This past weekend we had the honor to host a guest who in 1974 was the navigator on a record setting flight from New York to London. Mr. Noel Widdifield and his pilot Major James Sullivan flew a SR-71 Blackbird jet between the two cities in 1 hour and 54 minutes, exceeding at times 2,000 miles per hour. Thanks to Mr. Widdifield and Major Sullivan for their bravery in undertaking this mission.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Monday, July 13, 2015
There will be a free concert, featuring the band Grassy Ridge, on July 19 at the Humpback Rocks Mountain Farm at Blue Ridge Parkway milepost 6. The concert is from 2 to 4 pm. The event is sponsored by the newly formed chapter of the Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway who will there recruiting volunteers to work on parkway projects. For more info call the Humpback Rocks Visitor Center at 540-943-4716.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Saturday, June 20, 2015
The Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail will present the 7th Annual Wine and Jazz Festival on June 27 at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton. Tickets are $16 in advance or $20 at the door. Admission includes a souvenir wine glass, wine tastings from 13 area vineyards, and admission to the museum. There will be food, drinks and candy will be sold. Also there will be music and many crafters.
Friday, June 5, 2015
On Saturday June 6 is the 71st anniversary of D-day. Who would guess that this small town of Waynesboro, VA would play an important role by outfitting warships during WWII? This was a job done so well, the Company received three U.S. Maritime Commission’s coveted “M” Award to the company and all of the employees. “The Company outfitted in excess of 1,000 vessels and developed the quarter’s design and standards for many classes of ships… utilizing a manufacturing assembly process which approximates the unitized production methods of modern shipbuilding today.” (Quote from 1940’s memo, Overview of Corporate History.) Below is the flag presented to Wayne manufacturing from the U.S. Maritime Museum for its efforts in World War II. Every six months a star was added to the flag for continued manufacturing of wartime ship parts.
|Flag presented on September 7, 1942|