The “Great Greenway Tour,” starts on Thursday

GreenwayBelieve it or not there are some people not not yet acquainted with Roanoke’s greenways … that’s one motivation for the city’s “Great Greenway Tour,” which starts on Thursday with a night walk on the Roanoke River Greenway from Wasena Park. WFIR’s Gene Marrano has more:

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Virginia Science Festival debuts on the Tech campus this Saturday

Virginia Science FestivalOver the next two weekends the inaugural Virginia Science Festival presents events across the state … but Blacksburg and downtown Roanoke are at the epicenter. WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports on the festival’s debut in Blacksburg:

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The City Works (X)Po is back

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Its all about new ideas, synergy and networking … the fourth City Works (X)Po is back in downtown Roanoke at the City Market building later this week. WFIR’s Gene Marrano has a preview:

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Mill Mountain Theatre tackles “To Kill A Mockingbird”

Mill Mountain TheaterIt was a Pulitizer prize-winning novel … the movie version won three Academy Awards … and now Mill Mountain Theatre will tackle “To Kill A Mockingbird,” starting on Wednesday…WFIR’s Gene Marrano has the story:

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Click below to hear more from Mill Mountain producing artistic director Ginger Poole and development director John Levin:

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Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport undergoing improvements

Airport-logoThe Roanoke Regional Airport will undergo some improvements starting today – aiming to add more ADA compliant spots to accommodate handicapped travelers.Look for some minor changes as WFIR’s Kelsea Pieters explains:

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New poll from Christopher Newport University focuses on foreign policy

WFIR-LOGO-1The latest poll out of Christopher Newport University has Virginians divided by party on issues of foreign policy.WFIR’s Kelsea Pieters has the breakdown:

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Roanoke Food Tours begins its “craft beer tours”

Roanoke Craft Beer TourIn Roanoke, at the Lake and in surrounding counties there’s been a microbrewery boom of sorts – and Roanoke Food Tours is set to capitalize on that… as WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports:

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Science Museum announces unusual fundraising footrace

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Science Museum’s Jim Rollings – as Doc Brown – announces the race

Jim Rollings 2The Science Museum of Western Virginia hopes to raise ten thousand dollars for its programs with a Back to the Future-type race on the Greenway November 2nd. WFIR’s Gene Marrano has more:

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Friends is planning a “Roanoke Mountain Funfest”

Friends of the Blue Ridge ParkwaySaturday is National Public Lands Day – and Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Roanoke is planning a “Roanoke Mountain Funfest” this Saturday from 10 to 2… as WFIR’s Gene Marrano explains:

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Salem resident holds open house for Red Cross

Red-Cross1A Salem resident home again after a fire displaced her a year ago wants to show her appreciation by holding an open house this Saturday … featuring fire safety tips from Salem Fire-EMS and Red Cross representatives.WFIR’s Gene Marrano has more:

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