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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)

September Guest Speaker Chesapeake Bay Foundation Our Mission: Neighbors helping neighbors for the good of our community. Together we make things better.

Guess What? We are in luck! Our special guest speaker for our September meeting is Andy Baan of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF). A clean and healthy Bay is a dream we all share. CBF’s mission and efforts are for a highly productive and and healthy Bay. We swim, fish, boat, crab, and soak in the vista but worry about pollution in and around the waters. Learn about the Foundation’s most recent involvements toward a cleaner Bay. What can Bayview neighbors do to help protect and maintain our water? Get your questions ready, this should be an interesting and educational experience for us all.

September 8th Meeting Agenda: Mark your calendar for Tuesday, September 8th, at 7:30 pm. Bring a dish for the social if you want and don’t forget to bring a friend! • Police Officers visit • Andy Baan, CBF • Upcoming events • Networking social

INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Back to School Safety Tips Fall Neighborhood University Courses Clean the Bay Day Helped Summer Picnic Pictures Poster Event: “Bayview Community Fun Fair” Gardener’s Corner

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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 and based on a photo donated by R. Jacobson. 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 www.mybclonline.com 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 Sam Maddox 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 583-4487 587-9586 553-7817 588-8131 588-3960 587-9586 587-3405

Membership Vacant 588-3960 Environment & Beautification Dranan & Eileen Sparks 588-2456 Refreshments Pat Davidson 587-3219 Margie Hodges 587-9527 SACCC Community Awareness Coordinator Dranan Sparks(temp) 588-2456 Zoning Claire Jones 587-2203 Area Preservation Claire Jones 587-2203 Youth & Recreation Vacant N/A Printer ANW Publications 588-8642

Local Contacts

Clean and Safe Neighborhood Norfolk CARES Assistance Center

664-6510

website: www.norfolk.gov/311CallCenter email: HealthyNeighborhoods@norfolk.gov 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 and Sidewalk Repairs 823-4050 Damaged & Faded Signs 441-5818 Ditch Maintenance 823-4000 Potholes 823-4050 Recycling 441-1347 Refuse Collection 441-5813 Street Flooding 823-4000 Street Light Outages 1-888-667-3000 Keep Norfolk Beautiful 441-1347

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, the Bayview Bulletin is printed on recycled paper. Volume 11 Issue 1

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✬ From the President ✬ ✬ ✬ Welcome back! As we begin our new operating year, let’s

look ahead at some of the cool things we can accomplish together. We share a passion for the Chesapeake Bay and tributaries. We will hear from The Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Andy Bond in September, learning about the Bay and how we can have a positive impact on our wonderful water. By popular request, we will hear from Sgt. Sandra Parker, Norfolk Crime Prevention Officer, at our October meeting. Her crime prevention tips are always relevant and delivered in an entertaining way. Mark Oct 3 on your calendars, as we will partner with Bay View Elementary for their fall Fun Fair. It promises to be a blockbuster of fun, with a multitude of participants, from public service groups to Rip Tide. Then in November we will hear from Norfolk’s Director of Public Libraries, Norman Maas. And don’t forget to bring goodies for our Vets at the VA when you come to the November meeting. Then celebrate the holidays at our Christmas meeting in December. What a terrific, fun, productive year this promises to be. Remember: Together, we make things better! Linda Lundquist Volume 11 Issue 1

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Back to School Safety Tips By Bonita Billingsley Harris, Public Information Officer, Norfolk Sheriff’s Office

