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FaceBook Social Groups for Virginia Beach

The following tabs are for a few of the best social networking groups on FaceBook for locals in Virginia Beach.  You can come here and see all of the recent posts and images from people who have lived and loved everything about Virginia Beach for most of their lives.  Thank you to the group administrators and creators for providing the groups!

About the Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/IGrewUpInVirginiaBeach/

I Grew Up In Virginia Beach is the largest, longest running and most popular Facebook and internet social venue for sharing great memories of growing up in Virginia Beach. This is a family oriented group, so we ask each member’s cooperation in keeping content fun and positive. When you join I Grew Up In Virginia Beach and participate in this group, you also agree to RESPECT each other, the memories shared here, the group’s vision, our hometown and the administrators.

I Grew Up In Virginia Beach was created by Paul West in late February of 2010 with the following vision which remains the same today:

“I Grew Up in Virginia Beach is about reconnecting with long lost friends and bringing back great memories of growing up in Virginia Beach. It is a network for those who spent time in Virginia Beach – ‘back in the day’ looking to ‘log’ some of the history of those youthful days you enjoyed in Virginia Beach.”


The Posts

Sunday July 30th, 2017

David Dunmire

Has anyone here jumped off rudee inlet bridge? ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Yes jumped off while it was under construction around 1967. My best friend Mike Goodwin tried to talk me out of it, but as he was talking I jumped. The next thing I new I was headed out the inlet. Hard swim to the rocks.

Isn't that where the grim reaper was

yes

Old great neck bridge

Lesner Bridge is where the Grim Reaper sign was

Long creek bridge. Same as Old great neck bridge

Justin Kuenzer

I jumped off a lot of bridges into my early 20's, I got a job in Florida building a bridge, when I saw how many pieces of rebar fell into the water I stopped!

Ha. The only one that I haven't jumped off of is the new Great Neck bridge

Yes

Used to go out and jump off cbbt!

Y'all are nuts

Oh yes

Yes

You're alive to talk about it!!!

I've jumped every bridge in va beach

New GN Noel Walker Faison Sr.?! 😳 I did the old... where it goes to Bay Island. 26 ft.

Dawn Marla

Yes I have

Yes.

I use to climb to the bowl on top of the dome for a smoke .... anyone else :-))))

Yes

Yep, and my friend did a back flip off of it

Yup

Lol... got arrested for it!

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Saturday August 19th, 2017

Richard Stough

Was the total eclipse in 1970 or 1979 ? The weather keeps saying it happen in 79. I was in 4H club and I remember 1970 ... See MoreSee Less

 

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March 7, 1970

Both - but 1979 was the last time one was seen from the U.S.

1970 in Va Beach. I remember it vividly.

I remember 1970. March

My 3rd one in California in the 60's one in 70 in VA. Now one here in Lumberton NC. Don't look at it with the cheap ass glasses. If you are a welder use at least a 13.

I remember because I was babysitting a house full of little kids, I was I was 12!

I remember 70 more than 79

I think it was 70!!

I was in elementary school and remember one in 79. So it seems like it was both years. In 79 we didn't really see anything. Cloudy is what I recall.

I moved from there in 78 and remember one when I was young so I would say 70.

1970

1979 was over the northwest corner of the country. March of 1970 was the east coast.

March 1970, I viewed it while attending ODU Norfolk/VB were epicenters for viewing that one

70!

1970 in va beach va

1970

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Saturday August 19th, 2017

Paul M. Bennett

I parked at Pier parking lot and moved a cone to park since I was sold a spot to dine at Ocean Eddie's and I spent money at the new Pier Shops... guy at booth said you're not local...what used to be here..."I said the Peppermint, which I enjoyed Black Uhuru, Murphy's Law, Bad Brains, Pato Banton...oh yea, I used to steal McDonald's trays for bodysurfing the pier. Don't block parking when you sold out of spots! ... See MoreSee Less

Saturday August 19th, 2017

Richard Stough

Does anybody know a Rene Vesquez? She used to be married to Pete Vesquez. They used to be DJs in the mid 80s early 90s. ... See MoreSee Less

Saturday August 19th, 2017

Scotty Taylor

Anyone here grew up in Wildflower Court in Virginia beach in the 80's? ... See MoreSee Less

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I was in matunuck ct....around the corner off of ashaway rd.

