Dec. 8, 2015: Song of the Mountains concerts are held monthly at The Lincoln Theatre in Marion. Shows are recorded for award-winning TV series on public television nationally. On Saturday, Dec. 12: Mountain Faith Band, Terry Baucom & the Dukes of Drive, Wayne Henderson & Friends, Raymond McLain & the McLain Family! Click here to buy tickets.

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service hosted by B’nai Sholom Congregation, November 22, 2015

This service, hosted by Rabbi Arthur Rutberg and B’nai Sholom Congregation, includes clergy from different religions and combines prayers and psalms of Thanksgiving, sharing with those of limited resources, and celebrating common hopes and desires for peace and harmony. Click here for details.

Donations to benefit local food pantries and/or contributions of non-perishable food items are welcomed and encouraged.

The Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will take place Sunday, November 22, at 7pm. B’nai Sholom Congregation is located at 2510 Highway 126, Blountville, TN.

Monday, October 5, 2015

The Carter Railroad Museum at ETSU is planning a rail excursion trip to ride the Big South Fork Scenic Railroad on Sunday, October 25.

Make check or money order payable to: George L. Carter Chapter, NRHS.  Please mail the ticket request form along with the signed liability waiver form to:  George L. Carter Chapter, NRHS, 519 Headtown Road, Jonesborough, TN 37659.  If you have questions – please contact Charlene McLeod at 386-717-2925.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

B’nai Sholom Congregation announces the arrival of Rabbi Arthur Rutberg after several years without a fulltime rabbi. Meet him at an End of Summer Open House on Sunday, August 30, at 11:30am. Rosh Hashanah starts the evening of Sunday, September 13. Click for B’nai Sholom’s website and Facebook page.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Jonesbrough Genealogical Society is hosting the Katherine R. Willson Workshop.

Katherine R. Willson of Ann Arbor, Michigan, will be our guest speaker for a genealogical workshop held on Saturday, July 25, 2015. Wilson is a highly acclaimed and professionally trained national public speaker. This event will be held at the Washington County-Jonesborough Library, 200 Sabin Drive, Jonesborough, Tennessee from 10 am to 4 pm. Registration is still open! If you’ve not register, seats still are open! Register today!

Registration will cost JGS members $25 and the public $30, if registered by Monday, July 20th. After July 20th, registration costs will be $30 for JGS members and $40 for the public. The Registration form is below and will be on our home page. Please follow all instructions and print and mail the form and payment to JGS, 200 Sabin Drive, Jonesborough, TN 37659. Registration form.

Event Schedule as follows:

9am to 9:45am – Registration
9:50am to 9:55am – Welcome, Gene Hurdt, President
10am to 10:55am – Little-Known & Rarely-Used Google Resources & Search Tips
11am to 11:55am – Which Way Did She Go??? Finding Those Elusive Maiden Names
12pm to 1:25pm – Lunch on your own in Downtown Jonesborough
1:30pm to 2:25pm – Solving Genealogical Mysteries with Facebook’s 4,800+ Genealogy Groups & Pages
2:30pm to 3:25pm – Seeking Dead People: Getting the Most from Cemetery Research
3:35pm to 4pm – Answering general questions, wrap-Up

It's that time again!  Marion Downtown is now accepting applications for the 29th Annual Marion Downtown Chili Cook-off, set for Friday night, July 17th.

In addition to the chili cook-off, Friday night will feature the annual "Show n' Shine" car, truck and motorcycle Cruise In on Main Street, sponsored by the Advanced Auto stores in Marion and Chilhowie. Participants vehicles are showcased up and down Main Street, and commemorative plaques are rewarded to the first 30 participants. Trophies for "People's Choice" and "Best in Show" will be awarded at 9:30pm. Entry fee is $25, where $5 will be donated to the Iron Warriors Motorcycle Club.

For a schedule of events, click here.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Take a farm tour! Appalachian Sustainable Development is hosting two farm tours in July. On July 19th from 4-6pm at the Baker Homestead and July 27th from 6-8pm at Kelly Ridge Farms. Call 276-623-1121 for more information. The tours are sponsored by Appalachian Sustainable Development.

Come support The Junior League of Bristol TN-VA during Border Bash by dunking community leaders in our dunk tank! The June event was a huge hit. Let's see how great your aim is as we dunk a new group of local celebrities! This event is a fundraiser for Follies and the Steele Creek Splash Pad. $1 a ball! Click here for more information.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015