Recycling Delays

The City’s recycling contractor, TFC Recycling, is experiencing a driver shortage, the cause of ongoing collection delays. TFC Recycling is implementing aggressive driver recruitment and training programs to attract and maintain a fleet of drivers, including significant wage increases. Drivers are currently working longer hours and weekends to keep up with collection schedules. 

If your recycling is not collected on your normal day, please leave the can at the curb. TFC Recycling will ensure that it is collected.

Wards Corner 1984 Tracks photo from rooftop raises funds for TCC music department

Greetings fellow Norfolk natives and others. In the most iconic years of the 1980’s music scene, I was working at the premiere Tidewater Record Store – Tracks at Wards Corner right where the parking lot is for Harris Teeter. Hired the same month MTV was launched, it was a pivotal time for music…and art, as music and art (video) mixed like never before.

Some 40 years later, I have created an “1980’s Art Exhibit” featuring those years at my Art’s Up Gallery @ Pembroke Mall. I think it would be a treat to the Wards Corner populace to visit the free exhibit. A special treat is a photo I took of Tracks in 1984, arguably the most vivid year of the ‘80’s music scene (Madonna, Prince, Springsteen, etc) from a rooftop at the corner of where K & K Square is now.

100% proceeds from a number of these prints that are signed and numbered (limited edition of 1984) will help support the Norfolk TCC music department, whose band “Blue Moon Jazz Ensemble” performed at the most recent art opening. This promotion is local, charitable, and put on by me – a Norfolk son, grandson of Norfolk’s original tough copper, and son of Army parents.

– Larry Estes

Financial Wellness Program

In April 2021, the Urban League of Hampton Roads launched a Financial Literacy Program, opening three Urban League Financial Centers.

On Tuesday July 27, 2021 meet the Financial Coaches serving the community helping people in need of improving their finances. They are hosting a free online Financial Wellness event from 6 pm to 7 pm. To register, please click on the link:

The Urban League invites you and your network/clients to join us for this brief overview of the Urban League’s Financial Centers and the free coaching services they will be providing for each client. They will follow up with each organization to discuss any level of interest in the program and look forward to partnering with you.