Waiting For Response From Meadowbrook

Friday, September 26, 2008

I asked Brian Townsend again last night if he had received a response from Meadowbrook, current operators of Countryside, whether they would be willing to operate the golf course through June, 2009. This is what the City Administration and City Council agreed to do while drafting a Request For Proposal (RFP) to solicit proposals from […]

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Today I Was Just A Mom

Saturday, September 20, 2008

I gained a daughter or lost a son today – either way it was an emotional day. Everything else in my life took a back seat. My son’s happiness is all that mattered. Of course I “blubbered” and embarrassed my son … it was just sort of like it came out of nowhere this blubbering […]

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City Attorney Explains FOIA To Council

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

On Monday, September 15th, City Attorney William Hackworth at the request of Mayor Bowers explained the FOIA (Freedom Of Information Act) and the reason Councilman Court Rosen was denied a copy of the Roanoke City Market Building proposal prior to the September 2nd City Council meeting. . Mayor Bowers said that the public may want […]

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Roanoke Times Poll Results For Countryside

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

What should the council do with the Countryside property?Keep it as a golf course313(88.67%)Sell it33(9.35%)Other7(1.98%) Total Replies : 353

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Countryside Direction Finally Made Clear

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

After heated debate Roanoke City Council agreed 6-1 to move forward with a Request For Proposal to maintain Countryside as an 18-hole golf course. Those present literally stood up for Countryside. Only ONE stood up opposed and it was Hank Bostwick’s sidekick, Chris Berry of chrisberryonthe.net. . Besides myself, speakers included the President of the […]

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Pioneering Black Filmmaker Oscar Micheaux Commemorated

Friday, September 12, 2008

Pioneering Black Filmmaker Oscar Micheaux Commemorated

The marker on Henry Street was dedicated in September 2008 and reads:  Oscar Micheaux 1884-1951 Oscar Micheaux, renowned leading creator of African American “race films” between 1919 and 1948, produced up to six full-length films in Roanoke between 1922 and 1925. The Strand Theatre housed the Micheaux Film Corporation from 1923 to 1925, while Micheaux […]

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Q99’s “Driving For MDA”

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Dick Daniels and David Page who host “The Breakfast Club” with plenty of humor on Q99 FM took turns hitting 99 golf balls at the Par 3 in Hanging Rock. Dick and Dave have given their support for Countryside Golf Course in their own humorous style. Both are avid golfers and play here at Countryside. […]

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Countryside Banner Waves Again

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Horns blew with thumbs up signs as we hoisted the banner again on Saturday. With another Council crisis looming Al and Ken were called to duty once again. One man stopped his SUV in the middle of Cove Road to give us a “high five”. When will we be able to retire this banner? What […]

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