Flagship to Once Again Reopen

flagshipUnder new leadership, Sean Duffy will guide the neighborhood’s cherished restaurant, The Flagship, into a new direction, promising a fun, family atmosphere. Just the kind of place Shea Terrace has been looking to host.

Stay tuned for more details.

Snowfall 2014

2014 is getting off to a big start with two snowfall events in under a week. Many Shea Terrace residents have been holed up in their homes, hoping for warmer temps to begin melting the 8″-10″ of snow that fell Tuesday night (Jan 28th). True to form in the Hampton Roads region, we will go from record lows on Thursday to 60+ degrees by the weekend, giving us the much-desired warming to get this snow gone!

Civic League President, Bruce Bremer and wife (and former Civic League President), Anne, took these two photos depicting the enormity of this snow event.

do do do looking out my front door

(Looking out and onto the property of the former 7th Avenue School, now a lovely home for seniors).






(Kathy, on Idlewood, shares this photo of her two babies dressed for the weather, and enjoying some fun time in the snow.)






(Bruce shows the depth of the snow in front of his home on Constitution. Quite an accumulation.)






We look forward to receiving more photos from our fellow Shea Terrace neighbors, and will update this post as they come in. Stay tuned….

Shea Terrace Civic League – Monday, June 17th

The next meeting of the Shea Terrace Civic League will be this coming Monday, June 17th at the Flagship Restaurant, 7:00 p.m.  Please invite your neighbors and pass along this e-newsletter.  We will be discussing the proposed tolls on area bridges and tunnels and how it will impact Portsmouth.
See you there.
Bruce Bremer, MBA

April 20th Creek Cleanup Needs Shea Terrace Citizen’s Help

Scotts Creek Needs Your Help

The Shea Terrace Civic League and concerned citizens in Portsmouth will be meeting to  clean up the shoreline at London Blvd., across from IC Norcom High School. We will be  doing this now instead of on Clean The Bay Day as the marsh grasses are shorter now  and the trash will be easier to access.

This is a city sponsored event, and as such, they will supply grabbers and garbage bags. Wear long pants and bring gloves.

Start Time: Sat. April 20, 2013; 8:30 AM to 11:00
Meeting Place: East End (Creek End of Scotts Creek Park)

If you have any questions, contact Nancy Lamartin: (757) 393-2293

Residents Silenced

Dear Shea Terrace residents,

As many of you know by now, the Portsmouth City Council has decided to stop airing non-agenda speakers on both Cox cable and on streaming video on the city’s web site. This announcement was made by email through Portsmouth’s director of marketing and information, Lavoris Pace. No reason was given, but a phone number was posted for those with questions.

I called that number and a city employee answered the call. I asked why this decision had been made. No one could answer. I was referred to Mrs. White, City Clerk. Mrs. White could not answer either. I then called Elizabeth Psimas who told me that she had aired some misgivings about some non-agenda speakers advancing their personal business interests on the air, but had not participated in any decision. I know that at least one council member (Councilman Moody) has argued against this action.

From what I have gathered (and I may be incorrect), this decision was advanced at the mayor’s insistence. Quite a few residents are upset and feel that citizens have been given “short shrift”. If you care to participate in this evening’s community meeting at I.C. Norcom HS, please show up and voice your concerns. For my part, I am teaching in Chesapeake this Continue reading

Civic League Meeting

There will be a general meeting of the Shea Terrace Civic League on Tuesday, December 11 at 7pm at the newly re-opened Flagship Restaurant. The new owner of the Flagship, Kevin Young, will speak to us a little about his menu selections and vision for the establishment. We will also be electing new officers for 2013. If you have an interest in helping out, please let us know, as our VP position is still vacant.

In lieu of a pot luck, Kevin and his staff will be providing delicious samples of menu items from the restaurant. He will also be speaking about an upcoming fundraising toy drive and dinner to be held at the restaurant on Dec 16 at 2-5pm benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Portsmouth. If you are able, please bring a toy to our meeting next Tuesday, December 11 to help make Christmas possible for the needy children in our local Portsmouth family.

In addition, on Sunday, December 9 at 10:30am, Calvary Baptist church will be celebrating Christmas with a service and music program featuring their Children’s Choir, Teen Choir, Hand Bell Choir, Praise Choir, and Orchestra.

We look forward to seeing you at the Flagship on Dec 11 and our friends at Calvary would love for you to join them on Dec 9.


Joe Scharl

Flagship Opens

We have received word from the new owners of the Flagship that they are
open and ready for you and your friends to come by.

The restaurant is currently operating a lunch schedule only and will be
open from 11am-4pm.  The new owners are waiting for their ABC license and
will be open for dinner once they have it in hand.

Stop by and welcome the new business to the neighborhood and have a nice
lunch on the water.

Joe Scharl