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Tag: "2019"

A Christmas Memory : The Late Earl Hamner (John-Boy) Of Nelson County : Merry Christmas 2019!

A Christmas Memory : The Late Earl Hamner (John-Boy) Of Nelson County : Merry Christmas 2019!

[ 0 ] December 24, 2019

Click play above to listen now. Schuyler, Virginia & Memphis, Tennessee In what’s become our annual tradition here at BRL, enjoy this special radio interview from the December 2011 Christmas season as Nelson native Earl Hamner, Jr. talks with BRL Publisher Tommy Stafford and Memphis KWAM 990 Radio host, Earle Farrell. Press the orange play […]

Wintergreen : First Light Snow Of The Season

Wintergreen : First Light Snow Of The Season

[ 0 ] November 12, 2019

Wintergreen Resort Nelson County, Virginia It wasn’t much, but the first few light flakes of the season fell Tuesday morning at Wintergreen Resort. Dima Holmes grabbed this shot for us on Devil’s Knob. At our BRL-Nature Foundation at Wintergreen WeatherNow station on Devil’s Knob, it was already in the upper 20s just before 10 AM […]

Nelson County Christmas Parade Kicks Off With Tree Lighting On Dec 13th - Parade Dec 14th

Nelson County Christmas Parade Kicks Off With Tree Lighting On Dec 13th – Parade Dec 14th

[ 0 ] November 11, 2019

Lovingston Nelson County, Virginia Friday, December 13th: 7:00PM: Tree Lighting Ceremony and Caroling. The ceremony will take place at the intersection of Front Street and Main Street in the Village of Lovingston. Caroling will take place around the tree this year due to safety reasons. 7:15PM: Home Decoration Judging The judges will walk the parade […]

Wintergreen : Annual Fireworks Celebration Bookends Long Holiday Weekend

Wintergreen : Annual Fireworks Celebration Bookends Long Holiday Weekend

[ 0 ] July 5, 2019

Wintergreen Nelson County, Virginia The skies above Wintergreen Resort were full of beautiful bright colors Thursday night during the annual 4th of July fireworks celebration held around 9:30 PM. Rain and thunderstorms earllier in the evening raised some concerns as to whether the event would take place, but the storms cleared and the fireworks started […]

Nelson - Nellysford : End Of An Era : Stoney Creek Pharmacy Closes Permanently

Nelson – Nellysford : End Of An Era : Stoney Creek Pharmacy Closes Permanently

[ 1 ] June 3, 2019

Nellysford Nelson County, Virginia Back in December of 2017 we told you about Bob Ladd’s return to the Nellysford Pharmacy he’d started about 3 decades earlier. Bob bought the store and hoped to turn it around and keep it operating for locals in the area. Sadly within the past several months Bob had to make […]

Happy Anniversary : BRL Turns 14 Years Old Today!

Happy Anniversary : BRL Turns 14 Years Old Today!

[ 0 ] April 1, 2019

Roseland Nelson County, Virginia The year was 2005. The date, April 1st. That’s when it all started. Nelson County Life Magazine was our charter publication that eventually expanded into Blue Ridge Life, and these days covers the Central VA Blue Ridge area. We’ve been copied. Imitated, and on and on. We haven’t changed. It’s still […]

Area Firefighters Busy Final Weekend Of March

Area Firefighters Busy Final Weekend Of March

[ 0 ] April 1, 2019

Faber Nelson County, Virginia High winds and some of the first drying conditions we’ve had in months combined to create the perfect recipe for area brush fires this past weekend. The biggest was in the Faber area along Laurel Road on Saturday. A large number of fire departments responded to the call that took much […]

First Full Day Of Spring Begins With Lots Of Snow In The Mountains!

First Full Day Of Spring Begins With Lots Of Snow In The Mountains!

[ 0 ] March 21, 2019

  Devils Knob Wintergreen Resort Nelson County, Virginia 6:40 PM – Winter Storm Warning for Wintergreen and BRP / Skyline now canceled. A WINTER STORM WARNING remains in effect until 10 PM EDT for Wintergreen and nearby areas. Click here for details. The calendar says spring started Wednesday at 5:58 PM. But, winter had something […]

Spring Begins Wednesday But Winter Is Kicking & Screaming On The Way Out

Spring Begins Wednesday But Winter Is Kicking & Screaming On The Way Out

[ 0 ] March 18, 2019

Wintergreen Devils Knob 3500′ Nelson County, Virginia Spring officially begins at 5:58 PM late Wednesday afternoon, but winter was holding on a long as possible this past Monday. Snow began falling up on Devils Knob around 3500 feet. It has snowed up in the mountains well into April (like these from past years) so it’s […]

Spring Forward This Saturday Night Before Bed : Daylight Saving Time Begins 2AM Sunday

Spring Forward This Saturday Night Before Bed : Daylight Saving Time Begins 2AM Sunday

[ 0 ] March 6, 2019

Central Virginia Blue Ridge With a random warmer day here and there thoughts are turning to longer days. Daylight Saving Time begins this Sunday – March 10th at 2AM. For those of us that don’t party until that hour, your best bet is to move your clock ahead one hour before turning in on Saturday […]

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