Martinsville’s Uptown Farmers Market Appears to be Thriving

We just had three inches of rain from Hurricane Sally and the temperature couldn’t have gotten very far into the seventies today but, despite a chilly breeze, the Martinsville Uptown Farmers Market was bustling this morning. I got there just before 10 and the parking lot was practically full.

They’ve recently added an online shopping system for the market, so I was worried that they would be open for pick-up only but that wasn’t the case.

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Did You Know Daily Grind Has a Wine Club?

Daily Grind is a local coffee house on the edge of Uptown, the business and historic shopping center of Martinsville, and is located at 303 East Church Street. They are a good spot for what I call “fru fru coffee” and a good hot lunch.  It’s been a while since I’ve been by so I figured it was a good time to see what was new.   I left having had the good lunch that I had expected and a wine club membership that I hadn’t expected. Continue reading Did You Know Daily Grind Has a Wine Club?

Local Races for 2020

A runner friend recently asked me to look up some local races and send her links so she can arrange a visit and a run at the same time.  This seemed like something that might be useful for others too so here are the coming race links that I sent her.  I used to run and I’ll include some pictures from past races where I have them. Continue reading Local Races for 2020