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|Thalia Civic League, Inc.
Serving the Thalia Community since 1953
The Pembroke Area Implementation Plan can be
viewed online at the VB Gov website. Click the picture
or the text link to go to their page.
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Thalia Trinity Presbyterian
420 Thalia Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
City Council Briefed on Arena
Studies Support Previous Projections
Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 · 06:00 pm
The results of two studies into the feasibility of an arena in
Virginia Beach were presented to the City Council today. The
studies, which were requested by City Council, were
conducted by BARMAC, Inc. and independently by
Convention, Sports and Leisure International (CSL, Inc.).
They determined that:
1. The arena would be a financial boon to the city and the
region, producing $92 million in net new spending for
Virginia Beach, $152 million in total output and create 1,230
jobs. Net new fiscal impact was projected at $8.9 million
annually. This is an increase over the $5.2 million estimate
provided by Dr. James Koch, which was based on earlier
assumptions in a study by Comcast-Spectacor.
2. Demographically, the Virginia Beach market is comparable
to many existing major-league sports markets.
3. The factual assumptions from Comcast-Spectacor,
embodied in the Koch report, are largely on target.
4. Southeast Virginia lacks a large state-of-the-art venue.
Creating one would open the market to many large shows and
5. The city is on the right track. There is still a lot of work to
do as Virginia Beach negotiates with potential partners.
CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS of the
THALIA CIVIC LEAGUE, INCORPORATED
Revised January 7, 2013; approved March 21, 2013
ARTICLE I - NAME
shall be taken to mean the Thalia Civic League, Incorporated.
ARTICLE II - PURPOSE
The purpose of the League is to promote the general welfare of the residents of the Thalia Area and to bind them together in
friendship and fellowship and to promote civic betterments through a united effort. The activities of the League shall be politically
non-partisan and equitable, to all persons, regardless of race, creed, color, gender or national origin.
The new Constitution as voted on at the March 21, 2013 meeting. Click this text to see the entire constitution.
and on Cox Channel 48 and Verizon Channel 45
As part of the State of the City Series, sponsored by the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, Virginia Beach Mayor William
This is Mayor Sessoms’ fifth State of the City address since taking office on Jan. 1, 2009. He highlighted last year’s
accomplishments and shared his vision for the future.
The State of the City address is scheduled to be rebroadcast on Cox Channel 48 and Verizon Channel 45 beginning Monday,
March 18, at 5 a.m. through Saturday, April 6, as scheduled below:
· Mondays – 5 a.m.
· Tuesdays – 9 p.m.
· Wednesdays – 8 a.m.
· Fridays – 9 p.m.
· Saturdays – midnight & 3 p.m.
· Sundays – 6 p.m.
The entire text of the speech is available online at http://www.vbgov.com/government/departments/media-communications-
Summary, Operating Budget and Capital Improvement
Program to council March 26th.
FY 2013-14 Documents
Friday, February 01, 2013 · 04:00 pm
The 2012 Part I Crime rate for Virginia Beach was 28.1 crimes per
1,000 residents, the lowest since 1965. Part I Crimes include both
violent crimes -- homicide, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault; and
property crimes -- burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, and arson.
Annually, law enforcement agencies nationwide must report all crime
uniformly to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
For 2012, violent crime, which accounts for only 6.0% of our reported
Part I Crimes, decreased by 2.4% when compared to 2011. Homicides
increased 40.0% from 15 to 21. Robberies decreased 22.3% from 412
to 320. Aggravated assaults increased 19.5% from 292 to 349. Rapes
increased 17.2% from 58 to 68. The Part I Crime rate for violent crime
is 1.7 crimes per 1,000 residents for the City of Virginia Beach.
Property crime accounted for 94.0% of reported Part I Crime and
decreased 3.4%. Burglaries decreased 23.1% and larcenies increased
0.7%. Motor vehicle thefts decreased 0.4% and arsons decreased
10.5%. The Part I Crime rate for property crime is 26.4 crimes per
The Virginia Beach Police Department cleared 65.2% of violent crime
cases during 2012 and 29.6% of property crime cases. According to
the most recent figures from the FBI’s 2011 Crime in the United States,
the average violent crime clearance rate for all cities with a population
of 250,000 or more was 40.0% and the average property crime
clearance rate was 13.7%.
Chief James Cervera said, “We are pleased that our overall crime rate
has continued to decline over a 10- year period. Last year violent
continuous above national average clearance rate is a direct result of
highly trained and educated officers and staff of the Virginia Beach
Police Department. We also commend our highly successful Crime
Solvers program and tireless citizen participation in keeping our city
safe. We vow to remain focused on proactive crime prevention
strategies and our goal-oriented focus on neighborhood issues
revealed in 1400 door-to- door surveys. We will continue to reduce
crime in 2013 using community partners and technology to allocate
manpower where it is needed the most to ensure that Virginia Beach
remains one of the safest cities in the nation."
VB 10-year crime stats.pdf
The Virginia Beach Landfill will be closed on Mondays beginning Monday, March 19, 2012. It will continue to
operate on Tuesday through Saturday from 7 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
“Going from six days per week to five days per week still provides residents of Virginia Beach substantial access
to landfill disposal,” said John C. Barnes, Waste Management Administrator. “It allows us to consolidate staff
and reduce our costs of the landfill while continuing to exceed regulatory requirements.”
