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By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
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5 month old lion cubs, Granby and Neka, made their first public outing a few weeks ago.  I wasn't able to make it but was told that the rainy weather didn't stop the cubs from having a good time playing with each other.  Neka is the female and appears to be the more aggressive of the two.  She ha...

By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
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Fairmont Park was established around 1904 and the lots started at $92.00.  As a place for homes it didn't really take off for twenty years.  Then it was found by World War 1 vets and off it went.  The streets were named for famed battles such as Verdun, Marne, Bapaume, the bloddy Somme and the in...

By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
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The state last year restricted cities from condemning blighted properties just because they are blighted.  With that in mind, the city is looking into condeming some properties in the Wards Corner area of the city.  In its place would be a skate park.  That would be for a public recreational faci...

By Denise Allen, Realtor@ Chesapeake, Hampton Roads
(Resh Realty Group)
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Finally.  The eyesore will be gone.  The eyesore is a capsized boat off a pier in Little Bay.  It can be seen just before you go into the tunnel off I64.  Of course nothing happens fast in boatland.  You have to find the owner (not like looking for the owner of a car).  If the owner isn't found t...

By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
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Tommy Smigiel of Norview High fame is in the running for Teacher Of The Year.  If he wins he would be the first teacher from Hampton Roads to receive the award.  The contest is sponsored by the Council of Chief State  School Officers and the ING foundation.  Smigiel is in only his eighth year of ...

By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
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The Wisconsin may be mothballed but she still brings her big guns to the party.  She is berthed next to Nauticus which is Norfolks' idea of a Naval Museum.  The last figure for visitors to the battleship was 1.8 million and should top 2 million by April.  Please come out and keep these two wonder...

By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
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Norfolk has a green store.  In fact it is the only one in the area.  The store is called Green Alternatives and is owned by Amanda Clarkson and her mother, Frances.  Where else could you buy stationary made from elephant poop or soy candles, nylon shopping bags and greeting cards embedded with wi...

By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
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Lamar Rivers is not only a mail carrier but he is one that pays attention and cares about people.  Recently he noticed mail piling up in one of his customer's mailbox in the Camellia Shores area.  He became suspicious and rang her door bell.  When she did not answer he went around the home trying...

By Winston Williams
(Whos Doing It Group)
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Your Community. Your Home. All of your needsCheck It Out: http://www.whosdoingit.com Happy HolidaysWinston & DebraUSN            Ret.Norfolk, VA. 23508

By Denise Allen, Realtor@ Chesapeake, Hampton Roads
(Resh Realty Group)
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No nothing to do with global warming (maybe a little).  The ground breaking for the Norfolk's starter light rail line, called the Tide. drew around 300 people.  The mayor, Paul Fraim, expects the station at Harbor Park to be the transit hub that will connect light rail to a high speed rail line t...

By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
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How many planning sessions, court hearings and petition drives will it take for council members to hear what the citizens are saying.  They want a park at Bay Oaks.  This is a 21 acre site in Norfolk's' East Ocean View that city would dearly love to put back on the real estate tax rolls and the r...

By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
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Not if council members have their way.  Three historic buildings in downtown Norfolk will be razed for a new hotel and convention center.  Preservationists are mounting a petition drive to force the city to delay the demolition.  This is a last resort effort.  The signs are up and demolition of t...

By Denise Allen, Realtor@ Chesapeake, Hampton Roads
(Resh Realty Group)
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With global warming coming to be a big thing state scientists are saying that the seal level could rise 2 to 5 feet.  That would cause major flooding in Norfolk and Virginia Beach.  Think that could affect real estate prices?  Is there a way around it?  Only if we get serious and aggressive.  Eve...

By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
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The Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) has an impact of $700 million in revenues and costs of lost medical care annually.  This is from a report commissioned by EVMS.  A little bit about the numbers.  EVMS provides free services such as vaccinations and counseling to the tune of 94,000 childr...

By Denise Allen, Realtor@ Chesapeake, Hampton Roads
(Resh Realty Group)
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23 units at the newly built Grandy Village apartments have meant the U.S. Department of Energy and Environmental Portends guidelines for a energy efficiency.  These are assisted rental units and are now Energy-Star certified.  It is supposed ot cost $113 a month to supply water as well at to cool...

By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
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The Decker Building in Norfolk is going to have a face-lift.  The current face is going to be removed piece by piece and then put back together around the corner.  It will be like a giant sized puzzle when dismantled and put back together.  It will be completely restored when it is put back toget...

By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
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City officials hammered out an agreement with Bon Secours that gives them a 64 bed hospital down from a 238 bed hospital and they are happy.  Originally Bon Secours was only going to give 54 beds.  Of course these beds won't be lost, they will be transferred to Suffolk and Virginia Beach where th...

By John Teeuwen
(OLD VIRGINIA MORTGAGE)
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CITY OF NORFOLK is having the grand illumination tonite NOV 17th @ 7:00 PM.....this has become a tradition here in Norfolk....great for the kids!! 

By Denise Allen, Realtor@ Chesapeake, Hampton Roads
(Resh Realty Group)
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The Macarthur Memorial in Downtown Norfolk will soon be getting a $4.5 million makeover and expansion.   There will be a glass fronted great hall and a story wall that will face the street.  The goal of the project is to draw more visitors to the downtown site to learn about the accomplishments o...

By Denise Allen, Realtor@ Chesapeake, Hampton Roads
(Resh Realty Group)
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The Five Points Community FArm Market is searching for a new home.  Apparently the current location is drawing interst for a prospective tenant that wants to pay more for rent then it does.  Where does a Farmers Market move to?  They were looking at MacArthur Center but that has stalled for the m...

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