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Out & About: Henry Street Music Festival

An annual celebration of a historic Black Roanoke neighborhood is back, with a minor rebrand. The event once known as the Henry Street Heritage Festival hits Elmwood Park on Saturday as the Henry Street Music Festival. Still, music was always at the center of the annual gathering, interrupted last year by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Lynchburg News and Advance

Annual Bedford Centerfest set for Saturday in Bedford

Bedford’s annual street festival, Centerfest, is returning for its 40th year this Saturday in downtown Bedford. The event — which includes live music various vendors, businesses and nonprofits and concessions — is returning to a one-day festival in downtown Bedford, though scaled back as area COVID-19 cases have sharply increased in recent weeks. Last year, the event was spread over three days and held at Liberty Lake Park.
BEDFORD, VA
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Franklin News Post

Man donates meals to mark Sept. 11 anniversary

Members of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office were recently provided a meal by a local citizen to thank them for their service. The gesture was made on the 20th anniversary of the events of Sept. 11. George Morrison, who lives near Smith Mountain Lake, started donating meals to the office...
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Skate competition, fundraiser is Sunday

A first skate competition in Rocky Mount in almost 15 years is scheduled for Sunday at the Rocky Mount Skate Park on Technology Drive. The facility sits adjacent to the Franklin County Family YMCA-Rocky Mount branch and across from the Gereau Center. Matt Ross, outdoor recreation manager with the Franklin...
FRANKLIN COUNTY, VA
WSLS

Bedford 5th graders write cards for special campers

BEDFORD, Va. – Kind words, jokes and drawings are what’s included in the messages left by Bedford 5th graders like 10-year-old Arianna Pennix. “I hope that they’re having fun. And that I know you get a little nervous when you go to camp but sometimes you just have to get used to it with time,” said Pennix.
BEDFORD, VA
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Nearly 3,000 pounds of leftover food from Blue Ridge Rock Fest donated to local food pantry

DANVILLE, Va. – Extra food from campers and vendors at the Blue Ridge Rock Festival this past weekend did not go to waste. Nearly 3,000 pounds of food was donated to the Danville-based nonprofit, God’s Storehouse, which is a food pantry for people in the area. Executive Director at God’s Storehouse, Karen Harris said it’s a blessing to see food that may have gone to waste, now be used to help people in need.
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Roanoke assisted living center hosts ‘Sock Hop’ in honor of National Assisted Living Week

ROANOKE, Va. – Local senior citizens twisted and swayed to the music Thursday in honor of National Assisted Living Week. This week celebrates the people who work and live in assisted living facilities. To express its gratitude to its staff and residents, Friendship Assisted Living in Roanoke hosted events every day this week, offering special meals and prizes.
ROANOKE, VA
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Roanoke Catholic School rings in the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month

ROANOKE, Va. – September 15 marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month. On Thursday, students and staff at Roanoke Catholic School celebrated the national independence for multiple Hispanic countries. Students got the opportunity to hit piñatas, eat churros and learn about Hispanic heritage. Students also got the opportunity to wear...
ROANOKE, VA
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40th Bedford Centerfest to take place Saturday

BEDFORD, Va. (WDBJ) - A community tradition will overtake the streets of Bedford this weekend for the 40th annual Bedford Centerfest. Around 90 vendors and businesses will participate in this year’s event put on by the Central Virginia Business Coalition. Organizers say, although this event has been around four decades, this year may be the most important one for the businesses, artisans, and crafters participating.
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7@four: Historic Fincastle Arts and Crafts Festival

FINCASTLE, Va. (WDBJ) - The Historic Fincastle Arts and Crafts Festival is Saturday, September 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be food, music, arts and crafts and history in the heart of Fincastle. Watch the video to see Marcia Neighbors from Historic Fincastle Inc. talk about the...
FINCASTLE, VA
Southwest Virginia Today

Singing to feature Floyd talent

FLOYD — A Gospel Singing will be hosted by the Christiansburg Church of the Brethren Saturday, Sept. 18, and feature a Floyd group, as well as a singer from Pilot. The singing begins at 6 p.m., Sept. 18, with Floyd’s Sounds of Harmony, Pilot’s Dale Buckner and the New River Valley’s The Glorylanders at 310 S. Franklin St. in Christiansburg.
FLOYD, VA
Roanoke Times

Bienvenidos to Roanoke's Welcoming Week

Events will continue into this weekend. On Wednesday Marissa Blankinship, community services assistant with Roanoke Public Libraries, held a bilingual story time at the Main Library downtown. “We are really trying to help expose Roanokers to the many cultures that are a part of our community and, then again, to...
ROANOKE, VA
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NASCAR driver Kyle Petty to host charity ride in Bedford

BEDFORD, Va. (WSET) — Get your tickets for the Kyle Petty Charity Ride in Bedford!. The former NASCAR driver hosts an annual charity ride with dozens of bikers to raise money for Victory Junction. The organization provides a year-round camp experience for kids with chronic illness or disabilities. The ride...
BEDFORD, VA