Seven blunders of the world that lead to violence:
wealth without work
pleasure without conscience
knowledge without character
commerce without morality
science without humanity
worship without sacrifice
politics without principle
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Get Fit without Joining a Gym
It's my opinion and in my experience,
if you are seeking to improve your fitness level or lose weight, so
much of that can be done with a much smaller investment in just a few
items to create your own home gym that suits your specific physical
Also consider daily walking of ten minutes or more, practicing yoga and
stretching (stretching properly is most
important before and after exercising), get a friend or your spouse or
kid involved to have a nearby work-out buddy, drink lots of your own
good Floyd County water and stop stuffing your face with junk foods and
just plain get off your butt more often. Use a push mower sometimes
instead of that riding mower.
Most people do not utilize fitness center memberships beyond a limited
degree and end up wasting their money.
Do it at home!
Above all and first of all, make certain you are healthy enough to
undertake any new fitness related activity. Check with your doctor
- Michelle Hussong
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The Floyd Radio Show
Saturday, December 7, 2013, 7:30 PM
Public welcome. Tickets Necessary.
$10.00 in advance and $12.00 at the door,
season passes $72.00 available online at
Phone 540-745-4563 or at the Store.
Floyd Country Store, 206 South Locust Street,
downtown Floyd, VA
Sunday Old Time & Bluegrass Jams
Every Sunday Public welcome.Free Admission
206 South Locust Street,downtown Floyd,VA
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Spring to Early Fall
Floyd County High School proudly presents
William Shakespeare s patriotic, action packedHenry the Fifth.
Hricik has updated this classic war drama by making the rag tag English fight
their French foes in the hockey rink and the tennis court, rather than the
From this creative approach, the cas scores a fast-paced,
exciting, fun- for- the whole family piece of entertainment, that still
captures Shakespeare s timeless story!
Pre-order tickets are available by
Community Performances will run November 1st and 2nd at
the Floyd County High School auditorium.
The Floyd Country Store,home of the Friday Night
has been an important part of the Floyd community for a century now.
This historical landmark is a destination along "The Crooked
Music heritage trail,and continues to be the meeting place for
musicians from the area.
The Floyd Country Store,home of the Friday Night Jamboree,
more info on Events Calendar
9 -- Floyd Contra Dance with caller Tom Hinds and "Big Celtic Fun, " North Carolina
music makers with band members Eileen Regan, Tim Smith, Drew
Pilant, and Scott Walker, playing Celtic and Celtic-inspired music from
New England and Canada. Catch the fun with this adventurous NC band, a
hall full of friendly dancers, and the magic of this long-standing community
event. Dogtown Roadhouse at Sun Music Hall, 302 South Locust
Street, Floyd. 7:35 p.m. lesson, 8 p.m. dance. $8. admission. Community contra dances sponsored by Blue Ridge
Country Dancers every second Saturday, September through June.
held in Floyd
early for a
beginner lesson at
students with ID.
at the Sun Music
Hall, 302 South
Sponsored by Blue
"Life should not be a
journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty
and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly
used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW! What a ride!"
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The Floyd County Historical Society is releasing their book of vintage
photos of Floyd County's early history on September 17. The Arcadia
Publishing Company published the 128 page book featuring over 200
images and memories of Floyd County from the 1830s to the early 1960s.
"Floyd County" included pictures and captions of people, places,
farming, family, churches, schools, business, industry, sports,
recreation and leisure.
be sold at the Floyd County Historical Society Museum, 217 North Locust
Street for $23.00 including tax starting September 20. Museum is
open Thursday, Friday and Saturday noon until 5:00 p.m..
September 28th at 7:00 p.m. the public is invited to a
reception at the Jessie Peterman Library Community Room to introduce
"Floyd County". Books will be available and there will be a pictorial
review of the pictures in the book along with information on the
writing of the book. Appreciation is extended to everyone
involved for their interest and sharing of photos to be representative
of all areas of Floyd County.
Historical Society Museum
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A cautionary note concerning Blue Ridge Mini Barns.
