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Justice For Dejah Jones: Candlelight Vigil; April 20, 2016



Dejah was a 14 year old bundle of joy freshman, at Woodside High School who was bulied to the point of ending her own life 4.16.16 #JusticeForDejahJones

VISIT JUSTICE FOR DEJAH FACEBOOK PAGE
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The Possession Experiment

VIRGINIA BEACH LOCAL DIRECTED THIS MOVIE! His name is SCOTT HANSEN and he will be joining the Z MORNING ZOO tomorrow morning to talk more about it!


Come out to the Norfolk (The Naro) premiere tomorrow night! Get your tickets HERE


Tickets available on the link or at the box office door on April 14th. Seating starts at 730PM. 17+ up (due to graphic violence, harsh language, and depictions of terror.)


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KAM CARES: Bam Bam's Spring Jam 2016 EVENT DETAILS

 

Kelli Davis, Apryl Roberts and Daminica Moody (all Bam Bam’s Spring Jam Committee members) from the KAM CARES FOUNDATION sat down with Ashley from the Z MORNING ZOO to talk about the big event going in Memorial Day weekend this year! Her interview will air APRIL 3, 2016 on the following stations:
The New 101.3 at 6:00am
Z104 at 6:30am
94.9 The Point at 7:00am

95.7 R&B at 7:30am

Kam Cares Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization established by Kam Chancellor of the Seattle Seahawks.  Kam Cares seeks to equip children from underserved communities in Hampton Roads and Seattle areas with educational, health, and wellness tools and resources to position students for greater academic success.
 
Kam Cares Foundation was founded in 2012 by Kam Chancellor of the Seattle Seahawks.  A native of Norfolk, Virginia, Kam Chancellor is a product of Park Place, one of they city’s toughest neighborhoods.  His humble beginnings—sharing a small apartment with his mother and five siblings—sparked his interest in giving back to the community.  Quickly recognizing his role as one of Park Place’s top success stories, Kam established Kam Cares Foundation after only two seasons in the NFL.   

Since its inception, Kam Cares has touched more than 5,000 children through services, donations, and mentorship.  Kam is known for his impact on and off the field, and endeavors to use his platform to ensure that kids from his former stomping ground have access to opportunities that will help them to reach their full potential despite their current environment.  His story is a reminder to students of similar backgrounds that the possibilities for success are endless.
 
Memorial Day Weekend is a HUGE event for the KAM CARES FOUNDATION. Its BAM BAM’S SPRING JAM!  This annual community event features a Cocktail Reception, Community Cookout, and Celebrity Basketball Game to build awareness for the foundation, raise funds to support programs and services, and promote community engagement.   The two-day event is held Memorial Day Weekend in Norfolk, Virginia.
   FRIDAY MAY 27TH - Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction               
Chrysler Museum of Art - Norfolk, VA
7 p.m. - 11 p.m.

                 
SATURDAY MAY 28TH - Family and Friends Memorial Day Cookout

Town Point Park - Norfolk, VA
12 p.m. -  5 p.m.
FREE & OPEN to the public.  Food served until 2 p.m. for children under 17


                                SATURDAY MAY 28TH - Celebrity Basketball Game                                     
Ted Constant Convocation Center – Norfolk, VA

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. 
Game Starts at 7:00 p.m.
To purchase tickets, visit www.constantcenter.com

 



MORE DETAILS ON SPRING JAM CAN BE FOUND HERE 
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8th Annual Samoa Soiree

KAITLIN AND MATT SAT DOWN WITH ASHLEY FROM THE Z MORNING ZOO TO TALK ABOUT THE 8TH ANNUAL SAMOA SOIREE!  
 
THEIR INTERVIEW WILL AIR SUNDAY FEBRUARY 7, 2014
The New 101.3 at 6:00am
Z104 at 6:30am
94.9 The Point at 7:00am

95.7 R&B at 7:30am





Join us at the 8th Annual Samoa Soiree where you’ll find great food, live music brought to you buy 504 SUPREME, a top-notch silent auction and plenty of fun. You can sample recipes created by top area chefs who are challenged to create winning appetizers and desserts using Girl Scout Cookies as a key ingredient. 
 
Meet Patrick Evans-Hylton, area food critic and writer, and other celebrity judges like WVEC's Anchor Ashley Smith.
 
Vote for your favorite dish for the People's Choice Award and dance the night away with 504 Supreme band! This ensemble performs a wide variety of music that includes authentic swing of the greats – like Louis Armstrong and the beats of Louis Prima and more.

