Nov 13 2019

A Noble Effort | “A Noble Porterfield Story”

Even though we are past Veterans Day- this story, among so many others help shape the story of Giles. We are grateful for the service men and women from our communities. Thank you to Doug Martin and the Walkers of Newport for sharing this story with us.  A Noble Effort | "A Noble Porterfield Story" It is appropriate to recognize veterans in...

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men in mud at Muddy ACCE Race
Nov 07 2019

NACo | Fork in the river challenges county’s economic future

Fork in the river challenges county’s economic future Article from NACo County News.  By Charlie Ban   Oct. 28, 2019 [caption id="attachment_26726" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Muddy ACCE Race participants help each other, and thanks to their entry fees, Giles County, Va. students. Photo by Alisa Moody for Giles County Tourism[/caption] Giles County, Va.’s defining characteristic is the New River, which flows for 37 miles through this part of...

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Inn at Riverbend | Romantic Escapes

Romantic Escapes Original Post from Virginia Living magazine.  OCTOBER 30, 2019   Plan a dreamy weekend à deux at these gorgeous guesthouses. Inn at Riverbend Mountain hideaways are often considered among the most romantic reprieves; adding water simply perfects the recipe. Carve out time for an amorous escape to a waterside inn or lodge in Virginia. Inn at Riverbend   Seemingly perched on the side of a bluff in...

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Nov 04 2019

Nov 9 | Giles Thrive Saturday Lunch

Giles Thrive Saturday Lunch seeks to address food insecurity in Giles County by providing hot meals to Giles residents regardless of age or income. Meals will be prepared at Giles High School and then distributed to each of the nine food hubs across the county. Participants can come to one of the food hubs to enjoy a sit-down meal or...

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storefront of The Palisades in Giles
Oct 28 2019

The Palisades Restaurant Owner Receives Restaurateur of the Year Award, 2019

Shaena Muldoon receives Jim Wordsworth Award- Restaurateur of the Year [caption id="attachment_26701" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Barry Biggar, Ordinary Awards Co-Chair, Shaena Muldoon, Restaurateur of the Year, Debbie Donehey, Ordinary Awards Co-Chair the night of the awards.[/caption]   VRLTA Announces 17 Honorees at 4th Annual Dinner at The Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa | Short Pump Richmond, Va   The Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association (VRLTA)...

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Oct 27 2019

Giles County to Receive Technical Assistance to Grow Outdoor Recreation Economy

Giles County to Receive Technical Assistance to Grow Outdoor Recreation Economy   WASHINGTON, D.C. — Recently, in support of the Trump Administration’s Executive Order on Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service and the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) are announcing that they have selected 10 communities under...

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Oct 21 2019

Oct 25 | Giles Community Film Screening Night

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...

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ANGEL TREE 2019

[caption id="attachment_26679" align="aligncenter" width="957"] Storefront of the Giles County Christian Service Mission[/caption] Angle Tree 2019 From Leisa: "It’s Angel Tree time at the Giles County Christian Service Mission.  The deadline for client applications is Monday November 11th at 2pm.  We have applications at the mission to be completed by the parents or legal guardians. If you are an agency requesting applications for your clients,...

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Giles Thrive: Food Security group adds Saturday feeding program

Giles Thrive: Food Security group adds Saturday feeding program On September 28th, the Giles Thrive Program will be piloting a Saturday feeding program for Giles kids and their families.  This program is an expansion of the Giles Public School’s Summer Food Program.  Although the program is intended to most directly address children’s hunger issues over the weekend, anyone who may be...

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Sep 27 2019

JBR Vineyards | Way Down Yonder In The Paw Paw Patch

JBR Vineyards | Way Down Yonder In The Paw Paw Patch JBR Vineyards & Winery announces its First Annual Paw Paw Festival to be held on Oct.13 from 1:30 to 4:30 at the Giles County facility located at 1360 Springdale Road, Pearisburg, VA 24134. - Come and help plant paw paw trees to create our own paw paw patch. - Learn about paw...

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