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Jazz Brunch, an afternoon delight

BRUNCH – Museum president, Charles Price (left), with Chuck and Debbie Baker standing next to their newly acquired painting purchased through the auction at the Harrison Museum Sunday Jazz Brunch. – Photos by S. Hale

by S. Rotan Hale

Take a classy upscale venue, mix a dose of cordial fellowship, add a delightful buffet (with a well-balanced assortment of culinary delights), throw in the perfect music and a great cause and what you have is Harrison Museum’s annual Sunday Jazz Brunch.

Aah, dinning at Hotel Roanoke never felt so good for those who gathered Sunday, Sept. 10. for this affair–now in its seventh year.

The afternoon soiree serves as the official lead-in for the Henry Street Heritage Festival that typically kicks-off on the following weekend at Elmwood Park downtown. Continue reading Jazz Brunch, an afternoon delight

Receives Eagle Scout Rank

Phazhon Nash

Phazhon Nash received his Eagle Scot Rank on September 5, 2017. Phazhon hosted a Community Health Fair on June 24th at Morning Star Baptist Church focusing on Health Issues that primarily affect the African-American community. The event was held at Morning Star Baptist Church with over 100 people attending. Eagle Scout is the highest achievement or rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America program. Phazhon is a senior at Northside High School where he is on the varsity football team, a member of SCA, YADAAP, and serves as a school ambassador, “Mentoring Men” where he mentors young elementary males. Continue reading Receives Eagle Scout Rank

TAP answers allegations regarding Dumas Hotel sale

Statement (and accompanying timeline) from TAP’s president and CEO, Annette Lewis, regarding allegations made about Dumas Hotel sale.  
Annette Lewis

“Let me begin by stating emphatically that TAP DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE and we always act in good faith.

“The facts are that before TAP accepted an offer, the Dumas Hotel Legacy, Inc. made an offer on June 7 that TAP responded to with a counter offer on June 20, 2017.  “Another offer was received from a different interested party by TAP on June 26.  Prior to accepting the offer, TAP’s realtor contacted the realtor for Dumas Hotel Legacy, Inc. to inform the group of the other party’s interest.  TAP’s realtor also wanted to find out the status of TAP’s counter offer. Though TAP was not required to notify Dumas Hotel Legacy, Inc. of the second party’s interest, TAP did.  TAP did not receive a response. Continue reading TAP answers allegations regarding Dumas Hotel sale

AYBA 2017 National Champs

TEAM – (front row from left) Jerel Rhodes II, Devin Johnson, Landon Trail, Brein Burch, Miles Wilson, Jaron Walker Jr., Satchel Venable. (Back row) Head Coach Richard Wilson, Stark Jones II, Elijah Mitchell, Coach Stark Jones, Jayden Smith, Louis English, Sidney Webb, Coach Omari Venable.

“The Virginia AllStars 2023”(the teams graduation year) won the 2017 AYBA National Championship in Ocean City, MD on July 28!  They were undefeated throughout the tournament to become National Champions!! The AllStars finished the season with a 61-10 record.  Congratulations AllStars!   (The Roanoke team is made up of 11 & 12-year-olds from the 6th & 7th grades.