Category Archives: Events

Community Foundation Grants

2017 Community Foundation Grants The Central Blue Ridge Community Foundation recently awarded the Youth Philanthropy Program a $6000 grant to continue their good work in Highland County. At the same ceremony, our tenant, The Highland County Arts Council received a … Continue reading

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Revitalizing a Main Street Icon

Last fall, the future of the Highland Inn was unclear.  The 111 year-old hotel, a National Landmark building that is the county’s largest lodging facility, closed its doors due to financial constraints and the need for major upgrades.  The Highland … Continue reading

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Local Foods for Young and Old

It has been another great year for the Highland Farmers’ Market, with neighbors coming together to purchase the freshest local produce, meat, dairy and more.  The Market, which runs every Friday afternoon through September, saw record-breaking sales this summer as … Continue reading

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Thank You Ethan!

This summer The Highland Center welcomed intern Ethan Strickler, a graduate student at the University of Virginia School of Urban and Environmental Planning.  Ethan helped the Center create a strategic plan for moving into the new renovated building with ramped-up … Continue reading

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Renovation Making Progress

After many years of planning and fundraising, The Highland Center broke ground on its historic renovation project in March, led by Lantz Construction Company of Broadway, VA with several local subcontractors.  Many improvements are already underway. Demolition is almost complete, including … Continue reading

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Local Food Season Heats Up

The Highland Farmers Market kicked off the 2015 season on May 29 with vendors selling the freshest in early-season produce, meat and eggs.  The Highland Center has a full season planned with demonstrations, live entertainment and activities for children.  SNAP Benefits … Continue reading

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