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Monday, May 4, 2015

Give Local Piedmont and the Cold War Museum


On Tuesday May 5 your donations (including membership payments) to The Cold War Museum will be doubled by a local foundation. Please give to the museum on Tuesday and tell your friends. Here’s the link that must be used to ensure the match of your contribution: https://www.givelocalpiedmont.org/.


Friday, May 1, 2015

The Cold War Museum


The Cold War Museum® is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to education, preservation, and research on the global, ideological, and political confrontations between East and West from the end of World War II to the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
The Museum is located at Vint Hill, in one of the former Vint Hill Farm Station buildings used during the Cold War by the US Army, the National Security Agency, and the Central Intelligence Agency to intercept and interpret coded messages. Our collections are particularly strong on signals intelligence, image intelligence, aerial surveillance, civil defense, Berlin, the East German secret police (STASI), the Cuban Missile Crisis, and events such as the Pueblo and Liberty incidents. The Museum shares a campus with The Inn at Vint Hill, the Vint Hill Craft Winery, the Covert CafĂ©, and Old Bust Head Brewing Company. Our website (www.coldwar.org) provides extensive information about aspects of the Cold War.  The street address is 7172 Lineweaver Road, Vint Hill, VA 20187.  Hours: Saturdays 11-4, Sundays 1-4, and by appointment. Admission and the tour are free but we welcome donations.

Support Local Piedmont Nonprofits Through Give Local Piedmont (GLP)

For 24 hours, on May 5, 2015 only, people can make gifts of $10 or more to participating nonprofit organizations that are located in or provide services to Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, and Rappahannock Counties in Virginia.

Donations must be made through Give Local Piedmont (GLP) in order for the nonprofits to be eligible for matching funds and grant prizes to support their operations.
GLP is sponsored by the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation (NPCF) as part of the nationwide Give Local America.


Among the nonprofits participating in GLP this year is The Cold War Museum, which is located at Vint Hill Farm, Warrenton, Virginia, the former site of the Army Security Agency monitoring station that was in operation from 1942 until the end of the Cold War. The Cold War Museum is dedicated to educating Americans about this critical period in American and world history.

How do you make a donation?

On Tuesday, May 5, 2015, go to www.givelocalpiedmont.org and type in the name of the nonprofit(s) to which you wish to give. If you are looking for a charity or organization to support (and I’m really pushing the Cold War Museum here), you can search by category. Your chosen nonprofit will have a donation page on www.givelocalpiedmont.org where you can choose the amount you want to donate from $10 up.

For more information on the Cold War Museum, see my post at:

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Art and Wine: Special Fine Arts America Promotion for the Month of May

 Art and wine are the perfect companions. Now, for the month of May only, you can combine the two. Fine Arts America, an organization that has revolutionized how art is purchased--one of the best sites on the Web to get the works of independent artists and photographers--is teaming up with NakedWines.com, a consortium of independent vintners, to offer a May special combination that you don't want to miss.

For every purchase of an artwork at Fine Arts America you get a $100 gift certificate good for your first purchase of wines from NakedWines.  Go here for more information on this promotion, and while you're at it, go to my site at http://2-charles-ray.artistwebsites.com/ and see what I have to offer. Remember, for every art purchase during the month of May, you get a $100 gift certificate good for your first purchase of wine from NakedWines.

There's no minimum purchase required on Fine Art America in order to receive the gift certificate.   For example, if your buyer purchases a $5 greeting card from you, the buyer will still get the $100 gift certificate.
When you place an order on FineArtAmerica.com, we'll e-mail you a $100 gift certificate from NakedWines.com... instantly.   It doesn't matter how large your order is on FineArtAmerica.com.   If you order a single greeting card, you'll still receive the gift certificate.
Once you receive the gift certificate, all you have to do is visit NakedWines.com, enter in your gift certificate code, buy some wine, and you're done!   Then, just sit back and wait for the wine to arrive on your doorstep.   If the logistical stars are in alignment, maybe your wine and your order from Fine Art America will arrive at the same time!
Before using your gift certificate on NakedWines.com, please note the following restrictions:
Terms & Restrictions
The $100 gift certificate is only valid for first-time buyers on NakedWines.com and can only be applied towards purchases of $160 or more.   You must be 21 years or older to redeem the gift certificate.   Wine can not be shipped outside of the United States.   Additional restrictions apply.   Void where prohibited.   See complete details athttp://us.nakedwines.com/100voucher.   Naked Wines is not affiliated with Naked Winery (http://nakedwinery.com) in Hood River, Oregon.
There is no minimum purchase required on Fine Art America in order to receive the gift certificate.   If you purchase a greeting card for $5, for example, you'll still receive the gift certificate from NakedWines.com - yes, really!

Deals like this don't come along every day, so, before it's too late, take advantage of it!