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Veterans and wounded warriors always have a great time at the annual Legacy Ranch Tower Shoot put on by the Luter family. Veterans who don't get the chance to hunt anymore get out and have a great time.

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Founder's Day

12 The Ruritan tradition was founded right here in Suffolk, and the 90th anniversary is happening this May.


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Recognized at last

24 The Nansemond Indian Tribe is finally recognized by the federal government, and they are already off and running.

Founders HOLLAND RURITANS, INDIANS AND PHEASANT HUNTING

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by Tracy Agnew


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2018

Seasons may change, winter to spring As winter gives way to spring in Suffolk, the signs are all around that the seasons are changing. A light blanket of pollen — soon to be a quilt of pollen — had already started to cover everything

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in early March. Temperatures were warming up, animals were starting to come out, and the days

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were getting noticeably longer.

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events. From Suffolk Restaurant Week to Eggstravaganza to the Mud Jam, there is something for

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But the biggest sign of spring in Suffolk is that the calendar is filling up with all kinds of fun everyone to do between now and the arrival of summer. One of the best annual events in Suffolk is fun for the locals but is actually a very important event on the national stage. The Hol-

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what’s now called Suffolk have been fighting for more than a This is the biggest step in continuing the history and culture of the Nansemonds here in their home. Looking back on winter, hunting season is over, but the annual Legacy Ranch Tower Shoot organized by Mike Luter and his family with Freedom Hunters, a military outreach program, will

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Spring Eggstravaganza March 24

Join Suffolk Parks & Recreation for the annual Spring Eggstravaganza. This event will have your kids hopping for joy at Bennett's Creek Park, 3000 Bennetts Creek Park Road. Filled with games, pony rides, crafts, music and more, the event is geared towards families with children 10 years old and under. Kids can decorate bags to stash the eggs they collect throughout the scavenger hunt. Peter Cottontail will arrive to this egg-citing event at 11:15 a.m. and will be available all morning to meet with the children. Bring your camera to capture a day full of memories! Food and vendor items will be available for purchase in the park. This event is free and open to the public.


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A Bethlehem Ruritan Club Jam will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Bethlehem Ruritan Clubhouse, 140 Manning Road. Texas Tidewater Connection will perform. Tips for the band are encouraged, and refreshments will be available for purchase. Rain or shine; all indoors. Call 617-5955 for more information. March 24

Through April 20

The 34th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition is Hampton Roads' largest and longest running juried exhibition for photographic works. It is open to all professional and amateur photographers. The exhibit is free and open to the public at the Suffolk Art Gallery, 118 Bosley Ave., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Call 5147284 for more information. March 17

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Little Country, a six-piece rock, pop and country cover band based in Virginia Beach. The group will perform at 8 p.m. at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, 110 W. Finney Ave. The members of this band are seasoned musicians and come with major tour experience under their belts. With an everchanging song list, their show is geared toward an all-around good time, packed with modern energetic rock, pop and country as well as classic sing-a-longs. Visit www. SuffolkCenter.org for more information. March 17-24

As Suffolk's premier culinary celebration, Suffolk Restaurant Week was launched by Suffolk Tourism to showcase the array of exceptional dishes prepared by the best chefs in Suffolk. This popular culinary tradition features the best restaurants citywide and offering fixed-price, threecourse meals. There are no passes to buy, coupons to carry or cards to punch. Food lovers may simply dine at as many participating restaurants as they like during Suffolk Restaurant Week, exploring new dining opportunities or enjoying old

Meet American Girl Felicity Merriman at Riddick’s Folly, 510 N. Main St. Felicity is a spunky, spritely girl growing up in Virginia in 1774 just as America is about to declare its independence from Great Britain. As talk of revolution rumbles around her, Felicity finds it harder to tell right from wrong. Ben, her father's young apprentice, wants war, while her best friend Elizabeth's family remains loyal to the king. Felicity finds out what independence really means as the American colonies begin their fight for freedom in the Revolutionary War. There will be three sittings: 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. One girl that attends will win a Felicity doll. Space is limited, and reservations are required. Donations welcome. Ages 5 and up are welcome. Call for reservations at 757-9340822 or email riddicksfolly@verizon.net. March 27

