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Luray to host Blue Ridge Mountain Mudurance Sept. 26th

A combination trail run/mud run/obstacle course, the Blue Ridge Mountain Mudurance is a 5K race to be held September 26th at Bear Mountain Ziplines in Luray. It combines a serious test of fitness with breathtaking scenery in the forests and foothills just outside Shenandoah National Park.


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Blue Ridge Parkway launches National Park Service Centennial at the Blue Ridge Music Center on Aug. 29

The National Park Service, established by Congress in 1916, is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The Blue Ridge Parkway, Parkway partner organizations, and the Blue Ridge Music Center will usher in the 2016 centennial on Saturday, August 29


Wintergreen Resort Summer’s End Festival rocks Labor Day weekend

The annual Summer’s End Festival at Wintergreen Resort in Virginia’s spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains will showcase the region’s best live music, along with 151 breweries and wineries, an Arts & Craft show, great food and a bunch more activities to entertain the entire family throughout the resort over Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 4-7.


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Blue Ridge Fruit Loop offers fresh fruit for families

A collection of 11 pick-your-own farms in Central Virginia, operating as the Blue Ridge Fruit Loop, are offering some of the state’s freshest fruits available between May and December.


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Comment period on elk hunting proposal ends May 22

The public comment period for a proposal by the Virginia Board of Game and Inland Fisheries to close the state’s elk hunting season in 31 counties west of the Blue Ridge ends May 22.


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Blue Ridge Scholarships program at UVA poised to assist more students

Just 14 months ago, the Blue Ridge Scholarships program was launched with a $4 million challenge grant and an invitation to University of Virginia supporters to match the total.


Augusta Historical Society presents program on first African-American landowner west of the Blue Ridge

Augusta County was once America’s frontier … a rough place of tough settlers and endless struggle. The Augusta Historical Society offers a trip back to that exciting, difficult time at its Annual Spring Banquet April 27.


Food Bank to provide more healthy food in coming year

Buying unhealthy, inexpensive food is one of the most common ways that client households of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank stretch their dollars, a recent study of hunger reveals.


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Community Foundation now accepting grant applications

The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge announces the opening of their 2015 grant application cycle. Nonprofit organizations either located in or serving Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta, Nelson, and Highland counties are eligible and encouraged to apply.


Annual concert celebrates Twelve Days of Christmas

The talented choirs of two local churches will once again fill the sanctuary at Staunton Church of the Brethren with the sounds of the season during the annual Twelfth Night Concert on Sunday, Jan. 4.


Mathers thanks you for giving this holiday season

The Mathers Team, our colleagues, associates and friends pitched in to make the holidays brighter for a number of people in need this Christmas season.


Blue Ridge Area Food Bank receives $75,000 from Dominion Foundation

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank has received a $75,000 donation from the Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources, Inc., parent company of Dominion Virginia Power.


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Culpeper VDOT District: Traffic alerts for Dec. 22-Jan. 2

The following highway work is scheduled; weather permitting, in the Culpeper VDOT District during the upcoming week.


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Waynesboro Public Schools Foundation seeks to raise $1 million

The Waynesboro Public Schools Foundation has a goal to raise $1 million to benefit students and the educational experiences they receive through the Waynesboro Public School (WPS) system.


Kroger contributes to Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic division today presented the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank with more than $30,000. Kroger is donating $5,000 of the total for a new refrigerated trailer for the Food Bank to pick up and deliver food to soup kitchens, shelters and food pantries in its area.


Middlebrook doctor named 2014 Country Doctor of the Year

Dr. John Otho ‘Rob’ Marsh, an independent practitioner in Middlebrook and Raphine who is on the medical staff at Augusta Health, has been named the 2014 Country Doctor of the Year.


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McAuliffe announces 1,451 veteran hires through Virginia Values Veterans

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday that companies participating in the Commonwealth’s Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program have hired 1,451 Veterans between July 1, 2014 and September 30, 2014.


Talk Nation Radio: Stephen Nash on climate disruption in Virginia

Stephen Nash’s new book Virginia Climate Fever looks at the state of Virginia, and unless we radically change our ways it doesn’t look good.


Mathers invites you to support Food Bank, Salvation Army this holiday season

Mathers Construction Team is stepping up its efforts to help families in the region during the holiday season, and is inviting the community to join in the effort to spread the spirit of giving to those in need.


Food Bank clients face tough choices this holiday season

Families on limited incomes throughout the Blue Ridge area continue to make difficult choices between their basic needs and putting food on the table, according to a recent study of hunger in the area.


Ruth Jones named City of Staunton communications manager

Staunton City Manager Steve Owen announced today that Ruth Jones has been selected to fill the position of communications manager for the City of Staunton.


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UVA donors propel Blue Ridge Scholarships, financial-aid endowment

In just nine months, a new scholarship program for promising UVA students with financial need has attracted support exceeding its challenge grant requirement.


Get ready for Small Business Saturday in Staunton

I admit I have a love affair with the business owners of Staunton, Virginia. There. I said it. I can’t help it though!


UVA basketball opens at JMU: What is Tony Bennett thinking?

You’re looking at the schedule and wondering to yourself, Why is UVA basketball playing at JMU? At all. Not just in the season opener. ACC at CAA; this makes no sense whatsoever.


Game Notes: JMU women’s basketball opens with UCLA

James Madison is set to play host to the 23rd-ranked UCLA Bruins on Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. when the 2014-15 season tips off at the JMU Convocation Center.


