houses: Mahogany Tide - 08/16/07 09:46 AM
No its not a clothes detergent but a burst of brown algae in portions of the Elizabeth and Lafayette riveres.  The dense patches of plant life, are not believed to be toxic but I wouldn't swim in it anyways.  Hot temperatures, and nutrient enrichment hasten plant growth and hence the mucky mess.  There may be localized fish kills as the algae soaks up the oxygen in the water.  As temperatures cool down the mess will go away.  … (0 comments)

houses: 2389 Fenwick Way - 08/04/07 06:51 AM
Princess Anne Quarters
 
Great home with all the features you would ever want. Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, ceramic/wood floors, gas log fireplace and a whole lot more in a great location. The attic has been converted to a large suite to include a full bath. The HVAC is zoned for comfort and economy. Oh yea, there are FIVE bedrooms and FOUR FULL BATHS and one half bath. This property offered for sale by Gene Allen at 757-718-3366 or 1-888-292-3891 ERA Atkinson Realty, Inc 210 40 St Virginia Beach, Va 23451
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houses: ETHANOL PLANT OPINIONS ARE OPPOSITES - 07/18/07 10:27 AM
A group citizens and city officials from Portsmouth and Chesapeake made a visit to two ethanol plants in Wisconsin.  Some said it was purtrid and sickening.  Some of the officials thought it wasn't that bad.  Of course these plants were ten times smaller then the plant proposed for Chesapeake so comparasons may not be possible and the technology is five years old.  Of course to me smelly is still smelly.
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houses: ETHANOL PLANT OPINIONS ARE OPPOSITES - 07/18/07 10:26 AM
A group citizens and city officials from Portsmouth and Chesapeake made a visit to two ethanol plants in Wisconsin.  Some said it was purtrid and sickening.  Some of the officials thought it wasn't that bad.  Of course these plants were ten times smaller then the plant proposed for Chesapeake so comparasons may not be possible and the technology is five years old.  Of course to me smelly is still smelly.
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houses: Field Trip - 07/11/07 01:08 PM
The powers that be want to know if an ethanol plant will smell so they are taking a field trip to the midwest to find out.  The plants are nowhere near the size that will be built in Chesapeake but hopefully the officials will find some answers.  Stay tuned. … (0 comments)

houses: African Awareness Campaign - 07/05/07 01:03 AM
The seventh annual "Compassion for Africa" benefit dinner will be held Sunday, July 15, 2007 from 5:30 pm to 9:00pm at the Founders Inn and Spa.  The address is 5641 Indian River Rd, Virginia Beach.  Tickets are $150.00 per adult and you get to rub elbows with Ambassador Young, co-founder of GoodWorks International.  Tim and Daphne Reid, stars of several TV series as well as co-founders of the New Millennium Studios.  Founder of the Black Family Channel, Alving James will also be there.  Don't miss this exciting dinner and remember it is for a good cause.  … (0 comments)

houses: Retarder Brakes - 06/29/07 03:09 AM
Oh my what in the world is a retader brake.  They are often called Jake Brakes and use the engine of a truck to help slow it down in addition to using regular brakes.  For some reason trucks around the Shoulders Hill Rd area have been using the retarder brakes.  So up went the signs "Please No Retarder Brakes" it seems to have worked as the noise has went away. … (0 comments)

houses: Flow Control - 06/29/07 03:04 AM
Sounds like something for your bladder but it is actually a term used in the world of garbage.  This is wordage is so important it may just save SPSA from going under.  It is the practice of localities telling people where they have to take their garbage.  Private collectors would have to use SPSA locations and transfer stations as well as pay tipping fees.  This practice was outlawed but our new high court has brought it back.  Seems like a negative thing for most of us but for SPSA it will be a positive.  Lets hope SPSA can get out of its … (0 comments)

houses: Virginia Beach Park Spruced Up - 06/21/07 05:07 AM
A secluded park just off Laskin Rd is getting a face lift courtesy of Virginia Beach Public Schools.  The Beach Garden Park will get some multipurpose fields, playground equipment, picnic shelters and and all the rest.  The students at Virginia Beach Middle School will use the fields while they await their new school to be built over the next two years.  It should be quite nice when finished. … (1 comments)

houses: More Oversite in Norfolk - 06/21/07 05:02 AM
A New York based production company will provde a guarantee that Chrysler Hall season ticket holders aren't left with worthless tickets it the group goes out business.  Broadway Across America has agreed to a $500,000 performance bond to ensure that what happend this year won't happen again.  I'm sure season ticket holders will be happy with that and so will Norfolk as the city footed the bill for the fiasco this year. … (0 comments)

