From an open invitation for a Bourbon Tasting event:

“Join us with Tom Fischer, a Bourbon expert from Lousiville for a night of tastings, learning and merriment. We’ll serve a selection of appetizers and dishes from Cuisine and Company. Plus, all proceeds will benefit the Martin Mansion.

Tom Fischer is a top Bourbon expert and the founder of BourbonBlog.com, the #1 online resource for Bourbon. He is a leading authority, presenter and writer in the spirits industry.

Have questions about Cocktail & Bourbon Tastings? Contact Table Seven Antiques.”

Buy your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cocktail-bourbon-tastings-tickets-18552134935

New opportunity for civic engagement regarding flooding!

Skip Stiles from Wetlands Watch is providing citizens with an opportunity to help map flooding points. If you have an iPhone, go to AppStore and download the “Sea Level Rise” app. Then, e-mail Skip at skip.stiles@wetlandswatch.org. He will guide you through entering the data.

Coming soon: an Android version of the app, a user manual for entering data points, and a possible YouTube video clip.

MEETING for Ghent Kayak Launch

All interested parties are welcome to attend a committee meeting for the Ghent Kayak Launch. Matt Haggerty is leading the effort. ghentkayaklaunch.com.

Location – The Williams School, 418 Colonial Ave.
Date and time – Wednesday, September 30, 2015 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Topic – Next steps for Ghent Kayak Launch
Draft Agenda
1. Review process and milestones of project
2. Review process of site selection
2.1 Proximity to people
2.2 Proximity to parking
2.3 Neighbor interviews
3. Plan for interviews
4. Fundraising
5. Norfolk Parks & Rec design
6. Website updates
7. Next steps

Due to weather concerns, the Heart of Ghent 10K race has been postponed to Saturday, October 10, 2015. Visit the website for more details. http://heartofghent10k.mettleevents.com

GNL committee meetings

Please take note of the following two GNL committee meetings. GNL members are welcome to attend and hear the presentations.

1. GNL Residential Review committee

Location – The Williams School, 418 Colonial Ave.
Date and time – Thursday, September 24, 2015, 6:00pm
Topic – Presentation of garage re-build on Mill Street (historic district)
Presenter – Peter Johnston, Work Program Architects

2. GNL Commercial Project Review committee

Location – The Williams School, 418 Colonial Ave.
Date and time – Thursday, October 1, 2015, 6:00pm
Topic – Presentation of Maker’s Craft Brewery, 2201 Colonial Ave.
Presenter – Rick Mariani, Sorrentino Mariani & Co.
Applications – click this link: http://www.norfolk.gov/AgendaCenter/City-Planning-Commission-Public-Hearings-13, click Download for the Oct 22 meeting, click HTML, click agenda, scroll down to Regular Agenda item #3 Maker’s Craft Brewery, click on 3a, 3b or 3c to view the various applications.