exterior of brick building, The Palisades
Mar 02 2020

The Palisades Restaurant | “Escape to The Palisades Restaurant”

The Palisades Restaurant | “Escape to The Palisades Restaurant”   Written & Submitted by Justin Smith   There is nothing more enjoyable than eating a good meal. Well, at least I think that. Having grown up in Giles County my whole life, I’ve seen restaurants come and go, but I have never seen something like The Palisades Restaurant and how it has changed the...

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Folk Art | From Newport & Beyond

Folk Art | From Newport & Beyond   This post is from our friend Doug Martin and the Walkers of Newport   Local artistic talent is prevalent throughout the hills and hollows of Newport.  The creativity is often mind boggling yet there is that country culture that downplays the genius that is often on display.  There is a local modesty or reticence that requires...

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Feb 09 2020

Scoops Arcade, A Nostalgic Experience in Giles County

Scoops Arcade | A Nostalgic Experience in Giles County Written by Justin Smith I have always appreciated the small things in life. Things or experiences that are soothing to the heart. Here in Giles, the little things mean more to me. After visiting the local business, Scoops Arcade, I sure do admire the people more here and their loyalty for their county.   Scoops...

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natural waterfall Cascades
Feb 03 2020

Why It’s an Essential Place to go in Giles County

The Cascades | “Why It’s an Essential Place to go in Giles County” Written by Justin Smith   Giles County is known for its beautiful landscape, small-town vibes, and friendly welcoming of people. You can probably assume that all three of those claims is the reason why the Cascades is beloved, but I am here to explain why it is an essential place...

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Art Retreat at Inn at Riverbend

From our friends at the Inn at Riverbend:   Art Retreat at Inn at Riverbend   Our bed and breakfast proudly announces a weekend retreat to surround you in the majestic beauty of the New River Valley in luxurious accommodations while learning an exciting watercolor technique from a gifted and award winning artist – Jessica Pace-Berkeley.  Jesi is currently teaching at Virginia Polytechnic University’s...

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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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