Forty-plus years, three homes, and lots of life

Sixteen years ago this month, wife Amy and I closed on the purchase of our current home in Floyd County, the third home we’ve lived in during nearly 41 years of marriage and, we hope, our final domicile. It is a New England “saltbox” style...
A hot weekend before FloydFest arrives

A hot weekend before FloydFest arrives

  The upcoming weekend is the last before FloydFest opens its run for 2017 just off the Blue Ridge Parkway and the area in and around Floyd is expected to be hot with visits by those pesky thunderstorms that are part of our weather patterns this summer. It will...

The Friday Night Jamboree

Music and dancing at The Friday Night Jamboree in Floyd — a historic venue that celebrates Old Time and Bluegrass music in the Blue Ridge Mountains and Southwestern Virginia. The dancing portion of Friday Night’s show featured the Earl White String Band,...

Music and sun on a Floyd Friday night

Tropical storm Cindy’s threatened visit to our area turned into more worry than actuality and sun and beautiful weather greeted Floyd’s Friday night musical offerings for those who ignored the weather forecast that originally threatened rain and storms....
Weekend flings for Spring in Floyd

Weekend flings for Spring in Floyd

Ah, Spring. ¬†‘Tis the season to be folly on a Floyd-area weekend. When one looks over the weekend offerings, courtesy of the Floyd Tourism Center, it also appears to be the season for yoga: ¬†Three offerings of yoga classes in just one day on Thursday. The first...