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Bayview Civic League Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month September through June 7:30 pm at 1601 E. Bayview Boulevard, Norfolk (Christ United Methodist Church)

October Guest Speakers Commissioner Sharon McDonald and more... Our Mission: Neighbors helping neighbors for the good of our community. Together we make things better.

October 12th Meeting Agenda: • Police Officers visit • Commissioner Sharon McDonald • Officer Parker • Kiwanis President • Upcoming events • Networking social

On Tuesday, October 12, join us at 7:30 to hear about issues impacting our city, community and families. Sharon McDonald, Norfolk Commissioner of the Revenue will provide an update from her office, as well as respond to our questions. Learn about strategies for maintaining personal and property safety from Officer Sandra Parker of the Norfolk Crime Prevention Unit. BCL member and Ocean View Kiwanis President Ben Fuller will also talk with us about the Ocean View Children’s Festival and Carnival. We will also discuss issues arising from our September meeting and plan for upcoming events. Lots to do and hear - see you on the 13th!

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, October 12, at 7:30 pm. Bring a dish for the social if you want and don’t forget to bring a friend! INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Northside Skate Park is Open pg 4 Zoning Ordinances 101 pg 7 SPECIAL: How to Handle a Hurricane pg 8-9 Disaster Relief Contacts pg 10 Exclusive Info on the Homarama Charity House pg 13 Gardening Corner pg 14 and much more....  Remember: Recycle, itʼs good for all of us 

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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.

Civic League Board* President Linda Lundquist 1st VP Aaron Ellis 2nd VP Claire Jones Corres Sec’y Susan Jones Rec Sec’y Sylvia Ross Treasurer Gena Goodnough Editor Jeannie Wilson Ways and Means - Advertising for Bulletin Susan Jones (temp) Communications - Bulletin Distribution Anita Unger

588-3960 587-0004 587-2203 587-9586 553-7817 588-8131 588-3960 587-9586 587-3405

Membership Claire Jones (temp) 587-2203 Environment & Beautification Jenna Sells 287-5558 Refreshments Pat Davidson 587-3219 SACCC Community Awareness Coordinators John Gaul or Sara Barbarisi 531-0323 Zoning Laura Brown 351-6981 Education & Legislation Cindy Huffman 839-0881 Sunshine Janet Hayden 717-0899 Web Site Maintenance Jeannie Wilson 588-3960 *Email addresses are available on our website!

Local Contacts

Clean and Safe Neighborhood Norfolk CARES Assistance Center


website: email: 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 NUMBERS Curb, Sidewalk, or Pothole Repairs 823-4050 Damaged & Faded Signs 441-5818 Ditch Maintenance 823-4000 Recycling 441-1347 Bulk Waste Collection 441-5813 Street Flooding 823-4000 Traffic Signal Service 664-7300 Keep Norfolk Beautiful 441-1347 Polluting hotline for illegal dumping 441-2536

All Emergencies - call 911 Animal Protection Health Department Rabies Control Pretlow Library Voter Registrar Bayview Elementary School Oceanair Elementary School

664-7387 683-2700 683-2712 441-1750 664-4353 531-3030 531-3095

Bayview Civic League Goes Green Bayview Civic League believes that reducing any environmental impact is a worthy goal. To further this goal, we always encourage use of recycled material. Volume 12 Issue 2

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✬ From the President ✬ ✬ ✬ I really appreciate the company of people from Bayview. Most of us started out not

knowing very many people at a meeting or event. Yet, many of our members have become good friends over the months and years of gathering together. We gradually expand this circle of BCL friends by inviting our own friends and neighbors to participate with us. We manage to pack a lot into each get-together, end on time, and socialize for a while. Meeting nights often feel more like homecoming nights where we have the time to catch up with each other while we work together to make things a little bit better. For me, Bayview Civic League brings a sense of connected-ness, of truly being a part of this small, vibrant community. Our guests always marvel at our attractive and delicious potluck snacks that members donate. We have fun, learn something, accomplish a lot and enjoy each others’ company. After each monthly gathering, I am tired but energized. Several BCL members have expressed regret that they are unable to join us at the meetings but add that they enjoy staying connected thru the Bayview Bulletin. Everybody looks forward to reading the interesting articles and valuable information, and staying linked to the community. We are joined by geography, shared goals, active interest in our community, and friendship. We have family-friendly celebrations like the August Picnic, Holiday Party, and Saturday Clean-Ups. If you’ve been thinking about attending a meeting or joining the Bayview Civic League, please do! You will feel welcome! If you are already a part of our organization, be sure to pay your annual dues and keep the Bayview Bulletin coming your way. Hope to see you soon! Remember: Together, we make things better! Linda Lundquist Volume 12 Issue 2

