For the Record - Shenandoah Valley, December 2012

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City of Waynesboro received a Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award for its economic development website, from ,the International Economic Development Council. The award was in the general purpose category for communities with populations of fewer than 25,000 people. (News release)

The Virginia Department of Transportation has approved granting $424,574 to federal transportation enhancement funds to continue the development of Waynesboro’s Greenway project. The city wants to expand the bike and pedestrian pathway from Constitution Park to North Park. It opened the first one-mile stretch of the walking and bicycling path earlier this year. (The News Leader)

Delaware North Cos. Inc. has been awarded a long-term contract by the National Park Service to take over the concessions operations at the Shenandoah National Park starting Jan. 1. Buffalo-based Delaware North is taking over from Aramark Parks and Destinations, which had handled Shenandoah’s concessions and other operations since 1972. (Buffalo Business First)

Devils Backbone Brewing Co. was recognized as the Small Brewpub and Small Brewpub Brewer of the Year in addition to taking home eight medals at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival. The company is based in Roseland and its Outpost Brewery production facility is just north of Lexington in Rockbridge County. (News release)

Delphine Enterprise Management and Legacy Group Holding Corp. are rehabilitating an industrial site in Waynesboro that until 2010 was home to two large carpet manufacturers. Rebecca Polan, president of Allied Logistics, the parent company of Delphine Enterprise, said the project includes $1.5 million for the 22-acre site and another $500,000 for improvements. (

Mary Baldwin College broke ground for its new health science campus, the Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences. The 52,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to open in two years. The college’s doctor of physical therapy and doctor of occupational therapy programs will start in 2014. A master of physician assistant studies program will begin in 2015. (The News Virginian)

The Shenandoah Valley Campground will open next spring in Mount Jackson. It will have about 50 sites, including five cabins, hookups for RVs, and tent sites. There will be a standard-size pool, a playground, a camp store, a bathhouse and possibly miniature golf, said co-owner Diane Saville. (Northern Virginia Daily)

The United Way of Greater Augusta moved to a new space that is easier for people with disabilities to access. The move is in back of its current building to suites 106-112 at 24 Idlewood Blvd. The new space includes a community meeting, board room, larger office space and more parking. (The News Leader)



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