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J U LY / A U G U S T 2020 | VO L X LVI I | N UM B E R 07/ 08

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HEALTH HEROES

26. Your stories highlight amazing individuals.
Compiled by Liz Long

22. Dr. Molly O'Dell has played a key role in the
region's COVID-19 situation. by Christina Nifong

54. A working family farm perseveres through the
generations. by Rory Rhodes

PARAMEDICAL TATTOOING

A PERFECT SUMMER SPACE

MY SPORTS LIFE

ONE SMART HOUSE

40. One lifelong artist is now changing the lives
of cancer survivors through her ink.
by Christina Nifong
IN EVERY ISSUE

JETER FARM

8

EDITOR'S LETTER

10

STRANGE DAYS OF ROANOKE

12

SOUTHERN SPOONFUL

42. The future of school sports is uncertain -
what does that mean for families whose lives
revolve around the seasons? by Shari Dragovich

14

HOME FRONT

16

THE GIST

RETIREMENT? NEVER!

73

THE DISH

74

THEN & NOW

A portrait of Dr. Molly
O'Dell. Artwork by
Adam Johnson. See
more about the artist
on page 8.

58. A deck on Smith Mountain Lake goes from
" all sun " to " all fun " with its great updates.
by Carol J. Alexander
62. You'll feel like you're living in a sci-fi movie
with these smart home tips. by Christy Rippel

PLUS:

A TASTE OF THE PAST

44. The best and brightest in local
education is right around the block.

48. These teachers never want to leave the
classroom. by Bruce Ingram

66. A few local celebrities share their favorite
dining memories, plus where they can't wait to
eat next. by Shari Dragovich

CREATING A FAMILY

CHEESE SLAW

51. How fostering children changed these
families' lives - and filled them with love.
by Laura Wade

ON THE COVER:

EDUCATION

70. A beloved Southern side dish started right
here in Roanoke. by Layla Khoury-Hanold

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