Most of our children are preparing for the start of a new school year. Back To School families typically focus on new clothes, shoes, book bags and school supplies. However, Sheriff Bob McCabe and the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office want to add a few simple safety tips to your list, for students of all ages. First, teach your child to project confidence. Confident kids are naturally less of a target for predators and school bullies. A confident child stands tall, with shoulders back, head high and eyes alert to their environment. This type of posture projects strength, deterring anyone looking for a victim. Children that look unhappy, with stooped shoulders and shuffling steps, look like they are in need of a friend. Child predators like to befriend a child first, offer presents and kind words, and take their time patiently to lure a child into a friendship before they abuse or molest them. A big part of building confidence in your child is doing daily what we call, "Catch Them Being Good." It's easy to point out the things our kids do wrong. But praising them for doing something right goes much further in teaching your child to feel good about themselves. The best part is, it takes only seconds a day. Second, teach your child to keep a safe distance from a stranger when he or she may be outside alone, like on a playground, a sidewalk or yard. We call it a "Circle Of Safety" and it's about 15 feet. Your child can still talk to unfamiliar people at this distance, but have time to turn and run, if necessary. For the most part, this is when your child is outdoors and finds themselves alone, like on a playground, on a sidewalk or in the yard, being approached by someone they don't know. Keep an updated “Safety Print” ID card of your children, with their current picture, height, weight and fingerprints, courtesy of the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office. Third, teach your child to listen to their "Belly Brain." This is the "gut reaction" that instinctively tells us something is not right. Children have it too. We simply have to help them develop and trust it. Today, this is a critical skill for your child to have, especially for those kids surfing the Internet. When your child stumbles across an unacceptable website, their "Belly Brain" is going to go off. They need to know to get off that site before any harm. These three quick tips are simple, easy to learn and very effective. You can introduce and teach them to your child in minutes, for a lifetime of results. Visit Norfolksheriffsoffice.com for more safety tips and links to excellent sites that can help you and your family stay safe.(Child safety expert Joyce Jackson contributed to this report.)

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The New BCL Elected Officers

On June 9th, Bayview Civic League elected new leaders for the 2009-20010 fiscal year. They are from left: Sylvia Ross, Recording Secretary; Jeannie Wilson, Editor; Gena Goodnough, Treasurer; Susan Jones; Corresponding Secretary; Aaron Ellis, 1st Vice President; Sam Maddox, 2nd Vice President: and Linda Lundquist, President.

The 2010 Norfolk Historical Calendar will be available for purchase soon! This third annual calendar features photographs from the Norfolk Public Library’s Sargeant Memorial Room collection and intriguing tidbits from Norfolk’s past. The cost of the calendar is $10.00 and all proceeds will go to the Norfolk Public Library foundation’s Sargeant Memorial Room Endowment. The calendar may be purchased at any Norfolk Public Library location and select local retailers. For more information on how to order, please call City of Norfolk Historian Peggy McPhillips at (757) 664- 7310, or go to www.npl.lib.va.us. www.treasuresfeathersfins.com/

Our ByLaws

Nautical Note

At our June meeting, an amendment to our ByLaws was moved and seconded, adding the position of Sergeant-at-Arms and making the position a member of the Board of Directors. We will vote on the proposed amendment at our September meeting. As with the Committee Chair positions, this would be an appointed position.

In Navy parlance, “Bravo Zulu” means you have done very well. It’s a very hearty “Well Done.” It is commonly abbreviated as BZ. Bayview is blessed with many Navy and Marine Corps neighbors, so our language is peppered with such sayings. Why talk about BZ? Because it’s a phrase apropos to Bayview Civic League and the many accomplishments of our members.

By the Way! NORFOLK'S NEIGHBORHOOD NETWORK

is online at www.norfolk.gov/tv48/

 The Real Estate Corner  Realtor Man Says… Each year the wise prepare for a hurricane by gathering food and sundries to wait out the storm. The Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia provides food for many organizations and individuals in need. When we are getting close to the end of Hurricane Season, why not take these items to the Food Bank. You know you will just make a new Survival Kit next year. We have all heard the “panic” in the news. Wait and you will see that the market will stabilize. History has proven that even with short-term instability, Real Estate is the best investment. Hasty action taken in the midst of a “crisis” cannot be undone. A purchase now would be a wise move as prices and interest rates are low.

It’s your home; it’s your money.

Your Neighborhood Realtors!!

