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Ox-Eye Vineyards Offers Wine Tastings and Fun in Downtown Staunton

A hidden gem to Staunton is being discovered by visitors as well as locals. On Saturday we joined friends for the Sears Hill Bridge dedication in downtown Staunton and enjoyed lunch at the Clocktower Restaurant before walking to the Ox-Eye Vineyards Tasting Room on Middlebrook Avenue. The day was beautiful so we sat outdoors on the patio and enjoyed a tasting and glasses of award-winning wine from Ox-Eye Vineyards.


Ox-Eye Vineyards Tasting Room is located in the Historic Wharf District of downtown Staunton in a 1904 building designed by noted architect T.J. Collins. After sitting vacant for years, it was carefully and tastefully renovated by the Kiers.

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A Look Back: Staunton’s First ‘Bridge Day’

[Over the weekend Staunton celebrated “Bridge Day.” Here’s a look back at “Sears Hill Bridge Day offers festive atmosphere in historic downtown Staunton” held on April 13, 2013.]

Sears Hill Bridge Day in Staunton, Virginia – Noon on April 13, 2013 – Dedication of the refurbished foot bridge over the railroad tracks connecting the Sears Hill neighborhood to the Historic Wharf District of downtown Staunton. It was reminiscent of a Mayberry day with the local Stonewall Brigade Band providing music, balloons, and a turnout of citizens from throughout the region to join in the festive mood. City Council members and other local dignitaries joined in with business owners and others.
The crowd spilled out onto the cobblestone parking area and into the street including ladies dressed in Victorian attire.

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Downtown Staunton the Weekend Before Thanksiving

staunton-6Thursday night in downtown Staunton … this is looking west from the top of the hill on Johnson Street at its intersection with Coalter Street. Mary Baldwin College is on the right, and the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Birthplace is on the left. I used an iPhone so pics aren’t the best but give a sense of Staunton at night.

staunton-7Christmas is in the air with illuminated snowflakes along Beverley Street, and twinkly lights in shop windows. Thanksiving is in one week. See here for weekend activities in downtown Staunton.

Photos by Lynn R. Mitchell



October’s Staunton-Augusta Farmers Market

By Lynn R. Mitchell

11On Saturday mornings the Staunton-Augusta Farmers Market is open from 7am until noon. Located in the Wharf parking lot in downtown Staunton, it offers a wide variety of foods, plants, autumn decor, and more from local farmers.

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Downtown Staunton on a warm spring day

By Lynn R. Mitchell

1Beverley Street, the main street of history downtown Staunton, Virginia.

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Spring in Staunton

By Lynn R. Mitchell

??????????Downtown Staunton is just made for meeting up with friends. Today was one of those days, catching up with friend Andrea at the Clocktower Restaurant on Beverley Street where we sat by the window overlooking the outdoor patio. It was hopping with some of the most recognizable faces in Staunton stopping by for lunch including former City Councilman Bruce Elder.

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Staunton: Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Rear Window’ at Visualite Sunday, Wednesday

By Lynn R. Mitchell

Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rear Window” will show on the big screen this week at the Visualite Theater in downtown Staunton for a special nationwide event. For local theater locations in other parts of the country check the Fathom Events website:

Special Fathom Features: A specially produced introduction by TCM host Ben Mankiewicz with the iconic film to immediately follow.

Spy through the “rear window” from the best seat in the house as TCM Presents: Rear Window arrives in select U.S. cinemas as a special two-day event on March 22 and 25, 2015 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. local time.
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The 12 Days of Christmas: Day 2 … Monticello $5 admission, ‘White Christmas,’ Shakespeare, Nutcracker

Monticello at ChristmasBy Lynn R. Mitchell

1) Monticello at Christmas

Experience the Colonial Virginia celebration of the holiday season at the home of Thomas Jefferson, open today from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. with 1987 admission prices of $5.00. That’s a big savings over the usual $18 for adults and $8 for children. Children younger than 6 are free.

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