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Chesapeake Television Chesapeake Television is the local cable TV station for the City of Chesapeake in Virginia.

We provide live coverage of City Council, Planning Commission and School Board meetings. We also produce in-studio and on-location news, information, educational, cultural, public affairs, sports and human interest programs.

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Chesapeake Weekly, August 9

On this week’s Chesapeake Weekly, Mosquito season isn’t over yet! Learn why they multiply when it rains. Plus, Engine Repair camp teaches teens how to keep a motor running. All that and more on this week’s episode of Chesapeake Weekly.

Camp Fury

Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast and the Chesapeake Fire Department partner each summer for Camp Fury. Girl Scouts learn first aid and fire fighting skills. Here is a clip from last year's camp.

Chesapeake Weekly, Mosquitos

Don't let mosquitos ruin your summer plans! Tip and toss containers in your yard that hold water. Here's Mosquito Control Director Lisa Wagenbrenner with more information and tips.

Chesapeake Weekly, Flood Insurance

We're a month away from what is historically been the busiest month of hurricane season. Don't delay looking into flood insurance, a critical safety net for anyone who lives in Chesapeake.

Library Life: Summer Reading Carnival

Celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Challenge with inflatables, a magic show, games and the Chesapeake Police Department's K-9 team. Check out this story to learn more.

Chesapeake Weekly, August 2

On this week’s Chesapeake Weekly, the new High Rise Bridge is open to traffic but there’s still plenty of work to be done. Plus, the Historic Village at the Dismal Swamp takes a significant step forward. All that and more on this week’s episode of Chesapeake Weekly.


UPDATE: Power has been restored and programming is now available on Cox Channel 48, Verizon Channel 43, and online at

PLEASE NOTE: Chesapeake Television's programming is currently unavailable due to a power outage. We apologize for any inconvenience and are working to restore service as quickly as possible.

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Commonwealth's Attorney Matt Hamel discusses the responsibilities of his office and staff and details the relationship between the Police Department and the Commonwealth's Attorney's office.


Virginia's annual Sales Tax Holiday starts Friday, August 5 at 12:01 a.m., and ends Sunday, August 7 at 11:59 p.m. 🛒 During those three days, you can buy qualifying hurricane and emergency preparedness items without paying sales tax. For a full list of qualifying items, please visit

A Closer Look - CIBH Opioid Bags

Drug overdoses have been the leading cause of unnatural deaths in the State of Virginia since 2013. If you or your loved one is experiencing a substance use disorder, recovery is possible.

A Closer Look - STI Health Bags

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are very common and many people who have them don't show any symptoms. Learn more from the Chesapeake Health Department.

A Closer Look - Swim Safety

Child drownings continue to be the leading cause of unintentional death among children ages 1 to 4 years old. In this special episode of "A Closer Look", find out what you can do to help save a child from drowning.

Library Life: ZineFest

Support local art. Come check out local zine makers, local artists, local comic book writers, DJ Dan Stuckie and friends, local food trucks, games, and workshop classes with zine artists all with an aesthetic vibe at the coolest park under a bridge.

Chesapeake Weekly, July 26

On this week’s Chesapeake Weekly, we learn the latest on an exciting historic project in southern Chesapeake. Plus, it’s a great time to adopt a pet! All that and more on this week’s episode of Chesapeake Weekly.


The Chesapeake Police Department and the American Red Cross are hosting two upcoming blood drives at the Central Library on July 26 and August 2. Please join our lifesaving mission and schedule an appointment today! Visit and enter code ChesapeakeMayor.


July is Parks and Recreation Month. Let’s mark the occasion by highlighting Lakeside Park, one of the oldest parks in Chesapeake!

South Norfolk residents pitched in to create a public space for their community in 1900, clearing out a marshy parcel of land for a dance pavilion, merry-go-round, and barbecue pits. In 1930, the then-independent City of South Norfolk recognized the need to renovate the space. A committee was formed in 1933 to beautify Lakeside Park. At that time, The Great Depression still held a tight grip across the country. The South Norfolk neighborhood, however, saw hope in the Civil Works Administration (CWA). The CWA was a federal agency under President Roosevelt’s New Deal. The program offered federal funds for building parks and simultaneously created job opportunities for unemployed Americans. The Lakeside Park project was awarded $140,000 in federal grants.

