Updated: 04/16/2010 - An Albemarle County mom routinely celebrated the birthday of her twins by working on a service project. The idea grew into a group of kids known as Helping Hands. CBS19's Jennifer Black explains how their hands and hearts make them heroes.
Updated: 04/09/2010 - Recent events, including a fight at the Fashion Square Mall, have some residents questioning whether there are enough community activities for area teens. In this week's Jennifer's Heroes, Jennifer Black introduces us to the man behind a project working to change that.
Updated: 04/06/2010 - For many of us, getting out of bed and finding the energy for an early morning step aerobics class just isn't going to happen. In this week's Jennifer's Heroes, Jennifer Black introduces us to one man who literally jumped at the opportunity to make it to every class he could at ACAC.
Updated: 03/25/2010 - This week's hero, Ashley Sisti, is a dancer. Although, she knows it's not the kind of dance you're used to seeing. Sisti, a University of Virginia graduate, will return to Charlottesville's Paramount Theater Friday to perform with the AXIS Dance Company.
Updated: 03/18/2010 - You may recall that Jennifer Black told you about the heroic story of Becky Silver and her battle with Leukemia back in December. Now, just over two months later, this hero is getting help to fight the disease once again.
Updated: 03/11/2010 - When we think of kids on the computer, we typically imagine them spending countless hours playing virtual video games or surfing social networking sites. However, in this week's Jennifer's Heroes, Jennifer Black explains why that's not the case in one local computer lab.
Updated: 03/05/2010 - Many times, when foster children travel from one home to another, they carry their belongings in a garbage bag. At the suggestion of an area social worker, senior citizens are helping lighten the load for children already carry a heavy burden.
Updated: 02/25/2010 - Team USA currently has 26 medals in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, and back here in the states there's a way to enjoy the climbing medal count and be a hero of your own. The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA is taking $1 off adoption fees for every medal won.
Updated: 02/19/2010 - Individuals who work on the front lines of long-term senior care gathered in Charlottesville earlier this week for a two-day convention. Amid a series of workshops, several attendees were recognized for their hard work. Two of them are this week's Jennifer's Heroes.
Updated: 02/12/2010 - Brian Seal is a man on a mission. He has a big heart and a big tractor to help him out. In this week's Jennifer's Heroes, Jennifer Black found out what motivates this Crozet man to move mountains of snow in his neighborhood.
Updated: 02/19/2010 - Managers at Reid Super-Saver Market on Preston Avenue say there's one employee they can count on to show up no matter what Mother Nature decides to drop down. CBS19's Jennifer Black profiles Linda Lamb in this week's Jennifer's Heroes.
Updated: 01/22/2010 - A day in the life of your family dog usually includes eating, drinking, sleeping, and maybe a walk or two, but not all dogs take it that easy. In this week's Jennifer's Heroes, Jen Black profiles one service dog who is hard at work.
Updated: 01/14/2010 - To captivate the minds of a room full of middle school girls, who rarely keep their mouths shut, takes a real hero. Bearettes Director Craig Jennings is the focus of the week's Jennifer's Heroes.
Updated: 01/12/2010 - University of Virginia Police Officer Donald Short is retiring from the department. Short spent 55 years working in public service, starting in Nassau County, New York. Short later moved to Charlottesville where he would become the University's first ever bike officer in the early 1990's.
Updated: 12/31/2009 - Many people will spend the last day of 2009 recalling their favorite moments of the past twelve months. Others, like this week's hero Becky Silver, will be anxiously awaiting a happier and healthier 2010.
Updated: 12/18/2009 - A few minutes and a few bucks are all most guys need for a haircut. However, one man is offering free haircuts for the men at Mountainside Senior Living in Crozet. Jennifer Black profiles volunteer barber Robert Barnett in this week's Jennifer's Heroes.
Updated: 12/10/2009 - This week's Jennifer's Heroes profiles a local singer/songwriter/pianist who is passing on his talents by volunteering his time and expertise at the Music Resource Center in Charlottesville.
Updated: 12/03/2009 - Charlottesville's Toy Lift has come a long way in 21 years. Even as organizer Tom Powell grows older, his dedication to making sure every child has a Christmas grows stronger. This week, Jennifer's Heroes took a closer at the man behind the lift.
Updated: 11/20/2009 - There is no shortage of organizations that need help from the community. In this week's Jennifer's Heroes we got a behind-the- scenes look at the MS Society's Dinner of Champions, where there is no shortage of heroes.
Updated: 11/12/2009 - Jennifer's Heroes honors an unsung hero in our community, and with Veteran's Day on Wednesday this week, what better time to recognize a hero who fought for our country.
Updated: 11/06/2009 - You have heard it before, every time someone donates blood, it saves three lives. Well, that means this week's hero has had a hand in saving the lives of over 100 people.
Updated: 11/24/2009 - Central Virginia is packed with places to take in a scenic stroll, but an ambitious Earlysville woman wanted to take it a step further. This week's hero took her backpacking hobby an extra mile--2,178 miles to be exact.
Updated: 07/30/2013 - Meals on Wheels Programs span across the country in neighborhoods big and small. In this week's Jennifer's Heroes the Newsplex's Jennifer Black introduces us to a woman who saw a need in her community and sprung into action.
Updated: 12/24/2009 - Neighbors helping neighbors is a simple concept. Next week, all across the country, volunteers have set up events for USA Today's "Make A Difference Day". One local student is using the national event to improve food banks in our area and nationwide.