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Lot's of Tricks and Treating for the Little Goblins in Patrick County

October 31, 2014

HALLOLLOO at the Stuart Baptist Church from 5:00-7:00pm, TRUNK OR TREAT at the Grace Baptist Church from 6:00-8:00pm and Five Forks Wesleyan Church will also have a TRUNK OR TREAT from 5:30-7:30pm, Creasey's Chapel United Methodist Church on Hwy. 103 and Minnie's Chapel Wesleyan Church will also be offering the TRUNK OR TREAT AS WELL.
Harvest Worship Center will be offering FREE HOT DOGS and coffee and TRUNK OR TREAT from 6:00-8:00pm
LET US GET OUT THERE AND DO SOME SCAREY STUFF!!!!!
And there is always THE LANDMARK ASSISTED LIVING & BLUE RIDGE THERAPHY CONNECTION, which has been offering 'goodies'
to the little monster's for the past 10 years.
LANDMARK 5:30-7:00pm and BLUE RIDGE 6:30-8:00pm

Decorate a Float for the Veterans' Day Parade in Stuart

October 30, 2014

If you are interested in participating in this years Veterans' Day Parade, Businesses, organizations, churches and individuals are asked to decorate their entry/float in a patriotic theme, NO CHARGE TO PARTICIPATE. For more information contact: Clyde Thomas at 276-930-2117.
DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: NOVEMBER 1ST
The parade is scheduled for November 8th at 2:00pm

Want to Win "Breakfast in Bed"?

October 30, 2014

HURRY AND BUY YOUR TICKET'S AS THE DRAWING IS THIS SATURDAY AND YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS OUT!!!!
The Merchants of Main Street are now selling tickets, 1 ticket for $5.00 or 3 for $10.00, and proceeds will benefit The Caring Hearts Free Clinic's breast cancer care and prevention costs. . . . read more

Grant Provides New Signage for The Reynolds Homestead

October 30, 2014

The Reynolds Homestead is pleased to announce the placement of seven new signs on the property which will aid visitors in understanding the history of the historic Rock Spring Plantation, a State and National Historic Landmark.
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It Is That Time of The Year for The Christmas Cheer Program

October 30, 2014

The 2014 Christmas Cheer program is up and running. Applications have been distributed throughout the Patrick County school system, Piedmont Community Services, Social Services, Family Preservation, Blue Ridge Counseling and area Head Start/Early Head Start facilities. Families participating in the Christmas Cheer program need to return their completed application to one of those agencies by Friday, October 31, 2014. . . . read more

A Call Out for Entries in The Reynolds Homestead Bicentennial Art Show

October 30, 2014

Continuing with its “legendary” Bicentennial celebration, the Reynolds Homestead will be hosting an exhibition in November and December to honor its many years of commitment to the arts. . . . read more

Seven New Signs at Rock Spring Plantation at The Reynolds Homestead

October 30, 2014

The Reynolds Homestead is pleased to announce the placement of seven new signs on the property which will aid visitors in understanding the history of the historic Rock Spring Plantation, a State and National Historic Landmark.

Seven New Signs at Rock Spring Plantation at The Reynolds Homestead

October 30, 2014

The Reynolds Homestead is pleased to announce the placement of seven new signs on the property which will aid visitors in understanding the history of the historic Rock Spring Plantation, a State and National Historic Landmark.

STUART BAPTIST CHURCH IS NOW SELLING THEIR APPLE BUTTER

October 29, 2014

Stuart Baptist Church has Apple Butter for sale at the church Mon.-Fri. 9-12. Call 276-694-3440 108 W. Blue Ridge St. Stuart, VA

Shop at Meadows Merchantile and Christmas in The Meadows for 'Something Special' for Christmas

October 29, 2014

Come shop where you will receive a warm welcome and friendly service at Meadows Mercantile and Christmas In The Meadows only minutes away in beautiful Meadows of Dan.
Meadows Mercantile has locally handcrafted dulcimers and other mountain instruments, wood bowls, cutting boards & utensils, magnets with Mabry Mill & our famous rock churches. We offer many gifts under $5.00. . . . read more

Watch the Sun Rise and Enjoy Breakfast at Primland

October 29, 2014

This time of year arrive in time for afternoon tea served in the Great Hall before a roaring fire and then settle into the luxury of your accommodations. Choose between a variety of dining options followed perhaps by a Tour of the Universe where our starmasters will take you on a tour of deep space. The winter night sky offers some of the best viewing opportunities of faraway galaxies.

Series Tickets NOW Available for the Reynolds Homestead 'American Music Concert Series'

October 25, 2014

These American Music Series afternoon concerts explore the roots of traditional music –
old-time, bluegrass, blues, jazz and gospel music – with artists from the wealth of talent in Patrick County as well as musicians from this region of Virginia and North Carolina.

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Tickets for the entire Series of five concerts are $25 for adults and $12 for students and can be purchased at The Reynolds Homestead and The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. Tickets for individual events will be sold at the door for $12 for adults and $6 for students. The Gospel Concert on February 9th is, as always, free to the public!

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Stuart Baptist Church is NOW Collecting for Operation Christmas Child

October 22, 2014

The National collection for shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child is Nov. 17-24. Stuart Baptist Church is the collection site for Patrick County. You may drop off your boxes Nov. 17-21 6-8pm, Nov. 22 10-2pm, Nov. 23 1-4pm, and Nov. 24 9-10am.

Congratulations to Wanda's Jewelry - Voted 1st Place in Best Window Decorations

October 21, 2014

The town of Stuart has spoken and the results are in:
Wanda's Jewelry- 1st Place with Attorney Chris Corbetts office in for a 2nd place win, and last but not least, the EMS Building on East Blue Ridge, located across from SubWay, placed 3rd.
The Town Office would like to thank all those who participated and to remind everyone that entered: EVERY BUSINESS IS A WINNER.

Apple Dumpling Festival in the Town of Stuart

October 16, 2014

Saturday, October 18th, rain or shine, from 10:00am till 4:00pm, you will be entertained with live music performances by our local talented musicians of all ages.
Also outstanding artisans, jewelry, jellies, preserves, housewares and more will available for purchasing.
Of course there will be plenty of our local FRESH APPLES available for your purchase as well.

APPLE DUMPLING FESTIVAL 5K RUN/WALK

October 15, 2014

Apple Dumpling Festival 5k Run/Walk is on October 18th, 2014 at 8am in Downtown Stuart, VA. The proceeds from the race benefits DRBA and trail development in Patrick County.
Race is presented by EMI Security. Packet pickup is on race day from 7 - 7:45am in the parking lot associated with the Patrick County Food Bank.

MOUNTAIN VALLEY HOSPICE IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

October 11, 2014

Mountain Valley Hospice is seeking energetic individuals that want to make a difference in their community to be volunteers. There will a training class held Saturday November 11 & 13 -- 8:30 am to 5:00 pm at the Mountain Valley Hospice office (18981 Jeb Stuart Hwy, Stuart). There is no cost for the class, but you must register to attend. Contact Pat Younger at 1-888-789-2922 today

EARLY FALL SPECIALS FROM GORDON TRENT GOLF COURSE

October 8, 2014

EARLY FALL SPECIALS!
Great Rates for Everyone!!
WEEKDAYS ALL players - $18 for 18 holes.
Bring a foursome after 12:00pm play 18 holes for $60.00.
WEEKENDS - Bring 4 after 11:00 a.m.
play 18 holes for $88.00 or ALL DAY for $100
FALL TWILIGHTS
2 Play 18 after 2:00 for $30
2 play nine holes for $18.

This Deal is Valid thru
10/13/2014

A MESSAGE FROM DELEGATE CHARLES POINDEXTER 9TH DISTRICT REPRESENTIVE

October 6, 2014

Last week, the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services announced that several schools in Franklin, Henry and Patrick Counties will receive grant funding for school safety and security infrastructure. Last year, the Virginia General Assembly passed HB 2343 establishing the "School Security Infrastructure Improvement Fund" and "Local School Safety Fund." The 2013 budget amendments authorized over $6 million for this fund, and the 2014 budget authorized an additional $6 million. I was a co-patron and voted in favor of HB 2343, which was proposed by Republicans in the House of Delegates, and supported the budget amendments that funded these grants.

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OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS FRANKENWEENIE OCTOBER 3RD

October 5, 2014

Movie Friday October 3 at the Memorial Building at Rotary Field. Music at 7pm, movie at 8 pm. Free movie Frankenweenie. Bring your chairs and come enjoy the evening without threat of rain.
Presented by Outdoor Entertainment.

