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Woman’s Club of Portsmouth Wedding Archives – David Champagne Photography | Virginia Beach Wedding Photographers
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Women’s Club of Milton completes service projects
During its recent Free the Girls campaign, the Women’s Club of Milton collected over 600 gently used bras donated from the local area.
Free the Girls is an international nonprofit organization devoted to assisting sex-trafficking survivors with a path to true freedom. Its goal for freedom is measured by economic freedom, restored health, social well-being, education, and opportunity for a different, hopeful future. With holistic reintegration programs and economic opportunity through bras, these woman empower themselves to change the trajectory of their lives.
The donations of the new or gently used bras will improve opportunities for women to start their own businesses by selling bras in their local secondhand clothing markets while they recover and rebuild their lives. The organization currently works in El Salvador, Mozambique and Costa Rica.
Bra collection sites were established in several conveniently located Milton neighborhoods, which allowed anyone to make a simple non-contact porch drop-off during COVID-19.
Also, in coordination with Volunteer Delaware 50+ and the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, the club completed its Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service project Code Purple. Food donations were collected in Milton neighborhoods for items to be used for to-go meals for Code Purple shelters. The meals are distributed to homeless individuals who are required to leave the shelter in early morning and not return until early evening.
The response from those living in a number of neighborhoods was very heartwarming. A pickup truck and an SUV, loaded with the individually wrapped food items, were dispatched to the Georgetown meal distribution center.
The Women’s Club of Milton members thank everyone who contributed to both these worthy causes and helping others less fortunate. Together, people can make a difference in someone’s life.
The WCOM is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, one of the world’s oldest and largest women’s service organizations dedicated to community improvement through volunteer service. Each club sets its agenda and works on projects and programs that address the specific needs of its communities. For more information about membership, go to womensclubofmilton.org.
Chief of Staff
Jill Eyler’s dedication, skill, and excellence have distinguished her throughout a varied career across states, industries and disciplines.
Jill currently serves as the Chief of Staff to Senator Bill DeSteph, after previous roles in his various campaigns. Prior to DeSteph, Jill was the Legislative aide to Delegate Bob Purkey, a senior representative and Chair of House Finance. She is also the current president of the Beach Suburban Republican Women’s Club.
In her last 20 years as a Virginian, Jill has served as a Board Member of the Republican Professionals Network, the Beach Suburban Republican Women’s Club, the Virginia Beach Community Development Corporation, the Virginia Beach Medical Society Auxiliary, and more. As a community volunteer, Jill has shared her time with the Virginia Beach City Public School system, Civic League and Garden Club boards, and served as a Girl Scout Troop leader.
A New York native and graduate of Colgate University, Jill began her career at DoubleDay Publishing in Manhattan before transitioning to Toyota Motors Sales USA in Los Angeles. In her spare time, Jill is a tennis-player, ice-cream aficionado, devoted wife, and mom to two amazing daughters.
W. Scott Humphrey
Scott started as a Legislative Aide to Senator DeSteph on January 1, 2020.
He previously served with the Virginia Beach Police Department for 27 years, retiring as a Police Lieutenant in the Department’s Detective Bureau.
Scott holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from Saint Leo University and a Masters of Science in Criminal Justice with a Public Administration Specialization from Liberty University. Additionally, he holds a graduate certificate from the University of Virginia in Criminal Justice Education.
He is a graduate of the 36th Session of the Professional Executive Leadership School (P.E.L.S.), successfully completed the FBI-LEEDA (Law Enforcement Executive Development Association) Supervisor, Command and Executive Leadership Institutes and is a graduate of the 275 Session of the FBI National Academy.
He serves on the Officer Down Memorial Page’s Board of Directors and was a founding member of Law Enforcement United.
