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NextHome announces new charity partnership with Canine Companions for Independence

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NextHome has announced a new national charity partner, Canine Companions for Independence®, a non-profit with the primary purpose to enhance the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs. The partnership will drive national donation efforts from its local offices to generate additional funds that will provide Canine Companions assistance dogs to children, adults and veterans with disabilities free of charge.

The partnership with Canine Companions was revealed during the fourth annual NextHome conference, held recently. The three-day event in Las Vegas brought together hundreds of NextHome franchisees, brokers and agents from across the country to take a first peek on trending industry insights and introduce new programs, such as this partnership.

“As a firm believer in investing in your own team and giving back to local communities, it made perfect sense to associate NextHome with an organization that is equally dedicated to society by delivering the greatest resources to individuals in need,” states Chief Executive Officer James Dwiggins. “Our hope is that our match-made partnership with Canine Companions for Independence will enrich the lives of those people through the support of our offices, agents, followers, friends and families.”

Canine Companions introduced the concept of assistance dogs for people with physical disabilities in 1975. With professional instructors who possess hundreds of years of cumulative experience in both training assistance dogs and being able to instruct people with over 60 different types of disabilities, Canine Companions is now known as the largest provider of assistance dogs in the world.

“We’re excited about this new partnership with NextHome and appreciate that they share our belief in the value of collaboration and community,” adds Paige Mazzoni, chief executive officer of Canine Companions for Independence. “With the support from NextHome and their franchise with hundreds of offices across the nation, we’ll be able to unite more people with dogs in a powerful program that opens up new opportunities and new possibilities and allows us to expand the work that we do that improves the quality of life for so many people.”

NextHome is encouraging its members, friends, families and supporters to help raise funds to support the mission of Canine Companions for Independence. Donations will allow Canine Companions to continue to provide expertly trained assistance dogs and follow-up services free of charge to adults, children and veterans.

To learn more about the new partnership and ways to support Canine Companions for Independence, please visit cci.org/nexthome.


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Your body needs fuel: A message from Project WAHOO

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Water is fuel to our bodies! It is important to drink enough water every day for a variety of reasons. Watch this video as our Warren County Public School students in the MORE Program give us some of their top reasons for drinking water. This video is one of a series of four, aimed at the middle school age group. It is recommended that these kiddos drink 64 oz, of water daily. Please share this video with the special kids in your life!

The video series is brought to you by the Warren Coalition, Project WAHOO, and the Virginia Foundation of Healthy Youth. Project WAHOO (Working to Achieve Healthy Outcomes and Opportunities) is a coalition of agencies concerned with reducing childhood obesity lead by the Warren Coalition. WAHOO is made possible by a grant through the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth.

Members include: Warren Coalition, Warren Co Parks and Rec, Skyline and Warren County Middle Schools, Warren Memorial Hospital, Warren Co Backpack program, Hilda J Barbour, Amy and Morgan Sajeski.

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Healthy brains need sleep: A message from Project WAHOO

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Your brain is “the boss” of your body. Many different parts of your brain work together so you can function. Sleep is vital for brain health!  This video is one of a series of four, aimed at the middle school age group. It is recommended that these kiddos get 8-11 hours of sleep each night. Watch this video to learn more about the importance of sleep. It’s not just great info for kids, it’s a great reminder for all ages. Please share this video with the special kids in your life!

The video series is brought to you by the Warren Coalition, Project WAHOO, and the Virginia Foundation of Healthy Youth. Project WAHOO (Working to Achieve Healthy Outcomes and Opportunities) is a coalition of agencies concerned with reducing childhood obesity lead by the Warren Coalition. WAHOO is made possible by a grant through the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth.

Members include: Warren Coalition, Warren Co Parks and Rec, Skyline and Warren County Middle Schools, Warren Memorial Hospital, Warren Co Backpack program, Hilda J Barbour, Amy and Morgan Sajeski.

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

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Meet Brownie, a one year old Pitbull mix who has been chosen for our June Warren County sponsored Pet of the Month. Brownie is good with cats, kids, and other dogs. He was surrendered because of his size!  He is a big handsome boy!

Brownie had an exciting Memorial Day weekend as a guest up on the gazebo stage during the memorial service honoring service dogs.


