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May 24

Roanoke Recap - May 24

Posted on May 24, 2019 at 12:10 PM by Melinda Mayo

Welcome to Roanoke Recap, a blog to keep citizens informed about city news and events! If you are reading this blog for the first time and wish to receive an email notification when a new blog is posted, please contact the Office of Communications at communications@roanokeva.gov.


City to Develop Immigration Integration Plan

The City of Roanoke has received the Gateways for Growth Challenge grant, which will provide technical assistance in creating an immigrant integration plan to help make our community more welcoming and equitable for all people. Community members are invited to be involved in the planning process. The final plan will be revealed during Welcoming Week in September. Click here to read more.

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'Trojan Dog' Relocates to Raleigh Court Branch Library

The “Trojan Dog,” Roanoke’s four-legged friend, has taken up temporary residence at the Raleigh Court Branch Library. Upon the completion of new Fire Station 7, he will relocate and once again stand guard at that location. The dog has been a fixture in Raleigh Court since 2010. 

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Want to Use the Greenways? There’s a Map for That!

Roanoke Parks and Recreation now offers greenway maps with parking information, restroom locations, bike repair stations, and more. These are available online to download and are mobile friendly. To find out more, click here.

RAC to Invite Community Input on Neighborhood Public Art

On Wednesday, May 29, the Roanoke Arts Commission invites the community to join local artists and neighbors from Norwich, Mountain View, Wasena, and Raleigh Court as they begin exploring possibilities for a public art project under the Memorial Avenue Bridge, an area central to the four neighborhoods. The meeting starts at 5 p.m. at Mountain View Recreation Center (714 13th St. SW) with a tour of the project area, followed by an opportunity for attendees to give their input for the type of art project desired.  Read about this event on the Art in Roanoke Facebook page.

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