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Roanoke launches 'Recycle Right' pilot program, aims to stop recycling contamination

ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) — The City of Roanoke’s Solid Waste Division, Office of Sustainability, and Recycling Disposal Solutions (RDS) will pilot a program in the Belmont-Fallon neighborhood to increase recycling knowledge and decrease recycling contamination. The Recycle Right Pilot Program is a recycling contamination reduction effort modeled after...
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7@four previews Vinton Fall Festival

VINTON, Va. (WDBJ) - The Vinton Fall Festival kicks off this Saturday at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Downtown Vinton. The festival is hosted by the Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy over 80 food and craft vendors lining the streets and two stages full of entertainment. There will also be a pet costume contest and a petting zoo.
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North Texas Equine Therapy Center Holds Fundraiser – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

At (*5*)in Roanoke, horseback using is not only a sport or recreation, it’s remedy. “So horses are very healing,” Victory Therapy Center Managing Director of Development Becky Rasbeary mentioned. “We’ve seen people take their first step because of physical therapy…we’ve watched people deal and heal from trauma because of the power of the horse.”
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Hispanic Heritage celebration set for weekend in downtown Roanoke

Stormy weather concerns forced a one-week postponement of Roanoke’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, so it is now set for this weekend to mark a growing Hispanic influence in the both the region and nation. Local Colors is presenting the event, and organizers say it’s not just the growing Hispanic numbers that need to be recognized, but also their growing contributions. The Hispanic Heritage Month celebration will include live music, dance performances and cultural presentations, along with food and artisan vendors Saturday noon until 3:00 pm at Wells Fargo Plaza. If you’d like to sit down for a while, remember to bring your own chair. More from WFIR’s Evan Jones:
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Still need a Halloween costume? Roanoke area kids are in luck

ROANOKE, Va. – Halloween is just a few weeks away and Roanoke libraries are making sure kids can live out their spooky dreams. For the first time ever, Roanoke Public Libraries is hosting a free Halloween costume swap. Through Oct. 24, you can drop off new or used costumes...
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Franklin Co. Humane Society holding inaugural “Cruise-In for a Cause”

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — On Saturday you can “Cruise-in for a Cause” and maybe even meet your furry best friend at an event in Rocky Mount. The Franklin County Humane Society (FCHS) is holding its inaugural “Cruise-in for a Cause” event on Saturday October 8 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Midpoint Chevrolet in Rocky Mount. Organizers say the event will raise funds for the FCHS and feature everything from a live band, adoptable pets, prizes and more.
ROCKY MOUNT, VA
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Local Colors set to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in downtown Roanoke

ROANOKE, Va. – Local Colors is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month this Saturday. The family-friendly event is taking place in downtown Roanoke at the Wells Fargo Plaza from 12 to 3 p.m. You can enjoy live music, dance performances, cultural presentations and educational segments. This is a chance to highlight...
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Agape Center NRV opens Friday in new Christiansburg location

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – After two years of looking for a new site, the Agape Center NRV is finally home. On Friday, the doors will open at their new Christiansburg location. The New River Valley nonprofit has served thousands of people by providing food, diapers, clothing, and other essentials to the community.
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Roanoke woman named a top-3 finalist in Cox Conserves Heroes competition

ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) — The Cox Conserves Heroes nominations are in, and Freeda Cathcart from Roanoke is a finalist. With more than 250 nominations this year, Cathcart is among an impressive group of volunteers and organizations taking action to create a healthier planet. As a top-three finalist, Cathcart will...
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Community Foundation of the NRV opens grant catalog

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - The Community Foundation of the New River Valley is working to fund grants for area non-profits. The foundation has opened its grant catalog. It displays all the non-profits working with the foundation, along with bios of each organization and links to donate to their programs. The...
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