PETA is collecting unwanted plastic doghouses to help save puppies who might otherwise die in the cold this winter.
Every time a cat is spayed or neutered Bob Barker spends one less day in purgatory.
- Ian Taylor, Carry Norfolk
Editor's Note: Since last Thursday, when we originally published this letter, the issue of the City's removal of Ghent's benches has gained a lot of traction among the community. The article itself has been Facebook "liked" over 700 times and received massive amounts of feedback. Moreover, a group of private citizens have started an online petition to bring the benches back. As of this morning the peitition still needs 1,750 signatures before it is delivered to Norfolk City officials. Click here to sign the petition. Additionally, Bill, the author of this letter, will be on local radio show "HearSay with Cathy Lewis" today at noon, so be sure to tune into 89.5 WHRV or stream it from the web. And finally, today at 5 pm concerned citizens will be meeting with representatives of the City of Norfolk at the section of Stockley Gardens that intersects with Olney Road, to discuss the issue. Click here for more info on that meeting.
I've been thinking a lot lately about devoting some serious energy toward marijuana reform in Virginia. I'm hungry for a cause. This one might make the most sense to me, personally.
The National Day of Civic Hacking is almost upon us, and it's headed right for Norfolk.
So truly a banner night for Norfolk last night. All of these are facts, not just my Mountain Dew fueled optimism:
- There will be food trucks Downtown. Maybe even next month.
- There is officially an arts district in Norfolk.
- Open container laws have been relaxed.
- The council put a unique local business in a better position to succeed, signaling a more progressive view of a Downtown with awesome bones.
Back in the day, if you wanted to hear a world class speaker you had to physically travel to see them. But in the age of YouTube, 24-hour news coverage, and TED Talks, you can bring renowned artists, authors, politicians, and others of note right into your living room or podcast library. Do you still get the same experience and stimulation versus as attending a live lecture?
RICHMOND – September 25, 2013–Equality Virginia’s Political Action Committee (EVPAC) announced today its first round of endorsements for the House of Delegates November 5 election.
RICHMOND, VA - Equality Virginia applauds today’s ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act and its dismissal of the Proposition 8 case. EV believes the Supreme Court’s actions will continue to lay the groundwork for marriage equality in more states, including Virginia.
The National Day of Civic Hacking in Hampton Roads took place June 1, 2013 at Hatch.
Yesterday, the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Small Business Development Center of Hampton Roads (SBDC), held its Small Business of the Year Awards luncheon at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.