Roanoke Redevelopment & Housing Authority among nine grantees to receive funding
In an effort to help low-income residents find higher-paying jobs, the U.S. Department and Urban Development (HUD) announced on Friday April 3, a $24-million investment for the next four years to nine public housing authorities, including a $3-million grant to the Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA), and their partners to help residents increase their earned income and become self-sufficient. Continue reading HUD awards Millions to help low-income public housing residents secure higher paying jobs
The Roanoke Branch of the NAACP is excited about the 2015 local ACT-SO competition to be held on Saturday, April 18, at William Fleming High School from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The program THAT has been around for 35 years, is considered by some to be a cultural “best kept secret” and people are really talking about how great it is. Community leaders and volunteers serve as judges and supporters for the participants as they showcase their respective talents. Continue reading Roanoke NAACP’s ACT-SO local competition
Family Service of Roanoke Valley will organize over 500 Roanoke Valley youth to lead projects that improve their communities on Saturday April 18, 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Washington Park. Family Service is serving as a State Farm Agency for Global Youth Service Day as designated by Youth Service America (YSA). Continue reading Roanoke Valley Global Youth Day
On Friday and Saturday, May 1-2, the Star Quilters Guild will hold a quit show at the Berglund Center in Roanoke. Hours are 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is $7.00 per person, with children 12 and under free. Continue reading Star Quilters Guild Show
Bricks 4 Kidz®, the highly-popular, international, children’s enrichment program that offers unique, educational LEGO® model building, announces a grand re-opening weekend celebration for its Roanoke/Salem location, now under the ownership of Shelly Whitaker. Continue reading Bricks 4 Kidz® Roanoke plans Grand Re-opening
One of the benefits of growing old is being able to look back and compare differences (as most tend to do), some good, some not so good with many others becoming utterly ridiculous and totally out of control.
Consider on this earthly plane, purported to be millions of years old, how the most phenomenal explosion of knowledge and advancement in science and technology have all occurred within less than the past 200 years (1844–the Baha’i Era) going from covered wagons to interplanetary travel and from guided missiles and drones to “misguided men,” as penned by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Continue reading Choose to accept challenge–and change