Invitation to Larchmont Edgewater Civic League’s Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony

The Larchmont Edgewater Civic League invites everyone to their first-ever Larchmont Edgewater Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony on Monday, 29 May from 10:00am – Noon!

They’ll be celebrating our freedom with a fun neighborhood parade, and then Honor the Fallen with a brief ceremony. The parade starts at 10:00am at St. Patrick Catholic School and ends at Larchmont United Methodist Church, and at the end, they’ll have free hotdogs, ice cream, community info-booths, and a brief 11:30am wreath-laying ceremony. Mayor Alexander is the Grand Marshal of the parade and will preside over the ceremony as well.

There will be a number of other participants marching, including Scouts, Daughters of the American Revolution & Sons of the American Revolution (both, in period attire), Gorra the Goggled Great Dane Service Dog (riding in a car with a sunroof, where she will have her head sticking out and watching the crowd), American Legion Post 35, Lafayette River Circle of the Kings Daughters, classic cars, bagpipes/drums, a WWII jeep, Norfolk Fire, ODU Police, and local school kids marching and on bikes.  Additionally multiple elected officials and candidates for office will be marching, including:  Mayor Alexander, Councilwoman McClellan, Delegate Angelia Williams Graves, Delegate Candidate Andy Pittman, Delegate Candidate Phil Hernandez, and Norfolk Commonwealth Attorney, Ramin Fatehi.

If weather is a concern, they will make the go/no-go call on Sunday afternoon and let everyone know via their website, and their Facebook page, They do ask that everyone refrain from parking along the route to give maximum room for safety and to optimally view the parade.

Come meet the new Chief of Police

Vice Mayor Thomas and Councilman Smigiel will be hosting a Community Meeting to introduce Norfolk’s new Chief of Police, Mark Talbot. The meeting will be held on June 6 at 6pm at Pretlow Library.

Ice Cream Social – June 12th

For our June meeting, we are planning to once again forgo the actual meeting and invite all of our neighbors in Wards Corner to an informal ice cream social at the North Shore Playground. The event will start at our normal meeting time, 6:30pm. We should have plenty of daylight to work with that evening.

We hope you can join us for the fun!

Resilient Norfolk

Following the presentation at our May 2023 meeting by the city’s office of resilience, below is a link to their site where the full video and other helpful information is provided.

NPS Summer Programs 2023 Now Enrolling!

Norfolk Public Schools Summer Programs are now open for enrollment! These free programs are open to students from grades Pre-K 4 through high school and are designed to meet the needs of learners at any level, whether through enrichment, college and career readiness, or inclusion and learning support. The deadline for registration is May 24. 

Programs include:

NPS 2023 Elementary Summer Academic Programs

Preschool Summer STARs Camp (4 years old), Elementary Summer STARS “Lit Camp” (Grades K-5), or Elementary ESL (English as Second Language) Newcomer Program (Grades K-5). Register Here

NPS 2023 Elementary Summer Elective Enrichment Programs

Camp Einstein (Grades K-4) or the Summer Arts Academy (Grades K-7) Register Here

NPS 2023 Middle School Summer Programs

Middle School Summer STARS Camp with Inclusion Support (Grades 6-8), Getting Ready for Algebra, Getting Ready for Pre-Algebra 6 (rising 6th graders only), Junior University “College & Career Readiness Summer Academy”, Middle School Health & Physical Education Program, Summer Arts Academy, or English as a Second Language Middle School Step Ahead Newcomer Enrichment Program.
Register Here

NPS 2023 High School Programs 

High School Summer School Program & Inclusion Support or the Advanced Placement Summer Academy.
Register Here

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