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Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park seeking volunteers for Park Day projects

The National Park Service and the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation are seeking volunteers to complete work projects being planned for Park Day on Saturday, March 28.


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Robert Hurt votes to exempt volunteer firefighters, EMTs from healthcare law

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 33, the Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act.


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Farm Bureau to emphasize agriculture issues at Jan. 29 Legislative Day

Virginia Farm Bureau Federation volunteer leaders will speak with state legislators about issues of interest to the commonwealth’s farmers during the organization’s annual Legislative Day on Jan. 29.


VMI baseball announces staff moves

Former Western Kentucky volunteer assistant Casey Dykes has been named the newest full-time assistant coach for VMI baseball. In addition, pitching coach Travis Beazley has been promoted to associate head coach.


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Augusta Health Foundation has banner first year

Each New Year’s Day is a time for both reflecting on the year past and focusing on the goals of the year to come. For the Augusta Health Foundation, 2014 was its first full year of operation, and one that included many firsts and significant accomplishments.


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My Virginia Plate will be 2015 Virginia AITC book of year

Virginia’s Agriculture in the Classroom program has named My Virginia Plate, written by Tammy Maxey and illustrated by Kevin Pitts and Greg Cravens, its 2015 Virginia AITC Book of the Year.


Former Longwood soccer player impacting Farmville youth with Beyond The Numbers Club

Under normal circumstances, the question would not have alarmed Longwood women’s soccer player Amelia McConnell. But the circumstances that one night during her freshman year were anything but normal.


Central Shenandoah EMS Council EMT programs receive accreditation

Central Shenandoah EMS Council is pleased to announce that it recently received accreditation from the Virginia Office of EMS (OEMS) for its Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training programs.


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UVA students who designed shield for Orion spacecraft attend liftoff

UVA students Danny McNamara and Sajan Sheth were at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to observe this week’s launch of NASA’s Orion spacecraft.


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Staunton Montessori School continues annual support of Salvation Army Angel Tree Project

Today, Staunton Montessori School students will deliver much needed holiday gift items to families in need through the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Project.


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Birds and windows: A deadly dilemma

When a bird flew into the window of Becky Schneider’s office at the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center last year, the avian ecologist rushed outside and found a stunned flycatcher that flew off shortly afterward.


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American Red Cross, Suburban Propane partnership expansion fuels blood donations

The first “Fuel Your Community” campaign between the American Red Cross and Suburban Propane in October helped collect thousands of lifesaving blood and platelet donations.


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Study: Citizen scientist data collection increases risk of error

Using amateur citizen scientists to collect data, such as types of trees in a forest, would seem like an ideal way for budget-strapped agencies and organizations to augment their workforce.


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Governor McAuliffe seeks nominations for volunteerism awards

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday that nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards.


Matt Lawler receives Governor’s 2014 Excellence in EMS Award

Central Shenandoah EMS Council announced that its Director of EMS Programs, Matt Lawler has been awarded the Governor’s Award for Excellence in EMS.


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Recruitment begins for two outreach specialist positions at VPAS

Recruitment is underway to fill two positions for an Outreach Specialist in the Staunton, Augusta, Waynesboro and Harrisonburg Rockingham Regions at the Valley Program for Aging Services.


Albemarle County Fire Rescue awarded grant for fire prevention, safety

Albemarle County Fire Rescue is pleased to announce that they are the recipients of a nearly $100,000 grant from FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program for enhancing fire protection and safety in low income and impoverished areas of our community.


How did Jesse Matthew fly under the radar for so long?

We already knew that Jesse Matthew, in jail in connection with the Sept.13 disappearance of second-year UVA student Hannah Graham, has been connected to the 2009 disappearance and murder of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington.


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Short film screening to benefit Augusta Dog Adoptions

The Shenandoah Valley District of the Virginia Production Alliance proudly announces the free screening of its short film to benefit the all-volunteer rescue group Augusta Dog Adoptions.


Forensic link between Hannah Graham, Morgan Harrington cases

Forensic evidence collected in the ongoing investigation into the disappearance of second-year UVA student Hannah Graham shows a link between that case and the 2009 disappearance and murder of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington.


