Are you ready for severe weather and emergencies?

newspaperAnyone who lives or works in Staunton, Waynesboro or  Augusta County can learn valuable basic skills in disaster preparedness, fire safety, first aid, terrorism awareness, disaster psychology, and search & rescue at an upcoming Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) course being offered in partnership with Blue Ridge Community College.

The course will be held on Thursday evenings, March 6 – May 8 from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Plecker Center on the campus of Blue Ridge Community College.

Using a standard curriculum designed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the nine-week CERT course is designed to give the average person tools to prepare themselves and their family during severe weather or other emergencies when emergency personnel are overwhelmed and may not be able to respond immediately. CERT is free and all materials are provided. Registration is required.

To register, contact Blue Ridge Community College Continuing Education at 540-453-2215. Website:www.brcc.edu/continuinged.

UVA Basketball Fans!

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Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25. The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe, and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018 through to the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.

Dick Vitale on Team of Destiny: “This is a hoops story you will LOVE! Jerry and Chris capture the sensational and dramatic championship journey by Tony Bennett and his tenacious Cavalier team. UVA was Awesome Baby and so is this book!”

Ralph Sampson on Team of Destiny: “Jerry and Chris have lived and seen it all, even before my time. I highly recommend this book to every basketball fan across the globe. This story translates to all who know defeat and how to overcome it!”

Buy here.




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