Ben Fuller, ABR, GRI & Kelly Thompson, ABR, GRI Realtors, Lic in VA

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Neighborhood University Fall 2009 Courses HRRI- Weatherization on a Shoestring Thursday, September 10, 2009 7-9pm Norfolk Botanical Garden, 6700 Azalea Garden Road Lowes & STOP Organization The Norfolk Federation of Civic Leagues is joining with the Home Rehabilitation Initiative (HRRI), Bureau of Community Outreach, to sponsor a workshop of use to anyone wanting to make your home more energy efficient. The workshop will feature a presentation by a representative from Lowe’s on “weatherizing on a shoestring,” followed by the STOP Organization, local recipient of stimulus funds that focus on energy efficiency, with information about the availability of stimulus funds for homeowners. Applications for weatherization services through STOP will be available. NU - Know Your Neighbor Thursday, September 17, 2009 6-8pm Campostella Heights Resource Center, 1714 Mt. Vernon Avenue Galina Burley, Manager, Bureau of Community Outreach This course will offer you tools needed to unite your neighbors, and as a result, make your neighborhood more ready to tackle any neighborhood project including emergencies. Classes build on fundamentals of emergency preparedness, crime prevention and building a neighborhood organizing portfolio. NU-Common Code Violations Saturday, September 26, 2009 9-11am Park Place Neighborhood Service Center, 606 W. 29th Street Norfolk CARES Assistance Center and Neighborhood Revitalization

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Help create and maintain safe and healthy communities by increasing environmental code awareness and enforcement in your neighborhood! In this course, the Norfolk CARES Assistance Center will provide practical tools for recognizing and resolving community issues related to environmental codes. HRRI-Fix-It Trade Show Saturday, October 24, 2009 SAVE THE DATE! 9:30-11:30am Location TBD The second “Fix-It” Trade Show will feature a number of exhibitors representing an array of public and private interests - all sharing information about how to improve our community one home at a time with do-it-yourself home maintenance ideas, including making our homes more “green,” the network of community resources available through HRRI, and much more.

Nauticus is now on FaceBook! Visit http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=31818227824 and sign up to join the group.

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Recycle

Renew

ReUse

by Linda Lundquist Did you know that an automobile battery contains 21 lbs of lead, 3 lbs of plastic and 1 gallon of sulfuric acid? That’s a lot of truly dangerous, pollutant that is nearly 100% recyclable! Properly disposed of, the lead is used for new batteries, the plastic recycled. The acid can be reclaimed for use in new batteries, neutralized and purified for clean water, or converted to sodium sulfate and used in dyes or fertilizer. Most car batteries are made of 60 to 80% recycled plastic and lead. While about 97% of batteries are properly recycled, about 3% are left out to wreak havoc with our environment. Let’s be sure we are part of the solution! Household batteries are easy to recycle through our own Keep Norfolk Beautiful. We can save them and take them to the Ernie Morgan Center at 3500A Granby St. Their can for household battery recycling is located outside to the east of the building, so you don’t have to visit only when they are open. Just drop off you batteries at your convenience. In addition, Batteries Plus at 4336 Virginia Beach Blvd. accepts many types of batteries, and Green Alternatives at 801 Boush St accepts household batteries during store hours. We can each do our part to Keep Norfolk Beautiful!

RED TIDE According to reports by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Virginian-Pilot, red tide is again affecting the Chesapeake Bay, Lafayette River and the James River. Red Tide is a common name for an excessive algal bloom. When a lgae i s pr e sen t i n h ig h concentrations, the water appears to be discolored or murky, varying in color from purple to almost pink, but normally being red or green. Red tides can be naturally occurring, but are usually linked to factors such as high water temperatures, rain, low salinity, and high nutrient levels. A harmful algal bloom depletes oxygen in the water and releases toxins that can cause illness in humans and other animals, including fish, shellfish, marine mammals, and birds. What can we do to help fight these red tides? We can start right at home by reducing nutrient pollution runoff from our own yards and gardens (don’t over fertilize!) We can, and should, also be telling our elected and appointed officials at the local, state and federal levels to pass, fund, and enforce pollution laws to reduce harmful stormwater runoff. And, to step up efforts to clean our national treasure, the Chesapeake Bay. Dranan & Eileen Sparks Environment and Beautification Committee

