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Become a Provider
#74 Rachel Meadows On New Adventures With Old Passions

Become a Provider

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 34:50


Rachel Meadows is a family nurse practitioner and founder of Restoration DPC in Roanoke, Virginia. She received her undergraduate degree in nursing from Radford University and a Master's degree in nursing from Old Dominion University. She has over 16 years of experience and has worked in a variety of healthcare settings including hospital pediatrics, urgent care, emergency care, and family medicine. With a lot of prayers, a timely word from a leadership coach, and a courageous spirit, Rachel recently decided to start her own practice. She encourages us all to value our health and to use our passions for our community throughout this conversation. When Rachel is not caring for her patients she is with her husband, Scott, on the pool deck watching her two girls swim with their year-round swim team. She also loves volunteering within her church community at New Hope-Roanoke, hiking, gardening, and crafting. Be sure to follow her on Instagram @restorationdpc and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/restorationdirectprimarycare.

Place to Be Nation Wrestling
NWA Crock & Roll #33: March 1986, Part 1

Place to Be Nation Wrestling

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 89:22


On episode 33 of NWA Crock and Roll, the full crew is back together to start the journey of March 86! Tully sends Dusty a clear message about the National title, while Dusty wants a fan to kiss his ass. A BIZARRE set of promos between Ron Garvin and Arn Anderson leading to a TV Title match. Crockett Cup location announced along with the debut of The Crockett Cup Spotlight, looking at matches with teams in the upcoming tournament. Up first, The Fabulous One's vs. The Guerreros in a cage. 5 house show matches from Roanoke and Charlotte, end of show awards and more!

When Killers Get Caught
The Covid Episode: Robert Durst and The Roanoke Colony

When Killers Get Caught

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 107:27


Brittany got the 'Rona and couldn't talk a whole lot this episode, so this is more of a Brian heavy episode. There's no "This Week in True Crime", instead Brittany does a mini-dive into Robert Durst and then Brian discusses the history of the lost colony of Roanoke. Sorry things are so wonky this week but hopefully next week we'll all be healed and ready to go deep into one of the Big 10 serial killers. Thanks for the exciting turnout for week one of our merch! Only 3 weeks left to get your big booty mothman tshirt and a chance to win a prize! Our website: https://www.whenkillersgetcaught.com Merch: https://www.whenkillersgetcaught.shop Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/whenkillersgetcaught Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@caughtpodcast FB: https://www.facebook.com/WhenKillersGetCaught Artist: https://www.instagram.com/bonesy_doodles Artist: https://www.instagram.com/skmartist/ Special thanks to Myuuji for the music you heard on todays episode. You can find him at www.youtube.com/c/myuuji --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/whenkillersgetcaught/message

Reality Blows
EP210: KITCHEN TABLE + PEANUT SOUP

Reality Blows

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 59:20


Kitchen tables, peanuts in soup, and line timer cards, this is a new episode of Reality Blows! Ash and Nick finallllly found a table for their new apartment, had friends over to play cards, and went to Disneyland again. Lily adds a surprise scent to the podcast recording that has to be dealt with and Nick can't find Disneyland merch. Plus! Reflections on Roanoke biscuits and Disneyland's It's A Small World holiday overlay. Want to make sweet potato / peanut soup? Here's a very rough recipe: 1/2 white onion, chopped 2-3 cloves of garlic, chopped 1 medium jalapeno, deseeded and chopped ^^ put in large pot with olive oil, slow cook until it smells great then add: 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped stir and let cook with mixture for a minute or two then add: 2 cans of fire roasted organic peeled and diced tomatoes (regular size cans, like Campbell's soup size lol) 1 can of light coconut milk (regular size) dash or two of water if needed (you'll know) salt, pepper, 1/2 or 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (your choice) ^^ bring to a boil, put on lid, and turn heat to low check in like 25 minutes, if sweet potatoes are cooked (they should be), add: 1 cup of chopped kale 2 spoonfuls of CHUNKY organic peanut butter stir for a bit to really mix in peanut butter, add more peanut butter if necessary serve with chopped cilantro on top Enjoy!

Dissect & Connect
Episode 51 - Lessons learned from "Dopesick" and the corruption that led to America's addiction epidemic

Dissect & Connect

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 43:32


Rick Mountcastle is an Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Virginia and a Retired Federal Prosecutor.   Operating from a small, satellite U.S. Attorney's Office in Abingdon, Virginia, Rick led the investigation and prosecution of Purdue Pharma, as well as its CEO, General Counsel, and Chief Medical Officer, in an unprecedented case, that, at the inception of the opioid crisis, held an opioid manufacturer and its top executives criminally and civilly responsible for falsely marketing OxyContin. (This case was at the center of Beth Macy's best-selling book, "Dopesick," and the Hulu television series of the same name that first premiered in October 2021.)   After moving to the US Attorney's office headquarters in Roanoke, Virginia, Rick led the investigation and prosecution of Abbott Laboratories for its false marketing of the epilepsy drug, Depakote, resulting in criminal and civil penalties totaling $1.5 Billion (at the time the largest pharmaceutical settlement involving a single drug in U.S. history).   As acting/interim U.S. Attorney from January 2017 through April 2018, Rick led the federal response to the violence at the Charlottesville Unite-the-Right rally on August 12, 2017, personally directing the opening of the federal civil rights investigation of Heather Heyer's killer and other violent extremists, ensuring that the federal case was staffed by the office's best attorneys, coordinating with the local prosecutor's office, and coordinating with the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He also initiated the federal-state task force to address gang violence in Danville, Virginia, resulting in the return of federal indictments against members of two violent gangs.   Now with the Virginia Attorney General's Office, Rick currently works to address the opioid crisis by conducting parallel criminal-civil investigations of health care providers who prescribe controlled substances without legitimate medical purpose.   In our conversation, Rick shares insight from the Perdue Pharma case and speaks to the larger issue of corruption and how that led to America's addiction epidemic. We also discuss the negative impact of stigma toward those who struggle with addiction as well as the importance of prevention and education. Resources mentioned in this episode: BOOK: Empire of Pain by Patrick Radden Keefe SAMHSA Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)      

Sermons – Christ the King Presbyterian Church

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Sermons – Christ the King Presbyterian Church
Isaiah 49:1-7 – A Light for the Nations

Sermons – Christ the King Presbyterian Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022


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Isaiah 42:1-10 – The Lord's Servant

Sermons – Christ the King Presbyterian Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022


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Decoding The Unknown
Roanoke: The Colonists Who Vanished

Decoding The Unknown

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 17:11


THEY WERE ABDUCTED BY ALIENS AND PROBED. 

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts
Episode 676: The Life Of Libertarian Hero John Randolph Of Roanoke w/ Patrick Newman

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 49:30


50 Minutes Suitable For All Ages Patrick Newman is a Professor of economics at Florida Southern College and a Mises Institute Fellow. He is the author of the new book, "Cronyism: Liberty versus Power in Early America, 1607–1849." Patrick comes back on the show to talk about the extraordinary life of former congressman and senator, John Randolph of Roanoke. Becoming active during the presidency of Jefferson, Randolph held rabidly anti-federalist positions and was not shy about expressing them. Today's Sponsors Start investing with iTrustCapital today and get a $100 Funding Reward itrust.capital/freeman and, HC Hemp Spot - Promo Code "pete" for 15% Off https://thchempspot.com/ref/pete Cronyism: Liberty versus Power in Early America, 1607–1849 Episode 654: Libertarian Strategy From The Jacksonians w/Patrick Newman and Tho Bishop Episode 435: Cronyism From The Constitution To The Mexican-American War w/ Patrick Newman Get Autonomy 19 Skills PDF Download The Monopoly On Violence Support Pete on His Website Pete's Patreon Pete's Substack Pete's Subscribestar Pete's Paypal Pete's Books on Amazon Pete on Facebook Pete on Twitter

MLGA Pødcast Network
Episode 676: The Life Of Libertarian Hero John Randolph Of Roanoke w/ Patrick Newman

MLGA Pødcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 49:31


Free Man Beyond the Wall
Episode 676: The Life Of Libertarian Hero John Randolph Of Roanoke w/ Patrick Newman

Free Man Beyond the Wall

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 49:31


50 Minutes Suitable For All Ages Patrick Newman is a Professor of economics at Florida Southern College and a Mises Institute Fellow. He is the author of the new book, "Cronyism: Liberty versus Power in Early America, 1607–1849." Patrick comes back on the show to talk about the extraordinary life of former congressman and senator, John Randolph of Roanoke. Becoming active during the presidency of Jefferson, Randolph held rabidly anti-federalist positions and was not shy about expressing them. Today's Sponsors Start investing with iTrustCapital today and get a $100 Funding Reward itrust.capital/freeman and, HC Hemp Spot - Promo Code "pete" for 15% Off https://thchempspot.com/ref/pete Cronyism: Liberty versus Power in Early America, 1607–1849 Episode 654: Libertarian Strategy From The Jacksonians w/Patrick Newman and Tho Bishop Episode 435: Cronyism From The Constitution To The Mexican-American War w/ Patrick Newman Get Autonomy 19 Skills PDF Download The Monopoly On Violence Support Pete on His Website Pete's Patreon Pete's Substack Pete's Subscribestar Pete's Paypal Pete's Books on Amazon Pete on Facebook Pete on Twitter

Ileana Historias
La Historia de la Isla Roanoke (132)

Ileana Historias

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 25:22


La leyenda de la isla de Roanoke se ha transmitido de generación en generación desde 1590 cuando un grupo de 120 colonos ingleses desapareció misteriosamente. Fuentes: http://www.americaslibrary.gov/es/nc/es_nc_roanoke_1.html https://www.britannica.com/story/the-lost-colony-of-roanoke https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/mystery-roanoke-endures-yet-another-cruel-twist-180962837/ https://www.history.com/news/archaeologists-find-new-clues-to-lost-colony-mystery https://www.history.com/news/what-happened-to-the-lost-colony-of-roanoke https://www.foxnews.com/science/roanoke-colony-mystery-could-this-strange-rock-reveal-the-settlers-fate https://wikies.wiki/wiki/en/Dare_Stones Nuestro Patreon es: https://www.patreon.com/ileanahistorias Sígannos en: https://www.youtube.com/ILEANAHISTORIAS Twitter: https://twitter.com/HistoriasIleana Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IleanaHistorias Podcast en Anchor: https://anchor.fm/ileana411 Sitio web de Divulgación Total: http://divulgaciontotal.com Sigan a Divulgación Total en: https://www.youtube.com/divulgaciontotal Podcast en Anchor: https://anchor.fm/divulgaciontotal Divulgación Total en las redes sociales: *Facebook: http://facebook.com/divulgaciontotal/ *Twitter: http://twitter.com/divulgacionfull *Parler: @divulgacionfull *Telegram: divulgación total *Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/divulgaciontotal *Dlive: https://dlive.tv/DivulgacionTotal Divulgación Total acepta colaboraciones económicas en: https://paypal.me/divulgaciontotal Merchandising de Ileana Historias y Divulgación Total: https://teespring.com/stores/divulgaciontotal Por favor, compartan y... a pensar bonito, Gracias. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ileana411/support

