From the CEO

Where were you while Neil Armstrong exited Apollo 11 and placed that “one small step” onto the moon? I was 7 years old, but vividly remember being in our vacation cottage in Cape Cod. Though I’m not sure if I fully appreciated the magnitude of the event, I remember my parents paying rapt attention to the black and white pictures on their television. I did know that this astronaut walking on the moon was a big deal, so big that the memory of it remains burned in my mind.

Ah, June. The beginning of summer. School is out. Vacations start. It’s wonderful that we live in an area that people from around the world want to come and visit.

I can’t believe it is May already! Though many of us begin thinking about summer vacations this time of year, things here at WHRO rarely slow down—even in the summer.

As I write this it is cold and rainy outside, but the arrival of April promises that spring is on its way. Spring is always an exciting time in Hampton Roads. It’s when we start to see flower and garden shows, art festivals, and craft fairs. WHRO has always been a big proponent of the arts in our community, and this month is no exception to our exciting lineup of arts coverage.

This month is Women’s History Month, a time to recall and celebrate the vital role of women in American history. For me, I celebrate the role of women in my life every day.