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NEED PLUMBING? Call Roy Barry with Barry And Sons Plumbing

650-3455 Anything from a leaky faucet to new construction Licensed and insured Born and raised in Bayview/OV ODU Alumni City of Suffolk Firefighter Member of the Knights of Columbus

A Perfect Score for the Norfolk Jail! It doesn’t get better than a perfect performance score from the Virginia Department of Corrections, but Norfolk Sheriff’s Office employees know it takes a dayto-day commitment to stay that way. The Department of Corrections completed its three year inspection of the Norfolk Jail last week and issued a perfect report card -100 percent compliance! It’s an impressive fete since the jail is judged on 122 standards. All divisions are held accountable. Inspectors are looking at everything from records and classification to food and medical services, safety and cleanliness. Capt. Janetta Grizzard and Sgt. John Woodward who oversaw the inspection, commented that attaining the perfect score was “nothing short of a complete team effort.” Grizzard insisted, “we could not have accomplished this without the cooperation and assistance of everyone who works in the jail and works to ensure that the inspection points are part of our daily performance.” Every three years, the Norfolk Jail receives a thorough review, like this most recent one. Each year, the

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Department of Corrections also makes an unannounced, one day visit to the jail (and all Virginia jails) to make sure lockups continue to meet their performance standards. The annual one day visit by the D-O-C inspection team reviews less than a quarter of the standards inspected in the three year site review. “Professionally, this is a great accomplishment; this is what we work toward day in, day out, remarked Sheriff Bob McCabe. “Personally, it’s also very satisfying,” added the sheriff who noted “this is the same office just recognized by Inside Business Journal as one of the Best Places to Work in Hampton Roads.” The sheriff hopes everyone recognizes a jail is not just a holding facility for some of society’s worst criminals. “The Virginia Department of Corrections scorecard and our Inside Business award are proof positive that we are a well-run, professional organization that can be proud of its work site and work product while aiming to encourage professional growth and job satisfaction for all its employees,” said McCabe. Phone (757) 664-4700

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Northside Skate Plaza Now Open

The City of Norfolk cut the ribbon on Northside Skate

Plaza on Sat., Oct. 2. The Plaza features mostly solid concrete construction; double L-shaped bowls of 7 ft and 9 ft depth that will appeal to traditional skateboarders; several different ramp, stair, railing, and jump configurations; and some open flat areas which allow for stunts and freestyle skateboarding. The skate park will be open seven days per week. Until December 31, weekday hours are noon to 6 p.m. and weekends, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Northside Skate Plaza will close for the months of January and February and reopen in the spring with adjusted hours based on daylight savings time. o access the skate park, users must obtain an I.D. card - free to Norfolk residents. For more information, contact Roberto Ramos at (757) 441-5834.

Celebrate Trees Celebrate Trees is an environmental initiative inspired by a tree-planting program in Norfolk’s sister city, Kitakyushu, Japan. It is designed as a community partnership that gives residents and businesses a reason to celebrate and grow Norfolk’s tree canopy. In the coming years, Norfolk’s goal is to increase the tree canopy from 33% to 40%, the recommended percentage for cities east of the Mississippi River. To read more about Norfolk’s tree canopy statistics or to find out how tree canopy is measured, click here. Some area businesses have come together to get you started. They are offering a $10 coupon good for a tree of your choice. You can get your coupon or more information on the initiative and the benefits of trees in our cityscape at

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Oceanair Elementary School Oceanair Elementary School is fully accredited for the 2010-2011 school year. We strive each and every day to help turn the hard-working students at our school into strong, independent learners. The staff and PTA of Oceanair will be working together to plan many events including our Reading Family Fun Night. Parents will have an opportunity to learn more about Accelerated Reader and Book It!, sign their children up for public library cards, and engage in a number of fun-filled reading and writing activities. Please plan to join us on Tuesday October 19 at 5:30pm. Dr. Lawrence C. Taylor Oceanair Elementary School 757-531-3095