Purchased a new storage building from local Blue Ridge Mini Barns(Plus) here in Floyd. Wasn't cheap.
Excellent job by delivery fellow maneuvering it into location on our
property. Building looked good and seemed like a good investment and the
placment was perfect.
Problem is: the building arrived with a workmanship defect: a hole in the back wall where a screw was driven out of place.
Called them to see about correcting this defect and am given the
hemming and hawing routine and likely outcome will be someone will
re-drive the screw into proper spot and caulk over the hole.
Terrific...I buy a brand new building and I now get to see a patch job
and will now be responsible for re-caulking whenever needed.
did call and say I wanted this done professionally and not slapdash..but
talking with sales person who was all up and positive to make the sale
is now emitting a much lower key vibe and even asked me what it is I
want them to do.
My answer was: that shouldn't be asked of me; they should know what to do.
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People's efforts have
Christine Boran, Woolwine, VA
Virginia Bluebird Society County Coordinator, Floyd and Patrick
"The birds richly repay you for the trouble you
take in attracting them and looking out for their interests."
- Joseph H. Dodson, Your Bird Friends and How to Win Them,1928
The Eastern Bluebird was one of Virginia's most
common songbirds 100 years ago, but their numbers sharply declined
through the years in North America due to harsh winters, urban sprawl,
lack of dead trees or snags, the introduction of the invasive
non-native English House Sparrow and the European Starling from Europe,
a decline in winter food (native berries), pesticides and herbicides,
like glyphosate, which can kill bluebirds very quickly, and to
predators. Thanks to human conservation efforts, such as establishing
and monitoring manmade bluebird nestboxes using predator guards, their
numbers have increased in the past decade.
Once a person sees a nesting cycle and fledging of
our local bluebirds, it's easy to see how much fun and satisfying it is
to help them succeed. Bluebirds prefer semi-open grassland habitat,
such as mowed lawns or meadows, orchards, cemeteries, and roadsides
with scattered trees and short ground cover. The male bluebird leaves
mixed flocks in February and begins establishing his territory. In
March he is courting his mate, shows her possible nest locations, and
she makes the final decision where to build the nest. In mid to late
March, the nest building begins and egg laying and incubation takes
place. Virginia's Eastern Bluebird has 2-3 broods per season.
It is not recommended to install a nestbox and to
leave it unattended and unmonitored as too many things can go wrong for
bluebirds. Nestboxes should be installed on poles with at least one
guard to deter ground predators. Monitors clean out boxes between each
nesting to make sure that non-native English house sparrows do not take
over the boxes and to remove old nesting material. House sparrows and
starlings are prime reasons that bluebirds numbers have decreased over
the years because these non-native birds kill bluebirds and their young
and rob them of places to nest in the wild. Monitoring allows us to
control sparrow use of our nestboxes as well as gather valuable data
about the activities of our native birds and detect problems early and
provide a greater chance of survival for bluebirds and other protected
cavity-nesting birds such as the chickadee, titmouse, nuthatch, tree
swallow, and the House wrens will stuff nestboxes with sticks to the
roof to create dummy nests so that other birds cannot use the nestbox.
Monitors also look for signs of ants, blowflies, and wasps that deter
and kill birds using the nestboxes and administers remedies to
discourage them. The use of predator guards minimize the chance that
snakes, squirrels, raccoons, large birds, mice, and feral cats that
prey on the eggs and nestlings.
