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The Cultural Heart of Southwest Virginia: Authentic, Distinctive, Alive

The Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation premiered its new radio show The Cultural Heart of Southwest Virginia: Authentic, Distinctive, Alive, last Wednesday, July 4 with a retrospective of The Crooked Road, ‘Round the Mountain, Heartwood, and the creative economy with Foundation … Continue reading

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Celebrate the 4th in Independence!

What better place to spend the 4th of July than a town called Independence? The town seat of Grayson County puts on a humdinger of a day complete with parade, arts and crafts, music, food, and an Old-time Mountain Music … Continue reading

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Skeeter’s World-Famous Hot Dogs

Perhaps it’s the nostalgic flair or the Americana storefront, it could be the historic location or longevity of operation or maybe it’s just that they taste so good, but one thing is for sure, Skeeter’s in Downtown Wytheville has sold … Continue reading

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Red, White & Blue Ridge Parkway

Welcome to MY SWVA and a few of my favorite things that I have found on my 22 year journey of learning the tourism treasures in this mountain area of Virginia.  My favorite scenic drive is the portion of the … Continue reading

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Heartwood is a LEED-er!

On behalf of the Southwest Virginia chapter, Nick Safay presented the U. S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification to Heartwood: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway in a ceremony there today. Accepting the award were People, … Continue reading

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4th of July Travel Tips

JD and I are getting ready to head to Maine for the 4th, a journey that will take us fairly close to the northern terminus of Interstate 81. As we prepare for our adventure, I’m reminded of the hidden treasures … Continue reading

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