The Roanoke Chapter of the Girl Friends, Inc. installed Beth Logan Sinkler (pictured seated in white) as a new member on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Holiday Inn, Valley View. Continue reading The Roanoke Chapter, Girl Friends, Inc. installs new member
Ferrum, VA – The Blue Ridge Institute and Museum of Ferrum College is hosting “Christmas in the Blue Ridge: Open House” 4 – 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13. The open house will be held at the Institute on Ferrum College campus at 20 Museum Drive, and will include refreshments, vendors selling Christmas gifts and caroling, plus a huge live tree decorated with traditional ornaments.
This holiday event is free and open to the community.
Don’t let your unused books end up in the landfill – donate them to TAP! Total Action for Progress (TAP) has started a book donation program with the goal of supporting its mission of helping individuals and families achieve economic and personal independence. Continue reading TAP to launch Book Donation Program
The media has been full of statements and reminiscences of President Bush who died Friday. Many praise his public service and call him an honorable man of great character. They praise him for his admirable humanity. Continue reading Critical reflections on President George H.W. Bush
Sweet Baby Jesus is in a caravan of travelers, heading north. He is tiny, carried by his tender mother, fleeing from a country with no space left for growing. Or Jesus is walking barefoot as a toddler, wearing through shoes en route and feet burning in deserts. Jesus is hungry, terrified and crying. His parents do what they can, pushed by the promise of hope, the allusive caring that perhaps, maybe… maybe… pulled by the stories that come and the meager help already offered from family in the north, and the jobs that may have already been promised. Continue reading Away in a Manger, no Crib for His Bed
(This reprint is of an article recently found dated 1997, written by Marcia Weis, a retired professor at Virginia Western, who passed on August 13,2018 at age 100th)
BLACK HISTORY month is over. Racism is not! In February, however, I took a long, hard look at some experiences and things I’ve learned since joining “People Uniting Against Racism” a few years ago. Continue reading To break racial stereotypes, be a friend . . .