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Throughout May, the VB Strong Center will offer StoryWalk® programming in partnership with Public Libraries and Parks & ...
05/05/2021

Throughout May, the VB Strong Center will offer StoryWalk® programming in partnership with Public Libraries and Parks & Recreation as part of our 5/31 rememberance activities. A StoryWalk® features pages of a children's book, deconstructed into panels and placed along a path or trail. As families follow the path to read the story, parents will find tips on how to practice early literacy skills with their children, and children will enjoy suggested activities based on what's happening in the story. The chosen title is "The Rabbit Listened" by Cori Doerrfeld, a moving and universal picture book about empathy and kindness, intended to soothe heartaches big and small. For a list of the StoryWalk® locations and dates, visit https://thevbstrongcenter.org/events/2021-05/

Throughout May, the VB Strong Center will offer StoryWalk® programming in partnership with Public Libraries and Parks & Recreation as part of our 5/31 rememberance activities. A StoryWalk® features pages of a children's book, deconstructed into panels and placed along a path or trail. As families follow the path to read the story, parents will find tips on how to practice early literacy skills with their children, and children will enjoy suggested activities based on what's happening in the story. The chosen title is "The Rabbit Listened" by Cori Doerrfeld, a moving and universal picture book about empathy and kindness, intended to soothe heartaches big and small. For a list of the StoryWalk® locations and dates, visit https://thevbstrongcenter.org/events/2021-05/

We're shouting a huge thank you to the Virginia Beach Fire Department. Today, we remember those who sacrificed everythin...
05/04/2021

We're shouting a huge thank you to the Virginia Beach Fire Department. Today, we remember those who sacrificed everything in service to our community and honor the brave men and women who continue to protect us. Your work is deeply appreciated! #InternationalFirefightersDay. 👩‍🚒🔥👨‍🚒🔥

We're shouting a huge thank you to the Virginia Beach Fire Department. Today, we remember those who sacrificed everything in service to our community and honor the brave men and women who continue to protect us. Your work is deeply appreciated! #InternationalFirefightersDay. 👩‍🚒🔥👨‍🚒🔥

If you know someone looking for a job, please share info about this virtual job fair on May 6!
05/04/2021
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If you know someone looking for a job, please share info about this virtual job fair on May 6!

It’s National Travel & Tourism Week. What better way to begin this special week for our industry than to finally be able to say America is on the move again! We recognize that being ready for visitors is top priority, and key to industry recovery. The CVB is excited to sponsor an event aimed at re...

INPUT NEEDED: The Virginia Beach Historic Preservation Commission is using an online survey to get community input on ho...
05/03/2021
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INPUT NEEDED: The Virginia Beach Historic Preservation Commission is using an online survey to get community input on how the city presents and protects its historic resources. Access the survey at https://publicinput.com/VBHistory. Responses will be used to update and revise the City’s Historic Preservation Strategic Plan. You have until May 16, 2021, to be heard!

Help plan the update of the City s Historic Preservation Strategic Plan by sharing your input. The Virginia Beach Historic Preservation Commission is interested in learning about your concerns priorities and ideas regarding the city s historic and cultural assets which may include places buildings s...

Whether it involves helping citizens get building permits, collecting household trash, making sure water flows, keeping ...
05/03/2021

Whether it involves helping citizens get building permits, collecting household trash, making sure water flows, keeping our streets safe, teaching our children, or any one of the hundreds of different tasks Virginia Beach's public servants handle every day, we'd like to say thank you this Public Service Recognition Week to all the employees who have dedicated their careers to making Virginia Beach a better place for our residents and visitors! #publicservice #PSRW

Whether it involves helping citizens get building permits, collecting household trash, making sure water flows, keeping our streets safe, teaching our children, or any one of the hundreds of different tasks Virginia Beach's public servants handle every day, we'd like to say thank you this Public Service Recognition Week to all the employees who have dedicated their careers to making Virginia Beach a better place for our residents and visitors! #publicservice #PSRW

Win free reusable metal drinking straws as part of #DrinkingWaterWeek
05/03/2021

Win free reusable metal drinking straws as part of #DrinkingWaterWeek

CONTEST ALERT! Our friends at askhrgreen.org have provided us with some reusable metal straws to giveaway to our residents! We will be mailing out the straws to 5 randomly selected Virginia Beach residents who like this post AND tag 2 Virginia Beach friends in the comments! You must also “like” our page to win. The contest will close at noon on Friday, 5/7, and winners will be announced at 4PM on the same day! #ThereWhenYouNeedIt

The two-year remembrance of the May 31, 2019 Municipal Center tragedy will be soon upon us, and individuals are at diffe...
04/30/2021

