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Around the Valley by Jennifer Chasse

Around the Valley by Jennifer Chasse

Hello neighbors and welcome new subscribers. Go right to the Events Calendar. If you've been reading a while you may know I moved recently to the woods and have a critter problem. Not raccoons and deer like I expected, but ...

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Enter to Win Tickets to The Three Feathers

Enter to Win Tickets to The Three Feathers

A new children's opera commissioned by the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech from composer Lori Laitman will celebrate its world premiere this October. The one-act opera is based on a Grimm's fairytale of the same name and is ...

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Back to School and Soon to College

Back to School and Soon to College

Moms, it's September. That usually brings two emotions. For parents of older kids, it's joy that school has started. Those with new kindergarteners, however, may feel sadness, even nostalgia, for the baby you once rocked to sleep who is growing ...

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First Friday Art Walk & Scavenger Hunt

First Friday Art Walk & Scavenger Hunt

Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. presents First Friday Art Walk & Scavenger Hunt Join us downtown on Friday October 3, 5-7pm for an Art Walk & artsy Scavenger Hunt. Participating galleries will host Meet the Artist Receptions, serve light refreshments and have ...

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We’re throwing a BIG PARTY where the guest of honor is SCIENCE!

We’re throwing a BIG PARTY where the guest of honor is SCIENCE!

The first-ever Virginia Science Festival kicks off October 4 at Virginia Tech and ends October 11 in Roanoke. Each day features nearly 100 exhibits, programs, and performances celebrating science, technology, engineering, art, and math, or STEAM. Virginia Tech President Timothy ...

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A Taste of Better: NatureBox

A Taste of Better: NatureBox

As busy moms, we are always searching for a variety of healthy, quick snacks for our families. As we rush our kids to the bus, field or after school activity, it is so easy to reach for a bag of ...

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 Easy Cheesy Please Me Chicken

Easy Cheesy Please Me Chicken

The start of the school year brings an added element of busy to our schedules. That's why all moms (and dads!) can use a few quick and easy but sure to please recipes for dinners at home or on the ...

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Create Fall Leaves from Paper Towels

Create Fall Leaves from Paper Towels

Take your kids on a hike to look at the trees in their fall glory for a little pre-crafting inspiration. They can even pick up a few fallen leaves to use as a template for this project that will recreate ...

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