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Govenor’s “Children’s Cabinet” Gets Eye-opener at Fallon Park

Members of Governor Terry McAuliffe’s appointed “Children’s Cabinet” were in town recently to tour Fallon Park Elementary School. The southeast Roanoke City public school has its challenges, as outlined by principal Dr. Cynthia Delp during a tour that she conducted for Virginia Secretary of Education Ann Holton, Secretary of Health & Human Resources Bill Hazel, […]

Old Macdonald Had A Farm—And A Tourist Destination, And A Side Business

A report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture this fall provides a detailed look at the varied business models being used by American farms. In 2007, close to a third—or 686,600—of all U.S. farm households engaged in 791,000 income-generating activities other than farm commodity production, creating $26.7 billion in household income. On-farm diversification activities […]

Virginia State Parks To Celebrate The New Year With “First Day Hikes “

Virginia State Parks, managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation, will offer special hiking opportunities in all 35 state parks on New Year’s Day as part of America’s State Parks First Day Hikes initiative. On Jan. 1, 2012, more than 14,000 people hiked more than 30,000 miles in state parks across the country. In […]

Regency Room Restoration Coming

Roanoke’s longest standing fine-dining establishment gets a facelift To mark the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Regency Room, The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center will be renovating and refreshing the restaurant beginning Wednesday, January 2. Dining operations will continue throughout the renovations but will be temporarily relocated to the Shenandoah Ballroom and the […]

GE Partners With Virginia Tech To Improve Wind Energy Efficiency

A new method of manufacturing wind turbine blades, used in the capturing of energy that produces power, is expected to enable the construction of much larger wind turbines with higher efficiency and lower costs. The Advanced Research Project Agency — Energy, an agency within the U.S. Department of Energy, is funding the $3.7 million project […]

Christmas Dreams

The joy and wonder of Christmas to a child is captured in this remarkable photo-portrait taken by Roanoke Star contributing photographer Terry Aldhizer of 2 year old Molly Nester. Note the arching branches of the tree that frame the left side, bottom and top of the bulb perfectly and the depth of the elongated room […]

Southwest Virginia Ballet Serves Up Holiday Tradition

One Hundred and seventy-three cast members from age seven to “seventy something” are in the last week of rehearsals before bringing the beloved holiday classic, “The Nutcracker” to the stage.  Rehearsing since the summer, these men, women and children from across Southwest Virginia make participating in The Nutcracker part of their holiday tradition. The Nutcracker’s beautiful music, lush […]

Animal “Play Groups” Make for Better Adoptions and Health

Shelter workers and volunteers want potential adopters to have as much information as possible about their dogs (and cats) to make sure all parties will have a happy ending.  Unfortunately, in some shelters, dogs are kept in cages where they can see but can’t interact with other dogs. Nationally renowned behaviorist and trainer Aimee Sadler […]

7th Annual Drumstick Dash To Be Held Thanksgiving Morning

“MOVE YOUR FEET SO OTHERS CAN EAT!” Over 16,500 are expected to “move their feet so others can eat” as part of the seventh annual StellarOne Drumstick Dash to benefit the Roanoke Rescue Mission. By participating in the DASH, Runners, walkers, babies in strollers (and well behaved dogs on leashes!) will raise funds to provide […]

Land+Link Photography Competition / Exhibition Celebrates “Nature’s Gift”

The Western Virginia Land Trust and the O. Winston Link Museum have paired up once again to present the 2012 Land+Link Photography Competition and Exhibition. Land+Link provides a unique opportunity for local artists of all ages to capture images of southwest Virginia’s beautiful landscape and to receive recognition for their work. This year photographers were […]

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