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Friars Hill Traffic Report By Sarah Mansheim Managing Editor • Mountain Messenger

Vacay Cake

I’m writing to you from Snowshoe. While my co-workers toil away this week, I’m sleeping in, lounging at the pool, kayaking and shooting skeet. We’ve hiked and jogged, picnicked and eaten in restaurants. And we’ve eaten...

Twelve years and counting

August marks my 12-year anniversary as a Friars Hill resident. Only eight more years, and I’ll be considered a local! I still have a lot to learn: I can’t grow a proper garden, ride...

I wrote this myself

Like Melania Trump, I am often inspired by Michelle Obama and many other Important People. And, while I never may be the first lady, thanks almost entirely to my husband’s shady past, I do...

Friars Hill Video Game

I said to my co-worker today, “Man, you should have seen all the deer I didn’t hit when I was driving home last night!”“Yes!” she commiserated. “I had to drive to Williamsburg last week...

Who am I, anyway?

I got THE COOLEST present for my 40th birthday: a DNA kit! According to the instructions, I just have to refrain from eating or drinking for 10 minutes (the hardest part of the test), spit...

High Water

I remember the flood of 1985. I was nine years old, and my aunt and cousin lived in Marlinton. I remember going there the day after, when the waters had receded. For all these years,...

New to Town

This column originally appeared in the Aug. 15, 2015 edition of the Mountain MessengerNow, I’m a newcomer to Friars Hill; I’ve lived there only 11 years and my people only recently moved there back...

My dog, my landscaper

By Sarah MansheimAsk any of my neighbors, and they will agree, we are the Bumpuses of the neighborhood, and our dogs, Max and Ruby, are the Bumpus Hounds, gleefully barking, humping and digging at...

Punching up

In comedy there are two rules, often at odds, that we strive to live by: 1: always try to punch up, and 2: political correctness is a humor killer. When I first heard the...

Moms gonna mom

Jesus God, we moms are crazy.I’m not talking “look how wacky I am in my ironic ugly Christmas sweater,” crazy - I’m talking straight up Texas cheerleader killing coo coo for Cocoa Puffs Momzillas....