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Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Marks the beginning of Lent. Forty weekdays and six Sundays (Saturday considered a weekday) remain until Easter Sunday. Named for the use of ashes in ceremonial penance.
     
           
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Most Christian churches observe a period of fasting and penitence (40 weekdays and six Sundays) beginning on Ash Wednesday and ending the Saturday before Easter.
     
           

Saturday, February 13th, 2016

  • | 6:30pm - 11:00pm | Local Events, Special Event, Valentine's Day, Dinner, Holiday Event, Smith Mountain Lake
    - Heighten your senses by enjoying multiple courses while blindfolded! Enjoy a full evening of 2 complimentary cocktails, wine pairing with dinner and cash bar during music and dancing.
    Accommodations available so you can continue the romance.
    Mariners Landing Resort
    1217 Graves Harbor Trail Huddleston VA 24104
    Lisa 540.297.9393 luhl@l2mediaservices.com

Sunday, February 14th, 2016

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada. 65th annual. The NBA All-Star Game is held outside the United States for the first time in its history when squads representing the Eastern and Western Conference tip off at the home of the Toronto Raptors. The All-Star weekend kicks off Feb 12th with the Sprint All-Star Celebrity Game and the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge. Est attendance 100,000.
     
           
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - St. Valentine's Day celebrates the feasts of two Christian martyrs of this name. One, a priest and physician, was beaten and beheaded on the Flaminan Way at Rome, Italy, Feb 14, AD 269, during the reign of Emperor Claudius II. Another Valentine, the bishop of Terni, is said to have been beheaded, also on the Flaminian Way at Rome, Feb 14 (possibly in a later year). Both history and legend are vague and contradictory about details of the Valentines, and some say that Feb 14 was selected for the celebration of Christian martyrs as a diversion from the ancient pagan observance of Lupercalia. An old legend has it that birds choose their mates on Valentine's Day. Now it is one of the most widely observed unofficial holidays. It is an occasion for the exchange of gifts (usually books, flowers, or sweets) and greeting cards with affectionate or humorous messages.
     
           

Monday, February 15th, 2016

  • | 1:00pm - 3:00pm | Local Events, Jobs, Vocational Training, Education
    - Job Corps is currently recruiting young adults between the ages of 16 through 24 for its vocational training program. Job Corps helps young adults learn a career, earn a high school diploma, and gain the real world skills needed to succeed. Vocational training is available in rapidly growing career areas, such as certified nursing, carpentry, culinary arts, auto repair, electrical, welding and many more!

    Job Corps is government-sponsored and FREE-OF CHARGE for those who meet the income eligibility requirements. To learn more about Job Corps and begin the admissions process, plan to attend this information session:

    When:
    1st & 3rd Monday of each month, at 1:00 PM

    Where:
    Region 2000 Youth Works Center
    1516 Florida Avenue
    Lynchburg, VA 24501

    For more information, please call: (434) 929-8466

    Job Corps Website: https://recruiting.jobcorps.gov/
    Visit Job Corps on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/doljobcorps
    Region 2000 Youth Works Center
    1516 Florida Avenue Lynchburg VA
    Mr. John Williams 434.929.8466 williams.john@jobcorps.org
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA. 58th annual. Celebrating the best in recording arts and sciences, the Grammys cover more than 100 categories, from classical to jazz to pop and rock. Awarded by and to artists and technical professionals. National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.
     
           
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - President's Day observes the birthdays of George Washington (Feb 22nd) and Abraham Lincoln (Feb 12). With the adoption of the Monday Holiday Law (which moved the observance of George Washington's birthday from Feb 22 to the third Monday in February), some of the specific significance of the event was lost and added impetus was given to the popular description of that holiday as President's Day as a day to honor all former presidents of the US, though the federal holiday is still Washington's Birthday. Annually, the third Monday in February.
     
           

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - February 18, 1930, Pluto was discovered by astronomer Clyde Tombaugh at the Lowell Observatory at Flagstaff, AZ. It was given the name of the Roman god of the underworld. It was considered the ninth planet of the solar system until 2006, when astronomers reclassified it as a dwarf planet.
     
           

Friday, February 19th, 2016

  • - February 19, 1945. Beginning at dawn, the landing of 30,000 American troops took place on the barren 12-square-mile island of Iwo Jima. Initially there was little resistance, but 21,500 Japanese stood ready underground to fight the last man to protect massive strategic fortification linked by tunnels.
     