Bay View Elementary School Bay View Elementary would like to welcome you all to the new 2010-2011 school year. Last year was an exciting school year with SOL scores in the 90%. We expect this year to be just as productive. The Bay View Staff and the PTA have many community events planned. On October 19st we will be hosting a PTA Meet, Greet, and Eat from 6:30 until 7:30. On Saturday, October 2nd we will be having our Bay View Fall Fun Fair from 10:00 until 4:00. Again, this year we are looking for volunteers to mentor our students. We would love to have Bay View Civic League Members join us for any and all of our events. Come by anytime for a tour. Deb Mansfield Bay View School 757-531-3030

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Bayview Civic League Minutes SUMMARY September 14, 2010 After the call to order at 7:30 p.m., Lt. Squyres of Norfolk Police Department provided a crime summary and asked residents to continue to phone in “suspicious persons” in the neighborhood . The evening’s speakers featured Rick Dempsey, Civil Engineer and Project Manager, Norfolk Dept. of Utilities; Tim Capoldo, Director of Developmental Services, Norfolk Community Services Board; Silvio Mancone, 1st Bay Development; and Councilman Tommy Smiegel. Mr. Dempsey provided an update on the current utility work in the area of Chesapeake Street and Modoc. Mr. Capoldo informed members about a group home planned for Bayview Blvd. Mr. Mancone presented his planned 125-unit mixed-use project along 1st Bay Street and Ocean View Avenue. Upcoming area events include the Bayview Elementary Fall Fair on Oct. 9, a Norfolk Public Schools budget hearing on Oct. 7, and a neighborhood clean up on Nov. 6. The first meeting of the league year included 61 people in attendance, most of whom remained for refreshments and networking after the meeting adjourned at 9:03 p.m.

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Norfolk Zoning Ordinance Laws 101: Rat and Mosquito Control October 2010 By: Laura Brown There has been a growing problem in Bayview regarding rats. I have spoke with many residents in my area of Bayview, and all are very concerned on how to rid Bayview of these annoying rodents. Listed below are a few Norfolk Zoning Laws regarding this issue. •All food, feed and grass seed kept within the city for feeding birds, ducks, geese, dogs, cats, chickens, cows, pigs, horses and other animals shall be kept and stored in rat-free and rat-proof containers, compartments or rooms, unless kept in a rat-proof building. (Sec. 36-12) •It shall be unlawful for any person to place, leave, dump, accumulate, or allow to be placed, left, dumped or accumulated any garbage, rubbish or trash on any property or inside or outside any building or structure in the city which shall or may afford food or harborage for rats. (Sec. 36-13) •It shall be unlawful for any person to place, leave, dump, accumulate, or allow to be placed, left, dumped or accumulated on any property in the city yard waste, lumber, boxes, barrels, brick, stone or similar material which shall or may afford food or harborage for rats. (Sec. 36-14) •No person shall suffer, permit or have upon any premises owned or leased by him any animal manure, privy, vault, cesspool, pit or like place, or any garbage, trash, litter, rags or other thing in which flies may breed or multiply, unless the same is securely protected against the entrance of flies. (Sec. 36-15) •It shall be unlawful for the owner, agent, occupant or person in control of any premises in the city to dig any hole wherein any rain may settle, or to cause, allow, suffer or permit any collection of standing or flowing water in which mosquitoes breed, or which is favorable to the breeding of mosquitoes on such premises, unless such collection of water is treated in a manner prescribed by the director of public health, or his designee, so as to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes therein. Water so collected without being treated is hereby declared to be a nuisance detrimental to the public health and welfare. (Sec. 36-16) Volume 12 Issue 2


