Tidbits – August 2023

Mariners’ Museum has scheduled its August programs with the disclaimer that events are subject to change. Beyond the Frame, a behind-the-scenes video series of the museum’s world-class art collection with Kyra Duffley, multimedia specialist, on the first Friday of every other month; August 13, Friendly Hours (in-person program); August 16, Blood Drive, hosted by The Mariners’ Museum and Park in partnership with American Red Cross; August 31, Evening Lecture: Lessons from America’s Flatboat Era, with Rinker Buck, master storyteller and author. For times, registration and fees, visit www.MarinersMuseum.org or the Live Programming webpage.

Christopher Newport University’s LifeLong Learning Society (LLS) has scheduled its annual open house on Tuesday, August 8 at 1 p.m. at Yoder Barn, 660 Hamilton Drive, Newport News. This free event will offer entertainment, light refreshments and an opportunity to learn about LifeLong Learning Society’s format and offerings. LLS fall 2023 semester begins on Monday, September 4. For information, contact LLS at 757-269-4368 or visit lifelonglearning.cnu.edu.

Lisa Olverson, chief financial officer for Virginia Peninsula Foodbank, was named a finalist for the Virginia Business “CFO of the Year” award for small nonprofits in Virginia. Prior to joining the Foodbank in January 2022, Olverson held senior financial positions at food distributors and supermarkets, including SuperValu, Inc. and Farm Fresh supermarkets.

Newport News Vice Mayor Curtis Bethany has been named to the Old Dominion University (ODU) Alumni Association’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2023. Now in its third year, this program honors graduates who have created an indelible legacy before the age of 40. A 2014 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, double majoring in accounting and finance, Bethany is a financial analyst for Ferguson Enterprises. 

The Salvation Army of the Virginia Peninsula, in coordination of the Salvation Army of Gloucester, hosted a spaghetti dinner fundraiser. Advisory board members, council members and staff prepared and served meals to approximately 200 guests. Proceeds from the fundraiser will support programs such as utility assistance, hunger relief and emergency sheltering.

Alex Hazelwood, of Abbitt Realty Company, has assumed the role of supervising broker for Abbitt’s Williamsburg and Gloucester offices. Hazelwood has been an associate with Abbitt since 2007 and in his time with Abbitt Realty, Hazelwood has represented various builders and developers in new homes communities. Most recently, he served as an associate broker in Abbitt’s Newport News office as a member of the Hazelwood Team, specializing in home sales throughout the Hampton Roads area. Hazelwood is the third generation of the Hazelwood family to partner with Abbitt Realty and joins Abbitt’s leadership team in its third generation of family leadership. 

Alan George has been named president of Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital. In this role, George will report to Pat Davis-Hagens, market president, Bon Secours Hampton Roads. George will be responsible for leading the hospital with a focus on driving excellence in health care delivery and furthering the hospital’s mission of providing compassionate care to the community.

The Tourism Division of the Newport News Department of Communications is sponsoring its annual ZOOM IN on Newport News photo contest. The theme for this year’s competition is “Breakthrough Fun in Newport News.” Photographs with people having fun in Newport News are encouraged to be submitted, whether taken at city attractions, historical sites, cultural attractions and/or any special event. Entries will be accepted through October 31, and a grand prize of $500 to a single winner will be awarded. An honorable mention prize of two VIP passports for four people to enjoy Newport News attractions will be awarded to the runner-up. For entry form and full contest details, go to www.newport-news.org.

Lelani Clayton
Angela Lee

Top selling and listing agent for Coldwell Banker Traditions for April was Lelani Clayton. Top selling and listing agent for May was Angela Lee. 

Kimi Dornan
Jamie Coldsnow

Top June agents for CENTURY 21 Nachman Realty’s Peninsula office were Kimi Dornan, top listing and top closing agent and Jamie Coldsnow, top selling and top producing agent.