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Posted on: February 18, 2020

Hampton Roads’ LGBTQ Career Week And Expo Scheduled For March 17-21

The second annual Expo is from 11 AM until 3 PM in the Big Blue Room at ODU’s Chartway Arena and will feature more than 40 recruiters from area corporations, non-profit organizations and government agencies.

On March 21, prospective LGBTQ job seekers, interns, and volunteers will meet with employment, volunteer, and internship recruiters at OutWork757, Hampton Roads’ LGBTQ Career Expo at Old Dominion University in Norfolk.

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

Don’t End Heart Month Without Knowing How to Save One!

Learn Hands-Only CPR with Norfolk Fire-Rescue

NORFOLK, VA – As Heart Month comes to a close, Norfolk Fire-Rescue (NFR) urges residents to learn hands-only CPR. On Friday, February 28, NFR will provide a pop up training during lunch (Noon to 1 P.M.) at Waterside District. Within a 10-20 minu...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Virginia Zoo Unveils Game and New Animal-Saving Efforts

Virginia Zoo Unveils Game and New Animal-Saving Efforts 

NORFOLK, VA – Each year the Virginia Zoo raises money to donate to animal-saving efforts across the world. Its most recent initiative is a larger than life game, Quarters for Conse...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

MacArthur Memorial to Commemorate 75th Anniversary of Iwo Jima Flag Raising

On February 23, 2020, the 75th anniversary of the flag raising, the MacArthur Memorial will host a free screening of the classic film Sands of Iwo Jima (1950).

NORFOLK, Va. – On February 23, 1945, six Marines raised an American flag on Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima. Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal saw the men raising the flag out of the corner of his eye and quickly snapped ...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Norfolk Announces New System for Public Records Requests

Submit, track and receive records for requests online

NORFOLK, VA – A new online portal allows those who seek public records from the city to easily submit a request, track its progress, and receive the records.

The city now uses this system to process all city Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requ...

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Posted on: February 12, 2020

16 Local & National Architecture & Engineering Firms Collaborate with ERT Foundation

16 Local and National Architecture and Engineering Firms Collaborate with Elizabeth River Trail Foundation to Develop new Trailheads

NORFOLK, Va. – (February 2020) The Elizabeth River Trail Foundation welcomed 16 architecture, engineering and lan...

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Posted on: February 12, 2020

Local Students Honor Civil Rights Activists through Voting Rights Art and Essay Contest

NORFOLK, VA – February is African American History Month, and what better way to celebrate than learning about important figures who have impacted history.  This year, the Norfolk Public Library, the City of Norfolk, and Norfolk Public ...

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Posted on: February 12, 2020

Norfolk's Wilma Modlin Selected as One of Virginia's Most Outstanding Crossing Guards

NORFOLK, VA – Wilma Modlin, a crossing guard for Oceanair Elementary School for 10 years, has been recognized as one of Virginia’s most outstanding crossing guards by the Virginia Department of Transportation. Ms. Modlin was among 70 n...

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

Norfolk Selected to Participate in Economic Development Pilot Program

Community to receive technical services through Small Scale Manufacturing pilot program

NORFOLK, VA – The City of Norfolk was selected to participate in a Small Scale Manufacturing pilot program provided by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, through the Virginia Main Street program in partnership...

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Posted on: February 7, 2020

Fourteen Local Animal Shelters Unite to Raise Awareness for Homeless Animals

Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center will offer discounted adoption fees of $50 for both dogs and cats to help these companion animals find loving fur-ever homes.

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Posted on: February 7, 2020

NRHA and City of Norfolk to Hold First Landlord Summit

March 3 at the Chartway Arena in the Ted Constant Convocation Center from 8 a.m. through 2:30 p.m.

Norfolk, VA (Feb. 7, 2020) – Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) and the City of Norfolk are holding a Landlord Summit for current and prospective landlords and property managers on March 3 at the Chartway Arena in the Te...

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Posted on: February 7, 2020

The Arts Have Emotional and Economic Impact

Non-Profit Arts and Cultural Organizations Serving Norfolk Citizens May Apply for Grants

The Arts Have Emotional and Economic ImpactNon-Profit Arts and Cultural Organizations Serving Norfolk Citizens May Apply for Grants

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk offers the highest quality and the widest array of artistic experiences. The Norfolk Commiss...

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Posted on: February 7, 2020

Norfolk Public Library celebrates 50 years of rich history and community impact at Park Place Branch

Norfolk Public Library celebrates 50 years of rich history and community impact at Park Place Branch Library

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk Public Library (NPL), the City of Norfolk, and the Park Place Community are coming together to celebrate the 50th a...

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Posted on: February 6, 2020

Virginia Zoo offers Free Fridays in February

The Zoo recently launched the immersive augmented reality tour in collaboration with ECPI University and Life Preserve.

NORFOLK, VA: Cure your cabin fever with a trip to the Virginia Zoo – for free! This February the Zoo will be offering free admission on Fridays.

“Grab your coat and see what our animals are up to during the winter,” said Greg ...

