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Jun 25

Roanoke Recap – June 25, 2021

Posted on June 25, 2021 at 11:55 AM by Melinda Mayo

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LEAP Launches Solarize Virginia to Make Residential Solar More Accessible to Homeowners

Adding solar power to your home is easier and more affordable than ever, thanks to Solarize Virginia, a program that reduces the cost and complexity of going solar by providing a one-stop shop for education and installation. Through Aug. 30, residents can sign up to receive a free solar satellite assessment and home energy assessment, and gain access to discounted prices and vetted installers. Click here to learn more. 

Roanoke Public Libraries Re-Opens Newly Renovated Gainsboro Branch

On Tuesday, June 15, Roanoke Public Libraries held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to re-open the newly renovated Gainsboro Branch Library. This renovation represents the City’s continued commitment to support the Library’s Master Plan to update and expand neighborhood branches that provide accessible services to the community. Find out more

Nelson Selected as Economic Development Department Director

Marc B. Nelson has been named Director of the Economic Development Department for the City of Roanoke, effective July 13, 2021. His selection was part of a national search, which yielded 40 applications for the position. Read more here

USDA Summer Food Service Program Begins

Roanoke Parks and Recreation will be serving free meals to children 18 and under as part of the USDA Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided Monday through Friday.  Click this link to see a list of all meals sites as well as dates and times. 

City to Display 2021 Fireworks on July 3

The City will conduct its 2021 fireworks display on Saturday, July 3, at 9 p.m. over the fields at River’s Edge North. The display will occur one day early this year in an effort to give first responders and public safety officers the opportunity to spend the July 4 holiday with their families.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which limited staff’s ability to anticipate and plan for this display, a centralized event for public viewing of the fireworks will not be held. More information is here