If there is any question, you have a neighbor in violation of these Zoning Laws; please call the Norfolk CARES Assistance Center at 664-6510, to report such a violation. Yo u c a n a l s o e m a i l N o r f o l k C A R E S a t •In my experience, I have learned through my Bayview neighbors, in order to keep the rat population low, one MUST keep their yard free of places where rats can hide, live, and breed. •Yard bushes should be removed or trimmed to a bare minimum; trees harboring these rats should be cut down or trimmed if over-grown. •Keep landscaping (bushes/flowers) clutter-free and weeds must not become over-grown (piles of leaves and brush). •The less you have in your yard, the less appealing your yard becomes to these rodents. •Check your roof for possible rat accesses to your attics, •Make sure your subfloor vents (outside), are intact and installed properly, • Check for cracks in your foundation (rats can squeeze through a ½ inch opening), •Check to make sure your chimney is covered properly, •Seal gaps beneath your garage door buy using weather-stripping, •Rid your property of ANY compost pile that is NOT placed in a rat-proof compost container. All compost must be placed in a closed-top, animal-proof container. These are available at Wal-Mart or Sears. •Check your curb street sewers/storm drains. If they do not have the proper grate or covering over them, call Norfolk CARES to report it. The city will come out and fix the grates. In conclusion, rats are not only a danger to one’s health, but to your home. Place rat traps around your property to lure the vermin. Use bacon, dried fruit, or raw meat to attract them. Do not use toxic chemicals to keep the rats away, if you have children or pets who play in the yard. Dispose of the dead vermin while wearing non-porous gloves, pick up rat by the tail, place in a garbage bag (double-bagged), place in dumpster or rat-proof garbage container. Page 7


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How to Handle a

Hurricane and other disasters.

Focus On Emergencies There’s nothing like a near-miss to remind us that Hurricanes are a very real threat in Tidewater. Here are some tips and resources distilled from several emergency preparedness sites to get your family more prepared in case we get less lucky than we got with Earl.

Now – It’s Time to Talk

Keep informed. Know the latest information on all storm activity, safety information as well as evacuation and shelter information from the local media and on line. Develop a plan for responding to an evacuation order if issued by city officials. Decide where to go, how to get there, what to take, and who to notify about your decision. Prepare a Family Communication Plan. Designate a friend or relative far from the area to be affected by the storm as your family contact in the event you are separated from family members during a hurricane. Know where your family members are going to be and know how to get in touch with them as a storm approaches. Help prepare seniors, disabled and those with special needs. Family, friends, and neighbors with special needs may be unable to get fully prepared for a storm and a potential evacuation. Help them through the steps shown here, paying special attention to medications and medical equipment.

Assume you will be without electricity & water and assemble a Disaster Supplies Kit. Take steps to prevent damage to your home Find out if your home lies in a flood plain or in an area that is more prone to flooding. Be sure to secure flood insurance if needed. Storm surge maps and evacuation routes as well as tidal information are available at the sites listed in the sources section. Know the difference between the types of EVACUATION. A voluntary evacuation is when you may leave when you want to and go where you want to. A recommended evacuation is when officials will publicly recommend evacuation but you Volume 12 Issue 2

may go where you want to go. A mandatory evacuation is used during category 4 and 5 storms: routes are controlled by police; leave as soon as possible or at the directed time; evacuees will be directed to specific evacuation roads.

If You Can Stay Home Fill sinks, bathtubs, buckets, and even pitchers full of water for sanitary use. If power goes out in the area for a long period of time, then the water will not flow from your faucets. Stay in an interior room away from windows. This area should be determined and prepped beforehand. Be mindful of the eye possibly passing overhead. The weather may clear up briefly as the eye passes. However, do not venture out as the winds will pick up again.

If You Must Evacuate Unplug appliances and turn off electricity, propane gas tanks and the main water valve. Do not turn off natural gas unless local officials advise to do so. Only a professional should turn gas back on, to avoid the possibility of a leak leading to explosion. Take your disaster supplies with you. Remember, you may be stuck in traffic for a long time. See Page 10 for Tips on what to do after the storm.

Sources Hurricane 2010 | | Hampton Roads, Virginia, and North Carolina This website has a great live satellite view of the Atlantic Ocean. There is a hurricane tracking map to download. Wavy also produces a Hurricane Guide often available at grocery stores as well as online. This website offers Virginia specific information like evacuation routes as well as preparedness guidelines. FEMA also has an emergency preparedness manual called “Are You Ready” that we will make available on our website too. It is BIG (22 MB) but thorough. Best Hurricane preparedness guide – just two pages but boy are they packed – is also available to download on our website. The Red Cross Store offers a full selection of emergency supplies, including prebuilt kits and emergency first aid guides for as low as $2.50. Page 8


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Supply Kit for a

Hurricane and other disasters. If you Don’t have it, Get it!

Prolog – Prepare Your Home/Property There’s lots to do when a storm is coming. Now is the time to get as much done beforehand so there is less to do when the time comes. Some things in this list are part of your normal maintenance list. Others are specific things to do when Norfolk looks like it is in the path of a hurricane. • Secure/store items from yard • Trim loose/dead branches from trees • Secure windows with storm shutters/plywood (predrill holes). Strengthen garage doors. • Remove satellite dishes/antennae/roof turbines • Clean out gutters • Stack sandbags around exterior door frames • Reinforce double entry and sliding glass doors • Securely moor or move your watercraft Have On Hand • Tools (hammer, pliers, screwdriver, chainsaw, etc.) • Plastic tarp (roof/window repair) • Needles, thread • Clean up supplies (for yard and home) • A camera to document before/after Don’t Forget • Fill your vehicle with gas well in advance • Know how to turn off your home’s gas, electricity and water • Test your generator to assure proper operation Gather Important Documents (waterproof container) • Wills, insurance policies, contracts, deeds, stocks • Medical records including current shot records • Bank account numbers • Credit card account numbers and companies • Inventory of valuable household goods • Cash in small denominations or traveler’s checks and coins • Social security card/Photo I.D./Passport • Family records (birth, marriage, death certificates) • Important telephone numbers • Proper identification/immunization records for pets Pack Personal Essentials • Soap/toothpaste/toothbrush/shampoo/deodorant • Prescription drugs/necessary medications • Extra eyeglasses, hearing aid batteries, denture needs, contact lenses and supplies • Clothing/rain gear/sturdy shoes/coat • Hat, work gloves and sunglasses • Valuables (jewelry, family pictures) • Blankets or sleeping bags/pillows Volume 12 Issue 2

Food Supplies – At least enough for 3 to 7 days • Water – one gallon daily per person • Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables • Canned juices, milk, soup (if powdered, store extra water) • Staples--sugar, salt, pepper • High energy foods--peanut butter, jelly, crackers, granola bars, trail mix • Vitamins • Foods for infants, elderly persons or persons with special dietary needs (including pets) • Comfort/stress foods--cookies, hard candy, sweetened cereals, lollipops, instant coffee, tea bags Non-prescription drugs • Aspirin or non aspirin pain reliever • Anti-diarrhea medication • Antacid (for stomach upset) • Syrup of Ipecac (use to induce vomiting if advised by the Poison Control Center) • Laxative • Activated charcoal (use if advised by the Poison Control Center) General Supplies • Manual can opener, utility knife • Cooking utensils/fuel/aluminum foil • Paper plates/plastic utensils/storage containers/trash bags • Disinfectant and household chlorine bleach • Two coolers – one for food, on for ice • Moisture wipes/liquid hand sanitizer • Cell phone/autocharger • Flashlight/batteries • Fire extinguisher • Toilet paper/hygiene items • Mosquito repellent/sunscreen • Candles/citronella/matches (in waterproof container) • First Aid Kit (get suggested items from FEMA here) • Spare keys/local area map

Consider adding some of these items: • Special items for babies, the elderly or special diets • A whistle or signal flares to signal for help • Battery operated TV, radio or NOAA weather radio • Extra Batteries, a compass, a medicine dropper • Water purification kit (tablets, chlorine or iodine) • Generator/fuel • Dust mask, to help filter contaminated air • Plastic sheeting and duct tape (or a tent) to shelter where you are • Matches in a waterproof container • Pet essentials (muzzle, leash, carrier) • Toys/games/books Page 9


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Need to Know Numbers The best advice in regard to hurricanes is to prepare for the worst and hope for the best. In the event of a life-threatening emergency, dial 9-1-1! Use these helpful numbers for general information and non-life threatening emergencies. FEMA National Flood Insurance Program FEMA VA Department of Emergency Management Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Road Conditions (Highway Help Line): Virginia DOT North Carolina DOT

