In the News
– Programming Note: New United Way-Imagination Library to be featured on WKDW Friday morning
– AFP on Facebook: Poll/Discussion – The Leader, or the NV?
– Local News: Bridgewater students to create NYC skyline in Staunton, posted Thursday, 9:40 a.m.
– Business: Local florist celebrating 10 years, posted Thursday, 9:40 a.m.
– Local News: Comp plan committee to hold public-input meeting in Staunton, posted Thursday, 9:40 a.m.
– Politics: Sixth District Democrats to hold convention in May, posted Thursday, 9:40 a.m.
Programming Note: New United Way-Imagination Library to be featured on WKDW Friday morning
Charlotte Stephenson of the Churchville Library will be a guest on WKDW-900AM’s “Country Club” with host Kris Neil Friday at 9 a.m. to talk about the collaboration between the United Way of Greater Augusta and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to bring books to young children in Western Augusta.
AFP on Facebook: Poll/Discussion – The Leader, or the NV?
Local News: Bridgewater students to create NYC skyline in Staunton, posted Thursday, 9:40 a.m.
Eight students from the sculpture class in Bridgewater College’s art department will create a 60-square-foot, 8-foot tall sculpture of the New York City skyline made out of donated canned foods. The cans comprising the sculpture will be donated to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.
The sculpture will be on display at the Beverley Street Galleries, 22 W. Beverley St., in Staunton, from April 24 through May 7. A reception kicking off the event will be held April 24 from 5-7 p.m. at the gallery.
“These students and I are part of a college that emphasizes public service,” said Michael Hough, an associate professor of art at Bridgewater and supervisor for the project. “Being able to incorporate service into the curriculum is an excellent thing because it provides both a community service and a way to keep students challenged.”
The “Can Sculpture” project is sponsored by the Staunton-Augusta Art Center, the Beverley Street Studio School, the CoART Gallery, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Wal-Mart, which donated $1,000 toward the project. It is being produced in conjunction with the VMFA’s traveling show, “Faces of Poverty.”
Anyone wanting to donate canned food for use in the sculpture should contact Hough before April 24 at 540.828.5684 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. A container for additional donations after the sculpture has been built will be available at the art gallery.
For further information, contact the Beverley Street Studio School at 540.886.8636.
Business: Local florist celebrating 10 years, posted Thursday, 9:40 a.m.
Sweet Williams Florist Inc. located at 1782 Jefferson highway in Fishersville, VA is celebrating its 10th anniversary with an open house from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. on Monday April 27, 2009. Light refreshments will be served. Come in and register for the drawings for fresh floral arrangements.
Sweet Williams was established in April 1999. Sweet Williams is an award-winning florist being voted “The Valley’s Favorite Florist” in 2000, 2003 and 2005. Their wedding consultant and manager, with 30 years experience, have been recognized, twice, in the National Florist Review Magazine. They are committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts.
Local News: Comp plan committee to hold public-input meeting in Staunton, posted Thursday, 9:40 a.m.
The Citizen Advisory Committee for the Staunton Comprehensive Plan Update will hold a Public Input Open House for the residents of the City of Staunton on Monday, May 4, from 5-8 p.m. at Bessie Weller Elementary School, 600 Greenville Ave.
The Open House will provide an opportunity for participants to review the Plan’s Priority Initiatives and give input and comments. Please take time to get involved with this process. Citizen input and support are vital to the success of Staunton’s future. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Sharon Angle, Director of Planning for the City of Staunton, at 540.332.3862 or by e-mail at email@example.com, or Rebecca Joyce, Senior Planner, Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission, 540.885.5174 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Politics: Sixth District Democrats to hold convention in May, posted Thursday, 9:40 a.m.
The Sixth District Democratic Convention is scheduled for the morning of Saturday, May 16, at Wilson Memorial High School in Fishersville.
The agenda for the meeting includes the election of members to the Sixth District Democratic Committee. Those interested in being considered for one of the spots must file a prefiling form and deposit $20 with Sixth District Chair Linda Wyatt by May 8.
For more information, contact Wyatt at email@example.com.