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
City Manager Noah A. Simon recently announced the appointment of Samuel Roman Jr. as the next Police Chief for the City of Lexington. Mr. Roman will begin as Chief within the next 30 days. Roman replaces Mark Riley who has served as Interim Police Chief since May 6, 2016. Continue reading Lexington appoints new Police Chief
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
A September 30, community meeting sponsored by the Roanoke Peoples’ Power Network (RPPN) and Black Lives Matter (BLM) Roanoke will address the latest developments regarding activists fighting white supremacy in Charlottesville, Durham and across the U.S. The free and open to the public meeting will be from 1-3 pm. at Roanoke’s Gainsboro Library, 15 Patton Ave. NW. Continue reading Fight White Supremacy!
Trust was the sole topic of one of the regular weekend programs on National Public Radio (NPR). The subject was analyzed and intellectualized by philosophers, laypersons and professionals of every walk of life. Oddly enough, the conversations were all about trust in (and of) others in every conceivable business, professional and personal setting. Not once did I hear any reference to being trustworthy. Among the primary laws of the New Age is trustworthiness. Continue reading Lament not over trials and adversity . . .