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1 FREE The Original Downtown Newspaper, 26th Year Vol. 26, No. 5 26th Year May, 2014 When It Really Counts, You Can Count On Cooper Hurley! Veteran Virginia Attorneys Who Fight For You In Norfolk, Virginia Beach And Beyond Cooper Hurley attorneys left to right above are Bill O Mara, John Cooper and Jim Hurley. Most people never think they ll be hurt in a devastating accident. When it happens to you, the consequences can be overwhelming for you and your family. If someone else s negligence caused your injury, let the experienced Norfolk and Virginia Beach personal injury attorneys at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers guide you through every step of the case and provide you with dependable legal strategies so you can focus on recovering. To read more on Cooper Hurley, please see the full story inside on Page 3. ALSO INSIDE: OUR USUAL OFFERINGS AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!

2 Stockley Gardens Art Festival Celebrates 30th Anniversary May 17 & 18 in Norfolk NORFOLK, Va. (April 2014) Since 1984, Hope House Foundation has hosted the Stockley Gardens Arts Festival, a two-day event featuring more than 120 artists displaying and selling their works. This year s spring Stockley Garden Arts Festival will mark the event s 30th anniversary, and the entire community is getting behind the show to celebrate. In addition to great art and music, we are expanding the festival with performance and visual art installations from local artists along the beautiful Hague to the Chrysler Museum of Art, said Elena Montello, festival director. We ve gotten support from our sponsors, TowneBank, the city of Norfolk, artists, musicians, businesses and our neighbors to make this festival truly remarkable. Also along the Hague will be the Chrysler Museum Mobile Glass Studio and the Culinary Institute of Virginia with live artful demonstrations. Stockley Gardens Park provides a unique atmosphere for the festival with its garden setting in the heart of the historic district in Ghent. The festival attracts more than 25,000 people who enjoy the art, live music, an array of food and the community atmosphere every spring and fall. Artists come from across the United States and as far away as California to participate in the festival. The spring festival will be held May 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on May 18 from noon to 5 p.m. The judge for this year s festival is Elliott H. King, Ph.D., assistant professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History at Washington and Lee University. A Colorado native educated at the Courtauld Institute of Art (London, England) and the University of Essex (Colchester, England), Dr. King curated the critically acclaimed exhibition, Dalí: The Late Work (2010), at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, which attracted 270,000 visitors. He was also guest curator for Frida and Diego: Passion, Politics, and Painting (2013), the largest exhibition of the combined art of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera ever assembled also at the High Museum of Art. Art winners will be announced during The Art Party on Saturday, May 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission is free. And, to celebrate the 30th Anniversary, the Wax- ing Poetics, one of the region s favorite indie rock bands will perform. The event includes a cash bar with wine and beer from O Connor Brewery and a chance to rekindle friendships from the last three decades. Local rock fans still hear Norfolk s own Waxing Poetics on area and satellite rock radio with their biggest hit, Baby Jane. Born from the post-new Wave scene in the clubs of Norfolk and Virginia Beach, the Waxing Poetics were bright stars in the fertile local music scene of the mid-late 80s. While popular at home, with frequent sold-out shows at the Boathouse, they were propelled to greater success though their three widely available albums, hundreds of gigs at colleges and clubs up and down the East Coast and beyond, tirelessly promoted and managed by late Tidewater radio maverick Carol Taylor. They officially split in 1992, but have remained a strong draw over the past twenty-plus years at occasional reunion gigs, as well as in the digital realm. Festival Music Schedule on the main stage: SATURDAY, MAY a.m. Logan Vath Singer/Songwriter 11:30 a.m. Scott Slay Bluegrass 1 p.m. Sunny & Gabe Funky Electro Pop 3 p.m. DJ P & Mr. T Retro New Wave 5 p.m. Waxing Poetics Indie Rock SUNDAY, MAY 18 Noon Jim Newsome Quartet Jazz played the first festival 1:30 p.m. The Bartones 60s Rock and Soul 3:30 p.m. Time and the Avenger 1984 Theme Featuring Andi Helfant-Frye Another new element is Fork Art. Twelve area chefs have been recruited by food writer and editor Patrick Evans-Hylton to be the focus of a piece of art with their signature dish. These twelve artistic interpretations from local artists will be auctioned off during the show. The works of art will be displayed in the restaurants the week before the show. Participating chefs include: Brad Kelley, Salacia; Rodney Eihorn, Terrapin; Jerry Weihbrecht, Zoes; Mike Farrell, Still; John Mannino, Mannino s; Todd Jurich, Todd Jurich s Bistro; Sydney Meers, Stove; Ed Storey, Bardo; Kenny Sloane, Jr., Fin; Harper Bradshaw, Harper s Table; Scott Simpson, Founders Inn; and Patrick Evans-Hylton, Coastal Virginia. The 30th Stockley Gardens Arts Festival is sponsored by TowneBank, Mancon, Southern Fiat of Norfolk, Millers Neighborhood Market, Capital Group, Ghent Business Association, QVC, Inc., James and Dianna O Brien, VEER, WNIS-WTAR, WHRO Public Media, Coastal Virginia Magazine and BOB-FM. Proceeds from the Stockley Gardens Arts Festivals support the programs of Hope House Foundation, the only organization in Virginia that provides support for people with developmental disabilities exclusively in their own homes. The spring and fall festivals, the largest fundraiser for the organization, generates $80,000 that is used to provide necessities for the people who receive services such as assistance with food, medical expenses, dental care, clothing and housing. Since 1964, Hope House Foundation has worked on the frontlines of the battle for independence, community inclusion and true citizenship for people with developmental disabilities. The organization provides individualized supported-living services for adults exclusively in their own homes or apartments. Currently, it serves 123 people in Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, and Virginia Beach. Hope House is known as an innovator and leader in the field, and in 2008, it received the American Association for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities national award for full community inclusion. In 2012, it was named ANCOR Foundation s Service Provider of the Year. For more information, visit hope-house.org. Advertise in The Downtowner. The Downtowner is the little paper that locals like to read. It s your reasonable alternative to high advertising prices. To place an ad in the June issue, Call (757) The Downtowner - Norfolk, Virginia May, 2014

