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A Haunting Day of Halloween Fun at the Portsmouth Museums

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HBA has designed 2 of these Museums in Portsmouth- check them out this weekend! The official press release can be found here. Portsmouth, VA- On Saturday, October 26th, 2013 from 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m., the Portsmouth Museums are celebrating Halloween with a variety of frightfully fun activities, including a tour of a haunted ship! The Portsmouth Museums include the Children’s Museum of Virginia, the Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center, the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum, and the Lightship PORTSMOUTH. All activities are included with paid admission to the Portsmouth Museums. At the Children’s Museum, kids off all ages will delight in face painting, creepy crafts, illusionist shows, and show off their costumes. At the Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center, kids can also create their own monster mask and participate in a courtyard “Monster Mash,” complete with a ghostly photo opportunity. Join the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum for activities and crafts, including luminaries and spyglasses as well as some pirate themed activities. Enjoy ghost stories and the eerie sounds of maritime folk tales and local shipwrecks. Finally, the Lightship PORTSMOUTH will be transformed i
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Bruce Raider’s Sportswrap: Kellam High School

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Kellam High School 's Stadium was recently featured in Bruce Raider's Sportswrap. Check the video out  here! Mike Ross
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Suffolk Municipal Center – Progress

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The City of Suffolk's Municipal Center is well into the Construction phase.  This 115,000 SF facility will bring most of the City’s departments under one roof, and will be a great improvement for the community; many of the City’s departments are currently spread throughout the City. The construction process started in February of this year and it is remarkable how fast it progresses!  All this thanks to the effort of the entire design build team, particularly Armada Hoffler Construction Company. At this point the building’s steel structure is almost complete, soon followed by the exterior walls.  In the coming days, a brick façade will be erected at the west and south elevation facing Washington Street. Mariusz Mijal
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Field Investigation for VDOT

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I came across a pre-World War I structure as I was doing field investigation for a roof replacement project at the VDOT District Shop in Suffolk, VA. I learned what there is to know about the structure speaking with Gary Pope, Equipment Service Repair Manager, who is one of the resident experts on the facility. The wood structure is only part of the original structure that was disassembled and reconstructed. Another part of the structure is believed to be in Salem, Virginia. The structure clear spans over 100’ and is 250’ in length. The structural members are original and have only been added to or replaced, as necessary. Some trusses have been strengthened over time with steel rods, bolts and plates to accommodate the weight of modern equipment such as lighting, conduit and service equipment. The barrel had large skylights removed in 1985 and filled in with members to match existing and is painted white from time to time to brighten the work area. Bobby Sharon
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50 is the new 20

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This year marked the 9th year of HBA’s participation in the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival Sand Sculpting Competition. Our team was enrolled in the Freelance Division, which was comprised of 9 teams of various companies and individuals that took on this year’s challenge. The event took place at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront on Saturday, September 28th, from 9:00-1:00. This year’s theme was in recognition of Virginia Beach’s 50th Anniversary leading to the theme “50 years Living the Life”, which lead to our sculpture being titled “50 IS THE NEW 20”. Our designed  involved sculpting 2 lounge chairs on a dock with various party items and remnants of bathing suits left on the dock. As with every year we were confronted with numerous challenges. This year being the extreme wind gusting to incredible speeds blowing sand and tools across the beach. Despite the environmental challenges we were successful in pulling off 2nd place this year. Special thanks go out the following individuals who helped participate in this year’s event: Dustin Schulze Joe Bovee Mike Ross Mike Ellingson Shannon Ellingson Dick Ellingson David Ermini Allie Sc
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