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Psychological Well being Affiliation welcomes new government director 

The Psychological Well being Affiliation that serves Fauquier and Rappahannock counties has introduced that Sallie Morgan can be retiring as government director of the group efficient Nov. 1, and that Warrenton native Renee Norden will assume the manager management position going ahead.  

Norden is a psychological well being skilled with greater than 25 years’ expertise working each in faculties and in the neighborhood. In her present place as director of steerage and school counseling at Highland College, she “works with center and highschool college students to foster wholesome life stability and works with households to encourage optimistic relationships,” in line with a information launch.  

“She collaborates with college administration to create and keep packages that help psychological wellness and works with psychological well being professionals to handle care for college kids who want help,” the information launch mentioned. 

Norden is a Psychological Well being First Assist teacher and an lively participant within the Psychological Well being College Coalition. She has expertise as an Emergency Medical Tech with Warrenton Volunteer Rescue Squad, and as an Emergency Companies clinician and a suicide prevention specialist for Rappahannock Rapidan Group Companies. 

“The Psychological Well being Affiliation is delighted to welcome Renee Norden to our group,” Board President Tony Hooper mentioned within the information launch. “Renee’s intensive psychological well being expertise, her ability as a coach, her dedication to younger individuals and their households, and her deep information of this group will all be great property as she takes on the position of government director.”  

“The Affiliation can also be very grateful to Sallie Morgan for her management over the previous ten years,” Hooper mentioned. “This group has seen vital development in psychological well being and substance use providers throughout that point owing partially to Sallie’s imaginative and prescient and skill to convey collectively companions to establish gaps and implement options. We each rejoice the numerous successes to this point and look ahead to many extra thrilling alternatives to advertise psychological wellness for everybody in our group.” 

Dominion Vitality expands EnergyShare program in Virginia by $1M  

Dominion Vitality is increasing its $13 million annual EnergyShare program contribution in Virginia by $1 million this 12 months to additional assist clients in want of invoice help because of coronavirus impacts, the corporate mentioned in a information launch. 

Small companies, nonprofits, and homes of worship can be eligible for $500,000, whereas the remaining $500,000 can be reserved for residential clients, the information launch mentioned. 

For small companies, a short lived Small Enterprise Aid Program will provide one-time help of as much as $1,000 towards unpaid Dominion Vitality Virginia electrical payments which will have accrued throughout the pandemic, in line with the information launch.  

For residential clients, Dominion Vitality’s $500,000 enhance in funds enhances a June announcement, which raised the utmost profit for the summer time cooling season from $300 to $600 per residential account for the 12 months and expanded program eligibility. Moreover, the corporate eliminated the requirement of a disconnect discover to qualify for this system. Residential clients can study extra about EnergyShare or discover their native EnergyShare company at www.dominionenergy.com/energyshare or by calling 211.   

In response to the coronavirus, the corporate has halted disconnects and is waiving late charges for all clients. Prospects can also entry long-term fee plans, permitting as much as 12 months to pay overdue quantities with no minimal down fee. To study extra about Dominion Vitality’s coronavirus reduction efforts, go to www.dominionenergy.com/firm/coronavirus. 

Native attorneys  chosen as Tremendous Attorneys 2020   

  Julia S. Savage and Susan F. Pierce, companions with Walker Jones, PC in Warrenton and Washington,  Virginia,  have been honored by their friends as Tremendous Attorneys 2020 for his or her excellence in follow, the agency introduced in a information launch.   

Savage, chosen as a  “top-rated  household  legislation  lawyer ” has near 40 years of authorized expertise. “She champions her purchasers by way of divorce, distribution of property, alimony and little one help, custody and visitation and premarital contracts,” Walker Jones mentioned within the information launch.   

Pierce, chosen as a  “top-rated  private  damage  lawyer,”  has greater than 30 years of expertise representing the victims of main automotive, bike and trucking accidents, these with mind and different traumatic accidents, in addition to wrongful loss of life, in line with the information launch.   

Marie Washington of Warrenton was additionally acknowledged by Tremendous Attorneys once more in 2020.   

The  Legislation Workplace Marie Washington, PLC  handles legal/visitors issues, home issues, civil litigation, restoration of rights, expungements and property planning.   

