Author Archive for: Emily

Environmental Film Festival

Consider bringing some minimalism to the table this holiday season and gift an experience you won’t forget! We are excited to kick off the New Year by hosting our very first Environmental Film Festival. The festival will take place at Zeiders American Dream Theater (4509 Commerce Street Virginia Beach, VA 23462) in Town Center every Sunday at 2pm from January

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5,000 Pearl Homes

With the help from the community, we now have over 5,000 Pearl Homes in Virginia Beach! This means 5,000 VB residents have incorporated 15 or more sustainable practices in their home. These are people who care about our environment and do what they can to protect our natural resources. You may have seen a  Pearl Home flag in a friend

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Persimmons, ‘possums, Captain John Smith and me by Mary Reid Barrow

My persimmon trees drop their burnt-orange fruits, with star-burst caps,  like surprise presents on my driveway on autumn mornings.  The fruits take special aim at the windshield wiper well on my car.  A bit worse,  a persimmon can truly make a sloppy mess if it’s stepped on and tracked it into the house.   Despite their untidiness,  there’s something special

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Please VOTE on November 5th!

Please vote on Tuesday, November 5th! At the local level, we will be electing two City Council members, City Treasurer, Clerk of Courts, School Board Members, and Soil and Water Conservation Board members. At the state level, all Delegates and State Senators are up for election this year. Two of our Candidates Forums were video-taped and can be viewed on

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