Kroger is courting back-to-school shoppers with its latest fuel promotion.
A No. 2 with mustard is sounding really good right about now.
The price is right at Mountain View Humane.
This is why I can't leave the office for lunch very often: I end up impulse-buying $100 chairs.
Check your cabinets. Kroger is recalling four store-brand seasonings due to possible contamination from salmonella.
I'm in a love-hate relationship with Pinterest.
The Science Museum of Western Virginia is holding a "Christmas in July" sale.
Between the tickets and hotel, I've already spent hundreds of dollars to attend Wizard World Comic Con Richmond on July 31-Aug. 2. I've also paid $50 for a photo op with Sean Astin, whom you might know from "The Lord of the Rings," "Goonies," "Rudy," and my favorite, "Memphis Belle."
Cheers to another national food holiday, which happens to fall on a warm Friday: Perfect margarita weather.
You know that thrill you get when you travel to new places, and you come home refreshed and committed to doing more of it in the future?
You can thank my Roanoke Times colleague Karen for alerting me to the latest food freebie.
Soak up the sun this weekend with my favorite outdoor freebies.
Happy National Hot Dog Day!
Did you know you can still shop outside Happy's Flea Market?
Based on Chipotle's latest BOGO offer, the Mexican chain really wants us to pay attention to its ingredients.
This has a long, slightly embarrassing teenage backstory, but I plan on attending the Wizard World Comic Con, which visits Richmond on July 31-Aug. 2.
Which coupons caught my eye in the Sunday, July 19, paper?
Clothes shopping can be difficult.
If you're feeling shop-taneous, I have a last-minute adventure for you.
We have both indoor and outdoor events to entertain you this weekend.
Sorry, Elizabeth Arden fans, but there is no warehouse sale happening in July.
This might seem strange to non-nerds, but I was super excited to get my daughter's very first preschool supply list.
Mooooove your rump if you want some free nuggets or waffle fries Tuesday, July 14, when Chick-fil-A celebrates its 11th annual Cow Appreciation Day.
Just last Friday, Krispy Kreme was selling second dozens for 78 cents.
If you're a parent of a small child, then you know time is precious.
If you want something beyond the free entertainment happening this weekend, perhaps you should consider the following shopping events.
You can stay on a sugar high for the next three days with these deals.
We have a wide range of free to enjoy this weekend: From the people-watching at the Salem Fair ... to the drumming at the Taubman Museum of Art, our free-admission downtown landmark that is now open on Sundays.
It's time again for health screenings at Sam's Club, which are available to club members and the public free of charge.
Last month, I was toying with the idea of joining Amazon Mom.
Sitting on my long list of story ideas for months: Shopping apps.
Mark your calendars and adjust your calories accordingly: A few chains are celebrating this week with some free or cheap treats.
You'll have to drive about two hours, but there is a giant yard sale event happening in Southside Virginia this July 4 weekend.
Before we get to the fireworks in the Roanoke and New River valleys, I want to bring your attention to some other free events that might get overlooked July 4 weekend.
Update Friday, July 3: The winning flavor is indeed Caramel Cocoa Cluster.
I never really thought about cows all that much.
Waiting until the last minute to get tickets to see The Beach Boys might have paid off.
It was the rant that launched thousands of Facebook likes, hundreds of comments and even a hashtag: #PutTheCartBack.
The most sweeping sale I found as we approach the July 4 holiday is at one of my favorite stores.
Besides the free Scott Perry and Front Porch Swing concert in Blacksburg on Friday evening ... and my list of other weekend freebies ... you should know about the best free live music, thanks to Tad Dickens and his weekly list of Top Tickets.
Cars and baseball: Two subjects I know very little about, but anyone who does should be thrilled with what's coming this weekend.
If we are what we eat, then my daughter is a "Baby Greens" salad from Blue 5.
Sorry for the last-minute notice, but I thought you should know about a few *free* events for folks interested in children's literature, movies and illustration.
I've always liked that dating tip about noticing how your dining partner treats (or mistreats) the wait staff.
Those Chick-fil-A nuggets and waffle fries are even tastier when you get them for free.
Does anyone else immediately think of that Harry Potter scene when hearing the words "life-size chess"?
You'll have to share your email with the Zulily deals site if you want to take advantage of the latest Sam's Club membership deals.
Prepare your wallets (and your stomachs): The Salem Fair returns to the Salem Civic Center July 1 through 12.
Look for up to two coupon booklets (RedPlum and SmartSource) in the Sunday, June 21, Roanoke Times.
Just wanted to remind you of a few sales and other deals before you start your weekend.
I'm a bargain-hunting mom who values time as much as money. Read more about my favorite stores and shopping style. Share your questions, tips and story ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm on Twitter, too: @smogilvie.
