Music & Arts

  • Singing Valentines

    By Peter Sawyer

    Intern Writer

        In 1994, around 10 singers from Roanoke got together to form the Smith Mountain Lake Harmeneers chorus.  They were chartered by the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, now simply called the Barbershop Harmony Society.  The Barbershop Harmony Society’s motto is, “To keep America singing.”

  • Community Events

    Sign-ups and notices

    For information of events and activities at area churches, see the church news section in this week's paper.
    Antique Course

  • Art at the orchard

    Gross’ Orchard now features an artists’ village.

        It’s just down the road from the orchard’s sales area and signs point you to it. Ronnie Gross, who along with his father, Walter Gross, run the orchard said that they started construction in June. It consists of some small buildings providing sheltered spaces for local artists to display and sell their work. There is also space where tents can be set up.
        It’s called “Artists’ Village by the Stream.”

  • Bedford Friends of Library host Angela Easterling with Brandon Turner in concert

        Join the Friends of the Bedford Public Library, Inc. on, Saturday, Aug. 14, at 7:30 p.m. as they host Angela Esterling in concert. The concert held in the Bedford Room of Bedford Central Library is open to the public, with a suggested donation of $10 per person collected at the door. For more information call 540-586-8911 or visit www.friendsofbedfordlibrary.org.