Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Grand Opening of Madibelle Blue


Harrodsburg has a new business - Madibelle Blue, an upscale retail store - and they will be having their Grand Opening - Open House this weekend. You are personally invited to Madibelle Blue's Grand Opening this Saturday, December 10th, from 9:00 AM until 12:00 Noon. Here are just a few of the events going on:

Breakfast with Santa Claus - Children can get their pictures taken with Santa. There is no charge, but donations are appreciated.

Warm beverages and yummy treats

Special entry to win door prize drawings

10% off discount for all in-store purchases

Ribbon cutting ceremony starts at 10:30

Taking orders for Rebecca Ruth Bourbon Balls and Candleberry Candles (also have some available at the store)

Avon's Debbie Butler will be on hand with holiday catelogs for ordering

2 Acre's Shy's Cheri Kuhn will be showcasing their natural and herbal products

Bobbi Dawn Rightmyer will be signing her book, co-authored by Anna Armstrong, "Images of America: Harrodsburg"

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Book Signing at Madibelle Blue

You are personally invited to Madibelle Blue's Grand Opening this Saturday, December 10th, from 9:00 AM until 12:00 Noon. We will be there there signing copies of "Harrodsburg (Images of America)" from 9 until 12.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Bee Hive Gift Shop

Today was our book signing at the Bee Hive Gift Shop on Main Street in Harrodsburg. It was also "Buy in Small Shops Saturday." It was nice meeting new people and autographing books.


Don't forget Harrodsburg (Images of America) will make a great Christmas gift, especially for family who have moved away from Harrodsburg.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

High Bridge Festival

Our booth at the High Bridge Festival. We were inside at the Fire Station in High Bridge Park.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Nonesuch Festival

We will be at the 4th Annual Nonesuch Days @ Camp on the Kentucky in Versailles this weekend selling "Harrodsburg (Images of America)," as well as a few of my chapbooks: "Care and Feeding of Nightmares" and "Bobbi's Mercer Memories Vol. I and II." Come on out and see us!

The address is Camp Ground - 5486 Cummins Ferry Road - Versailles, KY 40383 - from 10am until 5pm.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Arts Council of Mercer County Fall Arts Festival

Our booth at the Harrodsburg Fall Arts Festival

The Arts Council of Mercer County held their 3rd annual Fall Arts Festival this weekend at Old Fort Harrod State Park.  This is the first year the show has ran for 2 days, Saturday and Sunday.  In addition to wonderful entertainment by storytellers, bands and singers, there were numerous art vendors, as well as plenty of activities for the children.
Enjoying the beautiful day

We had a good weekend selling the book.  Thank you to everyone who came out and bought a copy of Harrodsburg (Images of America) and the chapbooks Bobbi's Mercer Memories Vol. I and II.  We also would like to thank the people who came out for Debra Watts' new childrens' book CARter CAR and His Wild and CARazy Birthday; she had a great weekend as well.

Blueberry Cobbler Soy Candle from CHL Scented Creations

Also, our new friends Lisa and Cricket - the Candle Ladies - from DHL Scented Creations, where there with their delicious smelling soy candles, tarts and air fresheners.  It's nice to kick back with good friends and have a great time.

Cricket with 2 of my chapbooks and a Monkey Sock hat from the Mad Hatter

Thank you ACMC for a great fall weekend and a great Fall Arts Festival!

Black Leather air fresheners from CHL Scented Creations


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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Harrodsburg Fall Arts Festival

Today was the first day of the Arts Council of Mercer County Fall Arts Festival in Harrodsburg, and what a beautiful day it was!  The temperature was nice, the sun was shining and we had a nice trickle of customers all day.

Thanks to the Friends of Fort Harrod and the Arts Council of Mercer County for a wonderful event.  Thanks to the Boys Scouts for the wonderful, delicious, to die for cobbler!  Here's to another wonderful day on Sunday!

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Sunday, October 2, 2011

1st Annual Pioneer Car Classic


We braved the bitter cold and raw wind yesterday to make a presence at the 1st Annual Pioneer Car Classic. Debra Watts, who has written a very cute children's book "CARter CAR and His Wild and CARazy Birthday," also joined us at our booth.


We sold a few books and got to hear the music, especially from Studio G's High Heels and Sneakers group, and see all the beautiful old cars. My dad had his old Turquoise car there - I'm not even sure what kind or model it is, but it is a beauty!


