Tag: winter

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Notification plan for local bus service changes related to inclement weather announced

The Central Shenandoah Planning Commission District announced the notification plan for changes to local bus service in the Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta area related to inclement winter weather.


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Give something that means something: Blood or platelets

The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to give something that means something this holiday season – a lifesaving blood donation.


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Virginia Cooperative Extension encourages Virginians to prepare for winter

The National Weather Service and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management have set Nov. 30-Dec. 6, 2014, as Winter Preparedness Week.


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Christmas tree growers work hard and late to meet demand

Neither cold, rain, sleet, snow nor nightfall stops Carlos and Sherrie Taylor from getting their Christmas trees harvested and shipped to their customers.


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Red Cross calls for blood and platelet donations this holiday season

This holiday season, the American Red Cross encourages individuals to give something that means something – a blood or platelet donation.


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Drivers face ice, fog in Shenandoah Valley after storm

The pre-Thanksgiving snow storm has left the Shenandoah Valley. After a day where crews plowed and treated roads, interstate and primary roads are clear throughout the area.


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VDOT making progress on Shenandoah Valley roads after snow

VDOT is making steady progress on roads in the Shenandoah Valley, but many routes remain in minor to moderate condition.


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McAuliffe urges Virginians to get ready for winter weather

Winters in Virginia often are cold, snowy and icy and bring extended power outages.


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Winter weather expected to impact travel in Shenandoah Valley on Wednesday

The Virginia Department of Transportation is gearing up for snow forecast for the Shenandoah Valley on Wednesday, which is traditionally one of the busiest travel days of the year.


Staunton opens Johnson Street Parking Garage in anticipation of winter storm

The City of Staunton announces a suspension of parking fees at the Johnson Street parking garage, due to an anticipated winter storm.


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VDOT mobilizing for pending snow storm

VDOT is preparing for snow on Wednesday, the busiest travel day of the year, and urges motorists to consider altering their Thanksgiving travel plans to avoid driving in inclement weath


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AAA urges motorists to prepare vehicles for winter

According to AAA’s Automotive Research Center, at 0°F, a car’s battery loses about 60 percent of its strength and at 32°F it loses 35 percent.


Professional drivers offer safe driving tips for Thanksgiving travel

The Virginia Trucking Association is urging the 1.3 million Virginians expected to travel our highways over the Thanksgiving holiday to drive safely.


Shenandoah National Park announces fall, winter Visitor Center hours

The Dickey Ridge Visitor Center (mile 4.6 on Skyline Drive) and the Byrd Visitor Center (mile 51) in Shenandoah National Park will both be open on Thanksgiving Day.


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Creigh Deeds: Will this session ever end?

Not since 2001 has the General Assembly been in session this long. While these extended sessions do not often occur, I fear the Jeffersonian ideal of a part-time citizen legislature is in jeopardy.


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Arctic Blast: Prepare your vehicle for the winter blast

The official start of winter is weeks away. However, a blast of arctic air is about to blow the coldest weather so far this fall into the Mid-Atlantic.


Farm-raised fall decorations can be good business

When fall colors and mountain vistas beckon to visitors, it can make for a magical and profitable combination for farmers. Agritourism can add as much as $24,000 to a farm’s bottom line in a year.


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Good news: Gas prices may remain low for most this winter

Good news: the low gas prices that you’re seeing at the pump this fall are not only likely to remain low, but could even fall past the holidays.


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Watercolor classes at Staunton Augusta Art Center

Learning about watercolor is the most popular class at the Staunton Augusta Art Center, thanks to Peg Sheridan’s patient, individualized instruction and the friendly, fun classmates.


Six things Staunton can teach us about community gardens

Fall has descended on Staunton. Most gardeners are planning to put their gardens to bed in the coming weeks, however winter allows us the time to start planning for spring.


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VDOT: Winter weather is not too far away

It is that time of year again; winter weather is heading our way and VDOT is encouraging motorists to know steps to take should driving become necessary during or immediately after a storm.


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Change of hours of operation at Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historical Park

At the beginning of November, National Park Service facilities and programs at Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park will transition to a winter schedule.


Golf tourney raises money for Augusta Health Breast Cancer Fund

Ingleside Resort, the Eagles Aerie 608, and the Augusta Health Foundation sponsored the Jeff Earhart Memorial Golf Tournament on October 4 to support Augusta Health’s Breast Cancer Fund.


