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Believe in Bristol recognizes accomplishments of board members!


Congratulations!
January 18, 2011
Believe in Bristol, a non-profit Main Street program dedicated to the revitalization and historic preservation of Downtown Bristol, is proud to acknowledge the professional accomplishments of three of its members on the Board of Directors.

Peyton Boyd, a Bristol native, has been a board member of Believe in Bristol since its inception in 2001, as well as the Design Committee Chairperson. An Abingdon-based architect, Peyton has recently received the William C. Noland Medal from the Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects. Sometimes equated to a lifetime achievement award, the William C. Noland Medal is the organization’s highest honor bestowed upon an architect. In presenting this award, the Society recognized the decades of dedicated and generous service Boyd has given to his profession as well as his impassioned and public advocacy of good design.

Jennifer Wilson, Believe in Bristol board member is a professional photographer and Director of Communications for the Bristol Chamber of Commerce/ Bristol Conventions and Visitors Bureau. Wilson has recently been chosen by Hipstamatic, a popular iPhone application to create a snapshot of life in Bristol VA/TN for their global project, “Adventures in HipstaLand”. This project is a nine image story that documents the world one personal image story at a time. Wilson’s work was selected by Hipstamatic amongst over 12,000 other photos, and Bristol was the first American City to be selected. Other communities selected were Hong Kong, Toronto, Zimbabwe and Venice.

Justin Wiseman, a newer Bristol resident has served on the Believe in Bristol Board of Directors since 2010. An account manager for Sears Commercial responsible for large projects and negotiations with contractors, Wiseman was recently named Associate of the Year by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kingsport. Wiseman was selected amongst a peer group of 10 others due to his strong support of the building industry with outstanding service and a quality product. His dedicated service to the community and organization as a whole was also recognized.

“We are very fortunate at Believe in Bristol to have a very dedicated volunteer board of directors,” says Christina Blevins, Executive Director. ”But we are also particularly proud of the fact that so many of the volunteers who sit on our board contribute a tremendous amount through other avenues to Bristol and the Tri-Cities communities as well.”
For more information on the board members highlighted in this press release, please contact Christina Blevins, at 423-573-2200.

Downtown Bristol Blog

Inari's Tastings!

January 22, 2011
Come experience different wines each week at our favorite downtown gourmet wine and food shop. Go tohttp://inariwines.com/tastings.php for more information.
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Art Improv Class with Artist Pat Jessee!


Class at blowfish emporium
January 20, 2011
This painting experience will be Art Improv with Pat Jessee. According to Pat the evening will provide "unbelievable enjoyment in inspiring one another & discovering a great depth of creativity." Painting events start @ 6PM and are $30+tax per person (includes EVERYTHING- canvas, paint, tools & instruction- You just show up!) This is NOT a painting class. It is very relaxed & informal. The point is to have fun & allow yourself the option to get as creative as you want. NO SKILL IS REQUIRED, really!
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Art Journaling (A Twist on Scrapbooking)

January 19, 2011
TONIGHT at blowfish emporium! January 19, 2011 — This is a unique, personalized technique similar to Scrapbooking. Learn to collage, antique, stamp & add special memoirs to your very own conversation table book. This event is open to adults as well as parents and their children. Class will be held from 5:30 — 8:00 pm, and class cost is $31.50, and ore-registration is necessary. For more information, please call 276-644-1428.
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Are you a WINE LOVER?

January 18, 2011
If you are a wine lover, KP Duty is the place to be. Every Friday KP Duty will now be offering half-priced bottles of wine from 6:00 — 8:00 pm. For more information or reservations please call (423) 764-3889

Upcoming Events

"Appalachian Exotica" exhibit to be on display in the Virgie R. Fleenor Art Gallery

January 03 - 31, 2011

"Pied Piper of Woodstock" to visit Bristol Public Library

January 18, 2011

The Nevermore Book Club

January 18, 2011

Painting Class at blowish emporium

January 18, 2011

Children's Storytime at Bristol Public Library

January 19, 2011

Art Journaling (A Twist on Scrapbooking)

January 19, 2011

Teen Book Club at Bristol Public Library

January 19, 2011

Wine Down Wednesday

January 19, 2011

Family Craft Night at Bristol Public Library

January 20, 2011

Art Improv class at blowfish emporium

January 20, 2011

New Familiars at Machiavelli's

January 21, 2011

Wine Event at KP Duty

January 21, 2011

Wine Tasting at Inari Wines

January 22, 2011

Wise Old River at Machiavelli's

January 22, 2011

Hoop Class at Theatre Bristol

January 24, 2011

Outside the Box Creativity Workshop for Kids

January 24, 2011

The Nevermore Book Club

January 25, 2011

Children's Storytime at Bristol Public Library

January 25, 2011

Teen Craft Time at Bristol Public Library

January 25, 2011

Painting class at blowfish emporium

January 25, 2011

Teen Book Club at Bristol Public Library

January 26, 2011

Children's Storytime at Bristol Public Library

January 26, 2011

Wine Down Wednesday

January 26, 2011

Artsy Hearts at Kil'n Time with Connie Bundy

January 27, 2011

Painting Class at blowfish emporium

January 27, 2011

Dinner Show at Machiavelli's featuring Miss Tess and the Hot Seats

January 27, 2011

Souper Supper and Family Game Night

January 27, 2011

Wine Event at KP Duty

January 28, 2011

The Paramount presents The Bridge to Tarabithia

January 28, 2011

Birds Ov Paradise at Machiavelli's

January 28, 2011

Wine Tasting at Inari Wines

January 29, 2011

Wire Wrap Jewelry Workshop

January 29, 2011

Brian McGee at Machiavelli's

January 29, 2011

The Paramount presents Bridge to Tarabithia

January 29, 2011

Author of Bridge to Tarabithia to lecture at Paramount

January 29, 2011

Hoop Class at Theatre Bristol

January 31, 2011

Outside the Box Creativity Workshop

January 31, 2011

Shhh, the Comedy

February 04 - 20, 2011

Beginning Glass at Kil'n Time

February 04, 2011

Outside the Box Creativity Workshop

February 07, 2011

VirginiaNavigator program to be held at the Bristol Public Library

February 08, 2011

Ribbon Cutting at Sunny Side Up Cafe

February 08, 2011

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