A special seminar at Bristol Regional Medical Center will provide valuable tips for handling one well-known aspect of sports: injuries. Bristol Regional's trauma program will host the event Saturday, Feb. 7, from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Monarch Auditorium. It will feature sessions led by a team of experts who will discuss prevention, recognition and treatment of sports-related injuries. For more information about this seminar call 423-844-2107. In addition to the seminar, Bristol Regional will hold a Heart Saver First Aid and CPR workshop from 1:30-5 p.m., also in the Monarch Auditorium. The cost is $38.50 and requires preregistration. To sign up, please call 423-844-3951.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Winners of TruTV’s Fake Off in Dec. 2014 and on Americas Got Talent. These classically trained dancers from New Orleans, take story telling to an entirely new level. Animals and characters; created from frames built onto the dancers and lit with led glow wire, stand 13’ - 16' tall and perform to bring the classic stories from your childhood to life. Don't miss this chance to bring your family to a historic theater to experience  an out of  bounds  performance. The show is this Friday, February 6th at 7:30pm at the Paramount Center for the Arts in Bristol, TN. For ticket information click here.

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so for this month’s At Home with Hands On! segment, we will be experimenting with some sweet candy science!  Click here for instructions.

Monday, February 2, 2015

A few years ago, Frank Kilgore and Kathy Shearer published Far Southwest Virginia: A Postcard Journey. Approximately 5,000 copies were sold in two printings. Since then, Kilgore has continued to gather additional postcards, old photos, letterheads, and vintage newspaper items for a larger version which includes the counties of Buchanan, Dickenson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, and the city of Norton. This new book is much larger than the original version. It comes in at 320 pages and more than 1,000 images. Order your copy by clicking on Far Southwest Virginia: A Postcard and Photographic Journey. If you’d like to mail a check instead, just send it to Spiral Publishing, P. O. Box 340, St. Paul, VA 24283. Please note that you’re purchasing Far Southwest Virginia.

Nothing says "Happy Valentine's Day" like a delicious cupcakes from Blackbird Bakery and that cupcake tastes even sweeter when it helps working, uninsured individuals access quality, compassionate, charitable health care. Healing Hands health Center is now accepting cupcake orders for the 5th annual Sweets for the Sweet Cupcake Fundraiswer. Order your sweet for the Sweets for the Sweet Cupcake Fundraiser.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Woolly Mammoth Day Breakfast is Saturday, January 31st at the Northwood High School Cafeteria in Saltville from 830-10:30.  Tickets are 10-dollars for adults, five dollars for children under 12. Visit the Museum of the Middle Appalachians for more information.

The Hands On! Regional Museum in Johnson City has a new exhibit. The world-renowned exhibition, “Our Body: The Universe Within” is a limited-time, artful presentation consisting of actual human bodies and organs. The exhibit opens February 7th. Visit the Museum's website for ticket information.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

"Soup, Song & Service" is this Friday from 6 until 9 o'clock at the Southwest Virginia 4-H Center. The event will raise money for the Bristol Faith in Action.

Kingsport City Schools is now accepting nominations for the inaugural class of the Kingsport City Schools Hall of Fame, which will be inducted in July, 2015.  Established to honor and recognize employees that have made significant contributions to KCS and its students, the Hall of Fame will serve as the keystone award celebrating the district’s history of excellence. Nomination Applications for the Hall of Fame Class of 2015 will be accepted through May 1, 2015.  The nomination form and additional information can be found on the Kingsport City Schools district website.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The 66th annual rotary frolics are Friday, February 6th and Saturday, February 7th at 7:30pm at the Barter Theatre. Tickets are available from members of the Rotary Club of Abingdon. For more information call 276-492-2060 or 276-628-4469.

The C.C. Porter Animal Shelter is in Abingdon, Va. For more information about the pet of the week call 276-676-6210 or visit their facebook page.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

In a time of great frustration, need or even uncertainty, the last thing you want to do is flipping through a phone book seeking information or assistance that you need immediately. Call Contact Concern and let them do the searching for you. Contact Concern To learn more about Contact Concern, visit their website.  You can also help Campbell's Cause by clicking here.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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