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This week the SE Group is working in the region on an Outdoor Recreation Asset Analysis and Economic Development Plan for the Cumberland Plateau around growing the outdoor recreation opportunities and economy of the region.
To date, we have visited assets in Tazewell and Russel Counties. Over the next two days, the team will be in Dickenson and Buchanan Counties, meeting with partners visiting outdoor recreation assets.

If you would like to learn more about this project, please reach out to Idalina Walker at iwalker@friendsofswva.org
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This week the SE Group is working in the region on an Outdoor Recreation Asset Analysis and Economic Development Plan for the Cumberland Plateau around growing the outdoor recreation opportunities and economy of the region. 
To date, we have visited assets in Tazewell and Russel Counties. Over the next two days, the team will be in Dickenson and Buchanan Counties, meeting with partners visiting outdoor recreation assets. 

If you would like to learn more about this project, please reach out to Idalina Walker at iwalker@friendsofswva.org

Next up on our Appalachian Regional Commission trip was the mountains and rivers of SWVA. These Southern Virginia communities are putting some serious thought into how their outdoor assets impact economic and community development. Explore Norton VA Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace St. Paul, VA People Inc. Friends of Southwest Virginia Town of St. Paul Virginia ... See MoreSee Less

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Next up on our Appalachian Regional Commission trip was the mountains and rivers of SWVA. These Southern Virginia communities are putting some serious thought into how their outdoor assets impact economic and community development. Explore Norton VA Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace St. Paul, VA People Inc. Friends of Southwest Virginia Town of St. Paul Virginia

We're still feeling the excitement from the The Virginia Creeper Trail management workshop and trail ride we helped host last week with the The Virginia Creeper Trail Conservancy and the Friends of Southwest Virginia! Representation from a great number of important groups who help to manage the trail were in attendance, and we're honored to have been a part of it. This is part of our project to create a Master Plan for the #VirginiaCreeperTrail to help guide the Conservancy and the management of the Trail. Complex issues call for creative solutions, and we had a very productive day! ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago
Were still feeling the excitement from the The Virginia Creeper Trail management workshop and trail ride we helped host last week with the The Virginia Creeper Trail Conservancy and the Friends of Southwest Virginia! Representation from a great number of important groups who help to manage the trail were in attendance, and were honored to have been a part of it. This is part of our project to create a Master Plan for the #VirginiaCreeperTrail to help guide the Conservancy and the management of the Trail. Complex issues call for creative solutions, and we had a very productive day!

The Mendota Trail keeps moving forward with today’s dedication of this trestle with amazing views. ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago
The Mendota Trail keeps moving forward with today’s dedication of this trestle with amazing views.

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I have a child with an adaptive bicycle, is this trail paved?!

Deadline extension on VISTA program. Now through July 20thCRVI VISTA update: Deadline extension.

We will accept applications through July 20th at 5:00 pm:
CRVI Vista Application.
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5 months ago
Deadline extension on VISTA program. Now through July 20th

Welcome to Virginia! 😍 Smyth County is taking over the Virginia Welcome Center in Bristol for the entire month of July. Visitors heading North on I-81 will discover all things Smyth County, including tastings, artist demos, and freebies, plus multiple drawings for a Smyth County Vacation Giveaway! Thanks to these partners for helping us host this awesome takeover: Hester's Country Store & Fudgery, The Town of Marion, Virginia, Hungry Mother State Park, The Museum of the Middle Appalachians, The Town of Saltville, Virginia, The Lily Pad, The Ford Studios, Hungry Mother Festival, General Francis Marion Hotel, Friends of Southwest Virginia and many more! Virginia is for Lovers ... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago
Welcome to Virginia! 😍 Smyth County is taking over the Virginia Welcome Center in Bristol for the entire month of July.  Visitors heading North on I-81 will discover all things Smyth County, including tastings, artist demos, and freebies, plus multiple drawings for a Smyth County Vacation Giveaway!   Thanks to these partners for helping us host this awesome takeover: Hesters Country Store & Fudgery, The Town of Marion, Virginia, Hungry Mother State Park, The Museum of the Middle Appalachians, The Town of Saltville, Virginia, The Lily Pad, The Ford Studios, Hungry Mother Festival, General Francis Marion Hotel, Friends of Southwest Virginia  and many more!  Virginia is for Lovers

