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…
To some, the idea of catering Thanksgiving is blasphemy.
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Jane Roberts Stine, 93, of Riverview entered into rest Monday, February 1, 2016 at home from complications from cancer.Jane was born and raised in Roanoke, Va., lived in Baltimore, Md. for 40 years where she married, William B. Stine Sr., and raised her family. In 1984 she retired and moved to Riverview, Fla. with her beloved husband. Jane spent her career working at Union Trust Bank in Baltimore as a teller and commercial loan processor.She was preceded in death by her husband, William; and two brothers. Survivors include her daughter, Susan Stine Reardon; son, William B. Stine Jr. and wife, Patricia; five granddaughters; 14 great-grandchildren; one sister. A private inurnment will be held at a later date.Please sign Jane's guestbook at www.HillsboroMemorial.com.
Mark Allen Stout, 55, of Callaway, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2016. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 7, 2016, at Flora Funeral Chapel.
Iva Geraldine Nester, 73, of Dugspur, passed away Friday, February 5, 2016. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 7, 2016, at Reece Cemetary. Arrangements by Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel.
Jack J. Conner, 88, of Moneta, Va., passed away on Friday, February 5, 2016. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday, February 8, 2016, at Oakey's North Chapel, 540-362-1237.