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Jul.15.2012
"GEORGIA'S KITCHEN"--NYC Chef comes home again by way of Tuscany, Italy by Virginia Campbell   Not only is food and fiction a dynamic duo, it’s one of the highlights of my life! I savor the flavors of fabulous food, and I feast on the fantastic buffet of fiction available in today’s literary...
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Jul.04.2012
A VERY DIFFERENT INDEPENDENCE DAY FOR ME THIS YEAR   by Virginia Campbell          I am a deeply patriotic person. I love my country and my family, friends, pets, and my home very much. Anyone who knows me well knows that I am very proud to be "...
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Jun.28.2012
     THE COOK'S SHELF--the well-stocked kitchen library  by Virginia Campbell       How to Cook Everything The Basics: All You Need to Make Great Food -- With 1,000 Photos by Mark Bittman   superbly simple Whether you are a kitchen novice...
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Jun.26.2012
HISTORICAL ROMANCE...WITH FEELING! TERRIFIC TITLES FROM TALENTED AUTHOR EMMA LANG           MATTHEW: Circle Eight  by Emma Lang It is a vast spread in the eastern wilds of the newly independent Republic of Texas, the ranch their parents fought for…...
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Jun.24.2012
A customer's comment on Guitar Player magazine's Facebook page led to public accolades for Kelley's Music, an independent guitar store in Roanoke, VA.  By Tad Dickens  The Roanoke Times      The July issue of Guitar Player magazine features Kelly's Music in the issue of...
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Jun.17.2012
FATHERS & FRIENDS by Virginia Campbell          June is a month of change. School is out. Summer begins. The heat is on. However, for our friends in Australia, June is the beginning of Winter. Fortunately, Australia has many different climates and growing areas,...
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Jun.17.2012
       RECIPES FOR DAD--treat that special fella with some easy, pleasing, tempting treats : )     Prawns in Cocktail Sauce   3 cups peeled, cooked prawns or shrimp; 4 tbsp mayonnaise; 1 tbsp creamed horseradish sauce; 2 tbsp tomato ketchup; juice...
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Jun.16.2012
  "MAKING IT"--getting by in uncertain times--real people facing change and harsh reality http://www.roanoke.com/multimedia/makingit  THE ROANOKE TIMES  www.roanoke.com/ Tricks of the save For millions of Americans, money has not been steadily flowing during the recession. Making It...
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Jun.16.2012
Dog upstages local VA talent featured in film 'Blue Ridge' By Dan Casey  The Roanoke Times Rebecca Barnett photo | The Roanoke Times Dorie Howard's 5-year-old toy poodle Zachary played a dog named Noodles in the film "Blue Ridge," which will be playing Thursday night at The Grandin...
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Jun.10.2012
"MID-COAST MEDICAL TRILOGY" by Lynne Marshall--Tender Loving Care from medical professionals with lots of heart! by Virginia Campbell       Lynne Marshall's "Mid-Coast Medical Trilogy" is thoughtfully written, and it offers vivid characterizations and...
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Jun.09.2012
  "The Real Deal"--Superstar ALAN JACKSON brings easy-going professionalism and country class to Roanoke, VA!     Alan Jackson onstage at Roanoke Civic Center | Photos by Rebecca Barnett, The Roanoke Times By Tad Dickens  The Roanoke Times 5/18/2012 These days, it’s rare for a...
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Jun.09.2012
The power of love--Karen Coston had an unforgettable romance when she was a high school foreign exchange student. Now she feels like a teenager again. By Travis Williams  The Roanoke Times June 9, 20012 Daniel Lin photo Retired Blacksburg High School social studies teacher Karen Coston fell...
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Jun.06.2012
Author Laura Moore's "Rosewood Trilogy"--romance and family drama set in beautiful Virginia horse country! The Rosewood Trilogy is a touching romantic saga featuring three sisters, Jordan, Margot, and Jade Radcliffe, and how they come together to save the horse breeding farm and...
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Jun.03.2012
Best-selling author LUANNE RICE releases her 30th book--the emotionally powerful and poignant "Little Night"!   by Virginia Campbell Abuse is a subject close to my heart. There are few things more profound in this world than the "silence" of abuse. I applaud anyone who takes on the task...
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Jun.01.2012
"The Emerald Isle Trilogy" by author Renee Vincent--Marvelous Medieval Historical Romance--unforgettable!!! by Virginia Campbell    I want to express my deep gratitude and admiration for Renee Vincent, whose generosity and shared love of history and romance brought this wonderful...
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