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- Noah’s (Chesapeake, VA)
- Church Point Manor (Virginia Beach, VA)
- Fair Winds Farm (Virginia Beach, VA)
- Flyway Lodge (Knotts Island, NC)
- Harley’s Haven (Windsor, VA)
- Historic Post Office (Hampton, VA)
- Mariner’s Museum (Newport News, VA)
- Meadow Brook Farm (Suffolk, VA)
- Hyatt Hotel (Oceanfront, Virginia Beach)
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Texas Austin in recent years has been called almost the new Silicon Valley. Of course, such a flattering definition is greatly exaggerated, but there is some truth here. Moreover, unlike the environs of San Francisco and Mountain View, life in Austin is much cheaper. And first of all this concerns, of course, real estate. You can still buy a house in a decent area here for $ 300,000 or less. In Silicon Valley, you know, only kennels are sold at this price.
Relatively cheap housing with high salaries and no state income tax – it is because of this that thousands of Americans move to Austin every year from all over the country, including from quite prosperous California and New York.
There is always a lot of work in this city. And work that pays well. Silicon Hills, as Austin is also called, is home to dozens of IT companies, 15 start-up incubators and at least 85 pharmaceutical and biotech corporations.Several years ago, the headquarters of the North American division of the Japanese concern Toyota moved here from Torrance, California. All this suggests that qualified specialists should take a closer look at Austin first.
Should you move to Austin
When asked whether a Russian-speaking immigrant should move to Austin, one should be guided by purely practical considerations, that is, the ratio of the cost of rent and the level of expected salary.The cost of renting an apartment, according to zillow.com, is still very reasonable, considering that money and people with money in Austin are found in significant numbers. It is still possible to rent a one-bedroom apartment for $ 1000. Moreover, even studios for $ 800 are available.
There is a lot of work. If we compare it with Minneapolis, which is also not the most expensive and relatively prosperous metropolis, then in Austin the unemployment rate is only 2.9% (in Minneapolis – 3.7%). The average house, however, is much more expensive here – $ 300 thousand (in Minneapolis – $ 218 thousand).
Austin has a violent crime rate of 35. 2. The national average is 31.1, and in Minneapolis it is 83.9.
For an objective analysis of what Austin is, it is best to read reviews about it from local residents. As usual, I present to your attention only the most interesting fragments.
Reviews for living in Austin
“… I lived here for 8 years. I myself grew up in Houston, then lived in Denver, Colorado, then Austin, and now I live in San Diego, California.After two years in San Diego, I’m going to go back to Texas. Why am I doing this? For the same reason why many hundreds of thousands of people left beautiful California before me.
Only 11% of San Diego residents can afford to buy a home. Despite the stunning beaches and chic weather throughout the year, the real estate situation there is very depressing. And when deciding where to return, I will most likely choose Houston. I will now explain the reasons for my choice.
I grew up in a big city, so I really love cultural diversity. Austin does offer a unique vibe, but the city itself is a bit limited in scope. To enjoy life in it, you must, firstly, be a creative person, and secondly, have very strong social connections there. Outside of restaurants, bars, concerts and enjoying the lakes and parks in Austin, there is essentially nothing else to do …
… Restaurants in Austin are excellent and lodging is inexpensive compared to California.It’s a very relaxing atmosphere (if you don’t take into account traffic jams), but in general it can seem boring over time. Well, of course, the big minus is that there is no sea in Austin … “
“… I moved to Austin almost 3 years ago from Los Angeles. Before that, I lived in Portland for 7 years. I really didn’t like it there, so I came to L.A.
Southern California is much more pleasant to live, but I soon realized that my husband and I could never buy a house there, so we started looking for options to move somewhere where the climate is warm. Finally, we decided to opt for Austin.
My husband is a drummer and I teach yoga. Austin suited us because there is a lot of live music and everyone is obsessed with fitness. What we noticed in people is that everyone we met was very friendly to us, from the cashier, waiter, Uber driver to the random guy walking his dog in the park.
As for the local hipsters, Austin is a little different from Portland.In Oregon, everyone does nothing but sit back and drink beer, but here you mainly meet computer scientists, students, doctors, and of course, musicians.
