"Without support and funding from Harvest, we would be unable to develop, promote and sustain initiatives to address health issues and work toward a healthier future for Martinsville and Henry County. "
- Barbara Jackman, Executive Director - MHC Coalition for Health and Wellness
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News Releases - 2009

Governor's school alumni praise program

Dec 22, 2009 - Martinsville Bulletin: Several alumni of the Piedmont Governor's School for Mathematics, Science & Technology agree that the program prepares students for life after high school, especially in college. - Read More

NCI honors recent grads at ceremony

Dec 15, 2009 - Martinsville Bulletin: Twenty-eight recent graduates who took classes at the New College Institute were honored at the institute's Winter 2009 graduate recognition ceremony. - Read More

Bassett Historical Center draws tourists from around the globe

Nov 23, 2009 - Martinsville Bulletin: Not only is the Bassett Historical Center a genealogy gold mine, but it also is a tourist draw for the area, according to Director Pat Ross. - Read More

Groundbreaking to launch expansion of Bassett Historical Center

Nov 22, 2009 - Martinsville Bulletin: A groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday on a 4,195-square-foot addition to the Bassett Historical Center that will double the size of the facility. - Read More

Spencer-Penn Centre: Having fun in our own (wide) neighborhood

Nov 22, 2009 - Martinsville Bulletin: The message by a doorway at Spencer-Penn Centre reads "Bringing neighbors together." The Spencer-Penn Centre certainly does that -- but in its five years of enriching the community, it has expanded the definition of "neighbors." - Read More

NCI seen as key to uptown efforts

Nov 16, 2009 - Martsinville Bulletin: The New College Institute (NCI) is an important part of efforts to revitalize uptown, according to city officials and community leaders. - Read More

Harvest invests in revitalizing uptown

Nov 16, 2009 - Martinsville Bulletin: The more development that occurs uptown, the more it could spur, The Harvest Foundation thinks. - Read More

Theater group gets aid

Nov 3, 2009 - Martinsville Bulletin: TheatreWorks Community Players has received a $200,000 grant from the Harvest Foundation to fund the development of an uptown theatrical venue and to expand its programs during the next three years. - Read More

MARC Workshop gets $241,976 grant

Nov 2, 2009 - Martinsville Bulletin: MARC Workshop Inc. has been awarded a three-year, $241,976 grant from The Harvest Foundation to start a mobile employment program for disabled adults. - Read More

Walkers get peek at Dick and Willie trail

Oct 27, 2009 - Martinsville Bulletin: More than 15 people and a few pets gathered Monday to enjoy the fall foliage and get a sneak preview of three miles of the future Dick and Willie Passage. - Read More

Money to buy hotel appropriated

Sep 9, 2009 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Harvest Foundation is giving the city a loan to cover the rest of the building's $425,000 purchase price. City Attorney Eric Monday said the city likely will receive its check from the foundation on Thursday. - Read More

Visitors praise complex

Aug 24, 2009 - Martinsville Bulletin: Attendees at the Grand Opening of the Smith River Sports Complex share their thoughts on all the new facility has to offer. - Read More

Kickoff draws thousands

Aug 24, 2009 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Harvest Foundation threw a party Sunday, treating more than 3,000 visitors to a celebration of the grand opening of the Smith River Sports Complex. - Read More

Sports complex opening culminates 'labor of love'

Aug 23, 2009 - Martinsville Bulletin: Bob Davis says today's grand opening of the Smith River Sports Complex is the realization of a dream. - Read More

City buys Henry Hotel

Aug 23, 2009 - Martinsville Bulletin: Successful bid was $425,000 - Read More

'Externs' help clinic, community

Aug 23, 2009 - Martinsville Bulletin: For some students, dental clinic is chance to serve needy at home - Read More

Sports complex kickoff slated

Aug 21, 2009 - Martinsville Bulletin: Sunday's official grand opening of the $8.7 million Smith River Sports Complex is the end of its building phase and the beginning of its role as an economic development engine. - Read More

Trail system to get funds

Aug 5, 2009 - Martinsville Bulletin: Fifth District U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello on Tuesday announced that $300,000 in federal funding has been approved to help build a 4.5-mile section of trail known as the Dick & Willie Passage in Henry County/Martinsville. - Read More

Dental clinic services growing

Jul 2, 2009 - Martinsville Bulletin: Services provided by the Piedmont Virginia Dental Health Foundation in 2008-09 were worth 16.8 percent more than those provided in 2007-08. - Read More

Smith River Sports Complex to be opened soon

Jun 17, 2009 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Smith River Sports Complex will be open to the public on July 1, officials announced Tuesday. - Read More

Mary Jordan Family Fun Zone dedicated at Spencer-Penn

May 31, 2009 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Spencer Penn Centre, in partnership with the United Way of Henry County & Martinsville, held a dedication ceremony Saturday for the Mary Jordan Family Fun Zone addition to the centre's library. - Read More

Coalition to celebrate women's health week

May 6, 2009 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Martinsville-Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness will again sponsor events to celebrate National Women's Health Week May 10-16. - Read More

Exercise gives high-schoolers a dose of financial reality

May 5, 2009 - Martinsville Bulletin: Hundreds of high school seniors recently learned how little luxuries, from restaurant meals to cable bills, can eat up their budgets. - Read More

Scouts get grant for recruiting at-risk youth

Apr 30, 2009 - Martinsville Bulletin: Boy Scouts of America's Blue Ridge Mountains Council has received a $45,831 Harvest Foundation grant to expand its recruiting efforts of at-risk youth in Henry County and Martinsville. - Read More

Business center gets Harvest funds

Apr 29, 2009 - Martinsville Bulletin: SBTC, EDC to work on emergency fund for struggling employers - Read More

MHC After 3 funded - Harvest awards $366,560 grant

Apr 27, 2009 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Harvest Foundation has awarded a $366,560 one-year grant to Patrick Henry Community College to expand the Martinsville-Henry County After 3 Program for high school students. - Read More

Starting Place gets grant

Apr 26, 2009 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Harvest Foundation on Friday awarded a $175,700 grant to support The Starting Place, an early childhood resource center, for two years. - Read More

Rail Trail gets a facelift

Apr 7, 2009 - Martinsville Bulletin: A year-long makeover of the Uptown Rail Trail, funded by a grant from The Harvest Foundation, is nearly complete. - Read More

Harvest funds schools' grant

Mar 29, 2009 - Martinsville Bulletin: Three systems to share nearly $900,000 - Read More

Harvest: Schools share success stories

Mar 29, 2009 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Harvest Foundation recently heard results of its $5 million K-12 Education Initiative awarded in 2003 to improve K-12 school education. - Read More

Harvest: Diversified funds best for agencies

Mar 13, 2009 - Martinsville Bulletin: Harvest Foundation officials urged area nonprofit leaders Thursday to strengthen their organizations by relying on diverse funding sources as they work to improve the area's quality of life. - Read More

Don't waste a crisis

Mar 13, 2009 - Martinsville Bulletin: The key to surviving a crisis is not to go into survivalist mode, but rather to communicate, network, decide when to lead and strive to be the best. (Karl Stauber) - Read More

Toms new head of Harvest Foundation

Jan 3, 2009 - Martinsville Bulletin: The board of directors of The Harvest Foundation has chosen Paul B. Toms, Jr. as president, effective Jan. 1. Toms succeeds Robert M. Davis, who served as board president for the previous year. - Read More



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