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A life changing experience in Africa…

…that’s what happened to George Hoffman, Blackboard Support Specialist at Shenandoah University, following a university-sponsored trip to Ethiopia. On this week’s CO Morning Show, you can hear contributor Marcy McCann speak to Mr. Hoffman about his adventure. To hear the interview, click the link below.

Marcy McCann w George Hoffman Ethiopia Trip

For more information about George Hoffman and his trip, visit his blog. You can see Mr. Hoffman’s presentation about the trip this Friday, June 3 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm at the Strasburg United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

See presentation about Shen. Univ. Ethiopia trip Fri night

Vintage Woodstock Coming in June

Circle your calendars for Friday evening 6/24 in downtown Woodstock, it’s the Vintage Woodstock Festival. On this week’s CO Morning Show, contributor Marcy McCann speaks to Woodstock Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jenna French about the Chamber’s Wine Garden at the event and the new Autumn Fest coming up in October at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds. To hear the interview, click the link below.

Marcy McCann w Jenna French Woodstock Chamber

For more information on joining the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce, call 540.459.2542.

Shen Valley Artist Exhibit in Alexandria this week

This is the final week of Shenandoah Valley artist Linda L. Anderson’s exhibit at the Fisher Art Gallery in Alexandria. On this week’s CO Morning Show, contributor Marcy McCann speaks to Ms. Anderson about the exhibit and her recent art book The Book of Eve. To hear the interview, click the link below.

Marcy McCann w Linda L Anderson Book of Eve

For directions to the exhibit at Northern Virginia Community College, click here. More information on the art of Linda L. Anderson can be found on the artist’s web site.

Page from Linda L Anderson's Book of Eve

Not a religion, it’s a relationship…

…those are the words of Carol Watkins, committee member of Young Life in the northern Shenandoah Valley. On this week’s CO Morning Show, contributor Marcy McCann finds out more about the club that is described on it’s website as “a safe and fun place where kids gather weekly to sing (and) laugh.” To hear Marcy’s interview again, click the link below.

Marcy McCann w Carol Watkins Young Life

For more information on Young Life, you may also call 703.407.6393.

Conserve and learn about the Shenandoah River

On this week’s Craig Orndorff Morning Show, contributor Marcy McCann speaks to Leslie Watson, Executive Director of Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah Valley. Leslie discusses the Family River Day event coming up on May 15 and other upcoming events. To hear the interview, click the link below.

Marcy McCann interview w Leslie Watson 2011

To purchase tickets for Family River Day, call Leslie Watson at 540.459.8550, or visit the website link.

To help prevent pollution of the Shenandoah River, you can dispose of pharmaceuticals on April 30 at two area locations for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Drop off all your unused and expired medications to the Shenandoah County Government Building in Woodstock and the Food Lion Shopping Center in Timberville.

Kayak to be raffled at Family River Day in Strasburg

Moore Grant Recipients on the CO Show

All last week on the Craig Orndorff Morning Show, we brought you interviews with Shenandoah County Public Schools teachers whose projects have been funded by grants from the Moore Educational Trust in 2011.

North Fork Middle School’s Wendy Whitford was awarded a Moore Grant again this year for the Free Music Program. To hear Ms. Whiford’s interview with Craig Orndorff about the program, click the link below.

Wendy Whitford Interview 4-8-11

A Moore Grant for the Native Forest Tree Arboretum was awarded to Dana Fisher and Dan Morgan from Central High School, Jamie Heishman from W.W. Robinson Elementary School and Derek Ritenour of Peter Muhlenberg Middle School. The grant pays for renovating the Nature Trail behind CHS. To hear Mr. Ritenour’s interview with CO about the project, click the link below.

Derek Ritenour interview 4-12-11

Sandy Hook Elementary School’s Carol McFarland was awarded two Moore Grants. Bio-Express presents a traveling science program from the Science Museum of Virginia and Nouns, Verbs, and Music will be presented at Sandy Hook by the American Jazz Ensemble. To hear the interview with CO, click the link below.

Carol McFarland interview 4-14-11

Strasburg High School’s Clarisse Bushman was a Moore Grant recipient for the Paul Volponi LIVE! project supporting reading achievement by providing students with an opportunity to speak to the award-winning author on Skype. Last week was National Library Week, and you can hear the interview with CO by clicking the link below.

Clarisse Bushman interview 4-15-11

Strasburg Scribe on the CO Morning Show

Author Mary Mayhew speaks to morning show contributor Marcy McCann about her new book Your Star Child. You can meet Mary Mayhew at the First Friday event April 15 at 7p at the King Street Artworks in Strasburg.

Mary discusses her inspiration for writing the book with morning show contributor Marcy McCann this week on the Craig Orndoff Show. To hear Marcy’s interview again, click the link below.

Marcy McCann interview Mary Mayhew

You can reach Mary Mayhew by using her email address.

Your Star Child Author Mary Mayhew

Helping small business on the next CO Show

CO Morning Show contributor Marcy McCann is back this week. Marcy interviews Stephanie Lillard of Woodstock’s People Inc. The non-profit organization helps people in Page and Shenandoah County by providing “opportunities for people to reach their goals in order to enhance their lives, their families, and their communities.”

Marcy’s discussion focuses on the small business services provided by People Inc. including a loan program and various business workshops. To hear the interview again, click the link below.

Marcy McCann w Stephanie Lillard People Inc 2011

For more information on the March 30 customer service workshop from 10a-Noon in Woodstock, you may contact Stephanie Lillard at 540.459.9096 or at

Make the most of adversity on the CO Show

We have all had those moments where we feel like the world is against us. “Why me?” we often ask. Often times we do all within our power to prevent our children and loved ones from experiencing trials and tribulations. According to author William Shifflett, that may not be the best policy. To learn more, listen to the CO Morning Show this week M-F 6a-10a. Morning show contributor Marcy McCann speaks to Shifflett, pastor at the Family Worship Center in Edinburg, about his new book Friendly Fire: Embracing the Power of Trial.

If you missed the interview, click on the link below:

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Marcy McCann w William Shifflett Family Worship Center Interview

For more information on the Family Worship Center, click the link to their website here.

Making music on the CO Show

Woodstock musician Bill Vaughan talks about his new CD Songs From the Valley. Tune in to the CO Morning Show this week to hear the interview with contributor Marcy McCann.

If you missed the interview, you can listen to it here: Marcy McCann w Bill Vaughan

For more information Bill Vaughan, visit his Facebook page.