In Austin, we were able to buy a three-bedroom home 8 miles (16 minutes by car) from the city center for less than $ 250,000. Over the past three years, its price has already increased by more than $ 40 thousand … My beach bum misses the ocean very much, but what can I do … Although, with a strong desire, the Gulf Coast can be reached in three hours … “
“… Austin, for Texas, is just a great city. There is a river and nature is also not very typical for this state. But of course you will get used to the hot climate in summer…. I only come to Austin several times a year, but I can say that this place is not suitable for everyone. If you are a recent graduate of the University of Texas and are somehow connected with the IT industry, then this city is for you. Also hipsters will love it. It’s like Portland in the Southwest … “
“… As in every major city, Austin has its pros and cons.It’s a liberal sweet filling in a conservative political donut. This city is creative and lively, with a large youth population, a fantastic choice of restaurants and great music of all genres. It has museums, an opera house and a wide variety of cultural events. There are wineries and breweries nearby …
… Some people think that the Austin of yesteryear is rapidly disappearing. Now the influence of California is clearly felt in it … People here are friendly and sociable. If someone is rude, then most likely they are not local.The weather is excellent from October to April, and the summer is hot here … “
“… I have never lived in Austin, but have been here many times and have quite good impressions of it. Austin is like a laid-back, large student city that is not for everyone … This city is in stark contrast to typical Texas stereotypes. A very advanced, clean city with a lot of personality. If you are young at heart Austin is for you … “
“… Austin is a great place to live.It’s hot in summer, but air conditioning always helps. Winter is very mild … Various outdoor events, concerts and festivals are often held. The city has a positive dynamic for development, so there is a lot of work here.
If you are looking to relocate to Austin and have children, I advise you to settle in the Round Rock or Dripping Springs School Districts. The best schools are in Wimberley, about 30-35 miles from Austin. It may seem like a long way, but here in Texas so many people commute 30-40 miles to work almost daily.Austin is a great place for a young family, but if you are already old, I advise a quieter city: Oregon or something like that … “
“… Austin is full of visitors from California. Even Californian companies are moving here because of tax breaks … “
“… I lived in Austin for 30 years and left in June 2014 without ever wanting to return there. Therefore, I am writing to warn everyone who is thinking about moving. Do not do this. There are three reasons to consider before choosing Austin: population growth, transportation, and climate.
90,027 Population Growth: In 1980 Austin was a sleepy university town with a population of about 300,000. Now the Austin metropolitan area has about 2 million people, which makes it even larger than San Antonio. In addition, the city continues to grow, being one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States.
Traffic: Due to the rapid population growth, Austin’s transportation infrastructure lags well behind many other major cities.Take a look at the map of Austin and San Antonio. Who has the best highway system? San Antonio, of course. Traffic on Austin’s main street, I-35, is terribly congested, even on weekends. The same applies to other major routes: MoPac, Highway 260, FM 2222, etc.
Weather: I remember it was much cooler in summer in the 80s and 90s in Austin. Then the average number of days with temperatures of 100 ° F (+ 37 ° C) and above was only 12 days per year. And now, according to statistics, there are more than 60 such days a year … “
“… I have lived here for the last 6 years and do not want to stay here anymore.Austin is the fastest growing city in the United States. It is the only major city that does not have an outer ring road, so you can imagine how awful the traffic is. Sometimes it takes about an hour to drive 10 miles from work . ..
If you can’t stand the heat, this city is not for you. Summer here lasts about 6 months. Moreover, in July and August, it almost always fries from 97 ° F to 100 ° F (+ 35-37 ° C). On such days, even at night the temperature does not drop below 90 ° F … Finally, it is very expensive to live here.I pay $ 920 (this is rent only) for a small one bedroom apartment about 12 miles from the city center. My rent has increased by 20% over last year. Yes, by 20%. So now I have to ask myself: what is the point of living in a crowded, hot metropolis? .. “
“… I have lived in Austin for about 10 years. Every day this city changes, turning into a large corporate city. This is no longer a small university Austin! On average, about 50 people move here every day.And this is given that there is no public transport in the city, except for these terrible buses that constantly stand in traffic jams, like all other cars. I live only two miles from work, and each time I spend 45 minutes morning and evening getting there and back.