24TH ANNUAL CIVIL WAR ENCAMPMENT AND LIVING HISTORY AT LAUREL HILL

October 5, 2014

October 4th and 5th at Laurel Hill in Ararat is the event that pays a special tribute to General J.E.B Stuart, the famous Patrick County native, on the 150th anniversary of his passing.
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AMERISTAFF JOB FAIR TO BE HELD AT PATRICK COUNTY COMMUNITY CENTER IN STUART

October 3, 2014

October 7th from 9:00am till 2:00pm the AmeriStaff personnel will be at the Patrick Henry Community College and taking applications from persons for several job openings.
Be sure to bring a resume and dress appropriately.
There will be criminal background check and drug testing is required.
You may apply online at: www.ameristaff.com
AmeriStaff is located in Martinsville, Virginia and there is
NEVER A FEE

9th ANNUAL CORN MAZE DAYS AT DOE RUN FARM IN ARARAT NOW OPEN

October 2, 2014

Corn Maze, Hay Maze, Pumpkin Launcher, Hay Rides, Pick Your Own Pumpkins Fresh Popcorn, Apple Pies, Corn Maze T-Shirts, & More!
Fresh Produce, Apples, Potatoes, Gourds, and a Large Variety of Decorative Pumpkins!

Opens - September 27th thru November 1st.
Saturday 10 am - 8 pm & Sunday 1 - 7 PM
Weedays Group Reservation Only
Buddy and Jeanie Puckett
1-276-251-8287/1-276-730-4831
Email: doerunfarmva@live.co


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PRIMLAND INVITES YOU TO A COLLEGIATE INVITATIONAL

September 25, 2014

Come to Primland and see future PGA greats compete.
Take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity to get a close-up look at golfers who have the potential for PGA greatness! On September 29 and 30, some of the country's best college level golfers will compete in the Primland Collegiate Invitational. This first-ever event will be hosted by Wake Forest University and play out on the uniquely challenging Highland Course. Plan to be part of this inaugural 54-hole stroke play event.
Monday, September 29: First round of the 54-hole stroke play tournament begins at 8 am, followed by second round (continuous play).
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STANBURN 'FALL HARVEST' FESTIVAL ON SEPTEMBER 27TH

September 25, 2014

Our Fall Harvest Festival will be September 27 from Noon-6pm. Marcie Horne will be opening from 12:30-2:30 and Slick Jr. & the Reactors will be playing from 3:00-6:00. Tickets are $10 in advance (in the tasting room, online, and at Honduras Coffee Shop) and $15 at the gate. Ages 12-20 and designated drivers are $5. Come out and enjoy the day with us. Vineyard and winery tours are available, music, wine, and a day of fun for everyone.
2014 Harvest
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HAPPY 'FIRST YEAR IN BUSINESS' QUILTED COLORS

September 25, 2014

Happy Birthday to Quilted Colors. We have just marked our first year in business and my how things have changed! Our shelves are loaded with beautiful, colorful fabrics just waiting for your imagination to create a work or art. We are most pleased with the addition of Charlotte Gardner to our staff. Her expertise in quilting, as well as business practices, are a welcome addition to our resources.
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EARLY FALL SPECIALS FROM GORDON TRENT GOLF COURSE

September 24, 2014

Great Rates for Everyone!!
WEEKDAYS ALL players - $18 for 18 holes.
Bring a foursome after 12:00pm play 18 holes for $60.00.
WEEKENDS - Bring 4 after 11:00 a.m.
play 18 holes for $88.00 or ALL DAY for $100
This Deal is Valid thru: 9/30/2014

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AT THE STAR THEATRE IN STUART, VA

September 24, 2014

The Bantam Brothers are seasoned, professional Magicians Chris Burch and Cory Holder. The generously proportioned duo will be presenting Magical, Manic Mayhem, their brand new comedy magic show in two acts. The show features mind reading, escapes, large men in tutus, balloons, and other surreal bits of comedy that will leave you in stitches. Together they have a combined 60+ years of experience in Magic and Comedy.
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DAN RIVER BASIN ASSOCIATION'S FIRST 'FALL RIVER CLEAN UP' OCTOBER 4th

September 19, 2014

The Dan River Basin Association’s October 4 outing will be a 5-mile cleanup float on the Dan River from Whetstone Creek to Eden. Meeting at 10:00 a.m. at the NC Wildlife Access in Eden, locally called the Boat Landing (36.4752, -79.7503), participants will paddle through several navigation sites, well-preserved nineteenth century river structures now on the National Register of Historic Places.
The navigation structures provide easy passage through shallow areas, making this a Class I section, suitable for novice paddlers.
Boats may be rented from Three Rivers Outfitters, 336-627-6215, www.3-r-o.com. Boaters are asked to choose canoes, which can hold more debris than kayaks.

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THE FINAL CONCERT AT THE BLUE RIDGE MUSIC CENTRE

September 17, 2014

You won't want to miss The Blue Ridge Music Center's 2014 Concert Season Finale Concert with Grammy Award Winning Bluegrass Group The Steep Canyon Rangers + guests The New Spring Valley Boys.
We hope you'll also consider joining us for a specialPre-Show Music-Mingle Artist Reception sponsored by Creek Bottom Brews of Galax. The Pre-Show Reception will be held in the breezeway of the Music Center beginning at 2 PM. Only 100 tickets will be sold for the Pre-Show Reception, so be sure to get yours now.
October 11th @ 4 PM / $20
BLUE RIDGE MUSIC CENTER
2014 SEASON FINALE CONCERT
presented by The Winston-Salem Journal & Wells Fargo
and featuring: THE STEEP CANYON RANGERS +
THE NEW SPRING VALLEY BOYS

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THE BLACK DOG MUSIC AND BBQ FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 13TH

September 14, 2014

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13th FROM 11AM-5PM
This Saturday, Chateau Morrisette presents The Black Dog Music and BBQ Festival, a Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned event. There will be over twenty competitors seeking their share of the $7200 purse. (A few spaces left if you want to compete...call Sally 540-593-9223). Additionally, festival goers can purchase BBQ from five different venders. Music will be provided by the Grammy nominated, Nashville based band, The Greencards. Immediately following at about 2:30, the ever-popular Mountain Heart will take the stage.
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SEATED EXERCISE CLASS AT THE PATRICK COUNTY LIBRARY

September 12, 2014

A Seated Exercise class taught by Sharon Mason every Monday from 4:00-5:00pm at the library starting Monday September 22.

Join us for a head-to-toe conditioning workout that will leave you feeling strong, relaxed and focused. The combination of toning, firming, and range of motion movements from dance, yoga, Tai Chi, and Pilates are designed to improve overall flexibility, balance, and endurance. All movements are done either standing or seated in a chair. This is an excellent stress and tension release workout.

Patrick County Library
Mondays, 4:00-5:00
Sharon Mason, Instructor

PATRICK HENRY COMMUNITY COLLEGE VETERINARY ASSISTANT COURSE

September 12, 2014

Our VETERINARY ASSISTANT program will prepare you to assist a Veterinarian or Veterinary Technician in their daily tasks.

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Stop, Drop & Run 5K Winners!

September 9, 2014

Saturday morning was great morning to run the Stop, Drop and Run 5K in Stuart. Fifty-seven runners and walkers took to the streets of Uptown Stuart for the Stuart Fire Department building fundraiser event. . . . read more

SASQUATCH SUBJECT OF PROGRAM AT REYNOLDS HOMESTEAD

September 8, 2014

Find out more about the legendary creature known as “Sasquatch” or “Bigfoot” on Saturday, September 13 at 2:00 p.m. when Billy Willard of Sasquatch Watch of Virginia will host a presentation on the latest research and theories about its origin and existence. . . . read more

Primland Driving Experience-Only A Few Spots Remaining

September 2, 2014

PET ADOPTION DAY SEPTEMBER 6TH AT THE CHATEAU MORRISETTE WINERY

September 1, 2014

SUPPORT SERVICE DOGS AND ADOPT A PET ON SEPTEMBER 6TH
During the Pet Adoption Day, you will be able to buy 2 bottles of Liberty Service Dog Red for $20 (a savings of $6). A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this wine is donated to the Service Dog Foundation of Virginia and the St. Francis of Assisi Service Dog Foundation. So come out, help find permanent loving homes for some worthy pets and support service dogs in our area

The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce and the Reynolds Homestead are Cosponsoring the County’s Second Leadership Training Class

September 1, 2014

Leadership Patrick County is an innovative program designed to develop the leadership potential of adults in the county. The program identifies emerging leaders, or those interested in simply learning more about the workings of and opportunities in Patrick County, and broadens their perspectives on civic leadership and community issues through direct interaction with community leaders and agencies in our area.
This nine-month program will give participants a chance to interact with community leaders and institutions. Each monthly session will be a day-long focus on different aspects of the community, including town and county government, education, arts, business, nonprofit organizations, and tourism . . . read more

REYNOLDS HOMESTEAD 'LIVING HISTORY CIVIL WAR CAMP'

