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The Pillowcase Project

Jefferson College of Health Sciences at Carilion Clinic and the American Red Cross (Virginia Mountain Region Chapter) are partnering on The Pillowcase Project, a free event to help children ages 8-11 (grades 3-5) prepare for disasters, such as house fires, floods and tornadoes.

The Pillowcase Project will take place on Saturday, March 28, at Jefferson College of Health Sciences, 101 Elm Ave., SE, Roanoke, Registration begins in the third floor lobby at 1 p.m. and the event will run from 2 to 4 p.m. Children will participate in one 45 minute session, with sessions beginning at 2, 3 and 4 p.m.  All children ages 8-11 are welcome at this event! Continue reading The Pillowcase Project

Fleming Colonel’s Theatre Company presents Spring Musical, Leap of Faith

Jonas Nightingale and his sister Sam Nightingale and their Angels of Mercy are holding an old Tent Revival and you are invited to attend The Colonel’s Theatre Company production of Leap of Faith!
Love will get you every time…God’s Love and one charismatic con-man who has given up on God, but God has never given up on him, is about to find that out in the “Fresh off of Broadway” Tony nominated inspirational musical, Leap Of Faith.  Based on the film of the same name starring Steve Martin & Debra Winger, in which an unscrupulous faith healer finds unsuspecting love and finally sees the light. Continue reading Fleming Colonel’s Theatre Company presents Spring Musical, Leap of Faith

Jefferson Center gets new marketing manager

Jefferson Center announced its recent addition to their team to meet the needs of their upcoming performance schedule. Matthew Wirt was tapped as Marketing Manager at the beginning of March, 2015.

“I couldn’t be more excited to join this team,” says Wirt. “For a decade, I’ve enjoyed the top notch music and art Jefferson Center brings to the region as an audience member. Now I get to play a hands-on role in putting it all together.”  Continue reading Jefferson Center gets new marketing manager

Cox to donate 100 computers to local students

It’s estimated that 76% of K-12 teachers assign Internet-based homework. Where does this leave children who don’t have access to the Internet or a computer at home to complete their homework? Many of those children are simply getting left behind; their graduation rates are 6 to 8 percent lower than similar students who have Internet access at home.  Continue reading Cox to donate 100 computers to local students

Local NAACP Excellence Awards program highlights area youth ‘Impactors’

Honorees: RCPS educators honored by the NAACP, (from left): Jeff May of Westside Elementary; Ruth Claytor; Principal Archie Freeman and Bobby Martin, head football coach, all of William Fleming High School. Others honored (not pictured) included: Carolyn Patterson; Councilwoman Anita Price and Pastor Dwight & Mrs. Connie Steele of Pilgrim Baptist Church.
Honorees: RCPS educators honored by the NAACP, (from left): Jeff May of Westside Elementary; Ruth Claytor; Principal Archie Freeman and Bobby Martin, head football coach, all of William Fleming High School. Others honored (not pictured) included: Carolyn Patterson; Councilwoman Anita Price and Pastor Dwight & Mrs. Connie Steele of Pilgrim Baptist Church.

The Roanoke NAACP Youth Council made an awesome presence at the “2nd Annual Impactors of Excellence Awards program” on Sunday, March 8, at Pilgrim Baptist Church. Each member demonstrated Excellence as they served as Mistress and Master of Ceremonies, presenters of the honorees, devotion leaders, commemorators, dancers, ushers and singers in the NAACP Choir.   The NAACP chant and the CREDO led by Erin Hilton helped the audience understand why these youth are NAACP warriors.   It was all about the youth and they made an IMPACT that day. Continue reading Local NAACP Excellence Awards program highlights area youth ‘Impactors’