The 7th Annual Appalachian Farmers Market Association is gearing up for its conference and winter market. It is Saturday, February 21st at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon. For more information call 276-623-1121 or to register visit Appalachian Sustainable Development.

Abingdon based, Boy Scout Troop 222, just celebrated its 50 year anniversary. To learn more about the troop and Boy Scouts click here.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Our pet of the week is from the Blackjack Animal Rescue. You can call 423-340-2138 to learn more about the pet or the center or you can click here.

Leigh Anne Hoover is out with a new adult Christian book, "For Better or Worse…Unless Annulment Comes First." The book explores the blessings amidst her own family's wedding tragedy.You can get a copy online including on Amazon.

Monday, January 19, 2015

YWCA Bristol is accepting nominations for YW Tribute to Women, an awards program that recognizes outstanding women in the Tri-Cities region.

“Every year I am amazed by the amazing women nominated for this award and humbled by everything they’ve accomplished,” said Kathy Waugh, YWCA executive director.

Women may be nominated by an organization or business for this prestigious award in one of four categories: Arts, Business/Professional, Education, and Volunteer Community Service.  Candidates should be leaders who have experienced significant growth and/or achievement in their areas of expertise.  Judges residing out of the states of Tennessee and Virginia will select three exemplary winners in each category, and these award recipients will be honored at an awards banquet on Thursday, April 23, 2015.

“Tribute to Women is an excellent opportunity to celebrate employees or volunteers who have made significant contributions in the workplace or community,” said Christine Uthoff, YWCA Tribute to Women Publicity Chair.

Nominations can be submitted online or mailed to YWCA Bristol at 106 State Street, Bristol, TN 37620 by Feb. 15, 2015. Forms are also available at the YWCA front desk. The awards banquet will be held on Thursday, April 23 at 6 p.m. at the Bristol, Va. Holiday Inn. For more information, please call 423-968-9444.

The Miss Tennessee High School Scholarship Pageant 2015  is Saturday, February 7th at 2pm at the Tennessee High School Auditorium. Tickets are $5. They are on sale now at the Viking Hall Athletic Office. All proceeds go back to the students, this year proceeds will be used to repair , renovate much needed work out facility in the gymnasium. Fifteen young ladies from freshman to seniors are competing .

Each contestant  has picked a charitable organization that is close to her heart or had impacted her or her family.  They are collecting funds a dollar per vote for her charity.  The contestant that raises the most money for her organization will be  crowned Miss Tennessee High People's Choice Award 2015.

Friday, January 16, 2015

There are several events happening this weekend to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. In Abingdon, a march will be held Saturday along Main Street at 1:30pm. At 2pm, a program will be held to talk about the life and legacy of Dr. King and what we can do going forward. The events are free and open to the public.

In Bristol, Va, Lee Street Baptist Church will host a celebration at 4pm tomorrow.

On Monday, January 19th, the 15th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. parade is from noon until 1pm ending at Shelby Street in Kingsport.

Holston Habitat for Humanity celebrates Dr. King with community service on Monday, January 19th. To learn how you can help, call 423-335-5573 or visit the website.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

To find out more about author Anita Wheeler and her book Millionaire Mindset visit her Facebook page.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

For Pete's Sake Animal Rescue is helping animals in need. To learn more about this organization or to adopt one of the many animals call 276-494-6718. You can also visit "For Pete's Sake Animal Rescue" on the web.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Barter Theatre's opening production is Road to Appomattox. It’s 150 years ago and General Robert E. Lee is fleeing Richmond, hoping to rearm the Army of Northern Virginia and mount a campaign to retake Richmond. It’s also 2015 and Steve “Beau” Weeks decides to retrace the steps of Lee’s army in hopes of finding his roots through his family’s history. But will this confrontation with history bring renewal or will it end his marriage to Jenny? Click here to purchase tickets.

The Tri-Cities Bridal Show is Sunday, January 11th from 1-until-5pm. It is at the Millennium Center in Johnson City, TN. For more information, visit the Tri-Cities Bridal Show.