3 Treating Clients Like Family Is Key To Success At Cooper Hurley Law Firm By Jack Armistead to knock down the beast. car, truck or motorcycle accidents. I want degree Cum Laude and finished 10th in Downtowner Editor In the 1980s my father, Joel, played a the people that I help to focus on getting his class of 143 students. He has practiced prominent role in progressive projects in better from their injuries without having law since Although he has settled Here s hoping you never have the downtown Norfolk like Metro Magazine and he started TVZ, then Channel companies, worrying about medical bills to aggressively litigate many cases in court to worry about dealing with insurance many cases for his clients, he has also had unfortunate occasion of being involved in an auto, motorcycle, truck or 33, back when there were only five stations on local airwaves. Joel also headed sions about some aspect of their case. At a book about motor vehicle accidents in or whether they are making good deci- throughout Virginia. He has authored train accident. But if this should happen, when it really counts, you can count on the Cooper Concerts, which put on big rock shows to be so happy with their result that they approximately 100 jury trials and been a concert promotion company, Whisper the end of my client s case, I want them Virginia. During his career, he has tried Hurley Injury Lawyers firm located in like The Who, at Scope and ran a smaller will refer all their family and friends to involved in hundreds of litigation matters that were settled before trial. Hurley Ghent at 2014 Granby Street in Norfolk hall for newer acts like Tom Petty, in the me since I did such an outstanding job for for help. Cooper Hurley specializes in accident and injury cases. ater on Granby Street. I ll never forget the Hurley decided to become a lawyer Pre-eminent rating, in Martindale-Hub- old cinema now housing the Roper The- them on their case. holds the highest category of rating, the The firm s three lawyers, John Cooper, thrill of watching from back-stage as my to help people. After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University system. bell s exclusive peer review lawyer rating Jim Hurley and Bill O Mara, strive to favorite band, the Rolling Stones, performed two shows in Hampton. of Arizona in Tucson, he graduated from Hurley is an active member of the gain the trust of their clients. When one of our lawyers takes on The Cooper family history in busness Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan in At the Thomas American Bar Association, the Virginia American Association for Justice, the your case, we are personally invested in in the Norfolk area goes back four generations to my great-grandfather who ran M. Cooley Law School, he received his (See Cooper Hurley Story, Page 12) its outcome. You can trust that you will receive all of our attention, individualized service, and excellent communica- His 12 children included my grandfather, a plumbing business in the early 1900s. tion while we handle your claim. You will Dudley Cooper, who ran optometry and always have easy access to the attorney on jewelry shops called Cooper s on Granby Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers your case, they said. Street and other locations. My dad and Our philosophy is to treat our clients his brother, Charles, for years practiced as if they were our own family. We approach your legal claim with the same Cooper and Cooper. Charles sons, my law together downtown under the name commitment that we would if our own first cousins, do business as Cooper Realty, headquartered in downtown. So, it loved ones welfare was at stake. In the aftermath of a serious personal injury, appeals to my love of family, history and we want you to focus on recovering your my hometown that Jim Hurley and I have health while we focus on getting you the our main office of Cooper Hurley Injury justice and compensation you deserve. Lawyers on Granby Street in the Ghent Practice Areas: Cooper Hurley in Norfolk, VA specializes in accident and injury cases. When one of our Giving back to the community in section of Norfolk, said Cooper. lawyers takes on your case, we are personally Car accidents which they serve is a top priority of the Cooper adds, Among the keys to success for our firm is keeping that sense invested in its outcome. You can trust that you Truck accidents will receive all of our attention, individualized firm. Railroad accidents service, and excellent communication while we John Cooper and his family are familiar of connection to the Norfolk community that has meant so much to me that Brain injury handle your claim. You will always have easy Motorcycle accidents access to the attorney on your case. to many Norfolk residents. My grandfather, Dudley Cooper, and I always knew I d want to return home to Medical malpractice Our philosophy is to treat our clients as if they were our own family. We approach your legal our extended family ran the Ocean View practice law. Jim Hurley and I are believers that we need to share our good fortune if our own loved ones welfare was at stake. In Wrongful death claim with the same commitment that we would Amusement Park in Norfolk from the 1940s until the late 1970s. Everyone in When it Really Counts, the aftermath of a serious personal injury, we with others and give back to help make want you to focus on recovering your health the family, including my father, Joel, spent our town stronger. At Cooper Hurley we Count on Cooper Hurley while we focus on getting you the justice and compensation you deserve. time working in the family business. The also strive to maintain a family business wooden roller coaster, The Rocket, is a feeling, with a commitment to provide symbol of Norfolk history. I remember caring attention for each injured client. vividly the excitement I felt as a kid coming toward the park down Granby Street the best area firm for accident and injury Even as we grow toward our goal of being and seeing this white monster rising up law, Jim and I hope to keep our reputation as if from the Atlantic and the Chesapeake Bay. When the creaky ride was to the folks who entrust us with their cases Granby Street, Suite 200 for top quality and true compassion for Cooper Injury Lawyers be demolished for the movie, The Death Jim Hurley adds, At Cooper Hurley Norfolk, VA of Ocean View Park, the strength of the Injury Lawyers, the most important thing (757) structure was revealed as it took several that I do is to take care of all the legal Meeting locations in Virginia Beach, Hampton, Chesapeake, Newport News attempts with explosives and bulldozers needs of my clients who are injured in May, 2014 The Downtowner - Norfolk, Virginia 3

4 Off The Beaten Path With Jack Armistead While riding home from school with Matthew Rose, my youngest grandson, I commented on how pretty some of the trees looked this spring. Did you know that trees can talk? I asked. Matthew just gave that look of Sure, granddad. Trees can t talk.. I told Matthew to google talking trees and surely he would find one. Sure enough. If you google talking trees you will find out for yourself that trees can talk. They ve been talking for thousands of years but we just haven t been listening. This from Candice Gaukel Andrews on The Good Nature Travel blog: If you ve ever walked in a forest or a grove on a breezy or windy day, you ve probably experienced that bit of an unsettling feeling that says to you that the trees are talking above your head. With every moan and retort of the wood, you d almost swear that you could hear rumblings. Much like the trees in the film the Wizard of Oz that get annoyed with Dorothy after she picks an apple from one of them and then they begin to throw apples back at her, the trees surrounding you on your walk seem to be whispering to each other about the propriety of your presence. Turns out that your intuition may not be so far