Experiencing Vinton County – Mid-May 2011 Episode

As we near the end of May, it seems like there are more and more activities available to us here in Vinton County.

In this episode of Experiencing Vinton County, Bruce Knox talks to Vinton County Marketing Director Brandi Betts about three different activities or “events” that are just around the corner.

These events include a special appearance coming up on Friday, May 27th at Uncle Buck’s, the Memorial Day observances here in Vinton County and there’s the Vinton County Chamber of Commerce’s Countywide Yard Sale.

Have a listen!

For additional information, contact Brandi’s office at 1-800-596-4459

Experiencing Vinton County – Photo Contest

For several years now, the Vinton County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau has sponsored a Photo Contest, and this year is no exception!

In this episode of Experiencing Vinton County, Bruce Knox talks to Vinton County Marketing Director Brandi Betts about this year’s photo contest, the reasons behind the contest, the categories, some of the rules, and how you can submit your picture for the contest.

The grand prize this year is $250!

Come join in on the fun. Submit your picture and keep your fingers crossed.

For complete rules, see:

www.vintoncountytravel.com/photocontest.htm

Experiencing Vinton County – Fighting the Winter Blues

About this time of year, we all get a little down due to the continuation of the cold, wintry weather, and the typically drab skies. With that in mind, on this episode of Experiencing Vinton County Bruce and Brandi discuss some of the ways that all of us can fight the winter blues here in our little garden spot.

Have a listen, and then go do something here in our neck of the woods to make you feel better!

As always, if you need additional information, call the Vinton County Convention and Visitors’ Bureau, at 1-800-596-4459, or visit their website.

Experiencing Vinton County – The Covered Bridges of Vinton County

After a hiatus of a month or so, we’ve returned to talk about a subject that seems to pop-up around here fairly often. “The Covered Bridges of Vinton County” is a topic which seems to interest people from far and near. Our covered bridges are very popular with many people who contact the Vinton County Convention and Visitors’ Bureau, and a visit to the county is hardy complete without a visit to one of the five historic structures.

In this podcast, Bruce Knox and Marketing Director Brandi Betts provide an introduction to the topic and discuss the bridges, their history and locations.

Give a listen!

As always, if you need additional information, call the Vinton County Convention and Visitors’ Bureau, at 1-800-596-4459, or visit their website.

Experiencing Vinton County – Christmas Gifts from Vinton County

This is the time of year when we are all trying to identify the perfect Christmas gifts for our loved ones. Many times we hit the malls or go on-line to try and find something unique when right here in our own back yard, there are several places that offer great gifts that would be welcomed by all of those on our Christmas lists.

In this podcast, Bruce Knox and Marketing Director Brandi Betts review several businesses in Vinton County where you can find some great gifts for the Christmas season. Not only will solve your dilemma, but you will be spending your money locally, thereby helping boost the local economy.

And for those of you from outside the area, we’d love for you to do some of your shopping in our area, too!

Here is some of the information reviewed in the podcast:

Items to Purchase (most of these places also sell gift certificates)

Scenic Way Gifts – Website – http://www.scenicwaygifts.com/

Zaleski Candle Works 107 Commercial Square, Zaleski, OH 45698 740-596-7054

Fiddlestix – 24180 SR 93, Creola OH 45622 740-596-0100

Remember When Antiques- 118 West Main Street, McArthur, OH 45651 740-596-4607

Lois’ Antiques – 24808 Creola-Hue Road, Creola, OH 45622 740-596-4424

Vinton Industries – http://vintonindustries.com/ 740-596-5515

VC Visitors’ Center – 104 West Main Street McArthur, Ohio 45651 1-800-596-4459 or 740-596-5033

Gift Certificates for Experiences

Uncle Bucks – near Lake Hope and Moonville, Buck’s Lane 740-664-2428

Equestrian Ridge – Pumpkin Ridge, 740-603-2523

Ravenwood Castle – http://www.ravenwoodcastle.com/ 740-596-2606

Lake Hope State Park – Park office on St. Rt. 278 740-596-5253

Flutes and Peppercorns – http://www.flutesandpeppercorns.com/ 740-596-5184

Historic Host – http://www.historichost.com/ 877-364-4786 or 740-596-2408

Remember – Vinton County truly is “Your Place for All Seasons,” – including the Christmas season!

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Experiencing Vinton County – Christmas Podcast

This is the Experiencing Vinton County Christmas Podcast with Bruce Knox and Vinton County Marketing Director Brandi Betts.

In this episode, we talk about some of the Christmas related activities that take place here in Vinton County, including the upcoming “Christmas in Downtown” Celebration which will take place on Saturday, December 4, 2010, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, and the “Trail of Lights” which occurs at Lake Hope State Park each evening throughout December. We’ll also tell you about an upcoming podcast which will highlight several holiday gift ideas from vendors right here in Vinton County.

Take a few minutes and discover why Vinton County truly is “Your Place for All Seasons.”

Experiencing Vinton County – Moonville Podcast

This is the Experiencing Vinton County Moonville Podcast with Bruce Knox and Vinton County Marketing Director Brandi Betts.

In this episode, we highlight the lore concerning the Moonville Tunnel – believed by many to be “haunted.”  Listen as Brandi describes some of the history of the tunnel, along with some of the occurrences which lead many to say there is more there than meets the eye.

Experiencing Vinton County – Autumn Podcast

This is the Experiencing Vinton County Autumn Podcast with Bruce Knox and Vinton County Marketing Director Brandi Betts.

In our inaugural episode we talk about many of the ways that visitors and residents alike enjoy the fall here in Vinton County.  Vinton County truly is, “Your Place for All Seasons.”