JBR wine now on menu at Mountain Lake Lodge

JBR wine now on menu at Mountain Lake Lodge Originally from Roanoke Times. Posted: Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:15 am JBR Vineyards & Winery is proud to announce that our Giles County Riesling is now carried at Mountain Lake Lodge, adding a local Virginia wine to the lodge’s extensive wine list. JBR is an official Virginia Farm Winery that cultivates two types of grapes:...

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Jun 28 2016

August 27- Fall into the New

August 27- Fall into the New ReNew the New will be holding its annual cleanup day on Saturday, August 27th. Exciting developments this year include a move in location. The City of Radford, and counties of Giles , Pulaski, and Montgomery are partnering together for this New River Valley regional project. Registration will begin at 8:30 A.M. at field of Glencoe Museum in...

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Jun 23 2016

July 2 – Free Sprouts Market Club Cooking Class for Kids

July 2 - Free Sprouts Market Club Cooking Class for Kids [caption id="attachment_22412" align="alignright" width="300"] Join them at the Pearisburg Community Market for activities, Fellowship, & fun all summer long![/caption] Pearisburg Community Market Free Sprouts Market Club Cooking Class for Kids Age 5-12 July 2 from 10-noon Kids are invited to join Kate, our Farm Table Chef to make wontons, fillings, and a homemade salsa! Each sprout will make two...

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Jun 23 2016

June 30 – The Story of Giant Caverns

June 30 - The Story of Giant Caverns The Giant Caverns in Narrows, Va has been an interesting story millions of years in the making. Now the Giles County Historical Society will start telling it. All are invited to the opening of their newest exhibit "The Story of Giant Caverns". The evening of history and refreshments will be on Thursday, June...

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Jun 23 2016

Summer in the Mountains

Summer in the Mountains Mountain Lake Lodge has made themselves ready for the summer! They are jam packed with activities and packages perfect for a family, weekend getaway. Recreation and Activities at Mountain Lake  Mountain Lake Lodge offers a diverse number of activities for all ages and energy levels. The choices range from relaxing nature walks, challenging treetop adventures courses, all the way...

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Jun 20 2016

July 4th- Narrows 4th of July Celebration

July 4th- Narrows 4th of July Celebration A highlight event for residents of Giles County is the annual Narrows 4th of July Celebration. To be held at the Narrows Town Park on Monday, July 4. For up-to-date details visit their Facebook page or Town Website.   ...

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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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