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2009-05-28 05:00:00

~Circus preview opportunities available Saturday, May 23, at Greenbrier and Military Circle Malls~ CHESAPEAKE, Va., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications of Hampton Roads and the UniverSoul Circus have teamed up to create a special performance to benefit Cox Charities Hampton Roads. UniverSoul Circus is donating $2.00 for every ticket sold for its Friday, June 12, 4:00 p.m. show to Cox Charities Hampton Roads. All tickets for the special show are $12.00. To help highlight the effort,...

2009-05-07 15:09:00

DOVER, Del., May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- John Schimkaitis, President and Chief Executive Officer of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE: CPK), announced today that the Company's Board of Directors elected Jeffrey R. Tietbohl to the position of Assistant Vice President at their May 6, 2009 meeting. "Jeff has consistently proven to be one of Chesapeake's key contributors and is well respected among his colleagues at Chesapeake," said Mr. Schimkaitis. "We are excited for Jeff to be...

2009-04-22 11:27:02

Organizers say they are hoping for a record crowd at an organic Earth Day happy hour along Chesapeake Bay. Wednesday evening's Green Drinks event is being put together by environmentalists and restaurant owners from all four states that border the Chesapeake and will feature organic beers and wines served at various bars and restaurants. The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot said Green Drinks has become a worldwide phenomenon since it began in London in 1989. The current attendance record of 1,800...

2009-04-20 13:20:00

RICHMOND, Va., April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chesapeake Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CSKEQ) has announced that Gregory Shikhman of Brooklyn, N.Y., is the winner of the Chesapeake Corporation Foundation's 2009 Chesapeake Employees' Children Scholarship for graduating high school seniors. The winner is eligible to receive up to $4,000 annually for as many as four years of undergraduate study at a four-year U.S. college or university. Gregory is the son of Vladimir Shikhman, an...

2009-03-23 17:18:00

RICHMOND, Va., March 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chesapeake Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CSKEQ) today announced that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Richmond entered an order approving the sale of its operating businesses to a group of investors, including affiliates of Irving Place Capital Management, L.P. and Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. The transaction remains subject to the satisfaction of standard and customary conditions of closing,...

2009-03-17 15:41:00

RICHMOND, Va., March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chesapeake Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CSKEQ) today announced that it has received no qualifying bids to compete with the previously announced offer to acquire all of its operating businesses submitted by a group of investors, including affiliates of Irving Place Capital Management, L.P. and Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. The deadline for submitting qualifying bids under the bid procedures order entered by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court...

2009-02-24 09:30:00

BELOIT, Wis., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- ABC Supply Co. Inc. has acquired Chesapeake Siding and Roofing, a wholesale distributor of exterior building products, effective Feb. 23. The transaction includes two locations - one in Chesapeake, Va. and one in Jarvisburg, N.C. ABC Supply is the largest wholesale distributor of roofing in the United States and one of the nation's largest distributors of siding, windows and other select exterior building products. "The acquisition of Chesapeake Siding...

2009-02-18 14:40:00

DOVER, Del., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, (NYSE: CPK) learned earlier today that its ticker symbol, "CPK," was erroneously included in an article published by Barron's, entitled "The Audacity of Less Hope." The article referenced Chesapeake Energy and should have referred to the ticker symbol "CHK" versus Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's ticker symbol. Chesapeake Utilities Corporation is a diversified utility company engaged in natural gas...

2009-02-12 13:44:00

CHESAPEAKE, Va., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- At Cox Communications, African-American and other multicultural recognition activities do not happen just once a year. These efforts are part of the fabric of the company and its culture. So it is no surprise that for Black History Month, Cox is offering an extensive set of events and activities in support of Black History Month 2009. They are as follows: February 23 Cox, HBO and the Urban League of Hampton roads...

2009-01-23 09:49:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Negative Population Growth, the nation's premier population-focused organization, has launched a new "Chesapeake Bay Project" dedicated to focusing students' attention on the Chesapeake Bay's deteriorating environment. The new program is designed to serve as both an educational project and a "call to action" for students to get involved in pressuring federal, state and local leaders to produce positive results in shaping the Bay's future....


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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