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United Way of Southwest Virginia receives Grant

(to Further Smart Beginnings Regional Childcare and Preschool Programs)

The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) has awarded a three-year, $180,000 grant to United Way of Southwest Virginia for work to improve the health of young children throughout Southwest Virginia. With this grant, Smart Beginnings Southwest Virginia and Smart Beginnings New River Valley will assist regional childcare and preschool programs to offer the Al’s Pals curriculum. Continue reading United Way of Southwest Virginia receives Grant

Jefferson College of Health Sciences cuts ribbon to new collaborative lab

CEREMONY–from left: JCHS president, Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop; Radford University president Penelope Kyle; Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine president and founding dean, Dr. Cynda Johnson and Virginia Delegate Joseph Yost hold ribbon after the ceremonial opening of Virginia Intercollegiate Anatomy Lab.  — photos by S. Hale
CEREMONY–from left: JCHS president, Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop; Radford University president Penelope Kyle; Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine president and founding dean, Dr. Cynda Johnson and Virginia Delegate Joseph Yost hold ribbon after the ceremonial opening of Virginia Intercollegiate Anatomy Lab. — photos by S. Hale

by S. Rotan Hale

A sizable crowd packed the corridors of Jefferson College of Health Sciences (JCHS) Friday, May 22 for the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the newly established Virginia Intercollegiate Anatomy Lab, (VIAL).

The new $2.5-million facility is the result of 8 months of planning and is a collaborative effort with JCHS, Radford University’s Dept. of Physical Therapy and Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine with additional support from Carilion Clinic. Continue reading Jefferson College of Health Sciences cuts ribbon to new collaborative lab

Elmwood Park to host Big Lick Concert Series

Show features Morris Day and the Time and Cameo

Morris Day and the Time
Morris Day and the Time

Life Ring Foundation along with sponsors: Bright Services, Atlantic Credit & Finance, Inc., and Magic City Ford announce a performance by legendary R&B artists Morris Day and the Time and Cameo on August 2 in Roanoke’s Elmwood Park Amphitheater.

The Life Ring Foundation is proud to present the Big Lick Summer Concert Series for 2015 as an opportunity to help raise awareness and funding for the meaningful work that the organization does throughout the Valley to contribute to the growing local music scene. Continue reading Elmwood Park to host Big Lick Concert Series