Gene Marrano

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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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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Beg Borrow

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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Vinton Mayor Brad Grose drives his Ford Maverick over the new Walnut Avenue Bridge

Vinton Mayor Brad Grose
drives his Ford Maverick
over the new Walnut
Avenue Bridge


Vinton officials cut the ribbon on the new Walnut Avenue bridge this morning as they wrapped up a year-long project … Mayor Brad Grose had the honor of driving the first car across the new bridge – his vintage 1971 Ford Maverick … Grose says the new bridge is safer. Sidewalks and bike lanes from the Walnut Avenue bridge will be extended to downtown Vinton and the new Glade Creek Greenway will extend from the other side of the bridge towards Roanoke. WFIR’s Gene Marrano spoke to Mayor Grose:

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