1-800-427-4661 1-800-621-3362 1-866-782-3470 1-800-311-3435 1-800-367-Road 1-877-Dot4you

Emergency Management Numbers for Individual Cities: Norfolk 441-5600 Hampton Virginia Beach 385-4111 Newport News Chesapeake 382-6464 Franklin Poquoson 868-3077 Isle of Wight Portsmouth 393-8338 Suffolk York County 890-3600 Dare County (NC)

After a Hurricane Have valid identification. You will not be allowed back into your area unless you can show proof of residency. Stay at home and avoid sightseeing, which can impede emergency and recovery response from officials. Beware of snakes, insects and animals driven to higher ground. Avoid downed or dangling utility wires. Enter your home with caution. Be cautious with fires. Do not strike matches until you are certain there are no gas leaks. If a power outage occurs, turn off or disconnect all motor- driven appliances and fixtures to avoid damage from sudden surges when power is restored. Use battery- or crank-operated flashlights. DO NOT use candles, as they may result in fire. Fill clean containers with water for drinking and cooking. You can store water in a bathtub for washing and to flush toilets.

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727-6414 269-2900 562-8581 365-6308 923-2110 252-475-5655

If your power has gone out, use perishable food in the refrigerator first, then use the food in the freezer followed by non-perishable foods. To keep spoiling and thawing of food to a minimum, open the refrigerator or freezer as seldom as possible during a blackout. The refrigerator will keep food cold for about 4 hours if it is unopened. Food will stay frozen for up to 48 hours if a freezer is full and tightly packed and the door is kept closed. To keep food colder longer, fill empty freezer spaces before a power outage occurs with containers of water for ice. If your water supply is contaminated or unavailable, the melting ice will also supply extra drinking water. Never refreeze food that has thawed completely. How do you tell if food has gone bad? The rule of thumb is, “If in doubt, throw it out!”

Neighborhood News Janet Hayden and Vivian Moore are experiencing challenging health problems. Please keep both neighbors in your thoughts and prayers.

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October Calendar of Events 11 Columbus Day 12 Bayview Civic League meets 31 Halloween 13,27 Recycling pickup, Week 2* 6,20 Recycling pickup, Week 1* 2 Street Sweeping (Area N-2)** 21 Street Sweeping (Area N-5)** *Week one or week two? All of Bayview is in week two, except Evelyn Street and Pythian Avenue (south of Sunset Dr.) are in week one. **Help keep our streets clean! Please avoid parking on the street on the day your street is to be swept. Area N-5, swept monthly on the 3rd Thursday, is all streets east of Capeview Avenue. Area N-2, swept monthly on the on the 2nd Friday, is all streets from Capeview Avenue west. Street Sweeping MAP: stormwater/CityWideSweepingZones.pdf

Now you can print the BCL calendar page online.

September Refreshment Thanks Once again, where did Summer go? Here one second & gone the next. We really had some hot days. Many of us enjoyed the music at O.V. Park on Friday and Saturday evenngs. Lots of fun spent together! Glad to see such a great turn out for our September Meeting. We enjoyed interesting speakers, good participation and a great variety of food!! Keep it coming!!! Thanks to one and all for sharing. Harvie & Susan Jones Anita Unger Jeannie & Linda Kathy Poorman Gena Goodnough Aaron Ellis Helen & Jim Ripley Sam Maddox The Iversen Family Sylvia Ross Laura Brown Shirley New Pat Davidson Sara & John


9561 SHORE DRIVE NORFOLK VA 23518 (757) 227-3484


Remember “Bayview Is The Place To Be!” Call me if you have any suggestions or ideas. Hope to see one and all on October 12th. God bless. Pat 587-3219

Mike Strader Owner 866-824-5173

Take pride in the beauty of your property! The greatest compliment I could receive is a referral from a satisfied customer: friend or family! Volume 12 Issue 2

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Cap’n Ron’s Bar & Grill

Be sure to visit our NEW web page! Download extra copies of the paper from anywhere you are. See more photos. Access great local links. Get much more online.