Merion Court, right next door.

Saturday August 19th, 2017

Heather Bautista

Trashmore yesterday ... See MoreSee Less

Wednesday August 9th, 2017

Kimberly Brookes Sniffen

I may get kicked out of the group I was told for posting about Paul Sciortino, my Stepdad's Go Fund Me page. Many of you may have memories of him as the Commonwealth's Attorney for decades. He is not doing well and still loves to tell his stories so if you ever want to talk with him or hear his stories or know of anybody at the Virginian pilot or the Beacon that may want to hear his stories please contact my mom Joan Joan Ewell Brookes at joanpaul5@hotmail.com. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Paul Sciortino severed us well as the common wealths attorney. May he RIP.

Thursday February 13th, 2014

JT Haley

does anyone remember the Worrell Brothers all night place on Laskin Road across from the White Heron.. late 1960's ... See MoreSee Less

 

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No, not really. Round Room at the White Heron was on Laskin, though...

I spent a few hpurs at Worrell Bros. on Atlantic Ave.

Many lunches at the White Heron as a little girl with my grandmother and mother:)

Yep, Worrells was on Atlantic, but the Round Room where we went afterwards was on Laskin:-) 🙂 🙂

I remember it was back behind a church or next to it..We used to play pool and drink beer there!! I remember coming out of there to a pretty sunrise!!! What a headache that was!!!! hahahah

Yes, it was like the Moose Lodge at one time.

Round Room 5 cent drafts, good times

You may be thinking of the Cape Henry Club on 18 th.

Had to be the American Legion. The Round House was on the north side of Laskin and the American Legion was on the south side of Laskin. Round House was near where the European Health Spa was.. If my Memory is correct..

American Legion...Jimmy Fox

Heck yea!!! I came in second place in hula hoop contest!!!

nd room closed after my Jr Yr of High School. I went to either Sharks Club, Last Act or Cape Henry Club.

I spent many many all nighters there. it was a great nightspot, and its good to see that some of you still remember the American Legion that was there. it was between the church and the river.

Remenmber it well ,worked for chris as a bartender once in awhile.

It was the American Legion, the place to go after hours but I think you had to have a membership or something.

Round Room / Mad Hatter

went to the round room and American legion many times

American Legion!!!

WORRELL Bros. Was on 19th street

Maria, Worrell brothers was on Atlantic ave. Chris Worrell ran an after hours club at the American Legion on Laskin Road across from the White Heron Motel where the Round Room was located Two different places..

I know I was there for 10 years thought it was asking where it was

Miss read it

Lol

Do you remember what the Atlantic Ave location was before Chris had it... Joes Fish Market owned by Mike Worrell (y)

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Monday August 14th, 2017

Veronika Nicolaison

Just question.if you no longer see a group name listed in your groups and then try and do a search and i does not come up.does that mean you got booted or blocked or the group shut down? ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Sounds about right

Probably booted

You've been blocked most likely. If you get booted you can still find the group, if you've been blocked you can't even see the group in which case you really pissed someone off or it was a group that claims to be inclusive of all types of people, Protectors of free speech and supporters of equal and civil rights. Except for yours so rather than open a dialogue with you to civilly debate the issue, they blocked you. Lol happens to me all the time

Lol.it was ask and tell freely Hampton roads but what they don't tell is that it's much like highschool don't say the wrong thing to the popular people that are part of the in crowd.lol

Thursday August 17th, 2017

Leonora Del Rosario Reiley

Anyone know what happened to Mrs. Neilsen, an excellent English teacher at Kellam High School. She was my teacher for the 75-76 school year. Also wondering about Ms. Brokenbrough and Mrs. Boyce, both fine English teachers at Plaza Junior High in the 70s. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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I lost touch with Mrs, Neilsen. I do know she became a guidance counselor.

