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A Guide to Living in Hampton Roads

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Welcome to Hampton Roads The armed forces have played a pivotal role in Hampton Roads, a nautical term meaning protected anchorage or safe harbor, since the English set foot here in 1607. The soldiers who accompanied the first settlers are the predecessors of the thousands of men and women who have donned uniforms to protect the United States. The region is proud to house bases associated with each branch of the military, including: Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Fort Monroe, Coast Guard Station Portsmouth and numerous Navy bases – including Naval Station Norfolk, Naval Air Station Oceana, Joint Expeditionary Base (JEB) Little Creek-Fort Story. With so much presence in the area, the Navy is the heart of the region. With more than 95,000 uniformed men and women currently stationed here, the Navy has had undeniable impact on the region’s history, economy and culture. More than 300,000 residents are part of the Navy family, plus an overwhelming number of retired or separated Sailors who choose to remain here.

■ The Navy is the Heart of the Region Annex, also part of NAS Oceana, hosts the Fleet Combat Training Center, which trains more than 1,000 students each month. Dam Neck employs another 2,412 military and 1,080 civilian personnel. Naval Weapons Station Yorktown is the Navy’s premiere weapons facility. More than 3,000 military and civilian personnel work on the 11,500-acre base, maintaining missiles and other ordnance for the Atlantic Fleet. With a list of Navy resources, childcare options, community information and contact information for public and private schools and religious organizations, this special section is intended to help make the transition to Hampton Roads a little easier and a little more enjoyable while getting to know the Navy and civilian communities.

Naval Station Norfolk is the world’s largest naval base. More than 60,000 military and 10,000 civilian personnel work on the base, which homeports more than 80 Atlantic Fleet ships and 16 squadrons. The world’s largest amphibious base – formerly Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek and now part of Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story – is the homeport for 30 amphibious ships, including patrol aircraft and salvage ships. About 80 tenant commands are based at JEB-Little Creek, including Naval Special Warfare Group II, East Coast-based SEALs and the Armed Forces School of Music. JEB-Fort Story is home to the 11th Transportation Battalion, which conducts amphibious operations. It is the Army’s only saltwater-purification training site. The site offers amphibious training for all branches, including explosive ordnance disposal Sailors and Navy SEALs. Naval Air Station Oceana is the most sophisticated and critically important air station in the Navy, with collectively almost 20 squadrons and almost 300 aircraft stationed there. The base employs 10,500 military and 2,340 civilian personnel. Dam Neck PAGE 3 | Welcome Aboard

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Relocation Services & Information ■ Getting Settled in Hampton Roads

CHECKING IN:

Working Hours Arrival – Norfolk normal hours of operations are from 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Personnel arriving during normal working hours should report to their respective unit’s administrative department for check-in. All After Hours Arrivals – Report to the Naval Station Norfolk Quarterdeck located at Bldg. N-26, 1530 Gilbert St., Suite 2000, Norfolk. The Quarterdeck can be reached at 322-2866. Ensure your orders are stamped with the reporting date and time prior to departing the Quarterdeck.

NORFOLK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT:

Norfolk International Airport provides an information booth from 8 a.m. to midnight seven days a week. Uniformed personnel have information about Hampton Roads bases, transportation and telephone numbers for duty offices, ombudsmen and emergency assistance. The booth may be reached by calling 444-3040.

PERSONNEL SUPPORT ACTIVITY:

The Personnel Support Activity located on Naval Station Norfolk provides one-stop service personnel reporting to or departing from commands in this area. Detachments are at every naval installation to assist with personnel, disbursing and educational matters. For information about services, locations and hours, visit https://psanet.psalant.navy.mil or call 445-4998.

HOUSEHOLD GOODS:

The Consolidated Personal Property Shipping Offices (CPPSO) in Norfolk and at Joint Base Langley-Eustis has a full range of services available including storage of household goods, baggage and vehicles. Contact the CPPSO upon arrival even if the delivery address is unknown. For those who plan to live on the Southside, call 443-3700

and follow the prompts. For those who plan to live on the Peninsula, call 764-2045. Before signing delivery documents, note all known loss or damage sustained to the shipment. If any property was damaged or lost, contact the CPPSO as soon as possible to find out how to file a claim. Defense Personal Property System // www.move.mil In an effort to make moving a little bit easier for you, the US Department of Defense (DoD) United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) and the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) developed the Defense Personal Property Program, or DP3. As part of the DP3 mission, an internet-based system to manage DoD household goods moves was created. It’s called the Defense Personal Property System (DPS). Through DPS and the DP3 initiative, you will have the ability to self-counsel and submit your application online, track your shipment through DPS or Interactive Voice Response (IVR), have the option to file a claim online, and to settle directly with your moving company as well as Full Replacement Value (FRV) of lost and damaged goods. Fleet and Family Support Centers of Hampton Roads: Fleet and Family Support Centers (FFSC) of Hampton Roads are a valuable resource, available 24 hours a day. The seven full-service FFSC’s in Hampton Roads are staffed with highly-trained specialists who understand the unique demands of military life. Get up-to-date information on military and community resources such as TRICARE, child care, schools, ombudsman information, ships’ care lines and much more.

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CALL AN FFSC SPECIALISTS AT: NAVSTA Norfolk, 444-2102 JEB Little Creek, 462-7563 NAS Oceana, 33-2912 Dam Neck Annex, 433-2912 NSA Northwest Annex, 421-8770 NWS Yorktown, 887-4606 Newport News, 688-6289 After hours: 444-NAVY or (800) FSC-LINE (372-5463) For information on workshops and services, check FFSC Signal newsletter available at any of the FFSC locations or visit www.cnic.navy.mil/NorfolkSta/FleetAndFamilyReadiness/SupportServices. For information about services available at the JEB-Fort Story Army Community Service Center, visit www.eustis.army.mil/ACS or call 422-7311.

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE:

FFSC offers one-on-one consultation from experienced relocation counselors – including extensive information and referral services. FFSC provides information about housing, child care, schools and local resources, including Welcome Aboard Packets and information about bases worldwide.

CLINICAL COUNSELING:

FFSC offers short-term counseling and crisis intervention for active duty individuals and military couples. Family members are referred to appropriate mental health providers in the community for individual and family counseling. FFSC also offers a variety of therapeutic and educational groups.

STRESS MANAGEMENT WORKSHOPS:

FFSC offers stress management workshops for active duty or family members, as well as programs to help reduce the stress of deployments and parenting.

PARENTING WORKSHOPS:

Learn and grow with strategies from today’s leading experts in childrearing. The centers’ parenting workshops make expert advice easily available. Parenting workshops include Parenting in a Military Family, Dads and Discipline, Enhancing Stepfamilies, Single Parenting in the Military and others.

TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM:

The Transition Assistance Program is a four-day course that covers resume writing, interviewing skills, salary negotiations, military beneďŹ ts and many other topics to help smooth the transition from military to civilian life.

For those with household goods in transit, the FFSC Lending Locker offers short-term loans of basic furniture and kitchen items, such as foldout mattresses, cribs, car seats, strollers, kitchen utensils, folding tables and chairs. FFSC offers a variety of workshops, including Welcome to Hampton Roads. FFSC can also help foreign-born spouses acclimate to the area and provide audio and video language tapes. For more information, visit https:// www.cnic.navy.mil/NorfolkSTA/FleetFamilyReadiness/ SupportServices/index.htm. You can request a Welcome Aboard Packet, ďŹ nd out about local FFSC relocation services and other resources.

EMPLOYMENT AND CAREER RESOURCES:

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Each FFSC has a one-stop Career Development Resource Center (CDRC) open to military personnel and family members. The CDRC offers employment assistance, job leads, computer job search resources and employment workshops. Sign up for ďŹ nancial education workshops like The Art of Money Management, Car Buying Strategies, Savings and Investments and many others. FFSC provides oneon-one ďŹ nancial counseling to help manage debt, create a budget or address speciďŹ c concerns. PAGE 5 | Welcome Aboard

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Command career counselors can set up a quota. The CDRC is available for individual services. For service members who are still unsure about separation or retirement, FFSC offers Career Options Navy Skills and Evaluation Program (CONSEP).

■ Norfolk Navy Lodge, 7811 Hampton Blvd. Norfolk, 489-2656

EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY MEMBER PROGRAM:

NAVY HOUSING SERVICES:

SPONSOR TRAINING:

The Yorktown satellite center is located at 1970 Von Steuben Dr. in Newport News. For services, call 847-7806 or toll free (800) 704-5488.

Identifying resources to meet the special needs of family members can be overwhelming while moving. Special needs consist of ongoing requirements for medical treatment, psychological services or special education. FFSC can assist families with the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) enrollment process and find suitable resources for care and information. This single-session training teaches command personnel to serve as sponsors. Topics include ways to be an effective sponsor, duties and responsibilities, military and community sources and FFSC relocation assistance. The training is available by request at Dam Neck Annex, Little Creek, Norfolk, Northwest Annex, Oceana and Yorktown.

