The act of decluttering shouldn’t be about pain and loss … it’s really about making room for the things that bring you joy.
Sam’s Club wants to keep your heart healthy — and not just because it's Valentine’s Day weekend.
I’m not sure if baseball mixes with subfreezing temperatures, but if you’re willing to brave the cold, you can score the following freebies this weekend:
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.
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Ruth Charlton Cromer, 93, of Christiansburg, Virginia, passed away on February 7, 2016, in Blacksburg, after a long illness.She was the daughter of the late Edgar Hess Charlton and Bessie Mae Akers Charlton of Christiansburg. Mrs. Cromer was preceded in death by her husband, Archie E. Cromer Jr.; and sisters, Kathleen Charlton Sisson, Lucy Charlton Sarver; and brother, Edgar K. Charlton. Ruth is survived by her sons, A. E. Cromer III of Annapolis Md., Charlton A. Cromer; one grandson, Stuart C. Cromer; daughter-in-law, Barbara Sowell Cromer; Bobby Gail Cromer, and other extended family.Ruth was a resident of Christiansburg and Montgomery County, Virginia; she graduated from high school there and graduated from Radford College. Mrs. Cromer pursued a career in teaching and later as a businesswoman with a partnership and boutique in Christiansburg. Ruth was involved in numerous cultural organizations; she was a member of "Daughters of the American Revolution" and the Saint Paul United Methodist Church. Ruth Cromer was in residence in San Francisco during the last years of World War II, after her marriage in Chicago to then Naval Officer, Archie Cromer Jr.. Upon the completion of World War II, Ruth and Archie returned to Montgomery County, Virginia, where they established a lifelong residence.Ruth Cromer was, in addition, a strong and supporting member of a team known by all friends and extended relations as "Ruth and Archie" or often "Archie and Ruth". She was an integral partner and supporting wife in numerous endeavors pursued by her late husband and tireless in that capacity. Ruth loved to travel and enjoyed extensive world travel with Archie, including a very special trip to Cromer, England, as well as extended travel in England, Spain, California, and Hawaii.The family will receive friends 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, February 15, 2016, at Horne Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the Chapel with the Rev. Henry Lindsey and others officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery. The family requests sending of flowers be limited and alternately, donations in memory of Ruth Cromer may be sent to Comfort Care Senior Home LLC, 212 Woodbine Dr., Blacksburg, VA 24060.
Christine (Patsel) Overstreet, 90, of Christiansburg, passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2016. Graveside will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday, February 13, 2016, at Evergreen Burial Park, Roanoke, VA. Arrangements by Horne Funeral Service 540-382-2612.
Connie Vess Stanley, 49, of Roanoke, Va., passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2016. Arrangements by Oakey's Vinton Chapel, 540-982-2221.
Evie Board Wilson, 94, of Check, passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2016. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, February 13, 2016, at Maberry Funeral Home with a private burial at a later date.