Little Island pier draws visitors who cast away on a late summer evening

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE SANDBRIDGE — Vernon Davis is from Deptford, N.J., and he and his family have vacationed in Virginia Beach for about 15 years. They started out at a hotel when they first came to the area, but renting a… Continue Reading


Amid busy summer months, lifeguards are on duty at beach in Sandbridge

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE SANDBRIDGE — Just before Memorial Day Weekend, the kickoff of the true tourist season in Sandbridge, city lifeguards gathered to train together at their Little Island headquarters. They were young and old, many of them returning year after… Continue Reading


Photos: The Party at the Pier in Sandbridge

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS SANDBRIDGE — This year’s Party at the Pier featured music by the local country band Buck Shot VB and great weather, bringing locals and tourists to Little Island Park and Fishing Pier on Friday, June 15. The annual event… Continue Reading


Beach ride in Sandbridge benefits the Virginia Beach Police Mounted Patrol

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE SANDBRIDGE — Riders and horses from far and wide came to Little Island Park on Saturday, Nov. 4, for a Beach Ride supporting the Virginia Beach Police Mounted Patrol. The event is organized by the Friends of the… Continue Reading


Spring Beach Cleanup brings residents out to spruce up Sandbridge

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS SANDBRIDGE — Locals gathered this past month at a picnic area at Little Island Park to gather bags and supplies and check areas mapped out in this residential beach community. Businessmen James Barton and Kevin Wong were co-chairs of… Continue Reading


Sandbridge rescue volunteers demonstrate their value — even during their own fundraiser

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE SANDBRIDGE — This past month, the Sandbridge Pig Pickin’ brought about 2,000 people to Little Island Park support to volunteer rescue efforts here through Station 17. There was food, drink and entertainment. There also was a reminder of the… Continue Reading