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Openings Danielle and Kevin DeChristopher have launched FETCH! Pet Care of Winchester, part of a growing, national franchise of at-home pet-sitting and dog-walking services. Pet Care of Winchester offers a large staff of professionally trained, bonded and insured pet sitters who care for all types of pets, including dogs, cats, hamsters, birds, fish, iguanas and even horses. They offer a free in-home consultation prior to the first pet-sitting assignment. For more information, visit www.FetchPetCare.com.

Royal Oak Computers held a ribbon-cutting June 3 for its new location at 203 E. Main St. in Front Royal.

Eastern Elevator Co. of Virginia Inc. has moved into a new facility at 290 Airport Road in Winchester. The company is a full-service contractor specializing in installation, maintenance and repairs on all elevators and mobility products. Its new showroom features Inclinator home elevators, a dumb waiter, stair lifts, a wheelchair lift, scooters, vehicle lifts and more. Call 722-9190. * Companies* DuPont Community Credit Union donated $1,600 to Blue Ridge Hospice as a result of individuals and businesses opening an account during the grand opening of the credit union’s Woodstock location. Blue Ridge Hospice provides hospice care for residents in Winchester and the counties of Frederick, Clarke, Shenandoah, Warren, Loudoun, Page, Fauquier and Rappahannock.

BioChemed Services of Winchester, a supplier of animal and human products to the contract research, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, has retained The Zimmerman Group to handle its strategic planning, direct marketing, trade show design and promotion, web enhancements, and client and prospect communications.

Timberville-based Farmers & Merchants Bank will hold an amateur photography contest to produce its 2010 calendar showcasing the area’s natural beauty. Contestants may submit a maximum of four photos, which should be of outdoor scenes in Rockingham, Shenandoah or Page counties. Entries can be original 35 mm prints or high-resolution digital pictures, with a print provided for judging. Contest winners will be honored at a reception in November, and the color calendars are given out to bank customers during December. Entry forms are available at any Farmers & Merchants branch office and online at www.farmersandmerchants.biz.

Personnel Genet Smith, of White Post, and Brandye Sitton, of Winchester have become independent consultants with Tastefully Simple Inc., a national direct-sales company featuring easy-to-prepare gourmet products. As consultants, they offer the company’s foods and beverages to guests at home-tasting parties. Guests receive samples, easy meal ideas, recipes and serving suggestions.

William G. Bell is the new full-time executive director of the Clarke County Education Foundation. Bell succeeds Robert W. Stieg, who served as the foundation’s part-time director for several years, and Renee Weir, the group’s longtime bookkeeper.

David W. Johnson has been named the new mining development and environmental manager for Mundy Quarries. Johnson will work to ensure that the company meets or exceeds all local, state and federal environmental regulations, while also developing long-term plans for the mining operations at each of Mundy’s three locations: Broadway Quarry in Broadway, Flatrock Quarry in Quicksburg and Star Tannery Sand in Frederick County.

Realtors Janet Smith and Tana Fishel have joined Skyline Team Real Estate in Strasburg. They may be reached at 465-2800 or online at www.SkylineTeamReal Estate.com.

- Daily Staff Reports

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