The improved Lakeside Park opened to the public on June 16, 1934. The opening celebration for the 17-acre recreation area included a tree-planting ceremony, a small parade with a musical accompaniment, and even a special appearance from then-governor George C. Peery. The 200-ft footbridge that spans the titular lake was built with the help of local businessman Carl M. Jordan (the Jordan Bridge over the Elizabeth River is named after him). Jordan donated the juniper wood for the bridge on behalf of his lumber company.

The lake’s abstract sculpture was added on October 18, 1975. This artwork was designed under the guidance of landscape architect Edward G. Carson. Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism have made further enhancements over the years. In 2013, the Veteran’s Memorial was added to the park. The juniper bridge has been changed to a more permanent cement version, which was refurbished in 2016. The 1975 sculpture was replaced with a replica in 2018. Today, Lakeside Park remains a picturesque community hub for picnics, parades, and concerts in the South Norfolk neighborhood.


Chesapeake is under an excessive heat warning today. Please practice heat safety by staying hydrated and avoiding high-energy activities. If you need a cool place to rest, visit any Chesapeake Public Library branch or community center. Find a list of locations at

Photos from Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism's post

Photos from Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism's post


Stay safe out there! Make sure you know the signs of heat-related illnesses and ways to respond. If you need a place to cool off, visit your local library branch ( or community center (


SCAM ALERT! The Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office has received multiple reports of scammers impersonating a deputy sheriff to scare residents into giving them money. We’re told the scammer identified himself as a “Sergeant Coleman from the Chesapeake Sheriff’s Department” and claimed the resident failed to comply with a subpoena. The scammer told the resident that to avoid arrest, the resident must pay a bond over the phone immediately.

Sheriff Jim O’Sullivan wants to warn residents that this is a SCAM. There is no Sgt. Coleman employed at the Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office. Law enforcement agencies do not call offenders to warn them about impending arrest warrants. Furthermore, we will never ask for payment over the phone or negotiate a payment/bond instead of arrest. Anyone with questions about a warrant may contact the Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office at (757) 382-6159.

Library Life: Just for Kids

Looking for a way to keep your kids connected to fun, educational content without breaking the bank? Learn more about Just for Kids and discover ad-free videos your little ones will love.

Chesapeake Weekly, July 19

On this week’s Chesapeake Weekly, we learn how to avoid car break-ins and other tips to stay summer safe.


It's going to be another hot week! Heat indices are expected to be in the upper 90s to low 100s by midweek. Remember to drink plenty of water, limit outdoor activities, and seek cool places whenever possible. These precautions also apply to your pets, who need extra care in the heat. If you need a cool place to rest, visit a Chesapeake Public Library branch ( or a community center (

Photos from Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism's post

Photos from Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism's post


Due to technical difficulties, Chesapeake Television's programming may not be available via Cox, Verizon, or the City’s website,, until Wednesday, July 13. The issue is being diagnosed and will be fixed as quickly as possible. Tonight’s City Council Meeting was recorded and will be available to watch later this week at We apologize for any inconvenience.

Chesapeake Weekly, July 12

In this week’s Chesapeake Weekly, a substantial donation from Dominion Energy to the Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation will lead to better local care for our veterans. Plus, breaking the stigma of mental health and homelessness through an inaugural fundraising event coming up this week. All that and more on this week’s episode of Chesapeake Weekly.

Library Life: Summer of Success

Make this the summer of success by signing up for fun educational classes at Dr. Clarence V. Cuffee Outreach & Innovation Library. Explore filmography, math and more.

'peake Life - School Zones

On this episode learn how school zones are designated, and how crossing guards are assigned to certain schools.

Photos from Chesapeake Animal Services's post

Photos from Chesapeake Animal Services's post

Chesapeake Weekly, Flood Fluent

Getting flood insurance is one of those ways to plan and prepare for the inevitable and it really is important to do not matter whereyou live in Chesapeake. If you’re still on the fence, it’s time to get Flood Fluent.

