The Madison County Parks and Recreation Authority is hosting the annual Wool & Wine Festival Saturday, April 23. This will be the fifth spring that visitors to Hoover Ridge Park can come sample local wines, listen to live music and browse merchandise from local artisans and businesses. The event, which has previously been held in conjunction with the Blue Ridge Sheepdog Trials, will be a standalone one as the trials have been cancelled this year. The outdoor event runs from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
More than 10 years ago Ivy Corbin decided the story of her family and childhood needed to be preserved. Corbin started writing memories of her childhood in 2011 when she was taking her mother to dialysis appointments. She finally finished up writing her memoir last fall and the newly published book is now available for sale on Amazon and at Barnes and Noble.