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Nov 02

Roanoke Recap November 2, 2022

Posted on November 2, 2022 at 1:22 PM by Carol Corbin

Southeast Roanoke Fall Cleanup Event

On Saturday, October 29th, the City of Roanoke’s Solid Waste Management crews collected almost 22 TONS of trash, brush, and bulk items such as broken/old furniture, mattresses, tree limbs, boxes, and scrap tires. Thank you to all the residents who participated in the Southeast Roanoke Fall Cleanup Event, and a huge shout out to our crews with Solid Waste Management for their hard work and making events like these both possible and successful!

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Goodwill Announces Development of a New Center in Northwest to Include Grocery Store

Goodwill Industries of the Valleys had a big announcement on November 1st, unveiling plans in partnership with the City of Roanoke, public and non-profit partners, and community stakeholders to develop a new center in Northwest Roanoke. The center, which will be named Melrose Plaza, will feature a grocery store (Market on Melrose), adult high school (Excel Center), wellness center, and banking services.  It will both honor the legacy and rich history of the Northwest community and neighborhoods while providing vital resources to help reimagine the future for its residents.

Goodwill NW Center

Housing Needs Survey

There is still time to participate in the Housing Needs Survey. Your input can help inform how future funding will be used to strengthen efforts to prevent and end homelessness in the City of Roanoke. Please take a few moments, if you haven’t already, and take this brief and anonymous survey:

Plawk On

It was a fun and festive inaugural Plawk for our Public Works Plawkers!  This group of Public Works employees gathered during their lunch break on October 28th and walked along Williamson Road, working together, to collect 3 full bags of litter, 4 ‘Plawksocks’, a hub cap, and a fence post. Check out Roanoke Plawkers on Facebook for more information on Plawking.

Plawkers October 2022

New at Wasena Park: Nursing Pod/Changing Station

If you've visited Wasena Park lately, you may have noticed this new nursing pod/changing station. This was built as part of a Girl Scout Troop Silver Award project working with Huddle Up Moms and Roanoke Parks and Recreation.

The Cadettes in Troop #170 worked to design, fundraise, and build the structure as a way to serve a community need for nursing and changing spaces. 

 Wasena Park Nursing Station


Upcoming Events

Free Kids Farmers Market Event on 11/3/22 from 3:00 PM-4:15 PM at the Feeding Southwest Virginia Community Solutions Center.

Ribbon Cutting at Wasena Park on 11/5/22 at 9:30 AM for the new nursing pod/changing station with Huddle Up Moms and Girl Scouts of Virginia.

Affordable Housing Needs Public Input Forum on 11/15/22 at 6:00 PM- 7:30 PM at SE Belmont Christian Church.

City of Roanoke Job Fair on 11/16/22 at 3 PM-7 PM at the Berglund Center Special Events Center

Thanksgiving Meal on 11/26/22 at 2 PM-4 PM sponsored by St. Philip Lutheran Church held at the Feeding Southwest Virginia Community Solutions Center.


Don’t forget nomination deadlines for the 2022 Neighborhood Partnership Awards and Citizen of the Year!!