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Friday, January 19, 2018
https://emu.edu/now/news/2018/01/conservation-photographer-emu-professor-steven-david-johnson-opens-vernal-pools-exhibit/  Capturing images of tiny underwater creatures is no small feat – but the work has stunning payoff, if you look at the work of Eastern Mennonite University visual and communication arts professor Steven David Johnson.Johnson’s “Vernal Pools” exhibit opens at 4 p.m. on Friday, ...read more
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Friday, January 19, 2018
Business Leader Dorri Scott to Speak at Bridgewater College  BRIDGEWATER, Va. — Dorri Scott, a business leader who focuses on women’s leadership, will speak at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 1, in the Boitnott Room at Bridgewater College.  Scott is the chief executive officer of Ruby Red Press and publisher of three Northern Virginia publications—LoudounWoman magazine, Prince William CountyWoman and ...read more
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Friday, January 19, 2018
HARRISONBURG, Va. (January 19, 2018) – Arts Council of the Valley (ACV) will start its 2018 exhibition season with Photography from the Collection of Janet and Frank Marshman, opening at ACV’s Smith House Galleries during First Fridays Downtown on February 2nd.  The exhibition features photos taken by renowned national and international photographers. Specifically, the collection includes works ...read more
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Friday, January 19, 2018
The Virginia College Fund, a Richmond based nonprofit was the recipient of a $2,700,000 gift from the Guy E. Beatty Revocable Trust. The gift is the largest in the history of the organization.  The funding will be used for scholarships and general support at the member institutions, noted Jim Dill, Executive Director, and President.  “This is a transformational gift for The VCF.  We are grateful ...read more
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
HARRISONBURG, Va. (January 16, 2018) – Arts Council of the Valley (ACV) is excited to announce its second Art Crawl fundraiser event, the Cupid Crawl, on Wednesday, February 14th.The Cupid Crawl is a spin-off of last year’s Black Tie Art Crawl, which served as a fun and fancy opportunity to support the arts of downtown Harrisonburg.June 2017 Black Tie Art Crawl attendee Louise Hostetter described ...read more
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
BRIDGEWATER, Va. — The documentary, Misa’s Fugue, written and directed by Sean Gaston and Jennifer Goss and directed by Gaston, will be screened at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, in Cole Hall, as part of Bridgewater College’s Holocaust Remembrance Day observance. Frank “Misa” Grunwald was born in Czechoslovakia in September of 1932, four months before Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany. Misa’s ...read more
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
BRIDGEWATER, Va. — Dr. Larry Taylor, associate professor of music, and Lacey Johnson, instructor of music and accompanist at Bridgewater College, will present a piano duo concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, in the Carter Center for Worship and Music on the college campus. The concert features Taylor and Johnson in four-hand pieces, as well as performing on two Steinway grand pianos. Taylor and ...read more
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Lenhart Pettit proudly announces that Brian A. Craddock, Seth J. Ragosta and Andrew B. Stockment were elected shareholders of the firm effective January 1, 2018.  Brian Craddock concentrates his practice on business transactions, advising business clients at all stages and specifically focusing on entity formation; mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; regulatory compliance; and drafting and ...read more
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
https://emu.edu/now/news/2018/01/police-community-justice-partnerships-will-focus-zehr-institute-online-course/  The Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice announces a four-session course about police and community justice partnerships this spring. The course will be co-taught by Officer Vanessa Westley, a 25-year veteran with the Chicago Police Department, and Professor Carl Stauffer, ...read more
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Tuesday, January 09, 2018
BRIDGEWATER, Va. – Five students from Bridgewater College will compete Feb. 11 and 12 against students from Virginia’s 15 other leading independent colleges and universities in a debate involving ethical issues in a multicultural society. The Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) 19th annual statewide collegiate Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl will be held at Hampden-Sydney College in ...read more
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Friday, January 05, 2018
HARRISONBURG, Va. (January 5, 2018) – Arts Council of the Valley is excited to reveal an upcoming concert performance from folk and Americana band David Wax Museum on Friday, February 2nd at its renowned Court Square Theater. The roots of David Wax Museum stretch back nearly a decade and span from New England to Mexico. When David Wax met fiddler, singer, and now wife Suz Slezak, her love of ...read more
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Wednesday, January 03, 2018
BRIDGEWATER, Va. — 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 2018 spring semester. National and local guests will serve as special speakers. All presentations will be at 7 p.m. in Cole Hall unless otherwise noted. Bridgewater College alumnus Duane Dinkel, ...read more
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Tuesday, January 02, 2018
MT. CRAWFORD – Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) wants to make member-owners aware that with the recent stretch of bitterly cold temperatures, higher electric bills could result because of increased electric use.  Wintertime usually means higher heating bills, but the temperatures have been remarkably cold recently, and for longer periods of time.  With highs only in the lower to mid ...read more
