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Kurt Michael for Wayne District supervisor?

Dr. Kurt Michael and his family. Election Day 2011.

By Lynn R. Mitchell

The grape vine is working overtime these days with phone calls and inquiries from folks asking if Dr. Kurt Michael is running for Wayne District supervisor in Augusta County. He was approached weeks ago and asked to please run for the position that he had almost won four years ago.

In 2011, then-chairman of the Augusta County GOP Bill Shirley would not even talk with Kurt about seeking the Republican nomination and, as a result, he had to run as an Independent candidate. Never mind that he had been active in the Republican Party for over 20 years and had served as GOP chairman in Fairfax City while in his 20s, and as Augusta County chairman from 2002-08. Shirley recruited a candidate who had not been involved with the Republican Party before running for supervisor. Kurt lost on election day to voters who walked in and asked, “Who is the Republican candidate?” without knowing either one.

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Sunday: ‘Art in Bloom’ by Children’s Art Network at Frontier Culture Museum

By Lynn R. Mitchell

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Sunday, June 1, will be an exciting event at Staunton’s Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia. “Art in Bloom” will take place beginning at 2:00 p.m. with a wide variety of almost 300 art and craft items for sale, designed and created by artists of all ages. Local schools, the Shenandoah Valley Governor’s School senior art students, and members of the community have contributed to this event.

For a sneak look at some of the items, check out their Facebook page. Cost for entry to the sale and auction is $10 per person or two for $15.

Children’s Art Network takes enriching, hands-on programs directly into elementary schools in Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County.


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