from the truth. Scientists are now discovering that plants have similar senses to ours and that they talk to each other not through their roots, but as we do: through the air. Hmmm. I recommend that you read her entire article at this website: nathab.com/the-trees-are-talking/ Thank you, Candice. Plants are joining the conversation as well. This from Kat McGowan at the Wired website: Up in the northern Sierra Nevada, the ecologist Richard Karban is trying to learn an alien language. The sagebrush plants that dot these slopes speak to one another, using words no human knows. Karban, who teaches at the University of California, Davis, is listening in, and he s beginning to understand what they say. See the entire article at: com/2013/12/secret-language-of-plants/ In 1989, this article was published by the Deseret News: Physicist Ed Wagner says he has found evidence that trees talk to each other in a language he calls W-waves. If you chop into a tree, you can see that adjacent trees put out an electrical pulse, said Wagner. This indicates they communicate directly. Explaining the phenomenon, Wagner pointed to a blip on a strip-chart recording of the electrical pulse. It put out a tremendous cry of alarm, he said. The adjacent trees put out smaller ones. An abstract of his research was published in Northwest Science magazine, put out by the Northwest Scientific Association at Washington State University in Pullman, Wash. People have known there was communication between trees for several years, but they ve explained it by the chemicals trees produce, Wagner said. But I think the real communication Of Course Trees Can Talk! is much quicker and more dramatic than that, he said. These trees `know within a few seconds what is happening. This is an automatic response. Wagner has measured the speed of W- waves at about 3 feet per second through trees and about 15 feet per second through the air. After doing research on the internet to see if trees really can talk, I told Matthew I would be getting back to him on the subject. Based on the research in this column I can now say this: Yes, Matthew. Trees can talk. Founded May, 1988 A Positive Voice Serving the Greater Norfolk Area and Olde Towne Portsmouth Publisher & Editor Jack Armistead Senior Editor Judith A. Scharle Technical Advisors.. Pete Vester & Susan Platt Dining Editor Joyce Newbegin Sales Associates Jack Armistead, Joyce Newbegin & Larry Stark Contributing Writers Jack Armistead, Brad Cox, Sean Hillegass, Peggy Haile McPhillips, Mike Murphy, Joyce Newbegin, Gary Ruegsegger, Abbott Saks, Holly Armistead Rose, Judith A. Scharle, Pete Vester and Susan M. Vertullo Photographers Joe George, Ruth Gray, Carlos Fink and Barbie Peirce Layout Catherine Hugo Website design Arlene Page Visit our website at The Downtowner is published once every month, except January, by Target Advertising Co., Inc. (Established 1981). The mailing address is 1439 Mallory Court, Norfolk, VA Editorial contributions are welcomed but may be edited. Opinions expressed by contributors are not necessarily the opinion of this publication. Only mailed or ed contributions accepted. No faxes please. All rights reserved. The Downtowner is registered. No part or parts of this publication may be reproduced without written consent from the publisher. TO ADVERTISE, CALL: or MEMBER, GHENT BUSINESS ASSOCIATION 433 Granby Street, Norfolk. Mon. - Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open on Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Advertise in The Downtowner. Call (757) SPECIAL AGENT FOR OPTIMA HEALTH & ANTHEM HEALTH 4 The Downtowner - Norfolk, Virginia May, 2014

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7 Bobby Brown Celebrates His Sister s 90th Birthday Bob, Edith s daughter Diane and Bob s wife Dottie take a break after serving a sumptuous lunch to Edith and the birthday revelers. Edith and Bob enjoy the pleasure of each other s company. By Gary Ruegsegger Downtowner Contributing Editor Even as a child, Bobby Brown was always full of surprises. Just ask his big sister Edith Coker. Recently the 1950 Maury graduate and his lovely wife Dottie (curiously a Granby grad) surprised his sister with a visit to her 90th birthday party. In typical Brown fashion, they brought both birthday greetings and a sumptuous lunch for Edith and two dozen guests. This was a shock. It s something I ll always remember. I thought I was going to the Red Lobster, said Edith. Bobby looked good, but he s always been handsome. Since he was a little boy, the girls loved him. In their younger days, Bobby starred in football at Maury and Edith sold tickets to see the stars at the Roxy Theater on Granby Street. Our readers may know Bobby better as the eminent Dr. Robert S. Brown, MD., noted psychiatrist and beloved UVA professor. However, Edith remembers him in rags, with a stick as a rifle, playing soldier in Lamberts Point. Dr. Brown still recalls standing in Gray s Pharmacy clutching Edith s hand when he heard the news of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He will always be her little brother and she will always be his big sister. Young Bobby always dreamed of being a soldier, but he never dreamed the battles he would eventually fight. Nine years ago, Dr. Robert S. Brown gave up his successful medical practice in Charlottesville and started treating combat veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq at Fort Lee s Kenner Health Clinic in Petersburg. At the clinic, Dr. Brown uses individual and group therapy to battle combatinduced Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. He teaches his patients to strengthen their attachment to one another and their families. He is currently writing a book, Sacred Ground, on their experiences. At the birthday party, he read sections of the book to Edith and her guests. His audience was spellbound. Recently Dr. Brown underwent heart surgery and Edith is battling cancer. But nothing slows down Bobby and his big sister. Edith could always jitterbug with the best of them and today she s turned her rhythmic talents to square dancing. The good doctor is back treating veterans and his book will soon be heading to the presses. Sometime during the party, a photo of a bikini-clad Edith turned up and raised eyebrows. A wandering photographer snapped the picture at the beach front in the forties. While the men stared, the ladies envied Edith s beauty. The party was filled with smiles, hugs, kisses and memories. Yet in all the hoopla, you could still see the clear eyes and pure heart of that little boy grasping his big sister s hand in Gray s Pharmacy on Dec. 7, Happy Birthday, Edith. This 1940s photo of Edith even raised her eyebrows at her 90th birthday party. May, 2014 The Downtowner - Norfolk, Virginia 7

