Countryside Golf Course – The Top FIVE

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

According to the Roanoke Times – Countryside Golf Course course was chosen “among the five best courses in Timesland anyone can play.” Read the Sports article below posted with the permission of The Roanoke Times – I especially like the first sentence: . “Check this out, Roanoke City bigwigs. According to the voters here, this […]

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Roanoke Times Countryside Article

Sunday, July 27, 2008

An unexpected article appeared on the back page of the Sports section today. There is reason for optimism for at least 5 years. CLICK HERE to take the link to the Roanoke Times Article. This is my shot of the 10th tee.

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Countryside Women Win Team Championship

Friday, July 25, 2008

Countryside placed 5 women golfers in the top 10 in the Roanoke Valley Women’s Golf Association City-County championship. Congratulations to Becky Bondurant who tied for second place overall and Sara Cole who came in third along with Marilyn Bussey, MarC Milona, and Kit Davis. They received the McCorkindale team trophy. These Countryside women also hold […]

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Roanoke City Council Meeting and Briefing Today

Monday, July 21, 2008

First I’d like to correct the date the expiration of the City’s lease on the airport owned land that serves as the RPZ (Runway Protection Zone) at runway 6. I pulled my copy of the lease and it is November 14th, 2008, not October 31st. October 31st is when the one year lease with the […]

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Roanoke City Has Bargaining Chip

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Roanoke Regional Airport wants to swap Countryside Golf Course land to widen runway 6 clear zone – Roanoke City should use the expiring 40 year lease on this clear zone as a bargaining chip. . CLICK TO ENLARGE IMAGE AT LEFT . On Monday a briefing will be held regarding the widening of the Runway […]

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Planning Commission Rezones Countryside Acre Today

Thursday, July 17, 2008

I just returned from the Planning Commission meeting that was held today to rezone the acre for the TRANE expansion at the 2nd and 3rd fairway to light industrial from Recreational Open Space (ROS). It was a unanimous vote. I spoke concerning the proffers being removed. Most had already been considered in the city wide […]

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Roanoke City To Swap Countryside Land for Airport Land

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

RED line is widened RPZ – PINK land is to be swapped – The dotted BLACK outline is current airport-owned property. CLICK TO ENLARGE map and letter below. We have known this for a long time and wondered when it was actually going to occur. At the July 21st City Council briefing or workshop the […]

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Council Briefing On Countryside Scheduled For August 4th

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

At the first Roanoke City Council Meeting Monday with new members of Council, Mayor Bowers directed an inquiry to the City Manager as to the status of the Countryside property. The inquiry led to disclosure of a briefing to Council scheduled for August 4th at about 10:00 AM following a meeting with the Roanoke City […]

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July 4th Fireworks Video/Music

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Friday evening I enjoyed great company at a friends house on 6th Street, Southeast. We gathered for food and beverage and to watch the fireworks from my friend’s deck. The anticipation built, the children got “antsy” and so did I. This was going to be my first attempt at taking pictures of fireworks and I […]

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Open House With Mayor Bowers

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Valerie and Mayor Bowers Open house in the Mayor’s office today. Everyone visiting was treated to a seat in the Mayor’s chair and a picture with the Mayor Bowers. By noon there had been at least 50 people. I arrived about that time and took over taking pictures with my camera for secretary, Joyce Johnson.

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