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Major Festival Announces Venue Change to New University Event Facility | Winchester Star

WINCHESTER — Shenandoah University President Tracy Fitzsimmons and Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival President Mike Stanfield announced Thursday morning that the festival will have a change of venue for its major events. The festival events formerly held on the campus of the Winchester Medical Center (WMC) will be moved the event venue located inside and immediately […]

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Italian Manufacturer to Build First USA Plant in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – TeMa North America will build its first American manufacturing facility in West Virginia. Although TeMa has existing sales offices in the United States, the West Virginia plant will be the company’s first manufacturing operation in this country. The Italian parent company, TeMa Group, is a European leader in the insulation, drainage and geotechnical sector. TeMa has […]

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New Three-Story Parking Garage For University Campus | Winchester Star

The construction of a new parking garage is underway on Shenandoah University’s campus. The 300-space garage is expected to be completed by May 1, 2018. It will be located about 100 yards from the university’s football stadium and about 200 yards from the north entrance of the new James R. Wilkins Jr. Athletics and Events […]

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Alternate Construction Delivery for K-12 Schools: Construction Manager At Risk | Shockey Builds

For school districts in Virginia and Maryland, construction delivery methods now include an option that, until recently, was only available in the private sector. The traditional method for building a project in the public sector has been the design/bid/build model, where the construction award goes to the lowest responsive bidder. Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) procurement […]

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New Valley Health Outpatient Surgery Center opens | Winchester Star

WINCHESTER, Va. — The new Valley Health Outpatient Surgery Center welcomes first patients in early December, gradually phasing in to a full schedule by the first week of January 2018. The $11.5 million state-of-the-art center is a joint venture between the not-for-profit regional health system and more than 50 local physicians to meet a growing […]

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Laurel Center’s new building set to open soon | Winchester Star

On December 15, there will be a formal building dedication ceremony for The Laurel Center’s new Emergency Shelter and Outreach Center. The Laurel Center is the only agency that provides emergency shelter to victims of domestic and sexual violence in Winchester, Frederick County and Clarke County. This new 20,000-square-foot facility offers eight bedrooms which can accommodate […]

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Construction running smoothly at university athletic center | Winchester Star

WINCHESTER, Va. — The new James R. Wilkins Jr. Athletics & Events Center under construction at Shenandoah University is still on track for completion in December, according to the university. A groundbreaking ceremony for the $24.5 million, 77,000-square-foot facility was held in October 2016. Earl Swensson Associates, a Nashville-based architect, designed the building and Howard […]

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