Adults can experience Rock Eagle 4-H Center Saturday, Aug. 21 during a special Rock Eagle Adult Learning session. During this REAL session, adults can learn about the history of the Rock Eagle Mound and the Little Rock Eagle.The session is set to begin at 9:30 a.m. at Rock Eagle 4-H Center’s Natural History Museum. A fee of $10 will provide transportation to the effigies, light snacks and admission to the museum. To register for this session of REAL, call Matt Hammons at (706) 484-2862 or email him at [email protected] To learn more about Rock Eagle’s environmental education program, visit the website www.rockeagle4h.org.
No matter what kind of terrain you’re looking to ride, stop by Roanoke Mountain Adventures for bike rentals while you are in town. Or rent a kayak, tube, standup paddleboard, or crash pad for a different mountain adventure. Downshift Bikes & Brews is your one stop shop for all things bikes, coffee, and beer in Downtown Roanoke. They recently started offering e-bike rentals for those looking to get around the city. Parkway Brewing Company, photo by Sam Dean, courtesy of Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge After a full day of riding, visit Downtown Salem to kick back, relax, and try some local craft brews. Located just off Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail, Parkway Brewing Company offers a rotating selection of beers brewed and bottled right in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. There’s a little bit of history in every glass at Olde Salem Brewing Company and something for every beer drinker to enjoy, particularly those with a penchant for sours. DCIM\100MEDIA\DJI_0035.JPG Mill Mountain Overlook, photo by Sam Dean, courtesy of Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, discover nine miles of trails by the Roanoke River at Explore Park. While you’re there, check out additional paddling, camping, and ziplining opportunities for a full day of adventure. If you’re looking to explore the whole area, the Roanoke Valley Greenways offer more than 30 miles of paved trails connecting public parks, the river, and downtown destinations. VisitVBR.com Start off at Mill Mountain Park in Roanoke’s city limits, one of the best urban parks in the country. Make sure to view the iconic Roanoke Star while you’re at the top before riding ten miles of intermediate and advanced trails down the mountain. Beginners will enjoy exploring Franklin County’s Waid Recreation Park, including several ADA accessible trails, winding paths along the Pigg River, and a jump line trail. Take your riding to the next level at Falling Creek Park with a skills loop and pump track to hone your technique. Carvins Cove Mountain Biking Trail, photo by Sam Dean, courtesy of Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge Find an adventure that fits your speed when you visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge, the only IMBA Silver-Level Ride Center on the East Coast. With over 400 miles of mountain biking trails, riders of all abilities can experience America’s East Coast Mountain Biking Capital. Cover photo: Carvins Cove, photo by Sam Dean, courtesy of Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge VisitSalemVA.com You could spend a few days riding the multi-use, singletrack trails at Carvins Cove. Less than ten miles from Downtown Salem, there are more than 60 miles of fire roads, cross county singletrack, and downhill trails to keep you entertained. For some backcountry riding, head to North Mountain in the Jefferson National Forest. Known locally as “Dragon’s Back,” ride the ridge of the mountain on challenging singletrack. read more
U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attended the College Football Championship game in New Orleans on Monday, with LSU and Clemson set to face off. Trump and the First Lady Melania Trump were cheered by the crowd as they walked onto the field of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and stood for the national anthem.President Trump was met with chants of “USA” at the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday https://t.co/4HmN2A10Vv— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) January 14, 2020 LSU took down Clemson 42-25. LSU finishes the season 15-and-0 and claims its first national title since 2007. President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump were greated with cheers and chants of USA and left before the end. LSU fans are not only celebrating their College Football Playoff National Championship Game victory, they’re also trolling Clemson fans with an online fundraiser aimed at helping the South Carolina school buy a better looking mascot costume. The head is tiny….A tale of two Tigers: How Clemson and LSU got their mascots https://t.co/RTuZMiUEwt— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 13, 2020 Images of the two school’s mascots flooded social media last night as fans seemed to favor the outfit worn by LSU’s Mike the Tiger when compared against the duds of Clemson’s mascot, which is simply known as The Tiger.read more
STATE CHAMPS—The Penn Hills girls 400-meter relay team (shown after winning the Baldwin Invitational) from left: Deshaun Squires, Christina Roberson, Paige Fields and Iman Wilkerson, won the PIAA AAA 400-meter relay with a time of 47.37. These four girls and teammate Jordan Lee racked up 48 points to win the PIAA Girls AAA team championship at Shippensburg University, May 29. Wilkerson finished third in the 100-meter dash and second in the 200-meter dash. Wilkerson, Squires, Roberson and Lee won the 1600-meter relay and set a new state record with a time of 3:46.31. Penn Hills becomes the first team from the WPIAL to win the team title in AAA.