News Makers Genesis and Sam on their first Camping for Hunger

The Camping for Hunger campaign to help Congregational Community Action Project (C-Cap) feed the hungry in Warren County wraps up tomorrow Nov. 20.

We are collecting non perishable food items and monetary donations through tomorrow Nov. 20 at noon at 1106 Elm St. Front Royal.

This is Royal Broadcasting’s 13 annual Camping for Hunger.

We spoke to two of Royal Broadcasting’s newest family members Genesis Henry and Samantha Higdon about their first Camping for Hunger in our latest news maker.

The good news is brought to you by the town of Front Royal.

The two ladies have been working diligently behind the scenes to make this collective effort a success.

The ladies spoke highly of the communities’ effort to feed those in need in Warren County.

They also tell us of the friends and connections they have made during the effort.

Royal Broadcasting and C-Cap Thank You All for all the donations.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here. 

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News Makers Genesis and Sam on their first Camping for Hunger
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Camping for Hunger: A Lesson in Empathy

We were live in the studio today as we begin the wrap up of Camping for Hunger 2021. We chatted with Royal Broadcasting President/CEO Andrew Shearer on the history of the food drive, now in it’s 13th year, and why it’s an important community event.

Andrew explained why we/he sleeps on the bus each year, regardless of weather or temperatures, as a reminder and lesson in empathy. We talked about the importance of food pantries and the role they play in keeping families housed & warm. For a list of food pantries in your area, download the Community Resource Guide from United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley by clicking here.

You can still make a food or monetary donation to Camping for Hunger at the bus until noon on Saturday, November 20. Online donations are accepted year round here: https://theriver953.com/campingforhunger/

Fun Fact November 18, 2021.

Have you ever had your druthers?  What exactly are druthers and how does one get them?  According to Vocabulary dot com, Druthers are things you have the right or chance to do. When you have your druthers, you can do what you want. This word always appears in the plural form and usually in a phrase like “If I had my druthers…” It refers to a preference, wish, or desire. If you had your druthers, maybe you would sleep till 11 every day.  The word druthers has it’s origin in the US, first cited in the January 1870 edition of Overland monthly and Out West magazine.  It is most likely a shorting or contraction of the phrase I’d rather or would rather.  If I had my druthers, I’d fill the Camping For Hunger bus until nothing else would fit.  Listen to the podcast here; https://theriver953.com/lonnies-fun-fact/

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News Maker Joe Woodall on creating Camping for Hunger

It’s been 13 years of Camping for Hunger to help feed those in need in Warren County.

We spoke to the man credited with creating this great program Joe Woodall in our latest news maker segment.

The good news is brought to you by the town of Front Royal.

Joe worked for Royal Broadcasting from 2003 to 2017.

Joe talks about how Camping for Hunger came about and the early years of the effort to help feed those in Warren County with C-Cap.

Find out how you can help in the effort by clicking here.

We continue to take donations of non perishable food items and monetary donations until Sat. Nov. 20.

Thank you for your support of Camping for Hunger because without your help many will go hungry this winter.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here. 

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News Maker Joe Woodall on creating Camping for Hunger
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Community Health: A Priority for Valley Health

Our conversation today with Dr. Jeffrey Feit, Valley Health Population & Community Health Officer and Tracy Mitchell, Director, Valley Health Wellness Services centered around how/why Valley Health prioritizes and implements various community health objectives.

Dr. Feit explained the Community Health Needs Assessment that Valley Health conducts every three years. You can take the survey here: valleyhealthlink.com/survey

Tracy told us about the various partnerships with local nonprofits, school systems and area agencies to develop community gardens and distribute the goods to those in need in our community. She also told us about health educators and the role they play in keeping our communities healthy.

During our conversation, Dr. Feit mentioned the Community Benefit Report- which I found fascinating. You can get more details about it here: https://www.valleyhealthlink.com/about-us/our-community-commitment/community-benefit/

Fun Fact November 17, 2021.

Winter is coming and that’s a bad thing if you are cryophobic.  Cryophobia is the fear of the cold, or cold things.  Cryo is a combination form meaning icy cold or frost.  You may have heard of cryogenics.  A similar phobia is frigophobia.  Fridge from the Latin word for cold, frigus.  Here in the US   frigophobia is virtually nonexistent. While still rare in other countries, it seems to be a culturally-related phobia in Chinese populations in Asia.  Whether cryophobic or frigophobic, winter is not your favorite time of year and you may even have a aversion to cold things or even cold food.  I wonder if that includes ice cream.  I don’t think I could be a frigophobic, I love ice cream.  Listen to the podcast here; https://theriver953.com/lonnies-fun-fact/

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News Maker Randy Woodward on 13 years of Camping for Hunger

Camping for Hunger has been providing Congregational Community Action Project (C-Cap) with needed donations for 13 years.

Randy Woodward of the wake up crew has been a part of the campaign for all of those years.

Randy is our news maker today as we look back on those 13 years.

The good news is brought to you by the town of Front Royal.

Randy talks of some of the experiences on the bus and commends our community for their continual support of Camping for Hunger.

For all information on Camping for Hunger click here.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here. 

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News Maker Randy Woodward on 13 years of Camping for Hunger
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Resources Available Through Valley Assistance Network

We met up with Jennifer Hall, Sr Director of Community Investment at United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley to learn more about Valley Assistance Network – a program of UWNSV that offers immediate crisis intervention services to help ALICE® families navigate the complex social services system and move from crisis to stability.

Jennifer explained who ALICE families are and how sometimes they fall through the cracks in the overall social services system. She told us about the services and connections they make through VAN and the impact it’s had on local families.

She also gave us some statistics about how many people in our communities have been impacted by the pandemic and how that translates to a greater need for support. You can download the report she references by clicking here.

For more information about United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley or ALICE Awareness Week, visit their website: https://www.unitedwaynsv.org/

Sports Dogs Podcast: Remembering Sam Huff

This past weekend the sports world was saddened by the passing of NFL legend Sam Huff. Not only was Sam a Hall Of Fame middle linebacker, but went on to success in business with the Marriott Corporation, was instrumental in the West Virginia horse racing industry, and was part of that great Washington Redskins broadcast team of “Frank, Sonny, and Sam.” In this very special Sports Dogs Podcast, Randy Woodward, the R-Dog talks with Dr. Kurt Pierce, who at one time played for the Colts, Bills, and Dolphins, and was a neighbor of Sam out in Middleburg, as we remember the legendary Sam Huff

NOTE: There will be a memorial celebration for Sam Huff on December 13th at 1pm at the Middleburg (Va.) Community Center. The public is invited.

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Sports Dogs Podcast: Remembering Sam Huff
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Fun Fact November 16, 2021.

Tool time Tuesday and today we’re getting a precise measurement.  I had the need to measure the diameter of a round piece of metal, more specifically the sway bar on my truck.  There are several ways to get a close measurement, but if you need it to be more accurate you’ll need a micrometer.  I had a small micrometer in my collection, but it was too small for the task at hand, so I purchased a larger one.  The one I bought is an analog micrometer, not a fancy digital one, but for what I needed it worked great.  It measures in both inches and millimeters.  The tool basically has a sliding portion that allows you to measure an outside diameter on one side, an inside diameter on the other side and the ability to measure depth with a probe that slides out the end.  A pretty handy little tool to have in your tool collection.  Listen to the podcast here; https://theriver953.com/lonnies-fun-fact/

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