I remember Mrs Boyce from 8th grade S.Eng. She was so nice.

If her name was Martha Nielsen, she was my guidance counselor at Cox High School more than 25 years ago.

Tuesday July 18th, 2017

Christie Adams

I saw this in another "I grew up in" cities page and thought it was a great trip down memory lane. Think about your time in VB Public schools.....

What teacher, counselor, administrator etc. made a lasting impact on your childhood? Comment with the teacher or teachers names along with the school and timeframe you attended.

I'll post first in the comments 😀
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Ms. Clifton- 2nd grade at Centerville Elementary 88-89 Mr. Williams- Chorus at Brandon Middle School 93-95 Ms. Griffin (Mamma G)- Choir at Tallwood High 95-99. And the ultimate Principal ever Mr. Morgan at Tallwood High.

Ms. Taylor at Rosemont Forest Elementary. Mrs. Laura Parker at Salem Middle School. Mr John Hamilton at Salem High School.

Mrs. Alley and Mr. Alley.

Mrs. Matthews, 4th grade at Courthouse Elem. In VA Beach

Mrs Flowers at Betty F. Williams. Mrs. Buffington (English) and Mrs. Crawly (French) at Kempsville Junior High. I had these teachers all in the 70s

Does it have to be a good lasting impression ??? Mine would be Mrs Mitchell -kings grant 3rd grade Mrs beagle 1st grade kings grant Mrs Wright and Mrs lacase (sp) Lynnhaven middle and also Mr spagnolio also Lynnhaven middle

Let's not forget Mrs. Cohen at JBD!!! Or Mrs. Schlegel at GNMS or Mrs. Torrence, Mrs. Head, Mr. Hahn, Mrs. Stockstead and so many more at Cox!!!!

Bernard Morgan, Bayside Jr & Bayside HS!

Oh oh oh and of course --- Dr. Matney from Cox! (I had great teachers 😁)

Miss Derrick...kempsville Jr. High...a great teacher...health and P E....I hated PE...but she was so kind.

Bernard Morgan and Mrs Zimmerman, both at Bayside High.

Mr. And Mrs. Huling at Princess Anne HS. She taught my favorite subject, English. He taught what turned out to be my profession, graphics/printing.

Ms. Strauss @Great Neck Jr High Mr. LaBarbara @Cox High School

Karen daughtry Holland ele grade 3 Tammy Greb Smith kellam drama

Dr. Mitchell (US History) at Kempsville; Ms. Norris (Science) at Kempsville Jr.

Mrs Wakefield, Mrs Barnett and my 3rd or 4th grade English teacher at Alanton Elem. Mrs Cromelin (English) and my Earth Science teacher at First Colonial.

Ms. Bonita Williams my 1st Grade teacher at Rosemont Elm School. We transferred from Panama in the middle of the year and though I was the new kid, she really took the time to make I adjusted well.

Mr. James Lock GRES

Mrs Hume 2 an 6 grade Brookwood

Mr Johnson and Mr Vargas, green run high school 1981-1982

5th grade Mr Hawley Brookwood

Mr. Penny, Point of View Elementary and it's only because I had a crush on him. Then he quit in the middle of the year and moved to Florida. I think that was 1969. My future husband graduated high school and went to Woodstock that year.

Mr. Hugh Copeland, Kempsville Jr High, 1965-6 & Miss Riley (became Mrs. Gavin), Kempsville High - 67-70.

Mrs Irby Reading teacher at Brookwood Elementary.

Faye Whitlock @ Bayside High School

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Tuesday August 15th, 2017

Renee Edwards

www.facebook.com/redwards555/posts/10214081480096823 ... See MoreSee Less

Thursday July 20th, 2017

Richard LTaylor

Who remembers GEX? ... See MoreSee Less

 

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I always got nervous when I used my parent's card to get in. I felt like I was committing a crime or something. 😉

My mother worked there for one year...

