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8th annual Red Wing Roots Music Festival announces full lineup

The Red Wing Roots Music Festival is excited to announce a full lineup for the eighth edition of the Shenandoah Valley’s best music festival, held each July at Natural Chimneys Park in Mount Solon, Va. This year’s festival will take place from July 10-12, 2020.  In addition to festival hosts and local favorites, The Steel…
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Farewell Cryosphere

Bleak future: During the winter of 2016-17 some resorts in Italy’s dolomites had as few as six snow days. As Snow droughts, or consecutive winters with less than one-quarter of the historical snowfall, become more prevalent across the planet due to climate change, ski areas will be forced to wind down operations. / Photo courtesy…
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Dating the Sport: 8 Ways to Fall in Love with Kayaking

All Photos by Allie Meagher How to maintain a healthy relationship with whitewater kayaking I’ve been dating the sport of kayaking for about five years, and I have to say, I think I’m in love. I don’t actively chase the craziest Class IV+ rapids or tallest waterfalls, but it’s something that has brought me a…
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Daniel Donato: Cosmic Country

Americana Award nominee Daniel Donato, is touring the Blue Ridge riding cosmic western style with about seven different guitars strapped to his back. A new player emerges in the instrumental-experimental-roots music world and at 23-years-old, has already established his own sound and a place as one of the greats. It all began just outside of…
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Hitting the Slopes (On a Budget)

Look ahead: Buying passes for the 2020/2021 season before the current winter ends can be a great way to save money on the slopes. Tips to make skiing and snowboarding affordable for the family Among the pantheon of recreational outdoor activities, few can be as wallet-shredding as snowsports. And while skiing and snowboarding cost a…
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Trail Mix: Five Anticipated Albums Coming in Early 2020

Nathaniel Rateliff is returning to his roots as a folksinger.  Plenty of great new albums are on the horizon in the new year. Check out five of our new favorites.  Drive-By Truckers “The Unraveling” The stalwart Southern country-rock outfit will return with their first LP since the politically charged 2016 effort “American Band.” Due on…
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The Mapmaker

Photo by: Andrew Kornylak A commemorative, yet intrinsically detailed guide to Boone’s rocky playground. Some may call his designs a work of art, others may simply conclude that they are his tribute to the beauty of the landscape and the rock climbing central he calls home. His name is Joey Henson.  Joey is a rock…
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Missing Va kayaker rescued after disappearing in Florida Everglades

On January 22 a 67-year-old Virginia man, Mark Miele, set out for a solo kayaking trip through the Florida Everglades. He was due back on January 29 but failed to make it back. People began to search. According to a post made on Collier County’s Sherriff’s Office Facebook page, one of Miele’s bags washed up…
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