Jess Lyons

What’s at the Farmers’ Market? Shopping at Horn in the West on Saturday, Aug. 13

Published Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 4:01 pm

August 11, 2016. Saturday will be another great day at the Market!!! In addition to all the wonderful produce and products(please see below), we’ve got lots of exciting activities. Back by popular demand, on center stage, the Market is very proud to present the ever popular Worthless Son-in-Laws. On our side stage making his Market debut for the first time ever is talented and entertainingJimmy Pineda. Lastly, this week is “Kid’s Mini-Market”! Support our youthful, talented, and enterprising entrepreneurs. / Read more…
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The Final Avery County Fine Arts and Master Crafts Festival of 2016 Returns August 12-14

Published Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 1:43 pm
August 05, 2016. Avery County’s Fine Art and Master Crafts Festival will return for its final weekend of the year August 12-14, where over 60 hand selected artisans will showcase their unique work. The event will be held from 1-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission to the festival is free with food and merchandise available for purchase. / Read more…
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Back 2 School Festival to Help Local Students Prepare for Upcoming Academic Year

Published Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 5:28 pm

August 09, 2016. Presented by the Winkler Organization, the annual Back 2 School Festival will return this weekend for a fourth year to help kids of all ages in Watauga County pick up needed school supplies and everything they need to succeed this year. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13 at Watauga High School, the event will be completely free of cost for families who attend. Festivities will take place in the schools gyms and lunchroom, and attendees with children with special needs may attend as early as 9 a.m. to avoid the crowd. By Jessica Lyons / Read more…
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St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church Presents “Music in Time of Madness: A Respite from Chaos” August 13th

Published Friday, August 5, 2016 at 1:14 pm

August 05, 2016. The choir of St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church will present "Music in Time of Madness: A Respite from Chaos" on Saturday, August 13th at 5:30 p.m. in the nave of the church. Patterned on the familiar Lessons and Carols of the Advent season, this concert will feature readings and music to serve as a reprieve from the pain and insanity surrounding us in the world at this time. / Read more…
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Classic Country Superstars Riders in the Sky to Return for 20th Annual Tweetsie Show

Published Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 5:56 pm

August 03, 2016. Tweetsie Railroad will host its 20th weekend of performances by Riders in the Sky this weekend, providing good old-fashioned entertainment for folks who are there to enjoy the park. The quartet will play Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 6-7 with two shows a day at noon and 3 p.m. Performances are free with admission to the park so that guests can enjoy it all in one visit. By Jessica Lyons / Read more…
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Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation to Host The Denim Ball For Moses H. Cone Memorial Park

Published Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 4:00 pm

June. 29, 2016. The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation is delighted to host The Denim Ball at 7 p.m. Saturday August 6 at Chetola Resort of Blowing Rock. Guests are invited to enjoy a fun-filled gala while raising funds for much-needed restoration efforts at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, milepost 294 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. / Read more…
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Grandfather Mountain 61st Annual Highland Games set to Return to Linville July 7-10

Published Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 10:41 am

June. 29, 2016. Blaring bagpipes, astounding athletes and tons of tartans converge in Western North Carolina July 7-10 for the 61st annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. As the Games continue in their sixth decade, they hearken back to the rich cultural traditions of Scotland in a setting not so different from the mountains and glens 3,600 miles away. / Read more…
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What Haunts You? Artwork from Mauzy on Display at Jones House, Reception Tonight

Published Friday, July 1, 2016 at 12:00 pm

July 1, 2016. While you're out on at First Friday events in Boone on July 1, swing by the Jones House and see artwork inspired by the upcoming In/Visible Theatre show Mauzy and meet some of the artists. The art will be on display there through the month of July and the show will be featured as part of An Appalachian Summer Festival at Valborg Theatre July 28-29. / Read more…
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Watauga County Hosts Another Successful Relay for Life, Raises Over $71,000 for Cancer Research

