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2017 Regional Report Card Released

March 8, 2017

2017 Regional Report Card Released

DRF has released an updated 2017 Regional Report Card in partnership with the Future of the Piedmont Foundation and the United Way of Danville-Pittsylvania County.

View the 2017 Regional Report Card here.

 


DRF to Host Author Melody Warnick on March 16

February 2, 2017

DRF to Host Author Melody Warnick on March 16

DRF will host author Melody Warnick of Blacksburg, Virginia, on Thursday, March 16 to discuss her book “This is Where You Belong: The Art & Science of Loving the Place You Live” at a free luncheon event at the Institute for Advanced Learning & Research in Danville.

How we come to feel at home in our towns and cities is what Warnick sets out to discover in “This Is Where You Belong.” She dives into the body of research around place attachment — the deep sense of connection that binds some of us to our cities and increases our physical and emotional well being — then travels to towns across America to see it in action.


Moving from a mill town to a ‘will town’

January 22, 2017

Moving from a mill town to a ‘will town’

Recently, author August Wallmeyer penned two editorial series, one for the Richmond Times-Dispatch and one upcoming for the Roanoke Times focusing on his new book, “The Extremes of Virginia.” He correctly identifies that there are two separate and unequal commonwealths, as many of us are well aware.


Looking to the future with clear expectations

December 18, 2016

Looking to the future with clear expectations

As 2016 comes to a close, many use this time to look back and consider the successes and the shortcomings of the past year.

While useful, I don’t want to spend my time looking to the past. The past is useful for learning and studying but we cannot live there. We cannot continue to look back if we want to move forward. I’d rather spend my time thinking about what we should expect from 2017.


New survey takes pulse of health in Dan River Region

December 16, 2016

New survey takes pulse of health in Dan River Region

A local collaborative is conducting a community health assessment in Danville and Pittsylvania County to better understand the factors that determine the health of the Dan River Region’s residents.