Breaking News from Apple Computer

Saturday, April 28, 2007

URBAN GOLF CLICK HERE Apple Computer’s NEW “I” Technology

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Slicing and Dicing Our Neighborhood

Thursday, April 26, 2007

The plans unveiled at the April 3rd Countryside Community Meeting We are “bellyaching” according to the Roanoke Times when we object to the slicing and dicing of our neighborhood. We have been charged with “bellyaching”, “complaining”, “negativity”, “against change”, and “against progress”. Let me be clear – we are protecting “our neighborhood”, “our quality of […]

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Henh Ly Remembered Today – April 22nd

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The Memorial Park Conservancy works to protect and enhance Memorial Park, one of the state’s largest urban parks and a beloved outdoors destination – Houston, TX. Henh Ly, the Roanoke resident victim of the Virginia Tech tragedy was laid to rest today. The inspiring story was again so beautifully portrayed to all in attendance at […]

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Henh Ly Remembered Today – April 22nd

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The Memorial Park Conservancy works to protect and enhance Memorial Park, one of the state’s largest urban parks and a beloved outdoors destination – Houston, TX. Henh Ly, the Roanoke resident victim of the Virginia Tech tragedy was laid to rest today. The inspiring story was again so beautifully portrayed to all in attendance at […]

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Roanoke City Council Meeting April 16th

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Mike Higgins gave our vision for Countryside Golf Course tonight. Mike closed his statement with “The Golf Course is a public good that should be explored as an asset to the quality of life to citizens and visitors alike. The benefits to the city and the region could be tremendous.” Mike did an excellent job. […]

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April 16th Will Be A Very Quiet Day On RFP

Monday, April 16, 2007

April 16th Will Be A Very Quiet Day On RFP

In Remembrance of the April 16th victims no posts will be added here until Friday. The picture you see here is of Henry Lee (Henh Ly) a Roanoke resident victim. Lee was a 2006 graduate of William Fleming High School. This picture was handed out at “A Celebration of the Life and Journey of Henh (Henry) Ly” […]

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Dream Hole

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Dream Hole Randy King of the Roanoke Times has put together “The Dream 18” in the Sunday April 15, 2007 edition of The Roanoke Times. In the multimedia piece, Randy talks about the best 18 holes of golf in the Timesland area. The list is quite exclusive as it includes holes from Pete Dye’s River […]

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Golf and Potential

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Golf and Potential The City of Roanoke wants to eliminate Countryside golf course in order to build some houses and unlock some retail space within the city limits. One of their contentions is that since annexation is currently blocked by the state, the city has little opportunity to grow. I completely disagree with the city’s […]

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Green Trails vs Paving Trials

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Green Trails vs Paving Trials Countryside is a very special piece of property. As a child, I remember the old farmhouse located in the tall oak trees next to what is now Ranch Road. Behind the farmhouse, there was rolling pastureland extending all the way to Woodrum Field and small streams bubbling from springs near […]

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A Countryside Memorial

Saturday, April 14, 2007

The following piece is part on of a three part series looking at Countryside Golf Course. Countryside will be closed and eventually paved into submission beginning this September. Why? Greed. The course is located on prime business real estate on the south side of Roanoke Regional Airport. Specifically, I will incoporate my own personal reflections […]

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Reset and Focus

Saturday, April 14, 2007

This short entry is sort of a quick resetting of this site. If you are one of the two or three regular readers of the stuff here, you may have noticed that I didn’t post anything new last week. There’s a simple reason for that. I got swamped by deadlines. I was/am taking an enjoyable, […]

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View From the Outside

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Countryside Golf Course in Roanoke, VA is under attack by a city bent on development. Several years ago now, the city purchased the financially struggling course and began a study of how to use the property. Since then, they have decided to pursue a housing/retail development on the grounds of the beautiful course. The city […]

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