Monday Morning 6:45am Launch of Wallops Island Orb-3 Rocket to Space Station

According to a Virginian-Pilot article, click here to read to read more.

The next commercial resupply rocket launch to the International Space Station is scheduled for Monday.  The Antares rocket will launch at 6:45 a.m. from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility and is expected to rendezvous with the space station on Nov. 2, a NASA news release says.

Residents along Shore Drive should be able to see the rocket to the North East (NE) about one minute after launch from the horizon up to 20 degrees above.


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For more information about the launch go to the Orbital website.

The launch will be broadcast on NASA TV and streamed online.

You can follow the launch on Twitter @orbitalsciences and on Facebook.

Cape Story Paddle Board Race – Saturday July 26th at 9:00am at Sandalwood Beach Access



6th Annual Cape Story/South Sandalwood Paddle Board Race. July 26th Race time 9:00 AM.
Register online $40 by 21JUL14(Includes entry fee, t shirt, 2 raffle tickets and feastivities) or at 8 AM day off for $50 (Tshirt not guaranteed day off).
All proceeds go to CSBTS Civic League Fireworks and Team River Runner.
Races Surf Ski-8 MI M&W – 14′ SUP-Open/ 12-6 SUP M&W / SUP Surf -4 Mi M&W / Displacment Prone-4 MI-OPEN / Surfboard Prone 2 MI OPEN/ and Kayak Open top, tandam & others 1 group – 4 MI-Open; 1 group- Kids 1 MI 1 group.
Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Awards and Beach Party on the Beach. Let’s enjoy the day. Free hamburgers and Hot Dogs. BYO Drink. Raffle Tickets 1 for $2 or 3 for $5. $10 Surfboard Raffle Tickets…Board donated by South Sandalwood Surfboards.
Golf Carts cadies available for parking assistance. Any questions Contact Bill House Race Director – or 757 615 0968.


Parade and Fireworks Specific Details

Cape Story’s 51st Annual 4th of July Parade/Brunch & Fireworks!!!

Saturday July 5th

Parade 10am – Noon @ Cape Story Neighborhood & Park  – PARADE THEME – “Under the Sea”

Fireworks – 9:20pm @ Cape Story Beach



This year’s parade and brunch will take place from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (noon) on Saturday July 5th.  The parade route will start on Beech at the bike path, proceed down Beech to Poinciana, follow Poinciana to Bayberry, turn left on Bayberry and end in the neighborhood park. All bike riders, floats and marchers need to line up for the parade between 9:30am – 9:45am.  Please be careful spilling out onto Shore Drive.  If you have to, line your float up in Food Lion’s parking lot and we will work you into the parade as it starts moving. 

As in past years, trophies will be given for Most Original, Most Patriotic and Best Theme.  The parade will be followed by a brunch in the park. There will also be biscuits, doughnuts, fruit and patriotic tunes. 

As she has done in years past, an ice cream truck will also be provided courtesy of LYNN HUME, RE/MAX Allegiance. 

Volunteers are needed for the 4th of July brunch

  • Brunch set-up, Brunch Clean-up, Brunch servers – Please Arrive at the park at 9:30am to help.



Fireworks on the Bay

Similar to last year, the fireworks show will be presented by the local Virginia Beach company, VA Pyro.  The display will consist of 625 shells and will be launched around 9:20 pm on Saturday July 5th from the beach at First Landing State park.  

Please remember – Storage, handling and use of fireworks without a permit from the Fire Marshal’s Office is a violation of City ordinance 12-43.2 and is a Class 1 Misdemeanor. Class 1 Misdemeanors are punishable by up to a $2500 fine and/or 12 months in jail.   



Cape Story Parade and Fireworks Moved to Saturday July 5th Due to Impending Weather Conditions

Cape Story Parade and Fireworks have be moved to Saturday July 5th

Parade – Sat. July 5th from 10:00am to Noon.  Line up starts at 9:45am at Beech and Bike Path.

Fireworks – Sat. July 5th at 9:15pm.

