Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

C Current Stories



A&A Awnings
Successful awning manufacturer opens Chesapeake facility

Don Carey
Retired NFL player runs for Chesapeake City Council

Mayor Rick West
This “local boy made good” is committed to Chesapeake’s future

STOP Inc.
Addressing the root causes of poverty and making a big impact

The Hill House Museum
Imagine a family went for a stroll and never returned home

The Retreat at Kemps River
Where those age 55-and-better can find their “forever home”

Watson’s Transport and Delivery
Will Watson is everyone’s dream of a neighbor



P Past Stories by Category



Automotive

West Service Center
Sons David and Tom bring unique insight to the family business

West Service Center
Celebrating 30 years of expert service and devotion to customers

AAA Suffolk Car Care Center
Offering the highest quality car care to all

AAA Chesapeake Car Care Center
Guaranteeing the highest level of customer service


Business

Internet Marketing and Design
Internet Marketing and Design's CEO Terry Young: the reigning genius in custom website development

The Shopper reflects its clients:
Entrepreneurial, family-owned, the foundation of America

Internet Marketing and Design
Staying eager to learn something new is the key to CEO Terry Young’s success

Korving and Company
Helping people plan for a financially secure future

Terry Young’s Internet Marketing and Design’s Journey with SEALS
Web Developer credits fourteen-year project as emotional pinnacle of his career

Korving & Company
Father and son guide clients to financial awareness and stability

Internet Marketing and Design
Helping businesses navigate the World Wide Web now offering ground-based and aerial imaging

The Shopper
Celebrates count down to our 40th year!

Korving & Company
Creating financial strategies that reflect their clients’ values

MVP Agencies
With knowledge, expertise and an infectious sense of humor, Vinny Menniti is a trusted advisor


Charity and Non-Profit

Samaritan House
Help when life seems hopeless

People In Need Ministry
Virginia Beach gives hope to the homeless

Edmarc Hospice for Children
A place of hope and life

Virginia Beach Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Heroes with a heart for animals

Gimme Shelter, Inc.
Dog-Lover Finds her Niche in Life Helping the Animals in Isle of Wight County

Parents In Need
A heartwarming example of loving thy neighbor

Chesapeake Care Clinic
Celebrating 25 years of helping the community

Portsmouth Humane Society
Offering love to those with room in their hearts and homes

Virginia Beach Christian Church
Celebrating 50 years at the church that love built

H.E.R. Shelter
Santa Claus visits early for Christmas in July

Habitat for Humanity of Southern Hampton Roads
Veteran and civilian families wanted for new homes in Chesapeake

Children’s Health Investment Program of South Hampton Roads
Improving the future for less fortunate children

Extreme Seal Adventures
Web Developer credits fourteen-year project as emotional pinnacle of his career

CBN Christmas Village
Bringing the spirit of European Christmas markets to Hampton Roads

H.E.R. Shelter
Helping victims of domestic violence from all walks of life

Montero Medical Missions
Wherever the need appears

Greenbrier Family YMCA
Livestrong program offers strength and fellowship to those battling cancer

Hampton Roads Morning of Hope
Replacing the stigma of depression and suicide with prevention, healing and hope

Oak Grove United Methodist Church
Where everyone has a place at the table

CBN Christmas Village
A Holiday Gift to Hampton Roads

The Landings at Bennett’s Creek
The good life in Suffolk’s premiere, age-restricted waterfront community


Clothing

Copper Bit Boutique
With a love of small-town life and horses, Michele Barkhurst wants her store to be a welcoming community space

CareRobe Expressions
Wedding officiants will help all couples find the ideal words for their big day


Cultural Arts

The Commodore Theatre
A bit of true, Americana movie magic in the heart of Olde Towne

Commodore Theatre
Commodore Theatre's Fred Schoenfeld sets visionary sights on Cradock's Afton Theatre

