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Bristol Convention & Visitors Bureau To Host Digital Photography Workshop

June 23, 2012
Photographer and digital artist, Malcolm J. Wilson, will lead a basic digital photography workshop on June 23 from 8:30 am until 5:30 pm at the Bristol Chamber of Commerce. A beginner workshop focusing on composition, lighting & camera settings, the day includes lecture in the morning, with students capturing the unique splendor of historic downtown Bristol in the afternoon. Classroom reconvenes after field photography for critiques of student work.
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Michelle Malone @ 620 State

June 22, 2012
620 State will host Michelle Malone — June 22nd @ 10:00PM Tickets: $5 @ door All Ages show. For more information please call (423) 652-0314.

Call for Parade Entries for Star-Spangled Weekend

June 20, 2012
The organization "Celebrate Bristol" is announcing a Call for Parade Entries for Star-Spangled Weekend to be held on Saturday June 30th. Plans are being finalized for Bristol's annual Independence weekend celebration in downtown Bristol, which will include a concert and food at Cumberland Square Park, a motorcycle Poker Run held on Saturday and the AACA Antique Car Show will be held on Friday evening, and other fun family events. The Bristol Host Lion’s Club will host their second annual Rubber Duck Race, which will be held following the parade at 11:15am in Beaver Creek. The annual parade will begin on Morrison Blvd at 10:00am and follow the traditional route down State Street to end at Lee Street at the park. Line-up will begin at 8:00am on Morrison Blvd.
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News at Inari!

June 20, 2012
Have you seen the new cork floor in our future tasting / education room? It’s beautiful! It is actual cork that has been pressed into flooring panels. It has a soft feel to the step, so we’re looking forward to having our regular tastings, as well as wine classes and private educational events, on this comfortable and attractive surface. Paul is wrapping up the renovation, and we’re gearing up for a reboot of the TopShelf Tuesday series in the near future. Stay tuned for that, and come in to chat with us if you’re interested in taking a wine class or having a private educational event in our tasting room. 39 Piedmont Avenue Bristol, VA 24201, (276) 821-9463, http://inariwines.com.

Celebrate Bristol Announces Star-Spangled Weekend Schedule

June 20, 2012
Non-profit organization Celebrate Bristol is proud to announce the upcoming schedule for Bristol’s annual Star-Spangled Weekend. Each year the organization partners with local organizations for a slate of family friendly events to celebrate America’s Independence. This year’s event is scheduled for June 28-30 and will include a traditional schedule in downtown Bristol and at Boyce Cox Field. Star-Spangled weekend occurs each July 4 weekend and provides free parade entry, food and music to all those in attendance due to the strong support of local sponsors.
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Congratulations to Pen's Floral!

June 20, 2012
Pen's Floral is owned and operated by longtime Bristol resident Wanpen (Pen) Walker. Pen and floral designer David Galluci each have over 25 years of floral design experience. The shop is located in the historical section of downtown Bristol, Virginia at 32 Moore Street in the former Smith Floral building. We are a full service florist and deliver in the greater Bristol area. We are committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, backed by service that is friendly and prompt. Because all of our customers are important, our professional staff is dedicated to making your experience a pleasant one. That is why we always go the extra mile to make your floral gift perfect. Let us be your first choice for flowers. 32 Moore Street Bristol, VA 24201 Phone: (276) 644-4600 Fax: (276) 644-1583 Toll Free: (855) 339-2460 pensj635@yahoo.com

City of Bristol, TN Receives ISO Rating

June 20, 2012
Recently the City of Bristol underwent an ISO review and retained its current rating of 3. ISO is the abbreviation for Insurance Services Office, which is an independent agency that most major insurance companies use to base their insurance rates for homeowners, businesses, and others. By maintaining this excellent rating, homeowners in Bristol may have and continue to experience small savings on their property insurance, while business or industry owners should continue to see significant savings in their policies by preserving the rating.
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Help Serendipity!!!

June 20, 2012
Serendipity, a women's clothing store that is locally owned and located in downtown Bristol needs your vote! Please show your support and vote for this local small business in your community! Small businesses are the lifeblood of our community and small business owners do it all to drive their business forward, and Chase and LivingSocial are teaming up to fuel that drive by awarding 12 individual grants of $250,000 to 12 small businesses. Each business must receive 250 votes by June 30, 2012 to be considered for the grant. Please log onto www.missionsmallbusiness.com. Go to "log in and support" and search for "Serendipity" in Bristol, VA. Cast your vote and share it with your friends. The impact this could have on this local small business and even the community could be HUGE. Show your support and vote for Serendipity today!

TOMS summer shoes are here at Serendipity!

June 20, 2012
Serendipity Boutique located at 705 State Street, Bristol, VA now has TOMS shoes! Get yours today before they are gone. Call 276-644-9695 for more details.

City of Bristol, TN Announce New Appointment to Economic Development Area

June 20, 2012
City officials announced the appointment of Kristi Haulsee to the city economic development team in the position of Economic Development Specialist. Ms. Haulsee most recently completed 10 years with the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce as Vice President for Member Services. Prior to her work with the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, she worked for the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, the Bank of Tennessee and SESCO Management Consultants. She also has served as a member of the board of regents of the Institute for Organization Management, an arm of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. She has a Bachelors Degree in Communications and a minor in Marketing from Appalachian State University. In her position with the Economic Development Department she will work with Deputy City Manager Mike Sparks on matters related to the economic growth of the City, including job and business recruitment and retail development.
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Upcoming Events

"Paper Windows: A Photographic Vision of Bristol"

April 24 - June 21, 2012

Tom Burnheimer and Kaylynn Wilster: 606 State Street Gallery Featured Artists

June 01 - 30, 2012

Serendipity seeking your votes for grant

June 20 - 30, 2012

Painting class at blowfish emporium

June 21, 2012

Deadline June 21: "Paper Windows" Photo Exhibit

June 21, 2012

Antique car show

June 22, 2012

620 State will host Michelle Malone

June 22, 2012

Wine Tatsing at Inari Wines

June 23, 2012

Basic Digital Photography Workshop

June 23, 2012

Informal Family Portraits workshop with Sam Bass at blowfish emporium

June 23, 2012

Salsa Dancing Social at 620 State

June 23, 2012

606 Jam Band to perform at 606 State Street

June 25, 2012

Painting class at blowfish emporium

June 28, 2012

Music and Movies in the Park

June 28, 2012

Antique car show

June 29, 2012

Wine Tasting at Inari Wines

June 30, 2012

Music and Movies in the Park

July 05, 2012

Antique car show

July 06, 2012

Wine Tasting at Inari Wines

July 07, 2012

Art D'Vine — A Gallery Hop on State Street

July 13, 2012

Antique car show

July 13, 2012

Music and Movies in the Park

July 19, 2012

Antique car show

July 20, 2012

Music and Movies in the Park

July 26, 2012

Antique car show

July 27, 2012

Antique car show

August 03, 2012

Antique car show

August 10, 2012

Art D'Vine — a Gallery Hop on State Street

August 10, 2012

Antique car show

August 17, 2012

Antique car show

August 24, 2012

Antique car show

August 31, 2012

Antique car show

September 07, 2012

Antique car show

September 14, 2012

Antique car show

September 21, 2012

Antique car show

September 28, 2012

Puttin on the Ritz — Italian Style

October 05, 2012

Antique car show

October 05, 2012

Antique car show

October 12, 2012

Antique car show

October 19, 2012

Art D'Vine — A Gallery Hop on State Street

October 26, 2012

Antique car show

October 26, 2012

Art D'Vine — A Gallery Hop on State Street

December 07, 2012

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