Rachel Meell

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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:

To watch the live broadcast at 6 PM, click here. For more information about the Oak Grove Center Plan, click here.

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:

To watch the film when it releases on February 5th, go to the Roanoke Public Libraries Facebook page or YouTube page.

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:

For more information on restaurants with heated outdoor seating, click here. For winter outdoor adventures to find in Virginia’s Blue Ridge, click here.

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.

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