Adobe BootCamps are available at the William King Museum of Art. For more information, please visit their website:

www.williamkingmuseum.org/
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5 months ago
Adobe BootCamps are available at the William King Museum of Art. For more information, please visit their website:

https://www.williamkingmuseum.org/

Special thanks to everyone who helped in the creation and dedication of the newest Virginia State Parks, the Clinch River State Park.

Virginia is for Lovers Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation Clinch River Valley Initiative Governor of Virginia
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5 months ago
Special thanks to everyone who helped in the creation and dedication of the newest Virginia State Parks, the Clinch River State Park. 

Virginia is for Lovers Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation Clinch River Valley Initiative Governor of Virginia

For questions or to apply, please email McKenna Blevins at mbb5@uvawise.edu

Learn more at: Americorps.org
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6 months ago
For questions or to apply, please email McKenna Blevins at mbb5@uvawise.edu

Learn more at: Americorps.org

Call for proposals via Arts Depot in Abingdon, Virginia. ... See MoreSee Less

6 months ago
Call for proposals via Arts Depot in Abingdon, Virginia.

On May 26th, 2021 our Women Impact Virginia-Hospitality and Tourism, added a new segment: Fast Track Session. Check out our full lineup of speakers and register at www.cpe.vt.edu/impact/
During the Fast Track Sessions, speakers will provide a 5-minute overview of their business/organization and how they are addressing sustainability, innovative COVID pivots, and diversity and inclusion.
Wolf Trap Friends of Southwest Virginia Kings Dominion at Cedar Fair Entertainment Company Virginia Tech
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On May 26th, 2021 our Women Impact Virginia-Hospitality and Tourism, added a new segment: Fast Track Session. Check out our full lineup of speakers and register at www.cpe.vt.edu/impact/
During the Fast Track Sessions, speakers will provide a 5-minute overview of their business/organization and how they are addressing sustainability, innovative COVID pivots, and diversity and inclusion. 
Wolf Trap Friends of Southwest Virginia Kings Dominion at Cedar Fair Entertainment Company Virginia Tech

The next session of Women Impact Virginia- Hospitality and Tourism will feature a new segment: Fast Track Sessions. These brief presentations will feature three women sharing stories of how their business is addressing a given topic.

Up first, we'd like to showcase our Sustainability Fast Track Speakers, hear how Wolf Trap, Friends of Southwest Virginia and Kings Dominion are tackling this important issue.

Check out our full lineup of speakers and register at www.cpe.vt.edu/impact/
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7 months ago
The next session of Women Impact Virginia- Hospitality and Tourism will feature a new segment: Fast Track Sessions. These brief presentations will feature three women sharing stories of how their business is addressing a given topic.

Up first, wed like to showcase our Sustainability Fast Track Speakers, hear how Wolf Trap, Friends of Southwest Virginia and Kings Dominion are tackling this important issue. 

Check out our full lineup of speakers and register at www.cpe.vt.edu/impact/

The High Knob Region includes parts of three counties, one city, and eleven towns that surround the High Knob of Stone Mountain in Southwest Virginia. A shared history of coal extraction and
a tradition of dependence on the coal economy bonds these communities. As the coal industry has been in steady decline over the past few decades, communities and regional leaders are working together to redefine the regional economy. Each community in the region offers its own distinct character and assets, providing a unique experience to visitors.

The High Knob Regional Master Plan serves as a blueprint for redefining the regional economy by assisting with the prioritization of projects, assessing projects for feasibility, and helping to ensure their successful implementation. We were honored to compose the master plan.

