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October 2017 

Did you know our founding father pursued two intertwined interests: military arts and western expansion.  At 16 he helped survey Shenandoah lands for Thomas, Lord Fairfax.  Commissioned a lieutenant colonel in 1754 he fought in the first skirmishes leading to the French and Indian War.  The next year, as an aide to Gen. Edward Braddock, he escaped injury, although four bullets ripped his coat and two horses were shot out from under him.

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Red Cross Blood Drive
With the generous donations from several clients and our small staff at the Russell Road office, the American Red Cross Blood Drive on September 21 collected 18 units of blood. Thank you to everyone who donated blood at this event.

The need is real and ongoing blood donations are needed, especially in times of crisis. Bank of George will continue to facilitate your donations by holding blood drives that are open to our employees and our guests. The next American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at our 9115 W. Russell Road office on December 6, 2017. Please reserve time on your calendars now and plan to support the American Red Cross on that day.

Experience Fall Foliage in Appalachia
Head somewhere special to see the colors of autumn’s splendor

New England is a great place to go to see fall foliage in the United States, but if you are looking for an adventure in the colorful leaves, considering making the trek to Appalachia instead.

Importance of Breast Cancer Screenings
Breast cancer screenings help detect breast cancer before you even notice it

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and, according to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women in the United States. In 2012, breast cancer was the cause of an estimated 783,000 years of potential life lost, making it a serious concern.

4 Popular Blockbusters Worth Watching Again
You won’t regret watching these movies two or three more times

The following films are perfect for an end of the year movie round-up session and are definitely worth watching a few more times.

Trick or Treat Safety Tips
Keep your children safe this Halloween with these nine strategies

Halloween should be high on spooky fun and low on safety hazards. Keep your family protected on trick-or-treat night by applying these recommended precautions.

Family Halloween Costume Ideas
Family themed costume ideas to make Halloween sweeter

Although the candy, spooky decorations and chance to be out after dark are all outstanding features of Halloween, the best part about Beggar’s Night is definitely donning a fun, scary or outrageous costume. Dressing up as a family can increase the magic of the night, so consider the following family Halloween costume ideas for your night of trick-or-treating.


Congratulations to VP Operations Administrator Tina Peraza for taking 1st Place in the employee salsa-making competition at the bank's summer picnic 2017. We asked Tina to share the recipe but she claims it was a mix of natural cooking instinct, available ingredients and improvising when necessary. Regardless, it was terrific! Honorable mentions to Ashley Montrone and Ryan Sullivan for their 2nd and 3rd place entries.

Benefits of Buying a Green Vehicle
Why is buying a green vehicle a good idea?

As vehicles become more advanced, one trend is clear: green vehicles are becoming increasingly sophisticated and varied. Their rising popularity is due to a number of unique benefits that these vehicles can offer.

Fall Lawn Maintenance
Protect your lawn’s future with these fall lawn care to-dos

In order for your lawn to be protected throughout fall and winter and vibrant and lush in spring, you need to continue your lawn care through the autumn.

How to Give Your Home a Tasteful Pop of Orange This Autumn
Orange accents and accessories can fill your house with fall cheer

Autumn’s arrival signals leaves to change their color, so why shouldn’t it signal color changes in your house? Orange is one of the most energizing fall shades; discover some simple ways to add orange accents to a variety of rooms.

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