The Commodore Theatre
Movies as they were meant to be seen

The Commodore Theatre’s Fred Schoenfeld
Preparing for the future by uncovering the past

Nauticus Salutes Battleship Wisconsin
Year-long celebration honors historic ship’s 75th anniversary

The Commodore Theatre
Historic movie theatre from cinema’s golden age celebrates the 30th anniversary of its restoration


Education

Quality Music and Dance
Celebrating 20 years of spreading the joy of music, and now, dance

Quality Music and Dance
Fun that brings life-long advantages

Apple Tree Learning Center
A dynamic, nurturing environment where children grow and thrive

Greenbrier Family YMCA
Livestrong program offers strength and fellowship to those battling cancer

Primrose School at Cahoon Commons
Celebrating a decade of educational excellence

Discover Learning Center
Preparing children for a bright educational future

Quality Music and Dance
Teaching kids performing arts... and the art of being a good person


Entertainment and Event Planning

The Shopper reflects its clients:
Entrepreneurial, family-owned, the foundation of America

CBN Christmas Village
Bringing the spirit of European Christmas markets to Hampton Roads

The Shopper
Celebrates count down to our 40th year!

PuzzleQuest
Experience the fun and excitement of executing a great escape

Christmas in Smithfield
Antique show and home tours make the holiday season bright

The Chesapeake Forum
Jane Pauley, Ronan Tynan and Mae Carol Jemison will speak in Chesapeake

CBN Christmas Village
A Holiday Gift to Hampton Roads

Suffolk Art League’s 37th Antique Show & Sale
Treasures from the past support arts education in the future

CareRobe Expressions
Wedding officiants will help all couples find the ideal words for their big day


Financial

Korving and Company
Helping people plan for a financially secure future

Korving & Company
Father and son guide clients to financial awareness and stability

CMS Mortgage Solutions Inc.
Offering what big banks can’t - personalized service and low costs

Korving & Company
Creating financial strategies that reflect their clients’ values

MVP Agencies
With knowledge, expertise and an infectious sense of humor, Vinny Menniti is a trusted advisor


Health and Fitness

Greenbrier Family YMCA
Livestrong program offers strength and fellowship to those battling cancer

The YMCA at Edinburgh
Exciting new workout program makes national debut right here


Home and Garden

Russell‘s Heating & Cooling
After Ted Koppel's book, Lights Out, professional-grade generators are in!

Maid For You
Dennis Thompson and his team have focused on the individual cleaning needs of his customers for over 30 years

Family Flooring
Quality products and professional service with heart lead to enduring success for this family business

Russell‘s Heating and Cooling
Hard work and leadership skill take Marc Sawyer to the top of this successful local business

New Image Lawn & Scapes
Planting seeds and deepening roots within the communities of Hampton Roads

Russell‘s Heating & Cooling
Proof that investment in training is an investment in customer satisfaction

Mr. Handyman of Virginia Beach
Helping make those 'honey do' lists disappear

Air Aspects
The sky is the limit with aerial imaging from a bird’s eye view

Russell’s Heating and Cooling
Team strength results in conscientious customer service

Addition Associates
Through exceptional craftsmanship, Barry Hobbs and his team earn a sterling reputation

Maid for You
Lifelong dream of business ownership reinvents success

Family Flooring
Customer caring is their finest product

Russell’s Heating and Cooling
Proud son celebrates 40th anniversary of business started by his parents

Mr. Handyman of Virginia Beach
Making home maintenance easy

Air Aspects
Outstanding photographer and videographer expands repertoire to include aerial images

New Image Lawn and Scapes
Time to love the outdoors again

New Image Lawn and Scapes
Perfecting lawns and flower beds for your outdoor enjoyment

Maid For You
An exceptional cleaning each and every time

Russell’s Heating and Cooling
New Chesapeake-based facility revolutionizes the workplace

Russell’s Heating and Cooling
Keep any place comfortable with the Mitsubishi Mini-Split

