Attached is a copy of the Norfolk rabies vaccination clinic information to be held on September 27th, 2014. Vaccines will be $5 and are not limited to Norfolk residents.

92714 rabies clinic


Saturday, September 27th, 2014  1:00 PM untill 3:00 PM

Norfolk Department of Public Health, 830 Southampton Ave. Norfolk VA 23510

further info contact: 757 390-6557


Preservation Virginia’s 2014 statewide conference held in partnership with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources will be in the Norfolk region from October 26th through 28th, 2014.

Information at the conference at: http://preservationvirginia.org/programs/annual-conference including preliminary conference schedule at-a-glance, location(s), pre- and post-conference workshops, registration information, et. al.

The conference typically draws 150-200 preservationists, architects, city planners, developers, local government officials, historic property owners, historic preservation non-profit staff and members, and others to attend lectures and panels, workshops, tours, and field sessions on a variety of preservation-related issues from mid 20th c. historic resources to comprehensive planning to archaeology.  The annual awards luncheon and the lively Preservation Pitch will return this year, too.

Justin A. Sarafin of Preservation Virginia stated:

I thought the Ghent Neighborhood League board and members might like to know that our 29th annual statewide conference is being held in Norfolk and around on Oct. 26th to 28th this year.  We would appreciate your spreading the word in order to bolster attendance and have some local Norfolk representation at the conference sessions and events {emphasis added}.


From the Downtown Norfolk Council.  Go straight to the source here.


October 3, 5:00-8:30 PM
THE PLOT – Corner of Granby Street and Olney Road
Free & Open to the Public
Featuring Music by The Sons & Heirs and DJ OH!BOY

October 3rd will be our final First Fridays of the season and we are planning to go out with a bang so you have great memories to last you until we start back up in April 2015.

As always, we will have food trucks, vendors, plenty of adult beverages and
new for October – several beverage stations.

About The Sons & Heirs:
The music of Morrissey, Johnny Marr & co. lives on with The Sons & Heirs,
a New York-based tribute band that recreates the experience
of seeing The Smiths in their prime. Continue Reading »

Fall High Tides not over yet …

Pretty high tides this past week, .. well folks, we’re not done yet.

This, from Wetlands Watch:

“It’s fall and time for our annual high tides. Every year in Sept, Oct, and Nov we see much higher than normal tides around the full moons. This is because the moon is closest to the earth at a full moon and exerts more pull on the tides – these are “perigean high tides” or, as they call them elsewhere, “King Tides.””

Our* perigean high tides are September 8 – 12, October 7 – 11, and November 5 – 7 with the morning high tides the highest. (* Sewells Point).  A full year tide table is here: sewells_point_2014_tide table

More info from and about Wetlands Watch:  http://www.wetlandswatch.org/Home.aspx

Fortunately, the Sea Level Rise presentation at at Christ and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on Thursday, October 9  is at 7:00 P.M. You may want galoshes but you hopefully shouldn’t need a boat.

On Friday, September 26, 2014 Old Dominion University will host Middle Tennessee State for ODU’s first nationally televised night game on FOX Sports 1 at 8:00 p.m.

The City of Norfolk, Old Dominion University, Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Elizabeth River Crossing (ERC) are coordinating efforts to ease traffic on Hampton Boulevard before and after the game.

Norfolk Police will direct drivers to the following alternate routes: Colley Avenue, Tidewater Drive and Granby Street. Norfolk Police in partnership with ODU Police will assist ticket holders with access to and from the game.

Naval Station Norfolk personnel should use I-64 and I-264 as alternate routes. All truck traffic from Naval Station and Norfolk International Terminal will be directed to Terminal Boulevard and I-564.

VDOT will assist with traffic messages on I-64 and I-264. ERC will ensure the Midtown and Downtown tunnels remain open and provide additional signage from Portsmouth to the Midtown Tunnel.

from City of Norfolk, Virginia release, 18 September 2014.  “For updates, go to the City of Norfolk’s website http://www.norfolk.gov or follow us on social media at  http://www.facebook.com/NorfolkVA or on Twitter at @NorfolkVA”