News & Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

  • Oct 12 and 19  Community Yard Sale
  • Oct 26 Planning Meeting for Share Your Light Night
  • Nov 12 General Meeting and CACL Elections
  • Dec 7 Share Your Light Night

Community News

Representatives from Virginia Beach Traffic Engineering Provide Charlestowne Traffic Calming Update

Brian Proctor and Valerie Henchel from Virginia Beach Traffic Engineering provided an update Traffic Calming Program in Charlestowne at the last CACL General Meeting. The Traffic Calming Program is Virginia Beach’s phased approach to reducing the number of speeders on neighborhood streets.  We are currently in phase 2, selective enforcement. This means increased police patrols four times a month, Sept.-Dec.  –  speeders beware! We are eligible to move into phase 3, increased fines, but this would require getting signatures from 75% of the property owners fronting Beaufain Blvd., our targeted area.  An alternative is to paint lines along either side of Beaufain, delineating travel lanes and parking. This has been done in other areas, like Albright Drive, and it has worked.  Average speeds have decreased and fewer people try to pass on the right.  The members present at the meeting voted to proceed with this solution adding lines to Beaufain Blvd., and a letter has been submitted to the city requesting the work. We’ll also be applying for permission to petition for phase 3.  If we move on to Phase 4, physical measures, like speed humps would be installed, but we’re a long way from this phase.

For more information, please click the links below.

Traffic Calming Power Point 4th Precinct – Charlestowne


Elections: coming up in November

Elections for CACL leader is coming up in November. Nominating committee is Sharon Nadlicki, Pat Dolan, and Pat Byrne. Those interested in serving (as an officer or on the Board of Directors) should contact

Nominees should be willing to attend monthly meetings and be CACL members.

Little Free Library at Charlestowne East Park


A Little Free Library has been installed at Charlestowne East Park.  A Little Free Library is a “take a book, return a book” free book exchange.  It is supported by neighbors  sharing their favorite books with their community. Anyone may contribute or take books. The more the merrier! If you take a book (or two) from a Library, you do not need to return that exact book. However, in order to keep the Little Library full of good choices for the whole neighborhood, the next time you swing by the Library bring a few books to share. Little Library book exchanges function on the honor system; everyone contributes to ensure there are always quality books inside. This way, we all win! 

For more information about the Little Free Library Organization and where your can find other Little Free Libraries, please visit

Paul GeigerGeiger Tree

Paul Geiger passed away on Thursday, March 7. Paul was the recording secretary for the Civic League for well over a decade and a longtime Board Member. His wife, Charlene was president for many years. Together they were the driving force that kept our Civic League going and growing. The community is better thanks to their service. Paul will be greatly missed.

Waste Disposal

Exercise proper waste disposal practices when cleaning out attics, garages and sheds. Regular bagged household trash can be placed in city-provided trash carts. Place containers at the street by 7 a.m. on the scheduled collection day.

Curbside collection of yard waste is provided on your normal collection day. Grass and leaves (no dirt, rocks, mulch or root balls) should be placed at the front curb of the residence in up to 25 clear plastic bags, not more than 25 pounds per bag. Please do not block drainage. Limbs up to four feet long and six inches in diameter will be collected in two piles not to exceed 4 x 4 x 4 feet.

For more information, contact Waste Management at (757) 385-4650 or visit

Block Captains Needed for Charlestowne Neighborhood Watch

Block Captains serve as liaisons between Watch/Police coordinators and their neighbors. A watch area consists of about 15 homes. If you can help with the Neighborhood Watch or have any questions, please contact Laureen simmons at 479-2400 or email at


Volunteers are needed to help deliver the Charlestowne Newsletters.  If you can help, please contact Mary Ann Milinazzo at .

Membership Dues are $20 per family and are due Annually in January.

Checks should be made out to the Charlestowne Area Civic League and should be mailed to:

Mary Lawrence
5313 Hogge Court
Virginia Beach, VA 23464

or if you’d like to pay online, please visit our Paypal site on our Charlestowne Civic League page.

Thank you!