NAVY LODGES:

Hampton Roads offers three convenient Navy Lodge locations at Naval Station Norfolk, JEB Little Creek and Fleet Combat Training Center Atlantic, Dam Neck. The Norfolk Lodge provides 292 rooms, including eight suites; Little Creek offers 100 rooms and Dam Neck offers 50 rooms. These modern, comfortable rooms provide more conveniences to their guests than one might expect from a commercial chain of hotels. Cribs are available upon request, as well as irons and ironing boards. Personnel can make reservations anytime in advance. Orders must be presented at check-in along with a valid military identification. Reservations are held up to 6 p.m. without deposit. Check-in time is 3 p.m., however, early arrivals will be accommodated according to room availability. Due to base restrictions, not all Navy Lodges are “Pet Friendly.” For guidelines and restrictions, contact the Navy Lodge Central Reservation Center at (800) NAVY-INN (1-800-628-9466). For more information or for reservations, call the central reservation center, visit www.Navy-Lodge.com or call a Hampton Roads Navy Lodge directly: ■ Navy Lodge Little Creek 1125 Gator Blvd., Building 3335, Virginia Beach 464-6215

■ Navy Lodge Damneck, FCTCL Dam Neck Virginia Beach 437-8100. All DoD personnel, married and single, assigned to a command in Hampton Roads can receive housing information from the Navy Housing Welcome Center located at 7924 14th St., Bldg. SDA-337 in Norfolk. For services, call 4452832 or (800) 628-7510.

For Public Private Venture (PPV) housing, Navy Housing counselors qualify members for PPV Housing. Housing counselors will process housing applications for referral to PPV housing. Lincoln Military Housing is the housing partner who managers the PPV homes. Members are also counseled on lease agreements, sales contracts, tenant and landlord issues and other housing concerns. Service members can rent apartments, condominiums, town homes and houses through the Rental Partnership Program (RPP). Properties extend from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg. The RPP provides affordable housing at a discounted rate. Military members agree to a one-year lease and pay rent by allotment. Other savings for civilian property managers and owners include reduced turnovers, operations and maintenance costs. Details are available at the Navy Housing Welcome Center. The Navy Housing Welcome Center maintains a large data base of community rental and sales listings to suit every need. Services are customized to assist in locating living accommodations and to familiarize customers with the Hampton Roads area.

THE HOUSING SERVICE CENTER CAN HELP YOU WITH ALL OF YOUR HOUSING NEEDS. Visit http://1.usa.gov/JbH3BG to learn more. The Navy Housing Welcome Center provides home buying, selling and property management workshops each month. The instructors are Realty specialists who provide information about the home buying process, how to determine the sales price, selecting a real estate agent and real estate closing details. Housing information for outbound families is avail-

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Other services include command presentations, briefings and training; showing services for personnel without transportation and counseling for special needs. Maps, telephones, copiers, fax machines and more are available.

ARMY HOUSING SERVICES – JEB FORT STORY:

Military Family Housing: Balfour Beatty Communities, 560A Cape Henry Rd., Virginia Beach Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.ftstoryfamilyhousing.com, 962-3511

COMMISSARIES ■ NAVSTA Norfolk ■ JEB Little Creek ■ NAS Oceana ■ NNSY Portsmouth

■ NAVSTA Norfolk ■ Joint Base Langley-Eustis ■ Fort Lee

able in the departure library. Plan for your new duty station by visiting the Navy Housing Welcome Center where you can access information on all military bases worldwide.

VEHICLE DECALS:

Decals are required for all vehicles and must be obtained from the pass office. Decals are valid for three years or until end of enlistment. Applications include proper DoD identification, registration, a valid driver’s license and evidence of insurance and state inspection. Vehicles must display the inspection sticker from state of registration. Virginia law requires $25,000 (injury or death to one person), $50,000 (injury or death to two or more persons) and $20,000 (property damage). Lesser amounts of insurance are acceptable if they meet the minimum requirements for the state the vehicle is registered in.

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Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 423-0790. The Treasure Shop accepts all types of items with the exception of clothing and uniforms.

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■ NAVSTA Norfolk Commissary NAVY EXCHANGES:

The Navy Exchange (NEX) carries a wide variety of products from clothing, luggage to health and beauty aids to house wares, electronics, giftware, toys and office supplies. On average, customers save 15.8 percent on the merchandise they purchase, not including the savings from no sales tax. NEX also offers a wide variety of services throughout the area, including barber shops, beauty salons, dry cleaners, laundries, tailor shops, watch repair, flower shops and photo processing. Most exchanges also feature retail merchandise stores, cafeterias, garages and gas stations. NEX also includes uniform shops. The Uniform Support Center’s mail order program is available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week from CONUS, Guam, Hawaii, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, call (800) 368-4088. NEX offers locations at NAVSTA Norfolk, Armed Forces Staff College and LANFLT Norfolk in Norfolk; FISC Norfolk, Cheatham Annex in Williamsburg; Oceana, Little Creek and Dam Neck in Virginia Beach; NNSY Portsmouth in Portsmouth; NSGA Chesapeake in Chesapeake; and Naval Weapons Station Yorktown in Yorktown. For information, visit www.navy-nex.com or call (800) 628-3924 Mon. through Fri. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern time.

ARMY AND AIR FORCE EXCHANGES:

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) offers a full service location at JEB-Fort Story. For a listing of services, locations and hours of operation, visit http://odin. aafes.com/bases/index.asp.

TREASURE SHOP:

Naval Station Norfolk’s Treasure Shop is located in the former Immaculate Conception Chapel. Founded in 1973, The Treasure Shop is a nonprofit consignment shop operated by military and civilian volunteers. All Treasure Shop proceeds go to local charities.

Navy Legal Service Offices — Legal Assistance can draft some legal documents, such as a wills, power of attorneys, affidavits and adoptions. The staff also offers advice for the proper course of action to take inUS a Navy given FilesituaPhoto tion. Personnel cannot, however, offer advice on any issues that involve military justice or actions against the U.S. government. Legal assistance officers are available at all major commands in the Norfolk area, including JEB Little Creek-Fort Story, NAS Oceana and Naval Station Norfolk.

NLSO MID-ATLANTIC HQ 9620 Maryland Ave., Suite 100, Norfolk Quarterdeck: 341-4470 | Admin: 341-4427 Legal Assistance: 341-4489 | Defense: 341-4469 Tax Assistance Center: 341-9081 NLSO Mid-Atlantic primarily assists service members in Hampton Roads. The geographic area of responsibility includes Virginia (except the Washington, D.C. area), North Carolina and West Virginia.

BRANCH OFFICES:

■ JEB Little Creek-Fort Story : 1168 Gator Blvd., Bldg. 3370, Virginia Beach, 462-4759 — Office provides civil legal assistance on an appointment basis and provides walk-in notary and power of attorney services during working hours. ■ NAS Oceana : 799 Hornet Dr., Suite 100, Virginia Beach, 433-2215, ext. 223 — Office provides civil legal assistance on an appointment basis and provides walk-in notary and power of attorney services during working hours.

NAVY-MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETY

The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is a private, nonprofit organization providing emergency financial assistance to active duty and retired Navy and Marine Corps personnel and their families. Interest-free loans or grants offer qualified service members help with basic living expenses such as food, rent, utilities, emergency transportation, funerals, medical and dental bills, essential car repair, pay problems and other emergency needs.

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NMCRS OFFICES

■ Norfolk 322-3134/1171 ■ Little Creek 462-1596 ■ Northwest 421-8210 ■ Oceana 433-3383 | Summer 2012

■ Dam Neck 492-6449 ■ Portsmouth 953-5956 ■ Yorktown 887-4172


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Child Care For Military Families ■ Quality, Accessible and Affordable

Navy Child & Youth Programs (866) NAVY-CDC | 1-866-628-9232 ■ NAS Dam Neck Annex CDC 492-8685 ■ Willoughby CDC 444-3008 ■ NAVSTA Norfolk CDC 444-3239; Youth Center 444-8259 ■ JEB Little Creek CDC 462-7868; Youth Center 462-8718 ■ JEB Fort Story CDC 422-7413; Youth Center 422-7714 ■ NAS Oceana CDC 433-3164; Youth Center 433-3976

■ NSA Northwest Annex CDC 421-8266; Youth Center 421-8258 ■ Child Development Homes 462-8930 ■ Midway Manor Youth Center 444-1007 ■ Child and Youth 24/7 Centers: NAVSTA Norfolk 445-8815 NSA Norfolk 444-7267 Portsmouth 953-7050 JEB Little Creek 462-4841

Child Care

Hampton Roads offers a number of excellent child care options, including the Navy Child Development Centers and Navy-sponsored Child Development Home program.

NAVAL MEDICAL CENTER PORTSMOUTH (NMCP)

provides free child care for children 6 weeks to 5 years old when active duty and/or family members have medical appointments at NMCP. You will need the child’s current immunization record. For reservations or more information, call 953-6873. Finding quality accessible and affordable child care is possible for every military family. National Military Family Association, Military OneSource, the Child Care Aware Hotline (800) 424-2246 and Military Homefront all provide information about child care resources. For additional choices in the Hampton Roads community, contact The Planning Council’s Childcare Resource and Referral Service. The Planning Council, contracted by the Virginia Department of Social Services, trains child care providers and helps parents locate quality child care. Referrals may be received by calling the Child Care Answer Line at 622-9268 ext. 3045 or 3051, by emailing lspencer@ theplanningcouncil.org or by visiting www.theplanningcouncil.org/childreferral.htm.

