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Church spearheads effort to open new Verona Community Center

The Verona community has never had its own community center. That is about to change thanks to an effort spearheaded by Verona United Methodist Church. If all goes according to the church’s vision, an 8,200-square-foot former grocery store on Rt. 11 in Verona will be converted to a community center providing space for community and area church activities.


Provides US Inc. celebrates establishment of U.S. production facility in Augusta County

Provides US Inc., an Italy-based company, held an open house on Tuesday to formally celebrate progress on the company’s first United States manufacturing plant. Suppliers and customers, along with neighboring businesses, joined in the celebration.

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Girl Scout Open House in Verona on Sunday

If you’ve ever thought of volunteering for or enrolling your daughter in the Girl Scouts, then now is the perfect time to participate. Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline is putting out a call to the community for both adult volunteers and girls to sign-up.


The Factory Antique Mall in Verona declared largest antique mall in U.S.

The Factory Antique Mall, located in Verona, is officially the largest antique mall in the U.S. At 120,000 square feet, the Antique Mall houses over 225 dealers and has recorded record-breaking sales every year since 2008.


Bradford Staffing goes green: Employment firm leading local solar energy push

Bradford Staffing has supplied employees for nearly 300 employers in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia. It’s now looking to supply its own power through solar.


Neil T. Kester to announce run for Augusta County Sheriff May 19

Augusta County native Neil T. Kester will announce his entry into the 2015 race for Augusta County Sheriff on May 19 at 6pm on the steps of the Augusta County Government Center in Verona. Kester’s announcement is open to the public and the press.

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Ride with Pride benefit on Sunday

A bingo benefit for Ride with Pride will be held at the Verona Moose Lodge on Sunday March 15, 2015 from 2pm to 4pm.

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Mathers Construction update on Valley Businesses Give Back

Mathers Construction is in the spirit of giving and has joined the Valley Businesses Give Back effort to raise money and gather donated food for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. This week, United Rentals and Fastenal dropped off donations at the Mathers office in Waynesboro to go toward Valley Businesses Give Back.


Local libraries help Food Bank, reduce overdue fines

Through Jan. 4, donations of canned goods will reduce overdue fines at Augusta County Library, Staunton Public Library and Waynesboro Public Library. Known as “Can Your Fines,” this annual event encourages the return of overdue library materials while also helping those in need in our community.


VDOT sets public hearing for Va. 612/792 intersection work

The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a design public hearing concerning the intersection of Route 612 (Laurel Hill Road) and Route 792 (Indian Mound Road and Riverside Avenue) near Verona.


Blue Ridge Area Food Bank announces new leadership

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank announced on Monday the promotion of Michael McKee to chief executive officer as well as the appointment of three new officers on the Board of Directors.


Selling to the Government workshop

A workshop for area businesses interested in learning more about selling their products and services to federal, state, or local government agencies is being offered 8:30 – 11:30am Thursday March 28 at the Augusta County Government Center in Verona. Check-in and morning refreshments will begin at 8:00am.

Food Bank: More demand on child-hunger programs

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   While area school districts have experienced a spike in enrollment in the free- and reduced-price lunch program, the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank has seen an equally sharp rise in its own child-hunger programs.

Cancellations Blog: The latest on weather-related closings

    Moderated by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Postponement and cancellation notices are pouring in as the snow pours down on Augusta County, Staunton and Waynesboro associated with the powerful winter storm making its way up the East Coast this weekend. The AFP will post updates on weather-related postponements and cancellations to our Cancellations Blog in the […]

ShenanArts to host Junior Opry

  Staff Report News Tips: freepress2@ntelos.net ShenanArts will be hosting a session of The Virginia Junior Opry at its Stage4 Theatre, on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010. The show will begin at 3 p.m., and proceeds will go to benefit ShenanArts’ re-location fund. The Virginia Junior Opry was formed in the early ’90s, by Staunton native, […]