People’s Choice Award “Ask the Fish 2.0” wins!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

People's Choice Award

Roanoke, VA – The City of Roanoke and Roanoke Arts Commission announce the Winner of the People’s Choice Award in the temporary exhibition AIR (Art in Roanoke) at Elmwood Park. Voters chose “Ask the Fish 2.0” by Stephen Fairfield as their favorite sculpture in the exhibit with the theme The Natural City.  Fairfield will receive a $1,000 honorarium. During the […]

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Main Roanoke Library closes October 28

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Roanoke Public Libraries Main Library branch will close for renovation starting on Monday, Oct. 28. The 61-year-old library building is slated for a complete renovation to the first floor and mezzanine, providing a state-of-the-art facility to the Library System. Many new services and enhancements will be added including self check-out areas, flexible collaborative rooms, a Children’s Mezzanine, family restrooms, […]

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Just how much money is enough to “bring Roanokers downtown”

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Just how much money is enough to

UPDATE below from twitter conversation: The Roanoke Times in a Thursday online and paper editorial has jumped on the happy train band wagon again telling city leaders to “go for” the over budget $1.2 million Market Square redo. The city will take $500,000 from the streetscapes fund to make up the shortfall. Cost to transform Market […]

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Elmwood Park completion delayed for at least a month

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Elmwood Park completion delayed for at least a month

A one month delay in completion of Elmwood Park has been announced by Roanoke City. The delay is a result of the heavy rains that prevented MB Contractors from working at the site. The date set for the first event has been rescheduled  for Saturday, October 19 barring any further weather delays. On October 19, the […]

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Where to park as Bullitt Avenue closes

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Where to park as Bullitt Avenue closes

New On-Street Parking Added in Anticipation of Bullitt Avenue Closure  As the Elmwood Park Renovation Project moves forward, the City of Roanoke is keeping downtown businesses apprised of changes due to park construction. Melinda Mayo the city’s Public Information Officer informed Downtown Roanoke Inc. that construction will close Bullitt Avenue on the morning of March […]

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Elmwood Park cost exceeds budget by $1 million

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Elmwood Park cost exceeds budget by $1 million

City manager Chris Morrill reported that there were three local bids received for the Elmwood Park redo project. Out of the three, MB Contractors was selected. At Monday’s Roanoke City council meeting Morrill gave an overview of what had transpired over the years but didn’t get into the years of heated council discussions and contentious […]

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Elmwood Park renovation start date pushed back

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Elmwood Park renovation start date pushed back

The park will close on October 16 and depending on the weather the revitalized park will reopen 12 months later in the fall of 2013. The first phase was expected to begin in mid July and reopen in the summer of 2013. That will not happen said Steve Buschor, director of Parks and Recreation. Some […]

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