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SEASON AT A GLANCE Sunday, November 17, 2019, 7 PM

SEASON OPENER

Friday, September 13, 2019, 7:30 PM

DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 7:30 PM

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE Coral Kingdoms and Empires of Ice

Friday, September 20, 2019, 7:30 PM

WILD UP

Future Folk Thursday, September 26, 2019, 7:30 PM

NOBUNTU

SILKROAD ENSEMBLE

Falling Out of Time A New Song Cycle from Osvaldo Golijov Saturday, December 7, 2019, 4 PM

ROANOKE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Saturday, September 28, 2019, 7:30 PM

SAM TSUI Thursday, October 3, 2019, 7:30 PM

SIRIUS QUARTET New World

Saturday, October 5, 2019, 4 PM

JAZZY ASH & THE LEAPING LIZARDS Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 7:30 PM

CAMILLE A. BROWN & DANCERS Friday, October 25, 2019, 7:30 PM

THE KINGDOM CHOIR

BLACKSBURG MASTER CHORALE Messiah

INDIAN INK THEATRE COMPANY Mrs. Krishnan’s Party

Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 7:30 PM

CURTIS ON TOUR: CURTIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Thursday, February 13, 2020, 7:30 PM

Broadway in Blacksburg

THE COLOR PURPLE Saturday, February 15, 2020, 7:30 PM

FLEX AVE. Friday, February 21, 2020, 7:30 PM

NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF UKRAINE

HOME

Thursday, March 5, 2020, 7:30 PM

View From Above

FINDING NEVERLAND BALLET FOLCLÓRICO NACIONAL DE MÉXICO DE SILVIA LOZANO

RENÉE FLEMING, RECITAL FLIP FABRIQUE

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE

Broadway in Blacksburg

Sunday, December 15, 2019, 4 PM

Friday, November 1, and Saturday, November 2, 2019, 7:30 PM

Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 7:30 PM

Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 7:30 PM

Friday, March 20, 2020, 7:30 PM

Saturday, February 29, 2020, 7:30 PM

Created by Geoff Sobelle

BROOKLYN RIDER WITH MAEVE GILCHRIST

Holiday Pops

Thursday-Saturday, January 30-February 1, 2020, 7:30 PM

AMBASSADORS’ CHOICE

Sunday, March 15, 2020, 4 PM

Blizzard

Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 7:30 PM

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE Pink Boots and a Machete

Saturday, March 28, 2020, 7:30 PM

L.A. THEATRE WORKS SEVEN

Saturday, April 4, 2020, 7:30 PM

TELEGRAPH QUARTET Friday, April 10, 2020, 7:30 PM

ERIC LYON

Guggenheim Concert Thursday-Saturday, April 16-18, 2020, 7:30 PM

KAKI KING

DATA NOT FOUND In collaboration with Giorgia Lupi Friday, May 1, 2020, 7:30 PM

PAUL DRESHER ENSEMBLE AND AMY X NEUBURG They Will Have Been So Beautiful SEASON CLOSER

Friday, May 8, 2020, 7:30 PM

FLOR DE TOLOACHE Thursday- Saturday, June 25-27, 2020, 7:30 PM

PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE

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Contents

10 Activities, Recreation, Entertainment 18

Coffee & Tea

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20 Shopping 26

Arts & Culture

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History & Museums

30 Weddings 34

Spa & Wellness

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VT & RU

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Craft Beer

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40 Wine 42

Golf

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Restaurants

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Paw-ventures

58 Lodging 68 Retirement nrvbook.com

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Welcome to the NRV

Published by: Country Media, Inc. P. O. Box 11816 Blacksburg, VA 24062 o: 540-961-2015 nrvmagazine@msn.com www.nrvbook.com

Welcome to the New River

Valley! This region of Southwest Virginia

embraces the counties of Giles, Floyd, Montgomery and Pulaski, along with

the City of Radford. The land rests

somewhere around 2,000 feet above sea

Design by: Country Media, Inc. Phillip Vaught

level dipping into mountain hollows and

Writer & Editor: Joanne Anderson

Lake in Giles County and in the eastern

Photos by: Michael Speed Photography Wild Country Studios Barry Bowling Night Watchman Photography Billy Bowling Sean Shannon Kristie Lea Photography Nathan Cooke Photography Laura’s Focus Photography Virginia Tech Virginia Tourism Corporation

Mountain in Floyd County. The climate

Advertising Sales: Sabrina Sexton Kim Walsh

heritage is immersed in our music, arts,

Distribution Manager: Dennis Shelor © 2019 Country Media, Inc.Country Media, Inc. will not knowingly publish any advertisement that is illegal or misleading to its readers. Neither the advertiser nor Country Media, Inc. will be responsible or liable for misinformation, misprints, or typographical errors. The publisher assumes no financial liability for copy omissions by Country Media, Inc. other than the cost of the space occupied by the error. Paid advertising does not represent an endorsement by this publication. Content cannot be reproduced without written consent from Country Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Real Estate advertised in this publication is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968.

valleys and rising to 3,875 feet above sea

level near the western edge at Mountain part even 100 feet higher on Buffalo

falls under the technical definition of

borderline between mountain temperate and humid continental. In simple speak,

there are four seasons with a very comfortable year-round climate and

an average annual temperature of 51

entrepreneurial opportunities, wonderful schools, state-of-the-art healthcare and abundant recreation and fresh air fun.

We are so happy you are here

that we’ve assembled this “NRV See & Do Book” to share our region with you.

Please turn the pages to discover what

makes the New River Valley so special. If you love this book so much that you’d

like a copy, please leave this one here for the next guest and purchase one of your very own at the front desk of most hotels

and at many of the advertisers’ places of business. In fact, we encourage you

to patronize the advertisers during your

stay. Here’s wishing you a pleasant visit in the NRV and safe travels beyond.

degrees with relatively few extremes in temperature or weather.

Appalachian

and

pioneer

culture, lifestyle, agriculture, small towns, farmer’s markets and back roads. World

renown universities, colleges and high tech companies thrive and impact the

world. And the world comes to the NRV

in a rich global population representing more than 50 countries. Residents enjoy

a high quality of life, excellent job and

Phillip Vaught, Publisher Country Media, Inc. publishers also of: New River Valley Magazine, nrvmagazine.com New River Valley Map, nrvmap.com New River Valley Business Yearbook, nrvmagazine.com and other publications nrvbook.com

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ARE You Ready? Activities, Recreation, Entertainment

Photo courtesy of Virginia Tourism Corporation

From adrenaline-pumping thrills like whitewater

rafting, rock climbing or whizzing along a zip line in the

treetops to taking a calm kayak or canoe ride on Little River or the New River, walking trails in town parks, paddleboarding on

City of Radford . . . . . . . . . . . . . visitradford.com Floyd County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . visitfloydva.com

Claytor Lake or taking in nature shooting photos anywhere,

Giles County . . . . . . virginiasmtnplayground.com

everyone kind of recreation list of fun. Here are the basics,

Montgomery County . . . . . . . . gotomontva.com

the New River Valley really does have that something-forand one can easily find specifics like hours, fees and directions on the Internet and County or City of Radford websites. 10

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Pulaski County . . . . . . . . . . pulaskivatourism.org


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Appalachian Trail, 50 miles through Giles County,

Aquatic Center, Blacksburg, 6 lap lanes in 25-yard

Angel’s Rest Overlook most popular day hike

pool, hot tub, saunas, skate park

Aquatic Center, Christiansburg, 3 pools including Olympic size pool, warm water therapy pool,

skate park

most scenic drives

Blue Ridge Parkway, Floyd County, one of America’s Bisset Park, Radford, alongside the New River, abundant bird life

Buffalo Mountain Natural Area Preserve, Floyd,

animals, steep one mile hike

significant natural ecosystems, rare plants and Caboose Park, Blacksburg, hand in hand playground, picnicking

Calfee Park, Pulaski, home field of the New York Yankees’ Appalachian League affiliate, the Pulaski Yankees

Cascade Falls, Pembroke, incredibly popular 2-mile woodland hike to 66-foot waterfalls

Claytor Lake State Park, Pulaski County,

21 mile long, boat rentals, stand up paddleboarding, kayaks, swimming, fishing, picnicking, camping Climber’s Gym, Christiansburg, rock walls and indoor challenges

Covered Bridges, Giles County, Route 700 [parking] and Route 601/Clover Hollow Road [private

property, can see and photograph from the road] Cox’s Driving Range, Blacksburg, miniature golf, batting cages, driving ranges

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Mountain Lake Lodge, Pembroke, 2,600 acres, hiking, mountain biking, sky slide, zip line adventures, on-site outfitter, lodging and dining

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Dismal Falls, Giles County, not so dismal when you

are there, very pretty, hike 10 miles or drive on back roads, horse and people camping

Escape Rooms, Blacksburg, Pemborke and Radford, test

your deductive reasoning skills to plot your escape Falls Ridge Preserve, Elliston, short loop, 60-foot waterfall, wildflowers spring and summer

Floyd Country Store, Floyd, Friday night jamboree, Appalachian old-timey, toe-stompin’ music and dancing

Paragon Theaters, IMAX, bowling, sports bar and arcade games. At First & Main in Blacksburg

