Blackstone’s Hometown Jams – First Concert of the Season

Blackstone’s Hometown Jams – First Concert of the Season

Be sure to check out Blackstone’s Hometown Jams tomorrow from 7 PM  to 10 PM!  The concert will feature live entertainment from SOUTHBOUND!  Admission is $5 for ages 13 years & up and $3 for children ages 3 to 12 or those with a military ID.  Click on the link above for a PDF version of the Hometown Jams flyer!

Also make sure you  stop by the ornament table and say hello to Christine & Jim!  We’ll be selling the newest collectible ornament commemorating Blackstone’s 125th Anniversary!  They are $20 and will look beautiful hanging on your tree in December!

Have a safe & happy weekend!

Top 10 Myths About Bed & Breakfasts

Recently we stumbled across this informative (and entertaining) article about the Top 10 Myths About Bed & Breakfasts.  We just had to share it with you!

1. There is no privacy.
The vast majority of inns, and all of the good ones, have plenty of privacy. Your room should be quiet and free from interruption. You won’t be forced to interact with other guests, nor will you have to sit down with the innkeeper and look at old family photos. At a small inn, you may be able to go through your entire stay without ever seeing any other guests — try that at a hotel! Innkeepers tend to be very concerned with their guests’ privacy and do everything they can to respect it.

2. The innkeepers are hiding.
This is almost the opposite of myth #1. Some guests are concerned if they don’t see the innkeepers when they return from dinner, or sometimes even at check-in. (Some inns leave a key in a pre-arranged spot to facilitate a late check-in.) In most cases, the innkeepers live in the same building that guests are staying in, so they’re never too far away. They’re probably just trying to respect your privacy.

3. You’ll sit with strangers at breakfast and have to make small talk.
It is true that sometimes breakfast is served at one or two large tables, so guests who don’t know each other may sit together. But in all the times that my husband and I have stayed at B&Bs, this has never been a real problem. Most people don’t try to force conversation when it becomes apparent that you’d rather enjoy a quiet meal. If it does become a problem, you can talk to the innkeeper about it and time your future breakfasts so that you’re almost sure to be alone.

4. B&Bs have staff and a front desk clerk on duty 24/7.
In most cases, particularly with inns of less than 10 rooms, the innkeeper/owner is the only person (or couple) working at the inn. Sometimes, they might have a maid help with room preparation in the morning, but by and large that person is handling everything. This means that you should arrive on time, or at least call if that’s not going to be possible. Innkeepers often plan their day (including shopping for your breakfast foods) around guests’ arrival times.

5. Innkeeping is a hobby.
Most innkeepers couldn’t make a living just by running their B&B, but that doesn’t make it a hobby. It is a serious business with many facets.

6. Breakfast is simple to make, and innkeepers can just whip something up.
Most B&Bs plan breakfasts days or even weeks in advance, so you need to let them know ahead of time if you have any special dietary needs or restrictions. Going back to myth #5, the innkeeper is often also the cook, the waiter and the dishwasher. The best breakfasts I’ve ever eaten have been at B&Bs, and that didn’t happen by accident.

7. B&Bs are very expensive.
Not necessarily. There are some expensive B&Bs, but there are also some very affordable ones. It depends on the inn’s location, amenities, and other factors. But if you’ve avoided looking at B&Bs as an option because of the cost, think again. In New York City, for example, high-quality B&Bs are very competitive with hotel prices. In areas less often visited by tourists, B&Bs can be an amazing bargain. 

8. Business travelers can’t stay at B&Bs.
Many B&Bs have all the amenities important to business travelers, and many will offer a discount for an extended stay. This might have been true 10 or 15 years ago, and is still true to some extent – but many B&Bs now cater to corporate travelers.

9. Innkeepers are rich.
If they are, it’s not because they’re innkeepers. Although they might own beautiful homes which have been restored and immaculately decorated, most innkeepers don’t even make all their income at the inn. If a B&B has less than 10 rooms, the chances are very good that the innkeeper, the innkeeper’s spouse (or both) has outside income.

10. There will be strange rules and a curfew.
Sometimes an inn will have rules that mystify me. But I’ve never stayed anywhere that had what I would call “strange” rules. And no B&B has ever had a curfew. Innkeepers will sometimes ask you to be quiet if you come back to the inn late, out of respect for other guests. Make sure you read all of an inn’s policies on their web site before making a reservation and you should never be staying at a B&B with truly strange rules. Innkeepers are not control freaks — they want you to have a great time, and they want you to come back.
 