■ NWS Yorktown CDC 887-4733; Youth Center 887-4310 ■ NNS Portsmouth CDC 967-2676; Youth Center 396-1990 PAGE 10 | Welcome Aboard

Parents are urged to research each child care facility thoroughly before settling on a particular one. Ask when the center or home facility will be open. Ask how the program is administered – whether snacks and meals are offered, what the adult-to-child ratio is and what the age ranges are for children. Visit the facility to learn more about it, including its licensing and accreditation.

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Knowing Your Health Benefits If you are new to Hampton Roads, it probably won’t take you long to fit in. Not only are the local people welcoming, but you have a lot of military company here too. And there are lots of military retirees representing all branches of services. And at some point, they all need a doctor! For those reasons, Hampton Roads has some of the finest military medical facilities in the world. There are more than 100,000 active duty service members and approximately 430,000 TRICARE beneficiaries in the area. That translates into a lot of choices for you when it comes to your health care.

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work referral, benefits information and claims assistance. Hampton Roads is part of the TRICARE North Region. TRICARE options in Hampton Roads: ■ ■ ■ ■

TRICARE Standard, Extra and Prime Open to all rates and ranks Services provided at several locations Flexibility in choosing a specific health care provider will affect the amount patient will pay in cost share. ■ For more information, call 1-877-874-2273 Medical Appointments 1-866-645-4584 Mental Health appointments 1-866-645-4584

“Tri-Service Coordinated” Health Care refers to the coordination of resources between the local military hospital, clinics, and civilian sources. All branches of service are covered by TRICARE. TRICARE Service Centers offer military appointments, civilian net-

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DENTAL INFORMATION United Concordia Tricare Family Dental Plan 1-800-866-8499 — 24 hours www.TRICAREdentalprogram.com

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The Seven Cities of Hampton Roads The Hampton Roads region is located in Southeastern Virginia along the East Coast of the United States. The region is the birthplace of Colonial America, merging centuries of history with rich culture, beautiful waterfront landscapes, lively communities, modern technology, economic prosperity, a thriving maritime industry, and a strong military presence. Hampton Roads is actually made up of seven independent cities. Like other major metropolitan areas, it may be difficult at first to figure out where one city leaves off and the next begins. Many people of the southeastern area of Virginia still refer to the region as “Tidewater.” With a landmass of nearly 1,500 square miles and a population of more than 1.7 million people, Hampton Roads is the 36th largest metropolitan statistical area in the United States.

■ Hampton Roads is the 36th largest metropolitan statistical area in the United States. Hampton Roads has much to offer in terms of quality of life. Residents enjoy the best of city, suburban and country living and can take advantage of expansive shorelines, museums, opera, festivals, sports, colonial cities and towns, state and national parks and many retail and residential options.

The culturally diverse region offers something for everyone – from NASCAR racing at Langley Speedway to Shakespeare under the stars. Family entertainment is central. Hampton Roads is home to the Children’s Museum of Virginia in Portsmouth and the Virginia Aquarium in Virginia Beach. Local libraries are bursting at the seams with special programming for children and adults. Spend a quiet summer afternoon fishing at Grandview Pier in Hampton. In the fall, whale watch off the shores of Virginia Beach. From opera to bluegrass and from city dwelling to farm life, it is easy to find something appealing, whether the niche is a small urban neighborhood like Ghent in Norfolk or the rural landscapes of Suffolk. Get to know the communities of Hampton Roads and its 400 years of history and see why so many call Hampton Roads home.

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CHESAPEAKE Virginia ■ Chesapeake was founded in 1963

CHESAPEAKE was formed in 1963 by a political consolidation of the City of South Norfolk with the former Norfolk County, which dated to 1691. The new city joined the ranks of the current Seven Cities of Hampton Roads which are linked by the circumferential Hampton Roads Beltway. And just like much of Hampton Roads, the area boasts an impressive history. Chesapeake’s history goes far back into Virginia’s colonial roots. On the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, which passes through Chesapeake, lays the site of the Battle

of Great Bridge. On Dec. 9, 1775, the red coats and colonists clashed in the Battle of Great Bridge when the American rebels defeated the British and drove them from nearby Norfolk. Today, the municipal center complex rests a few hundred yards from that historic spot. Until the late 1980s and early 1990s, much of Chesapeake was either suburban or rural, serving as a bedroom community for the cities of Norfolk and Virginia Beach with residents commuting to these locations. Beginning in the late 1980s and accelerating in the

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HAMPTON Virginia HAMPTON is one of America’s oldest cities and with a proud and rich history and is one of the fastest growing cities in the region. Hampton is the most populous settlement with the name and is the sixth most populous city in Virginia. Hampton’s history is traced to April 30, 1607 when Captain John Smith and company landed at Kecoughtan. They declared the land brought them “great comfort,” before continuing upriver to establish Jamestown. On October 1, 1609, Fort Algernourne, one of America’s first forts, was constructed at Point Comfort – the site several fortifications would occupy. Hampton is nestled along the beautiful Chesapeake Bay and graced with miles of shoreline and breathtaking water views. Hampton has a distinct small-town

■ Hampton was founded in 1908 feel with little traffic and an abundance of amenities. With an average commute time of 20 minutes, Hampton is literally in the heart of Hampton Roads. Like most cities in Hampton Roads, Hampton also has a strong military presence. Fort Monroe is headquarters for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and Langley Air Force Base hosts the 1st Fighter Wing and Air Combat Command. As the home of NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton lays claim to the birth of the American space program – the first training ground for American astronauts like John Glenn and Alan Shepherd and the Mercury Seven. Langley Speedway offers NASCAR fans an outlet for their “need for speed.” Call 865-RACE (7223) for more information about the track and for upcoming races. In addition to the cost of living being well below the national average, Hampton has one of the lowest crime rates in the region and was rated as one of the “Best Places to Live” by Money Magazine. Hampton was also recently named one of the “100 Best Communities for Young People” in the first-ever national competition held by America’s Promise.

POPULATION: 137,436 MEDIAN INCOME (HOUSEHOLD) $49,815 CITY INFO: 727-8311 or 311(City) www.hampton.va.us LIBRARIES: www.hamptonpubliclibrary.org SCHOOL INFO: 727-2000 www.sbo.hampton.k12.va.us PARKS: 727-6348 www.hampton.va.us/parks

Hampton offers exciting nightlife and family entertainment with endless choices to spend leisure time. With its prime waterfront location, boating is one of the most popular activities. The city has numerous cultural treasures, a vibrant arts community, distinctive festivals and signature events. Feature parks, nature preserves, community centers, public golf courses, classes or programs are available for almost any hobby or interest.

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NEWPORT NEWS Virginia ■ Newport News was founded in 1896

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organized and became independent of Warwick County in 1896 by an act of the Virginia General Assembly. It was one of only a few cities in Virginia to be newly established without earlier incorporation as a town. Newport News is currently ranked as Virginia’s fifth largest incorporated city by population and is located at the southwestern end of the Virginia Peninsula on the north shore of the James River, thus playing a huge role in the maritime industry. The City of Newport News was essentially founded by Collis P. Huntington. Huntington, a Northern railroad tycoon from Connecticut, brought two magnet industries to Newport News: the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad and Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company.

Now known as Northrop Grumman Newport News, the shipyard, chartered in 1886, has built aircraft carriers for the Navy since the 1930s, including the first nuclearpowered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise and is today the sole builder of the Navy’s carriers. The first vessel built by the yard was the tugboat Dorothy. Newport News is also home to the Army’s Fort Eustis, home of the U.S. Army Transportation Corps and to the U.S. Army Transportation Museum, featuring traditional and experimental devices like the Avro-Car which resembles a flying saucer. The city provides residents and visitors with plenty to do. History buffs can stroll through Civil War battlefields and 1862 Peninsula Campaign sites or peruse the exhibits at The Mariner’s Museum, which records 3,000 years of maritime history. Children of all ages love the Virginia Living Museum where exhibits depict Virginia’s natural heritage from the mountains to the sea and introduces visitors to more than 250 living species native to Virginia through discovery centers and interactive hands-on exhibits.

POPULATION: 180,719 MEDIAN INCOME (HOUSEHOLD) $49,562 CITY INFO: 926-8000 www.nngov.com

Newport News is also home to 32 city parks, including one of the largest municipal parks in the country. Newport News Park is a magnificent 8,000 acre-oasis home to an incredible variety of native wildlife — deer, foxes, otter, raccoon and beaver, to name a few — all found in a natural setting of lush woodlands, flowering meadows and shimmering lakes.

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NORFOLK Virginia NORFOLK is named for the large natural harbor of the same name located at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay. The city is bordered to the west by the Elizabeth River and to the north by the Chesapeake Bay. One of the oldest of the Hampton Roads cities, Norfolk is considered to be the historic, urban, financial and cultural center of the region. Established in 1624, the city was the colony’s most prosperous town by 1775. It was an important port for exporting goods to the British Isles and beyond. But on New Year’s Day 1776, during the three-day siege of the Revolutionary War, most of Norfolk’s early structures were destroyed. In the spring of 1862, the Battle of Hampton Roads took place off the northwest shore of the city’s Sewell’s Point Peninsula, marking the first fight between two ironclads, USS Monitor and CSS Virginia.

