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Aug 10

Roanoke Recap August 10, 2022

Posted on August 10, 2022 at 1:21 PM by Carol Corbin

Upcoming Street Closures

ROANOKE, VA - Upcoming special events with parking or street restrictions:

Back to School Party on Thursday, 8/11/22, from 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM at Lucy Addison Middle School and the surrounding streets

Straight Street Youth Night on Friday and Saturday, 8/12/22 and 8/13/22, from 5 PM to 11 PM on Luck between 3rd and 4th 

Fest of India on Saturday, 8/13/22, from 10 AM to 10 PM at Elmwood Park

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Roanoke Public Libraries Offer Free Photo Sessions

Looking for cosplay, summer, athletic, creative, or family photos? We've got you! Join Roanoke Public Libraries for their free photo sessions and receive professional photos of you or your family! Contact 540-853-2955 for additional information and details.


So many events have been happening around the City of Roanoke. We hope that you had the opportunity to enjoy one or many of the events held over the past two weeks! 

Love SE Fest

The Love SE Fest was held on July 30th! Many people gathered for a beautiful and fun neighborhood party in SE Roanoke. Awesome sidewalk art, face painting, crafts, food, and even a dunking booth! We ??SE!


Roanoke Community Beautification Day

We recently celebrated the 3rd Annual National Roanoke Community Beautification Day by cleaning up the area around Staunton Park. The local community came out with city staff, officials, and other community partners to provide cleanup, landscaping and general beautification to the area. 

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National Night Out

On August 2nd, 15 neighborhoods held events celebrating National Night Out! RPD, Fire/EMS, Roanoke City Sheriff’s Office, and city officials and staff were out and about in the community and enjoyed meeting and engaging with our residents. 

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Melrose Avenue Streetscape Improvement Project

On August 5th, we celebrated the completion of the Melrose Avenue Streetscape Improvement Project, culminating a commitment by the City of Roanoke in the Melrose-Orange Target Area that began in 2015. This project was the result of community outreach and feedback from numerous residents, business owners, and other stakeholders in Northwest Roanoke. Bike lanes, paving, and landscaping projects have been completed along with two new covered bus shelters. These shelters are a collaborative effort between Roanoke Arts Commission, Valley Metro, HUD Community Resources, and residents and stakeholders of MOTA. Local artist, Daniel Kuehl, designed the shelters that were locally fabricated at Renaissance Contract Lighting and Furniture. They exemplify the pride and diversity of the local neighborhoods and emphasize the potential of the people who live and work there.


Bennington Greenway Trail Head Mural

If you are out and about on the Roanoke River Greenway head down to the Bennington Street Greenway Trail Head and check out the Bennington Greenway Gateway Mural! Thank you to artist Jon Murrill, Roanoke Arts Commission, and all the volunteers working to make the City of Roanoke even more beautiful ??

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Community Fair Housing Survey

Your input and participation are essential in helping us understand and address fair housing needs in our community.  Please take a few minutes to complete the Community Fair Housing Survey by scanning the QR code in the image below, or by clicking this link: For more information on Fair Housing click here.

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