–Article by Elizabeth Arneson (About.com)

Fourth of July Crafts


Looking for some quick, DIY crafts to spruce up your home for the holiday?  Here are a few (some even kid-friendly!) ideas to get you on track!  
Flag Shirts
All you need is a white t-shirt, red rickrack, blue ribbon, fusible tape, and an iron to make these quick shirts for you or your kids.  Visit the above link for how-to and pictures.
Easy Patriotic Clothespin Wreath
 
This easy wreath can be made with about 100 clothespins, red, white, and blue spray paint, white star stickers, and a metal floral wreath.  This wreath would make a great addition to any front door!  
 
 
Tin Can Windsocks

Just by using some empty tin cans, red & white ribbon, blue spray paint, star stickers, and some twine, you can manage to create a cute addition to your front porch or living room.  The kids can even help with this one!  Click on the link above to read the full instructions and photo how-to.  
Fourth of July Bunting
(from Alpha Mom)
 
A star fruit cut in half and some red and blue acrylic paint makes this DIY project a breeze.  When you and the kids finish with this simple craft, it can actually be hung up to blow in the breeze! Check out the website link above to find more instructions.  
Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!

Independence Day Recipes

With Independence Day right around the corner, you may be looking for some easy patriotic treats to serve for your barbeque, picnic, or gathering.  Here are just a few simple snacks, desserts, and appetizers to get you started.

Fourth of July Strawberries
(adapted from The Sisters Cafe)

Dip fresh strawberries in melted white chocolate, and then follow with a quick dip in blue sugar or sprinkles. For full recipe and instructions, visit the link above.

Patriotic Fruit Salad
(adapted from Chica & Jo)

Slice a watermelon in ½ inch to ¾ inch rounds, then use a star shaped cookie cutter to cut shapes from the watermelon.Gently toss with fresh blueberries and strawberries for a colorful addition to any meal. Visit the above link for complete instructions.

 

 

Layered Patriotic Punch
(adapted from Our Best Bites)

Fill a glass to the top with ice.If you have star shaped ice cube trays, this would be a great time to use them! Next, fill a third of the glass with red Hawaiian Punch. Slowly pour another third of blue Gatorade down the side of the glass to avoid mixing colors. Top with Sierra Mist for a tri-colored Fourth of July refreshment!

Red, White, & Blueberry Muffins
(recipe from SophistiMom)

These beautiful muffins are not only patriotic but healthy, too! A combination of fresh blueberries and raspberries give these muffins their tasty flavor and gorgeous color. Visit the link above for ingredient list, instructions, and additional photos.

Patriotic Pancakes
(recipe from Tasty Kitchen)

Alternately layer plain and red velvet pancakes and top with blueberries for a delicious start to your Fourth of July. Full recipe located at link above.

Looking for a fun activity on the Fourth?  Come celebrate our nation’s independence in Downtown Blackstone with a parade!  Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/420633011377014/ for more information!

Events in the Area for Saturday, June 1st, 2013

Looking for a fun weekend activity for you and the family?  Virginia’s State Parks have so much to offer!

On Saturday, June 1st, in honor of National Trails Day, High Bridge Trail State Park, located in Farmville, will be hosting a “Life is Complicated, Running is Simple”  5K Race.  Visit http://www.virginia.org/Listings/EventsAndExhibits/NationalTrailsDayLifeisComplicatedRunningisSimple5kRace/ for more  information on registration.

Is running not quite your thing?  Check out the Holiday Lake Bluegrass Festival, located in Appomattox.  Gates open at 11 AM and music will be played from 12 to 8 PM.  Featured bands include Half Bad Bluegrass Band, James River Cut-Ups, Shaky Grass Band, and Clearwater Branch.  Other activities include vendors, crafts, face-painting, and games.  Admission is $10 and children under 12 are  free.  Visit http://holidaylake4h.com/blue&brew.php for more information.

Not interested in running OR bluegrass music?  Not a problem!  Take the whole family swimming at Twin Lakes State Park and enjoy the 90-degree weather tomorrow!  Check out http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/parkfees.shtml for parking and admission fees.

Want to take a breather and check in for a relaxing stay at the Grey Swan Inn?  We still have several rooms available for the weekend!  We’d love to have you stay with us and enjoy our delicious breakfasts!  The inn is only a short drive from the previously mentioned events.  Check out our website http://www.greyswaninn.com/ for room availability. 