(Christine Boran is a volunteer for the non-profit
Virginia Bluebird Society (VBS) as County Coordinator for Patrick and
Floyd Counties. Christine established the Woolwine
House Bluebird Trail commencing Spring 2008. She follows the VBS and
Virginia Society of Ornithology?s (VSO) Principles of Birding Ethics
while collecting accurate records of the cycle of nest building; egg
laying, incubation, counts eggs, hatchings, and fledgings of the baby
bluebirds. Christine is on the Speaker's Bureau for the North American
Bluebird Society (NABS) and conducts free educational presentations and
workshops to local groups, trains beginners in proper nestbox selection
and installation and how to monitor using VBS recommendations, and will
coordinate and include that data for the VBS which is kept in the
state's records and forwarded to NABS and the Transcontinental Bluebird
Trail (USA and Canada). Christine is seeking Floyd County residents and
property owners to participate in installing one nestbox or more and
will train how to monitor the bluebirds and will coordinate the nesting
statistics. Christine invites those already enjoying bluebirds now with
an existing nestbox to call her to learn more about what they can do to
help bluebirds succeed in their nestbox through the joys of monitoring
The Virginia Bluebird Society (VBS) is an
affiliate of the North American Bluebird Society (NABS) and is a
Chapter of the Virginia Society of Ornithology (VSO). It was founded in
1999 to promote bluebirds and other native cavity nesters in Virginia.
The Virginia Bluebird Society offers grants for new or refurbished
bluebird trails on public lands, for Youth and Scouts groups, and other
non-profit/charity organizations interested in installing and
monitoring nestboxes. For more information and assistance, contact
Christine through her website/blog:
http://woolwinehousebluebirdtrail.com or call her at (276) 930-9963.
Please also refer to the VBS website for more info:
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to be learned on the Anniversary of Wounded Knee; December 29, 2012
marked the 122nd Anniversary of the murder of 297 Sioux Indians at
Wounded Knee Creek on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South
These 297 people, in their winter camp, were murdered by federal agents
and members of the 7th Cavalry who had come to confiscate their
firearms "for their own safety and protection". The slaughter began
AFTER the majority of the Sioux had peacefully turned in their
firearms. When the final round had flown, of the 297 dead or dying, two
thirds (200) were women and children.
Around 40 members of the 7th Cavalry were killed, over half cut down by
friendly fire from the Hotchkiss guns of their overzealous
comrades-in-arms. Twenty members of the 7th Cavalry were deemed
"National Heroes" and awarded the Medal of Honor for their acts of
We do not hear of Wounded Knee today. It is not mentioned in our
history classes or books. What little does exist about Wounded
Knee is normally the sanitized "Official Government Explanation" or the
historically and factually inaccurate depictions of the events leading
up to the massacre on the movie screen.
Wounded Knee was among the first federally backed gun confiscation
attempts in United States history. It ended in the senseless
murder of 297 people.
Before you jump on the emotionally charged bandwagon for gun-control,
take a moment to reflect on the real purposese of the Second Amendment
- The right of the people to take up arms in defense of themselves,
their families, and property in the face of invading armies or an
The argument that the Second Amendment only applies to hunting and
target shooting is asinine. When the United States Constitution was
drafted "hunting" was an everyday chore carried out by men and women to
put meat on the table each night, and "target shooting" was an unheard
of concept, musket balls were a precious commodity in the wilds of
early America, and were certainly not wasted "target shooting".
The Second Amendment was written by people who fled oppressive and
tyrannical regimes in Europe, and refers to the right of American
citizens to be armed for defense purposes should such tyranny rise in
the United States.
As time goes on the average citizen in the United States continues to
lose personal freedom or "liberty". Far too many times unjust bills are
passed and signed into law under the guise of "for your safety" or "for
The Patriot Act signed into law by G.W. Bush, then expanded and
continued by Barack Obama is just one of many examples of American
citizens being stripped of their rights and privacy for "safety".
Now, the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is on the table, and will, most
likely be taken away for "our safety".
Before any American citizen blindly accepts whatever new firearms
legislation that is about to be doled out, they should stop and think
about something for just one minute. Evil does exist in our world. It
always has and always will. Throughout history evil people have
committed evil acts. In the Bible one of the first stories is that of
Cain killing Abel. We cannot legislate "evil" into extinction. Good
people will abide by the law defective people will always find a way
And another thought: Evil exists all around us, but looking back
at the historical record of the past 200 years across the globe, where
is "evil" and "malevolence" most often found, in the hands of those
with the power - governments.
