City of Virginia Beach - News The dynamic news feed for the City of Virginia Beach. City of Virginia Beach 2015 (VBgov Web Team) (VBgov Web Team) news VBgov Web Team en Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:21:13 EST Chill Out at the 2015 Winter Wildlife Festival -Virginia Beach, VA - Follow fascinating bird activity and explore the natural areas of our community at the 2015 Winter Wildlife Festival presented by Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation in partnership... Parks & Recreation Fri, 23 Jan 2015 03:54:22 EST Sandler Center Art Gallery Hosts ‘Happy to Hear It’ by Barbra Mann Myers The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts is proud to announce that it will host Barbra Mann Myers’ exhibit “Happy to Hear It” beginning Jan. 26.   Myers, a native of Newport News, creates her... Cultural Affairs Thu, 22 Jan 2015 06:42:42 EST After 37 Years, Kempsville Recreation Center Closing February 20 for Renovations; New Center Expected to Open in 2017 -Virginia Beach, VA - Virginia Beach’s oldest recreation center, Kempsville Community Recreation Center , is closing its doors at 8:45 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 20 to make way for a newer, more modern recreation... Parks & Recreation Thu, 22 Jan 2015 03:49:38 EST City Announces Two New Mobile Apps The City of Virginia Beach has launched two free mobile apps to make information even more accessible and to let residents submit service requests via their mobile devices. “An increasing number of residents... Communications & Information Technology Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:50:02 EST City of Virginia Beach Announces Two New Mobile Apps The city of Virginia Beach launched two free mobile apps designed to make information even more accessible and provide residents the capability to submit service requests via their mobile devices.“An... Communications & Information Technology Wed, 21 Jan 2015 06:45:51 EST City Council to Hold Two-Day Retreat Feb. 5 and 6 The Virginia Beach City Council will hold a two-day goal-setting retreat on Feb. 5 and 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the new Brock Environmental Center at Pleasure House Point, 3663 Marlin Bay Drive. The... City Clerk Wed, 21 Jan 2015 05:04:45 EST Chesapeake Bay Distillery to Expand in Virginia Beach Chesapeake Bay Distillery, headquartered in Virginia Beach, has announced plans to expand its small-craft distillery and relocate to the resort district. The company manufactures Blue Ridge Vodka, Beach... Economic Development Tue, 20 Jan 2015 06:45:30 EST EGS Announces Major Expansion in Virginia Beach and 175 New Jobs Expert Global Solutions, Inc. -EGS has announced a major expansion in Virginia Beach that will create 175 new jobs to support increased national customer and technical services requirements in the pharmaceutical... Economic Development Tue, 20 Jan 2015 06:43:43 EST VT Milcom Inc. to Consolidate Operations in Virginia Beach VT Milcom, Inc., a subsidiary of VT Group, will consolidate several existing locations in Hampton Roads to 2505 International Parkway in Virginia Beach. The company will maintain its regional headquarters... Economic Development Tue, 20 Jan 2015 06:44:03 EST Tidewater Valve and Fitting to Purchase Facility in Virginia Beach Tidewater Valve and Fitting, Inc., a wholesale plumbing supplier primarily serving industrial, government and commercial business segments, is under contract to purchase a 2.94-acre site at 2825 Crusader... Economic Development Tue, 20 Jan 2015 06:39:32 EST A Royal Princess Tea – Feb. 7 at Lynnhaven House The Virginia Beach History Museums will host a royal tea at the Lynnhaven House Colonial Education Center on Saturday, Feb. 7, at noon. The tea will celebrate the 350 th anniversary of the birth of Anne,... Museums & Historic Resources Tue, 20 Jan 2015 03:54:25 EST Valentine’s Day at the Lynnhaven House Calling all fairies, elves and other mythical creatures! Join the Virginia Beach History Museums for a Fairy Valentine’s Day celebration at the Lynnhaven House Colonial Education Center on Saturday, Feb... Museums & Historic Resources Tue, 20 Jan 2015 03:16:43 EST Commission Accepting Human Rights Awards Nominations The Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission is accepting nominations for the 21 st annual Human Rights Awards through Feb. 20. The commission recognizes noteworthy individuals and groups who have aidedin... Human Resources (City) Tue, 20 Jan 2015 03:22:03 EST Water Main Break Closes 3 Lanes on Virginia Beach Boulevard City crews are working to repair a break in a 20-inch water main on Virginia Beach Boulevard at Hutton Lane – near Lowe’s and Wawa, between Lynnhaven Parkway and London Bridge Road.   