More Sewer and Water Line Work in Bayview Area Norfolk Utilities Department work continues on Chesapeake Street and along the streets from Balview Ave to Woronoca Ave. The water and sewer line upgrade currently taking place is Phase III of the Capital Improvement Project. Soon work will begin on Ocean View Ave and Hillside Ave, from Chesapeake Blvd to Beachview St, and the 900 - 1000 blocks of Virgilina Ave. The new work is Phase IV and is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2012. Project Manager Rick Dempsey visited our BCL meeting in September to tell us about the project and partner with us to address our concerns. Those who live in the area have been mailed letters about the project and should keep the information available in case questions arise as the project unfolds. For more information, visit website and explore the Dept of Utilities tab under Norfolk Home Pages.

Virginia Zoo Celebrates Seniors The Virginia Zoo is offering seniors 62 and over free admission on Wednesdays this month. To receive free admission, seniors need only to bring an ID for proof of age. For more information, call (757) 441-2374. Volume 12 Issue 2

Halloween Treats Got Kids? Here are some Halloween ideas on the web to make your holiday more fun for the whole family: Halloween Games for Kids - Kids Halloween Party Games Ideas | FamilyFun Halloween Recipes - Halloween Food Ideas & Treats | FamilyFun Halloween Party Ideas - Halloween Parties for Kids | FamilyFun HERSHEY'S Kitchens: Baking & Dessert Recipes: Occasions & Holidays HERSHEY'S Kitchens: Recipes: HERSHEY'S Brownie Cemetery Cake

Update on Ike Powell by Linda Lundquist Many members have been concerned about Ike Powell and wonder how he is doing. His wife, Ann, tells us that he is in Heritage Hall at 5580 Daniel Smith Rd in Virginia Beach (it’s just past where Diamond Springs Rd intersects Newtown Rd, across from Lake Edwards Plaza.) Ann reports that Ike continues to improve, enjoys receiving cards and appreciates visitors. Ann also requests that friends continue to hold Ike in prayer. Page 12

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The St. Mary Charity House by Crumley Group


Bayview Civic League has obtained these floor plans of

The building of the charity house is a tradition for Tidewater the Charity House. See full size drawings on our website. Builders Association’s Homearama. This year, it takes on a very special meaning for first-time Homearama builder Scott Crumley. Crumley Group will orchestrate the design and construction of “The St. Mary Charity House” to benefit more than 90 children and young adults of St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children. Having built hand-crafted custom homes in Hampton Roads for 25 years, Crumley Group understands the incredible amount of planning and input needed for the success of the project. In these tough economic times, Crumley has “counted his blessings” and is honored to undertake this extraordinary home…certain he can help make a difference. These funds will help the children and young adults of St. Mary’s Home – some of the most fragile children from across Virginia – to thrive and reach their potential while receiving the very best, around-the-clock care. We hope you will consider visiting the Charity House at the 2010 TBA Homearama, Oct. 2-17, in Norfolk’s East Beach community. – Janette Crumley

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Gardening Corner Tips for October Gardening by Susan Jones •Plants and trees that provide color in the month of October include Burning Bush, Camellia, Ornamental Cabbage and Kale, Pansies Viburnum, Crape Myrtles, October Glory Maple, Red Sunset Maple, Nandina, Pyracantha, Sweet Gum and Virginia Creeper. •There are lots of perennials with interest now including Anemone, Chrysanthemums, perennial Asters and ornamental grasses. •Spring blooming fall bulbs are now in stock at local garden center locations and now is the time to plant them. Plant Iris, Tulips, Crocus, Daffodils and many others for glorious spring color. Plant them in groups rather than singly for the most impressive display in the spring

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•Add a touch of fall to your home and landscape with hardy Mums. •Do not prune Azaleas, Rhododendrons and other spring flowering shrubs because they have already set their buds for next year's blooms. If you feel these shrubs do need to be pruned, however, you can prune them now, but you will sacrifice next spring flowers. •Time to feed your plants with a good quality slow release plant food. Fertilizing perennials and flowering shrubs and trees with fertilizers made for flowering plants. Organic is best. •We recommend feeding evergreens (Hollies, Boxwoods and Yews) and deciduous trees (Maples, Oaks and Ash) with tree & shrub foods, Time to dig Gladiolus. Remove the tops and let them dry for two weeks. Dust them with Sulfur. Store in dry peat moss or vermiculite at room temperature. •Time to transplant peonies or divide them if you wish to multiply your plants. Annuals Plant cool season annuals, such as sweet-peas, pansies, calendula, annual candytuft, foxgloves, larkspur, snapdragons, stock, sweet alyssum, snapdragons, Drummond phlox, cornflowers, forget-me-nots, and dianthus. They can withstand most Southern winters to give you late Winter or early Spring blooms. Plant pansies now for winter blooms, and a show in the Spring.

