The Great FAFSA Fill Out is happening Saturday, Feb. 13, at Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke.
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.
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Mary Jane Frye, 74, of Pulaski, passed away Sunday, February 7, 2016. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, February 11, 2016, at Bower Funeral Home-Chapel, Pulaski.
Jay D. Williams, 58, of Roanoke, passed away Saturday, February 6, 2016. Service of Prayer and Remembrance will be 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at Simpson Funeral Home & Crematory.
Gerald Francis Eggleston of Lexington died Monday, February 8, 2016. He was 90 years old. Jerry was born in Antwerp, N.Y., September 9, 1925, the son of the late Scott Earl Eggleston and Mary Curtin Eggleston. He graduated from Watertown High School (N.Y.) January 1944 and joined the Marines, becoming a World War II Pacific Veteran, 1944-46. He later served as Captain in the United States Army reserves, 1951-61. Upon return from the war, Henry Wise, also from Watertown, N.Y., and a 1927 graduate of VMI, convinced Jerry to attend his alma mater and play football. "The Egg" followed Henry's advice, made varsity team as linebacker Third class year, was coached by Arthur "Slick" Morton and later Tom Nugent, and began receiving a tuition scholarship. It was never known whether Henry Wise was the generous grantor. Eggleston also wrestled and became Captain of his team. He graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1951. Being a World War II veteran, Eggleston was granted permission to get married before his 1st class year (senior year) to Anna Hileman of Lexington August 5, 1950. They were married until her death July 21, 2005.
Frances Lorine Lafon, 88, of Newport, departed this life Saturday morning, February 6, 2016, at Heritage Hall Rich Creek. She was born in Marion March 21, 1927, a daughter of the late Hiram Edward and Ida Belle Brown Sexton. She was a beloved wife, mother and homemaker, "a good looker and a good cooker" her husband always said. Frances, better known as 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 73 years, Berlin Eugene Lafon; her son, Edwin E. Lafon; and a large family of brothers and sisters.She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters, Betty L. Lafon of Christiansburg, and Judy L. Hager and husband, Charles Hager, of Dublin; and daughter-in-law, Jean Macy Lafon of Newport; her grandchildren, Robert Hager and wife, Pamela, of Franklin, Mass., Lori Hager of Nashvillle, Tenn., Todd Vaught and wife, Michelle, Chad Vaught and wife, Lisa, of Christiansburg, and Shannon Lafon of Wytheville; great-grandchildren, Liam and Ashley Hager, Abby, Corbin, Claire, Cooper Vaught, Brooklyn Lafon; stepgrandchildren, Scott Vest and wife, Chrissi, of Radford, Greg Vest of Wytheville, and Bill Macy of Georgia; stepgreat-grandchildren, Tori and Morgan Vest and Matthew and Jonathan Macy; sister, Betty Louthan of Marion.Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 10, 2016, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, New River Ward, Pembroke, with Bishop Darian 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 the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com, 540-626-7221.