When we picture going to Roanoke's St. Patrick's Day Parade, we think green, right?
Libraries aren't the only places to find free events for children.
We have the Elizabeth Arden warehouse sale dates for March.
If only bagged tortilla chips tasted as good as those warm baskets of chips at Mexican restaurants.
I'd say go to IHOP Tuesday to enjoy free pancakes, but the whole point of this National Pancake Day promotion is to raise money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
You'll have to share your info to get these deals at two popular Italian restaurants near Valley View Mall.
First, you should know I committed two grocery shopping no-nos on my first visit to a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market:
Just in time to stock up on St. Patrick’s Day parade garb ... Big Lots is bringing back its Friends and Family sale this weekend, when you can get 20 percent off your entire purchase.
Update Feb. 27 (4:44 p.m.): The Try a 2K event originally scheduled for Saturday has been canceled due to the weather.
You don't need a pot of gold to have fun in March.
Today is a popular day to give away food.
Updated (Feb. 24, 7:45 a.m.): All Sheetz locations are giving away free coffee and fountain drinks on Tuesday, too.
I'm already thinking about higher education expenses for my little one, and she's only 18 months old.
There's only one coupon booklet touting over $35 in savings in the Sunday, Feb. 22, newspaper, but there are a few coupons worth digging out:
Ready to get out of the house?
Update (Feb. 20; 1 p.m.): The showcase has been postponed until Sunday, March 22.
Yep, that’s right, Krispy Kreme is offering a free doughnut on Tuesday, Feb. 24.
This post comes with my own kind of winter storm warning:
Suffering from cabin fever already?
This was no ordinary hug.
Judging by this blog's analytics, you *really* love Starbucks deals.
How does a romantic Valentine's Day dinner at Waffle House sound?
I love themes ... like parties. Or theme parks.
Apparently doubling the number of organic products by the end of this year is a key strategy to help Sam's Club boost sales -- and court higher income customers.
Kroger is rolling out a sweet fuel promotion before Valentine's Day.
Most of the noteworthy coupons in this Sunday's (Feb. 8) newspaper are not in the two coupon booklets.
If you don't mind cooking with your sweetheart, you should definitely consider these *sweet* Valentine's Day Groupon deals from Omaha Steaks.
Before I list my top five favorite freebies this weekend, I must remind you of a few other entertaining bargains on my radar:
Already thinking about summer vacations?
Here's a sweet valentine for movie lovers.
As if those crackilicious chicken biscuits weren't tempting enough.
A decade after its debut, I still *heart* "Project Runway."
Once again, I consulted the monthly buying guide from Consumer Reports for guidance on the best deals for February.
I scanned the inserts and two coupon booklets coming in the Sunday, Feb. 1, newspaper and found a few worth noting:
I've scoured calendar.roanoke.com, our Standouts and Top Tickets for the best free entertainment this weekend.
The next Elizabeth Arden warehouse sale happens just in time for Valentine's Day.
Thanks to Papa John's VT (@PJBlacksburg), who reminded us about the 40-percent-off deal following Virginia Tech's basketball victory against Pittsburgh last night.
Thanks so much to Annette Anderson Hodges of Clifton Forge, who emailed me a bunch of creative tips from her April garden wedding after reading my post about Roanoke's recent bridal show.
Have you considered that Great Wolf Lodge Groupon deal? Buy now to get an extra 10 percent off.
I've written before about Sam's Club membership deals (which have been among this blog's most popular posts) ... and what to buy at Sam's Club.
How can you help support local businesses?
If you're anything like me, you need a calendar to function. I seriously have to plan my spontaneity.
You really love Paul's.
Just a reminder about Chipotle's Sofritas deal today (Monday, Jan. 26).
This will be a big Sunday for coupon booklets: I counted four, including two Red Plums, a SmartSource and a P&G, which featured the most coupon savings (over $100) in that book alone.
If you're ready to part with an old prom, bridesmaid or cocktail dress, you might consider bringing it to a Feb. 7 dress sale organized by the Northside High School PTSA.
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Sylvia Irene Guilliams Stump, 86, of Roanoke, passed away Saturday, February 28, 2015. A Celebration of Life will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at Garden City Baptist Church. Arrangements by Oakey's Vinton Chapel, 540-982-2221.
William Howard Hackett, 84, of Rocky Mount, passed away Monday, March 2, 2015. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service & Cremation Center, Rocky Mount, Va., 540-483-3835.
Jim G. (Sneaky) Peake, 60, of Marion, Va., passed away Monday, March 2, 2015. Funeral Service will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at Seaver-Brown Funeral Home Chapel, Marion, Va., 276-783-7107.
Mary Lee Waid Sharp went to Heaven on Sunday, March 1, 2015. She was 86 years young! She was born on November 2, 1928, in Connellsville, Pa. She was married to the late and legendary Irving Sharp for 44 happy years in Roanoke, Va. She is survived by their three children, Wendy Lee Sharp Scaggs and husband, Steve, of Fincastle, Va., Judy Catherine Sharp Hill and husband, Jimmy, of Covington, Va., and Irving Scott Sharp and wife, Robin, of Cornelius, N.C.; and grandson, Christopher Irving Sharp and wife, Whitnie, of North Carolina.At her husband's funeral, their pastor said, "She was an inspiration to her children," which always gave her comfort. She was still an inspiration to them until her death. She was a member of Shenandoah Baptist Church where she and her husband became born again Christians together years ago. She was the daughter of the late Robert Scott Waid and Lucy of Roanoke, Va. Her sisters were Virginia Overstreet of Vinton, Va., Betty Huffman of Salem, Va., and Catherine Meagan of Pennsylvania. They passed away many years ago. Mary Lee will always remember a special niece, Carolyn Waid Overstreet Redden and husband, "Larry too," of Bedford, Va. Carolyn called her "Mimi" all of her life. Mrs. Sharp's whole life was her children. Before marriage, she was devoted to 10 years of dance and devoted to the Roanoke Civic Ballet. She was a soloist in the choir at West End Presbyterian Church. She graduated from Jefferson High School in Roanoke, Va., in 1946. She loved her job as a telephone operator at the C.& P. Telephone Company in Roanoke. After her marriage, she and her husband went on many wonderful show dates with many talented musicians and bands. After three years they started their family and gave up the show dates. She was a member of the Jane Morgan Harris Chapel at Richfield Living Community, where Gary Kingery, Chaplain, was her pastor.The family would very much like to give many thanks to the wonderful staff at Richfield, The Oaks – Assisted Living for making her life amazingly wonderful since 2010.She will be buried in Fair View Cemetery in Roanoke beside her husband, as will their children some day later. They know their parents love and devotion to each other will always live on through them. In memory of their parents, Tammy Wynette's "Stand By Your Man" will be played at the memorial service. Mary Lee was a long time Tammy Wynette Fan Club member. Her husband always said, "Count Your Blessings…You have a Million of Them!" They are both dearly missed.Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Lotz Salem Chapel with Pastor Gary Kingery officiating. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. prior to the funeral. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Jane Morgan Harris Chapel, Richfield Living Community, c/o Susan Williams at 3670 Alleghany Drive, Salem, VA 24153.Online condolence may be sent to www.lotzfuneralhome.com