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Nutrition, health, sustainability will be focus of Farm to Table Conference

The 2014 Virginia Farm to Table conference will focus on “Nutrition, Health and Sustainability from the Ground Up.” The conference will take place Dec. 2-3 at Blue Ridge Community College.


Alumnus Dean Weaver hopes to build a warmly connected community on a hilltop near EMU

From a developer’s perspective, the three-acre hilltop property a mile southeast of Eastern Mennonite University’s campus has significant challenges.


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Project GROWS Harvest Party featuring the Berenstain Bears this Saturday

Project GROWS, a 501c3 non-profit educational farm located in Augusta County, will host its annual “FEASTival,” harvest party and open farm event this Saturday.


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Community Foundation establishes fund for Fort Defiance High School

At the initiative of alumnus Scott Kimmel, the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge has created a new endowed fund, to be known as the Fort Defiance High School Foundation.


CDSME Office Relocated to Blue Ridge Hall

The Chronic Disease Self-Management Education office is being relocated to Blue Ridge Hall, Room 350, 601 University Boulevard in Harrisonburg. Moving will begin today and should be completed Monday.


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Augusta Health Community Benefits Committee awards grants

The Community Benefit Committee of the Augusta Health Board of Directors has awarded six single-year grants and three multi-year grants to meet the healthcare needs of the community.


New Food Bank hunger study shows majority of clients work

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank today released a new study—Hunger in America 2014, a comprehensive demographic profile of people seeking charitable food assistance in the Blue Ridge area.


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Tips for finding best places to leaf peep in Virginia

Mid to late October is designated by the Virginia Department of Forestry as the peak viewing time for leaf peepers to get a front row seat to some of the most colorful scenic drives and weekend getaways in Virginia.


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United Way, Community Foundation, CAPSAW discuss community needs

Leaders of the United Way, CAPSAW, and the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge met with community leaders to share what they gleaned from a series of community conversations conducted over the past year.


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Blue Ridge Parkway announces 11-mile road closure at Milepost 95 for boom axe operations

Over a two-week period in November, Blue Ridge Parkway maintenance personnel will be conducting large –scale trimming operations along the roadside from Milepost 95 to Milepost 106 (between Highways 43 at Bearwallow Gap and U.S. 460).


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Virginia Hunger Symposium: BRCC raises hunger awareness and money for Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

Blue Ridge Community College and the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (BRAFB) are partnering once again to raise the profile of hunger, both locally and abroad.


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BRCC Appalachian Heritage Arts Series concludes with lecture by Sharyn McCrumb

Sharyn McCrumb, a New York Times bestselling author, will close out the Appalachian Heritage Arts Series at Blue Ridge Community College with a lecture on Tuesday, October 14, at 12:45 p.m. in the Plecker Center auditorium.


Bridgewater College prof Scott Jost to share oral histories of apple growers

Scott Jost, associate professor of art at Bridgewater College, will read from the oral histories of apple growers who live and work in the Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge regions of Virginia at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College.


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Jim Epstein: Clean water is vital for business in Virginia

Virginia’s future depends on clean water, but it’s currently in danger. From the state’s booming wine industry, to tourism surrounding the Chesapeake Bay, to our expansive agriculture industry, Virginia thrives on high-quality clean water.


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Staunton VDOT District meeting set for Oct. 8

The Staunton VDOT District meeting is set for Wednesday, October 8, at Blue Ridge Community College, Plecker Center for Continuing Education, Weyers Cave.


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The Secret Service used to value POTUS a little more

My first experience with the Secret Service came in 1998. A cub reporter for The News Virginian in Waynesboro, Va., I got the assignment to cover a visit by President Bill Clinton to Wintergreen, just down the Blue Ridge Parkway.


Coyner Springs Kite Fly set for Saturday

Bring the whole family and join Waynesboro Parks & Recreation for the eighth annual Coyner Springs Kite Fly.


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Community Foundation announces record year

The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge recently announced at a gathering of its donors, volunteers, and community partners that so far in 2014 it has received new contributions and commitments of over $8.5 million.


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BRCC hosts panel discussion about Shenandoah National Park’s creation

Blue Ridge Community College is planning a panel discussion about the creation and history of the Shenandoah National Park on Friday, September 26, at 7 p.m. in the Plecker Center auditorium.


Mary Baldwin College Events: Sept. 17 through Oct. 1

Events on the calendar at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton for the period Sept. 17-Oct. 1.


Peebles gives back to Waynesboro with 30 Days of Giving

Peebles is launching its fall “30 Days of Giving” campaign. All Peebles customers who visit the Waynesboro store through Oct. 12, will be invited to donate to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.


Shenandoah National Park engages citizen scientists in mercury study

Shenandoah National Park has joined in a nation-wide study to sample mercury levels in national parks in an effort to identify threats to natural resources.


Staunton Senior Center enjoyed jaunt to Peaks of Otter

On Thursday, August 28, Staunton Senior Center took its summer trip to Peaks of Otter near Bedford.


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Community invited to DCCU’s upcoming Shred Days

Shredding documents is the best way to prevent personal information from falling into the wrong hands and DCCU is excited to partner with Shred-it® to host its semi-annual Shred Days.


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Are you ready for severe weather and emergencies?

The Cities of Staunton and Waynesboro and Augusta County in partnership with Blue Ridge Community College will be offering Community Emergency Response Training (CERT).