Roanoke City Parks and Recreation is hosting a family bike ride today with Virginia Governor Tim Kaine. It will be starting at Wasena Park (at 10AM) and then riding to Bennington. It should take about 35 - 40 minutes. Please wear a helmet! If you are interested, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What a great day of fun! The Donahues are wiped out! Oh, that could be from Roanoke’s First Annual Super Soaker Sunday today! Wait til you see the pictures from that! We had such a fine time at the Roanoke Mountain Campground yesterday! Thanks so much to the fine rangers of the Blue Ridge [...]
(*anyone play banjo?)
It doesn’t seem long ago when we announced that KIVA members would be able to participate in the NWF’s Great American Backyard Campout (http://www.nwf.org/backyardcampout/). Check out the NWF website for helpful camping checklists and ideas for campout fun. It took some phone work, but we got the official word that we [...]
Just came across Roanokecarfreewithkids blog. Parents, you must visit this page, and not just because they mention KIVA!
Check out this info segment from the RCFWK’s blog and see why this is important!
“The WHAT: A 6 month+ life-change entailing being car-free locally. That is, getting around town for work, errands, fun, and socializing without using my [...]
Since January 2008, we have been hosting the free family nature club, Kids In the Valley, Adventuring!, and we have been having a great time. The experience has been wonderfully engaging, exciting, and fun! Most of the time it costs us nothing to put it all together. Ashley had the brilliant idea to set [...]
People all around the world have been reading about the healthy benefits of free outdoor play. Families are attempting to get out together. Family groups, called Nature Clubs For Families, put the green hour on the calendar. A free internet toolkit has been created and is available at www.childrenandnature.org/natureclubs.
Tonight at 7 PM, we will be [...]
Not many people can say… “I got a call today from the National Wildlife Federation.” But I did. They are very excited to hear about our KIVA Day Camp on June 27th at Roanoke Mountain Campground. We drove up there this afternoon and I have to write that I got tingles. The Donahues are [...]
Last Friday, Ashley and I went out on a date for our 13th wedding anniversary. The date was many days late, as we are very busy people. Three great kids, four part time (not to count our 2 full time) jobs between us. A website to update, contacts to be made, a family nature club to [...]
Please check out the pictures from Sunday’s KIVA Play!
More details to come, but you have to see the pictures first!
Saturday, I had the opportunity to hike two wonderful Roanoke Trails. I had recently read some great articles of the benefits of barefoot hiking (extreme sense of awareness of one’s surroundings being one) and thought I would give it a try. I hit the Mill Mountain Star Trail and McAfee’s Knob, all on the same [...]