Tag: Blue Ridge

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Tips for finding best places to leaf peep in Virginia

Mid to late October is designated by the Virginia Department of Forestry as the peak viewing time for leaf peepers to get a front row seat to some of the most colorful scenic drives and weekend getaways in Virginia.


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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.


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Blue Ridge Parkway announces 11-mile road closure at Milepost 95 for boom axe operations

Over a two-week period in November, Blue Ridge Parkway maintenance personnel will be conducting large –scale trimming operations along the roadside from Milepost 95 to Milepost 106 (between Highways 43 at Bearwallow Gap and U.S. 460).


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Virginia Hunger Symposium: BRCC raises hunger awareness and money for Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

Blue Ridge Community College and the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (BRAFB) are partnering once again to raise the profile of hunger, both locally and abroad.


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BRCC Appalachian Heritage Arts Series concludes with lecture by Sharyn McCrumb

Sharyn McCrumb, a New York Times bestselling author, will close out the Appalachian Heritage Arts Series at Blue Ridge Community College with a lecture on Tuesday, October 14, at 12:45 p.m. in the Plecker Center auditorium.


Bridgewater College prof Scott Jost to share oral histories of apple growers

Scott Jost, associate professor of art at Bridgewater College, will read from the oral histories of apple growers who live and work in the Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge regions of Virginia at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College.


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Jim Epstein: Clean water is vital for business in Virginia

Virginia’s future depends on clean water, but it’s currently in danger. From the state’s booming wine industry, to tourism surrounding the Chesapeake Bay, to our expansive agriculture industry, Virginia thrives on high-quality clean water.


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Staunton VDOT District meeting set for Oct. 8

The Staunton VDOT District meeting is set for Wednesday, October 8, at Blue Ridge Community College, Plecker Center for Continuing Education, Weyers Cave.


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The Secret Service used to value POTUS a little more

My first experience with the Secret Service came in 1998. A cub reporter for The News Virginian in Waynesboro, Va., I got the assignment to cover a visit by President Bill Clinton to Wintergreen, just down the Blue Ridge Parkway.


Coyner Springs Kite Fly set for Saturday

Bring the whole family and join Waynesboro Parks & Recreation for the eighth annual Coyner Springs Kite Fly.


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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.


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BRCC hosts panel discussion about Shenandoah National Park’s creation

Blue Ridge Community College is planning a panel discussion about the creation and history of the Shenandoah National Park on Friday, September 26, at 7 p.m. in the Plecker Center auditorium.


Mary Baldwin College Events: Sept. 17 through Oct. 1

Events on the calendar at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton for the period Sept. 17-Oct. 1.


Peebles gives back to Waynesboro with 30 Days of Giving

Peebles is launching its fall “30 Days of Giving” campaign. All Peebles customers who visit the Waynesboro store through Oct. 12, will be invited to donate to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.


Shenandoah National Park engages citizen scientists in mercury study

Shenandoah National Park has joined in a nation-wide study to sample mercury levels in national parks in an effort to identify threats to natural resources.


Staunton Senior Center enjoyed jaunt to Peaks of Otter

On Thursday, August 28, Staunton Senior Center took its summer trip to Peaks of Otter near Bedford.


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Community invited to DCCU’s upcoming Shred Days

Shredding documents is the best way to prevent personal information from falling into the wrong hands and DCCU is excited to partner with Shred-it® to host its semi-annual Shred Days.


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Are you ready for severe weather and emergencies?

The Cities of Staunton and Waynesboro and Augusta County in partnership with Blue Ridge Community College will be offering Community Emergency Response Training (CERT).


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Local AARP meeting set for Wednesday

AARP Blue Ridge Chapter #544 will meet Wednesday, September 17 , at 11:30 a.m. at Summit Square, 501 Oak Ave, Waynesboro for its monthly luncheon meeting.


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Sixth annual Try Transit Week set for September 15-19

Mid-September is a great time to give public transportation a try throughout Virginia, with special giveaways and free rides available during Try Transit Week.


Mary Baldwin College Events: Sept.11-22

The busy event calendar at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Va., for the period Sept. 11-22.


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Blue Ridge Parkway prepares for fall travel season

The Blue Ridge Parkway is expecting a robust fall visitor season along the 469-mile linear national park which offers breathtaking scenic beauty and a wide variety of educational and cultural experiences.


Coalition forms over proposed Dominion pipeline

A coalition of 22 organizations from across Virginia and West Virginia has formed the Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance in response to the September 2 announcement of the proposed 550-mile natural gas pipeline from Harrison County, W.Va., to Robeson County, N.C.


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Our Town Charlottesville meetings begin Thursday

“Our Town Charlottesville,” a series of town hall style meetings in all of Charlottesville’s neighborhoods, will begin again on Thursday with a meeting for residents of the Fifeville, Starr Hill, 10th & Page, Orangedale, West Haven and Blue Ridge Commons neighborhoods.


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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.


Virginia Professional Communicators chooses Marietta McCarty as Newsmaker 2014

Virginia Professional Communicators – the former Virginia Press Women – has selected Virginia author and philosopher, Marietta McCarty, as its Newsmaker 2014.


AT&T enhancing coverage for Lockn’ Music Festival

As thousands of people converge at Lockn’ Music Festival, AT&T* is boosting network capacity to help its customers have a great wireless experience. The Lockn’ Music Festival takes place annually on Oak Ridge Farm in Arrington, VA, at the foot of the Blue Ridge.


Southern Environmental Law Center statement on proposed Dominion pipeline

The following is a statement from Greg Buppert, senior attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center, on the proposed Dominion pipeline.


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Hunger Action Month begins at Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

Hunger advocates from the Blue Ridge area and across the country will be wearing orange on Thursday, September 4 in an effort to raise awareness of the 49 million people in the United States who struggle with hunger.


Waynesboro Police arrest Staunton man on check forging

The Waynesboro Police Department has arrested a Staunton man on numerous felony charges after he went on a check forging and cashing spree in March of this year.


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Community Foundation opens Dawbarn Awards nominations

Is there someone in our community who you think exemplifies the spirit of service for our children in public education? If so, consider nominating them for a prestigious 2014 Dawbarn Education Award. A total of $100,000 will be awarded to 10 deserving individuals that inspire, encourage and foster learning.


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BRCC hosts exhibit by landscape photographer Hullihen Williams Moore

Blue Ridge Community College is hosting an exhibit by landscape photographer Hullihen Williams Moore entitled “Shenandoah: Views of Our National Park.”