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Photos of Salem and Glenvar athletes at the All American Relays

Jon Fleming has this photo gallery of Salem and Glenvar track athletes at the All American Relays at Radford last week.

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Tuesday 04/22/2014
Photo: Allie Kesler of Salem celebrates 102 years
Posted: April 22, 2014

Mary Shelor of Salem shared this photo with us on Monday, April 21, and wrote, "Mrs. Allie F. Kesler of Salem turns 102 today."

Glenvar Middle students get some exercise to raise money
Posted: April 22, 2014

Some students at Glenvar Middle School got to get out of the classroom for a bit Friday, April 18 to burn some calories for a good cause.

Natural Nails coming to Spartan Square
Posted: April 22, 2014

Signage was being installed for a new business in Salem's Spartan Square shopping center earlier this week.

Roanoke County Fire & Rescue to host 10th annual Character Academy on Aug. 6-8
Posted: April 22, 2014

Roanoke County Fire & Rescue's 10th annual Character Academy will be held Aug. 6-8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Governor's School offers free summer science camp for middle schoolers
Posted: April 22, 2014

The Roanoke Valley Governor’s School for Science and Technology is offering a free three-week summer science camp titled "Gateway to the Governor's School" for a select group of 16 rising sixth- and seventh-graders. The camp is sponsored by the Interactive Achievement Foundation for Kids.

Photos: Lin attends father's funeral in Taiwan
Posted: April 22, 2014

Annie Lin shares these photos and writes:

Master Gardener to speak on vegetable growing at Glenvar Library on Thursday
Posted: April 22, 2014

The Glenvar Library will host a workshop titled "So You Want to Grow a Few Vegetables?" on Thursday, April 24, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Monday 04/21/2014
Photos from Salem vs. Cave Spring Knight Hawks U9 lacrosse
Posted: April 21, 2014

John Wimmer has this photo gallery of the Salem-Cave Spring Knight Hawks u9 lacrosse game last week.

Glenvar Library to host 'Just Dance' tournament for teens Thursday
Posted: April 21, 2014

Glenvar Library will host a Just Dance Tournament on Thursday, April 24, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Rough winter forces repair and temporary closure to portions of Salem Dog Park
Posted: April 21, 2014

The Salem Rotary Dog Park has exceeded all expectations in its first two and a half years of operation for both the city and the park’s many patrons.  Salem is always looking for ways to improve the park for both dogs and their owners, and beginning next week the city will start tackling the damage that the extremely harsh winter did to the Bermuda grass areas in the park.

Green Ridge indoor pool adds hours this week
Posted: April 21, 2014

The indoor pool at Green Ridge Recreation Center will be open extra hours this week while Roanoke County Public Schools are on spring break! All pool features will be open noon to close every day this week. Pick up a day pass at the front desk and splash in the pool with us! Visit our website for exact times.

Submitted by Roanoke County

2 Salem-area seniors honored at BBB scholarship dinner
Posted: April 21, 2014

Two Salem-area students were among 18 Virginia high school seniors honored by the BBB Serving Western VA at the 11th annual Student of Integrity Scholarship Awards Dinner.

Arbor Day celebrated at Fort Lewis Elementary
Posted: April 21, 2014

Students at Fort Lewis Elementary got a first hand lesson on the history and importance of Arbor Day, as several trees were planted on the school campus.

Glenvar Library hosts teen craft day today
Posted: April 21, 2014

Are you interested in poetry? With this black out poetry craft you get to create your own poem out of a recycled book page. Please call us at (540) 387-6163 or stop by for more information about our Monday craft day.

Glenvar Library hosts lego club today
Posted: April 21, 2014

Monday, April 21

Photo: Chipper gets a backyard treat
Posted: April 21, 2014

Barbara Krzysko shares this photo and writes, "Chipper enjoys a treat set up by Steve Krzysko in our backyard."

Fort Lewis Church Road in Glenvar area will be closed this week
Posted: April 21, 2014

As work on the new Route 460 enters its final stages, the construction has forced the closure of Fort Lewis Church Road in the Glenvar area beginning April 21, and signs in the area say the closure will run through April 28th.

Roanoke College announces upcoming events in May
Posted: April 21, 2014

With the end of the spring semester coming to a close, Roanoke College will host several final events. From lectures and concerts to Commencement, these events serve to entertain and educate the public and recognize graduating college seniors.

