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McAuliffe statement on House action regarding his budget vetoes

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement this evening after the General Assembly failed to override any of his line item vetoes to the 2015-2016 biennial budget.


100 pounds and counting: Our secret to losing weight

I could make this short and sweet: the secret to losing weight is to move more and eat less. Funny thing is, it really is that easy. I know, because that’s what I’m doing.


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Helping new farmers get started in agriculture

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced today a new USDA program that will help new, minority and military veteran farmers get their start in agriculture.


Seniors Gather at Gypsy Hill Park

Last Thursday approximately thirty seniors from Staunton Senior Center and Waynesboro Senior Center joined at Gypsy Hill Park for the monthly health program entitled “Relaxation in the Park”, presented by health program team members including Shelly Lam, Anna Stell, and Jessica Miller.


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Randy Forbes: Flags in – a reminder of the First Amendment

The First Amendment of our Constitution outlines some of those freedoms that our Founding Fathers saw as inherent to our DNA as a nation.


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Randy Forbes: The Tenth Amendment

A power struggle. That’s what our Founding Fathers foresaw between individual states and our federal government. So in 1787, they penned the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.


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Primer: Businesses aren’t bound by the First Amendment

You may be weak-spined, depending on the perspective, but since you’re not Congress, you’re not capable of violating anybody’s First Amendment rights.


Recent events at the Bath Community Senior Center

On April 17, Bath Community Senior Center members and staff enjoyed lunch at Jason’s Pizza following a morning of exercise at the Bath Wellness Center. It was a wonderful day of fun, food and friends.


Chronic Disease Workshop Concluded

The Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop that had been held at the Staunton Public Library concluded with five successful completers.


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East Rockingham Senior Center at Valley Mall & Golden Corral

On April 14, 15 members and staff persons from East Rockingham Senior Center enjoyed a field trip to Valley Mall. Fifteen Center members got their daily exercise walking through Valley Mall. Several members took advantage of the opportunity to do some much needed shopping.


Representation at Staunton City Council Public Hearing

Staunton Senior Center (SSC) member Laura Luziach and SSC Local Council Chair Michael Thompson spoke on behalf of VPAS at the Staunton City Council Public Hearing on the proposed FY15 budget. Both were speaking in support of the budget and thanking the City for their support of VPAS.


Dinner Diva: Eat like a caveman on the go-traveling while paleo

When most folks first decide to adopt a Paleo lifestyle, they tend to prepare their own food and avoid eating out at restaurants where healthy options can be hard to find.


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UVa. develops tool to check cells’ batteries

Under the microscope, they glow like streetlights, forming tidy rows that follow the striations of muscle tissue. They are mitochondria, the powerhouses of cells, and researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have created a method to illuminate and understand them in living creatures like never before.


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Program to fund new fight against childhood obesity

Gov. Terry McAuliffe, First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe, and Jake Steinfeld, Chair of the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils announced today their collaboration to combat childhood obesity in Virginia.


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ACLU applauds Gov. McAuliffe’s veto of SB 555

The ACLU of Virginia applauds Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s veto of Senate Bill 555, which would have allowed National Guard chaplains to proselytize to unwilling service members.


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ACLU asks Gov. Terry McAuliffe to protect bills that might threaten religious freedom

The ACLU of Virginia has sent letters urging Gov. Terry McAuliffe to veto Senate Bill 236, Senate Bill 330, and Senate Bill 555. Senate Bill 236 and Senate Bill 555 will allow the government to promote one religion over another, and Senate Bill 330 will license the use of religion to discriminate.


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ACLU urges veto of Senate Bill 855 regarding National Guard chaplains, prayer

The ACLU of Virginia has sent a letter urging Gov. Terry McAuliffe to veto Senate Bill 555. The bill severely undermines the religious freedom of rank and file National Guard members by permitting military chaplains, acting as government agents, to push their personal religious beliefs during official National Guard events.


Dinner Diva: Don’t let kids leave home without manners

The question is — how do we bring up these children of ours to not be social misfits and ne’er-do-wells at the dinner table? The real answer to decent table manners lies with the parents. Children must be trained, and part of that training is from example.


Bridgewater College students to Work with Habitat for Humanity in Florida over spring break

A group of Bridgewater College students and two staff members will travel to Florida over spring break – not to spend all their time at the beach – but to volunteer as construction workers with Habitat’s Collegiate Challenge Spring Break 2014.


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Montpelier 5K set for March 22

The American Heritage Series, races designed to promote healthy living, community involvement, and engagement with historically significant sites, returns to Orange County with the second running of the Montpelier 5K on Saturday, March 22.


Sen. Chap Petersen leads fight to roll back homeowner’s association powers

State Sen. Chap Petersen led the fight to roll back the effects of a bill that enhances the power of for home owner associations (HOAs) and condo associations to fine homeowners and exercise powers outside of their charters.


