Mark Warner Visits Roanoke

Monday, October 29, 2007

Valerie Garner and Susan Hall with former Virginia Governor and Democratic Candidate for State Senator, Mark Warner.

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Susan Hall’s Mother Remembered

Monday, October 29, 2007

Susan Hall is the Treasurer of our Countryside Neighborhood Alliance. Susan’s mother, Frances Lowe, passed away in June. Frances attended our neighborhood meetings and lived a few doors up from her daughter, Susan. On Friday, October 26th, Frances Lowe was remembered by the Roanoke Valley Democratic Women where former governor Mark Warner attended. Susan spoke […]

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A Letter From A Countryside Neighbor’s Son

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Mr. Kenny Saunders Golf Professional & Operations Manager Dalat, Vietnam Dalat Palace Golf Club . Son of Ken and Rosanne Saunders Countryside Neighborhood, Roanoke, Virginia Kenny’s perfect form Dear Mom and Dad: I find it hard to believe that I am writing a story that by saying I remember 40 years ago puts me in […]

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Valley Character – Golf Builds Character

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Radio clip – Chip Sullivan supports Valley Character Official Mission: Valley Character strives to increase the quality of life in the Roanoke Valley and surrounding communities by encouraging all residents to engage in civility and compassion for one another through the six pillars of character — trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. Read more […]

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Guide to Roanoke Parks & Recreation

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Did you get your guide to Roanoke Parks and Recreation today? The cover picture of Mill Mountain with the Wachovia tower and Mountain View Mansion in the background was really an eye-catcher. As I paged through the guide, the listings of parks and recreation centers with activities aplenty – I wondered if by chance the […]

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Good-bye Officer Brink

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Our Community Resource Officer (CRO) he has been reassigned. His new assignment is with the Juvenile Crimes Unit. We are without a CRO until a replacement is named. We will miss Officer Dale Brink as he contributed much to our meetings with his advice and council. I wish him good luck in his new assignment. […]

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An Air Traffic Controller Speaks

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

When I commented to this air traffic controller that the Virginia Department of Aviation (VDOA) was vague and evasive regarding issues with the widening of the Runway Protection Zone (RPZ) of runway 6 his response was – “He was vague because it is a tenuous issue.” The same thing goes for the Roanoke Regional Airport […]

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Virginia Gives Golf Courses Tax Break

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

On March 2, 2006, the Virginia General Assembly passed a bill that places golf courses in an “open space” classification for property tax purposes. . Delegate Glenn Oder, R-94th District, was the sponsor of this bill that golf courses would be placed in the same category as agriculture, horticulture, forestry and other recreational land for […]

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