Historic Point of Honor, in Lynchburg, VA hosted a “hearth cooking class” this past Friday. This seasonal demonstration presented regional recipes and cooking techniques from the early 19th century using an open hearth and brick ovens in a reconstructed plantation kitchen, sited where the origianl once stood. The bill of fare included roasted chicken, stewed and boiled vegetables, baked and fried foods and a unique dessert. Participants were able to assist and watch Rachel as she literally cooked over a “stove.”
Point of Honor is located 3 blocks from The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast in historic Daniels Hill. Completed in 1815 by Dr. George Cabell this Federal-style mansion has been carefully restored to preserve the classical designs of the early 19th century. Named after duels that legend says took place on this fine point of land, Point of Honor has been home to many of Lynchburg’s remarkable citizens.
The mansion is part of the Lynchburg Museum system and is open daily. An additional “hearth cooking class” will be held on Friday March 23, 2012 between 11:00am-2:00pm. Advance registration is required. Call Point of Honor at 434.455.4424 for more details or to reserve your space.
If you ever wanted to party like there was no tomorrow and enjoy a drink or two, or three or four or… then the Seven Hills Hash House Harriers is an organization that you need to look into. They call themselves a drinking club with a running problem. I guess if you want to work off that extra beer or justify drinking an extra beer a three mile run through Lynchburg is a good place to start. This past Saturday, 11 February 2012, The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast was one of their refreshment stops on their jog through the city. This was their 17th annual Valentine’s Red Dress Run.
My experience as being a pit stop for the joggers is this is a group of guys and gals that enjoy having fun and sharing their enthusiasm with folks along the run. After all, why would you spend the coldest day of the year running around town in not much more than a red dress? Yes, girls aren’t the only ones that want to have fun which was very evident by the guys in their red dresses.
The Seven Hills Hash House Harriers, as they are officially known, was started in June 1992 and meets every Wednesday and often on Sundays. For more information on the club you can check out their website at: www.7h4hash.com. The organization has clubs around the globe and several of the runners I met were from out of town. Hard to believe that there is a drinking club in conservative Lynchburg. I know this isn’t for everyone, but you’ve got to admire their fun loving attitude.
The Academy of Fine Arts in downtown Lynchburg, Virginia is proud to offer a delightful holiday extravaganza.
“Dancing with Strings and Christmas Things” features exquisite dancers, fine musicians and Cantate’s angelic voices that will grace the Academy stage during this holiday season. Two shows will be offered this season: Saturday, December 17th at 7:30pm or Sunday, December 18th at 2:00pm. Ticket prices range between $13.00-$22.00 plus service fees.
Stay with us at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast for two nights, including either December 17th or 18th, 2011 and your tickets will be complimentary. One morning during your stay you will enjoy our signature dish for December, Gingerbread Waffles with Pears. Call us at 434.846.1388 to book your room, reserve your tickets and delight in a fabulous breakfast each morning.
Fine Print: You must mention the “Dancing with Strings” package when booking your reservation. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance. This package cannot be combined with any other offer, discount, package or voucher.
This event began in Arlington National Cemetery in 2005. The original purpose was to remember and honor the memory of veterans buried in the older section of the Cemetery, which was receiving fewer visitors each year. When a picture was placed on the internet of rows upon rows of snow-covered tombstones and green wreaths decorated with red bows, the idea went viral around the country and there was interest in duplicating the ceremony. Last year the event was held in more than 500 U.S. locations and 24 off-shore sites.
Old City Cemetery has over 2,200 veterans, representing every war from the Revolutionary War through the Vietnam War. In 2010 the DAR placed 717 wreaths, the fourth largest number in Virginia, with Arlington Cemetery being the largest.
The public is invited to this year’s ceremony. Beginning at noon the ceremony will begin with a flyover by a member of the Civil Air Patrol, followed by the arrival of seven special military wreaths accompanied by veterans in a motorcycle escort. Following a brief ceremony with DAR and community leaders everyone will be invited to help lay wreaths. Kathy, Mike and guests of The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast will be assisting in this year’s ceremony to honor those who have fought for our freedoms and gave the ultimate sacrifice. We look forward to seeing you there.
**Cemetery gates will be closed to through traffic when the ceremony begins promptly at Noon.
Lynchburg is well known for many things, from outdoor adventure, history, culture and fine dining, but for the second year in a row, we have celebrated our divas. No, not all of our women are demanding divas, but once a year the girls let their hair down and celebrate womanhood in downtown. Shops stay open longer for them, restaurants give samples, there is music and after all that walking there is a party.
Literally hundreds of women wait in long lines to register for the evening festivities before they hit the town. When they finally get to the booth they are given a bag with prizes, a necklace of beads (no, this isn’t like Mardi Gras where you have to show some skin to collect beads).
This year’s Diva Crawl took place on Friday November 18. If you missed it you don’t need to wait for a year to spend time with your girl friends. Get together a group of your gal pals and plan a girls get away at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast. We offer the perfect venue for you to reconnect with friends. Leave the spouse or significant other at home and relax. After all, you deserve it.
Once again this year you can celebrate Jefferson’s passion for wine. Held on Saturday, November 19, 2011, at Jefferson’s secluded retreat, Poplar Forest, just 20 minutes from Lynchburg, VA, this festival celebrates Jefferson as the “father of Virginia wine.” Although largely unsuccessful in his day, his vision of great Virginia wines has been realized by wine makers throughout the state.
Showcasing 18 wineries, 13 artisans, 6 local food purveyors, musical entertainment and more, the day is filled with something for everyone. House tours will be available throughout the day at a reduced rate. Tasting tickets include a signature wine glass. You must be 21 years or older to taste wines. Festival will occur rain or shine in heated tents.
Stay with us at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast, at least two consecutive nights, including November 19, 2011 and your festival tickets will be complimentary. Festival tickets must be reserved and purchased by November 16, 2011. You must mention this package when booking your accomodations and festival tickets. Subject to availability. This package cannot be combined with any other offer, discount, package or voucher.
Enjoy our signature recipe one morning, Cranberry Pancakes with Cranberry-Maple Syrup (see blog post 11/14/11 for recipe!)
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