Bob Goodlatte: Honoring the sacrifices of America’s heroes

The soldiers who stormed the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944, saw some of the most intense fighting of World War II. Among them on D-Day was Sergeant Robert L. Sales of Madison Heights, a member of the Virginia National Guard Company B, 116th Infantry.


SAIL Successful at Staunton Senior Center

So far twenty Staunton Senior Center members have taken part in the new SAIL exercise program. Stay Active & Independent for Life is being offered twice a week at the Center, on Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:30 a.m.


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Federal court overturns Virginia same sex marriage ban

A federal court in Virginia has ruled that Virginia’s ban on same sex marriage is unconstitutional, but the ruling was suspended in anticipation of an appeal, meaning no same sex marriages will yet be recognized in Virginia pending that appeal.


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House GOP pushes passage of bill to enable members to defend state laws

On a mostly party-line vote on Monday, the House of Delegates passed HB 706, a bill that would give legal standing for any member of the General Assembly to defend a law that the Attorney General has deemed unconstitutional.


Staunton Senior Center Local Council Met Jan. 30

Staunton Senior Center’s Local Council met to discuss a variety of topics. Chairman Michael Thompson reported to members about his attendance at the VPAS advisory committee meeting earlier in the week.


Eighteen Members Assessed for SAIL Program at Staunton

Eighteen members at Staunton Senior Center have been assessed for the new SAIL (Stay Active & Independent for Life) exercise program which is set to begin on Tuesday, February 4 at 9:30 a.m.


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McAuliffe signs executive order establishing gift limit for administration officials, Executive Branch Ethics Commission

Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed Executive Order Number 2 on Saturday, establishing a $100 gift limit on himself, his family, members of the executive branch and their families.


Staunton Senior Center began SAIL assessments

Anna Stell, Marketing Representative for Interim Health Care and health program presenter at Staunton Senior Center, arrived at noon on Monday, Jan. 6 ready to assist Lori Pullin, Program Director for SSC, with Stay Active & Independent for Life (SAIL) assessments.


New Year’s Resolution: Get your business moving in 2014

It may be just a flip of the calendar, but we don’t tend to treat the New Year that way. The New Year brings with it the chance for new beginnings. That’s why we make New Year’s Resolutions, right? Just like we make resolutions for ourselves to exercise more, eat better, finally start writing that novel that you’ve always said you wanted to write, and that kind of thing, we make resolutions related to our businesses.


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Surviving the holidays: Think before you drink

The holidays are upon us and so are busy roadways full of holiday travelers headed out to celebrate with family, friends and loved ones. More than 2.7 million Virginia residents are embarking on their Christmastime road trips and AAA Mid-Atlantic is urging motorists to exercise extreme caution on the highway during the entire holiday travel period.


SAILing into the New Year at Staunton Senior Center

Last week several VPAS employees and one intern attended the leadership training for SAIL, which stands for Stay Active & Independent for Life. This exercise program is actually a fall prevention program, but it is not billed as such since seniors sometimes tend to avoid “fall prevention programs” (I’m not old, I don’t fall).


Opinion: What McAuliffe must do on voting rights restoration

We commend Gov. McDonnell for loosening the Commonwealth’s grip on its felony disenfranchisement law. But we need to do more. We hope that Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe will build on that progress by establishing a truly automatic restoration process for all Virginia citizens who have lost those voting rights due to a felony conviction.


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First atrial flutter ablation performed at Augusta Health

Dr. Glenn Brammer, a board-certified cardiologist and electrophysiologist, performed the first atrial flutter ablation at Augusta Health on Oct. 24. Atrial flutter is a condition that affects the rhythm of the heart. When the heart’s electrical system is working normally, the upper and lower chambers of the heart work together to pump blood through the heart.


Waynesboro Y to host pickleball clinics

Not familiar with pickleball? Think tennis with ping pong paddles, or ping pong on a really, really big table.


Fitness at the Y: High energy good time

Go inside a Waynesboro YMCA fitness class and learn how Y members get fit.


Busy Days at Staunton Senior Center

Tuesday, Oct. 1 was quite the busy day at Staunton Senior Center when 16 members, staff, and volunteers took advantage of the flu shot clinic offered by CVS, while twelve people received blood pressures checks.


university of virginia uva

UVa. discovers new benefit of exercise

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have identified an important new benefit of exercise: It increases the ability of skeletal muscle cells to remove damaged components and other cellular debris.


Set New Year’s Resolutions that strengthen your life and your community

The New Year is a time for new beginnings! For the Waynesboro Family Y – a leading nonprofit that strengthens community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility – one of the most important resolutions is to resolve to make positive changes that strengthen individuals as well as entire communities. Following are five New […]