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Food City is hosting a Diabetes-Friendly Supermarket Tour Tuesday, November 18th from 10am-11:30am at the Moreland Drive store in Kingsport, TN. Call 423-224-3575 to register.

On Saturday, November 22nd at 3pm at the Paramount Center for the Arts in downtown Bristol, The Bristol Music Club will present A Scholarship Benefit and Anniversary Gala in celebration of 100 years of the club. The event will include a fashion show by Massengill's of Johnson City, a musical program provided by Lydia Smythe, Piano, Martha Eason, Soprano and Daniel Blair, Violin and a festive reception in the lobby of the theater. A string trio comprised of Benjamin Dawson, Bethany Dawson and Cameron Lugo will be provide music for the reception.  All attendees will also be entered in a drawing for several wonderful door prizes.

Tickets are $20 and can be bought from any Bristol Music Club member or at the door.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

What does it take to make a winning football team? What does it take to go all the way to the sate championship. Ron Bales has written a book about his time as coach at Chilhowie High School. "From Young Braves to Mighty Warriors" is available. For a preview click here.

Shirley Jones is in the region. She will be at a celebrity event Thursday. All proceeds go to the Barter Theatre's annual fund for Artistic Excellence. The show is at the Barter Theatre Main State at 7:30pm. Tickets are $50. Click here for more information and tickets.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

This Saturday November 15, 2014 Scouts and adult leaders from the Sequoyah, BSA will be returning to neighborhoods throughout the region to complete their annual Scouting for Food Good Turn Project sponsored locally by Food City.

People who received bags recently are reminded to fill them with canned good items and set them on their porch early Saturday morning for pickup.  People not receiving bags may participate by taking canned good items to a local Food City Store or by purchasing an already stocked food bag at Food City.

The project annually collects more than 200,000 cans of food in the 16 counties covered by the Sequoyah Council.  The drive started last weekend as Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and volunteers visited neighborhoods throughout Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee to deliver more than 150,000 bags provided by Food City.

The bags have a list of suggested food items to donate.  Scouts will begin collected as early as 8:00 a.m. this Saturday.  The food will be taken to area collections centers where the food will be sorted, boxed and turned over to a local food distribution agency to benefit needy people in each community.

The good turn project is part of a nationwide appeal undertaken by The Boy Scouts, which has more than 3.5 million members.  Food City has served as the sponsor in the Sequoyah Council since its inception in 1988, provided the bags as well as physical and financial support.  More than 5.3 million cans have been collected in the 26 previous Scouting for Food campaigns.

 The food is distributed in the communities in which it is collected.  Many food banks report stocks from Scouting for Food campaigns lasting up to six months.

The Bristol Historical Association will commemorate its 35th anniversary year with a special event this weekend.

Sunday, November 16th from 2:30pm to 4:30pm, an Anniversary Gathering will be held to exhibit association and Bristol history as well as displays portraying current projects of the association.  Among these projects there will be a slide presentation on the restoration of the Robert Preston House being restored at Exit 7 and an educational video that is presented in Bristol elementary schools. Refreshments will also be provided and special music will be provided by Bristol’s Own Dixieland Band.  The event is open to the public and will be held at the Bristol Public Library.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens (AASC) has some exciting things coming up in the next few months!  Our congregate nutrition sites will be hosting a contest between themselves to increase membership as well as developing new activities for each site and our annual Bowl-a-thon to fight senior hunger will be November 21.  For more information call 276-964-4915.