Amateur radio club's annual auction is April 26 in Roanoke
Posted: April 21, 2014

The Roanoke Valley Amateur Radio Club Annual Auction 2014 is scheduled for Saturday, April 26 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. It will be held at the American Red Cross Chapter Building on Church Avenue in Roanoke.

Friday 04/18/2014
Photos from Salem High School Forensics Night
Posted: April 18, 2014

The team made its final preparations March 27 for their unprecedented ninth consecutive state championship, as they use this annual night as a final dress rehearsal, which is open to the public for friends and family to attend.  So Salem has photos from the night.

Green Ridge Recreation Center to close Sunday for Easter
Posted: April 18, 2014

Please note that Green Ridge Recreation Center will be closed on Sunday, April 20, in observance of Easter. We will be open as scheduled all other days this week.

For more information, click here.

Submitted by Roanoke County

SHS student Ieshia Ahmed heads to Miss Virginia pageant
Posted: April 18, 2014

Aimee Parker Marshall shared this with us through Facebook: "I am sooo proud of my niece Ieshia Ahmed. She won Miss Commonwealth outstanding teen. She is now off to Miss Virginia. Ieshia is a student at Salem High School."

Roanoke County Schools holds first-ever Jazz Fest
Posted: April 18, 2014

In advance of National Jazz Appreciation Month, jazz bands from all over Roanoke County gathered on March 26 at Northside High School to play for each other and be assessed by professional jazz musician Jeff Bryant. 

SHS German Club concludes year with honor society inductions
Posted: April 18, 2014

On April 9, the Salem High School German Club finished out the year by inducting seven members into Delta Epsilon Phi National German Honor Society. This honor society is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of German and honors students who have completed at least five semesters of German with an average of at least 3.4. New members are Thomas Bassford, Jacob Beedle, Vincent Carroll, Hannah Chambers, Conner Huffman, Jacob Preston and Autumn Richards.

Elizabeth Arden warehouse store up and running in Salem
Posted: April 18, 2014

alem residents can now get the benefit of finding Elizabeth Arden products without having to leave town.

Roanoke County's early-bird summer camp savings end April 28
Posted: April 18, 2014

There are only a few days left to take advantage of savings of up to $25 off each week of summer camp through early bird registration. Roanoke County offers over 200 weeks of programming to - including outdoor adventure, athletics, overnight, crafts, swimming, day camps and more. April 28 is the last day for early bird savings. Check out our new environmental education programs at Explore Park! Call (540) 387-6078 for more information.

OLPH in Salem to host annual tea, May crowning Saturday, May 3
Posted: April 18, 2014

Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish will host the annual "Our Lady's Tea and May Crowning" on Saturday, May 3, at 2 p.m. in the parish Social Hall, 314 Turner Road (near Walmart). This is a tea especially for ladies of all ages. A visual presentation on how to create a Mary Garden in your yard will be given, and a Master Gardener will be available to answer your questions about local plants to include. Please consider bringing a donation of new or gently used baby items to assist mothers in need. Call Andrea at 387-0491 for more information and to register.

Thursday 04/17/2014
New Assistant Principal named at East Salem Elementary
Posted: April 17, 2014

Salem School Division Superintendent, Dr. Alan Seibert, is pleased to announce that Wes Thomas has been recommended to be an assistant principal at East Salem Elementary.

Roanoke County online job application to close for maintenance Saturday morning
Posted: April 17, 2014

Roanoke County’s online job application will be unavailable due to maintenance beginning at midnight on Friday, April 18, through 3 a.m. Saturday morning, April 19.

Submitted by Roanoke County

Photos: Color springs up in Teresa Howell's yard
Posted: April 17, 2014

Teresa Howell writes, "My yard is getting so colorful here in Salem."

Seniors from Salem have fun at Health Fair Day
Posted: April 17, 2014

The Senior Fun & Health Fair Day was held April 16 at the Salem Civic Center, giving those age 55 and above the opportunity to learn more about some assets they have access to across the Roanoke Valley.

Boy Scout Troop 352 of Glenvar go backpacking in Shawsville
Posted: April 17, 2014

Boy Scout Troop 352 - Glenvar - Locust Grove UMC went on a backpacking trip at Camp Alta Mons in Shawsville on March 22. The troop hiked the Christmas Tree Trail, an Eagle Scout project by Benjamin Jenkins of Troop 352.

REAL TEAM participated in Global Services Day on April 12
Posted: April 17, 2014

Family Services of Roanoke Valley along with numerous agencies and businesses sponsored the 13th annual Global Youth Services Day on April 12. A number of  area students are RAYSAC REAL Team members and participated. They attended a 5K walk for awareness and support of a multitude of issues affecting people around the world. The walk took place at Fallon Park.

