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Julianne Rainone / Archival image courtesy of the Virginia room, Roanoke Public Libraries

The Ponce de Leon, now an apartment property, houses remnants of its past as a hotel. Read more

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Courtesy of the Historical Society of Western Virginia

The last night before Virginia Prohibition took effect was Halloween, and it made for the wildest party in Roanoke’s history. Read more

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Karin Smith

A dream-house-turned-welcoming-hotel greets visitors and inspires those working on their own renovations. Read more

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The leadership at the first Medicare-certified hospice to serve the Roanoke Valley transitions as the founder retires. Read more

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Mental Health America’s new executive director has big plans for the ‘tiny but mighty’ nonprofit. Read more

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Becky Ellis

It’s easy to brighten up winter meals with a just a little squeeze of lemon. This sunny citrus fruit gives zest to savory dishes while adding zing to sweet desserts. Read more

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Tyler Godsey

How music therapy helps our emotions and physical health. Read more

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Laura Wade

Cognitive fitness can be improved by using evidence-based techniques that exercise the brain. Fit Learning Salem offers accelerated learning programs to help learners succeed. Read more

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Organizations are making an effort to become more inclusive for those with disabilities. Read more

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Anne Sampson

History, natural beauty and fun activities make Natural Bridge a great place to spend a day. Read more

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George Davis, courtesy of the Roanoke Public Library’s Virginia Room

Crowds thronged downtown to view what was billed as the largest Christmas parade in Roanoke’s history. Twenty minutes before the parade commenced, tragedy struck. Read more

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Liz Long

As president of Junior League of Roanoke Valley, Susan Stanley-Zahorchak is leading the charge for positive change in the region. Read more

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Julianne Rainone

In its heyday, Crossroads Mall was a shopping marvel. Read more

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Julianne Rainone / Courtesy of The Virginia Room, Roanoke Public Libraries

What once housed the largest drugstore in the Roanoke Valley is now home to a thriving workspace community. Read more

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These local artists are creating far more than pretty accessories. Read more

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