The lack of good roads and alternative means of transportation can really change the way you see a city. If you plan to move here, you MUST have a car. All these artists, hippies and bohemians are slowly being pushed out of Austin because it’s too hard for them to live here! Developers are tearing down old eclectic Austin houses and building high-rise buildings in their place … “
“… Don’t listen to statistics about affordable housing for $ 200,000 or rent for $ 600.It is not true. If a house costs 200 thousand dollars, then it will probably be located in an area that you will definitely not like … An ordinary house in any area where you can ride a bike or walk to a store will cost you $ 350 thousand …
Looking for a decent home with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, modern kitchen and parquet floors in a central area? Then prepare $ 500 thousand. Or even more. A lot more. Everything is no longer the same as it was 10 years ago . .. “
“… Austin is a wonderful city.I have lived here for almost 14 years. Before that I lived in Saratoga, California (Silicon Valley) for 13 years, and there I moved from Plano, Texas, north of Dallas, where I was born and raised … Now I can say for sure that Austin is a good place. It’s like living on the West Coast, but without crazy taxes, regulations and traffic (although there are problems with traffic).
There is a lot to do here, especially if you enjoy art and outdoor activities.Live music is played at various venues in Austin almost every day. Plus, huge music festivals like SXSW and ACL are held here every year.
Outdoor activities are part of the city’s vibe and everyone loves and takes part in them. Hiking, biking, tennis, golf courses and jogging trails can be found throughout the city.
People here are very relaxed in communication. Women won’t ask you after two minutes of dating what you do for a living. And men will not comment on the value of their purchases. If you want it, then move to Dallas …
… Austin is indeed the most expensive city in Texas when it comes to real estate, but compared to other popular destinations in the US (eg California) it is still cheap. Property taxes are around 2%, depending on where you live, but are generally much lower. Plus, there’s no state income tax here!
Yes, it’s hot in here.But you will get used to it, but the winter is good here. And in general, schools here are pretty good almost everywhere, which is now a rarity. Lots of restaurants. There are even a couple of Indian restaurants and a bunch of cool bars. All things considered, I would not hesitate to recommend Austin as a great place to live. ”
90,000 Bad Girls Clubs Deshayla Harris Killed Virginia Beach Shootings
Deshayla Harris, Bad Girls Club star, was identified as one of the victims killed on March 26 in Virginia Beach, Entertainment Tonight reports. Harris, who aired on the final season of the reality show, was described as an outside observer at the second shooting in a press release sent out by the Virginia Beach Police Department on Saturday. She was 28 years old.
Harris was one of two victims killed last week when three shots were fired on Friday, which police believe are unrelated. Donovan Lynch, 25, was another victim. TMZ. “We truly believe that at this point in time she is indeed an innocent victim who was probably hit by an accidental shot in some ways,” Virginia Beach Police Chief Paul Neudigate said at a press conference this weekend.
Bad Girls Club Fans will remember Harris as an actor in Season 17 of the series, which aired in 2017. Harris, originally from Norfolk, Virginia, was featured in the East meets West season, which featured women from both sides of the country. During the show, she received the title of Fireworks Fashionista.
VBPD is releasing 2nd update for night shooting. @CityofVaBeach pic.twitter.com/KrN0XGmzNf
– Virginia Beach State Police (@VBPD) March 27, 2021
Soon after the news of Harris’s death, a tribute to the star appeared on Twitter. Bad Girls Club Twitter, Our thoughts and deepest condolences go to Deshayla’s family and loved ones.
Harris Bad Girls Club partner Keira Key Hamilton shared her own tribute on Instagram Yesterday I posted a series of photos and videos in honor of Harris. No matter how much I refused to speak to you … you never took a negative answer, you only appeared on my show to prove that fixing our friendship meant something to you 🥲, she wrote.The hardest part about losing you is I never forgave you completely
I literally let this TV shit come between us, forging a connection outside of TV 🥲🥲🥲 you didn’t deserve this person, this shit just doesn’t feel real . .. I’m sick, affffff 🥲🥲 calm down baby @missshaybae thanks for always nudging and supporting me no matter where we were in our friendship … watch me I love you … we literally JUST talked 3 days ago.
