Join Friends of Roan Mountain on Saturday, February 11th at Roan Mountain State Park for a winter celebration of the Roan Highlands! For 10 years the Winter Naturalists’ Rally has drawn hardy nature enthusiasts from far & wide to Roan Mountain on the Saturday closest to Valentine’s Day. Top naturalists volunteer their time and energy […]
If you’re interested in learning to blog, come and join us at Gray Library on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 11 a.m. We will begin by exploring the opportunities for blogging, as compared with journaling. Call the library at 477-1550 for more information.
The 50-year anniversary of the first fatal tragedy in the American space program helps focus us on the positive that has come out of it all: a technological revolution. Coincidentally, the two other space disasters in the U.S. manned space program all occur in the same, darkest week of NASA. There is so much in […]
Paper Windows: A Photographic Vision of Bristol, a community photo contest, begins a year-long call for photo entries in twelve different sessions during the next twelve months as a means of collecting and sharing images of our community. This is the second time the City of Bristol has held the photo contest. “This project is […]
The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail presents Thomas Cassell & Peyton Kendrick in concert on Thursday, February 9th from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Heartwood in Abingdon, VA. This concert is part of The Crooked Road Music Series at Heartwood. Thomas Cassell & Peyton Kendrick are two young bluegrass musicians hailing from Southwest Virginia. […]
Director M. Night Shyamalan sure has a spotty record with it concerns his films. For every hit (“The Sixth Sense”) the director has, there seems to be a flop (“The Village”). So how does the director fare with his latest effort “Split”? Well is you can shake the horrible memory of “After Earth” from your […]
Super Bowl 51 pits the AFC’s perennial winner against an NFC organization making only its second Super Bowl appearance as the Patriots take on the Falcons on Feb. 5 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. This will be New England’s seventh Super Bowl appearance in 16 years (4-4 all-time) and Atlanta’s first since the 1998 […]
Batteries Not Included
I could easily state that I don’t just listen to music, I consume it. Music is perhaps the one thing in my life that is closest to an addiction. I listen to incredible amounts of it, buying records makes me happy, and I talk about it a lot. Part of my musical obsessions is one […]
When ranking the six Moon landings by our great nation more than 45 years ago, Apollo 14 ranks probably at the bottom for interest and discovery. The Apollo 14 mission unfolded this week of February in 1971, a return to flight after the near disaster of the aborted Apollo 13 Moon mission, featuring the only […]
John Frazier was honored to be awarded one of the “Best Instrumentalists of 2016” by the “Nashville Scene”! He’s coming to O’Mainnin’s Pub in Bristol, TN with Earth By Train on February 3rd! Steve Martin’s protégé, John Frazier, an A-Session musician’s musician, known for his brilliant mastery of the mandolin, guitar and the fiddle, and his Frazier […]
“Mango Dreams,” a film telling the story of colliding religions and relationships and budding cross-cultural bridges, will be shown in a free public screening at East Tennessee State University on Monday, Feb. 6. Presented by ETSU’s Mary B. Martin School of the Arts, the screening will begin at 7 p.m. in the D.P. Culp University […]
We’re sure many of you remember well that night two months ago when the news interrupted to bring the shocking statement that the Smokies were on fire. In just a matter of a few hours, hundreds of cabins, churches, wedding chapels, and homes disappeared forever. In the national park, entire mountainsides were turned into raging […]
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