Sarah Vernon is a student at Virginia Tech in the Visual Communication Design program and comes from Marion Virginia. We asked Sarah to tell us a little bit about herself and how she came up with the design for the 2012 Steppin’ Out t-shirt. Q: How did you hear about the competition? A: One of … Continue reading Behind the design- Q & A with Sarah Vernon
Post written by Cyndy Graham “Doin’ it naturally since 1974,’’ Eats Natural Foods at 708 North Main St. is more than just a supplement store. One of the things Manager Hannah McKnight thinks those who have not visited the store might not know, is the wide variety of organic foods and produce the store has … Continue reading Eats-Doin’ it Naturally
Post written by Lauryn Tamburello In my personal opinion, PK’s, hands down, has the best wings in town. I opt for the bone-in wings and yes, I’m quite an attractive date with Honey BBQ sauce smeared all over my face. The first time I ordered them, I honestly didn’t realize that’s the size wings were … Continue reading Tijuana Toss!
Post written by Lauryn Tamburello As I’m climbing up the stairs, I’m greeted with the smell of slow cooking brisket and pork, and welcomed with a, “Hi, how are you doing,” when I open the door. I look around to what seems wood flooring continuing on forever. Straight ahead to a dance floor, on my … Continue reading T.O.T.S.
Post Written by Cyndy Graham Tech Bookstore has been a fixture in downtown Blacksburg since 1986, and manager George Daniels has been there for most of its 26 year history. Housed in a building on Main Street that was once a night club, Tech Bookstore has grown and changed over the years to adapt to … Continue reading Tech Bookstore – More than Textbooks
Post written by Nancy Moseley At a time when running a specialty store in a small community is as challenging as ever, Lee Johnson, owner of The Greenhouse Boardshop on College Avenue in downtown Blacksburg, hasn’t looked back once on his decision to own and operate a small business. The retail store, which is sandwiched … Continue reading The Greenhouse Effect
Post written by Nancy Moseley When I told my cousin I interviewed Mike’s Grill for a DBI blog post he only had one thing to say: “Well, they really are the best burgers anywhere around here.” Sure… everyone residing in the greater New River Valley already knows they’re the place to go for a tasty … Continue reading “Flipping Burgers for 36 Years”
Blacksburg’s first annual Restaurant Week, presented by Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. and The Blacksburg Partnership, begins Monday, June 18 through Sunday, June 24. Sixteen local restaurants are participating with various deals for lunch, dinner, and treats. Discover a new restaurant or visit your favorites for mouth-watering specials. Venture out for an office luncheon, a fun girl’s … Continue reading 16 restaurants, 7 days, one town!
The 5th annual Summer Solstice Fest and Carnival is coming and this year will include TWO DAYS OF SUMMER FUN in downtown Blacksburg! Friday June 22 Carnival by Brinkley Entertainment will be located in the First Church of God Parking lot on Lee Street. Featuring fairground rides and games for all ages. 5-10pm Cabo Fish … Continue reading Performing Fleas, Water Wars, Carnival Rides and more!
Graduation is over and summer is almost here so mark your calendars now for Summer Fun in Downtown Blacksburg. Cash Mobs Having fun with a different sort of flash mob.....a Cash Mob. We all go to a local business on a specific date and time and give them an extraordinary amount of patronage! Then we'll … Continue reading Get ready for Summer Fun in Downtown Blacksburg!