■ Norfolk was founded in 1736 1907 brought both the Virginian Railway and the Jamestown Exposition to Sewell’s Point. The large naval Review at the exposition, demonstrated the Peninsula’s favorable location and laid the groundwork for the world’s largest Naval base. By 1917, as the United States built up to enter World War I, Naval Air Station Hampton Roads had been constructed. Now home to Naval Station Norfolk, the largest Navy base in the world, it is impossible to miss the imprint of the Navy at work and at play. Norfolk has a long history as a strategic military and transportation point. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has its defense headquarters here. It also has the corporate headquarters of Norfolk Southern Railway, one of North America’s principal Class I railroads and Maersk, the world’s largest shipping company. Norfolk’s easily-walked downtown waterfront boasts attractions such as the battleship USS Wisconsin and Nauticus, The National Maritime Center, an interactive science and technology. Tugboats and visiting cruise ships share the waters with sailboats and merchant ships. Other treasures include The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk Botanical Gardens and the Virginia Zoological Park. Norfolk serves as home to the two highest level professional franchises in the state of Virginia, the Norfolk Tides baseball team and the Norfolk Admirals hockey team. See page 40 for more information on those and other local sports teams!

POPULATION: 242,803 MEDIAN INCOME (HOUSEHOLD) $42,677 CITY INFO: 664-4000 www.norfolk.gov LIBRARIES: www.npl.lib.va.us SCHOOL INFO: 628-3830 www.nps.k12.va.us

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PORTSMOUTH Virginia ■ Portsmouth was founded in 1752

PORTSMOUTH, named for Portsmouth, England, is the smallest in Hampton Roads. It was founded in 1752 by an act of the Virginia General Assembly on behalf of Col. William Crawford, a wealthy merchant and ship owner, who dedicated the four corners of High and Court Streets for a church, a market, a courthouse and a jail. Directly opposite of Norfolk, the city of Portsmouth has miles of waterfront on the Elizabeth River as part of the harbor of Hampton Roads and is another Hampton Roads community that boasts a lot of waterfront shorelines. Portsmouth is connected to the rest of Hampton Roads by two underwater tunnels – the Midtown and Downtown tunnels. Portsmouth is also home to Naval Medical Center

Portsmouth. Established in the 1830s, the facility is the Navy’s oldest continuously operating medical hospital. The Norfolk Naval Shipyard, the oldest shipyard in the country – actually located in Portsmouth despite the name – is a historic and active U.S. Navy facility that builds, remodels and repairs all classes of Navy ships. Portsmouth is also headquarters to the Coast Guard’s Fifth District and the Coast Guard’s Integrated Support Command. Many of Portsmouth’s attractions are clustered within easy walking distance of each other, making it the perfect place to spend a day. And with its central location, it’s easy to get to – just a quick ferry ride from downtown Norfolk, a 20-minute drive from Virginia Beach and less than an hour from Colonial Williamsburg. Olde Towne Portsmouth has over 40 restaurants in one square mile and offers something for every palate and every budget. Besides shops and restaurants, the area features events such as “First Weekend” each month, a Farmer’s Market, arts and antiques shows and holidayrelated events like the “Annual Ghost Walk” and “Winter Wonderland.” The Children’s Museum of Virginia is the state’s largest children’s museum, with more than 80 hands-on exhibits and an antique toy and model train collection.

POPULATION: 95,535 MEDIAN INCOME (HOUSEHOLD) $45,488 CITY INFO: 393-8000 www.portsmouthva.gov LIBRARIES: www.portsmouthpubliclibrary.org SCHOOL INFO: 393-8751 www.pps.k12.va.us PARKS: 393-8085 www.portsmouthva.gov/parksandrec/

Sports enthusiasts will love the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, which honors Virginia athletes, coaches, administrators, educators and journalists who have made a major impact on the world of sports. The city also has great options for active folks, including: golfing, boating, cycling, urban hiking, canoeing and rowing.

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HIGHLIGHT: The Portsmouth Waterfront Portsmouth is located on the Elizabeth River, tributary to the Chesapeake Bay. The city has one of the oldest working harbors in the country. You may see ships passing by the downtown seawall, including Navy ships traveling to and from Norfolk Naval Station. The Navy plays an important role in Portsmouth’s economy. The Norfolk Naval Shipyard is located in Portsmouth and is one of the largest shipyards in the world, specializing in repairing and modernizing ships and submarines. The Naval Medical Center Portsmouth is located downtown on the banks of the Elizabeth River. The nTelos Wireless Pavilion is a concert pavilion right on the water that hosts top national caliber acts.

■ Portsmouth Harbor Portsmouth has several museums, including an excellent spot for kids, the Children’s Museum of Virginia. You can take the Elizabeth River Ferry to-and-from Portsmouth to Norfolk, located right across the river. The trip takes about 5 minutes.

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SUFFOLK Virginia SUFFOLK

Of all the Hampton Roads communities, Suffolk offers the greatest opportunity for a little extra acreage for real country living. Geographically, Suffolk is the largest independent city in land area in the entire Commonwealth. Though it is the largest of the cities in Hampton Roads, it has the smallest population. Suffolk was founded by English colonists in 1742 as a port town on the Nansemond River as part of the Virginia Colony. Before European contact, indigenous tribes lived in the region for thousands of years. At the time of English settlement, the Nansemond Indians lived along the river. In the early colonial years, the English cultivated tobacco as a commodity crop, but later turned to mixed farming.

■ Suffolk was founded in 1742 Burned by the British in 1779 and damaged by other fires throughout the next century, Suffolk survived to become a city in 1910. In 1974, it became the present City of Suffolk, consolidating with the towns of Holland and Whaleyville and the County of Nansemond. The end result was a new municipality encompassing a total of 430 square miles, making it the largest city in land area in Virginia and the 11th largest in the country. Peanuts grown in the surrounding areas became a major industry for Suffolk and the area is known as the heart of peanut production. Suffolk is also the birthplace of Mr. Peanut, the mascot of Planters’ Peanuts. In 1912, an Italian immigrant named Amedeo Obici moved from Pennsylvania to Suffolk and opened Planters Nut and Chocolate Company. Each year in the fall, the City of Suffolk hosts Suffolk Festivals Incorporated’s annual Peanut Fest, hosting close to 200,000 visitors over four days. The charisma of Suffolk is clear and its population is expected to more than double in the next 20 years. But the city is careful about development and preserving the landscape while creating communities for new residents. The revitalized downtown features historical attractions as well as shopping and dining. Newer developments offer residents the option of suburban-style living.

POPULATION: 84,585 MEDIAN INCOME (HOUSEHOLD) $65,104 CITY INFO: 514-4000 www.suffolk.va.us LIBRARIES: www.suffolk.lib.va.us

Country living provides outdoors-types with plenty to do as well. From free-fall skydiving with U.S. Parachute Association to fishing along the city’s 8,000 acres of waterways – the city is certain to keep you adrenaline flowing. The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge offers a nice getaway to bicycle, hike, bird watch or just to enjoy a family picnic.

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VIRGINIA BEACH Virginia VIRGINIA BEACH The most populous city in Vir-

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The beaches contribute substantially to the tourism that produces a large share of Virginia Beach’s economy and welcomes approximately 2.75 million visitors annually. Although Virginia Beach is best known for its tourism, the military and agribusiness sectors contribute considerably to the city’s economy. Virginia Beach is home to three military installations – Naval Air Station Oceana, NAS Oceana Dam Neck Annex and Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story. The “sound of freedom” fills the sky every day as Navy jets swoop through the air on training missions. The Contemporary Art Museum of Virginia features internationally renowned artists, as well as regional and local favorites. Animal lovers should not miss the Virginia Aquarium. With interactive exhibits spotlighting aquatic animals and marine science, this attraction is ranked as one of the top 10 marine science facilities in the country. For those who want to discover sea life on their own, Virginia Beach features 18 marinas with public access. The American Music Festival, the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend, and the NAS Oceana Air Show are just a few of the city’s festivals and events not to be missed.

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Chesapeake 3353 Western Branch Blvd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1620 Cedar Road, Suite, 100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1464 Mt. Pleasant Rd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1400 Kempsville Rd., Suite 109. . . . . . . . . . . . 701-A N. Battlefield Blvd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309 S. Battlefield Blvd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211-15 Providence Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Suffolk 1401 N. Main Street . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 539-4800 3575 Shoulders Hill Rd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 947-0230

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Janaf Shopping Center Military Circle MacArthur Center Chesapeake Square Greenbrier Mall 6 Pembroke Mall 7 Lynnhaven Mall 8 New Market North 9 Patrick Henry Mall 10 Coliseum Mall 1 2 3 4 5

Virginia Beach 2110 Great Neck Shopping Center . . . . . . . . . 1615 General Booth Blvd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4872 Princess Anne Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1385 Fordham Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1069 Independence Blvd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 521 Laskin Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2868 Virginia Beach Blvd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 799 Chimney Hill Shopping Center . . . . . . . . . 4001 Virginia Beach Blvd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2129 General Booth Blvd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2058 S. Independence Blvd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 928 Diamond Springs Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Portsmouth 4000 Victory Crossing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 488-3916 Newport News 353 Chatham Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 886-9259 200 Arthur Way . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 872-6727 Williamsburg 455 Merrimac Trail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .757-253-2302 115 Norge Lane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .757-564-8619 4511 John Tyler Hwy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .757-941-1680 Hampton Roads 1282 Smithfield Plaza, Smithfield . . . . . . . . . . 357-2137 1459 Armory Dr., Franklin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 516-2621 460 Wythe Creek Road, Poquoson . . . . . . . . . 868-7128 US Highway 17, Gloucester . . . . . . . . . . . 804-642-6101 6500 Geo. Wash. Hwy, Grafton . . . . . . . . . . . 947-1240