Have a safe and happy weekend!

Innkeeper Speaks about Peace Corps

Jim and I met long after his two year venture with Peace Corps and I still like hearing about his experiences for those years. Last night was another one of those opportunities when he was the speaker for Blackstone Rotary Club.

He opens the meeting speaking an incomprehensible string of sounds.. and using mime. Repeating over and over, we start getting what he was talking about. And then he explains, that’s how he learned Marshallese. Jim joined Peace Corps right out of college going to San Jose for an introduction… or as he put, they worked very hard at trying to talk those interested into backing out…. The interviewers were former Peace Corps Volunteers and knew the hardships first hand. He was told he was going to be all alone and isolated without other Americans for two years. That didn’t daunt him. He then when to Hawaii for 10 weeks of training. Hawaii??? That a tough training site, right??

Jim then went to an island in Central Pacific with only 200 people and lived with a family that spoke no English. He job assignment was to teach English as a second language (TESL) . He continued to tell the Rotarians about foods eaten (fish, coconut, and lots of commodities – canned bologna and Spam), fishing adventures, how he lived on the island, and live among the Marshallese.

Peace Corps is celebrating 50 years this year – thank you, Jim, for sharing your Peace Corps experience with me again and with my fellow Rotarians!

Blackstone, Virginia Walking Map

Blackstone, Virginia is on the National Register of Historical Places and is a good walking tour for visitors to Blackstone. The Grey Swan Inn Bed and Breakfast is a part of the registered site, located at 615 South Main Street. Other places of interest include downtown Blackstone (which is a Virginia Main Street community), Schwartz’ Tavern and The Carriage Museum. Wear good walking shoes, bring your camera, and enjoy Blackstone’s history!!

Below is a walking tour map beginning at The Grey Swan Inn and outlines the residential areas that are part of the National Register:

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What a President Would Have Eaten

Happy President’s Day!

While volunteering at our local Blackstone Friends of Library bookstore, The Book End, I found a wonderful little cookbook “Monroe Family Recipes” which was published in 1988 by Ash Lawn-Highland, College of William and Mary, the home of James and Elizabeth Monroe in Charlottesville, Virginia. What a find… it gave a bit of the history of the cooking and foods available during Monroe’s time.

Here’s one of the recipes which we’ll want to try at the Grey Swan Inn when the summer tomatoes are in:

Tomatoes and Eggs

(Original recipe: Grease muffin tins; put one thick slice of unpeeled tomato into each tin; season with salt and pepper; break one egg on top of each slice; again season with salt and pepper and put a small piece of butter on top of each egg. Back in an oven until the egg is set. Serve on rounds of toast and garnish with parsley. This is good with cheese grated over the egg.)

1 large ripe tomato
6 eggs
salt, pepper
butter
6 slices of bread, toasted
parsley
1/4 cup grated cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease six muffin cups thoroughly with butter. Place one thick slice of toato in each cup. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.

Break one egg into each cup. Season it with salt and pepepr and place about 1/2 tsp. butter ontop of each egg. Back until the eggs are firm and set.

Serve on hot toast with cheese and parsley sprinkled over each egg. Serves 6.

Civil War Encampment – June 13 & 14, 2009


Come to Nottoway Court House, Virginia, June 13 & 14, 2009 and enjoy a Civil War Encampment!
There will be lots of activities for all ages to enjoy. Stay at The Grey Swan Inn Bed and Breakfast during this weekend event and continue the Civil War theme with breakfast foods designed around foods served during the mid-1800’s.

Be sure to come to Seay Park in Blackstone, VA on Saturday for the Lemonade and Cookie Social from 7 pm – 9 pm

Civil War Encampment – June 13 & 14, 2009


Come to Nottoway Court House, Virginia, June 13 & 14, 2009 and enjoy a Civil War Encampment!
There will be lots of activities for all ages to enjoy. Stay at The Grey Swan Inn Bed and Breakfast during this weekend event and continue the Civil War theme with breakfast foods designed around foods served during the mid-1800’s.

