During the last several years, roller derby has made a quick comeback to the sporting scene. Though much less theatrical (and violent) than the popular bouts that were televised during the 60’s and early 70’s, roller derby has returned to its athletic roots while still holding strong to the fun, hardcore entertainment value that the whole family can enjoy. We are currently home to three flat-track roller derby leagues that I would love to share with you!
Aye, and did you know March is Irish American Month? Not much surprise there since St. Patrick's Day is widely celebrated in America.
A cabin with plenty of food is better than a hungry castle. Heavy reliance on potatoes as a food staple led to hardships and famine when a blight killed most of the crop in 1845. That and other problems caused a huge wave of immigration to the United States.
Many of you, I’m sure, watched the 83rd Annual Academy Awards which celebrated the most talented film actors and industry leaders of the year. If you’re like me though, you haven’t seen very many of those nominated and winning films.
Create 8 invitations and party favors, a gift bag and tag ensemble, and a mini scrapbook album for birthday photos! There is a hands-on materials fee of $15, and you will get to take your goody's home with you!
We're in the final days before closing, and when we reopen, we'll look all shiny and new! The Branch is getting numerous updates (including, but not limited to, new carpeting and a fresh coat of paint), and while we'll miss you during our absence, we're still open until Saturday at 5pm if you'd like to make a last ditch effort to stockpile for the break.
Blue Ridge Branch will be closed from Sunday, March 6th through Sunday, March 20th.
Be sure to stop back starting the 21st and see your "new" Blue Ridge Branch.
Surviving a long Missouri winter sometimes calls for a trip to a warmer climate. This year, I was lucky enough to visit California and take a trip to wine country. I learned so much about the process of growing grapes, tending vines, and the intricacies of wine making. I was privileged to take a tour of the Hendry Winery in Napa Valley where the owner spent 4 hours explaining the history of his ranch, the different varieties of grapes, and the complicated process of making a quality wine.