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BEST OF ROANOKE 2020

ON THE COVER:

30. Your winners in events, services and more!

It's the Best of
Roanoke issue! See
our list of winners
as voted on by our
readers. Design by
Julianne Rainone
Jacob.

Compiled by Ashley Eagleson, Liz Long, Donna Scott and Jeff Wood

IN EVERY ISSUE
8

EDITOR'S LETTER

10

STRANGE DAYS OF ROANOKE

12

SOUTHERN SPOONFUL

14

HOME FRONT

16

THE GIST

22

#ROANOKELOVE

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THE DISH

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THEN & NOW

BEST NEIGHBORHOODS

KONDO THAT CLOSET

24. Our region offers plenty of great places to
live and play. by Dan Smith

106. Spark a little joy by organizing your clothes
with these easy tips. by Christy Rippel

BICYCLE BOOM

AN ATTIC'S MEMORIES

30. With multiple shops and plenty of trails,
there's never been a better time to be a biker.
by R.S. Belcher

110. Cleaning up the space can reveal longforgotten memories and sweet family items.
by Christina Nifong

TECH NEAR TECH

A WIN-WIN FOR ALL

92. These Blacksburg and New River Valley
companies are putting our area on the map
when it comes to technology. by Dan Smith

112. Tizzone's generous portions are just one
reason why patrons are loving this restaurant.
by Shari Dragovich

OVER IN DALEVILLE...

SMALL BATCH, BIG TASTE

96. Growth - in population and business - is
making Daleville the hottest place to live right
now. by Dan Smith

COOL COLLECTIBLES

100. How one couple renovated their home and
included their beloved items collected over the
years. by Carol J. Alexander

116. Crafteria is Roanoke's best-kept secret for
lunch, snacks and fun gifts.
by Layla Khoury-Hanold
PLUS:

Q&A WITH THE BEST OF 2020

30. Learn more about these local businesses
and their award-winning services throughout
our Best of Roanoke feature.

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Online Extras

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more at TheRoanoker.com.

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MAY/JUNE 2020

COVID-19 Updates

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stay updated on CV-19 news in our
area, plus feel good stories, recipes
to try while you're indoors, tips on
working from home and much more.

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