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Grace Christian School’s 16th annual Boots and Bandana Auction

By Lynn R. Mitchell

2It was Grace Christian School’s 16th annual fundraising auction that pulled out hundreds of supporters. The gymnasium was busy with silent auction lookers while those in the barbecue line (background) waited for BBQ dinners. The wait seemed longer than in the past with some standing an hour as the line crept toward the food.

As usual, we saw many friends from the community. That is one reason we have attended this event for the past 12 years — to support Grace Christian School and to reunite with friends at an event that is a kind of homecoming and reunion, all rolled into one. It was good to see folks like Dr. Kurt Michael, Jim and Marilyn Rimel along with Charlie and Lauren Rimel, Patti Lam, Don and Debbie Reid, Peggy Bell, Susan Wenger, Seth Gardner, and many others.

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Augusta Library, Rotary partner to help older population seeking jobs

Augusta County Library 2By Lynn R. Mitchell

Some have described libraries as the heart of a community, and that is certainly true in Augusta. Working with the community, the Augusta County Library has partnered with the local Rotary Club to work with unemployed older workers in their 50s and 60s who are seeking employment in the job market (see Augusta County, Va: Innovations and Solutions):

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Augusta County’s Oak Grove Theater 2015 summer season of plays

Oak Grove TheaterBy Lynn R. Mitchell

“Nestled among the stands of towering oak trees and rhododendrons, reposes one of our area’s most brilliant theatrical jewels and valuable community resources.” Oak Grove Theater, founded on land donated by Fletcher and Margaret Collins, continues with its summer season of plays held under the oak trees of Augusta County every summer since 1954.

The 2015 season lineup looks like another summer of fun and entertainment under the Shenandoah Valley stars just has it has been the past 60 years. Following is a description of the five plays followed by details about tickets and more information. See you under the oaks!

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Augusta County residents organize against pipeline

David KaraffaBy David Karaffa, Contributor
Supervisor, Beverley Manor District, Augusta County

PipelineSaturday, September 6th, saw a great number of Augusta County residents at the Verona Government Center. The topic of discussion was the Dominion Virginia Power Natural Gas Pipeline that has been much discussed since letters started appearing in citizens’ mailboxes. The letters have been asking landowners to allow Dominion representatives and their subcontractors to come onto their land and survey for the proposed route. This request has not been welcomed by the majority of landowners in Augusta.

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Augusta supervisors deliver resolution asking for more info, Dominion says 75% of landowners in pipeline path agree to surveying

Pipeline mapBy Lynn R. Mitchell

Hundreds of landowners turned out Monday night to attend an open house held by Dominion Virginia Resources at Fishersville’s Expoland. On hand were maps, information, and experts to talk with resident who turned out to learn more about the proposed natural gas pipeline.

Augusta County supervisors passed a resolution last week that was delivered to Dominion asking them “to submit to a mock rezoning in the county designed to minimize the impact on landowners, water supplies, schools and the county’s economic development plans.”

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