The Nansemond River Preservation Alliance will hold a River Talk at the C.E.&H. Ruritan Hall, 8881 Eclipse Drive. A social will begin at 6:30 p.m., with the program from 7 to 8. Invasive Species Specialist Steven Kirkpatrick and Horticulturalist Byron Carmean will discuss the issues of invasive flora in Virginia. Call 708-6114 for more information. April 10

The Suffolk Sister Cities International Young Artists and Authors Showcase will be shown at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, 110 W. Finney Ave., April 10-19. Sister Cities International aims to promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation — one individual, one community at a time. Each year, the Young Artists and Authors Showcase encourages youth from around the globe to express the mission of Sister Cities International through original artwork and literature. This year’s theme, "The Art of Diplomacy," highlights the importance of citizen diplomacy and the innovative ways citizen diplomats achieve

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peace through people-to-people interaction. Students are encouraged to draw inspiration from their experiences with Sister Cities, travel, exchange, international friendships, and the many ways that people cultivate relationships across cultures. April 14

Masters of Soul will perform at 8 p.m. at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, 110 W. Finney Ave. Masters of Soul is a celebration of the legendary songs and performers that defined Motown and soul music. This 90-minute show features stylishly costumed, fully choreographed performances of both male and female groups backed by a live band. Masters of Soul is the ultimate stroll down memory lane. For younger generations, the show offers an opportunity to experience an era in our country’s history that produced many of the greatest music acts ever recorded. Masters of Soul has performed to numerous sold-out audiences and garnered rave reviews across the country at venues ranging from community theaters and universities to performing arts venues and concert halls. Visit www.SuffolkCenter.org for more information. April 14

The Suffolk Spring Mud Jam will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Suffolk Executive Airport. Five classes include a Street Class plus a Tuff Truck competition through an obstacle course designed for high flying action as well as a Mega Trucks tug of war. This is a family-friendly, rain-or shine event. Tickets are $15 per person; kids 6 and under are free. There will be open pits, concessions and merchandise.


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Tour de Cure returns Story by Alex Perry File photography

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n annual race for a cure that’s held in Suffolk will undergo changes this year to encourage more riders, runners and walkers to help those with diabetes. This year’s American Diabetes Association Hampton Roads Tour de Cure will be held on April 28 at the Suffolk Executive Airport, rather than King’s Fork High School, which had hosted the event for the last six years. There will be 12-, 30-, 63- and 100-mile routes for riders of all skill levels. Avid cyclists can ride down into North Carolina and back, while casual riders can simply do the 12-mile leisure course through Suffolk’s beautiful scenery, according to Robin Kantor, ADA Hampton Roads director of development. There will also be a new 5K run and walk at the airport as part of a national change to include more participants. Every 5K participant will receive a finisher medal.

“No matter what road you take, you’ll be joining thousands of people across the country that have the same passion as you to fight diabetes and its burdens,” Kantor said. The event raises funds for diabetes research, education and advocacy efforts, with thousands of participants each year. Kantor said there will be more health screenings available this year, plus kids’ activities and a family fitness area. “Even if they aren’t participating in the event, we encourage people to come out and get screened for diabetes to learn their risk,” she said. Participants will enjoy craft beer from Smartmouth Brewing Co. There will also be food trucks, Subway sandwiches and breakfast served by Suffolk BBQ Co. The fundraising goal this year is $450,000. Visit diabetes.org/hrtdc or call 424-6662 ext. 3269 for more information. ←


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f o s r a 90 ye e vic r e s y t i n u comm Story by Kellie Lagoy File photography

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ay 19 will mark the 90th birthday of the Holland Ruritan Club, and it’s also the 90th birthday of the first Ruritan Club in the United States. “The Mother Club” was made up of 35 men for the purpose of bringing together farmers, business and professional members. “Ruritan started out as those involved in agriculture — farmers and the people of Holland — getting together to air out their problems,” said Holland Ruritan Club president Joe Simmons. “Now there are about 1,100 clubs with about 30,000 members scattered across the country.”

