owners of JBR standing in vineyard
May 23 2018

JBR Vineyards & Winery to Host Grand Opening Ceremony

May 30 | JBR Vineyards & Winery to Host Grand Opening Ceremony Giles County, VA- Tucked in the mountains of Giles County, JBR Vineyards & Winery has been developing their grape vines since 2006. The first bottle of Giles County wine was sold on May 28, 2015. Two varieties of classic wine grapes (vitis vinifera) are exclusively grown: Pinot Noir for...

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May 16 2018

Jun 10 | Mountain Lake Lodge Presents Bluegrass & Old Time Concert for MoMH

Mountain Lake Lodge Presents Bluegrass and Old Time Concert for Homecoming   (Pembroke, VA): Hard driving traditional bluegrass group Jeff Brown and Still Lonesome will bring their high lonesome sound to the Mountain Lake Lodge, 115 Hotel Circle, in Pembroke on Sunday, June 10 at 7 p.m. They will be joined by rousing old-time hillbilly favorites, the Cabin Creek Boys. This outdoor...

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Raft Hotline Volunteer Training Opporunity

The Raft Crisis Hotline is seeking community members to join our volunteer team!   Raft Hotline volunteers provide over-the-phone suicide and crisis intervention, empathy and support, mental health and substance abuse information, and referrals to people in the New River Valley. Training includes lectures, discussions, role plays, Mental Health First Aid certification, listening shifts, and supervised shifts   Contact hotline manager Sheree Shirley at...

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SWVA Free Biscuit Friday

Friends Of Southwest Virginia Celebrates National Travel & Tourism Week With Final ‘Spring Break Blitz’ Presentation & Launch Of Free Biscuit Friday At Heartwood ABINGDON, VA – Friends of Southwest Virginia, a regional community and economic development organization focused on the creative economy, will celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week on Friday, May 11 with the finale to their Spring Break...

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May 01 2018

Garden Tour hosted by the Friends of the Pearisburg Public Library

Friends of the Pearisburg Public Library Host First Annual Garden Tour on June 16   May 1, 2018 – The Friends of the Pearisburg Public Library present the first annual Giles County Garden Tour on Saturday, June 16 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.   This self-guided driving tour will showcase six stunning gardens in Giles County. With the garden map, participants can set...

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Apr 24 2018

Muddy ACCE Race Returns Sep. 15, 2018

Registration is open for the 2018 Muddy ACCE Race Giles County, VA- Registration is open for the 2018 Muddy ACCE Race to be held on September 15, 2018 at the Glen Lyn Town Park. The third annual Muddy ACCE Race kicks off at 8:30am on the third Saturday of September along the New River in Glen Lyn. The Muddy ACCE Race...

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Apr 19 2018

Giles County To Conduct Countywide Broadband Survey

Giles County To Conduct Countywide Broadband Survey   (Giles, VA) – In a groundbreaking initiative, a unique partnership has emerged to seek much needed broadband improvements. Giles County has partnered with the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) to conduct a county-wide broadband survey. The survey will collect information from citizens and businesses regarding Internet usage, current service and needs. Information gathered from...

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SWVA REGION-WIDE COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY, SPRING BREAK BLITZ

FRIENDS OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA CULTURAL HERITAGE FOUNDATION ANNOUCE REGION-WIDE COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY, SPRING BREAK BLITZ     ABINGDON, VA – The Friends of Southwest Virginia announced today the roll-out of a brand-new communications strategy and upcoming plans for a “Southwest Virginia Spring Break Blitz.” The Friends of Southwest Virginia has been undergoing a major reorganization over the past 8 months, since the...

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public art in Pearisburg
Apr 11 2018

Pearisburg Day Trip

SUGGESTED ITINERARY | PEARISBURG DAY TRIP   Morning- Enjoy breakfast at Friends and Family Restaurant. Pearisburg is the county seat and as such there are many things to do and enjoy in this community.   For the rest of your morning delight in shopping and strolling the historic downtown. Pearis Mercantile is a premier gift shop in the region. Located just across the street from the Visitors Center (203 N....

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CRUSH Friday Rich Creek
Apr 04 2018

Rich Creek Day Trip

Suggested Itinerary | Rich Creek Day Trip   Rich Creek is a small town in Giles County with a population of 760 people. Accessing Rich Creek is very easy by car as it sits on Route 460 almost to the West Virginia state line, as well as Route 219 from Peterstown, WV. The charming main street welcomes visitors and is a relaxing home to...

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