Latest Attucks Stories

2008-09-02 09:00:32

The Junior League of Lancaster distributed $15,000 to six agencies through its Community Opportunities Fund. The Council of Drug and Alcohol Abuse received $5,000 for "Who Says We Can't," part of the Alternative Community Intervention program that uses volunteers and collaboration with organizations to reduce risk factors among high-risk youth, ages 10 to 18, and their families. Crispus Attucks Community Center received $5,000 for "Science for a Healthy Life," a full-day summer science...

2008-08-21 09:00:48

The Virginian-Pilot The projectors are heating up at the Attucks Theatre as the Mid Atlantic Black Film Festival starts rolling today. The annual juried competition is a showcase for independent filmmakers worldwide. Highlights include the Short and Student Film Competition, Kidz Film Series, several feature-length films, workshops and the pitchathon. In that event, storytellers will pitch their concepts for movies to a panel of industry insiders and members of the audience. Then,...

2008-08-05 03:00:14

By Franz, Paul pfranz@lnpnews.com Isaiah Tolbert is a born scientist. Asked what part the 10-year-old liked about the Science Factory, he replied: Everything. It'll be easy for the fifth-grader to keep coming back to the museum, thanks to a new grant the Science Factory just received. Isaiah and his other summer camp mates at Crispus Attucks Community Center were one of the first beneficiaries of a grant from the Thomas A. & Georgina T. Russo Family Foundation, a local...

2008-07-06 09:00:14

By CHERISE M NEWSOME By Cherise M. Newsome The Virginian-Pilot If at first you don't succeed, try again. That's the idea behind "Who's On The BLVD," a new talent contest. "BLVD" stands for Bettering Lives, Visions and Dreams. Since April, locals have auditioned songs, dances, raps, comedy and more at the Attucks Theatre and The Gallery at Military Circle, hoping for a slot in a talent contest that will be televised on local cable and perhaps nationally. The next audition is...

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  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
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