The two-year remembrance of the May 31, 2019 Municipal Center tragedy will be soon upon us, and individuals are at different points in their healing journey. For this reason, the City is offering a variety of ways to remember those we lost and lift up survivors as well as those who are grieving. This includes virtual ceremonial programming, three different points of reflection and individual activities. For details on how you can participate, visit https://www.loveforvb.com/remembrance/2021-events

The two-year remembrance of the May 31, 2019 Municipal Center tragedy will be soon upon us, and individuals are at different points in their healing journey. For this reason, the City is offering a variety of ways to remember those we lost and lift up survivors as well as those who are grieving. This includes virtual ceremonial programming, three different points of reflection and individual activities. For details on how you can participate, visit https://www.loveforvb.com/remembrance/2021-events

50% OFF ADOPTION FEES THIS WEEKEND: The Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center is offering half off adoption fee...
04/30/2021

50% OFF ADOPTION FEES THIS WEEKEND: The Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center is offering half off adoption fees today (Friday, April 30) through Sunday, May 2. Head over to 341 S. Birdneck Rd. and find your new best friend! 🧡🐶🐹🐱🐰 🧡

Opt to adopt this weekend and get half off of your adoption fee! We have many wonderful pets ready and waiting for you.

Summer is fast approaching. Here are some tips to keep it both fun and safe!- Use EPA-registered insect repellents- Cove...
04/29/2021

Summer is fast approaching. Here are some tips to keep it both fun and safe!
- Use EPA-registered insect repellents
- Cover exposed skin (light clothing recommended)
- Reduce mosquito breeding grounds - tip or toss standing water
- Stick to trails in wooded areas (ticks like grass and foliage)

For more info, or to request yard services from Virginia Beach Mosquito Control, visit https://www.vbgov.com/government/departments/public-works/mosquito-control/pages/mosquito-control.aspx

Summer is fast approaching. Here are some tips to keep it both fun and safe!
- Use EPA-registered insect repellents
- Cover exposed skin (light clothing recommended)
- Reduce mosquito breeding grounds - tip or toss standing water
- Stick to trails in wooded areas (ticks like grass and foliage)

For more info, or to request yard services from Virginia Beach Mosquito Control, visit https://www.vbgov.com/government/departments/public-works/mosquito-control/pages/mosquito-control.aspx

HEADS UP: Road closure planned for Independence Blvd. starting at 8 p.m. Friday, April 30 🚧🚧🚧
04/29/2021

HEADS UP: Road closure planned for Independence Blvd. starting at 8 p.m. Friday, April 30 🚧🚧🚧

⚠️Traffic Alert This Friday Night: Independence Boulevard⚠️
Utility work will result in the closure of a portion of Independence Boulevard starting at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, 4/30. To safely facilitate this work, two outside lanes of southbound Independence Boulevard between N Hessian Road and Hinsdale Street will be closed. This work is expected to be completed by 5:00 a.m. the next morning, 5/1; weather permitting.

04/29/2021
Lynnhaven House Historic Restoration

The Virginia Beach History Museums team is currently working on a large-scale project to help restore and preserve the Lynnhaven House. Built circa 1725, it is considered by some to be one of the most well-preserved examples of early Virginia vernacular architecture. Restoration is expected to be complete by the summer. For more information about Lynnhaven House and other Virginia Beach historic homes, visit https://www.museumsvb.org/admission.

04/29/2021
First Step Program Press Conference - 04/29/2021

Press conference held on April 29, 2021 announcing the new partnership between Virginia Beach Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney, Police, EMS, DHS-Pathways Center, and Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, nonprofits located in or serving Virginia Beach may apply for a $10,000 grant to a...
04/28/2021

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, nonprofits located in or serving Virginia Beach may apply for a $10,000 grant to assist with operational costs and expenses. The deadline to apply is May 14. More info: https://vbrelief.org/

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, nonprofits located in or serving Virginia Beach may apply for a $10,000 grant to assist with operational costs and expenses. The deadline to apply is May 14. More info: https://vbrelief.org/

04/27/2021
City Council Special Meeting - April 27, 2021

The purpose of this Special Session is for the Virginia Beach City Council to conduct a Public Hearing to obtain public input regarding the FY2021-22 Resource Management Plan.

REMINDER: Drive-thru food pantry happening TODAY at Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater until 1 p.m. or until suppli...
04/27/2021

REMINDER: Drive-thru food pantry happening TODAY at Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater until 1 p.m. or until supplies last!

