Sustainable Development in Giles County

Sustainable Development in Giles County: A National Model for Sustainable Industrial Ecosystems Giles County, VA is currently working with Sahomo Farms, Ltd. in a unique Public-Private Partnership (PPP) venture to develop portions of a 700 acre parcel of land along Route 460, ten miles west of Virginia Tech. The PPP is developing this parcel, the […]

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Wish You Well Chooses Giles County for Movie Location

Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia (May 17, 2012) – Giles County, Virginia, has been selected as the location for the feature film Wish You Well, the movie’s producers announced today. The movie is based on author David Baldacci’s bestselling novel, Wish You Well, and is planned to be shot in the fall of 2012. After launching […]

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Practical Business Tips for Artisans

Practical Business Tips for Artisans A Free Learning Opportunity for Creative Entrepreneurs PEARISBURG, Va. — ’Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Network invites the community to attend a free three-hour workshop entitled Practical Business Tips for Artisans. The event takes place May 8 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon at the Giles County Technology Center, 1827 […]

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Wish You Well Considering Alleghany Highlands and Giles County for Movie Location

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. FULL RELEASE ATTACHED. Wish You Well Considering Alleghany Highlands and Giles County for Movie Location   Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia (April 9, 2012) –Alleghany Highlands and Giles County are both being considered as the main location for the featurefilm Wish You Well.  The movie is based on the novel by bestselling author […]

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Friends of Glen Alton

Dear Friends of Glen Alton, We will begin Saturday programs at Glen Alton starting on June 9th and continuing every Saturday morning thru July 28th.  Each Saturday at 10 am, we will have mud pie kitchen, giant sand pile, creek play and we are looking for volunteers to lead additional programs or interpretive walks for […]

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Banff Film Festival

Greetings members and friends of the Mountain Lake Conservancy! I wanted to share an exciting upcoming event that involves the MLC and one of our local partners, Blue Ridge Mountain Sports of Blacksburg VA. Every year, the Banff Film Festival travels the world, and thanks to BRMS, makes a one-night stop in Blacksburg. You can […]

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Laura’s Focus Photography Wins Best of Virginia!!

Best of Virginia 2012 Wedding Professional!  Check her out here “I am so honored to be the wedding photographer selected for the Virginia Bride Magazine’s Best of Virginia. What makes this so amazing is that only one photographer is selected, based on votes from 2011 Virginia newlyweds. Thank you so much to all of the brides and […]

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Podcast with Giles graduate who’s nominated for a Grammy

The Grammy Awards are on Sunday. One of the musicians in the running is DJ Cox, who graduated from Giles High School. His band, contemporary Christian act Royal Tailor, is barely a year into its history as a recording and touring unit, and its first record, “Black via Podcast with Giles graduate who’s nominated for […]

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2012 Garlic Mustard Challenge

Enjoy a fun day helping to improve the Cascades ecosystem. A great service project for your group! When: Saturday, April 28th 10:00 to 3:00 Where: Cascades Day Use Area Pembroke, VA Free Parking (please carpool – parking is limited) For more information call : Eastern Divide Ranger Station 540-552-4641 The Problem Garlic Mustard can rapidly […]

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Valentine’s Day Specials

February is for Lovers … Available All Weekends in February Valentine’s Extravaganza! Grab your bags and your special someone and get ready to be spoiled at Inn at Riverbend! Relax in your room overlooking the mountains and the New River and after a restful night, awaken to Riverbend Roast freshly ground coffee and a full […]

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Reenactors Wanted!

For the BATTLE OF GILES COURTHOUSE Pearisburg, Virginia JUNE 9-10, 2012 300 Union and Confederate Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery Sutler, Medical. Insurance reuired Compensation: $100/infantry company, $200/gun, $30/horse & rider Contact: murphyboehm@hotmail.com

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Carcass Collector Program

Carcass Collector Program ReNew the New Committee to initiate Carcass Collector Program. In an effort to give sportsmen a location to properly dispose of deer carcasses, the ReNew the New Committee has initiated the Carcass Collector Program. Every year hundreds of deer carcasses end up along our roadsides and the banks of the river, primarily […]

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The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail

The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail (TCR) is presenting a new music series at Heartwood in Abingdon from October 20 to December 29. The six events will showcase communities of the region through their traditional music venues and their youth music. At 7:00 pm on November 3rd, the Historic 1908 Courthouse Old Time Music […]

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