Happy August. Wow, where did the summer go? Here at The Botetourt View, we’re already hard at work on our upcoming back-to-school issues (August 8 and 15) and our football issue (August 22). And that brings us to a programming note: If you’re an advertiser and wanted to be included — especially in our football issue — well, our advertising folks at firstname.lastname@example.org will be happy to talk with you. Or, if you’d like to place a classified ad, you can click email@example.com.
We reach more than 90 percent of the households in Botetourt County. (How do we do that? See below!)
And now back to news, and we have lots of it this week. Attic Productions opens its summer musical, “Annie, Get Your Gun,” and we have a photo gallery from the show. You can see one of the photos above. That’s Annie herself — or, more accurately, Kris Laguzza in the role of Annie Oakley — second from the right.
Two Botetourt-bred musicians who are now making it out on the road are playing in the region this weekend — Debrissa McKinney and Matt Ramsey. We have details on both of those. And, of course, there’s the continuing coverage on the death of Fred Hutchins.
Also, in your Friday issue, you’ll see lots of places where we say “See the Notebook” for more. Well, here’s where to find that “more”:
* James River grad Debrissa McKinney performs at FloydFest. (She’s everywhere!)
* Pastor, church member at Daleville Church of the Brethren recognized at statewide meeting
* High school football practice begins at Lord Botetourt and James River
* We have vacation photos from Botetourt folks
* And, finally, Cathy Benson has her regular Terrific Tuesday column, with updates on Allyson McCllenan and Big Red the rooster.
So how can you get your news and photos in The Botetourt View? Keep reading below:
* You can email us your news or photos at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re especially looking for photos from youth sports and Vacation Bible School announcements.
* You can meet our community journalist for Botetourt, Cathy Benson. Here’s her schedule of office hours at the Mill Mountain Coffee & Tea in Daleville.
* So how do we reach 90 percent of the households in Botetourt County? Here’s how: Subscribers to The Roanoke Times get it included in their Friday paper; non-subscribers have it mailed to them as part of the weekly Simply Savings advertising flier. Those two add up to more than 90 percent. Plus, we have some free copies available at Kroger, Food Lion, the Botetourt Athletic Club and the Mill Mountain Coffee and Tea in Daleville, in case you we somehow miss you.