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Appalachian spring sunset

Sunset 2Wednesday night’s sunset over the Appalachian Mountains west of Staunton was taken by my neighbor who shared her photo of the setting sun at the end of a fabulous spring day in the Shenandoah Valley….

Photo by Carolyn Dameron
April 29, 2015

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Staunton needs restaurant with a view

2By Lynn R. Mitchell

How can it be that a city like Staunton surrounded by the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains doesn’t have a restaurant that looks out over those million-dollar views? I have asked that question since moving here in 1996.

Afton Mountain used to have a restaurant at the Holiday Inn with huge windows that overlooked the Rockfish Valley. Years ago the franchise was lost and it turned into the Inn at Afton that is now run down along with everything else on the mountain. What a perfect location for a restaurant with a view.

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Nashville riverfront

By Lynn R. Mitchell

??????????Nashville’s riverfront is situated on the banks of the Cumberland River and, on a warm June day, it was packed with all kinds of activities for locals and visitors — wine festival, Run or Dye 5K race, Gay Pride Festival, and other events. Many took place along the river.

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The beauty of the Valley

By Lynn R. Mitchell

??????????Waterfalls on Marl Creek, northern Rockbridge County.

Photo by Lynn R. Mitchell

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