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Top 5 Takeaways from a Blogging Workshop

from Jennifer

Blogging is not my forte! I’m not a big fan of writing, and I enjoy my privacy. I tend to be more picture-heavy on my personal social media and let them speak for themselves. So, when I enrolled in a blogging class hosted by the University of Mary Washington’s Center for Economic Development, I was hoping for some direction and inspiration.

Accompanied by a couple of my leading ladies at work, Cassandra and Kellyn, I arrived to the …

 

Some History of Elote

from Chef Anthony

Last weekend, we prepared an authentic Spanish meal, which included the very popular elote.

Centuries ago, indigenous tribes in southern Mexico cultivated and started growing corn. Over many years, corn has spread across the world into the homes of almost all regions and has cemented itself as one of the worlds most popular vegetables. The versatility of corn has helped it reach its high demand, and it’s now also included in animal feed, ethanol fuel, and …

 

Details on Next Year’s Seventh Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge

from Chris

We are pleased to announce a few details about next year’s Seventh Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge. We posted some pictures from this year’s event here, and Emerging Civil War posted some additional pictures here, so if you want to see what a good time we had, check them out!

Next year, we’ll hold the Symposium on the first full week of August: August 7-9, 2020.

Our theme will be “Fallen Leaders.”

Our …

 

Fun Times at Our Civil War Symposium

from Chris

We had a super successful Sixth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge last weekend. We’ll be announcing details for next year’s Symposium next week, so stayed tuned! In the meantime, here’s a look at some of the fun we had this year:

 

 

The Sixth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge

We’re gearing up for our big Civil War weekend: the Sixth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge.

The event kicks off Friday afternoon and runs all day Saturday with a line up that includes a keynote address from historian A. Wilson Greene, author of the monumental new book A Campaign of Giants: The Battle for Petersburg. Greene will be talking about Grant’s second assault to take the city, a forgotten action that ties into our theme this …

 

Hidden Gem

From Kellyn

Although we are a hidden gem, Stevenson Ridge is in a prime location. We are located in Spotsylvania County, which neighbors Fredericksburg. We are one hour from both Richmond and D.C., and only 20 minutes from the very popular Historic Downtown Fredericksburg. When you’re out at The Ridge, you feel as if you’re a little bit further into the rural part of the county than you really are! This means you get the rolling hills and views of …

 

Recipe: Spicy Coconut Grilled Chicken Thighs

from Chef Moe

Hi, once again, everyone! Chef Moe Marsh here with another tasty recipe for your outdoor grilling season.

With summer in full swing and July 4th just behind us and vacation time upon us, it is most definitely time to spark up the grill, people. For those long days on the beach or camping in the beautiful mountains, this dish will accommodate both perfectly. Ether over a campfire or grilling poolside, your guests and family will love …

 

History on Display

from Chris

We have some “new” Stevenson Ridge history on display in the Lodge. I say “new” because it’s history, which by definition makes it old–but the displays themselves are new.

The first is a frame containing some images of Brig. Gen. Thomas Greely Stevenson, for whom the property is named. There’s a brief bio accompanying the images so that visitors can learn at least a little bit about him. (More info on Stevenson is available in our book Traces

 

Chef Moe and the Transmitters!

from Kellyn

First Friday in Downtown Fredericksburg is a big deal for us townies! This month, though, it was an even bigger occasion. One of our chefs, Moe, and his band, The Transmitters, played at a local after-hours venue. Most of the office was able to make it out in support of Moe, and we had an awesome time!

What’s better than a summer evening and live reggae music?

Moe stands second from the left.
Do you recognize any of …