Civic League News & Information for Lago Mar Residents

Lago Mar Civic League

Written By: LMCL - Nov• 25•12

Welcome!  This is the Civic League site for our Lago Mar residents.

For the latest news posts read our blog below.  We encourage you to take a walk around the site to find information above and beyond what is in our news blog and periodic e-mails to those who subscribe.

All residents are encouraged to subscribe to e-mails, right over there in the right-hand column. By subscribing, you will be kept up-to-date on news and events.

More information about becoming a Lago Mar Civic League member can be found on our Membership page.


Reminder for Charlie Normile Turkey Trot

Written By: LMCL - Nov• 10•14

Online registration  will continue through Nov. 24. To secure a race T-shirt, participants must register by Nov. 14. Registration can be completed at the race.

In early October we posted information for the Turkey Trot – please refer back to earlier posts for details.

For more information and to register, go to

Equikids Annual Stall Ball Nov. 22

Written By: LMCL - Oct• 31•14

Always a blast!  Hope you’ll consider joining our neighbors and supporting their organization.


2014 Equikids Stall Ball

More info at the EQ Website.



Oktoberfest – A Beautiful Day, Fun For All!

Written By: LMCL - Oct• 08•14

The 2014 Oktoberfest event was a hit!  The weather could not have been better; Lago Mar’s best volunteers set up a cornhole competition, cooked your food, up’d the ante on desserts this year; Wanda the Clown and her fabulous smiling team kept the entertainment rolling with bounce houses, hula hoops, music and more!

What makes Lago Mar special?  Neighbors who get involved whether landscaping or celebrating in our parks, and a whole lot of behind-the-scenes work on trails, meetings, and charitable functions.  This is a great place to be.

The LM Civic League says “THANK YOU” to all who worked to make yet another neighborhood event a big success!

If pictures are worth a 1,000 words….Check these out!

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Thank you to Brenda Armitage and the Bradley Team for the photos and sponsorship of this event.


Written By: LMCL - Oct• 08•14

On Saturday, October 18, 2014, from Noon to 5:00 p.m., Back Bay Restoration Foundation (BBRF) will  hold its 29th Annual Flyway Feast Fundraiser.  This annual event is the BBRF’s major fundraiser and membership drive.

Proceeds from this fundraiser support BBRF’s mission to preserve, protect, and improve Back Bay and its watershed (includes Lago Mar) through education, stewardship, and outreach.

Tickets are available for purchase online at and at several other locations in Virginia Beach including Sandbridge Realty – 581 Sandbridge Rd. – 426-6262 ext 0.

Click for More Info and the Flyer.


Written By: LMCL - Oct• 06•14


Serious runners, ardent walkers, energetic kids – even the family pooch –eager to burn off calories before hitting the Thanksgiving dinner table will have a chance at the fourth annual Charlie Normile Turkey Trot: Race for the Fallen Nov. 27.

Events for the day include a 5-K race, 26.2-yard Gobble Wobble for kids 5 and younger, and a 1-mile fun run/canine crawl for participants and their dogs. To add to the fun, runners are encouraged to dress in Turkey Day costumes.

The Noblemen will be on site to collect donated toys as well.

The first race kicks off at 9 a.m. Thanksgiving morning at Sandbridge Beach. Packet pickup starts at 8 a.m. or at a to-be-determined site the day before.

This year’s proceeds will be used to establish a memorial honoring the Navy SEALS at Sandbridge. In years past, the race has benefited college scholarships and The Navy Seal Foundation.

The event was created in 2011 by the Normile family of LagoMar who lost their 2-year-old son, Charlie, in a drowning accident. The race has been a way for the LagoMar family to remember their young son’s life, and make a positive impact on their community in his memory. It has also been a healing project for them. The Normiles also lost their 16-year-old son, James, close to a year later in a car accident. An avid surfer, he and his siblings were closely involved in the project to remember their brother.

Last year’s event drew more than 600 to remember, give thanks and celebrate.

Online registration for this year’s race has begun and will continue through Nov. 24. To secure a race T-shirt, participants must register by Nov. 14. Registration can be completed at the race.

Sponsorships and volunteers are also needed.

For more information and to register, go to

Bone Marrow Swabbing Event

Written By: LMCL - Oct• 06•14

Red Mill Elementary is hosting a BONE MARROW SWABBING DRIVE on

Friday, October 17 from 2:30-8pm

Abby, age 8, a member of our community and Red Mill Elementary student, is in need of a bone marrow transplant. … READ MORE and visit  You can also read Abby’s story here.

Joining the National Registry is quick, painless, and free.  Please consider this opportunity to honor and support one of our own