We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause, but we know you will understand.  Based on the weather forecast for Friday, the Cape Story Event Coordinators have determined to move the 4th of July Parade and Fireworks to Saturday July 5th.  The current predictions show tropical storm/hurricane Arthur impacting our area from Friday morning through Friday evening.  Even if the rains are intermittent, it will make for a miserable parade and delay the fireworks set up.  Friday evening’s wind conditions are also predicted to be from the North which would result in fireworks being blown back toward spectators and campgrounds.   Saturday’s weather looks terrific, so the decision to reschedule was made.


Arthur Track 5pm Wed

So stay safe and enjoy your Friday.  Here are a couple of suggestion how to spend your Friday:

  • Have a traditional Shore Drive Hurricane party (if you do, please invite me). 

  • Use the extra day to put the winning touches on your parade floats. 

  • Spend time sand bagging your low lying homes from the tide surges (seriously, it looks like tides + surge will be less than 3 feet and rain less than 1.5 inches, minimal impact our area).

If you have any questions, please send me an email at


Summer 2014 Skipjack Newsletter Posted Online


Click here for the online version of the Summer 2014 Skipjack

Note — Large file will take a little time to download so be patient it will be worth it 🙂




CSBTS General Meeting Agenda – Monday June 9th at 7:30pm

Click here for a printable version of the agenda  June 2014 CSBTS Meeting Agenda





2800 Shore Drive

Monday JUNE 9, 2014 at 7:30pm 




II.  Minutes of May 2014 Meeting

III. Treasurer’s Report

IV. Officer’s Report

V.  Committee Reports

  • Clean Up & Beautification Committee—
  • Newsletter SkipJack:
  • Military Partnership-  CSBTS continues to work with JEB-Ft. Story for military family support
  •                Neighborhood Watch- if not receiving email notices notify –

VI.  Unfinished Business

  • Planned meeting with Commissioner of Revenue-Event Tax to City of Va Beach- City Code Sec.35-182. Levy of Taxes;classification;amount;administration—b.,c.,d.
  • Consideration of obtaining 501-4c status for CSBTS
  • Flooding Concerns – FUNDING –Gene Evans- Continuing Dredge, Storm Water, Wetlands,   

VII.      New Business

  • CLEAN THE BAY DAYSAT JUNE 7 come on out 9 AM  Call Jeannie Winters (CAPT for Clean the Bay Day)  646-0214–SANDALWOOD WALKOVER ON THE BAY
  • JULY 4th EVENTS–  Theme: UNDER THE SEA   Friday July 4th Volunteers NEEDED – parade starts at BEECH street –line up 9:30-9:45 AM START 10 AM- MAYOR SESSOMS -GRAND MARSHALL-Brunch in PARK (Volunteers needed to help set up –clean up –come on down to the park about 9 AM)-  FIREWORKS on BAY 9:30 PM SUPPORT WITH YOUR DONATIONS PLEASE- CSBTS Pays for the FIREWORKS
  •   PADDLE BOARD RACE July 26th 9AM call Bill House 615-0968 to VOLUNTEER


BAC-Bayside Advisory Commission- June 19, 2014 3:30 PM VB Resort Hotel-

VBCCO – Monthly meeting-  June 19. 2014 – Central Library-7PM

SDCC-  June 30, 2014  – Monday- 7:30PM- Check for current information on Everything you wanted to know about Shore Drive– CSBTS residents may attend as guests-

VIII.   Adjourn



CSBTS Civic Association Meeting – Monday May 12th – City Parking Study Presentation

CSBTS Civic Association General Meeting

Monday May 12th at 7:30pm in the Virginia Beach Resort Conference Hotel

Special guest speaker – Mr. Mike Shahsiah, Senior Traffic Engineer for City of VB.


  • Not enough parking available for company? 

  • Too many beach tourists parking on  your front lawn?

  • Cars parked on Shore Drive make it hard to see when you pull out from your street?

  • Illegal “No Parking” signs placed on your street?


Come out and hear what the City has been studying regarding these questions and more for our neighborhood.  Below is the basic study premise and the interim study details can be viewed by clicking this link – Bayfront TRAFFIC STUDY REPORT

At the request of Bayfront Advisory Committee, Traffic Engineering staff has surveyed the Bayfront Communities north of Shore Drive between the Lesner Bridge and State Park, including Cape Story by the Sea community. The purpose of this parking survey was to locate the illegal no parking signs, misplaced signs, illegal encroachments, and those legal no parking signs that are no longer needed due to changes over the years in this area.