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12 Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers (Continued from page 3) Trial Lawyers Association, the Virginia Beach Bar Association, and the Norfolk- Portsmouth Bar Association. Cooper has again been re-elected as a second District governor for the influential Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. His term will run from 2014 to The 2nd District covers Norfolk and Virginia Beach, the cities where Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers has its main office and a client meeting location respectively. After law school at the University of Virginia, Cooper began his law career working for a federal judge in the U.S. District Court, Norfolk Division. Earlier this year John Cooper and Jim Hurley put more than four decades of combined knowledge about working on trucking cases into a new book. The Best Book About Virginia Trucking Accidents is a user friendly guide to help anyone who has been hurt in a big rig accident or anyone who wants to know their rights after a truck wreck. Tractor trailer accidents are among the most serious we see on the highways of Virginia. Sadly, some motorists are killed in these accidents, they said. Last year Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers moved from 1100 Granby Street to the new building they bought at 2014 Granby Street. Visit them in Suite 200. The new building is also home to a Wells Fargo banking branch. Cooper and Hurley are proud to announce that Bill O Mara joined the firm earlier this year. O Mara grew up in Chesapeake and is a graduate and former football player at Indian River High School. He then went on to study at Dartmouth College where he received his B.A. He received his law degree from Washington and Lee University. He now dedicates his entire practice at Cooper Hurley to helping injured people. He is a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association, and American Association for Justice. If you have been injured in an car, train, motorcycle or truck accident as well as serious injury case and wrongful death, and need representation, give Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers a call at (757) Tell them The Downtowner sent you. With warmer weather finally arriving, this turtle basks in the sun on a recent beautiful day at Norfolk Botanical Garden. Norfolk Botanical Garden is a non-profit museum for plants and our mission is to enrich life by promoting the enjoyment of plants and the environment through beautiful gardens and educational programs. Norfolk Botanical Garden is managed by the Norfolk Botanical Garden Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization supported by donations, membership dues, admissions & program fees. Norfolk Botanical Garden is a Virginia Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Volunteers are helpful. Minimum age for volunteers working on their own is 14 years. Volunteers younger than 14 are required to work along side a parent or family member at least 18 years old. Families are welcome to volunteer together; the youngest family member must be at least 10 years old. (Photo By Jack Armistead) NORFOLK It is with pleasure that the Downtown Norfolk Council (DNC) Board of Directors announces award recipients to be honored at Downtown Norfolk s Annual Meeting on June 18, 2014 at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott. Community leaders will come together to honor the 2014 Downtowner of the Year, Frank Buddy Gadams, President of Marathon Development Group and 2014 Roy Badgley Distinguished Service Award recipient, Kevin Murphy, President of the Downtown Norfolk Civic League (DNCL). The Downtowner of the Year Award is given to an individual who has made a substantial contribution to downtown Norfolk s community through economic and cultural development. Frank Downtown Honors Pillars in the Community Buddy Gadams vision for downtown has been commended on more than one occasion. [He] believes in downtown Norfolk and he has made a substantial investment in backing up his belief while putting what is best for downtown first, said John M. Profilet, Vice President of S.L. Nusbaum Realty. Buddy s developments have attracted retail businesses such as: Groove Record Shop, Sweet Teas Southern Cuisine among other unique eateries to downtown Norfolk that will engage and draw people from all over the Hampton Roads region. The Roy Badgley Distinguished Service Award recognizes an individual and volunteer who has given continuously to make downtown Norfolk a better place to live, work and explore. This year s recipient, Kevin Murphy is someone who has been actively engaged and interested in the growth of the downtown community. He has not only led the DNCL, but has partnered with Re:Vision Norfolk, the City of Norfolk, local developers, DNC and residents to advocate for change and programming that affects the downtown community. He has earned the reputation of being proactive, engaged, and a thoughtful leader, commented Chelsy Carter, Vice President of Services and Support at Gannett Media Technologies, Inc. and resident in the Norfolk Arts District. Towne Bank is the Presenting Sponsor for the Downtown Norfolk Council Annual Meeting and they will be joined Advertise in The Downtowner. Call (757) by many other sponsors in recognizing these two exceptional individuals on June 18, The Downtown Norfolk Council (DNC) is a private, not-for-profit membership organization comprised of businesses and individuals working toward a dynamic, attractive and prosperous Downtown. Also, DNC manages the Downtown Norfolk Improvement District, a 48-block Special Services District providing enhanced services that keep Downtown friendly, safe and spotless. Please connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or online Downtown- Norfolk.org. 12 The Downtowner - Norfolk, Virginia May, 2014

13 SALE! Namiki Vanishing Point Fountain Pen Reg. $ Dads and Grads Sale Through June 30, 2014 Fine writing instruments - Greeting Cards & Paper Leather portfolios, organizers and brief cases Over 40,000 Office Products Available Cross Waterman Rhodia TWSBI Noodler s Clairfontaine J. Herbin Quo Vadis Lamy Parker Retro 51 MOMA Moleskine Pelikan Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8-5, Sat Granby Street Norfolk (Downtown Norfolk near the corner of Granby and Main Street) Since Best Golfer of the Month -- Mike Cornbread Red Murphy of Norfolk made a hole-in-one on #16 (100 yards) at Nansemond River Golf Club in Suffolk. He hit a pitching wedge for his first ace in a 30-year career. Good job! 2. Best Destination in Duck, N.C. -- The Roadside Bar & Grill is great. Good job, Mark and Ashley! 3. Best Salute of the Month -- Happy Armed Forces Day! Celebrate May Best New Dining Patio -- Sam s Texas Sub Shop at 4311 Colley Avenue in Norfolk. Very Relaxing! 5. Best Clam Chowder -- Small s Smokehouse and Oyster Bar at 2700 Hampton Boulevard in Norfolk. Way to go Logan and John! 6. Best Upcoming Sight -- Lightening Bugs arrive in June! 7. Best Upcoming Festivals In June -- Harborfest from June 6-8 and the Bayou Boogaloo June Both are in YOU RE THE BEST! beautiful Town Point Park in Norfolk. 8. Best Time For Tomato Planting -- Right now. Get out there and dig. We will be looking for the ugliest tomato again this season. us with yours. 9. Best Destination On A Beautiful Day -- The Ocean View Fishing Pier s upper deck. We ll see you there! 10. Best New Re-Opening -- The Chrysler Museum s vast renovations are complete. Looking beautiful again! Attention Business Owners: Do You Have A New Business? Is Your Business Ready To Celebrate An Important Anniversary? Hospitality Champions Assistant of the Year: Natrice Crawford with the Spirit of Norfolk; Banquet Associate of the Year: Jonathan Jones with Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel; Bartender of the Year: Patricia Harris with MJ s Tavern; Beer Taster of the Year: Noel Fernandez with Smartmouth Brewing Company; Front Desk Associate of the Year: Co Winners - Denzel If So, Call The Downtowner And Ask About Council with the Residence Inn Norfolk Airport, and Marietta Cuffee with the Norfolk Our Popular Front Cover Business Profile. Navy Lodge; Hostess of the Year: Casey Houge with Byrd & Baldwin; Housekeeper of the Year: Co - Winners Betty Griffin with DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Norfolk Airport, The Next Opening For This Effective and Nakeasha Pender with the Residence Inn Norfolk Downtown; Kitchen Associate of the Year: Janice Gregory with the Residence Inn Norfolk Airport; Maintenance Associate Promotion Is The July, 2014 Issue. of the Year: Darlene Gaynor with the Tazewell Hotel & Suites; Marketing Associ- ate of the Year: Laurie Glick with MacArthur Center Mall; Server of the Year: Laurie Please Reserve Your Space Anderson with the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel; Tour Guide of the Year: Clayton Allen with Nauticus & Battleship Wisconsin; Valet of the Year: Ramon Tucker with the As Soon As Possible. Courtyard by Marriott Norfolk Downtown; Zoo Ambassadors of the Year: Charlie and Thomas the Red Pandas with the Virginia Zoo; Peter G. Decker Jr. Hospitality Associate of the Year: Phyllis Washington with the Norfolk Waterside Marriott. The awards are an Call Us at annual production of Visit Norfolk. May, 2014 The Downtowner - Norfolk, Virginia 13

