A good crowd turned out last night at Oak Grove Pavilion to hear the Whitetop Mountain Band–one more cultural event in town where there is definitely more to do than the one trafffic light would suggest. The sidewalks do NOT roll up at 6 o’clock, but you have to know where to look for the entertainment. More Oak Grove pix, Abby and Tsuga pix and more–at the SUMMER ’07 Smugmug gallery.

I have often tagged July as my least favorite month. The heat. The humidity. The general torpor and boringnesss of our traditionally hottest month I can live without. And at least so far, I’ve really not had much to complain about. Last night in town, the backdrop of sunset changed every minute. Town was abuzz with Jamboree goers–and those who preferred to enjoy their music from under that wonderful sky in the late afternoon. All seemed well with the world–even in dreaded July–and we’re …

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If you’re headed to Floyd this weekend, be prepared to not be the only one.This may well be the buzziest couple of days all summer long–or at least the first of what promises to be a lot of summer days when cars pile up behind the one traffic light in town. Ann’s scooping ice cream from two til five for the Partnership for Floyd, so I know I’ll be wandering around with my camera slung across my neck. Looks like fun. If you’re wondering …

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There’s been some discussion of late over at Blue Ridge Muse in which a false distinction has been made between the washed and the unwashed of Floyd County. Who goes in which camp can be biased by a prejudice against “outsiders” who weren’t born here. If you’ll come to the Oak Grove Pavilion performances this summer, any perceived barriers between these two populations of Floyd County residents will crumble. The long-time locals and the recently-arrived locals sit side by side, enjoying each other’s company, …

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We had just enough chairs (thanks to Haven’s Chapel Methodist for the loan!) and just enough parking places for the 40 or so that showed up for the First Ever Goose Creek ANNex House Concert Saturday night. Performing, Mac and Jenny Traynham (Southern Mountain Melodies) on what was almost the date of the issue of their new CD (coming early next week!) In attendance, ambassadors from the New Roanoke Jug Band, Beggars Circus and the Hoorah Cloggers, as well as a cast of music …

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