The original club was commemorated by a monument in 1958. The 9-foot-high granite monument was unveiled on May 25, 1958. Ruritan National holds the deed to the land. While Ruritan clubs have grown across the nation, the Holland Ruritan Club has grown in its ideals. “Within the last 20 years, we started taking in female members,” Simmons said. “It has made the biggest difference. The women are the hardest-working members, and we get a different perspective in meetings.” Ruritans live by the words fellowship, good-

will and community service. “We try and make the community the best we can,” Simmons said. The Holland Ruritan Club regularly holds fundraisers to donate money to other organizations as well as to provide scholarships to the youth in the area. Some of their fundraisers include Boston butt sales, Sunday luncheons and the barbecue cook-off at the annual Founder’s Day. “I got involved with the club when my daughter was awarded the scholarship,” Simmons said. “I came to watch and never really left.”


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The club will be holding its annual Founder’s Day celebration this May 19 and it will be the biggest celebration in history. The day will begin with an opening ceremony at 10:30 a.m., and the festivities will end with a fireworks show at 9 p.m. The entire celebration is free and open to the public, except the barbecue cook-off. The cook-off, happening at noon, will cost $10 in advance and $12 at the gate. Most of those entered in the competition are Ruritan Club members. Along with the cook-off will be a parade, a car show and live music. The car show is a first for the celebration and will feature custom cars and trucks. Those that want to show their cars have to pay $20 in advance or $25 on-site, but the event is free for spectators. Cars can be seen from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Holland. �

The Holland Ruritan Founder's Day Parade always features a fun assortment of beauty queens, marching bands and shriners' units.


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The Holland Ruritan Club Founder's Day is always a fun time filled with the parade and a barbecue cook-off.

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Happy hunting among veterans and family

Story and photos by Alex Perry

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ike Cunningham reloaded his Remington 12-gauge shotgun, his fingers cold in the morning of Feb. 17 in Carrsville, just outside of Suffolk. Then he heard the telltale flapping. That was his cue to aim high and pull the trigger. A crackling of shots could be heard throughout the massive clearing as more pheasants were released from the tower in the center.

The faint sound of dropping pellets could be heard between the sharp bangs with each volley. “You can hear it raining like ice,” said Travis Luter, the volunteer driving around the clearing on his four-wheeler. Cunningham, a 31-year Army veteran, had good aim as he picked off two more pheasants to add to his haul. “This is the place to be right here,” he said with a laugh and another quick reload.

The fourth annual Legacy Ranch Tower Shoot was held on private property owned by Carl Outland and was organized by Mike Luter and his family with Freedom Hunters, a military outreach program for active duty and veterans, their families and others wounded or injured to participate in outdoor adventures. “We all do it just to give back to the service members who have sacrificed a lot for our country,” said Bud DePlatchett, See HUNTING page 20

A hunter prepares to take aim during the annual Legacy Ranch Tower Shoot.


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"This is a great way to bring my whole family together to show the veterans that we appreciate what they’ve done." — Mike Luter, owner of Arrowhead Environmental Services


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A specially designed track chair that can navigate any terrain helps wounded warriors participate in the shoot. HUNTING continued from page 18

Freedom Hunters East Coast coordinator. This year brought out approximately 40 hunters. There were active duty men and women and veterans with decades of service. DePlatchett said this was their biggest one yet. “This is probably our largest hunting event nationwide,” he said. “I’m not aware of any other shoots that have more recipients at them than this one.” Mike Luter, owner of Arrowhead Environmental Services, and his wife, Judy, started organizing the event four years ago with their family to offer camaraderie to those that served, as well as a new experience for first-time hunters. “This is a great way to bring my whole family together to show the veterans that we appreciate what they’ve done,” Luter said. The hunters formed two circles around the tower in the clearing. Approximately 240 pheasants were released in groups, and 159 were harvested at the end of the day. Their meat was distributed equally among all the hungry hunters. “Their meat is a little darker, but it’s really good,” Wayne Ford said. Select birds had colored streamers attached to them that represented a potential prize for the lucky shooter. Prizes included top-of-the-line guns, ODU See HUNTING page 21

Pheasants were the game of the day during the annual Legacy Ranch Tower Shoot.