Enjoy great food and beverage fare, with a chance to walk away with a silent auction goodie – a fun night out with friends for a good cause!
 
This adult-only event supports Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast and helps us deliver the Girl Scout experience to girls who might not have it otherwise. This popular event sells out fast, so get your tickets early. 

Before February 19, individual tickets are $60. After February 19, individual ticket prices are $75.
 
Interested in being a sponsor? Contact Mary Kate Andris at 757-549-0641 or marykatea@gsccc.org.
 
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DOGS DESERVE BETTER



Amy Hines, from DOGS DESERVE BETTER, sat down with Ashley, from the Z MORNING ZOO to talk about the non-profit organization.

The mission of Dogs Deserve Better, Inc., is to provide a better life for abused, neglected and abandoned canines; especially those which are chained or penned without human companionship. We strive to accomplish this through advocating for humane legislation; promoting spay and neuter; educating communities on animal welfare; and rescuing and rehabilitating distressed canines.

Dogs Deserve Better, First Place Winner of the Chase Pet Protector Award, is a voice for chained and penned dogs, whose sadness speaks only through the eyes. As the days become years, many of these dogs sit, lay, eat, and defecate within the same 10-foot radius. Chained by the neck, they exist without respect, love, exercise, social interaction, and sometimes even basic nourishment. They live as prisoners, yet long to be pets.
 
For general information you can contact info@dogsdeservebetter.org.

For information on volunteering or fostering you can contact volunteer@dogsdeservebetter.org.

For information on getting help for dogs in need and adoption information you can contact rescue@dogsdeservebetter.org.

To report a chained or penned dog near you and ensure information gets directly into the caretaker's hands, find the address and fill out this form:
http://www.dogsdeservebetter.org/chainedaddresses.html
 



 
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Peninsula SPCAs 9th Annual Fur Ball Gala Fundraiser

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Save the Date!
Peninsula SPCA’s 9th Annual Fur Ball Gala Fundraiser
April 16, 2016   –  6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.

It’s red carpet time!  On Saturday, April 16, join us for the Peninsula SPCA’s 9th Annual Fur Ball Gala, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.
You and your pet will be star struck as we host an amazing tribute to Tinseltown with this year’s theme:HOLLYWOOF!
With our first successful year as an Adoption Guarantee shelter and Humane Education Center complete, we all feel like movie stars! We’ll be celebrating with an evening of cocktails, fine dining, dancing to the music of Tidewater Drive, spectacular silent and live auctions and raffle, and of course, our signature red carpet Pet Parade where you and your pet will get the “celebrity treatment” you deserve!  

Not to be left out, our canine friends will receive pet pampering at its finest, complete with a special showcase during the Red Carpet Parade (the night’s main attraction!) and access to our special “Mutt-ini Bar!”  Make sure to attend and get the “celebrity treatment” you and your pet deserve.
To help raise funds, guests may participate in the Fur Ball’s live and silent auctions and raffle. Our auctioneer will be G. Amory LeCuyer from Hampton House Auctions. In the past, contributors have won prizes such as a vacation to Africa, a trip to Disney World, and Bahamas escape. 

If you wish to give to the event auction, please contact Megan Steele, PSPCA Marketing and Special Events Manager, at 757-595-1399 ext: 109.
This year we are striving to exceed $250,000 to support the Peninsula SPCA’s Adoption Guarantee Shelter, Humane Education Center and PSPCA Veterinary Clinic.  Sponsorship packages range from $500 to $50,000.  If you are interested in helping to save the lives of animals, visit our sponsorship opportunities. 

Since our transition to a “no-kill” shelter, we have been able to devote more time and resources to finding forever homes for the animals in our care, and to providing educational opportunities for the residents of the Peninsula. In the past year, we expanded our humane education offerings and launched our new walk-in Veterinary Clinic for preventative healthcare. Our organization receives no public funding, and we are counting on you, the leaders and businesses of the community, to partner with us to keep the benefit of an adoption-guarantee shelter alive for our citizens and our pets.
Tickets to the event are $135 per person and $75 per pet.  Tickets will go on sale March 1. Purchase your tickets here.


For more information on the Ninth annual Fur Ball Gala, including tickets, contact the Peninsula SPCA at 757/595-1399 or check out www.peninsulaspca.org/furball/.
 
