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Stories Hidden in Plain Sight

Stories Hidden in Plain Sight

Conley Colaw is over 80 years old and has lived in Blue Grass, Virginia, his whole life. He has stories to share, and some of them can be read in the quilt squares nailed to the old sugar shack along his driveway.  It all started with one he bought from Margie Boesch...

Monterey Livestock: A Highland Icon Reawakened

Monterey Livestock: A Highland Icon Reawakened

What do you think of when you think of Highland County?  Some of you may say an enthusiastic, “Maple!” And, while sugar-making is important to our little, mountain community, I always think of our wide-open spaces and mild climate - perfect for raising livestock. ...

March Isn’t the Only Month for Maple (But it’s One of Them!)

March Isn’t the Only Month for Maple (But it’s One of Them!)

Many think our maple industry is only open in the late Winter and early Spring, but that’s not entirely accurate. Highland County’s maple season doesn’t only occur in March. Nope, it’s a year-round process! While some local sugar camps are offering activities this...