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Retrievers worked hard for their money during the annual Legacy Ranch Tower Shoot.

basketball tickets and fishing trips. It was the first time that Army Staff Sgt. Chip Heusinger participated in the annual bird shoot, but he managed to snag a streamer for his pick of a bottle of donated bourbon or whiskey. “I love it,” Heusinger said as he held his gun in gloved hands. “It’s definitely an experience.” About 10 black, brown and yellow labs were racing towards each downed bird. They came back to their owners with trophies and their tongues hanging proudly. “I feel like this has got to be the best day ever for the dogs,” Navy veteran Al Nugent chuckled. “All of them are getting something today.” Steve Southern was taking aim from a state-of-the-art track chair. The treads of the chair allowed him to navigate the mud and dirt with ease. “I couldn’t do it without it,” Southern said. The retired industrial mechanic bagged more than four pheasants by the time the final shots were heard. “Even if I didn’t shoot, I’d still be having a good time.” See HUNTING page 22

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Coffee and bacon-covered doughnuts were served in the morning, then chili after the shooting was done. There were also door prizes for knives and gift certificates. “A lot of them have never been out in the country, so we want to make them feel at home,” Judy Luter said. “We try to make it very welcoming.” The experience is therapeutic for many of the veterans. They share stories of their time served along with jostling each other for missed shots. Jake Young, a 22-year U.S. Navy veteran, spent 23 months in the hospital after suffering massive trauma to the head during his 12th deployment. He medically retired in 2014 and then got involved with Freedom Hunters. Since then, he’s been with them for elk and deer hunting. “It’s getting me back outside,” Young said, adding that the support of the volunteers and fellow veterans has been tremendous. “It’s really good to have that camaraderie.” Nugent said it’s great for the older veterans to be able to connect with the younger men and women actively serving today. One of those is Taurean Saunders, 31, who has been in the U.S. Navy for 12 years. Saunders said the morning of veterans and sport is stress relief. “We shoot weapons while we’re on duty, so why not do it in your off time and actually enjoy it?” Saunders said. The event is called a “legacy” tower shoot because the Luters plan to keep this going through their children, their children’s spouses and eventually their grandkids. “Our kids are learning how to do this, and they’re going to continue this down the road so when we’re long gone, we can still continue to provide this day of normalcy for veterans,” he said. ←

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ynthia Walker is from Silverdale, Wash., but has been living in Hampton Roads since 1998. She loves muscle cars — a passion inherited from her father and grandfather — and enjoys taking photos of them and selling them. She’s happiest taking photos at junk yards or car shows. We're always looking for amateur and professional photographers who want to share their views of Suffolk. If you'd like to have your work considered, send an email to news@suffolklivingmag.com.


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Recognized

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Story by Phyllis Speidell Photos by John H. Sheally II

