Both the Roanoke and Christiansburg locations are offering $20 cat spays during the “Beat the Heat” campaign.
After skipping the month of January, the Elizabeth Arden warehouse sale has returned this month in Salem.
Two events stand out from all of the events marked “free” this weekend, and both are happening in southwest Roanoke County.
Did you find yourself trapped in the house last weekend, wishing you had thought to buy (______) in the grocery store frenzy?
We interrupt my posts full of deals and feel-good freebies for some news about a difficult topic: Divorce.
Did Jonas interfere with your Downtown Roanoke Restaurant Week plans?
This is the cream soda I remember from my native Texas: Cotton-candy sweet, bright red and so popular that it’s on tap all over the Lone Star State.
Need more clowns in your life?
Updated Jan. 20:
An impressive lineup of restaurants offer lunch specials and dinner tasting menus during Downtown Roanoke Restaurant Week, which continues through Sunday, Jan. 24.
If “yoga more often” and “save money” are on your New Year’s resolutions list, you’re in luck.
Are you cleaning out your house, too?
I plan on reporting on what I learn about decluttering over the next few months. The first big challenge: What to do with all of the discarded stuff?
Resolved to improve your health in 2016?
This is definitely the time to take advantage of gym membership sales; however, don't do what I do: Join and never go. Seriously, our family YMCA membership is a donation at this point.
What a wonderful surprise on Christmas Eve!
Every year my sisters and their husbands return to Roanoke during the week between Christmas and New Year's, and every year I search for cool new things to showcase Roanoke's progress. I've p…
Need a last-minute stocking stuffer?
Dickens of a Christmas, the Grinch and plenty of caroling are on the free list.
Instead of gifting toys, how about making memories?
Last year, I wrote about the most playful holiday gift I've ever received from a coworker: A tiny jar of Play-Doh.
There are some things I dislike for no good reason.
Thanks to all the merchants who entertain us with imaginative holiday storefronts. I snapped a few photos on a quiet evening in downtown Roanoke. Hearing Nat King Cole's version of "Silent Ni…
This is a bit last-minute, but free health screenings — and free flu shots — are available to the public Friday, Dec. 11, at the Rescue Mission in southeast Roanoke.
Kroger has rolled out a new website called 25 Merry Days, where you can download special digital coupons each day until Christmas.
Only a couple weeks left until Christmas ... perhaps these local-ish shopping events will help?
There are just two steps to get free doughnuts at Krispy Kreme on Saturday, December 12, or 12/12 ... the Day of the Dozens.
It's National Brownie Day ... although I doubt Kroger timed its brownie recall for the occasion.
I'm so grateful for the women of Roanoke Mommies Online, a group on Facebook that offers lots of support to new moms, including pediatrician reviews, best places for inexpensive birthday parties .....
Aldi offers 'drastically cheaper' prices than Walmart, according to a price check by Business Insider.
Two new civic center shows popped up Monday, both offering meet-and-greet opportunities. Is there a super fan on your gift list?
Update (11:50 a.m.): An Aldi associate reports these have sold out in Roanoke. * Sad trombone *
Good news if you'd like to gift J.Crew this holiday season.
This is my favorite week of the holiday season ... when the decorations are fresh and before the endless Christmas music and cookies outstay their welcome.
I first heard about the Bizarre Bazaar through my Facebook friends, and I fell in love with the name immediately.
Holiday shoppers: We have the December dates for the Elizabeth Arden warehouse sale in Salem.
Usually, my holiday challenge is buying a novel Hokie gift for my father-in-law, who already owns everything in Virginia Tech colors.
This question was just asked today in one of my Facebook groups.
Grab your cameras: The list of free photo opps with Santa is here again.
Half-price annual memberships to the Roanoke Pinball Museum.
I love Roanoke.
You still have time to pay someone else to fry your Thanksgiving turkey.
Curious about what you'll find at Aldi? Roanoke's newest grocery store opened Thursday, Nov. 19, in the former Books-A-Million space on Hershberger Road. The German chain is known for its lo…
Shopping is the story this weekend.
The stores are gone, but you can still buy Coldwater Creek fashion at a special sale in Roanoke County this weekend.
It's always a good sign when I scream "COOL!" in the newsroom.
How to make gingerbread house kits.
Stuff you can buy or borrow to help make your air travels easier.