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Sat., April 24. We'd like to remind residents that water treatment plants ar...
04/23/2021

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Sat., April 24. We'd like to remind residents that water treatment plants are not designed to remove medications from wastewater, so flushing them may unintentionally impact our local waterways. Every Virginia Beach Police precinct lobby has a permanent prescription medicine drop off box if you need to dispose of unused medications. These drop off boxes are anonymous and available year round. 💊🚫🚽

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Sat., April 24. We'd like to remind residents that water treatment plants are not designed to remove medications from wastewater, so flushing them may unintentionally impact our local waterways. Every Virginia Beach Police precinct lobby has a permanent prescription medicine drop off box if you need to dispose of unused medications. These drop off boxes are anonymous and available year round. 💊🚫🚽

Did you know the City's Landfill & Resource Recovery Center will recycle your oyster shells? True story. Drop them off a...
04/23/2021

Did you know the City's Landfill & Resource Recovery Center will recycle your oyster shells? True story. Drop them off and we'll return them to area waterways to build sanctuary reefs which help keep our waters clean.

Did you know that this giant pile of oyster shells is at the City Landfill and Resource Recovery Center? If you or someone you know is hosting an oyster roast, consider dropping them off and recycling them!

The shells sit and cure for months and are placed back into the water to build sanctuary reefs in Virginia Beach’s waterways. Sanctuary oyster reefs create habitat for hundreds of marine species, filter and clean surrounding water and provide a new home for baby SPAT (oyster larva) to settle and grow new shell. Restoring the native oyster population, one bushel at a time!

There are other drop-off locations at The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, Brock Environmental Center, and Lynnhaven River NOW's Pleasure House Road office.

PLEASE SHARE: Today, April 22, is the last day for walk-up vaccinations at the VB Convention Center. Vaccinations are av...
04/22/2021

PLEASE SHARE: Today, April 22, is the last day for walk-up vaccinations at the VB Convention Center. Vaccinations are available from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

PLEASE SHARE: Today, April 22, is the last day for walk-up vaccinations at the VB Convention Center. Vaccinations are available from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

04/21/2021
City Council Special Meeting - April 21, 2021

The purpose of this Special Session is for the Virginia Beach City Council to conduct a Public Hearing to obtain public input regarding the FY2021-22 Resource Management Plan.

The Department of Human Services will hold a drive-thru food pantry from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 27 at the VB ...
04/21/2021

The Department of Human Services will hold a drive-thru food pantry from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 27 at the VB Amphitheater. Fresh fruit, vegetables, protein, dairy, and grocery store gift cards will be available until 1 p.m. OR until supplies run out, whichever comes first.🍞🍅🥦🥕🍗🌽

Share your thoughts on the proposed FY 2021-22 budget with City Council during special electronic meetings April 21 and ...
04/20/2021

Share your thoughts on the proposed FY 2021-22 budget with City Council during special electronic meetings April 21 and April 27. https://bit.ly/3twgjHr

Share your thoughts on the proposed FY 2021-22 budget with City Council during special electronic meetings April 21 and April 27. https://bit.ly/3twgjHr

Thank you volunteers! We're so grateful for your service - especially everyone who has been working the vaccine clinics....
04/19/2021

Thank you volunteers! We're so grateful for your service - especially everyone who has been working the vaccine clinics. You are a big part of what makes our city special. #NVW

April 18-24 2021 is National Volunteer Week! We want to take a minute to say thank you to volunteers from the City of Virginia Beach and our nonprofit partners.

Be on the lookout for some fun on social media this week!
We are so thankful for you! ❤️👏
#Volunteers #NationalVolunteerWeek

Beginning Monday, April 19, VB Housing & Neighborhood Preservation will reopen for limited in-person services.https://ww...
04/17/2021

Beginning Monday, April 19, VB Housing & Neighborhood Preservation will reopen for limited in-person services.
https://www.vbgov.com/news/pages/selected.aspx?release=5235&title=virginia+beach+housing+%26+neighborhood+preservation+to+reopen+for+limited+in-person+services+on+april+19

Virginia Beach Housing & Neighborhood Preservation’s main office and Homeless Services at the Housing Resource Center have been closed to the public, while staff have been providing services remotely or directly in the field. Beginning April 19, the department’s offices will reopen for limited in-person services.

For more information about our reopening guidelines and safety measures, visit VBgov.com/Housing.

NEED A VACCINE?💉Head up to the Virginia Beach Convention Center between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday). Can't ma...
04/14/2021

NEED A VACCINE?💉Head up to the Virginia Beach Convention Center between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday). Can't make it then? Walk-up registration will also be available Monday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week. Just bring something with your name and address. A picture ID is great, but a utility bill works too. Please help spread the word!

