The Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs have their back to the wall against Peoria tonight on the road and Tech holds its spring football game.
Liberty University’s Lahaye Ice Center is normally home to the Flame’s nationally-ranked club hockey teams, but last night pro hockey was in town – as the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs played a first playoff round game – and lost 3 to 2 – to the Peoria Rivermen.
One of William Shakespeare’s most popular plays is the third offering from a local community theater group that calls Virginia Mountain Vineyards in Fincastle home. More about this weekend’s production from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:
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Tonight’s the night – game one of the playoffs for the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs as they face off against the SPHL’s top team – the Peoria Rivermen.
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While fundraising continues at Mill Mountain Zoo for a North American River Otter exhibit with underwater viewing, Co-director Bill Baker says a bald eagle exhibit should be up before that:
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The exhibit should open once that Bald Eagle clears quarantine in a week or two. Those exhibits – along with an exhibit on Black Bears that’s in the works – are part of the Zoo’s efforts to feature animals native to Virginia.
The Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs will play the Southern Professional Hockey League’s top team – Peoria – in the first round of the playoffs; Taylor Houck starts for Salem Sox:
Perhaps you’ve thought about venturing out during the previous 17 Open Studios Roanoke Tours but haven’t – there’s a one-stop preview ahead of time this Friday in South Roanoke. WFIR’s Gene Marrano spoke with a well-known tour participant:
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The first of two NASCAR races comes to Richmond Speedway on April 21st – the Toyota owners 400 – and track president Dennis Bickmeier talks about the changes taking place at the track this year.
There’s an invasion coming to Roanoke this weekend – but no worries, its just writers and loyal fans. WFIR’s Gene Marrano has more on the “Roanoke Author Invasion.”
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From: Mill Mountain Zoo
Fundraising is half-way complete for the largest project to date at Mill Mountain Zoo. WFIR’s Ian Price has more on the exhibit that will feature underwater viewing:
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Details on the North American River Otter exhibit can be found by clicking here