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2008-09-25 09:00:53

By CINDY BUTLER FOCKE Princess Anne Most folks use salad bowls to serve salad. Not Joyce Williams . The cancer survivor and former secretary turns them into colorful wall hangings, along with scalloped-edged mirrors attached to the bottoms and hangers made of decorative beads. The Lago Mar resident will sell her bowls and other one-of-a- kind creations at the second annual Unique Boutique Oct. 27 - 28, to benefit Lee's Friends, a local nonprofit . "Our volunteers provide...

2008-09-11 09:00:20

By CINDY BUTLER FOCKE By Cindy Butler Focke Correspondent Princess Anne A recent Virginia Beach delegation to Miyazaki, Japan, returned home impressed by that city's use of volunteerism. Before Miyazaki became Virginia Beach's sister city in 1992, the word "volunteer" was unfamiliar to its citizens. Just 16 years later, about 10,000 of the residents help their community, situated on the eastern coast of the island of Kyushu on the Pacific Ocean, resembling Virginia Beach in...

2008-07-03 09:01:19

By CINDY BUTLER FOCKE By Cindy Butler Focke Correspondent Princess Anne Although their 8-year-old daughter, Melissa, died in 1991 in an accident at the Oceanfront, Don and Linda Chapman say they found solace in knowing their daughter helped others through tissue and organ donation. "Missy was a loving and giving child," Linda Chapman said. "This was a way we could love and give to somebody else." Last week, the Chapmans, who live in Lynnhaven, were among the guests applauding local...