Gatewood Park & Reservoir, Pulaski County, 400

acres, hidden gem, newly marked and maintained trail system, 4 miles or more, great campground plus island camping by boat with permit

Glen Alton, Giles County, 304 acres, pristine, rural,

scenic, trails, picnicking, bird watching, photography Golden Hills Disc Golf Course, Christiansburg, professional grade 37-hole disc golf course

Hahn Horticultural Gardens and Duck Ponds,

Virginia Tech campus, pretty gardens year round, hundreds of plant species


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Heritage Park, Blacksburg, 189 acres on edge of town, walking trails, bird watching, play space

Huckleberry Trail, Blacksburg-Christiansburg link, paved, 8+ miles

Kairos, Giles County, 1,500 acres, ATV and dirt bike trails, yurt lodging, bring your own vehicle or rent Lily’s Playground, New River Valley Mall, indoor play space

Mabry Mill, Milepost 176.2, historic mill, one of most photographed sites on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Mary Draper Ingles Trail, Glen Lyn, along the New River, 7 miles, links with West Virginia trail system

McCoy Falls, Blacksburg, hot spot for tubing on the New River

Dismal Falls, Giles County, not so dismal when you are there, very pretty, hike 10 miles or drive on back roads, horse and people camping

Mill Creek Nature Park, Narrows, 140-acre nature

park, waterfalls, hiking and biking trails, stream fishing Mountain Lake Lodge, Pembroke, 2,600 acres,

hiking, mountain biking, sky slide, zip line adventures, on-site outfitter, lodging and dining

Motor Mile Speedway, Fairlawn, car racing, derbies and thrilling events

Museum of Geosciences, 2062 Derring Hall, 926

West, Virginia Tech campus, fossils, minerals and a dinosaur skeleton

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New River Junction, Draper, next to New River Trail, bicycle rentals and outfitters, sports shop

New River Trail, Pulaski County, 58 miles, rails-to- trails, pastoral scenes

New River Valley Fairgrounds, Dublin, flea markets, horse shows, county fair, special events and more

New River Valley Mall, one-half mile indoor perimeter walk, shopping, too

New River Valley Regional Theatre, professional plays and entertainment, Pulaski

New River Water Trail, Giles County, 37 miles of New River water activities

NRV Super Bowl, Christiansburg, bowling, arcade games, bumper cars, laser tag

Outfitters, fly fishing, rafting, tubing, camping, stand- up paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing, cabin rentals, etc.

Pandapas Pond Recreation Area, Blacksburg, 8-acre

pond, kids fishing, boardwalk across part of the pond, picnic tables, creeks, butterfly and heirloom garden,

pond life, nature photo ops, walking, hiking, mountain

biking, horseback riding permitted, BYOH/bring your own horse, Jefferson National Forest trails


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Randolph Park, Pulaski, 87 acres, water park, frisbee, volleyball, horseshoes, picnicking

River Sculpture Walking Trail, Pearisburg, one mile walk, 5 permanent sculptures

Roam NRV, orange bikes at 12 hubs, 8 on VT campus, $10/day or $4/hour, gotchabike.com/roamnrv Rocky Knob Recreation Area, Floyd County, Blue Ridge Parkway, visitor’s center, picnicking, camping, trails

Skateboard parks, Blacksburg and

Christiansburg near aquatic centers

Wildwood Farms General Store, Willis, live music Saturdays, monthly cruise-ins

Wildwood Park, Radford, 50-acre wooded valley,

bikeway and walking trails, eclectic nature ecosystems. Wonder Universe, a children’s museum, New River Valley Mall, Christiansburg

Zip lines, Buffalo Mountain Ziplines (Floyd County),

Treetop Adventures at Mountain Lake Lodge (Giles County)

Movies I feel there is no substitute for going out to the movies. There is nothing like it. ~ Steven Spielberg For more than 100 years, movies have been playing in the New River Valley. Besides being a wonderful first date or 100th date, family event or fun activity, going to a movie is one of the most relaxing vacation diversions. Comfy seats with cup holders and state-of-the-art digital production capabilities have contributed immensely to comfort in sitting and viewing. And there’s always plenty of popcorn! Lyric Theatre, Blacksburg, renovated 1930s movie house, special performances, first-run movies Paragon First & Main IMAX and Movie Theaters, Blacksburg Pulaski Theater, Pulaski, colorful history since 1911, reopened in 2009, music and films Regal New River Valley Stadium 14 Movie Theatre, Christiansburg next to NRV Mall Scarette’s Plaza Cinema, Fairlawn, affordable family entertainment, newest movies Star-Lite Drive-in, Christiansburg, a classic for summer nights The Radford Theatre, downtown Radford, open every day, movies 16

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So much to see & do in...

Virginia’s Mountain Playground™

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Coffee & Tea If it wasn’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsover. David Letterman, TV host, writer, producer To me, the smell of fresh-made coffee is one of the greatest inventions. Hugh Jackman, actor

Legends abound on the discovery of coffee, and the average coffee drinker probably doesn’t care where it originally came from, but cares deeply that it is available. Brewing is a bit of an art, but roasting is where the real efforts lie that release aroma and flavor from inside green coffee beans. During a rapid heating process, a chemical reaction causes moisture to be released before the beans are just as quickly cooled. Expert roasters, like the ones at Mill Mt. Coffee & Tea in Blacksburg which opened in 1991, have years of experience in volume, temperature management and timing to yield perfectly roasted coffee beans in four basic levels: light, medium, medium-dark and dark. The first coffee trader was a Boston lady named Dorothy Jones who secured a license to sell coffee in 1670. Both the American Revolution and French Revolution were plotted in coffee houses. The coffee filter was invented in Germany in 1908, and “cowboy coffee” is so named because those boys used their dirty socks for filters, filling them with coffee beans then dipping a sock in boiling water. Coffee is the second largest traded commodity in the world, behind oil. Red Rooster Coffee roasters in Floyd deliver “coffee with a conscience” as they take seriously having a positive impact around the world in the place of origin as well as locally. One of the most important things to a visitor in the New River Valley may be a hot cup of freshly brewed coffee, and rest assured, there are many wonderful cafes with locally roasted coffee. 18

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Coffee & Tea Tea is reputed to have been discovered by Chinese Emperor Shen Nong when a leaf found its way into water he was boiling in his garden. Once consumption became popular, the government levied a tax, and it was named the national drink of China. Taxation has always been a controversial issue, and the early American colonists dumped 45 tons of tea into Boston Harbor in 1773 in protest of taxation [on tea among other things] without representation. Tea bags are a U.S. invention [1908] along with iced tea four years earlier at the St. Louis World’s Fair. It was a hot day. Tea wasn’t selling well, so Englishman Richard Blechynden poured it over ice with instant success. Originally used only as medicine, tea sales today top $12 billion in the U.S. Green tea is reportedly the most healthy of teas, but black tea is the most popular. “Brewing fine tea and positivity” is the mantra at Tea & Jam on the north end of Blacksburg. They take their tea seriously, buying primarily from independent growers and family farms. Like owner Jack Howard, once you discover the flavor in properly brewed, loose leaf tea and its health benefits, you might never immerse another tea bag. If you are a tea drinker, there are plenty of places all around the NRV to satisfy your daily tea passion.

Tea time is a chance to slow down, pull back and appreciate our surroundings. Letitia Baldrige, etiquette expert Come, let us have some tea and continue to talk about happy things. Chaim Potok, author, rabbi

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Shopping

It was Gertrude Stein who quipped: “Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping.” There are lots of folks in the New River Valley who actually can do all their holiday, gift, personal and daily shopping right here. They are committed to the Buy Local mantra to keep our local economy strong. And you can contribute by purchasing some fun stuff, interesting gifts, nice things and regional crafts to cart home for yourself, family, friends, the dogsitter, housesitter, farm sitter, a colleague, nice neighbor or anyone else. Acquiring something new and different may raise serotonin levels, and someone aptly pointed out that when you’re shopping, you are not eating, so there could be a healthy angle. Factor in the local economic contribution, social engagement - if just with a store clerk - and satisfaction at having purchased something new, and it’s a feel-good, stress-relieving activity. There are tons of things emblazoned with Blacksburg, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Hokie, VCOM, Radford University, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and New River Community College. Every corner of the New River Valley has charming shops and intriguing merchandise. 20

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Floyd County -- Every store in this one-traffic-light town of Floyd is compelling. Some have glass front windows and sport funky signs and clever names. At others, you need to step through the front door to be blown away by cool fashion, vintage finds, beautiful arts and crafts and all kinds of things you probably won’t find at the mall or in your hometown. Bell Gallery & Garden has had a presence for years. Wild Weeds Studio, A Little Monkey Business, Hey Helen, New Mountain Mercantile, Harvest Moon, Republic of Floyd Emporium, Elma’s Corners, Vintage Finds and antique shops with old stuff and clothing from country duds to refined city sophistication are all worth the drive. Giles County -- The towns of Pearisburg, Pembroke,

Rich Creek and Narrows are wonderful enclaves to explore for hiking gear and supplies, jewelry, fabric, flea market finds, candles, gifts and Amish crafted home furnishings. It has even been reported that some of the best produce, occasional country crafts, jams and jellies, cheese, comfort foods and homemade foodie fare are found at the gas stations in Giles. Walker Valley Market, Pearis Mercantile and Cascade Cafe (nice gifts inside) are a few don’t-miss spots, and Ms. Audre’s Fabric ‘n Fellowship in Narrows is an incredible fabric and notions store stocking more than 6,000 bolts. Gunpowder Springs artisan shop is next to The Palisades Restaurant in Eggleston.


