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Nov 15 2023

Magical Christmas Village & Marketplace at Mountain Lake Lodge

Magical Christmas Village & Marketplace at Mountain Lake Lodge Open daily from November 24 to January 1 For holiday shopping, entertainment, whimsy and magic Glittering décor, music and lights. Delightfully decadent holiday treats. Gift shopping for friends and loved ones. Ice skating, cheer and visits with Santa, and all the things that make the holidays special. There’s a spectacular new attraction coming to southwestern...

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Nov 03 2023

Giles County Career & Job Fair a Success!

Giles County Career & Job Fair a Success!   On Wednesday, November 1, from 7:45am-2pm the gym at Narrows High School was a-buzz with activity.                                                                                                                    33 tables were set up with area employers & organizations were in attendance at the second Giles County Career & Job Fair. The fair was designed to engage all sophomores, juniors, and seniors from Narrows High School &...

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Sep 25 2023

Oct 7-8 | Paw Paw Festival at JBR

Oct 7-8 | Paw Paw Festival at JBR Oct 7th Noon-5pm & Oct 8th 1-5pm at JBR Vineyards Additional information on their flyer posted here: https://www.wnrvbluegrassradio.com/jbr-vineyards-2023-paw-paw-festival/  Celebrate all things Paw Paw while sipping delicious wine and listening to amazing live music! Come for music, paw paw products, wine tasting, a visit to the paw paw patch, & paw paws! No entry fee. From JBR: "Come to...

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Aug 22 2023

Aug 26 | ReNew The New 22nd Annual Fall into the New

ReNew the New’s 22nd Annual Fall River Cleanup ReNew The New’s FALL INTO THE NEW, end-of-summer river cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, August 26th. Volunteers and participants will gather by 8:30 AM at Glen Lyn Park, on Campground Drive in Glen Lyn, VA, along Route 460. Giles County’s ReNew the New is excited about working with the New River Conservancy this...

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Jul 21 2023

Take it Easy & Enjoy Virginia’s Mountain Playground

Take it Easy & Enjoy Virginia’s Mountain Playground   All attractions and locations listed in this post are well suited for a low-impact, high enjoyment trip to Giles.   You work hard, you do good things, you deserve to rest and relax in Virginia’s Mountain Playground. Read on for a perfectly packaged trip to Giles County, Virginia. Day 1:   Traveling through Giles on your arrival, you...

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Jul 21 2023

Adventuresome Fun in Virginia’s Mountain Playground

Adventuresome Fun in Virginia’s Mountain Playground   All of the locations and attractions mentioned here are perfect escapes for couples and small groups to explore while visiting Giles County, VA.   Waking up to amazing sunrises over the New River, sipping wine, canoeing along with breathtaking scenery, and fine dining- the perfect multi-day trip for you and your special someone. Read on to discover...

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Best of Virginia from Giles County

We are excited to highlight the following businesses, attractions, people, & places from Giles County who were recently recognized in Virginia Living Magazine in their Best of Virginia 2023 (Southwest Virginia) edition. To get a copy of the issue for yourself, visit the Virginia Living online store, HERE. [gallery link="none" size="full" columns="2" ids="40379,40393,40392,40391,40390,40389,40388,40387,40386,40385,40384,40383,40382,40381,40380" orderby="rand"]  ...

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May 09 2023

Giles County Receives Marketing Grant for Destination Experiences

Giles County Receives Virginia Tourism Corporation Grant for Tourism Marketing   Governor Glenn Youngkin announced that Giles County received $20,000.00 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) Regional Marketing Program (RMP). In total, VTC awarded more than $3.2 million for 236 local and regional tourism marketing programs across the state to help increase visitation and revenue for Virginia’s localities through tourism.   Giles County received...

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May 01 2023

Giles County Trail Center at Mountain Lake Lodge Celebrates Construction Kick Off With A Groundbreaking Ceremony

Friends of Southwest Virginia & regional partners break ground on the Giles County Trail Center at Mountain Lake Lodge in Pembroke, Virginia   (PEMBROKE, Va. – Friday, April 28, 2023) – Friends of Southwest Virginia, Giles County, and Mountain Lake Lodge held a celebratory groundbreaking Friday to commemorate the construction of the Giles County Trail Center at Mountain Lake Lodge. The visitor...

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