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Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 4 am Sunday to 9 am EST Monday... locations...much of southwest Virginia and southeast West Virginia north of Highway 460...including the Greenbrier...new a [ ... ]
And so, the holidays are upon us. How is this year coming down for you? Are you feeling lots of HO! HO! HO! holiday cheer or is it more like the mega holiday stress filled with endless OH NO’s!? And [ ... ]
The Holiday Inn in Blacksburg Virginia is hosting our annual holiday party. Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 6:00pm. We have many treats in store for everyone who comes! Feel free to dress in your finest [ ... ]
The City of Radford’s Public Works will observe the Christmas and New Year’s Holidays on December 24 and December 25, 2013 and December 31, 2013 and January 1, 2014. Tuesday Dec. 24 solid waste wi [ ... ]
Relay for Life of Montgomery County is hosting a "Winter Festival and Crafts Fair" on February 1st, 2014. It will last from 1pm-4pm, and will be held at the Christiansburg Middle School. Tickets will [ ... ]
New River Community College will offer two real estate courses beginning in January. Principles of Real Estate will take place on Thursday nights from 6 to 10 p.m. January 23 through May 13 at NRCC in [ ... ]
As part of the Route 114 widening project in Christiansburg, a new traffic signal at the entrance to the New River Valley Mall at Route 114’s intersection with Bradley Drive will be activated on Thu [ ... ]
As part of the planning for future routes, Blacksburg Transit (BT) recently developed a short survey to help identify the transportation needs of Town of Blacksburg residents and students. The p [ ... ]
The Blacksburg Community Band, under the direction of Jay Durner, presents And the Mountains Echoed Gloria, a Holiday Pops Concert, on Sunday, December 15 at 3pm in the Blacksburg High School Auditori [ ... ]
New River Community College student Dustin Dishon was among 53 scholarship students honored by the Virginia Community College System at a recent ceremony in Richmond. Dishon was recognized as this y [ ... ]
Winters in Virginia can mean snow or subfreezing temperatures, as well as strong winds or even ice or heavy rain storms. Winter weather can knock out heat, power and communications services to your ho [ ... ]
Christiansburg police and rescue personnel responded to an accident allegedly caused by a driver under the influence of narcotics that sent a U.S. Postal Service employee to the hospital and ended wit [ ... ]
- Category: Editor Blog
- Published on Wednesday, April 18 2012 11:26
- Written by NRVNews
For a third year the sisters will distribute pink dogwood seedlings free to anyone willing to plant and nurture them; five hundred baby trees will be available. The goal is to place ten thousand trees in the New River Valley by 2024, the 100th anniversary of "Lee's" birth.
Pink dogwoods were selected for multiple reasons: the color references Mrs. Gilmore's fondness for wearing pink, her three decade fight against cancer and the hope for a cure. The sisters remember their mother telling them the legend of the dogwood and how its flower became a symbol of eternal life.
Native to Virginia, dogwoods are easy to grow and appropriate for even the smallest spaces. They provide year-round beauty, with weeks of spring blooms, colorful fall foliage and checkered bark which makes an interesting contrast in snow. Their red seeds are important food for wildlife and are favored by songbirds such as robins, cardinals, and waxwings as well as chipmunks, gray fox, and squirrels. Dogwoods help improve the soil as their leaves decompose more quickly than most other species.
Mrs. Gilmore’s daughters encourage area residents to plant Lee’s Trees this Mother’s Day weekend to honor their own mothers or those whose lives have been touched by cancer. Baby trees will be available at the Wades Supermarket parking lot on Roanoke Street in Christiansburg beginning at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, May 12thth.