Every year, every November 11th we honor, remember and give memorial to our veterans. To the fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters, cousins, Aunts and Uncles, and friends, who answered the call of duty. To those who didn’t make it home, to those who served and...
Cupid’s arrow finds its mark when it comes to love and Appalachian Valentine Day traditions. Affections and courting weren’t about fancy restaurants or diamond rings for our ancestors. Instead, they celebrate love in a simple, strong and true fashion.
The 27th Annual Grainger County Tomato Festival is so Ta’mazing, its voted in America’s top 10 free festivals. July 26th through 28th, families come to Rutledge TN to experience Appalachian artists, craftsmen, and vendors. Starting in 1992, agricultural products have...
In Southwest Virginia sits the Triple Crown of Virginia. Explore the Quartzite rock formations of Dragon’s Tooth, experience the breathtaking panoramic view of McAfee Knob, and challenge yourself to a 7.7-mile long hike through Tinker Mountain on the Tinker Cliffs.
When people think of maple syrup, most think of New England or specifically Vermont and with good reason. For a couple hundred or more years, those areas have been producing most of the maple syrup here in the good old USA. However, there’s another state that produces large quantities of some of the best maple syrup you ever poured over a pancake. That state is Pennsylvania. As a matter of fact, Pennsylvania is at least the number six producer of syrup in the US and gaining.
Another archaic definition of Spring is the dawn or dawning as of day or light. I like this one too, because for many living things it is indeed the dawning of a new day, the dawning of new life.All in all, Spring is the thing!
Did you know that it takes 50 gallons of maple sap to produce 1 gallon of maple syrup and that there are nearby festivals that celebrates this delicious treat? Read more about Appalachia’s favorite sweetener, how it’s made, and where to get some fresh maple syrup fast!
Saint Patrick’s Day on the mountain is a perfect time to sip green cocktails and reflect on our rich Scotch-Irish history. Our ancestors escaped British oppression, facing turbulent ocean voyages and wilderness hardships to start life anew. They gifted us with mesmerizing lore, lively music, a rich culture, and the luck of the Irish!
Our mountains are home to an estimated 100,000 species of living things and that includes as many as 1400 species of wildflowers. Far, far too many to discuss here so we are going to talk about the more common, the more familiar and the Dolly-Parton-like plants of the wildflower world.
As we all know, Appalachia is rich in heritage and culture, but did you know that it also has a celebrated Celtic heritage from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland? Celtic Culture and Appalachia Combine history with art and fantasy, and you have Appalachian...