Tag: volunteer

City of Staunton’s fire insurance rating improves

Staunton Fire & Rescue Department’s Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating will improve from a Class 5 to a Class 3 rating effective October 1, 2014.

VPAS issues call for Meals on Wheels volunteers

The Valley Program for Aging Services’ Meals on Wheels program serves a nutritious meal Monday through Friday to homebound residents in Staunton who are over age 60.

Medicare Café to help Valley residents

A unique Medicare Café opens in Clarke County this August and offers local residents help in understanding their personal Medicare benefits and/or the opportunity to gather information for family members or friends.

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Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline calls for new members, volunteers

Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline is making its back-to-school push for girls and adult volunteers to join Girl Scouts, the country’s preeminent leadership development organization for girls.

Celebrate wilderness in Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park will be hosting a nine-day celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act from Saturday, August 30 through Sunday, September 7, 2014.

Community info session on ambulance billing for Western Albemarle

As a result of two new important changes to Albemarle County’s Emergency Medical Service (EMS) billing program, Albemarle County Fire Rescue and Western Albemarle Rescue Squad will be holding a community information session on August 25, 2014 at the Crozet Library meeting room from 6:30 – 8:00pm.

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Valley Program for Aging Services News/Notes

The latest news from the Valley Program for Aging Services, which provides services to seniors in Harrisonburg-Rockingham, Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro, Rockbridge, Bath and Highland.

Press Conference: Washington Redskins president/general manager George Allen

Washington Redskins President/General Manager Bruce Allen talks with reporters at training camp in Richmond, Va., on Aug. 12.


Area recruitment and retention campaign kicks off

The Central Shenandoah Emergency Medical Services Council (CSEMS) officially launches its recruitment and retention campaign Friday, August 15, at the Rockingham County Fair.

Staunton Senior Center Open House Fun Time

There were over a dozen new faces at Staunton Senior Center for its open house.

Bridgewater College announces events for fall semester

From lectures by featured speakers to music performances and theater productions, Bridgewater College offers a wide range of arts and events for the community to enjoy during the 2014 fall semester.

United Way Stuff the Bus drive begins tomorrow

Tomorrow starts the ninth annual United Way of Greater Augusta “Stuff the Bus” at the Staunton and Waynesboro Wal-Marts during tax free weekend – August 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.

Busy day sends staff scurrying at Staunton Senior Center

Thursday, July 24 was an incredibly busy day at Staunton Senior Center, so team work was a must!

Waynesboro Generals, Rotary cook lunch for Vector Industries

Employees at Vector Industries got a nice treat last week – lunch provided by the Waynesboro Rotary Club, including burgers cooked by members of the Waynesboro Generals baseball team.

United Way needs your help to Stuff the Bus Aug. 1-3

The United Way of Greater Augusta will be holding its annual “Stuff the Bus” at the Staunton and Waynesboro Wal-Marts during tax free weekend – August 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.

Mark Warner Senate fundraising tops $14M

The re-election campaign of Sen. Mark Warner today announced it raised $2.7 million during the second quarter, ending June 30. The $2.7 million Sen. Warner’s campaign raised brings the total raised to $14 million. More than 11,400 donors contributed and more than 60% of all contributors gave under $150.

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Shenandoah Valley Senior News Briefs

Meals on Wheels Volunteer for PRSC, Brook Hardin was the proud winner of a $15.00 Wal-Mart gift card which is awarded each month through a drawing by Volunteer Coordinator Dawn Shull as part of their Volunteer Appreciation program.

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Chick-fil-A & McDonald’s donate to ERSC

Chick-fil-A of Harrisonburg & McDonald’s of Elkton donated 140 FREE item coupons to ERSC. Forty coupons were shared with Dawn Shull, MOW Volunteer Coordinator for volunteer incentives. The remaining items were used for Volunteer Appreciation, SAIL Exercise Program Incentives & special events at ERSC.

Summer picnics still a bargain at less than $6 per person

A typical summer picnic will cost slightly more this year than last, but it’s still a bargain at less than $6 per person, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.

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Senior News Briefs

Meals on Wheels volunteer for Price Rotary Senior Center, Wayne Harold was the proud winner of a $15.00 Wal-Mart gift card which is awarded each month through a drawing by Volunteer Coordinator Dawn Shull as part of their Volunteer Appreciation Program.

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UVA elevates Ron Raab to associate women’s soccer coach

The UVA women’s soccer program announced that Ron Raab has been elevated to associate head coach. Raab, who is entering his 14th season with the program, is starting the eighth year of his second tenure with the Cavaliers.

Augusta Health Foundation announces board of directors

The Augusta Health Foundation, the charitable arm of Augusta Health, has announced its inaugural Board of Directors.

VPAS offers volunteer behavioral health training

Are you interested in helping people learn to positively manage their diabetes and make healthy behavior changes? Would you like to participate as a volunteer in a community health education program?

Rich Murray Journalism Scholarship winners named

The Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) have named two recipients of the Rich Murray Journalism Scholarship, Quinlan Moore from Middlesex High School and Daniel Polk from Hanover High School.

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Augusta Health employees make a difference

During National Hospital Week, May 12-16, Augusta Health employees had the opportunity to participate in its first-ever Employee Campaign.

Dawn Shull Presented with Catch a Star Award

Dawn Shull, the Volunteer Coordinator for the Harrisonburg-Rockingham regional office of Valley Program for Aging Services, was presented with a “Catch a Star” award for her exemplary work during Volunteer Appreciation Week in April.

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VDOF awards nearly $200,000 to local fire departments

Through its Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) program, the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) awarded more than $199,000 in grants to 140 volunteer fire departments (VFDs) across the Commonwealth.

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Remarks by President Obama at 9/11 Museum Dedication

Here, at this memorial, this museum, we come together. We stand in the footprints of two mighty towers, graced by the rush of eternal waters.

Glucose testing provided at Staunton Senior Center

On Thursday, May 8, sixteen Staunton Senior Center members and one volunteer took advantage of annual spring glucose testing complements of Mr. George Savage, clinical assistant with Augusta Health Community Wellness.

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Randy Forbes: We salute you

America’s freedom is formed by an intricate weaving together of threads, each one holding a distinct purpose. If one thread is pulled, the whole thing begins to unravel. You are a thread in our nation’s story of hope and freedom. We salute you.

Staunton Senior Center Gardens and Composts

Recently Staunton Senior Center held programs for members concerning gardening and composting thanks to ladies from the local home health agencies and nursing home/rehab facilities who offer monthly health topics.

Summer Unplugged acoustic concerts coming to Staunton

“Staunton UNPLUGGED”, a 12-week series of acoustic concerts, debuts May 16. The concerts will be held on Friday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Staunton Senior Center, 300 Churchville Avenue, in Staunton.