Clean the Bay Day Helped A record number of Norfolk residents - 1,638 volunteers and 592 active duty military removed unhealthy debris from cherished waterways by participating in the 21st Annual Clean the Bay Day on June 6. Norfolk’s volunteers collected more than 58,700 pounds of litter and debris from approximately 65 miles of Norfolk’s waterways, with 28 small boats also supporting the effort. Community groups, co-workers, friends, and neighbors worked throughout the City, pulling bottles, tires, food wrappers, tangled fishing line, plastic, and other debris from waterways in Ocean View, along the banks of the Elizabeth and Lafayette rivers, and in Mason Creek and Little Creek. Clean the Bay Day is a cost effective way to increase environmental stewardship, and we’re grateful to the hundreds who volunteered in Norfolk’s Electronic recycling and Household Hazardous Waste collection event, held the same day at Community Beach in Ocean View, was also very successful. An estimated 385 residents dropped off 12,635 pounds of electronics that otherwise may have been inappropriately discarded. Norfolk SPSA also collected 5250 pounds of solid hazardous household waste and 1750 of liquid hazardous waste from 350 participants. The event was sponsored by the Norfolk Environmental Commission, SPSA and Norfolk’s Environmental Storm Water Management division. Volume 11 Issue 1

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It’s Your Money American Recovery and Reinvestment Act As of June 30, a total of $13,769,237 has been allocated from the ARRA *including $4,153,808 for a Citywide Repaving Project (83.9mi); up to $606,970 for a Youth S u m m e r Wo r k P ro g r a m a n d $ 1 , 6 5 0 , 0 0 0 f o r rehabilitating the Norview Bridge Norfolk has also been aggressive in its efforts to secure AARA and other federal funds and has $123.4 million in pending applications. Some examples are shown below. Other Provisions of ARRA – Bonding Authority • Build America Bonds – New taxable bonds for capital markets for 2009-2010 that may be issued to fund non-private activity, governmental purposes – Benefits municipalities seeking long maturities and lower rated credits • Recovery Zone Bonds (RZ) – Norfolk allocated $2.2 M of RZ Economic Development Bonds • Capital expenditures, public infrastructure, job training – Norfolk allocated $3.3 M of RZ Facility Bonds – Can finance private use depreciable property • Qualified School Construction Bonds – Virginia allocated $191 M for construction, rehabilitation, repair and acquisition of land and equipment – Likely to be administered by VA Literary Fund

June Refreshment Thanks! Where has “The Summer” gone? Seems as if it was just June and our great members shared their goodies with us at our June Meeting. Thank you to the following: Janet Hayden Sylvia Ross Jeannie & Linda Sam Maddox Ann & Ike Powell Aaron & Beverlee Ellis Gena Goodnough Shirley Hooper Margie Hodges Pat Davidson Susan Jones Karen Hooper

Editor’s note: Picnic Are for Kids– and Bayview Civic League’s Free National Night Out picnic this year at the Bayview Recreation center is no exception! Each year we gather on the first Sunday in August. We eat, drink, sing, gossip, play and make memories all afternoon. Luckily, this year several people brought their cameras. On the facing page are some of those captured memories made into a Mini-Poster to share with you. Pity you can’t see it in color. Oh yeah, you can! Head to our website, myblonline.com, and download your own COLOR copy. We had fun! There was only one thing wrong. YOU weren’t there! Guess you’ll have to be satisfied with the pictures. Jeannie Wilson, Editor PS: Next year, please join us! We missed you!

Bayview Civic League Helps Make Music at OceanView Beach Park

August Picnic Thanks

by Linda Lundquist In a recent letter from the Ocean View Beach Park Committee of Norfolk Festevents, BCL was commended for our financial support of the Summer Concert Series. Our contribution at the “Bluefish” level added our name to the program list of contributors, something that adds to my Bayview Pride! Together, we make things better!

