May 20 2019

Music on the Porch + Jam Session at Kairos

[caption id="attachment_26405" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] New River Valley Regional Commission, Draper Mercantile, Roanoke, Portrait, Event Photographer, 5.11.16, mattrossphotography.com[/caption]   A whole summer of music and jams at Kairos! Join us to enjoy local old-time, bluegrass, and string music on the porch at Ed's Place. Bring your own instruments to join in a group jam session following our host band's performance (or just hang...

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May 06 2019

Communities of the New

Kick-started by a Virginia Main Street grant awarded to the Town of Narrows, the Communities of the New River Valley, program aims to foster cooperation among and coordinate marketing of our local communities and beyond. Starting with the five towns of Giles County, communities along the New River are pursuing designation as “Communities of the New”, granting them access to...

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Apr 23 2019

Inn at Riverbend | Virginia Green Travel Alliance Announces 2018 Green Travel Star & Green Travel Leader Award Winners!

RICHMOND, VA. -- The Virginia Green program will present the Virginia Green Travel Star Award to nineteen (19) Virginia tourism operations for their outstanding commitments to sustainability and contributions to green tourism at the 6th annual Virginia Green Travel Conference and Travel Star Awards Celebration. Five additional tourism businesses will be recognized and receive the Virginia Green Travel Leader Award,...

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Apr 20 2019

Giles Community Film Screening Night

Giles County is Virginia’s Mountain Playground™. It is also the place to play, stay, love, and enjoy and that is just what will be showcased at the second Giles Community Film Screening Night on April 26th. Many film and productions crews have found Giles to be a special place to work including feature films like Dirty Dancing, and Wish You...

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Apr 12 2019

Multiple Positions at The Palisades Restaurant

Located just 20 minutes from most points in Blacksburg, The Palisades Restaurant, voted Best Restaurant in Southwest Virginia by readers of Virginia Living Magazine from 2012 – 2017, is currently preparing for our busy season and hiring the following positions: ServerSous ChefLine CookPastry Cook Ideal candidates will have the energy and enthusiasm to join a team in a high-volume, fast-paced environment. We...

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Mar 30 2019

Dog Day Afternoon-A Mill Creek Adventure

By: Teresa Fletcher My friend Melanie has an awesome dog named Sparky. Like most dogs, Sparky likes to go for walks with Melanie and since I like to go for walks also, we decided to go to Mill Creek and take a walk together. Getting to Mill Creek is relatively easy, which is one of the many reasons that it’s one...

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Music Business Workshop Offered

Abingdon, Virginia – Want to learn how to create successful music festivals and events? The Crooked Road is offering Build an Event! – a youth presenter workshop on Saturday, April 6th from 10:30 am - 4:00 pm at the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace (formerly Heartwood) in Abingdon, VA. Build an Event! is a fast-paced, hands-on workshop for high...

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Mar 04 2019

Introducing Will Jones

Will Jones is a recent Virginia Tech graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Economic Management. He is interested in international and domestic economic development, particularly regarding rural areas, agriculture, and food security. In his free time, Will enjoys exploring local recreational opportunities, including hiking, cycling, climbing, and camping. After completing his studies at Virginia Tech in December 2018,...

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Friends of SWVA to Host 2nd Annual Spring Break Blitz, Hold 21 Public Orientations

ABINGDON, VA – Friends of Southwest Virginia and ‘Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Network announced today their 2nd Annual “Spring Break Blitz” to be held during the first two weeks in March. 21 public meetings throughout Southwest Virginia will take place March 1st - March 13th to orient communities to the services and programs of the organization.    Friends of Southwest Virginia represents 19 counties,...

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Feb 20 2019

New River 500 Event Returns to Kairos Resort

Photo by: Sam Dean The New River 500 Event Returns at Kairos Resort in Giles County, Virginia Giles County, VA - The New River 500, is back; brought to you by Kairos, Loud N Clear Car Stereo and Customs, and GearHead Moto Tours. The New River 500 will be held May 3 through 5, 2019 in Giles County, Virginia and it encompasses over 500 kilometers of dual-sport riding. Depending on route and lunch destinations...

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