Vicky Kuharski

Anything is Popsicle

Anything is Popsicle

Vicky Kuharski, Staff Writer~

With summer right around the corner, now is the time to start planning all of your stops for sweet treats. Lynchburg now has another stop to put on your sugar radar: Chill City Pops.

Chill City Pops is a new popsicle place, run with a food truck-esque mentality. Owners Josh Kirk (of Maylynn’s Creamery) and Blake Gederberg (of Speakertree Records) collaborated to make this dream come true. (more…)

Friday the 13th Fun at Fifth and Federal

Friday the 13th Fun at Fifth and Federal

Vicky Kuharski, Staff Writer~

Many associate Friday the 13th with bad luck and doom. April is bringing the first Friday the 13th of the year, and it might be time to start them out right.

Instead of avoiding ladders and black cats, change your luck by heading down to Fifth and Federal Station (801 Fifth Street) for some live music. (more…)

LC Celebrates Student Employees

LC Celebrates Student Employees

Vicky Kuharski, Staff Writer~

Working while in school is a difficult but gratifying experience. Lynchburg College provides many opportunities for their students to earn money while gaining skills that will have “real world” job applications.

This year, there are 13 student nominees for Student Employee of the Year. The employment ranges anywhere from dining services to financial aid to athletics. A study from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce showed that more than 70 percent of college students end up working while in school. (more…)

Take Me to the Ice Cream Shop

Take Me to the Ice Cream Shop

Vicky Kuharski, Staff Writer~

With one ice cream shop in downtown Lynchburg closing, another is ready and willing to step into its place.

MayLynn’s Creamery has been a longtime staple of the Boonsboro Shopping Center, where the food truck has operated for six years. With the closing of Ice Cream Dream, which was open for a year-and-a-half, MayLynn’s owners Becky and Josh Kirk were able to seize the opportunity to expand into the downtown area. (more…)

Books and Brews

Vicky Kuharski, Staff Writer~

If used books and beer sound appealing, the newest shop opening in downtown Lynchburg will be exciting news.

Set to open mid-April, 9th Street Books and Brews will occupy the retail space of 56th Ninth Street, placing it next to Riverviews Art Space and in close proximity to Amazement Square. (more…)

New Dough in Town

New Dough in Town

Vicky Kuharski, Staff Writer~

A new restaurant is set to open in March along the Fifth Street corridor in downtown Lynchburg. Daughters and Sons will offer Sicilian-style pizza with handmade dough that takes up to three days to ferment.

In addition to serving pizza, Daughters and Sons will offer a variety of sandwiches, salads and meat and cheese platters. The pizza that they offer will rotate occasionally and there will be vegetarian pizza options available. They will also be serving beer on tap and wine by the glass. It seems as though the wine selection will be taken seriously there, as they are in the process of building a wine cellar underneath the restaurant. (more…)

Lynchburg Goes Mediterranean

Vicky Kuharski, Staff Writer~

The latest restaurant slated to open in Lynchburg will be opening its doors on February 22. Rozana Mediterranean Grill will be located on Fort Avenue and will replace the former Sakura Japanese Steak and Seafood House.

The owner, Jamal Liftawi, previously helped open a Mediterranean restaurant in Roanoke, VA last October and has helped manage restaurants in other states as well. (more…)

Lynchburg is for Lovers

Vicky Kuharski, Staff Writer~

It is that time of year again. Whether you are celebrating love with a significant other, your friends or hiding out until it is over, the City of Lynchburg has a slew of options to cater to any specific needs. (more…)

Iron and Ale

Iron and Ale

After months of anticipation, Iron and Ale has finally opened its doors to the public. The American-style restaurant is located in Cornerstone, across from the Greenville “T-Room.”

Iron and Ale is the first of its kind for the Lynchburg area. It is a taproom that boasts over 40 different tap beers, but also offers several wines and cocktails on tap as well. The menu is extensive, including an array of appetizers and entrees that can tickle a multitude of fancies. (more…)

Vegan Eatery Premieres in Lynchburg

Vegan Eatery Premieres in Lynchburg

Vicky Kuharski, Staff Writer~

Urbavore opened its doors to patrons in December 2017. This restaurant offers vegan-only options and is the first of its kind in Lynchburg.

The menu offers a wide variety of options for patrons for a healthier food option. (more…)

Espresso Yourself

Espresso Yourself

Vicky Kuharski, Staff Writer~

Third Wave Coffee will be hosting Lynchburg’s very first latte art competition on Saturday, December 2, from 8 to 10 p.m.

The coffee shop is located in Forest and area baristas will compete to create the best latte art. The baristas are coming from area favorites such as White Hart and Blackwater Coffee Company. (more…)

Bold Rock Barrel Barn Opens its Doors

Bold Rock Barrel Barn Opens its Doors

Vicky Kuharski, Staff Writer~

Bold Rock Cidery has made a name for itself on the Nelson 151 Trail and beyond. They have continued to be a success since their opening in 2010. Bold Rock is celebrating this success with a grand opening for their “new” Barrel Barn on Saturday, Oct. 28.

What started as a production barn several years ago has been converted into an intimate tap room and small batch crafting facility. (more…)

Everyday is Halloween

Vicky Kuharski, Staff Writer~

The Lynchburg Gothic League is bringing Everyday is Halloween: The Dark Side of the 80s back to downtown Lynchburg. Everyday is Halloween is an all-ages DJ night held once a month that focuses on old-school gothic rock, punk rock and 80s new wave.

The first DJ night will be held Friday, October 20 at Fifth Street Grind. Local mortician Patrick Hubble (DJ Undertaker) will not only be performing, but is the man that worked to bring this event back after a several year hiatus. (more…)