Popcorn Culture
107 - Can I Tell You What I Love About Cheetahs (A Christmas Special)

Popcorn Culture

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 80:26


Ben and J discuss: Addison's first Christmas plans, voting for the Roanoke Magazine, confusing Christmas song lyrics, skepticism, narwhals, unicorns and cheetahs, vegan food, and Christmas morning traditions. Show Notes:  Sparkle Glitter Keds: https://www.keds.com/en/keds-keds-she-get-glittery/  Vote for us for Best Influencer and Best Podcast in Roanoke here!: https://leisurepub.wufoo.com/forms/the-best-of-roanoke-2022-events-faces-places/  Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolph_the_Red-Nosed_Reindeer_(song)  Parson Brown: https://www.wkrn.com/holidays/who-is-parson-brown-meet-the-mystery-man-from-winter-wonderland/  Love Hard “Baby It's Cold Outside” lyrics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8GciakJyGc  When Did We Start Keeping Dogs for Pets: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/ask-smithsonian-when-did-people-start-keeping-pets-180960616/  Support the Show and Vote for Host: https://www.patreon.com/popcornculture  Get your own GMA stickers: https://store.dftba.com/products/gma-stickers  Get Your Bingo Card: https://bingobaker.com#f805834af83dce50    Email the show: popcornculturepod@gmail.com  Discuss the Podcast on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/PopcornCulture/  Follow the Show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/apopcast  Follow SCB on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carlinbrothers/  Follow SCB on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@super_carlin_brothers Discuss the Podcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHfIbq9thHPC8yrKjAdJgDA  Alternate Titles:  Signing “Dad” for the First Time Confusing Christmas Song Lyrics Christmas's New Favorite Punching Bag “Uber” is the Future's “Parson Brown” Is Skepticism a Healthy Part of the Collective Conscious? The Narwhal Conspiracy  The Vegan Food is for Everyone, Right? A Splendid Pair of Socks

BUZZ's Inside the Hive: Marketing Tips That Give Nonprofits More Buzz
Christmas Special - Holiday Music by our Nonprofits

BUZZ's Inside the Hive: Marketing Tips That Give Nonprofits More Buzz

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 55:14


Merry Christmas! Instead of our usual show featuring marketing tips and tools for nonprofits, today we feature recent musical performances by our region's nonprofit community.So in this hour, we share with you performances from the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Opera Roanoke, Blacksburg Children's Chorale, Roanoke Valley Children's Choir, Blacksburg United Methodist Church, Our Lady of Nazareth, Roanoke Catholic School and Patrick Henry High School. We hope you enjoy our nonprofits' sounds of the season as well as a wonderful Christmas, and that we all commit ourselves to being even more of a buzz4good in 2022. Are you a nonprofit with an event that we could help promote? Or a marketing problem we could help fix? Contact us and we'll share on an upcoming episode.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  FOLLOW US:F A C E B O O K ➜ http://facebook.com/buzz4good​​I N S T A G R A M ➜ http://instagram.com/buzz4good​​L I N K E D I N ➜ https://www.linkedin.com/company/buzz...T W I T T E R ➜ http://twitter.com/buzz4good​​W E B S I T E ➜ http://buzz4good.com​​- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Buzz4Good! is hosted by BUZZ creator Michael Hemphill and American Advertising Federation of Roanoke president Carrie Cousins, who has appeared on two episodes of the TV show BUZZ helping nonprofits with their digital marketing needs.

Strange and Unexplained with Daisy Eagan
42: Roanoke: That Time 100 People Vanished for No Reason

Strange and Unexplained with Daisy Eagan

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 32:56


So... we still don't know what happened, you guys.  BUT 420ish years ago, a bunch of white people tried to form a colony in present-day North Carolina.  It didn't go great. The dude whose idea it was LEFT, and when he came back, everyone was gone.  We have no idea what happened to them... but it won't stop us from guessing.  You're welcome.

Charlottesville Community Engagement
December 22, 2021: Council seeks floodplain info before Nassau Street rezoning vote; Today is highest one-day COVID count since late January

