Kurt Rheinheimer

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


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


Kurt Rheinheimer

It’s a wonderful city we live in. Could it be even better if all of it were as exactingly refined as a daylily bed out there by the garbage cans? more

Jul 6, 2017 4:29 PM Departments

Nowhere in the Roanoke Valley is change more apparent than within the sightlines from the 14th floor of Roanoke Memorial Hospital. more

Jan 24, 2017 11:35 AM Departments

Choices are limited only slightly by choosing to travel to and from dining rooms solely on foot or on bicycles. more

Nov 3, 2016 1:54 PM Departments

Matt Allenbaugh has been on duty out on the Roanoke area’s most-used sections of the Appalachian Trail only since April. The 2005 thru-hiker has been out on trails far longer. more

Sep 21, 2016 11:09 AM LifeOutside

For the unenlightened, “problems” are not that at all—they’re places where the likes of Aaron Parlier have mapped out how to climb a boulder. more

Sep 21, 2016 11:07 AM LifeOutside

The Roanoke housing market is not the most robust in the state, but the recovery from the Great Recession is at least complete in most areas of the valley, and far better than that in others. more

Sep 13, 2016 2:15 PM Departments

Beth Macy's new book, rooted in Franklin County and with broad branches in Roanoke, offers a hard look at the circus in its ugly heyday, and at two brothers victimized by its yet-uglier power. more

Sep 13, 2016 7:29 AM Departments

As the National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary, here are 16 great get-out-and-do's to help celebrate the August 25 birthday. more

Jun 30, 2016 3:24 PM Departments

Pathfinders for Greenways, Roanoke County and Virgina Tech are at work on a new loop and Parking lot. more

May 20, 2016 9:27 AM LifeOutside

Before long, a simple hobby can grow into so much more. more

May 20, 2016 9:13 AM LifeOutside

Sometimes, injuries can happen even before you hit the trail. more

May 20, 2016 9:02 AM LifeOutside

Our readers voted on many things large and small in the initial Best of Roanoke balloting 30 years ago. Nearly 80 percent of them opined on a topic largely forgotten since. more

May 3, 2016 9:55 AM Departments


Julianne Rainone

Mountain-biker Corey Heitz has undertaken lots of outdoor pursuits, including rowing, running and backpacking. But for the go-to these days, it’s the bicycle out on the trails. more

Mar 30, 2016 9:08 AM LifeOutside

The lushness of new-season vegetation, combined with snow-melt high flows in streams and some great views make these five hikes perfect for spring. more

Mar 30, 2016 9:05 AM LifeOutside

J.J. Redick’s NBA career began as pretty ho-hum. What in the world has happened over the past few seasons as he has moved toward age 30? more

Mar 15, 2016 11:25 AM Departments

It is of course the food first and foremost. But at least in those dining rooms where you become a regular, it's far more. more

Nov 3, 2015 4:29 PM Departments

‘A Walk in the Woods’: Two Stars for Two Stars

See our editor's review of "A Walk in the Woods" starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte. more

Sep 3, 2015 9:13 AM Behind The Page


Ruth Herdman

What's your favorite piece of gear? more

Sep 2, 2015 3:53 PM LifeOutside

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