One of the best kept secrets in Roanoke is Church Women United in the Roanoke Valley (CWU), a racially, culturally and theologically inclusive ecumenical Christian women’s movement, celebrating unity in diversity and working for a world of peace and justice. In Roanoke, CWU meets five times a year for worship and fellowship. Breaking down barriers requires people to get to know each other. Attending a CWU meeting provides the opportunity to meet and interact with women from different denominations. Continue reading A “Best Kept Secret” for 75 Years
The Roanoke Valley Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. completed several programming initiatives during the 2018 year. Programming included volunteer participation in the annual Henry Street Heritage Festival, celebration of “Carole Robertson Day”, organization of a Financial Literacy Workshop at Virginia Tech and fellowship during the Holiday Ice Skating Social. Continue reading Roanoke Valley Jack and Jill Chapter Culminates Year
The 5TH annual Lea’s High School Winter Classic Basketball Challenge will be held Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, in Berglund Center Coliseum. Ticket prices are: general admission $10.00/students and are on sale now at Berglund Center Box Office, HomeTownBankTix.com, or by calling 877-HTB-TIXNow. Tickets will also be available the day of the event at the Box Office. Each ticket is good for the entire day. The schedule is as follows: Continue reading The Winter Classic Basketball Challenge returns
The Virginia Museum of Transportation announces an evening of music, dancing, food, and fun. The Haus of Schmitt will rock the house with their eclectic rock and five-part harmonies on Friday, Jan. 11. Doors open at 7 p.m and Haus of Schmitt will play from 8 – 10 p.m. at the Virginia Museum located at 303 Norfolk Ave., SW. Continue reading Winter Bash with live band
Shawn Moore, former NFL Quarterback, will be the guest speaker at the Jan. 14 meeting of the Roanoke Valley Sports Club.
Moore was a consensus All-American football player at the University of Virginia before becoming a quarterback for the NFL’s Denver Broncos and Arizona Cardinals, in addition to several Canadian Football League teams. Continue reading Shawn Moore, to speak at Sports Club Meeting
by S. Rotan Hale
Youth activist and motivational speaker Elijah Coles-Brown delivered a barnstorming message during this year’s NAACP Jubilee Day celebration.
The event was held Tuesday, Jan. 1 before a packed sanctuary at Loudon Ave. Christian Church, pastored by Rev. Anthony L. Holmes who was unable to attend.
“As we march into 2019 lets develop a concept of do more for our youth,” said Brenda Hale, president, local chapter NAACP. Continue reading Youth activist delivers message of empowerment and awareness