Taking much-needed time off

Today, Sunday, October 25, 2015, is the third day of a self-imposed three-day weekend. This morning, rain or shine, I will head out on one of my Harleys with other riders for a trip to Shatley Springs, North Carolina, for an annual lunch to honor Kevin Spangler, a fellow rider and member of the Roanoke […]

It’s Labor Day Weekend: Have fun!

Labor Day Weekend 2015 is upon is, the proclaimed last gasp of summer. Floyd County High School students felt the heat of summer in school Friday and officials sent them home early.  More heat is expected Friday and into the weekend, along with the possibility of thunderstorms. But the weekend brings music, arts, flea markets, […]

Keeping the music on the streets of Floyd

The musicians who provide the Friday night free street show in Floyd are working with the town to try and work out a way to provide the music and a safe place for the fans to watch, dance and enjoy themselves. They are moving their performances to safer areas along Locust Street, including Lineberry Park […]

Music & dancing on a Saturday night

The Crooked Road Ramblers brought their stage show to The Floyd Country Store Saturday night for a weekend dance. The crowd included a lot of the Friday Night Jamboree regulars who danced, square danced and hooped & hollered a lot during the show on a day of moderate temperatures and no rain. On a night […]

Dead tired

Relaxing life in the country, right? Wrong. Had a lot of things on my calendar this weekend:  The auto show at Chantilly, the arrival of Norfolk & Western’s iconic 611 locomotive in Roanoke, participation in a motorcycle themed commercial on the Parkway and shooting the Region 2 Conference 38 softball playoffs at Floyd County High […]