South Norfolk Library – Christmas Tree Gala

charlie-b-treeThe Chesapeake Public Library invites businesses and organizations to participate in a Holiday Tree Gala by decorating a tree and displaying it in the South Norfolk Public Library from December 4, 2014 to January 3, 2015.  The Gala event will be held on December 6th from 10 am – 4 pm and will be a family event including visits with Santa, crafts for all ages, as well as holiday treats and music.

The theme is “Christmas Carols,” but tree decorations can feature any design or color scheme. Ribbons are awarded in that category as well others such as “Best Creative” and “Best Traditional” plus a “People’s Choice” vote.

Get more information and register your business to participate today by contacting Jessica Hartley (#757/410.7052). Deadline to register is Nov. 21st.

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Registration Now Open for 3rd Annual South Norfolk Jordan Bridge 5K Run & Walk

South Norfolk Jordan Bridge 5k Walk & Run

By Kevin Crum

Sunday, October 12, 2014
8:00 am

Chesapeake, VA – Who will be crowned “King of the Mountain”? The region’s tallest bridge welcomes runners and walkers for a fun, family outing during the Columbus Day holiday weekend. The South Norfolk Jordan Bridge 5K Run & Walk is held at 8 am on Sunday, October 12, 2014, with prizes awarded in 15 categories.

New this year, officials have unveiled the inaugural “King of the Mountain” title which is awarded to the fastest overall male and female finishers! Medals are provided for all participants who complete the flat, out-and-back course across the bridge, and a post-race party with refreshments and music is held under the bridge. Additional event details include:

• Registration: Online registration is now available at Fee is $30.
• Parking: Participants are encouraged to carpool to the race site, and free parking is available adjacent to
the Elizabeth River Park next to the bridge. The park remains closed to all vehicle and foot traffic during a
reconstruction period.
• Vehicle traffic: To ensure the safety of all participants, vehicle traffic is not permitted on the bridge from
7:00 to 10:00 am on race day. The Downtown Tunnel (I-264) and Gilmerton Bridge (US-13) are
recommended alternate Elizabeth River crossings during this brief period.

Anyone interested in “test driving” the course in advance can take advantage of the bridge’s Pedestrian Walkway.
Fully ADA accessible, the walkway is free and open during daylight hours for training, daily exercise or simply to
explore and enjoy the view.

“We are pleased to offer this fun and challenging event again this year,” says General Manager Kevin Crum. “The
unique event allows the community an opportunity to experience the many benefits of the South Norfolk Jordan
Bridge up close and at their own pace.”

The 3rd Annual South Norfolk Jordan Bridge 5K Run & Walk is produced by Mettle Events with the generous
support of Propel, Power Bar, Red Star, FM99 WNOR-FM, Seagate Industries and United Bridge Partners. For more
information on the South Norfolk Jordan Bridge, including maps, directions and standard travel fees, visit

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Library to hold Résumé-a-Thon Sept. 17

Résumé-A-Thon Sept. 17The Chesapeake Public Library will host a “Résumé-a-thon” from noon to 7 p.m. on Sept. 17 at the South Norfolk Memorial Library. Call 757-410-7048 to schedule an appoint to review your résume, cover letter, job application or mock interview.

There will be open workshops at 2 p.m. (Temp Agency Tips, presented by Trade Team), 4 p.m. (Application Tips for a City Job, presented by City of Chesapeake Human Resources), and at 6 p.m. (Teens — So You Think You Want to Work, presented by the Youth Career Center of Hampton Roads).

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Volunteers & Vendors sought for Fall & Heritage Festival to be held Oct. 4

SNNWG fall festival banner

The South Norfolk Neighborhood Watch Group is seeking volunteers and craft vendors for the community celebration to be held from 3:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at Lakeside Park, 1441 Bainbridge Blvd., Chesapeake, VA.

Craft vendor registrations are $25 (not $35 as it says on the form). No food vendors are needed at this time. For more information, please CLICK to download the application. Send payment (made payable to South Norfolk Neighborhood Watch) with applications to PO Box 5723, Chesapeake, VA 23324. Applications are due Sept. 15. You can also find more information on the event Facebook page, here.

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The ORIGINAL Amazing Race is back!

Amazing Race Chesapeake 2014 Logo

It’s back Bigger & Better! Now in its 4th year, the Original Amazing Race Chesapeake 2014 will take place on Saturday, September 27, 2014.

You’ve probably seen it on TV. Can you make it? Can you hack it? Prove It! You’ll have the time of your life during this wild and wacky adventure as you conquer the common and celebrate the quirky side of our community. Teams of four will race from destination to destination throughout the city of Chesapeake to complete surprise challenges and make it to the finish line! This event is more FUN than physical!

Click the link below for the flier.

2014 Amazing Race Chesapeake Participant Flyer v3

Entry fee is $110.00 for a team of four participants. Includes: The Amazing Race Chesapeake 2014 T-shirt, Lunch at a Fabulous Restaurant, A Wild and Wacky Adventure, Post-race Party, Bragging Rights.

Must be 16 years or older to participate.

All Proceeds from the event will benefit CHIP of South Hampton Roads – a local charity helping children in our community.

CLICK for online registration.

CHIP of South Hampton Roads
1302 Jefferson St.
Chesapeake, VA 23324
(757) 543-9100


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