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Apr 2014
00:30 Development Services Center Opens (smart permitting)
01:44 Senior / Disabled Real Estate Tax Relief public meetings
02:18 What to do with JEB Stuart School
04:08 Carnival cruises Norfolk again (including Bahamas!)
04:52 Civic leaders partner to manage multi-million dollar budget gap
08:02 Mayor's Poverty Commission latest
09:20 Mowing non-standard lots (GEMs) just got cheaper
10:12 Ghent Station ground breaking is big
11:18 Virginia International Tattoo focus on Vietnam
14:08 MEAC players play ball with Norfolk's youth
15:30 Norfolk's City Manager encourages exercising by example
16:34 Navy's "Stewards of the Sea" at Nauticus
19:00 The woman who fought the Virginia Poll Tax and won for all of us is honored in Norfolk
Mar 2014 
00:38 Harris Teeter celebrated the grand opening
01:32 Rockefeller 100 Resilient Cities with a Resilience Agenda Workshop
03:45 What is to become of the Meadowbrook School site?
08:37 Slover Library Preview Center
11:28 New Director of Planning and Community Development
12:12 Greenway Park Water Quality Retrofit
14:40 National Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
15:22 New display for MacArthur's corn cob pipe, sunglasses and hat
21:35 2014 Summer Camp guide
22:04 Norfolk's Recreation, Parks and Open Space offers classes for all ages from children to seniors
22:39 2014 STIHL Timbersports US Pro
25:45 Make sure your pet is properly licensed
26:26 Zoo's Animal Wellness Campus is scheduled to open to the public in the spring and vet students are there now
Feb 2014  00:32 New Vice-mayor, Angelia Williams
01:16 Snow removal
02:00 Carnival Cruise Line returning next year
02:40 Homeless Connect
06:19 Planning Commission public hearings now televised
07:20 First inclusive playground
08:16 Junior boxing champs
09:20 Keeping the streets paved
10:10 Help find the mermaids
Jan 2014
00:03 Sanitary sewer closed-circuit television
03:31 Alveta Green to fill the remainder of the Ward 3 City Council term
04:04 Anthony Burfoot was recently sworn in as the new City Treasurer
06:02 Street sweeping program
06:48 Norfolk received nearly $540 thousand dollars for Storm water pollution reduction
08:27 Carnival cruises returning under new Nauticus Director
09:08 Automated parking at garages
09:08 Norfolk Tides' field staff for the 2014 season
09:32 Construction is progressing on the Consolidated Courts Complex
10:38 Norfolk's Auxiliary Systems biz news
13:04 Norfolk is a Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities
Dec 2013  00:35 35th Street Better Block is popular in Park Place
02:42 Sign language Santa at MacArthur
04:06 Amtrak Station ribbon cutting at Harbor Park
05:18 PRA expands business footprint in Norfolk
06:00 And so does Black & White Cabs
07:46 Veterans Assistance for Learning, Opportunity, and Readiness
09:35 Adoption court is now in session
13:06 Photo-red cameras now in Norfolk
13:40 Sheriff's Office delivers holiday meals to needy
14:34 Virginia Zoo accreditation renewed by AZA
15:20 NPS students learn about recycling with Keep Norfolk Beautiful
16:48 Dance Theater of Harlem comes to Norfolk during the Virginia Arts Festival 2014
19:50 West Freemason district celebrates Top 10 National Neighborhoods
21:34 Council gets a tour of the animal hospital under construction
Nov 2013
00:30 Captain Phillips family
02:52 Norfolk's best bond rating in 50 years
03:34 Cemeteriescape
05:15 Elmwood now on National Register of Historic Places
05:58 Mayor's poverty reduction effort
08:04 Neighborhood Expo 2013
11:02 City to build four schools for real
13:00 Utilities turns 140 years old
18:18 A new biz idea every 60 seconds at Start Norfolk
20:36 Glass artist Therman Statom creates huge fish for CHKD
23:49 Car rules
24:33 Mermaid Factory
25:32 National award for W. Freemason
26:24 Norfolk now one of "America's Most Talkative Cities" 
 Oct 2013 00:32 Naval Base Commute
03:38 Southside Aquatics Center is open (dedication in late October)
04:14 Backyard Chickens in Norfolk
05:00 Play Day big red light-green light game
06:17 757 Makerspace moves in
09:49 Joe's Job to test the downtown floodgates (courtesy WVEC-TV 13)
12:53 911 memorial garden at Ernie Morgan Ctr.
18:46 Employees go back to school for their Day of Caring
19:18 16th Annual Teen FUSE festival is big fun for youth
21:58 City Treasurer opens ADA handicap service window
22:40 Library offers free technology (Microsoft and more) classes for residents
23:40 Help save the multiple historical sculptures (from 1880's) hidden in the Botanical Garden
27:12 NPD officer earns Virginia Award for Valor 

