Ice Cream Adventures

Do you need a summer treat to beat the heat? Don’t we all! Giles County has some spectacular places to grab a cold, sweet ice cold treat! With the days getting longer, and much hotter, everyone needs to stay cool. Here are some of the few places to check out!   Cascade Café🡪 After a hiking the Cascades, the Cascade Café is a...

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Jun 07 2019

Giles County Schools Prepares to Start its 7th Year of Summer Feeding

Giles County Schools Prepares to Start its 7th Year of Summer Feeding   Giles County, VA- Giles County Public Schools is once again participating in the Summer Food Service Program. FREE meals will be provided to all children through age 18 at the following locations: Narrows High School (11:30am-1:00pm), Monday thru Friday, June 10-August 15 (closed week of July 1) (menu posted on...

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Jun 06 2019

GILES COUNTY EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION CHANGE

***For Clarification*** [6/12/19] The original post about this new software may give someone the impression that they can text 9-1-1 directly. While we will have that capability in the near future, this new software will not allow an originating text to come into our dispatch center. This system, which will be available soon, will only allow our dispatchers to text to...

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Jun 02 2019

Family READS Program at Pearisburg Public Library

Family READS Program at Pearisburg Public Library   Family READS | A Reading Skills and English Learning Program for Families   PARENTS will strengthen their reading and English skills, and learn how to read with their children! CHILDREN ages 3-8 will do fun educational activities! (Siblings welcome). FAMILIES will get free dinner!   Family READS (Reading and English to Achieve Dreams and Success) will be held weekly at the Pearisburg Public Library. 7...

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Jun 01 2019

Stage Set for The Crooked Road’s 5TH Annual Mountains of Music Homecoming

Stage Set for The Crooked Road’s 5TH Annual Mountains of Music Homecoming   Abingdon, Virginia - Tributes to icons of Appalachian music, concerts on floating stages, and dancers equipped with motion sensors are all part of The Crooked Road’s 5th Annual Mountains of Music Homecoming, June 7-15, 2019.   This nine-day celebration of Southwest Virginia communities includes 18 Crooked Road marquee concerts and 89 cultural...

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Pie Throwing Relay for Life Opportunity

[caption id="attachment_26431" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Come out & pie people in the face on 5-31-19 at 1pm to raise funds for the Giles Relay for Life.[/caption]   In an effort to raise money for Relay for Life, the County Curesaders team is hosting a Pie Throwing opportunity.  Anyone interested in bidding to throw a pie at the participants listed below, please send your...

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May 28 2019

Pearis Cemetery-A Short Stroll on the Appalachian Trail

Pearis Cemetery-A Short Stroll on the AT Written by Teresa Fletcher   I’ve had a few people tell me that they’d love to go on a hike on the Appalachian Trail, but they just don’t think they can climb a mountain. I always reply to this that I know just the place for them to go. The Pearis Cemetery trailhead is located at...

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2020 Census Takers

Earn extra income while helping your community. The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. Job Details We are hiring for a variety of temporary jobs, including census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisory staff. To be eligible, you must be at least 18 years old, have a valid Social Security...

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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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