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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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 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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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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Oct 26 | Community Film Screening Night

Giles Community Film Screening Night   Giles County is known for its beautiful landscape in the Appalachian area, as well as its unforgettable attractions. If it were to be adventures hikes to remarkable waterfalls, delicious food at original restaurants, or community activities that bring people together, Giles has it! As for the residents of the area, there are many creative artists that...

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Jul 31 2018

Pembroke receives RALLY Grant

Town of Pembroke receives Rally Grant   If you happen to drive by the Pembroke Town Hall you can’t help but notice the new art display on the front of the building. It was made possible by the RALLY Southwest Virginia Grant. Several local Pembroke residents were involved in pulling it all together.     The drift wood in the fishing hole and the canoe...

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Jul 25 2018

Giles Film Office Welcomes New Intern

Giles Film Office Welcomes New Intern   The Giles County Film Office has a new face, intern Justin Smith. Smith, from Eggleston, is a recent graduate student from Radford University that studied English and Cinematic Arts. When attending Radford, he was able to double his classes and graduate on time when finally deciding to study the fundamentals of filmmaking halfway through his...

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Jun 26 2018

New River Valley Receives Grant for Agritourism Marketing

New River Valley Receives Virginia Tourism Corporation Grant for Tourism Marketing   Governor Ralph Northam announced recently that Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski counties received $2,500 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation Marketing Leverage Program grant fund. In total VTC awarded more than $840,000 for 56 tourism marketing projects across the state to help increase visitation and revenue for Virginia’s localities through tourism.   The grants...

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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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