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Shopping Montgomery County -- Stores are sprinkled throughout the

county. The New River Valley Mall, many strip malls and the attractive First & Main shopping district on South Main Street in Blacksburg are home to major retailers and indie businesses.

Blacksburg -- Downtown is a 16-block area of historical buildings

and shops, cafes, sports bars and useful places like the U.S. Post Office, banks with ATMs, hair stylists and a popular farmer’s market (Wed and Sat.). Fringe Benefit and Matrix Gallery measure their downtown presence in more than three decades, and more recent places like t.r. Collection, Sugar Magnolia and 310 Rosemont offer gifts, eclectic and fine clothing and home and personal accessories. Other places will grab your attention as you stroll around.

Christiansburg -- With brick sidewalks, church steeples and a community spirit embedded in its long history as a settlement on the Great Road to the western frontier, the downtown antique shops draw visitors from all over the East Coast. Dozens of dealers offer fine and country furniture, home decor, books, dishes, saddles sometimes, a little bit of everything. The farmers market is open Thursdays in season on Hickok Street, and downtown is host to truck rodeos, street fairs and festivals. Mockingbird Cafe & Bakery will delight your sweet tooth or lunch craving.

Pulaski County -- The Marketplace at the historic train station

bustles all summer on Tuesdays with fresh produce and crafts. The Fine Arts Center of the New River Valley has found its home in downtown Pulaski for decades with local and regional arts and crafts. You might not want to miss The Blue Ridge Fudge Lady, Shabby Chic Boutique, Stand Out Fashion or Southern Harts, whose slogan is: “When you shop at a small business, an actual person does a happy dance.” Peacocks and Hollyhocks in the old Dublin train depot is a treasure trove of fun jewelry, primitive decor and other home accents.

Radford City -- The first stop here can be the Radford Visitor’s

Center inside Glencoe Mansion, Museum & Gallery. Along with copious information is a gift shop with local arts and crafts, books and Virginia is for Lovers merchandise. Downtown is a fun mix of flea market finds at Riley’s Uniques, local arts and crafts at Green Heron Arts, jewelry, antiques, fine and casual clothing boutiques and yard art.

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200 N. Main St. ~ Pearisburg

Pearis Mercantile

Something for Every Occasion! facebook.com/ Pearis-Mercantile

540-921-2260 200 N. Main St. ~ Pearisburg

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Shopping

There are locals and frequent visitors who may never uncover every clever little shop, so we’ve listed a few be-sure-not-to-miss places off the beaten path and main drags.

w Annie Kay’s Main Street Market, Blacksburg -- Health foods, fresh produce w Bonomo’s, Blacksburg -- fine women’s clothier, nice accessories, some shoes, jewelry w Cambria Toy Station, Cambria/Christiansburg -- toys ‘n fun stuff w Charlotte’s Web II, Cambria/Christiansburg -- antiques and collectibles, old books ‘n things w Crab Creek Country Store -- primitives and country home decor, wood and gas stoves w Crow’s Nest Greenhouses, Blacksburg -- plants, flowers, herbs, garden decor, seasonal stuff w Draper Mercantile, Draper -- garden shop, Christmas shop, gift, jewelry, home decor and kitchen shop w Eats Natural Foods, Blacksburg -- bulk everything, vitamins, gifts, fresh produce w Harristatum, Radford - clothing, jewelry, gifts w Harvest Moon Food Store, Floyd -- fresh meats, produce, fair trade coffee, bulk foods w Heirloom Originals, Blacksburg -- antique glassware and china, vintage jewelry (if afghan on front porch swing, it’s open) w Hey Helen, Floyd -- boutique clothing and accessories w Imaginations Toy & Furniture Co., Blacksburg -- toys and nice learning games and things 24

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w Matt Hagan Outdoors, Blacksburg -- classy gifts, clothes, outdoor fun stuff, hunting and fishing w Ms. Audre’s Fabric-n-Fellowship, Pearisburg - fabric galore, quilting supplies, stained glass quilt squares w New Mountain Mercantile of Floyd-- featuring local art handcrafted in the Blue Ridge Mountains w Peacocks and Hollyhocks at the Station, Dublin shabby chic, French country, fine home decor, clothing, jewelry, etc. w Pearisburg Mercantile, Pearisburg -- candles, gifts, garden accessories, hiking supplies w Schoolhouse Fabrics, Floyd - two floors and lots of former school rooms of fabric and sewing staples w Sugar Magnolia -- paper goods, gifts, chocolates and ice cream w t.r. collection -- Blacksburg’s neighborhood gift shop w Walker Valley Market, Pearisburg -- oh, a few miles out of town, Amish furniture, cheese, meats, gifts w Western Store, Christiansburg -- all things horse, western and English wear, saddles, 100s of belts, boots, bridles w Wildwood Farms General Store, Willis -- daylily farm, general store, kitchen, live music sometimes w Upscale Attic, Christiansburg -- keyword: upscale, fine home furnishings and accessories on consignment


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Arts & Culture

With a population of residents and visitors that spans the globe, the New River Valley has an abundance of cultures represented and myriad visual, literary and performing arts. Collectively, they have a positive impact on and strong connection to the region’s personality, viability and quality of life. All artistic and cultural expression embraces a broad swath of social, economic, historic and contemporary small town and rural life. It is through the arts that the New River Valley continues to evolve in the context of past, present and future. Appalachian heritage, ample natural resources, farming, mining and skilled artisans reside comfortably among high tech geeks, premier educational institutions and a remarkable international presence which enriches the region and complements its frontier roots. There are exhibits, shows and productions year-round that embrace artistic expression. The Nutcracker is performed each December by local dance studios in small venues or on stage in the $100 million Moss Arts Center in Blacksburg. This sophisticated venue plays host as well to Appalachian musicians and The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming with banjos, guitars and dulcimers. Special performances include the Dance Theatre of Harlem, Kingdom Choir, Silkroad Ensemble and National Geographic Live, plus art shows and artist talks. 26

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New River Valley Regional Theatre in Pulaski brings professional and national Equity talent and stage professionals to its venue and has produced a murder mystery at Draper Mercantile dubbed “Murder at the Merc.” The Summer Musical Enterprise is in its 27th year of offering theatre for the community, by the community. Anyone can participate, and its production is always a sell-out. New River Stage offers another creative community theatre outlet. Blacksburg Regional Art Association [blacksburgart. org] members exhibit all over in offices, banks, galleries and coffee shops. Floyd Community Theatre Guild presents many productions in conjunction with the June Bug Center for Arts & Education. Beloved American artist Pat Buckley Moss, who donated $10 million to the VT Center for the Arts, now the Moss Arts Center, lives in the New River Valley and often makes personal appearances at her gallery in Blacksburg. The Floyd County Artisan Trail boasts more than 40 open studios across a long weekend every June. Virginia Tech and Radford University offer a wide variety of music, art, dance and drama productions. One of the best souvenirs a traveler can acquire is a local art piece or handcrafted item for self, family member, anniversary gift, dogsitter, housesitter, colleague or shop in advance for holidays and birthdays. Among the art galleries and craft shops where visitors can see and purchase local art

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Art Pannonia, Blacksburg Bell Gallery & Garden, Floyd Blacksburg Museum & Cultural Foundation, Blacksburg

Fine Arts Center of the New River Valley, Pulaski Floyd Center for the Arts, Floyd Green Heron Arts, Radford Gunpowder Springs Artisan Shop, Eggleston Miller off Main St. Galleries, Blacksburg P. Buckley Moss Gallery, Blacksburg The Artful Lawyer, a Fine Gallery, Blacksburg The Maggie Gallery, Floyd Troika Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Floyd

Autumn Hues

Kent Square, 216 S. Main Street Blacksburg, VA 24060 (540) 552-6446 blacksburggallery@pbuckleymoss.com www.pbuckleymoss.com nrvbook.com

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History Historical events bring families and history enthusiasts to activities like the Wilderness Road Regional Museum’s Civil War Living History Weekend featuring the 24th Virginia and 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry in Newbern. Museums chronicle history, preserve artifacts, tools and buildings and serve as stewards of collections and memorabilia. w Alexander Black House and Cultural Museum, Blacksburg w Andrew Johnston House, Pearisburg

w Coal Miner’s Heritage Park, McCoy outside Blacksburg w Floyd County Historical Society Museum, Floyd w Glencoe Mansion Museum & Gallery, Radford w Historic Smithfield, Blacksburg

w Montgomery Museum and Lewis Miller Art Gallery, Christiansburg w Old Church Gallery, Floyd

w Raymond F. Ratcliffe Transportation Museum, Pulaski w St. Luke’s and Odd Fellows Hall, Blacksburg

w Wilderness Road Regional Museum, Newbern

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Weddings

Wedding bells ring across the New River Valley year round. From the Blue Ridge Parkway and beautiful wineries to chapels, churches, barns, pumpkin fields, mountain tops and country valleys, couples say “I do, I will, I think I can�. Grooms and their brides marry in a kayak and on horseback, along the New River and in fields of flowers, woodland clearings, gardens, enchanting rustic venues and charming B&Bs. All the components of a perfect wedding are right here, starting with a wedding planner and ending with a honeymoon suite, unless you are lucky enough to live in the New River Valley and the honeymoon with the new spouse and the region just lives on. From BBQ to prime rib, gluten-free and specialty foods to handwritten vows, special 30

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ceremonies and organic elements, the New River Valley is a charming wedding destination. w w w w w w w w

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musicians and DJs overnight lodging tuxedo rentals jewelers beauty salons reception venues and everything else.

