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SAW Region to Host Candidate Forums April 16 and April 23

Election Day for City Council and School Board candidates in Staunton and Waynesboro is May 6. The SAW Region of the Valley Program for Aging Services continues its tradition of hosting local candidate forums.

In Focus: The Staunton Senior Center

The new Staunton Senior Center still has that new-car feel. The Senior Center moved into its new home in Gypsy Hill Place on Churchville Avenue in October, but there are still some finishing touches to be made to get the location fully operational. The “last piece of the puzzle,” director Lynn Harris said, is the […]

A walk down memory lane

The Historic Staunton Foundation is gearing up to offer Stauntonians a sneak peek inside the nearly completed rehabilitation of the R. E. Lee High School building, now known as Gypsy Hill Place. On Saturday, the much anticipated “Tours, Tastes & Tunes” will transform the former gymnasium space into a party headquarters, complete with period decorations […]

Gypsy Hill Place move-in pushed back

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   Gypsy Hill Place has pushed back the scheduled move-ins of its first residents from July to October. Octagon Partners, the Charlottesville-based developer leading the renovation of the former R.E. Lee High School in Staunton, had set for itself an ambitious 10-month construction schedule after breaking ground at the site […]

Gypsy Hill Place: On pace

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   Talk about ambitious. Charlottesville-based Octagon Partners gave itself 10 months to rehab the old R.E. Lee High School on Churchville Avenue into senior housing and new spaces for ShenanArts and the Staunton Senior Center. And Octagon and general contractor Mathers Construction of Waynesboro are coming in a little ahead […]

Developers move forward with Gypsy Hill Place

The first step was convincing people that the old Robert E. Lee High School was a building worth saving. The men at the head of the development group leading the effort to transform the 80-year-old school campus into the new home for the Staunton Senior Center and ShenanArts didn’t have to do all that much […]

Ground broken on Gypsy Hill Place

Octagon Partners and Hampton Roads Ventures broke ground on the Gypsy Hill Place project that will transform the old Robert E. Lee High School building into a new home for the Staunton Senior Center and ShenanArts. Video produced by AFP editor Chris Graham. Length: 5:40.

Gypsy Hill Place proves Staunton gets it

Some communities (ahem, Waynesboro) look at an old, empty building and see something that ought to be torn down to make way for progress. Staunton, to its everlasting credit, sees potential in the form of dollar signs.