14 Harborfest Set June 6-8 With Distinctive Entertainment The 38th Annual Norfolk Harborfest is slated for June 6 - June 8 in Downtown Norfolk s Town Point Park. An array of national entertainment is scheduled to perform. All concerts are free and open to the public. For three memorable days the Norfolk waterfront transforms into an exciting playground for people of all ages. The historic festival offers a weekend packed with exciting activities on land and sea. The festival includes tall ships and the Parade of Sail, the largest fireworks show on the East Coast, local, regional and national entertainment, family activities, unique and unsual performances, water activities and much more. On Friday, June 6 at 6 p.m. Langhorne Slim performs on the Budweiser main stage. It will be a spirited, inspired slice of real rock n roll. The music drives, but there s not loss of subtlety. The band will be followed by The Head & The Heart at 8:30 p.m. This Seattle group went from playing open mic nights to selling out and headlining shows in prestigious venues. Also on Friday on the Boathouse Stage, Matrimony performs at 7:15 p.m. The group is fronted by the husband and wife duo of Ashlee Hardee Brown and Jimmy Brown. This Charlotte, N.C. based band are accompanied by Hardee Brown s talented brothers, Jordan and CJ, resulting in an intuitive collaboration that is both immediately affective and utterly their own. On Saturday, June 7, The Last Bison performs on the Budweiser main stage at 5:45 p.m. The Last Bison s live show transport audiences from urban music halls to another, less familiar, era. Rich melodies accent unabashedly spiritual lyrics. The Spinners take the main stage at 8 p.m.saturday, June 7. This headliner band has never lost its universal appeal. Throughout the years they have sold millions of records and topped both the Pop and R & B charts with smash hits like I ll Be Around and Then Came You. Their song In a Moment is a classic. At 6:45 on the Boathouse stage, Apache Relay will be featured. They can claim accolades such as opening for Mumford & Sons and hitting such festivals as Bonnaroo, the Newport Folk Festival and more. This is a band eager to push past their boundaries. On Sunday, June 8, Blackberry Smoke takes the main stage. They have toured with befriended idols such as The Marshall Tucker Band, ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd and George Jones. On the Boathouse stage at 3:15 p.m. Sunday, Spirit Family Reunion performs. It s the type of music that blurs the line between past and present so thoroughly, and so deftly, that time feels irrelevant. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. Coolers, food and soft drinks are permitted. No alcohol or glass is permitted. Food and alcohol will be available for purchase during the festival. Norfolk Festevents is a private notfor-profit organization dedicated to producing city celebrations including premier concerts, festivals, ship visits, and special events for the residents and guests of Hampton Roads. Advertise in the June Issue of The Downtowner. The Downtowner is the little paper that locals like to read. It is your reasonable alternative to high advertising costs. Call (757) today. 10th Annual Tour de Cuisine Set Sunday, May 18 The King s Daughters are excited to be holding the 10th Annual Tour de Cuisine on Sunday, May 18 from 1:00-5:00pm in the beautiful Hague area of Ghent. All proceeds benefit Children s Hospital of The King s Daughters (CHKD). Eat, Drink, and make a difference The event (a progressive cocktail party with a twist!) features 6 homes, all within walking distance, six restaurants, six florists, Fink s Jewelers and local musicians. Guests will be able to browse dining rooms and exquisite kitchens, tasting culinary delights paired with cocktails from top area restaurants. Each year the event adds new and exciting elements to enhance the afternoon such as a jewelry exhibit, live music, champagne tastings and more! Over 500 participants are expected to tour and taste their way through this progressive cocktail party atmosphere. Restaurants participating include: Bardo Edibles & Elixirs with Supper Southern Morsels; CrAive & The International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Virginia Beach; Press 626; Sweetwater Cuisine and Voila! Cuisine International. The homes, will also be a unique showcase for local florists this year including: Bloom The Art of Flowers; Isha Foss Events; Lasting Impressions Florist; Leslie Hartig Floral Design; Studio Posy and The New Leaf. Hoffman Beverage & Mermaid Winery will host (back by popular demand!) the Beer & Wine Tasting Garden from 3:30pm- 7:00pm at The Williams School - featuring the School of Rock House Band and more delicious treats form Field Guide restaurant. This event has proven to be a fun and delicious way to get the community together to raise much needed funds and awareness for CHKD. Since its inaugural event in 2005, the event has raised almost $185,000 for CHKD. We ve come full Circle with this event as The Hague area of Ghent was where we held the first Tour de Cuisine. The King s Daughters have a legacy of service to the hospital, recently funding crucial needs such as nursing education and the child abuse program as well as providing much-needed equipment. CHKD offers a variety of services from neonatal and pediatric intensive care, inpatient and outpatient surgery, rehabilitative therapies, primary care, pediatric surgery, and sub-specialty care. Last year, children made more than 600,000 visits to CHKD and its Health Centers, clinics and physicians. Purchase tickets online at or call Hurry! This event sold out last year! Edgar Cayce s A.R.E. Awarded Charity Navigator s Top 4-Star Rating VIRGINIA BEACH -- Edgar Cayce s Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E) has been awarded the prestigious 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America s largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities. The coveted rating is based on a multidimensional score designed to help donors identify the highest performing charities based on their financial health and the organization s accountability and transparency across several broad criteria including how much is spends per dollar raised, what percentage of funds go to programs versus administration, and an organization s longterm financial health according to Charity Navigator, providing donors with greater confidence in top-rated organizations. A.R.E. scored out of a possible 70, earning the highest 4-star rating. Our 4-star rating provides our members and donors with an objective and reliable assessment of Edgar Cayce s A.R.E. and demonstrates our commitment to fiscal health, transparency, and adherence to best-practices, said Executive Director and CEO Kevin J. Todeschi. We are honored to be recognized and remain committed to our mission of providing individuals from all walks of life, levels of education, and religious backgrounds with tools for personal empowerment and healing at all levels body, mind, and spirit. 14 The Downtowner - Norfolk, Virginia May, 2014