New Image Lawn and Scapes
After a hot summer, seed and aerate for a beautiful lawn

Air Aspects
Embracing the newest technology to capture amazing photographs and videos

Family Flooring
Luxurious flooring, personalized service

Russell’s Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electric
Kindness, caring and compassion as guiding principles

Addition Associates helps restore Obici House to its former grandeur


Smiley’s Heating & Cooling
Bringing a smile to customers throughout Hampton Roads

MaidPro and Eco Carpet Pro
Small business takes care of its employees and the community

Air Aspects
Realtors and developers use quality photography and videography to enhance real estate listings

Tucker Homes, LLC and Tallen Concrete Construction, LLC
Chesapeake couple enjoys providing their neighbors with high-quality custom homes

Conrad’s Climate Control Heating and Air Conditioning
Scott Conrad offers his clients honest, friendly, personalized service

Premier Roofing and Siding
Celebrating 30 years of outstanding customer service

New Image Lawn and Scapes
Creating and maintaining beautiful lawns through every season of the year

A&A Awnings and Storm Shutters
Providing protection and comfort no matter the weather

Russell’s Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electric
Embracing innovations in comfort

Decorating Den Interiors (757) 356-0082
Peter and Angie Lowry make home transformation effortless and fun

Mr. Handyman of Virginia Beach
What honey can’t do, they can

Hybrid Air Heating & Air Conditioning
Caring for the comfort of families

Premier Roofing and Siding
Making and keeping promises for 30 years

Sudsy House Washing
Friends take the plunge and start their own business

Addition Associates’ Barry Hobbs
Clients describe what they need, remodeler designs how!

Smiley’s Heating & Cooling
Comfort is just a smile away

Hybrid Air Heating & Air Conditioning
Offering superb service and peace of mind

Russell’s Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electric
Preventing the little problems that can cause major troubles

Maid For You offers big benefits of convenience & insurance
Advises choosing a company, not an individual

Great Bridge Frame and Art
With a personal touch, third generation craftsman turns custom framing into an art

Dave’s CPR Cabinet Painting and Refinishing
Why Replace Cabinets? Refinish Them!

MaidPro & Eco Carpet Pro
Helping others have better lives is what it’s all about

Mr. Handyman of Virginia Beach
Fix it right or don’t fix it at all

Family Flooring
Where the foundation is integrity


Jewelry

Long Jewelers
International jewels with hometown heart

Long Jewelers of Chesapeake
Engagement diamonds to fit everyone’s budget

Long Jewelers
Traveling the world to find the best diamonds

Long Jewelers
Directly importing the world’s most beautiful diamonds


Kids

Apple Tree Learning Center
A dynamic, nurturing environment where children grow and thrive

Greenbrier Family YMCA
Livestrong program offers strength and fellowship to those battling cancer

Primrose School at Cahoon Commons
Celebrating a decade of educational excellence

Discover Learning Center
Preparing children for a bright educational future


Legal

James E. Short, PLC
A good friend in the law

Linda M. Sherfey, P.C.
Preventing stress, frustration, and a family meltdown by creating customized estate plans for seniors

Linda Sherfey, P.C.
The Estate Planning Solution


Medical and Dental

Family Medicine Healthcare
Where compassion and a personal approach are the hallmarks of the doctor/patient relationship

Midgette Family Dentistry
Long-term relationships create an atmosphere of family among patients and pros

Midgette Family Dentistry
Celebrating 30 years of high quality, compassionate service

Edinburgh Animal Hospital
Geoff Campbell, DVM, is a special kind of family doctor who truly loves animals

Dr. Bill Austin of Tidewater Pastoral Counseling
Retirees need to plan meaningful use of time

The Cat Clinic of Chesapeake
Feline exclusive care and boarding for kitty companions

Alzheimer’s Association - Southeastern Virginia Chapter
Working for a world without ALZ

