What started as a hobby back in the early 1960s has become a thriving business for a family intent on preserving and promoting the best in authentic rural American music—or “Mountain Music” as it is known by many folks. Based in Floyd, Virginia since 1974, County Sales is now known world-wide as […]
Yes, I do remember the Bugbooks.
In reviewing my original Email I thought that I would mention that the IBM
fellow project I was part of did become an actual IBM product called the
Audio Visual Connection.
One of the things I have enjoyed throughout my career has been to
implement the […]
The museum collection is David Larsen’s collecting effort of more than 40 years. David began his interest in electronics in 1954 at the age of 15. He had his start with computers in 1957 with a Navy assignment at Remington Rand Univac in St. Paul Minnesota. His entire professional career has involved computers and microcomputers. […]
I am very fortunate to have started learning about computer technology in (1957) – the very early days of commercial computers …being in the right place at the right time. . This start was not planned by me but was one of those times –
As part of its service to the Floyd County community, the Jacksonville Center for the Arts annually sets aside wintertime exhibit space in its premier Hayloft Gallery to showcase the talented youth of Floyd. This year’s Floyd County High School Art Exhibit is the largest to date and will be on display from Dec. 13 […]
Organizers are well into planning one of the area’s largest one-day music events with a lineup that features some of the most award winning acts in Bluegrass music. In its fourth year, the Chantilly Farm Bluegrass and BBQ Festival continues to grow in popularity with a lineup that is sure to please traditional music lovers.
The Floyd Farmers Market has developed a reputation for local quality meat, vegetables, eggs, bread and other products. But did you know low-income residents on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program can get double-value for their money when buying at the market?
SustainFloyd offers a program by which people with SNAP/EBT (food stamps) can use […]
Remembering John Douglas N0ISL, FAIRS Founding Member
John Rob Roy Macgregor Douglas. N0ISL. I miss him already. He left us all December 13, 2002. He left a large hole in our hobby. Few people who met John could forget him. For those that never met him, you missed someone special. I think […]
FAIRS delegation travels to Dominica and Hamboree 2004! The delegation consisted of David KK4WW and Gaynell KK4WWW Larsen, FAIRS directors, their grandson Matthew Goodhart, and friends John and Merlyn Burks.
The primary purpose of the trip to Dominica was to distribute medicines and equipment gathered by members of the Floyd United Methodist Church missions team […]
The Foundation for Amateur International Radio Service was created as an idea during train trip from Moscow to the Western Ukraine. There were five Americans visiting Ukrainian and Russian friends. The visit was set up to distribute donated equipment in Russia and Ukraine. It seemed that a formal group was needed to do this type […]