Couples in love choose to marry or renew their vows in the New River Valley for many reasons in all the seasons. Lots of them met at college and want to make their forever commitment where it all began. Others grow up here, and still more simply flee the city for the adventure of a country wedding in a region blessed with radiant natural beauty. From lavish, glamour and glitz to shabby chic, vintage and country themes, weddings are not only affordable in the New River Valley, but also stunning for the setting and services to make your dreams come true for a perfect event.


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White Rocks Campground Kairos Resort Cascade Falls University Mall

Glen Alton Farm Andrew Johnston Museum

Mill Creek Nature Park

Mountain Lake Lodge Sinking Creek Covered Bridge

JEFFERSON National Forest

VT Visitor Center

Inn at Riverbend Pandapas Pond

Castle Rock Golf Course

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Downtown Shopping

Radford Theater

Randolph Park Wilderness Road Regional Museum

Gatewood Park

Scarrette's Plaza Cinema Glencoe Mansion

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Raymond Ratcliffe Museum

Macado’s Radford Wildwood Park

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Historic Calfee Park Draper Valley Golf Course

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Regal Cinema Wine & Design

Spradlin Farm Shopping Center Christiansburg Rec Center Harkrader Sports Complex

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Starlite Drive-in Theater WhiteBarrel Winery

Sinkland Pumpkin Farm

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Oak Grove Pavilion

Floyd Country Store Auburn Hills Golf Course

Floyd's Jacksonville Center of Arts

Chateau Morrisette Winery

Chantilly Farm

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Spa & Wellness

The Fountain of Youth, a magical water source reputed to reverse the aging process and cure sickness, remains as elusive in the 21st century as when Juan Ponce de Leon and his crew searched for it in 1513. But the fact of the matter is that youth is a state of mind anyway, not a time of life. Visitors to the New River Valley often find time on their hands not present in daily life at home. And what better way to use it than to work in a work out, get your feet and hands pampered, enjoy a massage or browse the health food stores, even step out bravely and get your hair trimmed by someone you never met. Therapy comes in many forms, and a little personal indulgence can have a positive impact on your self-esteem, level of optimism and enhanced sense of well-being. The power of rejuvenation holds the key to feeling good, putting a spring in your step and restoring an easy-going, fun-loving spirit. The New River Valley is endowed with an abundance of stellar service-minded people who offer massages, state-of-the-art manicures and pedicures, hair treatments from trims to curls, color and cuts, facials and much more. Whether you are on vacation, on a business trip, attending a conference, visiting colleges or college students and family members, consider taking advantage of being away from the daily grind to carve out time for some beneficial personal luxury. 34

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Walking has been one of the top exercises for wellness since the dawn of time, and the NRV has many beautiful parks and trails. Take advantage of being here in our smog-free southwest Virginia fresh air. Swimming is another oft-touted healthy exercise that does not require a lot of gear or expense, and the aquatic centers in Blacksburg and Christiansburg have open swim times. Workout venues include the Weight Club, CrossFit 460, Blacksburg Fitness and Pilates Studio, New River Personal Training, Anytime Fitness, YMCA of Pulaski County, Dublin Fitness Center, Floyd Fitness, Giles County Wellness Center and more. Yoga space and spiritual retreats are abundant, like the Healing Tree Wellness Center, Living Light River Studio and Anahata, all three interesting places in Floyd. You might be dressing up for a spectacular night out at a Moss Arts Center symphony or international performance, dressing down for a day on the New River or Claytor Lake or simply slipping into the softest pair of blue jeans and comfy sneakers you packed to track down some freshly brewed coffee or tea. Tea & Jam on N. Main St. in Blacksburg offers myriad teas touting all kinds of health benefits. Treat yourself to a swim, walk, workout, spa treatment or totally relaxing coffee shop hour. Then meet the world with a refreshed confidence and passion for life.


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VT & RU

You do not have to be a Hokie or a Highlander or

even a resident to get caught up in the excitement of college

or high school sports in the New River Valley. Tailgating for

Virginia Tech ACC football games starts early -- about the time the sun comes up for some. Traffic can be bumper to bumper getting to the Dedmon Center for Big South Conference NCAA basketball at Radford University. Those

games may get a lot of press, but over at RU, many of the

9,400 students participate in baseball, golf, soccer, tennis,

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Virginia Tech students number 32,300 and lots of

them engage in soccer, rugby, volleyball, lacrosse, tennis,

water polo, fencing, equestrian events, field hockey, cricket,

baseball and much more. Student athletes often get a leg up in the real world for having acquired team and leadership

skills and time management experience. High schools,

private schools and elementary schools across the NRV are also proud of their sports teams, teaching young ‘uns the

value of team playing, a healthy competitive spirit and that winning is a kick and losing is a bummer. Good lessons to learn at an early age.


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Craft beer

Rising Silo, Blacksburg

Small batch craft beer has found a place in the

Brewery), Thunder Snow Stout (Rising Silo), Maroon Effect

challenge of brewing fun varieties of beer and ale. The small

Velvet (Sinkland Farms) and Copperhead (Buffalo Mountain).

New River Valley with energetic entrepreneurs rising to the side of these micro-breweries assures attention to every

detail and well-earned pride in every bottle, frosty mug or

tall glass. Eastern Divide Brewing in Blacksburg, the new kid on the block so to speak, likes its employees to be that kind of “someone who believes that their next great adventure is just a beer away.”

Visitors have some choices in the New River Valley

with names like Traveler’s Pale Ale (The River Company and

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Ale (Bull & Bones), Flight of the Kiwis (Right Mind), Elvis on Folk lore attributes “wet your whistle” to British pub owners having whistles baked into ceramic mugs, from which you

only needed to whistle for a refill. More likely is the fact that it’s very hard to whistle from a dry mouth, so a drink

can remedy that. Whistling aside, artisan beer appeals to

our adventurous desire to taste and experience new brews, stouts, ales, lagers and all.


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Buffalo Mountain Brewery, Floyd Bull & Bones Brewhaus, Blacksburg Eastern Divide Brewing, Blacksburg Right Mind Brewing, Blacksburg Rising Silo, Blacksburg Sinkland Farms, Christiansburg The River Company and Brewery, Pulaski County

Moonshine

Adjacent to Floyd County is the once touted “Moonshine Capital of the World” so it’s just a whisker away that Five Mile Mountain Distillery has set up shop -- uh, legally. It’s the first distillery in Floyd since Prohibition, and they’re using the same ol’ recipes along with traditional copper stills on open flames. Smooth 80 proof moonshines include the Elderberry and Vanilla Plum Moonshine, while the Sweet Mountain Moonshine is a 100 proof, traditional corn and barley moonshine whiskey. They say it’s smooth solo but makes a great cocktail or infusion as well.

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Wine

“Wine is bottled poetry” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Grapes grow well in southwest Virginia for its good soil and cool climate and enterprising wine makers and vintners are stepping out every year to create small batch, award-winning wines. Beliveau Estate Winery, a destination boutique winery in the lush countryside near Blacksburg, also offers luxury lodging, a long-running annual lavender festival, wedding venue, tasting bar and many special events. Along the Blue Ridge Parkway, Chateau Morrisette revels in more than 40 years of having “a hobby that soon got out of hand.” The premier winery boasts a world-class restaurant, some of the finest wines produced in the East, elite wine tastings, music festivals, a large gift shop with a large tasting 40

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bar. Giles County on the western boundary of the NRV is home to Giles Mountain Vineyard & Winery and JBR Winery. Iron Heart Winery, near the southern tip of the region, was founded on a 1782 land grant parcel that housed an Iron Complex some 100 years ago. “The name attempts to capture portions of the property’s bountiful history and admirable traits of an amazing man in its past,” states the father-son owners, who work side by side daily and also offer home stays, corporate retreats and an event venue. Other wineries are sprinkled around the New River Valley with every county represented. The City of Radford modified an ordinance which now permits a craft brewery downtown.


