News & Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

  • Nov 12 General Meeting and CACL Elections
  • Dec 7 Holiday Celebration & Parade

Community News

Holiday Celebration & Parade, Saturday, December 7, 4:40pm to 6pm at Charlestowne East Park

Our annual neighborhood holiday celebration (formerly “Share Your Light Night”) promises festivity and fellowship. Activities will take place at our newly improved Charlestowne East Park.

Bring the whole family & preserve the memory of the BEST SANTA EVER with pics and selfies!! If the VA Beach Mounted Police are able, they will join us at the park (only).

The Santa Parade will head out of the park at 6:15 to visit Celebration Stations throughout the neighborhood.

We are looking for “elves” with golf carts who might want to join our parade, or folks who might want to provide lights or music—decorate your vehicle and join the parade!

We need YOU to help make this event successful. Volunteer opportunities.  We volunteers for the following:

  • “Elves” for the parade (especially with the golf carts)
  • Help decorating the park
  • Hanging lights on our neighborhood signs
  • Park set-up Saturday, December 7, 1pm to 3pm
  • Santa Help Saturday, December 7, 4:30pm to 6pm

Please bring a snack to share at the park or to your nearby Celebration Station. Also, again we will be collecting canned goods for the Food Bank, so please bring a contribution for those less fortunate than ourselves.

If you can help or have questions please text Carol at (757)635-3892 or email at cacl@cox.net.

Poinsetta Sales and Delivery

This year we are offering beautiful red poinsettias to decorate your home, give as gifts or BOTH!!. These are big healthy plants — fresh, full and lovely to enjoy throughout the holiday season!

These hearty plants rest in an 8″ foil lined pot with protective plastic sleeve.
At $15 each (same as last year), these are an affordable way to share holiday spirit with others and in our homes.

Proceeds are used for Civic League sponsored community events and to landscape around neighborhood signs.

Orders will be taken from Friday, November 1 through Thanksgiving. To order please send an email to cacl@cox.net or select the credit card link below to pay via credit card or click Paypal to pay via Paypal.

Poinsettia

$15.00

Thank you for your support!

Traffic Calming Survey

Charlestowne has been enrolled in the city’s Traffic Calming Program since March 2018. Our target area has been Beaufain Blvd. More information can be found in the article below.

At the September 10 Civic League Meeting , speakers from Traffic Engineering provided us with an update.  We are currently in phase 2, selective enforcement. This means police patrols have been increased along Beaufain Blvd until December.

We are eligible to move into phase 3, increased fines, but this would require a petition with signatures from 75% of the property owners fronting Beaufain Blvd.

The members present voted to move forward with this solution, but before the letter is submitted we would like to hear from you.  Please complete the survey that came with this month’s newsletter or go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B5BCYZD

Votes must be received by November 9, 2019.  Thank you!

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

Traffic-Calming-Brochure-9-28-17

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 CACL@cox.net.

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

Little Free Library at Charlestowne East Park

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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 www.littlefreelibrary.org/.

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 www.vbgov.com/wastmgt.

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 3simmons@cox.net.

Help!

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

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!