Oakey’s hosting grief seminar

Wolfelt ImageMembers of the caregiving community or those looking to learn more about supporting people experiencing grief and loss may find an upcoming seminar helpful. WFIR’s Starr Anderson has the details:

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Oakey’s presents:

Exploring the Paradoxes of Mourning: Enhancing Your Understanding of Three Forgotten Truths Featuring Alan Wolfelt

Thursday, May 12

9:00am-3:30pm

Cost is $45 (lunch included)

To register for the seminar call Debbie Moss at 800-638-0710 or 540-982-2100

For more details about Alan Wolfelt click here.

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Take the Clean Commute Challenge

Ride SolutionsRide Solutions is encouraging people to accept the Clean Commute Challenge. WFIR’s Starr Anderson has the details:

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Williamson Road celebrates Restaurant Week

WRABAThere are more than 40 restaurants along Williamson Road and many will be serving up deals this week. WFIR’s Starr Anderson has more details:

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For more about Restaurant Week click here.

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Salem’s new Learning on the Lawn program begins

LearningOnTheLawn-LogoSalem has a new program called Learning on the Lawn. WFIR’s Starr Anderson has more details on the initiative that’s part of the city’s downtown revitalization plan:

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April 30: Grow Your Plate & Seasonal Cooking – Nancy Maurelli
May 28: Home Brewing Techniques – Blue Ridge Home Brewing & Hydroponics
June 11: Coffee Brewing Methods & The History of Coffee – Red Rooster Coffee
June 25: Locavore Living & Outdoor Cooking – Bruce Ingram
August: Tailgating Tactics – Outdoor Grilling Tips (Date TBA)

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RVSPCA holds new event this weekend

rvspca logoAn “un-marathon” this weekend will raise money for the Roanoke Valley SPCA. WFIR’s Starr Anderson has the details.

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Drug take-back event happening this weekend

Got Drugs takebackSaturday is National Drug Take-Back Day and there will be several safe disposal sites set up around the Roanoke Valley. WFIR’s Starr Anderson has more details on the event:

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You can drop your unused or expired drugs off at these locations Saturday from 10:00am to 2:00pm:

Roanoke: The Berglund Center

Botetourt County: Daleville Kroger

Salem: Super Shoes on Main Street

Craig County: Market Street Pharmacy

Roanoke County: Tanglewood Mall Kroger, Kroger on Valley Gateway Blvd., Kroger at Colonial & Brambleton and the Hershberger Road Fire and Rescue Station #1

Vinton: Hardy Road Kroger

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Roanoke City’s E911 Center looks for feedback

Roanoke-LogoIf you’ve been in contact with Roanoke’s E911 Center the agency would like to hear from you this week. WFIR’s Starr Anderson has more details:

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To take the survey click here.

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Lineup announced for 2016 Budweiser Summer Series

DRI-LogoDowntown Roanoke Inc. has announced the diverse lineup for the 2016 Budweiser Summer Series. WFIR’s Starr Anderson has more details on the three music-filled nights.

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Tomorrow is Community Renovation Day

Renovation Alliance.jpgRenovation Alliance is holding its 17th annual Community Renovation Day tomorrow, it’s part of a month long initiative designed to engage community members in an effort to improve the Roanoke Valley. WFIR’s Starr Anderson has the story.

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There is still time to sign up to volunteer for tomorrow’s event. For more information click here.

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Spring concert raises money for local nonprofit

Rescue-MissionFor the first time the Roanoke College Choir and Oriana Singers are holding their annual spring concert as a benefit concert. WFIR’s Starr Anderson has the details.

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