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SALEM MONTESSORI

The primary goal of a Montessori education
is to help every child reach his or her full potential in all areas of life. Research shows that
children learn best in an environment that encourages them to explore, create and discover
without fear of making mistakes. In a Montessori classroom, children are encouraged
to ask questions, develop ideas and learn at
their own pace. Learning is active and fun!
Montessori teachers are not focused on rote
drill, memorization, or "teaching to the test."
Their goal is to develop students who really
understand their schoolwork through handson experience, investigation and research.
Montessori-educated children become selfconfident young people, who face future challenges with optimism and enjoy a lifetime love
of learning! SalemMontessori.org

Are You Looking for a

Great School?

* Where your child will be

loved, respected, and well
educated?

* Where the excitement of
exploration & discovery are
encouraged?

* Where your child will
thrive in a healthy, safe,
"home-like" environment?

Educating Children in the Salem and Roanoke Valley since 1993!
Members of the "American Montessori Society" and the "International
Montessori Council"- Promoting Authentic Montessori Practices.

MOUNTAIN VALLEY
TRANSPORTATION

Mountain Valley Transportation has served
the Roanoke Valley since July 2009. As the
sole provider of school bus transportation to
Roanoke City Public Schools, MVT safely transports approximately 13,000 students each day
to 33 schools and other educational venues.
Mountain Valley is the premier provider of
safe, reliable, and affordable shuttle service
for weddings, company excursions, church
groups and many other private ventures. For
more information on our services or to learn
a little more about the Mountain Valley team,
visit mvtbus.com.

BRIDGEWATER COLLEGE

Bridgewater College is an independent, private liberal arts college founded in 1880 and
was the first private coeducational college in
Virginia. Located only two hours southwest of
the Washington, D.C. metro area, Bridgewater has a total enrollment of approximately
1,750 students and offers bachelor of arts and
bachelor of science degrees in more than 60
majors and minors, along with multiple concentrations, pre-professional programs such
as medicine and law, dual degree programs
and teacher certification. The 300-acre residential campus is located in the beautiful
Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Academic excellence, service, ethical values and a strong
community shape the Bridgewater experience. Bridgewater.edu
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SALEM

MONTESSORI
SCHOOL

"Salem Montessori School is a huge
blessing for our family! Our daughter
has gained tremendous self-confidence.
The environment at the school encourages
her creative and academic abilities. She is
gaining a love of learning that will benefit
her throughout her life!"

Experience the Joy of Learning
www.SalemMontessori.org

- Nikki M., Primary Parent

CALL or EMAIL TODAY to Schedule Your Tour!
(540) 387-1523, Email: info@SalemMontessori.org
PreK-6th Grade Campus - 101 Corporate Blvd, Salem 24153 (beside Salem's YMCA)
Infant & Toddler Campus - 1574 Roanoke Blvd, Salem 24153 (Across from G.E.)

www.SalemMontessori.org

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WEDDING STORIES OF VIRGINIA

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Weddings
Wow
that

Dan & Emily Fanning
October 12, 2014

Photography by: William Mahone Photography
THE ESSENTIALS
PICTURE PERFECT PROPOSAL
Dan Fanning, who met Emily Hartman in
college, surprised her one day by whisking her
away from work to go to her favorite place,
Block Island off the coast of Rhode Island.
After a quick boat ride across the ocean
and lunch with their closest friends, the
two headed to Emily's favorite spot on the
island, a set of wooden stairs that lead down
to the beach at a steep bluff.
"We made our way down the stairs, scaled
the rocks and went for a walk in the sand,"
Emily says. "Before I knew it he was down
on one knee; it was perfect. (And) he had
hired a photographer who secretly captured
the proposal."
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TRUE SOUTHERN CHARM
Growing up a southern girl, Emily says she
has always dreamt of a southern wedding.
While planning, she quickly realized she
wanted unique, personal touches to make
the wedding exceptionally special.
Dan's brother became ordained to perform the ceremony, which the couple crafted
themselves. During a reading by their friend,
Cheryl, she asked them to pause and take a
moment to look around at the family and
friends there to show love and support.
"It was such a surreal and perfect moment;
we could truly feel the love," Emily says.
For the reception, Emily used her mother's
cobalt glassware collection as centerpieces.

"I handpicked pieces for each table and
placed a single stem flower in the tallest piece,"
Emily says. "It was simple, yet stunning."
Southern food was a must, so they served
short ribs, fried green tomatoes, cheesy grits
and greens. In lieu of a traditional cake, dessert was homemade miniature apple, pecan
and pumpkin pies.

DRESS Nicole Miller from
Andria Bird Bride
FLORIST Cindy and Amy Marshall
PIE Nancy Bryan and Debbie Mays
VENUE Castle Hill Cider
CATERER Harvest Moon
PLANNER Real Southern Accents -
Logan Powell
JEWELRY Zales

HANDMADE WITH LOVE
For favors, Mason jars were turned into
drinking glasses with drilled lids, grommets
and stainless steel straws. At each place setting were napkins that Emily sewed using
fabrics that featured the wedding colors.
Guests took both handmade items home.

