Tag: France


Wilson Memorial High School presents Vive Le France

Join Wilson Memorial High School students on Saturday, March 22, 2014 for Vive La France! You will be transported back in time to the 19th century to a quaint French village where artisans, entertainers and villagers mingle and interact with their foreign guests, you and your family.

General talks of storied Stonewall Brigade at Historical Society’s March 16 gathering

At the Spring Meeting of the Augusta County Historical Society, 3 p.m. Sunday, March 16, a Staunton native and former commander of the Stonewall Brigade will speak on the frequently honored fighting unit, and ongoing efforts to remember those who served.

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Robert Hurt; Honoring the sacrifices of our nation’s veterans

Last week, Arthur Ordel of Albemarle County and Robert L. Sales of Amherst County each received the French Legion of Honor as a token of gratitude for helping liberate France from Nazi German occupation.

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.

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Remarks by President Obama, President Hollande at Monticello

Well, this has been a wonderful visit. And I want to thank François for joining us here today. I thought this was an appropriate way to start the state visit because what it signifies is the incredible history between the United States and France.

Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra celebrates Black History Month

The Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Music Director Dr. Peter Wilson, continues its 2013-2014 season on Saturday, Feb. 22, and Sunday, Feb. 23.

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UVa. artificial pancreas project receives $3.4 million grant

A high-tech project to turn an ordinary smart phone into an artificial pancreas that could transform the lives of people with type 1 diabetes has received a $3.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The money will fund a new network approach to artificial pancreas design using distributed computing between local and Cloud systems.

The Greenbrier Classic added as Open Championship qualifier

One of the strongest fields in golf will descend on The Old White TPC Course when the 2014 Greenbrier Classic is held June 30-July 6, at The Greenbrier, America’s resort.

Music exchange brings France, Staunton together

Edited by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   An international music exchange between Staunton and France gets back going this week with a visit by a group of French gospel singers to the Queen City. The group will arrive in Staunton later this week to begin preparations for a concert tour beginning Sunday, July 11, with a […]

Nuclear ‘renaissance’ or ‘retreat’? France is not the example

   Column by Linda Gunter Submit guest columns: freepress2@ntelos.net It is perhaps no accident that the nuclear power industry chose a French word – “renaissance” – to promote its alleged comeback. Attached to this misapplied moniker are a series of fallacious suggestions that nuclear energy is “clean,” “safe” and even “renewable.” And, in keeping with […]