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Hidden Valley High School is proud to announce that their JV volleyball team went 19-0 this year.
In the photo:
1st row L-R Savannah Kramer, Maddy Wilson, Lynsey Barker, Skylar Kendrick
2nd row L-R Savannah Dayberry, Hanna Podeschi, Shannon Conway
3rd row L-R Coach Aaron King, Samantha Alexander, Brooke Mitchell, Madison Morris, Gracie Whiteside, Emma Sweet
Not Pictured- Maleigh Lombard
Submitted by Chris Morris
North Cross School held their Boosterthon Fun Run today. Student asked family and friends to sponsor them in the event and together the school raised over $27,000 for their school. Students ran laps, danced to music, and enjoyed their time outside this morning making a total of 30 laps around the track.
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Clearbook Elementary School students got quite a workout yesterday, after accepting pledges from their family and friends to raise money for their school, the students ran 30 laps as part of the Boosterthon Fun Run.
Check out our photos here.
Event is designed to bring local food producers and buyers together.
The Roanoke Valley’s premier regional food networking event for local food producers and retail, commercial, and institutional buyers is scheduled for November 1. The purchase and consumption of locally grown foods contributes to the environmental, economic, and health of our region. By providing a space where local growers and buyers can meet and network, organizers hope to help cultivate relationships that will ultimately ignite and sustain a local foods movement in the greater Roanoke Valley.
Monday, November 1, 2010
• 2:00 p.m. – New farmers will attend an hour-long resources fair where
they can pickup information on services and organizations available to
support their efforts.
• 3:00 p.m. – “Field to Fork” event formally begins with a panel and
interactive discussion with the audience on best practices for successfully
buying and selling locally grown food.
• 7:00 p.m. – The day will culminate with a dinner prepared by the Culinary
Institute at Virginia Western featuring local foods purchased from or donated by event attendees.
Claude Moore Education Complex and Dumas Center Roanoke
Media Note: “Field to Fork” is organized by VT EarthWorks, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Jamisons’ Orchard, Runner-bean.com, Roanoke Natural Foods Cooperative, and economic development offices from Roanoke and Roanoke County with generous financial support from Roanoke County, Roanoke, Salem, Roanoke Regional Partnerships, VA FAIRS, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Vinton, Virginia Tech, and local businesses.
Submitted by: Teresa Hall
Roanoke County Fire & Rescue Department is finishing up Fire Prevention Month and its month long activities by teaming up with Invisible Fence Brand of Virginia to help reduce the number of pets killed or injured in house fires each year. It is estimated that between 40,000 to 150,000 pets die each year in fires.
A new donation of pet oxygen masks will provide a breath of fresh air for our four-legged furry friends in the county. Pet owners can rest easy knowing that Roanoke County is now equipped with 13 pet oxygen mask kits, enough to outfit each first run fire truck or ambulance in every county station.
In the case of a fire, once firefighters have assured human life is safe, attention may turn to pets in the home. When given the opportunity, many rescue personnel would like to help pets but haven’t had the proper equipment to do so. In the past firefighters have tried adapting human oxygen masks to fit an animal, but human masks don’t fit properly on the nose of dogs and cats, thus not providing the necessary supply of oxygen.
The plastic, cup-shaped animal resuscitation masks, which come in three sizes, were originally developed for use by veterinarians. They seal around the muzzle of an animal tighter than a human mask. This helps firefighters deliver the right amount of oxygen to the pet and also protects firefighters from an injured animal that may try to bite out of fear.
Company officials from Invisible Fence Brand of Virginia presented the 13 pet oxygen mask kits to Chief Richard E. Burch, Jr. of Roanoke County Fire & Rescue earlier today at the Clearbrook Fire & Rescue Station. The Roanoke Valley SPCA was also on hand with some adoptable furry friends who demonstrated, with the help of firefighters, how the masks fit.
Thursday Morning Music Club will be holding a Bookfair with Barnes & Noble November 4 – 8 in The District at Valley View Mall. Special live performances by local artists will be presented during this time as follows: Friday, November 5th at 6pm guitarist Sean Poff, Saturday, November 6th at 1pm The Hall Trio and also Saturday, at 6pm Beggars Circus will perform. Purchases can be made from any Barnes and Noble and includes items you might choose to enjoy from the cafe! Purchases can also be made online by going to: bn.com/bookfairs. Online or in person you need to mention our ID number: 10248417, or just tell the cashier that you wish to support the Thursday Morning Music Club with your purchases. Proceeds from this event support our Scholarship Fund, given each year in the Spring.
Call Anne Andrews at 597-8546 or Judy Barger Edgell at 563-4782 with any questions.