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Tank Museum Leaving Blairs for Ohio

Tank Museum Leaving Blairs

Source:  Go Dan River (Image: Patti Okeefe) The American Armoured Foundation’s tank museum will soon be leaving the Dan River Region and heading to Ohio. Jamie Shaffner, AAF’s public relations officer, said the museum’s founder, William Gasser, had been looking for a new home for the Blairs museum for quite some time and approached him […]

South Boston’s Prizery to Present Hairspray and Les Miserables

The Prizery Summer Shows 2014

  Source:  Go Dan River (Image:  Hairspray Cast Members)   The fifth season of The Prizery of South Boston’s Summer Theatre will present two blockbuster hits: “Hairspray” and “Les Miserables.” For more information, please visit The Prizery.

TheatreWorks Community Players Celebrate 10 Years, Announce 2014-2015 Season

TheatreWorks Logo

In 2004 TheatreWorks was just a group of people who thought it would be fun to put on a show! Ten years and 26 productions later, TWCP offers more than terrific theatre — the Black Box Theatre is a great place for friends to get together either onstage or in the audience and enjoy the […]

Entrepreneurs Complete Business Program

Source:  Work It, SoVa Five entrepreneurs in Martinsville-Henry County have graduated from the SmartSTART program offered through Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation’s Small, Minority & Entrepreneurial Division. Graduates of the 2014 SmartSTART program are Britta Crenshaw (Southern Roots Salon), Deana Ferguson (Finish 1st Motorsports), LaDonna Hairston (Performance 276), Brooks Jones (Performance 276) and Shirley Williams […]

Plus-Size Fashion Store Opens in Danville

Sylvia's Plus-Size Fashions Image

Source:  Work It, SoVa  (Image:  Patti Okeefe/Work It, SoVa) Sylvia’s Fashions carries plus-sized clothing. With the closing of Lane Bryant in the Danville Mall earlier this year, Fuller said the timing was right. Fuller opened her store in May. “Lane Bryant was Danville’s plus-size store,” explained Fuller, “when they closed, I saw a real need […]

Things to Do in Virginia… And Beyond

SoVaRTA has an ever-growing list of events, but cannot even come close to including everything!  Check out the following links for even more Things to Do in Virginia.   Virginia Outdoors eNewsletter, Summer 2014 (Online Version) Blue Ridge Parkway (Virginia.org) Summer Festivals (Virginia.org) Little Theatre Plans “The Boys Next Door” for June (Go Dan Rriver) Lions, […]

Noteworthy Regional News

  Roanoke Chef Wins Top Prize on Food Network Show (The Burg) South Boston Hotel Earns Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence (Work It, SoVa) Historic Virginia Plantation Heads Back to Market (The News & Advance, Lynchburg) Film About Lynchburg Battle to Air Next Week – Thursday, June 5, 2014 (The News & Advance, Lynchburg) Danville’s First […]

Jake’s on Main Snags Top Honor for Second Year

Jake's on Main Wins Award

Source:  Work It, SoVa  (Image: Jake’s on Main)   For the second year in a row, Jake’s on Main has earned a top honor in the travel world. Recently the downtown Danville restaurant received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. “Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence two years in a row is a true source […]

Artisan Center of Virginia Announces Development of the Artisan Trail Network in Page County, VA

Artisan Center Trail, Page County, VA

SOURCE:   Page County, VA - The Artisans Center of Virginia (ACV), in partnership with community members and organizations announces the initiation of the development of the Artisan Trail Network program in Page County, VA. The Artisans Center of Virginia, together with a management team of local artisan-related (arts & agriculture), hospitality and cultural businesses, will […]

Governor McAuliffe to Speak at Meeting in Danville on May 27, 2014

Source: Go Dan River Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe will speak at a business and community meeting on Tuesday, May 27, at 11:30 a.m. at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research in Danville. The meeting with the governor is open to the public, but reservations are requested by contacting the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of […]

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