Tag: Central Shenandoah

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Fields of Gold agritourism program awarded USDA grant

A growing group of agritourism operators in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia recently received a significant boost in promotional and technical support with the award of a $93,674 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant to the Fields of Gold Agritourism Program.


Ackelson wanted after missing preliminary hearing

Derick Heath Ackelson, 43 years old, is now a wanted man. Ackelson was scheduled to appear in Waynesboro General District Court on Monday for a preliminary hearing for the August grand larceny charge but was a no show.


HeLa Genome Project explored in Bridgewater College event

David Lacks Jr. and Veronica Spencer, featured in Rebecca Skloot’s bestseller, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, will speak on Thursday, Oct. 2, in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College.


Mars One co-founder to speak at Bridgewater College

Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp has made multiple breakthroughs in the field of science in technology. As co-founder and CEO of Mars One, his goal is to put humans on the planet Mars by 2025.


“Crossfire” co-host Van Jones to speak at Bridgewater College

Van Jones, co-host of CNN’s Crossfire, will speak on Monday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m., in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College. The program, sponsored by the Kline-Bowman Endowment Fund for Creative Peacebuilding, is free and open to the public.


Bridgewater College receives gift of world’s most efficient vehicle

The ELF (Electric, Light, Fun) vehicle is the latest effort by Bridgewater to increase its sustainability and reduce reliance on traditional, carbon-emission technology.


Charlottesville artist Isabelle Abbot to exhibit work at Bridgewater College

Charlottesville, Va., artist Isabelle Abbot will exhibit paintings from the central Virginia Piedmont in the Cleo Driver Miller Art Gallery at Bridgewater College Sept. 22 – Oct. 15.


Two Bridgewater College students awarded Druna Scholarship

Two Bridgewater College students who achieved superior academic standards and good campus citizenship have been selected as recipients of the John W. and Lurene M. Durna Endowed Scholarship.


DCCU welcomes new mortgage advisor

DuPont Community Credit Union (DCCU) is pleased to announce the addition of Tina Coffey to DCCU’s mortgage team.


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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.


Oscar-nominated Amir Windowm to speak at Bridgewater College

Amir Windom, Oscar-nominated and Grammy Award-winning record executive, will speak Tuesday, Sept.16, at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College.


Mother of Sandy Hook shooting victim to speak at Bridgewater College

Scarlett Lewis, mother of Jesse Lewis – one of the 20 children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012 in Newtown, Conn. – will speak on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 7:30 p.m., in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College.


DCCU breaks ground on new Harrisonburg location

DuPont Community Credit Union (DCCU) recently began the construction of its third Harrisonburg, Virginia location. The approximately 5,200-square-foot facility will be situated on the corner of South High Street and Erickson Avenue.


Bridgewater College focuses on student suicide prevention

A public exhibition of 1,100 backpacks – each commemorating one of the 1,100 college students who die by suicide in the United States each year – will be on display at Bridgewater College Sept. 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the campus mall.


Ciro’s Pizza in Waynesboro burglarized again

Ciro’s Pizza on Broad Street in Waynesboro was burglarized again overnight Sunday.


Abandoned as a child in Romania, Izidor Ruckel to speak at Bridgewater College

Izidor Ruckel, one of thousands of neglected orphans discovered by the American media when Romania opened its doors to foreign press in 1990, will speak Monday, Sept.15, at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College.


Bridgewater College named one of Best in Commonwealth by Virginia Living

Bridgewater College has been named one of the best colleges in the commonwealth by Virginia Living magazine in its 2014 supplement, Virginia Living State of Education.


Bridgewater College to host Business Expo on Sept. 3

A business expo designed to help connect Bridgewater College students with local businesses and residents will be held Sept. 3 from 3-6 p.m. at the Funkhouser Center on the college campus.


Survivors of Seton Hall University fire to speak at Bridgewater College

In the early morning hours of Jan. 19, 2000, college roommates Shawn Simons and Alvaro Llanos were asleep on the third floor of their six-story freshman residence at Seton Hall University when arsonists started a fire in the lounge on the same floor.


Waynesboro Police report another rash of business burglaries

Waynesboro Police released details on another rash of business burglaries reported on Monday and early Tuesday.