Wednesday, April 29, 2015
The "AutoWorld Mountain Empire Community College" golf tournament is Friday, May 8th at the Lonesome Pine Country Club in Big Stone Gap, Va. Proceeds from the tournament go toward scholarships for Mountain Empire Community College (MECC) students. To learn how you can donate to the scholarship fund, contact MECC Foundation. You can also call Jeri Bledsoe at 276-523-2400, ext. 287.
The Haysi High School final reunion is scheduled for Saturday, May 9th from 2pm-6pm at the Haysi High School Gymnasium. For more information about the reunion, call 276-365-5282.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Doctors say the best way to prevent lung cancer is to never smoke or to stop smoking now. Low-dose CT scans provide earlier detection when lung cancer is most treatable and curable. Screenings are available at Clinch Valley Medical Center. Call 276-596-6135 or 276-596-6180.
Our pet of the week came to us from the Holly Help Spay Neuter Fund. The Bristol-based organization focuses on the spay sterilization surgeries for dogs and cats. Call 276-466-5375 or visit Holly Help for more information about our pet of the week or to learn how you can help their mission.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
The 18th annual Garden Faire is Friday, April 24th from 930am-6pm, Saturday, 9:30am-6pm and Sunday, 11am-5pm at the Higher Education Center at exit 14 in Abingdon. Proceeds help fund community projects; to name a few, the gardens at the Children’s Advocacy Center, the Abingdon Senior Center, rain garden andtree planting at the American Chestnut Farm, Habitat for Humanity, Grow Your Own and Earth Boxes etc. There are several seminars planned for the day. For a complete list visit www.gardenfaire.net or call 276-676-6309.
The Sullivan County Soil Conservation District board will hold their annual tree and shrub sale Saturday, April 25 from 9:00 until 4:00 at the Earhart Campground All proceeds from the sale go to our scholarship fund. Lots of nice plants at great prices! Mark your calendar and plan to stop by! Call (423) 323-7431 Ext. 3 or visit the Sullivan County Soild Conservation District for more information.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
The Paramount Chamber Players presents Spirituality and Idealism, the ensemble’s final program of its Tenth Anniversary season, on April 24, 25 & 26 performing music that evokes images of nature’s beauty juxtaposed with music that edifies the spirit.
Performances are on Friday, April 24, 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Kingsport, TN; Saturday, April 25, 7:30 p.m. at The Paramount Center for the Arts in Bristol, TN; and on Sunday, April 26, 3:00 p.m. As part of the Spencer-Miller Memorial Concert Series at Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church in Abingdon, Va.
Tickets available at the door are $15 General Admission, $12 seniors, and students admitted free. On Saturday evening, tickets are also available through the Paramount Box Office 423-274-8920. Tickets for the Spencer-Miller Memorial Concert Series performance on Sunday afternoon are available at the door for $10 adults, free for students.
The newest waterslide to debut at Wilderness at the Smokies resort is an exhilarating experience for thrill seekers who want splash, surprise and the sensation of extreme free-fall.
Located in the River Lodge area of the Wilderness at the Smokies resort, the Lake Wilderness outdoor waterpark not only features The Wall and the Wild Vortex and Cyclone Racer extreme slides, it also features a lazy river and a wave pool for outdoor water fun as well as the Blue Gill snack area with food and drinks, the Cataloochee Creek miniature golf course, and 10 cabanas that can be rented per day and feature a private area with furniture and flat screen TVs as well as a cabana host to bring refreshments. for more information call 877-325-9453 or visit Wilderness at the Smokies.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Our pet of the week came to us from For Pete's Sake Animal Rescue. You can call them at 276-494-6718 or visit their website.
The Exchange Place Living History Farm hosts its annual Spring Garden Fair on Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Sunday, April 26, from 12 - 5 p.m. Now in its 31st year, the oldest garden fair in the region will feature thousands of plants for sale - perennials, annuals, trees and shrubs - with the emphasis on herbs, natives and a wide variety of heirloom tomatoes and plants. The event is located on a farm at 4812 Orebank Road in Kingsport. Admission is $3 for adults and free for children under the age of 12. For more information call 423-288-6071.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Wine, Women & Shoes is Saturday, April 25th at the Virginian Golf Club from 2pm-5pm. Sip fine wines, savor delicious food, shop the latest in shoes and fashion accessories. All funds raised will benefit the Wellmont Cancer Institute's breast cancer screening programs. Tickets are available for pre-sale until Friday, April 24, and will also be available at the door. Get tickets to Wine, Women & Shoes.
Project Glade, founded in 2007, is a non-profit community organization with a mission to support its local government, merchants, and citizenry in revitalization efforts and sustainable development.
Project Glade is hosting two fundraising events:
• Golf Tournament - May 18 at Glenrochie Country Club
• TSCA County Flair - May 30 at Southwest Virginia 4-H Center
You can learn more about the projects and how you can participate in these events by clicking here.