Charlottesville Community Engagement

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 19:37


There are days in the past and days in the future, but there’s only one day at a time. This edition of Charlottesville Community Engagement is specifically tied to December 22, 2021, a particular 24-hour period filled with equal parts anticipation, dread, potential, and other pensive emotions as the holiday of Christmas approaches. Stay safe! Charlottesville Community Engagement is free to read or listen to and it’s my hope that you’ll sign-up. In today’s edition:Governor-elect Youngkin appoints a veteran banker to serve as his finance secretaryA trade publication names Virginia as having the best business climate in the nationA bridge in western Albemarle is shut down before repairs begin A study is underway on where to locate a train station in the New River ValleyCharlottesville City Council holds first reading on the use of a $5.5 million surplus, defers action on Lewis, Clark and Sacagewea statue and a rezoning on Nassau Street Today’s first Patreon-fueled shout-out: Code for Charlottesville is seeking volunteers with tech, data, design, and research skills to work on community service projects. Founded in September 2019, Code for Charlottesville has worked on projects with the Legal Aid Justice Center, the Charlottesville Fire Department, and the Charlottesville Office of Human Rights. Visit codeforcville.org to learn about those projects. COVID updateThe Virginia Department of Health reports another 5,972 new cases of COVID-19 today, and the percent positivity for PCR has risen to ten percent. Today’s case number is the highest it’s been since the last week of January. The highest one day total of the pandemic to date is 9,914 recorded on January 17. On this day a year ago, there were 3,591 cases reported. A hundred and nine of today’s cases are in the Blue Ridge Health District. Virginia reports another 50 COVID deaths today, with one of those in the Blue Ridge Health District. The University of Virginia will require students, faculty, and staff to receive booster shots in order to be on Grounds next semester. According to a page on the Human Resources website, faculty and staff must get the shot by February 1 if they are eligible. If not, they must demonstrate proof of a shot 30 days after eligibility. Students must upload their proof by February 1. Visit that website for more information. Bridge closureA small bridge in western Albemarle County that carries about 560 vehicles a day has been closed due to significant deterioration. Engineers with the Virginia Department of Transportation have been inspecting the bridge on Burch’s Creek Road across Stockton Creek due to known concerns and have decided to close the road until repairs are made. “VDOT bridge inspectors determined today that its condition was not safe for continued use,” reads the statement. “During the closure, traffic should detour around the bridge from U.S. 250 to Route 824 (Patterson Mill Lane) to Route 688 (Midway Road) and back to Route 689.” Repairs will take place between now and January 7 when the bridge is expected to reopen. Virginia business awardA trade publication that writes about economic development and site selection has named Virginia one of its states of the year. Business Facilities named Virginia, Tennessee, and Massachusetts in their annual contest. Specifically, Virginia was named the Overall Business Climate. Massachusetts was honored with Best Workforce / Educational System. Tennessee was given the Best Dealmaking award. A press release in advance of their next publication states that Virginia was selected “because of the steps many economic development councils in the commonwealth, both local and statewide, are taking to make the area more attractive.” The release cites the state’s low unemployment rate, successful workforce development programs such as the Virginia Talent Acquisition Program and Fast Forward Virginia. According to an article on Virginia Business, Virginia last won this award in 2018. New Finance SecretaryFor the third day in a row, Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin has named a member of his cabinet. Stephen Emery Cummings will be the next Secretary of Finance. Cummings is a veteran of several financial institutions, including a tenure as global head of corporate and investment banking at Wachovia. According to a release, he has recently served as the President and CEO of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group. “Steve shares my vision of respecting Virginians’ hard-earned tax dollars and ensuring the Commonwealth’s budget is managed effectively and efficiently, and he has the skill set and leadership qualities that our team needs to make Virginia the best place to live, work, and raise a family,” said Youngkin said in a statement. Yesterday Youngkin announced Caren Merrick will serve as Secretary of Commerce and Trade. Several outlets report that Youngkin founded the nonprofit Virginia Ready Initiative that Merrick  has run since it was formed last summer during the pandemic. On Monday, data consultant Aimee Rogstad Guidera was named Education Secretary. Inauguration Day is January 15.NRV Train StationThe Virginia Passenger Rail Authority has launched a website for a feasibility study for where to locate a train station to serve the New River Valley. Earlier this year, outgoing Governor Ralph Northam announced an agreement with Norfolk Southern to extend passenger service from Roanoke to the valley for the first time since 1979. The state of Virginia will purchase 28.5 miles of track from Norfolk Southern. The feasibility study is examining four locations. A community meeting will be held sometime this winter and an initial survey is available. Go back and listen to the May 6, 2021 installment of this newsletter and podcast to hear a segment from when Northam signed legislation authorizing an authority to raise funds for the future station. (May 6, 2021: Green Business Alliance forms to advance emissions reductions; Northam signs legislation for New River Valley train station)There’s also another study underway to determine if Amtrak service should stop in Bedford. That town is between Roanoke and Lynchburg and on the route of the Northeast Regional service that will eventually be expanded to the New River Valley. You can go back and listen to that, too. (October 30, 2021: DRPT report states Bedford train stop won’t delay freight; a briefing on the hotel industry in Albemarle/Charlottesville)In today’s second Patreon-fueled shout-out: The Plant Northern Piedmont Natives Campaign  an initiative that wants you to grow native plants in yards, farms, public spaces and gardens in the northern Piedmont. Winter is here, but spring isn’t too far away. This is a great time to begin planning for the spring. Native plants provide habitat, food sources for wildlife, ecosystem resiliency in the face of climate change, and clean water.  Start at the Plant Northern Piedmont Natives Facebook page and tell them Lonnie Murray sent you!Public hearing held for FY21 surplus, transfers Council has held the first of two readings and a public hearing on a mandated review of the city’s budget for fiscal year for 2021, which ended on June 30 of this year. There’s a $5.5 million surplus as well as a $6.7 million reserve fund of cash set aside for COVID. The latter was not tapped. Christopher Cullinan is the city’s Finance Director. “The audit has been completed and to close out the city’s financial records for fiscal year 2021, several year-end adjustments require City Council action,” Cullinan said. “These adjustments are to carry over unspent funds from the last fiscal year to the current fiscal year.” Cullinan said one the two main recommendations are to put the COVID reserve into the city’s Capital Improvement Program contingency fund. The other is to put the $5.5 million toward employee compensation. That includes both a bonus and an across-the-board salary increase of six percent for all employees with benefits. “This is a market adjustment that recognizes the need for the city to retain and recruit qualified employees,” Cullinan said. This would happen before the results of a study on compensation is completed. Ashley Marshall is one of two deputy city managers currently running the city. “But what we do know is that the six percent is inadequate to raise us up to where we should be for equitable and appropriate pay,” Marshall said. “So we know that we’re not going to find out later on nine months from now that six percent was too much. That’s not going to be the answer.” Five people spoke at the public hearing.“I just want to say that I would like to see a lot of this money, a good portion of it, be used toward the affordable housing fund to shore that up and get that going toward the goal you indicated previously that you’d like to have ten million dollars [a year],” said Mark Kavit. Both Kimber Hawkey, Martha Smytha and Tanesha Hudson agreed with that position, and said the city should spend money for housing on more than just Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority. “I think that there’s things the city could also do with purchasing land space and building things themselves as well,” Hudson said. “That’s something that they need to work towards.” Hudson said the cost of living adjustment should also extend to hourly employees as well. Rosia Parker, a newly appointed member of the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority, said more of the funding should go to affordable housing, especially for programs to address homeless. “There are a lot of homeless people that are out here,” Parker said. “You see them when you sit in front of City Hall. You see them as you walk up and down the mall. You see them as you drive up and down the different corridors of Charlottesville. Homelessness is a very threatening danger to people’s lives. Mentally, physically and emotionally.” Capital discussionAfter the hearing was closed, outgoing Charlottesville Mayor Nikuyah Walker said she wanted the $6.7 million to be used for a different purpose than putting it in the CIP contingency fund. The next Council will decide how that funding would be used, but Walker will not get a vote. “If we just simply transfer it to the CIP and then we have those asks that are just presented to Council randomly based on whatever’s on the funded or what makes it from the unfunded to the funded list, I don’t think that serves us,” Walker said. Vice Mayor Sena Magill supported the transfer to the CIP due to a long list of capital needs. “Because if we don’t work on some of the basic infrastructure needs of our city as well,” Magill said “That’s where we pay for a lot of the affordable grants is through the CIP and we’re looking at $75 million for just one school.” Cullinan said the idea of a contingency fund is to be ready for unforeseen events or cost over-runs.“I think the the critical thing is that it gives you choices and its cash which is easily accessible and you can make fairly quick decisions as opposed to a bond issue which takes time and effort,” Cullinan said. Council would have to approve any use funds from the CIP contingency. The second reading will be held at the next City Council meeting on January 3. Nassau Street rezoningA proposal to rezone land on the eastern half of Nassau Street in the Belmont neighborhood did not move forward on Monday. Developer Nicole Scro and engineer Justin Shimp are seeking a rezoning from R-2 to R-3 on about a half acre of land. Several members of the public asked Council to deny the request due to the property being located within a floodplain as governed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Magill said she wanted more information from staff about the issue. “I am concerned about the floodplain issue and I am concerned about the design that is being submitted in a flood plain,” Magill said Several other buildings have been constructed on that side of the street in recent years including structures built by the Piedmont Community Land Trust. That project received $240,000 in funding from the Charlottesville Affordable Housing Fund. City Councilor Lloyd Snook also said he wanted more information about the floodplain. “We’re not required to act on this tonight,” Snook said. “I would like to defer it and ask the staff to give us real feedback on what the flood danger is. The one thing I don’t want to do is end up saying we’re going to put in affordable housing but we’re going to put it in the floodplain.”In recent years, Shimp successfully petitioned FEMA to lower the elevations shown in the floodplain map by four feet. Tony Edwards is a development services manager in the city’s public works department. The foundation must be above the where FEMA establishes the 100-year floodplain. “This is the basis that we need to use because we follow the same methodology that FEMA provides and this is what’s been approved through FEMA,” Edwards said. James Freas, the city’s director of neighborhood development services, also weighed in.“We know the flood plain legally has been defined where it is now based on the amended flood maps in the process that Mr. Edwards described,” Freas said. “So that’s legally the location of the floodplain and defines the elevation at which the building has to be built. In terms of what can happen in an actual flood? We can be less clear about that. That’s less predictable.” Freas said the question before Council was the appropriate density at the location. By-right structures could be built. One in the 900 block constructed in 2018 is built on stilts to raise it out of the floodplain. Snook wanted more information.“I’d like to have more expertise than I can bring to bear and take a look at it and tell me whether I’m all wet,” Snook said. “Pardon the expression.” Shimp said any further review would prove his assertion that building in the location would be safe. The item will be deferred until the second council meeting in January. Outgoing Mayor Nikuyah Walker said she would have voted against the request. Lewis, Clark, and Sacagawea statue decision deferredCouncil spent nearly an hour and a half discussing the terms on how a statue removed from West Main Street will be treated in the future. Several parties agree that the Lewis and Clark Exploratory Center should receive the statue for its continued display at their location in Darden Towe Park. However, details about how the story of Sacagawea’s involvement were not resolved during the conversation. Center officials and descendants of Sacagawea will continue negotiations. “We are definitely willing to do that,” said Alexandria Searls, the center’s director. “We are invested and no matter what, even without the statue, we want relationships with them. The relationships are more important than the statue. We’re willing to walk from the statue if we have to.” The hiring of the Robert Bobb Group to run the cityAs mentioned at the top of yesterday’s newsletter, Council has hired the Robert Bobb Group to perform the functions of the city manager. Council spent their closed session negotiating with the two firms that responded. Lisa Robertson is the city attorney. “The fact that using an outside firm on a contract basis to provide these types of services, while it’s not the normal manner in which the services are delivered, it’s not unheard of,” Robertson said. “This type of contract has been used on occasion in other places including other places in Virginia.” The contract still has to be finalized after being written up. There was no little discussion of the merits of either proposal. In the resolution, Councilor Hill said “the firm made the best proposal and offer” with regards to price and quality. Walker abstained based on a sense that Council should not vote to award the contract until it is written. Update!According to City Council Clerk Kyna Thomas, Council will not need to vote on the contract as it can be signed by the Mayor. However, Council will interview specific individuals that will be suggested by the firm. There is no public knowledge yet about how much the Robert Bobb Group will be paid. Here are some other news articles about other work the firm has done:Robert Bobb back in business with new venture, Washington Business Journal, December 9, 2011Robert Bobb Group outlines goals for Petersburg, WRIC, October 26, 2016Cash-strapped Petersburg spent about $1 million on turnaround services from Bobb Group, forensic audit, Richmond Times-Dispatch, October 4, 2017 Durham leader calls criticism of consultant a lynching, a charge with political history, Raleigh News and Observer, North Carolina, March 10, 2021Black community questions motives behind some Durham commissioners rejection of minority-owned firm proposal, ABC 11, March 25, 2021Firm being paid $16K a month to provide city with financial services, Rocky Mount Telegram, North Carolina, August 13, 2021Charlottesville hires firm to perform interim city manager duties, Walker and Hill bid farewell, Daily Progress, December 21, 2021Support the program!Special announcement of a continuing promo with Ting! Are you interested in fast internet? Visit this site and enter your address to see if you can get service through Ting. If you decide to proceed to make the switch, you’ll get:Free installationSecond month of Ting service for freeA $75 gift card to the Downtown MallAdditionally, Ting will match your Substack subscription to support Town Crier Productions, the company that produces this newsletter and other community offerings. So, your $5 a month subscription yields $5 for TCP. Your $50 a year subscription yields $50 for TCP! The same goes for a $200 a year subscription! All goes to cover the costs of getting this newsletter out as often as possible. Learn more here! This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at communityengagement.substack.com/subscribe

Charlottesville Community Engagement
December 21, 2021: Walker, Hill bid farewell from Council; One speaker at public housing plan hearing

