Tag: Main St

For sale: Stone Soup Books and Cafe

Absent a buyer, Stone Soup Books and Café is set to close its doors at the end of the year. Owner Mary Katherine Froelich cites the changing nature of the book industry, with increasing market share going to Amazon.com for hardcovers and paperbacks and the rise of e-books, as the key factor.


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Herring announces $3.8 million settlement with Sirius XM Radio

Virginia customers of Sirius XM Radio may be eligible for restitution under a settlement to resolve claims that the satellite radio company engaged in misleading advertising, billing, and cancellation practices.


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American Red Cross encourages donors to make a blood donation before the holiday season

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to make a point to give blood before the busy holiday season arrives. Blood donations often decline between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.


CDSME Office Relocated to Blue Ridge Hall

The Chronic Disease Self-Management Education office is being relocated to Blue Ridge Hall, Room 350, 601 University Boulevard in Harrisonburg. Moving will begin today and should be completed Monday.


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Street closures in Waynesboro for Fall Foliage Festival

Beginning 3:30 pm on Friday, October 10 to 8:00 pm on Sunday, October 12, the following streets in Downtown Waynesboro will be closed for the 43rd annual Fall Foliage Festival.


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Charlottesville Area Transit: West Main Street closure, Free Trolley and Route 7 to detour

Due to the Midtown Festival in Charlottesville on Sunday, September 21, the Free Trolley and Route 7 will detour around portions of West Main Street.


What About Love? Author Marietta McCarty at Stone Soup this weekend

Renowned author Marietta McCarty is teaming up with Stone Soup Books in Waynesboro for lunch, laughter, and philosophizing in the charming atmosphere of this cafe/bookshop.


Give War and Peace a Chance author Andrew D. Kaufman at Stone Soup Books Sept. 4

Join author Andrew D. Kaufman at Stone Soup Books in Waynesboro on Thursday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. for a reading and discussion of his latest book “Give War and Peace a Chance: Tolstoyan Wisdom for Troubled Times.”


Stone Soup Books author event: What About Love?

Corn! Peaches! Love! Chef Laura will prepare specialties to complement Southern fare, as Kentucky is the setting for the August chapter in The Philosopher’s Table titled “What About Love?”


Give War and Peace a Chance focus of talk at Stone Soup Books

Join author Andrew D. Kaufman on Thursday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. for a reading and discussion of his latest book “Give War and Peace a Chance: Tolstoyan Wisdom for Troubled Times.” Kaufman recently appeared on the syndicated talk show “Katie” to discuss his book and the Books behind Bars program.


Waynesboro in the Civil War lecture at WTA’s Gateway

The last in the series of Historic lectures will focus on Waynesboro’s role in the Civil War. The speaker is Richard G. Williams, civil war historian and writer.


Custin Jazz Series presents Stephanie Nakasian and Hod O’Brien

The final performance in the 2014 Custin Jazz Series brings two outstanding jazz musicians to WTA’s Gateway on Saturday, June 14.


Liz Barnes and Barbara Martin Return to WTA’s Gateway

WTA’s Gateway, labeled “the best intimate musical venue in the Valley,” has scheduled an engagement with Barbara Martin and Liz Barnes. The Friday, June 13 performance will begin at 8:00 pm at 329 W. Main St., downtown Waynesboro.


Open Mic Night finale at Gateway Theatre in Waynesboro

Audiences at WTA’s Gateway on Saturday, June 7, will listen to the winners from the third season of WTA’s Gateway Talent Nights and crown the audience’s favorite in the grand finale: “Talent of the Year” competition.


Richard Adams Variety Show closes with a bang

The Richard Adams Variety Show is closing out what will be known as “The Gateway Years” with a bang. The performance will be on Friday, June 6 at 7:30 pm at WTA’s Gateway, 329 West Main in downtown Waynesboro.


Local favorites return for May River City Radio Hour

The Friday, May 16th River City Radio Hour will host local favorites, Chrystal McKee and Dustin Roadcap, at the performance and another chapter of Basic City Boys by Richard Adams.


Dale Jett & Hello Stranger at WTA’s Gateway in Waynesboro

The music of the legendary Carter family lives on. Dale Jett with Teresa Jett and Oscar Harris provide the closest link possible to the music of the original Carter family as they continue the unbroken circle of music that has influenced them.


History Lecture: Red Brick House at WTA’s Gateway in Waynesboro

The Red Brick House, Waynesboro’s first school house, currently owned by the City, was in disrepair and fighting for its life in early 2013 when the Waynesboro Historic Commission registered its opinion that preservation was preferable to demolition.


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Council on Aging honors innovative programs serving older Virginians

The F.R.E.E. Foundation Equipment Reuse/Recycling and Gifting Program of Roanoke won the Commonwealth Council on Aging’s top 2014 “Best Practices” award for its creative and effective approach to serving older Virginians.


Wsynesboro street closures related to Soap Box Derby

The following streets will be closed for the annual Blue Ridge Soap Box Derby in Waynesboro from 5 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 10.