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1.866.MOBILITY – ATT.COM – VISIT A STORE AT&T STORES Chesapeake Chesapeake Square, 4200 Portsmouth Blvd., (757) 469-8080 Greenbrier, 1412 Greenbrier Pkwy., (757) 761-8430

Virginia Beach Downtown Virginia Beach, 4725 Virginia Beach Blvd., Suite 100, (757) 285-8000 Landstown Commons, 3380 Princess Anne Rd, Suite 103, (757) 773-8230

Virginia Beach (cont) Redmill Commons, 2201 Upton Dr, Suite 900, (757) 469-7610 Hilltop, 606 Hilltop W. Shopping Ctr., (757) 761-8290

Suffolk Suffolk, 7394 Harbour Towne Pkwy, (757) 638-7870 Norfolk JANAF, 5802 East Virginia Beach Blvd, Suite 127, (757) 285-8010

Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Limited-time offer. HTC One X requires a new 2-yr wireless agreement with voice (min $39.99/mo.) and monthly data plans (min $20/mo.). Nokia Lumia 900 requires a new 2-yr wireless agreement with voice (min $39.99/mo.) and monthly data plans (min $20/mo.). Subject to Wireless Customer Agrmt. Credit approval req’d. Activ fee $36/line. Geographic, usage, and other terms, conditions, and restrictions apply and may result in svc termination. Coverage and svcs not avail everywhere. Taxes and other charges apply. Data (att.com/dataplans): If usage exceeds your monthly data allowance, you will automatically be charged overage for additional data provided. Early Termination Fee (att.com/equipmentETF): After 30 days, ETF up to $325. Restocking fee up to $35. Other Monthly Charges: Line may include a Regulatory Cost Recovery Charge (up to $1.25), a gross receipts surcharge, federal and state universal svc charges, and fees and charges for other gov’t assessments. These are not taxes or gov’t req’d charges. Visit a store or att.com/wireless to learn more about wireless devices and services from AT&T. Monthly Discount: Service discount applies only to the monthly service charge of qualified plans and not to any other charges. See store for details. Special restrictions may apply. Beats Audio experience requires compatible accessories, sold separately. Microsoft Windows® Phone and the Windows logo are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. Screen images simulated. All other marks used herein are the property of their respective owners. ©2012 AT&T Intellectual Property. PAGE 32 | Welcome Aboard

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Shopping, Museums, Cultural Activities in Hampton Roads MILITARY MUSEUMS: ■ Air Power Park

413 W. Mercury Blvd. Hampton 727-8311

■ Fort Monroe’s Casemate Museum 20 Bernard Rd. Fort Monroe 788-3391 www.monroe.army.mil/ Monroe/sites/ installation/museum/ Casemate_Museum.aspx

■ Hampton Roads Naval Museum One Waterside Dr., Ste 248 Norfolk 322-2987 www.hrnm.navy.mil

■ MacArthur Memorial Museum 198 Bank St. Norfolk 441-2965 www.macarthur memorial.org

■ Mariners’ Museum

100 Museum Dr. Newport News 596-2222 www.mariner.org.

■ Military Aviation Museum 1341 Princess Anne Rd. Virginia Beach 721-7767 www.militaryaviation museum.org

■ Museum of Military History 701 Court St. Portsmouth 393-2773

■ Nauticus

One Waterside Dr. Norfolk 664-1000 www.nauticus.org

■ From catching a glimpse of fine art to learning more

about military history, there is always plenty to do at area museums. Some museums offer free admission, while others have discounts for active duty service members and their families, senior citizens and children.

■ Old Coast Guard Station 24th Street and Atlantic Ave. Virginia Beach 422-1587 www.oldcoastguard station.com

■ Old Cape Henry Lighthouse 583 Atlantic Ave. Fort Story Virginia Beach 422-9421

■ Portsmouth Lightship Museum Water and London streets Portsmouth Waterfront 393-8591 www.portsnaval museums.com

HISTORICAL MUSEUMS: ■ Adam Thoroughgood House 1636 Parish Rd. Virginia Beach 385-5100

■ Hunter House Victorian Museum 240 W. Freemason St. Norfolk 623-9814 www.hunterhouse museum.org

■ Shirley Plantation

501 Shirley Plantation Rd. (804) 829-5121 www.shirleyplantation.com

■ Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum 2 High St. Portsmouth Waterfront 393-8591 www.portsnaval museums.com

■ Evelynton Plantation 701 John Tyler Hwy., Charles City, VA (800) 473-5075 www.jamesriver plantations.org

■ U.S. Army Transportation Museum 300 Washington Blvd. Besson Hall, Fort Eustis 878-1115 www.transchool.eustis. army.mil/Museum/ Museum.html

■ Virginia War Museum

9285 Warwick Blvd., Newport News 247-8523 www.warmuseum.org

■ Berkeley Plantation

12602 Harrison Landing Rd. Charles City, VA (804) 829-6018 www.berkeleyplantation.com

■ Jamestown Settlement 2110 Jamestown Rd. Route 31 S. 253-4838 www.historyisfun.org

■ Hill House

221 North St. Olde Towne Portsmouth 393-0241

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■ The Newsome House Museum and Cultural Center 2803 Oak Ave. Newport News 247-2360 www.newsomehouse.org

■ Norfolk History Museum 601 E. Freemason St. Norfolk 333-1087 www.chrysler.org/WB_ house.asp

■ Ocean View Station Museum 111 W. Ocean View Ave. Norfolk 531-0445 www.ovsm.org

■ Riddick’s Folly

510 N. Main St. Suffolk 934-0822 www.riddicksfolly.org

■ Suffolk Seaboard Station Railroad Museum 326 N. Main St. Suffolk 923-4750 www.suffolktrainstation.org

■ Suffolk Museum 118 Bosley Ave. Suffolk 923-2371

■ Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 206 High St. Portsmouth 393-8031 www.vshfm.com


THEATER VENUES: ■ American Theatre

ART MUSEUMS & GALLERIES: (CONT.) ■ d’Art Center

■ Ferguson Center for the Arts

■ Hampton University Museum

■ Generic Theatre

■ Hermitage Foundation

■ Little Theatre of Norfolk

■ Peninsula Fine Arts Center

■ The NorVa

■ Portlock Galleries at Sono

125 East Mellen St. | Hampton 722-2787 www.hamptonarts.net

208 E. Main St. | Norfolk, 625-4211 www.d-artcenter.org

1 University Pl. | Newport News 594-7448 www.fergusoncenter.cnu.edu 215 St. Paul’s Blvd. | Norfolk 441-2160 www.generictheater.org

11 Frissell Ave. | Hampton 727-5308 museum.hamptonu.edu 7637 N. Shore Rd. | Norfolk 423-2052 www.hermitagefoundation.org

801 Claremont Ave. | Norfolk 627-8551 www.ltnonline.org

101 Museum Dr. | Newport News 596-8175 www.pfac-va.org

317 Monticello Ave. | Norfolk 627-4547 www.thenorva.com

3815 Bainbridge Blvd. | Chesapeake 502-4901

■ Visual Arts Center Gallery

■ nTelos Wireless Pavilion

340 High St. | Portsmouth 822-1888

901 Crawford St. | Portsmouth 393-8181 www.pavilionconcerts.com

CHILDREN’S/SCIENCE MUSEUMS:

■ Sandler Center for the Performing Arts 201 Market St. | Virginia Beach 385-2787 www.sandlercenter.org

■ Chesapeake Planetarium

310 Shea Drive, Chesapeake 547-0153

■ Children’s Museum of Virginia

■ Seven Venues

Visit www.sevenvenues.com or call 664-6464 for tickets and information for at Attucks Theatre, Chrysler Hall, Harbor Park, Harrison Opera House, Prism Theatre at Scope Arena, Norfolk Scope Arena and Wells Theatre.

■ Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts

110 W. Finney Ave. | Suffolk 923-0003 www.suffolkcenter.org

221 High St., Portsmouth 393-5258 www.childrensmuseumva.com

■ Virginia Air & Space Center

600 Settlers Landing Rd. | Hampton 727-0900 www.vasc.org

■ Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center 717 General Booth Blvd. | Virginia Beach 385-3474 www.virginiaaquarium.com

ART MUSEUMS & GALLERIES: ■ Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum

■ Virginia Living Museum

524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. | Newport News 595-1900 www.thevlm.org

1113 Atlantic Ave. | Virginia Beach 437-8432 www.awhm.org

ZOOS/PETTING ZOOS:

■ Charles H. Taylor Arts Center

■ Bluebird Gap Farm

4025 Victoria Blvd. | Hampton 727-1490 www.hamptonarts.net

60 Pine Chapel Rd. | Hampton 727-6739

■ Chrysler Museum of Art

■ Hunt Club Petting Farm

■ Contemporary Art Center of Virginia

■ Peninsula SPCA Exotic Sanctuary & Petting Zoo

2388 London Bridge Rd. | Virginia Beach 427-9520 www.huntclubfarm.com

245 W. Olney Rd.| Norfolk 664-6200 www.chrysler.org

2200 Parks Ave. | Virginia Beach 425-0000 www.cacv.org

■ Courthouse Galleries

523 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. | Newport News 595-1399

■ Virginia Zoo

3500 Granby St. | Norfolk 441-2374 www.virginiazoo.org

420 High St. | Portsmouth 393-8543 www.courthousegalleries.com PAGE 34 | Welcome Aboard

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SHOPPING MALLS/DISTRICTS: ■ Bluebird Gap Farm

60 Pine Chapel Rd. | Hampton 727-6739

■ Chesapeake Square Mall

4200 Portsmouth Blvd. | Chesapeake www.simon.com/mall/?id=118

■ City Center at Oyster Point

Thimble Shoals Blvd | Newport News citycenteratoysterpoint.com

■ The Gallery at Military Circle

MACARTHUR CENTER

880 North Military Hwy. | Norfolk 461-0777 www.galleryatmilitarycircle.com

MacArthur Center, located on Monticello Avenue in downtown Norfolk, features one million square feet of retail offerings, including Hampton Roads’ first Nordstrom and the region’s flagship Dillard’s department store.

■ Greenbrier Mall

1401 Greenbrier Parkway S. | Chesapeake 424-7300 www.greenbriermall.com

■ Lynnhaven Mall

■ Waterside Marketplace

■ MacArthur Center

■ Williamsburg Pottery Factory

701 Lynnhaven Pkwy. | Virginia Beach 340-9340 www.lynnhavenmall.com

300 Monticello Ave. | Norfolk 627-6000 www.shopmacarthur.com

333 Waterside Dr. | Norfolk www.watersidemarketplace.com

Route 60 West | Lightfoot 564-3326 www.williamsburgpottery.com

■ Patrick Henry Mall

12300 Jefferson Avenue | Newport News 249-4305 www.shoppatrickhenrymall.com

ORTHODONTIST The Doctor makes the difference!

■ Pembroke Mall

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4554 Virginia Beach Blvd. | Virginia Beach 497-6255 www.pembrokemall.com

Herbst Appliance

■ Penninsula Town Center

W. Mercury Blvd near I-64 | Hampton www.peninsulatowncenter.com

■ Prime Outlets - Williamsburg

New Patients and *Transfers Welcome

5715 Richmond Rd. | Williamsburg 565-0702 www.primeoutlets.com

■ The Shops At Hilltop North, East & West

Laskin and First Colonial Rds. | Virginia Beach 428-2224 www.hilltopshops.com

■ The Town Center of Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach Blvd. near Independence Blvd. | Virginia Beach www.vabeachtowncenter.com

DePaul Medical Building, Norfolk (757) 489-1331 5660 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach (757) 424-3794 1029 W. Mercury Blvd., Hampton (757) 838-2006 Dr. Catherine Oden Fulton Orthodontist www.DrCatherineFulton.com

■ The Williamsburg Outlet Mall 6401 Richmond Rd. | Lightfoot www.williamsburgoutletmall.com

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Public Transportation HRT serves Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach â&#x2013;  HRT BUS: Hampton Roads Transit provides bus ser-

light rail, debuted in Norfolk on August 19, 2011. It extends 7.4 miles from the Eastern Virginia Medical Center complex east through downtown Norfolk and adjacent to I-264 to Newtown Road. Eleven stations provide access to shopping, dining and entertainment as well as the Norfolk State University and Norfolkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tidewater Community College campuses. There are four park-and-ride lots with free parking. Visit www.gohrt.com/services/the-tide for more information.

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PADDLEWHEEL FERRY: There are three 150-passenger paddlewheel ferries operating on the Elizabeth River between Norfolk (the Waterside festival marketplace in downtown)and Portsmouth (North Landing and High Street). Ferries operate every 30 minutes with 15-minute service during the summer at peak times on weekends. Schedules are subject to change based on operating situations. The ferry is wheelchair accessible and allows boarding passengers to walk on with bicycles.

vice to over 1.3 million people in Chesapeake, Hampton, Norfolk, Newport News, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach. There are a total of 81 bus routes, and all HRT vehicles are equipped with bike racks. HRT also provides express bus services, known as The MAX, two shuttle services, the NET Connector and the VB Wave, as well as the Peninsula Commuter Service. Visit www. gohrt.com for more information, routes.

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â&#x2013;  Orange Cab Co. 757-369-8977 Based in Newport News www.orangecabco.com

â&#x2013;  Andyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Taxi Group of Hampton Roads 1-866-840-6573 Based in Norfolk/Virginia Beach www.andystaxigroup.com

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â&#x2013;  Black & White Cabs of Virginia Beach 757-855-3334 www.vabeachblackandwhitecabs.com Power wheelchair accessible Taxicabs available

â&#x2013;  Yellow Cab of Hampton 757-855-0000 www.yellowcabofhampton.com

â&#x2013;  Yellow Cab of Newport News 757-855-1111 www.yellowcabofnewportnews.com Only Ft. Eustis Recommended Taxi Company


VIRGINIA DMVs Check out online services to find everything from renewing vehicle registration to checking the status of online transactions, or for a list of documents that customers may use to prove identity, residency and legal presence, visit www.dmvNOW.com or call (804) 497-7100. Customers can make their driver’s license or ID card transactions a success if they plan ahead and know what to bring to DMV.

VEHICLE REGISTRATION:

While stationed in Virginia, if you purchase a vehicle, you may title and register that vehicle in your home state or you may title and register the vehicle in Virginia. Vehicles titled and registered in your name may be driven with valid out-of-state license plates if you are the sole owner. If the vehicle is co-owned and out-of-state plates are used, all co-owners must be active duty members of the Armed Forces. If all the co-owners are not active duty members, the vehicle will need to be registered in Virginia. To title a vehicle in Virginia, submit the following to DMV:

■ Completed Application for Certificate of Title and Registration (form VSA 17A). ■ Proof of address ■ Social Security Number ■ The manufacturer’s statement of origin if the vehicle is new, or ■ The previous owner’s title signed over to you if the vehicle is used. If you are titling a vehicle from another state, bring your title from your previous state of residence. Your name must appear on the out-of-state title as owner. Or, you may have the previous owner of the out-ofstate vehicle assign the title to you.

Keep Wonder Off the Endangered List

Somewhere past the red wolves, Newport News I-64 Exit 258-A 757-595-1900 thevlm.org

just beyond the bald eagles and beside the sea turtle, you will find it. The most wondrous and delicate discovery of all . . . in the eyes of those you came with.

Protect What’s Precious

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LOCATIONS ■ Chesapeake 813 Greenbrier Pkwy. Chesapeake, VA 23320 ■ Hampton 8109 Roanoke Ave. Hampton, VA 23605 ■ Newport News 12730 Patrick Henry Dr. Newport News, VA 23602 ■ Norfolk/Military Circle 5745 Poplar Hall Dr. Norfolk, VA 23502 ■ Norfolk/Widgeon Rd. 850 Widgeon Rd. Norfolk, VA 23513 ■ Portsmouth 6400 Bickford Pkwy. Portsmouth, VA 23703 ■ Suffolk 268 Holladay St. Suffolk, VA 23434 ■ Virginia Beach/Buckner 3551 Buckner Blvd. Virginia Beach, VA 23453 ■ Virginia Beach/Hilltop 1712 Donna Dr. Virginia Beach, VA 23454


Weekend Getaways BUSCH GARDENS www.buschgardens.com/bgw/ One Busch Gardens Blvd., Williamsburg, Va., 23187 Busch Gardens Williamsburg is an incredible combination of European flair and high-flying action with thrilling rides, fabulous shows, and charming villages. *Special military deal available – visit www.herosalute.com

WASHINGTON D.C.

Our nation’s capital provides visitors with all kinds of vacation destinations. Visit the Smithsonian, tour the national monuments and memorials, tour the three houses of government, take a walk through Georgetown, walk, bike, or kayak along the C & O Canal.

OXFORD TRACE APARTMENT HOMES • 1 & 2 Bdrm Garden Apartment Homes • Washer/dryer connections • Private Patios* • 24-Hr Fitness Center • Car Care Center

■ Busch Gardens, Williamsburg LURAY CAVERNS

101 Cave Hill Road, Luray, Va., 22835 4,000,000 centuries in the making beneath Virginia’s storied Shenandoah Valley, the Luray Caverns features one- hour tours. Well-lighted, paved walkways lead visitors through cathedral-sized rooms with ceilings 10 stories high. Enormous chambers are filled with towering columns, shimmering draperies and crystal-clear pools.

COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG

The Historic Area of Colonial Williamsburg stretches over 301 acres and includes 88 original 18th-century structures. Hundreds of houses, shops and public outbuildings are reconstructed on their original foundations. Hundreds of houses, shops and public outbuildings are reconstructed on their original foundations.

