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Community Investment Collaborative Encourages Shopping Local

My name is Waverly Davis with Community Investment Collaborative (CIC), I encourage you to support CIC entrepreneurs and their businesses this holiday season through Shop Small Cville. Shop Small Cville is a curated list of CIC entrepreneur’s holiday specials available until December 24th. You can view all participating entrepreneurs and their holiday specials at www.shopsmall.cicville.org. You can’t buy happiness but you can buy local!



December 11th, 2017|Community Connection|

Shenandoah Valley Art Center Hosts Contemporary Art Exhibition

Each December and January, the Shenandoah Valley Art Center hosts an Annual Winter Contemporary Juried Art Exhibition. This year they are hosting SUBVERSIVE DOMESTIC: an exploration of modern textiles. The exhibit is in their Invitational Gallery until January 20, and they are open Tuesday through Saturday each week. You can learn more online www.SVACART.com.

December 11th, 2017|Community Connection|

University Montessori School Invites You To Learn More

University Montessori School is a diverse family-centered school community which aims to embody the best practices of Montessori education in facilitating the academic, emotional, physical and social development of each child. At UMS, parents, teachers and children collaborate to nurture an enduring love of learning and a view of the responsibilities and possibilities of life. You can call 434.977.0583 and learn more about University Montessori School.



December 11th, 2017|Community Connection|

Valley Music Academy Presenting Music Review

The Valley Music Academy in Waynesboro, the area’s largest and longest running non-profit music school, will be presenting The Valley Music Revue on Jan 27 at 7pm in Fishersville. They invite you to bring your entire family out for an evening of diverse musical performances by their teaching faculty, as well as local bluegrass favorites Blue Mountain Sunrise. All proceeds from the event will go towards their scholarship fund, which provides financial assistance to students who would not otherwise have access to their music education. You can learn more online,www.valleymusicacademy.org.

December 6th, 2017|Community Connection|

Virginia Festival of the Book: March 21-25

A signature program of Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH) and the Virginia Center for the Book, the Virginia Festival of the Book brings readers and writers together for a five-day program of events including author readings, book signings, panel discussions, programs for children, and more. The 24th annual Festival will be held March 21-25, 2018, in Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia. The Festival has consistently attracted audiences of more than 20,000 from more than forty states each year.  To learn more, you can visit www.VaBook.org. I’m Sarah making a Community Connection on WNRN.




November 6th, 2017|Community Connection|

Team Chase Holiday Craft Fair to Benefit Cure Search

Davenport eCommerce is sponsoring the Second Annual Team Chase Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair to Benefit CureSearch, December 9th from 9am to 3pm. They invite you to make a difference in a child’s life and bring your entire family out to the Church of the Incarnation Parish Activity Center, 1465 Incarnation Drive, Charlottesville for holiday shopping and family fun. They will have many local vendors and crafters including William and Mary’s boutique, Aunt Ems Dolls and Crafts, Origami Owl, Lasting Looks by Karen, and many more on hand to display their information and products for sale. They will also have free kids games and activities, a kids crafting area, Kids “Make a Present” center, home made baked goods, basket raffles and much more. Proceeds from the fair will go to CureSearch, a national non-profit foundation that accelerates the search for cures to children’s cancers. You can learn more online at teamchase.davenportecom.com. I’m Tom Davenport making a Community Connection on WNRN.

November 2nd, 2017|Community Connection|

Hear Together: Freedom 424, Fighting for their Lives

Freedom 424 is a non-profit that works to raise awareness of the sexual exploitation and human trafficking of women and children around the world and to provide financial support for organizations dedicated to bringing freedom and doing justice. We spoke to their Lynchburg branch for this Hear Together profile to learn more about what they do and how you can make a difference right here in Central Virginia.

October 20th, 2017|Hear Together|

Interfaith Outreach Association: Finding Ways To Work Together

The Interfaith Outreach Association came together after the Civil Rights movement, when different congregations realized that working together made them more effective when helping their community. Listen to this Hear Together to find out some of the many ways they work to give a helping hand to the community of Lynchburg and beyond.


October 13th, 2017|Hear Together|

Hear Together: The Blue Trunk Foundation

It was on a return visit to Paris when Rupa Valdez discovered how different the experience could be when traveling with a disability. Having been to the city during her college years, she hadn’t given much thought to wheelchair access, or specifically the fact that many of the bathrooms in the restaurants were housed in the basement. When she decided to go back again with her husband years later, she realized how much it would have helped to know where to go that would have access ahead of time. So began her path to starting the Blue Trunk Foundation. Along with her friend Claire, she began to work out a way to crowdsource that information, not just for people with mobility issues, but disabilities of all kinds.

Listen as we talk with Rupa about the mission of the non-profit and the way she saw firsthand what a difference the information she wants to share can make:

To find out more about the Blue Trunk Foundation you can check out their Facebook page or you can email info@bluetrunk.org

They plan to launch their website bluetrunk.org at the end of 2017.

October 6th, 2017|Hear Together|

Hear Together: The Richmond Symphony

The Richmond Symphony is the largest performing arts organization in Central Virginia. Their ticketed performances range from performances at the Carpenter Theatre featuring orchestral classics and contemporary composers, a Symphony Pops Series, and chamber orchestra performances to the Lollipop Series for children, Casual Fridays, Rush Hour at Hardywood, and a Big Tent that allows them to play in parks and neighborhoods.

For this Hear Together, Erin Frye with the Richmond Symphony shares some  of the creative ways the non-profit works to connect and perform for the community.


October 4th, 2017|Hear Together|