Thoughts from the Blue Ridge

The time, the Walrus said, to speak of many things. I write more than I speak and most of what I have written about for more than five decades concerns politics, most often about the failure of the political system that drives and — I believe — is destroying our country. Sadly, I must share […]

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.

It’s Spring and the weekend is hopping

Spring is upon us, the weather is warming up, even more so after a warmer than normal winter, and weekends around our little part of the Blue Ridge Mountains are full of events, music, arts and more. The Floyd Radio Show kicks off April Saturday night at The Floyd Country Store, hosted by Paul Brown […]

Hot places to go on a cold weekend

A lot of hot events on a cold weekend in and around Floyd. Retail outlooks throughout the country are participating in “Shop Floyd for the Holidays” on Thursday, Friday and Saturday with specials featured on the Floyd Visitor Center website. Floyd Community Theatre Guild presents Henrik Ibsen’s play, A Doll’s House at the June Bug […]

The Hard Thymes Band

Old-time and bluegrass music brought dancers out in force at the Wildwood General Store on U.S. 221 South of Floyd on the final Saturday night of 2015 in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwestern Virginia.