Lost in all of the hoopla surrounding the 100-year anniversary of the Original Coney Island on Main Street this summer has been the Litchin family.
Summer is over. OK, not officially over, but rather in a social, school has started, all the pools are closed and Halloween candy is starting to show up in the grocery aisles kind of summer is over.  However, the temperature still hasn’t gotten the memo, and I’m still wanting to eat a cool meal without heating up the kitchen.
Sue Couch, 68, and her husband, Roger, 73, opened Grandma Sue's Pies and More Inc. in 2010, in downtown Roanoke on North Main Street. The business offers frozen homemade pies that cooks can take home and bake themselves.

Food

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