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Jennifer's Heroes: Rockhouse Railway

Updated: 07/14/2010 - This week's segment features a local band of full-time IT professionals who like to jam on the side. They're promoting a song that has a very special meaning for coal miners. CBS19's Jennifer Black takes a closer look at the band, Rockhouse Railway, and their song, "Coal River."

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Jennifer's Heroes: Joe Gieck

Updated: 05/21/2010 - After spending time at West Point Military Academy, this week's hero worked for more than four decades as the Head of Sports Medicine at the University of Virginia. Despite retiring from the university setting, he still volunteers in sports medicine.

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Jennifer's Heroes: Volunteer, Patricia Carter

Updated: 05/14/2010 - For some people it's tough just to get to church on Sundays. However, that's not the case for Patricia Carter, who pays a visit to her Charlottesville church every night of the week. In this week's Jennifer's Heroes, Jennifer black introduces this hero of faith.

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Jennifer's Heroes: JABA Volunteer, Marilyn Fantino

Updated: 05/10/2010 - On Tuesday, Marilyn Fantino celebrated her 78th birthday, and Friday she will travel to Washington D.C. to be honored with a volunteer award. Sunday, Fantino and her three sons will celebrate Mother's Day, but for now, she's this week's hero.

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Jennifer's Heroes: Phil Giaramita, CASA Volunteer

Updated: 04/30/2010 - In less than 48 hours you can learn how to stand up for a child who has been abused or neglected. This week's hero has realized just how small a sacrifice that is and why it's made a difference of a lifetime for several area children.

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Jennifer's Heroes: Image Consultant, Debbie Crosby-Louis

Updated: 04/23/2010 - Debbie Crosby-Louis has worked many jobs, including as an investment banker on Wall Street. She now works as an image consultant and volunteers her time showing men, women and local students how to build their self-confidence.

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Jennifer's Heroes: Helping Hands

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.

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Jennifer Heroes: Wes Bellamy

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.

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Jennifer's Heroes: Ernie Deomampo and his 'Step Sisters'

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.

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Jennifer's Heroes: Dancer, Ashley Sisti

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.

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Jennifer's Heroes: Daniel Chester

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.

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Jennifer's Heroes: Computers 4 Kids

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.

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Jennifer's Heroes: Tote Bags for Children

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.

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Jennifer's Heroes: SPCA Olympics Adoption Special

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.

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Jennifer's Heroes: Jan Saint John and Roberta White

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.

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Jennifer's Heroes: Brian Seal

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.

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Jennifer's Heroes: Reid's Employee, Linda Lamb

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.

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Jennifer's Heroes: Colonel Cousteau

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.

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Jennifer's Heroes: Bearettes Director, Craig Jennings

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.

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Jennifer's Heroes: Don Short, Retiring UVa Police Officer

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.

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Jennifer's Heroes: Becky Silver

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.

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Jennifer's Heroes: Volunteer Barber, Robert Barnett

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.

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Jennifer's Heroes: Laurence Elder

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.

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Jennifer's Heroes: Tom Powell, Toy Lift Organizer

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.

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