Tremendous Attorneys is a score service of excellent attorneys from greater than 70 follow areas all through the USA who’ve attained a  high-degree  of peer recognition {and professional} achievement. Unbiased analysis, peer nominations and peer evaluations are included within the choice course of, in line with the information launch.   

  ‘Be the Change’  registering girls for fall  enterprise  collection   

  Be the Change Basis, a nonprofit group with a mission of empowering, strengthening and provoking girls,  is taking registrations now for its fall session of courses  for ladies who need to begin a enterprise or construct on an current one.    

Taught by native professionals of their respective areas of experience, the  12-class collection is  held at Lord Fairfax Group School. Every session begins with a  native  highlight entrepreneur who shares  their  distinctive story and enterprise suggestions.      

The courses cowl such matters as exploring the  “why”  of enterprise possession, constructing  a  plan, organizing the chaos, understanding revenue and loss, the advantages of getting an accountant, authorized features and managing your danger, advertising, social media, networking abilities, when to rent extra employees and managing your stress.      

Registration is open now for the autumn class that can begin on  Tuesday,  Sept.  8. Lessons  are anticipated to be  held at Lord Fairfax Group School, however plans are nonetheless being finalized. Lessons meet on  Tuesday evenings from 6 to eight p.m.  and  are open to girls 18 and older.    

Value for the 12-week collection is $250. Partial tuition help is accessible if wanted.    

Members who attend 10 or extra courses are eligible to obtain a certificates introduced at a commencement ceremony in December.      

Resulting from COVID-19, the spring collection of courses needed to be reduce quick. Purposes for the autumn semester are due by Aug. 15.   

New Scholar Welcome Week underway up at LFCC 

With the beginning of this fall semester’s first courses lower than two weeks away, LFCC is rolling out the welcome mat – nearly, typically – for its new college students. 

A collection of on-line periods is scheduled to offer info on all the things from profession pathways to accessible assets to what a typical school day is like, the school mentioned in a information launch. Moreover, LFCC swag and essential info can be handed out throughout curbside pickups. 

“As an alternative of simply someday to welcome our new college students, now we have prolonged it into a whole week, which is able to permit us to introduce new periods and programming choices,” mentioned a press launch from the school. 

The primary set of fall courses begins Monday, Aug. 24, with different courses starting Sept. Eight and Oct. 19. Most courses can be delivered remotely, however some courses that require in-person supply can be on campus. 

A New Scholar Panel session was held by way of Zoom on Monday, Aug. 17. President Kim Blosser, Fauquier campus Provost Chris Coutts and different school officers could have a particular session for folks and supporters of scholars to ask questions on LFCC and school assets throughout a Zoom session at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 19. 

Ask the college, a common query and reply session can be held by way of Zoom at 2 p.m., Aug. 20. 

Curbside welcome pickups can be all week in any respect areas, with various instances. 

Useful resource chats for all the things from campus security, to on-line studying, to tutorial lodging are deliberate. 

Zoom periods on profession pathways, together with well being professions, engineering, enterprise, training, humanities and humanities, switch planning and undecided college students are lined up. 

For in-person courses, LFCC will comply with the newest pointers issued by the Virginia Division of Well being and the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention. College students attending these courses can be required to signal an settlement stating they received’t attend class when sick or in the event that they’ve been uncovered to somebody with coronavirus, will put on a masks whereas in school and can follow social distancing and comply with different security measures. 

Virginia Struggle Memorial seeks entries for 2020 Veterans Day scholar essay contest  

The Virginia Struggle Memorial in Richmond is in search of entries for the Virginia Struggle Memorial 2020 Veterans Day Scholar Essay Contest.  The competition is open to all  Virginia center and excessive school-age public, non-public and homeschooled college students.  

One winner can be chosen from amongst all center college entries (grades 6 to 8) and one from highschool (grades 9  to  12) entries.   

The subject for the 2020 contest is “An American Who Served in The Army Throughout World Struggle II Who Conjures up Me.” College students can take into account a member of their household, of their group, or a well-known man or girl who served in any department of the U.S. Armed Forces as their  topic.  Essays ought to be 500 to 750 phrases in size and make the most of interviews and first sources at any time when attainable.  