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Beliveau Farm Winery, Blacksburg Blenkinsop Vineyard & Wine, Pulaski Chateau Morrisette, Floyd Firefly Hill Vineyards, Elliston Giles Mountain Vineyard & Winery, Giles County Iron Heart Winery, Hiwassee JBR Winery, Giles County The New River Vineyard & Winery, Fairlawn Villa Appalaccia, Floyd Whitebarrel Winery, Riner (winery) and Blacksburg (tasting room and snacks)

Wine Shop: Vintage Cellar (best local and international selection) Wine Bar: 622 North Restaurant and Wine Bar, Blacksburg Whitebarrel Wine and Tapas Bar, Blacksburg WineLab, Blacksburg

Ride-A-Rescue

Riding through rolling pastures and woodlands and along ridge tops on horseback is a wonderful adventure in the New River Valley which supports Winterfrost Farm. This unique equine rescue and rehab 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is mission of one mother-daughter team and dozens of volunteers which picks up and takes in and cares for neglected, abused and abandoned horses. Riders of all levels are welcome from beginners to advanced. The farm hosts birthday parties, Easter egg hunts, Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day rides and other special events. The trail horses are healthy, well-mannered rescues willing to take you for a quiet ride in beautiful countryside. All Ride-ARescue fees go to caring for these magnificent equines which have been given a new lease on life and a job. If you can’t ride, consider making a donation. 100 High Meadow Pkwy. ~ Radford 540-320-1697 ~ www.winterfrostfarm.org

Claytor Lake State Park Spend a day at the beach or a week in a cabin. The park offers a marina, boat rentals, picnic shelters, yurts and the Water’s Edge Meeting Facility.

800-933-PARK (7275) | www.virginiastateparks.gov

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Golf Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening - and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented. ~ Arnold Palmer

Golf courses are beautiful for the near-perfect

turf, sloping land, little beach spots aka sand traps and

water features. When embedded into the New River Valley environment of rolling countryside, blue skies, sunshine,

rivers, rocks, valleys and hillsides, it becomes an incredible fresh air outing, unless, of course, it’s raining or snowing. It’s been said that life is good when you’re golfing, so it’s easy to enjoy a slice of the good life in every corner of the NRV. 42

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You can play like a champion and embrace the

golfer’s diet of living on greens as much as possible. It’s not really a hit or miss kind of sport, but sometimes more a hit,

miss, search, search more, hit, miss and hit again activity.

Whatever your skill level, you can enjoy your daily dose of iron in the NRV among beautiful scenery with all the challenges, surprises and disappointments in golf anywhere. It’s just prettier here, we think.


w Auburn Hills Golf Club, Riner, 18 holes, pro shop, beautiful countryside views, 540-381-4995

w Blacksburg Country Club, Blacksburg [private], 18 holes, Ellett Valley, 540-552-9165

w Castle Rock Golf & Recreation, Pembroke, 18 holes, pool, tennis, picnicking, 540-626-7276

w Cox’s Golf Driving Range, Blacksburg, 26 driving

range stations (6 covered), putting green, miniature golf, batting cages, 540-951-0948

w Draper Valley Golf Club, Draper/Pulaski County, 18

holes, an oasis for the serious golfer, 866-980-GOLF

w Great Oaks Country Club, Floyd, 18 holes, golf pro manager on site, 540-745-2189

w Pete Dye River Course, Pulaski County, owned by

Virginia Tech, 18 holes, along the New River, 540-633-6732

w The Hill, Blacksburg’s Municipal Course, downtown, 9 holes, recent major renovations, 540-961-1137

w Virginia Tech Golf Course, Blacksburg, 9 holes,

adjacent to Inn at VT and VT Welcome Center, 540-231-6435

w Thorne Spring Golf Course and Event Center, Pulaski, 18 holes, pro shop and snack bar, 540-980-5851

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Blacksburg 622 North 620 N. Main St. 540-951-1022 Abby’s Restaurant & Bar 1001 N. Main St. 540-953-0100 Avellinos Italian 1440 S. Main St. 540-953-4040 BB Cup 301 S. Main St. 540-739-3064 [The] Beast of Blacksburg Pizza 860 University City Blvd. 540-953-1975 Ben & Jerry’s 109 Washington St. 540-552-2540 Benny Marzano’s Pizza 110 Draper Road 540-649-2896 Big Al’s Grille & Sportsbar 201 N. Main St. 540-951-3300 44

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Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar 211 Prices Fork Road 540-552-9464

China Inn 401 Draper Road 540-552-0871

Black Salt Kitchen 610 N. Main St 418-4112

Bull & Bones Brewhaus & Grill 1470 S. Main St. 540-953-2855

Chinese Kitchen 1409 N. Main St. 540-552-7110

Blacksburg No. 1 125 N. Main St. 540-739-3015

Cabo Fish Taco 117 S. Main St. 540-552-0950

Blacksburg Taphouse 607 N. Main St. 540-552-3023

Cafe at Champs 111 N. Main St. 540-552-2233

[The] Blacksburg Tavern 103 S. Main St. 540-552-8876

Cafe De Bangkok 104 Jackson St. 540-951-8424

Bollo’s Cafe & Bakery 206 Draper Road 540-953-1669

Carol Lee Donuts 1414 N. Main St. 540-552-6706

Bottom of the Stairs 217 College Ave. 540-953-0320

Cellar Restaurant 302 N. Main St. 540-953-0651

Boudreaux’s 205 N. Main St. 540-961-2330

Ceritano’s 428 N. Main St. 540-443-9135

Black Hen and Bar Blue 126 Jackson St. 540-951-3000

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Chipotle Mexican Grill 312 N. Main St. 540-552-3860 [The] Coop 235 N. Main St. 540-605-7924 Domino’s Pizza 905 N. Main St. 540-953-4600 Double Dragon 1305 S. Main St. 540-552-6651 D.P. Dough 215 N. Main St. 540-951-9663 El Rodeo 623 N. Main St. 1540 S. Main St. 540-552-7807


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Restaurants El Mariachi 3703 S. Main St. 540-951-7300

India Garden 210 Prices Fork 540-951-5100

Firehouse Pizza 860 University City Blvd 540-953-1975

Insomnia Cookies 620 N. Main St. 407-512-9237

Five Guys 400 Turner St. 540-953-5040

J. Petal 460 Turner St. 540-418-4102

Foamo Coffee, Crepes, Ice Cream 700 N. Main St. [no phone]

Joe’s Diner 221 N. Main St. 540-961-4194

Frosty Parrot Frozen Treats 1560 S. Main St. 540-250-5264 Gaucho Brazilian Grille 880 University City Blvd. 540-922-2854 Gillie’s 153 College Ave. 540-961-2703

Kobe Japanese Express 860 University City Blvd. 540-552-7030 Lefty’s Main Street Grille 1410 S. Main St. 540-552-7000 London Underground Pub 112 N. Main St. 540-552-9044

Green’s Grill & Sushi Bar 109 College Ave. 540-961-2020

Lucie Monroe’s Mediterranean Cafe 1301 S. Main St. 540-315-9378

Gumby’s Pizza 210 Prices Fork Road 540-552-3200

Macado’s 922 University City Blvd. 540-953-2700

Happy Wok 133 College Ave. 540-552-3048

McClain’s American Eatery at Paragon Theaters 1614 S. Main St. 540-750-4588

Himalayan Curry Cafe 781 University City Blvd. 540-552-7770 Hokie House 322 N. Main St. 540-552-0280 Hunan King 801 University City Blvd. 540-951-0654 Hwy 55 775 University City Blvd. 540-552-8555 Idego Coffee 119 N. Main St. 540-998-9356

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Mekong Cafe 1405 S. Main St. 540-953-2838 Mellow Mushroom 207 S. Main St. 540-605-7074 Mill Mountain Coffee & Tea 700 N. Main St. 540-552-7442

Ninja Sushi + Teriyaki and Kung Fu Tea 1200 S. Main St. 540-739-3133

Sugar Magnolia ice cream and chocolates 102 N. Main St. 540-739-3724

Our Daily Bread Bakery & Bistro 1329 S. Main St. 540-953-2815

Sushi Factory 801 University City Blvd. 540-951-2380

P K’s Bar & Grill 432 N. Main St. 540-552-3278 Panera Bread 715 University City Blvd. 540-951-8650 Papa John’s Pizza 824 N. Main St. 540-953-3333 Pizza Hut 801 University City Blvd. 540-953-3000 Poor Billy’s 126 Jackson St. 540-951-2203 Preston’s Inn at Virginia Tech Prices Fork Road 540-231-0120 Rivermill 212 Draper Road 540-951-2483 Roma Pizza 1407 N. Main St. 540-552-3800 Sake House Japanese Restaurant 1560 S. Main St. 540-951-0068 Sharkey’s 220 N. Main St. 540-552-2030

Moe’s Southwest Grill 239 N. Main St. 540-552-6220 moes.com

She-Sha Cafe & Hookah Lounge 211 Draper Road 540-961-9100

Next Door Bake Shop 460 Turner St. 540-951-2253

Souvlaki 201 College Ave. 540-951-0555

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Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt 801 University City Blvd. 540-251-3080 Tabula Rasa 2351 Glade Road 540-750-0796 Tea & Jam 1520 N. Main St. 540-739-3670 Tillerman Coffee Co. 1341 Research Center Drive 540-443-9222 Top of the Stairs 217 College Ave. 540-953-2837 Waffle House 610 N. Main St. 540-951-5370 Whitebarrel Wine and Tapas Bar 301 S. Main St. 540-382-7619 Wikiteria Cafe 1715 Pratt Drive 540-443-9221 Yassimmo Italian Grill & Pizzeria 1202 S. Main St. 540-605-7505 Zaxby’s 204 Turner St. 540-552-0070 Zeppoli’s Italian 810 University City Blvd. 540-953-2000 Zoë’s Kitchen 1500 S. Main St. 540-605-7750


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Christiansburg

Due South BBQ 1465 Roanoke St. 540-381-2922

Aly’s Family Italian 3204 Riner Road 540-381-7800

Cold Stone Creamery 2445 N. Franklin St. 540-250-4024 Country Kitchen 1080 Radford Road 540-382-5536

Amelia’s Pizzeria 1130 Cambria St. 540-381-7878

Crab Creek Seafood 9 Radford St. 540-382-6100

El Grand Rodeo 200 Laurel St. 540-394-4005

Asian Cafe 200 Marshall Drive 540-381-0088

Cracker Barrel 30 Hampton Blvd. 540-382-2750

Buffalo and More 4041 Riner Road, Riner 540-381-9764

Dairy Queen 950 Franklin St. 540-382-9195

El Puerto 1324 Barringer Mountain Road 540-563-2455

Casa del Rio 1635 N. Franklin St. 540-251-3373

Denny’s 2675 Roanoke St. 540-382-6620

Chick-Fil-A 2200 N. Franklin St. 540-394-4488

Domino’s Pizza 426 Peppers Ferry Road 540-382-1516

China Garden 1572 N. Franklin St. 540-381-4061

Dude’s Drive-in 1505 Roanoke St. 540-382-7901

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El Bronco Mexican 6 Radford St. 540-381-0674

Famous Anthony’s 6 Radford St. 540-394-3335 [The] Farmhouse 285 Ridinger Street 540-382-4253 Fatback Soul Shack 2440 Roanoke St. 540-251-3182 Five Guys 95 Conston Ave. 540-381-6411

Gardner’s Frozen Treats & The Grill 419 Roanoke St. 540-382-6450 Gran Rodeo Mexican 200 Laurel St. 540-394-4005 Hunan House 2100 Roanoke St. 540-382-8999 IHOP 65 Peppers Ferry Road 540-381-3961 Italiano Family Pizza 3363 Radford Road 540-633-2107 Kabuki Japanese Steak House 120 Arbor Drive 540-381-3600 Little Caesars Pizza 1576 N. Franklin St. 540-382-3733


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Restaurants Christiansburg Little River Grill 2395 Tyler Road 540-639-3399 Macado’s 19 W. Main St. 540-381-8872 Milano Italian 50 Merrimac Road 540-951-2590 Mockingbird Cafe & Bakery 4 W. Main St. 540-382-3432 New River Valley Mall Ben & Jerry’s Cinco de Mayo Food Court 782 New River Road

Red Lobster 75 Peppers Ferry Road 540-381-3760 Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 105 Peppers Ferry Road 540-381-4973 Route 8 Donuts 1225 W. Main St. 540-315-3688

Floyd County

New River Valley Pizza 426 Peppers Ferry Road 540-382-0808

Ruby Tuesday 2380 Roanoke St. 540-382-9474

Blue Ridge Cafe 113 E. Main St. 540-745-2147

Mickey G’s Bistro 113 Parkview Road 540-745-2208

O’Charley’s 150 Laurel St. 540-382-5651

Sakura 105 Laurel St. 540-381-1188

Bootleg BBQ 412 Locust St. 540-285-0691

Parkway Grille 227 N. Locust St. 540-745-4770

Olive Garden 2590 N. Franklin St. 540-381-3240

Sam’s Hot Dog Stand 1715 N. Franklin St. 540-382-8099

Pine Tavern 611 Floyd Hwy. North 540-745-4482

Oliver’s 3631 Radford Road 540-639-5555

Sonic Drive-in 355 N. Franklin St. 540-381-0007

Chateau Morrisette 287 Winery Road MP 171.5 Blue Ridge Parkway 540-593-2865

Outback Steakhouse 295 Peppers Ferry Road 540-382-9596

[The] Summit Restaurant 95 College St. 540-382-7218

Panera Bread 2610 N. Franklin St. 540-382-0970

Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt 40 Spradlin Farm Drive 540-251-3080

Papa John’s Pizza 7 S. Franklin St. 540-381-3000

Taqueria El Paso 510 Peppers Ferry Road 540-892-3411

Pizza Hut 2387 Roanoke St. 540-381-2100

Texas Roadhouse 100 Bradley Drive 540-381-2900

Pizza Inn 190 N. Franklin St. 540-382-4989

Waffle House 90 Oaktree Blvd. 540-382-2080

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DJ’s Drive-In 701 E. Main St. 540-745-3663 Dogtown Roadhouse 302 S. Locust St. 540-745-6836 El Charro Grill 302 S. Locust St. 540-745-5303 Floyd Country Store The Cafe 206 S. Locust St. 540-745-4563 Mabry Mill Restaurant 266 Mabry Mill Road MP 176 Blue Ridge Parkway 276-952-2947

Ray’s Restaurant 1041 Floyd Hwy. 540-745-2501 Red Rooster Coffee Roaster & Cafe 823 E. Main St. 540-745-5638 Tuggles Gap Restaurant & Motel 3351 Parkway Lane South 540-745-3402 Wildwood Farms General Store George’s Kitchen 2380 Floyd Hwy. South 540-745-5155


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Restaurants Pulaski County Al’s on First 68 1st Street 540-509-5133 Big Belly Pizza 1048 Memorial Drive 540-980-5292 Blue Ridge Fudge Lady 158 N. Washington Ave. 540-838-9263 Basil Pizza 248 E. Main St., Dublin 540-674-2476

Giles County Anna’s Restaurant 100 Monroe St., Narrows 540-726-3545 Cascade Cafe 201 Cascade Drive, Pembroke 540-626-4567Cen Dairy Queen 503 N. Main St., Pearisburg 540-726-3133 Dairy Queen 868 Federal Street, Rich Creek 540-726-3133 Friends & Family Restaurant 100 Woodland Drive, Pearisburg 540-921-4717 Harvest Mountain Lake Lodge 115 Hotel Circle, Pembroke 540-626-7121 La Barranca Mexican Grill 418 N. Main St., Pearisburg 540-921-2323 Lucky Star Chinese 316 N. Main St., Pearisburg 540-921-2808 [The] Palisades 68 Village St., Eggleston 540-626-2828 52

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Papa’s Pizzeria & Subs 111 Tazewell St., Pearisburg 540-921-1333 Pizza Hut 806 Wenonah Ave., Pearisburg 540-921-1000 Pizza Plus 507 N. Main St., Pearisburg, 540-921-3100 158 Old Virginia Ave., Rich Creek, 540-726-3100 Queen’s Pizza & Subs 144 Kinter Way, Pearisburg, 540-921-4321 300 Old Virginia Ave., Rich Creek, 540-726-8322 Riviera Mexican 5870 Virginia Ave., Pembroke 540-626-5441 Roma II 5840 Virginia Ave., Pembroke 540-626-5858 Scoops 610 Snidow St, Pembroke 540-626-5959 Subway 5976 Virginian Ave., Pembroke 540-626-7827 Sylvia’s Café and Catering 100 S. Main St., Pearisburg 540-921-2212

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[The] Dawg House 1060 E. Main Street 540-980-2275 Draper Blooms Tea Garden 3054 Greenbriar Road, Draper 540994-5659 ext 3 Chang Hua Chinese 1000 Memorial Drive 540-980-6363 Chill Out Yogurt 1166 East Main Street 540-616-4193 Coffee Grinder Café 51 E. Main St. 540-838-9365

Hanks Drive-In 7431 Lee Hwy., Fairlawn 540-731-1579 Happy Cinco De Mayo 4426 Cleburne Blvd., Dublin 540-418-0510 Shoney’s 4416 Cleburne Blvd., Dublin 540-674-8060 Reynolds Pizzeria 4941 State Park Road Dublin, I-81, exit 101 540-674-8888 Glazed and Confused Donuts 703 E. Broad St., Dublin 540-307-5717 Omelet Shoppe 5150 State Park Road, Dublin 540-674-8473 Open Road Roastery & BRUNCH At Draper Merc 3054 Greenbriar Road, Draper 540-994-5659 Patty’s Kitchen 793 Broad St., Dublin 540-674-4952

Compadres 1106 E. Main St. 540-994-5557

Preston’s at The River 8400 River Course Drive, Fairlawn 540-633-2667

Dairy Queen 5149 State Park Road, Dublin 540-674-8015

River Company & ewery 6633 Viscoe Road, Fairlawn 540-633-3940

Draper Mercantile 3054 Greenbrier Road, Draper I-81, exit 92 540-994-5659

Sal’s Jr. Pizzeria 7401 Peppers Ferry Blvd., Fairlawn 540-639-2600

El Ranchero 5239 Alexander Road, Dublin 540-674-8639 FATZ Café 4586 Alexander Farm Road, Dublin 540-674-8046 Ginza Asian Fusion 1075 E. Main St. 540-980-1055

Sonic Drive-in 647 E. Main St. 540-980-7039 Steer House 934 E. Main St. 540-980-5321 Tom’s Drive-in 620 S. Washington Ave. 540-980-1752


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Radford

Highlander Pizza 700 E. Main St. 540-731-4444

Applebee’s 33 W. Main St. 540-639-9631

King Buffet 7387 Peppers Ferry Blvd. 540-633-5065

Brick House Pizza 311 W. Main St. 540-639-5793

Latino’s Taste 1126 W. Main St. 540-633-5633

B T’s 218 Tyler Ave. 540-639-1282

Lin’s House 1200 Tyler Ave. 540-633-6128

Benny Nicola’s 1018 Clement St. 540-838-2088

Little Caesars Pizza 1804 E. Main St. 540-633-1111

Domino’s Pizza 1700 E. Main St. 540-639-6144 El Charro Mexican Grill 713 W. Main St. 540-633-0051 Fu Lin 7440 Lee Hwy. 540-633-0322 Golden Bowl 1802 E. Main St. 540-639-1106 54

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Macado’s 510 E. Main St. 540-731-4879 Mike’s Pizza 1116 Grove Ave. 540-731-0833 Moe’s Southwest Grill 314 Tyler Ave. 540-443-6510 Nagoya Sushi 1144 E. Main St. 540-633-6008

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New River Cakes 1027 E. Main St. 540-998-9372 Papa John’s Pizza 1200 Tyler Ave. 540-633-2222 Pazar 703 W. Main St. 540-838-2414 Pollo Loco 310 E. Main St. 540-731-1500 Radford Coffee Company 333 W. Main St. 540-838-2399 Riley’s Main Street Lounge 1043 E. Main St. 540-731-1796 Rocas 7523 Lee Hwy. 540-730-4111 Sal’s Italian 709 W. Main St. 540-639-9669 Sal’s Jr. Pizzeria & Italian 7401 Peppers Ferry Blvd. Fairlawn 540-639-2600

Screamer’s Sports Grill 1003 E. Main St. 540-731-0700 Sharkey’s Wing & Rib Joint 1202 E. Main St. 540-267-3434 Sonic Drive-in 113 W. Main St. 540-639-2800 Stone Cold Creamery 308 Tyler Ave. 540-639-1141 SugaPies Dessert Bar 1019 E. Main St. 540-629-6091 Sweet & Savory Donuts & Bagels 1026 Clement St. 540-838-9085 Thai This Express 1401 Tyler Ave. 540-838-2329


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Paw-ventures

I’ve always said money may buy you a fine dog, but only love can make it wag its tail. - Kinky Friedman, singer, songwriter No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does. - Christopher Morley, writer

Bringing your dog to the New River Valley eliminates separation anxiety for both dog and owner, and the pup is welcome in many places. Dog friendly hotels can be found at online sites like bringfido.com, tripswithpets.com and pet-friendly-hotels.net. Restaurants and cafes with outdoor dining often permit dogs in the patio space, and well-mannered dogs on leashes can go into Lowe’s, PetSmart, Kibbles on Main and other places. Parks, hikes, rivers and trails are like heaven to most dogs. The same walk every day is a sensational experience for a dog, and 10-fold as exciting in a new place.

Dog services of note: l Sparky’s Run Dog Park, 102 Pulaski Street, Radford l Blacksburg Dog Park, 2100 Toms Creek Road, Blacksburg

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l bringmydogs.com on Facebook or www.bringmydogs.com (NRV specific)

l Kibbles on Main, DIY dog wash, food and supplies, Blacksburg and Radford

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PetSmart, Christiansburg PetCo, Christiansburg Heartstrings, boarding, doggie day care, Blacksburg Blacksburg Critter Care, boarding, doggie day care Flying Fur!, boarding, doggie day care, Giles County Hans Meadow Kennel, dog boarding, Christiansburg NRV Varmints Pet Sitting, boarding, Blacksburg Doe Creek Kennels, boarding, Giles County 24/7 Emergency services:

Town & Country Vet, Christiansburg

VA-MD College of Vet Medicine, Blacksburg


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Lodging

Blacksburg

Inn at Virginia Tech 901 Prices Fork Road, 540-231-8000

Fairfield Inn & Suites, 2659 Roanoke St., 540-381-9596

Main Street Inn 205 S. Main St., 540-552-6246

Hampton Inn, 380 Arbor Drive, 540-381-5874

Clay Corner Inn 401 Clay St. SW, 540-552-4030

Red Carpet Inn 1615 S. Main St., 540-552-4011

Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 2725 Roanoke St., 540-382-6500

Comfort Inn, 3705 S. Main St, 540-951-1500

Residence Inn 850 Prices Fork Road, 540-750-4400

Holiday Inn, 99 Bradley Drive, 540-381-8100

Antler Inn, 182 Woodberry Road, Meadows of Dan, 540-593-2567

Courtyard by Marriott 105 Southpark Drive, 540-552-5222

Christiansburg

Bella La Vita Inn B&B, 582 New Haven Road, Floyd, 540-745-2541

Days Inn 3503 Holiday Lane, 540-951-1330

Budget Inn, 304 W. Main St., 540-382-6625

Homewood Suites, 2657 Roanoke St., 540-381-1394

Bent Mountain B&B, 9039 Mountain View Drive, Copper Hill, 540-651-2500

Holiday Inn Express & Suites 1020 Plantation Road, 540-552-5636

Comfort Inn & Suites, 2331 Tyler Road, 540-639-3333

Knights Inn, 100 Bristol Drive, 540-381-0150

Hilton Garden Inn 900 Plantation Road, 540-552-5005

Days Inn, 2635 Roanoke St., 540-382-0261

Hyatt Place 650 University City Blvd., 540-277-9050

Econo Lodge, 2430 Roanoke St., 540-382-6161

Beliveau Farm B&B and Winery, 5415 Gallion Ridge Road, 540-961-2102

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Microtel Inn, 135 Ponderosa Drive, 540-381-0500 Quality Inn, 50 Hampton Blvd., 540-382-2055 Super 8-East, 2780 Roanoke St., 540-382-7421

Super 8-West, 55 Laurel St., 540-382-5813

Floyd County Ambrosia Farm B&B, 271 Cox Store Road, Floyd 540-745-6363

Cabins off the Parkway, 579 Halls Store Road SW, Willis, 704-807-1886 EcoVillage (lodge-style), EcoVillage Trail SE, 540-745-4434 Hotel Floyd, 300 Rick Lewis Way, 540-745-6080


Our excellent downtown location allows our guests to enjoy dining, music, theater and shopping... all a short stroll away Park your car at Main Street Inn and walk to Virginia Tech and Athletic Facilites.

Our amenities include:

Free WiFi internet Wet Bar Microwave In-Room Safe Oversized Showers

Flat Screen Cable TV Refrigerator Coffee Maker Hair Dryer Iron & Ironing Board

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Little River B&B, 446 Little River Road, Floyd, 540-745-4598

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, 1501 Tyler Ave., 540-838-2115

Mountain Song Inn, 319 Mystic Lane NW, Willis 540-789-3000

Executive Motel, 7498 Lee Hwy., Fairlawn, 540-639-1664

Oak Haven Lodge, 323 Webbs Mill Road/Route 8, Floyd, 540-745-5716

Nesselrod B&B, 7535 Lee Hwy., 540-731-4970

Pine Tavern Lodge, 585 Floyd Hwy., Floyd, 540-745-4428

New River Inn and Suites, 1501 Tyler Ave., 540-838-2178

Stone Haven B&B, 244 Christiansburg Pike NE, Floyd, 540-745-4018

La Quinta, 1450 Tyler Ave., 540-633-6800

Stonewall B&B, 102 Wendi Pate Trail SE, Floyd, 540-745-2861

Super 8, 1600 Tyler Ave., 540-731-9355

Stoney Meadow Inn B&B, 208 Radford Road SE, Floyd, 540-745-6480

Giles County

The Cottage on Main [suites], 414 E. Main St., Floyd, 540-230-7546

Budget Inn, 141 Virginia Ave., Rich Creek, 540-726-2362

Tuggles Gap Motel, Blue Ridge Parkway, Milepost 165.2, Floyd, 540-745-3402

Holiday Lodge, 401 N. Main St., Pearisburg, 540-921-1551

Radford

Inn at Riverbend, 125 River Ridge Drive, Pearisburg, 540-921-5211

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MacArthur Inn, 117 MacArthur Lane, Narrows, 540-726-7510 Plaza Motel, 415 N. Main St., Pearisburg , 540-921-2591 Mountain Lake Lodge, 115 Hotel Circle, Pembroke, 540-626-7121 Walnut Grove Farm Rental, LLC 1318 Clover Hollow Rd., Newport 540-357-2813

Pulaski County

Homestead Inn, Claytor Lake, 2652 Brown Road, Draper, 540-980-6777 Jackson Park Inn, 68 1st St. NW, Pulaski, 540-509-5164 Lakewood Getaways, Claytor Lake vacation rentals, 540-320-3058 New River Retreat, Claytor Lake and New River vacation rentals, 800-708-6778 NRV Suites & Extended Stay Motel, 117 Dominion Drive, Dublin, 540-674-0780

Claytor Lake Inn, 5080 State Park Road, Dublin, 540-674-4176

Quality Inn, 4424 Cleburne Blvd., Dublin, 540-674-1100

Claytor Lake State Park Cabins, 540-643-2500

Rockwood Manor B&B, 5189 Rockwood Road, Dublin, 540-674-1328

Fariss Farms, 3742 Boone Furnace Road, Hiwassee, 540-230-0203 Hampton Inn, 4420 Cleburne Blvd., Dublin, 540-674-5700 Holiday Inn Express, 4428 Cleburne Blvd., Dublin, 540-674-1600

Sleep Inn, 5094 State Park Road, Dublin, 540-674-4099 Super 8, 4600 Cleburne Blvd., Dublin, 540-674-1951 Travel Inn, 246 Cleburne Blvd., Dublin, 540-674-4611


*New Enrollment

New Afterschool Enrichment Program at Hillsville Elementary! Opening August 2019

Ages 5 - 5th Grade

LOCATIONS: Auburn Elementary Christiansburg Primary and Elementary Falling Branch Elementary Kipps Elementary Hillsville Elementary

Call 540-382-3783 now and save on enrollment!

