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Creative options still available for Valentine's Day

Benny Marconi's in downtown Roanoke is whipping up 28-inch heart-shaped pizzas on Sunday. The Cocoa Mill in Lexington is also offering a variety of truffles and chocolates for Valentine's Day.

Send your sweetie a singing telegram on Valentine's Day

For $50 you can send an A Capella singing quartet, a personalized message, and long stemmed rose (or more roses for an additional cost) to your valentine.

Roanoke s Virginia Gentlemen will sing to your sweetie

Zika virus case confirmed in Virginia

This comes as a warning goes out to pregnant women or those trying to get pregnant to avoid travel to several countries including parts of the Caribbean.

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Community leaders call for action in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On Monday, pastors and community leaders call for the Lynchbirg community to take action and help our youth.

NAACP and community gather to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Junior

A local NAACP chapter and the community celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior.

NAACP and community gather to celebrate Dr King

New Year's resolutions lead to increase in gym memberships

It's a new year and a new start for people like Melissa Perry at Big Lick Crossfit in Roanoke. She says her new year's resolution is to focus on her nutrition and eat better.

Hundreds celebrate New Year's at the Shake It New Year's Eve Bash in downtown Roanoke

Hundreds of people and hundreds of resolutions converge at the annual Shake It New Year's Eve Bash in downtown Roanoke on Thursday night.

Big Lick Countdown NYE Festival brings Times Square to southwest Virginia

The Big Lick Countdown New Year's Eve Festival is hosting a special event in Elmwood Park to bring a little Times Square with southern style.

Uber driver preaches common sense to Uber riders this New Year's Eve

Be on your best behavior, and don't get in the wrong car. Those are the two tips a Blackburg Uber driver has for passengers this New Year's Eve.

Tickets still available for family friendly New Year's Eve event in Salem

It's the first Growing Up in the Valley's New Year's Eve Gala. The owners of the magazine say they're hosting the event because there weren't many family friendly options in the area.

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Non-traditional gifts work for holidays

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One of the most difficult tasks in gift giving can be finding a gift for the person who has everything.

Tips for stress-free travel with kids

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With planning, realistic goals and a little bit of luck, stress-free travel with kids can be a reality for your family.

Holiday gift ideas for teens

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Get gift ideas for what to get the teens on your gift list this holiday season.

Keep yourself sane for holiday drive

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The long drive to see family and friends is just another part of the annual holiday ritual.

Non-traditional gifts work for holidays

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One of the most difficult tasks in gift giving can be finding a gift for the person who has everything.

Tips for stress-free travel with kids

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With planning, realistic goals and a little bit of luck, stress-free travel with kids can be a reality for your family.

How to land good airplane seats

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Getting the right seat on an airplane can make all the difference on a trip. Find out how to get the one you want.

5 tips for surviving family trips

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The whole point of a road trip is to have fun getting to where you're going. But when kids are involved, it takes a little planning and some sanity-saving gadgets.

Break these travel habits and save

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When you travel there are probably some things that you've gotten used to doing. If you're looking to save on your next trip, here's some of those habits to drop.

When the airline damages your luggage

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Everyone hates luggage problems after a flight. Here are some tips on how to avoid headaches if your luggage shows up at the airport carousel damaged.

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How to throw a fun New Year's Eve party

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Are you ringing in the new year with guests? Try these tips for entertaining.

5 New Year's resolutions you will break

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Some resolutions are harder to keep than others, and which ones you choose will make all the difference in your chances of having to make the same promise to yourself next year.

Chocolate Panna Cotta

This is so incredibly rich that you won't believe how simple it is!

How To Entertain Kids Over Winter Break

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From scrapbooking to taking field trips, try these suggestions when entertaining your kids over their winter break from school.

Fun, creative ways to celebrate Christmas

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Are you looking for new ways to celebrate Christmas this year? Take a look at these ideas for your family.

Stuffed cheese puffs

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These are sure to be the hit of any party spread.

The origins of holiday traditions

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Have you ever wondered where the tradition of putting up a tree for Christmas came from? Or why we light a menorah for Hanukkah? Find out about the interesting origins of many holiday traditions right here.

Chanukah candle salad

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Make your party complete with this recipe.

Candy dreidels

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Try this recipe for a holiday treat.

Hanukkah: The Jewish festival of lights

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Learn about the history and celebrations of the Jewish Festival of Lights.

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