Tidewater Pastoral Counseling Services
Offering hope, health and healing to all

Family Medicine Healthcare
Former combat doctor joins dedicated medical team

Edinburgh Family Dentistry
Trio of dentists expand well-loved practice for patients who are more like friends

Chesapeake Care Clinic
Celebrating 25 years of helping the community

Edinburgh Animal Hospital
Pursuing a holistic approach to comprehensive veterinary care

Family Medicine Healthcare
Committed to helping patients feel and look their best

Midgette Family Dentistry
Family-friendly, advanced dentistry

Children’s Health Investment Program of South Hampton Roads
Improving the future for less fortunate children

Cardinal Plastic Surgery
For Dr. Julia Stevenson, the patient is the standard of beauty

Midgette Family Dentistry
A new face continues to uphold tried and true values

Webb Family Dentistry
Small family practice offers big results

Barker Animal Hospital
Welcoming two new doctors to its dedicated veterinary team

Edinburgh Animal Hospital
Helping pets reach their fullest, happiest potential

Julius Miller, MD, FACP
A physician is part bartender, part priest, part mom, part coach

Coastal Prosthetics and Orthotics, LLC
Providing hope and help for patients of all ages

Chesapeake Regional Primary Care
Eddie Akragorn, MD excels in attentive, personalized care

Beach Eye Care
Committed to ensuring healthy vision for life

Christenson Family Orthodontics
Engineering led daughter into father’s orthodontic practice

Midgette Family Dentistry
Where every patient is a welcomed neighbor

Edinburgh Family Dentistry
Creating beautiful smiles with a personal touch

Family Medicine Healthcare
New physician assistant believes being cared for begins with being known

Dr. Julia Stevenson of Cardinal Plastic Surgery
Dr. Julia Stevenson celebrates one year of helping others be their best selves

Edinburgh Animal Hospital
Honoring the powerful bond between people and their pets

Pariser Dermatology Specialists, LTD
Where the latest medical advances and compassion converge

Midgette Family Dentistry
Patience and perseverance paved Dr. Kelly Paxton’s path to becoming a dentist

Galardi / Rosenblum Plastic Surgery
For Dr. J. Byers Bowen, plastic surgery is an art form that improves lives

Chesapeake Regional Healthcare
Adam Meyers, MD improves patients’ quality of life through bariatric surgery


Miscellaneous

The Shopper reflects its clients:
Entrepreneurial, family-owned, the foundation of America

A story a half-century in the making
Reverend Dr. Bill Austin recalls youthful assignment working among prehistoric tribe

CBN Christmas Village
Bringing the spirit of European Christmas markets to Hampton Roads

The Shopper
Celebrates count down to our 40th year!

The Family of Dr. Don and Alvene Buckley
Three generations of respected Chesapeake family dedicate their lives to healthcare

Robin Tull'Chesapeake’s First Citizen of 2019


Nick Lauer
Former “Shopper” cartoonist lands job on “SpongeBob SquarePants”

Christmas in Smithfield
Antique show and home tours make the holiday season bright

The Chesapeake Forum
Jane Pauley, Ronan Tynan and Mae Carol Jemison will speak in Chesapeake

CBN Christmas Village
A Holiday Gift to Hampton Roads

Suffolk Art League’s 37th Antique Show & Sale
Treasures from the past support arts education in the future

Denise Hall
Currituck County’s Register of Deeds has a heart for community service

Linda J. Byrd Selected 2019 Woman of the Year
by Women’s Division Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce Chesapeake

Ronald Humphrey
Retired Chesapeake Sheriff Sergeant chosen as Virginia’s 2019 Men’s Master Track and Field Athlete of the Year


Music and Dance

Quality Music and Dance
Celebrating 20 years of spreading the joy of music, and now, dance

Quality Music and Dance
Fun that brings life-long advantages

Quality Music and Dance
Teaching kids performing arts... and the art of being a good person