Three westbound... Public Utilities Sat, 17 Jan 2015 09:58:10 EST Local Researcher to Talk About Jackie Robinson and Martin Luther King Jr. at Central Library WHO:              Derrick C. Jones, history buff and researcher   WHEN:          Saturday, Jan. 17, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. WHAT:           Local Negro Leagues Baseball history buff and researcher... Public Libraries Fri, 16 Jan 2015 06:50:02 EST Four New Sports Events, 5,000+ Room Nights Secured by Virginia Beach CVB Virginia Beach will be the home turf for four new participatory sports events this year as a result of the intense efforts of the sports marketing team at the Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau... Convention and Visitors Bureau Fri, 16 Jan 2015 05:29:21 EST City of Virginia Beach Holiday Schedule for Monday, Jan. 19 VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – January 16, 2015 – The following Virginia Beach facilities will be CLOSED on Monday, Jan. 19, in observation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:  ● All City of Virginia Beach offices●... Communications & Information Technology Fri, 16 Jan 2015 04:30:25 EST Virginia Beach HAS NOT Been Suspended From Flood Insurance Program The City of Virginia Beach has not been suspended from the National Flood Insurance Program, despite an erroneous listing in a national publication.            Virginia Beach was erroneously listed... Media & Communications Thu, 15 Jan 2015 08:51:22 EST Commonwealth v. Thelonius Bartholomew Ragin II; Brother and Sister Commit Senseless Shooting; Jury Recommends Brother Serve 25 Years Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced that Thelonius Bartholomew Ragin, 24 years old, formerly of the 1300 block of Glyndon Drive in Virginia Beach, Virginia,... Commonwealth's Attorney Wed, 14 Jan 2015 11:18:30 EST Bayfront Advisory Committee to Meet Jan. 15 The Bayfront Advisory Committee will meet Thursday, Jan. 15 at the Resort and Conference Center, 2800 Shore Drive, from 2 to 5:30 p.m.   Subcommittee meetings will be conducted from 2 to 3:30 p.m. andare... Planning Tue, 13 Jan 2015 03:18:25 EST Temporary Daytime Lane Reductions on Lesner Bridge on Tuesday Virginia Beach Public Works has announced that there will be single lane closures on Lesner Bridge tomorrow, Tuesday, January 13, 2015, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3p.m.The lane closures will be... Public Works Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:52:19 EST Sandler Center’s Out of the Box Series is Back! -VIRGINIA BEACH, VA –"Out of the Box," the Sandler Center Emerging Artist Series, returns for its second year. Support local artists every Thursday from Jan. 15 to March 5, 2015. This great after-work... Cultural Affairs Mon, 12 Jan 2015 07:31:49 EST Library Challenges Parents to Read 1,000 Books to Children Before Kindergarten If you’re still thinking about New Year’s resolutions, Virginia Beach Public Library -VBPL has a suggestion: read aloud to your children. Today the library launched “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten,” a... Public Libraries Mon, 12 Jan 2015 06:19:53 EST Virginia Aquarium Announces New Partnership with National Geographic The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center will begin 2015 with a new partner for its newly refurbished Giant Screen Theater – National Geographic. The Aquarium’s new National Geographic 3D Theater... Museums & Historic Resources Mon, 12 Jan 2015 06:21:54 EST Virginia Aquarium's National Geographic 3D Theater Dives to Ocean’s Depths With ‘James Cameron's Deepsea Challenge 3D' There are human footprints on the moon and rovers on Mars, but our deepest oceans remain a mystery. Largely unexplored, these dark depths are Earth’s last frontier, yet they could unlock clues to understanding... Museums & Historic Resources Mon, 12 Jan 2015 06:21:06 EST Virginia Aquarium Winter E-cycling Adds Household Hazardous Waste to January 24 Event -VIRGINIA BEACH, VA –The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center in partnership with City of Virginia Beach Public Works, TFC Recycling, and Goodwill Industries will offer its semi-annual E-cycling... Museums & Historic Resources Thu, 08 Jan 2015 10:37:28 EST Comic Book Creators and Superheroes Kick Off “Year of the Comic Book” at Beach Libraries Virginia Beach Public Library -VBPL, in partnership with Tidewater Comicon, is celebrating 2015 as Year of the Comic Book with comic book, super hero and graphic novel-themed programs for all ages, all... Public Libraries Thu, 08 Jan 2015 07:09:49 EST Adjusted Hours Announced for the Virginia Beach History Museums in January On Jan. 6, the Virginia Beach History Museums began operating on an adjusted schedule.The Adam Thoroughgood House, Lynnhaven House, and Francis Land House will be closed Mondays through Thursdays in... Museums & Historic Resources Wed, 07 Jan 2015 09:11:45 EST Overnight Shelter Available for Homeless Adults during Winter Overnight shelter for adults experiencing homelessness is available through the city’s Winter Shelter Program. The program provides homeless individuals with a place to sleep each night between the hours... Housing & Neighborhood Preservation Tue, 06 Jan 2015 10:19:21 EST Prevent Frozen Pipes From Bursting Your Budget Now that winter is in full swing, Virginia Beach Public Utilities urges homeowners to prepare their water pipes for freezing temperatures. Following these simple tips could prevent costly repairs and messy... 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