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MELIMDA MYERS: Grow Vertically for Added Beauty / Productivity

Expand your planting space, grow a living screen, or add vertical interest to your garden beds. Train vines up a decorative support, onto a fence, or allow them to...

MORGAN GRIFFITH: Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a time for celebrations across the Ninth District, only a few of...

SERWAN ZANGANA: Marijuana: A Silent Destroyer of Virginia Communities

The outcome of legalizing marijuana by Virginia lawmakers can be observed negatively in Roanoke City....

MIKE KEELER: A Genius in 236 Words

OK aspiring writers, this one’s easy. Maybe too easy.Your assignment today is to write a story...

Cats Do Not Manipulate Us Like The Current White House Administration

Many years ago, I thought the idea of having a cat as a pet, specifically...

The Recipe of the Week from The Happy Chef: Pressed Turkey Reubens

The truth is you just can’t beat a plain ol’ left-over Thanksgiving turkey sandwich with some Duke’s mayo and a slice of American...

“Arm-a-geddon” Ready for the Apocalypse

For most people, turning fifty-three years of age is NOT the end of the world. Aside from the usually body aches and thoughts of...

Changing Habits Step by Step

Have you ever wanted to change a habit?  It may seem odd to have an article like this around Thanksgiving, but when our normal...

A Little Less Hysteria Please

Is it just me, or do you notice that we seem to become unhinged with very little provocation these days?  To name just a...

Giving Thanks for Penicillin

One doctor’s appointment I can truly say I enjoyed was my annual visit to my allergist, Dr. Alexander McCausland, who took a “medical leave...

Feeling Elderly? Get Educated!

One of the many advantages of living in the Roanoke metropolitan area is the variety of educational opportunities available.  With Hollins University, Virginia Western,...