Author: HSN

South Norfolk News – April 2018

First, some history! In 1918, the house at 1209 Chesapeake Ave. was under construction at the same time the Grand Theater was under construction, by two brothers named “Williams.” At about the same time, Ed Reass (pronounced “Reese”) had a farm in Princess Anne County. Reass made a deal with the Williams brothers to trade the Reass farm for the theater and this house. So the Williams brothers never operated the theater or lived in this house, even though they built both. After WWII in late 1945, Reass returned to his hometown of Pittsburgh. Eventually, the Chesapeake Avenue Methodist Church across...

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Historic South Norfolk Tour Map now available

Using historical data from Raymond Harper and his books, the South Norfolk Historic Tour Map has been published as a Valentine’s Day present to the people of Historic South Norfolk. The project, begun in 2015, has been kept under wraps as the map points were charted. We had hoped to make a phone application from the data, but were unable to afford the annual cost. Finally, we decided it to share it with the people of South Norfolk and the World. We hope you enjoy the tour! Happy Valentine’s Day, South Norfolk. We love you. -Suzy Loonam Publisher HistoricSouthNorfolk.com...

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Looking for a home in South Norfolk?

Visit our Home Search page today! It lists all available homes in South Norfolk, for rent and for sale. Robin Holliday of Holliday Home Sales, a South Norfolk Neighbor, presents the Home Search as an exclusive courtesy to the Historic South Norfolk community. Input the South Norfolk zip code (23324) in the form and, at the top, check that you read the terms. Use the other fields to specify details for the property you seek. Click the search button and you will be served all available listings in the South Norfolk zip code. Check the subdivision on the properties to...

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New sculpture saw its shadow!

Today, the shiny new sculpture at Lakeside Park saw its shadow, and all of South Norfolk is hoping for an early spring! The new replica sculpture, made of shiny silver materials, was fabricated by the city of Chesapeake Parks and Rec, the South Norfolk Ruritans, Buddy and Robbie Davis, Andy Overton, Keith Brazil and Gardner Perry — all life-long residents of South Norfolk. In other news, if you need help with your taxes and you are over 18, you can get help at the South Norfolk Memorial Library from 9-1 on Fridays and Saturdays now through April 14. Southside Baptist...

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Blizzard blows in, South Norfolk snowed up

While the sun shined brightly, it was a mere 8 degrees in South Norfolk this morning, with snow piled high after a Jan. 4 blizzard blew nearly 11 inches of the white stuff into the historic district overnight. Creekmore’s, Sam’s Stop-n-Shop (which wins South Norfolk’s best-plowed parking lot award) and the little mini-mart on Park Avenue were open after the storm so most folks in South Norfolk were still able to get what they really needed without having to drive. There were a few reports of power outages in the area, but the power held throughout the storm for...

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