It’s back-to-school time.
This week’s print edition of SWoCo is our back-to-school issue, with lots of information about, well, back to school.
By the way, that’s Jonathan Stoots from Hidden Valley and Lauren Butler from Cave Spring, who posed for our cover this week. Both are also students in the Kevin Jones Performing Arts Studio.
As always, we have lots of online extras this week, so let’s get to our handy guide:
* Photos from Knights in Training at Cave Spring
* Paparazzi photos of Southwest Roanoke County people at Steppin’ Out
* Photos from ‘Art Explosion” at 419 library
* More photos from “I Love Virginia” fest
* More photos from Colonial Avenue Baptist Church members taking Kentucky youth to a Major League Baseball game
* More photos from Kevin Jones Performing Arts Studio camp
* More photos from Divine Dance Center
* More photos from the Blue Buddies playing supermarket
AND IN SPORTS . . .
* Southwest Roanoke County gymnasts win at national event
* More photos from the city-county swim meet
So how can you get your news and photos in SWoCo? Easy! Just share at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
* Want to keep up with us in other ways? You can join our “fan group” on Facebook or become one of our “followers” on Twitter. Just search for “swoco” and you’ll find us.
* 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 email@example.com. Want to place a classified ad to reach your neighbors in Swoco? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com and, well, we’ll figure out something.