Comedian Paula Poundstone coming to the Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Comedian Paula Poundstone coming to the Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount

The Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount, VA welcomes comedian Paula Poundstone on Friday, August 14th.  Thirty two years ago Paula Poundstone climbed on a Greyhound bus and traveled across the country — stopping in at open mic nights at comedy clubs as she went.  A high school drop-out, she went on to become one of the […]

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Bulk trash forces Roanoke council candidate to run in November

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Bulk trash forces Roanoke council candidate to run in November

BREAKING: There has been an anonymous tip that it was the “Tomato Stake Party” that has formed my Super PAC. It seems this “hot tomato chick” pictured is now pandering to the Tomato Growers of Roanoke. Stay tuned for further updates. Earlier: After the extensive indecisive head-scratching discussion at Monday’s city council meeting I have […]

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What can happen to your recommendations on LinkedIn

Monday, February 6, 2012

If you are on LinkedIn you understand its use. If not than I’ll explain it. In short it is a business and professional networking social media type tool. You can connect with like-minded professionals with the intent on upward mobility or just searching for a job. I joined it years ago after retirement thinking I […]

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Copyrights on these headlines, Roanoke Times

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Copyrights on these headlines, Roanoke Times

How many different headlines can there be for articles about 400 chickens in Roanoke City? We had “ruffled feathers” by Mason Adams and today’s editorial “bird in the hand” and my own contribution (sorry I took this one RT) “henpecked.” That is still not as many as were used for Countryside as a golf course. […]

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How many men does it take to fold a canopy?

Sunday, May 8, 2011

How many men does it take to fold a canopy?

This is a hilarious video of five men trying to figure out how to fold a canopy at the end of a picnic. Countryside Neighborhood Alliance held a picnic in celebration of May Neighborhood Month on Saturday afternoon. These five men who will remain nameless struggle at every annual picnic with figuring out how to […]

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Dan Casey at the bat – video

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Dan Casey at the bat - video

A puzzled look, filled Casey’s eyes, as an interview ensued; It wasn’t long, until light dawned, that his column was askew.   Dan Casey told a school boy, Virginians love God not gays; Then with teacher prodding , he took it back today.   After readers kicked him in the balls, and filled his groin […]

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IRS looking for civic-minded volunteers

Thursday, March 24, 2011

IRS looking for civic-minded volunteers

Not even a stipend or tax credit  – I think this is Daily Show material. WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service seeks civic-minded volunteers to serve on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP), a federal advisory committee that listens to taxpayers, identifies key issues and makes recommendations for improving IRS service. “TAP members are a voice […]

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Fundraising opportunity awaits Dan Casey – opening bid $2

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Fundraising opportunity awaits Dan Casey - opening bid $2

With the first @WSLS “breaking news” tweet I thought of one person. No it wasn’t River Laker. It wasn’t the victims of the prank at 202 Market – though I expect they are totally pissed at being charged by the ABC board. No alcohol in combination with stripping is allowed in Virginia. My first thoughts were […]

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Rejected by Lt. Governor on facebook – Cuccinelli for governor in 2013

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Rejected by Lt. Governor on facebook - Cuccinelli for governor in 2013

My feelings are hurt – very very hurt. Why, Bill oh why the rejection! After all the good press I’ve given you. Like back when you were campaigning:  Lt. Governor Bill Bolling and Bill Cleaveland co-host jobs roundtable and just recently: Lt. Governor sees light at the end of the tunnel for Virginia’s economy Maybe […]

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Bowers says to prepare to meet your maker!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Bowers says to prepare to meet your maker!

Have you ever received those solicitations that tell you to prepare for your retirement, financial planning, advice on wills and power of attorney, long-term care and offers of prepaid burial plans. They have pictures of “happy smiling seniors” being  coddled by gentle caregivers and beautiful flowered views of a cemetary. <laughing so hard I can barely […]

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No go on the County’s new logo

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

No go on the County’s new logo

It is back to the drawing board for the county’s web site redesign. Without hesitation the Board of Supervisors went thumbs down on the new logo and web design presented by Teresa Hall, Director of Public Information and Bill Greeves, Director of Communications and Information Technology. A lengthy discussion on the county seal led board […]

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Write-in winner for May 4 council election

Monday, May 17, 2010

Yours truly got 2 votes (neither of them mine). I beat Robin Reed (WDBJ7 Meteorologist) and Dan Smith (Valley Business Front). Thank you to the two people who thought me worthier than the rest. That being said – there were 53 valid write-ins – a very interesting mix. So Woopie Goldberg  is a Roanoke City registered […]

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