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Julianne Rainone

Earth Fare Opens in Roanoke

Earth Fare celebrates its grand opening in Roanoke. more

Nov 9, 2017 8:20 AM Behind The Page

‘FloydFest 18~Wild’ announced for 2018

FloydFest 18~Wild, the latest annual offering of the Southeast’s premier summer outdoor music festival, taking place Wednesday to Sunday, July 25 to 29, 2018, at Milepost 170.5 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Floyd, Va more

Nov 1, 2017 9:40 AM Behind The Page


Julianne Rainone/The Virginia Room, Roanoke Public Libraries

The 56-year-old strip center, unique in the valley when it opened in 1961, has remained a strong location for local, regional and national retail. more

Oct 30, 2017 3:21 PM Departments 1 Comments

Our dining writer reflects on her hopes and goals in covering the regional restaurant scene. more

Oct 30, 2017 2:54 PM Features


Liz Long

Grandin Village welcomes Willow Pond Bakery to the neighborhood. more

Oct 30, 2017 2:37 PM Departments


Dan Smith

Book No Further opens at 16 West Marketplace in downtown Roanoke. more

Oct 30, 2017 2:33 PM Departments


George Davis images courtesy Roanoke City Library Virginia Room

Long an important link between the Hollins area and northwest city, the roadway was extended to Brandon Avenue in 1996. more

Oct 30, 2017 2:31 PM Departments

Editor Kurt Rheinheimer reflects on three and a half decades of our magazine with some of his favorite pieces and quotes. more

Oct 30, 2017 2:26 PM Departments


Liz Long

John Park, aka Hungry Asian, loves learning the stories behind restaurants and their food. more

Oct 30, 2017 2:26 PM Departments

Taubman, Fralin Honored in “50 for 50 Arts Inspiration Award” Honorees

The Virginia Commission for the Arts has named Jenny and Nicholas Taubman and Cynthia and Heywood Fralin among their “50 for 50 Arts Inspiration Award” honorees. more

Oct 20, 2017 2:22 PM Behind The Page

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How Much is My "Stuff" Worth?

Or, how much is my mother’s “stuff” worth? These are common questions that resonate frequently in our American society, where the senior demographic is quickly swelling to become 25% of our overall population. more

Oct 12, 2017 12:28 PM Behind The Page


Noah Magnifico

With a plethora of options, diners can choose between Southern favorites or tempting new ethnic dishes, including the newest Vietnamese restaurant, Asia Gourmet. more

Oct 10, 2017 3:59 PM Vinton


Noah Magnifico

A day of retail therapy in Vinton can include antiques, home appliances and even one-on-one music lessons. And that’s barely scratching the surface! more

Oct 10, 2017 3:56 PM Vinton


Noah Magnifico

Vinton’s schools are making waves in the nation, with awards given to William Byrd Middle School and an accomplished STEM teacher at W.E. Cundiff Elementary School. more

Oct 10, 2017 3:53 PM Vinton


Noah Magnifico

Outdoor enthusiasts will love the many activities available to them, including water sports or a lovely stroll along the greenway. more

Oct 10, 2017 3:48 PM Vinton


Noah Magnifico

Whether you’re a first-time buyer making the plunge, an empty nester looking for a smaller space, or somewhere in between, the many real estate options in Vinton are sure to provide and please. more

Oct 10, 2017 3:45 PM Vinton


Noah Magnifico

Businesses are seeing a significant uptick in clientele thanks to Vinton’s hard work at improving downtown infrastructure and the addition of a brewery and library, amongst others. more

Oct 10, 2017 3:42 PM Vinton

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