Roanoke’s Weekend for Wilderness is here

wfir-linkThe Wilderness Act became federal law 50 years ago … preserving millions of acres of wildlands … now comes “Roanoke’s Weekend for Wilderness.” WFIR’s Gene Marrano has more:

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McAuliffe revives climate change committee

wfir-linkThe president of Roanoke’s Cool Cities Coalition says rising sea levels in the Hampton Roads area – due to climate change – is just one reason the recently revived State Climate Commission is a good idea. WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports:

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The Henry Street Heritage Festival is Saturday

Henry StreetThe 25th annual Henry Street Heritage Festival will be happening this Saturday at Elmwood Park, featuring food, crafts, educational forums, and a variety of entertainers – all celebrating African American culture. WFIR’s Kelsea Pieters has more:

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Help Save the Next Girl warns young women of danger

Help Save the Next GirlThe national non-profit formed by Gil and Dan Harrington after their daughter was murdered in Charlottesville five years ago – “Help Save the Next Girl” – strives to prevent more young women – like Hannah Graham – from disappearing. WFIR’s Gene Marrano spoke with Gil Harrington:

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Business workshop designed for local artists

Roanoke-ChamberThe Chamber’s Small Business Development Center is joining forces with the City of Roanoke and the Roanoke Arts Commission to host a workshop geared towards helping creative artists. WFIR’s Gene Marrano has more:

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Romantic comedy gets ready to shoot next month in Vinton

Bobby BrowningA romantic comedy titled “Where are You, Bobby Browning?” gets ready to shoot next month in Vinton…the latest in a series of independent films produced in the Roanoke area. WFIR’s Gene Marrano has more:

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Click below for Gene Marrano’s full-length conversation with the co-producers Marc Hutchins, Kathryn Hatam and Bo Snyder:

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Macaroni Kid is sponsoring an Anti-bullying event

wfir-linkMacaroni Kid-Roanoke is taking part in the organization’s “Do Something Great Day” by sponsoring an anti-bullying awareness event at the Star City Skate Center on Saturday from 10 to 1. WFIR’s Gene Marrano has more:

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New outdoor adventure company coming to Roanoke

WFIR---local-businessIts being billed as Roanoke’s first full-service oufitter for outdoor recreation activities. Roanoke Mountain Adventures will open in Wasena next spring … providing guides, tours and equipment for mountain biking, cycling, kayaking and other activities. Jim Revercomb and his son James will operate Roanoke Mountain Adventures – James had been running a similar venture in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Pete Eshelman is director of outdoor branding for the Roanoke Regional Partnership… he worked with the Revercombs on the project and spoke to WFIR’s Gene Marrano:

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New exhibits make their debut at Taubman Museum

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from Taubman exhibit “Beg, Borrow, Steal”

Between now and October 11th four new exhibits make their debut at the Taubman Museum of Art. Those new exhibitions include “Between Two Worlds”, which was curated by former Taubman Museum executive director David Mickenberg. WFIR’s Gene Marrano spoke with Amy Moorefield from the Taubman:

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Click below for more from Amy Moorefield at the Taubman, speaking with WFIR’s Gene Marrano:

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Floyd author Neil Sagebiel writes about controversial 1969 Ryder Cup

drawinthedunes-coverHis first book on the 1955 U.S. Open was well-recieved by the golf world … now Floyd writer Neil Sagebiel is looking for success again with “Draw in the Dunes.” Its about the 1969 Ryder Cup tournament. WFIR’s Gene Marrano has more:

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