The 2 college students who write the successful essays will every obtain a $200 reward card and every of their academics will earn obtain a $100 reward card to buy classroom provides.    

The scholar winners will even be invited to return to Richmond to learn aloud their essays and take part within the commonwealth’s Veterans Day Ceremony on the Virginia Struggle Memorial on Wednesday, Nov. 11.  

The deadline for entries for the Virginia Struggle Memorial 2020 Veterans Day Scholar Essay Contest is 11:59 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 11.   

Full info relating to the essay theme, guidelines, pointers and learn how to enter is accessible on-line at https://vawarmemorial.org/study/contests-scholarships/essay/ or by calling Virginia Struggle Memorial Assistant Schooling Director Morgan Guyer  at  804-786-2060.  

Warbird Showcase provides automotive present to Culpeper occasion    

   The Capital Wing of the Commemorative Air Pressure will maintain a Warbird Showcase occasion on the Culpeper Regional Airport. Along with WWII warbirds on static show and flying overhead, guests to the showcase could have the chance to see dozens of restored vehicles.   

The Warbird Showcase lately added Saturday and Sunday Aug. 29 and 30 in addition to Labor Day weekend Saturday via Monday Sept. 5, 6 and seven. All Warbird Rides on these dates will happen on the Culpeper Regional Airport.  

“The airport has acres and acres of house, good for displaying each vehicles and airplanes,” Pete Ballard,  assistant  adjutant of the Capital Wing mentioned in a information launch. “We’ll have a number of classes of vehicles together with vintage, basic, overseas and home. Among the vehicles on show can be a lot older, or newer, than the plane we fly, making for a implausible distinction,” he mentioned.   

There can be a nominal payment for automotive homeowners to show their car on the  automotive  present, however entrance to the Warbird Showcase and Automobile Present is free to the general public, though the nonprofit Capital Wing will settle for  donations.   

Warbird rides can be accessible within the Capital Wing Stinson L-5 ahead air controller airplane, Boeing PT-17 Stearman  bi-plane and Normal Motors TBM Avenger, the most important single-engine bomber of WWII. Rides begin at $89. Advance tickets could be bought  at  www.capitalwing.org or by emailing [email protected] Journey tickets will even be bought on web site the day of the occasion for any flight instances nonetheless accessible.   

 

Nice Meadow  appoints new government director   

  The Nice Meadow Basis, a nonprofit positioned in The Plains that works to protect open house for equestrian sports activities, nonprofit occasions and public enjoyment, has appointed Carrie E. Hull as its new government director.   

Hull’s appointment follows the resignation of the muse’s earlier government director, Kelicia Rice, in April. Throughout her tenure, Rice helped develop relationships between Nice Meadow and a number of nationwide and native companies, reminiscent of Fauquier Financial institution, the Aisling Constructing & Restoration and the U.S. Polo Affiliation, in line with a information launch.   

In her new position, Hull can be charged with creating a brand new strategic working plan for the muse, which is able to embody establishing an endowment, increasing packages and enhancing communication and key partnerships.   

Hull mentioned she is wanting ahead to working with the group to showcase the muse’s mission.    

“The influence of the packages directed on this stunning preserved property is felt not solely domestically, however nationally and now internationally,” she mentioned in a press release. “Nice Meadow has been a big a part of this group for over three many years. Everybody has a Nice Meadow story to share.”   

Fauquier FRESH organizes Christmas in July occasion 

It might have been 90 levels within the shade on July 21, however 35 of Santa’s helpers sporting their Christmas hats and T-shirts braved the warmth to shock households who got here to 5 grab-and-go meal distribution websites all through the county.  The occasion, held at Fauquier Excessive College, Grace Miller Elementary College, M.M. Pierce Elementary College, Marsh Run Group Pool, and Marshall Center College, was organized by Fauquier FRESH employees who have been joined by a number of volunteer “elves” representing a number of group organizations. 

Airlie donated greater than 1,200 kilos of recent produce for the occasion.  Cucumbers, squash, cabbage, zucchini, and broccoli have been delivered to Santa’s workshop to be distributed in a whole bunch of plastic buckets positioned within the autos of households who got here to the grab-and-go satellite tv for pc websites.  Hooked up to every produce bucket was a set of toys for summer time enjoyable, together with bubbles, sidewalk chalk, and balls supplied by the FRESH Program.   