houses: Chesapeake Goes Upscale - 06/21/07 04:55 AM
A 17 acre site next to the Greenbrier Mall will be turned into 280 upscale apartments, a high end hotel and 100,000 of retail space.  The Streets of Greenbrier group said the complex will be similiar to Town Center in Virginia Beach.  This will make for  the second high end hotel in Chesapeake. … (1 comments)

houses: Olde Town Keeps Getting Better - 06/15/07 11:47 AM
The city of Portsmouth has hired a Texas-based developer to redevelop the site of the Holiday Inn at Olde Town on the waterfront.  This project will cost over $158 million but includes commercial, retail and residential components.  This is the largest single redevelopment project in a generation for the city.  The city is expected to furnish $11 million worth of infrastructure improvements to the site and surrounding area, and the project is expected to generate $29 million in tax revenue over the first 10 years.  Demolition of the Holiday Inn will begin in 2008. … (0 comments)

houses: Build on Bay Oaks? NEVER!! - 06/12/07 01:08 PM
The city of Norfolk has lost yet another round in trying to build on the 21 acre tree lined property.  The property in East Ocean View has been scheduled for 85 homes but now looks to be a lost cause by the city. 
The standoff started nearly four years ago when the Norfolk Redevelopement Authority said they were going to build houses on the property when it was originally scheduled to be a park.  Since then, the underfunded but not outgunned Bay Oaks Park commitee has fought the city of Norfolk all the way to the Supreme Court.
The mayor doesn't feel … (0 comments)

houses: 700 Lotus Creek Ct - 06/12/07 01:00 PM
Lotus Creek at Lago Mar
     
 
Elegant custom home is just steps from Hells Point Golf Clubhouse.  This is a quiet area wtih great schools.  Huge master suite with massive walk-in-closet and jacuzzi tub with seperate shower.  The kitchen is large and has cherrywood cabinets.  The entrance foyer has wood floors.
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houses: Lotus Creek - 06/12/07 12:51 PM
 Lynwood Powell didn't play a lot of golf but when he moved into his house in Lotus Creek, a luxury golf course community in Virginia Beach, he's ready for his game to take off.
Lotus Creek is located next Lago Mar and the Hell's Point Golf Club, just off Sandbridge Rd and Atwoodtown Road. The community with single-family condominium ownership has 45 homes. Considered off-the-beaten track, most people don't know it's there unless they stumble upon it.
The semi-custom homes were built by Beco Construction and Chesapeake Atlantic Development.
Not only are you close to Sandbridge Beach but the oceanfront is not far away.  … (0 comments)

houses: Transportation Issues - 06/09/07 02:28 AM
Chesapeake - City Council will hold two public hearings on the Hampton Roads Transportation Authority.  The first one is scheduled for June 12 and the second for June 26.  Both are scheduled to begin at 6:30pm in the City Council Chambers. … (0 comments)

houses: 2404 Burford - 06/09/07 01:55 AM
Holly Glen
 
Really nice home in the heart of Chesapeake.  This home features a master bedroom downstairs and two good sized bedrooms upstairs.  Note the Garage and the two car parking pad.  Nice patio on the back.
 
Rose and Womble Realty
Denise Allen  757-619-0755
Equal Housing Opportunity 
 
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houses: The Worst Investment Ever - 06/03/07 01:34 AM
Saw this on the front page of Yahoo this morning.  The link is to an artical stating why purchasing a home to live in is a bad idea.
 
http://biz.yahoo.com/fool/070518/117951154741.html?.v=1&.pf=r
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houses: Road Closings - 06/03/07 01:28 AM
  June road closings in Norfolk  
01:27 PM EDT on Friday, June 1, 2007
 
From City of Norfolk  
Midtown Tunnel:
VDOT will be closing the Midtown Tunnel from 11:30 pm on June 1 to 5:00 am on June 4 due to repaving and maintenance.
Ballentine Boulevard:
Through June 21, watch for alternating lane closures on Ballentine Boulevard between Cape Henry Avenue and Grandy Avenue due to utility work.
Buckingham Avenue:
Through July 31, watch for closure of the eastbound lanes of Buckingham Avenue between Carillo Avenue and Hampton Boulevard due to utility work. One lane of traffic in each direction will be … (0 comments)

houses: Open House Blues - 06/02/07 09:18 AM
Put the ad in the paper, sent out flyers to the area, put in our MLS open house section, put out signs, had a nice afternoon reading a book and catching up on calls.  Not one single body.  Any suggestions?
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