Monthly Archives: August 2012

Save the Date! First-ever Crooked Road Music Festival Oct 5-7

The Crooked Road, in partnership with the Town of Abingdon, will hold the first ever three-day music festival devoted to telling the story of The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail. On October 5th-7th, 2012, the rich history and musical … Continue reading

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Explore Abingdon

One of the first things my husband did to introduce me to my new Southwest Virginia home, a little over four years ago, was to treat me to a night at The Martha complete with drinks at The Tavern, dinner … Continue reading

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Tazewell County Community Day

If you missed this week’s The Cultural Heart of Southwest Virginia: Authentic, Distinctive, Alive radio show, you can hear it through this video podcast, which features tomorrow’s Tazewell County Community Day at Heartwood. Back to myswva.org

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Farm to Fork Gala

Appalachian Sustainable Development’s Nicole Vachon Hanlon talks about the upcoming Farm to Fork — Celebrating the Taste of Local gala in today’s podcast of The Cultural Heart of Southwest Virginia: Authentic, Distinctive, Alive, aired earlier today on WEHC 90.7FM Emory. The fundraiser will … Continue reading

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Well Played, Mumford and Sons, Well Played!

I’m not usually one to go about casting superlatives like “phenomenal” at concerts, but this week’s Mumford and Sons’ Gentlemen of the Road Tour Stopover in Downtown Bristol was nothing short of. And I’m not just talking about the 90 … Continue reading

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Gentlemen of the Road Tour in Bristol

WEHC 90.7 FM Station Manager, Richard Graves, talks with Bristol Convention and Visitors Bureau Marketing and Sales Director, Kimberly Leonard, and Birthplace of Country Music Director of Marketing, Charlene Baker, about what’s in store for this weekend’s Gentlemen of the … Continue reading

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Kayaking the Clinch

Heed my advice. Never take your first kayak trip in a two-person kayak. We learned the hard way when Daniel and I took part in a kayak float down the Clinch River. The excursion was guided by Clinch Valley Outfitters, … Continue reading

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