Staunton Summer Concert Series are a Staple of Summer in the Valley

How will you and your family spend the extra hours of daylight this summer? The Stonewall Brigade Bandstand in Staunton’s Gypsy Hill Park will be an evening hot spot. There will be two concert series, free to the public, and held each week during the summer. The music will play at the bandstand rain or […]

Shenandoah Valley Wine & Jazz Festival: Good Music, Great Wines

Hey! It’s me again. Tell me something, when was the last time you’ve been out with your partner, no kids, no pets, just the two of you? Can’t quite recall the exact date, can you? That’s fine; tell me this then, when was the last time you and some friends got together and did something […]

Springtime in the Blue Ridge Mountains: A (wild) Flower Lover’s Paradise

Gardeners, aspiring gardeners, flower boutique owners and patrons, those of you who enjoy the resplendent array of blooms that accompany Spring, a beautiful budding hello to you all. While Roses, Petunias and Sun Flowers are lovely, there is nothing quite as breathtaking as the uncultivated beauty you will encounter as you travel throughout the Blue […]

US Military History Weekend: Remembering and Recognizing America’s Heroes

“While the storm clouds gather far across the sea,Let us swear allegiance to a land that’s free,Let us all be grateful for a land so fair,As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer.God bless America….” (Irving Berlin, 1938) “Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,O’er the land of the free and the home […]

An Extraordinary Place to Visit, A Beautiful Place to Live: Historic Charlottesville

Journey with me to heart of the Commonwealth of Virginia: along the Rivanna River, west of the Southwest Mountains, bordering the foothills of the Blue Ridge, 115 miles from Washington DC and 70 miles from Richmond to the beautiful and historic Charlottesville. We’ll look at its rich history, amazing architecture and exuberant social scenes including; […]

Sauced – Not Your Typical Bistro

There’s a new restaurant in town…a restaurant that is certainly one of a kind. Deb and I tried it out for you, so we can give you our honest opinion of whether this is a good place to eat, or a place to avoid. Our opinion? As Siskel & Ebert would say about a classic […]

Virginia’s Presidential Summer Camp: Our County’s Future Meets Their Past

The magnificent state of Virginia was given its name in recognition of England’s “Virgin Queen,” Queen Elizabeth I. Nicknamed the “Old Dominion” and often referred to as the “birthplace of the nation”; Virginia was the first part of the country to be permanently inhabited by British settlers. Although the state played an integral part in […]

52nd Shenandoah Antiques Expo: An Exquisite Event

Hello Readers, there is an exquisite event occurring this upcoming weekend, May 10th through 12th, 2013 that I simply must tell you about. If you have a passion for art, fine jewelry, enjoy beautiful collectible items and 18th century English and American furniture accompanied by vintage accessories; you are in for a delightful treat. Come […]