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from Katie Elder, Volunteer Coordinator, Norfolk Public Library:

We are in great need of some regular volunteers for our Learning Edge program at the new Slover Library downtown opening in January. The program offers all sorts of learning materials (multiplication cards, educational games, and resources) for parents and children to “check out” and use during the program time.

We need volunteers to help check out the items and then check them back in when the program is over. Upon check-in the volunteer will be ensuring all the pieces are intact with the returned materials. Staff will provide training.

The program will run every Tuesday from 5:30-8:30pm and every Saturday and Sunday from 1:00-4:00pm.

The program starts Tuesday, January 13th

Ideally we would like 2-3 volunteers to help with check out/check in each time.

Volunteers aged 8-12 will need to be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers 13-17 years old will need to have parent or guardian signature (I will provide the form). Volunteers 18 and older will need to complete a drug test and background check (no cost to them).

If you are interested please email me which day(s) you would like to volunteer, your phone number, and date of birth and I will send you the information and forms for the drug test and background check if applicable.

Please let me know if you have any questions and feel free to pass my information along!

Katie Elder, MPA
Volunteer Coordinator
Norfolk Public Library
Phone: 757-664-7328 ext.320
Fax: 757-441-5863
Cell: 757-971-0017
Email: Katie.elder@norfolk.gov
1155 Pineridge Road
Norfolk, VA 23502
Volunteer application can be found at:

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Dear Neighbors,

We have voted, but that was only the first step.  Please heed the call from your City Council (or forever hold your peace)…

from the Norfolk City Council , posted on: November 26, 2014

City Council to Seek Public’s Input on Elected School Board

Based on the election results earlier this month, the Norfolk School Board will transition to an elected board. Norfolk City Council requests public input on how Norfolk citizens would like to elect their school board representatives. Currently, school board representatives can only be elected at-large or by the current ward system. Any other option requires state approval. In order for Council to present its recommendation to the state, the decision must be made by December 16th.

Norfolk City Council will host two public hearing collect citizen input on the method to elect school board members:

  • December 4 6:00 pm at Ruffner Academy, 610 May Avenue, and

  • December 11 6:00 pm at Granby High School, 7101 Granby Street.

{emphases added}

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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


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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”

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There will be a Public Kick-off Meeting for the new Zoning Ordinance Rewrite Project.  The meeting will be Wednesday, September 10 @ 6:30 p.m. at the Norview Community Center, 6380 Sewells Point Road

Attached is a (scanned copy of)  1 page flyer announcing the kickoff meeting.



Further info from the new http://www.zonenorfolk.com website.  N.B. The “Project Overview” link leads to a downloadable 8-page PDF which provides some insight into the scope of the project.

The City of Norfolk is conducting a comprehensive rewrite of its Zoning Ordinance. Norfolk is evolving: the City’s planning and development goals have changed. The current Zoning Ordinance, adopted in 1992 and amended several times, does not reflect the recently adopted plaNorfolk2030 General Plan. The project will create a user-friendly document that does the following:
  • Incorporates modern best practices
  • Supports and encourages resilient development
  • Promotes environmentally-friendly development
  • Recognizes different character districts throughout the city
​Your participation is critical. Help us shape the future of development in Norfolk! Review the Project Overview and keep checking back to this website for updates and information.

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