Meet Your Neighbor… Noel Anderson! When Noel Anderson MMT, MT-BC, moved to Roanoke in 2011, it didn’t take long for her to notice the challenge families had in getting services for their children with special needs. So she created Anderson Music Therapy to fill that need and be a resource in helping families find the…

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Dr. Misty Lenk loves smiles! She loves giving smiles to others and creating smiles on her patients! Dr. Lenk is an orthodontist and operator of Lenk Orthodontics in Daleville. She is also a wife, mother, basketball coach, volunteer, and whatever else is needed to support her family, patients, and community. Dr. Lenk grew up in…

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Roanoke native Ellen Cleveland loves to serve her hometown community and families as well as create events! She successfully merges the two into the LFA Kids Consignment sale in Roanoke.  For more than fifteen years, the LFA Kids consignment events have helped families sell and buy baby and children’s items! The sales are held twice…

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This week for Roaming Roanoke, we mixed fun and education. We roamed to the Salem Museum! I featured the Salem Museum’s online video series last month. This time we visited the actual museum building! Part of the Salem Museum’s holiday exhibit includes a model train. It is set-up through the end of January. My 6-year-old…

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Happy New Year! We are starting 2021 with a visit to a popular spot – Kids Square! Now that it is January, there are not a lot of events. Add in the global pandemic and it can be hard to find indoor activities for families right now. However, several places are open with health and…

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Happy New Year! While the holidays have come and gone and 2021 is underway, Roaming Roanoke is going to take one last look at some holiday events in the region. Two of my holiday favorites are The Nutcracker ballet and looking at Christmas lights! We are so lucky that Blue Ridge PBS made both of…

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It’s officially the holiday season and there are SO MANY events and sights to see happening all around the Roanoke Valley! This week’s blogging destination is downtown Roanoke for Dickens of a Christmas! Dickens of a Christmas has been a staple of the Christmas season in Roanoke for 37 years! This year’s event underwent some…

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Do you put a model train around your Christmas tree? Have you ever wondered where the idea started? Keep reading and you can find out! This week Roaming Roanoke is doing something a little different. We are visiting somewhere from home – the Salem Museum’s two online video series, White Glove Wednesday and Around Town!…

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This week’s blogging destination is a popular chain restaurant for kids – Chuck E Cheese! Chuck E. Cheese has pizza and games – it’s many kids’ dream, haha. The national chain has been around for decades (43 years according to the website). So many of us parents have childhood memories there (playing skeeball!) and now…

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This week’s blogging destination is a playground – Addy Grace Playground in Daleville! The warm November weather has us wanting to spend time outdoors while we still can. We wanted to go somewhere we have never been before. I searched for ideas and landed on the Addy Grace Playground. It turned out to be the…

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