Giles County, Virginia Awards

Giles County is now a NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador™

Giles County is now a member of NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador™  initiative. The Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador initiative is an effort to formally recognize NOAA partners who are improving the nation’s readiness against extreme weather, water, and climate events. As a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador, our community is committing to work with NOAA and other Ambassadors to strengthen national resilience against extreme weather.   [caption...

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Giles County Project Lifesaver Program to receive $6,000 grant from Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

Giles County Project Lifesaver Program to receive $6,000 grant from Alzheimer’s Foundation of America   The Giles County Sheriff’s Office, Narrows Police Department, and Giles County Emergency Services are pleased to announce a partnership with The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America as a funder and partner to update and expand the Project Lifesaver International Program in Giles County.   The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America has...

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Bride and Groom in front of Mountain Lake Lodge in wedding attire
Dec 08 2020

Mountain Lake Lodge Winner Of The Knot’s Best Of Weddings 2021

Mountain Lake Lodge Winner Of The Knot’s Best Of Weddings 2021 PEMBROKE, VA/DECEMBER 2, 2020 – Mountain Lake Lodge is ecstatic to announce that they have been named a 2021 winner in The Knot’s Best of Weddings. The prestigious recognition is only awarded to the top five percent of wedding professionals across the country and is decided based off of the...

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Jump Start Winners
Jul 29 2020

Jumpstart Giles Business Plan Competition Awards $40,000

Jumpstart Giles Business Plan Competition Awards $40,000     Giles County, VA- What began in November of 2019 and was supposed to happen in March 2020, finally concluded on July 21st, 2020 at Mountain Lake Lodge. The first ever business plan competition for Giles County and towns’ small businesses with a retail or tourism component was a success!   Jumpstart Giles was a personal and...

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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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cascades waterfall spring
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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Grief-Sensitive Schools Initiative supported by New York Life

Grief-Sensitive Schools Initiative supported by New York Life   Giles County public schools have joined the efforts of The Grief-Sensitive Schools Initiative (GSSI) as part of New York Life's nationwide effort to better equip educators and other school personnel to care for grieving students. 1 in 15 children experiences the death of a parent or sibling by the time he or she...

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Awesome Gal, the movie, LLC Wins Award in Best Shorts Film Competition

Awesome Gal Wins Award in Best Shorts Film Competition   (Radford, VA, July 22, 2019) – Deborah Ring, Executive Producer, of Awesome Gal, the movie, LLC, and Director Frank M. Calo, FMC Productions, have won a prestigious Best of Show for an Inspirational Tight Short from WRPN.TV Short, Tight, and Loose Film Festival. The award was given for Director Frank Calo’s exciting teaser...

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Curesaders Relay for Life Raffle

  Raffle tickets are available for a Walther PPS 9mm pistol with 2 magazines as a fund raiser for the County Curesaders Relay for Life team. Tickets are $1 each and can be purchased at the County Administration Office at 315 N. Main Street, Pearisburg, VA.  The winner must be legally eligible to possess a handgun.  The drawing will occur at...

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Apr 23 2019

Inn at Riverbend | Virginia Green Travel Alliance Announces 2018 Green Travel Star & Green Travel Leader Award Winners!

RICHMOND, VA. -- The Virginia Green program will present the Virginia Green Travel Star Award to nineteen (19) Virginia tourism operations for their outstanding commitments to sustainability and contributions to green tourism at the 6th annual Virginia Green Travel Conference and Travel Star Awards Celebration. Five additional tourism businesses will be recognized and receive the Virginia Green Travel Leader Award,...

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