Pet Of The Week! TinkerBell

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This week’s star of the show is the lovely Tinkerbell! Tink is a roughly 13 week old puppy in need of a loving home. She has two siblings also located at the Humane Society Of Blue Ridge. Rena says she will most likely be a medium to large dog. Tink is currently up for foster to adopt as well as her two siblings. She is extremely sweet and ready to find her forever home. If you’re looking to adopt an animal check out the humane society and all of their furry friends!

 

Now Playing: The Outsider

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Blue Ridge Community Theater is proudly returning to the stage with:
THE OUTSIDER!

SEPTEMBER 10 – 27
Thursday – Saturday at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm
Written by Paul Slade Smith
Directed by Sonia Smith
Due to COVID-19, Tickets for this event will be sold exclusively by phone to allow for proper social distancing, call our Box Office at (706) 632-9191 to book your seats for this outrageous political satire today!

A late breaking news flash reveals that the Governor has been caught in a scandalous affair, and thus he has unceremoniously resigned from office, and taken half his staff with him. The order of succession is clear, the Governor’s Executive Assistant, Ned Newley, now fills the highest Office in the State. There’s just one problem; Ned doesn’t even want to be governor. He’s terrified of public speaking, dreadful on television, and his poll numbers are impressively bad. To his normally ever-supportive Chief of Staff Dave, Ned seems destined to fail. But the renowned political consultant Arthur Vance sees things differently: Ned might just be the worst candidate to ever run for office. Therefore, he’ll never win — unless the public is looking for… the worst candidate to ever run for office. Now Ned and his new staff are in a mad dash to turn this mumbling pencil pusher into a figure of respect and competency. A timely and hilarious comedy that skewers politics and celebrates democracy.

If Ned has any hope at all of being accepted as Governor, Arthur Vance will need to use all of his political expertise to frame Ned as “the Outsider” with all the right ideas. 

Rachel Parsons is more than just your average television reporter, she’s also a longtime political correspondent who is excited to FINALLY be interviewing the Governor in his Office.

Paige Caldwell was the first person Dave Hired onto Ned’s Staff, which she would be a lot more excited about… if the staff was more than 3 people!

Louise Peakes may not be the sharpest Temp in the Agency, but what she lacks in knowledge about Government, etiquette, and phones, she more than makes up for in moxy and charisma!
COVID-19 Precautions
Masks Required – Socially Distanced Seating
Staggered Entry – Increased Access to Hand Sanitizer
Temperatures Taken at Door – No Concessions
Theater Disinfected before each performance
Jazz at Jane’s: FRED JOHNSON
with Michael Ross
September 26 at 7:00 PM
An accomplished writer, vocalist, and percussionist that is internationally known as one of the world’s greatest vocal jazz improvisers and performers. Johnson will be accompanied by Michael Ross (Bassist), a brilliant performer and improviser in his own right.

Click the image to hear Fred Johnson’s incredible voice on full display!

BOOK YOUR TICKETS

Ticket Donations to each Jazz ay Jane’s Event are $40
All Profits benefit
Blue Ridge Community Theater
Also available by Phone: (706) 632-9191
(Please note that the Jazz at Jane’s Events are in Morganton, NOT at the Theater. Directions will be sent via email 24 Hrs before, and again 2 Hours before each concert. No Phone Sales after the Wednesday before each Jazz at Jane’s Event)

A Film by Blue Ridge Community Theater
In House Screenings October 8-11
Friday & Saturday at 7:30, Sunday at 2:00
In celebration of Blue Ridge Community Theater’s 20 years of live theater, we are proud to announce the upcoming screenings of Edgar Lee Master’s Spoon River Anthology. This ambitious film project collected 40 actors & actresses across the two decades of our theater’s history, so this is, at least in part, a dedication to the many talented men and women who worked in tandem to forge BRCT into the exceptional theater that it is today.
Spoon River Anthology is the story of the fictitious town of Spoon River, IL, and is told exclusively by the specters of it’s deceased citizens. These spirits, finding some solace in sharing the secrets that outlived them, speak of their accomplishments, their regrets, as well as how they met their inevitable end. What is unearthed in the process, however, are the surreptitious small town secrets that many of the denizens of Spoon River would have killed to discover whilst alive, woven together to unveil the less-than-pastoral portrait that they paint of Spoon River and it’s inhabitants.
~ Tickets Available Soon ~

