March 15, 2013
Perhaps this post has been a long time coming.
At least several months ago there was talk of closing a couple Post Offices in the Roanoke area. I believe this was in addition to consolidating (a nice word for closing in this case) the main Post Office on Rutherford Avenue to Greensboro. In short as I understand it, Roanoke would no longer have a mail hub and all mail would be routed to and from Greensboro.
I believe the location in downtown Roanoke was mentioned as being one of such locations that may have to be closed.
Well, the downtown Roanoke Post Office is still very much open and I hope to see it stay that way.
It’s within easy walking distance from pretty much anywhere in the downtown Roanoke area. I work downtown and conduct most of my shipping and mailing business at this location.
The Post Office location I’m referring to is the one at the corner of Church Avenue and 1st Street SW. The official address is 101 Church Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24011-9997. There is another Post Office located on Rutherford Avenue across from the Roanoke Civic Center. This is the main Roanoke branch and though maybe not technically in downtown, it’s very close.
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March 3, 2013
A few photos from today…
February 27, 2013
Yesterday in Roanoke City, for the most part as far as I could tell, primarily rain fell. I think some other areas not too far away got a wintry mix or perhaps even worse, some ice or freezing rain.
Even though it was mostly rain here in the city it was a really cold rain. I can’t imagine it was much more than just a few degrees above the freezing temperatures for most of the day. Around lunchtime yesterday, I had to mail a package at the downtown Post Office. It probably goes without saying, but the walk over there to it was quite miserable…
What a Difference a Day Makes
But, this morning in Roanoke things started out much different weatherwise.
February 25, 2013
Roanoke Roads is a series of posts showcasing some of the roads I like around Roanoke. Whether for scenery, for being a shortcut, for just being an enjoyable drive, (or all of the above), these are some of my favorite roads to travel around town.
A Slightly More Scenic Shortcut
When traveling south on Electric Rd (from Salem towards Roanoke), eventually you will apporach the intersection with Brambleton Ave. Two traffic light signals before this is the intersection with Electric Road and McVitty Road.
Turning right onto McVitty Rd (and then turning right at the next stop sign onto Cave Spring Road) will also lead to an intersection with Brambleton Ave, albeit further south on Brambleton.
A Few Notes About This Route
I think this is a rather well-known shortcut from Electric Road to Brambleton Ave and as such traffic on it can be moderate to heavy at times, especially during morning and evening work commute hours. I believe the speed limit is 25 mph the entire way and I recommend adhering to the posted speed. The road has some curves and also seems to narrow a bit while crossing a short bridge.
From a mileage standpoint, going this route is about 1/4 mile shorter than turning onto Brambleton Ave from Electric Ave. And, in my opinion, it’s a bit more scenic too.
February 21, 2013
On a clear, cold, and dark night there are still plenty of lights in and around downtown Roanoke.
February 20, 2013
The past several months I have been thinking more and more about this blog. There have been countless times I have been out and about and wished that I had my camera, in order to take a picture of something or somewhere around Roanoke.
Well, I’m going to start carrying my camera again.
In an effort of full disclosure, though, most recently being today I thought about the blog because the yearly automatic payment for web hosting renewel just went through. The blog will be hosted for at least another year. And I was thinking I should try to start it up again, and see if there is still any interest in the kind of pictures and ramblings I used to post here a few years ago.
At least for a little while, I’m not sure how often I will be able to post. But, I do plan to post even if just a picture or two from around Roanoke.
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April 28, 2010
A few more pictures I have taken over the past couple weeks as Spring continues to encompass the Roanoke area.
April 5, 2010
Spring has definitely sprung all around town.
Here are some pictures I’ve taken over the past few days: