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Smart Beginnings NRV Book Donation

Smart Beginnings NRV Book Donation

Smart Beginnings NRV was thrilled to donate 200 books to the Children’s Health Improvement Partnership of the New River Valley (CHIP), in addition to providing books to the Giles Early Education Project, Reading Hour, and Pulaski County Schools’ VPI Classrooms. This donation was made possible by the wonderful people at Sands Anderson—a law firm with locations throughout Virginia, including right here in the New River Valley—who provided the books and entrusted Smart Beginnings to distribute them to the community.

New River Valley Aging in Place Leadership Team

New River Valley Aging in Place Leadership Team

The New River Valley Aging in Place Leadership Team is a regional, multi-disciplinary group that formed out of the work of the Livability Initiative in 2011.  With the staggering rise in the number of citizens ages 65 and older and the statistic that 90% of older adults want and expect to ‘age in place,’ the Leadership Team acknowledged that the need for older adults to successfully age in their homes and communities was a critical focus.

Giles County Comprehensive Plan Update

The Giles County Planning Commission is wrapping up its Comprehensive Plan Update. The Planning Commission members are going to review the complete Draft Plan on April 24th, 2018 which will also include setting the public hearing date. Planning Commissioners, Giles County and Regional Commission staff are very thankful to all those who participated in the surveys, meetings, and reviews without whom this endeavor would not have been accomplished. For further information, please contact Aphi Fancon (afancon@nrvrc.org), 540-639-9313, ext. 217. Share...

RIDE Solutions

The Ride Smart Challenge is here! The event challenges people to try cycling, walking, taking the bus, carpooling, even teleworking to reduce the trips they take by driving alone in a car during the month of May. Those who take the challenge and log miles during May get chances to win weekly prizes, including items from Recover Brands, Keene, Zagster, and more.  We also support Ride Smart teams (any group – at work, in your neighborhood, your favorite coffee crowd) who compete against other teams for additional prizes – and this year, every Ride Smart Team that registered by April 15th will receive a Ride Smart Starter Kit with over $100 worth of cool gadgets and incentives. Registration is available here: https://ridesolutions.org/challenge Other events are being scheduled for the month and will be posted to the RIDE Solutions calendar – https://ridesolutions.org/events/month/, including the Bike Shorts Film Festival at The Lyric on May 17. For further information, please contact Christy Straight (cstraight@nrvrc.org), 540-639-9313, ext. 209. Share...

Town of Pembroke receives RALLY grant to implement downtown improvements

The Town of Pembroke will develop downtown improvement projects as part of the RALLY Southwest Virginia program. RALLY is a mini-grant program which provides a $3,000 award to communities in Southwest Virginia to implement a community development project through a team structure. Pembroke is the second team in the New River Valley to receive a RALLY grant, following a recently completed project in Narrows