Category: Java Jive

There’s a bug in the system

Our apologies for the different look. A database glitch caused problems with the layout we were using for Blue Ridge Muse and we had to go to a default template until we figure out the problem. Hopefully, the situation will be be resolved soon. Update: We’re almost there. Just a little while longer.

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When sexual orientation no longer matters

Of the many last-minute pieces of legislation passed by the Congress in the “lame duck” session following the mid-term elections the one of the most historical significance may be repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” rule that allowed the U.S. military to ban military personnel who open admitted being gay. The ban on homosexuals

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Java Jive

Bad news for Floyd coffee lovers

Floyd’s popular coffee shop, Cafe del Sol, closes for the entire month of February, starting Monday. A sign on the door of the establishment in the Winter Sun building on South Locust Street announces the closing, leaving caffeine-addicted Floyd Countians one less place to feed their habit or warm up on cold February mornings. The

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Santa Claus didn’t come to town

Snow may bring visions of a White Christmas but Saturday’s storm proved too much for organizers of Floyd’s annual Christmas parade Sunday as weather forced postponement of the event until next Sunday (Dec. 13).

Today, at least, Santa Claus is not coming to town.

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Snow job

As snows go, Saturday’s storm was a hit or miss situation. Some areas of Floyd County got about an inch, others got more. We got 3-4 inches at Chateau Thompson and even that ran in bands. High winds late in the afternoon and early evening caused some drifting. Sub-freezing temperatures hardened the slush into rock-like

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Five years

Five years ago today, Amy and I signed on the dotted line and bought what we fully expect to be the last home we ever own — our current residence in Floyd County. Five days earlier, we closed on the sale of our condo in Arlington County — our domicile for the previous 23 years.

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Where there’s no smoke, there’s still ire

Starting today, one question you will no longer hear when walking into most restaurants in the Old Dominion is “smoking or non-smoking?” A smoking ban in restaurants and bars takes effect in Virginia today and those who must puff while they smoke or drink must go outside, sit in an outside dining area and find

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Remembering 9/11

I originally produced this video for the first anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, using available news and independent footage. Today seemed a good time to post it again.

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Atticus Stovall

Shot this video of young Floyd bluesman Atticus Stovall performing at Cafe del Sol some time ago and thought I had uploaded it previously.  Enjoy the music.

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