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Fort Verde Day October 12 & 13, 2013

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  Fort Verde State Historic Park celebrates Fort Verde Days with a flag-raising and lowering ceremony, living history presentations with the Buffalo Soldiers and Indian Wars period re-enactors, special presentations, a fashion show, cavalry drills and a vintage baseball game. Catch a glimpse of the past, while celebrating Fort Verde Days.Schedule subject to change. Saturday, […]

Virginia State Parks offer volunteer opportunities for National Day of Service and Remembrance

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    (RICHMOND) – Americans will commemorate the 12th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks as a National Day of Service and Remembrance on and around Sept. 11. All 36 Virginia State Parks will offer volunteer opportunities between Sept. 7 and 11. Virginia State Parks are managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.   Service projects […]

A Great Week in St Augustine, September 3 2013

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         September 3, 2013 Tuesday - Sunday : September 3 – 8 Ordinary People - This exhibit is a colorful, folksy presentation featuring some of St. Augustine’s first colonists. The exhibit is open daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the St. Augustine Visitor Information Center, 10 Castillo Dr. www.StAugustine-450.com Great White Shark 3D and Tornado Alley 3D at the […]

SPIRITS AND HEADHUNTERS: ART OF THE PACIFIC ISLANDS

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  Experience exquisite masterpieces and dynamic objects from the vast and diverse Pacific Islands in this special exhibition guest curated by Chris Rainier. Photographer Chris Rainier guest curates this exhibition of art from the South Pacific. Spanning the geographic region collectively referred to as Oceania, this comprehensive exhibition highlights masterworks from the three cultural regions of Micronesia, […]

International Observe the Moon Night is October 12th, 2013

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  International Observe the Moon Night is October 12th, 2013 The Bartram Trail Branch Library is partnering with the Northeast Florida Astronomical Society to present an evening of viewing the moon and learning about astronomy. International Observe the Moon Night is Saturday, October 12th and NEFAS will be at the library from 7:30 to 9:30 […]

This Week in St Augustine August 19, 2013

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       August 19, 2013 Monday - Sunday: August 19-25 4th Annual Nature & Wildlife Exhibit - This stunning exhibition features landscapes, floral, marine life, birds, plant life and more. The St. Augustine Art Association Gallery in St. Augustine is open Tuesday - Saturday, noon – 4 p.m. and Sunday 2 – 5 p.m. through August 31. Admission is free. 11 Marine St. 904-824-2310. www.staaa.org   Ordinary People - This exhibit is a colorful, folksy […]

The Crossing

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    While walking, wading and casting on Saturday,  down the Gallatin River, a Few Bighorn Sheep decided they needed to cross just up river from me.  Here a few photos of the crossing.                   Source: Road Trekin Adventures/

Soft Hackle Ant, the Fall Backup Fly

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          Soft Hackle Ant in a size 14 – 18 tied on a dry fly hook, is one of my favorites.  It is tied several different ways.  I like a red butt and sometimes a red center or both.  It is also tied with either chartreuse  dyed partridge or natural.   The […]

Plains Indian Beadwork and Regalia from the Anthropology Collection

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                                  This is the latest in a series of exhibits featuring seldom-seen highlights from the Anthropology collections. Two rare items featured are a Lakota Winter Count depicting significant events in the years 1798-99 through 1904–05, and a unique Cheyenne […]

Virginia State Parks’ New River Trail Challenge to be held Sept. 21

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    (RICHMOND) – After record setting attendance in 2012, the New River Trail Challenge returns for the 11th running on Sept. 21, 2013. Last year, the unique triathlon drew 167 participants from eight states and the District of Columbia. Athletes bike 40 miles, kayak 12 miles and run 13.1 miles along southwest Virginia’s 57-mile-long […]