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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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.
John Douglas Slusher, 78, of Shawsville died, Thursday, February 4, 2016, at VA Medical Center. He was born in Radford, on July 11, 1937, to the late Tempie and Algie Slusher.He was also preceded in death by his two wives, Emma Pauline Slusher and Vurden "Sissy" Slusher; daughter, Teresa Slusher; and grandson, Justin Ratcliffe; sisters, Edith Gearheart, Sibyl Stratton, Mozelle Chambers, Marie Viers; brother, Theron Slusher. He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy D. Slusher (Fairlawn), Debbie and Perry Lowery (Christiansburg), Connie and Roger Jones (Christiansburg); sister, Barbara Neil Long (Fairlawn); 19 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be conducted Monday, February 8, 2016, at 2 p.m. in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Buckner officiating. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Christiansburg. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday evening at the McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Dr. S.W. Blacksburg, Va.
Helen Hatcher Dyson, 89, died on Friday, January 29, 2016, in Richmond following a long illness.Mrs. Dyson was a native of Troutville, Va., and was preceded in death by her parents, the late Arthur and Georgia Hatcher; her husband, the late Robert Dyson; and by four sisters and four brothers.She is survived by two sisters-in-law, Annis Hatcher and Mary Hatcher, both of Richmond; and by numerous nieces, nephews and their families.Aunt Helen, as she was known affectionately by her nieces and nephews, resided in Troutville for 86 years, living in the same house for over half a century. She graduated from Troutville High School and for many years was employed in Roanoke as a medical assistant for Dr. Charles Young Sr. and Dr. Charles Young Jr. in their practice of ophthalmology.She was a member of Troutville Baptist Church from her youth. She was active in all ministries of the church, including singing in the choir, serving as church historian and chairing the Board of Deacons. She also served as one of the church's Trustees. The congregation honored her for her servant spirit by naming her Deacon Emeritus.Helen was the last surviving sibling in a remarkable generation of the Hatcher family who grew up under the nurture of a strong matriarch and who embodied the values of hard work, service to others, thrift, fidelity to family, faith in God, and unrelenting good humor. She will always be remembered as devoted to her immediate and extended family, a loyal friend to neighbors and the citizens of Troutville, tireless in placing the needs of others ahead of herself and faithful in her relationship to God.Services honoring her memory will be held at Troutville Baptist Church, 5520 Lee Highway, Troutville on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at 11 a.m. Burial will be in the Troutville Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Rader Funeral Home, 630 Roanoke Road, Daleville on Monday, February 8, 2016, from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Troutville Baptist Church.Online condolences may be made to the family at www.rader-funeralhome.com.
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.