For Dr. Kelley Fanto Deetz, archaeology and the objects that are unearthed are essential to uncovering and preserving the history of enslaved Africans and African Americans in Virginia. She will share what she has discovered in a virtual talk on Thursday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m. as part of the Salem Museum’s Speaker Series. The Zoom link will be posted on the Salem Museum’s website on the day of the event. Continue reading The Archaeology of Slavery Virtual Event
by Cynthia Morrow, MD, MPH
On April 2, 2021 the Roanoke City & Alleghany Health Districts (RCAHD) announced that local residents over the age of 16 who want to be vaccinated and who are pre-registered on vaccinate.virginia.gov will be invited to schedule a vaccination appointment at one of our local clinics. After receiving 17,000 first and second doses last week, we expect to distribute at least 9,000 first and second doses this week. The increased supply of vaccine will allow the RCAHD to expand vaccine eligibility to “Phase 2” of the Virginia Department of Health vaccination plan, which includes any person aged 16 years and up who lives or works in Virginia. Continue reading Opening to Phase 2 / Guidance for the Fully Vaccinated
by Shawn Nowlin
The Burrell Memorial Hospital officially put its mark on history on March 26. Built in 1915, the four-story, 73,000 square-foot historic African American hospital is located in the Gainsboro Neighborhood of Roanoke. Thanks to a combination of generous financial backers and city leader efforts, the hospital was immortalized with a plaque from the Commonwealth last Friday. Continue reading Historical Marker recognizes community contributions of Burrell Memorial Hospital
by Luanne Rife
The Tazewell Community Foundation has partnered with the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine to award a scholarship to a student who agrees to return to the region after residency to practice as a primary care physician.
Jordan Saunders, a third-year medical student, who is from Roanoke and attended Virginia Tech, was awarded the first scholarship that will cover a portion of his tuition and living expenses. In exchange, Saunders is committing to practice in the Tazewell Carilion Community Hospital services area for four years. Continue reading Tazewell awards scholarship to future primary care physician
Courtesy of Chloe Shelton Films and Kayla B. Sanders Productions
Chloe Shelton Films and Kayla B. Productions announced on Thursday, March 18, four female directors of films that have been in production for a total of over two years celebrated the completion of five projects with a socially distanced and masked audience of mostly cast, crew and benefactors at the Academy Center for the Arts.
They celebrated Women’s History Month with this All-Female Writer/Director Film Premiere that included films by Chloe Shelton of Salem, Kayla Saunders of Roanoke, Caitlin McAvoy of Harrisonburg and Ashley Smith of Pennsylvania. Continue reading Film premiere held in celebration of Women’s History Month