orlando debrief

Some final thoughts on Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (WAVY) — It was the most surreal and saddest of returns to the City Beautiful. Orlando is a family vacation destination, home to Walt Disney World, the happiest place on earth. However, there are few smiles in the city where I spent nearly 12 years of my career. I saw an Orlando that was healing from the evil act of one man that destroyed so many families. Perfect strangers spoke to each other in a soft, but defiant tone — defiant, in that people who fight the high heat and humidity of the summer months were going…

Honoree Brian Winfield speaking about his years of volunteering for the March of Dimes
Photo from Wayne Pellenberg

Nicole’s Notes: Great food, great event, great cause!

Another great year of food, fun, and an auction to benefit the March of Dimes. The Signature Chefs event was held Sunday, October 12 at the …

Brandy Smith of Virginia Beach, contestant on TLC's "The Next Great Baker"

Nicole’s Notes: VB woman on a mission to become “The Next Great Baker”

A Virginia Beach woman has been serving up treats to folks in Hampton Roads for a few years now and she’s ready to show the world she is “Th…