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Peaks of Otter Winery Turns 21

Peaks of Otter Winery Turns 21

Vicky Kuharski, Staff Writer~

The Peaks of Otter Winery is hosting its 21st birthday party on Saturday, Sept. 23, and the public is invited. The event will begin at 5 p.m., and the party will last until 11 a.m. the following morning for those that are interested.

To celebrate their 21st anniversary, the winery has enlisted the help of local band Long Strange Night. They are a Grateful Dead and Beatles cover band that has gained popularity in the area for the last several years. They will be playing all night and may be seen at the post-party camping option that is available to attendees. (more…)

Sanctuary for Sufferers

Sanctuary for Sufferers

Katherine Graves, Assistant Editor~

During “The Listening: Sanctuary” open mic event, people who have struggled with suicidal thoughts or depression, who have lost a loved one to suicide or who have known those who have struggled with suicidal thoughts or depression can share their songs, writing or art with the community or listen to others share their work. (more…)

Ota Benga Honored

Ota Benga Honored

Katherine Graves, Assistant Editor~

Ota Benga, a man who was featured as “pygmy” in the St. Louis World’s Fair and later lived in Lynchburg, will receive a Virginia Historical Highway Marker at the corner of Lynchburg’s Garfield Avenue and Dewitt Street at the historic marker’s dedication ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 16. (more…)

Fashion Week is Coming to Town

Fashion Week is Coming to Town

Katherine Graves, Assistant Editor~

During Central Virginia Fashion Week, which will take place Monday, Sept. 11 through Saturday, Sept. 16, local clothing businesses will debut their new merchandise, and two fashion shows will showcase the new fashions from local designers and local businesses.

Monday through Thursday, Central Virginia Fashion Week, or CVFW, will have free events showcasing the new clothing from local businesses such as Altavista’s Pretty (more…)

First Fridays Offers Local Flair

First Fridays Offers Local Flair

 

Katherine Graves, Assistant Editor~

This month’s First Fridays events on Sept. 1 will include multiple art exhibitions, a salsa party and book signings with live music in and around downtown Lynchburg.

First Fridays is a monthly assembly of events that are organized to encourage the public to spend their evening around the city, enjoying the local culture. (more…)

Construction at Every Turn

Katherine Graves, Assistant Editor~

Construction projects on U.S. 460, U.S. 501, Fifth Street downtown and the Leesville Road and Greenview Drive intersection will continue to impact drivers into the fall.

“The biggest thing is pay attention to what is going on around you, certainly to your driving first and foremost,” said Paula Jones, communications manager for the (more…)

Protecting Our Protectors

Jasmine Brogden, Staff Writer~

The American Legion will be invaded by veterans on Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There’s no battle occurring; though, the Lynchburg Area Veterans Council is planning to hold its first Community Lynchburg Spring Market.

The council hopes to engage the veterans in being an active part in the Lynchburg area. They also want to raise funds to better fulfil the veterans’ needs. All proceeds will go directly to serving the veterans in our community. (more…)

Lynchstock Drowns With the Storm

Lynchstock Drowns With the Storm

Jasmine Brogden, Staff Writer~

The skies were dark blue and gray. However, cars were lined up and down the lots.
People were chatting, taking in the beginnings of the Lynchstock Music Festival. It was the fifth anniversary of this event on April 22, 2017, and by the end of the day, the large event was forced inside the Glass House due to inclement weather. (more…)

Dance For Second Chances

Vicky Kuharski, Staff Writer~

Lynchburg Project Lifesavers are holding their 8th annual Second Chance Prom at Phase
2 on Saturday, April 8, from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Every year, Project Lifesavers holds the Second Chance Prom to raise both donations and
awareness for their cause.  (more…)

Sports Junkie: Baseball Begins

Lynn Walsh, Multimedia Editor~

Sunday, April 2 marked Opening Day for Major League Baseball with three contests in action. Even though spring training had been underway for some time, the start of the official season means a lot of things, the obvious being the return of a baseball fan’s favorite sport. It also has a lot of other connotations like warm weather and fun nights spent with family and friends. (more…)

Political Power Play

Michael Wertz ~ Staff Writer

With Election 2016 Over, Virginia 2017 Heats Up

As citizens across the country settle back into their normal daily routines—which are once again free of political campaign ads—those seeking elected office in Virginia are preparing for the quick turnaround of the 2017 statewide elections.

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