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Rockfish Valley Foundation Hires Robert Jennings As Administrative Assistant
[ 1 ] November 12, 2020

Rockfish Valley Foundation Hires Robert Jennings As Administrative Assistant

  Nellysford Nelson County, Virginia Rockfish Valley Foundation announces that Robert Jennings has joined their organization as a part-time administrative assistant. RVF says “Robert brings years of experience working with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. He currently also serves as volunteer president of the Central Blue Ridge Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists.  Robert was already a […]

Toy Lift Goes Virtual : Runs Until December 4th
[ 0 ] November 10, 2020

Toy Lift Goes Virtual : Runs Until December 4th

  Central Virginia Blue Ridge In the past the annual Toy Lift operation had drop off locations around the area where people could donate toys for kids that might otherwise not have a very Merry Christmas. This year due to covid concerns the annual event has gone virtual. “This year, due to the ongoing pandemic, […]

Happy Trails Kat - Welcome Lisa!
[ 0 ] November 1, 2020

Happy Trails Kat – Welcome Lisa!

Nelson County, Virginia It’s not overly glamorous, but it’s major important and you get to see some the most beautiful views anywhere in the country. Getting Blue Ridge Life in the hands of readers like you doesn’t magically happen. The printer has to deliver here to Nelson, then it gets broken out and delivered to […]

In Spite Of New Signs - 2 Trucks Block Reeds Gap Again On Thursday
[ 0 ] October 30, 2020

In Spite Of New Signs – 2 Trucks Block Reeds Gap Again On Thursday

Reeds Gap Blue Ridge Parkway Near The Nelson-Augusta County Line, VA By Tommy Stafford If you’re keeping count, this makes 6, yes, 6, semi trucks in the past 10 days that have gotten stuck and blocked the area near Reeds Gap on Route 664 where it crosses the Blue Ridge Parkway. The latest happened Thursday […]

Fall Back 1 Hour This Weekend : Daylight Saving Time Ends 2 AM Sunday (Nov 1, 2020)
[ 0 ] October 30, 2020

Fall Back 1 Hour This Weekend : Daylight Saving Time Ends 2 AM Sunday (Nov 1, 2020)

Central Virginia Blue Ridge Sadly the time has come once again, that is if you like those carefree long summer days! Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend. It officially ends at 2AM Sunday morning (November 1, 2020). But for those of us that turn in at a reasonable hour, it’s best to set your clock […]

Reeds Gap - Day 3, Yet Another Semi Blocks Road : And A Historical Look Back
[ 0 ] October 24, 2020

Reeds Gap – Day 3, Yet Another Semi Blocks Road : And A Historical Look Back

Near Reeds Gap Blue Ridge Parkway Nelson-Augusta County, VA Line By Tommy Stafford (some editorial content included) On Friday yet another semi tractor trailer blocked Route 664 near Reeds Gap. This is the forth big rig this week to get stuck there and block the roadway. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday law enforcement and  emergency crews […]

Snapshots

Simpler Times - 15 Years Ago
[ 1 ] June 2, 2020

Simpler Times – 15 Years Ago

Nelson County, Virginia We were archiving some of our very early photos this morning and ran across some of these from 15 years ago when we first started the magazine. Dr. Steve Schmitz (our Ask The Doc columnist to this day) had recently joined the late Dr. Bob Raynor at Afton Family Medicine. Dr. Raynor […]

A Winter's Moon
[ 0 ] February 9, 2020

A Winter’s Moon

Wintergreen Resort Nelson County, Virginia It’s been hard to find a lot of snow this year in the Blue Ridge but that doesn’t stop the breathtaking views that we see here year round. Dima Homes with Wintergreen Real Estate Company grabbed this shot on Saturday from up top at Wintergreen Resort. Absolutely gorgeous Dima!   […]

Wintry Mix Falls In Mountains At Wintergreen Wednesday Morning
[ 0 ] November 8, 2017

Wintry Mix Falls In Mountains At Wintergreen Wednesday Morning

Wintergreen Nelson County, Virginia While people living in the lowlands got nothing more than a cold rain into the early morning hours Wednesday, people living in the mountains got another reminder that winter isn’t that far away. The coldest weather of the season is on the way late this week. I talk more about it […]

Fall Colors Popping Now In The Blue Ridge
[ 0 ] November 7, 2016

Fall Colors Popping Now In The Blue Ridge

Nelson County, Virginia You may have noticed our banner photo switched at the top of this page to a nice fall one. Dima Holmes of Wintergreen Real Estate let us use that one. Perfectly sums up the beautiful colors popping here now. As a matter of fact, in the highest of elevations the leaves are […]

Beautiful Sight Along The Blue Ridge Parkway
[ 0 ] June 14, 2016

Beautiful Sight Along The Blue Ridge Parkway

Near Bald Mountain Blue Ridge Parkway – Central Virginia There’s never a lack of beautiful pictures along the Blue Ridge Parkway regardless of the time of year. Robert Stull, the owner of Hickman’s Grocery in Beech Grove of Nelson County, recently grabbed this shot from the BRP looking toward Bald Mountain. The clouds dropping over […]

Severe Storms Move Across The Blue Ridge (Video)
[ 0 ] May 2, 2016

Severe Storms Move Across The Blue Ridge (Video)

Nelson County, Virginia Severe thunderstorms moved across the Blue Ridge area lat Monday afternoon dropping hail from the size of to larger than quarters. On Route 6 River Road in Nelson County, heavy rains along with hail stripped leaves from many trees. Above, Jon Goff grabbed this video of hail falling late Monday afternoon near […]