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 Sat, 04 Jul 2015 18:34:52 EST 2040 Vision to Action Community Coalition July 10 Meeting Canceled The 2040 Vision to Action Community Coalition, a citizens group appointed by the City Council, will not meet Friday, July 10, 2015. The coalition’s next meeting will be held Friday, Aug. 14, 2015 from9... Strategic Growth Area Thu, 02 Jul 2015 06:11:24 EST Fire Department Reminds Citizens: Private Fireworks Are Illegal Every year, adults and children are seriously injured and fires are ignited by people setting off fireworks across the city.Fireworks are a hallmark of July 4 celebrations, but consumer fireworks are... Fire Thu, 02 Jul 2015 06:05:01 EST Clean Community Commission to Meet July 9 at Brock Environmental Center The Virginia Beach Clean Community Commission will meet Thursday, July 9, at 5 p.m. at the Brock Environmental Center, 3663 Marlin Bay Drive, to tour the new facility. Following the tour, the commission... Public Works Wed, 01 Jul 2015 07:12:56 EST Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation is Celebrating 30 Years of National Parks & Recreation Month This July -Virginia Beach, VA – Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation is proudly celebrating 30 years of July as National Parks & Recreation Month with throwback 80’s flair! We’re offering up tons of family-friendly... Parks & Recreation Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:35:33 EST Celebrate July on Virginia Beach’s Star-Spangled Sands Few cities throw a patriotic beach bash like we do in Virginia Beach! This July, sit underneath a colorful display of red, white and blue along the oceanfront as we kick off with the Fourth of July weekend... Convention and Visitors Bureau Thu, 02 Jul 2015 06:34:45 EST Virginia Cooperative Extension to Offer Water Quality Testing for Wells, Springs and Cisterns VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — June 29, 2015 — The Virginia Cooperative Extension office is offering water quality testing as part of its Virginia Household Water Quality Program   July 27, 28, 29 and August 20... Agriculture Mon, 29 Jun 2015 07:49:32 EST A Month of Sundaes at the Francis Land House July is National Ice Cream Month and the Francis Land House is celebrating with a month of Sunday Sundaes. Each Sunday’s program will feature a different topic about ice cream. July 5 – “The Sweet... Museums & Historic Resources Mon, 29 Jun 2015 06:17:02 EST Virginia Beach Names New Director of 911/311 Services The City of Virginia Beach has hired Stephen C. Williams as its new director of Emergency Communications and Citizen Services. The agency operates Virginia Beach’s 911 emergency system, as well as its311... Emergency Communications & Citizen Services Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:05:41 EST Road Improvements at Indian River Rd. and Reon Dr. to Begin Sunday, June 28 Virginia Beach Public Works has announced that road work is scheduled to begin at the intersection of Indian River Road and Reon Drive beginning Sunday, June 28, 2015, through Sunday, July 19, 2015.  Crews... Public Works Thu, 25 Jun 2015 10:20:49 EST Mayor, City Council from Philippines to Visit Virginia Beach July 2-6 The entire city council from Virginia Beach’s sister city in the Philippines will visit Virginia Beach from July 2 to 6. The delegation of 29 business, government and educational leaders from Olongapowill... City Clerk Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:56:03 EST Red, White and Ka-boom! Celebrate Independence Day at Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation’s Annual July 4th Celebration! -Virginia Beach, VA – Salute “Old Glory” and celebrate our nation’s independence at Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation’s Annual July 4th Celebration at Mount Trashmore Park -310 Edwin Drive. Thisevening... Parks & Recreation Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:53:27 EST Family Fun Day June 27 at the Francis Land House Picnic like you never have before at the June 27 Francis Land House Family Fun Day.   Staff and members of the Virginia Regency Society will make it historically similar to the bygone era of early 19 th... Museums & Historic Resources Tue, 23 Jun 2015 05:44:47 EST Virginia Beach City Landfill and Resource Recovery Center Closed July 4th in Observance of Independence Day VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – June 22, 2015 – The Virginia Beach City Landfill and Resource Recovery Center located at 1989 Jake Sears Road will be open on Friday, July 3 rd from 7 4:30 p.m. and will be... Public Works Mon, 22 Jun 2015 11:38:37 EST Francis Land House Cancels Giant Yard Sale The Giant Yard Sale, planned for Saturday, July 11, at the Francis Land House has been cancelled because of the low number of confirmed vendors. Registered vendors will be refunded the cost of their spaces... Museums & Historic Resources Mon, 22 Jun 2015 07:20:29 EST DVD Copies of Virginia Beach City Public Schools High School Graduation Ceremonies Available for Purchase VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – June 19, 2015 – Each year Virginia Beach Television -VBTV records the graduation ceremonies for all Virginia Beach public high schools, streams the ceremonies live on www.vbschools... Communications & Information Technology Fri, 19 Jun 2015 10:33:26 EST Work Set to Begin on Tennis Courts at Landstown High School -Virginia Beach, VA – Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation would like residents to be aware that the tennis courts at Landstown High School will be closed for renovations from June 22 through September... Parks & Recreation Thu, 18 Jun 2015 10:27:54 EST City of Virginia Beach July 3rd & 4th Operating Schedule VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – June 18, 2015 - There will be normal trash and recycling collection on Friday, July 3 rd .    The following Virginia Beach facilities will be closed Friday, July 3, in observance... Communications & Information Technology Mon, 22 Jun 2015 10:18:24 EST Drop the Beat! -Virginia Beach, VA – Hip Hop 2015: And the Youth Will Lead Us presented by Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation  is back this year by popular demand! The 8-week program for teens ages 13-17 exploreship... Parks & Recreation Thu, 18 Jun 2015 09:59:58 EST Green Ribbon Committee to Meet June 25 The Green Ribbon Committee will meet Thursday, June 25, at the Strategic Growth Area Studio, 4525 Main St., Suite 710, from 2:30 to 4 p.m.   The meeting is open to the public to observe.  For additional... Planning Wed, 17 Jun 2015 09:33:41 EST Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Has Your Staycation Destination! -Virginia Beach, VA – Kayaking, paddle boarding, pools, games, food and other fun? Sounds like the makings of an incredible adventure vacation, but don’t bother packing a bag, because you don’t even... Parks & Recreation Wed, 17 Jun 2015 05:20:33 EST Green Ribbon Policy Subcommittee to Meet June 22 The Policy Subcommittee of the Green Ribbon Committee will meet Monday, June 22, at the Brock Environmental Center, 3663 Marlin Bay Drive, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public to observe... Planning Tue, 16 Jun 2015 10:04:08 EST Bayfront Advisory Commission to Meet June 18 The Bayfront Advisory Commission will meet Thursday, June 18, at the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel and Conference Center, 2800 Shore Drive, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.The agenda for the meeting will include... Planning Tue, 16 Jun 2015 07:08:48 EST Development Authority Approves Next Steps for New Entertainment Complex The City of Virginia Beach has been working with Peterson Companies to develop VA ViBe!, a 230,000-square-foot entertainment project in the resort area. Today, the Virginia Beach Development Authorityapproved... Economic Development Tue, 16 Jun 2015 06:32:18 EST Tommy Emmanuel Brings a Unique Style to the Sandler Center Nov. 14 VIRGINIA BEACH, VA­ – Two-time Grammy nominee Tommy Emmanuel is one of Australia's most respected musicians. The legendary guitarist has a professional career that spans almost five decades and continues... Cultural Affairs Mon, 15 Jun 2015 06:26:39 EST Mayor Sessoms’ Statement Following the Passing of Dr. Edward E. Brickell Words cannot adequately express the sorrow that I feel following the passing of Dr. Edward E. Brickell . I was a student in the Virginia Beach public school system when Dr. Brickell was the superintendent... Media & Communications Fri, 12 Jun 2015 12:55:42 EST Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team Begins Monitoring Sea Turtle Nesting The Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team has begun a sea turtle nesting monitoring program with funding assistance from Dominion Foundation.As part of the program, trained volunteers and staff... Museums & Historic Resources Fri, 12 Jun 2015 08:22:34 EST Party at the Pier -Virginia Beach, VA – Kick off your shoes and let down your hair for the beach concert event of the season! Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation in partnership with Siebert Realty present Party at... Parks & Recreation Thu, 11 Jun 2015 05:44:41 EST Corrective Landscape Removal to Affect North End Buffer Along Atlantic Avenue -Virginia Beach, VA – Starting in mid-June, Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation will be performing extensive removal of dead shrubbery along Atlantic Avenue in the North End section of Virginia Beach... Parks & Recreation Wed, 10 Jun 2015 05:22:31 EST Commonwealth v. James Milton Johnson IV; Child Molester to Serve 44 Years in Prison Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced that James Milton Johnson IV, 34 years old, formerly of Virginia Beach, Virginia, was sentenced today by Circuit Court... Commonwealth's Attorney Tue, 09 Jun 2015 11:39:10 EST Virginia Beach Public Library & Virginia Beach City Public Schools Join Forces to Beat “Summer Slide” Virginia Beach Public Library -VBPL launched its annual Summer Reading Challenge on Monday, June 8, 2015. The Summer Reading Challenge encourages Beach residents of all ages to read books and to attend... Public Libraries Mon, 08 Jun 2015 12:13:04 EST