(Taubman Museum photo)
The deadline for a “call for artists” that was supposed to end last week continues through this Friday. More on the 60th annual Sidewalk Art Show from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:
12 female veterans have a chance to win VIP access throughout the track at Martinsville Speedway next weekend for Female Veteran Awareness Month. That includes the STP 500 as WFIR’s Ian Price explains:
Details on how to enter can be found by clicking here
Its been talked about for years but now there is finally a discounted, pay-one-price “Star City Pass” that allows visitors to Roanoke – or locals – to visit 8 cultural attractions. The Star City Pass is forty dollars for those 17 and under; 50 dollars for adults – it represents a 31 percent discount overall. They can only be purchased at the Center in the Square box office – good for museums there; plus the Taubman, the Link Museum, Mill Mountain Zoo and the Transportation Museum. Right now its deemed a pilot project through August. Susan Jennings with the Roanoke Arts Commission was at the official roll-out this morning.
Three teams from the Commonwealth are in the NCAA Division 1 men’s basketball tournament – beginning with Radford University’s “First Four” play in game against LIU-Brooklyn tonight in Dayton Ohio.
After a winter of reconstruction work an area tourist attraction – Poplar Forest – is set to reopen. WFIR’s Bob Clark has the details
Good skiing is still available is just hours away from our area. WFIR’s Bob Clark reports…..
Number-one ranked UVA began its run through the ACC men’s basketball tournament with a win over Louisville yesterday- and the Rail Yard Dawgs are still on the road:
The man behind “Saved by the Bell” TV show character Screech is performing two stand-up shows tomorrow night in downtown Roanoke. WFIR’s Ian Price has more:
More information on Dustin Diamond’s two shows tomorrow night can be found by clicking here
A new art exhibit on the Mountain Valley Pipeline in Roanoke shows community meetings, jars of water from different streams, and pamphlets that point to both Governor Ralph Northam and former Governor Terry McAuliffe as “water terrorists.” Neither of the Democrats has opposed the natural gas pipeline. “Rising Pressure: A Community’s Fight Against the Mountain Valley Pipeline” is at the Aurora Studio Center until the end of March. That’s near the corner of 1st and Campbell Ave. in downtown Roanoke.
The Franklin County Library wants you to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with tea and soda bread at their Main Library in Rocky Mount. WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno has more on “From Ireland to America: What I Learned about My Homeland After Coming to the U.S.”