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Nelson County’s Thai Siam restaurant permanently closes its doors

11 By Lynn R. Mitchell

Late Monday a message was posted on Thai Siam restaurant’s Facebook page that has caught many fans of the tiny Nelson County eatery off guard. Without fanfare or warning, they made an announcement:

Thai Siam is permanently closed. Thank you for your patronage over the last 15 years.

The response was immediate as word began spreading that the local icon tucked away in the Virginia woods along Rt. 56 a short distance from Rt. 29 was no more. “Miss Mae,” as many knew the owner, had spent 15 years sharing her authentic family recipes from her homeland of Thailand, closing each year for a month or more as she returned to visit family and friends in her homeland. Patrons who included generations of Sweet Briar students waited until her return, knowing she and her brother would fire up the grills and reopen the doors.

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Virginia’s Lockn’ Festival starts Friday after rain delay

Lockn' Festival 1By Lynn R. Mitchell

After powerful thunderstorms rolled through Nelson County, Virginia, on Wednesday afternoon, organizers of the 2015 Lockn’ Festival decided to delay opening the campgrounds until Friday and postpone music performances until Friday (see Opening of Campgrounds delayed, Thursday performances canceled).

An explanation of what happened was on the website:

Microburst delays Lockn’, there will be no show on Thursday: Lockn’ organizers are asking concert-goers to be patient while crews work to rebuild and replace equipment and other necessary elements. We are working diligently to resolve all matters related to guest and artist safety, and will make a further announcement two hours prior to the opening of the campgrounds.

Here is the latest update from the organization as of noon on Thursday:

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