August 29, 2014

Living History Civil War Camp. Friday-Sunday, September 26-28
Become a Civil War soldier for a weekend and learn drills, maneuvers, skirmishes and other fun lessons. You will be assigned roles in the camp and can earn rank and promotions for good work. All meals are provided from dinner on Friday night through breakfast on Sunday morning. A parent is welcome to attend as well. A special drill presentation for parents and friends on Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. Bring extra clothes, a sleeping bag, and a pillow. Camp will be held rain or shine; the Continuing Education Center will be available for shelter if rain or storms make being outside unsafe. For boys and girls ages 7-12. $40 per student; $20 for accompanying parent or adult. Registration and 50% deposit required by September 12

BLUE RIDGE MUSIC CENTER 2014 SEASON FINALE CONCERT

August 28, 2014

THE STEEP CANYON RANGERS +
THE NEW SPRING VALLEY BOYS
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11 @ 4 PM / $20
You won't want to miss The Blue Ridge Music Center's 2014 Concert Season Finale Concert with 2 x Grammy Award Winning Bluegrass Group The Steep Canyon Rangers + guests The New Spring Valley Boys.
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PLEASE DONATE TO THE DRBA ART IN NATURE AUCTION/ DONATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL AUG 31, 2014

August 25, 2014

DRBA has started acquiring pieces for its 2014 Art in Nature Auction. We are looking for artwork, jewelry, photographs, furniture, crafts - just about anything that is made from natural media, items that support nature (birdhouses, etc.), and nature-themed items. All proceeds from the Art in Nature Auction help support the protection the Dan River Basin.

Artists, crafts people, hobbyists of all ages from North Carolina and Virginia are invited to submit one or more pieces for DRBA to use in the art auction.

DONATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL AUG 31, 2014

CITIZENS AGAINST FAMILY VIOLENCE AND CONTACT 3RD ANNUAL COMMUNITY CUP

August 25, 2014

On Saturday August 30, 2014 Citizens Against Family Violence and CONTACT Listen Line will sponsor the third annual Community Cup Softball fundraiser. This year’s event will feature a softball game between law enforcement agencies and community members in Martinsville/Henry County versus law enforcement personnel in Danville. The Community Cup will feature fun for the whole family, including pre-game music, a dunking booth, 50/50 raffle, pizza, drinks, and the featured showdown between the law enforcement agencies . . . read more

REYNOLDS HOMESTEAD PRESENTS: SASQUATCH September 13th

August 25, 2014

Is there a large, bipedal creature roaming the forests of Virginia? Have you had a sighting or encounter with this creature?
Find out more about the legendary creature known as “Sasquatch” or “Bigfoot” on Saturday, September 13 at 2:00 p.m. when Billy Willard of Sasquatch Watch of Virginia will host a presentation on the latest research and theories about its origin and existence.
The presentation will include reported sightings in Virginia, alleged sounds and vocalizations and film and video footage. Over the years, many researchers have gathered information from eyewitnesses and have noticed some common features of Sasquatch. The presentation will discuss these common features as well as suggest some common theories discussed in the research field today.
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WES COLOR-A-THON RUN/WALK WITH WOOLWINE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

August 25, 2014

The Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014
Entry Fee: $25.00 registration fee, includes T-shirt (Please make checks payable to: Woolwine Elementary School)
Race Day Info: The 5K will begin at Whorley Machinery and end at the Bob White Bridge/ Smith River Church of the Brethren parking lot. Registration and bib/t-shirt pickup will begin at 8 a.m. The race will begin at 9 a.m. There will be one water stop at about the halfway point. Post race refreshments will be available.
Beneficiary: This race will be held as a fundraiser for Woolwine Elementary School.

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REBLES 5K RUN/WALK OCTOBER 4TH IN CRITZ

August 24, 2014

Rebels 5K Run/Walk
“Rebels Snapping At Your Heels Race”
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Age Division: 14 and under,15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39,40-44,45-49,50-54,55-59,60-64, 65 & up.
Entry Fees: Students $10.00 w/o a T-Shirt and $15.00 with T-Shirt
Adults and Nonstudents: $20.00 until September 19th & $25.00 after September 19th Shirts will be available to all that register by September 13th.
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2014-15 LEADERSHIP PATRICK COUNTY PROGRAM NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS

August 19, 2014

The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce and the Reynolds Homestead are cosponsoring the county’s second leadership training class. Leadership Patrick County is an innovative program designed to develop the leadership potential of adults in the county. The program identifies emerging leaders, or those interested in simply learning more about the workings of and opportunities in Patrick County, and broadens their perspectives on civic leadership and community issues through direct interaction with community leaders and agencies in our area.
This nine-month program will give participants a chance to interact with community leaders and institutions. Each monthly session will be a day-long focus on different aspects of the community, including town and county government, education, arts, business, nonprofit organizations, and tourism.
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UPCOMING SEPTEMBER CLASSES AT THE ARTISAN CENTER IN MARTINSVILLE

August 19, 2014

Upcoming September classes include the different choices listed below.

For information or to register, call (276)656-5461 or visit: www.TheArtisanCenter.org
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COLLEGE FOR OLDER ADULTS AT THE REYNOLDS HOMESTEAD - CRITZ

August 19, 2014

The College for Older Adults (COA) is a program for persons aged 50 and older who share a love of lifelong learning. The program offers each person the opportunity to take “serious” or “fun” classes, meet new friends, broaden their scope of interests--or even share their own knowledge with others.
Memberships in COA are $50 per term and all persons ages 50 and older are eligible for membership. You may enroll in as many classes as you like during the term of your membership.
Registrations are due by September 12. After this date, regis- tration is $60. If you plan to take ONLY the hiking classes, you can do this for only $35!
NOTE: Some classes may be limited in class size, and enrollments will be on a first come-first served basis. Art classes have additional fees. Fitness classes do require a release form, but that release DOES NOT have to be signed by a physician.
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The Reynolds Homestead is Pleased to Announce the 39th Annual J.E.B. Stuart Art Show will be held September 4- October 30, 201

August 10, 2014

The Art Show Opening Reception and Awards will be held on Thursday, September 4, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. People's Choice voting will continue throughout the exhibition with the winner announced on Tuesday, November 4.
This year's judge is Meaghan Dee, a practicing graphic designer and artist who teaches full-time for the Visual Communication and Design department at Virginia Tech. Dee’s research focuses on generative methods of mark-making and the human interpretation of form. Additionally, she investigates the creation and analysis of glitch imagery. Dee received her Bachelors at University of Illinois, with a focus in Graphic Design, and a Masters of Fine Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University, with a focus in Visual Communication Design.
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PATRICK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE HOST NATIONAL NIGHT OUT ON AUGUST 5TH

July 31, 2014

This event will take place at DeHart Park in Stuart. "AMERICA'S NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME" was an initiative created to improve solidarity between law enforcement agencies and the public in preventing and fighting crime.
The Night Out will feature a cookout with hot dogs, chips and drinks, swimming at the pool and live music at the pavilion.
A corn-hole tournament will be held, with registration until 6:15 pm.
THE EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

LOCAL STUDENTS ATTEND CHALLENGE CAMP

July 25, 2014

In partnership with Patrick County Public Schools and the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, the Reynolds Homestead sponsored the third annual Challenge Camp for rising 4th to 8th grade gifted and talented students. Transportation was the theme for the camp focusing on the science, technology, engineering, art, and math that can be discovered when studying transportation.
The camp began on Monday, June 23, with a visit to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute in Blacksburg. Students learned about the Smart Road used to test vehicles and drivers under different road conditions. Following a visit to the control tower, the students were allowed to ride their school bus on the Smart Road and take a tour inside the Smart Bridge located on the road.
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Patrick County Agricultral Fair Wanting Vendors

July 22, 2014

Are you looking for a great opportunity to market your company and join the Chamber for our 2nd VIP Night at the Patrick County Agricultural Fair? Then we have the perfect idea for your business.



A limited number of vendor booths are available for the Patrick County Agricultural Fair exhibit hall. The Fair will be held September 16 - 20 at Rotary Field 420 Woodland Drive in Stuart , Virginia .

“The exhibit hall is a great way for companies and organizations to reach a large audience,” said B. Clark, one of the Exhibit Hall organizers. “We typically have more than 12,000 people attend the Fair each year.”
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GINGERBREAD CREATIONS IS NOW A BAKERY IN BUSINESS

July 14, 2014

Located at 112 Main Street in Stuart, Virginia, Ingrid is in business to satisfy that 'sweet tooth' when desiring something perfect to 'satisfy that sweet need'.
The business opened July 9th with a ribbon cutting and there was a FULL HOUSE that bought everything IN THE HOUSE.
The business hours at this time are: Wednesday through Friday from 9:00am till 4:00pm.
Stop by and have yourself a cup of java and a sweet taste of the delights that are served from her 'on location' kitchen.
Orders are taken for special items and baked goods you may call: 276-299-6466 to place them. If she does not answer it is due to 'taking something wonderful out of the oven', so call back!
Hope to see you there!

