"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 - 2013

County to launch sponsor gardens

Dec 18, 2013 - Martinsville Bulletin: The effort to beautify roadside landscaping in Henry County took a step forward Tuesday at the Henry County Board of Supervisors' afternoon meeting. - Read More

Collaborative aims at revitalization

Nov 12, 2013 - Martinsville Bulletin: A collaborative of leaders in Bassett, Fieldale and adjoining communities has joined forces in hopes of creating a regional identiy and revitalizing its communities, said Nancy Cox, senior program officer of the Harvest Foundation. - Read More

Students are set to blossom

Nov 10, 2013 - Martinsville Bulletin: Albert Harris Elementary School held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday for its newest classroom: a greenhouse. - Read More

Harvest awards $70K grant to YMCA, Activate

Nov 5, 2013 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Harvest Foundation has awarded the Family YMCA $70,000 over the next two years for the Activate Martinsville-Henry County program, according to a news release. - Read More

Harvest funding youth plan

Nov 4, 2013 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Harvest Foundation awarded $202,295 to implement a Youth Collaborative over the next two years. - Read More

Officials discuss future plans with residents

Oct 30, 2013 - Martinsville Bulletin: The New College Institute (NCI) is striving to help area residents, including minorities, get better educations so they can get better jobs, according to institute officials. - Read More

Grant aims to help NCI prep workers

Oct 13, 2013 - Martinville Bulletin: Virginia's largest electricity company hopes to find employees in Henry County-Martinsville. - Read More

Speaker: Stay innovative to survive in business

Oct 10, 2013 - Martinsville Bulletin: The way to survive in business is to remain innovative. - Read More

NCI building rising on Baldwin Block

Sep 29, 2013 - Martinsville Bulletin: Rising on a hillside in uptown Martinsville is an ultramodern building which a state official predicts will become Virginia's newest showplace. - Read More

Hats off to ...

Sep 29, 2013 - Piedmont Community Services, which was awarded the harvest Award for Nonprofit Excellence by The Harvest Foundation on Thursday - Read More

Memorial aids NCI With $100,000 donation to help equip building

Sep 22, 2013 - Martinsville Bulletin: Memorial Hospital in Martinsville on Friday contributed $100,000 toward equipping the New College Institute (NCI) building being constructed on the Baldwin Block uptown. - Read More

A pipeline for physicians

Sep 3, 2013 - Martinsville Bulletin: With three students signed and up more than a week still left to recruit, a Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC) official said Friday he expects a class in Human Gross Anatomy I will be offered starting Sept. 10. - Read More

EDC: Smith River Festival impact growing

Aug 28, 2013 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Henry County Board of Supervisors heard a report Tuesday about the growing Smith River Fest, recent retail developments and other economic development matters. - Read More

Celebrating the Smith

Aug 11, 2013 - Martinsville Bulletin: Leigh Ann Meadows and her son, Reiden Hylton, tried their hands at fly casting Saturday at the sixth annual Smith River Fest, the most well-attended yet. - Read More

NCI gets building funds

Aug 11, 2013 - The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is providing the New College Institute (NCI) $500,000 toward the construction of its new building now under way on the Dana O. Baldwin Block in uptown Martinsville. - Read More

NCI Interns prove to be ELITE

Aug 8, 2013 - Martinsville Bulletin: An internship program giving local high school students paid experience working for a high-tech company was hugely successful in its first year, according to New College Institute (NCI) officials. - Read More

Harvest-supported camps end season with Hooker Field event

Aug 4, 2013 - Martinsville Bulletin: Three local organizations providing youth services marked the end of the summer camp season with special activities during a Martinsville Mustangs baseball game on Friday. - Read More

ICSM awards scholarshop

Jul 31, 2013 - Leena Khammash was selected out of several applications for a scholarship to attend the eight-week course, "Clinical Gross Anatomy," offered in Martinsville by the Integrative Centers for Science and Medicine. - Read More

NCI honors interns during luncheon

Jul 25, 2013 - Martinsville Bulletin: Now in its seventh year, the internship program expanded from 32 students last summer to 51 this summer. - Read More

Students are taught Spanish through movement at camp

Jul 23, 2013 - Martinsville Bulletin: Thursday was the third day of Dance Español, and Chapman was watching Pedro Szalay lead 17 children on the stage of Albert Harris Elementary School. Szalay is artistic director of the Southwest Virginia Ballet. - Read More

Lectures begin at medical school

Jul 15, 2013 - Dr. Noel Boaz hopes that advances in ultrasound technology will give the next generation of doctors a cheaper, less invasive way of diagnosing problems. - Read More

Harvest Foundation: Hotel plan part of revival

Jul 11, 2013 - For The Harvest Foundation, forgiving a $330,000 loan to the city to spark the redevelopment of the former Henry Hotel in uptown Martinsville was a logical move, according to Executive Director Allyson Rothrock. - Read More

Gateway: Litter cleanup efforts are bearing fruit

Jul 11, 2013 - Lizz Stanley, executive director of the Gateway Streetscape Foundation, said she believes Gateway's cleanup efforts along local trails and waterways are bearing fruit. - Read More

City agrees to sell Henry Hotel

Jul 10, 2013 - Martinsville City Council on Tuesday agreed to sell the former Henry Hotel uptown for $1 to a Petersburg development firm which plans to completely refurbish the building into apartments and businesses. - Read More

