Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Blue Plum 2008

Just wanted to share a video shot in 2008 at the Blue Plum Festival, courtesy of GoTricities. Jared Bentley takes a stroll through the festival and gives you a bird's eye view of vendors, music, and the experience of what the Blue Plum Festival is all about!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Main Street Pizza Company-Johnson City, TN

New Eating Establishment Opens in Downtown Johnson City, TN

The Main Street Pizza Company in downtown Johnson City, TN will have a soft opening on Thursday, January 7, 2010 from 7:00pm to 5:00am. For those of you that haven't heard of this new eating establishment, they are located at 300 E. Main Street in the King Centre in the space that formerly housed Russo's of Orleans. They are within two blocks of walking distance from Capone's, Second Level, Hideaway, Halo's, Numan's, and Tipton Street Pub.

With fantastic menu of pizza, pasta, and appetizers they are sure to have something for everyone..even anchovies! And here's a little kick they also have a FULL Bar..that's right! The bar offers beer, liquor, and of course wine until 3am. And for your sport's viewing pleasure they also have not one..but two Hi-Def Big Screens (47" and 51").

Click HERE for a down loadable version of their menu. The soft openings are scheduled on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays for the next few weeks. Become a fan on facebook by clicking their image above to access their fan page!
This is yet another great business that is opening up in downtown Johnson City, TN! Come and see what's happening in downtown! You'll find so many great items from antiques and art to dining and dog food. Whatever you need, you can find it all downtown!

Make a resolution this year to BUY LOCAL and support the small business owners in your town!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Introducing The Blue Plum Festival Volunteer Coordinator

Blue Plum Question #1- Who are you and can you tell us a little about yourself?

My name is Jennifer Clements. I have lived in the area all of my life, except for the four years that I spent away at college in Ohio. I am a member of the Junior League of Johnson City, TN which is a nonprofit organization that focuses on women and children's issues in the area. I also enjoy doing volunteer work for my church, Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church located in downtown Johnson City, TN.

Blue Plum Question #2- How did you get involved with the Blue Plum Festival?

Munsey Memorial Methodist Church is involved with the Blue Plum Festival as the kid's area sponsor. They provide entertainment, games, and prizes for kids of all ages during the festival. I have enjoyed helping with this part of the festival over the past four years. My involvement began with the kid's area and has progressed to areas such as procuring sponsorships for the festival.

Blue Plum Question #3- How does volunteering in your community make you feel?

By getting involved with the Blue Plum Festival I have been able to meet a lot of great people and I feel like I'm now a part of something big in our community. I enjoy being a part of something that draws people to our beautiful downtown and entertains them. The Blue Plum Festival is the kickoff event for the summer and is an event that everyone wants to attend.

Blue Plum Question #4- Any final words from the Volunteer Coordinator?

This year I will be heading up "Plum Up", the Blue Plum Festival's Volunteer Campaign. This is your opportunity to become a part of our downtown organization! We are so grateful for those individuals, organizations, and companies that volunteer yearly. This year, we ask that you too become a part of this exciting opportunity and become a part of our "Plum Up Team"!

**For more information on the festival and how you can become involved please visit our official website at