Many thanks to “Our Gena” for all the “Shopping and Hopping” she did to pull our Picnic together. There is a lot of preparation for our much enjoyable day we share together. A large “Thank You” to Lester Hodges for the use of his great gas grill, to Chefs Bob and Aaron. Job well done! A “Cool Thank You” to Paul Hodges for the Ice Donation. Of course, Kudos to the entire Board for all of the hard work throughout the year. Remember, “Bayview Is The Place To Be!” See ya’ll September 8th. Stay safe and Cool! Margie 587-9527 Pat 587-3219

We are so fortunate to live near the Chesapeake Bay, where we regularly enjoy the breezes, the beaches, boating, fishing, and walking the beach in search of treasures. Our outdoor concerts throughout the summer seem like icing on the cake of Bayview living! And we help make the Big Bands on the Bay and TGOV Friday by being Bluefish in the Ocean View Crew. BZ Bayview!

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✬ Storm Water 101 ✬ ✬ ✬ ✬ ✬ ✬

from Norfolk’s Civic Connection Q: What is a catch basin or storm drain? A: A catch basin or storm drain is a curbside drain with the sole function of collecting rainwater from our properties and transporting it to local waterways through a system of underground piping, culverts and/or drainage ditches. In Hampton Roads storm water never goes to the sewer treatment plant to be cleaned, but flows directly into our wetlands, rivers and bay. Q: Are sewers and storm drains the same things? A: No they are not! Sewers and storm drains are two completely different drainage systems. Sewers carry wastewater from such things as washing machines, sinks, toilets, and showers to a treatment plant to be cleaned. The storm drain system collects rainwater, and anything else dumped into it, and carries it all directly to our local waterways with no treatment. Q: Who maintains the storm drain system? A: In Norfolk, the Division of Environmental Storm Water Management maintains our City’s system. VDOT is responsible for the storm water systems along their roadways. For information regarding Norfolk’s storm water system call 823-4000. Q: Why aren’t all storm drains cleaned out before a storm? A: Crews clean out clogged catch basins throughout the year as part of on-going maintenance. Residents can reduce flooding in their neighborhoods by keeping material out of the storm drain system or clean debris around the catch basin when performing landscape maintenance. In addition, crews are always available to respond to emergency situations where clogged storm drains result in flooding. Q: What kinds of pollutants are found in the storm drain system? A: Paint products, motor oil, pesticides, fertilizer, litter, human and animal feces, antifreeze, leaves, grass clippings, shopping carts, tires, dirty diapers, and dead animals are but a few of the pollutants found in the system. Q: Yard clippings and leaves are natural, so they don't cause any problems, right? A: Wrong. Grass clippings, leaves and yard clippings that are repeatedly swept into catch basins can clog the drain, causing flooding and becoming a potential breeding ground for rodents and insects. Additionally, when this material reaches our waterways, it decomposes and robs the surrounding water of oxygen that is needed for aquatic life. Q: What is Norfolk doing about illegal dumping? A: Norfolk will investigate all reports of dumping of material into the storm drain system. If you see something storm water related that seems questionable, let us know and we’ll investigate the situation. Call 823-4000 immediately. Volume 11 Issue 1

Q: What should I do if I see a neighbor throwing trash into a storm drain? A: The storm drain system is for the sole purpose of collecting rainwater overflow. Dumping trash, pollutants and debris in the catch basins is illegal and is a federal violation of the Clean Water Act of 1972, as well as City ordinances. A neighbor may not understand the catch basin's direct connection to our waterways. It may be just a matter of making them aware of its environmental impact. Q: Is there a fine/penalty for illegal dumping? A: Yes, up to 2,500/day plus clean-up charges. Q: How can I properly dispose of left-over paints, thinners, chemicals, car batteries, etc.? A: Call SPSA at 424-4297 for their Household Hazardous Waste Transfer Stations locations and hours.

