Mark Your Calendars: SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER
Every year, thousands of people from across the region make the trek to Scaremare on Carroll Avenue, sponsored by Liberty University’s Center for Youth Ministries. See the cast of 300 college students in action Oct. 13-15, 20-22, 27-29.
Gates open at 7:30 p.m.
Haunted Harvest Cornfield
(Pictured Above) This frightening wagon ride at Layman Family Farms in Blue Ridge is not for the faint of heart! In fact, it’s not recommended for children under the age of 12, women who are pregnant or anyone with heart issues. Rides run 7:30-11 p.m. on weekends from Oct 1-29.
The Ghosts of Historic Lynchburg
If you love local history and a good spooky story, stop by “The Ghosts of Historic Lynchburg” tour Oct. 20-22 from 6-8:30 p.m. A guide will take groups through Federal Hill and tell stories of the haunts of days gone by.
Crawford Farm Ghost Tour
The night begins as a country hayride at Old Crawford Farm in Appomattox, with stories of the infamous family and their history. But hang on as trained actors from Wolfbane Productions bring the stories to life around you! Rides run Oct. 20-22, 27-29.
Local Openings & Closings
Hello! to Emerald Stone Grill, expected to open on Jefferson Street by September
Hello! to Timberlake Family Pharmacy, opening this fall on Timberlake Road
Hello! to Bootleggers, a new restaurant expected to open on the Bluffwalk in November
Hello! to the newest location of Moore’s Country Store, now open on Graves Mill Road
Hello! to the Appomattox location of Joe Beans, located in the Triangle Plaza Shopping Center
Hello! to the Rivermont Makery, a creative art space on Rivermont Avenue
Hello! to Iron and Ale, a restaurant opening in Cornerstone this fall
Ready to Run?
Whether you are a seasoned runner or a Virginia Ten Miler newbie, how do you keep your running motivation going strong? Jennifer Richardson, membership director at the Downtown YMCA, shares five tips.
Make It Fun!—Change up your playlist, grab a friend or your pet, run your normal route “backwards,” run for a cause, or get a team together to run an “obstacle” style race!
Set a Goal…Any Goal—Never done a race? Get registered for a 5K! Running the same speed on every run? Push yourself to improve your time by 30 seconds! To quote Fred Devito, “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.”
Treat Yourself—For every mile you run, pay yourself $1.
Just think, if you were to run only three miles two times per week, by the end of the year you could have $312. This could get you a nice pair of new running shoes and some running gear!
Ditch the Stuff—To contradict tip #3, ditch all of the gadgets that many runners are now bogged down with and just GO RUN! Leave the watch, heartrate monitor or cellphone/iPod at home. Take a few laps around town and enjoy the sights and sounds.
Make an Appointment—If you are struggling with getting your run in, schedule it on your calendar! You certainly wouldn’t miss an important meeting or “dismiss” other appointments, so when your reminder pops up that it’s “run time,” start lacing up!