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Forest Watch Training

Forest Watch Training 

What are the threats to our national forests?  How can you stop them? 
Wild Virginia is proud to offer an informative discussion of “hows” and “whys” of national forest plans and projects. 

February 2nd 
6:45-8:45pm
Jefferson-Madison Regional Library

 

Learn about the new George Washington National Forest Plan and how it relates to major work on the ground in our forests.
Sign-up now to build your skills to protect and defend our precious national forests!  

No experience necessary.

Share a Moment – Change a Life! Become a Foster or Adoptive Parent!

Did you make a New Year’s Resolution that 2015 was the year you became a Foster or Adoptive Parent?
If you want to find out more, please plan to attend our monthly Open House on Wed. Feb 4th from 6-7 at our Charlottesville Office (1002 E Jefferson St.)   Call (434) 979-0335 for more details.
Come find out how you can Share A Moment – Change a Life!

http://www.peopleplaces.org/

American Red Cross Blood Drive

The American Red Cross is hosting a Blood Drive in Support of
Go Red For Women, at ACAC in Albemarle Square, Friday February 6th from 10 am until 2pm. #GoRed.

Remember to drink plenty of water, eat a good meal, and bring a photo ID.

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Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

Did you know that congenital heart defects are the number one birth defect in the United States?  About 1 in every 110 babies is born with a congenital heart defect.

As a parent, learning your child has a heart defect can be devastating.  But now there’s hope.  Mended Little Hearts is a nationwide organization that helps parents, caregivers and families of children with heart defects or heart disease.

Mended Little Hearts of Charlottesville supports local families with hope and encouragement as they work through their special challenges.

Visit www.mlhcharlottesville.org for more information.  Little hearts hold big hopes!

There will also be a blood drive at UVA Medical Center on Feb. 6!

Silhouettes by Studio Zero

Margo Hamilton and Ron Evans of Studio Zero Photography will offer couples and individual sittings for their modern take on the silhouette at Ash Lawn-Highland on Saturday, February 7th from 11 am to 5 pm.

These silhouettes make wonderful Valentine’s Day, birthday, and anniversary gifts. Sittings with Margo and Ron at their studio at McGuffey Art Center in downtown Charlottesville are normally $100. This on-site offering presents significant savings while giving the opportunity to support Ash Lawn-Highland. Thirty percent of all proceeds will go toward educational programming at the historic estate of James Monroe.

Each 15-minute sitting is free of charge and includes a complimentary tour of the Monroe house to be redeemed that day for up to two people. Ron and Margo are offering three print options:

Option 1: Solo or couple 5×7 ($30)
Option 2: Solo or couple 8×10 ($40)
Option 3: Deluxe couple 8×10 ($80) – Based on the silhouettes of James and Elizabeth Monroe.

Payment must be made in person via cash or check. Space is limited. To reserve your sitting, sign-up easily through SignUpGenius: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094dabab22abfd0-silhouettes

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It’s a dog-eat-dog world at the 2015 Puppy Bowl

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It's Ruff versus Tuff in the 11th annual football game of puppy power!

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Nickelodeon latest to offer streaming service

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Good news for "SpongeBob SquarePants" fans.

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Jeff Bridges hopes his new album puts fans to sleep

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"The Big Lebowski" star has released "Sleeping Tapes," a project full of spoken word pieces and meditation mantras.

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Katy Perry promises lions, sharks, and some singing at Super Bowl halftime

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An unnamed "old school" female singer will show up as a surprise performer in addition to Perry and rocker Lenny Kravitz.

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Duke Ends The Streak, Defeating Virginia 69-63

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Three point shooting down the stretch pushes Duke past Virginia.

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More than 325,000 counterfeit jerseys and Super Bowl-related merchandise were seized by the NFL and law enforcement.

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Four of the most memorable Super Bowl halftime shows ever.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Babies going through tunnels

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You have to see these kids react to the magic of underground transportation.

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Porcupine predicts Super Bowl winner

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He's been right the last three years. Can Teddy Bear the porcupine go four-for-four?

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Teacher’s ‘Uptown Funk’ dance gets an A+

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A theater teacher at a Dallas high school proves he - and his students - have got some serious moves.

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Duke Ends The Streak, Defeating Virginia 69-63

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Three point shooting down the stretch pushes Duke past Virginia.

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Bill Forcing Dominion To Comply With FOI Gets Killed

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Legislation requiring Dominion Resources to comply with Virginia's FOI law has been rejected.

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UVA's President says the school will be a leader in battling sexual violence.

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Two Charged With Soliciting Minor

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Two men, one from Charlottesville and the other from Culpeper County, have been charged with soliciting a minor.

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Romney will not run for president in 2016

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The Republican told his supporters he will not seek a presidential nomination for a third time.

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U.S. wants to analyze DNA from 1 million people

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The U.S. has proposed analyzing genetic information as part of a new initiative to understand human disease.

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The home ownership rate slipped to 63.9 percent, the lowest level since the third quarter of 1994.

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The change in the definition of broadband means nearly a fifth of Americans lack access to high-speed Internet.

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