Wallops to Host Public Information Session Nov. 16

In order to facilitate discussion and information sharing on activities at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, a public information session is being held on Wallops’ current programs and events from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Visitors Center.

 Wallops is hosting quarterly information sessions at the Visitor Center to facilitate continued dialogue between NASA and the local community.

 During the Nov. 16 session, NASA personnel will be on hand to highlight topics such as Antares return to flight, Wallops’ expanded controlled airspace initiative, ongoing construction, coastal resilience efforts, and the Navy’s Field Carrier Landing Practice program.

The NASA Visitor Center is located on Va. Route 175 about five miles from U.S. Route 13 and five miles from Chincoteague.


WIRA-4th Quarter General Meeting – Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015

Wallops Island Regional Alliance

4th Quarter General Meeting – Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015

Location:  Jackspot Restaurant


  1. Welcome and Introductions, Peter Bale, WIRA Chairman
  2. Pledge of Allegiance, Captain John Robinson
  3. Update on WIRA Activities, Peter Bale


4. Financial Report, Peter Bale

5. Updates

  • US Navy, Captain John Robinson, Commanding Officer
  • NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Bill Wrobel, Director
  • Jeff Holland, Executive Director Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel Authority
  • Update on Construction of the New Parallel Tunnel
  • Orbital ATK, Dan Givens, Site Manager
  • Update on Air Vehicles
  • MARS, Dale Nash, Executive Director
  • Update on Pad Reconstruction

6. Closing Remarks, Peter Bale


Contact:  Russell W. Blake, City Manager
   (410)  957-1333

Pocomoke City officials have announced a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for their new clubhouse building at Winter Quarters Municipal Golf Course.  The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 5 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the clubhouse at the end of Winter Quarters Drive adjacent the Pocomoke River.  Mayor Bruce Morrison and City Council members will cut a ribbon to officially open the new clubhouse building which replaces the previous building that was flooded during  Hurricane Sandy.  The new building is approximately 1,200 sq. ft. with a private meeting room, outdoor deck, pro shop, snack bar, and restrooms.  The outdoor deck has beautiful views of the golf course and is adjacent to the putting green.  The snack bar and pro shop offers a variety of sandwiches, soft drinks, and snacks, as well as golf supplies including golf balls, tees, apparel, golf clubs, and cart rentals.  The new building was built by Three Guys Construction Co. of Westover, Maryland.  Coffee, donuts and other items will be provided for all attendees at the grand opening ceremony.

In order to celebrate the Grand Opening of the new building, the Mayor and Council have agreed to provide free golf for any area golfers on either Saturday, April 5 or Sunday, April 6.  Golfers may play one round of 18 holes on either day at no cost.  The purpose of this promotional weekend is to highlight the new clubhouse building and to show off our beautiful nine-hole course located adjacent to the Pocomoke River.  The golf course features bent grass greens, water hazards, sand traps, paved cart paths, and the occasional eagle flying overhead.

Winter Quarters Golf Course is available for fundraising tournaments at discounted rates for all non-profit groups in our area.  The City also encourages local groups and businesses to form employee leagues to enjoy golf at special rates in the late afternoon hours.  Golfers are asked  to call 401.957.1171  or 410.957.1333 to reserve a tee time for either Saturday or Sunday, April 5 or 6, and to reserve an optional golf cart.

For general information about Pocomoke City or other upcoming events, please go to www.cityofpocomoke.com or pocomoke.com.

Real Estate Symposium




Dear Valued Friends and Clients,

To follow up on my initial invitation and save the date email, please find the registration link to join us for our Real Estate Symposium on December 6, 2013 at the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business at Salisbury University which is located at 1101 Camden Avenue in Salisbury, MD.

Salisbury University Perdue Business School, Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School, and Sperry Van Ness – Miller Commercial Real Estate in Salisbury have created an exciting program designed to be a catalyst for new economic development and jobs on the Eastern Shore, Delmarva Peninsula, and throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

Attached is an Overview and Agenda for the Symposium and a synopsis is below. We have applied for 3 hours of continuing education credit for this program and will know before the event whether we have received approvals from Delaware and Maryland.

Feel free to forward this evite and attached overview and agenda to any colleagues or associates who might benefit from attending and looking forward to seeing you on December 6, 2013.

Please register in advance through the link below or contact me for any assistance whatsoever.

David J. Wilk, CRE, MAI | National Chair | Corporate Real Estate & Advisory Services

*Sperry Van Ness*
*One Riverwalk Centre*
*110 South Poplar St, Suite 103*
*Wilmington, DE 19801*


Overview – Real Estate Symposium

Place-Making Economic Development & Corporate/University Real Estate Value Creation Strategies

Salisbury University – Franklin P. Perdue School of Business
December 6, 2013
9:00am to 12:00pm

Creatively repositioning real estate to capture new demand and stimulate private investment is the key to economic development and job creation in today’s economy.

Sperry Van Ness, Salisbury University Perdue School of Business, and The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School present an academic and professional program designed to foster economic development through:

  • Creating Strategic Marketing Plans and new “Market stories” that transform under-productive real estate assets into economic development catalysts.
  • Developing Place-Making and Branding strategies that help communities “tell their market story” and articulate “why” someone would want to locate there.
  • Exploring how corporate, governmental, and university real estate decisions can foster new economic development, business entrepreneurship and acceleration, and social value creation through repositioning their real estate. (University Research Parks, City Labs, Space Ports)


Generating new demand for under-productive real estate remains a major challenge during these uncertain economic times. That is why understanding the importance of “Making Places” in driving real estate demand is essential, since today, the most important decision in people’s lives today is where they choose to live.  Communities that recognize this trend, and develop innovative real estate and “Place-Making” strategies, will capture more than their fair share of future market demand and economic development.

Corporations, universities, government, and healthcare networks also play a critical role today in “place-making” and fostering economic development. Gaining a better understanding on how these key stakeholders can engage within their communities to turn downsizings, facility closings, and consolidations into exciting and innovative new value creation strategies will result in immeasurable benefits.

Whether your community has lost a key employer, is struggling to find ways to attract new jobs, or has under-productive real estate in key locations, the distinguished panelists at our Symposium will present new ideas for
catalyst economic development projects and innovative real estate strategies that will bring a new sense of market possibility to the Eastern Shore and Delmarva regional economies.