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The Poff Building Renovation: What $82 Million Can (And Didn’t) Do to a $14 Million Structure

The 2009 Stimulus Act fired $51 million toward a “shovel-ready” renovation project in Roanoke, but the lack of aim before the money was spent has contributed to massive cost overruns. more »

Aug 26, 2014 Features

Design ‘79: The Choice of the Citizens

Credit for the successful implementation of Design ‘79 – both at the time of its conception and over the 35 years since – has gone too largely to the business committee that helped back it. The real kudos go to the citizens of Roanoke. more »

Aug 26, 2014 Features

David Hungate

Appreciations & Deprecations: Perspectives on Roanoke Over the Years

As we look back over 40 years, we asked several fine writers to talk about what this place means to them. more »

Aug 26, 2014 Features

Liz Long

pomegranate Recipe: Oven Dried Tomatoes

In the Sept/Oct issue, Chef Rivera of pomegranate shared his scallop dish. Learn how to make the oven dried tomatoes component in your own kitchen. It's so easy! more »

Aug 26, 2014 Behind The Page

This portrait of Norma Vecellio Lugar (1934-2010), by Chris Jamison, hangs in the halls of LeisureMedia360, and captures perfectly the intensity, passion and Italian beauty of the journalism veteran who intimidated the 27-year-old Richard Wells when she interviewed for a job in 1975, but then broke the tension by getting up to leave and walking into a closet.

Chris Jamison

From the Publisher: Reflections on 40 Years

The support of readers and advertisers has been the delightful constant through four decades of the magazine. more »

Aug 19, 2014 Departments

Liz Long

The Flavor: Plentiful pomegranate

Chef Alejandro Rivera wants to encompass something for everyone when they visit pomegranate restaurant (and yes, they like it lowercase). more »

Aug 19, 2014 Departments


RVSPCA Furry Friday: Ben

Meet Ben, your new 24/7 lap dog! more »

Aug 15, 2014 Behind The Page

Roanoke's Oldest Restaurants: Memories from The Coffee Pot

Memories from the Coffee Pot from Arnette Crocker Tressel, voiceover for radio and TV and former singer. more »

Aug 13, 2014 Online Extras


RVSPCA Furry Friday: Jenny

Jenny is a long-haired princess waiting for her knight in shining armor to come rescue her. more »

Aug 8, 2014 Behind The Page


RVSPCA Furry Friday: Amelia

Meet Amelia, a sweet Dalmation mix who's ready to learn new tricks for treats. more »

Aug 1, 2014 Behind The Page

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