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[ARCHIVED] Roanoke Recap – Feb. 5, 2021

The original item was published from February 5, 2021 11:44 AM to February 5, 2021 11:49 AM

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Blue Hills Communications Center Earns APWA Recognition

The City of Roanoke and VA811 announced this week that the American Public Works Association (APWA) Mid-Atlantic Chapter has selected the Blue Hills Communications Center project to receive an Honorable Mention for the 2021 APWA Mid-Atlantic Chapter’s Project of the Year Award for the category of Structures $5-$25 Million. Read more here

Arts Collaboration Releases “We Are Art” Rap Cypher

A collaboration of the Roanoke Public Libraries, the Roanoke Arts Commission, the Grandin Theatre, and the Feeding Southwest Virginia Community Solutions Center has led to the creation of the “We Are Art” rap cypher. The film was released today, Feb. 5, and can be seen on the Roanoke Public Libraries Facebook page and YouTube page. The project is a celebration of black culture through a staple in the hip hop culture: rap cyphers.

Equity and Empowerment Advisory Board Holds February Meeting

On Feb. 4, the City of Roanoke hosted its second Equity and Empowerment Advisory Board Meeting via Zoom. The meeting was recorded can be viewed on the City's YouTube channel.  To learn more about this board, click this link.    

Parks and Recreation Offers Winter Programs

Click this link to see a full list of the recreation programs and activities offered by Roanoke Parks and Recreation in February.