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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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So, I finally was able to coordinate with my friend and arrange a visit to the summit of Lover's Leap. The view was simply breathtaking. The first two images show the panorama of the north side of the horseshoe. The top image of the first set was taken ca 1903 for a brochure promoting the second incarnation of the springs. The bottom was taken earlier this evening. They match up pretty well. As usual click the pics for a larger view. The top image of the second set was the Burton engraving...
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The Once World Renown Shannondale Springs A Virtual Tour Howe's 1845 Lithograph of the Springs Follow the link below to a virtual tour of Shannondale Springs. The Jefferson County Museum, Historical Society and the Jefferson County Landmarks Commission were instrumental in providing guidance and information that make this show an exciting adventure. It's the perfect way to visit the Springs before setting out on a journey in real life. ENJOY THE TOUR HERE Who Knew? That there was a...
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Welcome To The Friends Of Shannondale Springsor FOSS (a West Virginia 501c3 nonprofit corporation) FOSS, or The Friends of Shannondale Springs, was born from the idea of Bill Hartgroves, a dedicated and concerned conservationist and citizen, who perceived the need to preserve the historic site of the once world renowned spa and resort. The group was organized in the early 1990's and was comprised of folks with the same ideals as Bill's. The organization was a loose knit crowd of volunteers...
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Be a Sponsor - Support Your Local Website Shannondale and Beyond, as a 501c3 WV nonprofit tax exempt corporation, accepts donations from sponsors who wish to be featured on our website and forums. Their largess allows S&B to continue "broadcasting" what is arguably the best community website on the East Coast. While the forum software supports free classified advertising for domestic ads, there are advantages to business sponsorship, including: Sharing our top rankings in all the most...
From JUST JEFFERSON TODAY - OCTOBER 12, 2010 YOUR FIRST NEWS SOURCE SEE YOUTUBE VIDEO(S) OF THE BEST ALL-COUNTY-CANDIDATES' FORUM FOR NOV. 2 You will get a better sense of all the candidates from this forum, sponsored by the NAACP, than from all the pieces of paper in your mailbox. This was held Monday night at St. Philips Church on Lawrence Street in Charles Town. - Jim Surkamp NAACP Forum - 1 View: [MEDIA=youtube]c9NBDMLDg58[/MEDIA] [i][size=2][url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9NBDMLDg58]View: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9NBDMLDg58[/url][/size][/i] Introduction by George Rutherford,...
This article was originally published in forum thread: What We've Learned from the Recent Snowstorm, started 12/21/2009... @millers1 had it right in another thread. Some veterans of mountain life got lazy, lulled into complacency by 6 years of easy going Winters. Some new arrivals (those arriving after the last big snow-36"- in February of 2003) were clueless as to what precautions/steps should be taken when a storm approaches. We were lucky this time. 22-24" is mild by past standards,...
Gypsy Moths in Action-Had Your Dinner, Yet? I say this every year that passes w/o an attack by those voracious critters: If you haven't experienced a full fledged Gypsy Moth assault, a description won't do it justice. I do have a slide show w/ pics from past years. It might look nasty, but in the 1990's you had to BBQ with an umbrella over the grill to keep Caterpillar crap off the food. Frass, which is the scientific term for the greenish brown crap, fell from the treetops like a raindrops...
Notice: 2011 Stinkbug threads have been merged into this odoriferous topic The Definitive STINKBUG Primer: Courtesy of the Audubon Society (PVAS) Many of you have asked for documents presented at the stink bug lecture by Dr. Tracy Leskey on Wednesday, February 9th. She has generously agreed to let us post the "Biology of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug" powerpoint and a copy of the Pyramid Trap Construction" details. Thanks for joining us at the lecture, and many thanks to Dr. Leskey...
The Blue Ridge Mountain Watersheds in Jefferson County, WV Showing the sub-watersheds of the western slope of the Blue Ridge mountain in Jefferson County, WV, this map was made possible by the county's Water Advisory Committee (WAC), the largess of the County Commission and a grant from the WV Department of Health and Human Services. The artwork was executed by U.S. Country Wildflowers' artist/owner Roxanne Shields. The Blue Ridge Watershed Coalition is working with WAC to place the sign...
Living on our Blue Ridge mountain never runs short of surprises, eccentricities and challenges. Some time ago, members of Shannondale and Beyond compiled a list of these peculiarities. It's been buried in the S&B database and we thought it was worthy of a place as an article in our CMS. You Know You Live On Our Blue Ridge Mountain when/if/because: the flying insects cast shadows across your deck you have bigger things to worry about than rats after your trash your garden grows headless...
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