Hamner Theater featured this weekend at WTA’s Gateway in Waynesboro

WTA’s Gateway and the Hamner Theater join forces once again to present “Lovers and Other (Familiar) Strangers”. The performances are scheduled for 8:00pm on Friday and Saturday, May 9 – 10 at 329 West Main Street in Downtown Waynesboro.


Music, theatre and show biz at the Richard Adams Variety Show

Music, theatre and show biz will tap off the Friday, May 2nd Richard Adams Variety Show at 7:30 pm at WTA’s Gateway, 329 West Main in Downtown Waynesboro.


Waynesboro budget work session set for May 1

Waynesboro City Council will hold a budget work session on Thursday, May 1, at 9 a.m. in the council chambers, Charles T. Yancey Municipal Building, 503 W. Main St., Waynesboro.


Open Mic Talent Night Final Round at WTA’s Gateway

WTA’s Gateway will host the eight and final round of the Open Mic Talent Night Competition on Thursday, May 1st at 7:00 pm. The prize for the winner will be a $50 cash prize and a chance to participate in the grand finale competition, “Talent of the Year”, in June.


Live By Request with Kathy Kosins at WTA’s Gateway

Vocalist Kathy Kosins is an ASCAP award winning songwriter, record producer and recognized modern abstractionist painter. Her evening is called “Live by Request” with the audience’s favorites as the line-up. This once in a lifetime performance will be on Saturday, April 26 at 8:00pm at WTA’s Gateway, 329 West Main Street in downtown Waynesboro.


John Tracy returns to WTA’s Gateway

John Tracy returns to WTA’s Gateway accompanied by the musical talents of Richard Adams. John invites the audience on a musical journey to discover the true treasures in life. Not only will he move your feet with his delightful melodies, but he will move your spirit with his infectious passion for life.


Special screening of the film ‘A Band Called Death’ at WTA’s Gateway

WTA’s Gateway will present the documentary film, ‘A Band Called Death’ by Waynesboro’s own Jeff Howlett, co-director, and scored by Sam Retzer.


Ukulele/bass duo featured at April River City Radio Hour

The Friday, April 18th River City Radio Hour will mark the first appearance of Frets & Fingers on the Radio Hour and another chapter of Basic City Boys.


Clann Mhor reveals update on Crozet Tunnel research

Returning for the third time, members of the Clann Mhor Organization of researchers who are studying the history of the Blue Ridge Railroad in Central Virginia will give an update on their archaeology work on the Crozet Tunnel and other building of the railroad.


A Night of Magic at WTA’s Gateway

Master Magician Peter Monticup will host an evening of prestidigitation by professional magicians. Illusions, mind-reading, transformations and teleportation will all be performed by an all-star cast. This evening of wonder and amazement is family friendly and will be Saturday, April 12th at 7:30 pm at WTA’s Gateway, 329 West Main in downtown Waynesboro.


Ash Breeze Band at WTA’s Gateway

Formerly known as the Smith Family Band, the Ash Breeze Band is led by father Allen and consists of daughter and powerhouse singer Nellie, 15, and three sons, Corey, 17, Luke, 13, and Eli, 11.


Spring Spectacular at the Richard Adams Variety Show in Waynesboro

No one can fault Richard Adams for failing to make the most imaginative combinations for his monthly Variety Show. “You get your money’s worth in the first five minutes and the rest is free,” said one loyal patron.


Gabby Haze to perform Saturday at WTA’s Gateway

The popular musical group Gabby Haze returns to WTA’s Gateway on Saturday, April 5 with their mix of musical genres. After their first appearance in December of 2011, the fans keep asking for them to return.


Open Mic Talent Night at WTA’s Gateway

WTA’s Gateway will host the seventh round of the Open Mic Talent Night Competition on Thursday, April 3rd at 7:00 pm. The prize for the winner will be a $50 cash prize and a chance to participate in the final competition in June.


Bluegrass Night at WTA’s Gateway

WTA’s Gateway presents an evening devoted exclusively to traditional bluegrass music on Friday, March 28. Back by popular demand is Blue Mountain Sunrise. The performance will begin at 8 pm at 329 West Main in Downtown Waynesboro.


Too Human returns to WTA’s Gateway stage

Boenel Records recording artists, Too Human with Ellen Schwartz and Roger Bruno, will return to WTA’s Gateway onSaturday, March 15 at 8:00pm. The trio plays extensively across the United States and will share their jazz repertory at the Wayne Theatre Alliance’s Gateway.


Bluegrass, Singers and Writers at Richard Adams Variety Show

As always Richard Adams has gathered an eclectic array of talent for his March Variety Show. Bluegrass and old-time music from Bourbon Barrel Congress, singer/songwriter Jake Sweet, actress/writer Rosemarie Harper with Lauren Ernst, and Collin Wheeler, the puppet man.


Sixth Talent Night Competition at WTA’s Gateway

WTA’s Gateway will host the sixth round of the Open Mic Talent Night Competition on Thursday, March 6 at 7:00 pm. The prize for the winner will be a $50 cash prize and a chance to participate in the final competition in June.