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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

Part of the key is a warm welcome to a set of unexpected strangers. more

Aug 28, 2017 1:43 PM Features


Photos courtesy Elaine Stephenson

Long-time designer Elaine Stephenson has the answers. more

Aug 28, 2017 1:40 PM Features


Julianne Rainone

Whether you're remodeling or building, your kitchen is the key area. more

Aug 28, 2017 1:35 PM Features


Julianne Rainone

Bobbie and Mitch Bowman didn't plan to turn their home into a B&B... more

Aug 28, 2017 1:31 PM Features


Julianne Rainone

Preservation is paramount. more

Aug 28, 2017 1:20 PM Departments


Pedro Vega, Jr.

Described as a lounge, Altus Chocolate invites customers to come for the chocolate and stay for the learning experience. more

Aug 28, 2017 1:18 PM Departments


Molly Koon

A main artery of southwest Roanoke County began as an agricultural necessity. more

Aug 28, 2017 1:16 PM Departments


Liz Long

As a Long & Foster real estate agent and Rookie of the Year, Chris “Kidd” Carter is excited about opportunities for prospective buyers in Roanoke. more

Aug 28, 2017 1:13 PM Departments


Julianne Rainone

Here in this issue celebrating home and marriage, an inexpensive old table may represent the best of both. more

Aug 28, 2017 1:10 PM Departments


Julianne Rainone/Archival Image Courtesy of the Virginia Room, Roanoke Public Libraries

It’s been 135 years since Roanoke’s downtown farmers market, a city symbol, opened with 25 hucksters, otherwise known as vendors. more

Jul 7, 2017 10:39 AM Features


Dan Smith

Fields are full of people holding to the magic of play. more

Jul 7, 2017 10:23 AM Features


Julianne Rainone

Interior designer Emily Mangus puts her home and talents on display. more

Jul 7, 2017 10:16 AM Features


John Park

Craig Rogers used a bicycle to change his life. more

Jul 6, 2017 4:59 PM Features