ELIZABETH RIVER “GOO IS GOING” For decades, the Elizabeth River off Money Point in Chesapeake has been a 19-acre biological dead zone. Little survives along the river bottom, because it’s laced with some of the highest concentrations of cancer-causing polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the world. In 2006, the Elizabeth River Project announced a plan for restoring Money Point. A ceremony on July 1 launches the first phase of cleaning up the river bottom at Money Point and commemorates the historic first project among a series that will be needed to clean up the toxic Elizabeth River bottom. The Money Point effort culminates the Elizabeth River Project’s decade-long “Goo Must Go!” campaign to identify contamination problems in sediments throughout the Elizabeth River, organize support and complete engineering designs for restoration. Phase 1 of the Money Point cleanup currently is underway and includes the removal of the first toxic hotspot (800 cubic yards) and placement of a 1.3-acre “living cap” of clean sand, oysters and wetlands to restore a healthy habitat. Adjacent, The Elizabeth River Project also is restoring 5.5 acres of tidal wetlands and forested shore at the Elizabeth River Terminals, a private partner donating use of its land for this project. The Money Point site is being restored in two phases with both to be completed no later than 2012 for a cost of more than $6 million. Support is provided by The Living River Restoration Trust, a mitigation fund authorized by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, and the VA Department of Environmental Quality, and received from APM Terminals Virginia. Additional support comes from the EPA's Targeted Watershed Initiative and Community Action for Renewed Environmental programs, NOAA’s Community Based Habitat Restoration Program, VA Dept. of Environmental Quality, Fish America Foundation, the VA Migratory Waterfowl Stamp Grant Program, Hess Corp., Luck Stone and Elizabeth River Project. Page 10


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September Calendar of Events 7 Labor Day 9 Bayview Civic League meets 11 Patriot Day 13 National Grandparents Day 17 Constitution Day & Citizenship Day 18 Rosh Hashanah (begins sundown) 21 UN International Day of Peace 22 Autumnal Equinox (first day of Fall) 27 Yom Kippur (begins sundown) 27 Gold Star Mothers Day 3,17 Recycling pickup, Week 2* 10,24 Recycling pickup, Week 1* * 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.

BIZZY "B" LAWN CARE & LANDSCAPING (We'll treat your yard like it's our own!)

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PATRIOT DAY Patriot Day is observed on September 11 to remember those who were injured or died during the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001. Many Americans refer to Patriot Day as 9/11 or September 11. This date is not a federal holiday, but we can observe this date through personal acts such as flying our American Flag at half mast in respect for those who died, taking a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. (time the first plane struck the World Trade Center), and offering a prayer for the victims of the attacks (including those who died, fire fighters, police officers, and all of the families affected). (Patriot Day should not be confused with Patriot’s Day, which commemorates the battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775, which were two of the earliest battles in the American Revolutionary War.)

GOLD STAR MOTHER’S DAY Gold Star Mother’s Day is observed in the United States on the last Sunday of September each year. It is a day to for people to recognize and honor those who have lost a son or daughter while serving the United States Armed Forces Volume 11 Issue 1

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Norfolk Commissioner of Revenue now offers limited DMV service at City Hall! One Stop Processing for DMV and City registration for your vehicles.

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Bay View Elementary School PTA presents our

