Who has the best lights in town? Vote now for your favorite in our holiday lights contest.
The Roanoke College Children’s Choir presents Songs of the Season 25th Annual Holiday Concert on Sunday, Dec. 11.
What: Celebrating 25 years of choral excellence from the Roanoke College Children’s Choir under the direction of Kimberly Ruse Davidson
Accompanists: Reed Carter, Carla Crouse
Special Guests: Roanoke Chamber Brass, Members of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra
When: Sunday, December 11, 2011. Concerts at 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Where: Shaftman Performance Hall at the Jefferson Center
Tickets: $19, $16, $13 ($3 discount for children 12 and under). Available through the Jefferson Center Box Office at 540-345-2550 or online.
Submitted by Beth Klinefelter.
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Submitted by Faye Sensabaugh.
Once again, we’re assembling an online map of the biggest and brightest displays of Christmas lights around Southwest Roanoke County — and the rest of Western Virginia.
First on the list this year: Wayne and Karen Riley of 5631 Green Meadow Drive.
The Rileys tell us that this year they’ve added an 8-foot-tall gingerbread house, plus toy soldiers “at the base of the driveway along with a new miniature carousel as well as Ice Skaters, Carolers, Lighted Candy Canes, a four Car animated train along with a animated railroad crossing.Lighted trees,a snowman,a seven piece nativity scene.”
Holiday lights will be on nightly from 5:30-until 10PM Weather permitting.
You can see all the submissions so far on our online map.
Want to add yours? We have the submission form on the Datasphere, our site for searchable data.
We also have tips for taking great photos of Christmas lights from photographer Eric Brady of The Roanoke Times.
Rod Dixon shares these photos of Hidden Valley vs. Franklin County boys basketball.
Unfortunately, the Titans lost 57-38.
We have more photos from the game from Roanoke Times photographer Stephanie Klein-Davis. Click here to see them.
*post updated 12/2
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Rod Dixon shares this photo gallery of the Andrew Lewis vs. Hidden Valley middle school boys basketball game on Monday, November 28.
Hidden Valley won 38-34.
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Hidden Valley Middle’s girls basketball team kept a consistent lead over Andrew Lewis last night, Monday, November 28. The final score was 29-20.
Photos by Miranda Beck
Hidden Valley Middle School’s boys basketball team defeated Andrew Lewis Middle 38-34 last night, Monday, November 28.
Photos by Miranda Beck
Ellen Phillips shares these photos and says:
Cris Flippen, our principal, dressed in a turkey costume on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011.
We gave the parents a challenge. We told them that if they can get the total number of votes [for Oak Grove in the Clorox Power A Bright Future grant program] up to 4,000 votes by Saturday, Nov. 19th, Mrs. Flippen would dress up as a turkey. And we did!
Assistant principal Nancy Myers joins Flippen as a pilgrim in the first photo.
As of Wednesday, Nov. 23, Oak Grove had 4,859 votes and was 31st in their category and 88th overall for the schools, according to Ellen Phillips. Voting continues through Friday, Dec. 9. Read more about Oak Grove’s chance to win a grant from Clorox here.
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The Hidden Valley boys basketball team tipped off the 2011-2012 season on Monday night against Franklin County. Alas, for the Titans, their effort came up short, 57-38, against a Class AAA team.
Stephanie Klein-Davis of The Roanoke Times has this photo gallery.
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