Pet Of The Week: Katrina

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Pet of the Week, dog, puppy, Katrina,

This week, we are joined by lovely Katrina! Katrina is a 2-3 year old dog. She loves to love and is very strong but yet still gentle. They have no doubts that she would be good with children.Katrina however doesn’t like cats. She will most likely require a 1 dog home, just because she wants all the love and attention to herself. For more information on Katrina, please contact the Blue Ridge Humane Society.

 

Pet Of The Week! Katrina

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Pet of the Week, dog, puppy, Katrina,

A big girl, Katrina is about four years old according to Rena. At 67 pounds, she is one of our bigger Pets of the Week.

Rena says that she didn’t have a lot of human interaction when they got her, but the people of the Blue Ridge Humane Society have worked with her to make Katrina a good dog.

However, cats are still a problem as she doesn’t like them, so cat-friendly houses are probably not the best for her. In fact, Katrina wants to be the only dog or cat in the house so that she can be lazy and loving with you.

Very gentle and fine to hang outside, she is flexible in your day’s schedule as she likes laying on the couch. She also likes to alert you to anything unusual or strange sounds. Rena says she could be a good watchdog.

But mostly, Katrina wants a companion. And in turn she can become a perfect companion for you or your family as she needs a forever home and a family who can love her as much as she loves them.

You can schedule a time to meet with Katrina this week. So, start the process online at the Humane Society of Blue Ridge or call them at 706-632-4357 to set up a time to meet with him, or schedule a meet and greet for your pets to see how they get along.

Sponsored by Blue Ridge Humane Society, you can follow more on Pet of the Week through the dedicated playlist on FYNTV and check out a wider variety of shows there as well.

 

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Pet of The Week! Bear

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Pet of the Week, dog, puppy, Katrina,

This week, FYNTV says hello to Bear! A brand new Pet of the Week, Bear is between seven and eight weeks old, but much of his history and details are not so certain.

Bear may have honey in his heart, but his tale isn’t so sweet. Rena tells us that they are having to guess a lot with the dog as he was picked up from another county after being found in a garbage can. Despite the sad beginnings, Rena says that this is exactly why they are around. People should always find a humane society or animal shelter of some kind, never dump a pet like this.

Now, Bear lives at the Humane Society of Blue Ridge where he has found better conditions. Bear likes to sit in the cool of the shade, constantly avoiding the sun. He is still skittish against loud noises and needs a little more attention for training as most puppies do.

However, Bear likes cats!

We also have finally gotten BKP to get a cat. A long time Dog-enthusiast, even he is branching out to provide a better home for animals in the area.

You can schedule a time to meet with Bear this week. So, start the process online at the Humane Society of Blue Ridge or call them at 706-632-4357 to set up a time to meet with him, or schedule a meet and greet for your pets to see how they get along.

Sponsored by Blue Ridge Humane Society, you can follow more on Pet of the Week through the dedicated playlist on FYNTV and check out a wider variety of shows there as well.

 

 

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Pet Of The Week – Happy!

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Pet of the Week, dog, puppy, Katrina,

Seven puppies have come to the Blue Ridge Humane Society for adoption, but only Happy came to FYNTV today to be the Pet of the Week on our Friday show.

All seven puppies are named after the seven dwarves.

Happy, a female, along with her two brothers, Sneezy and Sleepy, are the only three left without pre-adoptions pending. Roughly 9-10 weeks old, the Pet of the Week segment is one of Happy’s first outings as she explores the world.

She is ready for her foster-to-adopt process to come home with you until the full process completes with spay. Rena said she is partly a Chihuahua mix, meaning she will not grow large.

You can start the process online at the Humane Society of Blue Ridge or call them at 706-632-4357 to set up a time to meet with Happy or her brothers along with meet and greets for your pets to see how they get along.

Sponsored by Blue Ridge Humane Society, you can follow more on Pet of the Week through the dedicated playlist on FYNTV and check out a wider variety of shows there as well.

