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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

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

An inspiring Principal on the CO Show

Gina Stetter, Principal at Peter Muhlenberg Middle School in Woodstock, joined Craig Orndorff on the CO Morning Show last week. Gina discussed the reading programs she implemented, resulting in her Administrator of the Year award from the the Virginia Educational Media Association. To hear the inspiring interview, click the play button below.

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Gina Stetter with CO

Please join us in congratulating Gina on earning this important honor. Ms. Stetter will be recognized at VEMA’s state conference this fall in Hampton, Virginia.

VEMA Administrator of the Year Gina Stetter inspiring young minds

Protecting the Shenandoah River on the next CO Show

Leslie Mitchell Watson on the North Fork of the Shenandoah River

On tomorrow’s CO Morning Show, contributor Marcy McCann interviews Leslie Mitchell Watson, Executive Director of Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. Leslie and Marcy talk about the long reach of the Shenandoah River, including the upcoming Fish Fry fundraiser coming up on October 9. Click the play button below to listen!

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Friends of the North Fork Interview

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE! To hear more audio, click the play button below to learn about the North Fork Exploration conducted this fall with 12 teachers on a three-day workshop.

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Leslie Mitchell Watson North Fork Exploration Project Interview

For more information on the Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River, visit their website by clicking the link here.

Hang out at the Fort on the next CO Show

Fort Valley Museum at the intersection of Fort Valley Road and Dry Run Road

On tomorrow’s CO Morning Show, contributor Marcy McCann speaks to President Meg Trott and VP John Gaunt from the Fort Valley Museum.  Find out more about the history of Fort Valley by clicking the play button below.  You will hear about the legend of William Powell’s Fort Valley Natural Fortress in the 1700s and why treasure hunters are sometimes seen at the Fort.

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Marcy McCann w Meg Trott and John Gaunt Ft Valley Museum

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE! To hear more information on the church built in 1831 that is the site of the Fort Valley Museum, click the play button below.

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Ft. Valley Museum Church – Marcy McCann with Meg Trott (2)

For more info on the Fort Valley Museum, click the website link here.

Learning outside the classroom…

That’s what Staunton’s Ellen Werther helps young and old accomplish as a tutor. On tomorrow’s CO Morning Show, contributor Marcy McCann speaks to Ellen about her career path to becoming a tutor and about some of the lives she’s made a positive impact upon. To hear the interview, click the play button below.

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Marcy McCann w Ellen Werther Tutor

For more information on Ellen’s services, visit her website: No Tears Tutoring.

The art of teaching on the CO Show

On tomorrow’s CO Morning Show, contributor Marcy McCann speaks to retired art teacher Dr. Dan Voss from Woodstock. To hear about Dr. Voss’ career as an art teacher and his annual calendars featuring scenes from around the Shenandoah Valley, click the play button below.

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Marcy McCann w Dan Voss Art Teacher

Dr. Dan Voss still motivates budding artists on his website – Dr. Dan’s Art Clinic.

Retired teacher and artist Dr. Dan Voss

"Connecting people who care with causes that matter"

Keeping donated dollars in the community

That’s the mission statement of the Shenandoah Community Foundation, founded by concerned citizens to use local dollars to meet local needs. On tomorrow’s CO Morning Show, Executive Director Cindy Soltis speaks to morning show contributor Marcy McCann about the organization’s history, grants and over 40 funds that give back to the community. To hear the interview, click the play button below.

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Marcy McCann w Cindy Soltis Shen Comm Foundation

For more information on the Shenandoah Community Foundation, including information on the funds and the grants process, visit its website here. You can email the Foundation using the link here.

Give back to the community with Freecycle

We all have that clutter in our lives, which would frankly be all the better without it. Wouldn’t it be great if your clutter could be someone else’s treasure or artistic inspiration? Well, there is such a place on the Internet.

On tomorrow’s CO Morning Show, Marcy McCann speaks to Barbarah Robertson, member of FreeCycle.org , “a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It’s all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills.” To hear Marcy’s interview about the site and the movement, click the play button below.

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Marcy McCann w Barbara Roberson Freecycle

To check out the sites locally, click the links below:

Winchester
Frederick County
Rockingham (be patient with slow link)
Page County
Front Royal
Culpeper

FreeCycle

Free trade and recycle your clutter and make a positve impact