Thursday, February 18, 2016

The next production of the Paramount Chamber Players is set for this weekend. 

February 18, 7:30pm ETSU Mathes Hall; February 19, 7:30pm First Presbyterian Church, Kingsport; February 20, 7:30pm The Paramount Center, Bristol, TN; February 21, 3pm, Sinking Springs Presbyterian Church.  For more infomration visit their website.

Theatre Bristol has a show that opens next Friday, Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost.  Shows are set February 19 at 7:30 pm, February 20 at 2:30 pm, February 20 at 7:30 pm, February 21 at 2:30 pm at Theatre Bristol's ARTspace, 506 State Street.  For more information call 423-212-3625 or visit their website.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Farmer's Markets will be opening soon across the region.  Appalachian Sustainalbe Development is reminding folks SNAP benefits can be used for many purchases.

The next taping of The Song of the Mountains is coming up Saturday night in Marion, VA at the Lincoln Theater.  Log on to their website for ticket information.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The Champions 4 Children Conference is coming up Tuesday, March 15 at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center.  For more information visit the conference website.

For more information on our Pet of the Week or to help out The Bridge Home No-Kill Animal Rescue please call 423-239-5237.

Monday, February, 15, 2016

The Third Annual Winter Honey Festival will be held at the Richlands Police Department Complex on February 20 from 10am-3pm.  The event will offer the opportunity to replenish your local honey supply, visit artisans and craftsmen on display with local hand made goods for sell.  The event will help promote the importance of bee keeping while gaining support from the community.  The week leading up to the event will host "Paint and Sips", bee-keeping classes, discounts from local businesses and even honey-inspired dishes from local restaurants.

Email winterhoneyfestival@yahoo.com for more information.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and Tennessee’s Oldest Town is transforming into Tennessee’s Sweetest Town on February 13 with a new event dedicated to confectionary bliss.

The inaugural Chocolate Fest event is sponsored by the Jonesborough Area Merchants & Services Association as a way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with savory sweets while encouraging folks to visit downtown. The event is centered towards the theme of “Forget Love…I’d Rather Fall in Chocolate.”

 Chocolate Fest will take place on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with more than 20 businesses located throughout downtown Jonesborough offering special chocolate themed treats for guests ranging from chocolate covered strawberries and other fruit, to chocolate covered peanuts, rich chocolate clusters and other sweet delicacies.  The event will also include a Mr. and Mrs. Chocolate Fest Contest and Candy Bingo at The Lollipop Shop.  Golden tickets will also be placed in selected bags, as guests will have a chance at winning cash prizes or gift certificates to local businesses.  

Folks will receive a chocolate map upon check-in at the International Storytelling Center, where they can redeem their tickets at designated locations for chocolate treats.  The tastings will consist of one or two tickets, pending on the size of the chocolate. Tickets are available in denominations of $5 and will be available on Feb. 13 at the International Storytelling Center begining at 10 a.m. 

For additional information about Chocolate Fest, call 423-753-3819.

Marion, Virginia buseinesses are putting together a special Valentine's Day event for couples.  If you would like more information visit the town website.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

For more information about this week's Pet Of The Week contact the SBK Animal Center at 423-392-4755.

     The Bristol Ballet's 7th annual Father Daughter Ball, themed "Bows & Bow Ties," invites dads, grandfathers, and male care-givers to create memories that will last a lifetime for the special child in his life.
     Dads and daughters will receive a free commemorate photo file from the event, courtesy of King University Digital Media Art & Design volunteers, and a treasured keepsake to take home
     Last year over 300 fathers and daughters made Bristol Ballet's Father Daughter Ball such a success the organization is taking it to a new level. There are many sponsorship opportunities available to help add sparkle to this amazing family tradition.
     Dads should bring their little sweethearts to the Bristol Train Station on Sunday, February 14, 2016, 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., for sweets, treats, and dancing. From Sinatra to Taylor Swift, DJ Express will spin a variety of appropriate hits both generations will enjoy. Reservations are $10 per person, call 276-669-6051 or visit the Bristol Ballet on line.

Monday, February 8, 2016

The United Way of Southwest Virginia has a fantastic opportunity that we are providing the community with called My Free Taxes. With this, folks that have a household income of $62,000 or less are eligible to file their taxes completely free. On February 11th, we will be hosting an all day tax filing day at Pleasant View UMC complete with a computer lab and internet access where the community can bring their tax documents and file their taxes completely free.

Appalachian Express Chorus returns with their popular Valentine's Day tradition.  You can give a gift of love through song.  For $40, your Sweetheart will get:  a long-stemmed rose, a card, and a love song, a delivered by a quartet.  Singing Valentines are available for delivery on Friday, February 12th, Saturday, February 13th, and Sunday, February 14th.  To order, call 423-384-9992