This Saturday, November 11, is Veteran’s Day. For many civilians, it can be confusing. Do you go to a gravesite (sure, if you want)? Flag at half mast (nope)? Randomly buy veterans beer (me first, please)? Before I explain Veteran’s Day, let me tell you what you can do on Saturday. You can come see… Continue reading How do you thank a veteran? Learn.
When military members transition back to civilian life they quickly discover that something is missing. Camaraderie. Despite the best efforts of our Lone Ranger culture that dominates the United States today, certain groups of individuals still are able to create tight-nit relationships among their co-workers. The military is a shining example of that camaraderie, and… Continue reading A Conversation with the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club
Private Morgan Fraser of the New Zealand Army died during a mountaineering accident on June 27th on Mount Taranaki in New Zealand. His comrades from the New Zealand Army currently deployed near Baghdad, Iraq, almost 10,000 miles away, performed the traditional haka, A fitting tribute to a departed warrior. This, dear reader, is the camaraderie… Continue reading Powerful Tribute to a Fallen Soldier
The small town of Scottsville, Virginia, is known as the former seat of Albemarle County, but now has a new title: Virginia’s First Bee City. On June 24, 2017, the town of Scottsville held its 1st Annual Pollinator Festival. The day was a celebration of Scottsville having attained Bee City status with the non-profit organization… Continue reading Scottsville Becomes Virginia’s First Bee City
It has become a well-known fact that there is an opioid epidemic in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control, overdose deaths involving prescription opioids have quadrupled since 1999. Every day, over 1000 Americans are in Emergency Rooms for prescription opioid misuse. And drug overdose, almost half involving opiate prescription medications, is… Continue reading Veteran Opiate Addiction Skyrockets As VA Keeps Prescribing
Art Gallery 527, located in Scottsville, Virginia, has recently relocated to 325 Valley Street. The new location will offer more artists, as well as classes for aspiring artists. Started just last year by owners Mark Mitchell and Catherine Hamilton, business has flourished in this small town. That, accompanied by requests from the residents, set them… Continue reading Local Art Gallery Expands Space and Offerings
Monticello, the home of President Thomas Jefferson, commemorated the 236th anniversary of Jack Jouett’s famous ride during the Revolutionary War by holding a “British Invasion” event full of history, re-enactments, and fun. On June 4th, 1781, local farmer Jack Jouett overheard British soldiers as they rested their horses overnight during a long ride. Jouett discovered… Continue reading Jack Jouett’s Famous Ride is Re-Enacted During Monticello’s British Invasion