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Annual Hop Harvest At Blue Mountain Brewery

Annual Hop Harvest At Blue Mountain Brewery

[ 0 ] August 1, 2012

Afton Nelson County, VA For years now the folks over at Blue Mountain Brewery have made harvesting the hops a community event. This past Wednesday afternoon Nelson’s first established microbrewery cut down the hops and started separating them to be used in the two time award winning Blue Reserve As part of the afternoon, Tara […]

Cyclists Mourn Loss Of Afton's Cookie Lady - June Curry Passes At Age 91

Cyclists Mourn Loss Of Afton’s Cookie Lady – June Curry Passes At Age 91

[ 8 ] July 16, 2012

Afton Nelson County, VA The biking world lost one of its angels today. June Curry, known to cyclists around the world as “The Cookie Lady,” died Monday afternoon. She was born on February 8, 1921. June was best know for providing a place for cyclists to stop for a break, or stay overnight as they […]

Blue Mountain Brewery Gearing Up For Summer Beer Dinner

Blue Mountain Brewery Gearing Up For Summer Beer Dinner

[ 0 ] July 13, 2012

Afton Nelson County, VA They have quickly become a highly sought after event. The Beer Dinners at Blue Mountain Brewery! One is held for each season of the year. The summer version if that is upcoming on July 19th. We first told you about the dinners last fall in this post. “First time Barrel House […]

Phase 1 of Of RVCC Auditorium Renovation Near Completion

Phase 1 of Of RVCC Auditorium Renovation Near Completion

[ 0 ] June 18, 2012

Afton Nelson County, VA For months we have been telling you about the ongoing renovation project at the Rockfish Valley Community Center in Afton. An old drop in ceiling that covered the beautiful gymnasium windows was removed and the entire space was painted. Henri Weems who sent us these pics, tells us, “The new angled […]

Paulie's Pig Out Not Happy About American Flag Theft

Paulie’s Pig Out Not Happy About American Flag Theft

[ 0 ] June 8, 2012

Afton Nelson County, VA “Not patriotic, at all!” That’s how Paul Matheny describes the thief or thieves that took off with a giant american flag he recently placed near Route 151 in front of his BBQ place in Afton. “They took the whole thing down and just took off with it. I was trying to […]

North Branch School Holds Mini Relay For Life

North Branch School Holds Mini Relay For Life

[ 0 ] April 26, 2012

Afton Nelson County, VA Most everyone is gearing up for the Nelson Relay For Life in May, but North Branch School held a pre Mini Relay For Life within the past week. Groups of students, staff, and parents walked throughout the school day in support of the Nelson Relay for Life. A brief opening ceremony […]

Road Paving Project Along Route 151 In Northern Nelson Is Part of $370K VDOT Contract

Road Paving Project Along Route 151 In Northern Nelson Is Part of $370K VDOT Contract

[ 5 ] April 13, 2012

Northern Nelson / Western Albemarle County, VA Lots of you have been asking what gives about the traffic backups for the past several days along Route 151 in Northern Nelson County. Here you go! The road project along Rt. 151 in Northern Nelson County is part of a roughly $370,000 contract, according to VDOT – […]

Sunday Big Hat Brunch At Veritas Benefits Nelson Relay For Life

Sunday Big Hat Brunch At Veritas Benefits Nelson Relay For Life

[ 0 ] March 25, 2012

Afton Nelson County, VA People got to show off hats reminiscent of the Kentucky Derby at the Big Hat Brunch held at Veritas Vineyard and Winery in Afton. The day began with a sparkling wine reception followed by a four-course, wine-paired brunch in Saddleback Hall. To learn more about this year’s upcoming Nelson Relay For […]

And The Ceiling Comes Down At RVCC!

And The Ceiling Comes Down At RVCC!

[ 0 ] March 25, 2012

Afton Nelson County, VA For years the old style original windows in the auditorium/gymnasium of the Rockfish Valley Community Center have been hidden away behind a false ceiling that was put in several years back. This past Saturday volunteers started peeling away that drop ceiling to bring the decades old school back to its original […]

APO Lends Hand In Construction At North Branch School

APO Lends Hand In Construction At North Branch School

[ 3 ] March 19, 2012

Afton Nelson County, VA This past weekend on March 17th, 100 members of the UVA chapter of Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity transformed the school grounds of North Branch School in Afton as their spring project.  The UVA students raised almost $4,000 and volunteered their time – the equivalent of about 1,000 hours of labor […]

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