A lot of Hill Studio's built work is featured in the film, including High Knob Scenic Tower, and many revitalized downtowns.

We were delighted to see a few of the many local leaders in the film, as they begin to implement this very ambitious plan.
Exceptional leaders in an extraordinary part of the world.

Download your copy to the High Knob Master Plan
friendsofswva.org/.../high-knob-recreation-area/

Thank you for making this effort possible:
Friends of Southwest Virginia
Appalachian Regional Commission
Wise County: a GREAT place to Stay and Play
Scott County Tourism
City of Norton, Virginia
High Knob Enhancement Corporation
High Knob Regional Initiative
Arnett Muldrow & Associates
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8 months ago
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Great work. David and your staff.

Exciting vision! Great outdoor spaces surrounding unique communities with wonderful people!

Our first mini-documentary of our upcoming series "Experience our Frontporch from your Backporch" Digital storytelling throughout Southwest Virginia.

This premier episode features Ralph Stanley II at the Ralph Stanley Museum in Clintwood Virginia.

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Mary Helen Stanley

Envision the future of the High Knob Region.

Get involved today-
Download your copy to the High Knob Master Plan
friendsofswva.org/development/anchor-areas/high-knob-recreation-area/

Questions:
Katie Dunn - katied@nortonva.org
Idalina Walker - iwalker@friendsofswva.org

youtu.be/ad1JHo8Jw68

Thank you for making this effort possible:
Appalachian Regional Commission
Envision the future of the High Knob Region
Scott County Tourism
City of Norton, Virginia
High Knob Enhancement Corporation
High Knob Regional Initiative
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8 months ago
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Been a long time since I was at high knob

Be sure to check out our latest podcast episode with Holston Mountain Artisans. If you're not already, subscribe to our podcast on either Apple or Spotify.

If you know someone in your destination that would be a great fit for an episode, please have them reach out to Chad Thompson (cthompson@myswva.org)
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8 months ago

Virtual Grant Opportunities Workshop/Meet the Funder for Virginia Humanities March 29, 9:30am-12pm. The Town of Wytheville Department of Museums is co-hosting this free virtual workshop. Registration is through Zoom: www.VirginiaHumanities.org/grantsworkshop ... See MoreSee Less

9 months ago
Virtual Grant Opportunities Workshop/Meet the Funder for Virginia Humanities March 29, 9:30am-12pm. The Town of Wytheville Department of Museums is co-hosting this free virtual workshop. Registration is through Zoom: www.VirginiaHumanities.org/grantsworkshop

Equinox is working on the Mendota Rail-Trail Master Plan just outside of Bristol, Virginia. Several miles of the trail is already built. The trail is pastoral and wild and remote in some places, ending at the foot of the beautiful Clinch Mountains. We are so excited about this project and have loved working with the Mendota Trail Conservancy and Bristol city staff. Also, shout out to Traffic Planning and Design, Inc. for their great work on trestle recommendations and to the Friends of Southwest Virginia for helping make this all happen. (Image courtesy of the Mendota Trail Conservancy)

Read more about it here:
heraldcourier.com/news/mendota-trail-may-connect-to-bristol/article_18a0cf45-2f8b-5bf6-a2f6-cb6fb...
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Equinox is working on the Mendota Rail-Trail Master Plan just outside of Bristol, Virginia.  Several miles of the trail is already built.  The trail is pastoral and wild and remote in some places, ending at the foot of the beautiful Clinch Mountains.  We are so excited about this project and have loved working with the Mendota Trail Conservancy and Bristol city staff. Also, shout out to Traffic Planning and Design, Inc. for their great work on trestle recommendations and to the Friends of Southwest Virginia for helping make this all happen. (Image courtesy of the Mendota Trail Conservancy)

Read more about it here:
https://heraldcourier.com/news/mendota-trail-may-connect-to-bristol/article_18a0cf45-2f8b-5bf6-a2f6-cb6fba7a44b6.html

Closing Keynote opportunityClosing Keynote, Amy Taloma, serves as Coordinator for Healthcare Programs at Community College Workforce Alliance where she develops healthcare certification programs for adult learners. Hear her story at Women Impact Virginia - Healthcare on January 27th! ... See MoreSee Less

10 months ago
Closing Keynote opportunity

News Release from the Town of Rocky Mount, Virginia
The survey is accessible at www.surveymonkey.com/r/RockyMountVA.
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11 months ago
News Release from the Town of Rocky Mount, Virginia
The survey is accessible at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RockyMountVA.