A total of 10 people were injured on Friday as a result of the shelling, including two dead.According to CNN, at least four people remain in the hospital after the shooting, the first of which began after a conflict between a group of people on Atlantic Avenue. As of yesterday, three men had been detained in connection with the first shooting.
22-year-old Ahmon Jahri Adams, 18-year-old Nikes Tion Baker and 20-year-old Devon Maurice Dorsey Jr. were charged with seven counts of assault, the use of firearms in the commission of a violent crime and careless handling of firearms.
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History of the Cavalier Hotel – USA Hotels
For 80 years the hotel
The Cavalier remains the most popular tourist destination in Virginia Beach. Founded in
1927, it attracts many guests and celebrities including Dwight
Eisenhower, Richard Nixon and other 5 US presidents. During the Second
World War II hotel served as a naval training center, and Carlos
Wilson, Director of Service
in the hotel since 1938, found a joyful event, the end of World War II
After Hotel Princess Ann Burned Down
in 1907, there were no luxury hotels left on the coast of Virginia Beach, so in
1924 About 100 prominent Norfolk residents gather to discuss fundraising
for the construction of a luxury hotel complex.
After it has been accepted
final decision on the construction of the hotel and collected money, in February 1925
the head of the state of South Virginia hired a hotel group of Virginia Beach Resort and
Wanted Corporation (Resort
and Hotel Corporation).In turn, Hockenbury
Systems Incorporation, Harisburg, PA, is committed to
management of the sale of shares, which began on March 23, 1925. Was sold
about 14,000 shares, and for every two purchased preferred shares
the buyer received one common share free of charge. The same was issued
the number of preferred and common shares. The remaining 50% of the total shares were
transferred to the company that signed the hotel management contract, American
The Corporation wanted.
about $ 1.5 million for the construction of a hotel and about 500,000
dollars for furnishing. After that, a search was made for a construction company, and
in April 1925 Norfolk Neff & Thompson was elected chief
architect, and George B. Post & Suns New York as
an architecture consultant.
One year later, when for
construction, everything needed was organized, the problem of the name remained
hotel, for the solution of which was carried out
competition in a local newspaper.The newspaper received many letters, but by the end of the competition
the list of names narrowed down to Algonquin, Linkorn, Crystal, Sea Pine, Cavalier . 5
March 1926 the hotel was officially named Cavalier ,
which was included in the Articles of Association Cavalier
9 May 1926 was laid down
first stone, and Norfolk Mayor Tyler
made a solemn speech. It took 13 months of continuous work to
build hotel Cavalier , has been involved up to 225
person, but throughout the entire period of work there was not a single unfortunate
case.The building was constructed of steel covered with cement, making the hotel
refractory even before the term was coined.
Workers have laid over
half a million bricks on the foundation of the hotel, such a number of bricks has not yet
used in any construction in Virginia. On the south side of the Cavalier
a beautiful garden was planted, whose flowers adorned not only the dining room and
the lobby of the hotel, but also each room separately. Today there are
just the steps of the garden, which was located on the South side of the hotel.
Previously owned by the hotel
there were 60 acres
land known as “Hollis”, occupied by the construction of the hotel.
Today, Cavalier owns only 18 acres, as different
the owners have been selling assets for years.
4-9 April 1927 took place
hotel opening ceremony, bringing back the high style of Virginia Beach hotels.
When Cavalier opened, at that time it was
was the most elegant hotel in existence on the entire West Coast.Shortly thereafter, however, several similar hotels opened,
some even surpassed the Cavalier in size. Today
day Cavalier is one of the few
historic hotels that still function as hotels.
In the same period, he made his
the first flight from Cleveland to Norfolk by train, dubbed Cavalier and whose
the slogan was: “From Cavalier to Cavalier “.
Most Midwesterners visited Virginia Beach in June when
the Norfolk-Western Pullman intercity bus began to make non-stop
flight from Chicago to private station Cavalier .During the late 1940s Pullman
stopped railway services. Shortly thereafter, the track was
relocated and Pacific Avenue was built, with the construction of which Cavalier
lost one of three clay tennis courts.