The greatest human tragedies on record and the largest loss of innocent
human life can be attributed to governments. Who do governments
target? "Scapegoats" and "enemies" within their own borders.but only
after they have been disarmed to the point where they are no longer a
Ask any Native American what caused their demise. Ask any Armenian why
it was so easy for the Turks to exterminate millions of them, and they
will answer "We were disarmed before it happened". Ask any Jew
what Hitler's first step prior to the mass murders of the Holocaust was
- confiscation of firearms from the people.
Wounded Knee is the prime example of why the Second Amendment exists,
and why we shouldn't be in such a hurry to surrender our Right to Bear
Arms. Without the Second Amendment we have no right to defend ourselves
and our families.
are two ways to enslave a Nation one is by sword the other is by debt."
Floyd Board of Supervisors voted (4 to 1) to "scrap" the current NOISE
ORDINANCE for the county as it was deemed non enforceable under current
standards and conditions.
Will it be replaced?
No. If Supervisors Ingram and Allen have anything to say about it.
Their reasoning is it might affect farmers and their use of machinery
as well as pet owners.
Have these supervisors ever heard of compromise?
Will they always vote to throw the baby out with the bathwater every
Not long ago they also voted to scap a long time, common sense,
ordinance prohibiting hunting or shooting within 100 feet of fence
Again, they scrapped it as detrimental to farmers who MIGHT need to
shoot a ground hog scurrying along their fence line and kill it before
it digs any more holes in their pasture.
Of course, many fence lines border neighbors' properties and roadways.
Places where someone might walk or stroll possibly unseen while the
crosshairs are on some scruffy ground hog.
Instead of writing in a reasonable compromise that would issue permits
to ACTUAL farmers who have to verify their need for their exemption and
thereby offer the general population a degree of sane safety when
driving or walking anywhere there's a fence line, their decision making
abilities limits their sense of duty to Floyd's general population as
banning the ordinance altogether.
Come hunting season, this means every person with a high powered rifle
and more ammo than sense can now feel free to shoot at anything thought
to be game even if the roadway or a walkway or another private property
is on the immediate otherside of a fenceline.
Why don't they consider writing in exemptions to ordinances or rules to
be accessible to those in verified need of exemption leaving the
remaining ordinance intactThis would serve the common good while
prohibiting the common nuisances and threats to the quality of life
here that will continue to become problematic as our population not
only grows but becomes more diversified.
Perhaps a NUISANCE ORDINANCE would be an alternative to the noise
This could be distinguished in application by common sense boundaries
of reasonable perception and a sense of what constitutes something that
can or could be a reasonable assumption of disturbance or annoyance to
someone with a reasonable cause for complaint.( How about as a starter;
Do unto to others...?")
When will common sense be applied to our supervisors' decision making?
Probably not until the voters of this county elect common sense people
to represent them. And except for Supervisor Fred Gerald, there's
barely a shred of common sense to be noticed.
Did you realise if you are driving your insured and legal vehicle on
any state/county road and have an accident with someone out having
"fun" driving an ATV or golf cart, etc. that is not legal for state or
county roads nor is it insured for roadway travel, YOU and, hopefully,
your insurance company HAVE to cover all costs and expenses for your
own vehicle as well as any physical damage to the drivers/riders on the
illegal vehicle? So these illegal vehicles place every legal driver in
jeopardy. Of course, you can hire a lawyer and take the illegal driver
to court and try to sue for recompense..but what will be left after you
pay your lawyer?
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Limit dusk to dawn lighting in
If you use a dusk to dawn light
or are planning on installing one,
please consider using a deflector on it so the light only shines on
install an 'on/off' switch so you can turn it on when needed and off
connect it to a motion detector to go on only when
something passes by it.
Please don't leave these lights on all night long
and destroy our dark skies over our countryside
or bother neighbors who don't care for intrusive all night-bright
Please visit: http://www.darkskies.org/
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"Remember the Ark was built by
amateurs....Professionals built the Titanic"
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When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through
Oct. 31; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 1 through Dec. 31 and 10
a.m. to p.m.
