Patrick Henry Band Raising Funds to Perform in Hawaii

March 12, 2014

In December of 2014, the Marching Patriots will be representing the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the memory of all those who served on the U.S.S. Virginia battleship, at the Pearl Harbor Parade in Honolulu, Hawaii. This is an incredible honor for our students, and will truly be a “once in a lifetime” performance.

The official letter from the Pearl Harbor Parade selection committee can be viewed here.  You can help the band by donating on their website.

City Council Candidate Forum – March 13th at 7PM

February 19, 2014

March 2014 Meeting

John CarlinThe Greater Raleigh Court Civic League will sponsor a forum for Roanoke City Council candidates at its March 13th meeting at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Christ Lutheran Church at Brandon and Grandin. WSLS 10 News Anchor John Carlin will moderate, as he has in previous civic league-sponsored candidate forums. The public is invited to attend. All registered candidates have been invited to participate, including:

• Incumbents Bill Bestpitch and Ray Ferris, running as independents.

• Incumbent David Trinkle, former council member Linda Wyatt (1994-2004), and Freeda Cathcart, running as Democrats.

• Valerie Garner and Tuan Reynolds, running as an Independents.

•  Hank Benson, Jim Garrett and Roger Malouf, running as Republicans.

Independent candidates have until May 4 to register to enter the race.

National Night Out – Tuesday, August 6th

August 5, 2013

Night Out

Stop by the Grandin Village to shop, have dinner or relax on a bench and meet your neighbors followed by a coordinated effort to ‘Light up the night’ by residents turning their porch lights on.  From 6PM to 9PM in the Grandin Village.  Leave your porch lights on until midnight.

The introduction of National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime”, in 1984 began an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. NATW’s National Night Out program culminates annually, on the first Tuesday of August.

National Night Out now involves over 37 million people and 15,000 communities from all fifty states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.  The traditional “lights on” campaign and symbolic front porch vigils turned into a celebration across America with various events and activities.

Free Looney Tunes at the Grandin Theater

July 1, 2013

Looney Tunes

The Greater Raleigh Court Civic League is proud to again co-sponsor the Summer 2013 Looney Tunes at the Grandin Theater.

The Grandin Theatre will be showing free screenings of Looney Tunes on Friday and Saturdays at 10 am on the following dates:


  • June 14th & 15th
  • June 21st & 22nd
  • June 28th & 29th
  • July 5th & 6th
  • July 19th & 20th
  • July 26th & 27th
  • August 2nd & 3rd
  • August 16th & 17th
  • August 23rd & 24th

We hope to see you and your family at the Grandin Theater.

Run With Grace – June 8th. 2013

May 20, 2013

Time:  5K Race starts at 8:00 a.m. (Women) and 8:45 a.m. (Men) 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk starts at 9:30 a.m.

Race Day Registration & Package Pick-Up from 7:00 – 7:45 a.m.

Place: Patrick Henry High School Track (PH XC Home Course-primarily wooded trails, hilly and challenging no pets allowed)

Entry Fees:   Early Registration (Postmarked by May 27th)
5K- $20 (Students- $15)                  Fun Run/Walk – $15
Packet Pick-up Friday, June 8th at Fleet Feet Sports from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Register here.

Running was an important part of Grace Lovegrove’s life, so when her friends, family, coaches, and teammates started thinking about a way to remember her and to raise money for her Patrick Henry scholarship and to support the track team she loved, a 5K and fun run seemed natural. The first one was held May 9, 2006, on the Patrick Henry home course, thanks to the hard work of Coach Chad Cox, members of the cross country and track teams, some very dedicated parents of those runners, and the PH Athletic Boosters. Grace’ spirit is alive on those trails.

“Run With Grace” was coined by a Christopher Newport University teammate and good friend when the team and coach were trying to think of what to put on bracelets they were buying to memorialize Grace and to raise money for her CNU scholarship. Purple Run With Grace bracelets will be available for purchase at this year’s race, with proceeds going to the Patrick Henry scholarship.

The runner girl on the homepage is friend and CNU teammate Jason Berry’s handiwork. It depicts Grace with a Cheerwine soda in one hand and a Hardee’s Thickburger in the other. Grace loved Cheerwine, and all of her friends marveled at how much this 107-pound girl could put away, especially if you were offering seafood, gumbo, or Thickburgers. The other running graphic was created using a picture of Grace from the waist up. That ponytail was always flying when she ran.

National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project

September 6, 2012



As part of the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project, volunteers are needed to conduct manual counts of bicyclists and pedestrians at locations throughout the City of Roanoke during specified time(s). Counts will be conducted at assigned locations on Thursday September 13, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm and Saturday September 15, 12:00 – 2:00 pm. If you are able to assist please complete the form available at the link below. Additional information is available at

Volunteer sign up form –

One of the greatest challenges facing the bicycle and pedestrian field is the lack of documentation on usage and demand. Without accurate and consistent demand and usage figures, it is difficult to measure the positive benefits of investments in these modes, especially when compared to the other transportation modes such as the private automobile. An answer to this need for data is the National Bicycle & Pedestrian Documentation Project, co-sponsored by and Alta Planning and Design and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Pedestrian and Bicycle Council. This nationwide effort provides consistent model of data collection and ongoing data for use by planners, governments, and bicycle and pedestrian professionals.

PHHS Orchestra

April 30, 2012

Fresh off an appearance in the Big City at Carnegie Hall, the Patrick Henry High School Orchestra will be at Roanoke’s Jefferson Center for a free performance.  Come see the stars this Sunday, May 6 at 3 pm.  Did we mention it’s free?  Because it is.  Free.


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