For any organization interested in donating cash, or items for the live or silent auctions, please visit www.peninsulaspca.org/furball/sponsor/ or contact Megan Steele at 757/595-1399 EXT 109 or by email at megan@peninsulaspca.org. All sponsors will be acknowledged for their generosity on the Peninsula SPCA’s website, as well as in the 2016 Fur Ball Official Program.
 
The Peninsula SPCA invites you to become a sponsor of this year’s extraordinary event and join them in their effort to raise $250,000 to help support the new mission of the Peninsula SPCA Adoption Guarantee Shelter and Education Center. Since their transition to a “no-kill” shelter, they have been able to devote more time and resources to finding forever homes for the animals in their care, and to provide educational opportunities for the residents of the Peninsula. In the past year, the Peninsula SPCA has expanded their humane education offerings and launched a new walk-in Veterinary Clinic for preventative healthcare. The organization receives no public funding, and are counting on you, the leaders and businesses of the community, to partner with them to keep the benefit of an adoption-guarantee shelter alive for our citizens and our pets.
 
The mission of the Peninsula SPCA is to find loving homes for every animal in our care and to advocate for the human treatment of all animals in our community.
 
Partially bordered by the Hampton Roads harbor and Chesapeake Bay, Hampton, with the 344,000 sq. ft. Hampton Roads Convention Center, is located in the center of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area.  Hampton is the site of America's first continuous English-speaking settlement and is home to such visitor attractions as the Virginia Air & Space Center and Riverside IMAX ® Theater, Hampton History Museum, harbor tours and cruises, Hampton University Museum, Fort Monroe, award-winning Hampton Coliseum, The American Theatre, among others.
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SMOKE BBQ SPIKE K9 FUND EVENT



SMOKES RESTAURANT
in Newport News is having a event January 21 to support SPIKES K9 FUND!
 
Come out and support Spike's K9 Fund while enjoying some wonderful food! Tickets are $25.00 per person at the door, which will include a Spike's K9 Fund souvenir pint glass, food and drinks! There will also be a SILENT AUCTION going on! Help some working dogs! Don't miss out!
 
LOCATION: 10900 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601

 

Spikes K9 Fund was founded by James Hatch, a retired Special Warfare Operator.
 
As a K9 handler on several deployments, James’ life was regularly spared by the work of K9s – one of the most memorable was Spike. And on James’ final deployment, the night he was critically wounded, a K9 spared James’ life while losing his own.
 
From that evening on, James oriented his life around the training, care and preservation of working dogs. In addition to working as the founder and president of the fund, he works with local law enforcement and has adopted a former service dog in need of medical attention.
 
Read in-depth details and new news about the Fund on his blog HERE
DONATE HERE
 
Spike’s K9 Fund, with your support, aspires to ensure every K9 receives exactly what they need every time. They purchase gear to keep them safer and for peak operation, and they pay for critical medical treatment to help them return to work or live their retirement days in complete health.
A working K9 is typically a breed bred for its dexterity, ability to focus, intelligence and athleticism. Once selected for work, that K9 will undergo rigorous training for tasks such as apprehending suspected criminals and sniffing out narcotics or explosives.
 
When the K9 is ready to work, there’s been significant, essential cost and time invested into their conditioning to ensure they’re an asset to their team as well as to reduce risk of harm to themselves and others when working.
 
What these K9s require:
  • leading-edge gear for their protection in violent or disaster situations,
  • equipment to help their crew be more effective, medical care when they become sick or injured
  • the organization they work for has to make a difficult and often detrimental decision of whether the cost of the need outweighs the cost of the specialized K9.

HEAR THE FULL INTERVIEW, DOUBLE PLAYED, HERE 
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HRP INTERVIEW WITH ASHLEY: Honor & Remember


FIND MORE INFORMATION VISIT THEIR WEBSITE HERE

GEORGE LUTZ FROM HONOR & REMEMBER CAME INTO THE STATION TO BE INTERVIEWED BY ASHLEY FROM THE ZMZ ABOUT HONOR & REMEMBER.

HIS INTERVIEW WILL AIR JANUARY 10, 2016:

Z104 6:00AM
94.9 6:30AM
95-7 7:00AM
101.3 7:30AM
 
LISTEN TO THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE 

Mission: To create, establish and promote a nationally recognized flag that would fly continuously as a visible reminder to all Americans of the lives lost in defense of our national freedoms. All Military lives lost not only in action but also in service, from our nation’s inception.
Rationale: In our over 200 year history there has never been an official national symbol that specifically recognizes in gratitude and respect the ultimate sacrifice made by members of the United States military in service to our nation. The Honor and Remember Flag was created for that purpose.
 