Saturday only Jan. 1 through March 1
Where: intersection of Draper Road and Roanoke Street, Blacksburg
When: Farmers market 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; artisan market, 5 to 9
Where: Floyd Community Market, Locust Street, downtown Floyd Contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org or sustainfloyd.com
When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, or when vendors
Where: Narrows Farmers Market, 135 Monroe St., Narrows
Contact: 726-2423, 726-3020 or www.townofnarrows.org/
When: 2 to 6 p.m. Friday
Where: Parking lot off Wenonah Avenue, Pearisburg -21-0340
Pulaski Farmers Market and Flea Market
5 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday through Oct. 2 Where: Maple Shade Park,
downtown Pulaski Contact: 994-4200 or pulaskitown.org
When: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday through Oct. 31 Where: Norwood Parking
East Main Street, Radford Contact: 731-3656 or mainstreetradford.org or
Radford Farmers Market on Facebook
When: 4 to 7 p.m. first and third Thursdays of every month through
Where: Meadowbrook Community Center, 267 Allegheny Spring
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" Immigration should first and
foremost serve the need of the receiving nation and its existing
population. It should never be used by the sending nation as an excuse
to avoid making living conditions inside its own borders better for its
inhabitants. It certainly should not be used to make living conditions
for the citizens of the receiving nation worse."
Call your county supervisor to create and enact a
common sense ordinance protecting the rest of us from inconsiderate
Pass an anti NOISE and NUISANCE/ANNOYANCE ordinance now.
Do not allow any possibility of anyone making any annoyance to others
be grandfathered in: no grandfathering in disruptive neighbors.
People who move to Floyd County for the peace and quiet often end up
being the most disagreeable and inconsiderate neighbors one can have.
They think their noises are not bothersome as long as it and no one
else bothers them!
What are we paying for?
If you've received your most recent personal property tax bill from the
county treasurer, you will notice that above and beyond the actual tax
we have to pay for our personal property particularly and specifically
our motor vehicles, that we are also being charged an additional "License Fee".
What is this $25.00 per vehicle license fee
Previously, we were being charged $25.00 each per vehicle for the
"decal fee". But as we no longer are required to place county decal
stickers on our windows, there was no need to charge the citizenry of
Floyd County a fee for it.
And the decal was to easily identify those respectable citizens who had
promptly paid their personal property taxes.
But now that is done electronically. And if you are a scofflaw, you
will be found out and fined.
So, what and why the "License Fee"?
We buy a vehicle and pay taxes on the purchase up front.
We pay for licensing and title, also upfront, and yearly inspections
and then insurance on our vehicle yearly or bi-yearly.
AND, we pay a tax per vehicle to our county each year
So what is our county doing for us that requires it to charge us $25.00
per vehicle every year above and beyond the taxes it charges and
collects on these self-same vehicles?
We're not buying a license from the county to drive our vehicle nor to
own our vehicle.
It is time our supervisors, perhaps Mr. Clinger especially as he has
been on the ball concerning random fees and allocations of county
money, will look into this aspect of our county government sticking its
hand again and again into our pockets as they will and as they wish.
Got a comment or reply, or even an answer?
Let us hear from you.
Personal Opinion; submitted from a
long-time Floyd Resident:
As residents of Floyd County Virginia we are well aware of not only
what brought us here,
or brought our parents and ancestors here,
to southwest Virginia and to the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains,
but what keeps us here.
The farms and farmland and forests and natural beauty still exist and
call to many of us
in the way a mother's call to come in for dinner rings so warmly.
I'm sure it can't just be the Virginia schools system as the only
reason to raise our families in Floyd County, while,
diversity of mostly alt-culture businesses and events and the music and
festivals and art and crafts shows and art galleries
and cost of land and taxes grow exponentially we find ourselves in the
midst of transitions
that are coming quickly and with only minor warning.
And warning it is, as what those without roots in our earth call
we know will be change and growth that will not only alter
very sources of our sense of place and of home, but divest us of them.
