Friday, November 30, 2012

Post Office as community

My goodness:  this seemed like a different era.  Today Blacksburg thanked a retiring postal worker.  Her friends were invited to a reception.

Was there a time when the post office was a gathering place for the community?   It was here in Blacksburg.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Barter theatre

Was lucky to again enjoy a delightful show at Virginia's state theatre at Abingdon, Barter Theatre.  This is one of the sculptures across from Barter Theatre.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

House on Knob Hill Dr.

Seems a house that was designed for its residents.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Street Art Area

Some of the street artists' work.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Only a little work

It does not seem visible if there has been work on the two Habitat for Humanity "blitz" houses.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Blacksburg has football

'Twas exciting and cold.  Two state teams played for the Commonwealth Cup.  The temperatures were low, very low.  The game went to the last four seconds.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Mural work continues

The artist was working today.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Part of dinner

Thanksgiving dinner has many parts.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

On a corner

A corner lot.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

DMV2Go in town

The Department of Motor Vehicles brings its services to communities in this van.  Individuals were waiting for a turn to take advantage of this service.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Lines and stairs

Just lines at a staircase leading down to Main St.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

4-H Youth Development

4-H held Achievement Night to honor the work all the members and leaders have done.  Club presidents showed videos of the clubs' activities to an audience of community members.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Game was televised

Football game today.  This photo is from Lane stadium last week but there must have been a similar shot at Boston today.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Trunk show for the community

Optometrist Steve Jacobs offered the community a chance to be involved in organizations that help families by making available a "trunk" show of eye wear while learning about the organizations NRV Cares and the Valley Interfaith Child Care Center.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Art Center

The Art Center, which looks like a white block in the center, is a dominant feature of the Main St. skyline.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Technical rehearsal

The students were in the midst of a technical rehearsal at Virginia Tech's Blackbox theatre.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Always has American flag

Kroger's always has the American flag flying.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Habitat for Humanity blitz build

The first photo was taked about 1 p.m.; the second about 5:30 p.m.  There were a lot of workers.  

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Habitat for Humanity of the NRV

Habitat for Humanity of the New River Valley held a blitz build.  Two houses, one a typical stick-built and the other with structural insulated panels, will be compared for energy efficiency.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Football at Lane

The game was enjoyable in an odd way.  

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Virginia Tech football

The game today is a night game.  This is a scene from a game earlier in the season.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

School warning light to be

New fixtures have been installed that will hold a sign warning drivers to slow down for a school zone.  The lights flash yellow just before and just after the school day, when students are walking in the area.  The new lights are larger and will be more sophisticated. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012

Young musicians

This group of young musicians performed last week at the Lyric Theatre.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Lanterns in a tree

The people in this home celebrate fall.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Chorale celebrates 25 years

Master Chorale has been providing music for 25 years.  This evening's concert included original pieces by the director as well as one of the singers and a Blue Grass Mass.

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Late today the sky cleared as the sun set.