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Monday, September 25, 2017

Preacher’s Corner: Celebrating All That We Have

Gosh, the time has so rapidly come and gone.  Just five years ago on June 14th my family and I celebrated our 1st Sunday at...

Extension Connection: A Simple and Delicious Way to Enjoy Seasonal Foods

Last weekend I purchased “Roasting Vegetables in a Bag” from a farmer’s market.  In the bag were kale leaves, new potatoes, kohlrabi, green beans,...

A Father’s Day Poem For Dad

For all the times you made me hold that darned ladder; For all the times you said, "if you throw that tennis racquet again, we're...

Hey Coach! No One’s Calling Me Back…

Readers: A dad and I have been emailing recently.  He’s extremely involved in his daughter’s recruiting.  I believe he’s at the point where he may...

The Joy of Still Livin’ in Roanoke

Whenever I run into him on the trails of Mill Mountain we chat for a few minutes. I admire his old dog. We let...

Waiting for Fireflies

It’s that time again.  Time for the fireflies to arrive.  Every year I find myself anxiously anticipating the first sighting and last week ---...

Why is Complaining a Sin?

I hate spinach sandwiches," says Todd, 7. Although I admit the thought of a spinach sandwich is revolting, Todd, I'm afraid you misunderstood my question. I...

Honoring the Bedford Boys

Across a vast ocean, 11 boys from Bedford, Virginia are buried overlooking the windswept beaches of Normandy.  Bedford lost 19 during the D-Day liberation…the...

General Assembly Continues to Help Crooks Steal Your Identity

The Virginia General Assembly passed a law in 2007 requiring that certain public records be posted online, even those containing your Social Security number,...

Commentary: School Board Apologizes

This past school year has been a challenging one for all employees of the Roanoke City Public School system (“RCPS”).  On top of the...