Charlottesville Community Engagement

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 16:22


Today is the longest day of the year, but we are now past the astronomical point of the year known in the northern hemisphere as the Winter Solstice. There are now 182 days of increasing amounts of light until the summer when the yo-yo parabolas back to where we are today. Between now and then, Charlottesville Community Engagement will be here to document some of what happens along the way. I’m your host, Sean Tubbs. This is the 298th edition of Charlottesville Community Engagement. To receive #299 and many more, sign-up for free and decide later whether to help cover the costs! On today’s show:City Councilor Heather Hill and Mayor Nikuyah Walker say goodbye to public officeGovernor-elect Youngkin appoints an entrepreneur as Commerce SecretaryCharlottesville’s public housing body has a public hearing on the annual planBills to reduce some restrictions on firearms are filed in the General Assembly Some portions of Virginia are now on drought watchIn today’s first Patreon-fueled shout-out:Algorithms know how to put songs and artists together based on genre or beats per minute. But only people can make connections that engage your mind and warm your heart. The music on WTJU 91.1 FM is chosen by dozens and dozens of volunteer hosts -- music lovers like you who live right here in the Charlottesville area. Listener donations keep WTJU alive and thriving. In this era of algorithm-driven everything, go against the grain. Support freeform community radio on WTJU. Consider a donation at wtju.net/donate.Pandemic updateThe Virginia Department of Health reports the largest one-day total of new COVID-19 cases since early February, when the 2020 holiday surge was beginning to recede. That’s 4,437 cases reported, bringing the seven-day average to 3,575. The seven-day percent positivity is 9.6 percent today, continuing an upwards trend. These numbers are also consistent with where Virginia was in the middle of September. Seventy-eight of those new cases are in the Blue Ridge Health District where the percent positivity is 6.9 percent today. Every Friday, the VDH reports case rates by vaccination status. The latest report with data through December 11 shows that “unvaccinated people developed COVID-19 at a rate 4.2 times that of fully vaccinated people and 2.2 times that of partially vaccinated people.” Put another way: As of December 11, 5.65 million Virginians were fully vaccinated, and 1.3 percent of that number have developed COVID-19 and 0.0163 percent died. As of this past Friday, 1.8 million Virginians have received a booster or third dose.Council hires the Robert Bobb Group to run the cityNear the end of last night’s City Council meeting, Council voted 4-0 to hire the Robert Bobb Group of Washington D.C. to fulfill a contract to provide emergency management services. More details on that in a future newsletter. Mayor Nikuyah Walker abstained from the vote. Two firms applied and the city attorney is still working on the contract for ratification, according to City Council Clerk Kyna Thomas. Youngkin appoints Commerce SecretaryGovernor-elect Glenn Youngkin has appointed an entrepreneur to serve as his Secretary of Commerce and Trade. Caren Merrick is is the chief executive officer of the Virginia Ready Initiative, an workforce development firm formed in the spring of 2020 that seeks to “rapidly reskill Virginians for in-demand jobs.” In a statement, Youngkin said he intends to preside over an administration that adds 400,000 jobs and launch 10,000 start-ups. “Virginia’s jobs machine has stalled out, and Caren is going to play a pivotal role on the team that will jumpstart our economy and reinvigorate job growth here in the Commonwealth,” Youngkin said.According to the statement, Merrick has over 25 years of experience in business. The Virginia Ready Initiative sought to train people using “accelerated credential courses for in-demand skills in technology, healthcare, manufacturing and skilled trades.” Over 3,500 people have been through the process and a third have jobs, according to the release. Read through their annual report to find out more.More pre-filed General Assembly billsThe Virginia General Assembly meets in less than three weeks, and a steady stream of bills are being pre-filed. Here’s the latest:Incoming Delegate Tim Anderson (R-Virginia Beach) filed a bill that would allow school security officers to perform other duties if so assigned (HB8)Delegate Lee Ware (R-Powhatan) filed a bill giving school boards the option of extending probationary periods for new teachers (HB9)Anderson filed another bill prohibiting localities from charging registration fees for concealed handgun permits (HB10)Anderson’s third bill pre-filed on December 17 would reduce penalties for breaking concealed gun laws (HB11)Anderson’s fourth bill would limit the number of public entrances to public schools (HB12)Anderson’s first bill filed on December 20 would remove a prohibition under state law limiting citizens from purchasing more than one handgun a month (HB14)Ware also filed a bill on December 20 that would allow electoral boards more leeway in responding to Freedom of Information requests in certain situations (HB15)Public hearing for CRHA annual plan The city’s public housing agency held a public hearing last night on a federally-mandated document. “It’s for our policies, programs, operations, and strategies,” said Kathleen Glenn-Matthews, the deputy director of the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority. “They’re all put together in one place.” (See also: CRHA preparing annual plan review, November 18, 2021 Glenn-Matthews said the annual plan is a prerequisite for receiving capital funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. “We talk about what residents’ concerns are,” Glenn-Matthews said. “It’s an opportunity for residents to get involved. We ask what individuals like and don’t like about their communities and it is a chance for us all to try to change and improve the rules. Most of all it’s an opportunity to set goals for the future.” Glenn-Matthews said the report explains how the CRHA is studying the possibility of issuing its own bonds to fund further redevelopment, as well as establishing a division in the agency that can manage various redevelopment and modernization projects. They can do so in part because of an infusion in direct investment from Charlottesville taxpayers. “The city will be providing about $15 million to CRHA for redevelopment and rental assistance in the next five years which will help to leverage funds, federal and non-federal, to maximize outcomes for redevelopment activities,” Glenn-Matthews said. CHRA must submit the plan to HUD by January 15. The Board of Commissioners will hold a work session on January 13, a meeting which will include a new representative from City Council. The CRHA fiscal year runs from April 1 to March 31. The only speaker at the public hearing was Shelby Marie Edwards, the executive director of the Public Housing Association of Residents. This year, a decision was made to end security patrols of public housing sites. “We know that CRHA has adopted a camera policy and that they are being installed at some of the sites,” Edwards said. “However our hope is that we can have future conversations about reestablishing an in-person security service included but not limited to a door person over at Crescent Hall once the building is open.”  Glenn-Matthews said she received no written comments about the plan. Drought Watch in some parts of VirginiaThe Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has issued a drought watch advisory for portions of southern Virginia and the Eastern Shore. This is the first step in the process that could result in water restrictions being imposed by localities.“DEQ is notifying local governments, public water works and individual water users in the affected areas to minimize nonessential water use, review or develop local water conservation and drought contingency plans, and take actions consistent with those plans,” reads a release sent out this morning. This advisory does not apply to the Charlottesville area. The determination was made by the Virginia Drought Monitoring Task Force on December 17. “Significant portions of the Roanoke, Chowan, Middle James, Southeast Virginia and Eastern Shore drought evaluation regions have received less than fifty percent of normal precipitation over the last 60 days,” reads a portion of the 36-page report. The Task Force next meets on January 6. Time for a second Patreon-fueled shout-out:Winter is here, and now is the time to think about keeping your family warm through the cold Virginia months. Make sure you are getting the most out of your home with help from your local energy nonprofit, LEAP. LEAP wants you and yours to keep comfortable all year round, and offers FREE home weatherization to income- and age-qualifying residents. If you’re age 60 or older, or have an annual household income of less than $74,950, you may qualify for a free energy assessment and home energy improvements such as insulation and air sealing. Sign up today to lower your energy bills, increase comfort, and reduce energy waste at home!Last Council meeting for Hill, Walker Another era of Charlottesville City Council has concluded with a long meeting last night with lots of votes and decisions. It may take a few newsletters to get through it all. Council met for nearly three hours in closed session before beginning the public session. They began by getting the public acknowledgment of the end of two terms. Vice Mayor Sena Magill introduced a resolution to honor outgoing Councilor Heather Hill and Mayor Nikuyah Walker. “Mayor Walker, you ran on a platform of unmasking the illusion, [and] being there for those who have not had a voice in many spaces,” Magill said. “I would like to thank you for being that voice for many others.” Magill lauded Walker for creating the Home to Hope program to assist people returning from incarceration. Magill also thanked Hill. “Thank you for the time that you have spent in these past four years connecting people in our community, for answering almost every email that has come through, and for often keeping many of us on track when we start going sideways down sporadic paths and trying to figure out exactly where we’re supposed to be or what we’re supposed to be doing exactly in that time.” Hill said she had mixed emotions about coming to the end of her term. She announced early in the year she would not seek a second. “The last four years have been uniquely challenging for Charlottesville,” Hill said. “This small city has carried a lot on its shoulders and I believe that these challenges have impacted the work that Council and staff have been able to accomplish. I acknowledge that there have been missteps and I’ve been part of some of those and take ownership of that. This will all weigh heavily on me. There was much more I was hoping that we could have made strides on before the end of this Council’s term that I would have had the opportunity to be part of.” Hill lamented a lack of collaboration between leaders and the community, but noted that this Council increased funding for affordable housing projects. For her introductory remarks, Walker quoted from the late bell hooks. “She says in this chapter that ‘progressive visionary leaders have always known that any action which liberates and renews oppressed exploited and Black people strengthens the nation as a whole,’” Walker said. “‘Not only do these actions provide a model for ending racism. They provide strategies for the overall healing of America.”Walker continued quoting from hooks including a passage about how personal attacks on visionary leaders take away from the wisdom those individuals offer. “Visionary leaders abound in our society,’” Walker continued quoting. “‘Many of them are women. Patriarchal thinking blocks recognition of the power of female wisdom and our words.” In other comments, Walker recalled being asked to run for office by former Councilor Holly Edwards, who was elected to one term in November 2007. She died in January 2017 and Walker decided to run after months of contemplation. “It was a commitment to her work and her vision for this community,” Walker said. “Holly used to say, and it wasn’t a joke, she was very serious. She used to say that we would get t-shirts made with our percentage of the population on it because of her concern that we would no longer exist here.” Walker said she almost quit last December, and decided not to run earlier this year after Police Chief Rashall Brackney was fired. (September 8, 2021 CCE)“I make no apologies for fighting for us to understand that there are people who suffer every day,” Walker said. Walker said she will continue to fight to dismantle what she calls systems of oppression. Three newcomers elected to the Charlottesville BARAfter the goodbyes were said, Council still had another five and a half hours of business. First up, they reappointed Cheri Lewis to the Board of Architectural Review and appointed Hunter Smith, Clayton Strange, and David Timmerman. Smith served briefly on the city Planning Commission in 2018 before resigning. More from City Council in a future newsletter. Support the program!Special announcement of a continuing promo with Ting! Are you interested in fast internet? Visit this site and enter your address to see if you can get service through Ting. If you decide to proceed to make the switch, you’ll get:Free installationSecond month of Ting service for freeA $75 gift card to the Downtown MallAdditionally, Ting will match your Substack subscription to support Town Crier Productions, the company that produces this newsletter and other community offerings. So, your $5 a month subscription yields $5 for TCP. Your $50 a year subscription yields $50 for TCP! The same goes for a $200 a year subscription! All goes to cover the costs of getting this newsletter out as often as possible. Learn more here! This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at communityengagement.substack.com/subscribe

Hometown Stories
Hometown Stories Episode 24: Lighter Fare, Mrs. Claus Lives in Virginia

Hometown Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 12:38


Yes Virginia, there is a Mrs. Claus. And she lives in Roanoke, Virginia. In this episode of Lighter Fare, we introduce you to our Mrs. Claus and take you to her workshop, where magic, love, and memory make a WDBJ7 tradition sweet each year.

Mysteretical Podcast
It's Actually Just Theories III with PS We Have Orders

Mysteretical Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 101:56


Welcome to Mysteretical's Winter Break series "It's Actually Just Theories" where we discuss less case and more theories. This week we are joined by our friends Perry and Shannon from PS We Have Orders Podcast. Sadly, JP is not recording with us again but he's still alive and will be back ASAP. In this weeks episode we cover the Disappearance of Agatha Christie, the murder of Elizabeth Short AKA the Black Dahlia, the murder of the Moore Family AKA the Villisca Axe Murder, and the Lost Colony of Roanoke. Email us for any infamous cases you want to hear our unsolicited opinions about at mysteretical@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/mysteretical --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mysteretical/support

Everyday Christian
Mentorship Opportunities with Joey Davis (Caleb's Father-in-law!) - Part 3

Everyday Christian

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 26:27


Join Chase and Joey Davis (Roanoke Church of Christ, Roanoke, TX and Father-in-law to Caleb!) for season 2 episode 21 as they discuss opportunities for cross-generational mentorship in the body of Christ. This week, Joey and Chase wrap up the subject of mentorship with a discussion of mentoring the next generation of preachers. Listen to Joey's sermon on developing a preacher internship program here: http://media.tullstar.org/?p=asset&id=2523 (http://media.tullstar.org/?p=asset&id=2523) We would like to thank you for listening to this season of the Everyday Christian Podcast! Be sure to check out some of our past episodes which can be found in your podcast app! Visit our website: https://my.captivate.fm/www.scatteredabroad.org (www.scatteredabroad.org )and remember to subscribe to our email list. "Like" and "share" our Facebook page: https://%20www.facebook.com/sapodcastnetwork (https:// www.facebook.com/sapodcastnetwork ) Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/%20the_scattered_abroad_network/ (https://www.instagram.com/ the_scattered_abroad_network/ ) Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWnWEDTTNFe-LBsbOrIBcsA (The Scattered Abroad Network ) Contact us through email at: thescatteredabroadnetwork@gmail.com. If you would like to consider supporting us in anyway, please reach out to us through this email. Don't forget about our sponsorship/giveaway for the month. Head on over to our joint podcast (Scattered Abroad) and find out what you need to do in order to win. __ Feel free to email me at tcgreen008@yahoo.com Check out the website of the Marietta church of Christ, where I am privileged to serve as minister: http://www.mariettachurchofchrist.org/ (http://www.mariettachurchofchrist.org).

