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Community Connection: Sunsets With Sentara Concert

Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital is a not-for-profit community hospital in Charlottesville. They are celebrating their 10th anniversary with Sentara at their Pantops location with a special Sunsets with Sentara concert. They welcome you to join them on Saturday, August 28th at 5 p.m. to relax on the lawn with your family while you enjoy the sunset, set to live music.

Refreshments will be available for purchase from local food trucks, breweries and wineries. This concert is open to the public, and blankets and lawn chairs are welcome.

Proceeds support staff resiliency programs at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital.

Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital is a proud financial supporter of WNRN.

2021-07-23T12:44:48-04:00July 23rd, 2021|Community Connection|

Hear Together: CodeVA

CodeVA is a statewide nonprofit located in downtown Richmond that works to expand and diversify access to computer science. In 2016, Virginia became the first state to mandate Computer Science offerings in public schools through a bill that CodeVA helped craft.

In addition to advocacy, the organization trains public school teachers in computer science curriculum, and through their Eureka Workshop, runs children’s camps for arts and music integrated computer science programs.

We spoke with Executive Director Chris Dovi and Development Manager Laura Hite for this Hear Together profile. You can listen at the audio link below and learn more about CodeVA and the Eureka Workshop here.

Hear Together’s coverage of technological accessibility is supported by Ting Fiber Internet.

2021-07-20T16:25:14-04:00July 20th, 2021|Hear Together|

Hear Together: Better Housing Coalition

The Better Housing Coalition changes lives and transforms communities in Richmond through high-quality, affordable housing. By building, developing, and managing rental properties and single-family for-sale homes, BHC provides stability for our low-income neighbors.

Although many of their residents were negatively impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic, BHC was able to raise enough money to avoid evictions, rent hikes, or late fees over the past year.

We spoke with Vice President of External Affairs Stacie Birchett for this Hear Together profile. You can listen at the audio link below and learn more about BHC here.

2021-07-20T15:21:03-04:00July 20th, 2021|Hear Together|

Community Connection: Twice Is Nice

Twice is Nice is an upscale resale boutique featuring gently used men’s and women’s clothing and accessories, collectibles, home decor, and furniture all generously donated by our community.  They are a nonprofit and funds from Twice is Nice sales are used to help other nonprofits that directly provide services to seniors in our community.

They value helping seniors, practicing sustainability through recycling and reducing waste, being socially impactful and inclusive, and providing quality products with competitive and affordable prices.

As part of our mission to help promote sustainability, gently used items that you no longer want or need can be brought to either of their two locations on Preston Avenue, Charlottesville.

You can find more information here:twiceisnicestore.org

Twice Is Nice is a proud financial supporter of WNRN.

2021-07-13T16:57:13-04:00July 13th, 2021|Community Connection|

Community Connection: Recover Fest

The Institute for Reform and Solutions is a nonprofit in the Shenandoah Valley committed to reforming the inequities in the criminal justice system. Along with Katrina Broughman, they are hosting Recover Fest, a two-day event with live music in Staunton and Lexington. They will remember lives lost to drug overdoses and promote the importance of harm reduction and recovery treatment. Proceeds will support those suffering from meth and opioid addiction in Lexington, Staunton, Augusta, Rockbridge, Buena Vista, and Waynesboro.

They invite you to bring your entire family to both events for live music, speakers, children’s activities, and information tables from sponsors and partners; on-site bathrooms at both events. The first day of Recover Fest will be held in Lexington on Thursday, July 29th, at Hull’s Drive-In Theater from 5:30-11 pm. They’ll have food and drinks at the concession stand and local musicians performing an array of genres including gospel, rock, and electronic.

The second day of Recover Fest will be held in Staunton on Thursday, August 5th, at the Sunspots Pavilion on the Wharf from 5:30-9:00 pm. Food and drinks will be available from Shredders BBQ. Live music will include acoustic, rock, gospel, and more.

You can find  more information at recoverfestVa.org, or by emailing recoverfest@gmail.com.


2021-07-13T16:47:55-04:00July 13th, 2021|Community Connection|

Community Connection: Literacy Volunteers July Training

Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville/Albemarle is a nonprofit that provides reading, writing, and English language tutoring to adults in our community through the power of volunteer tutors. Their students come from a variety of backgrounds and are hoping to acquire the skills they need to independently pursue life goals and support their families. Like many organizations, they had to change our operations due to the pandemic. Technology and virtual instruction now allows them to reach more people in multiple ways.

If you would like to help adults in our community achieve their educational goals, you are invited to register for Virtual New Tutor Training. Tutor training can now be completed from the comfort of your own home. The next session begins on Thursday, July 29 at 6:00 p.m. You can learn more at literacyforall.org.

2021-07-13T11:59:31-04:00July 13th, 2021|Community Connection|

Community Connection: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a nonprofit garden in Richmond connecting people through plants to improve communities. They invite you to visit our 50-acres of blooms, woodland paths and natural spaces to relax, refresh and restore.

This summer, the Garden celebrates the healing power of nature and has some evening hours, including Flowers After 5 on Thursday nights with live music. You can find more information at lewisginter.org.


2021-06-30T10:11:01-04:00June 30th, 2021|Community Connection|

Community Connection: OASIS Fine Art & Craft

OASIS Fine Art and Craft is a cooperative of about 3 dozen local artisans in Harrisonburg. They’re in their 21st year in the same spot: at the corner of Main and Water Streets.

OASIS was created so that artisans would have a local place to exhibit and sell their work. Their mission also includes mentoring new artisans, as well as community outreach.

They welcome you to join them for their special upcoming show. They were given 42 guitars by Yamaha, with the stipulation that the guitars could not be sold as musical instruments. So, they’re repurposing the guitars, which will be exhibited and sold later this summer. All proceeds will go to the Harrisonburg Music Teachers Association. Their goal is to provide 25 families with a musical instrument and six-months of instruction.

You can learn more at their website.

2021-06-07T13:45:00-04:00June 7th, 2021|Community Connection|

Community Connection: Heifetz 25th Anniversary Festival of Concerts

The Heifetz International Music Institute is a nonprofit in Staunton dedicated to the artistic growth and career development of some of the most talented young classical musicians in the world, guiding them to better communicate, engage, and inspire their audiences. They’re hosting their 25th Anniversary Festival of Concerts from June 29th through August 6th, featuring 50 concerts in venues across Staunton and throughout the Shenandoah Valley. For more information, you can go to heifetzinstitute.org.



2021-05-26T14:54:39-04:00June 1st, 2021|Community Connection|

Hear Together: Full Circle Grief Center

As a school counselor, Allyson Drake worked with a number of students who were experiencing a loss or had a family member at home with a terminal illness. When she had trouble finding further grief support for her students in the community, she decided to start her own comprehensive grief resource center — Full Circle.  They provide individual and group counseling for adults and children starting at the age of three in Central Virginia. They also provide grief support trainings for organizations, nonprofits, schools, and corporations. We examine how Full Circle’s services have become even more crucial over the past year in this Hear Together profile. You can listen at the audio link below, and learn more on Full Circle’s website.


2021-05-28T11:43:36-04:00May 28th, 2021|Hear Together|