Stuarts Draft Sweet Dreams Festival – More Than Just Sweets

Hello my name is Stan and I’m a Sweetaholic. In case you are wondering, it simply means I have an addiction: I just can’t get enough sweets and I love it. So it shouldn’t come as any surprise that I am writing about the Stuarts Draft Sweet Dreams Festival. McKee Food Corporation, manufacturers of Little […]

Augusta County Fair 2013: The Best Fair Yet

Summer is winding down and you’re already contemplating the kids’ reentry to school, mentally creating your check list and preparing for back to school shopping. Hold on just a second – before you go into parent/guardian and work mode, we do have a few weeks left of Summer. What this means for you is, you […]

Shop Smart, Eat Healthy – Support Our Local Farmers Markets

If you have been thinking about getting into a healthier eating lifestyle or continuing on with the one you’ve already developed, this is the perfect article for you. It is undeniable that most grocery stores offer the convenience of anytime shopping however, you’ll have to admit that the fruit and vegetable products often lack a […]

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; […]