Roanoke County facility celebrates National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week
Posted: April 17, 2014

The Roanoke County Emergency Communication Center is celebrating National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week April 13-19. In 1991, Congress first proclaimed the second week of April as a nationally recognized week of recognition of the dedicated men and women who serve as public safety telecommunicators.

Sustainable gardening training coming to Catawba on May 3
Posted: April 17, 2014

The Catawba Sustainability Center presents the Sustainable Gardening Training Series with Mark Schonbeck. These workshops will provide support to gardeners and small farm producers throughout the growing season by addressing common issues and practices at the beginning, middle, and end of the growing season. Held at the Catawba Sustainability Center, each workshop will be composed of a classroom session and field session. The next session will be held Saturday May 3 from 2pm to 5pm at the Catawba Sustainability Center. This month's topic will be: Preparing for Planting: Planning, Soil Amendments, Seedlings and Direct Seed, Planting in the Gardens at Catawba, etc.

Glow For Hope 5K Run & Walk is Friday, May 9, in Salem
Posted: April 17, 2014

HopeTree Family Services and the City of Salem Parks and Recreation Department are sponsoring the Glow For Hope 5K Run & Walk on the evening of Friday, May 9. Runners and walkers will illuminate Salem’s streets wearing glow bracelets and necklaces at twilight to raise funds and awareness for HopeTree Family Services’ ministry to at-risk children and youth, as well as adults with intellectual disabilities.

Wednesday 04/16/2014
Batter up! Krzysko and friends attend Red Sox opener
Posted: April 16, 2014

Barbara Kryzsko shares this photo from the Salem Red Sox opening game.

Photo: Brayden at the Longwood Park Easter egg hunt
Posted: April 16, 2014

Teresa Howell shares these photos of Brayden at Longwood Park in Salem at the Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 12. He is waiting to hunt standing with his pawpaw, Curtis Howell. She writes, "We all had a great time, today was a great hunt."

Photos: U9 Salem Lacrosse posts 1st win of season
Posted: April 16, 2014

Sunday at 1 p.m., U9 Salem Lacrosse played Forest on Salem's front field. It was a make-up game, so Forest had trouble getting their players to Salem. Daniel Dalaski and the coach for Forest elected to play 7-on-7. Salem U9 had their first win!

Salem High School holds annual Dessert with the Arts
Posted: April 16, 2014

Salem High School art and ceramics students had their work on display in the annual "Dessert with the Arts" held at the high school on the evening of April 14.

Glenvar's Cromer celebrates 80th birthday with school family
Posted: April 16, 2014

Fay Cromer has worked at Glenvar High School since the fall of 1971.

Salem recognizing May as Asthma Awareness Month
Posted: April 16, 2014

Salem’s City Council recognized the growing problem of asthma which affects about 2,000 children and adults in the city, by proclaiming May 2014 as Asthma Awareness Month. Council member Lisa Garst presented the official proclamation to Diana Christopulos of Salem, who is the current president of the Greater Roanoke Valley Asthma and Air Quality Coalition.

Living Well Church in Salem announces Easter Weekend events
Posted: April 16, 2014

Here is a list of Easter Weekend events at the Living Well Church of the Nazarene:

Emily Paine Carter: A reminder to make a month of kindness
Posted: April 16, 2014

Salem native Caroline Waldrop Haddock is a well-established counselor.

RAYSAC Radar: Distracted driving awareness and drug take-back event is April 26
Posted: April 16, 2014

Here is the latest RAYSAC Radar newsletter, focusing on April's being Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the Rx Take Back:

Tuesday 04/15/2014
Photos: Glenvar baseball vs. Covington
Posted: April 15, 2014

Ann Johnston shares these photos of the Glenvar High School varsity baseball team's game against Covington on April 9.

West Salem first-graders get their dream job for a day
Posted: April 15, 2014

First-graders from West Salem Elementary had the opportunity to dress like pro on Friday, April 11.

List of Salem High School athletics events postponed from April 15 and 16
Posted: April 15, 2014

Girl's Tennis @ Patrick Henry moved to 4/28

Photos of Salem people at the Salem Red Sox
Posted: April 15, 2014

The Salem Red Sox had their first homestand of the season last week and our paparazzi photo crew was there. Here are the folks from Salem who stepped onto the red carpet:

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