Tag Archives: Portsmouth

National Night Out: Community Street Bike Kitchen

We “popped up” our Bike Kitchen in Craddock today during the national night out and helped to teach kids and adults how to fix, repair and tune their own bicycles. As a give back service to our Community we are hopeful to have more “Pop up” shops in the area so be sure to watch our facebook and twitter feeds for news of upcoming events!

 

pop up
phrasal verb of pop
  1. 1.
    appear or occur suddenly and unexpectedly.
    “these memories can pop up from time to time”
    synonyms: appear (suddenly), occur (suddenly), arrivematerialize, come along, happenemergearise, crop up, turn up, present itself, come to light;

    informalshow up
    “you never know when a new problem is going to pop up”

    A “popup shop” is a short-term, temporary retail event that is “here today, gone tomorrow”. Popup retail is the temporary use of physical space to create a long term, lasting impression with potential customers.

Law Enforcement Proactive Day (Portsmouth)

Please join Ecocycling on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at the 2nd Annual Law Enforcement Proactive Day. The event is being held at the Portsmouth Kroger Marketplace, located at 1301 Frederick Boulevard, Portsmouth, VA from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Members of the Portsmouth Police Department, Portsmouth Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police H.E.A.T. team, and the Portsmouth Fire Department will be on hand to answer questions about preventing crime, preventing fires, checking the installation of car safety seats, providing V.I.N. etching, providing Ident-A-Kid services, and so much more. This event is free and open to the public.

Ecocyclings collaborative educational forums, expos and symposiums help to bring groups together in order to move towards a more sustainable future through the sharing of information, resources, and abilities. Our involvement in “greening” the landscape is taken to the next level with numerous beautification, cleanup and garden programs. From simply planting a single tree to creating urban and rooftop gardens we help to transition over developed and often cold looking cityscapes to a blanket of lush and living greenery. When we are not planting for the future you may find us cleaning up the litter, trash and waste left behind by others though our recycling or other pedal up to clean-up programs.

This Saturday come visit our table at Law Enforcement Proactive Day. We will have some hands on learning activities, an Eco-art poster for kids to doodle, and also get your very own seed starter kit for a fall planting in your nearest garden.

This event is being hosted by Portsmouth Police Department

Blue Moon Garden Tours

Celebrate local food, community & culture as we highlight gardens, green spaces & urban farms on a scenic bicycle tour. Bring your family & friends while discovering what naturalists, gardeners & urban food producers are doing to transform our neighborhoods & our environment for the better. www.bicyclegardentour.com

What is a Blue Moon?

The modern day definition of a Blue Moon is when there are 2 full moons in one Month. A full moon occurs roughly every 29.5 days and on the rare occasions when the full moon falls at the very beginning of a month there is a good chance a Blue Moon will occur at the end of the month. According to this definition the next blue moon will occur on July 31, 2015.

For exact times of the Full and Blue Moons see the Full Moon Calendar.