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Kick off the holiday season Saturday in Norfolk

From the Grand Illumination Parade to a dash of Dickens and dazzling MacArthur on Ice, Norfolk knows how to celebrate the holidays!   We’re kicking off the holiday season on November 18th.  Come early to enjoy all the fun activities, food and shops!  For a complete list of all events, visit www.norfolk.gov/holidays. A special discounted rate of … Continue reading

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S&P boosts City of Norfolk’s outlook; joins Moody’s and Fitch affirming strong bond ratings

Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings (“S&P”) boosted Norfolk’s ratings outlook from stable to positive and joined Fitch Ratings (“Fitch”) and Moody’s Investors Service (“Moody’s”) in affirming the strong credit rating on the City’s existing long-term ratings. S&P highlighted Norfolk’s “strong economy,” its “very strong budgetary flexibility and strong budgetary performance” and “very strong management, with … Continue reading

NSU gets private tour of Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise
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NSU gets private tour of Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise

by Kaitlyn M. Wolodkewitsch On Friday, Oct. 20, crew members from the Greenpeace Ship Arctic Sunrise gave a group of Norfolk State University students and faculty a private tour of the ship explaining their mission and their goals, as well as showing what everyday life is like on the Arctic Sunrise. Greenpeace ships travel the world peacefully … Continue reading

Travel & Leisure magazine names Norfolk America’s Favorite Place in 2017
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Travel & Leisure magazine names Norfolk America’s Favorite Place in 2017

NORFOLK, VA – Travel & Leisure readers love the mermaid city!  Norfolk claimed the #1 spot in the annual America’s Favorite Place poll for 2017 beating out cities such as Portland, Scottsdale and Nashville. “We are grateful that the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine choose Norfolk as America’s Favorite City! Our city earned this … Continue reading

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Salvation Army Kroc Center presents inaugural College Readiness Fair

Saturday, October 7, 2017 | 10am-2pm The Salvation Army Kroc Center College Readiness Fair will provide high school juniors and seniors in the Hampton Roads area with access to higher education and other opportunities that are available to them after graduation. Four-year and two-year colleges, trade schools, public service training and the Armed Forces will … Continue reading

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Norfolk encourages residents to be mentally healthy during National Depression Awareness Month

Free suicide prevention workshops, depression screenings, Out of Darkness Walk & GAP enrollment registration during month of October One day, five locations and one hour where you can learn how to safely reach out to someone who may be thinking about suicide and connect them to appropriate help. October is National Depression Awareness Month. The … Continue reading

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Norfolk seeks citizen input on “green infrastructure” plan

The City of Norfolk is developing a new ‘green infrastructure’ plan. Come learn about Norfolk’s tree canopy, how to better protect the City from storms, reduce flooding, restore habitats and provide more recreation access. Do you want: Less flooding and clean water? Access to fishing and boating? Safer streets and cleaner air? Attractive neighborhoods? Thriving … Continue reading

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Electronic scam uses public safety as bait

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – Norfolk police detectives were recently alerted to a new electronic scam targeting the area and warn citizens to be careful when providing personal information to unknown sources. Several Norfolk citizens have received text messages, claiming to be from the Norfolk Fire Department.  The text message reads “Norfolk Fire Dept. decided to … Continue reading

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Norfolk gears up for 2017 Play Day

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk believes that everyone deserves a little playtime and on Saturday, September 16, more than 1,300 guests will get out and play at the 2017 Play Day. The annual event, hosted by Norfolk’s Department of Recreation, Parks & Open Space (RPOS), runs 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Tarrallton Park (2100 Tarrallton Drive) … Continue reading