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City Launches Pedestrian Safety Campaign
Last week, the City of Roanoke launched a pedestrian safety campaign: “Every Corner is a Crosswalk.” The goal is for people who drive to follow the law and stop for pedestrians at painted and un-painted crosswalks, and for pedestrians to be predictable by crossing at the corner or a designated crosswalk throughout Roanoke. The campaign launched Monday, but officially kicked off with a Facebook Live virtual event on Friday, and continues through Sept. 4. More information is available here.
Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Recognizes Star City Reads as Pacesetter Finalist
This week, the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading announced that it is recognizing Roanoke’s Star City Reads initiative as a Pacesetter Finalist for its work in 2019. Roanoke is a Pacesetter Finalist for the community’s work around improving children’s health outcomes. Roanoke Public Libraries’ 2019 partnership with Carilion Children’s Jefferson Pediatric Clinic and the City of Roanoke Department of Human/Social Services, called "Feed, Read, and Grow," was highlighted in the 2019 designation. Click here to learn more.