Sep 2013 
00:26 On the street for National Night Out against crime
01:47 USS Wisconsin vet visit
05:21 NRHA earns national accolades
06:06 Crimeview Community sends you an email when there is a crime in your neighborhood
06:50 Dominion Power grants in the classroom
07:39 Adoptions at Harbor Park
08:42 Fighter Pilot 3D at Nauticus
11:08 Admirals Hockey 25th season
11:50 Regain rain garden at Ingleside
14:20 Meeting and greeting on Granby
16:16 Special needs registry
17:09 NSU strength training with Reese 
 Aug 2013 00:29 Downtown tunnel westbound weekend closures and big picture
02:56 Gaming a mega-storm
06:54 Emergency Preparedness Town hall events (Zombies?)
08:30 City RBI baseball team goes to New York tournament
09:30 Sheriff's new youth summer camp
12:10 Ban the Box felony check
13:02 How to "borrow" free e-books to check out from anywhere
20:10 Norfolk General earns national ranking
20:42 What is the Norfolk Cares IMPACT call center?
22:07 American Rover Kids Crew that your child can be part of
24:48 3-D movies at Nauticus - "Wild Oceans & Fighter Pilot 3D: Operation Red Flag"
25:30 Glass garden sculptures at the Botanical Garden (75th Anniversary)
Jul 2013 00:30 All-America City award earned in three pronged pitch
01:43 Walmart Neighborhood Market & WAWA on Ingleside
02:38 Naval Station Norfolk Extension Study public meetings in Norfolk
03:18 Opening day at Sail Nauticus
04:14 The Y On Granby ribbon cutting and celebration
05:14 The first city Community Safety Forum with NPS Superintendent Dr. Samuel King
06:15 New fire boat inaugurated (thanks Andy)
09:42 New Giraffe and a peek at the progress of the new animal hospital at the Virginia Zoo
13:25 Farm Markets in Norfolk = local/regionally grown veggies and more
17:27 Tutors from the Crispus Attucks Cultural Center RISE program helps P.B. Young kids
18:40 Kittens really know how to party - Inside Kittypalooza 2013
20:56 Sheriff's scholarships to NPS graduates
21:45 Butterflies at the Norfolk Botanical Garden are something to behold
25:11 Getting fit in the (botanical) garden with city employees
27:38 Skate Park art is TOTALLY RAD! Meet the artist.
 Jun 2013

00:32 NPD fallen remembrance
03:19 Investing in Yourself on June 22
04:08 75 companies scoping in on hiring at Scope Your Future
05:42 1st job fair for veterans
07:47 Rockefeller help with flooding
08:26 Tidewater Drive improvements coming
08:58 e-cycling in the city
12:58 Autism is increasing and Health Watch is exploring
13:58 Connecting the homeless with help
15:00 Hurricane time again
16:26 New Nautical Channel network features Norfolk events
18:58 Summer Good Times is out now
19:42 Metal Matisse public art is enlightening

 May 2013 00:25 General Douglas MacArthur's library at the MacArthur Memorial is a historical treasure unique to the world and you can visit it for free
08:36 Youth In Government Day
10:24 Norfolk Public Library's Blyden Branch renovation is looking good
11:14 Team Better Block works on Granby and Olney
15:30 May is Bike Month in Norfolk
16:38 Parking SMART in downtown
17:22 Wetlands protection at Colley Bay near Larchmont Elem.
19:40 Senior Olympics 2013 rocks with Norfolk's forever young residents
20:34 Pre-K and Kindergarten round ups are a success for parents
22:20 The historic Savoy building has a new owner
23:05 Chess on the Wisconsin is an International affair
25:44 China visit developing friendship and economic development
26:30 Before the big show - local kids see what the circus animals are up to
 Apr 2013 00:38 New hotel, conference center and parking garage coming to downtown
02:56 Bauer Compressors is expanding operations in Norfolk - groundbreaking
04:40 New website - - has user benefits in mind
05:22 Bigger below deck tours of the USS Wisconsin coming to Nauticus -
09:54 Painting the Whiskey involves underwater inspections
15:34 Fix-A-Leak time as Spring rolls in
16:24 Green Reader in NPS with Keep Norfolk Beautiful
18:41 Therapeutic Rec Center expansion is open for your special needs loved one -
19:50 Want to start a neighborhood walking group? Here's how
20:43 Home school field trip to Nauticus is a special day
23:50 Sail Nauticus is a new venture for all things related to sailing for all ages -
24:42 Mid-Eastern Atlantic Conference 2013 basketball tournament experience (NSU Lady Spartans included) 

Mar 2013

Budget conversation with residents, Senior/disabled real-estate tax relief changes, Ocean View burnt out motel purchased, Texting the Norfolk Crime Line, City employee public works heroes, Sweethearts on Parade, Norfolk Initiative for Chess Excellence awards, Spring Break Camp Sampler, Master Gardeners in Norfolk, Red carpet pet adoptions, Spring time Good Times is out now, A healthy journey - part 1

Feb 2013

Team Better Block to jump start neighborhoods, HRBT expansion plan status, Fairmount Park residents celebrate accomplishments, AIR 2.0 improves property information, Community emergency training in Portsmouth and Norfolk, MLK 2012 march of hope, Healthy Youth Day, New Ingleside gym, MEAC basketball returning with Aretha Franklin, Guns and Hoses 2013, Keep Norfolk Beautiful turns 15, Symphony goes to the library, Virginia Zoo newest residents are real animals

Jan 2013

Amtrak arrives in Norfolk, Budget garners national government finance award, Elizabeth River Trail and Tunnel update, Downtown Norfolk Transportation Center planning, Ending homelessness update, A second chance at life with Stanhope House, Richmond public safety memorial will have 146 Hampton Roads fallen, Zoo rain garden, Golf Course river erosion gets crushed, MacArthur museum built in Morotai, Library super hero, 2,012 pets adopted in 2012