Reynolds Homestead Participates in the FEEDING AMERICA PROGRAM

July 14, 2014



In cooperation with Feeding America Southwest Virginia, the Reynolds Homestead will be participating in a drive to collect peanut butter for those in need. Peanut butter is one of the most needed food items but one that is rarely donated. Every single jar donated will be such a blessing to a struggling family or individual. Creamy peanut butter is the best as much of this is going to the elderly. Throughout July, we will be collecting peanut butter, so when you come by, please drop off a jar for the Patrick County Food Bank. Anyone making a donation will be entered in a drawing to win two tickets to either a Dinner and a Movie Night or a Jazz on the Lawn Concert. Winner’s choice!




Looking for a fun night out over the holiday weekend. Join us for a old-time Holiday Dance Party at The Blue Ridge Music Center.

July 4, 2014

Saturday, July 5th @ 7 PM / $7
New Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters
Mountain Park Old-Time Band
presented in association with
The Old Time Herald Magazine
The New Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters came together informally at the 1985 Fries fiddlers Convention and have since become well known and appreciated in traditional music circles. The name, The New Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters, is a tribute to the original Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters, a famous Galax-area band of the 1930s. The group has won the prestigious first place old-time band prize at the Old Fiddlers' Convention in Galax eight different years. Eddie Bond, the band's fiddler, is also a fine vocalist, and he knows many of the old mountain ballads that date back to previous generations.
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Spencer-Penn Centre Offers Dignity Memorial Escape School

July 3, 2014

Spencer-Penn Centre is excited to offer the nationally acclaimed Dignity Memorial® Escape School® for children ages 8 to 12 on July 8 at 2:30 pm! Presented free of charge by local Dignity Memorial funeral service providers, the program teaches critical abduction prevention and life-saving tactics on how to survive in dangerous situations. Dignity Memorial Escape School, featured on The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, America’s Most Wanted and Good Morning America, helps to dispel fear by teaching proactive strategies in a fun, non-threatening manner. Parents are encouraged to attend this beneficial program with their kids to reinforce the knowledge that leads to smart choices.
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On Exhibition: In/finite Earth. In/finite Earth is the 12th exhibition in VSA and Volkswagen Group of America's annual Emerging Young Artists

June 27, 2014

This longtime collaboration is an unprecedented opportunity for visual artists, ages 16-25, with disabilities to receive national recognition at the start of their careers. In/finite Earth asked Emerging Young Artists to showcase work that illuminates innovative viewpoints at the intersection of environmentalism, creativity, and disability. Regardless of continent, country, or culture, over six billion people draw sustenance from the shared resources of our planet, repercussions for which are still unfolding. In/finite Earth is a call to artists to engage in the physical, emotional, and creative ties we share across our planet, and present their artistic perspectives regarding the natural world, sustainability, and our collective future. The 15 recipients were awarded a total of $60,000 in prize money generously provided by Volkswagen.

The exhibition debuted at the Smithsonian Institution's S. Dillon Ripley Center in fall 2013 and will be on display at the Reynolds Homestead throughout July and August 2014. It will open to the public on Wednesday, July 9.

THE REYNOLDS HOMESTEAD IS SEEKING ENTRIES FOR THE J.E.B. SUTART ART SHOW

June 26, 2014


J.E.B. Stuart Art Show Seeking Entries: Plans are in the works for the hosting of the 39th Annual J.E.B. Stuart Art Show at the Reynolds Homestead. More than 3,000 visitors will see the show which is on exhibition during September and October. All work must be your original work, completed within the past three years and not shown in a previous J.E.B. Stuart Art Show. Artists must reside in Patrick, Surry, Stokes, Henry, Franklin, Floyd, or Carroll county. Natives of Patrick County and members of Bull Mountain Arts living anywhere may enter. Two works of art may be shown. There is a non-refundable entry fee of $20.00 per artist for adults and $10.00 per artist for students. Please make checks payable to Treasurer of Virginia Tech. Artists 18 years of age or older are entered into the adult category; high school students in grades 8-12 are eligible for the student category.

Gordon Trent Golf Course Offer's Golf and Lunch on Fridays

June 20, 2014

Play ALL DAY on Fridays for $21.00 AND receive lunch on us; WEDNESDAY IS "JUNIOR" DAY- all players 59 and under play 18 holes for $15.

2014 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

June 19, 2014

The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors recently announced that this year’s official chamber ornament and mug design will feature the Patrick County High School Cougar Logo.
The ornaments and mugs are part of a series that is now in its 29th year of depicting landmarks and events unique to the County.
This year’s ornament was designed by Chamber Executive Tim Collins in close collaboration with Patrick County High School Principal, Trey Cox. Cox, who also serves on the board of the Chamber of Commerce, said, “The use of the traditional cougar logo will allow more people to identify immediately with the design.”

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PLATES FOR THE PARKWAY WITH CHATEAU MORRISETTE

June 19, 2014

Have lunch with us on June 19th and a portion of the proceeds from your meal will be donated to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation.
So make a reservation now and help the parkway and enjoy a wonderful lunch with a even better view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The 'Chateau' is located at 287 Winery Rd in Floyd, VA..
Call; 540-593-2865 or check out the website: www.thedogs.com for more information about upcoming events.

Give Your Child an Early Head Start With Our Head Start Program

June 18, 2014


Give Your Child an Early Head Start
Our Head Start and Early Head Start program recognizes parents as children’s primary teachers. Being a parent is one of the most challenging – and rewarding – jobs you will ever face. Head Start and Early Head Start gives you the encouragement, support and tools you need to guide and grow your family.
Home-Based Families receive a weekly home visit from a specially trained Family Educator who brings activities and materials to promote your child’s development, health, and education. Enrolled families that are expecting receive up -to-date information on fetal development and are inspired to embrace a healthy lifestyle. All families enjoy socialization activities or play groups twice a month.
Early Head Start Center-Based Infants and Toddlers .
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LOCAL BUSINESS WINS SECOND PLACE FOR HAVING THE BEST PIZZA IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA

June 17, 2014

Elizabeth's Pizzeria in Martinsville, Virginia was voted SECOND BEST IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA BY VIRGINIA LIVING MAGAZINE.
Our local location is:
Elizabeth's Pizza
P. O. Box 236
22059 JEB Stuart Hwy. Driving Directions
Patrick Springs, VA 24133
Phone: 276-694-2630
Fax: 276-340-1916 cell
Contact: Tony DiMaro
So stop by and see just why they are voted to be the BEST PIZZA .


10th ANNUAL COVERED BRIDGE FESTIVAL SATURDAY IN WOOLWINE

June 15, 2014

FREE PARKING and NO ADMISSION FEE. This year celebrates the 100th anniversary of construction of Jack's Creek Covered Bridge.
Historical exhibits of area churches, schools and businesses that were in existence in 1914 will be displayed.
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BUSHELS & BARRELS SATURDAY, JUNE 21st AT REYNOLDS HOMESTEAD IN CRITZ, VA

June 14, 2014

A full line up of great music, food and refreshments.
This is the second annual Bushels and Barrels Local Food, Wine and Beer Festival to promote local growers and producers.
Tickets or now on sale: VIP $30.00 and include a private concert on Friday, June 20th at 7:00pm with Les Moore Trio and VIP Parking.
Advance tickets are $12.00 and day of the event they are $18.00. . . . read more

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS WITH OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT HOSTING THE EVENT

June 12, 2014

This month we take our After Hours outdoors with the help of one of the County’s brightest new businesses, Outdoor Entertainment LLC. Stop by the Chamber parking lot Tuesday June 24, 2014 starting at 5:30 for an evening of music, fun, and fellowship. Plus Stanburn Winery will be on hand for a wine tasting. Please RSVP by June 20, 2014 to reserve your spot.

TREAT YOUR DAD TO A 'SPECIAL FATHER'S DAY' AT PRIMLAND JUNE 13TH-15TH

June 11, 2014







Zipping across mountaintops with the family in two-person ATVs...Sampling a tasting of craft whiskeys in the 19th Pub...Catching a beautiful wild trout in crystal clear mountain stream waters...Playing the pristine Highland Course...Treat your Dad to a weekend he won't soon forget.
View June calendar of events



Special Rate for Father's Day
Mountain Rooms Start at
$296
per room, double occupancy

For other June dates please call 276.222.3800
Not applicable for existing reservations. Limited availability.Single occupancy rooms available upon request.