15 Hampton Roads Biggest Born & Raised Know-It-All! The Downtowner Answerman Dear Downtowner Answerman, I was driving through the Midtown Tunnel to Portsmouth recently and I noticed many lightbulbs are out and it s difficult to see in some areas of the tunnel. Since we re getting bilked with tolls, why can t these people in charge of the tunnel change some lightbulbs? Left in the Dark, Hampton Boulevard Dear Left in the Dark, With all the money they are collecting with the tolls, you would think surely they would be able to change some lightbulbs. I urge readers to call the tunnel folks if they see any lightbulbs out. It s time to finally see the light. The light at the end of the tunnel. Dear Downtowner Answerman, I was in one of those fancy grocery stores recently over in Ghent and the lines to check out were ridiculously long. Many of the checkout lines had no cashiers. What s up with that? Impatiently Waiting Dear Impatiently Waiting, I know what you mean. By the time I got home from the store recently, my ice cream had melted. I suggest you take a spoon with you and eat your ice cream while waiting in line next time. They ll get the message. Dear Downtowner Answerman, Did you get the photo I sent? Do you think I m cute? Lovely Rita Dear Lovely Rita, Cute enough for my dog Shoo Shoo Baby to eat your picture. Meet me at Harborfest. Shoo Shoo Baby likes you. A Property for Your Consideration... REDUCED TO $185, GLENROIE AVENUE # 2F Norfolk VA UPDATED PREMIUM SPACIOUS 3 BEDROOM, 2 FULL BATH UNIT. GLEAMING REFINISHED PAR- QUET FLOOR, NEW CARPET, FRESHLY PAINTED, NEW KITCH- EN FLOOR, BALCONY 32X6. 24 HOUR DOORMAN, RECEPTIONIST, POOL, TGIF, SWIM AND EXERCISE CLASSES. CLUB/PARTY ROOM. GAME AND MOVIE NIGHT. Bruce Gray Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. Phone: Fax: Young at Heart: Awards Dinner Supports Many in Hampton Roads By Heather L. McGinley and To Sleep With Anger. Without this fundraising event we Award for being a national company that Contributing Writer Elaborating on the theme, Young at would not be able to provide the many programs has made significant progress toward diver- A night of entertainment, networking, Heart, Ralph spoke about love, self-empowerment that we offer throughout the year, sifying its workforce. live music and awards held at the Norfolk and empowering others, espe- White said. Garland Scarboro, Human Resources Waterside Marriott will benefit more than cially children through becoming more like Representatives from five corporations Manager of Diversity and Inclusion for 15,000 low-income individuals across the Young, who fought for diversity and inclusion presented this year s awards. Charlie Hen- Food Lion presented Jocelyn P. Goss region. in education, employment, housing derson, Hampton Roads Market President Awards for leadership through community Community members and representatives and health. Young believed that the nation of Bank of America presented the AC- service and academic achievement to Don from approximately 25 businesses, would not reach its potential until society CESS College Foundation with the Marian Managault at the college level and Marcel- more than 500 participants in total came dissolved racial barriers, Campo said. Palmer Capps Award for promoting educational lis Perkins at the high school level. Cliff out to support the Urban League of Hampton Accepting one another is all about the initiatives supporting inter-racial co- Hayes of the Chesapeake Sheriff s Departlis Roads on April 25 during the 24th An- heart. It s about having compassion for operation and understanding. Beth Roberts, ment presented the James V. Koch Award nual Whitney M. Young, Jr. Awards Dinner. people. It s about loving your neighbor, Human Resources Director for GEICO for outstanding board service to Mike said Edith White, ULHR president. It s a presented The Vivian C. Mason Award to Wright, retired Director of Fleet Manage- The event named after the fourth executive heartwarming feeling when you see that in Children Today Leaders Tomorrow, a proment for Enterprise, ULHR board mem- director of the national organization action. gram created by Sheriff Jim O Sullivan that ber and tournament director for the Golf was chaired by former Regent University The awards dinner is the ULHR s major prepares children for the future through Classic. President Carlos Campo and was presented fundraising event followed by its upcoming leadership training, teambuilding and I think it s very important for us to in conjunction with GEICO, Cox Communications, Golf Classic that will be held June 26 at The positive reinforcement. J. Morgan Davis, continue to support the program of the Urern Liberty Tax, Norfolk South- Signature at West Neck, an Arnold Palmer President and Chief Banking Officer of ban League, said Campo, looking forward and other corporate sponsors. Signature course. TowneBank presented Tidewater Community to the Golf Classic, which he views as an Participants took part in a silent auction, White estimates that the awards dinner College with the A. Phillip Randolph opportunity to network with other commu- cash bar reception and the awards dinner, brought in approximately $200,000. These Award for making significant progress in nity members. featuring Sheryl Lee Ralph, award winning funds will be used to support youth with diversifying its workforce. Gary McCollum, It is something that I am really hopeful actress, singer and speaker, best known for college and career preparation and will help Senior Vice President and General Manager that the community will come out to sup- of Cox Communications presented port, he said. her roles in Dreamgirls, Designing Women, Moesha, The Distinguished Gentleman foreclosure and promote healthy lifestyles. PNC Bank with the Whitney M. Young, Jr. people find jobs, purchase homes, prevent May, 2014 The Downtowner - Norfolk, Virginia 15