           

Saturday, February 20th, 2016

  • - USE YOUR SMARTPHONE TO STAY ENTERTAINED THROUGH
    THE COLD WINTER MONTHS
    U.S. Cellular hosting free Device Workshop to show you how to use your phone to the fullest

    LYNCHBURG, Va (Jan. 30, 2016) --- Being stuck inside while it is bitterly cold or snowy can be rough for people of all ages. But as long as you have a smartphone or tablet, blizzards, cold conditions or ice storms don’t have to derail the entire day. U.S. Cellular is hosting a free Device Workshop in Lynchburg to show you the many ways your wireless device can keep the entire family entertained even when the weather outside keeps you indoors. The workshop is open to everyone, and you don’t need to be a U.S. Cellular customer to attend.

    “Whether you want to learn something new or be entertained, the right apps and our high-quality network that works when and where you need it will help you stay connected on a cold and snowy day,” said Nathan Waddell, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in the Mid-South.

    The free Device Workshop is being held at the Lynchburg U.S. Cellular store 3901 Old Forest Road on Saturday, February 20 at 8:30am. According to a recent U.S. Cellular survey¹, 94 percent of people use their phone to keep themselves entertained, 89 percent use it to stay up-to-date with the latest news and 79 percent use it to play or download music. U.S. Cellular associates will be on hand to show attendees how to use these features and explain the many advantages smartphones have to offer.

    Please call 434-385-1641 for more information on this and upcoming Device Workshops.

    ¹ Between Nov. 12-21, 2015, a total of 735 online interviews were conducted among a nationally representative sample by Consumer Insights, in partnership with Maritz CX.

    Additional data charges may apply. 4G LTE service may be provided through King Street Wireless, a partner of U.S. Cellular. LTE is a trademark of ETSI.

    About King Street Wireless, L.P.
    King Street Wireless, L.P. currently holds 700 MHz wireless spectrum in 27 states and is partnering with Chicago-based U.S. Cellular to deliver high-speed 4G LTE service to U.S. Cellular’s customers in several of the carrier’s markets. King Street Wireless is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia where it is recognized for its involvement in its community both through its economic development and philanthropic efforts. To learn more about King Street Wireless, visit http://www.kingstreetwireless.com.

    About U.S. Cellular
    U.S. Cellular is the fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier has a strong line-up of cutting-edge devices that are all backed by a high-quality network in big and small cities and rural communities, and currently, 99 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds. U.S. Cellular was named a J.D. Power and Associates Customer Champion in 2014 for the third time in four years. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or uscellular.com. To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with U.S. Cellular on Facebook.com/uscellular, Twitter.com/uscellular and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp.


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    For more information, contact:

    Melissa Watkins
    P.R. Counsel for U.S. Cellular
    804-402-5316
    melissawatkins@comcast.net
    U.S. Cellular Store
    3901 Old Forest RoadL Lynchburg VA 24502
    Melissa Watkins 804.402.5316 melissawatkins@comcast.net
  • - USE YOUR SMARTPHONE TO STAY ENTERTAINED THROUGH
    THE COLD WINTER MONTHS
    U.S. Cellular hosting free Device Workshop to show you how to use your phone to the fullest

    LYNCHBURG, Va (Jan. 30, 2016) --- Being stuck inside while it is bitterly cold or snowy can be rough for people of all ages. But as long as you have a smartphone or tablet, blizzards, cold conditions or ice storms don’t have to derail the entire day. U.S. Cellular is hosting a free Device Workshop in Lynchburg to show you the many ways your wireless device can keep the entire family entertained even when the weather outside keeps you indoors. The workshop is open to everyone, and you don’t need to be a U.S. Cellular customer to attend.

    “Whether you want to learn something new or be entertained, the right apps and our high-quality network that works when and where you need it will help you stay connected on a cold and snowy day,” said Nathan Waddell, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in the Mid-South.

    The free Device Workshop is being held at the Lynchburg U.S. Cellular store 3901 Old Forest Road on Saturday, February 20 at 8:30am. According to a recent U.S. Cellular survey¹, 94 percent of people use their phone to keep themselves entertained, 89 percent use it to stay up-to-date with the latest news and 79 percent use it to play or download music. U.S. Cellular associates will be on hand to show attendees how to use these features and explain the many advantages smartphones have to offer.

    Please call 434-385-1641 for more information on this and upcoming Device Workshops.

    ¹ Between Nov. 12-21, 2015, a total of 735 online interviews were conducted among a nationally representative sample by Consumer Insights, in partnership with Maritz CX.

    Additional data charges may apply. 4G LTE service may be provided through King Street Wireless, a partner of U.S. Cellular. LTE is a trademark of ETSI.