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VPAS Senior Center News and Notes: Quilts and The Homestead

Handmade quilts were donated to Volunteer Coordinator Dawn Shull on Wednesday September 24th as part of a project one of her Meals on Wheels volunteer approached her with several months ago.


Uninformed Speculation: Analysis on the latest in the Hannah Graham case

Jesse Matthew is in a jail in Virginia, and we still know nothing as to the whereabouts of second-year UVA student Hannah Graham, who was last seen alive in the early morning hours of Sept. 13.


Bridgewater College Arts and Events: October 2014

Bridgewater College upcoming events: October 2014.


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Free screening to benefit Augusta Dog Adoptions

The Shenandoah Valley District of the Virginia Production Alliance proudly announces the free screening of our short film to benefit the all-volunteer rescue group Augusta Dog Adoptions.


Swab, Roberts join UVA baseball staff

UVA baseball head coach Brian O’Connor has announced the hiring of Robby Swab and Mike Roberts to his staff. Swab will serve as the Director of Baseball Operations, while Roberts will take over as the Coordinator of Video and Scouting.


JMU softball joins Spotswood High School for community carnival

James Madison softball joined Spotswood High School for its annual CommUNITY Carnival last Friday afternoon. It was the Dukes second year to be involved in the event, which supports Spotswood’s anti-bullying program called Olweus.


JMU’s Loes Stijntjes reflects on volunteering at the 2014 Rabobank Hockey World Cup

This summer, junior back Loes Stijntjes (Steenokkerzeel, Belgium/Heilig Hartcollege) had the opportunity to volunteer at the 2014 Rabobank Hockey World Cup, hosted in The Netherlands May 31-June 15, 2014.


McAuliffe celebrates new initiative to support state parks

Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe hosted a strategic planning session Tuesday in Richmond for the Partnership for Parks campaign founded by the Virginia Association for Parks and the Garden Club of Virginia.


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BRCC hosts Community Resource and Internship Fair

Blue Ridge Community College is bringing together over 35 community agencies and employers for its second Community Resource and Internship Fair on Tuesday, September 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Plecker Workforce Center.


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Shenandoah Germanic Heritage Museum’s fourth annual GermanFest

GermanFest, an Oktoberfest-like event to be hosted by the Shenandoah Germanic Heritage Museum, is set for Saturday September 13 from 10 am – 6 pm.


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Senior News: Briefs from local senior centers

News from senior centers run by Valley Program for Aging Services.


Waynesboro YMCA welcomes new developmental swim coach

Kendra Hogg first jumped into a YMCA pool at the age of 1. A Rochester, N.Y., native, Hogg began swimming competitively in elementary school and rode the wave all the way to a Division I scholarship at Old Dominion University.


City of Staunton’s fire insurance rating improves

Staunton Fire & Rescue Department’s Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating will improve from a Class 5 to a Class 3 rating effective October 1, 2014.


VPAS issues call for Meals on Wheels volunteers

The Valley Program for Aging Services’ Meals on Wheels program serves a nutritious meal Monday through Friday to homebound residents in Staunton who are over age 60.


Medicare Café to help Valley residents

A unique Medicare Café opens in Clarke County this August and offers local residents help in understanding their personal Medicare benefits and/or the opportunity to gather information for family members or friends.


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Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline calls for new members, volunteers

Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline is making its back-to-school push for girls and adult volunteers to join Girl Scouts, the country’s preeminent leadership development organization for girls.


Celebrate wilderness in Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park will be hosting a nine-day celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act from Saturday, August 30 through Sunday, September 7, 2014.


Community info session on ambulance billing for Western Albemarle

As a result of two new important changes to Albemarle County’s Emergency Medical Service (EMS) billing program, Albemarle County Fire Rescue and Western Albemarle Rescue Squad will be holding a community information session on August 25, 2014 at the Crozet Library meeting room from 6:30 – 8:00pm.


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Valley Program for Aging Services News/Notes

The latest news from the Valley Program for Aging Services, which provides services to seniors in Harrisonburg-Rockingham, Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro, Rockbridge, Bath and Highland.


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Press Conference: Washington Redskins president/general manager George Allen

Washington Redskins President/General Manager Bruce Allen talks with reporters at training camp in Richmond, Va., on Aug. 12.