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Vinton Blueway access ramp becomes Eagle Scout Project

Sunday, July 20, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Vinton Blueway access ramp becomes Eagle Scout Project VINTON–Vinton Town Council approved a proposal on July 1 which will allow Jack Cranwell to make improvements to the existing Third Street/Tinker Creek boat and canoe ramp as his Eagle Scout service project. According to the Roanoke Valley-Allegheny Regional Commission (RVARC), “the ramp will establish a Blueway connection to the Roanoke River and Tinker... »

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Vinton Town Council considers allowing more pets per household

Sunday, July 20, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Vinton Town Council considers allowing more pets per household VINTON–Vinton Town Council is considering allowing more pets per household than the total of two currently allowed under the Town’s Code. The current ordinance states that it is “unlawful for any person to own, keep, harbor, care for, have custody of, or knowingly permit at any time more than two dogs or cats” in... »

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Vinton Library continues “Paws to Read” with Therapy Dogs

Saturday, July 19, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Vinton Library continues “Paws to Read” with Therapy Dogs VINTON–The Vinton Public Library continued its summer reading program theme of “Paws to Read” with “Barks and Books” on June 28. Young readers signed up to read individually with therapy dogs from the Pet Partners program. Pet Partners is a non-profit organization focused on improving human health through positive interactions with therapy, service, and... »

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Twins from Vinton church enter the mission field

Friday, July 18, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Twins from Vinton church enter the mission field VINTON–Merrydith and Madilynn Sheppard are members of the Vinton Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints. The young women are identical twins who moved to the Roanoke area with their family after they graduated from high school. They are the daughters of David and Lorraine Lee of Roanoke. The girls... »

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Vinton Mingle at the Market Concert series continues on July 12

Friday, July 11, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Vinton Mingle at the Market Concert series continues on July 12 VINTON–The Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce will hold the second of its four “Mingle at the Market” summer concerts on Saturday, July 12, at the Farmer’s Market in downtown Vinton. Chamber President Liz Munn-Lively said that the first event on June 14 was “the best start to a Mingle concert series ever with an... »

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Sabrina Weeks joins Vinton Town Council

Friday, July 11, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Sabrina Weeks joins Vinton Town Council VINTON–Sabrina Weeks is only the second woman ever elected to serve on Vinton Town Council. She won her seat against four other candidates in the May 6 election–Councilman Matt Hare, Councilman Bobby Altice, former Councilwoman Carolyn Fidler, and Roger Overstreet–receiving the highest number of votes cast. Matt Hare was re-elected to office with the... »

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Spitzer promoted to Assistant Town Manager

Friday, July 11, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Spitzer promoted to Assistant Town Manager VINTON–Ryan Spitzer has worked as Assistant to the Town Manager in Vinton since November 2012. On July 1, with the new fiscal year and budget, he took a step up in position, salary, and title, and became the Assistant Town Manager. Spitzer grew up in Staunton and graduated from Robert E. Lee High School.... »

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Roanoke Children’s Theatre sponsors camp for exceptional students

Thursday, July 10, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Roanoke Children’s Theatre sponsors camp for exceptional students Roanoke–The Roanoke Children’s Theatre (RCT) is offering an “innovative arts experience for students with developmental disabilities” this summer during the week of July 28 through August 2, called “Camp Kaleidoscope.” The camp, located at the Dumas Center in Roanoke, will be open to kindergarten through sixth graders and run from 9:00 a.m. until noon... »

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Vinton exuberantly celebrates the Fourth of July

Friday, July 4, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Vinton exuberantly celebrates the Fourth of July VINTON–After severe storms earlier in the week, the weather in Vinton on the Fourth of July was perfect for an outdoor celebration, with blue skies, mild temperatures, and low humidity. A huge, festive crowd filled the lawns, parking lots, streets, and neighborhoods adjoining the Vinton War Memorial to commemorate the holiday.  There were children... »

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Peaks of Otter Winery wins People’s Choice award at Vinton Wine Festival

Thursday, July 3, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Peaks of Otter Winery wins People’s Choice award at Vinton Wine Festival VINTON–At this year’s 2014 Vinton Wine and Food Festival, for the first time guests were invited to vote for their favorite winery among those participating.  When the ballots were counted, the Peaks of Otter Winery came in first. Liz Munn-Lively, president of the Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce; Angie Chewning, the VACC Executive Director;... »

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