Saturday, June 20, 2015

Wine and Jazz Festival

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

Presented Waynesboro's Best Kept Secret

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

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Xtremefest'15 of the Blue Ridge

Come explore this beautiful region's many adventure sports activities.  Climb on the mobile climbing wall, try out a kayak on the South River, jump on an air bungee trampoline, marvel at the high flying BMX stunt show, register for free giveaways, and enjoy great food and fun for the whole family.

WHERE: Constitution Park, Waynesboro
WHEN: Saturday May 30
TIME:  10am - 3pm
      FREE!!!


Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sunspots Hot Glass Festival in Staunton

Glass blowers and flame work artists from around the region converge at Sunspots Studios to show their craft. The vendor area on the second floor will feature art glass and jewelry from all of the visiting artists and wine tasting by Barren Ridge Vineyards. 

The Virginia Stone Carvers Guild will be demonstrating their craft and exhibiting their wares in the parking lot across the street from Sunspots Studios.


Earth Day 2015 April 22nd

Earth Day Network's year-round mission is to broaden, diversify and activate the environmental movement worldwide, through a combination of education, public policy, and consumer campaigns.  Learn more http://www.earthday.org/2015




Monday, April 6, 2015

Fly Fishing Festival Brings Spring to the Valley

The 15th Annual Fly Fishing and Wine Festival is this weekend, April 11 and 12 from 9am - 5pm.  

Over 50 onsite exhibitors will have the latest in fly fishing equipment, fly tying and guide services. Beginner to expert anglers will enjoy nonstop lectures on where, when and how to fly fish in the Mid-Atlantic and beyond.
Virginia wine tastings, microbreweries, local food and live music will also be featured.
Admission: $20 Daily, Weekend Pass $35, Kids 16 yrs. and under FREE with paying adult.

Fly Fishing South River
Casting Lessons

Friday, March 20, 2015

March 20 International Day of Happiness & First day of Spring!


Today is the First Day of Spring and the International Day of Happiness.  So be happy and enjoy your life and make someone else happy too!