Published Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 4:22 pm

June. 29, 2016. More than 400 local residents banded together on June 17 to share hope and celebrate life at this year’s Watauga County Relay for Life event. The event was held at Watauga High School from 6 p.m. to midnight to honor those who have lost their battles with cancer, to celebrate the lives of survivors and to raise funds for cancer research. Relay for life is an annual event hosted at many universities and communities around the country.” By Jessica Lyons / Read more…
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BRAHM Hosting Three Art-Themed Summer Camps For Kids From July to August

Published Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 3:57 pm

June. 29, 2016. The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum will be hosting three summer camps throughout July and August – “Modern Master Mash-up,” “The Art of Native Plants,” and “Art Around the World.” “Campers will explore a variety of media while learning about the styles, times, and challenges faced by several masters of modern art,” said Jennifer Garonzik, Education Center Coordinator and instructor of the three summer camps. “I hope to instill courage and confidence in young artists as we create bold, expressive art this week.” / Read more…
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Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music Hosts Their 17th Annual A Fourth of July Dazzle

Published Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 3:46 pm

June. 29, 2016. Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music offers a chance to celebrate the defining moment of our nation’s birth on July 4 for the 17th year. JSMHM presents its annual Bluegrass and Brass 4th of July Concert featuring the Mountain Home Bluegrass Boys and The King Street Brass. This event is a favorite for JSMHM fans and will be held at the Blowing Rock School Auditorium at 7:00pm. The show runs straight through until 8:30pm without an intermission so that folks can still make the local fireworks displays. / Read more…
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Norm Foster’s The Melville Boys Opens This Weekend at Ensemble Stage in Blowing Rock

Published Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 3:09 pm

June 29, 2016. The Melville Boys provides a whimsical comedy for the whole family and kicks off the season’s theater productions in Blowing Rock. It's “a relaxing weekend trip full of fishing, football, and beer is on the agenda for the Melville brothers. But weekend plans are suddenly thrown for a loop when the boys meet two attractive sisters, who inadvertently change more than just their agenda. A lighthearted comedy full of vigor about brotherhood and the unexpected.” By Jessica Lyons - Photo Courtesy of Ensemble Stage / Read more…
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Ride wRECklESS: RECESS Skate and Snow to Host Annual Rail Jam at Beech on Saturday

Published Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 9:15 am
Feb. 22, 2016. With six years of successful events behind it, RECESS prepares to host it annual wRECklESS Rail Jam on Saturday, Feb. 27 at Beech Mountain. It will draw snowboarders from all over the country, and riders of all skill levels are encouraged to come out and show their abilities alongside other competitive athletes. By Jess Lyons. / Read more…
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High Country Nordic Association Prepares to Host Sixth Annual TeleFest on Feb. 20 at Beech

Published Friday, February 19, 2016 at 11:00 am

Feb. 10, 2016.Skiers of all skill levels can spend a day celebrating and winter at the sixth annual TeleFest hosted by the High Country Nordic Association on Feb. 20. By Jessica Lyons - Photo Courtesy of High Country Nordic Association / Read more…
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Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce Releases its 2016 Schedule of Events

Published Monday, February 8, 2016 at 2:10 pm Feb. 08, 2016.The Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce recently released its 2016 events schedule, which is packed full of concerts, parades and so much more for the community to enjoy. Events will begin in March and end in December. with their well-known Christmas in the Park event. By Jessica Lyons / Read more…
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Watauga Women in Leadership Prepare to Kick off the Year with Team Building on Feb. 11

Published Friday, January 29, 2016 at 4:24 pm
Jan. 29, 2016.In an effort to build further connections between current members and other women in the area, Watauga Women in Leadership will host its 2016 kick-off as a mixer to build community relationships. The organization is dedicated to networking local women leaders in Watauga County. By Jessica Lyons / Read more…
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Local Leaders Open Their Ears to Todd Through a New Project, Press Conference set for Jan. 30

Published Friday, January 29, 2016 at 11:45 am
Jan. 29, 2016. Todd, North Carolina has a longstanding history of caring for its community through service and leadership. The Rev. Brandon Wrencher plans to embody that community care through an initiative he’s leading called the Todd Listening Project, which will debut at a Jan. 30 press conference at Blackburn’s Chapel UMC in Todd. by Jessica Lyons. / Read more…
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