PUP grants already paying dividends

Jun 25, 2013 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Harvest Foundation created its Pick Up the Pace! (PUP) grant program with the idea of accomplishing big things in the community through a series of small grants. - Read More

Crowd celebrates FAHI museum's christening

Jun 20, 2013 - "I'm standing here trying not to cry," said Martinsville Commonwealth's Attorney Joan Ziglar as she toured FAHI's African American Museum and Multi-Cultural Center during its grand opening Wednesday. - Read More

Dance Español grant awarded

Jun 19, 2013 - Martinsville Bulletin: A summer camp similar to Minds in Motion -- Dance Español -- is coming soon through a collaboration between Piedmont Arts, Southwest Virginia Ballet and The Harvest Foundation. - Read More

Grand opening set for FAHI museum

Jun 18, 2013 - Martinsville Bulletin: After nearly three years of raising money, renovating and relocating, the Fayette Area Historical Initiative (FAHI) will hold a grand opening of its African-American Museum and Multi-Cultural Center on Wednesday. - Read More

NCI adds interns

Jun 17, 2013 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Summer Internship Program at the New College Institute (NCI) has grown to record levels, with 51 interns employed by local employers in Martinsville, Henry and Patrick counties and the surrounding area. - Read More

Brick and Mortar Beginning

Jun 5, 2013 - Martinsville Bulletin: Construction of the New College Institute's new building on the Baldwin Block in uptown Martinsville is beginning to take shape. - Read More

Summer camp funds approved

May 12, 2013 - Martinsville Bulletin: To help local summer camps expand to serve more area young people, a $103,703 community partnership grant from the Harvest Foundation has been awarded to The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Blue Ridge, The Family YMCA and MHC After 3. - Read More

Harvest grant to aid dental clinic

May 10, 2013 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Piedmont Virginia Dental Health Foundation will receive a grant of $245,000 over two years from The Harvest Foundation to use toward operating the Community Dental Clinic in uptown Martinsville. - Read More

Harvest to give schools $1.7M

May 8, 2013 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Harvest Foundation has approved two more years of funding for the K-12 Education Initiative in the Henry County Schools, Martinsville Public Schools and Carlisle School. - Read More

Ruritans receive PUP grant for ball field improvements

May 2, 2013 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Mt. Olivet Ruritan Club has been awarded a $10,000 Pick Up the Pace! (PUP) Grant from The Harvest Foundation for improvements to the Randy Dove Baseball Field. - Read More

Latino Health Fair seeks to reach out

Apr 26, 2013 - Martinsville Bulletin: Saturday's free Latino Health Fair at the National Guard Armory is a first for Martinsville and Henry County. - Read More

City schools get $10k grant from Harvest

Mar 12, 2013 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Harvest Foundation has approved a Pick Up the Pace! (PUP) grant to Martinsville City Public Schools to install a 20-foot-by-24-foot greenhouse in the courtyard of Albert Harris Elementary School - Read More

Gateway receives PUP grant

Mar 11, 2013 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Harvest Foundation has approved a Pick Up the Pace! grant to the Gateway Streetscape Foundation to support an anti-litter campaign called Put Litter in its Place! - Read More

PUP grant OK'd for access road

Mar 10, 2013 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Harvest Foundation has awarded a Pick Up the Pace! (PUP) grant to Henry Country Parks and Recreation to improve the access road to the lower field at the Smith River Sports Complex river access point. - Read More

Harvest preparing to take its story into community

Feb 24, 2013 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Harvest Foundation is preparing to take its story on the road. - Read More

Harvest OKs 9.5k United Way grant

Feb 7, 2013 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Harvest Foundation announced Wednesday it has approved a $9,500 Pick Up the Pace! (PUP) grant to the United Way of Henry County and Martinsville to support its transition from a traditional United Way model to a community impact - Read More

Sanville Elementary receives $10K PUP grant from Harvest

Feb 6, 2013 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Harvest Foundation has approved a $10,000 Pick Up the Pace! grant to Sanville Elementary School and the Sanville PTA to help renovate its baseball field and add a walking track around it, according to a release from Harvest on - Read More

Harvest grant to aid launch of Latino fair

Feb 5, 2013 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Harvest Foundation has approved a $10,000 Pick Up the Pace! grant to Centro Familial Cristiano Amigos Iglesia Casa De Alabanza to create a health fair for Latino residents of Martinsville and Henry County, according to a release - Read More

Harvest grant to finish FAHI museum upgrade

Feb 3, 2013 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Harvest Foundation has approved an $8,425 grant to the Fayette Area Historical Initiative (FAHI) to complete renovations to its museum and multicultural center, the foundation announced Friday. - Read More

Harvest Foundation issues PUP grant to county

Feb 1, 2013 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Harvest Foundation has approved a Pick Up the Pace! (PUP) grant to Henry County to develop an emergency preparedness program, the foundation announced Thursday. - Read More

McClain new chairman of Harvest Foundation

Jan 6, 2013 - Martinsville Bulletin:The Harvest Foundation Board of Directors has chosen James McClain II as chairman, effective Jan. 1. - Read More

Field trip leads students to real world job experience

Jan 2, 2013 - Martinsville Bulletin: Art students at Martinsville High School recently learned how their creative skills can be applied in the business world by tackling a real-life graphic design challenge. - Read More



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