Civic League Meeting: March 25th (7pm)

Next Civic League Meeting
Date: March 25, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30PM

Meeting Agenda:
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.

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

Flagship Closes

We are sad to report the closing of the Flagship Restaurant. The establishment began struggling soon after opening, despite a hopeful start. We trust the establishment will be  occupied again (soon), with an owner who has the magic recipe for success.

Civic League Meeting – Monday, September 10th

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.

Summer Courtyard Concert Series 2012

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.

Flagship Now Open For Dinner!

The Flagship Restaurant will be opening on Thursday, January 19th with

New hours are:

Monday-Thursday (10am-11pm)
Friday & Saturday (10am-midnight)
Sunday (12noon-10pm) *bar hours will vary

Stop by, grab a bite to eat, and congratulate the new owner John Skinner.

Happy Holiday

May the good times and treasures of the present become the golden memories of tomorrow.

The Shea Terrace Civic League wishes you lots of love, joy and happiness this holiday season.

The New Website!

Welcome to the newly refurbished website of the Shea Terrace Civic League. This is a that will reflect the neighborhood in many different ways, including:

  • Announcements to residents
  • History of the neighborhood
  • General business of the League

The site is powered by WordPress, a robust and tested format for creating web sites similar to what we are striving for here. We hope you will offer up your pictures, words and suggestions to make this site informative, enjoyable and entertaining to residents and visitors.

Thank you.
Rob Cutchins, Webmaster

For more information, please contact Civic League President, Joe Scharl.

To contribute photos, stories or web site suggestions, please contact the webmaster, Rob Cutchins