First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe Feed and Read at Roanoke Main Library

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe Feed and Read at Roanoke Main Library

First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe and representatives from No Kid Hungry joined children at the Roanoke Main Library today to celebrate the local Feed and Read program and the Library of Virginia’s statewide support for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). “In Virginia, only 13 percent of children who receive a free or reduced-price lunch during […]

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Stop the Violence Star City at Washington Park draws committed diverse crowd

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Stop the Violence Star City at Washington Park draws committed diverse crowd

A hundred people showed up even with the threat of severe storms lingering. Food, fun and games for the kids and camaraderie for the adults with one goal in mind. Stop the violence in Roanoke City where homicides so far this year have equaled all of last year. That is what the Stop the Violence […]

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Elvis sighting at The Historic North Theatre

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Elvis sighting at The Historic North Theatre

Danny Crouse as Elvis will appear live on stage at The Historic North Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 14-8:00 PM. He presents one of the top Elvis Tribute Shows in the region. Front orchestra reserved seats are $20.00 and general admission are $15.00. For reservations or more information, please call 434-793-SHOW (7469). His great singing, beautiful […]

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VA House GOP tell working families to “drop dead” say House Democrats

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Richmond, VA — Today, the House Democratic Caucus released the following joint statement from Democratic Leader David Toscano (D-57) and Caucus Chair Scott Surovell (D-44) slamming House Republicans for voting against legislation that would work towards building a new Virginia economy. This legislation included: raising the minimum wage, protecting low-income workers from predatory lenders, closing […]

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Parents testify about child deaths in unlicensed childcare facilities

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Arlington, VA – Child Care Aware of Virginia joined with parents and grandparents throughout the state to testify at 5 budget hearings before the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees to urge state legislators to protect children in child care last week. On January 7, public hearings were held in Richmond, Williamsburg, Manassas, Abingdon, and […]

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Girl Scout cookies will be available online

Monday, December 1, 2014

Girl Scout cookies will be available online

Girl Scouts of the USA today announced that for the first time in its history, girls will be able to sell cookies online as part of a new national Digital Cookie platform.  Local troops will start their very first online sales this January 1, 2015. Digital Cookie is a revolutionary addition to the Girl Scout Cookie […]

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Memorial Day Pet Road Trip Tips

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Memorial Day Pet Road Trip Tips

Memorial Day symbolizes the start of summer for you and your pet. Before you start planning trips to the beach and summer getaways, keep in mind that it’s important to plan ahead for pet travel and always keep the best interests of your furry, four-legged friend in mind.  Traveling with your pet can be a wonderful […]

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Rappell from the Patrick Henry roof top for BBBS

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Rappell from the Patrick Henry roof top for BBBS

RAPPEL 132 FEET FROM THE PATRICK HENRY ROOF AT “OVER THE EDGE” EVENT BENEFITTING BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS On May 30-31, 2014, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Virginia (BBBS) will be the first organization to bring the premier rappelling event, Over The Edge, to Roanoke, Virginia. Participants will raise $1000 for the incredible opportunity […]

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The Virginia Big Brother and Big Sister of year announced

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Virginia Big Brother and Big Sister of year announced

There is a long list of Little Brothers and Little Sisters waiting for a mentor and friend said the CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Charles Pierson. Many of the youngsters suffer from neglect or traumatic circumstances in the home. Through BBBS, “I don’t know of a better way to help kids face […]

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Lucian Grove: “the best man I ever met”

Monday, November 19, 2012

Lucian Grove: “the best man I ever met”

Lucian Grove was a husband, devoted father, a businessman, a philanthropist, a politician for a time, and a visionary who saw better things for downtown Roanoke. He was, according to his daughter Anne Grove, “the best man I ever met.”  Lucian Grove passed away last week at age 88, after battling Parkinson’s disease gamely for […]

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General Wesley Clark at Vinton War Memorial

Monday, August 6, 2012

General Wesley Clark at Vinton War Memorial

Wednesday, August 1st Retired General Wesley Clark held a town hall meeting with over two dozen veterans and military families at the Vinton War Memorial in Vinton, Va. The event marked the launch of “Military and Defense Leaders for Obama”—a group of high ranking retired and former military and defense officials who will lend their […]

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Chick-fil-A becomes the center of attention in same-sex marriage debate

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Chick-fil-A becomes the center of attention in same-sex marriage debate

Virginia State Senator Ralph Smith sent out a rallying message to join him at both the Chick-Fil-A at Valley View Mall on Wednesday for lunch and the Salem Chick-fil-A for dinner. The eatery is under siege for their views on same-sex marriage. Roanoke’s Valley View franchise owner Bob Childress said, “Chick-fil-A has asked us for […]

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