Prince William and Kate Middleton are married‎!

Royal Wedding Viewing Party April 29, 2011 Presented by Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. and The Lyric Theater Schedule of Events 5:00 a.m.---Guests arrive in the lobby as the Patent Pending Clarinet Quartet play Gigue from Sonata Op. 5 by Corelli, Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by Handel and a Minuet by Brahms. The Quartet features …

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Spotlight: Southwestern Virginia Social Dance Society

Since its establishment in 1990, Southwestern Virginia Social Dance Society or SVSDS, a local non-profit organization, has been encouraging dance in Blacksburg community by bringing together dancers from other local dance organizations under an inclusive dance family. These dance organizations include Solely Swing, Ballroom Dance at Virginia Tech, and SalsaTech. SVSDS's current President, Chaky Sriranganathan, …

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Spotlight: Beaux Arts Galleria

A Tour through History and Must-Have Collectibles---Built in 1927, the building which currently houses Beaux Arts Galleria originally served as the Hunter’s Masonic Lodge. The owners, Samir Fayez and Awatif Aoun, purchased the property in 2007 and commenced renovations enabling the Galleria to open its doors on September 11, 2009. This three-story , 10,000 sq. …

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Spotlight: Blacksburg Regional Arts Association

A Work of Art, A Work in Progress—Blacksburg Regional Art Association (BRAA) is an all-volunteer association located in the developing Blacksburg Arts District. The association was founded in 1950 as a community art club made up of general faculty and artists for the enjoyment and appreciation of the arts. The original founders included Dean Carter …

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Spotlight: Cabo Fish Taco

Did you know Baja California is right in the heart of Downtown Blacksburg? Co-owner, Gary Walker, established the first Cabo Fish Taco in Charlotte, North Carolina along with co-owners Rob and Maeghan Crenshaw. But he never really left Blacksburg. Originally from Virginia Beach, Walker attended Virginia Tech, earning a finance degree in 1994. Two years later he returned …

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Spotlight: Gillie’s & Bollo’s

Ranae Gillie, owner of Gillie's, is originally from Pennsylvania. After graduating from high school, she grew accustomed to traveling throughout the U.S. from Florida to Texas. She ended up in Denver, Colorado, where she obtained a degree in Accounting and Finance from Metropolitan State College. After meeting her husband, she moved to Blacksburg, Virginia to …

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Gourmet Local with Gourmet Pantry

As part of Blacksburg Library Be Local events, Gourmet Pantry hosted the event Gourmet Local on Tuesday, November 9, 2010. Gourmet Pantry recently celebrated its 10th anniversary! Located on 401 South Main, the shop offers gourmet foods, coffees, wines, essential cooking tools, and cooking lessons. Gourmet Pantry also brings in the best fresh fish in …

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