Chesapeake Weekly, 1-2-3 Hurricane Prep

Summertime means hurricane season and while we’re just over a month into the season, there have already been several named storms so it’s critical to stay alert and get prepared. And getting prepared is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Chesapeake Weekly, A Book Vending Machine

The Chesapeake Public Library provides a variety of ways to get your hands on those books and other resources. They try to make it as convenient as possible, and what’s more convenient than a book vending machine.


Heat indices could reach 105 degrees today. Be sure to drink plenty of water and limit outdoor activities, particularly during the early afternoon. Check on your elderly neighbors and keep an eye on your pets. If you need a cool place to rest, visit one of the Chesapeake Public Library branches ( or a Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism Community Center (

Chesapeake Weekly, July 5

On this week’s Chesapeake Weekly, summer is here and it’s time to get reading! Chesapeake Public Libraries has everything you need to get you and your kids excited about reading. All that and more on this week’s episode of Chesapeake Weekly.

Fireworks Safety

The Chesapeake Fire Department wants to remind you that when planning your Independence Day events, please remember that consumer fireworks are illegal in Chesapeake.

'peake Life - Senior Seminar

The Chesapeake Sheriff's Office is happy to announce that their popular Senior Support Services Seminar is back again this year. On August 23-24, head over to the Chesapeake Conference Center to have easy access to a wide variety of services catered especially for those 55 and older. Admission is free but you will need to get a ticket, which you can do on July 20 at the Chesapeake Sheriff's Office. Watch this episode of 'peake Life to learn more or call the Sheriff's office at 757-382-6159.

Chesapeake Weekly, 4th of July Events

The 4th of July holiday is coming up next week and with that, tons of activities and events for the whole family. The Celebrate Freedom Concert & Fireworks takes place on Sunday, July 3 at City Park. Then on July 4 is the Annual South Norfolk Parade & Picnic in the Park. The parade steps off at 10 a.m. and the picnic is from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lakeside Park.

Chesapeake Weekly, Human Services

The Human Services department is doing some incredible work. They’re involved with a wide variety of community programs and they recently held an event to celebrate some of those achievements.

The Buffalow Family and Friends Organization

The Buffalow Family and Friends organization does great things for the community all throughout the year. While we often focus on them around the holidays, we thought we’d check in with them during these summer months because we know their service in providing food and resources to those who need it most is a 365-day-a-year job. Find out how you can contribute by visiting

Chesapeake Weekly, June 28

On this week’s Chesapeake Weekly, we give the latest on recycling here in Chesapeake. Plus, the Buffalow Family & Friends continues to do their great work in our community. We take a look at one of their summer programs in this week’s edition of Chesapeake Weekly.


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What's the state of the sewer pipes in the City? Public Utilities Director David Jurgens tells us everything we need to know about the critical infrastructure that runs underneath our feet.
We received several questions in the December 2020 Town Meeting about growth in the City. Here's an explanation of how Chesapeake plans for its future from Former Planning Department Director Jaleh Shea.
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We received a question in the December 2020 Virtual Town Meeting about regulation and enforcement of property maintenance in the City of Chesapeake. Here's the response from the Department of Development & Permits Customer Service Manager Sandra Witherow.

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What is Economic Development doing to bring businesses to specific areas of the City? Here's Chesapeake Economic Development Director Steven Wright with the answer. Learn more about Chesapeake Economic Development at ChesapeakeVA.Biz.
We received several questions about road conditions throughout Chesapeake and particularly in the southern section of the City. Public Works Director Earl Sorey addresses these concerns.
We often receive questions about why development occurs when and where it does. Much of that is already planned out due to zoning. Planning Department Director James McNamara explains.
We regularly get questions about water bills, particularly with concerns about unexpected spikes. Public Utilities Director David Jurgens explains your water bill and helps you better understand what to expect.

Learn how leaks could also play into increased water bills here:
Why aren't there more sidewalks? Public Works Director Earl Sorey explains.
Here's the latest on the Deep Creek Bridge replacement project as if December 2021. This bridge is owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers but the City of Chesapeake is working closely with them to continue to move the project forward. For more information visit
How does the City prioritize and identify major transportation needs? Public Works Director Earl Sorey explains how the City uses the Master Transportation Plan to guide their work.
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