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Tinker Creek Greenway Now Goes From Hollins to the Cove

Tinker Creek Greenway Now Goes From Hollins to the Cove

The Tinker Creek Greenway just got 2.5 miles longer. Last weekend the ribbon was cut on a new segment that runs from the Hollins University campus to the boat ramp area at Carvins Cove, providing a new way to access the Cove’s 40-plus miles of trails. That access point also means walkers who get there […]

Greenway picnic provides kudos

Greenway picnic provides kudos

A day after cutting the ribbon on a new segment of the Tinker Creek Greenway, the Roanoke Valley Greenways commission recognized the Volunteer of the Year at its annual picnic. It was appropriate that the picnic was held this year in the shadow of the Memorial Avenue Bridge, where the Roanoke River Greenway now runs […]

Roanokers Run For Others

Roanokers Run For Others

Mannathon Raises Money And Awareness For Ministry by Gene Marrano The Manna Ministries Food Bank in Vinton is $20,000 better off, after that amount and then some was raised at the second annual “Mannathon,” a series of 8K and 5K races that was held at Fallon Park last Saturday. The course for both races (walkers […]

New Bridge Connects Greenways In Southeast Roanoke

New Bridge Connects Greenways In Southeast Roanoke

by Gene Marrano By far the most impressive feature of the new addition to Roanoke’s greenway system is the Z-shaped bridge that now spans the Roanoke River behind the 13th Street water treatment plant in Southeast, providing a link between two greenways. That bridge made its official debut earlier this week when the ribbon was […]

Growing The Greenways

Growing The Greenways

by Gene Marrano As Roanoke’s greenway system continues to grow in bits and pieces there is help from volunteers on a regular basis, supplying some of the elbow grease there’s no funding to pay for.  Some of that help is now coming from students, faculty and staff members at Hollins University, where work is now […]

Conservation Celebration Will Honor Longtime Supporters

Conservation Celebration Will Honor Longtime Supporters

by Gene Marrano Longtime supporters of the outdoors, George and Louise Kegley, have put their money where their mouth is – or at least their land, by putting a conservation easement on their 116-acre farm in northeast Roanoke City. That means their property near Tinker Creek will not be developed, and will remain green for […]

Greenway System Offers More Than Meets the Eye

by Melvin E. Matthews, Jr. Steve Buschor, director of the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Roanoke, has been on the job since 2002.  Before that he worked in suburban community Kansas City for eight years and, prior to that, served as a director of Parks and Recreation for twelve years in Ohio. […]



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