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September 7, 2018

Please follow us on our Cooking Along the Crooked Road...

Please follow us on our Cooking Along the Crooked Road Facebook page for more updates and some fun memories of our past classes, teachers, students and food! longthecrookedroad
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Cooking Along the Crooked Road

Most of you realize by now that the Higher Education Center's teaching kitchen is going to be dismantled for another use. We are getting many emails and calls about the fall cooking classes and wanted to let you know that as of now, we have no schedule planned. We are working hard to find a new venue to continue the Cooking Along the Crooked Road program and are very excited about the prospects! Thank you for your many letters, phone calls and emails of concern and support for the program. We will keep you updated with our progress and hope to be able to give you more information sometime this sit tight! We want to thank all of our area chefs, culinary experts, volunteers and students who have supported and loved the classes. We couldn't have done it without any of you! You have brought new and exciting ideas, skills and much joy to the The Food City Kitchen at HEC and to the people in our area. I will continue to post some favorite photos that were taken during the last 8 1/2 years in the coming weeks. In the words of the late Laurie Colwin, " A table is a meeting place, a gathering ground, the source of sustenance and nourishment, festivity, safety and satifsfaction. A person cooking is a person giving: Even the simplest food is a gift."

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About Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center:

Hi-tech learning and conference center for education, professional development, and business and industry use. State-of-the-art technology including high speed internet, wireless Internet access, and satellite reception. Conference facility with 13,000 square foot Grand Hall (1500 person capacity), tiered executive auditorium (110 person capacity), u-shaped classroom (65 person capacity), plus 25 other classrooms available. Computer classrooms available to business and industry. Science lab. Linwood Holton Governor's School for gifted and talented high school students. College and university participants include Emory & Henry College, Norfolk State University, Old Dominion University, Radford University, University of Virginia, University of Virginia's College at Wise, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Highlands Community College, Virginia Intermont College, and Virginia Tech. Now offering over 60 graduate and undergraduate degree programs with present enrollment over 1000. Instruction provided by university faculty who teach at the Center and through distance education technologies. Facilities may be rented for professional meetings and economic development events.Participating Academic Institutions ■ Emory & Henry College ■ Old Dominion University ■ Radford University ■ University of Virginia ■ University of Virginia's College at Wise ■ Virginia Commonwealth University ■ Virginia Highlands Community College ■ Virginia Intermont College ■ Virginia Tech Courses for Older Adults ■ College for Older Adults (COA) Special Projects ■ Global Virginia ■ Internship Virginia ■ Study Virginia ■ Tobacco Commission Scholarships Conference Services ■ A versatile high tech conference environment accommodating 5 to 1500 Established by the General Assembly in '91 to strengthen the economy of the region through the education and training of the current and future workforce.

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