Be sure to come to Seay Park in Blackstone, VA on Saturday for the Lemonade and Cookie Social from 7 pm – 9 pm

Arsenic and Old Lace

SACT (Southside Area Community Theatre) & Mitchell’s Restaurant presents Arsenic & Old Lace

Enjoy a play about a dramatic critic who comes home to become engaged to his love, only to find out that his two sweet dear old aunts have developed a bad habit of poisoning lonely old men. They feel what they are doing a service putting these men out of their misery. They even bury them in the cellar complete with funeral services. Fortunately, his brother is a perfect patsy since he already thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt – the murders could be pinned on him and he live out his days in Happy Dale sanitarium. Unfortunately, the other devious brother makes an untimely return home with his drunken doctor friend. They too have been on a killing spree.

This play is full of comedy and will delight all. Many local celebs are making appearances in this play – Liz & Charlotte Walters, Jim Hausbrouck, Tom Forrester, Kelly Forrester, Pete Smith, Richard Aviles, Joe McMillan and many many more! This play is directed, organized and kept on track by Christy Aviles (Director) and Mary Sydney Gilley (Stage Manager) just to mention a few. Without the kindness of Mitchell’s – we would be doing this all on the street! Can’t forget the blood, sweat and tears of Tilly Conley (Producer) and Bev Boyko and their crew of volunteers!

I STRONGLY urge you to come – the talent is amazing – It will be a great show.

Show Dates and Specifics –

May 28, 30 & June 4 & 6 at7:00 pm Dinner & Show – $25.00 – please arrive 1 hour before performance

May 31 & June 7 at 2:00 pm Show Only – $10.00

Please call Mitchell’s to make reservations (434-292-4100) Limited seating is available.

Coming Soon to Blackstone – Arsenic and Old Lace

More to be posted soon – with dates and ticket information!

ReNew You Retreats

ReNew You Retreats

Enjoy the charming town of Blackstone, VA

In a wonderful old home

Accommodations from 5 to 12 persons

A 1902 circa Inn with 5 guest rooms all with private baths

Walking distance to shopping and restaurants

Great place for friends’ get-away weekends, Self-directed study groups, recovery 12 Step work, Book clubs, crafters, Red Hatters, reunions, spiritual retreats, team building, or Create your own retreat with your friends & family

Currently taking spring and summer bookings

Discounts given for whole house bookings

Jim & Christine Hasbrouck, Innkeepers

The Grey Swan Inn Bed and Breakfast

 615 S Main Street • Blackstone, VA 23824 • 434-292-3199

www.greyswaninn.com

200 miles from Baltimore, 150 miles from Washington, DC, 50 miles from Richmond

Marriage Renewal Retreat – Feb 13-15, 2009

MARRIAGE RENEWAL RETREAT

Let this Valentine’s Day bring your marriage back to its honeymoon luster. Love never dies, it just needs to be polished.
 
Rainbow Arriving Workshop for Marriage Renewal will focus on understanding and practicing the powerful regenerative techniques of the wisdom teachings of east and west that can help you make your relationship workable for greater personal awareness of who you are as a joyous being. You will discover how the relationship of marriage can reveal to you the keys that will unlock the happiness you know is just beneath the surface of your love for each other. Those who practice wisdom together expand their wisdom together. Discover how your marriage can give birth to all you know you can be.
The workshops will include DVD intensives with world spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle and meditation master teacher Jack Kornfield. You will also learn an easy energizing stretching and breathing routine you can do together or separately to open portals of awareness within. And you will learn how to make the healing power of meditation portable so that you can transform stress in your life into opportunities of personal healing and rejuvenation.
 
“Can one workshop do all that?” you may ask. It can if you expect a rainbow to arrive in your life.

Retreat Location: Blackstone Yoga Center, Blackstone, VA
Lodging: The Grey Swan Inn Bed and Breakfast, Blackstone, VA

Planned itinerary:
Friday, February 13, 2008
2:00 pm – 6:30 pm Check-in & Workshop Registration
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Dinner (on your own)
7:00 – 9:00 pm 1st Workshop Session
9:00 pm Return to Inn/Free Time

Saturday, February 14, 2008
8:00 am Full Breakfast
9:30 -11:00 am 2nd Workshop Session
11:00 pm Free time & Lunch (on your own)
2:00 – 3:30 pm 3rd Workshop Session
3:30 – 7:00 pm Free Time/Dinner (on your own)
7:00 -9:00 pm 4th Workshop Session
9:00 pm Return to Inn/Free Time

Sunday, February 15, 2008
8:00 am Full Breakfast
9:30 – 11:00 am 5th Workshop Session
11:00 am Workshop Celebration at the Inn
12:00 pm Check-Out

The Retreat and lodging is available for up to 5 couples and will include a full breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings as well as beverages and snacks at the Inn. Rates for retreat and lodging from $398 (double bedded room), $420 (queen bedded room), and $465 (king suite). There will be a 3 couple minimum for the retreat.