Goals:
  1. To promote the vision of the Honor and Remember Flag and request that visitors to the website sign a petition and pass the word about the importance of this new symbol.
  2. To build a consensus among the branches of the United States military, veterans organizations, service and civic groups, businesses and individuals in order to collectively solicit the Department of Defense and the United States Congress to propose and accept the Honor and Remember Flag as the official flag for honoring all fallen servicemen and servicewomen.
  3. To promote broad national awareness of and groundswell interest in the flag, so that military, government and educational facilities as well as households throughout the country would begin flying the Honor and Remember Flag in recognition of our nation’s fallen warriors.
  4. To place one personalized Honor and Remember Flag in the hands of immediate families who have lost a loved one in military service to America.

WANT TO SPONSOR A FLAG? CLICK HERE
 
SIGN THE PETITION! SIGN THE PETITION HERE TO ESTABLISH A NATIONAL REMEMBRANCE FLAG

FOR MORE INFO ON THE VIRGINIA RUN FOR THE FALLEN GO HERE 

DONATE HERE

 
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COLONIAL SHOOTING ACADEMY: Personal Protection inside the home



Yesterday Kyle and I attended our second course at Colonial Shooting Academy. This was the PERSONAL PROTECTION INSIDE THE HOME class. We were both really excited to take this class, especially Kyle because he wanted me to learn defensive shooting skills and different strategies for home safety and that is exactly what we did.

We started off in a class room setting and learned strategies for home safety, how to respond to violent confrontations, choosing a handgun for self-defense and we learned all about firearm laws. After the class we hit the range and started learning defensive shooting techniques. One of the first exercises we did was shoot very close to our target, like literally 2 ft. away. When I walked up to my target I got really nervous! It’s pretty intimidating shooting something that close, I’ve never done that before, but our instructor Paul was right there with me and made me feel super comfortable and walked me through the correct technique to do the exercise. After that exercise, I felt awesome! I was so comfortable on the range all because of Paul walking me through things, he was really patient with me too!  We did so many different types of defensive shooting, even scenarios like walking in a hallway, concealment, cover, laying down, we did it all! Kyle and I both took a lot away from this course. I would really recommend if you take this course, take it with your spouse! You will learn a lot and its fun, plus you will both be on the same page!

I can’t wait to finish the rest of the courses we are enrolled in at CSA and share the final video of our progression!

After finishing two classes so far with CSA, I cant stress enough how awesome their staff is, they are always very welcoming and it doesn't matter your experience level... if you have ZERO experience or are a pro.. there's a spot for you at CSA and the staff/instructors are always there to help! 

Below is some video we took while on the range where you can see some of the different exercises Kyle and I did.
 
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HRP: GIRL SCOUTS WITH ASHLEY: ITS COOKIE TIME!

Kaitlin & Summer came to visit ASHLEY from the Z MORNING ZOO to talk about COOKIES!! It’s almost Girl Scout Cookie time!

KAITLIN AND SUMMER WILL BE FEATURED ON HAMPTON ROADS PERSPECTIVES WITH ASHLEY THIS SUNDAY DECEMBER 13, 2015!!! 

Z104 at 6:00am
94.9 The Point at 6:30am
95.7 R&B at 7:00am
The New 101.3 at 7:30am

COOKIES!!!!! Yes, they’re awesomely delicious. But buying Girl Scout Cookies is about so much more than just handing over money for a box of treats.

It's about having fun and making new friends. And it's about the skills a girl gains from interacting directly with you—the cookie customer! It's about the experience of running her very own cookie business, working with others—and building a lifetime of confidence as she learns five skills essential to leadership, success, and life.

How to get cookies?!
There are several ways to satisfy your Girl Scout Cookie craving. You can get cookies at a Girl Scout Cookie booth in your community by entering your zip code in the “Find Cookies!” tool or downloading the Cookie Finder mobile app for your iOS® or Android® phone or tablet.
Or—and this is pretty exciting—a girl you know can invite you to buy your cookies online with the Digital Cookie platform, now in its second year!


And remember to check out this year’s cookie lineup, see how girls benefit from your purchase, brush up on cookie history, and find easy-to-make recipes using delicious Girl Scout Cookies! Your Support Makes Her a Cookie Boss!

 
Find out more COOKIE DETAILS HERE
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