2000 Busted Rock Road Meadows of Dan, VA 24120
866.960.7746 • primland.com





Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care sponsores a Brighter Days FREE Children's Camp

June 9, 2014

FREE ONE DAY CAMP for children ages 6-12 years of age who have lost a loved one in the past 2 years.
Call Patricia at 276-694-4416 for more information and to register the child: MUST REGISTER NO LATER THAN JUNE 13TH
This event will be held in DeHart Park in Stuart from 8:30am till 5:30pm.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO ASSIST IN OPERATING THE TOBACCO BARN AT REYNOLDS HOMESTEAD

June 6, 2014

Tobacco at the Reynolds Homestead Spotlight on Volunteers
Spring has sprung, and so has the tobacco – in a small plot near the tobacco barn. Thanks go out to Edie LeMons for providing the tobacco slips, Kyle Peer for turning the field, and Tom Steele for tilling and planting the tobacco. We are seeking volun- teers with tobacco experience to assist with caring for the plants. If you would be willing to help, please call 276.694.7181.

A Blue Ridge Haven Log Cabin on the Dan River Available for Rent for FloydFest

June 4, 2014


A Blue Ridge Haven
Authentic Log Cabin Vacation Rental Properties Along the Dan River
Call/text 703.554.4420 for an immediate response
Three cabins available
Floyfest 2014 availability: 1 cabin.
Offering "3" almost identical cabins located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway on the Dan River in the heart of the Blue Ridge Highlands. We are 1 mile off the Blue Ridge Parkway, within 5 miles of Chateau Morrisette (www.thedogs.com) and Villa Appalacchia (www.villaappalaccia.com), and 3 miles from Mabry Mill. 'A Blue Ridge Haven' offers the perfect retreat for a family vacation or a getaway for two. . . . read more

Sunday Sounds at The Chateau Morrisette EVERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON JUNE THROUGH OCTOBER

May 31, 2014

Enjoy Live Intertainment on the Courtyard from 1:00-4:00pm)
Located at 287 Winery Road in beautiful Floyd County.
Wine tasting and food made available for purchase.

SPECIAL BED & BREAKFAST RATES FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE AT PRIMLAND

May 24, 2014

The summer season at Primland is an exceptional time. As the days lengthen and the nights warm, our 12,000 acres come alive. Perhaps you'd like to try a new sport like fly fishing, or geocaching. Or maybe you want to blaze trails on an ATV, mountain bike or horseback. If you've never golfed on the world-class Highland Course, the scenery alone will amaze you. Take time to marvel at the stars in our observatory dome or while toasting s'mores in front of the firepit. If you spend some time with us, we think you'll find that uncommon experiences are typical at Primland.


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A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME EVENT THE 2014 PRIMLAND DRIVING EXPERIENCE

May 22, 2014

This 2014 Primland Experience take place September 22nd - 24th.
Racing legends Tom Kristensen and Harold Primat invite you to an all day driving thrill at the Virginia Internationsl Raceway with a two night stay at Primland. . . . read more

Presenting The Mary Jo & Charlie Show with Ron Pendleton & Tommy Morse and featuring Bernie Coveney

May 22, 2014

Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out, one of the most awarded bands in Bluegrass music history, are slated to headline the main stage at this year’s 4th Annual Chantilly Farm Bluegrass & BBQ Festival in Floyd, Virginia on Saturday, May 24 from 11am until 10pm. After forming in 1991, the band has become one of the world's top bluegrass groups with seven straight International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) awards for Vocal Group of the Year, and five more awards honoring Moore as IBMA's Male Vocalist of the Year. . . . read more

CELEBRATE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND AT 'THE CHATEAU'

May 21, 2014


MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
CHATEAU MORRISETTE WINERY AND RESTAURANT

Chateau Morrisette Winery and Restaurant will be open this Memorial Day Weekend, including Memorial Day Monday. Join us for tastings, tours, scenic vistas, relaxing, and of course dining in our four-star restaurant.
Veterans and active Military in uniform or with ID receive 15% off their meal in our restaurant and a complimentary tasting in our Tasting Room. Offer is valid 5/23/14-5/26/14.

Delegate Charles Poindexter Wins Virginia Chamber of Commerce

May 20, 2014

Delegate Charles Poindexter Wins Virginia Chamber of Commerce "Champion of Free Enterprise Award"
Recognized for support of pro-business issues during 2014 legislative session

The Virginia Chamber of Commerce today announced that for the second consecutive year Delegate Charles Poindexter (R-Franklin) has been awarded the "Champion of Free Enterprise Award" and earned a score of 100% in the Virginia Chamber's Legislative Report Card for the 2014 General Assembly Session. The Legislative Report Card, which is calculated each year based on legislators' voting records on the principles and issues outlined in the Chamber's Blueprint Virginia: A Business Plan for the Commonwealth, recognizes legislators for their support of initiatives that will help move Virginia forward.
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INAUGURAL LEADERSHIP PATRICK COUNTY CLASS GRAUATIONS

May 20, 2014

On Wednesday, May 14, the first 9 graduates of the Leadership Patrick County program—a partnership between the Reynolds Homestead and the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce—were honored in a ceremony featuring keynote speaker Del. Charles Poindexter of the 9th District of the Virginia House of Delegates.
The program began as a collaboration among Homestead director Julie Walters Steele and Senior Program Manager Lisa Martin, and Tim Collins, Executive Director of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. The mission of the program is to encourage community leadership in Patrick County by developing participants’ leadership skills and equipping them with knowledge of issues facing the county.
The nine participants were sponsored by their employers, and they spent the year learning more about their own personal leadership skills, group dynamics, the local environment and infrastructure, economic development and land use planning, local and state government, education, social systems, health care, communications, arts, recreation and tourism.
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The JEB Stuart Birthplace Trust announces “Laurel Hill Day” on May 24th

May 20, 2014

The JEB Stuart Birthplace Trust announces “Laurel Hill Day” on
May 24, 2014 at Laurel Hill, 1091 Ararat Highway, Ararat, VA,
beginning at 10:00 A. M. The Board of Directors,
Membership and supporters will celebrate and commemorate the life of Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart, CSA, on this special day with food, fellowship, music entertainment, birthplace tours and special guest speakers. Admission is free.

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Celebrate Mother's Day at The Woodberry Restaurant

May 9, 2014

Celebrate with your family and treat your mother to a wonderful lunch at the Woodberry! The Woodberry restaurant will be open Sunday, May 11, from 11 am to 3 pm serving our regular menu offerings. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling 276-952-8280 or 540-593-2567.

www.woodberryinn.com

Mother’s Day at the Stuart Farmer’s Market with Reynolds Homestead

May 7, 2014

Mother’s Day at the Stuart Farmer’s Market on
Friday, May 9 starting at 8:00 a.m. Everyone is invited to bring the young ones to the market where staff will help them decorate a flower pot and plant a flower for Mother’s Day. There is no charge for participating and your child can enjoy creating a beautiful work of art for mother or grandmother or any other significant other lady in your life.

SPRING INTO MAY AT PRIMLAND WITH THIS SPECIAL RATE.

May 7, 2014


Primland in May is a blossoming Blue Ridge masterpiece simply waiting to be discovered. Play world-class golf, take in miles of panoramic views on ATVs, and luxuriate in one of Condé Nast Traveler's Top 25 U.S. Spas. Relax in the 19th Pub with our spirit and wine tastings or explore other galaxies in our Tour of the Universe. May your dreams carry you above and beyond.


Lodge Rates Start At $179 per night
Use Code SPRNG

Available dates include May 6, 11, 14, 18.
Not applicable for existing reservations. Limited availability.


For more information please call reservations at 276.222.3800.
2000 Busted Rock Road Meadows of Dan , VA 24120
866.960.7746 • primland.com



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Movies at the Stuart Farmers Market 'NOW PLAYING' THOR: The Dark World

May 6, 2014

Friday May 9 THOR: the Dark World rated:PG-13
will be playing at the Stuart Farmers Market located on Patrick Avenue in Stuart, VA. There will be music at 7:30pm to entertian you and the movie starts at 8:30pm, so bring a lawn chair and there will be concessions as well. The entertainment is FREE so enjoy the show. . . . read more

OPENING DAY FOR THE MABRY MILL RESTAURANT ON THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY

May 1, 2014

May 1st is the day to stop in for the seasonal opening of one of the most visited spots on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Located at MP#176 in Meadows of Dan, Virginia THE MILL offers a variety of pancakes with it's signature Mabry Mill Buckwheat Cakes and also a number of other choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Opens at 7:00am. Call 276-952-2947 for more information.