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Camp Allen School Dedication Celebrates Completion of New School Construction Initiative

The collaboration between the City and Norfolk Public Schools began in 2014.

NORFOLK, VA –  The final chapter has closed in the “Building the Future Initiative” to construct five new schools for Norfolk children. Today Norfolk city leaders, Norfolk Public Schools board members, and Department...

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

S&P Raises Norfolk’s Credit Rating to AAA

First time in the city’s history to receive highest possible rating

S&P Raises Norfolk’s Credit Rating to AAAFirst time in the city’s history to receive highest possible rating

NORFOLK, VA – For the first time in its history, Norfolk has received the highest possible credit rating. Today,...

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Posted on: January 31, 2020

2020 Virginia International Tattoo

A Salute to the Greatest Generation
April 30 – May 3 at Scope Arena, Norfolk VA
Tickets are on sale now!

NORFOLK, VA. – Virginia Arts Festival has announced more details about the 2020 Virginia International Tattoo. The largest spectacle of music and might in the United States, the Virginia International Tattoo offers an astounding display of inspi...

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Posted on: January 31, 2020

Application period opens February 1 for Real Estate Tax Relief

Application period closes June 1. Community meetings scheduled.

Application period opens February 1 for Real Estate Tax ReliefApplication period closes June 1. Community meetings scheduled.

NORFOLK, VA – Homeowners have until June 1, 2020 to apply for Norfolk’s Real Estate Tax Relief and Deferral P...

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Posted on: January 30, 2020

The Work Session agenda for February 4 City Council is now available.

The current City Council Agendas are available here

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

New Traffic Pattern Improves Safety in Lambert’s Point

Changes address residents’ concerns; parking enforcement to begin Monday

New Traffic Pattern Improves Safety in Lambert’s PointChanges address residents’ concerns; parking enforcement to begin Monday

NORFOLK, VA – A new traffic pattern designed to help residents enter and leave their neighborhood h...

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

City Council actions on the January 28, 2020 formal agenda.

The current City Council Agenda actions are available here

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

Norfolk Public Library Celebrates African American History Month

Throughout February enjoy events that focus on African Americans and the vote

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk Public Library (NPL) is proud to celebrate African American History Month in February with a series of events that focus on the national theme, “African Americans and the Vote.”

The year 2020 marks the ce...

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

Hold it right there! Build the Next Retain Your Rain Neighborhood Project

Apply now for a $2,500 grant!

NORFOLK, VA – Does your neighborhood or non-profit want to build a rain garden, plant trees or install rain barrels to help hold rainwater where it falls?   The Resilience office is offering grants up to $2,500 for the...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

The Work Session and Formal Session agendas for January 28 City Council are now available.

The current City Council Agendas are available here

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Norfolk Festevents, City of Norfolk to Host Three International Class A Tall Ships in 2020

A trio of the world’s most prestigious Class A Naval sail training tall ships to stop in Norfolk

Norfolk Festevents, City of Norfolk to Host Three International Class A Tall Ships in 2020

Norfolk, VA – A trio of the world’s most prestigious Class A Naval sail training tall ships are slated to call on the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

David Sanborn Electric Band Announced as Headliner for 2020 Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival

Friday & Saturday, August 21 & 22, 2020

David Sanborn Electric Band Announced as Headliner for 2020 Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival

Norfolk, VA – World-renowned saxophonist and six-time Grammy Award winner David Sanborn has been announced as a headliner for the 2020 Norfolk Waterfront...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Norfolk Public Schools to Transport Students on Electric School Buses

One of 16 divisions in Virginia to receive electric school buses through Dominion Energy program.

Norfolk Public Schools to Transport Students on Electric School Buses

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk Public Schools (NPS) will be among 16 school divisions throughout Virginia selected to receive electric school buses through an innovative program by Domi...

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Posted on: November 27, 2019

Virginia Arts Festival and North Shore Point Downtown present James McMurtry

Thursday, March 26 at the Robin Hixon Theater

Virginia Arts Festival and North Shore Point Downtown present James McMurtry Thursday, March 26 

North Shore Point Downtown returns to the Robin Hixon Theater Thursday, March 26 at 8 pm, featuring Americana singer-songwriter James McMurtry. Ticket...

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

Virginia Arts Festival Announces 2020 Season!

Dozens of spring performances of music, dance, theater and more, in venues throughout Coastal Virginia

Virginia Arts Festival Announces 2020 Season!Dozens of spring performances of music, dance, theater and more, in venues throughout Coastal Virginia

Virginia Arts Festival will light up stages throughout Hampton Roads in spring 2020, bringing acclaimed arti...

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Posted on: October 23, 2019

Norfolk NATO Festival Announces 2020 Theme

Stories of Friendship: 75 Years from the End of World War II

Norfolk NATO Festival A celebration of our 29 International Allies right here in our own backyardAnnouncing the 2020 theme: Stories of Friendship: 75 Years from the End of World War II

For over 65 years, Norfolk, Virginia has organized a ...

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