Tag: comcast

Augusta Free Press produces TV ad for Kris McMackin CPA

Augusta Free Press has produced a new TV ad for Kris McMackin CPA in Staunton that will air on several cable TV networks for local Comcast subscribers in Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta County in the coming weeks.

High technology, weapons of mass destruction and hazardous communication tools

2015’s opening offers an appropriate time to examine high technology and its development of weapons of mass destruction and other threats to the Earth.

Ten-day village building convergence rocks small town Sebastopol

Participants in the ambitious ten-day Sebastopol Village Building Convergence (VBC) painted murals on streets in this small Northern California town and filled the Grange Hall, the Permaculture Skills Center.

Village building convergence coming to small town Sebastopol

Village Building Convergence (VBC) activists and their supporters from Cittaslow Sebastopol, Transition, the Grange, Permaculture Skills Center, and other groups recently packed the City Council meeting of small town Sebastopol in semi-rural Sonoma County, Northern California.

Comcast offers up to six months of complimentary Internet service, amnesty program for low-income families

Comcast announced on Tuesday it will include up to six months of complimentary service for any new family that has not yet applied for Internet Essentials.

Shepherd Bliss: Black Oak Down

The tall, old black oak had split right down the middle of its deep, wide trunk. Though on my neighbor’s farm, it anchored my farm. It now lay slit down its center, broken, crashing across the fence.

UVA Athletics

Postgame Blog: UVa. basketball vs. Navy

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham was courtside at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville for tonight’s basketball game between UVa. (3-1) and Navy (2-3), won by Virginia by a 67-42 final. Anthony Gill had 18 points (8-9 FG) for Virginia, while Joe Harris had 16 points (7-8 FG), and Mike Tobey and Malcolm Brogdon each had 13 (each 6-10 FG). UVa. shoots 56.6 percent from the field and outrebounds Navy 40-19.

AFP produces TV spot for Gateway Theatre

TV commercial set to run on Comcast in the Waynesboro/Staunton market promoting December 2012 events at the Gateway Theatre in Waynesboro, Va. Spot produced by Augusta Free Press.

Chris Graham: Ba-a-a-d customer service

To make a long story short: We’re changing cable and Internet providers. How we got there … Well, for starters, we weren’t unhappy with Comcast/Xfinity until the past couple of weeks, though actually we could’ve been unhappy customers dating back a little while. Ever since the company changed its on-screen menu, about a month ago […]

AFP produces TV spot for 2012 Business Showcase

Augusta Free Press produced the TV commercial spot for the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce 2012 Business Showcase. The spot will air on WHSV-TV3 and Comcast. The 2012 Business Showcase is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 9, from 1-5 p.m. at the Best Western Waynesboro Inn & Suites Conference Center.

Local seniors honored by Comcast

The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to empower and enrich lives, is awarding 53 Virginia high school seniors scholarships through its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program. The program, one of the Comcast Foundation’s signature community investment programs, recognizes students’ leadership skills, academic achievement and commitment […]

A merger that isn’t Comcastic

On Dec. 3, 2009, the cable giant Comcast announced plans to buy NBC/Universal from General Electric in a $28 billion merger. Ever since, lawmakers in Washington and legions of activists have been raising the alarm about the threat such a deal would pose to telecommunication workers, cable and Internet users, and communities of color. As […]

Local students among Comcast scholarship honorees

Edited by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   Three local students were among those recognized at an event in Richmond last week as Comcast Foundation scholarship winners. Seth Jergenson of Waynesboro High School, Emberli McGann of Stuarts Draft High School and Laura Reeves of Buffalo Gap High School will all receive $1,000 scholarships from the Comcast Foundation.

Another cheap shot from the far right

“Do you believe in the sanctity of human life? Do you believe in traditional marriage? If so, according to Chris Graham, you are as bad as Heinrich Himmler!” a local blogger informed a regular New Dominion and Augusta Free Press advertiser in an e-mail that the advertiser in turn forwarded to me this evening.

The Final Word: Not for lack of Inspiration

I had tried a couple of times to look into the matter of why Comcast Cable devotes two channels, 6 and 17, on its top tier of offerings in Waynesboro, Staunton and Harrisonburg to The Inspiration Network, the broadcast home of controversial archconservative religious figures like John Hagee and Benny Hinn, secular conservatives David Cerullo […]