OUTER BANKS, NORTH CAROLINA

• Pet Friendly • Resort-style Pool and Cabana • Picnic Areas w/grills • 24-Hr Emergency Service

From the footsteps of the new world’s first colonists, to the rush of landing your first trophy billfish, one thing is clear - The Outer Banks of North Carolina is a different kind of place. The cities, which include Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, and Nags Head, have sporting events, museums, historical sites, cultural sites, and lighthouses for your enjoyment.

www.oxfordtrace.com 5505 Oxford Trace Way • Va Beach 23464 • Phone: 757.366.0303

trail creek RENTAL TOWNHOMES • Brand New Townhomes • 1,2 & 3 Bedroom Townhomes • Gated Community * • Attached/Detached Garages* • Internet Café

• Resort Style Pool with Cabana • 24 Hour Fitness Center • Pet Friendly • Minutes to 1-64/664 • Clubhouse w/Billiards & Shuffleboard

www.trailcreekapts.com 2 Abbott Drive • Hampton, VA 23666 • 757.826.4006 PAGE 38 | Welcome Aboard

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Curving around a bend in the James River, Richmond, Virginiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s state capital, is a many-faceted city. Burned and rebuilt twice (Revolutionary and Civil Wars respectively) and once the headquarters of the Confederacy, this historic urban center is now home to major universities and Fortune 500 companies as well as expansive parks. While there is plenty of suburban sprawl at its edges (as well as the Richmond International Raceway and an international airport) and a good bit of the city fringe that ranges towards the ramshackle, the aged heart of Richmond is ostensibly atmospheric, dotted with cultural sights and framed for blocks by historic buildings (there are over 20 national and state historic districts in the downtown area alone).

   

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Charlottesville, a charming little city surrounded by the hazy Blue Ridge Mountains and acres of rolling farmland, bears the mark of Thomas Jefferson. The third president built his home in the hills nearby and founded the University of Virginia located here, which has continued to ďŹ&#x201A;ourish over the intervening centuries. Most tourists come to the area to visit three presidential homes. Located three miles southeast of town, Thomas Jeffersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s former home, Monticello is set on 1,000 acres of restored gardens and is open daily (guided tours only of the house itself). Montpelier, one-time home of third president James Madison is located just south of the town of Orange (the residence itself recently restored), while Ash Lawn-Highland, the home of James Monroe, is located near Monticello and Michie Tavern, built in 1784.

APPLE PICKING IN WINCHESTER

Winchester-Frederick Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s roots lie in the apple industry, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no surprise that even today the rolling hills still feature family-owned farms and markets. While away an afternoon picking your own apples, sipping Shenandoah Valley wine, or enjoying a leisurely hayride. Other attractions in Winchester include Civil War battleďŹ elds and cemetaries, historic manor homes and museums. Visit www.visitwinchesterva.com for more information. PAGE 39 | Welcome Aboard

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Local Sports Teams The Norfolk Admirals ■

COLLEGE SPORTS Norfolk State University: www.nsuspartans.com Old Dominion University: www.odusports.com Virginia Wesleyan College: vwcathletics.com

NORFOLK ADMIRALS The Norfolk Scope 201 E. Brambleton Ave, Norfolk The Norfolk Admirals are a minor professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League, and are affiliated with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Hampton University: www.hamptonpirates.com William and Mary: tribeathletics.com

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Harbor Park 150 Park Avenue, Norfolk The Norfolk Tides are the Triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, and a member of the International League. Known as The Tidewater Tides, the team was formed in 1961.

VIRGINIA DESTROYERS Virginia Beach Sportsplex 2181 Landstown Rd., Va. Beach The Virginia Destroyers are a professional American football team based in Virginia Beach. They began play in the United Football League (UFL) in the 2011 season.

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NAVY MORALE, WELFARE, AND RECREATION (MWR) The Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Division provides a varied program of recreation, social and community support activities on U.S. Navy facilities worldwide. Their programs provide active duty, reserve and retired Navy personnel and their families with sports and physical fitness activities, child development and youth programs and a variety of food and beverage services. Their mission is to provide quality support and recreational services that contribute to the retention, readiness, mental, physical and emotional well-being of Sailors. MWR programs provide on and off-base opportunities for fun – often at little or no cost – including kayaking trips, paintball, sporting events, as well as discount tickets to theme parks, concerts and movies. Many on-base services include fitness centers, crafts and hobby shops, do-it-yourself auto repair shops, golf courses, pools, bowling alleys, bingo, marinas and single-Sailor liberty programs. Before hitting the area’s theme parks or planning your next vacation to Disney World, check with your local MWR Information, Tickets & Tours (ITT) office for discounted

tickets. ITT offices offer tickets to parks, museums, movie theaters, concerts and central Florida theme parks to include Walt Disney World, Sea World and Universal Studios. Military discounted rates are available to active duty, retirees, DoD civilians, reservists and family members accompanied with a military ID card. For more information, visit www.mwr.navy.mil. For Information, Tickets and Tours (ITT), call or visit one of the Hampton Roads ITT offices.

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Local On Base Religious Services ■ David Adams Chapel,

JEB Little Creek Chapel

ROMAN CATHOLIC Mass schedule: 5 p.m., Sat. (fulfills Sunday obligation) 9 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. , Sun. | Fellowship: 10 a.m., Sun. Choir practice: 6 p.m., Tues. | Confessions: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Sat.

LATTER DAY SAINTS

PROTESTANT Sun. School : 9 a.m. Sun. AWANA / Children’s Church : 10 a.m., Sun. Worship:10:30 a.m., Sun. | Fellowship: 11:30 a.m., Sun. Coffeehouse: 6 p.m., Sun. Bible Study/ Band Practice: 5 p.m., Mon. PWOC: 9:30 a.m., Wed | Choir practice: 6 p.m., Wed.

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Worship: 11:30 a.m., Sun. (Chapel Annex Classroom 1) Meeting: 7 p.m., Wed. (Chapel Annex Classroom 4)

ROMAN CATHOLIC Confessions: 4:15 p.m. - Sat. Mass Schedule: 5 p.m. - Sat. PROTESTANT Worship service: 9 a.m. - Sun.

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ROMAN CATHOLIC Mass schedule: 9 a.m., Sun. Bible study: 9:30 a.m., Tues. PROTESTANT Worship:11 a.m., Sun. Bible study: Noon, Wed.

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ROMAN CATHOLIC Our Lady of Victory Chapel Mass schedule: 11:45 a.m., Wed. 10 a.m., Sun.. PROTESTANT David Adams Memorial Chapel Worship: 10:30 a.m., Sun.

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ISLAMIC WORSHIP

Masjid al Da’wah 2nd Floor (Bldg. C-7) Services: 1:30 p.m., Fri. Chapels are open daily for prayer.

NAS Oceana Chapel ROMAN CATHOLIC Mass schedule: 11:30 a.m., Mon. - Thurs. 9 a.m. & 12:15 p.m., Sun.

PROTESTANT Sun. school: 9:15 a.m., Sun. Worship:10:40 a.m., Sun. Bible study/ 11 a.m., Wed.

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Norfolk 444-7361 JEBLCFS 462-7427 Yorktown 887-4711 Oceana 433-2871 Dam Neck Annex 492-6602 Finding a comfortable place of worship can be a first step to getting to know a new community. Whether Christian, Jewish, Muslim or Buddhist, Hampton Roads offers a wide selection of faith centers on and off the Navy bases. Most offer children’s religious education and a variety of other services and religious rituals. This list of local faith organizations can help new residents find the right fit for them their families.


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BIRTH CERTIFICATE:

An official certified copy, not a photocopy, of the child’s birth record must be provided. At the time of enrollment, the child must be five years of age or reach his/her fifth birthday on or before Sept. 30 of the school year. Information on obtaining a certified copy of a birth certification is available at the Virginia Department of Health website. If a certified copy of the child’s birth record cannot be obtained, the person enrolling the child must sub-

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STREET ADDRESS:

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SCHOOL ENTRANCE HEALTH FORM:

A School Entrance Health Form, MCH 213F, completed by a licensed physician, licensed nurse practitioner, or licensed physician’s assistant regarding the child, must be presented at the time of enrollment. The three-part form includes Part I-Health Information Form, Part IICertification of Immunization and Part III-Comprehensive Physical Examination Report. The report must indicate that the child has received a comprehensive physical examination performed within the 12-months prior to the date the child first enters a public kindergarten or elementary school (K-5). The physical examination report must include “Recommendations to School” and other information as required by school division policy. School Entrance Physical Exam Form and Instructions are available online at www.doe.virginia. gov/students_parents/student_enrollment.shtml.

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SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:

The child’s Federal Social Security Number (SSN) must be provided upon enrollment or within 90 days thereafter. However, a child may not be excluded from school if a SSN is not provided. The division superintendent or a person acting on his behalf may waive this requirement if he finds that an individual is not eligible to obtain a SSN in accordance with guidelines established by the Board of Education or if the parent is unwilling to provide such number.

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When a student is registered, the parent must provide a sworn statement about whether the child has been expelled. The statement must indicate whether the child has been expelled from attending a private school or another public school in Virginia or a school in another state for an offense involving weapons, alcohol or drugs or for willful infliction of injury to another person.

INDIVIDUAL EDUCATION PLAN:

Copies of an Individual Education Plan (IEP) must be submitted for children who require Special Education or have developmental disabilities.

The mission of Virginia’s public education system is to educate students in the fundamental knowledge and academic subjects that they need to become capable, responsible, and self-reliant citizens.

Education specialists at Fleet and Family Support Centers have additional information and phone numbers for area schools and community agencies. Some Hampton Roads area schools require children rent or purchase their textbooks. The rental amount varies by school district or grade and must be paid upon enrollment.

