An award-winning journalist, Jeanne Theismann began her career at WTNH-TV in New Haven, Conn., where she was a news reporter and anchor as well as co-host of the daily “Good Morning, Connecticut” program. She went on to work for Seaway Communications, the first minority-owned U.S. broadcasting company before moving to Tokyo, where she spent several years working as a writer and editor for the Yomiuri Shimbun, the world’s largest daily newspaper.
During her time overseas, Jeanne traveled extensively, covering the third Indochina War between Vietnam and Cambodia as well as the Seoul and Sydney Olympic games. She began several relief projects for children and refugees and has personally delivered more than five tons of medical supplies to orphanages throughout the world. She serves as a visiting professor at the Ukrainian Catholic University, in L’viv, Ukraine.
Jeanne serves on the board of directors for First Night Alexandria, the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra and the Alexandria Sportsman’s Club. She is a member of the National Press Club, American Legion Post 24 and Rotary International, and is the media representative for the City of Alexandria’s Local Emergency Planning Commission. She loves travel, technology and trivia and dreams of one day writing headlines for the New York Post.
Benefit raises funds for Inova Alexandria hospital.
More than 225 people turned out Sept. 23 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Historic Alexandria Homes Tour at the Diamond Jubilee Party held at Jack Taylor’s Toyota.
Waterfront event showcases maritime history.
Handmade wooden boats, and an “anything that floats” race on the Potomac River and a 12-foot white skiff that served as a blank canvas for children were all part of the festivities as the Alexandria Seaport Foundation hosted its annual Seaport Day Sept. 17 at Waterfront Park.
Breast cancer walk among things to do this fall.
While Sept. 22 signaled the first official day of autumn, it is the month of October when sweater weather moves in and a canvas of colorful leaves begins to blanket the city.
Historic Homes Tour celebrates 75 years.
The Dr. William Brown House, considered one of Old Town’s most prominent and historic homes, will be one of six homes featured Sept. 24 in the 75th annual Historic Alexandria Homes Tour benefitting the Twig Junior Auxiliary of Inova Alexandria Hospital.
RunningBrooke spearheads park cleanup.
The wheels were set in motion back in April, when Brooke Curran solicited 400 donors to participate in Spring2Action to help fund the revitalization of Taney Avenue Park.
Ray Deakins protests Sept. 21 the decision of Alexandria City Council to petition the Virginia General Assembly for permission to remove the Appomattox Statue from the intersection of Prince and Washington streets.
“Rocky” Versace among six Vietnam veterans still considered MIA.
The strains of “God Bless America” were the last words anyone would hear from Capt. Humbert “Rocky” Versace before he was executed Sept. 26, 1963, while a prisoner of war in Vietnam. Versace, whose remains have never been found, is one of six Alexandrians listed as Missing in Action from the Vietnam War.
Longerbeam, Barger to talk about upcoming season.
As T.C. Williams’ head football coach, Jimmy Longerbeam is the new kid in town and will talk about the upcoming season at the Alexandria Sportsman’s Club annual High School Football Coaches Night Sept. 20 at the Old Dominion Boat Club.
Belle Haven tournament raises funds.
The third annual Patriots Day Golf Classic was held Sept. 9 at Belle Haven Country Club, raising funds for local veterans organizations in remembrance of those who perished in the 9-11 terrorist attacks as well as to honor those serving their country and working as first responders and emergency rescue personnel.
City to mark 15th anniversary of 9-11 attacks.
It was an unimaginable act of terrorism that took the lives of 13 Alexandria residents on Sept. 11, 2001. On Saturday, Sept. 10, the City of Alexandria will hold a ceremony to mark the 15th anniversary of what remains the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history.