NEED A VACCINE?💉Head up to the Virginia Beach Convention Center between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday). Can't make it then? Walk-up registration will also be available Monday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week. Just bring something with your name and address. A picture ID is great, but a utility bill works too. Please help spread the word!

Important reminder for VB fur parents from Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation 🐶🐶🐶
04/14/2021

Important reminder for VB fur parents from Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation 🐶🐶🐶

If you're taking the dogs for a nature walk during this beautiful spring weather, PLEASE keep them on a leash. It's nesting season for local wildlife, including Diamondback Terrapins. 🐢 Unleashed dogs in our natural areas pose a threat to survival for the eggs and hatchlings. Thank you for helping to protect our wildlife. ☀️ 🌼 🐣

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The Princess Anne Recreation Center Pool is Currently Closed for Storms. Please keep in mind our weather policy which is we remain closed for 30minutes from each thunder and lightning! Please call the Princess Anne Recreation Center at 757-385-5950 for real time updates! Water polo practice is still on! Please bring close-toed shoes and clothes for dry lands in case weather continues! Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation
I received two citations, in one week, for my grass being too high. However, I have complained MULTIPLE times about the overgrown poison ivy growing over and through my fence. I didn’t cut the grass due to going on vacation and EVERY SINGLE time I cut it I get poison ivy. Why don’t you stop wasting tax dollars on nonsensical things and worry about SERIOUS concerns? I’m guessing that the 3ft x 3ft patch of grass, that was over 10”, was a detriment to the city. I’m also going to throw out there that there are a plethora of city managed properties that are overgrown at any given point. If you have nothing better to do, what do we need you for? There are plenty of self appointed “neighborhood monitors” that fulfill your jobs for FREE! 😡
So I was just driving down S Independence close to Honey Bee. I saw one your drivers stop behind a bag of trash to pick it up out of the turn lane. His truck was closed at the top and didn't come from his truck. He didn't have to do that. I wish I knew his truck number to tell. He did great!
What are the regulations regarding 5g towers in people's yards? My neighborhood is being overrun and it's freaking ridiculous! As much as we pay to live here we should have say as to the trash being installed in our yards.
A sounding emergency action alert for this? WTH? Thousands of citizens who work nights were awakened by a NON-emergency alert!
SAFE Project invites military spouses and family members to our Your Emotional Ruck programming in the Virginia Beach area on April 23 (Dam Neck Annex) and April 24 (Joint Base Langley-Eustis)! During this day-long workshop, the ruck represents the unique, emotional weight carried by a military spouse or family member that often differs from their civilian counterparts. This program uses evidence-based and anecdotal approaches to identify risk-protective factors and suggests coping strategies for military-connected individuals. #military #Veterans #militaryspouses #VirginiaBeach #Virginia Learn more and register! April 23: https://lnkd.in/d5bsuwX April 24: https://lnkd.in/dExB78Q
Thank you! When I spoke before you in concern for my family and businesses last Tuesday I asked you to take immediate action. These are exactly the items that I asked for. I'm very happy with the proposed spending plan and look forward to seeing the results of the vote this Tuesday. Splash House VB Mermaid Catering, Event & Personal Chef Services
Is there any progress in making backyard chicken legal? The people that live in this area have been fighting since 2012!! Chesapeake, which is 5 min down the road from me allows 6 chicken. Norfolk gives out permits. Chicken provide food, so many parents homeschool their kids, it would be a great opportunity to teach children where eggs/ chicken meat come from and how to take care of an animal. If im not wrong there will be a meeting by end of this month where this will be discussed and so many people hope that va beach will finally legalize backyard chicken. There was a survey done before where 93% of all people asked, agreed that backyard chicken should be legal. Make that change, let people register as chicken owner so they can be at least held accauntable for their chickens.
Virginia beach is a terrible city.
To whomever within the Virginia Beach City leadership is in charge of Waste Management (trash collection), the following photo depicts what I saw when I got home today (April 8, 2021). My trash was not completely empty, and trash was left in my yard. This is not the first time this has happened, and something needs to be done about it. I understand there is not a lot of garbage in my yard, however I shouldn’t have to throw garbage away twice. Notice there is a trash bag still hanging out of the can.
"OMNIPOTENCE: when someone feels so aggrandized and entitled that they believe the rules of decent behavior don’t apply to them. Cultural numbness: when others play along and gradually begin to accept and embody deviant norms. The psychological counterweight to omnipotence is owning your flaws. It’s a mature capability to look in the mirror and recognize that you are not above it all. Especially if you’re in a leadership position, assume you have weaknesses and think about them regularly. Cultural numbness. No matter how principled you are, you must recognize that, over time, the bearings of your moral compass will shift toward the culture of your organization or team."