Floyd County In View is open to the
possibility of providing space on this site for voluntary local or
regional personal reviews and observations, whether about a music
event, a car show, a parade or an art exhibit, as long as it is
interesting. If interested, please email us at Reviewer Report with
"arts' reviewer" in the subject line and tell us about your interest
and some background about yourself. The ability to write clearly and
honestly are the major prerequisites.
The Floyd County Humane Society
Please be compassionate to
the homeless and helpless pets in Floyd County. One way, is by supporting the Floyd County Humane
P.O. Box 862
Floyd, VA 24091
Please spay and neuter your pets
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head off zoning in Floyd County
it's time to get our supervisors to create
common sense nuisance and noise ordinances.
primary purpose of zoning is to segregate uses that are thought to be
In practice, zoning is used to prevent new development from interfering
existing residents or businesses and to preserve the "character" of a
Zoning may include regulation of the kinds of activities which will be
particular lots (such as open space, residential, agricultural,
commercial or industrial)..
Zoning typically segregates land uses into three main categories -
residential, commercial, and industrial.
Thus, if an area is zoned residential, then no commercial uses are
allowed in the area so a grocery store cannot be built within a housing
Land-use planning is the term used for a branch of public
policy encompassing various disciplines which seek to order and
regulate land use in an efficient and ethical way, thus preventing
FCIV will continue running this info notice as long as we continue
receiving the steady feedback in support of establishing
noise/annoyance/nuisance ordinances instead of zoning. It is obvious
that more and more Floydians are upset that we have a growing
population of too many self-absorbed people in our midst who do not
care that what they do is distressing to their neighbors with their
One of the most mentioned problems seems to be with neighbors creating
chronic and persistent noises or disrupting the peace and tranquility
of an otherwise quiet residential neighborhood with start up home
Some of these problems relate directly to the creating of
unwelcome and excessive noise (pollution) or physical pollution,
particularly on back-county roads..
Current FCIV Editor- David Phillips
"The Congress declares that it is the
policy of the United States to promote an environment
for all Americans free from noise that jeopardizes their health or
Noise Control Act of 1972
Floyd County does not have a lake or a theme
park or waterpark; does not have easily navigable waterways for
boating; doesn't even have riverside public parks nor picnic areas nor
hiking/biking paths within the heart of the county(only along the
parkway); what Floyd County does have is beautiful countryside and
especially, it has Peace and Quiet. Or at least, it used to.
Floyd County is NOT the wilderness! Sounds travel great distances and
despite the fact you might not be able to visually see a neighbor's
home, we all have neighbors.
As our county's population grows and people are moving in closer and
closer to one another more property owners are discovering they are
being subjected to thoughtless, self absorbed and uncaring neighbors.
We're referring to a common decency of consideration for those around
our own properties and if someone is put on notice they are creating an
annoyance, it should be immediately stopped by those creating it..
This is not about general and occasional sounds that any of us might
make such as running a lawnmower or tractor or cutting firewood or the
occasional target practice.
This is about regularly and purposefully committed noises that are
beyond the usual and commonplace neighborhood sounds.
This might include allowing one's dogs to bark incessantly or
overnight; playing music so loudly it is easily heard off of one's own
property; someone running a commercial enterprise that creates
disturbing sounds or noises in an otherwise residential area and not
just after 11pm until 7 am either. This should be respected 24 hours a
Actually, anyone running a commercial enterprise in a residential
neighborhood should be restricted or banned if that business creates
disturbances beyond its own property boundaries at any hour of the day
This is about residential areas that are on or along or off of
secondary roads and back roads, not main arteries such as Rt.221 or
Main roadways such as 221 and 8 are likely to be the best
locations for commercial businesses particularly if they are ones that
create noise during operation.
Some other main thoroughfares in the county might be included as well
for best locations for those businesses.
"Peaceful" home businesses and cottage industries and farming are not
the problem and should not be affected by the ordinances.
