Cheryl Tan

Made in Hampton Roads

April 25th, 2011 at 6:17 am by under Personalities

Good morning!

Hope everyone is doing well!

We’re always looking for different ways to bring you the stories of the people, the places and the beauty of Hampton Roads.

Kerri’s “Postcards” segments show you places you can take the family.

I started working on a new segment a couple of months ago, called “Made in Hampton Roads.”
It is exactly what the title says. I’m giving you a look at places you probably can’t get to see without an escort. We’ve already been inside S. Wallace Edwards & Sons to check out the process they use to make Surry Ham. Most recently, I stopped by Stihl, Inc. in Virginia Beach, an international company that calls Virginia Beach its U.S. home.

Made in Hampton Roads: Stihl:

I am always looking for ideas. Drop me an email at if you have the perfect “Made in Hampton Roads” location.

By the way, we have another surprise coming on The Hampton Roads Show.
It’s a good one. More details to follow.

Wait for it…

Have a great day!!!

Cultural exchange

February 23rd, 2011 at 4:41 am by under Personalities

Good morning!

I had the chance to visit with students at Tallwood High School in Virginia Beach yesterday afternoon. The Global Studies and World Languages Academy is hosting almost a dozen foreign exchange students from China this month. The visitors have stopped by local landmarks, soaking up Hampton Roads history and meeting people in the community. In April, students from Virginia Beach will travel to China to do the same thing.

In class yesterday, the students were learning the finer points of Chinese calligraphy. Not an easy task, but, truly, they did an amazing job.

Pets on Parade

February 2nd, 2011 at 5:17 am by under Personalities

What a fun event! The first-ever Fur Ball took place this past weekend at the Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel and honestly, I didn’t know what to expect. I walked in and saw ladies and gentlemen dressed to the nines. Right next to them, man’s best friend, also gussied up for a night out on the town. The biggest problem I heard about–some tangled leashes, a bit of barking. But I saw quite a few moments that made me go, “Aawww!” Dogs that didn’t know each other made some friends! Check out my pictures from the event.

Money from ticket sales will go to Portsmouth Humane Society’s planned new shelter. More than 250 tickets were sold to the event. And we learned that the night was such a success, you can plan on another one next year.

Stuff the Bus Yorktown!!!

August 27th, 2010 at 11:33 am by under Personalities

Operation School Supplies is underway!!!

But not for long. Today is the last day to drop off your donations.

I’m at the Wal-mart on Route 17 in Yorktown RIGHT NOW!!! And we have been BUSY!!!

Thanks to the Girl Scouts of York County and our Navy volunteers. They have truly pulled together to make this a community effort.

And thanks to all of YOU have helped make this project another 10 On Your Side success.


Daycare dilemmas?

August 26th, 2010 at 6:40 am by under Personalities

School will soon be back in session. If your household is like mine, you are anxious for it to get here (how many times can you hear, “Mom, what can I do? I’m bored!”), but you are also a little apprehensive about the changes your child will encounter. I have a 5-year-old heading into kindergarten, by the way!

Before the first bell rings, though, parents are already stressed.
It means daycare decisions and for some, big daycare dilemmas.

On The Hampton Roads Show (which you can catch weekdays at 8 a.m. on sister station, Fox 43), we tackled the issue in my weekly segment, “What’s Your Problem?”

Hope this helped you find some answers!
Cheryl Tan