Community Fun Fair OCTOBER 3, 2009 10am till 4pm Information Stations from more than 20 local groups including: Bayview Civic League Norfolk Fire Department Boy Scouts Girl Scouts SPCA Keep Norfolk Beautiful Norfolk Police Department United Way Clean the Bay FAMIS Community Service Board Ziggity Zoom.com Kool Smiles FASGOT AAA 10 year Celebration of BayView Recreation Center Opening! Special Visitors: Delegate Paula Miller Superintendent of Norfolk Schools Dr. Stephen Jones The Fire Safety Trailer 10am - 4pm Fingerprinting by Norfolk Sheriff Dept 11am - 2pm Norfolk BookMobile 10am - 11am Special Visit from RipTide 12pm-1-pm Deputy Bob 1pm - 130pm Individual Activities: A Cake Walk $1.00 a chance Face Painting Kids Workshops from Lowe’s and Home Depot Bean Bag Toss Filled Basket Raffle(s) Tix: 12 for $10 or $1 each Noodle Toss Entertainment: Music by DJ Jeff 10am - 2pm Refreshments: Hot Dogs, Cotton Candy, Popcorn, Snow Cones, and Drinks $1.00 each Extra Activities*: Inflatable Play Sets 9 hole putt-putt golf * All Day (10am - 4pm) Wristband Available for $5 each, 2 for $8 Best Deal: $10 per child buys a wristband, a hot dog, a soda, cotton candy, a snow cone. popcorn, a raffle ticket for the Basket Raffle Table and a ticket for the cake walk. Located Behind the BayView Recreation Center and Bay View Elementary School 8613 Willow Terrace Norfolk Va 23503

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Personal Lines & Commercial Lines Personal Automobile, Homeowners, Renters, Umbrella, Flood, Jewelry, Fine Arts, Boat, Jet-Ski Business Owner Programs, Professional Liability, General Liability, Employment Practices Liability Commercial Automobile, Fleet Programs, Truckers, Contractors, Bonds-ALL Types Worker’s Compensation, Umbrella, Commercial Boat, Charter Vessel Condominium Associations, Apartments, Waterfront Properties-NO PROBLEM Life & Health Products & Services  Personal Life, Health, Disability, Dental Plans, and Long Term Care  Group Health, Life, Dental, Disability, and Vision  Self-Insured Planning and Design, Key Person Life for Business  Supplemental Insurance - Aflac/Colonial  Medicare Supplements/Advantage Plans/Part D Plans This is not an all-inclusive list of insurance products offered. Insurance products offered in multiple states subject to coverage and market availability. We are currently licensed to write insurance in the following states: VA, PA, MD, WV, TN, NC, SC, GA, FL, AL, MS, and NV.

Phone 757.855.3151 • Fax 757.855.1567 Personal Lines Contact: Brandi Dickinson, Email: brandi.dickinson@ashleyins.com Commercial Lines Contact: Janis Villela, Email: janis.villela@ashleyins.com Life & Health-Individual or Group Contact: Ryan Pepple, Email: ryan.peeple@ashleyins.com Website: www.ashleyinsuranceagency.com

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Gardening Corner Tips for Fall Gardening by Susan Jones Your summer gardening should be winding down and it is time to think about readying the garden for winter. Fall is the time to transplant trees and shrubs and to plant new ones. It is important to leave plenty of room for the plant to grow so you need to know the height and width expected. You don’t want to end up with crowded beds where plants cannot flourish. I have made this mistake and it much easier to prevent than to correct. If open space between small shrubs is bothersome, fill the space with fall

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annuals such as pansies or chrysanthemums. Water new trees and shrubs up until the first frost. Stop fertilizing established plants to allow them to harden off before winter. This is also the time to plan your spring garden. You will want to plant bulbs for next years garden. Choose healthy, disease free bulbs from a reputable source. If you are interested in daylilies, Sterrits Garden has their entire catalog online and will ship at the appropriate time for planting. Add bone meal or bulb fertilizer into the planting hole, as you prepare the soil. Spring flowers such as daffodils, tulips and dwarf irises are most effective when planted in groups to provide splashes of color. This is the time to divide and move perennials that have out grown their space in the garden. September is one of the best months of the entire year for seeding or sodding new lawns. If the lawn needs thatching, it can be done during the early fall. Overseed old lawns with fresh seed to help fill in the bare spots and crowd out weeds and mosses. You should also add additional mulch to decrease weeds, hold water and protect plants from extreme temperature.

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Find out how you can help save the Chesapeake Bay. Let’s start this year face to face!

See you at the meeting!

Visit our offices online at: www.cb-pro.com or reach Susan online at: www.gobuyhouse.com Volume 11 Issue 1

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