7 Back To School Lunch Ideas For The Picky Eater

Cheese and charcuterie board to go in a box
Parents know that their children could become fussy eaters. And it can be challenging to ensure picky eaters get the nutrition they need, especially when eating lunch away from home. And if you’ve got a picky eater on your hands, you know that you need school-ready options to offer your... [read more]

Don’t Miss The Backroads Blues Festival This Summer

musicians at music festival
There’s a lot of excitement building for August this year. For the first time, a unique music festival is touring and will make a stop in Roanoke. This blues festival will be a can’t-miss event, combining established names with new, fiery talent. See the biggest names in blues and witness... [read more]

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Blue Cow Company Ice Cream

close up of scooping ice cream
It only takes a few ingredients to create ice cream, but mastering the process is key. Freshly-made ice cream hits the spot during the long summer days and warm nights. In Roanoke, locals are fortunate to have more than one Blue Cow Company location to choose from. That’s why I... [read more]

10 Ways To Stay Safe Driving Through Summer Storms

Highway Driver POV Through Raindrop Car Windshield During Rain Storm
Most people think of climbing temperatures when it comes to summer, but another thing you’re likely to see in Roanoke is summer storms. Sudden downpours can create unsafe road conditions and make driving dangerous if you’re not careful. Fortunately, there are some techniques you can use to navigate your drive... [read more]

5 Frozen Treats That Will Keep Your Pup Cool this Summer

frozen dog treats
A cool frozen treat is a delicious way to beat the summer heat. But people aren’t the only ones sweltering in the summer weather. Your best pup pals are feeling the warm weather, too. But you can craft easy, cooling, and nourishing ‘pupsicles’ for your dogs with simple ingredients. Here... [read more]

Take A Day For You At Azario Salon And Day Spa This Summer

spa day
Most days, we’re so busy running from one thing to the next. Between kids, work, and other obligations, it can be a challenge to take a few moments to relax. But sometimes, a little pampering can do a world of good. Locals in Roanoke and Salem know when things get... [read more]

Test Your Smarts At One Way Out Escape Room

teamwork
Gather your family or coworkers and come to solve the puzzles and find all the clues before time runs out. At One Way Out Escape Room, you can test your smarts and figure out the answers in an effort to escape within one hour. Whether you’ve never tried an escape... [read more]

Shop Until You Drop At The River Ridge Mall

Store owner giving shopping bag to customer
The River Ridge Mall in Lynchburg is a shopping mecca close to major highways. You can stop by seven days a week to see the latest in fashion and other products on display. The mall is a great place to go when looking for variety. Whether you’re in the mood... [read more]

Visit The Stunning Anne Spencer House And Garden Museum

Tunnel in a Garden
The Anne Spencer House and Garden Museum in Lynchburg offers stunning beauty and rich history. The carefully cultivated garden and the cottage provided Anne with a sense of peace and comfort and inspired her as a poet and thought leader. Many cultural and intellectual leaders visited Anne Spencer’s home over... [read more]

Stop By Dilly Dally For A Delicious Lunch Break Treat

Barbecue Grilled Hot Dog with Yellow Mustard on wooden table
In a little shop in Salem, Virginia, you’ll find Dilly Dally. Part lunch spot, part store, and part gathering place, Dilly Dally offers tasty choices that focus on local treats and flavors. For over 110 years, they’ve been an iconic part of Salem in a historic shop location. Stop by... [read more]