Leah Lynn Bradford Entsminger, 52, of Buchanan, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar Lee Lile and Lela Lee Byrd.She is survived by her husband of 14 years, Richie; children, Brandi Bowen, Brandon Bradford, and Austin Entsminger; grandchildren, Alyssa McCullough and Shay Fowler; mother, Jodi Falstreaux; sister and brother-in-law, Yvonne and Andy Yopp; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Jewel and Irvin Martin; and stepmother, Edie Lile.Memorial services will be held 6 p.m. Sunday, August 2, 2015, in the Buchanan Chapel of Botetourt Funeral Home with Pastor Jerome Coleman officiating. The family will receive friends at a reception following the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Beginnings AOG, Buchanan. Online condolences may be made at www.botetourtfuneralhome.com.
Hazel Marie Montgomery, 91, of Woodlawn, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2015. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 30, 2015, at Liberty Hill Cemetery, Hillsville. Arrangements by Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel, Hillsville.
H. Clair Sykes, 88, of Roanoke, passed away July 28, 2015. He was a member of Virginia Heights Baptist Church where he served for many years as a deacon, sang in the sanctuary choir, and taught a men's Sunday School class. Mr. Sykes retired as Training Manager of the Roanoke General Office of New York Life Insurance Co. In retirement, he kept busy singing barbershop harmony with the Virginia Gentlemen chorus and as a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, League of Older Americans' Meals on Wheels program, and tutoring at Virginia Heights Elementary School.At age 18, he volunteered in the Navy and was in the Pacific on the USS Burdo when Japan surrendered their naval base at Sasebo as World War II ended just days after the bombing of the nearby city of Nagasaki. He received an Army ROTC commission upon graduation from Virginia Tech in 1949. Shortly before his marriage to Gaynell Powers in 1950, he was called to active duty in the Army when the Korean War erupted. Upon separation from service in 1952, he remained in the Army Active Reserve, serving primarily in the Second Brigade, 80th Division (Training) in Salem, retiring from 33 years of service as a colonel.Mr. Sykes was a native of Clintwood, Va., the son of Avon and Alta Hay Sykes. His parents; his brother, Bonsall; his sister, Anita; and his granddaughter, Grace Lovegrove, preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife and love of 65 years, Gaynell Powers Sykes; three daughters and sons-in-law, Cheryl (Dr. Charles) Gilliland, of Roanoke, Clarissa "Lisa" (Richard) Lovegrove, of Roanoke, Anita (Thomas) Lisk, of Richmond; and son, Franklin Sykes, of Roanoke. Clair and Gaynell were blessed with seven grandchildren, Meredith (Holcomb) Eckel, Lauren Holcomb, Blake Holcomb, Grace Lovegrove (deceased), Spencer Lovegrove, Sarah Lisk, and Matthew Lisk, and stepgrandchildren Amy, Chuck, and Bobby Gilliland. He had six great-grandchildren, including Claire Gilliland, named in his honor. He also leaves his brother, Alton Sykes and wife, Beth, of Melbourne, Fla.; and two sisters and a brother-in-law, Carol Sykes Mays, of Amelia, and Rita (Kenneth) Bailey, of Abingdon; and several nieces and nephews.The family will receive friends at Oakey's South Chapel on Friday, July 31, 2015, from 6 to 8 p.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2015. The funeral service will be held at Oakey's South Chapel at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Nelson Harris officiating. Interment will be private. Memorial donations may be made to Virginia Heights Baptist Church or the charity of your choice. Online condolences can be made at www.oakeys.com.
Virginia (Nana) Lucille Davis Paitsell went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at the age of 92. She was born in Broxton, Ga., on December 14, 1922. She was passionate about her family, her church and teaching. Virginia taught in the public school system for many years and then became the Kindergarten Director at North Cross School for 30 years. She was loved by her students and their families. She was a devoted member of Woodlawn United Methodist Church. She devoted her life to teaching Sunday School and was a Lay Leader. Virginia is preceded in death by her husband, James Earl Kenyon Paitsell; parents, Robert Aldine Davis and Estelle Palmer Davis as well as beloved siblings, Curtis Eugene Davis, Velena Davis Cross, Louise Davis Studstill and Robert Aldine Davis II.She is survived by her daughters, Fara Paitsell Teeter (husband John), and Dawn Paitsell Hollandsworth (husband Michael); beloved grandchildren, Ken Teeter, Charles Lukens (wife April), Fara Lukens; and beloved sister-in-law, Phyllis Davis; as well as many wonderful nieces and nephews.A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 30, 2015, at Woodlawn United Methodist Church with Pastor John Snyder officiating. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Oakey's South Chapel.The family would like to graciously thank the staff at South Roanoke Nursing Home who took such good care of Virginia for eight and a half years. In lieu of flowers the family would greatly appreciate donations to Woodlawn United Methodist Church or The CrossWalk Program at North Cross School (memo labeled CrossWalk Program). www.oakeys.com