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Roaming Roanoke: Kids Square

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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Reminiscing on 2020

2020 was certainly a year that changed our lives. So many developments of global proportions; so many seismic shifts in our everyday existence. Will life ever quite be the same? In any event, it’s worth recalling some of the ways – good and bad – that 2020 will forever stand out in my memory. Here…
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Adventure Us: Carvins Cove – Hollins Tinker Creek Greenway

Carvins Cove, the nationally acclaimed conservation area adjoining Roanoke’s fresh water reservoir, is a gift that keeps on giving. Renowned for its 60+ miles of trails, Carvins Cove Natural Reserve draws mountain bikers and horseback riders from across the country. Its 12,500 acres of forest and mountain win it the prize of the largest conservation…
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Roaming Roanoke: Holiday Events

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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Watch This, Do That: Lilo and Stitch

Six-year-old Hawaiian girl, Lilo, who was raised by her older sister, Nani, after their parents died in a car crash, adopts a new “dog” that she calls Stitch. Little does she know, Stitch is a small, blue alien genetically engineered to create chaos.  While Stitch uses Lilo to avoid being captured by the intergalactic federation, he…
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New Family Movies and Shows Streaming This January

As we look for more ways to have fun while we stay home, the streaming universe will keep you entertained. There are many classics to enjoy in January, along with a few new TV shows. Here are the best streaming picks to watch this month. Shrek — Hulu, Jan. 1 This isn’t your normal fairytale, but it…
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