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from Donovan Willeto of Hope House Foundation a while back.   Time is short if you wish to participate.


Artists/Crafters Being Sought for the

2015 Chelsea West Fest – Local Music and Makes

NORFOLK, Va.— The 2015 Chelsea West Fest will be held on October 3, 2015 from Noon – 6 p.m. at the corner of Orpax and Boissevain Ave in the Chelsea district of Ghent. We are looking for local artists/crafters to participate in this much anticipated local makers festival.  The festival will be everything local, from entertainment to food, kid’s activities to produce and brews. The event is free and open to the public.

Applications are available online at ww.hope-house.org or on Facebook.  Deadline for applications is July 12, 2015. All mediums are welcome to include, but not limited to: potters, quilters, soap makers, wood carvers, blacksmiths, etc.  Please call Keeley Fenning at kfenning@hope-house.org or  (757) 625-6161 ext. 509 with any questions.

All proceeds from Chelsea West Fest go to benefit Hope House Foundation, which provides support services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  For more information, log onto our website at www.hope-house.org.

Donovan Willeto

Development Coordinator

801 Boush Street, Suite 302

Norfolk, VA 23510

757-625-6161 x508


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Successful 4th of July Bike Parade!

What a terrific turn out for the 4th of July Bike Parade! We had about 30 children and 20 adults meet up in front of the Chrysler. Perfect weather, festive occasion, patriotic spirit.

Community Resource Officer Medley, plus Officer Kay and Officer Mondie, helped keep everyone safe. Cindy Lou brought her Saturday morning community riders to sweep the kids, making sure none was left behind. Travis Davidson, President of Tidewater Bike Association, brought give-away bike bells, lights, and tire fix it kits.

Thanks for coming out, having a good time and supporting the Ghent Neighborhood League!  Check out our Facebook page for pictures.

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from Zach Jarjoura, the local organizer with the VA Sierra Club:

Solar Co-Op Expands to Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, and Suffolk!!!

 The Virginia Beach SolarCo-op has now expanded to include all of South Hampton Roads. Ever wanted to go solar but weren’t sure where to start? Join the VA Beach So. Hampton Roads SolarCo-op!

About the Co-op
A group of neighbors in the South Hampton Roads towns of Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, and Suffolk have formed asolar purchasing co-op. By going solar as a group, participants will save up to 20% off the cost of a solar electricity system, and will have the support of the co-op throughout the process.

How does it work?

Based on the same principle as buying in bulk, the group will go through the process of going solar together by selecting a single installer. Each participant signs an individual contract with the chosen installer, but all participants get the group discount.

The co-op is being co-sponsored by the Sierra Club and VA SUN, a local nonprofit that helps communities go solar. Local community partners also include Terrascapes and Moms Clean Air Force.

I want to learn more!

Check out the co-op’s web page: http://www.vasun.org/virginia-beach-solar-co-op/

Join us for one of our info sessions to learn more:

The Co-op’s next information session is (at?):

Chesapeake Green Drinks

Wednesday, July 8th
5:30 PM
Ynot Pizza (Greenbrier)
1036 Volvo Pkwy #7, Cheseapeake

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Thursday, Feb 5th 6:30 –  9:30pm. See attached flyer for more info. or visit:


GBA Annual-Chrysler-Flyer-Final-2

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from Anne Knox of Hope House:

Hi!  I just wanted to let the Ghent Neighborhood League that Hope House Foundation will be hosting the 31st Annual Stockley Gardens Spring Arts Festival in Stockley Gardens Park between Olney Rd and Redgate Ave on May 16 and 17.  It is an art festival that included approx. 130 artists, 10 food vendors, and entertainment.  For the safety of the patrons, artists, volunteers, and neighbors, we must close the cross streets of Stockley Gardens Park at Raleigh Ave and Boissevain Ave.

Proceeds for this event will benefit the Hope House Foundation. For more information please visit www.stockleygardens.org.

Thank you for sharing your neighborhood with us!

Hopefully it will be a little warmer then ….

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