Gene Marrano


Julianne Rainone

Preservation is paramount. more


New trails and greenways, new events, more participation in them and a community that is increasingly aware of its amazing inventory have gotten more people active and built national awareness of the Roanoke Valley as an outdoor destination. more


Nancy Hans

Sam Dean

No matter where your recreational interests lie, odds are good the Valley offers something for you. Here's a detailed directory of opportunities. more


Cavans Cove Nature Preserve

Sam Dean

Yes, you could build your own pentathlon here, and a decathlon as well. Here are a few favorite spots to get out and get started, courtesy of Roanoke Valley partakers. more


Dr. Rita Bishop

Gene Marrano

Read what four local superintendents and one college president suggest parents and students keep in mind as a new school year approaches. more


Flanked by the Appalachain Trail and the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Roanoke Valley is singularly blessed with outdoor experiences for all ages and ability levels. more


Brian Batteiger

David Hungate

You could try to turn Brian Batteiger into a hero, but he'll have nothing to do with it. more

People & Family

Brian Batteiger, the president of Pathfinders for Greenways, a volunteer organization that has built or rehabilitated scores of trails around the Roanoke Valley. more


Much of the Roanoke region’s economic vitality these days seems to be linked to quality of life, and the amenities offered here that include an expanding greenways system, hiking opportunities found in the adjacent national forests or along the AT. more


A fixture in Roanoke since 1990, Carlos Brazilian International Cuisine offers diners a little something beyond the fare they find elsewhere. more


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