Early 1930s Staff Cavalier
numbered 435 people, and the hotel could accommodate 367 guests, while even with
the hotel had more staff than guests at full capacity. No hotel
could not afford to maintain such a level of workers in relation to guests.In 1935, Cavalier was called the largest
industry in Virginia Beach. The hotel hired more people and paid more taxes
than any other company.
During the late 20s, 30s,
40s and 50s Cavalier was the largest employer
musical groups in the world. Tea and dance evenings were held on Saturdays at Cavalier
Beach Club .
Each week a different group showed up at the hotel and played at Beach
Club , which helped to spread
the fame of the hotel.Here are some groups: Benny
Goodman, Glen Miller, Frank Sinatra,
Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Carmen
Cavallaro, Buddy Rogers, Ras Morgan, Ben Bernie.
designed to cater to the wealthy aristocracy of the 1920s. The guests sat on
long verandas or spacious lawns, drinking tea and cinnamon toast next to
swimming pool (with salt water until the mid-70s, then the water was replaced with fresh water).
The same limousines that picked up guests from ships and train stations
used in the evenings to take guests to play light gambling
games and drinks at nearby clubs such as Links, Dunes, Gables.
No one was received at the hotel in
as a guest without prior reservation. Hotel Cavalier
offered all possible amenities for guests – hairdresser and salon
beauty, pharmacy and souvenir shop, photographer services, ice cream parlor,
doctor’s services, brokerage operations with the exchange telegraph machine directly from
New York Stock Exchange. At that time, there was a canteen located in
side, exclusively for personal chauffeurs driven by Rolls Royces.
Throughout the 30s Cavalier was
known to the public as the “aristocrat of the Virginia coast” serving
aristocrats from all over the country. Presidents, famous actors and actresses, politicians,
athletes, businessmen, bankers, presidents of railway companies came
at Cavalier . Seven stayed here
presidents of the United States (Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower,
John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon), also three presidents came
and gave a speech, but did not stay overnight as guests of .
When the hotel opened, the number
the fund consisted of 195 issues. All workers, with the exception of office workers,
were African American.Most African American workers were settled in
territory Cavalier . One African American
a gentleman who worked as a herald in a hotel for 52 years, recounted (at that
he was already 85 years old) that he was paid $ 5 a week when he started
work in Cavalier . He was provided with housing
(sort of like a dorm), uniform, health insurance, one lunch per day and $ 5
plus a tip. He wanted to keep working, but his wife asked for more time.
spend with her, so he retired.In addition to this employee, on
Today, the director of service, Carlos Wilson, works for the Cavalier hotel for almost
When Cavalier opened in April 1927, in
each bathroom had four handles – Cold water, Hot water, Bath / Shower and
Salty water. At that time, many thought that sea water was good, and in the hotel
guests could take a salt water bath at any time. And also in each
the hotel bathroom had a tank of cold water and ice (ice water spicket).Refrigerators as we are
we understand today, at that time did not exist yet. The only one known back then
cooling method – ice cubes. Until 1992, there was not a single hotel in the world,
which would offer a tank of cold water and ice in the room. On the roof
the hotel has a large wooden cistern filled with ice cubes and
cold water, which was supplied from there to all rooms.
It is impossible not to mention the restaurant
Hotel Cavalier . Dinner at
The Pocahontas Dinin Room was a very formal event. If the guest tried
enter the hall wearing unsuitable clothes, he was asked to leave. Women came to
evening dresses, and men in tuxedos. Waiters – Young African American
men dressed in striped trousers, tailcoats and white gloves.
One of the most desirable and
visited rooms – Hunting hall. Today the Hunting Hall has several
titles. Once it was a private men’s club of rich hunters, riders,
fishermen. If guests come to the hotel with dogs, then Cavalier has
all conditions to take care of them.Or if guests don’t want to worry and
bring your dog, Cavalier can offer hotel dogs.
Guests can bring the game they hunt, give it to the kitchen and
it will be prepared for the guest. The hotel is currently considering opening a Comedy Club in the Hunting Hall.
