Rachel Meell

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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:

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.

Mary Miller, Director of RAMP

The Regional Acceleration and Mentoring Program will be able to help two rounds of technology business startups this year and are accepting applications for their spring cohort. WFIR’s Rachel Meell explains what RAMP does to help support local innovation:

To apply for the RAMP Health and Life Science Cohort, click here.

The Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council have started their 2020 to 2021 cookie season a bit earlier than usual and have already started taking orders. They’ve also created a new way to buy Girl Scout Cookies this holiday season. WFIR’s Rachel Meell has the story:

For more information on how to order cookies or cookie gift certificates, click here.

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