Monday, June 29, 2009

Book Signing at Barnes & Noble Charlottesville

For folks on the "other side" of the mountain, we are having a signing for Images of America: Waynesboro on Saturday July 11th from 1-3 p.m. at the Charlottesville Barnes & Noble in the Barracks Road Shopping Center on Emmet Street. Would love to see you there!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Museum Program Today!

Just a reminder that Cortney and I will be at the Waynesboro Heritage Museum today at 3 p.m. to present a Powerpoint talk about Images of America: Waynesboro. The talk is free and open to the public. Hope to see you!

- Beth

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Then and Now - Presbyterian Church and News Virginian

At the top of Main Street Hill sits a beige brick building that is now empty. This building, in its various incarnations, has served as a Presbyterian Church (seen here on left; built between 1874 and finished in 1878, then vacated in 1912), the Star Theater, and finally the News Virginian (see here on right.) The News Virginian moved to its current 544 W. Main Street address in 2005.

We'd love to know what happened to the old steeple.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Launch a Success

The book launch for Images of America: Waynesboro went better than we could have even hoped. For two afternoons, hosted by the wonderful Stone Soup Books, we signed books, chatted with fellow Waynesboroians and sold out of all the books, catching ourselves and the bookstore by surprise! Happily, there were copies at Ben Franklin and Rocking R Hardware that some folks were able to run and get so we could sign them.
Thanks so much to Mary Katharine Froehlich, Emily Hancock and all the hard-working family of folks at Stone Soup Books who made this event a huge success and thanks to everyone who came by on Friday & Saturday. We had a great time talking to you all and catching up with old friends. Cortney's colorful print of Mrs. Teas' Tavern was also a hit!

For anyone who wasn't able to make it, don't forget, we have a program at the Waynesboro Heritage Museum on Sunday, June 28th at 3 p.m. Books and prints are available there, too. More about that later.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Book Launch Tomorrow!

Hey All!

Please join us at Stone Soup Books & Cafe tomorrow from 3-5 p.m. or Saturday from 1-3 p.m. for our book launch of Images of America: Waynesboro. We'd love to see you!

And one lucky person who purchases a book tomorrow will win a signed, matted print of Cortney's artist conception of Mrs. Teas' Tavern, the establishment around which the community of Teasville and then the town of Waynesboro grew. Above is a sneak peek of the print.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Images of America: Waynesboro featured in Staunton News Leader Article Today

Today, the News Leader of Staunton features an article about Images of America: Waynesboro, how it was written, and our feelings about history and Waynesboro. Check it out!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Soap Box Racers Sing This Song, Do-Dah, Do-Dah!

Waynesboro’s first Soap Box Derby was held on May 23, 1961, with the cars running down Main Street Hill. At that time, only boys were allowed to participate. The 2009 Blue Ridge Soap Box Derby Classic was held on May 30 on the same Main Street Hill.

While occasionally threatening rain, the weather held and the race ran all morning and afternoon.

Racers hit speeds close to 30 mph. Holding steady, the goal was to reach the finish line ahead of the other driver and not run into the hay bales lining the street.

Winners of the race will move on to Akron, Ohio and the All American Soap Box Derby in July.

Winners of the 2009 Blue Ridge Soap Box Derby Classic are:

Suburban Stock Car Division: Drew White, Metro Stock Car Division: Kyleigh Myhre, Suburban Super Stock Car Division: Joe Kaminski, Metro Super Stock Car Division: Johnny Wheaton