    About King Street Wireless, L.P.
    King Street Wireless, L.P. currently holds 700 MHz wireless spectrum in 27 states and is partnering with Chicago-based U.S. Cellular to deliver high-speed 4G LTE service to U.S. Cellular’s customers in several of the carrier’s markets. King Street Wireless is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia where it is recognized for its involvement in its community both through its economic development and philanthropic efforts. To learn more about King Street Wireless, visit http://www.kingstreetwireless.com.

    About U.S. Cellular
    U.S. Cellular is the fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier has a strong line-up of cutting-edge devices that are all backed by a high-quality network in big and small cities and rural communities, and currently, 99 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds. U.S. Cellular was named a J.D. Power and Associates Customer Champion in 2014 for the third time in four years. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or uscellular.com. To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with U.S. Cellular on Facebook.com/uscellular, Twitter.com/uscellular and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp.


    ###
    For more information, contact:

    Melissa Watkins
    P.R. Counsel for U.S. Cellular
    804-402-5316
    melissawatkins@comcast.net
    U.S. Cellular Store
    3901 Old Forest RoadL Lynchburg VA 24502
    Melissa Watkins 804.402.5316 melissawatkins@comcast.net
  • - USE YOUR SMARTPHONE TO STAY ENTERTAINED THROUGH
    THE COLD WINTER MONTHS
    U.S. Cellular hosting free Device Workshop to show you how to use your phone to the fullest

    LYNCHBURG, Va (Jan. 30, 2016) --- Being stuck inside while it is bitterly cold or snowy can be rough for people of all ages. But as long as you have a smartphone or tablet, blizzards, cold conditions or ice storms don’t have to derail the entire day. U.S. Cellular is hosting a free Device Workshop in Lynchburg to show you the many ways your wireless device can keep the entire family entertained even when the weather outside keeps you indoors. The workshop is open to everyone, and you don’t need to be a U.S. Cellular customer to attend.

    “Whether you want to learn something new or be entertained, the right apps and our high-quality network that works when and where you need it will help you stay connected on a cold and snowy day,” said Nathan Waddell, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in the Mid-South.

    The free Device Workshop is being held at the Lynchburg U.S. Cellular store 3901 Old Forest Road on Saturday, February 20 at 8:30am. According to a recent U.S. Cellular survey¹, 94 percent of people use their phone to keep themselves entertained, 89 percent use it to stay up-to-date with the latest news and 79 percent use it to play or download music. U.S. Cellular associates will be on hand to show attendees how to use these features and explain the many advantages smartphones have to offer.

    Please call 434-385-1641 for more information on this and upcoming Device Workshops.

    ¹ Between Nov. 12-21, 2015, a total of 735 online interviews were conducted among a nationally representative sample by Consumer Insights, in partnership with Maritz CX.

    Additional data charges may apply. 4G LTE service may be provided through King Street Wireless, a partner of U.S. Cellular. LTE is a trademark of ETSI.

    About King Street Wireless, L.P.
    King Street Wireless, L.P. currently holds 700 MHz wireless spectrum in 27 states and is partnering with Chicago-based U.S. Cellular to deliver high-speed 4G LTE service to U.S. Cellular’s customers in several of the carrier’s markets. King Street Wireless is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia where it is recognized for its involvement in its community both through its economic development and philanthropic efforts. To learn more about King Street Wireless, visit http://www.kingstreetwireless.com.

    About U.S. Cellular
    U.S. Cellular is the fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier has a strong line-up of cutting-edge devices that are all backed by a high-quality network in big and small cities and rural communities, and currently, 99 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds. U.S. Cellular was named a J.D. Power and Associates Customer Champion in 2014 for the third time in four years. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or uscellular.com. To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with U.S. Cellular on Facebook.com/uscellular, Twitter.com/uscellular and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp.


    ###
    For more information, contact:

    Melissa Watkins
    P.R. Counsel for U.S. Cellular
    804-402-5316
    melissawatkins@comcast.net
    U.S. Cellular Store
    3901 Old Forest RoadL Lynchburg VA 24502
    Melissa Watkins 804.402.5316 melissawatkins@comcast.net

Sunday, February 21st, 2016

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL. 58th annual running of the "Great American Race." The world's top drivers compete in NASCAR's biggest, richest and most prestigious motorsports event. Est attendance: 100,000.
     
           

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - So called by Native American tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because this time of year sees heavy snowfalls. Also called the Hunger Moon, because of the meager hunting at this time of winter. The February full moon.
     
