If you are looking to make 2019 a bit greener, the City of Roanoke has a way you can do just that. Officials are encouraging residents to sign the ” Citizens for Clean & Green” Campaign Pledge, which provides tips to help cut down on your energy bill and reduce Roanoke’s carbon footprint. More from WFIR’s Clark Palmer:
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Roanoke Parks and Rec is offering a fitness program for residents looking for help carrying out their new year’s resolutions. The annual Roanoke 100 Miler challenge has participants complete 100 miles by mid-April via walking, running or other aerobic activities. WFIR’s Clark Palmer has more:
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As a way of celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Clean Valley Council has compiled a yearbook which will feature highlights from the group’s efforts over the years to clean up the Roanoke River and southwest Virginia. More from WFIR’s Clark Palmer:
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The 1st Annual Barktoberfest, hosted by Project Support, takes place tomorrow at the Vinton War Memorial, and will show the positive effects owning an animal can have an a person’s well being. Organizers say people find happiness in animals both big and small. WFIR’s Clark Palmer has the story:
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Future home owners are encouraged to attend a seminar where they can learn about their rights when buying a home. WFIR’s Clark Palmer has more.07-19 Fair Housing Seminar Wrap-WEB
Organizers of a series of youth mountain biking races say it could inspire the younger generation to continue Roanoke’s outdoor culture. WFIR’s Clark Palmer has more.
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Organizers of the Bike Shorts Film Festival believe it has contributed to growing Roanoke’s reputation as an outdoor community. WFIR’s Clark Palmer has more.03-8 Bike Shorts Film Festival Wrap-Web
AAA is urging drivers to take extra precautions to make sure their cars are ready for when old man winter comes to town . WFIR’s Clark Palmer takes us under the hood.
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Virginia Blood Services says the extreme cold is taking a toll on their ability to provide blood products to Carilion. WFIR’s Clark Palmer has more.
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Roanoke College says national and international organizations are starting to take notice after a record six students received a Fulbright award this year. WFIR’S Clark Palmer has more.11-9 Roanoke College Fulbright Wrap -WEB