The summer edition of the Civic League’s newsletter is now available for download. Click the link below to access:
Shea Terrace Annual Neighborhood Yard Sale
Just in time for spring cleaning, the Shea Terrace Annual Community Yard Sale will be held Saturday May 3rd from 9AM to 1PM. Participating homes are requested to donate $5.00 to the civic league to off set the cost of advertising in the Virginian Pilot. In return, paid participants will have their homes placed on a map that will be handed out at the Constitution Ave. entrance. This will direct traffic your way.
Payment must be made by 5PM May 1st to be placed on the map. This will give us time to create the map with the participating homes on it and get several hundred duplicated. We have handed out over 200 in the past.
We are also seeking volunteers to hand out maps for a period of one to four hours between 9AM and 1PM. To arrange for yard sale participant map placement payment, schedule volunteer map hand out time, or answer yard sale questions please call:
Nancy Lamartin at 393-2293 or Pat Pfeiffer at 478-7165. Please leave a message if we are not in.
Shea Terrace has had some terrific NEAT (Neighborhood Enhancement Action Team) officers, termed “NIO’s” (neighborhood impact officers) over the years. In fact, we’re such great trainers here in the neighborhood, we seem to lose NIO’s to promotion!
Rusty Venters, a previous NIO, is now Lt. Venters. And, unfortunately for us, but happily for him, NIO Sean Hughes has been promoted to Sgt.
Our new NIO is a trailblazer. Officer Whitney Ray is our first female NIO. Officer Ray will serve Shea Terrace and London Oaks. Ray is well thought of by both her peers and chain of command. She spent several years in security with the Portsmouth Police Department prior to becoming an officer.
Officer Ray has already met with members of the Civic League Board and looks forward to meeting community members at the next Civic League meeting. She has also met with the two detectives who serve our neighborhood. Ray is clearly a problem solver and a “people person”; both important qualities in a successful neighborhood officer.
Please be sure to offer Officer Ray a warm Shea Terrace welcome as you see her out and about. As always, call 911 first in an emergency, but feel free to call Officer Whitney Ray at cell phone number 715-3641 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any neighborhood crime questions or concerns.
Department of Neighborhood Advancement
To fulfill our mission of improving the quality of all Portsmouth’s neighborhoods and maintaining their diversity we need your help.
We need to challenge ourselves to discover the desires and expectations of each community – your community – and then work together to exceed them. We need to know what you think are the important attributes for a good neighborhood, what the negative factors are for a community and what current problems you feel need to be fixed.
The “10-10-10 Program” is our way of learning these specific desires and challenges. We’d like you to tell us 10 good attributes, 10 negative attributes, and 10 things you feel are preventing your neighborhood from being better.
Please take some time to complete the questionnaire below. We would like to have this information collected by October 15th. And please share this page with your neighbors. Thank you for your support.
Director, Department of Neighborhood Advancement
SHEA TERRACE ANNUAL YARD SALE
Saturday, May 4th
Contact: Pat Pfeiffer (757) 397-6043
** It is the responsibility of each participant to purchase their own
Yard Sale permit (available downtown). I believe the cost remains $5,
and affords the purchaser one “rain date”.
Next Civic League Meeting
Location: FLAGSHIP RESTAURANT
Date: March 25, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30PM
Donna Corbus – Please join us for the next Civic League meeting with Portsmouth City Recycling Coordinator Donna Corbus. Find out how you can get rid of your old paint, oil, old electronics, etc.
There will be a regular meeting of the Shea Terrace Civic League at 7pm Monday night at the Flagship Restaurant. Come by and meet our new community police officer and two of our school board candidates.
Terry Danaher, who helped organize Citizens for Accountability in Politics, will be our guest speaker and give us an update on the pending lawsuit with regard to the new tolls on the Downtown and Midtown Tunnels.
Please bring your checkbooks or some cash to help donate to her organization and stop the tolls.
First Presbyterian Church, 515 Court Street, in historic Olde Towne Portsmouth, invites you the Seventh Annual Courtyard Concert Series.
- June 27 Tanner’s Creek Whalers
- July 11 Little Bit of Swing
- July 25 Dances With Dragons
- August 8 Top Hats(40’s style Big Band)
- August 22 Sporting Molly (Celtic Music)
All Concerts begin at 7:00 PM and are free and open to the public.
Bring your lawn chair and join us for these wonderful concerts as we fill the air of downtown Portsmouth with music, excitement and fun.
For more information, please call the church office at 397-3622.