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17th June 2013

Up, Up, and Away at the Fourth of July Balloon Rally

Fourth of July drums up thoughts of cookouts, family, and fireworks and just 45 miles north, in Lexington, Virginia, the Fourth of July also means hot air balloons. This year marks the 17th annual Rotary BB&T Fourth of July Balloon Rally. The event is being held at the Virginia Military Institute Parade Ground in Lexington […]

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16th June 2013

Lions, Tigers, and Bears at the Natural Bridge Zoo

Lions, tigers, and bears – oh my! All of them and more can be found at Natural Bridge Zoo. People of all ages enjoy getting closer to nature and what better way to do so than visiting one of the most beautiful places in Virginia and seeing some of the world’s most majestic animals up […]

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13th June 2013

Lets Rock 4 Autism!

We hear so much about Autism these days, it seems like there is always a story popping up in the news. For anyone looking to find out more about this prevalent condition or for those who would like to do what they can to help out, there is the annual Rock’n 4 Autism festival. It […]

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11th June 2013

Rounding out June – Bands at the Badger

As we wrote about previously, June is a great month for music at the Stoney Badger Tavern. We have nine talented and fun bands lined up for the last two weekends of June and hope to see you at the shows! Kicking off the second half of the month at the Badger is Mercy Creek […]

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10th June 2013

Celebrating the Summer Solstice with Lazy Days Winery

The Summer Solstice and the first day of summer is on June 21st this year. The day of the solstice marks the longest of the year and this year is extra special with a full moon occurring that night. What better way to celebrate the cosmos than with a wine festival! The 5th Annual Virginia […]

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9th June 2013

Lynchburg’s Public Gardens: Peace, Beauty, and the Great Outdoors

One of the best things about spring and summer is the revitalization of everything growing around us. From the greenery of trees, bushes, and grass to the bloom of flowers of all kinds, it is a refreshing site after the grey humdrum of winter. And just time for Spring/Summer, a new website and brochure were  […]

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6th June 2013

June Shows at the Badger – Great Music, Great Bands

June is shaping up to be a great month for live music here at the Stoney Badger. In the first two weekends of June alone we have seven different acts! Things kick off tonight, Thursday, June 6th, with Eli Cook performing solo. He is a nationally renowned blues artist who pulls his influences from both […]

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5th June 2013

Lynchburg’s Beauty in Art

If you are looking for something different to do this summer when the kids are out of school, check out The Academy of Fine Arts located on Main Street in downtown Lynchburg in the historic Academy of Music Theatre. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturday’s from 10am to […]

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29th May 2013

The National D-Day Memorial

In just a week, the anniversary of one of the most well-known battles of World War II will be upon us; the Allied Invasion of Normandy or as it is more commonly known, D-Day. June 6th will mark the 69th anniversary of this bloody and game changing battle. With this anniversary quickly approaching, now is […]

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26th May 2013

Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra

While Lynchburg is known as a great spot to explore the outdoors with the Blue Ridge Mountains and Natural Bridge nearby, it is also a place to find a little culture. The Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra has been performing for 30 years, bringing beautiful music to our city. Last year the LSO introduced a new way […]

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23rd May 2013

The Monacans and Lynchburg Virginia

Lynchburg has quite the place in American history, but have you ever wondered what was here before Lynchburg was first settled in 1757? Americans Indians populated what is now known as Virginia and control of the Virginia Colony was ceded by the Iroquois in early 1718 and became official with the signing of the Treaty […]

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22nd May 2013

James River Batteau Festival

One of the best things about summer is the endless number of things to do. One of the more unique summertime events that can be found in Lynchburg is the James River Batteau Festival beginning on June 15th and lasting through June 22nd. This year marks the festival’s 28th run. Lynchburg is hosting a launch […]

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21st May 2013

Lynchburg Landmark: Old City Cemetery

With its deep rooted connection to the beginnings of what we now call the United States, Lynchburg has some very unique historical landmarks. Of these, Old City Cemetery is especially interesting. It is the oldest public cemetery in Virginia still in use. A non-denominational chapel was built in 2006 to commemorate the 200 year anniversary […]

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19th May 2013

Upcoming Live Music at Stoney Badger

For those of you who enjoy live music, Stoney Badger Tavern has some great bands lined up in the coming weeks. With music styling ranging from heavy metal to folky mountain music, our eclectic lineup truly has something for everyone! Starting off the next couple weeks of shows at Stoney Badger is Big Leg Emma. […]

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17th May 2013

Local History: Poplar Forest

If you are looking for a nice day trip to take with the family or are just a history or architecture buff, look no further than Poplar Forest, Thomas Jefferson’s villa retreat. Located just ten miles outside of Lynchburg, it is the perfect way to spend the day learning more about one of America’s founding […]

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16th May 2013

Farmer’s Market in Lynchburg Virginia

Did you know Lynchburg’s Community Market is the third oldest farmer’s market in the United States? It was started in 1783 making this year its 230th! While the market is open year round, now that the weather is heating up it is time to check it out if you haven’t already as seasonal fruits and […]

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15th May 2013

Lynchburg Virginia Local Breweries

Buy local – this mantra seems to be popping up all over the place these days. Over at the Stoney Badger we try to do our part by carrying beers produced at local Virginia breweries. From the Devils Backbone Brewing Company, located in Roseland, Virginia, you can find a few of their brews at the […]

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14th May 2013

Local Lynchburg History: Fort Early

Memorial Day is just around the corner. The holiday, originally known as Decoration Day, was created to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who lost their lives during the American Civil War. Memorial Day has since grown to encompass all Americans who have given their lives for the country in war. It is the perfect […]

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12th May 2013

Lynchburg Friday Cheers is Here Again!

Our favorite summer long festival is starting up again soon; Friday Cheers makes its debut this week on Friday, May 17th.  Last years opening weekend brought out over 4,000 locals! Friday Cheers is “the party with a purpose” held every Friday beginning in May and continuing through July 19th. This event is held at Riverfront […]

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11th May 2013

Beers at Stoney Badger

We live in a world full of overwhelming choices: white or wheat bread, soup or salad, or maybe pale ale or stout? Ordering a beer has become a extensive process – do you want it on tap or in the bottle, light or full calorie, a microbrew or mainstream variety. Beer is the third most […]

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9th May 2013

Stoney Badger Music: Steal The Prize

If you are looking to hear great music played by some extremely talented musicians come on down to the Stoney Badger. One of our regular guests is Steal The Prize. Steal the Prize, a four member group, have played together since 2006. They released their first album, ‘I Want to Talk to God’ in 2009 and their […]

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