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The Radford University International Education Center and the Radford University Chinese Club present the 2017 Radford University Chinese New Year Celebration on Saturday, January 28, 2017, 2:00-4:00PM, at Performance Hall inside the Covington Center.

Celebrate the Year of the Rooster with performances and free food.

Performance Line-Up:

• Blacksburg Chinese New School

• Evergreen Fellowship Choir

• Dragon-Tiger-Eagle Wushu Kungfu

• 1550 Dance Group

Admission is free and all are welcome.

Adventures in the New River Valley: Free Family Movie Fest!

by Desi Sowers

Head on down to the Lyric tomorrow, Saturday January, 14th at 10 am, to enjoy "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory".  This free family movie is the perfect way to get your weekend started in downtown Blacksburg!  Stay after the movie for story time with Joelle, then grab lunch downtown. 

Mortgage Information

by Desi Sowers

Are you thinking of buying your first home?  Elizabeth Banks walks us through some important questions you need to think about when considering purchasing your first home.

Home Maintenance for Winter

by Desi Sowers

Home maintenance may be the last thing on your mind now that the holidays are over and the days are becoming colder and colder.  Sitting in your home wrapped in your favorite blanket by the fire is likely what you are thinking about this winter.  There is some home maintenance items   you should take care of during the winter months however so that you don’t have to deal with issues caused by not doing so later.  Below is a list of a few home maintenance items you need to go ahead and take care of around your house this winter.   

1.      As temperatures continue to plummet this winter you should do your best to protect your pipes from freezing.  You can wrap your pipes with many different things to protect them from the elements such as heat tape and insulated pipe covers.  If your pipes do freeze you can easily thaw them out by wrapping it in a heating pad or using a hairdryer.  

2.     Another home maintenance  item you need to take care of this winter to avoid issues later in the year is to do an inspection of your roof, your gutters and your siding as well as your chimney.  Make sure that everything is in good working order before the winter pushes your house to its breaking point.   

3.     Winter is a good time to do some cleaning that you might not otherwise think about as well such as cleaning out your range hood, refrigerator coils, dusting off ceiling fans, and dusting off light fixtures and bulbs.  These items typically get overlooked when it is warm outside because you don’t spend as much time indoors when it’s nice out.  Being stuck inside on a cold wintery day is a great excuse or reason to clean these types of things.   

4.     Lastly you might want to take the time you have in your home this winter to de-clutter your house.  Getting rid of clutter will not only get rid of fire hazards but will also make you feel more at peace when you do have to spend a lot of time indoors.   

These are a few home maintenance ideas that will help you to keep your house in good working order for the year to come.   Why not get started now so that you can then have some time to rest before you have to do it all over again.   

 
 
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Emerging from the landscape this brilliantly designed Craftsman Style home on 1.25 acres in scenic Riner VA and Auburn School District is sure to whet your appetite. A rocking chair front porch sets the scene for custom features including a walk-in pantry, Whirlpool Stainless Steel appliances including French door refrigerator and smooth top range, Timberlake portfolio series maple glazed cabinetry, decorative tile, hardwood floors, tiled wet areas, recessed lighting, 30 year architectural roofing, double garage with shelving and storage, 9ft ceilings, vaulted ceilings and granite counter tops. Masterfully fused together living, dining and kitchen area offer comfortable everyday living and entertaining space maximized by large windows with long range views. Slip into the luxurious main level master suite where a pampering bath includes a grotto sized tiled shower, dual vanities and a large walk-in closet. Fabulous upper level living with four additional bedrooms plus a bonus room. The partially finished basement is ideal for entertaining with room to expand. The sprawling patio is perfect for grilling and chilling. Country setting just minutes to the town of Christiansburg. Bring your horses as there is potential for land grazing. Make your appointment today!

You don’t have to just visit; you can live here and enjoy Virginia’s growing economy and vacation-like lifestyle! With easy access to I-81 you can appreciate a prime example of why New River Valley VA is such a desired place to live and play. This Christiansburg VA home is just steps to shopping, nightlife, VA Tech and recreational activities.

Desi Sowers has distinguished herself as a leader in the New River Valley real estate market. Desi assists buyers looking for New River Valley real estate for sale and aggressively markets New River Valley homes for sale.  

Desi brings with her a keen eye for the details of buying or selling a New River Valley home and seemingly boundless determination and energy, which is why her clients benefit from her unique brand of real estate service. Rooted in Tradition, Focused on the Future – Desi Sowers will help make the most of your New River Valley real estate experience. Give her a call today, 540-320-1328, and discover the difference she can make during your family's move.

Adventures in The New River Valley-Observatory

by Desi Sowers

D.C. Wysor Observatory & Museum

Star gaze in Dublin at the Wysor Observatory, located behind the Dublin Elementary, every Friday evening from 8pm to 11pm.  The Observatory has a 16 in. LX Meade telescope for viewing the solar system and future plans include installing a telescope camera and wide viewing screen and many other improvements to benefit the visitors to the Observatory.  The Museum showcases a vast collection of rocks, minerals and fossils along with an extensive library.  Other displays include a large custom-built model of the solar system and frame astronomical photographs.  This is a wonderful opportunity in our community, spending an evening viewing the evening sky!

Knowing When You're Ready

by Desi Sowers

Are you thinking of buying your first home?  Elizabeth Banks walks us through some important questions you need to think about when considering purchasing your first home.

 

Adventures in The New River Valley-Montgomery Museum

by Desi Sowers

Montgomery Museum and Lewis Miller Regional Art Center

Step back in time at the Montgomery Museum and learn more about our local history.  The museum brings together local exhibits and local artist to create an educational environment.  The art center promotes the understanding of the role of art and artists in the region through the exhibition of regional artist.  The museum is home to an archive or books, documents and genealogical information and photos that can be used by researchers.  The current special exhibit highlights how the Railroad changed Montgomery County.  

The New River Valley Holiday Main Streets

by Desi Sowers

Main Street-Blacksburg VA

Historic Main Street in the heart of Blacksburg is decked out in holiday decor.  Walk along the brick sidewalks enjoying the decorations and visit locally owned businesses for that perfect gift. 

On Friday December 2nd from 3-8 PM the town comes to life with singing, lighting of the tree and a performance of TubaChristmas.  Line up along Main Street and enjoy the Holiday Parade at 7pm.

Main Street-Radford

The town of Radford is home to a thriving Main Street this holiday season, with a nice mix of shops, and eateries.  Wreaths on light post, decorated trees in shop windows and greenery all around add to the festive flare.

Main Street-Christiansburg

Take in the lovely architectural styles including, Colonial Revival and Queen Anne, along Main Street this holiday season.  Stroll along the sidewalks taking in the decorations and shops along the way.

 

GO Shopping | Shop Small Business Saturday November 26th

by Desi Sowers

The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce is comprised of small business owners from Blacksburg,Christiansburg, Riner, Shawsville and Montgomery County. These local community members bring a unique gift to our area and they work very hard to provide services and jobs in your town. 

The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce has designed a GO Shopping | Shop Small Business Saturday initiative on November 26th, in conjunction with American Express.  Small Business Saturday was started by American Express as a way to bring attention to the wonderful shop owners in our community.  By supporting these small business owners you are helping build your communities economy.

Each participating business will be giving shopper tickets to the first 50 customers Those tickets will be placed into a drawing for a $100 shopping spree.

To see what businesses are currently participating please check the Chamber Facebook Page, they will be updating the list often.  

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Desi Sowers, Associate Broker,
Certified Residential Specialist at REMAX 8
1344 N. Main Street
Blacksburg VA 24060
Phone: (540) 320-1328

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