Monthly Archives: May 2011

Ever been to a Bluegrass Festival?

Looking for something fun to do this weekend?  Why not head to Graves Mountain Lodge for their 2011 Blue Grass Festival this Thursday through Saturday (6/2-4/2011).  A visit to Graves Mountain Lodge remains a treat anytime but pair with great … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

Are you celebrating Memorial Day on Monday, May 30, 2011?   With the holiday just around the corner, I got to thinking about The Memorial Day Holiday and why we celebrate the last Monday in May as Memorial Day.  There remains … Continue reading

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It’s Farmer’s Market & Farm Visit Season in Virginia

Karen and I love to visit the various farmer’s markets and farm stands in Virginia.  Our local markets in Louisa, Mineral, Orange, Fluvanna, Scottsville and Charlottesville have opened with spring produce for sale.  Other favorites include Carter’s Mountain Orchard, Chiles … Continue reading

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Check Virginia Road Closings

With today’s heavy rain on top of recent rains, many streams continue to overflow their banks.  As I’ve been driving around showing property, several roads have been closed today.  Check http://www.511virginia.org/Default.aspx?r=1 for road closures as you travel the Commonwealth of … Continue reading

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Escape to the Blue Ridge Parkway

It’s time for another season of Sunday afternoon music at the Hump Back Rocks Visitors Center under the old walnut tree from 2 – 4 PM.  If you’re going for the music, call Humpback Rocks Visitor Center 540-943-4716 to verify the … Continue reading

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Purple Bags Invade Virginia

UPDATE:  4/24/2012  The purple bags returned to Central Virginia this month!  Have you seen them? While driving around Virginia this week, I keep seeing purple triangular objects suspended in trees.  I’ve been wondering what the heck they are.  Not being … Continue reading

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Montpelier, Virginia Wine Festival

Spring of 2011 has arrived in Central Virginia and so has Festival Season.  The Montpelier Wine Festival remains one of my favorite festivals of the year.  With James and Dolly Madison’s Montpelier serving as a back drop, you would be … Continue reading

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