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Thursday, December 28, 2017
Newport News, VA (December 28, 2017) - More than 125 PBMares employees volunteered on-site at 10 charitable organizations December 8 and 15 as part of PBMares Cares. #PBMaresCares was started in 2016 for employees to volunteer together and make a stronger impact in the communities in which they work and live.  Duties included stocking food pantries, organizing clothing at shelters and even ...read more
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Thursday, December 21, 2017
Harrisonburg, VA – December 20, 2017: Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery, Inc. partnered with Shenandoah Art Therapy for “Rockingham County - Unmasking Brain Injury” as part of Survivors With A Goal (SWAG), a monthly support group designed to help individuals with a brain injury lead more independent and productive lives. “Unmasking Brain Injury,” a North Carolina based organization, nationally ...read more
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Thursday, December 21, 2017
·        By ELLIE POTTER Daily News-Record    The Salvation Army Harrisonburg Corps is $65,000 short of its fundraising goal for the year. HARRISONBURG — The Salvation Army Harrisonburg Corps’ red kettles are not as full or well-staffed this year.The nonprofit is $65,000 short of its $190,000 fundraising goal, with only three more days to come up with funds for its services and programs ...read more
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Thursday, December 21, 2017
BRIDGEWATER, Va. – Following an extensive national search, Bridgewater College has selected Michael Post to join the College as its Vice President for Enrollment Management. Post, who joins Bridgewater after nearly a decade of experience in enrollment management, will begin on July 1, 2018. He comes to the college from Mount St. Mary’s University in Maryland, where he is Vice President for ...read more
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Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Harrisonburg, VA, December 14, 2017:  Thomas Hook, COO of Friendship Industries, Inc. and Able Solutions, Inc., announced he will be retiring December 31, 2017, completing 25 years of growth for the contract packaging companies that provide employment for individuals with barriers to employment.  “It is with mixed emotions that I complete my career with Friendship Industries and Able Solutions.  ...read more
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Monday, December 18, 2017
TIMBERVILLE, VA ‐‐ On December 1, 2017, the Board of Directors of F&M Bank Corp. (OTCQX: FMBM) named Mark C. Hanna as the new President of F&M Bank.  “The board and I are delighted to have Mark join our team,” said Ellen Fitzwater, F&M Bank Board Chairman, “we are confident that Mr. Hanna’s well-rounded banking experience will serve our customers, shareholders, and communities well, and we look ...read more
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Monday, December 18, 2017
Harrisonburg, VA – December 18, 2017: Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery is pleased to announce Brenda Zimmerman has joined the organization as a board member. Zimmerman resides in Augusta County, has a background in home healthcare, and is a caregiver.  “As a caregiver Brenda brings unique insights to our Board,” stated Jacob Penrod, President of the Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery Board ...read more
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Friday, December 15, 2017
Shenandoah Valley, Va. -- It's time to hit the trail! The destination tourism offices that produced the award-winning Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail® are launching a new beer passport program today. “The passport program is designed to encourage craft beer drinkers to explore multiple breweries on the trail,” says Sheryl Wagner, the Director of Tourism for Visit Staunton. Here is how the passport ...read more
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Thursday, December 14, 2017
The accounting firms of Brown Edwards and Gibbons & Kawash are pleased to announce their merger, effective January 1, 2018. The merger will create one of the largest CPA offices in West Virginia. Brown Edwards is a Top 100 firm based in Roanoke, Virginia with nine offices including Charleston and Bluefield, West Virginia while Gibbons & Kawash has a 25‐year history serving Charleston and ...read more
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
BRIDGEWATER, Va. — Jon McMillan, an associate professor of art and department chair at the University of Mary Washington, will present “Synthesis” in the Cleo Driver Miller Art Gallery at Bridgewater College Jan. 8 – 31. An artist’s reception will be held 5-7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, with an artist’s talk at 5:30 p.m. Both events will be in the Miller Art Gallery. The talk, reception and exhibition ...read more
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Tickets available today at www.united.com     Weyers Cave, Virginia, Dec. 11, 2017 – Daily United Express jet service from Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport (SHD) to Chicago O’Hare (ORD) and Washington Dulles (IAD) begins April 3, 2018! Operated by SkyWest Airlines, the daily flights will provide Shenandoah Valley travelers seamless access to United’s global network via the airline’s Chicago ...read more
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
    Harrisonburg, VA – December 11, 2017: Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery is pleased to announce Mr. Kyle Yeager will bring his knowledge and experience to the organization as a board member. Yeager is a director of development within the James Madison University's Strategic Gifts office and is the athletics liaison for University Advancement. Yeager is a graduate of James Madison University ...read more
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Thursday, December 07, 2017
HARRISONBURG, Va. (December, 07, 2017) – Arts Council of the Valley (ACV) has dedicated itself to providing memorable arts experiences in its Smith House Galleries. Exhibition submissions are accepted year-round and are reviewed in late fall by board members on ACV’s Exhibitions Committee. The Council is pleased to announce its full slate for the upcoming 2018 season: • February – Photography ...read more
