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Food Additives to Avoid

With the recent food and nutrition movements encouraging us to buy from local farms, grow our own produce, and lessen our processed food intake, most....

Michael Phelps: A Redeemed Role Model

The Olympics took over hours of my life last month. I would stay up until midnight watching, especially if swimming, gymnastics or volleyball were on.....

Skater Moms of The Star City Roller Girls

International Sales Rep for Optical Cable Corporation and mom of two boys, Vivian De Los Santos, was speaking with her boss one day when he....

Emergency Preparedness in Southwest Virginia

By definition "emergencies" are a serious, unexpected and often dangerous situation that requires immediate action. Dr. Stephanie Harper, Director of the Roanoke City and Alleghany....

So, What is Montessori Anyway?

Maria Montessori was born in 1870 in Chiaravalle, Italy.  She graduated from the University of Rome as one of Italy’s first female physicians at a....

Zika Virus: Explained

Zika virus was reported in Africa and South East Asia as early as 1947 but it has increased in prevalence around the globe. In February....

Star Games 2016: a Mother & Son Adventure

Tickets | Check In | Teams | Events | Scoring | Location & Parking | Misc Tickets I want to attend Star Games! How do I get tickets?....

Local Fourth of July Festivals and Fireworks

Where is the best local spot to watch fireworks on our nation's birthday?  We'll let you be the judge.  Below are the times and locations....

Growing Up in the Valley Night at the Salem Fair

Come back in June 2017 to claim Growing Up in the Valley's Salem Fair Coupon! See the full fair schedule here

“Play Fit Stay Fit” gym at Tanglewood Mall #FitFamilyChallenge #FFCroanoke

One of the free activities for the Fit Family Challenge has been PlayFitStayFit gym classes, located at Tanglewood Mall. Jason-the owner-has offered a total of....

DeVaughn Family update and activities #FitFamilyChallenge Roanoke #FFCRoanoke

I can not believe how fast this challenge and the past several weeks have gone! My family and I had a couple of trips in....

7 ways to keep your child learning this summer

(BPT) - When school dismisses for the summer, parents across the country worry about how much their children will forget over the vacation months. Will....

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