Apr 07 2016

Green Market in Pembroke Celebrates 25 Years

Green Market in Pembroke Celebrates 25 Years Ron Holdren is a third generation farmer and a Giles County native, from Newport.  He has not always been a farmer.  While attending Giles High School, Holdren was in 4-H and FFA.  During his senior year, he was selected as a Virginia 4-H All Star.  In 1991, he and his wife Lisa started their...

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Apr 06 2016

New Pearisburg Community Market Manager Hired for 2016 Season

New Pearisburg Community Market Manager Hired for 2016 Season Pembroke resident, Matthew Bowman, will join the Pearisburg Community Market in April as the new Market Site Manager. He is a graduate of Emory and Henry College with a degree in Environmental Studies. Since moving to Pembroke, Bowman has been a small-scale producer, growing Hydroponic Microgreens. [caption id="attachment_22125" align="alignright" width="169"] Pembroke resident, Matthew...

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Apr 04 2016

Pearisburg Community Market Assists Producers to Realize Economic Growth

Pearisburg Community Market Assists Producers to Realize Economic Growth The Pearisburg Community Market closed the 2015 season with total sales through November 29, of $33, 872, 76- based on weekly vendor gross sales reported to the Market Manager. These sales were attributed to a variety of factors including the interest of shoppers in learning more about how and where their food is...

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Apr 04 2016

JBR Vineyards is Expanding

JBR Vineyards – First In Giles - Is Expanding JBR Vineyards LLC planted the first vineyard in Giles County, Virginia in 2006, with a replanting occurring in 2009. Two varieties of classic wine grapes (vitis vinifera) are exclusively grown: Pinot Noir for red wine and Riesling for white wine. By 2013, the vineyard had reached full production. Also in 2013, Jessee Ring...

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Mar 14 2016

Pembroke & Narrows to host Community Visioning Sessions

March 28 & 29- Community Meeting Dates Residents and business owners in Pembroke and Narrows are invited to attend one of the upcoming community visioning meetings to provide input on the current downtown revitalization planning process. Participants will discuss the top issues and priority projects that affect their downtown areas, and what businesses need to be successful. Note the times and locations below on...

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Mar 09 2016

JBR Vineyards Is Expanding

JBR Vineyards – First In Giles - Is Expanding JBR Vineyards LLC planted the first vineyard in Giles County, Virginia in 2006, with a replanting occurring in 2009. Two varieties of classic wine grapes (vitis vinifera) are exclusively grown: Pinot Noir for red wine and Riesling for white wine. By 2013, the vineyard had reached full production. Also in 2013, Jessee Ring...

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Mar 08 2016

Relocated section of the Appalachian Trail will officially open…

March 18- Relocated section of the Appalachian Trail will officially open during ceremony on March 18 PEARISBURG, Va. (March 8, 2016) – The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), the Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club (RATC), and the United States Forest Service announce the opening of an approximately 1-mile relocated section of the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) near Pearisburg, Virginia. A ribbon cutting ceremony is...

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Ramps N Roads 2016

March 19th 2016 Ramps N Roads "Ramps N Roads" will be on the 19th of March meeting at Eastern Elementary. Volunteers asked to arrive by 8:30. We'll scout troubled areas at boat ramps and roads leading therein (prior), get bused to those sites and return before noon for pizza and warm-ups. Trout Unlimited is joining the effort and cleaning along Big Stony. ReNew...

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Feb 01 2016

Show Your Love for Giles County

February-Show Your Love for Giles County Giles County, VA- Those who live in or visit Giles County usually have one or multiple resounding places or people that they have a connection with and love! For some it may be a scenic overlook, others it may be the mountain biking path through the mountains, even some may have a relaxing cabin that...

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2016 Virginia Living Magazine Voting Reminder

Take a moment to vote for your favorite Giles County Businesses Today is the last day to vote for the Virginia Living Magazine "Best of Virginia!" Below is a list of some of the businesses in Giles County (this is not an all-inclusive list) for your consideration. Click HERE to vote! Arts, Culture, & Entertainment Best Annual Charity Event, City Chef Tour at...

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