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Spring Taking Hold In The Blue Ridge Mountains
[ 0 ] April 14, 2021

Spring Taking Hold In The Blue Ridge Mountains

    Afton Nelson County, Virginia You know warmer days are ahead when you start seeing the green colors down below in the valley heading up the side of the mountains. Our buddy Luis Ramos Obando took this fantastic photo and sent it to us earlier today. We think this is from the Route 250 […]

NTSB Now Investigating Monday Night Plane Crash In Weyers Cave : Updated 4.14.21
[ 0 ] April 13, 2021

NTSB Now Investigating Monday Night Plane Crash In Weyers Cave : Updated 4.14.21

Near Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport Updated info from VSP as of 1:12 PM EDT 4.14.21 Virginia State Police Trooper J.M. Cappo is investigating a plane crash that occurred at 7:08 p.m. on April 12 in Augusta County. A Piper PA-28-140 was conducting touch-and-go landings at the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport in Weyers Cave. As the […]

Smoke At Wintergreen From Controlled Burn By U.S. Forest Service
[ 0 ] April 5, 2021

Smoke At Wintergreen From Controlled Burn By U.S. Forest Service

  Wintergreen Resort Nelson County, Virginia Reports of thick smoke and sometimes falling debris has been reported today just before noon in the Wintergreen Resort area atop the mountain. According to an alert sent out by the WPOA this is a controlled burn being conducted by the U.S. Forest Service.     More as we […]

A Little Snow To Show. No Foolin'
[ 0 ] April 1, 2021

A Little Snow To Show. No Foolin’

  Devils Knob – 3500′ Wintergreen Resort Nelson County, Virginia Yes, it’s officially spring and we’re not into April but in the mountains that really doesn’t matter for a few more weeks. Overnight as a sharp cold front moved across the area some light fluffy snow fell here in Nelson up in the higher elevations. […]

VSP Investigating Fatal Crash in Augusta County : Updated 3.31.21
[ 0 ] March 30, 2021

VSP Investigating Fatal Crash in Augusta County : Updated 3.31.21

Verbatim press release from VSP: Updated 3.31.21 At 9:22 a.m. on Tuesday (March 30), Virginia State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on westbound I-64 near the 87.8 mile marker. A 2001 Kenworth T800 dump truck was traveling in the center lane when one of its tires ruptured. This caused the vehicle to cross through […]

This Day Would Eventually Come - Final Printed Blue Ridge Life Magazine
[ 3 ] March 29, 2021

This Day Would Eventually Come – Final Printed Blue Ridge Life Magazine

Roseland Nelson County, Virginia By Tommy Stafford It’s amazing how fast 16 years can go by when you’re an adult, and you’re adulting. Not so much when you’re a kid and you’re waiting on the 16th birthday so you can drive! April 1, 2021 makes 16 years to the day we launched then Nelson County […]

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Spring Taking Hold In The Blue Ridge Mountains
[ 0 ] April 14, 2021

Spring Taking Hold In The Blue Ridge Mountains

    Afton Nelson County, Virginia You know warmer days are ahead when you start seeing the green colors down below in the valley heading up the side of the mountains. Our buddy Luis Ramos Obando took this fantastic photo and sent it to us earlier today. We think this is from the Route 250 […]

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 […]