10 Cute Home Decorations For Halloween

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One reason Halloween is such a fun holiday is that there are many chances for creativity. In fact, decorating your home is a great way to get into the spirit of Halloween and enjoy the season. In addition, your home will be party-ready, and your kids can even help decorate.... [read more]

Here Are 8 Cute Fall Date Ideas

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Couples need to go on dates once in a while to get away from everyday life and spend time together. And there are great ways to add fun to each year’s season. During fall, let the crisp weather and changing leaves inspire you to try a fun date twist. Here... [read more]

Enjoy Rustic Italian Cuisine Here In Roanoke

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Fresh, hand-crafted, and woodfired dishes make Food Fanatics Kitchen a popular dinner spot in Roanoke. From pizzas on hand-made dough to pasta tossed with fresh herbs and cheese, you’ll find tasty and heartwarming dishes. This local and family-owned spot is the place to go to enjoy rustic Italian cuisine. When to... [read more]

9 Easiest DIY Halloween Costume Ideas

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Halloween is just around the corner, so you’ll need to start thinking about costumes. But buying costumes can get expensive. Also, sometimes there aren’t a lot of good choices. Try these nine easy DIY Halloween costumes this year. Soap Silly Whip up this quick and easy costume with just a few supplies.... [read more]

Take Care Of Your Ride This Fall

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With the change in seasons, it’s essential to check out your car. Keeping up with car maintenance can ensure a safer ride on the road. After the wear and tear of summer driving and before winter weather arrives, take care of your ride. Try these tips for keeping your vehicle... [read more]

Here Are The Top 5 Haunted Houses In Roanoke

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Haunted houses are fun, but something about the autumn season makes them even more thrilling. Some haunted houses are gory and use theater and actors to scare. Other haunted places are known for ghost sightings and eerie phenomena. Fortunately, Roanoke has several haunted houses you can visit. Check out these... [read more]

Carve Pumpkins Like A Pro

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Kids and adults alike love to carve pumpkins during fall. Carving is a fun activity, and people can create amazing designs and interesting faces. But sometimes, it can be challenging to translate your creative idea into reality. Use these tips to get your carving pumpkins like a pro in no... [read more]

Gear Up For Go Outside Fest

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For three days, Roanoke, VA, gathers to celebrate and spend time together at the Go Outside Festival. Discover new passions and share old ones with neighbors and people you’ve never met over three days of excitement. There’s something for everybody at the GO Fest, from movies to paddleboarding. So, get... [read more]

Roll Into Champloo Desserts For Their Rolled Ice Cream

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Everybody loves ice cream, and you can find varieties of ice cream around the world. Rolled ice cream is one type that originated in Thailand in Southeast Asia. But, it can now be found in many places around the U.S., including Roanoke, VA. Valley native and owner of Champloo Desserts... [read more]

Give Your Front Porch A Face Lift This Fall

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We’ve all heard of spring cleaning; however, fall is another great time of the year to tidy things up and look at parts of the home with fresh eyes. The front porch of your home is often the first thing people see and can make a big impression. With fall... [read more]