Bridgewater Holds Open House for Main Street Study

On September 28, the final public information meeting regarding the Main Street (Route 42) Corridor Study was held at the Bridgewater Community Center.  An engineering consultant from Kimley-Horn and Associates made a presentation on the existing conditions of the corridor, an operational field analysis, and the corridor improvements that could increase transportation […]

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Bath & Highland Join Forces to Create Network Authority

Bath County, Highland County, and the Town of Monterey will join together to form the Bath-Highland Network Authority.  The group will facilitate the provision of affordable highspeed data, internet, and telecommunications services in the area.  Broadband communications will foster economic development, improve educational opportunities, ensure public safety, and enhance the […]

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GO VIRGINIA REGION 8 COUNCIL NOW ACCEPTING PROJECT PROPOSALS

The GO Virginia Region 8 Council is pleased to announce that it is accepting proposals for projects to be funded through the State’s GO Virginia initiative. Region 8 is home to two planning district organizations, the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission (CSPDC) and the Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission (NSVRC). […]

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Fields of Gold Video Debuts

The Fields of Gold Agritourism program recently completed a promotional video for the Fields of Gold Farm Trail. Produced by Appeal Productions and featuring many Fields of Gold Farm Trail members, the video shows the Constable family enjoying a fun-filled day on the Farm Trail. The video will be used […]

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Fields of Gold Hires New Agritourism Coordinator

Meet Spencer Eavers, our new Agritourism Coordinator for the Fields of Gold program. She grew up in the Valley and is excited for the opportunity to support the growth of the region’s agritourism businesses. She currently resides in Staunton with her husband and three young children, who all enjoy experiencing […]

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GO Virginia Region 8 Completes Growth and Diversification Plan

A regional Economic Growth and Diversification Plan prepared by the GO Virginia Region 8 Council has received final approval from the GO Virginia State Board. The Region 8 Council’s plan identifies five target industry sectors in the Shenandoah Valley where job growth is anticipated in the next five years. These […]

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2017 Try Transit Week Set for September 18-22

Try Transit Week, an educational event designed to encourage Virginians to reduce their use of single-occupancy vehicles and try a form of public transportation, will be celebrated in Staunton, Augusta County, and Waynesboro with a Free Ride Day on all BRITE Bus Transit routes on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Riders […]

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Free CERT Training Starts Sep. 28

Are You Ready For Severe Weather, Emergencies or Disasters? Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Will Be Offered September 28-November 9, 2017. The Cities of Staunton and Waynesboro and Augusta County in partnership with Blue Ridge Community College will be offering Community Emergency Response Training (CERT).  The course will be […]

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BRITE Transit Facility Officially Dedicated

STAUNTON (July 27, 2017) —State, regional, and local leaders and several BRITE transit riders gathered to officially open the BRITE Transit Facility and welcome new buses to the fleet this morning. Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission (CSPDC) Executive Director Bonnie Riedesel and Board Chair Frank Friedman kicked off the event, […]

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