Happy New Year to all our friends and partners! May 2021 be a grand opportunity! ... See MoreSee Less

11 months ago
Happy New Year to all our friends and partners! May 2021 be a grand opportunity!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all our friends and partners. Here's to many more together! ❤ ... See MoreSee Less

11 months ago
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all our friends and partners. Heres to many more together! ❤

Today is #GivingTuesday and we wanted to share 5 ways you can give back to Friends of Southwest Virginia.

1. Share/Tag posts on social media
2. Donate to the non-profit
3. Join our M.A.P. program
4. Join our monthly newsletter
5. Like/share our social media pages

Join the MAP ---> friendsofswva.org/map/
Join our Newsletter ---> friendsofswva.org/stayconnected/
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Today is #GivingTuesday and we wanted to share 5 ways you can give back to Friends of Southwest Virginia.

1. Share/Tag posts on social media
2. Donate to the non-profit
3. Join our M.A.P. program
4. Join our monthly newsletter
5. Like/share our social media pages

Join the MAP ---> https://friendsofswva.org/map/
Join our Newsletter ---> https://friendsofswva.org/stayconnected/

We hope everyone has a safe and happy Turkey Day today! We wanted to take a moment and just say how thankful we are for all our friends and partners! Thank you so much for all your hard work and dedication! ... See MoreSee Less

1 years ago
We hope everyone has a safe and happy Turkey Day today! We wanted to take a moment and just say how thankful we are for all our friends and partners! Thank you so much for all your hard work and dedication!

We wanted to take some time to thank partners, sponsors, and everyone who helped to make the Stony Creek Park a possibility. This "Virtual Ribbon Cutting" is our way of saying thank you while showcasing this great addition to Scott County.

Thank you to all of the following:

Appalachian Regional Commission
Scott County Tourism
Virginia is for Lovers
Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development

Glass Machinery and Excavation Company, Jonesville
Hill Studio, Roanoke
Jeff Stapleton, Stapleton Landscape Architecture

The addition of Stony Creek Parking area has brought connetion and securtiy to the Devil's Bathtub in Scott County, Virginia. The parking area ads more parking, a safey hub, trout stream access, a restroom, lawn area, and WIFI.
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1 years ago

Shoutout to Giles County, Virginia as they kickstart their Recreation Economies for Rural Communities planning project. Over the next week the county and key partners will work to identify strategies to grow their recreation economy!
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We're looking for a business-minded individual to help run operations at the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace! Interested parties should email their resume and cover letter to kmosley@friendsofswva.org.

Cultural Center Facility Manager » friendsofswva.org/job/cultural-center-facility-manager/
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Were looking for a business-minded individual to help run operations at the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace! Interested parties should email their resume and cover letter to kmosley@friendsofswva.org.

Cultural Center Facility Manager » https://friendsofswva.org/job/cultural-center-facility-manager/

Friends of Southwest Virginia has received $10,000 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) DMO WanderLove Recovery Grant Program, a new grant made available to Virginia’s Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs) across the Commonwealth that have been heavily impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic to fund recovery marketing initiatives. $866,504 in marketing grant funds were awarded to 90 Destination Marketing Organizations as part of the DMO WanderLove Recovery Grant program.

Read More Here » bit.ly/32OZqNu
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Friends of Southwest Virginia has received $10,000 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) DMO WanderLove Recovery Grant Program, a new grant made available to Virginia’s Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs) across the Commonwealth that have been heavily impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic to fund recovery marketing initiatives. $866,504 in marketing grant funds were awarded to 90 Destination Marketing Organizations as part of the DMO WanderLove Recovery Grant program.