Humane Society of Warren County
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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Great time had by all at the Color-A-Thon fundraiser

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Please enjoy the following video and photos of the Color-A-Thon fundraiser, held on Friday at Leslie Fox Keyser Elementary School. Those Lil’Cats really know how to have fun while supporting their school at the same time!

Get ready, get set, go!

Cough.. cough..

Watch out!

No problem, Mom – it will wash out.

Looks like the adults jumped right in.

All ages had fun!

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FRWRC Dare to Dream recipient of the month, Dian DiPasquale

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Dian DiPasquale and her spouse of 47 years started their business, Front Royal Premier Copiers, in 2014. Their business services all makes and models of copiers. Their tagline is Service, Sales, Solutions and Supplies,  and they provide services to many small businesses in the area. The Front Royal-Warren County Chamber of Commerce awarded Premier Copiers the 2018 Entrepreneurs of the Year award. Dian was awarded a $500 Dare to Dream grant to support Quick Books training which will help grow the vendor side of her business and help her provide better service to her customers.

About Front Royal Women’s Resource Center

The Front Royal Women’s Resource Center (FRWRC) is a 23-year-old non-profit organization, dedicated to providing a support network for women in the Warren County area through programs, information and education. Over the last two decades, FRWRC has provided networking opportunities, spotlighted women leaders in our community and awarded more than $113,000 in grants and scholarships to 157 Warren County women and girls to support education, and professional and personal enrichment opportunities. We empower women to change their world. Visit our website frwrc.org and follow us on Twitter @FRWRC.

Support the Front Royal Women’s Resource Center  frwrc.org/donate

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National Junior Honor Society induction at Warren County Middle School

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Congratulations to all of the new inductees this year, 2019. Membership is based on Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character, and Citizenship. These students are role models for not just their fellow classmates but for our entire community. Best wishes to a lifelong mission for excellence and trail blazing!


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Botanical Drawing Workshop – Sum... @ Art in the Valley
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Learn and practice the art of botanical drawing with local artist and instructor Elena Maza. This weekend workshop will focus on learning basic drawing skills as applied to botanicals: basic line drawings of leaves, flowers,[...]
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Botanical Drawing Workshop – Sum... @ Art in the Valley
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Botanical Drawing Workshop - Summer 2019 @ Art in the Valley
Learn and practice the art of botanical drawing with local artist and instructor Elena Maza. This weekend workshop will focus on learning basic drawing skills as applied to botanicals: basic line drawings of leaves, flowers,[...]
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Calling all artists!! Design a chair for the SPCA CHAIR-ity Brunch and save homeless animals. Pick up a chair from the SPCA Thrift Shop, build a chair, up-cycle a chair, paint a chair, or upholster[...]
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Design a chair for the SPCA CHAI... @ SPCA of Winchester, Frederick, and Clarke Counties
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Design a chair for the SPCA CHAIR-ity Brunch @ SPCA of Winchester, Frederick, and Clarke Counties
Calling all artists!! Design a chair for the SPCA CHAIR-ity Brunch and save homeless animals. Pick up a chair from the SPCA Thrift Shop, build a chair, up-cycle a chair, paint a chair, or upholster[...]
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Summer Art Week – Session 2 @ Art in the Valley
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Summer Art Week for children is designed for students who love art and want to go beyond what they have experienced in the school setting, while meeting the Virginia Standards of Art. Recommended ages for[...]
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Summer Art Week – Session 2 @ Art in the Valley
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Summer Art Week - Session 2 @ Art in the Valley
Summer Art Week for children is designed for students who love art and want to go beyond what they have experienced in the school setting, while meeting the Virginia Standards of Art. Recommended ages for[...]
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Botanical Drawing 1 @ Art in the Valley
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Botanical Drawing 1 @ Art in the Valley
Learn and practice the art of botanical drawing in pencil with local artist and instructor Elena Maza. Tuesdays: 1:30pm – 4:00pm, July 9th – 30th. Classes will be held in our upstairs studio at 205[...]
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Summer Art Week – Session 2 @ Art in the Valley
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Summer Art Week - Session 2 @ Art in the Valley
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10:00 am Summer Art Week – Session 2 @ Art in the Valley
Summer Art Week – Session 2 @ Art in the Valley
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Summer Art Week - Session 2 @ Art in the Valley
Summer Art Week for children is designed for students who love art and want to go beyond what they have experienced in the school setting, while meeting the Virginia Standards of Art. Recommended ages for[...]