3rd floor balcony at Taubman opening to the public

Taubman-ImageStarting on Monday during regular business hours the outdoor balcony on the Taubman Museum’s third floor will be open to the public … as WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports:

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Ice for hockey leagues in short supply locally

Berglund Center logoWe are still in the grip of winter so you might assume some are still playing hockey in the Roanoke Valley … but that hasn’t been the case for a month – the ice left town at the end of January … more from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:

 

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It’s Pig Appreciation Day in Vinton

wfir-link‘Sometimes it’s not easy keeping teenagers amused at the public library … that’s where events like Roanoke County’s “Pig Appreciation Day” can help.  The story from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:

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Play tackles eating disorders

Teen Brain - Roanoke Childrens TheatreAs it does once a year Roanoke Children’s Theater is staging a play that tackles a serious subject for young people – this time its eating disorders … WFIR’s Gene Marrano has more on “Eat – Its Not About Food”:

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Taubman will use grant for marketing outreach

Taubman-MuseumThe Taubman Museum will soon launch a new marketing campaign … WFIR’s Gene Marrano has more on “A Picture is Worth A Thousand Miles – Art to Drive For”:

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Urban Professional League to hand out awards

wfir-linkUPDATE:  Event postponed to March 26.

With Black History Month drawing to a close a group of young African-American professionals focused on networking and community service will hand out awards tomorrow night … more from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:

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Click here to hear more on the Urban Professional League as WFIR’s Gene Marrano speaks to Kianna Price-Wade:

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Lewis Gale partners on healthy babies program

Healthy Babies programA program called “Healthy Babies Are Worth the Wait” from the March of Dimes saluted Lewis Gale Medical Center today for its efforts to reduce medically unnecessary deliveries before 39 weeks of gestation.  A spokesman on hand for the Virginia Health Care Association said the rate of inductions before 39 weeks where not medically necessary is around 2 percent statewide … and has been falling. Steve Jamison is past chairman for the Blue Ridge March of Dimes … he delivered a healthy babies banner to Lewis Gale to say thanks … he also spoke to WFIR’s Gene Marrano:

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Big Lick Soup finale will award a micro-grant

Big Lick SoupFour finalists vying for a “micro-grant” through Roanoke’s first “Big Lick SOUP” competition will make their pitches Thursday night at 6-pm …. at 16 West Marketplace … WFIR’s Gene Marrano has more:

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TAP program pays for ex-offender’s new jobs

TAP LogoEx-offenders released from the Western Virginia Regional Jail may find it difficult to find work after a company learns about their background … that’s where a “TAP” initiative can help … WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports:

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Craft brewers in Roanoke plan for growth

WFIR---local-businessThe Roanoke Valley’s microbrewery business has taken off in recent years and there’s expansion on the way … as WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports:

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