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Pet Of The Week: Nikko!

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Pet of the Week, dog, puppy, Katrina,

This week, We are joined once again by Nikko. Nikko is a 3 year old bundle of love, energy, and strength. He needs to be the only dog in a family,but will love you enough for 3. He loves walks, car rides, and giving kisses. Nikko has been at the shelter too long make an appointment to see him today!

Sponsored by Blue Ridge Humane Society, you can follow more on Pet of the Week through the dedicated playlist on FYNTV’s Youtube channel and check out a wider variety of shows there as well.

Pet Of The Week! Ariel

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Pet of the Week, dog, puppy, Katrina,

This week we are joined by the playful, social Ariel! Ariel is about 9-10 months old and was returned for chewing. Ariel is a social loving dog looking for her forever home.

Sponsored by Blue Ridge Humane Society, you can follow more on Pet of the Week through the dedicated playlist on FYNTV’s Youtube channel and check out a wider variety of shows there as well.

Pet Of The Week! Kevin

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Pet of the Week, dog, puppy, Katrina,

This week we have Kevin! Kevin is 5 month old puppy with a huge heart. He is extremely gentle and would be your ride along companion. He is not aggressive and leash trained. Help Kevin find his forever home!

Sponsored by Blue Ridge Humane Society, you can follow more on Pet of the Week through the dedicated playlist on FYNTV’s Youtube channel and check out a wider variety of shows there as well.

Pet Of The Week! Katrina

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Pet of the Week, dog, puppy, Katrina,

This Week we have Katrina on the show. Katrina is a three-year-old rescue. She’s extremely calm and sweet. She isn’t a fan of puppies or cats, some adult dogs would be okay. Help us Find Katrina her forever home.

Sponsored by Blue Ridge Humane Society, you can follow more on Pet of the Week through the dedicated playlist on FYNTV’s Youtube channel and check out a wider variety of shows there as well.

Pet Of The Week! Nikko

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Pet of the Week, dog, puppy, Katrina,

This week Nikko joins us yet again in search of a forever home! Nikko is a playful loving one dog family dog. He loves to ride and play. Help us get Nikko his forever home and set up an appointment to meet him at the Blue Ridge Humane Society.

Sponsored by Blue Ridge Humane Society, you can follow more on Pet of the Week through the dedicated playlist on FYNTV’s Youtube channel and check out a wider variety of shows there as well.

Pet of the Week – The “H” kittens

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Pet of the Week, dog, puppy, Katrina,

When BKP is away, the kittens will play… with RICK! This feline Pet of the Week episode features Rena returning with our first feline feature on the show. What makes cats different and good for time stretched owners? Rena breaks down the kittens for adoption and shows you how to get your own from the Blue Ridge Humane Society.

Sponsored by Blue Ridge Humane Society, you can follow more on Pet of the Week through the dedicated playlist on FYNTV’s Youtube channel and check out a wider variety of shows there as well.

Pet of the Week! Checkers

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Pet of the Week, dog, puppy, Katrina,

BKP has special guest Checkers on the show this morning! Checkers is an adorable 10-month-old, believed to be a lab mix puppy. He is ready to be adopted by a loving family. Every person he sees he wants to say “Hi” to. He is very friendly and loving. He does need to be trained on some things, but with him being treat orientated it should be fairly easy. Make an appointment today to go visit him and adopt today! Just contact the Blue Ridge Humane Society and tell them you want to meet Checkers.

Sponsored by Blue Ridge Humane Society, you can follow more on Pet of the Week through the dedicated playlist on FYNTV’s Youtube channel and check out a wider variety of shows there as well.

Pet of the Week – Nikko and Adopting during the shutdown

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Pet of the Week, dog, puppy, Katrina,

Rena talks about the commitment of people who have adopted pets during the shutdown, concerns over possibly returning pets, and the best parts of Nikko, this week’s pet of the week.

Sponsored by Blue Ridge Humane Society, you can follow more on Pet of the Week through the dedicated playlist on FYNTV’s Youtube channel and check out a wider variety of shows there as well.

