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Signs signs signs #2 … Hanger campaign

By Lynn R. Mitchell

1The Emmett Hanger for Senate sign team has been busy in Virginia 24th’s Senate District leading up to the June 9th Republican Primary. From Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County to eastern Rockingham, Culpeper, Greene, and Madison, the red, white, and blue Hanger yard signs, 4’x4′, and 4’x8′ signs are out to remind folks to vote on June 9th at their regular polling places from 6am-7pm.

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Rose River Farm and cabins in Madison County, Va.

By Lynn R. Mitchell

??????????While exploring the back roads of Madison County last week, my sister Lori and I found Rose River Farm at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Syria. The September landscape was still lush and green under overcast skies with fog and low clouds over the surrounding ridges.

For the anglers or those who just want to get away from it all, the farm, which is located on the Rose River, and the nearby cabins offer fishing in the river or a stocked pond. The farm is also a working Black Angus cattle operation. The history of how it all came about through the vision of owner Douglas Dear is an interesting read at the website. Besides cattle and fish, the farm has peach orchards and extensive wildlife, and also provides for corporate outings and weddings in this setting that could be called God’s Sanctuary.

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Pick-your-own grapes at Blue River Farm vineyard in Madison County, Va.

By Lynn R. Mitchell

??????????My sister Lori never met a pick-your-own fruit or vegetable she didn’t want to gather, and our adventure to Madison County earlier this week was no exception. As we were driving a back road along the eastern base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, she spotted a sign for Blue River Farm and pick-your-own grapes and immediately wanted to stop.

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