It took me about three hours to shop my way through The Stocked Market, the 27th annual fundraiser for the Junior League of Roanoke Valley. You'll find some of my favorite finds from the 2015…
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Frances Lorine Lafon, 88, of Newport, departed this life Saturday morning, February 6, 2016 at Heritage Hall Rich Creek. Born in Marion on March 21, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Hiram Edward and Ada Bell Brown Sexton. She was a beloved homemaker, wife and mother "a good looker and a good cooker" her husband always said. "Frankie" was a member of the New River Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Pembroke. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of over seventy years, Berlin Eugene Lafon, her son, Edwin E Lafon and an large family of brothers, and sisters. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters, Betty L. Lafon of Christiansburg and Judy L. Hager and her husband Charles R. Hager of Dublin; her grandchildren, Robert E. Hager (Pamela) of Franklin, Mass., Lori Hager (Darry Goens) of Nashville, Tenn., Todd Vaught (Michelle) of Christiansburg, Chad Vaught (Lisa) of Christiansburg, and Shannon Lafon of Wytheville; her great-grandchildren, Liam Hager, Ashley Hager, Abby Vaught, Corbin Vaught, Claire Vaught, Cooper Vaught, Brooklyn Lafon; her sister, Betty Lothan of Marion; her stepgrandchildren, Scott Vest (Chrissi) of Radford, Greg Vest of Wytheville; her stepgreat-grandchildren, Tori Vest and Morgan Vest. Funeral Services will be conducted Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 1 p.m. in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, New River Ward, Pembroke with Bishop Darin Jones Presiding. Burial will follow in the Kire Community Cemetery on Big Stony Creek. The family will receive friends at the church one hour before the services. The Kendall Funeral Home in Pembroke is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com, 540-626-7221.
Jack J. Conner, 88, of Smith Mountain Lake, Va., passed away on Friday, February 5, 2016, in the VA Medical Center, Salem, Va.Jack was born in the Alleghany Springs community of Shawsville, Va., on January 9, 1928, to Harley M. and Margaret Bandy Conner. He was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Moneta, Va. He was a proud patriot and served in the United States Navy during World War II aboard the USS Dyess DD-880. He attended Virginia Tech and held football season tickets since 1965. He was a 59 year member and Past Master of Craighill Lodge #160, Elliston, Va., and a member of the Kazim Shriners.The majority of his career was in management in the petroleum trucking industry. Jack enjoyed nothing more than spending time with his family. Special times were spent on Smith Mountain Lake boating and skiing from sun up to sun down. He especially loved pheasant hunting trips to South Dakota with his brothers.Jack never met a stranger. He always welcomed his children's friends to join the family activities. No matter where he went he always had fun. He was one of a kind.Jack was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Maurice, Raymond, Marcus, Don, and Richard; and sisters-in-law, Claudine Chumley, Millie Conner and Carol Mabery.He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Barbara Aldridge Conner; daughter and son-in-law, Kathryn and Gregg Holland of Salem; son and daughter-in-law, J. Clay and Christi Conner of Georgetown, Ky.; grandsons, Adam and Grayson Holland; granddaughters, Olivia and Campbell Conner; brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Harriet Conner of Naples, Fla.; brother-in-law and wife, Edward and Doris Mabery of Willis, Va.; sisters-in-law, Betty Conner of Roanoke, and Louise Card of Phoenix, Ariz.; nephews Maury, Marcus, Stephen, Richard, Rex, Ronnie and Michael; nieces, Linda, Robin and Rhonda; and many cousins and friends.The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at the VA Medical Center, specifically those working in the Hospice Unit on 2-3, for their excellent care and compassion.Jack's family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday, February 8, 2016, at Oakey's North Chapel, 6732 Peters Creek Road, Roanoke. A service celebrating his life will be held at noon on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at the funeral home with the Rev. David Lord officiating. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Gardens with Full Military Rites.If you would like to make a donation in Jack's name please consider the Shriner's Hospital for Children, 950 West Faris St., Greenville, SC 29605 or to Lake Christian Ministries, 13157 S. Old Moneta Road, Moneta, VA 24121. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.oakeys.com.
Jay Darnell Eaton, 91, of Pulaski, passed away Friday morning at home with family at 3409 Kingswood Drive, in Roanoke. He was born February 17, 1924 in White Gate, and was the son of the late Virginia Elizabeth Vickers and stepfather, Lawrence Samuel Vickers. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Edith Hurst Eaton. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the United States Navy. After the Navy, he was an employee of Martin Beamer Hardware, Rutherford Pontiac, and finally Hudson Chevrolet where he retired.Surviving is his son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Tammy Eaton, Roanoke; sisters, Jean V. Hornbarger, and family, Bland, Betty V. Adams, and family, California; special niece, Debra Simpkins, and husband Trent, Bland; cousins, Billie Gene Farmer, Pulaski, James D Eaton, and wife Barbara, and family, Chester; grandchildren, Misty and Christina; several great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephewsFuneral Services will be held Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Stevens Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Howlett officiating. Burial will follow in the Highland Memorial Gardens, in Dublin. The Pulaski VFW Post #1184 will be conducting the military graveside rites. The Family will receive friends Tuesday evening, February 9, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Stevens Funeral Home, in Pulaski. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.
Carolyn A. Schmitt, 89, of Roanoke, Va., died on Sunday, February 7, 2016. Arrangements by Oakey's North Chapel, 540-362-1237.