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First Lady helps Virginians stay warm this winter

First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe is leading efforts this fall to make sure there is help available for low-income Virginians who have difficulty paying their heating bills.


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Shenandoah announces the Graybeal-Gowen Prize for Virginia poets

Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review is looking for Virginia poets to submit to the 2014 Graybeal-Gowen Prize for Virginia Poets. This annual prize awards $500 to a writer born in or with current established residence in Virginia.


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Average for gallon of regular unleaded gas dips below $3 in Virginia

Gas prices have been sinking quite nicely across the country and in the Commonwealth. Drivers in Virginia and 12 other states are paying an average price below $3 per gallon to refuel their vehicles.


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American Red Cross local donation opportunities: Oct. 16-31

The American Red Cross reminds eligible donors that it’s never too late – or too early – to make blood donation a lifelong habit. Many blood donors report making their first blood donation while in high school.


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Garden mums are easy option for fall color

Burgundy, burnt orange, purple, pink and yellow are all colors of the hardy chrysanthemum, one of the most popular plants in Virginia’s fall gardens.


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AAA: Gas prices dip below $3 a gallon in Richmond area

Gas prices have been on the downward trend across the country since the end of June. For the first time, since February 17, 2011, gas prices are averaging $2.98 per gallon in the City of Richmond; a savings of 11 cents compared to last year.


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AAA: Gas prices continue to fall into October

Prices at the gas pump continue to fall like autumn leaves across most of the country. The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline dropped to $3.32 per gallon Friday, down two cents in the past week and the least expensive daily average since February 12.


Waynesboro bridal fashion designer to launch collection at Virginia Fashion Week

Waynesboro resident Greta Moffett will be launching her new bridal collection, White Dress by Greta Kay, at the emerging designer showcase at Virginia Fashion Week on Friday evening, October 10th in Williamsburg.


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Bob Goodlatte: The war on affordable energy

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average residential electricity rate in the United States is 12.39 cents per kilowatt-hour. In Virginia, it is slightly lower at 10.91 cents per kilowatt-hour.


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Virginia 2014 small grain production

According to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the state’s winter wheat production is estimated at 17.7 million bushels, down two percent from last year.


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AAA: Gas prices continue downward trend

The national average price for regular unleaded gas dropped to $3.36 per gallon Friday, which is the lowest price for this date since 2010 when gas averaged $2.73.


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Finding the right tree for the right place

Fall is an ideal time to plant new trees. The best way to keep trees healthy is by planting the right trees in the right places where they naturally grow best.


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Gas prices falling into September: AAA

Ahead of the switch over to cheaper winter-blended fuel on Monday (September 15), the national average price for regular unleaded gasoline was $3.41 per gallon Friday, down three cents from the previous week.


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Glenn Beck, God love ‘im, liked to remind us how unified we were as a country on September 12, 2001. (Whatever happened to the Beckster, anyway?)


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Blue Ridge Parkway prepares for fall travel season

The Blue Ridge Parkway is expecting a robust fall visitor season along the 469-mile linear national park which offers breathtaking scenic beauty and a wide variety of educational and cultural experiences.


Earth Talk: Tar sands oil development’s impact on birds

Each year tens of million of migratory birds “overwinter” in the Canadian Boreal forest, a vast tract of mostly uninhabited coniferous woodlands and wetlands stretching from Newfoundland to the Yukon.


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September is National Prepardness Month

September is National Preparedness Month; reminding us that natural calamities may strike at any moment.


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Gas prices continue to fall heading into Labor Day weekend

Gas prices continue to head downward as nearly 30 million travelers take to the roads to celebrate the last travel holiday of the summer.


Ken Plum: Conservation as a way of life

The quality of conservation that necessity brought to my parents and their peers is a quality that necessity will once again bring to our society.


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Turf collar installation complete at Norfolk State

Work was recently completed on the installation of an athletic turf home plate collar at Norfolk State’s Marty L. Miller Baseball Field, the latest in a recent series of improvements to the Spartans’ home facility.


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Lower corn yields expected in 2014/soybean, cotton and peanut yields up

According to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the 2014 corn crop in Virginia is forecast at 51.8 million bushels, down seven percent from last year.


Need-to-know football rules changes for 2014 season

Since 2011, The National Football Foundation (NFF) has partnered with Rogers Redding, the national coordinator of College Football Officiating (CFO), to help generate awareness for the rule changes in college football through a series of regular columns distributed by the NFF.