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R984 created little news buzz outside Virginia when President Donald Trump signed it on Jan. 28, 2018, but to six American Indian tribes, it had immeasurable impact. The bill granted federal recognition to half a dozen Indian tribes in Virginia, including the Nansemond Indians, Hampton Roads’ only surviving indigenous tribe. “Never did I think I would see this in my lifetime,” Earl Bass, Nansemond chief emeritus, said. “When I heard the news, I was jumping up and down with excitement, and I was home alone” Bass, 63, is a descendent of the Nansemonds who were among the first Indians to meet Capt. John Smith and the Jamestown settlers in the early 1600s. “I never thought this would happen,” said Fred Bright, 79, a former treasurer of the Nansemond Indian Tribal Association who also traces his ancestry to those early Indians. For years, Bright worked with Bass and Barry Bass, another former Nansemond chief, to persuade the Bureau of Indian Affairs — and later Virginia legislators — that the Nansemonds deserved federal recognition. It is a recognition delayed by 400-plus years, according to the current Nansemond Chief Lee Lockamy. What does federal recognition mean? The tribe is still waiting for specific answers from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, information they hope to glean from an upcoming meeting with the Bureau’s senior regional director for the Eastern Region. “Right now, we don’t know quite where this is going, but I know there will be paperwork this high,” Lockamy said, holding his hand at his shoulder. See RECOGNIZED page 26


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“We haven’t digested the whole federal recognition yet,” Earl Bass agreed. “We know the benefits start as of the date of the signing, but as of now but we don’t know for sure what those benefits are.” They do know that gambling casinos are not part of the future — and to the Nansemonds, that is not a loss. “There is a no-gaming clause in the bill — even if the state of Virginia approves gambling, “Bass said. “We have signed away our rights to gambling to get federal recognition.” The news did bring the tribe, about 300 members nationwide, a startling increase in requests for new as well as re-instated memberships. “We had to buy a new membership card machine,” Bass said. Aspiring members are required to present a documented genealogy to the tribe to validate their eligibility. The renewed desire to claim Indian ancestry is a contrast to the early 20th-century era, when Dr. Walter Plecker reigned as the first registrar of Virginia’s Bureau of Vital Statistics, serving from 1912 to 1946. A eugenicist and advocate

of white supremacy, Plecker pushed for passage of the Racial Integrity Act of 1924 that made interracial marriage a crime and required birth certificates to have only “White” and “Colored” designations. Rumor also had it that Plecker altered existing birth certificates, eliminating any reference to “Indian” because, he believed, there were no “true” Indians left in Virginia. The long-term effect of altering birth records, often referred to as “clerical genocide,” greatly hampered the Indians’ quest to document their lineage using official records. Many Indian parents of that era, fearing reprisals, instructed their children never to mention their ancestry. Bright said that his grandmother “went to her grave saying there were no Indians in our family.” Bass and his older brother, Sam Bass, the assistant chief, remember their parents, Albert and Gertrude Bass, talking about their Indian heritage to their eight children, but never outside the home. In 1984, however, when Norfolk native Oliver Perry, called a meeting to re-establish the Nansemond Tribe, Albert and Gertrude were among the 61 attendees. Perry had devoted his

retirement from the military and civil service to researching his Nansemond roots and was a leader in the tribe’s reorganization. Perry, along with the Basses, Brights and other Nansemond families, worked with several volunteer consultants including Helen Rountree, noted Old Dominion University professor emerita of anthropology, toward the 1985 recognition of the tribe by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Earl and Sam Bass grew up in Portsmouth, as did Bright. Now Earl Bass lives in South Mills, Sam Bass in Suffolk and Bright in Portsmouth. Lockamy lives in Virginia Beach and, like the others, travels to Suffolk’s Lone Star Lakes for tribal meetings at Mattanock Town. Mattanock Town, at the tribe’s Suffolk riverfront pow-wow site, is a dream more than a decade in the making to create an authentic early 17th-century Indian village to serve as an educational destination and cultural center. In 2013, the city offered the tribe the site of about 70 acres — with the stipulation that the project would become viable within five years or the land forfeited. To date, the tribe has financed the project and built several authentic longhouses and trails with the help of local Boy Scouts and See RECOGNIZED page 27

