Shore Drive to Oceanfront Trolley Loop Survey – We Want to Hear What You Think


The Shore Drive Community Coalition (SDCC) has created a short 5 to 10 minute survey regarding the possible Shore Drive to Oceanfront Trolley loop.

Please take a moment to them your thoughts and to pass the survey link on to others that may be interested in providing their input.

Click here or on the “take survey” icon above to begin the survey.

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 🙂




Cape Story by the Sea “” neighborhood page

Looking for additional ways to stay in touch with your neighbors and neighborhood, sign up for the Cape Story by the Sea “” neighborhood page.  The City of Virginia Beach and have partnered to create neighborhood pages for all the City’s civic groups.  You can sign up for Cape Story’s page at the link below


Hot tip re: lost/found pets


IMMEDIATELY, make a sign as large as possible stating “DOG/CAT FOUND.”  and PUT IT PROMINENTLY in your front yard.  Even write it on a brown paper bag. The owners of the lost pet are almost certainly going to be walking/driving the neighborhood looking for their animal.  If you post a sign out in front of your house (near the street), they will see it!  (But they may not SEE their pet in your house or back yard, may not get onto the internet to check craigslist until they’ve already scanned the neighborhood.)

IF YOU OWN AN ANIMAL:  Please please go get a tag that has a phone number on it where you can be reached if your pet accidentally gets out and a kind-hearted neighbor is trying to help your pet get home. Care-A-Lot, Walmart, etc. have machines where you can inscribe an inexpensive tag with your pet’s name and your phone number.

CSBTS Bookclub (New/Existing?)

Calling all readers!!

We have a new CSBTS resident who is looking to connect with any Cape Story by the Sea residents who like to read and would like to connect with other folks who like to read. Please contact Patty McLaughlin at to indicate your interest in participating in a Book Club.

How to help VA Tornado Victims

Here is a list of several relief organizations that are working with the victims of the storms in southeast Virginia and accepting donations. Donations should be designated for April Tornado Response and Recovery and can be made through local offices and some Web sites.

American Red Cross – Suffolk, Southeast, Petersburg and Greater Richmond Chapters

Salvation Army

Federation of Virginia Food Banks

Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia

Lutheran Disaster Response & Lutheran Family Services of Virginia

Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia

Virginia Baptist Mission Board

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

Virginia United Methodist Church Conference Disaster Response

Adventist Community Services

Virginia Beach Society for the Preventions of Cruelty to Animals

The Humane Society of the United States

United Way

Suffolk Foundation. Contributions should be made payable to “Suffolk Foundation” and marked “Tornado Relief Fund.” Mail or deliver to 1426 Holland Road, Suffolk, VA 23434. These gifts will be dispersed by the Suffolk Foundation to 501(c)(3) charities and government agencies qualified to meet the specific needs of individuals requiring financial support. For more information, call (757)923-9090. 

Farm Fresh Supermarkets in Hampton Roads and Elizabeth City are accepting donations for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund and money received will be designated for Southeastern Virginia Tornado Disaster Relief, a news release says. All the Farm Fresh stores are accepting donations by way of cash and credit cards. Checks should be made payable to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.   

Source: Virginia Department of Emergency Management