           

Friday, February 26th, 2016

  • - A 1,210-pound bomb packed in a van exploded in the underground parking garage of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing six people and injuring more than 1,000 (mostly from smoke inhalation). The powerful blast left a crater 200 feet wide and several stories deep. The cost for damage to the building and disruption of business for the 360 companies with offices in the Center exceeded $591 million. Fifteen people - the fundamentalist Muslim cleric Sheik Omar Abdul Rahman and 14 of his followers were indicted for the bombing. Rahman was given a life sentence, and the others received prison terms of up to 240 years each.
     
           

Sunday, February 28th, 2016

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, CA. 88th annual Honoring film achievements of the previous year. (Nominations were announced Jan 14th) Televised live.
     
           

Monday, February 29th, 2016

  • | 1:00pm - 3:00pm | Local Events, Jobs, Vocational Training, Education
    - Job Corps is currently recruiting young adults between the ages of 16 through 24 for its vocational training program. Job Corps helps young adults learn a career, earn a high school diploma, and gain the real world skills needed to succeed. Vocational training is available in rapidly growing career areas, such as certified nursing, carpentry, culinary arts, auto repair, electrical, welding and many more!

    Job Corps is government-sponsored and FREE-OF CHARGE for those who meet the income eligibility requirements. To learn more about Job Corps and begin the admissions process, plan to attend this information session:

    When:
    1st & 3rd Monday of each month, at 1:00 PM

    Where:
    Region 2000 Youth Works Center
    1516 Florida Avenue
    Lynchburg, VA 24501

    For more information, please call: (434) 929-8466

    Job Corps Website: https://recruiting.jobcorps.gov/
    Visit Job Corps on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/doljobcorps
    Region 2000 Youth Works Center
    1516 Florida Avenue Lynchburg VA
    Mr. John Williams 434.929.8466 williams.john@jobcorps.org
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - In 2016 we add one day, February 29th, to bring our calendar more nearly into accord with the seasons. Under the Julian calendar of 46 BC every forth year was a leap year, on the assumption that it took Earth 365.25 days to orbit the sun. However, Earth's orbit period is actually 365.24219 days. For more than 1,600 years the Julian calendar was used, the calendar got out of sync with the seasons. The Gregorian calendar made just one small change: a leap day is added to the calendar every four years except for century years that are not exactly divisible by 400. Traditionally leap year is a time during which women may propose marriage to men.
     
           

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

  • - On March 1, 1872, the first area in the world to be designated a national park, most of the Yellowstone is in Wyoming, with small sections in Montana and Idaho. It was established by an act of Congress.
     
           

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

  • | 2:00pm - 7:00pm | Business, Chamber, Networking, Health
    - Are you a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse with experience in acute care, home health, or hospice? Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity in home care?

    Centra is hosting a nurse recruiting event Wednesday March 2nd from 2 to 7pm at the Alan B. Pearson Regional Cancer Center in Lynchburg.

    Nurse recruiters and hiring managers from Centra Home Health and Centra Hospice will be onsite to answer your questions. Join us to learn why Centra is one of the top healthcare systems in the country and learn more about nursing opportunities in Centra’s home care programs.

    For more information please call (434) 200-5108 or attend this special nurse recruiting event from 2 to 7pm, March 2nd at the Centra Alan B Pearson Regional Cancer Center located at 1701 Thomson Drive in Lynchburg.

    For more information, please visit BeACentraNurse.com.
    Alan B. Pearson Cancer Center
    1701 Thomson Dr. Lynchburg VA 24501
    Angela Cassidy 434.200.5108 angela.cassidy@centrahealth.com

Saturday, March 5th, 2016

  • - On March 5, 1970, a skirmish between British troops and a crowd at Boston, MA, became widely publicized and contributed to the unpopularity of the British regime in the colonies before the American Revolution. Five men were killed and six more were injured by British troops commanded by Captain Thomas Preston.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - 44th running of "The Last Great Race on Earth"* (first run March 3, 1973). 1000 miles through Alaskan Wilderness from Anchorage to Nome, AK along the historic Iditarod Trail.
     
           
  • - March 5, 1933 – On his first full day in office, President Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed a national "Bank Holiday" to help save the nation's faltering banking system.
     
           

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On March 6, 1836, the anniversary of the fall of the Texan fort, the Alamo. The siege, led by Mexican general Santa Anna, began Feb 23rd and reached its climax March 6th, when the last of the defenders was slain. Texans, under General Sam Houston, rallied with the war cry "Remember the Alamo" and, at the Battle of San Jacinto, April 21st, defeated and captured Santa Anna, who signed a treaty recognizing Texas's independence.
     
           

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