Blue Ridge Community Theater : Sewing Good Deeds in a Time of Crisis

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Blue Ridge, Ga. – Volunteers at the Blue Ridge Community Theater (BRCT) are stepping up in a big way to give support to local agencies and citizens, as we all face the Covid-19 pandemic together.

To quote the great William Shakespeare: “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves”, and the volunteers at BRCT are doing just that, by shining a light of purpose in what is a dark time for many.

The mission of the volunteers came about when a dialysis clinic in Chattanooga, Tn. put out a call that they were in desperate need of face masks for their patients. This clinic asked for the public’s help in getting 600 masks.

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BRCT volunteer showing a sewn mask.

The volunteers at BRCT stepped up to answer this call. Head Seamstress, Kim Westcott spoke of the group coming together, “We sew costumes. We’re good sewers,” and added, “We’ve got lots of material, unsuitable for costumes but it’s perfect for this!”

Each mask must meet certain guidelines and specifications, among these the material used must be 100 percent cotton.

Westcott talked about how people, especially quilters, across the nation are stepping up to make the washable masks to help curb the shortage of this very necessary item: “This is a grassroots effort by every quilter out there.” 

Westcott pointed out that quilters know their material and have 100% cotton material that is required on hand.

Of the requested 600 masks to the dialysis clinic, the BRCT volunteers produced around 50 and delivered them. As of Friday, March 27, the clinic had received over 400 masks.

BRCT has since reached out to several local agencies and will continue making masks for the area. Some of the masks made have gone to CASA (court appointed special advocate) volunteers to give to grandparents who are guardians of younger children, some have gone to volunteers that continue to work at the local food bank and of course, many masks will be sent to Fannin Regional Hospital.

The volunteers have received essential status from the City of Blue Ridge, allowing them to continue production during the city’s declared State of Emergency.

“It’s a wonderful feeling,” Westcott said of being able to help during this nationwide crisis, “As long as we have a place to deliver them to, we’ll be making them.” 

The eight volunteers have now fine tuned the production process in an assembly line fashion, and Westcott says this method is very efficient, “Now that we’ve got the process down, we can probably turn out 30 to 40 a day.”

When asked how many masks the group anticipates making and giving away, Westcott replied, “We’ll give them everything we get and we’ll keep making them until this whole crisis passes.”

Beyond mask production, BRCT has partnered with Family Connection in collecting donations for their food bank services. The theater was able to make 5-6 deliveries last week to this cause.

Volunteers from the theater are also out delivering groceries, medications and other essential items to people who are quarantined or at too high of risk to leave their homes.

Westcott asks that in lieu of donations for mask making productions, that people please consider donating food and essential items to the theater to be delivered to Family Connection.

The theater currently has enough material to produce around 1,000 masks. 

 

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Featured Images in article are courtesy of the Blue Ridge Community Theater Facebook Page.

Note: BRCT response to question regarding social distancing : “While we did gather together for a picture, each woman has her own station where she assembles her portion of the masks. We are blessed to have a very large costume Room, so we try to give them as much space as possible!”

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Natalie Kissel

Natalie@FetchYourNews.com

Blue Ridge Elementary Students and Teachers are embracing this new online and home learning

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Blue Ridge Elementary Students and Teachers are embracing this new world of COVID-19 online and home learning. Our teachers are amazing and have embraced their new tasks with passion, creativity, and love. Our students have shared a wide variety of emotions and feelings with us. Some enjoy being home playing video games and having downtime, but most miss their friends and teachers (and quite possibly the routine!). Google Meets and Zooms bring students and teachers together to provide connection and bring smiles and laughter through what can be a lonely time.  Our paraprofessionals, nutrition staff, and bus drivers are working hard to get meals to students as well as connecting with students through calls and snail-mail.

My favorite teacher (my mom) said, “We can’t change what is happening, but we CAN control how we react. We, teachers, love our kids and each other, we will show that love through this unprecedented time!”  We are proud of the love we see in our BRES Staff!

Annaleigh Cheatham works studiously on her digital learning with her FCSS Chromebook

Izaiah Bradburn works diligently at home

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Brody Burnette meets online with his fourth grade teachers and class

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