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Halloween Thriller by Hayley Ring

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Warren County MORE Program student Hayley Ring produced this Halloween thriller during her videography/photography class. Inspired all on her own!

The MORE Program provides afternoon care to middle school students in Warren County.  We provide healthy snacks, reinforce skills required for academic success, and provide hands-on enrichment activities that teach important lessons about future employment, health, and wellness.  We provide all of this at no cost to parents, thanks to state and federal grants, the Warren Coalition, and Warren County Public Schools.

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The MORE Program presents a video in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Photo and video by MORE students and Jennifer Avery, Jenspirations. Behind the scenes as the MORE Program students gather to film the next portion of their MLK video.

On Wednesdays, the MORE Program students work on their video and photography skills. Some students have shown natural talent in the director position, some as a manager organizing behind the scenes. There are students who love to ask interview questions and prompt thoughts, and others who love to be on camera.

Jennifer Avery, Jenspiration LLC helps students edit video footage on Movie Maker to prepare for the final product.

This week our project was to organize and present a video on Martin Luther King, Jr. Grab a cup of tea, sit back, and enjoy this 6 minute presentation on MLK. The students organized, directed, and filmed it all!

Some famous MLK quotes the students included:

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

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The MORE Program provides afternoon care to middle school students in Warren County. We provide healthy snacks, reinforce skills required for academic success, and provide hands-on enrichment activities that teach important lessons about future employment, health, and wellness. We provide all of this at no cost to parents, thanks to state and federal grants, the Warren Coalition, and Warren County Public Schools.

Jennifer Avery, Jenspiration LLC
540-683-0790 | www.jenspirations.com
1. Behind the scenes as the MORE Program students gather to film the next portion of their MLK video.
2. Jennifer Avery, Jenspiration LLC helps students edit video footage on Movie Maker to prepare for the final product.

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Pet of the Month: Luke’s Furry Friends – Benjamin!

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Meet Benjamin, a 2ish year old terrier/corgi mix who has been chosen for our January Warren County sponsored Pet of the Month. Benjamin is good with cats (as seen in the video!) and appears to enjoy children.  He is a sweet dog that will roll right over on his back for tummy rubs the minute you reach to love on him.

Benjamin will be (if not already is) current on all of his shots and will need to be neutered. Both neuter and adoption fees are sponsored this month for our sweet friend. Stop out and take some time to visit with this cute boy. Benjamin just might be you next family member!

 

Humane Society of Warren County

www.humanesocietywarrencounty.com
1245 Progress Dr, Front Royal, VA 22630
(540) 635-4734


At NextHome Realty Select, you might have noticed our furry dog mascot Luke! Because of our connection to the canine world, a partnership with the Humane Society of Warren County seems like a naturally perfect idea! Learn more about Luke here: www.nexthome.com/portfolio/luke

What to expect: Every month we will highlight a new animal at the Humane Society of Warren County who is available for adoption. The adoption fee and the neuter/spay fee will be sponsored for the Pet of the Month.


Adoption fee sponsored by:

Spay/Neuter fee sponsored by:

  • Ellen Aders, Insurance Agent
    Aders Insurance | 23 Church Street, Front Royal VA
    540-635-3336
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Local real estate agent earns e-PRO® Certification

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NextHome Realty SelectJennifer Avery of NextHome Realty Select successfully completed the e-PRO® Certification Program and was awarded the e-PRO® Certification, the official technology certification program offered by the National Association of Realtors® in early February 2015.

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Jennifer joined more than 30,000 real estate professionals who have earned NAR’s e-PRO® certification and dedicated their time and effort towards learning how to use the latest social media technologies to create an online presence and reach today’s hyper-connected consumers.

Working together with the Social Media Marketing Institute, NAR redesigned the e-PRO® curriculum to better meet the challenges of today’s real estate market. The new e-PRO® program expands an agent’s real estate technology skills and helps them connect with consumers online via social media, email marketing, and web site promotion.

“Over nine out of 10 recent buyers began their real estate search online,” said NAR President Tom Salomone, broker-owner of Real Estate II Inc. in Coral Springs, Florida. “With an increasing number of consumers turning to social media and online technology throughout their home search, it is essential for today’s agents to have the knowledge and training necessary to connect with these consumers online.”

Social media is evolving every day so it is vital that Realtors embrace the new technology and online resources that have become an integral part to the home buying and selling process. Agents who earn e-PRO® are dedicated to making the most of today’s social media and technology to help consumers with their real estate needs, whatever they may be.

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Jennifer Avery of NextHome Realty Select

“This online technology has proven to be an amazing tool and differentiator for me in the real estate industry.  It has really helped set my marketing apart from the rest and bring added value to my sellers and buyers,” exclaims Jennifer.

For more information about e-PRO®, visit ePRONAR.com or contact Jennifer Avery of NextHome Realty Select.


Jennifer Avery of NextHome Realty Select
210 E Main Street, Front Royal VA | 540-683-0790
Jennifer@nexthomerealtyselect.com | JenAveryRealtor.com

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Project Positive comes to the halls of Skyline Middle School

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How do you brighten a gloomy day or turn that frown upside down?  Skyline Middle School students know how! Introducing “Project Positive” brought to us by Tina & Rodnay Culbreath (founders of I’m Just Me Movement). Let’s get the positive energy vibing in our town as the kids lead the way!

Watch this video to learn more straight from the kids. This video was filmed by MORE Program students.

Thank you to Bobby Johnston, Principal at Skyline Middle School for allowing Project Positive to launch in our town.

Jennifer Avery | Jenspiration, LLC
Owner/Inspirationalist
540-683-0790 | www.jenspirations.com
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Warren County Market Report – December 2018

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Watch this video for a quick summary of Warren County real estate for December 2018. Charts demonstrate the changes in the market, so be sure to click play!

In general summary:

  1. Volume is down.
  2. Values are up. (Median Sold Price up at $267,450.)
  3. Homes are sitting on the market 10 days longer than 2017.

*If you would like a copy of this report emailed to you, please just send your request to Jennifer@nexthomerealtyselect.com.

Resource: 2018 Market Stats by ShowingTime
MRIS: Statistics calculated December 6, 2018

Jennifer Avery, Realtor for NextHome Realty Select
BPOR, SRS, CNE, ASP, E-Pro Certified | Licensed in VA
jennifer@nexthomerealtyselect.com | 540-683-0790
210 E Main Street, Front Royal VA
www.jenaveryrealtor.com 

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The Community Foundation of the Northern Shenandoah Valley announce their 2018 Community Stars

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The Community Foundation of the Northern Shenandoah Valley honored Front Royal’s very own George McIntyre, Jr (owner of The Apple House) and Katie McIntyre Tewell (daughter of George and Karen), Thursday night during An Evening with our Community Stars. The night was filled with memories and testimonies of the McIntyre “family legacy of giving back.”


  • Host: Doug Stanley
  • Tributes:
    • Niki Foster Cales – Front Royal / Warren County Chamber of Commerce
    • Amber Mitchell – The Apple House
    • Beth Waller – Beth Medved Waller, KW Solutions Keller Williams Realty & What Matters
  • Video Tributes:
    • General “Mack” Hobgood
    • Kym Crump
    • Raleigh Kraft
  • Video created by: Jennifer Avery, Jenspiration LLC

Learn more about the Community Foundation of the Northern Shenandoah Valley: cfnsv.org

An Evening with our Community Stars. Photos / Jennifer Avery.

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