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Biltmore Candlelight Christmas Packages

December 1 2017 – January 6, 2018

Biltmore House greets you with the soft glow of luminaries and holiday lights on a towering Norway spruce. Inside, thousands of ornaments on dozens of Christmas trees reflect the flicker of candlelight, firelight, and twinkle lights. 97 more words

Travel Leisure

Ken's 10: New Pieces for HS Concert Band

by Ken Tilger, Band Education Specialist –

The first Ken’s 10 post featured my 10 favorite new titles from our 2017 Signature Selections for Young Band… 848 more words

Staff Picks

The First Snow of the Season

A surprisingly early December snowfall dumped over half a foot in the valley, and was almost continuous for over a day. That’s the longest period of snow I’ve seen since coming here eight years ago. 39 more words

Blue Ridge Mountains

It's been a while!

Life gets in the way sometimes, doesn’t it? Okay, a few housekeeping items: I’ve finally started a trip catalog that you might find useful; however, these won’t feature NC at all because they are itineraries of the various backpacking trips we’ve done out West. 752 more words

Black Balsam Knob

Virginia's Mountains

Today is International Mountain Day–which calls for a few highlights of the beautiful mountains in and around our beloved Harrisonburg! We are truly blessed to live surrounded by mountains in the Shenandoah Valley. 126 more words

Campus Life

First snow of the season and on being indispensable

It began gently before sunrise on Saturday morning, a cold, steady flow of fine flakes—the season’s first snow. I let Freya out to do her business and bark at the deer foraging in the forest. 339 more words

Nature