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Wednesday, December 06, 2017
BRIDGEWATER, Va. – A group of Bridgewater College student-athletes dedicated to promoting a safer, healthier campus environment has won one of only five national awards for its education of high-risk students about alcohol and making responsible decisions in the presence of alcohol. STEP UP of Bridgewater College was presented the Outstanding Peer Education Group award from Boosting Alcohol ...read more
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Thursday, November 30, 2017
Proud to support Rockingham County Public Schools (RCPS), the Rockingham Educational Foundation, Inc. (REFI) leads the way for the community to support education in Rockingham County. A non-profit foundation, REFI is dedicated to raising funds and facilitating programs to enhance education in RCPS.  REFI is currently accepting donations from businesses like yours for use in the Teacher Supply ...read more
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Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Discusses current and proposed regulations impacting the propane industry  Verona, VA – November 28, 2017 – Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) visited Dixie Gas and Oil Corporation’s headquarters facility in Verona, Virginia this morning.  As part of a tour of the Company’s operations, equipment was displayed to illustrate how certain current and proposed federal regulations impact propane ...read more
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Wednesday, November 29, 2017
BRIDGEWATER, Va. — Bridgewater College has released its biennial Speakers Bureau, which features a list of faculty and staff who are available to give presentations on a wide range of topics to clubs, schools, churches and organizations. Bridgewater’s Speakers Bureau is a service to the local community and there is no charge for the presentation. The 2018-19 Speakers Bureau may be viewed on the ...read more
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Wednesday, November 29, 2017
We are excited to have just released our annual report for the 2016-2017 program year.   You can check out the report here to find impact stats, testimonials, financials and other highlights from our work in the community. 
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Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Support Central Valley Habitat for Humanity and families in need of affordable housing by participating in the following upcoming events.December 18, 2017 Domino’s Day –  All day long place an order at Bridgewater, Broadway, Elkton or both Harrisonburg Domino’s restaurants and mention Central Valley Habitat for Humanity – Central Valley HfH gets a % of the purchaseDecember 19, 2017  Harrisonburg ...read more
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Friday, November 17, 2017
Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) uses many different pieces of equipment to bring safe, reliable electric service to homes and businesses. Electric meters are utilized to accurately measure the amount of electricity used, and they are property of the Cooperative. Member-owners should never risk tampering with a meter for any reason.  “The most important thing to always consider with ...read more
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Thursday, November 16, 2017
Combined entity means new public TV Channel in Harrisonburg and CharlottesvilleThe board of Shenandoah Valley Educational Television Corporation (SVETC) announced today that WVPT is consolidating its operations with Commonwealth Public Broadcasting Corporation (CPBC), which operates the Richmond-based public radio station and PBS-member stations in Richmond and Charlottesville known ...read more
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
First Bank & Trust Company Appoints New Branch ManagerHarrisonburg Office Welcomes Umar Ali     Umar F. Ali Branch ManagerOctober 23, 2017 First Bank & Trust Company, a diversified financial services firm today announced that Umar Ali has been appointed as Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager.   Ali is a former graduate of James Madison University where he obtained his ...read more
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
 United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County           Introducing...Build United! United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham is launching a new community-wide initiative known as Build United.  Build United helps empower low income homeowners in the Harrisonburg-Rockingham community to live independently by providing repair services that make ...read more
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Friday, November 10, 2017
BRIDGEWATER, Va. – Emily Goodwin, instructional designer in the C.E. Shull Informational Technology Center at Bridgewater College, has received the 2017 H. Hiter Harris III Excellence in Instructional Technology.         The award, which was presented in Richmond by the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC), recognizes Goodwin for her “clear and abiding commitment to help ...read more
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Wednesday, November 08, 2017
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Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Fredericksburg/Northern Virginia reinforce position as Virginia’s largest AB wholesaler  Virginia Eagle Distributing Company (VED) — is pleased to announce the acquisition of J.F. Fick, Inc. of Fredericksburg, Virginia.  The new territory for VED will include the Counties of Caroline, King George, Prince William, Spotsylvania and Stafford, as well as the city of Fredericksburg.  Additionally, all ...read more
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Monday, November 06, 2017
