The Friends Committee on National Legislation is lobbying Congress to address certain issues that need more immediate attention during Biden’s first 100 days in office. One of the most pressing domestic issues is the COVID relief packages, as WFIR’s Rachel Meell explains:
The Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center has created a Virtual Cycle Challenge to help raise money for their special learning programs and registration is open now. WFIR’s Rachel Meell has the story:
To register for any of the four special riding challenges, click here.
The Roanoke County Planning Commission is looking for comments from members of the community on the Oak Grove Center Plan draft at a public meeting being held tonight. WFIR’s Rachel Meell has the story:
A collaboration of the Roanoke Public Libraries, the Roanoke Arts Commission, the Grandin Theatre, and the Feeding Southwest Virginia Community Solutions Center has led to the creation of the “We Are Art” rap cypher, which will be released later this week. They wanted to create something that displays and celebrates the diversity of cultures in Roanoke. WFIR’s Rachel Meell has more:
Roanoke County is looking for grant applicants to take part in this year’s Capital Improvement Incentive Fund, which helps to finance park improvement projects. WFIR’s Rachel Meell has the story:
For more information or to apply for the Capital Improvement Incentive Fund, click here.
The annual Docs for Morgan basketball game fundraiser will be moving from the hardcourt to virtual hoops for this year’s event. The money raised goes toward student scholarships at the Virginia-Tech Carilion School of Medicine. WFIR’s Rachel Meell has the story:
To register to watch Thursday night’s basketball game, click here.
After millions of Americans have lost their jobs because of COVID-19, many are having a hard time finding employment again. AARP will be helping those who are age 50+ who are unemployed by holding an online career expo. WFIR’s Rachel Meell has more:
To register for the online career expo, click here.
The cold weather is here and that means there are special winter activities to enjoy in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. Local restaurants have been adapting to the winter weather by implementing heated outdoor patios so that people can still enjoy eating outside when it’s cold. WFIR’s Rachel Meell has more on what you can do in the area during the winter months:
Downtown Roanoke’s Restaurant Week starts on Friday, but this time will be a bit different than past years. Local eateries will be offering takeout as well as dine-in options for their food specials. WFIR’s Rachel Meell has more on what you can expect from your favorite restaurants:
For the full list of restaurants participating in Restaurant Week To-Go, click here.
Virginia Western Community College is going to host its first Martin Luther King Day of Service on Monday with special events and seminars all taking place online. They plan to continue having this day of service every year but are hoping to have the event be in-person in the future. WFIR’s Rachel Meell has the story:
For a full list of seminars and other events, click here.