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Foster Growth in the Hispanic Community

As you may know, WSVG devotes every Saturday from 10a-11:45a to Spanish language content from Daniel Guerrero, Abel Castro and Carlos Martinez. Working with these folks has been rewarding, and with desire to expand this content to serve the area Hispanic community, WSVG has partnered with Business Management and Operations Consulting and La Voz Latina newspaper.

The Society of American and Latino Entrepreneurs (SALE) is a group of business owners and individuals interested in engaging the Hispanic market in the Shenandoah Valley.

SALE holds its inaugural meeting at 2 pm Saturday July 27, at Las Trancas Restaurant in Woodstock for all interested in listening or participating.

There’s no cost, so come network with the area’s fastest growing demographic. More information on the event and the group can be found here: SALE Flyer_Final.

Jim JonesI look forward to seeing you there.

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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

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

Area Ruritans Capture the Christmas Spirit

The Christmas season can be most rewarding to those who give time and resources to help others who are less fortunate. A glowing example in the Shenandoah Valley is the area Ruritan National Foundation Empty Stocking Fund. John Gaunt from the Ft. Valley Ruritans and Landon Fadely from the Hamburg Ruritan Club joined Craig Orndorff last week to speak about this year’s program.

Congratulations to the area Ruritans in their 25th year of putting smiles on kids faces at Christmas time through the Empty Stocking Fund. To contribute, send your check payable to Ruritan Empty Stocking to PO Box 411 Strasburg, VA 22657. For more information, call 540.465.3452.

Spread Christmas Cheer in Warren County

It’s time for some of that good ole’ Christmas Cheer this week on the CO Morning Show. Contributor Marcy McCann speaks to John Brishcar of Habitat for Humanity about this year’s Hallelujah for Habitat coming up early next month at Warren County High School on Rte. 55.

Tickets are free for the performance, which starts at 7pm on Friday 12/3. To reserve your family’s spot at the event, call 540 622-2800 today.

Fill Your Bowl and Help the Community This Friday

The Shenandoah Alliance for Shelter is dedicated to assisting homeless families with a focus on keeping the family unit together. On this week’s CO Morning Show, contributor Marcy McCann speaks with Woodstock’s Kary Haun who is a new board member of the alliance. Kary discusses her involvement in the upcoming Empty Bowl Soup Supper this Friday November 19.

The Empty Bowl Soup Supper will occur 11/19 at Central High School from 5:30-7p. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for students. To reserve your ticket, call the Shenandoah Alliance for Shelter at 540 436-3202.

See a movie, learn more about area land use

On Tuesday November 16, the Shenandoah Forum sponsors the showing of the PBS documentary Save Our Lands, Save Our Towns in Strasburg. The free screening will be held at Cristina’s Cafe at 7p, with seating beginning at 6:30p on 11/16. Shenandoah Forum Executive Director Kim Woodwell and Board Member Deb Truban spoke to CO Morning Show contributor Marcy McCann about the event and the organization. To hear the interview, click the play button below.

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Marcy McCann w Woodwell and Truban Shen Forum

Clean up Strasburg on the CO Show

This Saturday morning, the town of Strasburg is conducting a volunteer project to enhance the buildings located at 216 East King Street, next to the town hall. The former Brill’s Grocery, including the old taxi stand, require weatherizing, painting and cleaning. Volunteers are needed any time October 23 fom 8a to 1p – breakfast will be served.

On tomorrow’s CO Morning Show, contributor Marcy McCann interviews Judson Rex, the Town Planner of Strasburg, about the enhancement project. To hear the interview, click the play button below.

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Marcy McCann w Jud Rex Strasburg Cleanup

Brill's Grocery (fourth from right) pictured in its heyday, before the Town Office building

Visit the Macy’s of Mount Jackson on the CO Show

On this week’s CO Morning Show, contributor Marcy McCann speaks to Pat Rosenbaum, the Volunteer Coordinator of the SEARCH thrift shop on Main Street in Mount Jackson. To find out more about the great finds at the thrift shop, and the home for developmentally challenged adults that it supports, click the play button below.

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Marcy McCann w Pat Rosenbaum SEARCH

Stop by the thrift shop today and take advantage of the great deals available. It is located at 5982 Main Street in Mount Jackson and hours are Tuesday through Saturday 9a-4p; Thursdays until 5:30p. Tell them Marcy McCann sent you!