16 Some Notable Events Around The Town * HORIZONS HAMPTON ROADs is the proud recipient of a $52,500 grant from Beazley Foundation, Inc. The Beazley Foundation grant will help fund the 2014 summer enrichment program in Portsmouth for approximately 105 Portsmouth resident low-income children in grades K-6. The awarded funds give Horizons Hampton Roads the opportunity to expand their Portsmouth summer enrichment program to include 6th grade this summer. The continued support of the Beazley Foundation adds credibility to our quality summer program and helps us gain additional community partnerships to improve upon our work in the Portsmouth community. We are very grateful for the long-standing support of our nationally acclaimed program for our area s very deserving children. shared by Horizons Hampton Roads Executive Director, Dick Trowbridge. Horizons Hampton Roads summer enrichment program is scheduled for June 23 to August 1, This summer, Horizons will serve 375 low-income students at the following partner sites: Portsmouth Catholic Regional School, Chesapeake Bay Academy, and Norfolk Collegiate School. In addition, Horizons builds unique partnership with community organizations to create diverse field trip opportunities for students to learn about the arts, business, and possibilities about their future dreams that now feel more within their grasp through their experiences with Horizons. To learn more about the Horizons Hampton Roads summer program, please visit Horizons Hampton Roads is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that inspires young minds through proven innovative summer enrichment programs in which low income children are challenged academically, socially and physically to reverse the Achievement Gap. Horizons students improve their reading and math scores, learn to swim, and build hands on STEM projects throughout the 6-week summer program. Their summer is enriched with art and music classes and field trip opportunities not afforded during the regular school year. Each summer, students gain more confidence in themselves which enhances their learning and all around success in the classroom. Since 1999, Horizons has served public school students from low income homes in Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach. * NORFOLK PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS Summer Reading Program: Paws to READ June 21 - August 2, 2014 Read books, attend free events, and earn prizes! All ages can participate! Register at or visit any NPL location starting June 21. (All Ages) Don t miss these Summer Reading Program kickoff events! Teeny Tiny Farm Petting Zoo Saturday, June 11 AM - 1 PM Lafayette Branch Library, 1610 Cromwell Drive, Norfolk, VA (757) Meet adorable mini animals and sign up for the Summer Reading Program! (All Ages) The Public is invited to Norfolk Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society s Annual Friends and Family night Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Bayside Church of Christ 5025 Shell Rd. Virginia Beach, Virginia at 7:30 p.m. Come and join us for a fun evening of socializing, refreshments and music by the Commodores and chapter quartets as the Commodores ready themselves for the Southern Division chorus competition in Roanoke, Virginia the following week. Look us up at: Admission is free. * PARENTS CAN HELP PRESCHOOL CHILDREN WHO STUTTER. Why is my child stuttering? Will he outgrow it? Does he or she need professional therapy? Did I cause his stuttering? How can I help? Information for parents about children and stuttering is now available in a new 16-minute video titled, 7 Tips for Talking with the Child Who Stutters. It can be found at In the video, four speech-language experts talk about how to promote easier talking as they interact with their preschool-age children. The professionals offer simple tips that parents can begin to use immediately. The so-called wait and see approach, advocated by some, is a bitter pill for a parent to swallow when they find their child struggling to speak, said Jane Fraser, president of the Stuttering Foundation. Parents often think it is their fault and wonder what they have done wrong. This should help ease their fears while focusing their efforts on doing things that will help the child right away, added Fraser. The video features some of the world s leading hands-on therapists working with preschool children who stutter. They include speech-language consultants Frances Cook, MSc, MRCSLT (Hons), Cert CT (Oxford), and Willie Botterill, MSc, MRCSLT, Cert CT, Elaine Kelman, MSc, MRCSLT, Cert CBT, from the Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children in London; Lisa Scott, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, of The Florida State University s School of Communication Science and Disorders; and Ellen Kelly, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Some books and DVDs produced by the 66-yearold nonprofit Stuttering Foundation are available free on the Foundation s web site under the resources tab and on YouTube. Contact the Foundation at , or visit or Advertise in the June Issue of The Downtowner. The Downtowner is the little paper that locals like to read. Call (757) today. 16 The Downtowner - Norfolk, Virginia May, 2014

17 Carroll Walker s Old Norfolk By Peggy Haile McPhillips Norfolk City Historian The Grandy Park team won the Pushmobile Derby in Get Moving! The President s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition has declared the month of May National Fitness and Sports Month. Dust off that bicycle, head out to Ocean View or the Botanical Garden for a walk with nature, take advantage of the many recreational opportunities offered by the City of Norfolk s Department of Recreation, Parks & Open Space (REPOS), or just explore your own neighborhood at a brisk clip. Once known as the Norfolk Department of Parks & Recreation, REPOS has been encouraging fitness In the picture seen above, the Grandy Park team (left) celebrates victory in the Recreation Department s Pushmobile Derby of The consolation and booby prize winners pose next to the Grandy Park duo. The awards were handed out by Miss Playground of If you or your inner child would like to try your hand at building a pushmobile, ask the Recreation Department folks to bring this event back. Be sure to don a helmet, as these youngsters did, before taking it for a spin. Now get out there and get moving! With fingers crossed hopefully, we declare winter to be behind us at last. Norfolk is a-bloom with azaleas, flowering trees and shrubs, and colorful annuals and perennials. Birds are singing and nesting; days are longer and warmer; the Blue Bunny ice cream truck makes its rounds once again. Children run off their energy outdoors after long months inside. Why not join them? through organized recreation for decades. May, 2014 The Downtowner - Norfolk, Virginia 17

18 The Blotter With Eric Flax By way of introduction, I am Sergeant Eric Flax and I have been in law enforcement for 23 years, the last 16 and a half years have been with the Norfolk Police Department. Since being promoted to Sergeant in 2011, I have been assigned to the downtown sector, commonly referred to as the Green Sector since the summer of The idea of The Blotter actually happened by accident over coffee at The Cure and a chance meeting between myself and Jack Armistead. As we talked about what was happening in the Green Sector, he mentioned that he was the editor of The Downtowner newspaper and I remarked that I thought it would be a good idea to write a column on behalf of the police department as a way to reach citizens and businesses in the downtown area and beyond. It was not long before this sidebar comment started to take shape and become a reality. With that being said, I wanted to share with you my thoughts on what I envision The Blotter to be. I had the idea to share crime tips, suggestions to make your quality of life safer, mention some of the services that The Norfolk Police offers, and to create an atmosphere of exchanges of ideas and information between the citizens, business, and the police department in a format that was somewhat new to both. I hope to have a new submission each month and I have included my address and encourage each of you who read this to send me an with a question or comment and I will try each week to pick a question and address it in The Blotter. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank Jack Armistead who was gracious enough to help make this happen. I also wanted to thank Norfolk Police Chief Michael Goldsmith and the Norfolk Police Department Command Staff who supported me in this vision to reach the citizens and businesses of Downtown Norfolk in a medium that we were not currently utilizing. My staff and I are always here to assist. I look forward to hearing from you and I hope to see you in the Green. Rotary Club Of Norfolk Centennial Gala Celebrates 100 Years Of Service On May 3, 2014, the Rotary Club of Norfolk On May 1, 1914, Founders Eugene Graves, celebrated its 100th anniversary with a Robert Johnston, Moe Levy, Ernest Meeks, Centennial Gala. and D. J. Mains joined 13 others to form The purpose is to raise $100,000 to initiate the second oldest Rotary Club in Virginia. three new local humanitarian service It is one of the largest in Virginia with 143 projects in 2014: (1) Rotary Smiles, a pilot members. The Rotary Club of Norfolk continues project to provide replacement teeth for 100 to include prominent leaders of busi- eligible people in the community because nesses, nonprofit organizations, and city Medicare and Medicaid do not provide governments. As a part of Rotary International, teeth; (2) Literacy Computer Labs to be Norfolk members join 1.2 million installed in two Title 1 Norfolk public elementary others in 34,000 clubs in 165 countries to schools; and (3) donation to the do good around the world. Calvert Square Boys and Girls Club in light Rotary International was established in of current cutbacks to Youth programs by Chicago businessman, Paul Harris, For the past 100 years Norfolk Rotarians seeking to bring business leaders together have provided over $2 million in donations for vocational camaraderie and community primarily to local service projects to meet service. the needs of children, seniors, and the environment. Rotary s guiding principles consist of the 4-Way Test : Is it the TRUTH? Is it FAIR The Centennial Gala will be held at the to all concerned? Will it build GOOD- Norfolk Waterside Marriott. An evening WILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? full of celebration, the Gala will feature Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned? Lauri Reilly of Norfolk enjoys a beautiful day on her show horse dance exhibitions illustrating dance steps Ashton ESG. from the club s 10 decades of life. 18 The Downtowner - Norfolk, Virginia May, 2014

19 5BR/3.5Bath Historic Home Port Norfolk SPRING HAS SPRUNG... HAPPY MOTHER S DAY! 4BR Cape Cod with Garage Estabrook 5BR/3BA Brick Colonial Waters Edge 3BR/2BA Like New Ranch Monticello Ranch 4BR/2BA with Pool Bayview Mick Shaw, Voted Norfolk s BEST REALTOR is SELLING Homes FAST for Top Dollar! Mick needs more great Norfolk Listings now! Call Mick to SELL your Home too! My New Listings Always SELL Fast because we really do Love Norfolk! Kathy & Mick Shaw UNDER CONTRACT PENDING 3BR/2BA Complete ReHab Forest Park 3BR/2BA Brick Ranch Pinewell 3BR Ranch W Little Creek Wards Corner Large Brick Triplex Bayview Beach Festival Set June With A top Selection Of Live Music 25th Bayou Boogaloo May Be Best Ever Do you like good music? Well of course you do. Headlined by the legendary Dr. John at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 21, the 25th Annual Bayou Boogaloo could be the best ever. Dr. John is a six-time Grammy Award winning musician and Rock N Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Known throughout the world as the embodiment of New Orleans musical legacy, Dr. John is a true icon in American culture, beginning his musical career in the 1950s. He is a must see. The music begins on Friday June 20 when Rosie Ledet performs at 5:30 p.m. on the Missing Kidney Stage. With her natural good looks and distinctive, bluesy singing voice, she wows audiences wherever she goes. She is followed by the Honey Island Swamp Band featured on the Main Stage at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 20. Their music has been described as Bayou Americana. Jon Cleary wraps up the Friday June 20 music when he takes the Missing Kidney Stage at 7:30 p.m. The great music continues on Saturday, June 21 when the Pine Leaf Boys perform on the Missing Kidney Stage at 2:15 p. m. They provide must hear southwest Louisiana cajun music. They are followed by the Slide Brothers on the Main Stage at 3:45 p.m. They are known as the greatest living musicians who embody the Sacred Steel tradition. Chubby Carrier will be featured on the Missing Kidney Stage at 5 p.m. Saturday. If you haven t experienced the high energy, swamp funky zydeco sound of Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, now is the time. Also on Saturday June 21 at 6 p.m. on the Main Stage, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band performs. They are known for a resolutely upbeat effort that seamlessly blends R & B, jazz, funk, Afro-Latino grooves, some Caribbean flavor, and even a Rihanna cover. John Mooney performs on the Missing Kidney Stage at 7:15 Saturday. He successfully combines the sounds of the delta with the syncopated rhythms of the Crescent City to create the style that has become uniquely his own. On Sunday, June 22, Bonerama hits the Missing Kidney Stage at 1:30 p.m. From New Orleans, they evoke vintage funk, classic rock and free improvisation in the same set, maybe even the same song. Also on Sunday, June 22, Cedric Watson and Bijou Creole take the Main Stage at 2:15 p.m. Injecting a healthy dose of his own personality and ingenuity, Cedric has been exciting an everbroadening audience with his unique take on traditional Creole music, and with his new compositions that expand the genre while still respecting its roots. The festival ends with the performance of Dumpstaphunk on the Main Stage at 4:30 p.m. June 22. This group offers fans an unforgettable live experience steeped in the Big Easy tradition of a good time. The quintet features Ivan Neville on vocals. Dumpstaphunk continues to spread an unmistakably New Orleans groove with hard-hitting performances that dare listeners not to move. For more information about the entire weekend s events, visit: or call (757) There is a $10 admission per day or you can purchase a three-day festival pass for $20. May, 2014 The Downtowner - Norfolk, Virginia 19

20 C H A R L I E S charlies got FLO UR POWE R american cafe Riverview Every Tuesday Night 6:30 8:30 featuring local craft beer specials 4024 Granby St Norfolk, VA in Historic Riverview Village Breakfast & Lunch All Day Dinner after 5 pm Tue Sat 7 am 3 pm / 5 10 pm Sun Mon 7 am 3 pm Voted Norfolk s Best Pharmacy 4 Years in a Row! Colley Discount Pharmacy FREE PRESCRIPTION DELIVERY! Come see our NEW, extensive card selection! After-hours prescription drop-off or fax it to us. We will have it ready the next day! We accept major insurances including Sentara, Optima, Cigna, Trigon (Blue Cross Blue Shield), Champus, Healthkeepers, Virginia Medicaid, Caremark, PAID, PCS, TRICARE and more. Caswell-Massey Bath & Beauty Products. FREE GIFT WRAP with purchase. Full Line of Russell Stover Candies. We carry Beautiful Line of Gifts For Special Occasions! 1415 Colley Ave. Norfolk, VA (757) FAX Hours: 9-7 Mon.-Fri. 9-5 Sat. - Closed Sun. Visa, MasterCard & Discover Accepted THE ORIGINAL NORFOLK PLUMBING, INC. Water Heaters, Kitchens, Baths, Drain Cleaning, Gas Lines, Boilers & More! When Quality Counts! (757) Celebrating 10 years of providing residential and commercial service in Hampton Roads. Your Plumbers in the Bright Yellow Trucks. (757) The Downtowner - Norfolk, Virginia May, 2014

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