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Linda Copeland ...filling a gap

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Bob Schamerhorn ...backyard photographer

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Jack Rowley Lifetime of Volunteering

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porch talk . 4

on the porch...life in fredericksburg Messages

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Claire Ellinger’s art time 4 kids

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Master Gardeners: holiday boxwood workshops

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On the trails:: exploring belmont estate trails

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I have a friend: laurie & suellen

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downtown buzz: holiday time!

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Poetryman: renovation lewis st Behind the Lens: daniel poznanski

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season’s bounty: goober peas

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cooking with kyle: pressed porkbelly

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everything greens: winterize

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Calendar of events

Linda Copeland

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history’s stories.: updates our heritage: a man for his time

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It’s all energy: hormone help renew: 10 habits to drop

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Senior Care: national caregiver month

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emancipated Patients: payments to doctors mind your mind: retirement

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Wellness: when your hotness is related to flashes

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life in motion: anna Robinson

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art in the ‘burg: Beverley Coates & Casey shaw

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STORIES OF FREDERICKSBURg mYSTERY hOUSE

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on stage: STafford H.S. theatre

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companions: be a spca angel

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cancer journal:

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fredericksburg sketches

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from my porch: Just a small town girl

by Dawn WHITMORE “We desire for the individuals completing courses at Cardinal Institute for Health Centers to be successful and employable locally,” share Copeland, “as well as become contributing members of the community and its residents.”

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caregiver’s month ...one man’s journey

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where did the paintings go?

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HUMAN LIBRARY ...DON’T JUDGE A BOOK BY IT’S COVER Cover: “Power Plant” By Daniel Poznanski

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November 2017

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Filling A gap

Linda Copeland of Cardinal Institute for Health Careers saw a gap. Individuals were completing programs at her company, Cardinal Institute for Health Careers. Yet, they expressed concerns about driving 50 miles one way to Alexandria or Richmond to take their exams. The graduates concerns included “not comfortable driving 95” or “not having someone who could wait for them while they completed their exams.” Copeland’s desire for people to flourish and office space opening in the building, where Cardinal Institute for Health Careers is located, would be the catalyst for Copeland to open the Cardinal

Testing Center in Fredericksburg this year. The Cardinal Testing Center is a Pearson Vue Certified Testing Center. This designation provides the center with access to exams in multiple industries to include Healthcare, Military, Education, Technology, GED, and more. The testing center also holds certification from Kriterion and Castle. The current plan is to expand in 2018, to include a greater number of computer workstations, approval by other testing companies, such as PSI and Educational Testing Service (ETS), and even additional testing locations.

As the President and Dean of Health Programs at Cardinal Institute of Health Careers. Copeland shares in her bio that “her personal and professional philosophy for adult education is learnercentered, acknowledging each individual is distinct and unique with different learning needs and styles, that learning is life-long, and the goal of programs is to have graduates confident and competent.” Copeland is not new to the health industry; she is a Registered Nurse and has an extensive background in the Health Care Industry. Her drive to see her graduates thrive and the providence of an office, which met all of Pearson Vue’s criteria for certification, are clearly only

the beginning for the Cardinal Testing Center. “It is our plan to be the preferred Testing Center in the Fredericksburg area,” states Copeland, “offering written and online computer testing and proctoring services for workforce-related examinations leading to industry certifications.” You can learn more about Cardinal Testing Center or Cardinal Institute of Health Careers by contacting Linda Copeland by email info@cihealthcareers.com., 150 Riverside Parkway, Suite 211, FXBG, VA 22406; 540-479-6600 Dawn Whitmore is a landscape photographer and writer who lives in Spotsylvania. Learn more by visiting her own FB: facebook.com/dewphotographypage or her website at www.dewphotographyva.com Photo by Dawn Whitmore

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Profile for Virginia Grogan

Front Porch Fredericksburg- November 2017  

Front Porch Fredericksburg- November 2017  

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