Please call your county supervisor and tell him to create and enact a
common sense ordinance protecting the rest of us from inconsiderate
Pass an anti NOISE and NUISANCE/ANNOYANCE ordinance now.
Tell him to not provide any possibility of anyone making any annoyance
to others be grandfathered in: no grandfathering in of inconsiderate,
self-centered people and disruptive neighbors.
People who move to Floyd County for the peace and quiet often end up
being the most disagreeable and inconsiderate neighbors one can have.
They think their loud and irritating noises and actions are not
bothersome as long as it is of their own making on their own property
so no one else should care.
Of course, they'd have a hissy-fit if anyone else disturbed their
little corner of paradise.
Contact FCIV here:
the Board of Supervisors
Case C. Clinger
- Chairman Courthouse District
Virgel H. Allen - Vice
Little River District
Joe D. Turman
Burks Fork District
J. Fred Gerald
Indian Valley District
Lauren D. Yoder
Locust Grove District
For anyone in Floyd County wanting to
participate in keeping your worthwhile but unwanted items from ending
up in the landfill, please consider joining (for free, no strings
attached) the Floyd County Sharecycle group. This is a Floyd based
online interactive group through Yahoo that allows you to post items
you'd like to see reused and recycled.
You will also be able to see what others are offering that may be of
use to you or ask for something specific you would like to find. Sharecycle originated in Floyd County and those
involved in it are all local residents.
This group is not connected in any way with the freecycle organization
that is under fire for numerous acts of alleged bad karma.
FLOYD COUNTY SHARECYCLE
click on Floyd County Sharecycle logo
"Sharecycle" originated in
Starting one in your communityContact us and we'll add your link here.
Here are some of our regional Sharecycle Groups:
(click on respective logo to join there)
New River Valley Sharecycle
Franklin County Sharecycle
MONROE COUNTY WVA. SHARECYCLE
FLOYD COUNTY SHARECYCLE
SHEBOYGAN COUNTY (Wisconsin)
There is also a former freecycle group in Floyd now functioning under a
different name offering online recycling connections as well.
FCIV does not support this group as it is a satellite of a centralize
organization located in another state.
This is the same way freecycle began.
And only one of its three "moderators" lives in Floyd.
FCIV encourages our neighbors and residents of Floyd County to honor
and support truly local growers, artisans, businesses
and organizations that are firmly rooted here in our home county.
If you would like to get involved within our own community and "share
the wealth" of worthwhile but unneeded goods and items, please look
into Floyd Sharecycle.
This is a free Floyd County service with other Floyd County residents.
But even if you decide not to join any online group, please recycle
your items that can be used by others.
Floyd County In View Asks:
any orchardists, farmers or would be farmers who are looking to
relocate or are looking for new agricultural land to
organically grow fruit, produce and grains,
please consider Floyd County.
If we Americans are
distressed at what's happening to our quality of life by virtue of
America's dependence on foreign oil, if we don't preserve farms, farm
lands and farming families, just wait to see what our life is like when
America has to depend on foreign food
Grow Local - Buy Local - Eat Local:
Support your area orchards,
gardeners, growers, farmers, farm markets and CSA's in your own
community by asking for and buying locally grown organic produce
Friend, Theory Is All Grey And The Golden Tree Of Life Is Green." -
Be a Contributor To FCIV Do you know something really
well that could be useful or of interest to others?
Or perhaps you have an interest in something and you could develop
essays or instructional guides?
From gardening to photography to ikebana to do-it-yourself
let us know of your interest.
You could also "develop" additional exposure for your own website,
business or art or interest by contributing articles.
The interests of FCIV's readers are very broad. This allows FCIV to
publish on a wide range of topics, so we're always open to articles
about interesting projects that are work or pleasure related as well as
personal experiences, etc.
It doesn't have to be highly polished -- after all, this is not the New
If you would like to consider being a one time or a part time or a
to our community website,
contact one of the FCIV editors via one of the "contact us" links
and tell us what you have in mind.
The possibility of an on going column might also be made available to
But please remember, all involved with FCIV are volunteers.
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