Primland Resort Hosts a Spring Job Fair May 3rd in Meadows of Dan

May 1, 2014

Primland, a luxury resort in the Blue Ridge Mountains, is seeking high energy individuals with a passion for gracious hospitality and an appreciation of the natural beauty of the region.
Come up to Primland, meet our team and apply for your new position!
WHEN: MAY 3RD WHERE: STABLES SALOON AT PRIMLAND
TIME: 10:00AM till 2:00PM
Located in Meadows of Dan, Virginia if you need directions go to:www.primland.com/getting-here

WHEO's Annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life Radio-a-thon

April 30, 2014



The public is invited to attend WHEO’s annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life Radio-a-thon. It will be broadcasted live on WHEO Radio (1270 AM) from the Hooker Building at Rotary Field, Stuart, this Friday, May 2nd from 6 AM to 6 PM. Stop by at Rotary and enjoy live local entertainment and fellowship while serving a great cause.. Breakfast and Lunch will be served by God’s Cooking Crew. Proceeds from the Radio-a-thon will go to help fight cancer in our community.

The Stuart Farmers Market will host it's Grand Opening this Friday May 2

April 30, 2014

The Stuart Farmers Market will host it's Grand Opening this Friday May 2 from 8 am to 12 pm. Vendors will be on site with fresh locally grown greens, lettuces, green onions, fresh eggs, pork and beef products, baked items, crafts and boiled peanuts.

IS WORK KEEPING YOU AWAY FROM SOMETHING YOU LOVE? LIKE GOLF

April 30, 2014


Get away for the afternoon and relax with some friends after work.
Join us for a Captains Choice (Bunny Hop) every Wednesday starting at 5:30pm for $16/player.
Every third Wednesday enjoy a delicious Cookout after play for $5 extra/player.

Starting Monday April 21st play ALL day Monday-Friday for $25!
OR
After 3:00pm play until dusk for just $20.

SPRING CAMP OUT WITH REYNOLDS HOMESTEAD

April 24, 2014

Kick off the late but welcome arrival of spring this year with a family and friends Camp Out at Rock Spring at the Reynolds Homestead on May 2. Families are invited to come and set up a tent and enjoy an evening and morning of fun events for all ages.
Set up begins at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, followed by a hot dog supper roasted over the campfire. Chad Lange of Nature Freaks will be there to lead the group on a nature hike, a night-time bug hunt, and other fun outdoor activities and crafts. And, of course, there will be s’mores!
For those who love looking at the stars, Lloyd Cannaday, professor at Patrick Henry Community College, will have his telescope which brings the Milky Way seemingly right to the fingertips. The moon will only have 6% visibility, making it nearly perfect for viewing the night sky.
A continental breakfast will be provided on Saturday morning, and while the adults are packing up their camping gear, Lange will lead a children’s nature hike, discovering all of the special morning “critters” out and about on the Homestead property. . . . read more

GORDON TRENT GOLF CLUB OFFERS A 'LADIES LEAGUE EVENT'

April 24, 2014

NINE for NINE: Nine holes for nine weeks, beginning May 9th at 9:00am for only $9.00 each week.
This is your chance to enjoy the beautiful spring weather and 'good times with your lady friends' and get some well deserved relaxing fun at this wonderful course.:
Located in Stuart on 2160 Golf Course Road.
Call: 276-694-3805 and ask for Dewey Hinnant for more information.

Patrick County Chamber of Commerce 'BLOCK PARTY'

April 24, 2014

Friday, May 2nd is the date for entertainment , food and wine.
The public is invite to dance the night away from 6:00-8:00pm at the
parking lot in front of the Chamber office located at 103-B-Stonewall Court in Stuart. This is a family-friendly event and it is FREE.
Live music, featuring Michael Ray Fain and the Rye Cove Band.
Hope to see you there!!!!

STUART FARNERS MARKET OPEN FRIDAY APRIL 25TH

April 22, 2014

The market will be open from 8:00am till 12Noon
Vendors will be on site with fresh produce including lettuces, spinach, kale, green onions and eggs. Ingrid with baked items will be there. Grand opening on May 2.

OPENING DAY FOR THE STUART FARMERS MARKET IS MAY2nd

April 17, 2014

The long awaited day will be here on the first Friday in May and we all are looking forward to seeing what the market will be offering our locals.
The usual hours of 8:00am till 12Noon will still be effective and hope to see everyone there to WELCOME OUR LOCAL FARMERS AND CRAFTS PEOPLE.

Spring Into April at Primland With This Special Rate

April 10, 2014


Your most memorable trip is only as far as Virginia 's Blue Ridge Mountains , where Primland elevates April's charms. Play world-class golf for $135, explore the "Grand Canyon of Virginia" by kayak, and luxuriate in one of Condé Nast Traveler's Top 25 U.S. Spas. Relax in the 19th Pub with our spirit and wine tastings or explore other galaxies in our Tour of the Universe. The choice is entirely yours.

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Red Bank Ruritan Club Donates school supplies

April 3, 2014

"Red Bank Ruritan Club donates school supplies to Blue Ridge Elementary, Ararat , VA on March 28-2014. Pictured is Clara Hetrick, Connie Bishop, School Principal, Sandra Clement and Lottie Gammons. This is the 2nd installment of "Tools For Schools" donation for school year 2013-2014." Annually, the Red Bank Ruritan Club of Claudville collects and donates new school supplies for the elementary school in the Dan River District.

Skyline Drive Band to Perform 'Music Night' at The Spencer-Penn Centre

April 3, 2014


Music Night is Friday, April 11th. Doors open at 5pm. Open MIC is at 5:30, bring your instrument and join the group. At 6:20, The Dominions will take the stage. Southern Gentlemen, will follow at 7:10. Our last band of the night, Skyline, will be on at 8:00. It’s sure to be a great night of music and dancing. Dust off your dancing shoes, grab a friend and come hungry. Concessions will be available. A $4 donation is requested for admission. Call the Centre for more information, 276-957-5757


Pictured L-R: Skyline Drive: John Davidson, Jim Eanes, Belinda Wright, Ron Wright

Easter Egg Hunt at Patrick Springs Primary School

April 2, 2014

WHEN: April 12th from 1:00pm till 4:00pm
Location: 75 Elementary Lane in Patrick Springs.
This event is sponsored by the Jeb Stuart Rescue Squad and this is an annual Easter Egg Hunt. Come out and celebrate the Easter holiday with food, games, prizes and lots of family fun..
Egg Hunt ages: 2-4, 5-7, 8-10 years of age.
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!!

Stanburn Winery OPENS THIS WEEKEND MARCH 28TH

March 28, 2014


We will be open this weekend on Friday, March 28 from Noon-5pm. We will also be open on Saturday from Noon-6pm, but will be closed on Sunday. We will be open every Saturday and Sunday after this weekend through mid-December. Come by and see us.
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A Message from Delegate Charles Poindexter

March 27, 2014


Tomorrow evening, March 27, I will hold a telephone town hall with several other House members in this region to discuss the current budget impasse and the Medicaid expansion component of Obamacare. Participants are welcome to ask questions, or you can simply call in and listen. The call-in number for tomorrow evening (Thursday) is (832) 225-5885 Ext.24387#. The town hall will begin at 7:15 PM.

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PLAN TO ATTEND OUR (LEGENDARY) BICENTENNIAL KICK-OFF ON MARCH 29th at THE REYNOLDS HOMESTEAD

March 27, 2014

Wine, Chocolate and Cheese Reception Starting at 2:30pm till 5:00pm

Hosted by Friends of the Reynolds Homestead, the event will feature several speakers who will talk about the history of the plantation, what new research is revealing, and what the plans for the future are.
Among the speakers will be former Attorney General Mary Sue Terry, who will talk about the role her mother Nannie Cooper Terry played in the creation of the Homestead , which is now a State and National Historic Landmark. Shaun Spencer-Hester, granddaughter of the African American poet Anne Spencer, will discuss her connection to the former Rock Spring Plantation. Spencer’s mother was born on the plantation in 1866.



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PICK UP PATRICK COUNTY/COMMUNITY WIDE LITTER PICK-UP -APRIL - MAY, 2014

March 26, 2014


The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce, Patrick Soil and Water Conservation District, County of Patrick, Patrick County Sheriff’s Office, Dan River Basin, and Town of Stuart working with local businesses, civic clubs, churches, Scouts, individuals and other organizations are gearing up for the annual Community-Wide Litter Pick-Up entitled Pick Up Patrick County, starting on April 1st.



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Music on Main Street at Honduras Coffee featuring CC Coates Band

March 21, 2014

March 21st with the sow starting at 7:00pm at a cost of $5.00 cover.
Be there are be square!

Workforce Development and Continueing Education Offers Vet Assistant Program

March 21, 2014


Our VETERINARY ASSISTANT program will prepare you to assist a Veterinarian or Veterinary Technician in their daily tasks.



PROGRAM HOURS
•Classes will meet for five (5) Saturdays, April 5 to May 3, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
•Combined Classroom and Online Instruction: 35 hours
•Required Internship: 24 hours


CAREER PATH
•Awarded a Certificate of Completion upon successful completion of the program.
•You may use this as a stepping stone to becoming a Veterinary Technician.
•Veterinary Assistants earn from $8.25 to $17.07 per hour on national average, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
PRE-REQUISITES
•No veterinary office work experience required.
•Minimum 18 years of age.
•High School diploma or equivalent.
•Command of English grammar and punctuation.
•Proficient in keyboarding and basic understanding of a word processing computer program.


