Labor Day Solid Waste Collection Schedule
City Administrative Offices, including the Department of Public Works will be closed on Monday in observance of Labor Day. The sanitation collection schedule is as follows.
Solid Waste Collection:
Monday: Will be collected on Tuesday, September 5, along with Tuesday’s regular route.
Residents need to have their garbage ready for collection by 7:30 a.m.
Tuesday: Open at 1 p.m.
Parking reminders for residents and visitors:
Beginning this week parking will be enforced throughout Radford. A parking space in a business district is directly correlated to economic development, as one open on-street parking space is valued at $20,000 per year in revenue to local businesses and the local government. The parking regulations will improve customer access to businesses in the district. Long-term parking remains available for business owners and employees in the Third Avenue Lot. Please abide by the marked parking regulations, as the Radford City Police Department will be increasing enforcement on the streets, as well as in the marked parking lots. For more information call 731-3603
Valley Voices Submissions Open
Valley Voices submissions for the 2017 Autumn Competition opens Sept. 6. The deadline is Oct. 10.
NRV writers are invited to submit both poetry and prose entries.
Winners will present their works at the Valley Voices Autumn 2017 program held at the Blacksburg Public Library on December 3.
For submission details go to http://newrivervalleyvoices.com/.
Host an international exchange student
Open your home to an international exchange student. Introduce your family to a new language, culture, and experience by hosting a international high school exchange student. For more information, call Ellen Denny, RCPS Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction, at 731-3647.
During the summer months, Micah’s Backpack is seeking volunteers to help pack bags, load cars, restock shelves, and break down packaging on Wednesday nights at 6 pm. Set-up begins at 5:30 pm.
When school resumes, packing will take place on Thursday nights at 6 p.m.
Volunteers meet at Saint Michael Lutheran Church, 2308 Merrimac Road, Blacksburg. Call 951-8951 for more information.
Senior Center volunteer
Radford Senior Center, located at 29 West Main Street 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 www.swvarush.com and look under the program link. Questions please email: TechnicalDirector@swvarush.com.
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.
Learn to Square Dance, Sept. 11
Come enjoy an Open House and free Western square dance lesson offered by the New River Squares on Sept.11, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Memorial Baptist Church, 995 Peppers Ferry Rd. Pulaski, 24301. You can also sign up for a series of classes that officially begin on Sept. 18 and continue for 14 Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at the Church. There is a small fee for the classes. Come for our Square Dance Open House on Sept. 11 and try this great fun exercise for free.
If you have questions or wish more information contact Martin and Mary Jane McMillion at 382-3640 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Susan and Phil Daniels at 268-0489 or email@example.com.
Chronic disease management workshop
During a free six week workshop you will learn a variety of self-management skills to help put “life back in your life” so that you can maintain and/or increase the daily activities of your choice. Call now to sign-up for a Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop designed for those who want to take charge of their ongoing health problems and get relief from their pain, fatigue, and other symptoms. The New River Valley Agency on Aging and Christiansburg Recreation Center are partnering to provide this free six-week workshop series. Materials and refreshments are provided. Participants will be entered into a drawing for gift cards. The workshop series will be held at the Christiansburg Recreation Center in the Senior Activities Room starting Monday, October 16, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. To register or to receive more information, contact Tina King at (540) 980-7720 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.