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Eat, Sip, Shop and Gather with Friends to Celebrate Valentine’s Rocks in Downtown Blowing Rock Feb. 15

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Come sip, shop, eat and gather with friends and neighbors and celebrate Valentine’s Day with your favorite local merchants with Valentine’s Rocks in Blowing Rock. Enjoy special offers, one day sales and giveaways to kick off the spring season. Stores will open at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15 and the party will last all day long. “There are around 20 participating stores in downtown Blowing Rock,” said Jess Wehrmann of Monkee’s who is coordinating the event. By Madison V. Fisler – Photo by Ken Ketchie

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Weekend Roundup: Things to Do This Weekend in the High Country; Check ‘em Out, Make Plans Jan. 24-27

Even in the middle of winter, the High Country still has so many exciting events to offer its community and visitors. Check our site every Friday for something new and exciting to look forward to while you’re watching the hour hand crawl to 5 o’clock. Find live music down the street, explore a nearby town’s local secrets or try out a new square dancing class. There’s always something fun to do in the High Country.
BY MADISON V. FISLER

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Farmers’ Markets Around the High Country Provide Local Products for the Summer Residents and Visitors

May 30, 2013. Summertime in the High Country means fresh local produce, soft artisan breads, right-from-the farm eggs and much more. Farmers’ markets all around the mountain region are gearing up for the 2013 summer to share their local wares with the residents and visitors that eagerly await the opening of the markets from the start of our famously harsh winters.
BY MADISON V. FISLER

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Lessons and Carols Service Held at St. Mary’s Dec. 16

Dec. 6, 2012. The choir of St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church will present a traditional Lessons and Carols service Sunday, Dec. 16 at 3 p.m. in the nave of the church. The church is located on Main Street in Blowing Rock, and everyone is truly welcome.

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Blowing Rock Getting Into Holiday Spirit; Lighting of the Town this Evening, Annual Christmas Parade Tomorrow

Nov. 22, 2012. Blowing Rock’s Christmas in the Park and Lighting of the Town celebration starts today, Friday Nov. 23, with events starting at 2 p.m. Highlights include a visit from Santa, hayrides through the town, free hot cider and hot chocolate, caroling in the park, lighting of the town and bluegrass Christmas. And tomorrow on Saturday the Cristmas Parade begins at 2:00. Earlier this year Blowing Rock was one of a dozen locations selected by Travel and Leisure magazine for inclusion in its list of America’s Prettiest Winter Towns. The magazine’s editors said, “The Blue Ridge Parkway passes by this century-old mountain tow, whose Main Street has shops for antiques, crafts, even dulcimers.”

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Weekend Roundup: 15 Things To Do This Weekend in the High Country; Check ‘em Out and Make Plans Nov. 9-11

Nov. 9, 2012. The High Country has so many wonderful events to offer its community and visitors. Check our site every Friday for something new and exciting to look forward to while you’re watching the hour hand crawl to 5 o’clock. Find live music down the street, explore a nearby town’s local secrets or try out a new square dancing class. There’s always something fun to do in the High Country.
COMPILED BY REBECCA GITLEN

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Weekend Roundup: 17 Things To Do This Weekend in the High Country; Check ‘em Out and Make Plans Nov. 2-4

Nov. 2, 2012. The High Country has so many wonderful events to offer its community and visitors. Check our site every Friday for something new and exciting to look forward to while you’re watching the hour hand crawl to 5 o’clock. Find live music down the street, explore a nearby town’s local secrets or try out a new square dancing class. There’s always something fun to do in the High Country.
COMPILED BY REBECCA GITLEN

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Weekend Roundup: 19 Things To Do This Weekend in the High Country; Check ‘em Out and Make Plans Oct. 26-28

Oct. 26, 2012. The High Country has so many wonderful events to offer its community and visitors. Check our site every Friday for something new and exciting to look forward to while you’re watching the hour hand crawl to 5 o’clock. Find live music down the street, explore a nearby town’s local secrets or try out a new square dancing class. There’s always something fun to do in the High Country.
COMPILED BY REBECCA GITLEN

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Local Author Releases Newest Crime Story

Oct. 24, 2012 Blowing Rock crime writer and Appalachian State faculty member Glenn A. Bruce has released his fourth book, and this one is his darkest one yet. “Rubric” is the story of the events that “send fictional Homicide Detective Mark Young into a spiraling free fall of change and self-examination” after a series of killings in his community.
BY MADISON FISLER

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Weekend Roundup: 18 Things To Do This Weekend in the High Country; Check ‘em Out and Make Plans Oct. 19-21

Oct. 19, 2012. The High Country has so many wonderful events to offer its community and visitors. Check our site every Friday for something new and exciting to look forward to while you’re watching the hour hand crawl to 5 o’clock. Find live music down the street, explore a nearby town’s local secrets or try out a new square dancing class. There’s always something fun to do in the High Country.
COMPILED BY REBECCA GITLEN

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Weekend Roundup: 20 Things To Do This Weekend in the High Country; Check ‘em Out: Oct. 12-14

Oct. 12, 2012. The High Country has so many wonderful events to offer its community and visitors. Check our site every Friday for something new and exciting to look forward to while you’re watching the hour hand crawl to 5 o’clock. Find live music down the street, explore a nearby town’s local secrets or try out a new square dancing class. There’s always something fun to do in the High Country.
COMPILED BY REBECCA GITLEN

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Weekend Roundup: 17 Things To Do This Weekend in the High Country; Check ‘em Out: Sept. 28 to 30

Sept. 28, 2012. The High Country has so many wonderful events to offer its community and visitors. Check our site every Friday for something new and exciting to look forward to while you’re watching the hour hand crawl to 5 o’clock. Find live music down the street, explore a nearby town’s local secrets or try out a new square dancing class. There’s always something fun to do in the High Country.
COMPILED BY REBECCA GITLEN

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