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Julianne Rainone

The view from the Mill Mountain Star has changed a little since its humble beginnings, but the architecture, both new and old, continue to enhance the iconic cityscape. more

Jan 2, 2018 4:09 PM Departments

Music education is more than just music–it’s creating young leaders who plan for successful careers in the music industry. more

Jan 2, 2018 3:30 PM Departments

Find their coffee in two new additional spaces. more

Jan 2, 2018 3:27 PM Departments

Liza Mundy’s newest book reads like a well-written local history. more

Jan 2, 2018 3:25 PM Departments

Interstate 581 turns 50 this year, with many of those years overcoming controversy and hurdles to connect different areas of the region. more

Jan 2, 2018 3:22 PM Departments


Anne Sampson

Don’t miss this hidden gem, complete with an ideal lunch spot and vintage shopping. more

Jan 2, 2018 3:20 PM Departments

Plus a fresh new look in our design and departments. more

Jan 2, 2018 3:16 PM Departments


Liz Long

City Manager Bob Cowell has big ideas for Roanoke’s future and hopes for a positive impact on citizens’ lives. more

Jan 2, 2018 3:12 PM Departments


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


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