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July/August 2019

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Christina Nifong

Woodworking studio uses tools to teach skills — and a sense of self-worth. Read more

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Jennifer Riales

The Wasena neighborhood is growing fast, with retail and restaurants offering a new spot for Roanokers to spend time. Read more

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Mama Jean’s Barbecue, named after Madison Ruckel’s mother, is making a name for itself in BBQ. Read more

Dining

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Britt Ghiroli

Local Salem Red Sox boast first all-female announcing team in pro baseball. Read more

Departments

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Ashley Cuoco

Don’t let the summer slip by without trying these Italian-inspired recipes. Each recipe takes only minutes to prepare, allowing you plenty of time to relax and enjoy the “Tuscan sun” right in your own backyard. Read more

Departments

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

This street is still as busy as it was nearly 100 years ago, though with a bit of a facelift since its early 1900s beginning. Read more

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Courtesy of the Virginia Room

Why were bomber planes based along Williamson Road in 1921? Over 1,000 Roanokers went to find out! Read more

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Patrick and Jessica Ohpark are blending their Korean roots and American upbringing into several delicious dishes with their popular food truck. Read more

Dining

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Bob Sowder

This Raleigh Court home undertook major renovations. Read more

Home & Garden

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Bob Sowder

Newlyweds learn how to blend their styles in their new home. Read more

Home & Garden

Our biennial survey of area nurses and other health professionals is back, with a terrific list of top practitioners. Read more

Features

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Courtesy of Laura Wade and The Gauntlet

An array of resources exists to help local entrepreneurs take their businesses to the next level. The Gauntlet coordinates efforts to strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Read more

Departments

How the family text message chain creates long-lasting memories. Read more

Features

Keeps the kids – and adults – busy this summer with fun family activities. Read more

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Dan Smith

Our school systems are improving literacy for students and adults alike, one word at a time. Read more

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The surprising statistics of violence in hospitals, and what they’re doing to prevent it. Read more

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Why some are leaving the field for new careers, and what that means for the local industry. Read more

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Four women share their post-cancer lives, celebrating remission and facing relapse. Read more

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