Lynnhaven River NOW E-News  
October 8, 2014   
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Great Events

October 11 -- LRNow Fall Festival

October 20 -- City Council Candidates Forum-- VB Oberndorf Central Library, 6-8:30 PM

October 23 -- Movie Switch

October 25 -- Shellfish Company Fall Festival Benefit

Volunteers Needed

Fall Festival, October 11
See article top of right column

October 25 -- Shellfish Company Fall Festival
2 volunteers to help man our table

If you are interested in helping LRNow at any of these fall events, please contact Trista at 962-5398 or

Smooth Sumac
October Native Plant
of the Month
Beautiful fall color

October is Energy Awareness Month
Movie Switch
October 23, 6:30 PM
Advanced Technology Center Theater

"To meet the challenges of the 21st century, we must work to ensure a clean, safe, and sustainable energy future
President Obama

The City of Virginia Beach Energy Management Office is commemorating Energy Awareness Month with a free showing of the fascinating movie Switch

Opening remarks by Mayor Sessoms at 6:30 PM.

To register. for the movie.

VB Comp Plan
Open Houses 
Every five years, Virginia Beach takes a new look at its long-term plan for development.  It's called the Comprehensive Plan, It's Our Future, and the City would like your input.  The City Council, in conjunction with the Planning Commission, will host open houses across the city to discuss issues like land use, transportation, preserving neighborhoods, the environment, economic development, and parks and open space.
You are invited to the following public open houses, held from 7-9 PM.
Wednesday, Oct. 22
Pembroke Elementary School,
4622 Jericho Road

Monday, Oct. 27
Floyd E. Kellam High School
2665 West Neck Road

Thursday, Oct. 30
Virginia Beach Convention Center, Room 2A-B
1000 19th Street

You can view the current Comp Plan online at
For more information contact the Dept of Planning at 385-4621 or email
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Fall Festival Volunteers Still Needed for Some Jobs
Saturday, October 11, 9-5
Rosemont Elementary School, 1257 Rosemont Road

We still need a few volunteers to help on Saturday in the following areas especially:
Face Painting
Children's Activity Area
Merchandise Table
Pearl Home Table
Pearl School Table

Your help on Saturday will be greatly appreciated.  You do not have to be available for the full time, a couple of hours will be a big help, and we will give you a LRNow Volunteer tee shirt. 

If you are available to help, please call us at 757-962-5398 or email

Thank you for helping us with this important outreach!
Saturday, October 11, Noon-5 PM 
at Rosemont Elementary School 

Children's Activities
Fun and Educational Booths
Native Plant Sale
Eco-Friendly Craft Vendors
Farmers Market and Seafood Market
Delicious Locally-Sourced Food
Rain Barrel Market
Hourly Raffle Drawings
Parking available onsite

For more information, visit
call 757-962-5398 or email Join the Fun!
City Council Candidates Forum
Monday, October 20, 6-8:30 PM
VB Oberndorf Central Library

Vote Button On Tuesday, November 4, we will be electing seven new members to our City Council.  Come to our Forum at the Central library on Monday, October 20th to hear all the candidates' positions of issues of interest to you. 

Co-sponsored by the Princess Anne Garden Club, the Virginia Beach Garden Club, the Back Bay Restoration Foundation, and the Virginia Beach Council of Civic Organizations. 

No pre-registration is required. 
Sea Level Rise & Your Business
Join VCC for Breakfast on October 21, 7:30 - 9:30 AM
Town Point Club, Norfolk

You are invited to join the Virginia Coastal Coalition for the inaugural event of the Virginia Coastal Coalition's Sea Level Rise and Your Business breakfast series focusing on how local businesses can prepare, mitigate losses, and adapt to recurrent flooding and sea level rise in Hampton Roads.  You will hear why Hampton Roads busin
esses should engage in flood-control adaptation efforts and hear what they can do to prepare themselves in the event that flooding impairs their ability to do business. 

Coffee and networking begin at 7:30 AM, with the panel beginning at 8:00 AM.  The panel includes Susan Leidy with the Chrysler Museum, James Fuqua with Towne Insurance, and Christine Morris and Robert Tajan with the City of Norfolk. 
Generously sponsored by Kaufman & Canoles. 

Advanced registration is required by October 17 at   For more information, contact or (757) 692-4412.  

Household Hazardous Waste Collection!
At the Fall Festival on October 11th

 Cleaning out your garage? Don't throw out that old paint! Properly dispose of it! The city will be collecting household hazardous waste items during our October 11th Fall Festival at Rosemont Elementary School in Green Run. Review the list below and bring your hazardous waste items with you to the festival!

Acceptable Household Hazardous Waste items include:
  • Up to five gallons of liquids or up to 75 pounds of dry materials
  • Aerosol spray cans
  • Automotive fluids
  • Batteries: Alkaline (AA, AAA, C, D), Boat, Car, Camera, Cell phone, Hearing aid, Lead acid, Lithium, Rechargeable, Trucks
  • Herbicides
  • Household cleaners
  • Gasoline (up to 5 gallons)
  • Fertilizer
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Light bulbs - small quantities of CFLs or fluorescent tubes
  • Oil and water based paint
  • Pesticides
  • Propane tanks (small - up to 20 lb. capacity) 
  • Materials will not be bulked on site, so containers will not be returned.  Specifically applies to materials such as used motor oil and old gasoline.
  • For your ease of transport and handling, recommend using a box for multiple containers of materials.
  • We are not taking tires at this event.  We can receive residential vehicle tires in small quantities at the Resource Recovery Facility at the Landfill at 1989 Jake Sears Road.  For more information, visit
 Household Hazardous Waste Helpful Tips:Items should be in original containers, preferably with label visible.

 Native Plant of the Month: October  
Rhus glabra
Smooth Sumac

Smooth Sumac grows well in full sun or part shade to a height of 9-15 feet and a spread of 9-15 feet.
The flower color is yellow-green and the fruit color that appears in autumn is red to maroon.

Can be massed for stabilizing embankments with poor soil.

To order a  Smooth Sumac plant, call, 962-5398, or email
Cost is $8.