Golfing with Daddy and Grandpa …

Thursday, June 28, 2007

This young lady scooped up in a dash to the next hole. Our City Council does not see nor do they want to see the diverse recreation opportunity that Countryside Golf Course provides. Our City Council’s absolute refusal to pay attention to this “treasured asset” in our community smacks of discrimination. Yes, while the campaign […]

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Who is speaking for us?

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

I attended the Downtown Roanoke Inc. public meeting last night. Earlier in the day as you might have read two Councilman held a press conference to propose valet parking service to alleviate downtown parking issues. . Tell me, do you remember any Councilman holding a press conference to support Countryside remaining a golf course? The […]

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Willow Walk – the abandoned development

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Just a few blocks from Countryside across from the Catholic Church approaching Peters Creek Road is an abandoned development that was started by Blackstock Inc., on Starkey Road in Roanoke. This is what happens when a developer runs out of money. The City requires a bond from the developer and the City is protected. However, […]

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Institute for Justice

Saturday, June 23, 2007

This 12th green view will be backs of retail! Roanoke City amenities are good for some at the expense of others. Ask the Mayor, Vice-Mayor and Council members, “what value do you place on amenities in our taxpaying community”. – Institute Mission:Through strategic litigation, training, communication and outreach, the Institute for Justice advances a rule […]

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Another Deadline Date Looms

Friday, June 22, 2007

The deadline for the development team to respond to the May 9th letter is August 1st. Consideration will then be given to extend or not extend the operating agreement with Meadowbrook following the August 1st deadline. That is assuming that this is a serious deadline as we have had so many dealines extended now I […]

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June 18th City Council Meeting

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

The City Council Meeting last night yielded at a minimum exposure for us. We are getting attention. I know it does not seem like we make any progress but we do. EVERYTHING we do is exposure. As we who worked Juneteenth learned our issue is still not understood or known at all by some people. […]

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Juneteenth Pictures

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Ken and Rosanne Saunders Mike Higgins (middle) Councilman Sherman Lea, Sr. Jeff Artis and Congressman Bob GoodlatteCity Manager Darlene Burcham and Jeff Artis Mac McCadden Chinese Prayer Those who attended and helped gather signatures were Ken and Rosanne Saunders, Mike Higgins, Al Steele, Cecelia Burks, and Carolyn Word. – We gathered about 120 signatures and […]

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Sorry for our arrogant attitudes

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

The Virginian-Pilot © June 12, 2007 Here are two words we ought to hear from Norfolk City Council but probably won’t: “We’re sorry.” Sorry for our arrogant attitudes. Sorry for our profoundly undemocratic instincts. Sorry for wasting thousands of tax dollars in a heavy-handed effort to stifle the taxpayers. Perhaps you heard that the Bay […]

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Demanding more picnic pictures?

Sunday, June 10, 2007

These cool kids really had it together!Millie Steele does her own thing! Jeanette Taylor, the Barci’s and the cool kids!

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More Picnic Pictures as Promised

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Our DJ – Mac McCaddenOur GangEddie Johnson defends his door prize! – There is mystery surrounding the Countryside Operating Agreement extension. Until further information and confirmation comes forth you can expect the agreement to end October 1, 2007.

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More Picnic Pictures – Y M C A

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

This is definitely a “Y” – so easy! The Keeton’s are wondering if the Barci’s have an “M” or are imitating a lobster! The Barci’s win the spelling Bee with a “C”! Still looking for the “A”. I don’t think we ever figured how to make an “A”.

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Banner is Missing – Banner Found!

Monday, June 4, 2007

About eight of our members came to the Forum sponsored by the Roanoke City Democratic Committee on Saturday morning, June 2nd. Al, Virginia, and myself came early to hand out fliers to attendees and have them sign our petition. Councilman Lea and WIshneff had accepted the invitation but were a “no show”. All signed except […]

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