Call The Grey Swan Inn Bed and Breakfast at 434-292-3199 for reservations and further information.

About the Retreat Facilitator:

Ed Conley, 72. is a photographer and yoga/meditation teacher in Blackstone, Virginia, where he lives with his wife, Tilly, a native of Blackstone. From the early 60’s Ed was consumed by hunger for truth in in 1968 had a profound and life changing awakening through a connection with the world teacher Krishnamurti. In the 70’s he found a direction for his journey through association with Alice Christensen, American Yoga Association, and Swami Muktananda of Siddha Yoga. Ed and his wife ran a meditation center for Siddha Yoga in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, in the late 70s.

Having settled in southside Virginia in the 80s, Ed began teaching yoga in Blackstone, but his practice had not matured yet and all of his interest turned to feature writing for the local paper, the Courier-Record, and photography, Leaving the newspaper in 1994 Ed devoted all his energies to building a photography studio.

In 1986 a connection was made with Swami Satchidanada at Yogaville in Buckingham, Virginia. And in 2005 during a visit to Yogaville that initial connection opened into a dynamic spiritual awakening that has transformed Ed’s life and channeled all his energies into writing and teaching yoga/ meditation full time.

Since then he has been writing daily on his spiritual blog, Wyde-Angle.com is working on a book of spiritual insights, and publishing articles in the Integral Yoga Magazi

ne. Ed is currently designing workshops and yoga classes for the Thrive Health Center opening in 2009 in South Hill, Virginia, and teaching yoga classes at the community college.

Ed’s driving interest is to make the healing principles of yoga and meditation workable in our busy modern life. The vehicle for this teaching are the Rainbow Arriving Workshops that custom fit the teachings of yoga to specific populations.

Contact Ed at byc@blackstoneyogacenter.com

Madeline’s House Day

Madeline’s House Day

At

On Wednesday, October 29, 2008

 

A fund-raising cookout is being hosted by Citizen’s Bank & Trust from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, with ALL donations given to Madeline’s House. (what is Madeline’s House? It is a women’s shelter for victims of sexual and domestic violence)

Get your hamburger, hotdog, chips, cookies and

drink for a small donation of $5.00.

Visit them at their Main Office location of

126 South Main Street in Blackstone

and HELP support Madeline’s House.

 

Other donations will be accepted at all Blackstone Citizens Bank & Trust Company locations.

Wish List

Food Lion Gift Cards
Wal-Mart
Gift Cards
Calling Cards (phone)
Paper Towels
Toilet Paper
Bath Towels & Wash Cloths
Plastic Cups, Bowls, Plates and Plastic Forks, Knives, Spoons
Aluminum Foil
Liquid Laundry Detergent
Fabric Softener/Dryer Sheets
Bleach
Pine-Sol
Lysol
Tissues
Vehicle Cleaning Supplies
Dish Washing Liquid
Dishwasher Detergent

Pens
Ladies jogging suits (all sizes)
Ladies socks
Totes with lids
Trash bags (30 gallon)
Freezer bags
Writing Tablets
Ink pens
Plastic storage bins
Ladies undergarments (all sizes)
Ladies Pajamas
Sheets and Pillow Cases (twin size)
Plastic food Storage containers
Permanent Markers
Feminine Hygiene products
Children’s pajamas
Alarm clocks
Batteries
Flashlights
Light bulbs (60, 75, 100 watt)
Vinyl mattress covers (twin)
Room deodorizers
Over the counter medications
Deodorant
Hand Sanitizer
Brushes & combs
Children’s jogging suits
Children’s socks
Children’s essentials
Hair dryers
Curling irons

These items may also be dropped off at The Grey Swan Inn Bed and Breakfast – please call in advance: 434-292-3199 Need someone to pick the items up? Give us a call!!!

