Home » Archives by category » Features » Celebrating Citizens (Page 2)

TowneBank Employees Benefit Girl Scouts during Day of Caring

TowneBank Employees Benefit Girl Scouts during Day of Caring

Fifteen volunteers from TowneBank gave a helping hand to the Girl Scouts as part of Day of Caring sponsored by United Way of South Hampton Roads. Organizations throughout Hampton Roads benefited from…

The Mayor’s Ambassadors

The Mayor’s Ambassadors are middle school youth (rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders) who do not routinely receive recognition but make a difference in unique, personal ways. They are your…

Christian Women’s Club Celebrates 40 Years

Christian Women’s Club Celebrates 40 Years

By JAYNE THURBER-SMITH The members of the Chesapeake Christian Women’s Club celebrated its 40th anniversary August 28th at Great Bridge Baptist Church. Many ladies brought in a covered dish for…

2013 First Citizen of Chesapeake Award Dinner

2013 First Citizen of Chesapeake Award Dinner

The Chesapeake Rotary Club recently hosted its annual First Citizen of Chesapeake Award Dinner and Presentation.  The gala event was held at the Chesapeake Conference Center.  More than 500 of the city’s “movers…

5th Annual Mayor’s Breakfast Honors Veterans

5th Annual Mayor’s Breakfast Honors Veterans

More than 150 attended the recent Mayor’s Breakfast to Honor Veterans held at Traditions at the Chesapeake Golf Club.  The group was welcomed by Carl Dozier, Chairman of the Mayor’s…

Veteran of the Month: Phyllis Schirle

Veteran of the Month: Phyllis Schirle

By MJ KNOBLOCK Much to the dismay of her parents, Phyllis Schirle wasn’t interested in attending college right after graduation. Born and raised in Akron, Ohio, she graduated from high…

Citizen of the Month – David Wright

Citizen of the Month – David Wright

By JAYNE THURBER-SMITH With so much press about baseball players gone bad lately, we have chosen one of the good guys to celebrate as our Citizen of the Month: one…

Veteran Spotlight – August-Leah Schafer

Veteran Spotlight – August-Leah Schafer

By MJ KNOBLOCK Leah Schafer wanted to be a nurse when she was a teen-ager. Little did she know that her nursing career would carry her all over the world…

Citizen of the Month – Mary Hill

Citizen of the Month – Mary Hill

By JAYNE THURBER-SMITH “You can’t talk about my volunteerism without talking about the Niners,” insists Mary Hill. “It’s not about me, it’s the whole club. The Niners are first-class people.…

Citizen of the Month: Louis Tayon, Jr.

Citizen of the Month: Louis Tayon, Jr.

By MJ KNOBLOCK Chesapeake wouldn’t be the city it is today without the efforts of volunteers throughout the community. Just ask Louis Tayon, Jr. He believes that. It’s one of…

Page 2 of 41234