They had the best caramel popcorn

That was our family outing every other Friday when I was a kid. Burger King first then grocery shopping there!!!

It was at Chinese corner where the old racetrack use to be.

i used to work there

Went there alot use to live it.

Keith, that's where my drum kit came from. Yes...THAT one!! My folks got it for me for my birthday from there. I can still remember it sitting there set up in GEX on display!

Loved the popcorn

Government Employees eXchange...

Corner of Va Beach Blvd and Witchduck! I still have the Smith & Wesson .38 pistol my dad bought there for 46$

Government Employees Exchange

My mom modeled clothes for them!

I believe it was close to "CEL".

Half department store/half grocery store

Witchduck and Va Bch Blvd

The caramel corn was the best got it right at the door

and Union Kempsville next door

CEL took over the GEX building, which was replaced by a new building that houses the VBPS' Adult Learning Center and the Renaissance Academy.

Always wanted to ride the rollers around that was in the grocery area!

Pumped gas for them in High School....shopped there with my parents before that.....GEX and Kings down the boulevard in Norfolk.

We went there a lot. Groceries and clothes. Good old days!

I do!

I always bugged my Mom for the popcorn on the way out. I wanted the buttered. She always got the caramel.

Topsys popcorn. The best.

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Sunday August 13th, 2017

Erik Moore

Marsh, sunrises, and rainbows..
Mornings on Back Bay.
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Nice

such untouched beauty!!!!

Thursday August 10th, 2017

Peter Nixon

Does anyone know where I might be able to obtain a copy of Fred and Jimmy Jordan's book, The pictorial essay, A history of Va, Beach ? I have lost mine. Can't find it on the web. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Peter Nixon, I might have some info for you concerning The Donning Company/Publishers. Several years after the VB pictorial was published I became the Marketing Director of The Donning Company/Publishers. So, I might have some connections at donning. You can call me on Sunday.

Thursday July 24th, 2014

Cliff Andrews

Did anyone attend Woodstock Elementary school? ... See MoreSee Less

 

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went there one year i believe 61

I was there for 1 year too, school year 72' to '73.

I was there from kindergarten until the first month of 6th grade when we moved closer to the oceanfront.

Proud Woodchuck here! K-5. They no longer offered 6th grade by time I went there.

i still have 2 kids left in there

but my mom did when she was little

My mom taught 4th grade for many years, she loved this school.

Went there 2nd through 5th grade 1967-1971. Carol Johnson Hamlin, is it possible your mom was my 4th grade teacher, 1969-70?

Maybe, Mrs. Johnson

My teacher was Grace Slick.

I went to Kempsville Elementary 66-67 but I lived closer to Woodstock Elementary in Homestead off Providence Road had a lot of friends that went to Woodstock

I did. Started I think in 64 at that time I was in first grade and there was 12 grades at that time because Kempsville High School was not finished

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https://www.facebook.com/vabeachdotcom/

The VABeach.com FaceBook Page is the official FaceBook Page for locals and non-locals to come and view amazing photographs, articles and information about Virginia Beach. Some of the topics are humurous, some are serious and some are just informative. They are all meant to share information about Virginia Beach and all people from all over the world to view and share posts about Virginia Beach. Please visit the page and LIKE US!


The Posts

Friday August 18th, 2017

VaBeach.com

Lucky Oyster for lunch!!! They have the best seafood, the best atmosphere and staff.

Make it a dinner date tonight at The Lucky Oyster.
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Lucky Oyster for lunch!!! They have the best seafood, the best atmosphere and staff. Make it a dinner date tonight at The Lucky Oyster.

Wednesday August 16th, 2017

VaBeach.com

Coming soon to the beach near you...The American Music Festival is coming up before long.

