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EARL HAMNER TO KICK OFF “THE HOMECOMING” SEASON : Tonight! : 11.5.09

EARL HAMNER TO KICK OFF “THE HOMECOMING” SEASON : Tonight! : 11.5.09

[ 0 ] November 5, 2009

Earl Hamner, whose TV adaptation of HEIDI once bumped off the air a pivotal late-season pro-football game between the Raiders and the Jets that was tied with 2 minutes to go, will be at the theater to show us how he did it. At 6:00 p.m. Thursday, November 5th, Earl, along with the cast of […]

Nelson Native & Walton's Creator, Earl Hamner, Here Next Week!  : 10.30.09

Nelson Native & Walton’s Creator, Earl Hamner, Here Next Week! : 10.30.09

[ 0 ] October 30, 2009

Afton Nelson County, Virginia If you are a lover of The Waltons or any of the other countless works Earl Hamner, Jr is responsible for, you don’t want to miss his own homecoming to Nelson next week. Next Thursday, November 5th, Earl will be appearing at a fund raiser for The Hamner Theater beginning at […]

Earl Hamner Returns Home To Nelson In November : 10.21.09

Earl Hamner Returns Home To Nelson In November : 10.21.09

[ 0 ] October 21, 2009

Afton Nelson County, Virginia Reception and Reading with Earl Hamner at the Hamner Theater Thursday, Nov. 5 from 6:00 p.m. The Hamner Theater is hosting an evening with renowned author (and Nelson County native) Earl Hamner on Thursday, November 5th. There will be a reception and book-signing from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. At 7:30p.m., Earl Hamner […]

As Fall Begins, Auditions Wrap Up For The Homecoming : 9.22.09

As Fall Begins, Auditions Wrap Up For The Homecoming : 9.22.09

[ 0 ] September 22, 2009

Afton Nelson County, Virginia Fall Begins Today @ 5:18 PM EDT We told you over the weekend about the upcoming production of The Homecoming at The Hamner Theater later this fall. Sunday and Monday folks showed up to try out for parts in the highly popular pilot that inspired the long running television series, The […]

Auditions for The Homecoming Start This Sunday @ The Hamner Theater

Auditions for The Homecoming Start This Sunday @ The Hamner Theater

[ 2 ] September 18, 2009

Afton Nelson County, Virginia After a one year sabbatical, The Homecoming will be on stage once again this fall at The Hamner Theater in The Rockfish Valley Community Center. The production is based on Earl Hamner’s life in the mountains of Nelson County near Schuyler set in the early 1930’s. Auditions for the production that […]

Nelson's Earl Hamner Turns 86 Today! Happy 86th Earl! : 7.10.09

Nelson’s Earl Hamner Turns 86 Today! Happy 86th Earl! : 7.10.09

[ 0 ] July 10, 2009

Schuyler Nelson County, Virginia By Woody Greenberg Nelson County’s most famous native son, my friend Earl Hamner Jr., turns 86 on July 10, but there is plenty of the mischievous youngster in him. When I spoke to him recently by phone, and asked him what he was up to, he asked if I had been […]

Earl Hamner Reflects On Schuyler As Summer Vacation Season Begins : 6.5.09

Earl Hamner Reflects On Schuyler As Summer Vacation Season Begins : 6.5.09

[ 0 ] June 5, 2009

Studio City, California Nelson County, Virginia “We Virginians are not known for modesty in describing the virtues of our commonwealth. We are tempted to use such descriptive phrases as most beautiful, most legendary, most historic, most hospitable, mother of the most presidents but most of the time good manners finally overtake us and we simply […]

Follow Nelson's Earl Hamner On His Website : 5.5.09

Follow Nelson’s Earl Hamner On His Website : 5.5.09

[ 2 ] May 5, 2009

Nelson County, Virginia Though it’s been nearly three decades since The Waltons television series was in broadcast, millions of people still watch reruns of the beloved program based on the experiences of Nelson native, Earl Hamner. Earl grew up in the eastern section of Nelson County in Schuyler, Virginia. The small mining town served as […]

Earl Hamner Remembers A Nelson County, Virginia Christmas

Earl Hamner Remembers A Nelson County, Virginia Christmas

[ 10 ] December 24, 2008

Schuyler – Nelson County, Virginia Earl Hamner first wrote this story for our printed edition of Nelson County Life in December 2006. Earl is a treasure for this county, and though many younger generations don’t even know of The Waltons television series based on his life growing up in Schuyler, his stories are timeless for […]

EARL HAMNER : (John Boy) Happy 85th Birthday Today!

EARL HAMNER : (John Boy) Happy 85th Birthday Today!

[ 2 ] July 10, 2008

REFRESH Nelson County Life Magazine for the latest updates: Above, in March of this 2007, Earl signs a photo for one of his younger fans that only knows his hit television series, The Waltons, through reruns. Earl was back in March 2007 for a brief visit and to see The Earl Hamner Theater built in […]

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