Easy registration online! www.the-adventureclub.com

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Farmers Markets

Radford Farmers Market

Saturdays, May - October; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. 1100 block East Main, Radford. www.mainstreetradford.org

Pulaski Farmers Market

Tuesdays, May - September; 4–8 p.m. Historic Train Station

Pearisburg Farmers Market

Saturdays, May – October; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Community Center, Wenonah Ave., Pearisburg

Narrows Farmers Market

Thursdays, May – October; 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Monroe Street, Narrows

Christiansburg Farmers Market Thursdays, May - October, 3-7 p.m. Christiansburg

Blacksburg Farmers Market

April - October; Wed. noon-6 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m.–2 p.m. Nov - Dec; Wed. noon-6 p.m.; Sat. 9-2 p.m. Jan - March; Sat., 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Downtown Blacksburg; www.blacksburgfarmersmarket.com 62

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Faith, Church & Worship

Churches and faith-based organizations are a vital part of life, whether you live here or are just passing through. All are respected with wide representation and acceptance throughout the NRV.  African Methodist Episcopal  Baptist  Brethren  Campus ministries  Catholic  Church of Christ  Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints  Episcopal  Friends Meeting – Quakers  Islamic temple  Jewish synagogue  Lutheran  Methodist  Mennonite Fellowship  Non-denominational  Presbyterian  Presbyterian Church in America  Seventh Day Adventist  St. Francis Anglican  Unitarian  Wesleyan Church nrvbook.com

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Festivals & Events Festivals, fairs, street parties and block bashes are catalysts for community connections whether you are lucky enough to live here or fortunate enough to have a stopover in the New River Valley. NRV folks embrace creative ways to embrace and celebrate all kinds of things, like:

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Wine Cheese Chocolate Micro brew Tomatoes Lavender

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Holidays Arts and crafts Food Heritage Music Summer solstice

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Battles [re-enactments] Water and mud International cultures And practically everything else.

The New River Valley is an active place year round with music and dance, street and field festivals, symphonies, internationally-acclaimed performances, football frenzy in the fall, basketball madness come spring, leaf peeping and pumpkin pickin’, heritage celebrations, rotating art exhibits and a winter wonderland that attract the outdoors aficionados to hike the Cascades and enjoy nature’s quiet, cold, sparkling beauty in parks and forests. Many of our events involve a cast of thousands or maybe a little less, and draw locals and visitors year after year. Fork & Cork Premier wine and food festival Blacksburg International Street Fair Vendors and food from around the world Downtown Blacksburg Pulaski County Lions Club Flea Market Big, fun, bargains, food vendors NRV Fairgrounds, Dublin Henry Reed Memorial Fiddler’s Convention Old time, toe tappin’ fiddling and music Newport Rec Center, Route 42, Newport 64

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Claytor Lake Celebration of Summer Festival Live music, car show, food vendors, fireworks, Claytor Lake State Park Flag Day Celebration Square dancing Smithfield Plantation, Blacksburg Mountains of Music Homecoming Live Appalachian music on the lawn Mountain Lake Lodge, Pembroke Pearisburg Festival in the Park Vendors, car show, food, live entertainment, gospel music Pearisburg Community Center.

Summer Solstice Fest ~ a “green” event Music, midway, beer garden, kid fun S. Main St., Blacksburg Dirty Dancing Weekends Dance lessons, dance parties and more Mountain Lake Lodge, Pembroke Lavender Festival Music, wine, food and all things lavender Beliveau Estate Winery, Blacksburg Independence Day Celebrations Throughout the New River Valley


Breakfast and Art at The Market Lots of local art for sale, meet artists Blacksburg Farmers Market New River Valley Fair Rides, animals, horse show, bull riding, music NRV Fairgrounds, Dublin FloydFest Celebration of music, artisans, multiple stages Milepost 170.5, Blue Ridge Parkway “Mary Draper Ingles: A Frontier Heroine’s Journey” Outdoor historical drama Steppin’ Out 150+ crafters, sidewalk sales, food, music Downtown Blacksburg

Newport Agricultural Fair Oldest VA agricultural fair, horse show, home skills Newport Fairgrounds, Newport

St. Albans Sanatorium Haunted House Spooky, scary, screams and more Radford

Saturday in the Park Classic Car Show Lucky (Rubber) Duck Race Bisset Park, Radford

Pumpkin Festival Pumpkin fields, pony rides, vendors, food, family fun Sinkland Farms, Christiansburg

East Mont Tomato Festival Celebrating the humble tomato Meadowbrook Center, Shawsville

Blacksburg Brew Do More than 100 craft beers, food, demos, music, competition Blacksburg

Muddy ACCE Race 5K obstacle mud course fundraiser for scholarships New River Water Trail, Giles County Wilderness Trail Festival Heritage, history, artisans, food trucks Downtown Christiansburg

Highlanders Festival Scottish and Scots-Irish excitement Radford University, Radford NRV Holiday Expo Christmas crafts, food and more NRV Fairgrounds, Dublin

Pulaski County Lions Club Flea Market More fun, bargains, food vendors NRV Fairgrounds, Dublin nrvbook.com

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Retirement Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, dreams are forever. - Walt Disney I look at myself like a show dog. I’ve got to keep her clipped and trimmed and in good shape. - Dolly Parton

Advertisers index Albimino & Stenger

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Mill Mountain Coffee & Tea 19

Allure Spa

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Bonomo’s Plaza

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Montgomery County Regional Tourism

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Bull & Bones Brew Pub

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Moss Arts Center

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Mountain 2 Island

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Bull & Bones Brewhaus 39 Cabo Fish Taco

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Casa Del Rio

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Claytor Lake State Park

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Corner Market

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Cox’s Driving Range

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Dogtown Roadhouse

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Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. 6 Dr. Richard Anthony

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Eric Johnsen, State Farm 23

Where to spend your retirement years is a very important decision, and the New River Valley is growing, in part, because of its appeal to older folks. Many come to be near family, and others return because of fond memories of their small town college days. There is more than a handful of oldsters who settle in the NRV to be between grown children or grandchildren who reside north and south of the region. An equally impressive number of retirees choose to live out their golden years simply from driving through or having done a little research into cost of living, educational and cultural opportunities, climate, art scene, outdoor recreation, entertainment and community spirit. We have a wonderful change of seasons with a vibrant spring, warm summer, brilliant autumn and short, mild winter [compared to Buffalo, Bozeman and Bismarck]. Volunteer opportunities, churches, book clubs, senior trips, golf groups, bridge clubs, stellar healthcare facilities, affordable housing and pet boarding are abundant. Assisted living options exist alongside myriad home health care choices, part time jobs, transportation assistance, state-of-the-art hospitals and sound financial services. Real estate is affordable. The New River Valley is the ideal place to age gracefully and enjoy all the benefits of small town life. 68

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First & Main Shopping Center Giles County Tourism

New Mountain Mercantile 16 New River Fiber

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Next Door Bake Shop

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New RIver Valley Mall

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P. Buckley Moss Gallery 27 Pearis Mercantile

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Pulaski County Tourism 72 Radford Tourism

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Red Rooster Coffee Roaster 19 Sake House

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Sinkland Farms

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Spicity 45

Gillie’s 47

Sugar Magnolia

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Glencoe Mansion

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t.r. collections

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Historic Smithfield

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Tangent Outfitters

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Homestead Inn

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Terrace View

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Inn at Virginia Tech

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The Adventure Club

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Kairos Resort

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The Black Hen

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Long & Foster

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Thee Draper Village

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Lyric Theater

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Trailhead Adventures

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Walnut Grove Farm Rental 16

Main Street Inn

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Wendy Swanson

Matrix Gallery

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Wilderness Road Museum 29

Meredith’s Salon

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Wine & Design

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OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

FINE FISHING

LOCAL WINE

LAKE LIFE

COZY CABINS

SOUTHERN COOKING

GOLF DESTINATION

MAKING MEMORIES

AWAITING YOU

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