PROGRAM FEE
•$1,399 (includes textbooks and materials)
•Financial assistance may be available.
•EMPLOYERS: BUY ONE GET ONE FREE!
Pre-Registration Required! Call (276) 656-0260 to register or learn more






SLIP AWAY THIS MARCH TO PRIMLAND FOR A ONE-OF-A-KIND EXPERIENCE

March 19, 2014


Slip away this March to nearby Primland for a one-of-a-kind experience within 12,000 acres along Virginia 's Blue Ridge . Play world-class golf for $50, explore wilderness on ATVs, and relax in one of Condé Nast Traveler's Top 25 U.S. Spas. Roast s'mores under a starry sky or feel awed by our Tour of the Universe. Whether you escape to Primland for a few days, or just overnight, pure enjoyment awaits you.

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YOU'RE INVITED TO PATRICK BUILDING SUPPLY'S THIRD ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

March 19, 2014

You’re invited to Patrick Building Supply’s Third Anniversary Celebration. The event will be held at PBS APRIL 11-12. PBS is looking for vendors in the construction and building industries, and anyone wanting to get the word out about their organization to set up each day and show their businesses to the customers of this area. There will be plenty of free food and fun, and PBS expects a large response. So grab your tent, table, and chairs and be part of this tremendous event. If you are interested in highlighting your business, please call them at 276-694-4916 by April 1, 2014.
Located:
20541 JEB Stuart Highway in Stuart, VA . . . read more

News from The Leadership Patrick County Team

March 5, 2014

The Leadership Patrick County team, co-sponsored by the Reynolds Homestead and the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce, visited Richmond on Thursday, February 27. The group toured the Capitol building, had lunch at the Westin Hotel with members of the Reynolds family, and met with Del. Charles Poindexter and Sen. Bill Stanley. During their visit to the General Assembly building, the team also had a chance to watch the House appropriations committee in action. Leadership Patrick County is a group of young leaders in the county learning more about tourism, business, education, service organizations, leadership, and government.
Pictured from left to right: Lisa Martin (Reynolds Homestead), Del. Charles Poindexter, Heather Bowman, Christian Birkett, Erica Cipko, Laura Clark, Anna Clark Lester, Justin Amos, and Julie Walters-Steele (Reynolds Homestead).

Offers from Primland for the month of March

March 5, 2014

Slip away this March to nearby Primland for a one-of-a-kind experience within 12,000 acres along Virginia's Blue Ridge. Play world-class golf for $50, explore wilderness on ATVs, and relax in one of Condé Nast Traveler's Top 25 U.S. Spas. Roast s'mores under a starry sky or feel awed by our Tour of the Universe. Whether you escape to Primland for a few days, or just overnight, pure enjoyment awaits you.
March specials are available by calling reservations at 276-222-3800 for more information

QUILTING MEETING AT QUILTED COLORS SATURDAY MARCH 1ST

February 27, 2014


List of things you will need.
sweatshirt pieces we ripped apart last month
6 pieces of your washed fabric (at least, each piece half yd.)
cutting mat and rotary cutter
sewing machine
tread to match your colors
usual sewing items

We will be doing a lot of ironing in case you want to bring your own supplies.

Located at 107 North Main St.
Stuart, VA 24171
Phone: 276-694-3020
Fax: 276-340-0328 cell
Contact: Susan Branham
Email: quiltedcolors@centurylink.net
Website: www.quiltedcolors.net

The Empty Bowl Event to Help Fight Hunger in Patrick County

February 24, 2014

Co-Sponsored by They Reynolds Homestead and the Patrick County Food Bank.
Ten local restaurants serving their specialty of soups,
Hand made pottery bowls, Be entertained by some of Patrick Countys best -After Jack
Les Moore and MaryJo, Charle, Ron Pendleton and Tommy Morse.
A $10 donation will get you a handmade bowl, soup, bread and water.
There is also a silent auction not to be missed.
All proceeds to the Patrick County Food Bank, who packs and distributes 500 boxes a month.
This event takes place between 11:00am till 2:00pm

Give Your Child an Early Head Start for the 2014-2015 school year,

February 23, 2014

Early Head Start Center-Based Infants and Toddlers
Two teachers provide attentive, consistent, and individualized care in a classroom environment with peers of the same age and growth development. Early Head Start classrooms are limited to 8 children and we serve children from ages 6-weeks to 3 years old. Our program is a wonderful option for parents who are working or attending school. Early Head Start classrooms are located in Stuart.

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LADIES REIGN! The fourth concert in the 2014 Second Sunday American Music Series presented by The Reynolds Homestead

February 21, 2014

To be held at 2:30 PM on March 9th and will feature six notable women from our southern Virginia region. This concert is titled “Ladies Reign!” and will include nationally recognized bluegrass singer and bassist Jeanette Williams.
Rounding out this exciting concert program are fiddler Montana Young, vocalist Marcie Horne, local performer Mary Jo Leet, Rachel Blankenship of the popular “After Jack” group and Courtney Clapp, acclaimed banjoist from North Carolina. The Second Sunday Series offers these women an opportunity to perform together as well as offer their unique talents to the program!
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GO RED FOR WOMEN'S HEART HEALTH at The Reynolds Homestead on February 25th

February 19, 2014

Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined. The Friends of Reynolds Homestead will host a “Go Red for Women’s Heart Health” dinner and program on Tuesday, February 25 at 6:00 p.m. For women, the program is designed to share information on the specific signs and symptons and risk factors that women face, which are often quite different from and less well-known than those for men.
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"A Night of Great Country Music" with Olivia Jo Live at The Star Theatre

February 19, 2014

Advance Tickets ON SALE NOW for $15.00 may be purchased by calling 276-694-5475. The Star Theatre located at 318 Patrick Ave. in Stuart, VA.

Pioneer Hospital, Mountain Valley Hospice and The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce host an Executive Lunch

February 18, 2014

Friday, February 28th, 2014
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Executive Lunch Program
PHCC Community Center , Stuart , VA
LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED
Please RSVP by Wednesday, February 26th to
Daphne Turner 276-694-8698 or daphneturner@phscorporate.com
or Kim Chitwood 276-732-7872 or kchitwood@mtnvalleyhospice.org
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TOUR THE NEWLY RENOVATED PATIENT ROOMS AT PIONEER HOSPITAL OPEN HOUSE

February 18, 2014

Please join us for refreshments and help celebrate another Pioneer Milestone! YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS EVENT
We will be greeting guest on Thursday, Feburary 27th from 5:30pm till 7:30pm and invite the public to see just how hard the people at our local hospital have been working to provide us with great service and a newly refurbished healthcare facility. . . . read more

PATRICK COUNTY'S VERY OWN SAMMY SHELOR RETURNS TO THE STAGE

February 18, 2014

From the lights of New York City and from the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, Sammy Shelor is coming home. Shelor, the 2014 SPBGMA Banjo Performer of the Year, together with the legendary Lonesome River Band will be performing on stage Sunday, March 30 at Rotary Field in Stuart. . . . read more

The Reynolds Homestead "Volunteer of the Year" Award Goes To

February 18, 2014

Reynolds Homestead Senior Program Manager Lisa Martin presents the "Volunteer of the Year" Award to Mary Jo Leet of Critz for her outstanding work in developing and managing the Second Sundays American Music Series programming.

Philpott Marina Open House - RESCHEDULED!

February 18, 2014

The Philpott Marina Open House event has been rescheduled due to the snow for Sunday, February 23th from 2-4pm (300 Boat Dock Road Bassett, VA . . . read more

Legendary Bicentennial Kick-Off Event on Saturday, February 15 is now CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS!

February 12, 2014

The event begins at 2:30 and we welcome your attendance. There will be a silent auction fundraiser in progress, as we are looking to build a storage barn to address our storage issues and open up more space in the Community Enrichment Center for classes and events.
If you plan to attend you may RSVP to 276-694-7181 or reply to this email. We hope you will join us for this afternoon of learning about “The Past, the Present, and the Future” of the Reynolds Homestead.

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The Gospel Concert in Celebration of Black History at The Reynolds Homestead

February 7, 2014

The Rev. Burgie Penn will present The Gospel Concert in Celebration of Black History at The Reynolds Homestead on Sunday, February 9th at 3PM. The Rev. Penn said that her greatest hope was to bring a spiritual uplift to everyone at this event! Gospel music will be provided by The Trinity Choir, The RC Gospel Singers, Les Moore, Mary Jo and Charlie Leet , a new group of young people named The Anointed Gems and many more gospel choirs.

