In this week’s print edition of SWoCo, you’ll see a write-up about how church members recently dressed 120 dolls for distribution to needy girls at Christmas. (That’s Nancy Burgess doing the honors there.)
We also promised more photos online. And here they are in this photo gallery.
These photos come to us courtesy of the pastor, Dr. Jeff Scott, who took us up on our regular offer to share photos at firstname.lastname@example.org. Do you have news from your church, school, civic group, or family in Southwest Roanoke County? If so, share away!
Each week in SWoCo, we advise readers to come online for more. Here’s a guide to our other online extras this week:
* Cast your vote in our online poll: What do you think of the proposed Clearbrook Wal-Mart?
* Photos of Southwest Roanoke County people at the Little Black Dress Party
* Photos of Southwest Roanoke County people at The Stocked Market
* Steve & Barry’s to close at Tanglewood Mall
Speaking of sports, you’ll see that this is our Winter Sports edition — with lots of team photos and schedules. If you want to see the photos online, here are the links for Cave Spring and Hidden Valley. As always, if you’re at sporting events involving teams or players from Southwest Roanoke County, take some photos (you probably will anyway, right?) and share them with us at, yes, you guessed it, email@example.com.
And, since it’s Thanksgiving, and you’ll likely have the whole family gathered ’round the table, why not take a family photo and share that with us, too?
For more information on us — and how to advertise and reach more than 90 percent of the households in Southwest Roanoke County — see below:
* You can meet our community journalist for Southwest Roanoke County — Emily Flora. She keeps regular office hours at our “bureau” — the Mill Mountain Coffee & Tea on Starkey Road. Here’s her schedule.
* So how do we reach more than 90 percent of the households in Southwest Roanoke 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 and Mill Mountain Coffee & Tea in case we miss you somehow.
* Are you an advertiser who wants to get your message to more than 90 percent of the households in Southwest Roanoke County? You can find out more at firstname.lastname@example.org. Want to place a classified ad to reach your neighbors in Swoco? Let us know at email@example.com.
Finally, a special treat: SWoco, the video. A trilogy, actually.
Plus, an invitation: Write a song or a poem about SWoCo! Send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and, well, we’ll figure out something fun to do with it. We promise.