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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Jun 06 2016

Riverside communities can thrive even more from waterways

Riverside communities can thrive even more from waterways Originally posted by WDBJ7 on June 3, 2016 GILES CO., Va. (WDBJ7) River business is booming in many of our hometowns. But it takes the right flow to benefit big. As people there know, it only takes a river to draw a crowd in the summer time. But it takes the right businesses to benefit nearby towns. "People are generally...

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Jun 06 2016

June 6- National Outdoors Month Kickoff & Unveiling of New River Water Trail Signs

National Outdoors Month Kickoff & Unveiling of New River Water Trail Signs On June 6th at 1pm at the Rich Creek Boat Landing (Eastbound Route 460) Giles County will help kick off National Outdoors Month! All are invited to stop in for a brief gathering to see the new signage of the new River Water Trail. The New River Water Trail connects...

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May 16 2016

May 21- Pearisburg Community Market  announces new free program for kids ages 5-12!

May 21- Pearisburg Community Market  announces new free program for kids ages 5-12! FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT DIANNE DINGER @ 540-921-0340 or Email Matthew Bowman @ marketmgr@pearisburg.org The Pearisburg Community Market is offering a new free program for kid’s ages 5-12 called the Sprouts Market Club. Opening on May 21,  the market's youngest patrons will learn about local foods, gardening and more through their...

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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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