Info: www.vabeach.com/virginia-beach-events/fairs-festivals/american-music-festival/
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Coming soon to the beach near you...The American Music Festival is coming up before long. Info: https://www.vabeach.com/virginia-beach-events/fairs-festivals/american-music-festival/

Monday August 14th, 2017

VaBeach.com

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Beautiful, how I wish we were there.

Wednesday August 9th, 2017

Jim Wincelowicz

Fireworks cancelled tonight? ... See MoreSee Less

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Not that we are aware of. We haven't been notified.

Saturday August 5th, 2017

VaBeach.com

A calm day this morning at the beach. Not much surf but it sure is peaceful right now...If you are in the area and want some of the best in breakfast we recommend Pocahontas Pancake and Waffle Shop!

www.vabeach.com/virginia-beach-restaurants/american/pocahontas-pancake-and-waffle-shop/
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A calm day this morning at the beach. Not much surf but it sure is peaceful right now...If you are in the area and want some of the best in breakfast we recommend Pocahontas Pancake and Waffle Shop! https://www.vabeach.com/virginia-beach-restaurants/american/pocahontas-pancake-and-waffle-shop/

 

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And later today when it's lunch time you should try RockFish Boardwalk Bar & Seagrill. Get more info here: www.vabeach.com/virginia-beach-restaurants/seafood/rockfish-boardwalk-bar-seagrill/

There are a lot of great hotels in the resort area. If you are making your plans now for coming to Virginia Beach and you love awesome pools we recommend Courtyard by Marriott North. Here are the details- www.vabeach.com/virginia-beach-hotels/courtyard-by-marriott-oceanfront-north/

and for a lil' comparison here is the same area live NOW...looks like everyone is really enjoying this beautiful day on the beach!

Take a break from the resort area this evening and take a scenic cruise up Shore Drive to Bubba's Seafood Restaurant and Crabhouse. You have GOT to try their FAMOUS steamed shrimp. It's mouth watering!! More details here- www.vabeach.com/virginia-beach-restaurants/seafood/bubbas-seafood-restaurant-crabhouse/

Yes they do & catch 31 has a great breakfast and also next-door the Neptune restaurant good breakfast too. Great shot! 😎

Toni Lockhart.... our Happy Place!

Candace Glad 😁

Yes we certainly do!!!

Yes

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Tuesday August 1st, 2017

VaBeach.com

#VirginiaBeach ... See MoreSee Less

#VirginiaBeach

 

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Everybody has some fond memories on the boardwalk...

Want an awesome breakfast at a kid-friendly family owned restaurant at the beach? Good we recommend Honeybee Pancake House. www.vabeach.com/virginia-beach-restaurants/american/honey-bee-pancake-house/

Beautiful day summer at oceanfront boardwalk XD

my home away from home thanks

THIS LKS LIKE WHERE WE STAY ON THE CORNER

Lauren Mae Roberts

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Saturday July 29th, 2017

VaBeach.com

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Monday July 24th, 2017

VaBeach.com

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Sunday July 23rd, 2017

VaBeach.com

If you wanna catch the BIG fish you need to call the crew at Backlash Sportfishing today!

Info here: www.vabeach.com/virginia-beach-things-to-do/charter-fishing/backlash-sportfishing/
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If you wanna catch the BIG fish you need to call the crew at Backlash Sportfishing today! Info here: https://www.vabeach.com/virginia-beach-things-to-do/charter-fishing/backlash-sportfishing/

Saturday July 22nd, 2017

VaBeach.com

Best way to beat the heat is to jump in the ocean! Live shot from 32nd and Boardwalk...

For visitors use this useful guide to know the rules of the boardwalk and beach to make your time here as much fun as possible. www.vabeach.com/virginia-beach-basic-rules/

P.S. DRINK WATER!
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Best way to beat the heat is to jump in the ocean! Live shot from 32nd and Boardwalk... For visitors use this useful guide to know the rules of the boardwalk and beach to make your time here as much fun as possible. https://www.vabeach.com/virginia-beach-basic-rules/ P.S. DRINK WATER!

