Archive for the ‘Local Interests’ Category

Virginia Tech Summer Academy

Posted: 5th July 2013 by 130jackson in Local Interests

Being only a few blocks from the university makes Virginia Tech an important entity to 130 Jackson and its users. Virginia Tech Summer Academy begins today. This program is designed to help incoming freshmen transition into their college experience with greater success.  From the VTSA website: The Virginia Tech Summer Academy (VTSA) is designed to […]

Independence Day in Blacksburg

Posted: 1st July 2013 by 130jackson in Local Interests

This year’s Independence Day events start on July 4 at 2 pm with a parade followed by a free movie, An American Tail, at The Lyric Theatre, both sponsored by the Mt. Tabor Ruritan Club. At 6 pm, come over to Municipal Park to enjoy music from the Blacksburg Community Band and stay for the […]

Summer Solstice Fest

Posted: 17th June 2013 by 130jackson in Local Interests

Coming June 21-22, 2013 the 6th annual Summer Solstice Fest! Come have a mid-summer frolic in Downtown Blacksburg on Friday June 21 5-10pm for the Carnival and Saturday, June 22, from one ‘til midnight for the Festival and Carnival. Live music, dog parade, Treasure Island, Beer Garden, a giant sand beach, a Downtown Sundown 5K […]

Blacksburg Restaurant Week Coming Soon!

Posted: 12th June 2013 by 130jackson in Local Interests

For three years, local restaurants have joined with Downtown Blacksburg, Inc and The Blacksburg Partnership to present Blacksburg Restaurant Week. Participating restaurants have lunch, dinner, and/or dessert specials throughout the week-long event. You can find out more information at the official event website or on Facebook. This year’s installment begins on Father’s Day, June 16th, […]

130 Jackson Improved By Local Arts Initiative

Posted: 31st May 2013 by 130jackson in Local Interests

Local artists have been painting murals all across downtown Blacksburg.  The initiative behind this is both a beautifying project as well as anti-graffiti.  130 Jackson has been subject to being tagged a number of times, which makes the effort to beautify the town that much more exciting and personal.  The current project has given the […]