Author Archives: Anne Whisnant

Great day in Floyd, Virginia, 5/29

(Original post date: May 30, 2010) We had a wonderful time yesterday sitting in the sunshine under a dogwood tree at the Floyd County Historical Society Museum’s grand opening, in the old Ridgemont Hospital building in Floyd (1913-23). We’d been … Continue reading

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Thanks, Roanoke Times

(Original post date: May 22, 2010) We got a nice review recently in the Roanoke Times. Check it out!

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Book chosen for McDowell Co. schools Battle of the Books

(Original post date: May 22, 2010) We’re pleased to have learned that When the Parkway Came has been selected as one of the books to be used next year in the McDowell Co., NC school system’s “Battle of the Books” … Continue reading

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Blue Ridge Parkway 75th Symposium

(Original post date: April 26, 2010) We had a great time in Boone last weekend for Part I of the two-part Blue Ridge Parkway 75th Anniversary symposium, “Imagining the Blue Ridge Parkway for the 21st Century: History, Scenery, Conservation and … Continue reading

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Book featured on National Parks Traveler!

(Original post date: March 7, 2010) A big thanks to Kurt Repanshek, editor of National Parks Traveler (our favorite website covering all manner of issues related to the National Parks), for featuring When the Parkway Came on the Traveler today! … Continue reading

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Book approved for sale in Parkway shops

(Original post date: February 19, 2010) We’ve just learned from our colleagues at the Blue Ridge Parkway and at Eastern National, the nonprofit organization providing educational materials for sale in many National Parks, that When the Parkway Came has been … Continue reading

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Great time at Flyleaf

(Original post date January 24, 2010) Thanks to all our friends who came out to Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill on Friday night for our inaugural public discussion of When the Parkway Came! We really enjoyed getting to read from … Continue reading

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Flyleaf books in Chapel Hill hosts our inaugural event, Jan 22

(Original post date: January 11, 2010) We were excited this past Saturday night to attend the grand opening of Chapel Hill’s new independent bookstore, Flyleaf Books, and we’re even more excited that Flyleaf will host our opening event to discuss … Continue reading

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Parkway 75th anniversary year is here!

(Original post date: January 5, 2010) Well, at long last, it’s here — 2010, year of the official celebration of the Parkway’s 75th anniversary! As a member of the Blue Ridge Parkway 75 board of directors, I look forward to … Continue reading

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Snowed out of Fancy Gap

(Original post date: December 5, 2009) Well, I had planned to be in Fancy Gap, VA today with the children’s book, but the first major winter storm of the season has put an end to that plan.  A call this … Continue reading

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