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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Need a Last Minute Christmas Gift?



Cider Beans, Wild Greens, and Dandelion Jelly: Recipes from Southern Appalachia
by Joan E. Aller may be just what you have been looking for! Fox Manor was lucky enough to be asked for recipes by our famous guest and the resulting book is much more than a cookbook. Check out our Good Morning Granola recipe, along with the recipe for our prize winning Irish Soda Bread.

Featuring more than 150 recipes for down-home, soul-satisfying dishes, Cider Beans, Wild Greens, and Dandelion Jelly is complete with passages on the history, places, and people of southern Appalachia, along with lush full-color photography of the food and scenery of the southern Appalachian Mountains, Cider Beans, Wild Greens, and Dandelion Jelly serves as both a cookbook and a guided tour of the local lore, traditions, and culture of this uniquely American region.

This treasure can be purchased by contacting me at shalliday@foxmanor.com, or ordering online from http://www.amazon.com/.

Happy Holidays!

Susan,
Owner/Innkeeper
Fox Manor Historic Bed & Breakfast
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Friday, December 10, 2010

Commemorating the Battle of Kingsport-Civil War


Another reason for the season...our freedom. Living history event this weekend: The John S. Mosby Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp in Kingsport is hosting a Commemoration Ceremony at the Battle of Kingsport Site Monument on December 10-11, 2010.

On December 10, members and re-enactors will establish a living history encampment fully established by 7 p.m. and pull guard duty of the monument and area until 10 a.m. on December 11th. A formal Commemoration Ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Kingsport SCV Commander John Byington will open the ceremony, followed by historian Scott Smith who will present a summary of the battle. The Color Guard will do a presentation of colors and a volley salute.
The general public is cordially invited to attend. For further information, please contact John Byington.

Susan
Owner/Innkeeper
Fox Manor Historic Bed & Breakfast

Monday, December 6, 2010

Speedway In Lights - Bristol Motor Speedway -November 19, 2010 - January 8, 2011


The roar of the engines is replaced with the twinkling of two million lights during Bristol Motor Speedway's annual Speedway in Lights. Along the four and one-half mile route, including a drive around the World's Fastest Half-Mile, visitors delight in over 200 displays. Our family "drove" the speedway last night, complete with Christmas carols, softly falling snow and lots of "ooh's and aah's".

Santa's Speedway Sleigh (Thursday nights only) - A special tram offers the experience of an open-air ride through along the 4.5-mile route, complete with Christmas carols played on the tram's sound system and information provided by a tour guide - departs from a boarding station located near the HVAC Chill Hill every Thursday night at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the station.

Other attractions include an ice skating rink and 300-foot long tube slide (November 18, 2010 - January 16, 2011 - closed Mondays). Also, visit the Christmas Village for photos with Santa, roasted marshmallows, hot chocolate, carnival rides and crafts vendors.

For additional information about the schedule and tickets, visit: Bristol Motor Speedway Website.

Susan
Innkeeper
Fox Manor Historic Bed & Breakfast

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Let the Christmas Festivities Begin!

This past weekend we went to a new Christmas tree farm for the Halliday Christmas trees. Although we usually go to North Carolina, we found a great place closer to home...the Fall Branch Christmas Tree Farm.

If you have never been, this year is the time to go. The trees are beautiful, the owners are amazing and the prices can't be beat. The ride behind the tractor was an added bonus for our two little grandsons.

Susan
Innkeeper
Fox Manor Historic Bed & Breakfast