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Portsmouth Partnership Supports Redistricting Reform

The Portsmouth Partnership adopted a resolution supporting redistricting reform in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Learn more about this very important issue by visiting OneVirginia2021.  Go a step further by signing the petition and contacting your legislators. RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF REFORMING VIRGINIA’S REDISTRICTING PROCESS JANUARY 22, 2015 WHEREAS, the process of redrawing congressional and state legislative districts in Virginia is conducted by members of the majority party of the General Assembly under authority granted by Article II, Section 6 of the Virginia Constitution; and WHEREAS, Virginia’s historical practice of redistricting by the majority party in each legislative chamber is an

January 28th, 2015|Categories: News, Partnership News|

Lefcoe Leadership Class of 2015 Selected

The 30 2015 Lefcoe Leadership class members will meet on January 7th to begin their journey toward joining the close-knit network of 420 Lefcoe alumni who, for 18 years, have made significant contributions to the City of Portsmouth. Lefcoe Leadership Program Application Class of 2015 The mission of the Vann H. Lefcoe Leadership Development Fund is to identify, educate and encourage future leaders within the City of Portsmouth. By inspiring civic awareness, responsibility and pride within the emerging leadership corps we will provide the City of Portsmouth with a succession of leaders to ensure a bright and prosperous future for

January 1st, 2015|Categories: Lefcoe News, News|

Supporters of Portsmouth Public Art Strike Again!

The SPPA's newest murals are now mounted on Olde Towne's New Colony Theatre, across from the Commodore Theatre. The three giant-sized works depict three musical giants who hailed from Portsmouth: Tommy Newsome, Ruth Brown, and Bill Deal. We can all thank the SPPA volunteers for their pursuit of a cool and quirky Olde Towne vibe. Their creative ideas, fund-raising prowess, and ability to follow-through  continue to  make Olde Towne a fun and welcoming place for everyone. Visit them on Facebook!

Partnership’s Farmers’ Market is Business Incubator!

THE TERM “BUSINESS INCUBATOR,” for most of us, conjures images of quirky urban spaces where casually-dressed young techies huddle over smart devices and foot-tall cups of Starbucks coffee. But the 30 or so vendors at the Portsmouth Farmers’ Market contend that they, too, share an incubation space with a vibe all its own: their weekly market at Court and High Streets. Their stalls are, after all, the ultimate “temp space;” their revenue provides investment for their businesses’ growth, and their customers’ testimonials provide the most credible brand of advertising out there. “I STARTED MY BUSINESS OUT OF MY HOME over

Halloween in Olde Towne brought fun; folks

What better way is there to immerse yourself in the rendering of ghost stories but with a guided walk through a darkened, tree-lined historic district like Portsmouth's Olde Towne? On Friday, October 24, over 1,000 visitors found what guests for over 34 years have discovered: the Olde Towne Civic League's annual Ghost Walk is second to none for bringing home the spooky spirit of Halloween. On Saturday night the Olde Towne Business Association's Safe Trick of Treat saw over 9,500 kids collect over 101,000 pieces of candy from the neighborhood's shops. Also on Saturday, Portsmouth was declared the winner of

Lefcoe Leadership Class of 2015 – Apply Now!

The Trustees of the Vann H. Lefcoe Leadership Development Fund are currently accepting applications for the class of 2015. DEADLINE: November 7, 2014 ! Lefcoe Leadership Program Application Class of 2015 The mission of the Vann H. Lefcoe Leadership Development Fund is to identify, educate and encourage future leaders within the City of Portsmouth. By inspiring civic awareness, responsibility and pride within the emerging leadership corps we will provide the City of Portsmouth with a succession of leaders to ensure a bright and prosperous future for the City and the region. All candidates who are willing to learn how to

October 27th, 2014|Categories: Lefcoe News, News|

Taste Portsmouth’s Best on November 5

Signature dishes from some of Portsmouth's most inventive chefs, select beers from Smartmouth Brewing, and wines from the Eastern Shore's own Chatham Vineyards will be featured at the Portsmouth Service League's Glenshellah Women's Club on November 5. Proceeds from the $35 per ticket (plus cash bar) event will support Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority's Scholarship Foundation and the Portsmouth Partnership. Event sponsor Elizabeth River Crossings joins TowneBank and the Whitmore Company to bring "Portsmouth FLAVOR," featuring Porte Towne Magic, a silent auction and more. Tickets are in limited supply - for info, please visit www.prha.org or email portsmouthflavor@prha.org.

Did You Say: “Halloween in Olde Towne?”

Yup, the Olde Towne Civic League's annual Olde Towne Ghost Walk is happening on Friday, Oct 24, at 7, 8 and 9pm. Get your ticket info at 525-0318, and get your gang down there! Stroll through the night to hear spooky tales . . . and, perhaps, encounter a surprise or two! And, for the first time this year, carve YOUR pumpkin, install a battery-operated tea light, and take it to High Street Landing between 3-6pm on Friday, Oct 24, or between noon-3pm on Saturday, Oct 25. Help Portsmouth vie against Norfolk for honors in the GREAT PUMPKIN CHALLENGE. Pumpkins

Pilot Article Features Work of Roc Solid Foundation

The Virginian-Pilot's September 21, 2014 edition featured a story detailing the Roc Solid Foundation's recent project at a young family's Chesapeake home. Please click here to see more. Roc Solid is the creation of Lefcoe Leadership alumnus Eric Newman, who has worked with the continuing assistance of several fellow Lefcoe alumni to windows ultimate key nurture and grow this formidable organization. Please click to read more about Roc Solid.

Olde Towne Fall Crawl is Oct 4

It's time again for the Olde Towne Fall Crawl! This year the event, organized by Ghent Bar Tours, benefits the Portsmouth Humane Society. Following the Partnership's First Friday Courtyard Concert and Saturday Farmers' Market, the OTBA's Antiques to Flea Market, and the Portsmouth's Coast Guard Celebration at Portside, this year's crawl will showcase the numerous and diverse restaurants of Olde Towne.  Early registration is only $20 ($25 on the day of the event), and the event will run from 4 until 9pm on Saturday, October 4. Further info and registration can be had at OldeTowneFallCrawl.com. See you there!