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Jeb Stuart Birthday to be at Granny's Attic in Stuart

February 6, 2014

The JEB Stuart Birthplace Trust announces a JEB Stuart birthday party on February 8, at Granny’s Attic antique mall in Stuart, 10:00am-2:00pm. There will be a live WHEO radio remote and free birthday cake and lemonade. The Birthplace has a vendor spot in the store with many Civil War books, prints, children’s books and toys, T-shirt, hats, coffee mugs, and many more items to sale. This event is free and op...en to the public. Granny’s Attic is located at 301 South Main Street , Stuart , VA.

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Pre-Valentine's Opening at Stanburn Winery

February 6, 2014

We will be open in the Tasting Room this Saturday, February 8 from Noon-5pm and on Sunday, February 9 from 1-5pm. Come out and see us and get a gift for that special someone in your life. Pick up wine, shirts, hats, gift certificates, wine racks, cutting boards, or gift baskets. Put your gift basket order in and then pick it up during the week. Our gifts are better than flowers. Trust us!

Caring Hearts for Healthy Soles 10K and 3K Fitness Walk

February 5, 2014

Saturday, February, 22 10:00 AM
Start/Finish Patrick Henry Community College, Stuart, VA
Cost: 10K $30 through February 7/$35 after February 7 and race day.
3K $10 through February 7/$15 after February 7 and race day
All proceeds will benefit Caring Hearts Free Clinic of Patrick County

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Women's Heart Health Dinner & Program at The Reynolds Homestead

February 2, 2014

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one killer of women and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. The Friends of Reynolds Homestead, in observance of Heart Month, is helping lead the charge to end this deadly foe with a “Go Red for Women’s Heart Health” dinner and program on Tuesday, February 25 at the Reynolds Homestead.
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URGENT APPEAL FOR BLOOD DONATIONS FROM THE AMERICAN RED CROSS

January 30, 2014

Since the beginning of January, winter storms and freezing temperatures have resulted in more than 500 American Red Cross blood drive cancellations and nearly 16,000 uncollected blood and platelet donations. Overall, 26 states and Washington , D.C. have had blood drives canceled because of weather. The latest round of severe winter weather alone has forced the cancellation of more than 200 additional Red Cross blood drives, with more cancellations expected as parts of the Deep South are hit with snow and ice.

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A Drawing for a Beautiful Handmade Cedar Chest

January 25, 2014

The Landmark Center's Activity Dept. is selling tickets on a handmade Cedar Chest, made and donated by volunteer, Bobby Nance. Tickets are $5.00 each. Drawing will be held April 16, 2014 at The Landmark Center. All proceeds go to the residents for special activities. You do not have to be present to win.
Come by the Landmark and purchase your ticket and take a look at the inside of this chest and help the activities department at the Landmark.

Birthday Party for JEB Stuart at Granny's Attic in Stuart to be held February 8th

January 23, 2014

The JEB Stuart Birthplace Trust announces a JEB Stuart
birthday party on February 8, at Granny’s Attic antique mall in Stuart,
10:00am-2:00pm. There will be a live
WHEO radio remote and free birthday cake and lemonade. The Birthplace has a vendor spot in the store
with many Civil War books, prints, children’s books and toys, T-shirt, hats,
coffee mugs, and many more items to sale.
This event is free and open to the public. Granny’s Attic is located at 301 South Main Street , Stuart , VA.
General Stuart was born on February 6, 1833, at Laurel Hill,
Ararat , VA. He
died on May 12, 1864 after a mortal wound at the Battle of Yellow Tavern, near Richmond , VA. In 2014 we will give special attention to
this famous PatrickCounty native, 150 years
after his death. For more information, access www.jebstuart.org or call 276-251-1833.


Support to Eliminate Poverty (STEP), Inc. will be providing free 2013 tax preparation assistance to residents of Patrick County

January 17, 2014

Don’t needlessly pay someone else to prepare and file your taxes or pay for a rapid refund. Well-trained, volunteer tax professionals can prepare and e-file your taxes AT NO COST TO YOU!
Support to Eliminate Poverty (STEP), Inc. will be providing free 2013 tax preparation assistance to residents of Patrick County. This program is available to all individuals and families who earned less than $51,000 total household income in 2013. Certified volunteer tax assistants will prepare your taxes, making sure that you get the maximum refund available to you, and then electronically file your taxes on your behalf, ALL FREE OF CHARGE.
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New Program 'All-N-One Workout' NOW at The Spencer-Penn Center

January 17, 2014

Join us for an exercise class featuring simple standing and sitting movements designed to achieve a sculpted body with strong lean muscles, increased joint flexibility and greater range of motion. This innovative workout brings together elements of dance, aerobic fitness, yoga, strength training, physical rehabilitation and Pilates. This will leave you feeling strong, energized and focused. The instructor is Sharon Mason, a certified Silver Sneakers and Pilates instructor of yoga, cardio circuit, muscle strength, range of motion and exceptional communication and leadership exercise programs. Classes are on Mondays at 11:30am. All classes are open to the public and are free. Call the Centre for more information, 276-957-5757.


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A Message for All Those Interested in Participating in The Stuart Farmers Market

January 17, 2014

The market meeting for the Stuart Farmers Market will be Friday February 7th at 11 AM at the Stuart Town office on Patrick Avenue. We will discuss any new rules or regulations and assign booth spaces.
As previous years~ past vendors have seniority to stay with their location or move to an available location. We are looking to have another full house, so you need to pay to reserve your spot at the meeting or shortly after. Fees will not increase.

Please share with anyone who may be interested in vending at our market. Also please come with ideas for our events calendar. I am looking over this past years. What worked and what didn't and trying to find new ones.
If you can't make the meeting, please let myself or Billy know. You may call the town office at 694-3811

Thank you
Rebecca Adcock

Learn Homeopathy for Home Use at The Chocolate Moose in Stuart

January 15, 2014


Part 1 of 6
Start building your own homeopathic pharmacy.
Date: January 18, 2014
Time: Noon - 3:00 PM
Cost: $20
Location: The Chocolate Moose Bed and Breakfast
117 East Blue Street
Stuart , VA 24171
Learn emergency remedies safe for you, children, pets and plants.
Go home with knowledge you can use to help your family and friends.
Apply this class toward credit of a C.Hom from Lotus Health Institute.
Reservations are required for all classes, call Lotus Wellness Cottage to reserve your spot today

Results from The JEB Stuart Trust Bi-monthly Meeting Held in November of 2013

January 9, 2014

The JEB Stuart Birthplace Trust held its last bi-monthly
meeting of 2013 on November 12, 2013 and confirmed its officers for 2014 as follows:

Shirley Keene, President, Ronnie Hayes, Vice President, Shelby Puckett, Secretary, Brian Jessup, Treasurer, and Tom Bishop, Publicity and Media Relations

The Birthplace Trust hosted a tour of Laurel Hill for Patrick County young professionals on December
11, 2013. The group was led by Tm Collins, Executive Director of the Patrick
County Chamber of Commerce. Tour guides
for Laurel Hill were Shelby Puckett, Ronnie Haynes, and Tom Bishop.

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Announcment From the Patrick County Christmas Cheer Committee

January 5, 2014

The Patrick County Christmas Cheer Committee would like to thank everyone who supported our mission of helping local families provide gifts to their children during the holidays. Through your generous support, the Christmas Cheer program provided items for 267 families and 510 children. Recipients of the program received a complete warm outfit, age-appropriate toys, and a food bag from Lowes Foods.

Whether you chose to specifically shop for an individual child, donated a toy through the U.S. Marine Corp Reserve Toys for Tots program, or provided a monetary donation, please know your generous gift impacted a child in our community. Many families expressed their sincere gratitude when they picked up their gifts and food bag. Through your support hope was renewed for many families.

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The Homestead to host a 'Bowl-a-thon' in an effort to fight hunger in Patrick County

January 3, 2014


Empty Bowl Project's "Bowl-a-thon"
The Reynolds Homestead will host a Bowl-a-thon from 10 am until 2 pm Friday, Jan 10 and 17.
The event, which will be held at the Homestead is in preparation of an Empty Bowl event that will be held Saturday, March 1, at the Stuart Rotary Building . The Empty Bowl event will be co-sponsored by the Homestead and the Patrick County Food Bank. . . . read more

Creative Cooking Class & Tasting at The Chocolate Moose B & B in Stuart

January 2, 2014

Creative Cooking Class & Tasting!
"Where Bland is Banned, and Healthy is Gourmet"

Date: January 4, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Cost: $20
Location: The Chocolate Moose Bed and Breakfast
117 East Blue Street
Stuart, VA 24171

Happy snacks and healthy drinks will be served, smiles are free!

Corporate Gold Club

Angels Above Design

Whitlow Excavating

SamCo Construction

RIver Community Bank

Brian Jessup, CPA

Virginia Workforce Centers

Primland Resort

Mountain Valley Hospice

Clark Gas & Oil