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From combat to commerce: Why stubborn, battle-hardened vets make wonderful entrepreneurs

Today’s guest blog is by Nick Karnaze, Marine Corps veteran and founder of Stubble & Stache, a premium skin and beard care company.  Follow him on Instagram and Twitter. “If you are going to be stupid, be smart about it” is one of my favorite sayings. And by all accounts, starting a business is a… Continue reading From combat to commerce: Why stubborn, battle-hardened vets make wonderful entrepreneurs

Healthcare

New Year, New Me? Not Quite…

Happy New Year.  Oh, wait, it’s the 23rd of January.  We’re already three weeks into the new year. So, Happy end of first month?  Happy something or other?  Happy I’m really late with this blog post? No.  As veterans, our attitude and demeanor doesn’t change when we get a new calendar.  Most of us don’t… Continue reading New Year, New Me? Not Quite…

Family

A Conversation with the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club

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

Education

Scottsville Becomes Virginia’s First Bee City

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

Education · Jobs

Local Art Gallery Expands Space and Offerings

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

Education

Jack Jouett’s Famous Ride is Re-Enacted During Monticello’s British Invasion

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

Healthcare

No, Veterans Don’t Get Free Healthcare

On Wednesdays I will be trying to write about something obvious to us veterans that civilians don’t fully understand.  Today, since my shoulder hurts, let’s chat about healthcare. Contrary to memes on Facebook or emails from questionable email addresses, no, being a veteran does not entitle you to free healthcare for life. Of course there… Continue reading No, Veterans Don’t Get Free Healthcare