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Western Branch Magazine

Polish Pride in Western Branch

By Troy Cooper Staff Writer On the last weekend of April each year, the aromas of the Polish spice palate fill the springtime air in ... Read more

2 years ago by Staff Reports.

Bruin, Tar Heel and coach

Western Branch High School alumnus Donald André “Dré” Bly has an illustrious football resume. As a football player for the WBHS Bruins, the University of North Carolina ... Read more

2 years ago by Alex Perry.

One Girl bakes amazing goods

Najeonna Iman is building her reputation as a baker through her One Girl Desserts and Pastries that’s filling orders and bellies. It was family that ... Read more

2 years ago by Alex Perry.

Special memories of Newtown

For those who grew up there, the neighborhood of Newtown in Portsmouth near the Navy Yard was a special place. Houses were close together, and ... Read more

2 years ago by Tracy Agnew.

Wonderfully made

One by one, the seams come out of intricately designed wedding gowns, succumbing to a seam-ripper in the hands of a deft operator. Lace, sequins, ... Read more

2 years ago by Tracy Agnew.

The work continues for Chesapeake’s greenery

Making sure that Chesapeake is a beautiful place to live is a year-long job of cleanups and classroom learning, all overseen by the Chesapeake Environmental ... Read more

3 years ago by Alex Perry.

Shaggers in the heart of Western Branch

One and two, three and four, five and six. Marsha Ruth kept repeating the steps as more than 30 pairs of dancers followed instructions from ... Read more

3 years ago by Alex Perry.

Making Christmas bright in Western Branch

A small handful of volunteers and lots of generous people have teamed up to make a difference for children in Western Branch at Christmas the ... Read more

3 years ago by Tracy Agnew.

Serving in disaster, grief and community

Whether it’s been veterans returning from overseas or families devastated by a natural disaster, the volunteers of The Fallen Outdoors have provided aid in Chesapeake ... Read more

3 years ago by Alex Perry.

Picky about produce

Any Southerner knows the summer lure of velvety-skinned peaches, fresh corn, shiny watermelons and tomatoes or the autumn draw of leafy greens, sweet potatoes and ... Read more

3 years ago by Staff Reports.

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