Suburban Park Civic League Holiday Party

In the spirit of the Holiday season, and an interest to get to know us better and share our common goals, the board members of the Suburban Park Civic League has extended an invitation to their Holiday Party on December 11th, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00pm.  The invitation is open to anyone living within the Wards Corner Civic League map.  Food will be provided, but attendees are welcome to bring a covered dish they wish to share.  Entertainment will be provided by the Norfolk Public Schools Jazz Band.  The event will be held at the auditorium of the Suburban Park Elementary School at 310 Thole street.

If you wish to attend and bring a dish, please contact WCCL Board Member, Carolyn DePalma at, or 757-641-2398.


A. James English, Jr.

On November 15th, 2017 Jim English was laid to rest after a small ceremony at the H.D. Oliver Funeral Chapel in Norfolk, VA.  Following the ceremony, a funeral procession journeyed to his final resting place at the Albert J. Horton Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk.

Jim English was the WCCL president for 17 years. He was also our friend and neighbor, and among other things, a Navy Veteran and ODU professor. Jim’s positive impact on both Wards Corner and the City of Norfolk was substantial, as shown by the proclamation presented to Jim by Mayor Kenny Alexander in January of 2017. The proclamation is featured in this months newsletter.

With Jim’s passing on November 7, we say a sad goodbye to our friend — a true Norfolk leader for over 40 years. Jim, you will be missed.


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