LoCo Arts Summer Camp Registration Open!

LoCo Arts Summer Camp Registration is Open This year LoCo (Local Community) Arts has a great assortment of summer camps for children and youth of all ages. Scholarships are available for most offerings. Camp offerings are listed below, or click here for details. Contact 540-544-3907 or tacie@loco-arts.org to learn more. You can register a child using the form below or online. LoCo Arts 2016 Summer Camp Registration Upcoming camp.. Appalachian...

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JBR Vineyard shares an update

JBR Vineyard shares an update Our friends at JBR Vineyards, here in Giles County have been hard at work expanding their growing vineyard. You can learn more about the vineyard on their Facebook page. [caption id="attachment_22365" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Jessee Ring works to clear land at his vineyard in Giles County to expand their growing vineyard.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_22366" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Others joined in to...

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Jun 14 2016

Giles to celebrate river trail tourism initiative

Giles to celebrate river trail tourism initiative Originally published in the Roanoke Times, June 2016 By Tonia Moxley tonia.moxley@roanoke.com 381-1675 Civil War, birding and wildlife, crooked road, coal heritage: To the growing list of Virginia’s heritage trails, add Giles County’s New River Water Trail. On Monday the county will celebrate the initiative at the trail’s newest river access point, the Ripplemead boat landing. Officials will...

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JBR Vineyards realizes fruits of many years’ labors

JBR Vineyards realizes fruits of many years' labors Originally published by the Roanoke Times, May 2016 The third time was the charm when Narrows native Jesse Ring set out more than a decade ago to plant grapes in Giles County. The first trial planting of 100 vines in 2003, while Ring was still living in California, failed to grow. A second planting...

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Jun 13 2016

June 25- Open House at Mountain Lake Biological Station

June 25- Open House at Mountain Lake Biological Station Open House at Mountain Lake Biological Station Date and time: June 25, 2016, 2:00 – 5:00 pm Location: Mountain Lake Biological Station, 240 Salt Pond Road, Pembroke, VA 24136 Mountain Lake Biological Station (MLBS), a University of Virginia field station located in Pembroke, VA, will hold its annual Open House on Saturday, June 25 from 2:00 – 5:00...

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Jun 08 2016

June 13-Giles Dedicates the New River Water Trail

June 13-Giles Dedicates the New River Water Trail Giles County, VA- For over a year visitors and residents have seen work in progress at the Whitt-Riverbend Park in Ripplemead. The park, owned by the Town of Pearisburg was a partner with Giles County to secure development funds from a grant through the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to develop an...

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June 16- Pearisburg Community Market Events

June 16- Pearisburg Community Market Events Join the Pearisburg Community Market for their celebration during the Mountains of Music Homecoming on Thursday, June 16. Join them from 5:30-8:30PM on the lawn of the Pearisburg Community Center on Wenonah Ave. ...

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Jun 06 2016

Riverside communities can thrive even more from waterways

Riverside communities can thrive even more from waterways Originally posted by WDBJ7 on June 3, 2016 GILES CO., Va. (WDBJ7) River business is booming in many of our hometowns. But it takes the right flow to benefit big. As people there know, it only takes a river to draw a crowd in the summer time. But it takes the right businesses to benefit nearby towns. "People are generally...

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Jun 06 2016

June 6- National Outdoors Month Kickoff & Unveiling of New River Water Trail Signs

National Outdoors Month Kickoff & Unveiling of New River Water Trail Signs On June 6th at 1pm at the Rich Creek Boat Landing (Eastbound Route 460) Giles County will help kick off National Outdoors Month! All are invited to stop in for a brief gathering to see the new signage of the new River Water Trail. The New River Water Trail connects...

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