Scattered Abroad Network Master Feed
Mentorship Opportunities with Joey Davis (Caleb's Father-in-law!) - Part 3

Scattered Abroad Network Master Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 26:27


Join Chase and Joey Davis (Roanoke Church of Christ, Roanoke, TX and Father-in-law to Caleb!) for season 2 episode 21 as they discuss opportunities for cross-generational mentorship in the body of Christ. This week, Joey and Chase wrap up the subject of mentorship with a discussion of mentoring the next generation of preachers. Listen to Joey's sermon on developing a preacher internship program here: http://media.tullstar.org/?p=asset&id=2523 (http://media.tullstar.org/?p=asset&id=2523) We would like to thank you for listening to this season of the Everyday Christian Podcast! Be sure to check out some of our past episodes which can be found in your podcast app! Visit our website: https://my.captivate.fm/www.scatteredabroad.org (www.scatteredabroad.org )and remember to subscribe to our email list. "Like" and "share" our Facebook page: https://%20www.facebook.com/sapodcastnetwork (https:// www.facebook.com/sapodcastnetwork ) Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/%20the_scattered_abroad_network/ (https://www.instagram.com/ the_scattered_abroad_network/ ) Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWnWEDTTNFe-LBsbOrIBcsA (The Scattered Abroad Network ) Contact us through email at: thescatteredabroadnetwork@gmail.com. If you would like to consider supporting us in anyway, please reach out to us through this email. Don't forget about our sponsorship/giveaway for the month. Head on over to our joint podcast (Scattered Abroad) and find out what you need to do in order to win. __ Feel free to email me at tcgreen008@yahoo.com Check out the website of the Marietta church of Christ, where I am privileged to serve as minister: http://www.mariettachurchofchrist.org/ (http://www.mariettachurchofchrist.org).

The Valleys Church
A Piece of Peace

The Valleys Church

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021


Pastor Joey delivers a Christmas message from our The Book of Psalms series, focusing on the promises of peace God has given through His Son, Jesus.

Rosner's Domain
Andrew Lawler: Under Jerusalem

Rosner's Domain

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 33:00


Shmuel Rosner and Andrew Lawler discuss his latest book: "Under Jerusalem: The buried history of the world`s most contested city".   Andrew Lawert is author of the bestselling The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke, and the acclaimed Why Did the Chicken Cross the World?: The Epic Saga of the Bird that Powers Civilization. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Geographic, and Smithsonian. He is a contributing writer for Science and a contributing editor for Archaeology. Lawler's work has appeared several times in The Best of Science and Nature Writing.   Follow Shmuel Rosner on Twitter.

BUZZ's Inside the Hive: Marketing Tips That Give Nonprofits More Buzz

Excerpted from our Buzz4Good! radio show ... digital marketing specialist Carrie Cousins shares some simple steps to help nonprofits spin better websites to attract more donors, volunteers and clients to their cause.Are you a nonprofit with an event that we could help promote? Or a marketing problem we could help fix? Contact us and we'll share on an upcoming episode.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  FOLLOW US:F A C E B O O K ➜ http://facebook.com/buzz4good​​I N S T A G R A M ➜ http://instagram.com/buzz4good​​L I N K E D I N ➜ https://www.linkedin.com/company/buzz...T W I T T E R ➜ http://twitter.com/buzz4good​​W E B S I T E ➜ http://buzz4good.com​​- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - They're not the rich and famous. They don't run for office, preside over boardrooms, walk the halls of power. In a society seduced by celebrity and status … they have neither. Their capital isn't financial, but social. Their profit comes not from the thing they sell, but from the good they do.They are our nation's nonprofits. The United States has more than 1.5 million nonprofits — from homeless shelters, food banks and rescue squads to children's choirs, science museums and animal refuges — that employ one out of every 10 Americans. Like any company, nonprofits have salaries and bills to pay, a budget to balance. They require money. And if enough people don't know about them, don't believe in them, don't support them — in short, if they lack BUZZ — they suffer and die.Buzz4Good! is hosted by BUZZ creator Michael Hemphill and American Advertising Federation of Roanoke president Carrie Cousins, who has appeared on two episodes of the TV show BUZZ helping nonprofits with their digital marketing needs.

Larry Dowdy Mic Side
In this episode, we continue with “Where Are They Now” as we spend time with Keith Humphry.

Larry Dowdy Mic Side

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 28:25


The Larry Dowdy Mic Side podcast continues with “Where Are They Now” as we sit down with Keith Humphry. We watched him on WDBJ 7 as the 6P anchor for 30 years. How did he end up in Roanoke? We'll talk about some of the talent he shared screen time with, favorite news stories and who he would like to interview today if given the opportunity.

No son horas
Que te gusta un misterio: colonia de Roanoke

No son horas

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 4:49


Hacernos pasar miedo es el pasatiempo favorito de Juan Gómez. Hoy lo vuelve a intentar con una historia terrorífica.

Virginia's Blue Ridge Podcast - Tourism NEWS for Roanoke, Salem, Franklin County and Botetourt County
Visit Virginia‘s Blue Ridge Episode 29 - Score With The Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs

Virginia's Blue Ridge Podcast - Tourism NEWS for Roanoke, Salem, Franklin County and Botetourt County

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 27:58


The Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs play from October to April every year! Head to https://www.railyarddawgs.com/ for tickets and more info

On My Way to Wealth
095: Demystifying the Financial Advice Industry for Everyday People with Deborah G. Nason, MA

On My Way to Wealth

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 43:11


Deborah Nason is a freelance business journalist who has covered the investment industry for InvestmentNews since 2005 and CNBC.com since 2013. She has been awarded the Investment Foundations™ certificate from the CFA Institute. Her writings can be seen at www.c4sb.com and www.cnbc.com/deborah-nason. Early in her career, Ms. Nason was contributing editor and lead writer for the Blue Ridge Business Journal in Roanoke, Virginia, as well as a contributor to both statewide and national publications. She has owned several small businesses and holds an M.A. in Management and Human Resource Development. She serves on the board of the NY chapter of the American Society of Business Publication Editors, and is an adjunct professor with Post University in Waterbury, Conn., teaching classes in business communications and personal finance. Deborah is also the author of “The People's Guide to Finding the Right Financial Advisor: Demystifying the Financial Advice Industry for Everyday People”. Notes: In this episode, Luis talks about the following and more: The different types of ways financial advisors get paid  Where to search when you need to find a financial advisor  The certifications to know about before hiring financial advisors How to identify when you need a financial advisor by your side Red flags to look out for when hiring a financial advisor Resources:   Deborah's LinkedIn Buy the Book FINRA's 5 Steps for Selecting an Investment Pro Investor.gov Questions to Ask when Hiring an Investment Professional XY Planning Network National Association of Personal Financial Advisors LetsMakeaPlan.org PlannerSearch.org    

Too Posh Podcast
BEST OF TOO POSH: MEET MILANI – just living his COLORFUL life – one experience at a time

Too Posh Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 36:31


We are re releasing this episode which has been a hit on YouTube, because Milani is for sure a character that is one of a kind. Since he recorded 2 episodes with us in 2019 he is now the General Manager for the LeBoys Club in Fort Lauderdale. Lively gay hot spot with food, full bar & a patio, featuring dancers, DJs & drag performances.We have always known that Milani would become super successful - he just needed to find the right opportunity. We are so very proud of him.This episode he tells of his traumatic years in high school and beyond,. - it is heartbreaking truly. Milani tells us that his only job at this time is being a gay stripper. We find out that he grew up in white suburban America, where everyone was "judgy" and "bitchy". He found out that he was gay at age 16, but never had a chance to really process and decide to come out on his own, because of a dramatic event at his High School that exposed him to everyone without his consent. He has not had a relationship with his parents or siblings in years and he feels bad that he has not put more effort into that.He grew up in an abusive household and went straight into an abusive relationship. He was too young to realize all that was happening to him. The guy who he thought loved him manipulated him into being an escort and was a Pimp. Milani then took the fall for everything when he got caught selling cocaine, after selling to an undercover cop 3 times. He says that there was a point where he stopped being a victim but became a willing participant. He was living his best life. He went to prison for 2 years. He tells us how much it sucks being in prison as a gay person. He shares that he got raped a lot until he found himself a Puerto Rican boyfriend who protected him.We feel like Milani got dealt a really bad hand in life, because we see his kind and caring heart and we tell him how bad we feel for him. He matter of factually tells us that Life is what it is. You have to listen to him tell us about refusing to accept the early release from prison, because he was so in love with his boyfriend, who betrayed him the second he left prison, only to go back to his wife and never talk to Milani again. When he first came to Texas he landed in Roanoke with a guy he met on Craigslist and was hugely disappointed. But once he saw Dallas and started working at the gay strip clubs he fell in love with the City. He shares the story of when he was a houseboy for a gay couple in Cedar Springs which is a gay neighborhood in Dallas. You have to hear him talk about having sex with girls and what he thinks about that. Milani has an entrepreneurial spirit and loves to learn from business people and is planning an exit strategy out of this dark whore world soon. But for now he finds his Sugar Daddies in Strip Clubs and is a Sugar Daddy himself to young, handsome boys. This is the end of the first episode with Milani - stay tuned for the next episode where we get even more details about his very interesting life.

Sermons – Christ the King Presbyterian Church
Isaiah 11:1-10 – The Shoot and the Fruit

Sermons – Christ the King Presbyterian Church

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021


Isaiah 11:1-10 The post Isaiah 11:1-10 – The Shoot and the Fruit appeared first on Christ the King Presbyterian Church.