Central Virginia Home & Garden Show

When: Saturday, September 20 9am – 8pm & Sunday, September 21 10am – 5pm
Where: Fireman’s Sports Arena, Zion Hill Road, Farmville, VA

Admission: $4 (children free)

Central Virginia Home & Garden Show

When: Saturday, September 20 9am – 8pm & Sunday, September 21 10am – 5pm
Where: Fireman’s Sports Arena, Zion Hill Road, Farmville, VA

Admission: $4 (children free)

Family Farm Day

Sept 13, 2008Virginia Tech Southern Piedmont Center
Blackstone, VA

Pond Workshop

October 15, 2008 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Auditorium of the Southern Piedmont Agriculture Research Extension Center
Route 40 east of Blackstone, VA

This workshop is designed to help you with water quality, aquatic weeds, pond management tips, and build a cage for caged fish production.

Pre-register by Friday, October 10th to the Brunswick County Extension Office at 434-848-2151 or Nottoway Extension Office at 434-645-9315.

Amelia County Fair

 

Pickett Theatre

Pickett Theatre is now open!!

Currently showing: Wanted (R)
Starring Angelina Jolie

Friday 7 & 9 pm Saturday 5, 7, & 9 pm
Sunday 5 & 7
Monday Closed
Tues-Thurs 7 pm only

Admission: $5
Under 12, military & shows before 6 pm $3.50
Visa & MasterCard accepted

For more information: 434-292-8466

Southside Youth Festival – Sept 20, 2008


What: Fourth Annual Southside Youth Festival
Where: Hooper Park, Crewe, VA
When: Saturday, Sept 20th, starting at 1:00 pm

The Festival is a non-profit event that is free to children 19 and under; $5 for ages 20 and older with proceeds going to youth-related activities in Nottoway and surrounding counties.

This year the main feature will be an amateur Music Competition. Other events are an Art contest, Poetry contest, Kids Casting competition, Titanic Slide, Rock Climbing Wall, free giveaways, and fun and games for all ages.

For more information, visit: SouthsideYouthFestival.com

The Grey Swan Inn Celebrating One Year Anniversary

The Grey Swan Inn Bed and Breakfast will be celebrating its first anniversary under the management of Jim and Christine Hasbrouck on September 2, 2008 from 2:00 PM to 5 PM. A ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for 3:00 PM.The inn is located at 615 S. Main St. in Blackstone.The public is cordially invited to this event which will also include tours of the home.

 

 

 

The Hasbroucks moved to Blackstone from Baltimore MD in August 2007.Jim had recently retired from the USDA Forest Service after a 34 year career in Human Resources.Christine occupations included stints in medical administration, travel, and personal sales.The couple took a number of courses in the operation of a Bed and Breakfast over the past few years then set a course on finding a suitable establishment. Blackstone and the Grey Swan Inn fit the bill.

 

 

 

This charming home was built in 1902 by Douglas Longstreet Tuggle of R. W. Tuggle & Son Tobacco Company of Blackstone, Virginia, for his bride. It is a contributing property of Blackstone’s Historic District which is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. The home was converted to a Bed and Breakfast approximately 15 years ago and was formerly owned and operated by Fred and Nancy Jo Sibel until the Hasbroucks assumed ownership in September of last year.

 

 

 

The Inn offers a comfortable and friendly atmosphere for the weary traveler including a full gourmet breakfast each morning of their stay.To many of their guests “It’s like coming home when I’m on the road”.

 

 

Some of the inn’s amenities include free wireless internet, flexible breakfast hours, leisurely moments on the front porch, televisions in most rooms, freshly ground coffee, and lively conversations with the owners and other guests.The addition of online reservation services on The Grey Swan Inn’s website (www.greyswaninn.com) add to the convenience for the savvy online traveler.

 

 

The innkeepers are member of Blackstone Chamber of Commerce, BBAV (Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia), PAII (Professional Association of Inns International), and recently became qualified for Virginia Green Lodging.The Grey Swan Inn Bed and Breakfast can be found listed Virginia.org – Virginia’s official tourism website and has been featured on Home and Garden Television (HGTV).

Dropout Prevention Meeting

Dropout Prevention Meeting
Tuesday, August 26
6-8 pm
Nottoway High School Mini Auditorium
For all Community Partners!!

Blackstone Image Kick-Off

Blackstone Image Kick-Off
Thursday, August 28th
6:00 PM

Blackstone Fire Department
Be a part of history in the making!
Enjoy FREE food samples at a “Taste of the Town”
Watch our local youth perform
Learn how you can become a Blackstone Ambassador!
Take home some FREE Blackstone gifts

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