See “Gardening Corner” next page

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Gardening Corner continued Perennials Order Perennials and shrubs, or trees, from mail-order sources now, while it's early in the planting season. Planting and dividing perennials in the fall gives their roots time to become established before they are subjected to the heavy demands of Spring growth and blooming. •For sunny areas try Shasta daisies, bee balm, yarrow, gaillardia, coneflowers, coreopsis, and garden phlox. •For shady areas, try plantain lily (hosta), Lenten rose, snakeroot, astilbe, and Virginia bluebells. Plant or divide and plant peonies this month. Allow 3-4 feet between plants. Dig holes 2-3 feet wide and deep, and mix backfill with compost or other organic matter. Add 1 pound of bonemeal to 2/3 of the backfill for each hole and fill the hole to within 8-10 inches of top. Finish filling the hole with backfill that doesn't have the bonemeal or superphosphate mixed in. Set the division so the eyes are 1 inch below the surface of the soil. Water well. Feed established peonies with superphosphate. Divide or plant irises and daylilies. Check out the new reblooming iris and daylilies as well as the encore azaleas which will provide color for longer periods. Also plant garden phlox, hosta, daylilies, yarrow, coneflower, veronica, bleeding heart, fox glove, coralbells, evergreen candytuft, wildflowers, and blue sage. This is also a good time to plant knockout roses which will provide color all spring and summer until frost. Look for the new pale yellow knockout rose. As perennials fade or look bad, cut them down almost to the ground. Remember to regularly water your garden,


especially newly planted trees, shrubs, and flowers. We are currently experiencing a drought and watering is essential. Southern maidenhair fern, American maidenhair fern, and Lenten Rose will also benefit from some lime, ½ cup per square yard, sprinkled on surface of soil and scratched in. One way to over-winter geraniums is to lift them from their pots, wash soil from their roots and store in a cool, dry room where they won't freeze. In the Spring set the dormant plants out, and cut back to 4-6 inches in height. New shoots should sprout from the old stems and bloom in about a month. Herbs Prepare your herb beds for winter. In the Upper South, transplant rosemary, lemon grass, lemon verbena, sweet marjoram, and bay into pots to, keep indoors. Pineapple sage usually comes back from the roots in the Middle and Lower South, but to play it safe, take some cuttings to root indoors. Divide clumps of chives every 3 years to promote new growth, and reduce crowding. They grow best in well drained soil with plenty of compost worked in. When harvesting chives, cut the blade all the way down to the ground. This promotes new growth and prevents having brown stubs. If you want to grow a pot of chives inside this winter, now is the time to pot them. Divide your outdoor clump and select the youngest mature plants for indoors. Put 8-10 plants per 6-inch pot. h t t p : / / w w w. f a i r y g a r d e n s . c o m / i n t h e g a r d e n / tipsOCTOBER.html

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Avon Calling! If you haven’t seen an Avon book lately, you might be surprised. We have great gift items – perfume - jewelry for men and women – toys – clothing – videos/cd’s and more!! Call me today for a catalog. I will give a 10% discount on your first order. Joyce Robey 537 Garren Avenue Phone: 857-3734 Email:

Got questions for Commissioner Sharon McDonald? Now is your chance to get answers in person!

See you at the meeting! Realtor Man Says… It’s That “Football” Time of Year

What a great time to inspect your home and get it ready for the winter. During half-time during the next “Big Game” take a pad of paper, a pen and your camera and head outside. Start at the top and inspect your home from the top down. Note any items of concern, missing shingles, damaged siding, etc. Take a picture of the item for later reference. Prioritize your list and tackle the items before the weather turns cold. Call us if you have any questions.

It’s your home; it’s your money.

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October 2010 - Bayview Bulletin  

The Bayview Bulletin is the monthly neighborhood newsletter for the Bayview Civic League in Norfolk, VA . Volume 12 Issue 2

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