You can reach Southern Trust Home Services at southerntrusthomeservices.com, (540) 208-2246, or service@southernstateservice.com. As many of us continue to self-quarantine because of the coronavirus pandemic, some home maintenance issues are easy to overlook. Plumbing problems, especially, are becoming more frequent — and right now, even though plumbing is considered essential work, we may not want…

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Thousands of Virginia educators received a thank-you note in the Virginia Lottery’s “Thank a Teacher” campaign. Sarah Stultz of Ruby Carver Elementary School in Henrico received that and a lot more! She won a four-day, three-night Virginia-themed vacation courtesy of the Lottery and the Virginia Tourism Corporation.   Her name was drawn from nearly 5,000…

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MORE INFO COMING ON OCTOBER 9th   GROWING​ ​UP​ ​IN​ ​THE​ ​VALLEY​ ​CANCELS​ ​5th​ ​BIRTHDAY​ ​PARTY​ ​IN​ ​ORDER TO​ ​FUND​ ​AND​ ​INTRODUCE​ ​NEW​ ​SCHOLARSHIP​ ​PROGRAM Growing Up In the Valley magazine, the region’s largest free publication, is proud to announce a new scholarship program to help kids in the region achieve their dreams. Growing Up…

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      Find a Star City Little Library at: Hometown Bank – 3521 Franklin Rd SW -Roanoke, VA 24014 Hometown Bank – 4225 Colonial Ave – Roanoke, VA 24018 Roanoke Ballet Theatre – 1318 Grandin Rd SW – Roanoke, VA 24015 Launching Pad – 1300 Intervale Dr – Salem, VA 24153 Lewis Gale Medical…

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by Peg McGuire – www.crankypantscaravan.com This year, I promise that I will not dream. I will face reality, the hard truths.   This year, I will NOT think our family vacation – 15 hours in a car from Roanoke to the Ozarks in Missouri – will be picture-perfect, filled with happy memories of mom and…

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I’m here to talk with Ms. Agee and find out more about health care in America and what it takes to help a community be healthy.   Ava Rosa: Thank you for meeting with me today Ms. Agee.   You started your career at Carilion in the 1970s as a nurse and have since worked…

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There’s no TV. There’s no cellphone signal. There’s no lake. But that’s no problem at the Mountain Lake Lodge.   I’m not going to lie to you fair readers, when I read on the Mountain Lake Lodge website that the rooms within their main building did not have TVs, I was a little worried. How…

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    As the region’s only parenting magazine, Growing Up in the Valley has become the most read magazine in the region thanks to the support that you and your school have shown us throughout the years.   Over the five years that GUITV has been on the shelves, we have been to hundreds of…

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I had a pretty good 2016. Here’s how I know. There were so many times throughout the year when I would have given anything to be able to pick up the phone and call my Nana. But I couldn’t. This is such a bittersweet thing. I miss her so, but am also grateful to have…

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