The Land Show with Dave & Johnny
The Land Show Episode 231

The Land Show with Dave & Johnny

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 58:55


Today on the Land Show, Rick Bourne a.k.a., the Dove Daddy co-hosted the show with Dave, as he filled in for Johnny B Goode. Jonathan was out of town working with other Land Brokers in Oklahoma. Our first guest was Mr. Pat Awbrey, the proprietor of one of the oldest feed and seed/Mercantile stores in Alabama, M.L. Awbrey Inc. His family has been running this business from their location in Roanoke, AL since the early 1900s. Their selection is outstanding and the vintage architecture is something to see. In our next segment, Rick Bourne told us about the upcoming Fort Dale Academy benefit deer hunt in Butler County. This is a tremendous community event for Greenville and the surrounding area in early January every year. The local landowners really make the out-of-town guests feel at home as they host them and guide them in the field. There are a couple of spots available for those who want to participate in this incredible hunt. We were able to track down Russ Walters for our farmland report in the third segment of our show. Russ told us about the history of Andalusia as it was a timber hub on the edge of the wiregrass, that later transitioned into becoming a farming community. Russ and the South Alabama Southeastern land group team has been selling many fine farms across South Alabama over the last several weeks. We finished the show, with Ken Peters who owns Dominion Trapping. Ken and his partners have been trapping Coyotes, Raccoons, possums and bobcats for landowners, in order to improve the recruitment rate for fawns and turkey poults. Ken also spotlighted a unique 210 acre timberland parcel In Tallapoosa County, Alabama with significant frontage on Lake Martin that he is offering through Southeastern Land Group. This once in a lifetime property won't last long and you can check out Ken's fine listing at selandgroup.com.

Scattered Abroad Network Master Feed
Mentorship Opportunities with Joey Davis (Caleb's Father-in-law!) - Part 2

Scattered Abroad Network Master Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 34:50


Join Chase and Joey Davis (Roanoke Church of Christ, Roanoke, TX and Father-in-law to Caleb!) for season 2 episode 20 as they continue discussing opportunities for cross-generational mentorship in the body of Christ. This week, Joey and Chase discuss examples of mentorship failures in the Bible, and then discuss Titus 2:1-8. Visit our website: https://my.captivate.fm/www.scatteredabroad.org (www.scatteredabroad.org )and remember to subscribe to our email list. "Like" and "share" our Facebook page: https://%20www.facebook.com/sapodcastnetwork (https:// www.facebook.com/sapodcastnetwork ) Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/%20the_scattered_abroad_network/ (https://www.instagram.com/ the_scattered_abroad_network/ ) Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWnWEDTTNFe-LBsbOrIBcsA (The Scattered Abroad Network ) Contact us through email at: thescatteredabroadnetwork@gmail.com. If you would like to consider supporting us in anyway, please reach out to us through this email. Don't forget about our sponsorship/giveaway for the month. Head on over to our joint podcast (Scattered Abroad) and find out what you need to do in order to win. __ Feel free to email me at tcgreen008@yahoo.com Check out the website of the Marietta church of Christ, where I am privileged to serve as minister: http://www.mariettachurchofchrist.org/ (http://www.mariettachurchofchrist.org).

Everyday Christian
Mentorship Opportunities with Joey Davis (Caleb's Father-in-law!) - Part 2

Everyday Christian

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 34:50


Join Chase and Joey Davis (Roanoke Church of Christ, Roanoke, TX and Father-in-law to Caleb!) for season 2 episode 20 as they continue discussing opportunities for cross-generational mentorship in the body of Christ. This week, Joey and Chase discuss examples of mentorship failures in the Bible, and then discuss Titus 2:1-8. Visit our website: https://my.captivate.fm/www.scatteredabroad.org (www.scatteredabroad.org )and remember to subscribe to our email list. "Like" and "share" our Facebook page: https://%20www.facebook.com/sapodcastnetwork (https:// www.facebook.com/sapodcastnetwork ) Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/%20the_scattered_abroad_network/ (https://www.instagram.com/ the_scattered_abroad_network/ ) Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWnWEDTTNFe-LBsbOrIBcsA (The Scattered Abroad Network ) Contact us through email at: thescatteredabroadnetwork@gmail.com. If you would like to consider supporting us in anyway, please reach out to us through this email. Don't forget about our sponsorship/giveaway for the month. Head on over to our joint podcast (Scattered Abroad) and find out what you need to do in order to win. __ Feel free to email me at tcgreen008@yahoo.com Check out the website of the Marietta church of Christ, where I am privileged to serve as minister: http://www.mariettachurchofchrist.org/ (http://www.mariettachurchofchrist.org).

Historically Thinking: Conversations about historical knowledge and how we achieve it
Episode 237: A Brave and Cunning Prince, or, Following the Evidence Where It Leads

Historically Thinking: Conversations about historical knowledge and how we achieve it

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 74:23


At about 8 in the morning on March 22, 1622, warriors of the chiefdoms making up the Powhatan confederacy attacked the settlements of the colony of Virginia. By nightfall, the devastating attacks had killed between a quarter and a third of the English settlers, destroyed many settlements and farms—including their food supplies, and forced the survivors to take shelter in fortified locations where they were unable to grow their food because of groups of warriors who continued the attack. Suddenly, just when Virginia seemed to be on the verge of success, it was thrown back into the position where it had been 13 years before when it was just a few hundred people within the palisade surrounding the settlement of Jamestown—under attack, and on the verge of the starvation. It was the beginning of a brutal war that would last for years, the second fought between the native of Virginia and the English interlopers. With me to explain the long life of the man who planned the attack of 1622 is James Horn, President and Chief Officer of the Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation, which is affiliated with Preservation Virginia, a private non-profit organization and a leader in historic preservation. Horn is the author of numerous books, from Adapting to a New World: English Society in the Seventeenth Century Chesapeake, to his most recent A Brave and Cunning Prince: The Great Chief Opechancanough and the War for America. While this is conversation will be about one of the most critical moments in the history of North America, and about one of its most fascinating unknown personalities, it's also a conversation in our continuing series on historical thinking. As you'll see, James Horn's book deals with many questions of evidence. And evidence is the answer to the question “How do I know what I claim to know about my question?” As you'll hear, that is a question that James Horn had to ask himself many times as he worked on this book. For Further Investigation A Land as God Made It: Jamestown and the Birth of America  A Kingdom Strange: The Brief and Tragic History of the Lost Colony of Roanoke 1619: Jamestown and the Forging of American Democracy Opechancanough--his biography in the Encyclopedia Virginia Historic Jamestowne

BUZZ's Inside the Hive: Marketing Tips That Give Nonprofits More Buzz
5 Tips to Boost Year-end Giving for Nonprofits

BUZZ's Inside the Hive: Marketing Tips That Give Nonprofits More Buzz

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 9:41


Excerpted from our Buzz4Good! radio show on December 11, 2021 ... here are 5 easy-to-do marketing strategies to help your nonprofit's year-end giving.Are you a nonprofit with an event that we could help promote? Or a marketing problem we could help fix? Contact us and we'll share on an upcoming episode.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  FOLLOW US:F A C E B O O K ➜ http://facebook.com/buzz4good​​I N S T A G R A M ➜ http://instagram.com/buzz4good​​L I N K E D I N ➜ https://www.linkedin.com/company/buzz...T W I T T E R ➜ http://twitter.com/buzz4good​​W E B S I T E ➜ http://buzz4good.com​​- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - They're not the rich and famous. They don't run for office, preside over boardrooms, walk the halls of power. In a society seduced by celebrity and status … they have neither. Their capital isn't financial, but social. Their profit comes not from the thing they sell, but from the good they do.They are our nation's nonprofits. The United States has more than 1.5 million nonprofits — from homeless shelters, food banks and rescue squads to children's choirs, science museums and animal refuges — that employ one out of every 10 Americans. Like any company, nonprofits have salaries and bills to pay, a budget to balance. They require money. And if enough people don't know about them, don't believe in them, don't support them — in short, if they lack BUZZ — they suffer and die.Buzz4Good! is hosted by BUZZ creator Michael Hemphill and American Advertising Federation of Roanoke president Carrie Cousins, who has appeared on two episodes of the TV show BUZZ helping nonprofits with their digital marketing needs.

I Like Your Work: Conversations with Artists, Curators & Collectors
Finding Form in Paint: Artist Glen Cebulash

I Like Your Work: Conversations with Artists, Curators & Collectors

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 61:56


This was a special interview to record. Glen was my undergrad professor and a big supporter of me and my work. It was such a pleasure to talk to him on the show and learn more about his background and his paintings. During this interview I was reminded of what an amazing teacher he is and I am sincerely happy to be able to share his work and ideas on paint and painting with listeners.   Glen received his BFA from Boston University and his MFA from The American University in Washington D.C.  He has exhibited widely throughout the United States, including exhibitions at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, VA; The Springfield Museum of Art in Springfield, OH and The Courtyard Gallery in Washington, D.C.  Since 2007 he has been a member of the painting collective Midwest Paint Group and is currently represented by The Bowery Gallery, New York, NY.  Glen has curated over twenty exhibitions in the Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries at Wright State University and helped acquire numerous works for its permanent collection.  He has taught painting and drawing at Wright State University since 1996.   LINKS:  https://www.glencebulashart.com/ https://www.dutoitgallery.com/work/seafaring-l9nty   I Like Your Work Links: Exhibitions Studio Visit Artists I Like Your Work Podcast Instagram Submit Work Observations on Applying to Juried Shows Studio Planner

Witches, Magic, Murder, & Mystery
103. WITCH: The Legend of the Cora Tree

Witches, Magic, Murder, & Mystery

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 18:25


The legend of the Cora Tree on Hatteras Island has it all—witchcraft, mystery, and even a tie-in to the lost colony of Roanoke. Our Tuesday episodes are shorter than our Friday episodes, focusing on topics we didn't think we could do a full episode on, and often sent in by you guys! There's bonus content and other perks on our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/witchesmagicmurdermystery Podcast store: https://witches-magic-murder-mystery-podcast-store.myshopify.com If you're watching us on YouTube, our channel is filled with the unedited video of our podcast recording process for each full episode, starting with episode 26. To hear a more polished presentation, look us up on your favorite podcast listening app! Source: https://islandfreepress.org/hatteras-island-features/the-cora-tree-a-halloween-worthy-local-legend-or-a-link-to-the-lost-colony/ All Witches, Magic, Murder, & Mystery episodes are a mix of Kara and Megan's personal thoughts and opinions in response to the information that is publicly available at the time of recording, as well as, in some cases, personal accounts provided by listeners. In regard to these self-reported personal accounts, there can be no assurance that the information provided is 100% accurate. If you love the Trash Witch art (see our Patreon or the Podcast store), Tiffini Scherbing of Scherbing Arts created her. Find her art page on Facebook! She can create anything you need. Check out @witchesmagicmurdermystery on Instagram, or find our Facebook group by searching “Witches, Magic, Murder, & Mystery Podcast Discussion Group.” Email every single weird story you've got to witchesmagicmurdermystery@gmail.com. Get to know us better: Kara: @atoakandmain Megan: @megan_whitmer on Instagram and @meganmakesjokes on TikTok Theme music: Chloe's Lullaby by Robert Austin. Available on Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, Bandcamp, and Patreon!

