Category Archives: Events

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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Highland School Garden Takes Root

The Highland School Garden has been a busy place this spring.  While elementary students started seeds for their gardens inside the classroom, high school agriculture students prepared the outdoor raised beds and maintained the hoop house and greenhouse.   In a … Continue reading

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Thank You to Community Foundation

The Highland Center was recently awarded two grants from the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge to support its youth programs and community park project.  The Center was especially honored to be selected this year by the Youth Philanthropy … Continue reading

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Highland Inn Visioning Session

How important is the Highland Inn to the future of Monterey and to Highland County?  What role does it play in community/economic development? That’s the basis for discussion at the Highland Inn visioning session on May 2, 2015 from 5:30 … Continue reading

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Upcoming Highland Farmers’ Market Workshops

If you’re a current farmers’ market vendor or direct marketer, or have considered becoming one, make plans to attend two upcoming workshops presented by The Highland Center and the Highland Farmers’ Market, aimed at getting you started and increasing sales. … Continue reading

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Highland Center Purchases Inn

The Highland Center recently closed on the purchase of a 110 year-old landmark building that is a linchpin of the county’s economy – the Highland Inn on Main Street in Monterey. The Inn’s restaurant and lodging facilities closed in October … Continue reading

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Highland Launches Sweet Spot campaign

Highlanders should be proud of two new videos sponsored by the Highland Tourism Council: Find Your Sweet Spot and Maple Magic.  Both were produced locally by Chris Swecker of Dodging Bullets Media and are helping to launch new branding for Highland County.  The motto … Continue reading

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Historic Renovation Underway

We did it!  With the support of community donors, private foundations, and government agencies we were able to raise $3 million to fully renovate our historic building, which has served as a community icon for nearly a century.  The project … Continue reading

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