Read More Here » https://bit.ly/32OZqNu

Calling all friends!

We're going to be creating a new blog post that features one unique thing from destinations across the region!

If you would like to submit something from your destination, please send an email to cthompson@myswva.org

Subject line: Unique SWVA

Examples:

The name of your town if it has a special meaning behind it.

A sculpture such as Worlds Largest Rocking Chair

A natural beauty such as Natural Bridge

A unique architectural building

Anything that makes your destination unique from everywhere else!
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1 years ago

New podcast episode debuting today from #SWVA! Thanks to Friends of Southwest Virginia for spending some time chatting with New and New p about the Reynolds Homestead and the last 50 years of education, history and community outreach!

Give it a listen!
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1 years ago

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Julie and Beth, great job!

It's Friday and that means a new podcast episode! This week we spoke with Beth Ford and Julie Steele about the Reynolds Homestead in Patrick County! You can give it a listen here:

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1 years ago

Exciting news from the Birthplace of Country Music Museum! You can find more information from their latest press conference here: bit.ly/3f8qR82 ... See MoreSee Less

1 years ago
Exciting news from the Birthplace of Country Music Museum! You can find more information from their latest press conference here: https://bit.ly/3f8qR82

We will be hosting a public event LIVE here on Facebook on Tuesday June 16, 2020 for a public CVRI Meeting. Be sure you're following the Clinch River Valley Initiative and RSVP to our Facebook Event page to stay up to date and not miss out.

We will be hosting a public event LIVE here on

Clinch River Valley Initiative Public meetingJun 16, 5:00pmClinch River Valley Initiative Public meeting Tuesday June 16th, 5:00pm

Facebook Live: link: www.facebook.com/clinchrivervalleyinitiative/

Instructions: Like the CRVI Facebook page log on at 5:00 on June 16th and Join the live feed.

What to expect: Acts team updates, community resources, Next steps for CRVI, Q&A
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2 years ago

Clinch River Valley Initiative Public meetingJun 16, 5:00pmClinch River Valley Initiative Public meeting Tuesday June 16th, 5:00pm

Facebook Live: link: www.facebook.com/clinchrivervalleyinitiative/

Instructions: Like the CRVI Facebook page log on at 5:00 on June 16th and Join the live feed.

What to expect: Acts team updates, community resources, Next steps for CRVI, Q&A
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2 years ago

The East River Mountain project is a group effort between the Town of Tazewell, OAC Outdoor Adventure Centers, Tazewell County & the Thompson Charitable Foundation, the PSA, RDA, Friends of Southwest Virginia & local landowners. Upon completion, the public will have access to hiking & rock climbing opportunities that will rival all others in SWVA. Although located outside of town limits, this property is owned by the Town of Tazewell. We anticipate this will be open in early June and are excited to welcome the public to enjoy this unique outdoor recreation opportunity. #visitTtown ... See MoreSee Less

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The East River Mountain project is a group effort between the Town of Tazewell, OAC Outdoor Adventure Centers, Tazewell County & the Thompson Charitable Foundation, the PSA, RDA, Friends of Southwest Virginia & local landowners. Upon completion, the public will have access to hiking & rock climbing opportunities that will rival all others in SWVA. Although located outside of town limits, this property is owned by the Town of Tazewell. We anticipate this will be open in early June and are excited to welcome the public to enjoy this unique outdoor recreation opportunity. #visitTtown

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Where is this going to be at? Thank you all

One things for certain, this trail could not be worse to navigate than trying to make it down fincastle

I have been back there many times walking and 4 wheeler riding beautiful place. Always wanted to go to rock never made it.

Any plans for mountain biking trails?

Awesome! We're so excited!

When can we go

Omg I love this

Jason Jackson Brittanyy Kathlene Aaron Thompson lets go hiking!

This is wonderful!!!