Sermons – Christ the King Presbyterian Church
Isaiah 9:1-7 – The Child of Hope

Sermons – Christ the King Presbyterian Church

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021


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Scattered Abroad Network Master Feed
Mentorship Opportunities with Joey Davis (Caleb's Father-in-law!)

Scattered Abroad Network Master Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 29:32


Join Chase and Joey Davis (Roanoke Church of Christ, Roanoke, TX and Father-in-law to Caleb!) for season 2 episode 19 as they discuss opportunities for cross-generational mentorship in the body of Christ. This week, Joey and Chase introduce this subject and then talk about examples of mentorship (and failed mentorship) in the Bible. Visit our website: https://my.captivate.fm/www.scatteredabroad.org (www.scatteredabroad.org )and remember to subscribe to our email list. "Like" and "share" our Facebook page: https://%20www.facebook.com/sapodcastnetwork (https:// www.facebook.com/sapodcastnetwork ) Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/%20the_scattered_abroad_network/ (https://www.instagram.com/ the_scattered_abroad_network/ ) Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWnWEDTTNFe-LBsbOrIBcsA (The Scattered Abroad Network ) Contact us through email at: thescatteredabroadnetwork@gmail.com. If you would like to consider supporting us in anyway, please reach out to us through this email. Don't forget about our sponsorship/giveaway for the month. Head on over to our joint podcast (Scattered Abroad) and find out what you need to do in order to win. __ Feel free to email me at tcgreen008@yahoo.com Check out the website of the Marietta church of Christ, where I am privileged to serve as minister: http://www.mariettachurchofchrist.org/ (http://www.mariettachurchofchrist.org).

Everyday Christian
Mentorship Opportunities with Joey Davis (Caleb's Father-in-law!)

Everyday Christian

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 29:32


Join Chase and Joey Davis (Roanoke Church of Christ, Roanoke, TX and Father-in-law to Caleb!) for season 2 episode 19 as they discuss opportunities for cross-generational mentorship in the body of Christ. This week, Joey and Chase introduce this subject and then talk about examples of mentorship (and failed mentorship) in the Bible. Visit our website: https://my.captivate.fm/www.scatteredabroad.org (www.scatteredabroad.org )and remember to subscribe to our email list. "Like" and "share" our Facebook page: https://%20www.facebook.com/sapodcastnetwork (https:// www.facebook.com/sapodcastnetwork ) Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/%20the_scattered_abroad_network/ (https://www.instagram.com/ the_scattered_abroad_network/ ) Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWnWEDTTNFe-LBsbOrIBcsA (The Scattered Abroad Network ) Contact us through email at: thescatteredabroadnetwork@gmail.com. If you would like to consider supporting us in anyway, please reach out to us through this email. Don't forget about our sponsorship/giveaway for the month. Head on over to our joint podcast (Scattered Abroad) and find out what you need to do in order to win. __ Feel free to email me at tcgreen008@yahoo.com Check out the website of the Marietta church of Christ, where I am privileged to serve as minister: http://www.mariettachurchofchrist.org/ (http://www.mariettachurchofchrist.org).

Aggie Radio
Spooky Snippets: The Mystery and Conspiracies of Roanoke

Aggie Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 16:11


Addie and Emma delve into the lost colony of Roanoke and discuss the possible reasons for its disappearance. 

Charlottesville Community Engagement
November 30, 2021: Woolley withdraws as City Manager; Scottsville utilizing DORA for holiday event this Saturday

Charlottesville Community Engagement

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 16:33


The final day of November is upon us, but will soon give way to December. Eleven named for nine becomes twelve named for ten. Path dependence shows up in mysterious ways. In any case, this is the edition of Charlottesville Community Engagement with a time stamp of November 30. I’m your host, Sean Tubbs.Charlottesville Community Engagement is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.On today’s show:Scottsville prepares to use its Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area license for A Holiday HappeningMore on the preparation of Albemarle County’s capital improvement program Charlottesville City Council will again look for an interim city managerThe first bills of the 2022 Virginia General Assembly have been filedIn today’s first Patreon-fueled shout-out, Code for Charlottesville is seeking volunteers with tech, data, design, and research skills to work on community service projects. Founded in September 2019, Code for Charlottesville has worked on projects with the Legal Aid Justice Center, the Charlottesville Fire Department, and the Charlottesville Office of Human Rights. Visit codeforcville.org to learn about those projects. Emergency meetingCharlottesville City Council no longer has an interim city manager on the way. Marc E. Woolley had been expected to begin work tomorrow. Council went into closed session at 12:30 p.m. today for an emergency meeting to discuss a personnel matter. Councilor Heather Hill read the motion.“Pursuant to § 2.2-3712 of the Virginia Code, I hereby move that City Council close this open meeting and convene within a closed meeting as authorized by Virginia Code… for the purpose of discussing of the withdrawal of the appointed city manager and the discussion, consideration, or interviews of perspective candidates for appointment or employment by City Council,” Hill said. Woolley had been expected to fill the vacancy left when former City Manager Chip Boyles resigned in late October. Boyles had been hired in January to replace former City Manager Tarron Richardson, who resigned at the end of September 2020 after about a year and a half. Earlier this month, Richardson sued the city for breach of contract related to a non-disparagement clause in his severance agreement. Richardson had replaced Maurice Jones, whose contract was not renewed in 2018 after nearly eight years in the job. Along the way, two other people have served as interim city manager.After publication of this newsletter, Daily Progress reporter Ginny Bixby reported that Woolley sent a letter to Charlottesville Mayor Nikuyah Walker last week.“I am writing to inform you and your fellow Council members that after careful consideration and in consultation with my family, I am withdrawing my application to become the Interim City Manager of the City of Charlottesville,” Woolley wrote. “This was not an easy decision for me and I want to thank the Charlottesville City Council for the opportunity and wish the residents of Charlottesville all the best.”Last week, the Planning Commission held a work session on the capital improvement program for fiscal year 2023. Charlottesville has a AAA bond rating that reflects a well-run and stable city. Commissioner Hosea Mitchell asked if that would continue based on the string of leadership vacancies and he’s answered by Krissy Hammill, a senior budget and management analyst. “Will the high turnover of city level management impact our bond rating?” Mitchell asked.“They do look at management as part of that analysis,” Hammill said. “To date that has not really been at the forefront of a lot of those conversations keeping in mind that the single-most goal of a bond rating is to assess out ability to pay our debt.”The city is currently being managed by Deputy City Managers Ashley Marshall and Sam Sanders. Council next meets on December 6. See also: January 14, 2021: Charlottesville hires Chip Boyles as City ManagerOctober 14, 2021: Boyles resigns as Charlottesville City Manager; Friendship Court agreement reauthorized by EDACouncil selects Marc Woolley as the latest interim City ManagerUnite the Right organizers owe millions in damages; Former City Manager Richardson sues the city over disparagement clauseFirst 2022 bills filedThe General Assembly doesn’t begin for another six weeks, but the first bills have been pre-filed. Two of three bills filed in the House of Delegates are charter requests for two towns to amend their charter to move municipal elections from May to November, and a third would remove the sunset date for a sales exemption on the sale of gold, silver, and platinum bullion. In the Senate, there are five bills so far. One would require the Virginia Employment Commission to establish a family and medical leave program, one would require school principals to report incidents to law enforcement, and another would require absentee ballots to be sorted by precinct. Another would limit the time a Governor’s executive orders could last under an Emergency Declaration, and another would require votes of the Parole Board to be individually recorded under the Freedom of Information act. The General Assembly convenes on January 12. (view pre-filed bills)Scottsville Holiday HappeningEarlier this year, the General Assembly adopted legislation allowing localities to create Designated Outdoor Refreshment Areas (DORA) where ABC licenses can be granted in the public realm. That means people can move from establishment to establishment while carrying alcoholic beverages in a designated cup. Several localities across Virginia have passed local ordinances allowing such events. This Saturday, the Town of Scottsville will offer this ability during A Holiday Happening. According to Town Administrator Matt Lawless, this is the third time the DORA has been used. “I was interested to kind of follow the progress of this setting up in state law,” Lawless said. “It originated with a neat mix of communities around the state from far Southwest to Richmond looking at how they could promote tourism and support their Main Street businesses.”Lawless said Scottsville has so far held an event to promote an art opening in September. “We had a Virginia of the Arts grant for installations in vacant storefronts,” Lawless said. “Folks can take out the food and drink and stroll around outside.” A second event held at Halloween for a puppy parade on Valley Street and Main Street. Lawless said these are not tailgate parties, and people can’t bring their own beer. The permit just allows people to consume beverages off premises. “So maybe what you’ve seen in the past on these events is like an outdoor event with a strict perimeter defined like with a snow fence,” Lawless said. “We don’t have to do that anymore. The drinks are labeled where they came from in a disposable container. So if we were checking on what is that and where did you get it, you could point to the licensed restaurant where you got it.”Lawless said sandwich boards suffice to mark the boundaries of the DORA. This Saturday’s event runs from 10 a.m to 8 p.m. with the ABC permit in effect from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m“If you’re ever visited a European Christmas Market, it might be kind of like that where we’ve got have the special farmer’s market with special arts and craft sales, musicians playing on sidelots, and then hot cider and mulled wine for sale at our restaurants that you can take up and down the street,” Lawless said. Lawless said a safety plan is created for each event and reviewed by ABC to make sure there are enough people on staff to help with public safety. In the summer, Charlottesville City Council was briefed on the idea but it was met with a lukewarm response with some Councilors concerned with unequal treatment. This story came about due to a story in the Cardinal by Megan Schnabel that takes a look at how Danville, Roanoke, and the town of Tazewell have used this ability for events. (read the story here)Let’s have a second Patreon-fueled shout-out. Colder temperatures are creeping in, and now is the perfect time to think about keeping your family warm through the holidays. Make sure you are getting the most out of your home with help from your local energy nonprofit, LEAP. LEAP wants you and yours to keep comfortable all year round, and offers FREE home weatherization to income- and age-qualifying residents. If you’re age 60 or older, or have an annual household income of less than $74,950, you may qualify for a free energy assessment and home energy improvements such as insulation and air sealing. Sign up today to lower your energy bills, increase comfort, and reduce energy waste at home!Albemarle capital planningAlbemarle County’s budget process for Fiscal Year 2023 continues on Friday with another meeting of the Capital Improvement Program Advisory Committee. The group consists of two Supervisors, two School Board members, a Planning Commissioner, and a member of the public who happens to be a former Planning Commissioner.  (view the presentation)“I suspect that each of us have items on the not-included plan that we’d like to see moved up but it is a balance,” said Supervisor Donna Price of the Scottsville District. “We cannot do everything.” Perhaps when you think of capital projects, big items like schools and sidewalks come to mind. The next CIP in Albemarle will likely have an item called Core Systems Modernization which will seek to speed up how the county does business. Andy Bowman is the chief of budget in the Finance and Budget Office. “The technology systems that we use across the county government are disjointed, they’re antiquated, and they don’t allow the community to interact with our government in a way that we expect,’ Bowman said. “Over the next few years, we’re going to be embarking on new financial systems, new human resources systems, and new community development systems related to systems that are connected and enhance our customer and our employee experience.”The job of the CIP Advisory Committee is to help staff develop the five-year program. There’s a target of about $131 million in funding that may be available through FY2027. “For funding in Fiscal Year 2023 to 2027, there is a total of $457 million in projects that was requested,” Bowman said.The budget chief also gave a status report on projects under way. “There is $151 million in projects that are currently appropriated and underway from prior years that extend into Fiscal Year 2023 and beyond.”Those projects include sidewalk installation, the Southern Convenience Center in Keene, and upgrades of the county’s General District and Circuit court in downtown Charlottesville. Future projects that are waiting to be funded include further phases of Biscuit Run Park, future school capacity expansion, and a convenience center in the northern section of Albemarle. Supervisor Bea Lapisto-Kirtley suggested one item she wanted more information on.  “As far a project, I would like to make sure that at Darden-Towe our soccer fields are taken care of, upgraded, and when I say upgraded, regarding natural grass and putting in what needs to be done there to make sure that that’s a good playing field,” Lapisto-Kirtley said. Assistant County Executive Trevor Henry said a previous project had anticipated replacing the natural grass fields with artificial turf and adding lighting. Darden-Towe is jointly owned by Charlottesville and Albemarle.“Eventually that request was discussed in the calendar of 2018 and that was approved and bundled as part of the Parks’ quality of life projects,” Henry said. Henry said $2.5 million was approved for the project, with $2 million of that going for the installation of turf and the rest for the lighting. “That CIP request assumed use of cooperative contracts, meaning existing contracts in the state for both the turf project and the lighting project,” Henry said. “On a December 4 meeting of 2019,  a concern was raised by a Board member about the procurement methodology and several series of questions around the efficacy of turf, environmental concerns.”Henry said staff returned with more information later that winter, but the pandemic put a hold on further consideration of the effort. “The majority of capital projects were paused or deferred,” Henry said. When some of the projects were unpaused, the Darden-Towe project was not one of them. “And it’s back in the queue of all the other unfunded projects that have been requested or formally requested through this process,” Henry said. Since then, the Parks Department request has placed further funding of Biscuit Run as a higher priority. The Parks Department has asked for $8.5 million for the next four years to move into further phases of that future park’s development. After being told by Henry that the natural fields are well-maintained, LaPisto-Kirtley said she would support continuing that practice. School Board Chair Kate Acuff made the pitch for funding to modernize the existing high schools, something that she did not see within the draft CIP presented to the committee. The county in recent years has invested in two high school “centers” rather than a fourth stand-alone facility.“Because a new high school would be $150 million and we were able to craft this plan that including upgrading all of our schools  — Albemarle High School is 70 years old  — as well as the Centers for a fraction of that cost,” Acuff said. “It’s disappointed to me to see that has dropped out.” Acuff also said that over a hundred classrooms are in trailers. She said the county needs at least three more elementary schools.“We’re over capacity at Baker-Butler [Elementary] which is a northern feeder pattern [school] and construction of Brookhill [Elementary] would address that,” Acuff said. There are also overcrowding issues at Mountain View Elementary. A 27,000 square feet addition is underway at Crozet Elementary but Acuff said a third school in the western part of the county will be necessary soon. Of that $131 million, the schools will have access to $77.2 million according to Chief Financial Officer Nelsie Birch. The next meeting of the group will take place on Friday beginning at 1 p.m. Special announcement of a continuing promo with Ting! Are you interested in fast internet? Visit this site and enter your address to see if you can get service through Ting. If you decide to proceed to make the switch, you’ll get:Free installationSecond month of Ting service for freeA $75 gift card to the Downtown MallAdditionally, Ting will match your Substack subscription to support Town Crier Productions, the company that produces this newsletter and other community offerings. So, your $5 a month subscription yields $5 for TCP. Your $50 a year subscription yields $50 for TCP! The same goes for a $200 a year subscription! All goes to cover the costs of getting this newsletter out as often as possible. Learn more here! This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at communityengagement.substack.com/subscribe

