News Maker Earnie Bliss on the Healing Field of Honor

The Healing Field of Honor returns to Winchester this Memorial Day weekend.

This year the ceremony is bigger with a chance for you to honor a lost loved one or fallen hero.

We spoke with Rotary Member and Public Relations Chair Earnie Bliss about the event in our latest news maker.

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Earnie explains the origin of the Healing Field of Honor.

He also tells us about how you can honor someone.

Earnie also explains how the funds for the event are distributed.

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News Maker Kristin Derflinger of SCCF on mircroloans

Shenandoah Community Capital Fund (SCCF) is offering microloans to new and small businesses and entrepreneurs.

We spoke with SCCF Microloan Program Manager Kristin Derflinger in our latest news maker.

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Kristin tells what the loans are for and how to apply.

She also tells us how the loans are awarded and number uses for the loans.

Kristin also tells us of the other programs and services provided by SCCF.

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News Maker Dario Savarese on the start of SABF Today 4/22

Today Apr. 22 the Shenandoah Apple Blossom (SABF)  2022 officially begins with the Bloomin’ Wine Festival on Old Town Winchester’s Loudoun Street Mall.

We spoke with SABF Marketing Director Dario Savarese in our latest news maker about everything happening this weekend.

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Dario not only tells us about today’s Bloomin’ Wine Festival but other new events scheduled for this weekend.

Dario also tells us of the traffic feature at thebloom.com to help with parking and traffic during the festivities.

Tickets and event information is available here.

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News Makers Martha and Stacie on the Red Bud Festival

The weather looks to improve by this Saturday Apr. 23 just in time for the Browntown Red Bud Festival.

We spoke to Festival Chairperson Martha Buracker and  Browntown Board of Directors Secretary Stacie Mikels in our latest news maker.

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The ladies tell us of all the activities planned for the festival which is Sat. Apr. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m..

The event is free to attend with live music and more.

This year there is not only the sale of Red Buds and Crafts but they have added Dogwood seedlings as well.

That along with a car show with awards and of course the Duck Race.

There is still time to get involved with the festival by putting a car in the show or adding a craft to the sale.

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The ladies also tell us about the photo contest where someone will win $100 as well.

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News Maker Lisa Wilt of the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is coming out of it’s blood crisis now that levels have reached a venerable stage.

Donations are still vital to keep levels up.

We spoke to American Red Cross Donor Recruiter Manager Lisa Wilt about the current status of Red Cross in our latest news maker.

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Lisa tells us about how things are improving for the Red Cross.

She also tells us about one of the largest blood drives of the year.

That blood drive is Apr. 18 in honor of the tragedy at Virginia Tech.

There are still available appointments for that drive at redcrossblood.org by using the zip code 22601.

When that drive fills up you can also find a drive close to your home by using your zip code at that same website.

Lisa also tells us about volunteer opportunities at the Red Cross as well.

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News Maker Fern Vasquiz on C-Cap’s Community Garden

As the weather improves gardening is on the minds of many including the Front Royal Warren County Congregational Community Action Project (C-Cap).

C-Cap’s community garden is getting ready to be planted and worked to benefit the entire community.

We spoke with lead volunteer on the garden project Fern Vasquiz in our latest news maker.

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Fern tells us about the preparation for the garden.

She also tells us how you can help through most of the year.

Larry Elliott of C-Cap tells us just how productive and helpful the garden has been over the last 3 years.

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News Makers Sara Van Huekelum and Teresa Burnett of Savida

Savida Health will be opening an Addiction Clinic in Page County in March.

We spoke with Sara Van Huekelum and Teresa Burnett of Savida about the clinic in our latest news maker segment.

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The ladies tell us what the future clinic has to offer.

They also tells us about the support Savida Health can offer currently.

They also tell us of other clinics that might be closer to your home if you need support.

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News Maker Garrett Jackson on free tax preparation

People Inc. of Woodstock is offering free tax preparation for anyone making less than $58,000 a year.

We spoke with People Inc. Volunteer Services Coordinator Garrett Jackson in our latest news maker segment.

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Garrett explains how we can connect with the free tax service anywhere in the northern Shenandoah Valley.

He also explains that People Inc. hopes to offer in person tax service soon.

Garrett also talks about how you can volunteer to help with the service if you would like.

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News Maker Katie Overfield-Zook on a SCCF Coffee

The Shenandoah Community Capital Fund (SCCF) will launch an open coffee for business owners and entrepreneurs on February 17.

We spoke with the host of the coffee Katie Overfield-Zook in our latest news maker.

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Katie tells us how these coffees are going to happen once a month and can help new owners and entrepreneurs network and learn from each other.

Katie also tells us how SCCF is looking to help businesses all over the valley.

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News Maker Barbara Dickinson on a Handley Library event

Handley Regional Library Systems and Friends of Handley Library are hosting a virtual event Sat. Feb. 12 at 11 a.m..

We spoke with the Executive Director of the Friends of Handley Library Systems Barbara Dickinson about the event in our latest news maker.

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Barbara tells us about the Creative Women of Fisher’s Hill session at the library.

Barbara tells us of the origin of the historical discovery of three ladies that lived in and around Fisher’s Hill at the turn of the century.

She also tells us about how successful the ladies were.

Barbara also includes information about future plans for a genealogy workshop at the library.

Registration for Sat’s. event and information about future events at Handley Library Systems can be found here.

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