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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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September Pet of the Month: Donations for Homegirl’s surgery

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Meet Homegirl! This lovable pup has been selected to be the Warren County sponsored September Pet of the Month. This month we are doing things a little different. Homegirl is in need of a pretty big surgery (full mastectomy). We are hoping to raise $2,000 for the surgery. She will be spayed after the surgery as well. Once she is healed, she will be ready to be adopted to her perfect, new forever home.

As you can see in the video, she is so very friendly and loving. She is a 10-year-old Jack Russell Terrier who still loves to run and play ball. As I was setting up the camera, she kept bringing the ball over to me to throw!

Betty Showers, of Fussell Florist in Front Royal, is our featured business partner this month! Please be sure to visit Betty’s shop on Commerce Avenue next time you are in need of some fresh, beautiful flowers to brighten up your home or to send to that special someone!

How to make a donation to Homegirl’s surgery fund:

  1. Visit HumaneSocietyWarrenCounty.com. Click on the DONATE button. Be sure to include in the notes for the donation “Homegirl’s Surgery” or “Olive’s Fund.”
  2. Visit the Facebook Page for the Humane Society of Warren County. Be sure to include in the notes for the donation “Homegirl’s Surgery” or “Olive’s Fund.”
  3. Or stop by the Humane Society during business hours to write a check or donate with your credit card.

Sponsors:

Betty Showers, Fussell Florist
202 E 2nd St, Front Royal, VA
540-635-1334

Jennifer Avery, REALTOR Jennifer Freer Avery
CRUM REALTY, INC. | 318 S Loudoun Street, Winchester VA
540-683-0790 | jenaveryrealtor@gmail.com

Ellen Aders, Insurance Agent Ellen Harris Aders
Aders Insurance | 23 Church Street, Front Royal VA
Ellen Aders-State Farm Agent

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Meet Beau, Wess, and River!

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Meet Beau, Wess, and River! These three are young pups who have all been chosen for our August Warren County sponsored Pet of the Month. They are all at the perfect age to be socialized into almost any type of home!

All three will need to be neutered, but adoption fees are sponsored by local small businesses. These spunky guys will be available starting Saturday, August 17th!


Adoption fees sponsored by:

Jennifer Avery, REALTOR
CRUM REALTY, INC. | 318 S Loudoun Street, Winchester VA
540-683-0790 | jenaveryrealtor@gmail.com

Ellen Aders, Insurance Agent
Aders Insurance | 23 Church Street, Front Royal VA
540-635-1561

Molly Llewellyn, Home Loan Adviser
CBM Mortgage | 912 Hometown Way, Front Royal VA
540-551-4672

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New mural officially added to Appalachian Mural Trail Project

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As many of you may have seen, we have a beautiful new mural on the wall next to Mountain Trails on Main Street. This mural, commissioned by Mountain Trails owner Garry Green, has now been officially added to the Appalachian Mural Trail Project! The project was started in 2016 and is meant to depict Appalachian mountain culture, life, flora, fauna, and to beautify rural communities downtown’s, explained Garry Green in a prior interview.

What a fun way to attract new hikers to stop by our downtown Main Street and enjoy our special Town of Front Royal! The mural was painted by our very own Jacqui Ris.

In the works is the “selfie” part of the Mural Program. This will enable visitors to take a selfie of themselves in front of the mural, submit their photo and release form, and get a free mural program t-shirt – all of this for only a smile!

This mural, while not only being part of the Appalachian Mural Trail program, will also be included as part of our Community Development Block Grant that is assisting with the revitalization of our Main Street. According to Felicia Hart, Director of CD and Tourism, more murals are already in the works.

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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.


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Spay/Neuter fee sponsored by:

  • Ellen Aders, Insurance Agent
    Aders Insurance | 23 Church Street, Front Royal VA
    540-635-3336
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Annual FRUMC Book Sale @ Front Royal United Methodist Church
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The Fundamentals of Acrylic Pain... @ Art in the Valley
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Huge Annual Yard Sale @ YARD SALE
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Annual FRUMC Book Sale @ Front Royal United Methodist Church
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Annual FRUMC Book Sale @ Front Royal United Methodist Church
At the Front Royal United Methodist Church in the Fellowship Hall. Sept 20, 9am – 4pm Sept 21, 9am – 1pm Books for everyone available: religion, biographies, history, fiction, food, and children’s books. All proceeds[...]
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Reaching Out Now – Meet and Greet @ PaveMint Smokin' Taphouse
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Monument to Mosby’s Men @ Front Royal's Prospect Hill Cemetery
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Monument to Mosby's Men @ Front Royal's Prospect Hill Cemetery
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Watercolor Landscapes @ Art in the Valley
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Senior Safety & Health Expo @ Moose Lodge
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Senior Safety & Health Expo @ Moose Lodge
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Children’s Art Class “Back to Sc... @ Art in the Valley
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