Heritage Day has been rescheduled to September 28,2013 and is being held in conjunction with the Vesuvius Baptist Church's Annual 5K Walk/Run.

 

In 2011 the Vesuvius Community Association began a "Paint the Roof Red" project that included the sale of used books with our initial goal being $400.  To date the sale continues and has expanded to include magazines, games, videos, DVD's and other miscellaneous items and has netted more than $500.  Unfortunately, because of declining membership and support of fundraising events, these funds have been required to maintain our insurance coverage and provide heat and electricity to the building rather than repaint the much needed rusty roof.  Despite the current economic conditions we face, we continuously strive to maintain our Center for use by the community and welcome your support.

 

The Vesuvius Community Association will again distribute Christmas baskets as part of the Rockbridge Area Christmas Basket Program.  If you are aware of a family that may need help, please let us know.

 

The Community Association continues its annual project of collecting and distributing toys to area children during the Christmas season and welcomes donations of new toys and/or games.  Please advise a member if you are aware of an area child who may benefit from this service.

 

Post Office - After much battle on a national and local level, Vesuvius was able to maintain its present US Postal site regretfully after loosing its rural route.  During town meetings with USPS officials, it was reported that the one in Vesuvius was one of the most passionate heard and the residents clearly displayed their loyalty to the local office and the important role it played in our community.  Although we are not aware of how long we will be able to save this identity, everyone is urged to support our local office as much as possible.
We invite you to join us and share your memories on FaceBook at "Vesuvius Virginia" which is updated almost daily with the latest happenings and historical tidbits in our cozy little hamlet.  We would love to hear from you.

Vesuvius seems to have been invaded by bikers, motorcyclists, rockhounds and hikers this year. We welcome them all to enjoy our vast array of natural resources. If you're noticing those strange visitors, usually families, counting their steps and photographing, aiming their navigational tools and calculating, well, they're probably geocaching and, yes, we do have a hidden stash right here in our town. For more information on this fun activity, check the Lexington-Rockbridge County Tourism website.

 

 

Trucks    After numerous efforts by many concerned travelers, we seem to have made some progress regarding large truck traffic on Route 56 across South Mountain resulting in the installation of new signs and increased patrols by both the Rockbridge and Nelson Counties law enforcement offices.  Many thanks to the Staunton News-Leader for making the public aware and helping to alleviate this problem.

In late 2011, the Community Association was able to work with local government to divert the planned influx of heavy truck traffic to a newly opened asphalt plant in an adjoining county


The Vesuvius Community Association welcomes new members with new ideas.  We are committed to helping improve our community and its citizens and visitors.  We meet the third Monday of each month at 6:30 pm for a potluck supper and meet afterwards and would love to have you join us.

 

The Rockbridge County Library offers satellite services to the area on a bi-monthly basis.  The bookmobile is at the Vesuvius Baptist Church the first Monday of the month at 11 am as well as changes out books monthly at Granny's Attic.  A vast array of books and DVDs are available.

Vesuvius Heritage Museum - located next door to the Post Office, the Heritage Museum offers an array of artifacts, photographs and genealogical information on the area, its history and its inhabitants.   Present and former residents have generously donated memorabilia from the area highlighting baseball, mining, industry, local stores and businesses and the railroad.  A stamped "Vesuvius" piece of pig iron has recently been discovered with the landowner generously donating and will soon be part of this display.  Admission is free.  Opened daily 10-5 except on Wednesday.
Vesuvius is proud to announce that Gertie's Country Store and Deli was recently named one of the top ten best places to dine along the Blue Ridge Parkway in a survey conducted by Blue Ridge Country Magazine.  Be sure to check out this one of a kind experience and "sign the wall.

In December of 2010, our Community mourned the loss of Margaret Ann Whittington who was instrumental in the formation of the Vesuvius Community Association where she actively served as a Board Member and Officer.  She worked tirelessly in preserving the history and integrity of our area while promoting services and improvements for its residents.  She is truly missed.

In 2012, the Community Association unfortunately lost one of its oldest and most diligent workers, Sadie Bradley.  Due to the loss and health of many of our members coupled with the lack of local support and the current economic conditions, the Association is finding it quite difficult to raise funds to continue the operation of the building and provide community support and leadership.  New members are welcomed and much needed.  If you live in the area, we invite you to join our group

 

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