Alleghany-Dunbar, #109 Prince Hall Masons on the move

Bernard Johnson

by Myles W. Jackson, Sr.

Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Virginia, Free and Accepted Masons, Inc. (MWPHGL of VA) held its 142nd Annual Grand Communication in Chesapeake, VA September 14-16. Commonly known as “Prince Hall Masons,” over 4,900 men strong.Alleghany-Dunbar, #109, has been involved in numerous community activities during the past year to include: Continue reading Alleghany-Dunbar, #109 Prince Hall Masons on the move

BSA Troop 120 at Peas Concert

BSA Troop 120

On Saturday, Sept. 23, members of Boy Scout troop 120 in Roanoke, VA participated in a String Beans, Corn, and Peas Concert at Redwood UMC in Rocky Mount. The purpose was to collect cases of string beans, corn and peas for distribution to Feeding America and other food pantries.  The troop participated by contributing cases of can goods and helping set up the various booths and activities at the venue. They were also responsible for manning some of the activities. Over 600 cases of vegetables were collected.  Scoutmaster Melvin Wilson, Jr. directs troop 120.

Exploring some adages and attitudes…

A popular adage once frequently heard in today’s ever increasing free society is, “It takes a Village to raise a child.” Like any other, however, this theory has been and continues to be questioned and even debated. Some contend that it only takes two good parents to do so. This certainly would be the ideal situation but even the dichotomy of “good parents” has drastically changed in recent decades. Continue reading Exploring some adages and attitudes…