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Nelson Rockz

[ 0 ] November 6, 2017

Nelson County, Virginia By Jennie T. Williams Seen any sad rocks lately? Bunny Llessur picked up a rather contemplative one while she was here in Nelson after Irma hit her home in southwest Florida. Don’t worry, she took him home and let him free in Punta Gorda where he’s now living his best life on […]

Schuyler : A Homecoming : Richard Thomas Returns To Hamner's Childhood Home Weekend Of October 20th

Schuyler : A Homecoming : Richard Thomas Returns To Hamner’s Childhood Home Weekend Of October 20th

[ 6 ] October 9, 2017

Schuyler Nelson County, Virginia By Jennie T. Williams For the first time since 1973, John-Boy Walton is coming home to Schuyler. Richard Thomas played John-Boy, the oldest of seven children, in the hit tv series The Waltons from 1971 to 1981. He visited Earl Hamner, The Waltons’ creator, and his mother in Schuyler, the town […]

Wintergreen Inspiration For Beautiful Earth Music From Seay

Wintergreen Inspiration For Beautiful Earth Music From Seay

[ 1 ] July 19, 2017

Wintergreen / Nashville Story By Jennie T. Williams Ever wonder what the Blue Ridge Mountains sound like? Track 1, Beautiful Earth, on Seay’s newest record started here. The album, In the Garden, was inspired by the entire world, but it started at Wintergreen. “I’ve roamed the Parkways and overlooks since I was a kid,” said […]

Nelson : Remembering Earl Hamner - The Waltons Cast To Visit Schuyler Weekend Of March 24th

Nelson : Remembering Earl Hamner – The Waltons Cast To Visit Schuyler Weekend Of March 24th

[ 17 ] February 13, 2017

Schuyler / “Walton’s Mountain” Nelson County, Virginia By Jennie Tal Williams When 10-year-old Mary Beth McDonough was cast as young Erin Walton in the 1971 TV movie The Homecoming: A Christmas Story, she didn’t ever dream of being part of the national treasure that become CBS’ The Waltons. The TV show, which aired from 1971 […]

Power Outages Continue Across the Region

Power Outages Continue Across the Region

[ 1 ] June 30, 2012

Nelson County, VA Nelson County Administrator Steve Carter says emergency shelters are being set up across county now. Shelters will provide air conditioning, food, water, and shelter. Locations include: Roseland Rescue, Lovingston Fire Dept, Faber Rescue, Gladstone Rescue, Nelson United Methodist Church across from Tye River Elementary, and Rockfish River Elementary School. Transport to Rockfish […]

Wintergreen Performing Arts Festival. Photo by Paul Purpura.

Corrections: Wintergreen Performing Arts

[ 0 ] June 29, 2012

Wintergreen Nelson County, VA In the datebook on page 40 of the July issue of Nelson County Life, two events listed as part of the Wintergreen Performing Arts Festival were listed with errors. The correct information is below. Classic I is on Sunday, July 8 at 3 p.m. Barn Bach tickets for Thursday, July 8 […]

Beer aging in Barrel. Photo by Tommy Stafford.

Afton’s Blue Mountain Brewery Expanding to Colleen

[ 0 ] June 29, 2012

Colleen Nelson County, VA Blue Mountain Brewery, an Afton staple, is expanding once more – and this time they’re headed a bit further down the road. Though they’ve been brewing and distributing bottled beer since April, on July 1, the Blue Mountain Barrel House will be opening their tasting room at the new brewery in […]

Dawn at Stoney Creek

Wintergreen Resort on Track to Proceed with Justice Merger

[ 0 ] June 28, 2012

Wintergreen Nelson County, VA Following a membership vote on Sunday, June 24, Wintergreen Resort is is on track to move forward in a merger with James C. Justice Companies, a West Virginia company that also owns the Greenbrier Resort (White Sulphur Springs, WV) and the Resort at Glade Springs (Daniels, WV). “I was really pleased […]

Inglewood Lavender Farm, Nelson Co., VA. Photo by Hayley Osborne.

Nelson’s Newest “Agritourist” Attraction

[ 0 ] June 26, 2012

Inglewood Lavender Farm Nelson County, VA “We love the idea of ‘agritourism’ where people can come to you and you get to share your farm with others,” said Kathy Tillman, who along with her husband, Shannon, and family runs Inglewood Lavender Farm. Previously business owners of a different kind, and before that a sailor in […]

Jennifer Stuart accepts congratulations.

Nelson’s Own Jennifer Stuart Wins Paramount Idol

[ 0 ] June 25, 2012

Charlottesville Albemarle County, VA Hometown hero Jennifer Stuart was named the 2012 Paramount Idol winner after competing against more than 200 original contestants in the American Idol-like event held at the Paramount Theater in Charlottesville on May 23. The North Branch School teacher won the hearts of the judges and the crowd with her performances […]

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