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On today's episode of the Stories from Southwest Virginia podcast, we talk to two Montgomery County Coffee Shops as we continue this craft beverage series. The two coffee shops we spoke to today include: Strange Coffee Company Brugh Coffee [pods field="https://anchor.fm/storiesfromswva/episodes/Montgomery-County-Craft-Beverages-Part-4-Connecting-Through-Coffee-e1h7s3r"] It's always exciting to hear how these passionate individuals get their start in the craft industry, hardships they have had to overcome, as well as future plans they have towards their businesses. This series was made in part by...

On today's episode of the Stories from Southwest Virginia podcast, we talk to two Montgomery County Wineries as we continue this craft beverage series. The two wineries we spoke to today include: Beliveau Farm Winery White Barrel  It's always exciting to hear how these passionate individuals get their start in the craft industry, hardships they have had to overcome, as well as future plans they have towards their businesses. This series was made in part by David Rotenizer, executive...

On today's episode of the Stories from Southwest Virginia podcast, we talk to three more Montgomery County Breweries as we continue this craft beverage series. The three breweries we spoke to today include: Beliveau Farm Brewery Bull & Bones Brewhaus Iron Tree Brewing Company It's always exciting to hear how these passionate individuals get their start in the craft industry, hardships they have had to overcome, as well as future plans they have towards their businesses. To learn more...

On today’s episode of the Stories from Southwest Virginia Podcast we speak with three breweries who also happen to be three great friends. These breweries in Montgomery County, Virginia tell us what it means to be Southwest Virginian by showcasing a great example of community, being neighborly, and having a passion behind their products. Rising Silo Farm Brewery, Moon Hollow Brewing, and Eastern Divide Brewing Company were such a fun group to speak with on the...

Friday April 1, 2022 will begin the opening for The Long Rifle in Virginia Exhibit. This exhibit will be showcased across the state of Virginia at 6 historic locations. Wilderness Road State Park, Ewing Natural Tunnel State Park, Duffield William King Museum of Art, Abingdon O. Winston Link History & History Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke Frontier Culture Museum, Staunton Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester Each exhibit will showcase different programming featuring events, stories, and...

FRIENDS OF SWVA RELEASE 2021 ANNUAL REPORT   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Chad Thompson  PHONE:  276-623-7042 EMAIL: cthompson@myswva.org   FRIENDS OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA RELEASE 2021 ANNUAL REPORT   ABINGDON, Va. (Wednesday, January 26, 2022) –  Friends of Southwest Virginia has released their 2021 Annual Report which focuses on the development and marketing efforts of Southwest Virginia’s Creative Economy. The report features an approach that blends essays and graphics, and, as always, emphasizes the work of Friends of Southwest Virginia Staff, board members, and regional...

In today's episode of the Stories from Southwest Virginia Podcast, we explore the early art and history of Southwest Virginia settlers. Morgan gives us a lot of great examples and a clear view into what early life was like. From quilting to potato sacks, the means to live in the region were not as easy as we have it today. It's important to explore our history and keep a record of the traditions we still...

In today's episode, we talk with The Lost Pearl Gallery's Nancy Brooks and Pawnee Jewel about art, The Lost Pearl, and Tazewell, Virginia. Located on Main Street in Tazewell, The Lost Pearl features wonderful handmade pieces of art from various artisans utilizing a variety of mediums such as fiber, wood, metal, painting, and more. To learn more about the gallery and the art, please visit their website at: https://thelostpearlgallery.com/ To learn more about the many things Southwest...

In today's episode, we spoke about all things Front Porch Fest with founders Chris and Sarah. We learn about Front Porch Fest, its origins, how it gives back, who all is performing, and what it's like to attend. Front Porch Fest is a music festival located in beautiful Patrick County, Virginia, and takes place on Spirithaven Farm in Stuart. During the festival, you will experience various genres of music, performers, food, beer, and the great outdoors....

In today's episode, we joined White Blaze Outdoors owner Justin for a trip to Crystal Springs in Wytheville, Virginia. White Blaze Outoodrs provides various tours and hikes around Southwest Virginia to learn more about nature, rather that be the wildlife or vegetation in the region. These tours are perfect for all ages who want to learn more about natural assets and biology! To find out more about White Blaze Outdoors, please visit their website: https://whiteblazeoutdoors.com/ To find...