Tom Hickey, candidate for the House of Delegates in Virginia’s 59th District, will be hosting a meet and greet event from noon to 2 p.m. Jan. 20. Hickey will be at Baines Books & Coffee located at 205 Main Street in Appomattox. Then from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Jan. 20, Hickey will be at Rap…

Any high school or home school senior graduating in the spring of 2019, and whose primary residence is served by Central Virginia Electric Cooperative, is eligible to apply for a $1,000 scholarship to be applied to a two- or four-year college or trade school. The online application is posted…

Rockfish River Valley Writers Contest is open for submissions of narrative short stories, tales and poetry. Contest opened Jan. 15 and closes May 30. The contest seeks a minimum of fifty (50) email, or personal mail, contest entries.

Piedmont Virginia Community College President Frank Friedman announced on Tuesday a transformative gift from Dorothy Batten in support of the Network2Work program at PVCC. Ms. Batten has made a financial commitment that will result in the Network2Work program receiving $1.35 million over the…

Youth who exhibited beef cattle, sheep, meat goats or swine in the 2018 State Fair of Virginia 4-H and FFA youth livestock program are eligible to apply for 12 scholarships offered by the State Fair. Additionally, two other scholarships — worth a total of $3,500 — are available for any youth…

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More than 50 Nelson County residents of all ages gathered in the cold at the intersection of Front and Main streets in Lovingston last Friday night to watch Santa Claus light the town’s Christmas tree.

Second Stage Amherst, an organization dedicated to providing a place for education, entertainment, and cultural enrichment, invites community members to swing into 2019 ahead of the crowd by attending “Swing’s the Rage @ Second Stage.”

Unity in Community, a local nonprofit focused on helping those in need in Nelson County, sponsored an annual Community Fellowship Luncheon on Dec. 5 at Oak Hill Baptist Church in Roseland.

On Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. the Nelson County School Board will hold its monthly meeting in the Alpha Wing of Nelson County High School in Lovingston.

Piedmont Virginia Community College’s Visual Arts Department will hold its 12th annual “Let There Be Light” outdoor art exhibition from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 7, at the V. Earl Dickinson Building on PVCC’s Main Campus in Charlottesville.

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The Endstation Theatre Company is enhancing and expanding its apprentice program after being awarded one of four annual grants from the Southeastern Theatre Conference. Endstation won a staffing development matching grant from the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) this month.

The Nelson County Wellness Alliance (NCWA) is conducting a community survey regarding substance abuse and mental health support services in Nelson County. It is an anonymous online survey. The information will guide the alliance on new initiatives.

The Jefferson-Madison Regional Library has chosen “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane” by Lisa See for its next Same Page community read, which will be held in March 2019. Same Page will kick off March 2 with free copies of the book available at all JMRL branches. 

The Rockfish River Community Center is holding its monthly “Pancake Breakfast” at the Rockfish River Community Center, 190 Rockfish School Lane, Afton Dec. 1. The breakfast will be prepared by volunteers from the community center and The Well of Nelson and will be served from 8:30 a.m. to 10…

This holiday season Nelson County Community Orchestra is presenting its second annual Holiday Jubilee with a variety of holiday favorites including Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker played by an ever-expanding orchestra and led by Music Director Michael Tyree, according to a news release from the orchestra.

Rockfish Valley native Wayne Drumheller will sign and discuss his books “A Rockfish Valley Poet and His Camera” and “Blue Mountain Highway Home,” for the “Rockfish Gang,” a group of former Rockfish Elementary School classmates, guests and friends at the Rockfish Valley Community Center durin…

The annual Nelson County High School Talent Show and spaghetti supper will be held Friday. Meaghan Schray will provide a spaghetti supper from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with proceeds benefitting the foreign language trip abroad next spring. The dinner will be $10.

A free Veterans Benefits Legal Clinic to be held at UVA School of Law, 580 Massie Road, Charlottesville from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 12.

Piedmont Virginia Community College Board will meet at 4 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Technology Wing of the Main Building, room M814 (W.A. Pace Board Room), on PVCC’s Main Campus in Charlottesville.

The Virginia Four Wheel Drive Association was called upon to assist Emergency Services in the wake of Hurricane Florence, so its 2018 Annual Trail Ride, originally scheduled for Sept. 14 to 15 was held Oct. 26 to 27 at Oak Ridge Estate. Despite the rescheduling, 198 out of 200 openings for J…

On Nov. 15, the Nelson County Rotary Club will host Gary Strong as a guest speaker to discuss, “Emergency Preparedness, Communication, and Response.” The event is open to the public and will start at 7:15 a.m. with breakfast provided for attendees. The event will be held in the auditorium of…

Women now have greater access to same-day mental health support as The Women’s Initiative expands its number of weekly free walk-in clinic hours. The expansion includes new Friday morning walk-in clinics from 10 a.m. to noon as well as new evening hours on Mondays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Durin…

The Nelson County Wellness Alliance is hosting a free, public event at the Nelson Memorial Library, 8521 Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 8. This event is a community conversation on substance use, addiction, and other behavioral issues impacting the Nelson Count…

The 18th Annual “Rockfish Nights” gala is Nov. 10 at Rockfish Valley Community Center in Afton. Doors, gaming, and auction open at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. and gaming and the auction will be from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

A new scholarship to provide financial assistance to students enrolled in Piedmont Virginia Community College’s Early Childhood Education Program has been established in memory of the late Julia Broome. The Julia R. Broome Endowed Scholarship will be awarded annually and was established by h…

Jesse Rutherford, Nelson County Board of Supervisors East District representative, will host a Lovingston Stakeholder meeting at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at The Well, 7995 Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston.

Local American Legion will organize a squadron of the Sons of the American Legion in Nelson County. The Rev. E. Clarence Purdue Sr., American Legion Post 17, serving Nelson County, is headquartered in Shipman. American Legion Post 17 is responsible for a number of different tasks including p…

The office of Congressman Tom Garrett invites all middle and high school students who live in Virginia’s Fifth District to participate in the 2018 Congressional App Challenge. Participants may register independently or in a team of four. The winner of the challenge will be announced in Decem…

The Friends of Nelson, a group dedicated to protecting property rights, property values, and the environment for all citizens of Nelson County, will hold a public meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 30 at Rockfish Valley Community Center, 190 Rockfish School Lane, Afton.

On Sept. 29, The Well, 7995 Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston, will host a volunteer work day from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event will host volunteers from around the county to help put the finishing touches on the playground. Slides, a fire pole, a fire pit, and a cook-out space are some of…

Virginia Blue Mountain Barrel House, part of the Blue Mountain Brewery family, received a silver medal at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition. The announcement was made Sept. 22 at the Great American Beer Festival ceremony in Denver, Colorado.

The gospel group Barry Douglas & the Word will celebrate its album release at 4 p.m. Oct. 6 at St. Peters Baptist Church, 537 Patrick Henry Hwy, Amherst. The event will feature performances by Pastor Troy Anderson & The Spiritual Songs; Gospelteers; Dell Woodruff & The Prodigal S…