The Destiny Center Studios
Nurturing and guiding musical talent


Personal Services

Maid For You
Dennis Thompson and his team have focused on the individual cleaning needs of his customers for over 30 years

Maid for You
Lifelong dream of business ownership reinvents success

Maid For You
An exceptional cleaning each and every time

MaidPro and Eco Carpet Pro
Small business takes care of its employees and the community

Decorating Den Interiors (757) 356-0082
Peter and Angie Lowry make home transformation effortless and fun

Maid For You offers big benefits of convenience & insurance
Advises choosing a company, not an individual

Great Bridge Frame and Art
With a personal touch, third generation craftsman turns custom framing into an art

CareRobe Expressions
Wedding officiants will help all couples find the ideal words for their big day

MaidPro & Eco Carpet Pro
Helping others have better lives is what it’s all about


Pets

Edinburgh Animal Hospital
Geoff Campbell, DVM, is a special kind of family doctor who truly loves animals

The Cat Clinic of Chesapeake
Feline exclusive care and boarding for kitty companions

Edinburgh Animal Hospital
Pursuing a holistic approach to comprehensive veterinary care

Portsmouth Humane Society
Offering love to those with room in their hearts and homes

Barker Animal Hospital
Welcoming two new doctors to its dedicated veterinary team

Edinburgh Animal Hospital
Helping pets reach their fullest, happiest potential

Edinburgh Animal Hospital
Honoring the powerful bond between people and their pets


Professional Services

Internet Marketing and Design
Internet Marketing and Design's CEO Terry Young: the reigning genius in custom website development

James E. Short, PLC
A good friend in the law

Air Aspects
The sky is the limit with aerial imaging from a bird’s eye view

Auction757
Scott Freeman helps charities take their benefit auctions to the next level

Dr. Bill Austin of Tidewater Pastoral Counseling
Retirees need to plan meaningful use of time

Tidewater Pastoral Counseling Services
Offering hope, health and healing to all

Scott Freeman and Auction757
After forty years, Master auctioneer still loves helping buyers and sellers

Internet Marketing and Design
Staying eager to learn something new is the key to CEO Terry Young’s success

Linda M. Sherfey, P.C.
Preventing stress, frustration, and a family meltdown by creating customized estate plans for seniors

Korving and Company
Helping people plan for a financially secure future

Air Aspects
Outstanding photographer and videographer expands repertoire to include aerial images

Air Aspects
Embracing the newest technology to capture amazing photographs and videos

Jones CPA Group
Firm’s new downtown Norfolk office reflects the future of the industry

Terry Young’s Internet Marketing and Design’s Journey with SEALS
Web Developer credits fourteen-year project as emotional pinnacle of his career

Korving & Company
Father and son guide clients to financial awareness and stability

Air Aspects
Realtors and developers use quality photography and videography to enhance real estate listings

Internet Marketing and Design
Helping businesses navigate the World Wide Web now offering ground-based and aerial imaging

Jones CPA Group
Celebrating 40 years of helping businesses grow and succeed

Korving & Company
Creating financial strategies that reflect their clients’ values

MVP Agencies
With knowledge, expertise and an infectious sense of humor, Vinny Menniti is a trusted advisor

Willow Creek Gracious Retirement Living
An active lifestyle filled with camaraderie

Linda Sherfey, P.C.
The Estate Planning Solution


Real Estate

Air Aspects
The sky is the limit with aerial imaging from a bird’s eye view

Air Aspects
Outstanding photographer and videographer expands repertoire to include aerial images

Air Aspects
Embracing the newest technology to capture amazing photographs and videos

The Retreat at Bennett’s Creek
An active lifestyle at one of the region’s most picturesque spots

Air Aspects
Realtors and developers use quality photography and videography to enhance real estate listings

Murphy Brown of The Real Estate Group
Realtors provide invaluable guidance whether buying or selling

Riddle Associates, Inc.
Helping medical practices find the perfect property

Berkshire Hathaway’s Katrina Griggs
“When it comes to my clients, I am all in!”

