Business Leadership Fund PAC

Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Business Leadership Fund Political Action Committee is the political lobby for the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce. On it’s website are various plans – one of which is for Countryside indexed under “Quality of Life”. CLICK HERE! From the PAC’s website:“There’s an old saying that if you’re in business, you’re in politics. As a […]

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Local Colors May 2008 Video

Saturday, May 24, 2008

The host country for Local Colors 2008 was the Philippines. Countryside Neighborhood member, Evelyn Sayers, who regularly attends our meetings and is always ready to help at our events dances in Local Colors again this year. Watch this video to the end and see our lovely neighbor. The below video depicts the countries of Mexico, […]

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Countryside Neighborhood Slide Show

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Great pictures thanks to Susan Hall, enjoy!

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May Neighborhood Month Event A Success

Sunday, May 18, 2008

CLICK TO ENLARGE ANY PHOTO – Virginia Stuart and Edythe Davis (right)Ken Saunders mans the grill with Steve Goodwin and Norma Getgood close behind. Mr. Berry, Carolyn Word, Mac McCadden and there again is Edythe Davis. Our Firefighters/EMS from our local Station 13 – We support you in keeping us safe!Mayor – Elect, David Bowers […]

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The Roanoke Times, Laurence Hammock, Received FOI Advisory Opinion

Thursday, May 8, 2008

FOI Advisory Council Opinion AO-04-08: <- Click Here for the opinion in it’s entiretyAO-04-08April 18, 2008 Laurence Hammock, The Roanoke Times, Roanoke, Virginia The staff of the Freedom of Information Advisory Council is authorized to issue advisory opinions. The ensuing staff advisory opinion is based solely upon the information presented in your electronic mail of […]

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Breakin In My Neighborhood Monday

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

It took 3 hours for police to come to my neighbors house that was broken into Monday. The neighbor across the street on Laurel Ridge called me frantically this evening wanting our CRO’s phone number. I said he would not be at his desk if on duty so keep calling 9-1-1. The dispatcher advised the […]

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Shine the Light on Them, Valerie!

Monday, May 5, 2008

As an observer from another locale, I am continually amazed by the biting and scratching going on in front of and especially behind the scenes of Roanoke City Council. I’m very proud that you are running on principle. Government MUST be of and by the People. No other candidate for City office can hold a […]

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Sometimes We Make Mistakes …

Sunday, May 4, 2008

What I thought I was attending today was a press conference on schools by Mr. Bowers and Mr. Wishneff but it turned into something close to a riot. It was across the street from Forest Park. It turned out not to have been set up by Bowers and Wishneff but by the Forest Park PTA […]

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Public Hearing On the 2008 – 2009 Budget

Friday, May 2, 2008

Thumbs down on the budget. The Roanoke City Firefighters Association was out in full force at the budget hearing Thursday evening. I attended as a neighborhood president to protect our interests with Station No. 13. The purposed budget is decommissioning an engine that serves the Northwest community. There are 95 homes being built in a […]

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Difficult Decision Today on Closing Schools

Thursday, May 1, 2008

I do not envy the school board today. It was a hard gut wrenching decision for them. I hope all parents keep their discontent from the ears of their children. If they see their parents alarmed and angry they will instill unnecessary fear and anxiety. Children adjust much easier then parents – I have been […]

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