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East Beach Montessori School 4491 Pleasant Ave., Norfolk, 739-5626

Rollingwood Academy 1752 Prodan Ln., Virginia Beach, 430-8244

Ghent Montessori School 610 Mowbray Arch, Norfolk, 622-8174

Town & Country Day School 1421 Kempsville Rd., Norfolk, 461-5456

Greenbrier Montessori School 1100 Greenbrier Parkway, Chesapeake, 549-8584

The Williams School 419 Colonial Ave., Norfolk, 627-1383

Hampton Roads Montessori School Inc. 610 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Newport News, 873-8950 McLea Day School 745 Bancker Rd., Norfolk, 587-7841 McDonald Montessori 4200 Granby St., Norfolk, 423-1800 Montessori Laboratory School 1101 Madison Plaza, Chesapeake, 548-8762 Oaktree Academy 817 Kempsville Rd., Virginia Beach, 248-9560

Peninsula Catholic High School 600 Harpersville Rd., Newport News, 596-7247 Portsmouth Catholic Elementary School 2301 Oregan Ave., Portsmouth, 488-6744 Star of the Sea Catholic School 309 15th St., Virginia Beach, 428-8400

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Richmond Diocese 7800 Carousel Ln., Richmond, (804) 359-5661

St. Gregory the Great School 5343 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, 497-1811

Bishop Sullivan Catholic High 4552 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach, 467-2881 Christ the King School 3401 Tidewater Dr., Norfolk, 625-4951 Holy Trinity Parish School 154 W. Government Ave., Norfolk, 583-1873 Our Lady Of Mount Carmel School 52 Harpersville Rd., Newport News, 596-2754

 

St. Patrick Catholic School 1000 Bolling Ave., Norfolk, 440-5500 St. Pius X School 7800 Halprin Dr., Norfolk, 588-6171

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Alpha Beta Cappa Christian Academy 7425 Chesapeake Blvd., Norfolk, 857-5215

St. Mary Star of the Sea School 14 N. Willard Ave., Hampton, 723-6358

Anchor Christian School 3624 Dupont Cir., Virginia Beach, 460-0024

St. Matthew School 3316 Sandra Ln., Virginia Beach, 420-2455

Atlantic Shores Christian Schools (Jr./Sr. High) 1217 N. Centerville Tnpk., Chesapeake, 479-9598

   

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Atlantic Shores Christian Schools (Elementary) 1861 Kempsville Rd., Virginia Beach, 479-1125

Calvary Christian School System 2311 E. Little Creek Rd., Norfolk, 480-4400

Azalea Garden Christian School 5160 Beamon Rd., Norfolk, 855-3563

Calvary Classical School 403 Whealton Rd., Hampton, 262-0062

Back Bay Christian Academy 1212 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach, 426-7943

Canterbury Day School 3164 Magic Hollow Rd., Virginia Beach, 468-2245

Bayview Christian School 707 E. Bayview Blvd., Norfolk, 480-9154

Cathedral of Faith Christian School 2020 Portlock Rd., Chesapeake, 545-8050

Bethel Christian School 1647 Briarfield Rd., Hampton, 826-7711 Bina High School For Girls 425 Washington Park, Norfolk, 627-2462 Calvary Baptist Day School 4832 Haygood Rd., Virginia Beach, 499-4076 Calvary Christian Academy 2311 Tower Place, Hampton, 325-4222

Cedar Road Christian Academy 916 Cedar Rd., Chesapeake, 547-9553 Central Christian Academy 1200 Hodges Ferry Rd., Portsmouth, 488-4477 Chesapeake Christian Academy 1229 Hazel Ave., Chesapeake, 420-9504

Churchland Country Day School 4249 Taylor Rd., Chesapeake, 484-8783

Faith Outreach Education Center 3105 W. Mercury Blvd., Hampton, 838-8949

Coastal Christian Academy 640 Kempsville Rd., Virginia Beach, 217-2151

First Baptist Christian School 237 N. Main St., Suffolk 925-0274

Cook’s Day School 22 Marple Ln., Hampton, 838-1221

Fox Hill Private School 415 Fox Hill Rd., Hampton, 851-0617

Cornerstone Christian School 1212 Willow Ave., Chesapeake 424-7230

Gateway Christian Schools 5473 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, 499-6551

Denbigh Baptist Christian School 13010 Mitchell Point Rd., Newport News, 249-2654

Greenbrier Enrichment Center & School 825 Greenbrier Pkwy., Chesapeake, 548-9280

Denbigh Christian Academy School 1233 Shields Rd., Newport News, 874-8661

Gloria Dei Lutheran School 250 Fox Hill Rd., Hampton, 851-6292

Emmanuel Lutheran School 23 Semple Farm Rd., Hampton, 865-7800

Grace Baptist School of Norfolk 3423 Sewells Point Rd. Norfolk, 853-6049

Faith Academy School of Excellence 1010 E. 26th St., Norfolk, 624-1724

Greenhill Farms Christian Academy 969 Philpotts Rd., Norfolk, 853-0111

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Great Hope Baptist School 1401 S. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake, 482-5121 Greenbrier Christian Academy 311 Kempsville Rd. Chesapeake 547-9595 Hampton Christian Schools 2424 N. Armistead Ave. Hampton, 838-7538 Hampton Montessori School, Inc 225 Chapel St. Hampton 723-1428 Hebrew Academy of Tidewater 5000 Corporate Woods Dr. Suite 180, Virginia Beach, 424-4327 Holloman Child Development and Education Center 1520 Todds Ln., Hampton, 838-3188 Holy Tabernacle Christian Academy 14749 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, 886-9515

Indian Creek-Welcome Independent Baptist Church School 1200 Kempsville Rd., Chesapeake, 547-3552 Independence Christian School 4413 Wishart Rd., Virginia Beach, 464-4941

Mount Lebanon Christian Academy 884 Bells Mill Rd. Chesapeake, 547-3388 Mount Pleasant Christian School 1613 Mount Pleasant Rd. Chesapeake, 482-9557

Ivy League Academy 520 Constitution Dr., Virginia Beach, 499-6064

New Light School of Excellence 5549 Indian River Rd., Virginia Beach, 420-0945

Kempsville Academy, Inc. 1458 Kempsville Rd., Virginia Beach, 467-1234

Norfolk Christian Lower School (Norfolk campus) 7000 Granby St., 423-5812

Kempsville Presbyterian Church Day School 805 Kempsville Rd., Virginia Beach, 495-1913

Norfolk Christian Lower School (VA Beach campus) 1265 Laskin Rd., 428-1284

King’s Grant Day School 873 Little Neck Rd., Virginia Beach, 431-9744 Level Green Baptist 1305 Level Green Blvd., Virginia Beach, 424-1279

Norfolk Christian Upper School 255 Thole St., Norfolk 423-5770 Old Donation Episcopal Day School 4449 N. Witchduck Rd., Virginia Beach, 497-0563

Olivet Christian 14425 Old Couthouse Way, Newport News, 877-1159 Ocean View Christian Academy 9504 Selby Place, Norfolk, 583-1808 Open Door Chrisitan Academy 3177 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, 340-6683 Orcutt Baptist School 653 Baxter Ln., Newport News, 249-2323 Park View Elementary 260 Elm Ave., Portsmouth, 393-8647 Parkdale Private School 321 Virginian Dr., Norfolk, 583-5989 Parkview Christian Academy/Child Development Center 1116 Briarfield Rd., Newport News, 826-4074

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Portsmouth Christian Schools 3214 Elliott Ave. Portsmouth, 393-0725 Providence Baptist School & Day Care 501 Providence Rd.,Chesapeake, 523-6480 St. Andrew’s Episcopal School 45 Main St., Newport News, 596-0371

St. Christopher School 3300 Cedar Ln., Portsmouth 484-6776 St. Mary Academy 921 Holt St., Norfolk 622-7246 StoneBridge Lower School 4810 Portsmouth Blvd., Chesapeake, 488-7586 Stonebridge Upper School 1629-A Jolliff Rd. Chesapeake, 488-2214

Summit Christian Academy 69 Saunders Rd., Newport News, 599-9424

Trinity Lutheran School 6812 River Rd., Newport News, 245-2576

Sweethaven Christian Academy 5000 W. Norfolk Rd., Portsmouth, 484-4082

Trinity Lutheran School 6001 Granby St., Norfolk, 489-2732

Tabernacle Baptist Church of Virginia Beach 717 Whitehurst Landing Rd., Virginia Beach, 424-4673

Virginia Beach Christian Academy 5277 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach, 473-1190

Tabernacle of Prayer Christian School 3611 Colley Ave., Norfolk 625-4977

Virginia Beach Country Day School 2100 Harbor Ln., Virginia Beach, 481-0111

Tidewater Adventist Academy 1136 Centerville Tnpk., Chesapeake, 479-0002

Veritas Christian Academy 700 Oak Grove Rd., Chesapeake, 546-7504

Tidewater Christian Academy 5225 Elmhurst Ave., Norfolk, 857-5358

Warwick River Christian School 252 Lucas Creek Rd., Newport News, 877-2941

Toras Chaim 3110 Sterling Point Dr., Portsmouth, 686-2480

West Ghent School 1009 W. Princess Anne. Rd., Norfolk, 622-4403

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