issues: Health: Pet area/yard not cleaned regularly, rodents, tall grass/weeds, biting or abused/neglected animals; Zoning: Parking on grass in front yard area, commercial vehicles/equipment parked in residential areas, boat or camper in front of house, inoperable vehicles; Waste Management: Dead animals, improper curbside disposal; Other Issues: Streets, lights, sidewalks, curbing, traffic signals or street signs, wetlands, dunes...

    Non-emergency number 441-5610

    for Police, Jail, Animal Control, and suspected criminal activity.

    PUBLIC WORKS PHONE NUMBERSCurb and Sidewalk Repairs 823-4050Damaged & Faded Signs 441-5818Ditch Maintenance 823-4000Potholes 823-4050Recycling 441-1347Refuse Collection 441-5813Street Flooding 823-4000Street Light Outages 1-888-667-3000Keep Norfolk Beautiful 441-1347

    All Emergencies- call 911 Animal Protection 664-7387Health Department 683-2700Rabies Control 683-2712Pretlow Library 441-1750Voter Registrar 664-4353Bayview Elementary School 531-3030Oceanair Elementary School 531-3095

    Civic League Board

    Local Contacts

    The purpose of the Bayview Bulletin is to communicate information to Bayview Civic League members, supporters, and neighbors. Front page artwork contributed by Jeannie Wilson. Bulletin contents are considered property of Bayview Civic League. Articles within the bulletin reflect personal viewpoints of the authors and are not necessarily the views of advertisers or the Bayview Civic League. The Bayview Civic League is apolitical and does not endorse any candidates for political office. www.mybclonline.com

    Bayview Civic League Goes GreenBayview Civic League believes that reducing any environmental impact is a

    worthy goal. To further this goal, the Bayview Bulletin is printed on recycled paper.

    President Linda Lundquist 588-39601st VP Aaron Ellis 587-00042nd VP Sam Maddox 583-4487Corres Secy Susan Jones 587-9586Rec Secy Sylvia Ross 553-7817Treasurer Gena Goodnough 588-8131Editor Jeannie Wilson 588-3960Ways and Means - Advertising for Bulletin Susan Jones(temp) 587-9586Communications - Bulletin Distribution Anita Unger 587-3405

    Membership Vacant 588-3960Environment & Beautification Dranan & Eileen Sparks 588-2456 Refreshments Pat Davidson 587-3219 Margie Hodges 587-9527SACCC Community Awareness Coordinator Dranan Sparks(temp) 588-2456Zoning Claire Jones 587-2203Area Preservation Claire Jones 587-2203Youth & Recreation Vacant N/APrinter ANW Publications 588-8642

  • November 2009 OUR WEBSITE www.mybclonline.com

    Volume 11 Issue 3 Page 3

    The banner of this months Bulletin depicts a cornucopia, a horn of plenty. I think it a particularly apt symbol for Bayview Civic League members. We have so much for which to be thankful! We enjoy a wonderful sense of community, good neighbors who demonstrate caring about and for each other. We support our children and our schools of learning, we reach out to each other to offer words and acts of support, we combine our efforts for a safer and cleaner neighborhood. Our members invest their efforts in a variety of special causes, joining together with other concerned citizens.

    This month, we have members participating in a virtual cleanup, ridding our streets, public areas, waterways of trash. Encouraged to remember the sacrifice of our military, we are collecting toiletries, cards and games, and persona items for our Veterans at the Hampton VA Hospital. Reaching out to those who are struggling with todays economic challenges, we are collecting food for local food banks. We combine genuine caring with action, combine our efforts for a true multiplier effect. What will you do for your neighbors this month? What will you bring to the meeting on November 10? To paraphrase a wise President: ask not what your neighborhood can do for you, ask what you can do for your neighborhood!See you on November 10th! Bring some warm socks or deck of cards, denture cleanser or shampoo, shaving cream or some soothing lotion for a Veteran. Bring canned or dry goods for the food pantries. And feel free to bring a dish to share. And bring a neighbor - our gatherings are so fun and informative that its fun to share the meetings, too! Remember: Together, we make things better!Linda Lundquist

    From the President

  • November 2009 OUR WEBSITE www.mybclonline.com

    Volume 11 Issue 3 Page 4

    Weve Moved!by Paula Miller and Bonita HarrisNorfolk Sheriffs Office Communications StaffIf youre looking for Sheriff Bob McCabe, want to apply for a job at the Norfolk Sheriffs Office or plan to drop by to discuss a community event, youll have to look in a new location.The Administrative offices of the NSO have a new home. The Sheriff, his command staff, Community Affairs, Payroll and Benefits and the Communications office have relocated to 140 East Street. You may already be familiar with the location. Its the old Navy Shore Patrol building which has housed the NSOs Training Academy since 1994. Now, were officially known as the Norfolk Sheriffs Administration and Training Academy Building.The Navy vacated the building so in a cost-savings move, the City paired the Admin offices with the Training division, saving the city $100,000. a year in leased office space.The new headquarters for Admin. underwent a major internal renovation. The interior was built out to accommodate additional office space. Theres a fresh coat of paint on interior walls and space has been added to allow Training and Defensive Tactics rooms to double as classroom space for the new Norfolk Sheriffs Office/TCC academic partnership.Im delighted with the new space and opportunities it provides, said Sheriff Bob McCabe. This acquisition gives us more room, consolidates our staff and saves money. Its a win-win.

    Most of the renovations were completed by NSO deputies and some Sheriffs Work Force crew members. By early fall, Chief of Staff Lt. Colonel Wash and his support staff will also occupy the building. Retaining office space at 125 St. Pauls Boulevard will be Civil Process, Finance a n d O rg a n i z a t i o n a l D e v e l o p m e n t (P.R.I.D.E. and Standards staff).Every other week the training rooms morph into college classrooms as the NSO and Tidewater Community College have partnered to offer an A.A.S. degree in Administration of Justice. Sixty seven students, mostly NSO employees are enrolled in the higher education program. The partnership officially launched in June with Sheriff McCabe and Major Michael OToole instructing four classes in whats described as a hybrid curriculum. In other words, students meet as a class with their instructors every other week for eight weeks. On opposite weeks they complete their course work in an online Blackboard web site.Class schedules were designed to accommodate the working students. Weve got them here at