Augusta County Library has joined forces with the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities to offer Talking Service, a reading and discussion program for veterans and their families. The program begins in mid-September with the loan of a book to read and will culminate with an interactive discussion at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 7 in the Fishersville Library.
The Shenandoah Valley Art Center, during the month of February, as a tribute to art education, is exhibiting the artwork of the Shenandoah Valley Governor’s School Visual Arts Department, located in Fishersville since 2002. The school serves gifted junior and senior high school students of the Augusta County, Staunton, and Waynesboro Public Schools.
We’re back with more news, views and reviews for Harrisonburg, and surrounding areas in the central Shenandoah Valley . . . These in our news department last week :
- Virginia Health Services to receive Affordable Care Act grant
- Students and city residents discuss community issues
- Increased Stormwater Fee Proposed in Harrisonburg
- Improvements Continuing In Downtown Harrisonburg
- Tracing History: Uncovering Urban Renewal
- Maurertown has perfect water for bourbon
- Public Weighs in On Hotel Madison
- City hall construction underway
- Promoting healthy communities
There is a rising cry for support coming from the Shenandoah Valley, and literally all counties from West Virginia to Portsmouth. Dominion Power has quietly been posturing to launch a pipeline across West Virginia and through this part of the valley. There’s a petition to get more information but Dominion is tight lipped until permits are issued. Local residents want answers:
[_] SIGN NOW – Dominion Pipeline: Request a Public Meeting
[_] Would you support Dominion’s natural gas pipeline in Augusta County?
[_] More Details/Proposed Route of Dominion Marcellus to NC Pipeline
[_] Dominion Proposes Natural Gas Pipeline Across Shenandoah Mountain
[_] Judge: Bluegrass Pipeline builders cannot use eminent domain
[_] Seeking legal advice in matters of eminent domain in the U.S.
[_] Pipeline would impact Augusta County, national forest
[_] Augusta County Meeting on Dominion Pipeline June 25
[_] Condemnation Issues Under the Natural Gas Act
[_] Augusta Co. eyes gas line project
[_] Pipeline Info For Landowners
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The Shenandoah Valley Art Center, during the month of July, is exhibiting the works of SVAC member artists, in an exhibition judged by Jim Sconyers, Jr., Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Art History, Mary Baldwin College. Artists selected by Sconyers for recognition are: Sue Rosen, Best in Show, Jane Tressel, second place, William Reed, third place and six additional artists received honorable mention awards. The art center is proud that it is a community based organization that showcases and supports its talented members with this annual exhibition. The collection of artwork will feature the artists’ major works in a variety of media. Please include a visit to the art center in your summer schedule.
Boenel Records recording artists, Too Human with Ellen Schwartz and Roger Bruno, will return to WTA’s Gateway on Saturday, March 15 at 8:00pm. The trio plays extensively across the United States and will share their jazz repertory at the Wayne Theatre Alliance’s Gateway at 329 West Main in Downtown Waynesboro.
Many area residents may not know about the Technology Student Association (TSA) program in our schools, nor the important benefits these students bring to our community and society at large. TSA members in our local middle and high schools focus on Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics concepts, (STEM Science), as well as leadership, and presentation skills — all essential to everyone’s future.
The Custin Jazz Series brings two outstanding jazz musicians to WTA’s Gateway on Saturday February 9. The 8 pm performance unites jazz singer Stephanie Nakasian with jazz pianist Hod O’ Brien in an evening of classic American jazz. The evening is one of a kind and made possible by a grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. (more…)
Richard Adams has packed his February Variety Show with talent. New to the Gateway audience will be the bluegrass band Bourbon Barrel Congress, whistling sensation Den Frumen and 10 year-old flat foot dance Nathan Aitcheson. Joining them will be the King of Rock ‘n Roll. The Richard Adams Variety Show is on Friday, February 8 at 7:30 pm. The performance is at WTA’s Gateway, 329 West Main in downtown Waynesboro. (more…)
Rep. Bob Goodlatte, incoming Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has announced his senior staff for the House Judiciary Committee.
Rep. Goodlatte has selected Shelley Husband, who hails from Augusta County, to serve as his Chief of Staff and Branden Ritchie, who hails from Amherst County, to serve as his Deputy Chief of Staff and Chief Counsel.