Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Record Setting pilot Visits the Belle Hearth

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.

Mr. Widdifield & wife Ann

Monday, July 13, 2015

Summer in the Valley Antique Show

Coming up on July 18 at the Augusta Expo is the Annual Summer in the Valley Antique Show.  The show features Country, Primitive, and Folk Art.  

Admission is $5.00 and the show runs 11am - 4pm.  For more info go to Summer in the Valley

Humpback Rocks Concert

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

Wine Festival to benefit SPCA

Shenandoah Valley animal lovers can enjoy a nice day of wine tasting and contribute to the fine work of the Augusta SPCA.  On July 11, the Rockbridge vineyards in Raphine will hold a wine festival and $ 5 of every admission will benefit the animals of Augusta county.  General admission is $10 and includes wine tasting and a souvenir glass.  Kids are free by bringing a can of pet food. Food will be available for purchase. Some furry friends will be there along with music by Jimmy O and Scruffy Murphy. For more info go to www.rockbridgevineyard.com or call 540-377-6204. 

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