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other community volunteers. Among the discussions at the tribal councils at Mattanock Town this year will be the news that the Nansemonds are the first tribe to join the Sons of the American Revolution. The national lineage society requires each of its 35,000-plus members prove their descent from an ancestor who supported the cause of American independence during the years 1775 to 1783. Earl and Sam Bass, as well as tribe member Tom Badamo from Long Island, and numerous other Nansemonds can track their ancestry to William Bass, their great-grandfather’s great-grandfather, who appears on the 1772 tax rolls as of English and Nansemond descent. According to Michael J. Elston, national trustee and president of the Virginia Sons of the American Revolution, the SAR’s executive committee has approved a prospective chapter based with the Nansemond Tribe. The tribe has already found the requisite number of members and, upon approval, Elston said, the Nansemond Indian Chapter would be the first majority Native American chapter in the SAR. ←

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Antiques Show and Sale The Suffolk Art League held its 35th annual Antiques Show and Sale fundraiser Feb. 24-25 at King’s Fork Middle School. Hundreds of patrons came through to stop at dozens of antiques dealers who offered wares including silver, china, crystal, fabrics, furniture, books, military memorabilia and more. PHOTOS BY Tracy Agnew

Toni Taylor and Keith Sawyer

Van Worrell of Father Time Antiques

Pete Perry and Beckie Perry

Bruce Bowles of D.B. Bowles Jewelers


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Engage Suffolk Citizens learned more about what Suffolk has to offer at the Engage Suffolk event held on Jan. 27 at the North Suffolk Library. The event featured more than 30 organizations. Patrons checked out “Human Library� volunteers to hear their unique experiences and get new perspectives on their city. PHOTOS BY Alex Perry

Hayden Blythe

Mary LeBlanc

Saher Mirza and Deborah Ward

Luke Hook

Sara Van Gorder, Claudia Mazur and Angela Martin

Dorothy Waddell and Chuck Weil

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One Hot Havana Night Guests enjoyed the sights, sounds and spicy food of Cuba at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts’ “One Hot Havana Night” fundraiser on Feb. 10. Guests walked through rooms fashioned into Havana hotspots while enjoying zesty Albondigas meatballs, Cuban sandwiches and more delicious offerings. Many were dressed in costumes fit for a Caribbean party. PHOTOS BY ALEX PERRY

Raynaud Delgado

Alex Rowe and Erinn Barnes

Harry Lee Cross III and Lisa Cross

Nora Wilson, Allie Thorndike and Zach Vaught

Bernard Baker and Taylor Burrows


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Paws for the Arts The Suffolk Humane Society held its Paws for the Arts fundraiser on Feb. 3. Hundreds of ticketholders enjoyed heavy hors d’oeuvres, silent and live auctions and entertainment. PHOTOS BY TRACY AGNEW

Jennifer and Butch Gordon

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Tripp and Mary Johnson and Monette Harrell

Susan Draper, Carla Jones, Kay Hurley and Sheri Anderson

Holly Milteer and Kris Kennedy

Ruth Patterson, with Dakota, and Gordon Hatchell, with Sandy

Delmon Harbour and Bruce Bowles


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Last edition’s Where Am I? We thought more people would get this one right, but apparently plenty of folks walk over it — literally — without seeing it. As it turns out, only six people correctly pinpointed the location of this plaque as the sidewalk on the northwest corner of Main and Washington streets. Placed in April 1933, the plaque honored Franklin D. Roosevelt and where am I? was sponsored by I the Suffolk NewsHerald. Gerald “Skip” Johns was randomly chosen from among the six correct answers, and he will win a $25 gift card. See page 32 for this edition’s challenge. 38 suffolk living

n each edition the Suffolk Living staff provides a challenge of sorts, testing how much of Suffolk you really know. We photograph some location in Suffolk that is readily accessible and open to the public, and see if you can tell us where it is.

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POstcard: This mislabeled postcard features the 1752 alms house that was one of the few buildings to survive when the British burned Suffolk in 1779, according to “Suffolk in Vintage Postcards” by the Suffolk-Nansemond Historical Society. The building was at the corner of present-day Mahan and Main streets but was demolished in 1912. The postcard incorrectly calls it the Castle Inn, where the Marquis de Lafayette stayed in 1825 on a visit through Suffolk. COURTESY OF SUFFOLK-NANSEMOND HISTORICAL SOCIETY


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