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Veteran Spotlight: Gene Brewer

Veteran Spotlight:  Gene Brewer

By C.J. CHASE Seaman First Class Eugene (Gene) Brewer was asleep in his bunk on the USS Dale when the bombs began to rain down. “I saw people grabbing ammunition…

Travels with Harvey

Travels with Harvey

My Truce with Mother Nature by STEPHANIE IAQUINTO I am a South Florida native.  You might assume that having spent my formative years in that tropical paradise, where water sparkles…

I think you’re going to like this month’s issue of The Citizen. There is culture, local history, social events, selfimprovement tips, politics and some in-depth feature stories. I’ll bet there…

February is National Heart Disease Awareness month. In honor of raising awareness, the City of Chesapeake is lighting City Hall red from January 22, through the end of February. This…

It’s always exciting to see a new entrepreneur start their own business. Congratulations to Scarlet Byrd on opening her new salon, “La Bella Chic” on Cedar Road. We wish Scarlet…

Chesapeake Veterans Serve the Community and Each Other

Chesapeake Veterans Serve the Community and Each Other

By MJ KNOBLOCK Military veterans are a strong part of the Chesapeake community. According to the National Census Bureau, there are 26, 949 veterans in Chesapeake. Many of them are…

Citizen of the Month: Buddy Bagley

Citizen of the Month:  Buddy Bagley

By JAYNE THURBER-SMITH  What’s in a name? Buddy Bagley’s name says it all: he’s everyone’s buddy.  “I’m just a people person,” he smiles. “I’ve never met a stranger.”  He doesn’t…

Making Congress Personally Accountable for Passing a Budget

Making Congress Personally Accountable for Passing a Budget

From Capitol Hill One of a Congress’ most basic responsibilities is to pass a budget.  Families and businesses all across America regularly make budgets, yet the U.S. Senate has failed…

First Steps to Getting Organized!

First Steps to Getting Organized!

By AMY VOLK  Was your goal for 2013 to get organized? With the first month of the New Year behind us,  it’s easy to feel frustrated and throw in the…

Retirement Income and the New Normal

Retirement Income and the New Normal

There were three ways to look at how to generate retirement income.  The Bank Way, the Wall Street Way and the Insured Way. Two of the three, the Bank Way…

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