Rockingham Stained Glass Studio only Virginia business to receive honor. HARRISONBURG, VA (November 3, 2017) —A Rockingham County artisan studio was recently named an American Craft Week Star Award winner in the Outstanding Craft Education & Demonstrations Events category by organizers of American Craft Week. BrydgeWorks Glass Studio, Supplies & Gifts was the lone award recipient from Virginia. ...read more
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Monday, November 06, 2017
During the past decade, Arts Council of the Valley has awarded nearly $350,000 to support community-based initiatives in the City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County through its Advancing the Arts grants. These funds are awarded to organizations, art educators, and artists working in the visual, performing, and literary arts to support the art that makes for a vibrant community. For the Fall ...read more
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Friday, November 03, 2017
    Harrisonburg -- U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the eighth consecutive year, announce the "Best Law Firms" rankings.     Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC has been ranked in the 2018 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list regionally in 13 practice areas.     Firms included in the 2018 "Best Law Firms" list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently ...read more
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Friday, November 03, 2017
 INFINEX INVESTMENTS, INC. and Farmers & Merchants Bank are not affiliated.  Farmers & Merchants Financial Services, Inc. is a subsidiary of Farmers & Merchants Bank.Securities and Insurance Products:Not Insured By FDIC or any Federal Government AgencyMay Lose ValueNot a Deposit of or Guaranteed by the Bank or any Bank AffiliateTIMBERVILLE, VA—November 1, 2017—F&M Bank is excited to announce the ...read more
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Tuesday, October 31, 2017
HARRISONBURG - The law firm of Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC is pleased to announce that Briana A. Stevens has joined the firm.Briana A. Stevens received her J.D. from West Virginia University College of Law, where she was a member of the Public Interest Advocates and a board member of the West Virginia Fund for Law in the Public Interest.  While in law school, she worked as a student attorney in ...read more
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Monday, October 30, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Announces Up to $60 Million Investment in Rockingham County RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that DanoneWave, the newly combined business unit of the U.S. dairy operation of global food company Danone and legacy WhiteWave Foods, will invest up to $60 million in its plant-based beverage manufacturing operation in Rockingham County. The company will add new ...read more
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Monday, October 30, 2017
Showrooms at the Verona, Lexington and Elkton Locations Completely Renovated  Verona, VA – November 1, 2017 – Dixie Gas and Oil Corporation announced today that it has completed major renovations to the Company’s Hearth and Heating equipment showrooms at all locations.  The new showrooms feature greatly expanded selection, new layouts and live-burn displays, and improved product information. ...read more
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Thursday, October 26, 2017
BRIDGEWATER, Va. – Jennifer Babcock, an instructor of communication studies and theater at Bridgewater College, has been named a winner of a 2017 Excellence in Teaching and Learning with Technology Award. The award was presented by James Madison University’s Libraries and Educational Technologies and recognizes Babcock’s innovative work with digital story maps exploring migrant experiences in the ...read more
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017
32,000 square ft. of Warehouse and Production Space Operational 2nd Quarter of 2018. Expected to Create 50 new jobs ​    Harrisonburg, VA, October 10, 2017: Friendship Industries, Inc. and sister company, Able Solutions Inc. are set to nearly double their square footage at their company headquarters at 801 Friendship Drive. A social enterprise with a mission to provide employment and training ...read more
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                  CONTACT: Preston Knight or Cammie TutwilerPHONE: (540) 820-0809 or (540) 435-6134EMAIL: pknight@svec.cooporctutwiler@svec.coop  SHENANDOAH VALLEY ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE ENCOURAGES MEMBERS TO REDUCE CONSUMPTION FROM JULY 12-14   MT. CRAWFORD – As temperatures begin to soar and air conditioners begin to run full blast, ...read more
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
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Monday, March 13, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                  CONTACT: Mike Aulgur or Cammie Tutwiler or Preston Knight PHONE: (540) 578-0626 or (540) 435-6134 or (540) 820-0809EMAIL: maulgur@svec.cooporctutwiler@svec.coopor pknight@svec.coop  SVEC Encourages Preparation for Winter Weather   MT. CRAWFORD – With several inches of heavy, wet snow in the forecast for parts of Shenandoah ...read more
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Thursday, February 02, 2017
 For Release: February 2, 2017                                                  Contact:  Wesley B. Wampler Director, Marketing and Sales Phone: 540-248-6273 wamplerw@dixiegas.com      Dixie Gas and Oil Corporation Appoints Safety & Regulatory Compliance Manager    VERONA, VA – February 2, 2017 – Dixie Gas and Oil Corporation, a leading provider of propane and petroleum products in ...read more
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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
  Contact: Sharon MooreCrossroads to Brain Injury Recovery, Inc.540-568-8923Fax: 540-568-8864Sharon@c2bir.org     Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery, Inc. announces their 2016 successes and a new Executive DirectorHarrisonburg, VA - January 25, 2017 - Approximately 5,000 people in the Central Shenandoah Valley Community are affected with brain injury. In 2016 Crossroads to Brain Injury ...read more
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