Thursday, June 29, 2017

Gary Ruegsegger

By Gary Ruegsegger Special to the New Journal and Guide Last Sunday afternoon, Tracy Clark of the Norfolk Public Library’s Sergeant Memorial Room (SMR) presented “Don’t Duck History,” a program on the importance of oral history, at the Slover Library in Norfolk. Troy Valos, an archivist at the SMR, lent a helping hand. Clark has […]

By Gary Ruegsegger Special to the New Journal and Guide Last Thursday the City of Norfolk wrapped its arms around the memory of the late Walter H. Green Sr. by renaming Philpotts Road in his honor. It was a warm embrace. Although the official name of the street remains Philpotts Road, signs with the honorary […]

By Gary Ruegsegger Special to the New Journal and Guide Corinne Davis Jones, one of Virginia’s truly unforgettable characters, celebrated her 90th birthday last Saturday at Norfolk’s Grace Episcopal Church in a community hall named in honor of her late husband Hilary Jones Jr., the first African-American member of the Norfolk School Board. A writer […]

By Gary Ruegsegger Special to the New Journal and Guide Last Sunday, April 24, Norfolk’s Grace Episcopal Church celebrated Marian Edmonds Day. The celebration featured a brief ceremony at the 11:15 service followed with a luncheon reception afterwards. Ann Allen, president of the Episcopal Church Women, presided over the festivities. Pastor Rev. Father Harold J. […]