Find a Star City Little Library at: Hometown Bank – 3521 Franklin Rd SW -Roanoke, VA 24014 Hometown Bank – 4225 Colonial Ave – Roanoke, VA 24018 Roanoke Ballet Theatre – 1318 Grandin Rd SW – Roanoke, VA 24015 Launching Pad – 1300 Intervale Dr – Salem, VA 24153 Lewis Gale Medical…

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Summer: that time of year we all look forward to, filled with vacations, time off from school, outings with the kids and all around FUN. For most of us this will include activities in or around the water such as pools, lakes, rivers, oceans, and water parks. Many vacations are taken to a water oriented…

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    As the region’s only parenting magazine, Growing Up in the Valley has become the most read magazine in the region thanks to the support that you and your school have shown us throughout the years.   Over the five years that GUITV has been on the shelves, we have been to hundreds of…

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Nathan’s parents do everything they can to battle the brain and spinal cancer he had been diagnosed with over seven years ago. While Dawn and Bobby Norman deal with the travel expenses and demands on their time, taking care of Nathan and their three other children, they are still always giving selflessly to the community.…

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How long have you been teaching? 2 years What made you decide to become a teacher? Ever since I was in elementary school I have loved learning and wanted to be a teacher. Playing “school” was a typical activity growing up with my friends. I have always enjoyed working with kids and delight in helping…

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Tell us about your family: I live with my husband; Sheldon Johnson and our adopted one-eyed Shih Tzu named Song. Which grades or subjects do you teach and at which school? String Orchestra: 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade in Stonewall Jackson Middle and Lucy Addison Middle Schools How long have you been teaching? This is…

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Did you know that the first five years of a child’s life are the most important for her brain development? 90% of a person’s brain forms before age 5. The connections children’s minds make at a very young age set the foundation for their futures. Babies and young kids are constantly learning from everything they…

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