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Growing Up In the Valley Partners with Blue Eagle Credit Union

    As the region’s only parenting magazine, Growing Up in the Valley has become the most read magazine in the region thanks to the....

Handsmith.org Summer Camps & Programs

The new Digital Manufacturing Camp at the Handsmith micro-factory in downtown Roanoke is where your child will learn electronic circuit design, multiple programming languages and....

Kate's Take

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....

It's A Money ™: Good vs. Bad Spending

Use Psychology to Build a Budget You’ll Stick With: If you’re waging an inner battle of good vs. bad every time you whip out your....

3 Questions with Ava Rosa: Chris Hurst Interview

I’m here at the official launch party for the Chris Hurst for State Delegate Campaign, here in Blacksburg, right across the street from Virginia Tech.....

No Roof Left Behind

Nathan’s parents do everything they can to battle the brain and spinal cancer he had been diagnosed with over seven years ago. While Dawn and....

Teacher of the Month March 2017: Kimberly Slater

How long have you been teaching? 2 years What made you decide to become a teacher? Ever since I was in elementary school I have....

All the Time, No Matter What

A long time ago, I was in control of my life. I had a good job, traveled, watched an entire television show from start to....

Teacher of the Month February 2017: Michelle Johnson

Tell us about your family: I live with my husband; Sheldon Johnson and our adopted one-eyed Shih Tzu named Song. Which grades or subjects do....

3 Questions with Ava Rosa: A Year in Review

It’s coming up on the one year anniversary of when we started Three Questions with Ava Rosa. In celebration, I wanted to share some great....

Just Keep One....

  Just Keep One...... by Peg McGuire A week before Christmas, I sat on our couch, watching television, with Timothy, my sweet and sensitive 10-year-old.....

Vroom Into the Star City

Did you know that the first five years of a child’s life are the most important for her brain development? 90% of a person’s brain....

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