The 2014 sale featured over 800 new and gently used dresses. The project served approximately 350 students from 5 states and 48 schools.

The YWCA accepts prom gown donations year around. For more information, please call YWCA Bristol at 423.968.9444 or email

The new YWCA New Wellness Program, Spring into Shape, is open to the public, and women 13 and older are encouraged to participate. For $10 a week, participants receive unlimited access to the gym and wet area, which includes a whirlpool, sauna, and steam room. Program classes will be held Monday through Thursday at 6 a.m. or 6 p.m. Saturdays at 9 a.m. the trainers will lead free runs open to the public.


For more information or to register, call 423-968-9444 or visit the YWCA front desk at 106 State Street.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Our pet of the week today came from the Blackjack Animal Rescue. For more information call 423-340-2138 or click here.

The Krüger Brothers with Symphony of the Mountains- Award-winning Bluegrass trio The Krüger Brothers will join Symphony of the Mountains to perform "Music from the Spring." Opening act will be the ETSU Bluegrass Band. The show is Saturday, February 28th at 7:30pm at the Eastman Employee Center in Kingsport. Get tickets to Symphony of the Mountains.

Monday, February 23, 2015

The Marathon Jam is this Saturday, February 28th from Noon-Midnight at 16th Street Bristol, TN at the Merrimac Room at the VFW.  The event benefits The Fisher House at Fort Bragg. Call 423-645-8353 for more information.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Drone Jamboree Flight Competition 2015! On, Saturday February 21st, 2015 at 9:00am there will be a quad copter competition at the UVa-Wise Convocation Center in Wise, Virginia for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Competitors will be split up according to age groups and will be representing their troops. The competition will be an obstacle course where competitors will race against the clock as they go through a variety of obstacles. The event will be hosted by Sky-tech Aerospace and Rocketry team. Find out about the Drone Competition.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Age of Elegance and Sensibility

Fri. February 20th    7:30pmFirst Presbyterian Church, Kingsport, TN
Sat.  February 21st  7:30pmThe Paramount Center For The Arts, Bristol, TN
Sun. February 22nd  3:00pmSinking Spring Presbyterian, Abingdon, VA
 The Spencer-Miller Memorial Concert


  • Clarinet Quartet in E flat, op. 2 No.1 by Bernhard Henrik Crusell

  • Songs of Cello and Piano by Gabriel Faure

  • Piano Quartet in A major, op. 26 by Johannes Brahms


Every musical age has a cultural milieu that focuses the composers of that generation. In this concert, TPCP celebrates an age of elegance and sensibility, a time frame roughly spanning 1750-1850, when composers were interested in conveying emotional range in a graceful and sophisticated manner.  We present three great works to illustrate this sentiment: a rarely heard classical clarinet quartet by Bernhard Crusell, three Faure songs set by the composer for cello and piano and one of the most beautiful and lyrical pieces for piano and strings, thePiano Quartet in A Major op. 26 by Johannes Brahms. Appearing in this program: Craig W. Combs, piano; Eugene Jones, clarinet; Luis Casal, viola, Cherylonda Fitzgerald, cello; and guest artist Tessa Lark, violin.


Friday, February 13, 2015

Souper Senior Day is Saturday, February 21st from Noon until 3pm. The Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens Activity Center will host the event. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Tickets include ten samples of a variety of soups and all the fixings. Proceeds benefit senior citizens in Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell and Tazewell counties.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The Barter Theatre in Abingdon has a new show that opens Saturday, February 14th. Cole Porter's "Anything Goes" opens this weekend at 2pm. Season passes are also available. Visit Barter Theatre for ticket information about this and other shows.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015