When I take a series of photos and know I’ve got a good one, I like to say, “That’s the album cover.” The above photo is one I took for an upcoming story on the founders of Floyd Yoga Jam. It’s due to come out in About HER (a regional magazine news insert) in April. The […]
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There was a Sweet Melissa in the crowd and someone called out “Play Freebird” (wrong song but right spirit). Michael, who looks a lot like his Rock-and-Roll Hall of Famed dad, Gregg, and sounds like him too, jumped off the stage and came into the audience to dance and sing among us. He was taken […]
Look for a story and photos in this week’s Floyd Press about Saturday night’s Dylan tribute concert at the Floyd Country Store, performed by a host of talented Floyd musicians. In the meantime, feel free to sing-along or get up and dance to these video clips.
It was my first time at the Roanoke St. Patrick’s Day parade and the first time at a Paddy’s Day parade since I was a kid marching in the Hull CYO drill team through the streets of Boston. I was surprised that four-year-old Liam let us change his shirt into a green one and let […]
That sounds like a pretty good life philosophy. It was also part of the Dogtown birthday invite that my friend Triona sent out to friends. The invitation also said “Have Fun,” which we did, and “Cakes Provided.” They were delicious. I especially liked the almond and the gluten free chocolate ones. Triona, who comes from a […]
Snow flurries fell like the rose petals tossed by the children on their way to the wedding altar. “For purity and clarity,” our community Priestess, Katherine Moonflower, said about the snow. We turned to the large picture windows and witnessed winter’s wonderland. “May you blossom in the care of one another,” Katherine told the bride and […]
That was the Mardi Gras line I used to encourage people to move away from the heaters in the Pine Tavern Pavilion on what we thought was one of the coldest (and most fun) nights of the year. (Last night was colder). Eventually everyone warmed up and the dance floor filled for a community sharing […]
The stage was set for a sweet date night that included good food and live folk music at Oddfella’s Cantina. Joe had a gourmet dish of salmon stuffed with crab, topped with pesto sauce. I had toasted chicken and pesto flatbread with a Bass beer on tap in honor of Kerry, (the owner) and his […]
In my world, the only thing better than going out dancing for a case of the winter doldrums is to do it with a light show. Throw in a hula hoop and a really good on tap beer and you have a full scale therapy. I first heard The Fat Catz at the Gingerbread Ball […]
Morgan Wade is a young singer songwriter who grew up in Floyd. I met her at Oddfella’s Tapas bar last week and liked her spunk. So, I made a point to check her out when I learned she was opening for the Riverband Ramblers at Dogtown Roadhouse last night. I was in for a surprise. […]
The closing number at January’s Floyd Radio at the Floyd Country Store posed the question, ‘what will the next big hit be?’ The answer came full circle and provided some good laughs. – Look for photos of this old-timey monthly radio variety show (which is streamed live online) in an upcoming issue of The Floyd Press.
Joe hasn’t changed much since we first started dancing to this band in 1987 at South Main Cafe in Blacksburg when he was 25! It’s our KIND of get down hoedown! And dancing at the Pine Tavern, which was our only local dance venue for many years, was like old home week. My friend […]
Aka: Day in the Life of a Christmas Present We packed up Josh’s new Camry and brought our Christmas to Dylan’s house this year. Because kids make Christmastime all the more fun. And Liam and Bryce sure know how to open a present. I’m not sure if they were wrestling with each other or the […]
Our Christmas Eve Neighborhood Yankee Swap made some records this year. First, it was the smallest attended party that we’ve had since we started doing it, about 20 years ago. Secondly, although there were only nine of us, I had five different presents throughout the swap! There were three first-timers, a plate of No Pipeline/Skull […]
Shop Local Post Notes: 1. Grateful Bread Bakery 2. Jeanie O’Neill’s Boutique 3. Finders Keepers 4. Grateful Bread 5. New Mountain Mercantile 6. Farmers Supply. _________Wordless Wednesday
Aka: This is how you do it, Floyd. Look for story and pictures of the Gingerbread Ball, a fundraiser at Dogtown Roadhouse for the Rising Sun Community School, in an upcoming issue of The Floyd Press.
There’s still time to see the Festival of Trees at Jacksonville Center’s Winterfest, where 40 or so trees, uniquely decorated by local businesses, are lighting up the art center’s newly renovated classroom. It’s a fun and festive fundraiser, where festival goers can bid on their favorite tree and bidding proceeds go to the support the center’s art […]