Lynnhaven River NOW E-News  October 25, 2012 
10th Anniversary Seal
Lynnhaven River NOW
Celebrating our 10th year of working for a cleaner Lynnhaven River.
In This Issue
Community Events
Shop at Whole Foods, Nov. 1
Free Trees
Pearl School Workshop
What to look for this month


Oyster Roast 3

Pleasure House Point  

Community Events


Light Rail Now

We will be voting on a referrendum this fall that will allow our City Council to continue to explore extension of the light rail line across Virginia Beach.  Speakers from Light Rail Now are available to talk to your ciivic organization, church or other group.  To schedule a speaker, call 757-377-1850. 


Say Yes to Light Rail yard signs are available in our office.  Stop by and get yours.  We also have

Light Rail clings for your office or car window.


2nd Annual Central Business District Oyster Roast

November 3, Noon - 4 PM

Cityview on Bonney Road

Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 757-490-7810  $35/person, children under 12 are free.


Virginia Half-Shell Oyster Tasting

Saturday, November 19, 1-4 PM

Kelsick Speciality Markey, 6632 Main Street, Gloucester, VA

Tickets: $30 donation

For more information or to purchase tickets: or call 804-693-6500


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Thank you for voting for LRNow
We won the Whole Foods Competition
On Thursday, November 1, the new Virginia Beach Whole Foods Store will donate 5% of the day's profit to Lynnhaven River NOW to help us continue our oyster restoration work in the Lynnhaven River.  
You can contribute to LRNow's Oyster Restoration work by shopping at the new Whole Foods Store on Laskin Road on Thursday, November 1. 
Thank you for your continuing support! 
Free Virginia Pine Trees
Contact us if you are interested
Virginia Pine We have Virginia Pine trees free to good homes.  These two foot tall trees were grown by Bob Carroll's Plaza Middle School students and are ready to find their forever homes.  Virginia Pines have been used as Christmas trees so you can share your holidays with your new tree before planting it. Contact Helen at or call 757-962-5398 to reserve your tree today.  The trees will be ready for pick up at the LRNow office the weekend before the Thanksgiving holiday.
Lost and Found from the Fall Festival
Please call our office if any item below belongs to you:
Striped reading glasses
Little girl's pink jacket
Teal V-Neck long sleeved tee shirt
Cat eye pedometer
Light Blue Greg Norman XL wind breaker

You can stop by our office to claim any of these items.
Pearl Schools 101
Fall Workshop for Teachers and Administrators
College Park Elementary School Cafeteria
Monday, October 29, 2012, 6:30-8:30  
Have you seen your neighboring schools getting glowing compliments for becoming a Pearl School?   
Have you been a Pearl School in the past but need help regaining the momentum to do it again this year?  
Have you inherited coordination of your school's ongoing Pearl School legacy and don't know where to start?
This planning workshop is for you!

At LRNow we recognize that our schools are doing great things and we want to recognize you.  Come and learn the basics about being recognized as an LRNow Pearl School.  Listen to what other schools have done to make it happen.  Bring your questions and uncertainties about the program and let LRNow Education and Outreach Coordinator Helen Kuhns help you to shape a plan to be recognized in May, 2013.  2012-2013 Pearl School materials will be available at the workshop.

Check our website for information on the Pearl School program:
For more information or to register, contact Helen at 757-962-5398 or  
Pearl School Banner

Speckled Trout, a Lynnhaven River fisherman's favorite, are running in October and November.