The show must go on at Mill Mountain Theatre
ROANOKE, Va. – The show must go on at Mill Mountain Theatre with some adjustments due to the COVID-19. After cancelling this year’s performances in September due to the pandemic, Mill Mountain Theatre will return in the new year with some new shows. The 345-seat theater will be marked with signs limiting the available seating to only 40 percent. But with that said, all of these decisions for these particular shows in 2021 are very strategic,” said Ginger Poole, the producing artistic director at Mill Mountain Theatre. In-person events will start late summer, but virtual performances will continue.
Local wood mill helping others create their own business
CLIFTON FORGE, Va. – A local business is trying to help others make money for themselves. Occam’s Mill opened in the Clifton Forge School of the Arts at the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The mill’s owner, Mac Beard, has created a maker’s space where people can use the mill’s wood carving technology to create products that they can sell. “It’s very apparent that there’s no teaching without learning, these guys teach me something every day,” said Beard. A portion of the rental fee will help support the Clifton Forge School of the Arts.