The City Landfill is a municipal solid waste facility that is regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) and the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). The landfill allows disposal of residential waste,
including a household hazardous waste and metals recycling facility, along with yard waste and recycling drop
For additional information, please contact Steve Uperti, Landfill Superintendent, at (757) 385-1981, or Linda
Minner with Waste Management, at (757) 385-8595.
released its report as
to the look of Virginia
beach in the year
Virginia Beach has added a new feature to the city
web site (VBgov.com) that enables citizens to view
a five-year history of the real estate tax data. This
feature was developed to help citizens learn more
about how their property assessments and real
estate taxes have fluctuated since 2008.
Citizens may access their real estate tax history at
on "more topics on the right hand side, then click
on real estate tax data. To access the data, just
enter a street address or GPIN number in the
I (and one other person in this neighborhood) am a beekeeper. I think, even with the exposure in the news about honeybee
die-offs, people need to be reminded about the dangers of the stuff they buy off the shelf. Unfortunately products that are
harmful to bees are still available, despite all the hand-wringing and perceived concern. I have observed people poufing
Malathion powder on their flowers and even directly on their vegetables.
Here are a few suggestions that you could use when gardening:
Do not apply insecticides that are toxic to bees (all types of bees) on crops in bloom. READ THE LABEL.
Apply insecticides in late evening, night or early morning while bees are not foraging (generally between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m.)
Evening applications are less hazardous to bees than early morning applications. Warm days and nights can extend the
foraging period; therefore applications may be necessary later in the evening or earlier in the morning under unusually
Do not apply insecticides when cool temperatures are expected after treatment. Residues will remain toxic to bees for a
much longer time under cool conditions. Use insecticides that are least toxic to bees. If it says harmful to bees, don't use it.
Period. Choose the least hazardous insecticide formulation. Emulsifiable formulations normally have a shorter residual
toxicity to bees than wettable powders and flowables which, in addition to having residual characteristics can be more
easily picked up from the flowering plant while bees are gathering pollen. Translation: powders are worse than liquids.
I hope you will find a place in your gardening activities for this information. Keeping bees is a lot of work, and it is
extremely disheartening to find a bunch of dead bees in front of a hive.
Just an FYI…
Parking at the Resort?
Use Your Cell Phone
to Pay at Meters
New App Now Available
Driving to the beach at the Oceanfront?
Your cell phone can help.
The City has unveiled a new smartphone app – Parkmobile – to help drivers pay at on-street parking meters, without coins.
New meters have been installed at the resort. All of them accept coins, credit cards and payments by Parkmobile. Install the app on
your phone, enter your credit
card number, and you’re ready to go. Meter about to expire? Pay for more time from your beach blanket or restaurant table.
Parkmobile will send a reminder
when your parking session is about to expire. (Just remember: There’s a three-hour limit on metered parking.) Find the app at your
phone’s app store.
Another free app, ParkMe, displays maps of parking lots and garages at the resort. Find the app at your phone’s app store.
above left. It lets you navigate to websites
of news organizations, state and local
government, our local churches and search
your neighbors are doing to have fun.
|If you have a Facebook
account, you can join some of
your Thalia Neighbors on the
Reposted from the Thalia Neighbors Facebook page.
BACKGROUND: The Thalia Civic League has been an active part of the Thalia community since the Civic
Leagues formation in 1953. Through this scholarship award, it is the intent of the Civic League to encourage
and reward Thalia neighborhood high school students for their academic achievements, and continued
participation in neighborhood and citywide civic/community activities.
Our 2013 scholarship recipient is: Ally Carroll
She plans to attend James Madison University in the fall with the aim of
becoming an elementary school teacher.
Her scholarship essay will be published soon.
|2013 THALIA CIVIC LEAGUE and GARDEN CLUB
Erin Bradshaw -- Ally Carroll -- Nicholas Davidson -- Kelly Kirby -- Chris Smith
A little history
Station 7 - Thalia
|The end of an era
|Firefighters Justin Cooke, Bryce Sparks and Captain Danny Schreiner take down the sign on
the old fire station, April 6, 2014.
|March 20, 2014 Civic League Meeting
First meeting with Scott Flax as the new
President of the Thalia Civic League
Scott Wawner of Virginia Beach's Economic
Development Department was on hand as
the guest speaker, bringing league members
up to date on projects in Town Center and
the Pembroke Strategic Growth Area. More
rental apartments, office space and retail will
soon be opening in Town Center. The new
Walmart on Virginia Beach Boulevard will
present a bit more urban look along the
street while allowing for a bit of relaxing
park space along one side.
He said Town Center is successful, bringing
revenue growth and reversing a trend
toward lower property values in years past.
Wawner presented slides showing the
Pembroke area as it will look in future years,
with improvements to the look of our
thoroughfares and the trend toward a more
urban look in the area.
He sees mass transit as a must to deal with
increasing population growth.
Scott brought up a proposal for the Civic
League to sponsor a small Fourth of July
parade as a means of having Thalia
residents meet each other and generate
interest in the Civic League. Residents
interested in this project should call or
-- ph: 353-1539
Recent Meeting Minutes can be
found by clicking the menu button
|The Supermoon viewed from Thalia,
October 26th, 2015.
''Mrs. Pickle' at Thalia Elementary honored by ABC's
Good Morning America
Thalia Elementary's own wonderful
art teacher, Heather Piccoli, was
honored on ABC's Good Morning
America feature, 'Above and Beyond',
for her in-school campaign against
bullying called, 'Just Be'.
Click the link below to see the video.
(You have to watch a commercial.)