The 11th Annual Mountain City Sunflower Festival is this Saturday, July 18th beginning at 9am. Click here for a schedule of events.

Our pet of the week came to us from Blackjack Animal Rescue. Blackjack Animal Rescue & Catahoula Connection is a 501c3 organization. The primary mission is to rescue catahoulas, catahoula mixes and other breed animals from kill shelters in the southeast. The facility is an all breed rescue currently utilizing foster homes and a physical facility in Kingston TN where they shelter up to 12 dogs at a time. Click here to learn more.

Monday, July 13, 2015

The 42nd Annual Hungry Mother Festival gets underway Friday, July 17th through Sunday, July 19th. The weekend is filled with entertainment, food and fun for the entire family. Click here for a schedule of events.

All aboard! The third annual Railroad Day is Saturday, July 18th from 10am until 3pm at Natural Tunnel State Park. 

The chairlift that will take you down to the mouth of the naturally made tunnel. View the sheer limestone walls as you make your way to the tunnel. Check out a few engines on display from Norfolk Southern Railroad. Hike in the footsteps of early adventures as you make your way into the tunnel. In the afternoon, guests will be able to hear the roar of the train engine and feel the breeze from the train as it passes by. Listen to stories about trains of the past passing and their uses as they rolled through the tunnel. This event is open to everyone. Parking is $4 per vehicle; the cost for the chairlift ride is $3 per person and children six and younger ride free. For more information you can call (276) 940-2674.

Friday, July 10, 2015

The group The Whiskey Gentry will be playing at this event in downtown Wise, VA.

Monday, July 6, 2015

If you are looking for a few things to do this weekend, here are some options:

Shape Note Sing with the Old Field Singers
Saturday, July 11 at 10:30am
Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Click here for more information. 

Second Sunday Concert Series: Locust Honey String Band
Sunday, July 12 at 2:00 pm
William King Museum of Art
Click here for more information.

Contact 211 is a non-profit telephone helpline serving Carter, Greene, Unicoi and Washington Counties in Northeast Tennessee. We provide three crucial services to the community: Information & Referrals, Helpline, and Reassurance Calls. Our services are free, confidential and available to everyone. There are several fundraising events coming up including an event at the Johnson City Cardinals game on July 10th and if you eat at Buffalo Wild Wings on Monday, July 13th and mention Contact 211, you will get  10% off your bill and the organization will benefit as well. Learn more about Contact 211 and how you can help.

Johnson City Cardinals Game on July 10th and then we are also putting Monday, Buffalo Wild Wings 10% off their bill, you get the proceed.

Friday, July 3, 2015

On our Healthy Living segment we talked about gout. Eight-million people have the condition. You can learn the signs and symptoms, by visiting the Mayo Clinic.

Border Bash in Bristol is Saturday, July 4th. Bill and the Belles and Ian Thomas & the Band of Drifters perform. Click here for more information. 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

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.