FCPS librarians gave out new books donated to the mission by Fauquier Toys for Tots. The colourful summer time flip-flops provided by Warrenton United Methodist Church, due to a group member’s donation, have been successful on the Marsh Run Group Pool web site. If mother and father indicated to Santa’s helpers that that they had preschool-aged kids of their households, items of artwork provides supplied by Studying Begins Early have been additionally positioned of their vehicles. 

“The help from our group these previous few months has been unimaginable,” mentioned Kristen McAuliffe, FRESH Supervisor for Fauquier County Public Faculties.  “Christmas in July is the right instance of how our group has united throughout this disaster to satisfy the wants of our youngsters and households.” 

Household Shelter Companies expands board of administrators by three 

Household Shelter Companies lately expanded its management group by three. Lucia Coffey, Lisa Mallam and Nathan Gilbert joined the Household Shelter Companies Board of Administrators in March and July. 

FSS consists of the one emergency shelter in Fauquier County, in addition to a transitional housing program, the group mentioned in a information launch. The 5019(c)(3) positioned on Keith Road in Warrenton and in Vint Hill goals to “encourage the group to take motion, break stereotypes, and finish the social isolation of homelessness,” in line with the information launch. 

“It’s with nice pleasure that we add three visionary and compassionate leaders to our Board,” Stephanie Paladeau, president, Board of Administrators, FSS, mentioned within the nes launch. “They every convey distinct passions and expertise in gross sales, operations, monetary administration and management that, together with our supporters, employees and individuals, will allow us to additional our mission to interrupt the cycle of homelessness.”  

LFCC welcomes two new vice presidents  

Lord Fairfax Group School has welcomed two new high-level directors throughout the spring and summer time semesters, the school introduced in a information launch. 

In late January, Craig Brief grew to become the vice chairman of economic and administrative providers. Anne Davis began because the vice chairman of educational and scholar affairs in July. 

The vice chairman of economic and administrative providers oversees a number of vital missions of the school, together with the police division, info and tutorial applied sciences, the enterprise workplace and amenities and building. 

“Every part about this position, and the group I work with in FAS is about service to the scholars, college and employees of LFFC,” mentioned Brief. “The entire work that we do, in a technique or one other, helps LFCC scholar achievement and success.” 

Brief is a robust believer in the advantages of group school – he has acquired them firsthand. 

“I attended group school in West Virginia in my youth, and once more as an grownup right here in Virginia,” he mentioned. “Two of my kids have additionally attended Virginia Group School System establishments lately, and I can let you know the advantages of group school are simply as essential at this time as they have been 50 years in the past when LFCC first opened its doorways.” 

Brief earned his bachelor’s diploma at West Virginia College, having transferred from Southern West Virginia Group School. He holds a grasp’s diploma in public administration from James Madison College. 

Previous to coming to LFCC, Brief was vice chairman of amenities and enterprise providers at Tennessee Tech College. Earlier than that, he spent 10 years at JMU. most lately as government director of amenities and building. Early in his profession, he labored on building and concrete improvement initiatives in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. 

Davis most lately was dean and chief on-line studying officer at Stevenson College in Owings Mills, Maryland. She notes that have suits effectively with the mostly-all on-line studying happening throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. 

“Given the need of on-line studying within the present surroundings of upper training, I’m excited that I can leverage my information, abilities, and expertise as a chief on-line studying officer to assist advance LFCC’s digital scholar providers and on-line tutorial choices,” Davis mentioned. “I’m excited to work with college and tutorial leaders to foster collaboration throughout LFCC’s campuses and tutorial websites to make sure that our college students have a constant and unified expertise.” 

 Previous to her position at Stevenson, Davis was a biology professor and science division chair at Carroll Group School in Westminster, Maryland. She has a bachelor’s diploma in dairy science from Virginia Tech, a grasp’s diploma in animal physiology from Cornell College and a Physician of Administration diploma with a deal with programs pondering management in increased training from College of Maryland College School. 

Earlier than her foray into increased training, Dr. Davis put her dairy science diploma to make use of whereas proudly owning and working her household’s dairy farm along with her twin brother. 

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