Patriot Golf Day – Aug. 29 – Sept. 1, 2008

Friday, August 29, 2008

Beginning Friday, Aug. 29 through Monday, Sept. 1, golfers nationwide will be asked to donate a minimum of $1 in support of Patriot Golf Day. All funds raised will benefit the Folds of Honor Foundation to provide educational scholarships to families of those who have become disabled or lost their lives in the line of […]

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Countryside Golf Club Hosts “old white people”

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Countryside is a place where old white people (predominantly . . . sorry, Mr. Nash) can go and play a cheap round of golf subsidized by the City. – StarCityHarbinger. There is so much wrong with this post it is hard to know where to start and really does not deserve comment except for this […]

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Interrupting Is All Ego

Thursday, August 21, 2008

I’m sure everyone has experienced the rude interrupter. You are having a conversation with someone and another person walks up and interrupts talking nonstop. This happened to me again today with the same person. So I did some research on why this person does not know how annoying it is to both parties. . Now […]

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Countryside Petition Had 1,290 Signatures

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

At Monday’s Council meeting I heard it said that “I did not get that signal” referring to the fact that the citizens/voters wanted to keep Countryside a Golf Course. This came from Councilman Rosen. A year ago we presented a petition of 1,290 signatures that included Senator John Edwards and Congressman Bob Goodlate. I realize […]

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Serving On Council Is “Personal”

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

In May, 2005, the Countryside neighborhood woke up to the morning paper to find that Roanoke City had taken the option to purchase the golf course property. We were in shock. I decided to email the Councilman whose name was quoted in the paper to find out what was going on. That was Brian Wishneff. […]

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Countryside Maintenance – Begging For Dollars

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Monday evening the sale of the Countryside property (one acre) to Newbern, LLC, for the TRANE building expansion will be finalized. The Planning Commission was unanimous in their recommendation. It will come before Roanoke City Council at the 7:00 PM meeting. This acre will pinch the 2nd and 3rd fairway and at a minimum will […]

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Lobbying For Countryside Golf Club

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Lobbyist – let’s kick the lobbyists out of Washington – but not out of Roanoke City. It takes a heck of an amount of lobbying to “get through” to City Council and City Administration. They keep dancing “a little side step” a song I heard from the movie something about Texas and a whorehouse. Just […]

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Countryside Swimming Pool Now Dirt

Thursday, August 14, 2008

The residents of the Countryside neighborhood had been listening to the heavy equipment coaxing large chunks of concrete from the once vibrant Countryside Swim Club for a week. In its day it had brought the community together with family gatherings and childhood birthday parties. The swim club is not the only community gathering place lost […]

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Countryside Tennis Building Deterioration

Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Countryside tennis building is not looking so good these days. There is a possibility that the lessee will not renew his lease at such a late date. Court time is sold during the summer and I think this lessee has just about run out of patience. You can’t blame him. Meadowbrook cannot lease the […]

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“Born To Be Wild” At National Night Out

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

We had a packed pavilion at our annual National Night Out Against Crime. We ran out of plates and drinks but that did not stop us. We were “giddy” with the media coverage and Council’s leaning toward leaving the golf course and us alone permanently. We may not be there yet – as The Roanoke […]

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NOTE: Meadowbrook reported $87,500 in profit in 2005, $79,800 in 2006, and $43,200 in 2007.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Roanoke City Council met August 4 in an information session on Countryside at City Hall. The session began around 11:15 and lasted for about two hours. During that time the full council was briefed in depth by Brian Townsend before giving way to a question/answer time.  Much of Townsend’s briefing was geared to providing the […]

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City Council to Be Briefed Monday

Monday, August 4, 2008

“I think it was a mistake to even try to do something with it in the first place,” Nash said. “But the city backed into a situation, whether they intended to or not, where they have a municipal course, and hopefully they can get it right this time.” ~Alvin Nash quoted by Mason Adams in […]

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