All photos are the copyright of my wonderful husband, Keith Rightmyer. Thanks sweetie!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Mention in Kentucky Monthly

When I received the October issue of Kentucky Monthly Magazine in the mail yesterday, not only did one of my book reviews make the cut, but there was a mention of my book, Harrodsburg (Images of America)!
Bookends:
Bobbi Dawnn Rightmyer and Anna Armstrong, members of the James Harrod Trust preservation committee, have worked together to creat a photographic tribute to the people, land and ancestors of Harrodsburg. Founded by James Harrod in 177r, Harrodsburg, the seat of Mercer County, is the oldest permanent settlement wet of the Allegheny Mountains. The lastest entry in Arcadia Publishing's Images of America series features more than 220 images dating from the late 1700s to the early 1960s.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

New Website

Check out the new website my husband - Keith Rightmyer - designed for me. If you wish to buy any of my chapbooks:
  • Out of My Comfort Zone
  • Care and Feeding of Nightmares
  • Out of Dark Shadows
  • Bobbi's Mercer Memories, Vol. I Spring and Summer
or a copy of Harrodsburg (Images of America), you may do so with PayPal on this site.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Salvisa Ruritan Days


What an wonderful, beautiful day we've had today! Keith and I had a booth where we were selling the new book, Harrodsburg (Images of America), as well as my chapbooks of poetry and short stories. It was great!


We sold several books, but more importantly, we made many new contacts with people who have old photographs or negatives of Salvisa. These will be wonderful when we do a Mercer County Book.


I think our booth looked pretty good, if I do say so myself! My hubby was such a sweetheart for helping me set everything up and then helping with manning the booth. Love you, sweetheart!

Our next event will be September 22nd - a radio interview with JD in the Morning at the Rooster radio station (WHBN). After that we will be at the Pioneer Classic Car Show at Anderson-Dean Park on September 3oth and October 1st, so come on out and see us.
In November we will be doing a book signing at the Beehive Gift Shop and Beaumont Inn - the dates have not been determined yet, but I will keep you updated.

A big THANK YOU to everyone who has been so supportive of the book; we really appreciate it. If this book sells well, we will be able to do a book on Mercer County - featuring Salvisa, McAfee and Burgin.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Rumors and Razors

Thanks to everyone who came out to Rumors and Razors Hair/Barber Shop to buy a book, or just to have a previously purchased book signed. We are truly overwhelmed with the response the book has been getting.


Upcoming events will be Salvisa Ruritan Days on September 17th - we will have a booth set up from 8am until ???? So come on out and get your book!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Book Signing

A huge thank you to everyone who attended our book launch and signing and made it such a success. For the very first event, we were pleased with the turnout. Here are a few pictures:













Sunday, August 21, 2011

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Places to get your copy of the book

Here are the places in Harrodsburg that will be carrying the new book:

Shaker Village/pleasant Hill
Beaumont Inn Gift Shop
Kentucky Fudge Shop
Rumors and Razors Hair Salon
Harrodsburg Herald
Royalty's Florist and Gift
Old Country Store
Bee Hive Gift Shop
Old Fort Harrod

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Start thinking About Christmas Gifts

Today our field sales representative from Arcadia Publishing - Steve Hodges - came to visit Anna and I. He has been very busy selling books in several counties. Currently, the books are for sale (#21.99) at the following places:

This book will make a wonderful memory book, a gift for friends and families, or as the perfect keepsake of this historic town. It's not too late to be thinking about Christmas, which will be here in just over 4 months - what a great stocking stuffer for present for someone who lives out of town.


You can also buy the books directly from the authors:


  • Bobbi Dawn Rightmyer - (859) 734-4710 (M-F from 9am until 12pm) and (859)-734-5760 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (859)-734-5760 end_of_the_skype_highlighting at any other time. The email address is: brightmyer249@hotmail.com.

  • Anna Armstrong - (859)- 734-6260. The email address is: annaarmstrong@bellouth.net.

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From Press Release Distribution


From Press Release Distribution (PROLOG):

PRLog (Press Release) - Aug 01, 2011
"The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series is Harrodsburg from local authors Bobbi Dawn Rightmyer and Anna Armstrong. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories of days gone by."

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

A blurb from Outskirts Press

Here is a blurb from Outskirts Press
Soon to be released from Arcadia Publishing is Images of America: Harrodsburg, written by Harrodsburg’s Bobbi Dawn Rightmyer (writer) and Anna Armstrong (photography).


A Blurb on World News

From the World News website:
"Soon to be released from Arcadia Publishing is Images of America: Harrodsburg, written by Harrodsburg’s Bobbi Dawn Rightmyer (writer) and Anna Armstrong.(photography). The book will be released the week of August 8th, but is already up for pre-order on several different websites: Amazon Barnes and Noble Arcadia
As of this moment, we are not sure when the book launch and signing will be, but we will keep you up-to-date. The book will also be for sell in several local
business, as well as Lexington and surrounding areas."

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Featured in the Danville Advocate

I would like to give a big shout out to Jennifer Brummett at the Danville Advocate for doing such a nice job with the release of our new book. All information in this article is copyright Danville Advocate and Jennifer Brummett.

Bobbi Dawn Rightmyer and Anna Armstrong traveled a circuitous route to get to the publication of their first book together, “Images of America: Harrodsburg.” The pictorial history of Harrodsburg will be released Monday from Arcadia Publishing, which is based out of Mount Pleasant, S.C., outside of Charleston.

