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Slowly but surely, S&B is transferring its articles from the old format to a new Content Management System (CMS). They include those about the Blue Ridge Mountain's past and that of the remainder of Jefferson County, too (and Beyond). Users may add articles of interest. All that's required is to request status as CMS editors. Remember, S&B is a community website, NOT Scientific American, and those submitting don't have to be pros in the writing game. We'll be delighted to show you how!...
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How our website, Shannondale and Beyond, came into being.
The Grand Old Clubhouse 1959 In the Winter of 2002, some former members of Shannondale Community Club came up with the idea of creating a website through which we could reconnect with others and share memories of the halcyon days of our youth. It was (and is) of great interest to us to preserve those wonderful times and the spirit we created and shared at the Club all those years ago. We felt the memories we created back then were too precious to lose to time. This site was created as a...
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Lake Shannondale's Construction 1964-1966 The photos below are part of a book dedicated to Charles M. Johnson, Shannondale's developer, by Granville (Pete) Cave. Pete devoted an extraordinary amount of time and energy to make a record that is both fascinating and historical. And he did it with a Kodak Instamatic camera and a pair of scissors. In this day of digital pix and photo shop his job would have been SO much easier. 1966, it was the largest, privately owned lake in West Virginia. It...
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A poignant tale. I'll relate it primarily in photos Rufi, The Ruby Throated Hummingbird One of our website's members, "9933", came upon a Hummer Tuesday morning, April 24, 2012. This elegant bird had apparently recently flown into a window. The little fellow was barely alive. The situation was aggravated by unseasonably cold weather, a frost, this late in April Our only species of Hummingbird in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, the Hummer had traveled up to 2000 miles just a...
He's making a list and checking it twice Welcome to your Mountain Community Center's Christmas Celebration Wishing you Note: Clicking on some images below will bring back larger views Christmas celebrations at the MCC wouldn't be complete without that visitor from the North Pole Santa is a aficionado of good music and was pleased to see that the MCC's Great Room was filled with music of the season provided by a quartet from the Charles Washington Symphony Orchestra (CWSO). See more about...
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Shannondale and Beyond's "Tales From The 'Dale" by Renown Cartoonist, Davdu (Click the Pics for a Larger View & read panels from the bottom to the top) Introducing Captain Lazer Flash
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One of the best shows in the County every year See a photo album from 2010 HERE For example Exciting Rides Politicians FOOD Garden Bounty Animals AND MORE! This article was originally published in forum thread: Jefferson County Fair PHOTOS-Post 'em Here started by Willis View original post
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A hard fought contest came to a conclusion with the melting of the last appreciable snowfall of Winter, March 25th. The contestants, while few in number, were able to wow S&B viewers with their artistic talents. Behold the masterpieces below. shadowplay toberah matthew_a gottwins0209 Ally Tinkler Spencer And last-but certainly NOT least Liz's entries A-F AND All the entries have their own special attributes. The one very special characteristic is the graciousness...
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A project by the Blue Ridge Watershed Coalition (BRWC) This project was made possible with a grant from the West Virginia Stream Partners Program The demonstration project was part of a larger effort designed to capture the first inch of rainfall and slow and filter as much of the water as possible from the land around the Mountain Community Center (MCC) by: Capturing rain from the rear roof and storing it in a cistern for irrigation and as an additional source of water for fire...
The U.S. Geological Survey and Its W. V. Shenandoah River Sampling Program Or... What are those guys doing on the Shenandoah River Bridge? What started out as curiosity has become a pretty neat account of the goings-on we see occasionally on the Old Rt 9 (now Rt 115) Shenandoah River bridge. We had stopped by a few weeks ago in the midst of a Spring shower to ask about the activities that seemed to be about measurements of our river. We posted a short blurb on the forum HERE that provided a...
Testing the Blue Ridge's streams and the Shenandoah's waters... Prologue The Blue Ridge Watershed Coalition (BRWC) has undertaken an ambitious project to collect empirical data about our Mountain's streams and Jefferson County's portion of the Shenandoah River's contributions of various chemical and physical components to the Chesapeake bay. Presently, the only data available is estimated and based on computer generated models. Perhaps the best way to introduce the program would be with...
YAY! The Spring festival held on Saturday, March 23, 2013 was a resounding success. We've put together an article in part to show others what fun can be had at the Blue Ridge's Mountain Community Center (MCC) and also to thank to vendors and participants who helped us put on the show. We'd encourage others with photos, videos, and other "stuff" to contact us so we can add them to our tale. If you want to add information, you can comment at the tail end of the presentation. By clicking on...
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The holiday season on the Blue Ridge Mountain is going full throttle. We present the Mountain Community Center's (MCC) contribution to the celebration of the Christmas spirit. (remember that most of the images below are linked to larger versions for your viewing pleasure) The center wants to thank Santa for reprising his role again this year. He brought smiles to many children and adults at the MCC's holiday event. The line of expectant children and their parents extending into the entry...
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Some results, pics are linked below: Shadowplay reports that the historic area and the path to the that beautiful spot has been mowed and the area is ready for another fun visit on Sunday. We'll meet at the parking lot at the end of Shannondale Springs road at 2PM. It'll be a short visit-for those who can't manage the hike, we're taking a few vehicles back. It'll be a great opportunity to visit with wildflowers in bloom, a beautiful sunny day and mild temperatures. Peeps are welcomed to...
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