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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


Chuck Almarez

The venerable showplace has come back from near-oblivion to become a destination. more

Oct 30, 2017 3:19 PM Features 1 Comments

What does "best friends" really mean? These pairs embody the answer. more

Oct 30, 2017 3:14 PM Features


The Historical Society of Western Virginia; The Virginia Room, Roanoke Public Libraries

The Roanoke region was undergoing changes 100 years ago. more

Oct 30, 2017 3:11 PM Features


Julianne Rainone

When it came to her new kitchen, Lisa Link set out with a goal of convenience and a place for everything. more

Oct 30, 2017 3:07 PM Home & Garden

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

Oct 30, 2017 2:54 PM Features


John Park

The "upscaled bar food" offerings are enhanced by a welcome atmosphere. more

Oct 30, 2017 2:52 PM Features

Our readers weigh in on the best places, meals and more. more

Oct 30, 2017 2:45 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


Julianne Rainone

Times were happy in 1946, when people flocked to see movies on the big screen. more

Aug 28, 2017 2:21 PM Departments


Chuck Almarez

Director Ian Fortier has grand plans. more

Aug 28, 2017 2:10 PM Features


Dan Smith

Good marriages are difficult to come by, so we asked some Roanoke Valley couples who’ve found success with each other to talk about how they do it. more

Aug 28, 2017 2:02 PM Features

A look at a different kind of "marriage." more

Aug 28, 2017 1:55 PM Features

Curb appeal, plus more tips for selling your home. more

Aug 28, 2017 1:52 PM Features

Wait, don't buy in bulk? more

Aug 28, 2017 1:50 PM Features


Dan Smith

These veteran cleaners tell how to find the ultimate housecleaner. more

Aug 28, 2017 1:46 PM Features