News briefs – August 12, 2017


Billing Email

Due to technical difficulties City of Radford utility customers will not receive their utility bills by e-mail. If you have any questions please contact Billing & Service at 540-731-3602 option 2.

Sparky’s Run Dog Park

Due to a waterline break, water has been temporarily cut off at Sparky’s Run Dog Park, 102 Pulaski St. in Radford. Repairs have been scheduled.

Senior Center​ volunteer

Radford Senior Center, located at 29 W Main St. in Radford, is looking for a volunteer to teach basic knitting to senior citizens age 50 and up. Interested participants, please contact Audrey Caldwell at 731-5517.

Radford Senior Center is also interested in starting a book club at Radford Senior Center. Please contact Audrey Caldwell at 731-5517 for further information.

Rush Soccer Club registration available

Radford and Dublin Academy registration is now open for the Rush Soccer Club. If you have a player that was born in 2008 or before you are eligible.

Pre-Academy: Ages 3-6 years old

Academy: 7-10 years old

To register go to and look under the program link. Questions please email:

Farmacy Garden, volunteers needed

A community garden is located right next to the Health and Human Services Building, at 210 pepper street SW. Volunteers are needed to help the Montgomery County Health Department with the garden this season. The hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9-12 p.m.

They grow a wide array of vegetable crops, as well as fruit crops (and just installed some berry bushes and brambles.) All volunteers get to take home some produce, so this opportunity would be especially good for anyone that might need a little extra help affording fresh fruits and veggies. They have six raised beds in the garden that are senior accessible (four that you can work in from a seated position and two that you can work in standing). Call RSVP for more details.

Radford Public Library book sale, today

The Radford Public Library, located at 30 W Main St. in Radford, will be having a book sale today. A large number of religious and inspirational materials as well as the usual categories will be available. Lots of comic books, such as G.I. Joe, Spawn, Witchblade, Superman, and others are priced to sell. There are many DVD’s, classics and a free table. Come and support the Radford Public Library Aug. 11-12 from 10-5 p.m.

Quartet performance, Aug. 19

The Primitive Quartet and Kevin Kemp will be at Grayson County High School Auditorium located at 110 Blue Devil Dive in Independence, VA. Admission is $10. Doors will open at 4 p.m.

For more info contact 276-233-6425 or 276-768-7020.

Sponsored by Independence Volunteer Fire Department

New River Watershed Roundtable, August 26

On Aug. 26 Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski Counties, and the City of Radford, will host the Fall 2017 ReNew the New Regional River Clean-up Event. All five localities are cleaning-up different sections of the New River watershed, whether it be on the New River or on one of its tributaries.

Renew the New, Aug. 26

Radford is once again participating in the Regional River Clean up known as Renew the New. This year’s event will take place on Aug. 26, at 8 a.m. and registration will be at Shelter 3 in Bisset Park located at 49 Berkley Williams Drive in Radford, lunch and a t-shirt will be provided. For more information contact Michael Gottfredson (, 639-9313 x205.

Riverlawn RIF Distribution, Sept. 11

The Women’s Club of Radford is holding their annual Reading is Fun drive at Riverlawn Elementary School, located at 8100 Beth Nelson Drive in Fairlawn, on Monday, Sept. 11. Schools in Pulaski County will be opening before Labor Day so the RIF Distribution is soon. Please think about volunteering for a few hours to help with this children’s literacy event. The Women’s Club always enjoys the children’s enthusiasm as they select a book to keep ‘forever.’ A Sign-Up Sheet will be circulated at the August luncheon or you can contact Pam Austin (980-1780) for more information. Everyone who volunteers for a RIF Distribution is always glad they did.