Gradually Cavalier expanded its range of services, therefore in 1929
on Memorial Day Cavalier opened Cavalier golf
and yacht clubs, as well as Cavalier Beach club under
music by the McFarland brothers, orchestra saxophonists Fred Waring. Dance floor, open
for evening sunshine penetrating Cavalier Beach Club
dancing on Sundays throughout the season delighted guests
hotel and local club members. In 1933
arguably worst hurricane in Virginia Beach history, severely damaging Cavalier
Beach Club ,
therefore, it was later rebuilt.
Cavalier Beach Club was
the harbinger of all beach clubs, and none of them could surpass it
or at least go on a par with him.
Following Cavalier Beach Club , it was decided to build a golf course.
The negotiations and the search for suitable places lasted a very long time. In April 1925
Richard Crane Westover gave the hotel 90 acres of land in the area
Burdneck under the golf course. The land was cleared and converted into a lawn
for 18 holes; however, the lawn will not be ready until 1929. A little later Cape
Henry Syndicate gave 200 acres to a hotel in
addition to the first strip of land. Golf Cavalier
stretched for 6060 yards
with some holes modeled after the famous North Berwick and St Andrews in Scotland and the golf course at
Fox Chapel in Chicago. Early 1926 Council
signed a three-year contract for hotel guests to use the courts of the Princess Ann Country Club (6206 yards).
Hotel during the Second World War
October 3, 1942 Hotel
passed into the possession of the US Navy and was used as the School of Radar
until the end of the Second World War.After the School ended its
existence, the US government reluctantly donated several million dollars
in order for the hotel Cavalier to continue its work in
the quality of the hotel. The fleet left the territory on June 1, 1945.From 1945 to 1946
the Navy rented 130 hotel rooms to accommodate the officers. When will the fleet
completely vacated building Cavalier , the hotel needed a serious
repair and restoration. Almost all
the original furniture was destroyed or removed while the building was under
control of the fleet.
The school was almost full
immediately after opening. One of the guests at that time reported that they lived for 6
a man in a room during 1942, when he was attending this school. Another
the guest said that on the ceiling and windows in
the pool had black curtains, there was no water and the bottom of the pool was used as
class for 24 hours a day.
December 31, 1959 Mr. Jen
Dixon and his partners acquired Cavalier . August 28, 1961 Mr. Dixon
became the sole owner of the hotel, which continues to be owned by his family and
In 1973, a new
building Cavalier oceanfront, and
closed. In 1974, an auction took place, selling everything that was in
hotel. And in 1976, Mr. Jen Dixon Jr. decided to reopen the old Cavalier .
Major renovations today
take place in the guest rooms in the northwest wing of the hotel. All internal
walls, pipes, etc. moved to the outer walls of the building, and the space
redesigned in the style of the 20s, but with the comforts of the 90s – illuminated mirrors, hair dryers,
two sinks, jacuzzi, etc. Some rooms have a built-in jacuzzi for 2
person, other rooms have bathrooms. By the end of 1992, the entire Northwest Wing
with which the hotel Cavalier also acquired its
- The hotel housed the WSEA radio station, which was the third radio station in the United States and connected the two coasts. Radio station
WSEA always started with
the songs “Carry
me back to Old Virginia “.In 1927, a group of businessmen in St. Louis
raised $ 25,000 in cash reward for the first person,
who will fly alone in an airplane from the USA to Europe. At that time one of the young
pilots delivered mail between St. Louis and Chicago by air. May 1927
Charles Lindbergh flew from New York to Paris, of course he became
a hero in both the US and Europe. The pilot was not allowed to return to the US in the same
Thus, US President Colledge sent a warship to fetch him. At that
while the ship entered Chisapik Bay, passing the old Cape Lighthouse
Henry June 10, 1927, Mayor of Norfolk S. Hitt Tyler from Cavalier first
from the Americans said congratulations on the radio WSEA “Great job!”
- In addition, Cavalier gained fame thanks to this
stories. July 1, 1953, just 3 months after Henk Ketchm, his
wife Ellis and his world famous son Dennis were vacationing at the hotel, Cavalier became
private club. Henk Ketchum subsequently drew the cartoon series
“Obnoxious Dennis” based on his family’s stay at the hotel.
