FYI...Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting
Cooter’s Place in the Valley on Saturday, May 6th at 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. The ribbon-cutting will be held at 10:00 AM with some light refreshments to follow, Tom Wopat will be in attendance, and the Shenandoah Jamboree will be performing in the evening. The address is: 4768 US Highway 211 West, Luray. Join the staff of Cooter’s in the Valley, the county, and Chamber in celebrating the Grand Opening of this wonderful addition to the County.
Shenandoah Speedway Race Schedule
Sat Apr 29, 2017 7pm – 10pm Shenandoah Speedway, 301 Precision Rd, Shenandoah, VA 22849, USA (map)
Shenandoah Computer Center
New Hours of Operation Starting April 3, 2017
Monday & Wednesday 8am-6:30pm
Tuesday & Thursday 8am-7:30pm
Lunch 12pm-1pm Friday 8am-1pm
General Election Nov. 7, 2017 On the ballot:
Page County Board of Supervisors:
Chairman, District 1 and District 5*
Page County School Board:
Chairman, District 1, and District 5*
*Candidate filing deadline:Local offices: 6/1317 @ 7pm
Forms available in the Registrar’s Office or online: www.elections.virginia.gov
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Memorial Day Festival and Parade
May 26th and 27th Our 20th Year
Our Grand Marshall LTC Jennifer Rothgeb Martin
SHENANDOAH VFW CHICKEN BBQ
2nd Saturday of every month right thru September!
Family Wellness Program In Page County
Choices now provides services locally. If you feel you need information or assistance please call 540-218-4028 https://choicesofpagecounty.org/ Sarah Warf firstname.lastname@example.org
Victim Advocate/Community Outreach Coordinator
Choices, Council on Domestic Violence
208 Virginia Avenue
Shenandoah, VA 22849
Spring Quarterly Newsletter
You are invited to attend a free lecture on Tuesday, May 2 at 6:30 at the Luray Library as part of the Blue Ridge Heritage Project of Page. Our guest speaker for the evening will be Shenandoah National Park Ranger, Claire Comer. Her lecture is entitled, "Common Ground" and is about the complicated story of the establishment of Shenandoah National Park and the impact on the families and landowners involved. The photo below (credited to Larry Bleiberg) is excerpted from his July 2016 article in BBC Travel, "The Land that Refused Obliteration" .
A Page County native, Claire's great-grandfather lost his summer grazing land at the top of the Blue Ridge in the 1930's in the establishment of the Park. We are all looking forward to hearing about her research and efforts that contributed to the current multi-media display at the H.F. Byrd Visitor Center, introducing visitors to the true story of the sacrifices of many local families.
In addition, this lecture is being held at the Luray Library to give everyone a chance to see the incredible display that Stacy Montgomery put together to help tell the story of the mountain families.
Please come, bring a friend, and bring photos and stories to share with our BRHP of Page Research Committee so that they can be included in our database for this project. We hope to see you there!
Rose Ann Smythe
Town of Shenandoah Restaurants & Lodging
Shenandoah Community Library Activities RUTH REID; BRANCH MANAGER 652-BOOK(2665) BOOK CLUB - 2nd Tue @ 6PM KNITTING & CROCHETING CLUB - 1st & 3rd Tuesdays @ 11AM
CRAFTY KIDS - 2nd Thursday @ 5PM LEGO CLUB FOR STUDENTS - 3rd Thur @ 5PM PRESCHOOLER STORYTIME - Every Tue11AM
Shenandoah Valley Technology Council Tech Nite
Once a year, the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council (SVTC), the Valley’s regional organization for technology users and creators, recognizes and highlights the achievements of local technology firms, organizations and programs — and the entrepreneurs and innovators behind those successes. During the SVTC’s seventeenth annual Tech Nite on May 3rd at the JMU Festival Conference Center more than 250 attendees will gather to recognize the Valley’s technology users and creators. Reservations for single tickets or whole tables are available via www.svtc-va.org (through Fri, April 28). After refreshing the award line-up and definitions of the categories, the tech council is delighted to announce a bumper crop of nominees this year — 35 in eight categories!
We’re very excited to welcome Dr. Sven Brueckner, of AXON AI, Inc of Harrisonburg to headline the keynote for Tech Nite (“Artificial Intelligence for the Real World”). He says, “The creation of artificial intelligence (AI) —depending on whom you ask— will bring either the end of mankind (Elon Musk) or the solution to all our woes (Ray Kurzweil). What many people do not realize is that AI is already here and is used to improve business performance, discover cures for diseases, and generally, simplify our life in a world of ever increasing information.” Dr. Brueckner, a renowned computer scientist and co-founder of AxonAI Inc., will provide an overview of the state-of-the-art in applied artificial intelligence and machine learning with an emphasis on practical applications that are already available today.
JMU College of Integrated Science and Technology INNOVATION IN COMMUNITY IMPACT
The Community Impact Award is given to an individual, team, nonprofit/civic organization, or company in the Shenandoah Valley that aspires to use its capabilities to help solve a social or environmental issue in a local community while using technology to amplify the impact of a service, mission, or project.
Awarded to a Shenandoah Valley start-up technology company, or entrepreneur, that has proven the ability to achieve commercial success.
Awarded to the educator or program in K-12 that provides exceptional technology leadership, innovative use and/or development of technology while encouraging students to pursue higher education or training in science, technology, engineering or math.
Awarded to the educator or program in higher education that provides exceptional technology leadership, innovative use and/or development of technology while encouraging students to pursue higher education or training in science, technology, engineering or math.
Awarded to a company or organization whose development of new technology applications and/or systems creates new processes, methodologies, and/or services for their own or others' benefit.
This award recognizes outstanding commercial growth and achievement by an established company that either produces or markets high tech products or services, or an established company or organization that produces/offers more traditional products and services (where technology itself is not the core business purpose).
Recipient’s leadership has served as a catalyst for positive technology-related activity in the Shenandoah Valley.
Nominees from all other categories are candidates — and the company, organization, or individual with the most votes through social media *before* and *during* the event will win. Supporters of each nominee are invited to use hashtag #SVTCPC17 on FB/TW/Instagram in a public post plus the name of the nominee — and the tech council will gather the ‘votes’ from social media and announce the winner at the end of the gala.
For more information about the SVTC, Tech Nite, its nominees and awards go to www.svtc-va.org
About the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council
By helping technology businesses in the area succeed and grow, the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council is an integral partner in economic development for the region, bringing high-paying jobs to the Valley. The council, a non-profit membership organization, boasts award-winning technology companies in its ranks ranging from corporate giants to mid-sized operations, while also embracing numerous smaller technology businesses and entrepreneurs. The council offers regular monthly networking luncheons, special gatherings, and an annual event that highlights technology users and creators, Tech Nite. It offers timely seminars, support for STEM efforts and workforce development via mini-grants, and reimbursement grants for FIRST Lego League (FLL) teams. A free weekly newsletter sign-up and a calendar is offered at www.svtc-va.org.
Nicky Swayne, CEO