RealVisions Realty Team
Moyock couple invest care and time in their relationships with clients

CMS Mortgage Solutions Inc.
Offering what big banks can’t - personalized service and low costs

A Better Way Realty
Robert Stamey’s Company Name Reflects His Ethics

The Landings at Bennett’s Creek
The good life in Suffolk’s premiere, age-restricted waterfront community


Restaurants

The Commodore Theatre
A bit of true, Americana movie magic in the heart of Olde Towne

Commodore Theatre
Commodore Theatre's Fred Schoenfeld sets visionary sights on Cradock's Afton Theatre

The Commodore Theatre
Movies as they were meant to be seen

The Commodore Theatre’s Fred Schoenfeld
Preparing for the future by uncovering the past

Freemason Abbey Restaurant and Tavern
Distinctive casual elegance and unique menu

Off The Hook Seafood & Chophouse
Ringing in the New Year with a new location in Norfolk

Tossed and Sauced
Chesapeake couple realizes dream of fun-filled, family-friendly sports bar

Andiamo Ristorante & Pizza Napoletana
Youthful owner discovers the joy of making his dream a reality

Black Pelican Seafood Company
The ideal venue for family celebrations and business gatherings

Corner Cafe at Bide-A-Wee
Delicious food and catering for every occasion

The Commodore Theatre
Historic movie theatre from cinema’s golden age celebrates the 30th anniversary of its restoration


Retail

Long Jewelers
International jewels with hometown heart

Quality Music and Dance
Celebrating 20 years of spreading the joy of music, and now, dance

Long Jewelers of Chesapeake
Engagement diamonds to fit everyone’s budget

Quality Music and Dance
Fun that brings life-long advantages

Long Jewelers
Traveling the world to find the best diamonds

The Red Chair Consignment Shop Stands Out
Karen Marable offers Top-of-line furniture and accessories

Quality Music and Dance
Teaching kids performing arts... and the art of being a good person

Ann’s Hallmark
Celebrating 40 years of providing ideal gifts for any occasion

Long Jewelers
Directly importing the world’s most beautiful diamonds

The Ole Fox
Sharing the benefits of holistic pet care

Christmas in Smithfield
Antique show and home tours make the holiday season bright

Great Bridge Frame and Art
With a personal touch, third generation craftsman turns custom framing into an art

Suffolk Art League’s 37th Antique Show & Sale
Treasures from the past support arts education in the future

Dave’s CPR Cabinet Painting and Refinishing
Why Replace Cabinets? Refinish Them!


Sports & Recreation

The Estate at Kingsmill
Luxury fit for a king, queen...or doctor

Robin Tull'Chesapeake’s First Citizen of 2019


The Kingsmill Resort
The ideal venue for meetings and conferences

Linda J. Byrd Selected 2019 Woman of the Year
by Women’s Division Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce Chesapeake


Technology

Internet Marketing and Design
Internet Marketing and Design's CEO Terry Young: the reigning genius in custom website development

Air Aspects
The sky is the limit with aerial imaging from a bird’s eye view

The Shopper reflects its clients:
Entrepreneurial, family-owned, the foundation of America

Internet Marketing and Design
Staying eager to learn something new is the key to CEO Terry Young’s success

Air Aspects
Outstanding photographer and videographer expands repertoire to include aerial images

Air Aspects
Embracing the newest technology to capture amazing photographs and videos

Terry Young’s Internet Marketing and Design’s Journey with SEALS
Web Developer credits fourteen-year project as emotional pinnacle of his career

Air Aspects
Realtors and developers use quality photography and videography to enhance real estate listings

Internet Marketing and Design
Helping businesses navigate the World Wide Web now offering ground-based and aerial imaging

The Shopper
Celebrates count down to our 40th year!