However, the most famous
history related to President Nixon. President Nixon several times
stayed at Cavalier
his favorite room was the Hunting Hall. One day, despite the hot weather, he
insisted that the fireplace be lit. The story concerns the Watergate scandal and involves
with the disappeared tape for 18 minutes, on which the dialogue was recorded in the Oval
office between President Nixon and Halderman. It is believed that if the film
found, then the impeachment process could begin. In the end, the film never
was found, but the president had to resign, but Nixon was not
impeached. In this regard, there is a rumor that President Nixon burned the tape.
in the fireplace Cavalier.
Biography and Bloomsbury Club
We begin our lesson on Virginia Woolf (1882-1941). Let’s find out what the significance of her work is.
👩🏻 Virginia Woolf made a unique contribution to the history of the modernist novel. Like all modernists, her prose involves an attentive reader who prioritizes the aesthetic impact of the text and values originality of form.
⭐️ The main thing that makes Wolfe stand out is that there is no totality in her work. She did not aspire to write one absolute book. Its main genre is a short novel with a narrow circle of characters and events that seem unnecessary, random. Her entire legacy looks like a fan of variation and experimentation, without a rigid common line.
✍️ The artistic language of her novels creates the effects of fluidity, ephemerality, instability at all levels. Wolfe found her original version of Stream of Consciousness. In her prose, the flow is created not by one, but by many consciousnesses, between which the narrative moves quickly and freely.
👥 Voices of leading characters can be equal to random lines and street noise. The plot consists of moments, the connection between episodes is associative, and all events in the plot are relevant insofar as they are significant for the subjective perception of the characters.
🎭 Wolfe has an unobtrusive but constant irony. Her style is opposed to seriousness and monumentality. She deliberately avoids explicit ideological statements. We can guess mythological, philosophical or political implications in the texts, but they are never spoken directly.
🖋 An ironic tone does not mean that Wolfe is not dealing with important topics. She works with the most sensitive issues of the eras. In her chamber plots there is a trace of the main trauma of her generation – the experience of the First World War.Loss and separation, general bitterness, catastrophic feelings, the crisis of classical values and European tradition, images of a fragmented world – all the leitmotifs of the culture of the 1920s-1930s are in its texts.
📖 Wolfe’s texts, especially essays, are of immense importance to later feminist criticism. She was not an activist and a militant, but she asked questions that had not been heard before either in the traditional literature about the “women’s question” or among the suffragettes. Essay “One’s Own Room” remains one of the best statements about the self-awareness of a woman and about women’s writing.
📓 Wolfe’s legacy is nine novels:
▪️ Away by Sea (1915)
▫️ Day and Night (1919)
▪️ Jacob’s Room (1922)
▫️ Mrs Dalloway (1925)
▪️ To the Lighthouse (1927)
▫️ Orlando “(1928)
▪️” Waves “(1931)
▫️” Years “(1937)
▪️” Between Acts “(1941)
🔸 the story “Flush” (1933)
🔹 stories, essays
🔸 the play “Freshwater” (1935)
🔹 a two-volume collection of articles on literature “The Ordinary Reader”.
❓ Where to start reading Wolfe?
Wolfe doesn’t have one key text. To get a feel for the atmosphere and style, you can start with any stories. To be in the context of general ideas about Wolfe, it is better to start with “Mrs. Dalloway” and “My room” . The most innovative texts are Waves and Between Acts .
❓ What authors influenced it?
📚 Wolfe was an outstanding literary critic and her reading circle is well known.She has many non-standard sympathies: the texts of the Shakespearean era may be more interesting to her than Shakespeare himself, the diaries of the 18th century are more important than great novels. She loves Daniel Defoe and classic English comedy – anything that helps her get away from the model of a big Victorian novel.
🇷🇺 She loved Russian literature and more than once wrote about Tolstoy, Turgenev, Dostoevsky. The closest to her is Chekhov – they are related by understatement, non-obviousness, rejection of moralizing.