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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…

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…

Dr. Martin Luther King: Courageous Citizen, Clergyman and Civil Rights Champion

Students and most workers across America happily receive a day off from school and work to celebrate MLK Day.  But as we rush to enjoy a long weekend, perhaps we…

Citizen of the Month: Tom Dana

Citizen of the Month: Tom Dana

By JAYNE THURBER-SMITH It’s better to give than to receive is more than a cliché to Tom Dana. “Trying to help those in need gives you such a warm feeling,”…

Local Businesses Support “Hearts in Jersey” to Help Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Local Businesses Support “Hearts in Jersey” to Help Victims of Hurricane Sandy

By BELINDA ELLIOTT Two Chesapeake companies recently helped spearhead an effort to assist Jersey Shore residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. They accomplished their massive humanitarian endeavor in the…

Down on the Farm in Chesapeake

Down on the Farm in Chesapeake

By C.J. CHASE With the recent city council vote to allow up to six “backyard hens” in residential neighborhoods, Chesapeake joins a growing number of jurisdictions that have loosened restrictions…

A League of His Own

A League of His Own

By APRIL ALLBRITTON David J. Harris’ love for bowling began when he was 15 years old. He can still recall the times when Joe Zok took the time to teach…

Citizen of the Month: Cindy Harris

Citizen of the Month: Cindy Harris

By BELINDA ELLIOTT For Cindy Harris, of Chesapeake, volunteering has always been a family theme. While growing up in Memphis, Tenn., she recalls her grandmother volunteering as a social worker…

America, Land of Thanksgiving

By GLENDA ENNIS An almost instinctive urge to express thanksgiving to God is as American as the Pilgrims.  In fact, the earliest English settlers established a tradition of giving thanks…

Communities Come Together to Beat Down Cancer

Communities Come Together to Beat Down Cancer

By Meghan Okuley Achimasi If not for the bright green “Chemo Sucks” hat proudly worn by 13 year-old Noah Okuley, you would have no idea of the battle this inspiring…