Paddling For Polio

The Patrick County Rotary hit the Smith River in a benefit paddle to eradicate polio this past weekend and I got to tag along. Check out these photos from the Smith River Outfitters access to the Great Road access.

Recent rains triggered a warning that flow from the Philpott Dam had been increased and the flow of the Smith River would be 800 CFS, up from 350 CFS. The water would likely be a bit muddy. Paddling was not advised for anyone without experience. So, just hours before the scheduled event, the question was “are you experienced”?

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Spencer Penn Restarts Music Night

First Friday music nights have restarted at the Spencer Penn Center and the new outdoor venue is enchanting.

It’s been a long six months but some of the local staples of life are making a comeback. Spencer Penn restarted its monthly Music Night this Friday with the Travis Frye & Blue Mountain bluegrass band. The band said it has been a while for them to be able to get out and play too so they have been loading up videos to their Facebook page in the meantime. Be sure to check them out! Continue reading “Spencer Penn Restarts Music Night”