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Home and Garden Show Offers Something for Everyone
Join HOME for all the best in home and garden improvement, design and more at the Greater Roanoke Home & Garden Show, to be held January 14-16 at the Roanoke Civic Center. This fun-filled information-packed event offers something for everyone!
Enjoy One Stop Shopping: Check out incredible gardens, landscapes and water features, the latest trends in kitchens and baths, and a complete home improvement alley featuring building and remodeling experts…all in one place!
Save money: Take advantage of “show only” discounts and pricing, compare prices, talk with experts and attend free DIY seminars. Guests who arrive early each day will receive a coupon savings book with discounts on home show products and services.
Have fun: Enjoy complimentary wine tastings and gourmet food sampling, then shop ‘til you drop for the latest in home accessories in the Art, Gift and Gourmet Center. Bring the kids for interactive activities in the Kid Zone.
So much to see and do—you can’t do it all in one day! Hours: Friday, January 14, 2-7pm, Saturday, January 15, 10am-7pm; Sunday, January 16, 11am-5pm. Pay once and come back free all weekend. Free parking also! Go to for more information, or to exhibit call (877) 663-6186.

Roanoke Businesses Help Residents Divert Over Sixteen Thousand Pounds
Of E-Waste From The Landfill

On September 18th, 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, in partnership with Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op, Goodwill Industries of the Valleys, Clean Valley Council and Natural Awakenings Magazine, managed to save over 8 tons of electronics from the landfill at their Fall Electronics Clean Out (ECO) Day.
In total, 172 people came out to donate or recycle at the event; a result of a discussion between 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchise owner Jeff Sharpe and Ashley Hairfield of Natural Awakenings Magazine. Made possible through Goodwill’s partnership with the Dell Reconnect Program and Universal Recycling Technologies, this weekend’s success has spawned plans for future similar events throughout the area.
Events like this provide residents with an alternative to dumping old or broken electronics into the trash; instead of winding up in the landfill, leeching harmful compounds such as mercury, cadmium and lead into the earth, the items are given new homes, or are broken down into their component parts which can be recycled responsibly with minimal environmental impact.
Saturday’s event exceeded the expectations of all the organizations involved. Coming off of this eco-friendly success, Jeff Sharpe and his event partners are hopeful that future occurrences will see the same kind of turnout, making Fall ECO Day a dependable recycling option come next September and beyond.

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