That is awesome!!

Bill Cecil

Beautiful

Awesome

Melissa Stevenson

Love that view

Tamera Harrell

Tangie Jensen

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Great work by our new Marketing Manager, Chad Thompson! Shop local for Mother's Day! ... See MoreSee Less

2 years ago

Some great virtual content from Virginia State Parks. Enjoy! ... See MoreSee Less

2 years ago

Some good news! Appalachian Sustainable Development - ASD launched a new initiative, "Help Your Neighbor." It's designed to keep farmers farming and feed hungry families.

You can learn more and give here » asdevelop.org/donate
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Some good news! Appalachian Sustainable Development - ASD launched a new initiative, Help Your Neighbor. Its designed to keep farmers farming and feed hungry families.

You can learn more and give here » https://asdevelop.org/donate

An update from Friends of Southwest Virginia on COVID-19 » bit.ly/2xsylC4 ... See MoreSee Less

2 years ago
An update from Friends of Southwest Virginia on COVID-19 » https://bit.ly/2xsylC4

We certainly miss seeing these faces every day. Video conferencing for the win! Who else is being creative with their communicating? ... See MoreSee Less

2 years ago
We certainly miss seeing these faces every day. Video conferencing for the win! Who else is being creative with their communicating?

We’ve been using this time to clean up and organize photos, videos, documents, and files.

Stumbled upon this gem. Our Executive Director, Chris Cannon has a radar for antique items. Can anyone guess the community?
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2 years ago
We’ve been using this time to clean up and organize photos, videos, documents, and files.

Stumbled upon this gem. Our Executive Director, Chris Cannon has a radar for antique items. Can anyone guess the community?

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West Jefferson?

Road salt?

What is in that glass?

Just cleaning up the streets of SWVA!

Big Stone Gap ?

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Anyone recognize this photo shoot?

🧍🏼‍♀️Emily
📷 Winze Company
📍Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion
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2 years ago
Anyone recognize this photo shoot?

🧍🏼‍♀️Emily
📷 Winze Company
📍Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion

Brighter days are coming, friends! This video was taken at Beagle Ridge Herb Farm and Environmental Education Center in Wytheville. Ellen Reynolds is a Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Network member and serves on our RTM and Foundation boards. You can learn more about Ellen and her farm here » roundthemountain.org/profile/beagleridge/

Our team had the best time visiting Ellen over the Summer, including Idalina, who is our resident plant, insect, and animal expert.
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2 years ago

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Loved seeing this I didn't realize you had shot it last summer.

The Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace will be closed to the public until further notice, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn more here » bit.ly/2weoqA2We will be closed to the public until further notice, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of our visitors, staff, and community are our top priority, which is why we’re urging you to stay at home, take care of yourselves, be safe, and follow guidelines from your local and state health officials.

Learn more here » bit.ly/2weoqA2
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2 years ago
The Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace will be closed to the public until further notice, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn more here » http://bit.ly/2weoqA2

That time we hiked with the ponies in Grayson Highlands State Park and carried merchandise and a framed poster the whole way. The things you do for the perfect photo...🐴☺️. We hope everyone is enjoying remote time. Call or email if you need us!

Learn more about our merchandise program here » friendsofswva.org/marketing/merchandise/
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2 years ago

Public statement from Friends of Southwest Virginia, Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Network, and the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace.

The Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace will continue operations on limited hours (Monday – Saturday from 10am-4pm and Sunday from 11am-3pm) and with all large events, meetings and programming cancelled until April 11th.

Please continue to support your local artisans and galleries. More information can be found here » roundthemountain.org

Organization leadership will continue to evaluate the situation and react accordingly. Stay safe out there, Friends.
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2 years ago
Public statement from Friends of Southwest Virginia, Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginias Artisan Network, and the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace.

The Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace will continue operations on limited hours (Monday – Saturday from 10am-4pm and Sunday from 11am-3pm) and with all large events, meetings and programming cancelled until April 11th.

