Tidbits – February 2022

During the holiday season, members of Coldwell Banker Traditions and Brooks Real Estate supported the Salvation Army Angel Tree.

Sandra Hood
Lelani Clayton

Top November agents for Coldwell Banker Traditions’ Peninsula office were Sandra Hood, top listing agent, and Lelani Clayton, top sales agent.

Newport News Mayor McKinley L. Price, DDS has been recognized for his work to advocate for America’s global leadership as an imperative and effective approach to strengthening our country’s local communities. Price is one of nearly 100 mayors from across the nation who were honored by the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition with the Global Statesman Award for outstanding leadership and service. The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition is a network of 500 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic, military, and community leaders in all 50 states who support strategic investments to elevate development and diplomacy alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.

VCE Newport News Master Gardeners will be sponsoring a Rain Barrel Workshop and a Vermiculture (worm composting) workshop on Saturday, March 19, at 10am at the CNU Spring Garden Symposium, Newport News. Participants can pick up all components needed to create their barrel and/or worm bin. Links to YouTube videos for installation instructions will be provided. Pre-registration and payment are required. Additional information, online registration and payment can be found at www.nngogreenexpo.org/workshops.

Mariners’ Museum has scheduled its February programs with the disclaimer that events are subject to change. To honor Black History Month, the following series is scheduled: February 5, African Maritime Collage (In-person program); February 8, Doris “Dorie” Miller: An American Hero (Virtual); February 17, Evening Lecture featuring Lincoln: The Black Man’s President with Jonathan W. White, associate professor of American Studies at Christopher Newport University; February 18, Civil War Lecture, featuring The Honorable Robert Smalls, with John V. Quarstein, director emeritus of the USS Monitor Center (In person and live streamed to a virtual audience simultaneously); February 24, Africa’s Kingdoms and Maritime Cultures: The Nilotic People, with Erika Cosme, content and interpretation developer at The Mariner’s Museum (Virtual); February 25, Hampton Roads History Lecture, Harriet Buss: Groundbreaking Educator of Freed People, with Lydia Davis Hester, history educator at The Mariners’ Museum (In person and live streamed to a virtual audience simultaneously); February 26, From the Motherland: The Legends and Tales of Africa, with Wisteria Perry and Erika Cosme from The Mariners’ Museum Department of Interpretation (In-person and Virtual). Regular February museum events include February 4, Beyond the Frame, a behind-the-scenes look of the Museum’s world-class art collection with Kyra Duffley, digital content specialist at the museum; February 11, Civil War Lecture, featuring Pook’s Turtles: CITY-Class Ironclads, with John V. Quarstein; February 13, Friendly Hours (In-person program); and February 26, Capt. Henry Marx Memorial Offshore Safety at Sea Course (In-person program). For times, registration and fees, visit www.MarinersMuseum.org or the Live Programming webpage.

Officers of the Virginia Peninsula Rotary Club for the current year include (pictured from left) Diane Hagemann, past district governor; Suki Pierce, sergeant-at-arms; John Frantz, director and past president; Ray Spencer, international service; Adam Duncan, president; Bill Ziglar, area governor; and Kevin Yeargin, Rotary Foundation. Other officers include Danny Carroll, communications; Bill Blanchard, treasurer; and Ned Spencer, community service. The club meets Wednesdays each week at 12 noon at the Holiday Inn on Omni Boulevard.

Langley Federal Credit Union employees nominated local non-profit agencies for their annual Make a Difference Donations. These donations are comprised of employee payroll deduction gifts and matching funds from the Langley for Families Foundation. A total of $84,000 was donated to 34 organizations nominated by 40 employees. The recipients included Alcove Health, Boys & Girls Club of Virginia Peninsula, Center for Child and Family Services, CHKD, Colonial Virginia Council Boy Scouts of America, Edmarc, Faith Recovery, Fear 2 Freedom, ForKids, Freekind, Hope House, Housing Partnerships, HRCAP, LGBT Life Center, LINK of Hampton Roads, Middle Peninsula Warriors, Mutts for Mission, New Beech Grove Community Development Corporation, Operation Breaking Through, Peninsula Agency on Aging, Planned Parenthood, Smithfield Packers Youth Sports, Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department, STOP Inc., The Center for Sexual Assault Survivors, The E & B Giveback Foundation, The Rhythm Project of Virginia Arts Festival, Inc., THRIVE Peninsula, Voices for Kids CASA Program of Southeast Virginia, We Are the Echo, Yeshua House Outreach Ministries and York County Food Closet (Church Women United). Shown here is Richetta Brown, Langley’s director of accounting, presenting her donation to Tim Davidson of Operation Breaking Through.


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