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community foundation

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.


January 2015 issue of Y Magazine highlights Waynesboro YMCA programs, activities

The latest edition of the Y Magazine is on the streets highlighting programs and activities at the Waynesboro YMCA.


Got news to share? A quick #PR how-to guide

Your business or nonprofit has news to share. Maybe you’re a self-published author or artist with a new book or exhibit ready to debut. The world needs to know, but how do you go about getting the word out? The writers among us have a built-in advantage here, but not as much as you think.


Boys & Girls Club director steps down

Boys & Girls Club of Waynesboro, Staunton and Augusta County executive director Tyrell McElroy is stepping down from the position Jan. 9 to take another position in Florida.


newspaper

Pulaski aquaponics venture is finalist for recognition

Pulaski Grow, an aquaponics business established in Pulaski County to provide youth job training opportunities, is among four finalists for the first-ever Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge.


vcu

VCU commencement speaker challenges newest graduates to ‘be disruptive’

During fall commencement ceremonies at VCU today, Kay Coles James, former director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, challenged graduates not to accept mediocrity but to be disruptive.


charlottesville

Charlottesville wins competitive award to help with sustainable land use audit

Charlottesville’s work to make downtown a more walkable, attractive destination has helped us win a national competitive award.


Getting kids into environmental activism

Young people can also get involved in environmental protection efforts right in their own backyards even without the support of a non-profit.


tax

Voters call for clarity: The IRS should listen

In November 2013, the IRS proposed a new definition of political activity that would have applied to 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations.


augusta health

Annual Lights of Love tree lighting ceremony at Augusta Health on Dec. 7

The annual Lights of Love Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration, benefitting the Gifted Care Program at the Shenandoah House and the Nursing Scholarship Program, will be Sunday at 4:30 pm in the Augusta Health Atrium Lobby.


virginia tech

Sold-out TEDxVirginiaTech to take over Moss Arts Center with inspiring speakers, technology expo

The third annual TEDxVirginiaTech kicks off tomorrow evening at the Moss Arts Center with Virginia Tech faculty, students, and alumni giving the talk of a lifetime.


CIT announces FY2015 solicitation for Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund

The Center for Innovative Technology announced the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund Request for Proposals for FY2015.


virginia

First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe unveils new ornament at the Executive Mansion

First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe, along with leaders of the Virginia Capitol Foundation, unveiled this year’s Official Capitol Square Ornament at the Executive Mansion.


business

CIT announces release of broadband adoption guide

The Center for Innovative Technology announced this week the release of broadband awareness and adoption resources filled with strategies to assist local and regional governments.


virginia

Governor McAuliffe accepts 127 acres of hallowed ground from Civil War Trust

Governor Terry McAuliffe presided over a ceremony at Sailor’s Creek Battlefield, formally announcing the transfer of 127 acres of hallowed ground at Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park.


augusta health

Augusta Health Big Squeeze program provides blood pressure screenings, education

The Big Squeeze, a hypertension screening and education program designed to lower blood pressure readings throughout the community, will begin in November and continue throughout 2015.


newspaper

Project GROWS leads North Augusta Farmers Market to successful year

Project GROWS is a nonprofit community farm with the mission of improving the overall health among children and youth in Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County.


newspaper

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.


Vector Industries celebrates workers, family

Employees at Vector Industries had lunch with some special people in their lives on Thursday: their families. “We’re here today at Vector Industries celebrating our employees,” said CEO Chrissy Johnston at the end of the Employee Forum, one in a series of events that the Waynesboro-based nonprofit business is holding to mark its 45th year in business.


Augusta County Library events celebrate the fall season

To celebrate the arrival of fall, the Augusta County Library is hosting free Saturday events throughout the county.


Vector Industries hosts government leaders at anniversary event

Representatives from City Hall all the way to Capitol Hill were at Vector Industries to learn more about the Waynesboro-based nonprofit that employs and trains persons with diverse disabilities to enable them to reach their potential as productive community members.


healthcare

Casey Kasem’s end-of-life nightmare is lesson for millions of Americans

The tragic legal battle between legendary radio host Casey Kasem’s family members over his end-of-life care before he died in June is a teachable moment for millions of Americans.


police

Governor debuts Virginia Faces of Drunk Driving site to combat DUI

Following last year’s increase in drunk driving fatalities – the first rise in six years – Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe unveiled a powerful new tool to keep drunk drivers off of the Commonwealth’s roadways.


business

CIT GAP Funds invests in Biotherapeutics Inc.

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced that its CIT GAP Funds closed an investment in Biotherapeutics, Inc., a Blacksburg-based company advancing therapeutics to treat inflammation and diabetes.


community foundation

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.