DJ Brennan Snead
GROOMSMEN'S ATTIRE Perry Ellis
from Macy's
HAIR & MAKEUP Jeanne Cusick
TRANSPORTATION Easy Riders
Bus Company
LIGHTING MS Events
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Fantastic
FINDS
Colors That Pop
Ultimate Venue Guide
Apple Orchard Inspiration

Brad & Brittany Pomeroy
September 27, 2014
Photography by: Brittany Pelegrino Photography
THE ESSENTIALS

Amazing
Abs

4

MOVES TO
TONE YOUR
CORE

SPARKS FLY
While serving as wingman and wingwoman
for two friends, Brad Pomeroy and Brittany
Yarber hit it off themselves. Sparks flew from
the first drink order when Brittany called into
question Brad's order of a beer at a liquor bar.
More sparks were in store for the couple
on July 4, 2013, when they were celebrating the holiday at Brittany's parents' Smith
Mountain Lake property.
While taking their dog Milo for a sunsetlit walk, Brad pretended to get on one knee
to pet him. Instead, he asked for Brittany's
hand in marriage. Hilarity ensued during
their special moment when Milo took off
after a deer standing in the clearing.
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SWEET MEMORIES
Brittany walking down the aisle with her
father was one of those once-in-a-lifetime
moments, she says. Her father had recently
experienced some health concerns, but he
courageously walked Brittany down the
aisle looking the epitome of a proud father.
SPECIAL TOUCHES
The couple enjoyed having their entire wedding festivities in one location, as it gave
them time to relax and visit with their loved
ones. Family friends let them use their 1947
Rolls Royce Silver Wraith for the weekend,
which guests enjoyed sitting in and taking
pictures with.

"After the ceremony, we sipped sparkling
champagne as we rolled down the historic
tree-lined drive away from the mansion,"
Brittany says.
For their wedding day, the couple used
their new monogram in black and white
(the wedding color scheme) throughout the
venue, as well as on top of the cake.
Tables featured framed wedding photos
of relatives; the table number was the year
that couple was married. To show their appreciation for their guests, Brad and Brittany
created welcome boxes that included bottles
of water, "Hubbies" VA peanuts, Rt. 11 Potato
Chips, and a homemade whoopie pie from
a local Amish bakery.

DRESS Martina Liana from
Lana Addison Bridal
FLORIST Gregory Florist
CAKE The Gypsy Baker
VENUE Berry Hill Resort
CATERER Berry Hill Resort
PLANNER Berry Hill Resort
JEWELRY Frantz Diamonds
BAND & DJ Bachelor Boys Band and
Danamare Productions
ATTENDANTS' DRESSES After Six from
Wedding Shoppe Inc.
GROOMSMEN'S ATTIRE BLACK by Vera
Wang from Men's Wearhouse
MAKEUP Oasis on 5th
HAIR Dolled Up and Laurel Hill Salon
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Roanoker - July/August 2015

Top Docs 2015 - ENHANCED FOR DIGITAL
Uber - New Way to Ride - ENHANCED FOR DIGITAL
Best Days Under the Sun: Outdoor Entertaining Guide
Outdoor Space: The Smith Home
Wait, Beer Terroir?
Who’s Getting the Weather Right?
Let’s Go to the Lake!
Let’s Go to NoVa!
The Perfect Picnic - ENHANCED FOR DIGITAL
Beamer’s 25 - ENHANCED FOR DIGITAL
From The Editor / Worth a Click
The Calendar
The Gist
The Flavor
The Dish: Dining Guide
Where Are They Now?
2015 Education Guide
Vinton!
The Roanoker - July/August 2015 - Intro
The Roanoker - July/August 2015 - Cover1
The Roanoker - July/August 2015 - Cover2
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The Roanoker - July/August 2015 - From The Editor / Worth a Click
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The Roanoker - July/August 2015 - The Calendar
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The Roanoker - July/August 2015 - The Gist
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The Roanoker - July/August 2015 - The Flavor
The Roanoker - July/August 2015 - Top Docs 2015 - ENHANCED FOR DIGITAL
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The Roanoker - July/August 2015 - 43
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The Roanoker - July/August 2015 - 45
The Roanoker - July/August 2015 - Best Days Under the Sun: Outdoor Entertaining Guide
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The Roanoker - July/August 2015 - Outdoor Space: The Smith Home
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The Roanoker - July/August 2015 - Wait, Beer Terroir?
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The Roanoker - July/August 2015 - 65
The Roanoker - July/August 2015 - 2015 Education Guide
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The Roanoker - July/August 2015 - 71
The Roanoker - July/August 2015 - Who’s Getting the Weather Right?
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The Roanoker - July/August 2015 - Vinton!
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The Roanoker - July/August 2015 - V31
The Roanoker - July/August 2015 - V32
The Roanoker - July/August 2015 - Let’s Go to the Lake!
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The Roanoker - July/August 2015 - 80
The Roanoker - July/August 2015 - Let’s Go to NoVa!
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The Roanoker - July/August 2015 - The Dish: Dining Guide
The Roanoker - July/August 2015 - Where Are They Now?
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