Stairclimbers reunion luncheon

Published 12:00 am Sunday, August 14, 2005

The Stairclimbers will hold a reunion luncheon of former employees housed in the Old Clerk’s Building at noon Friday, Aug. 26 at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Mayor Bobby L. Ralph will offer welcoming remarks. For more information call David James at 255-4425.

LHS class of ’95

Email newsletter signup

Lakeland High School’s Class of 1995 will have a class reunion Friday, Oct. 21-23. For more information e-mail, or write P. O. Box 3105, Suffolk, Va. 23439-3105 or call 647-8877, 934-0367, or 923-4197. Payments are currently being accepted for the reunion. Contact one of the group members to get package prices. To receive the early bird discount, payments must be received or postmarked by June 30.

JYHS Class of ’75

John Yeates High School Class of 1975 invites the classes of 1974 and 1976 to join them in their 30-year reunion Sept. 10.

Class member addresses are needed so invitations can be mailed.

Contact the following for more information or to supply addresses:

Julie at 357-2719, Jackie at 484-7072, Whit at 238-9205, Faye at, or Regina at

Info is also available at

KFHS Band Boosters selling

fried chicken lunch and dinners

King’s Fork High School Band Boosters are sponsoring a Fried Chicken lunch and dinner on Friday, Aug. 19.

Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and dinner will be served from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the high school.

Tickets are $7 per plate.

The menu includes fried chicken, green beans, new potatoes and hush puppies.

Call 617-2128 or 636-8672.

1973 JFK Reunion plan

The alumni of John F. Kennedy High School, Class of 1973, will meet Aug. 14, at 6:15 p.m. to make plans for its class reunion.

The address is 2383 Carolina Road.

For directions, call 923-1006, 722-3194, or 539-1030.

JFK Class of 1985

It’s reunion time for the JFK class of 1985. Anyone interested in helping plan the 20-year reunion for 2005 should contact Donald Newsome, 925-4899; Betty Hall Jordan, 934-3602; or Elke Costley Boone, 934-8909.

JFK Class of 1975

All who would like to participate in the planning of the former John F. Kennedy High School Class of 1975 reunion, should contact Patricia Sweat Knight at 539-4450 or Wanda Robertson Cross at 875-1791 or e-mail

BTW Class of 1963

The former Booker T. Washington High School Class of 1963 meets every third Friday of each month for dinner at different restaurants or residences. If interested, contact Henry L. Dillard at 934-0983.

LHS Class of 1995

The Lakeland High School Class of 1995 is planning for its 10-year class reunion. For more information and to give suggestions, call Aleda Sharpe at 925-1437 or Nakisha Hill-Porter at 923-4197. Immediate contact is requested.

Windsor High School Class of 1978

Plans for the Windsor High School Class of 1978 reunion are under way. Call or email Calveta (Dickerson) Odom at 562-2233, or Phillissia (Robertson) Clinton at 484-0353,

Senior aerobics offered

Senior aerobics is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Suffolk Senior Center, 350 N. Main St. Betty Cartwright instructs this class, which is free to seniors 55 and over. For more information call the Senior Center at 923-2372.

Holland UCC welcomes seniors

Holland United Church of Christ, 6733 S. Quay Road, is opening the fellowship hall from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays to all seniors for refreshments and games.

Substitute teachers

The New Professional Substitute Teachers Association is asking members to contact the ad hoc committees at these numbers: 539-4373, 923-2997, 483-6320, 539-9363, or 934-1042.

55 Alive

The Suffolk Chapter of the AARP will sponsor the 55 Alive driving class on September 21 and 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The class will be held at the Suffolk Presbyterian Church, at the corner of Broad and Constance.

The cost is $10.

Class size will be limited.

For additional information or to register, call Jeanne Banks, 539-6311.

Thunder Creek Band in Wakefield

The Wakefield Foundation is holding a country/bluegrass music show featuring Thunder Creek Band on Saturday, August 27 at 7:30 p.m.

The Wakefield Foundation is located at 100 Wilson Avenue in Wakefield.

Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 on the day of the show; ages five and under are free.

Proceeds will benefit the Elevator Fund.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, log on to or call 899-2365 or 899-6005.


W.I.S.E. Women Community Development Corporation presents GOSPELROBICS 2005.

Please come join us as we lift up the name of Jesus through exercise!

Sessions on nutrition, weight management, and exercise will be offered, along with lots of fun!

All sessions will be led by certified dieticians and aerobic instructors.

All exercise will be done to Gospel music with the use of tambourines, sticks, bells, shakers, and more.

All sessions are biblically based.

Open to men, women, boys, and girls.

Come dressed to sweat!

The sessions start August 13 at 1:30 p.m. at the East Suffolk Community Center, 134 S. Sixth Street.

For more info, call 816-2471.

Family Ties Brunch

The Hilton Garden Inn is hosting a Family Ties Brunch on Wednesday, August 17 at 9:00 a.m.

The brunch is sponsored by the Suffolk Christian Women’s Connection.

Cost of the brunch is $13.95 and a complimentary nursery will be available.

Reservations are required by August 14.

For reservations call 539-4675 or 539-3898.

Feline storytelling at Riddick’s Folly

On Saturday, August 20, Riddick’s Folly will host two storytelling sessions for children.

The session for ages three to five starts at 10 a.m. Ages five to eight are invited for the second session beginning at noon.

Storyteller Auntie Ru will be presenting stories about cats.

Reservations are required, but there is no cost to attend.

If interested, call 934-1390.

Space is limited.

Suffolk Museum Trip

On August 18th (Thursday) the Suffolk Museum will take a day trip to the Hermitage Foundation Museum in Norfolk. The bus will leave the Suffolk Museum at 9:15 am and return at around 4:00 pm. Registration ends August 11th. There is a fee of $12.50. Participants will receive a guided tour of the 15 galleries of the Sloane family art collection, furniture and history. We will stop in Ghent for lunch on your own. For more information call 923-2371.

Show your Warrior Pride!

Join the Nansemond River Band Boosters.

All band parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles can join with a family membership for only $10.

Join before September 1st for a chance to win $25 off band uniform fees.

The first Band Booster meeting of the 2005 Fall Season is Thursday, August 11 at 7 p.m. in the Nansemond River High School band room.

Call the school at 538-5420 for more information.

Lake Kennedy Civic League

Lake Kennedy Civic League is holding a meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at Tabernacle Christian Church, located at 1401 E. Washington St.

Members are asked to please bring school supplies.

For more information, call Eddie L. Hicks at 539-2677.

APVA Presents Author

The Thomas Rolfe Branch of the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities will present Richmond writer, Lisa Antonelli Bacon, author of Virginia: A Commonwealth Comes of Age.

Learn about Virginia’s reemergence as a business and industrial giant.

Enjoy desserts after the presentation.

Come join the APVA in the gallery of the Wakefield Foundation on Sept. 19 at 7 p.m.

Tickets go on sale Sept. 1.

Tickets are $5 per person and will also be available at the door.

Call Troilen Seward at 866-8570 for more details.

Memorial Picnic

There will be a memorial picnic held in honor of Kelyonda C. Williams on Saturday, Aug. 20 from noon until 7 p.m. at Bennett’s Creek Park on Bennett’s Creek Park Road.

The picnic is open to the public.