Sermons – Christ the King Presbyterian Church
Isaiah 7:1-17 – The Problem and the Promise

Sermons – Christ the King Presbyterian Church

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021


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Exploration Local
Virginia's Blue Ridge: A Premier Destination For Outdoor Recreation, Unique Attractions, Diverse Culture & Culinary Experiences

Exploration Local

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 53:55


Virginia's Blue Ridge is made up of the City of Roanoke at its heart and surrounding communities within an hour radius, including the City of Salem, Botetourt County, Franklin County, and Roanoke County.The region offers a refined, authentic, Metro Mountain adventure nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It's a premier destination for outdoor recreation offering over 1,000 miles of trails for adventure. Roanoke is the largest city along the Appalachian Trail, and the region is home to the Virginia Triple Crown, showcasing three of the best hiking trails in the Commonwealth of Virginia - Dragon's Tooth, McAfee Knob, and Tinker Cliffs.In this episode, I sit down with Kristine McCormick, Outdoor Experiences Manager at Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge, and we talk about many of the things that have earned Roanoke the distinct honor of being nominated as the top “Place to Raise An Outdoor Family.”We talk about the Farmers Market that dates back to 1882, museums, restaurants & craft breweries, festivals, and an interpretive greenway that allows visitors and locals alike to explore from downtown to the summit of Mill Mountain, Roanoke's highest point. We also talk about multi-purpose trails, southern hospitality, fine arts, and the fact that you don't have to leave the City of Roanoke to experience outdoor adventures. But we also talk about the surrounding areas that are close by too; where you can experience trails, rivers, lakes, and easy access to the Blue Ridge Parkway.I'm excited to branch out of my beautiful area here in western NC and return to the state where I first fell in love with the Blue Ridge Mountains. I truly hope you enjoy this episode. Kristine McCormickOutdoors Experience ManagerVisit Virginia's Blue Ridge101 Shenandoah Avenue, NERoanoke, VA  24016www.visitVBR.comPhone: (540) 342-6025 Ext. 125MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODETriple CrownRoanoke, Virginia GO FESTHiking in RoanokeMill Mountain ParkBe A #TrailsetterMike Andress, HostExploration Local PodcastEmail: mike@explorationlocal.comWebsite LinkInstagram: explorationlocalFacebook: https://m.facebook.com/explorationlocal/ 

Popcorn Culture
103 - We've Got 16 Years to Make Anti-Gravity Brooms

Popcorn Culture

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 72:10


Ben and J discuss: children's books, lack of boredom, libraries, individualism vs. collectivism, differences among states, college rivalries, flags, Black Friday, and nonsense cookie names. Show Notes: Berenstain bears books: https://www.berenstainbears.com/index.html  Cultural Dimension of Individualism vs. Collectivism: https://psychology.fandom.com/wiki/Collectivist_and_individualist_cultures  Virginia Tech Mascot: https://history.unirel.vt.edu/traditions/mascots_nicknames.html  University of Virginia Mascot: https://virginiasports.com/traditions/  Roanoke's Nicknames: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roanoke,_Virginia#Nicknames  Rail Yard Dogs: https://www.railyarddawgs.com/  Various Cookie Sources:  https://whatscookingamerica.net/cookie/snickerdoodle.htm  https://whatscookingamerica.net/history/cookiehistory.htm  https://www.marthastewart.com/7839907/snickerdoodle-cookie-explained  Support the Show and Vote for Host: https://www.patreon.com/popcornculture  Get your own GMA stickers: https://store.dftba.com/products/gma-stickers  Get Your Bingo Card: https://bingobaker.com#f805834af83dce50    Email the show: popcornculturepod@gmail.com  Discuss the Podcast on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/PopcornCulture/  Follow the Show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/apopcast  Follow SCB on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carlinbrothers/  Follow SCB on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@super_carlin_brothers Discuss the Podcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHfIbq9thHPC8yrKjAdJgDA 

Roanoke Falls
6. The Devil to Pay

Roanoke Falls

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 21:08


In her darkest hour, Agnes confronts the Roanoke killer.  For more shows like this, visit Realm.fm. Roanoke Falls is a Realm production. Listen away. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SkeleTales
Creepy Kids and the Scary Dairy

SkeleTales

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 44:48


Happy Thanksgiving Dear Listeners! In honor of the holiday Alissa gives Britt an impromptu lesson on the Lost Colony of Roanoke Virginia... even though the vanished English Settlers were totally not pilgrims and have nothing to do with Thanksgiving. But, it is spooky, so it counts!Britt freaks Alissa out with a creepy story of an entity who wants to be invited in and the narrator's dumb dumb friend who abides the spirit. But, she balances it out with a story of jolly spirit who welcomes visitors into her home, so peace is restored to the SkeleTown.Alissa then tells Adam's tale of a terrifying night exploring the old Camarillo State Mental Hospital at California State University Channel Islands, sometimes loving referred to as the “Scary Dairy". This property was used in the horror flick The Ring and is rumored to be the inspiration behind the song Hotel California. Then the ladies cap off this episode with some creepy sh&@ kids say.As always, thanks for listening, Haunt y'all Later and have a Happy Thanksgiving! We are grateful for you!Support the show (https://www.etsy.com/shop/skeletalespodcast)

The History of the Americans
Epilogues and Consequences: After the Armada and the “Lost Colony” of Roanoke

The History of the Americans

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 40:55


In this episode we wrap up loose ends before moving on down the timeline: What happened after the defeat of the Spanish Armada, and what happened after John White left the Roanoke Colony in August 1587? We also see what happened to all those Elizabethan characters we've been talking about for the last three months, including Francis Drake, Elizabeth herself, John Hawkins, Martin Frobisher, Francis Walsingham, and Philip II. Finally, we explore the long-term consequences of both the Armada and the Roanoke Colony for the History of the Americans. Oh, and we read a poem in the spirit of the day. Selected references for this episode Garrett Mattingly, The Armada Robert Hutchinson, The Spanish Armada: A History James Horn, A Kingdom Strange: The Brief and Tragic History of the Lost Colony of Roanoke David Beers Quinn, Set Fair for Roanoke: Voyages and Colonies, 1584-1606 Paul E. Hoffman, "New Light on Vicente Gonzalez's 1588 Voyage in Search of Raleigh's English Colonies" Anglo-Spanish War (1585–1604) (Wikipedia) In Flanders Fields (Wikipedia) Neal Casal, "Virginia Dare" (Youtube, song)