RMR-075: 71st Rhododendron Festival (June 17-18) Changing Lives

71st Annual  Rhododendron Festival June 17-18 The 71st Annual Rhododendron Festival is more than just another festival. It is changing lives. There are good reasons this Festival attracts thousand of visitors to Roan Mountain.  High-quality crafts and art, good food … Continue reading

RMR-069: Jens Kruger, A Conversation with Composer of the Roan Mountain Suite

Jens Kruger, a conversation with Composer of the Roan Mountain Suite I had the great pleasure to learn how Jens Kruger began the process of composing the Roan Mountain Suite. He immersed himself in learning all about the Roan. He … Continue reading

RMR-055: Rhododendron Bloom Report from Roan Mountain

Rhododendron Bloom Report    It is time for the Rhododendron Bloom Report:  looks like a great bloom time on Roan Mountain ! “Go early. Go often!” This picture is from June 4. The Catawba Rhododendron blooms have really come on … Continue reading

RMR-052: Tennessee State Naturalists – Randy Hedgepath

The Tennessee River by Randy Hedgepath, Tennessee State Naturalist Randy Hedgepath, Tennessee State Naturalist, will be the Friday evening presenter at the Friends of Roan Mountain Spriing Naturalists Rally at Roan Mountain State Park. on April 24, 2015. His presentation … Continue reading