 

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speaking of HOT...if you have not checked out the HOTTEST new bar in Virginia Beach you need put it on your list. THE YARD AT 27th Street a.k.a Ocean 27 www.vabeach.com/virginia-beach-bars-clubs/ocean-27/

Monday July 17th, 2017

VaBeach.com

Talk about an exciting attraction to do in Virginia Beach...a parasailing adventure is like no other.

Call Captain Nolan at Pirate Parasail today and mark an entry off that Bucket List!

www.parasailingvirginiabeach.com/
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Talk about an exciting attraction to do in Virginia Beach...a parasailing adventure is like no other. Call Captain Nolan at Pirate Parasail today and mark an entry off that Bucket List! http://www.parasailingvirginiabeach.com/

Monday July 17th, 2017

VaBeach.com

There are a lot of awesome live music acts to see at The 31st Street Stage this summer.

Here is the schedule-

www.vabeach.com/virginia-beach-event-venues/31st-street-stage-park-king-neptune-park

See you ALL at the show!
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There are a lot of awesome live music acts to see at The 31st Street Stage this summer. Here is the schedule- https://www.vabeach.com/virginia-beach-event-venues/31st-street-stage-park-king-neptune-park See you ALL at the show!

Saturday July 15th, 2017

VaBeach.com

Check it out some good live music and having some happy hour cocktails at the most popular Boardwalk bar ... See MoreSee Less

Saturday July 15th, 2017

VaBeach.com

Checking out the new H bar on 27th street. In the Hyatt. Awesome place! ... See MoreSee Less

Thursday July 13th, 2017

VaBeach.com

shot from today at Virginia Beach. It was a nice day along the shore.

Visit VaBeach.com for all the info!
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shot from today at Virginia Beach. It was a nice day along the shore. Visit VaBeach.com for all the info!

 

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Love VA beach

Cameron Hopkins testing tagging

Can't wait Lauren Mae !!! Only 6 weeks away!!

Can't wait.

Two more months.

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Thursday July 6th, 2017

VaBeach.com

my foot steps on a VaBeach.com morning! ... See MoreSee Less

my foot steps on a VaBeach.com morning!

Friday June 30th, 2017

VaBeach.com

Get ready to give a big TRIBUTE to Rock N' Roll this weekend at Virginia Beach. It's time for the annual Sandstock Weekend. It's our version of Woodstock and it's a blast!

Get the info here:

www.vabeach.com/virginia-beach-events/fairs-festivals/sandstock-a-tribute-to-rock-roll/
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Get ready to give a big TRIBUTE to Rock N Roll this weekend at Virginia Beach. Its time for the annual Sandstock Weekend. Its our version of Woodstock and its a blast! Get the info here: https://www.vabeach.com/virginia-beach-events/fairs-festivals/sandstock-a-tribute-to-rock-roll/

 

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This is so much fun really hate that you all changed the dates though. 4th of July weekend at the beach is already a mad house and hotels are outrageous 🙁 you should consider moving it back to June

Justin Hardy wish we were there!!! ❤️

Wednesday June 28th, 2017

VaBeach.com

Know the rules to make your vacation in Virginia Beach the best it can be...

www.vabeach.com/virginia-beach-basic-rules/
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Know the rules to make your vacation in Virginia Beach the best it can be... https://www.vabeach.com/virginia-beach-basic-rules/

 

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Come on vacation leave on probation stay home people vb is not the place .

Ya go anywhere else other than VA Beach VA.

Ayana Craven Cee Dub

Be my naalala ka? 😂 Jesselle Sarmiento

Tuesday June 20th, 2017

VaBeach.com

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Im ready for the beach!

Saturday June 17th, 2017

VaBeach.com

DAY 3 underway at The Boardwalk Art Show!

Get details- www.vabeach.com/virginia-beach-events/fairs-festivals/boardwalk-art-show/
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