Rightmyer’s daughter was friends with the acquisitions editor for Arcadia Publishing, who approached Rightmyer for a book about Owen County. Rightmyer said she didn’t know anything about Owen County but she knew Harrodsburg. That started her on the path to developing a book about Harrodsburg.

Rightmyer said she’d known Armstrong all her life and was aware of her extensive collection of photos of Harrodsburg that date from the 1930s, with some older ones, as well. She sent an e-mail to Armstrong — an e-mail Armstrong never received. So Rightmyer went ahead and signed a contract with Arcadia to do the historical book, figuring she’d get photos from the local historical society. “I signed the contract with no idea of how to write a history book,” Rightmyer explained. In the meantime, Armstrong had been in contact with Arcadia about a postcard she was interested in creating.

“I have a huge archive of photos from my father (Andrew Armstrong), my aunt (Jesta Bell Armstrong Matherly, who also was an artist) and my work,” Armstrong said. She found out about Rightmyer’s work on a book about Harrodsburg, and wondered what she was using for the photographic element, since her own collection of Harrodsburg photos is unparalleled. Rightmyer said she was thrilled when Armstrong called, and the two got together to discuss the book, which was when they figured out Rightmyer’s e-mail hadn’t made it to its recipient.

“I decided to offer the photographs in order for the book to happen,” Armstrong said. She also had experience with writing historical descriptions, as she’d provided the text for a number of historical markers. Rightmyer said she found that experience invaluable, as she considers herself to be more of a “long writer,” focusing more on essays and longer written works.

Armstrong described “Images of America: Harrodsburg” as a “show-andtell” type of a book. The co-authors indicated such a work was needed in Harrodsburg, since the city lacked a recent, updated history-type book. Armstrong said the tome will be a good companion for people who are touring the city.

“It’s one of the first things I look for (when visiting a new place),” Rightmyer added. “It gives me an idea of where I’m at and what I’m doing.”

She added she hopes “Images of America: Harrodsburg” will inspire others “to get this history out there.”

Armstrong said the postcard pictorial history of Harrodsburg and Mercer County should be released about this time next year. The vintage postcards she will use will date through the 1960s.

Harrodsburg (Images of America)

History of Harrodsburg Told Through Photographs - 08/08/2011

Arcadia Publishing Press Release

More Info on This Book: Harrodsburg

The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series is Harrodsburg from local authors Bobbi Dawn Rightmyer and Anna Armstrong. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories of days gone by.

Harrodsburg is the oldest permanent settlement west of the Allegheny
Mountains and was founded in 1774 by James Harrod. Harrodsburg covers the city limits from the late 1770s to the early 1960s and provides images from the Armstrong Collection, the Harrodsburg Historical Society, the Mercer County Public Library, and the Kentucky Historical Society.

Within these pages, experience and explore Harrodsburg during the pivotal era at the beginning of the great commonwealth—from the settlement of Old Fort Harrod to the “Saratoga of the West” mineral springs and spas. Follow the growth, hard times, and recovery of Harrodsburg, including government and growing businesses, advancements in education, the rise of religious institutions, and local and visiting celebrities. These well-preserved photographs from entrepreneurs, grand openings, and expert news reporting allow the reader to step back in time.

Highlights of Harrodsburg:
• Old Fort Harrod
• Churches
• Government
• Fairs and parades
• Businesses

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at www.arcadiapublishing.com or
(888)-313-2665 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (888)-313-2665 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places. Have we done a book on your town? Visit www.arcadiapublishing.com.

Buy It Now: Harrodsburg $21.99

Monday, July 18, 2011

Images of America: Harrodsburg


Soon to be released from Arcadia Publishing is Images of America: Harrodsburg, written by Harrodsburg’s Bobbi Dawn Rightmyer (writer) and Anna Armstrong (photography). The book will be released the week of August 8th, but is already up for pre-order on several different websites:

Amazon
Barnes and Noble
Arcadia

As of this moment, we are not sure when the book launch and signing will be, but we will keep you up-to-date.

Here is an excerpt from Images of America: Harrodsburg:
“Harrodsburg is the oldest permanent settlement west of the Allegheny Mountains and was founded in 1774 by James Harrod. Images of America: Harrodsburg covers the city limits from the late 1770s to the early 1960s and provides over 220 images from the Armstrong Collection, the Harrodsburg Historical Society, the Mercer County Public Library and the Kentucky Historical Society. Within these pages, experience and explore Harrodsburg during the pivotal era at the beginning of the great commonwealth – from the settlement of Old Fort Harrod to the “Saratoga of the West” mineral springs and spas. Follow the growth, hard times, and recovery of Harrodsburg, including government and growing businesses, advancements in education, the rise of religious institutions, and local and visiting celebrities. These well-preserved photographs from the entrepreneurs, grand openings, and expert news reporting all the reader to step back in time.”

Sorry for the shameless promotion, but this is a wonderful book about Harrodsburg - the oldest permanent settlement in Kentucky. Please try to buy a copy! This will also be great for tourist who will be visiting our area on vacations.