Virginia Mountain Music Festival is Saturday, July 11th at the Southwest Virginia Community College. General admission is $10 per person for an all-day pass. Performances are rain or shine and will be held at the Dickenson Hall (outdoor) stage. Click here for a schedule of performances and directions to the college.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Allen LaMountain, a sports writer, joined us to talk about his book, "Appalachian League Baseball: Where Rookies Rise." LaMountain says, "Over the years of my stint covering the Appalachian League, I witnessed a great many players make it to "The Show" If you are a fan of baseball, as I am, you will enjoy discovering the history of this talent-rich league as well as the biographies of the players and managers who passed through the Appy League on their way up the ladder. I hope you enjoy reading this book as much as I did writing it." Click here to buy your copy.

Hands On! Regional Museum joined us today for some hands on science. Click here to learn how you enjoy making and firing off bottle rockets at home.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Our pet of the week came to us from the Holly Help Spay/Neuter Fund. For more information, call 423-534-5656.

The Town of Abingdon has big plans for its summer concert series, now in its third year.  The Thursday Jams series showcases a wide range of nationally recognized bands at the Abingdon Market Pavilion each Thursday evening through July 23.

Music will begin 7:00 pm each Thursday at the Abingdon Market Pavilion, with a beer garden benefitting Abingdon Main Street opening at 6:30 pm. A variety of food truck and local vendors will be on hand offering concessions.  The events are family-friendly, and attendees are encouraged to bring their chairs and or blankets to enjoy the shows. No outside alcohol is allowed.

Click here for a complete lineup.

SCALE, Inc. provides education and analysis, workshops and technical assistance and public speaking to help build healthy food systems and sustainable economies around the nation. Learn more about some of SCALE's recent projects.

Learn more about Appalachian Sustainable Development.

Monday, June 29, 2015

More than 100 million Americans have a hard time sleeping. It’s estimated that 18 million of them have sleep apnea, however, only 3 million have been diagnosed. The danger in not seeking diagnosis and treatment can be seen in the number of annual deaths: approximately 38,000 people die annually from complications caused by sleep apnea. The Sleep Disorders Clinic at Clinch Valley Medical Center can help. Click here to learn more.

Abingdon hosts the sixth annual Red, White and Beach Party. The event is Friday, July 3rd from 6pm-9pm at the Abingdon Market Pavilion. Click here for a complete line up.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Cornerstone Christian Academy is hosting a raffle. If you win the raffle, you get a 2000 Porsche Boxster S Convertible. CCA is selling nearly 400 raffle tickets at $100 each. The drawing will be held Friday, July 3rd at Discovery Church on 242 Bethel Drive in Bristol, TN during family day to wrap up WinShape Camp. Get tickets by clicking here. Last year, the raffle generated more than $27,000. Proceeds go to support CCA's scholarshp fund for the 2015-2016 school year.

The 17th HIstoric Abingdon, Va Garden Club Home & Garden Tour is Saturday, june 27th from 10am until 5pm, rain or shine. Tickets are $10 and are available at Greer Jewelers & Necessities on Main Street in Abingdon or on the day of the tour from 9 until 1pm at the Abingdon Visitors Center on Cummings Street.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is hosting a 21st century steam excursion. It's June 26th-June 28th. Learn more here.

Sylvia Nickels has a new book, "Requiem for a Party Girl." Nickels will host a book signing at the Virginia Highlands Festival July 31st-August 9th in Abingdon, Va. Click here to learn more about the book.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Border Bash continues tonight. Margo Price and the Price Tags peform at 7pm and Cale Tyson at 8:30pm. These are free concerts along State Street in Bristol VA/TN. Border Bash will occur in the 400 and 500 blocks. Click here for more information.

Birthplace of Country Music Museum is also hosting a concert this weekend. Click here for details.

Our Healthy Living segment focused on National Dairy Month. Dairy is essential in our diets. You can learn more by visiting the National Dairy Council.

Thursday, June 18, 2015