Please continue to support your local artisans and galleries. More information can be found here » https://roundthemountain.org

Organization leadership will continue to evaluate the situation and react accordingly. Stay safe out there, Friends.

Public statement from Friends of Southwest Virginia, Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Network, and the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace.

The Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace will continue operations on limited hours (Monday – Saturday from 10am-4pm and Sunday from 11am-3pm) and with all large events, meetings and programming cancelled until April 11th.

Organization leadership will continue to evaluate the situation and react accordingly. Stay safe out there, Friends. If you have questions, give us a call at (276) 492-2400 or email info@friendsofswva.org.
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2 years ago
Public statement from Friends of Southwest Virginia, Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginias Artisan Network, and the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace.

The Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace will continue operations on limited hours (Monday – Saturday from 10am-4pm and Sunday from 11am-3pm) and with all large events, meetings and programming cancelled until April 11th.

Organization leadership will continue to evaluate the situation and react accordingly. Stay safe out there, Friends. If you have questions, give us a call at (276) 492-2400 or email info@friendsofswva.org.

Public statement from Friends of Southwest Virginia, Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Network, and the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace.

Stay safe out there, Friends. Reach out to info@friendsofswva.org with questions.
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2 years ago
Public statement from Friends of Southwest Virginia, Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginias Artisan Network, and the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace. 

Stay safe out there, Friends. Reach out to info@friendsofswva.org with questions.

Hey folks -
Leaders from Friends of Southwest Virginia
Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Network, The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail, are visiting our area - to let you know what they are working on in our region AND to get your feedback on how they can better serve you -

Come on out! Next Tuesday, March 17.

SWVA Planning & Info Session {Blue Ridge Parkway Area}Mar 17, 2:30pmReynolds HomesteadWe hope you will join us this March as the Friends of Southwest Virginia, Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Network, and The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail teams are hitting the road for the 3rd Annual "Spring Break Blitz". Hear important regional and organizational updates, meet the teams, and provide feedback on how we can better serve you.

Light snacks to be provided.

Schedule:
2:30 - 4:00 PM Artisan Trail Feedback Session
4:00 - 4:30 PM - Meet & Greet
4:30 - 5:30 PM - Presentation
5:30 - 6:30 PM – Networking
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SWVA Planning & Info Session {Blue Ridge Parkway Area}
2 years ago

We're hiring a Marketing Manager, friends. Learn more information about the position here » friendsofswva.org/job/marketing-manager/ ... See MoreSee Less

2 years ago
Were hiring a Marketing Manager, friends. Learn more information about the position here » https://friendsofswva.org/job/marketing-manager/

The Appalachian Regional Commission is developing their 2021-2025 strategic plan and need your help to #EnvisionAppalachia. See more information here » www.arc.gov/strategicplan. ... See MoreSee Less

2 years ago

Make plans to join us on March 17th for the SWVA Planning & Info Session {Blue Ridge Parkway Area}!

Friends of Southwest Virginia, Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Network, and The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail teams are hitting the road for the 3rd Annual "Spring Break Blitz". Hear important regional and organizational updates, meet the teams, and provide feedback on how we can better serve you.

SWVA Planning & Info Session {Blue Ridge Parkway Area}Mar 17, 2:30pmReynolds HomesteadWe hope you will join us this March as the Friends of Southwest Virginia, Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Network, and The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail teams are hitting the road for the 3rd Annual "Spring Break Blitz". Hear important regional and organizational updates, meet the teams, and provide feedback on how we can better serve you.

Light snacks to be provided.

