Newsletter Fall 2022

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Inside the issue:

President's Letter

July 4th Parade

43rd Annual Oyster Roast: Sunday, November 6th 1-5pm

Thanksgiving and Christmas Giving

Cape Santa Pub Crawl: Saturday, December 3rd 1pm

Cape Santa in the Park: Saturday, December 10th 1-3pm

Cape Story Civic League December Social: Monday, December 12th 6:30pm

Treasurer's Report

Cape Story Civic League News

Shore Drive News

President's Letter

Cape Story Residents and Friends,

After a long period of down-time, the Cape Story Skipjack is back in business! The Skipjack had been a quarterly Cape Story publication, providing local updates, articles on past/current/future Cape Story events, city plans that may affect the Shore Drive area, and other items of interest. It will be posted online for all to read and sent to Civic Association members via e-mail. Many thanks to Chris Cohoon and Kim LaPointe, two of our active members and volunteers, for taking the lead on this!

Autumn is upon us, and with it comes one of the best times of the year for those in our hideaway by the Bay!

We have many new families here in Cape Story, with lots of kids- neighbors, be sure to let them know about the hot spots for Halloween! It goes without saying that those out and about should be on the watch for cars- and on the flip side, if you plan to travel that night, please be VERY CAUTIOUS when driving, as some of the streets will be filled with children and holiday participants of all ages!

The following week, we have the main event of the year for the Civic Association- the annual Cape Story by the Sea Oyster Roast, held this year on Sunday, November 6, from 1pm-5pm, in the neighborhood park. This is our key fund-raising event, enabling us to sponsor other activities throughout the year, and give back to the community and others in-need. Check out the other postings and communiques for more details!

Finally, it’s close to year-end. As always, those who actively participate in the Civic League and have, or can make, the time to volunteer are encouraged to apply for an officer position next year. Please contact any of the current officers (listed in this publication), for more information or to share your interest. We’ll plan to discuss this at the next Civic League meeting, scheduled November 14.

Looking forward to seeing everyone out-and-about in the neighborhood!


Looking forward to 2023, we are looking for people to step up as Civic League leaders in the following positions:


1st Vice President

2nd Vice President



Membership Online Dues Payment:


Cape Story July 4th Parade

This year's parade: Classic Video Games was a hit! Many themed floats, golf carts, bikes, and families were cheered on by Cape Story residents. Breakfast biscuits, donuts, ice cream, and live music was enjoyed by all. Big thanks to all the participants, judges, servers, and behind the scene workers.

43rd Annual Oyster Roast

The best four hours in our neighborhood!

Oyster Roast Facebook Page:

When: Sunday, November 6th

Time: 1:00-5:00pm

Where: Cape Story Neighborhood Park

Tickets: Purchase now for $50 and $75 at the gate (if still available)

Music Provided by Detonators

To purchase hard copy tickets, contact:

David Albis:

Tosh Cohoon: or 757-289-5254

Teri Doddy:

Travis Jeffers:

Mark McConathy: or 757-375-4362

Phil Morgan: or 757-777-2970

Cathie Sykes:

or go online to

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Thanksgiving and Christmas Giving

Cape Story will be helping support 3 families this year. Be on the lookout for a flier with additional information.

Cape Story will also be providing "Cookies for the Troops" on Thanksgiving and Christmas day.

Contact Teri Doddy at with any questions.

Cape Santa Pub Crawl

Join your neighbors as we raise money for our Holiday Families by visiting local establishments spreading holiday cheer.

When: Saturday, December 3rd 1:00pm start at Dockside, crawling to Chic's, CP Shucker's, Lynnhaven Pub, and ending at Ballyhoo's.

Don't forget to wear your favorite festive attire to help spread the holiday spirit!

For more information, please contact Mark McConathy at 757-375-4362.

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Cape Santa in the Park

When: Saturday, December 10th

Santa rides around the neighborhood starting at noon and arrives at the park at 1:00pm.

Event Runs from 1:00pm-3:00pm

Where: Cape Story by the Sea (CSBTS) Neighborhood Park

Parents can drop gifts at Santa's Workshop (2214 Oak St.) for Santa to pass out to good little boys and girls.

If you are interested in helping, please contact Ginnie or Tracy Stover at 757-222-9661

Cape Story Civic League December Social / Meeting

When: Monday, December 12th @ 6:30pm

Where: Ballyhoos

Last meeting of the year (note time is earlier than other monthly meetings). Afterwards, attendees are invited to stay for food and drinks while socializing with your neighborhood friends.

Holiday Lights Contest

In preparation for the holiday season, don't forget the Holiday Light Contest. Be on the lookout for a flier with more details. Categories in the past have been:

  • Most Lights
  • Most Street Participation
  • Most Spirited
  • Most Original
  • Most Tasteful
  • Most Traditional
  • Best Bribe

Treasurer's Report

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Cape Story Civic League News

Civic League Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of each Month.

Where: Lynnhaven Colony Congregational, UCC Community Center (2217 W. Great Neck Rd.)

When: 7:30pm

All are welcome. This is a great opportunity to hear and share information about current events that effect our community!

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Cape Story Civic League Membership

Don't miss out on any of the information! Membership benefits include emails of Cape Story events, fliers, and newsletter; voting rights on neighborhood decisions, and extra goodies at some events. Please take a minute to join the civic league if you haven't already. Your $15 membership supports the many events sponsored by the civic league such as:

  • Spring Fling
  • July 4th Parade and Brunch
  • Oyster Roast
  • Thanksgiving and Christmas families
  • Cape Santa in the Park
  • Cookies for the Troops
  • Civic League Signs
  • Civic League December Social

You can join in a variety of ways:

  1. Online Dues Payment:
  2. Printing and completing the form in the newsletter and:
  • mail it to: P. O. Box 700, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
  • drop it at any CSBTS officers' house
  • bring to a monthly civic league meeting.

Look for additional ways (Venmo) to join as we update our membership drive.

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Shore Drive News

Todd Solomon shared that the city is planning to use the Lynnhaven Boat Ramp area as a dredge station to support the Neighborhood Dredging/private dredging program. Shore Drive Community Coalition (SDCC) has asked for a stakeholder meeting to work on the site use restrictions that allow usage that won't adversely impact the community.

Empsy Munden provided the following updates from:

  • Citizen Action Committee (CAC): CAC identified multiple car break-ins. Advised, most happen with unlocked cars. Shot spotter at the oceanfront is working well and been helpful.
  • Bayfront Advisory Commission (BAC): A carwash is proposed for the southeast intersection of Shore Drive and Pleasure House Road. They also discussed the application for floating oyster beds was denied.

Next Skipjack newsletter Winter 2023

If you have news, pictures, stories, events, or information that you would like to include in the next Skipjack newsletter, please contact:

Chris Cohoon

Kim La Pointe