Norfolk's Fabulous Neighborhoods: Spotlight on Glenwood Park

Written by Mike Rau on .

Particularly when viewed from the air, it’s like an island of green residential peace completely surrounded by things that are not. Bordered on four sides by military or heavy industrial property, Glenwood Park stubbornly retains its character as a quiet working-class neighborhood.

Slover Library Foundation Names Former EVMS Head as President

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NORFOLK, Va. – (August 18, 2014) – The Slover Library Foundation has elected Harry Lester as president to oversee the new Slover Library slated to open in January 2015. The Slover Library Foundation is a non-profit organization formed to manage the funds raised in support of the library.

It's not Just the Sea Level Rising, Political Concern is Rising, Too

Written by Clint Dalton on .

New Orleans is sinking, man, and I don't want to swim.” Back in 1989, The Tragically Hip, an indy rock band, released a single, “New Orleans is Sinking,” with this lyric as its chorus. It's a catchy tune and it's been used to protest building cities below sea level. Perhaps our area needs a politically charged anthem about sea level rise?

NFK Arts District Having a Moment: Introducing Glass Wheel Studios, and More

Written by Jesse Scaccia on .

The building across the parking lot from the Texaco is slated to become Glass Wheel Studios, some 9,000 square feet of contemporary conceptual artist work space, communal workspace for wood and metal fabrication, and gallery/retail space. That's just one of many small and big steps toward vibrancy and community happening in the Norfolk Arts District.