Schedule:
2:30 - 4:00 PM Artisan Trail Feedback Session
4:00 - 4:30 PM - Meet & Greet
4:30 - 5:30 PM - Presentation
5:30 - 6:30 PM – Networking
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SWVA Planning & Info Session {Blue Ridge Parkway Area}
2 years ago

The Heart of Appalachia team is representing the region this weekend at the Travel and Adventure Show in Atlanta, Georgia. If you’re nearby, stop by and say hello!
Experience Russell County, VA
Visit Tazewell County
Wise County: a GREAT place to Stay and Play
Explore Norton VA
Appalachian Backroads
Spearhead Trails
Embrace the Wild - Buchanan County, VA
Lee Tourism
Scott County Tourism
Dickenson County Tourism
Breaks Interstate Park
Friends of Southwest Virginia

#iheartappy
#swva
#loveva
#bringingyouhome
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2 years ago
The Heart of Appalachia team is representing the region this weekend at the Travel and Adventure Show in Atlanta, Georgia.   If you’re nearby, stop by and say hello!
Experience Russell County, VA
Visit Tazewell County
Wise County: a GREAT place to Stay and Play
Explore Norton VA
Appalachian Backroads
Spearhead Trails
Embrace the Wild - Buchanan County, VA
Lee Tourism
Scott County Tourism
Dickenson County Tourism
Breaks Interstate Park
Friends of Southwest Virginia

#iheartappy
#swva
#loveva
#bringingyouhome

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You all are looking good!! Thanks for getting out and promoting all of us in HOA region!!!

Thanks for being there to represent the region along with #wildbuchanan which I see is the booth next to yours! Hope the crowds are good all weekend!

Thanks for promoting our beautiful area. I' ll just say "hi" from here. 😀 My husband grew up in Newnan,GA. Atlanta is too crowded and to many crazy drivers. Be safe.😇

Sandy Stoneman with Virginia Cooperative Extension and Virginia Tech is joining us at the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace this morning to educate attendees about food safety and regulations. ... See MoreSee Less

2 years ago
Sandy Stoneman with Virginia Cooperative Extension and Virginia Tech is joining us at the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace this morning to educate attendees about food safety and regulations.

We are excited to break ground on the new Appalachian Trail Center in Damascus, VA! This team has dedicated so much time and hard work to get this project underway. Stay tuned for the ribbon cutting coming in 2020.
#swva #loveva
Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission| Appalachian Trail Conservancy| Appalachian Regional Commission| Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development
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We are excited to break ground on the new Appalachian Trail Center in Damascus, VA! This team has dedicated so much time and hard work to get this project underway. Stay tuned for the ribbon cutting coming in 2020. 
#swva #loveva
Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission| Appalachian Trail Conservancy| Appalachian Regional Commission| Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development

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So excited, hate I could not be there but a trip to the Orthopedist trumps a ground breaking. Congratulations to all involved and thanks for all the hard work to get to this exciting step. Glad the rain held off.

Great news for #SWVA!

👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Loving my week training new air facilitators in Abingdon, VA - Pakistani Appalachian food truck at the barter theatre AIR Institute of Berea College Friends of Southwest Virginia Reynolds Homestead ... See MoreSee Less

2 years ago
Loving my week training new air facilitators in Abingdon, VA - Pakistani Appalachian food truck at the barter theatre AIR Institute of Berea College Friends of Southwest Virginia Reynolds Homestead

Join us today for an AIR Shift informational session at the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace.

"The AIR Institute is an empowering ecosystem that provides artists, businesses and communities the tools, resources, and support to learn, connect, and succeed."

What is AIR Shift? Find out more here » www.airinstitute.org/about-air/

AIR at work in #SWVA » www.airpatrickcounty.com/

AIR Shift Informational SessionJan 29, 3:00pmSouthwest Virginia Cultural Center & MarketplaceFriends of Southwest Virginia will host an AIR Shift informational session on Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 from 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM at the SWVA Cultural Center & Marketplace.

"The AIR Institute is an empowering ecosystem that provides artists, businesses and communities the tools, resources, and support to learn, connect, and succeed."

What is AIR Shift? Find out more here - www.airinstitute.org/about-air/

AIR at work in #SWVA
www.airpatrickcounty.com/

Join us on Go to Meeting

AIR Shift Informational Session
Wed, Jan 29, 2020 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
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AIR Shift Informational Session
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