Uncategorized S4E2: How the American Dream Became a Delicious Reality: A Journey Through Generations in the Restaurant Business Step into the flavorful journey of the American Dream with Riccardo Stocco, the second-generation co-owner of Violino Ristorante Italiano. In this episode, we dive deep into the origins of this family-owned gem, tracing back to Riccardo's father's courageous immigration from Italy to the US with little more than a dream. Join us as we unravel […]
Uncategorized S4E1:Harmonies of Healing: Melodies that Mend, Exploring the Transformative Power of Music Therapy Listen today as we dive into the transformative world of music therapy. In this episode, we embark on a journey with a seasoned music therapist who orchestrates healing and growth through personalized, person-centered musical experiences. Join us as we explore the profound impact of music on health and well-being. Our guest, Allison Terrell,  shares insightful […]
Uncategorized S3E42: Unlocking Success: A Dive into the Mind of Ariel Pugh, Escape Room Extraordinaire Welcome to Keeping it Real with Sharon, where we explore the thrilling world of entrepreneurship and dive deep into the stories behind small businesses. In this episode, join me in a captivating conversation with Ariel Pugh, a visionary entrepreneur who has mastered the art of running an escape room—a place that is more than just […]
Uncategorized S3E41:Divine Reflections: Unwrapping the Spirit of Christmas with Pastor Bjorn Lundberg Welcome to a heartwarming episode where we dive deep into the enchanting world of Christmas and the holidays with the insightful guidance of Father Bjorn Lundberg, Pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church. Join us as we unwrap the cherished memories of our childhood, exploring the timeless traditions that have shaped our festive seasons. […]
Uncategorized S3E40: Courageous Courtside: How Two Visionaries Slam-Dunked a Pro League Basketball Team into Our Community In this inspiring episode of Keeping it Real, join us as we unravel the incredible journey of community visionaries Tina and Rodney Culbreath, the dynamic duo who not only brought a pro league basketball team to our neighborhood but are also leaving an indelible impact beyond the courts. Discover the passion and dedication that fueled […]
Uncategorized S3E39:Behind the Scenes: The Community Connector That Takes Action In this captivating episode of our podcast, we delve into the inspiring story of Kerri Mariano, a remarkable individual who has played a pivotal role in uniting her community to craft cinematic masterpieces. Discover how Kerri's passion and unwavering commitment to helping produce a  local film  led to the creation of a successful movie that […]
Uncategorized S3E38: Inside the Park: Exploring Community Connections with Your Local Parks and Rec Department  In this episode, Sharon sits down with two incredible guests, Andrew Keefauver and Becky McGraw, representing our dedicated Frederick County Parks and Recreation Department. Get ready to embark on an exciting journey as we delve into the wealth of events and activities designed to engage individuals of all ages and abilities within our community. Andrew […]
Uncategorized S3E37:Finding Hope: Housing Homeless Families in Our Community In this heartfelt episode, we sit down with two remarkable individuals, Sherry Riley and Sandi Webster, both serving on the board of Family Promise of Northern Shenandoah Valley. Together, we dive deep into the critical issue of family homelessness in our community and explore the invaluable work being done by this incredible organization. Sherry and […]
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Uncategorized S3E36: Dean's Dialogues: Exploring Business Excellence with Shenandoah University's School of Business Join us as we dive into the inspiring world of academia and business leadership. Our podcast delves deep into the vision and passion that drive Dean Astrid Sheil, the esteemed leader of Shenandoah University's School of Business. With a compelling dedication to fostering excellence in education, Dean Sheil's insights and initiatives have left an indelible […]
Uncategorized S3E35 Shaping Tomorrow: A Conversation with the Chairman of the Frederick County VA Planning Commission In this episode of "Shaping Tomorrow," we sit down with the Chairman of the Planning Commission for Frederick County, John Jewell, to delve into the captivating journey of community development and growth. Through an insightful conversation, we explore the challenges that the county has encountered and overcome, while also highlighting the remarkable progress made in […]
Uncategorized S3E34 Capturing Moments, Setting the Pace, and Keeping the Beat: A Conversation with a Multitalented Entrepreneur In this episode, we delve into the dynamic and inspiring life of our guest, Matt Lofton, a true Renaissance individual who wears the hats of a skilled photographer, a dedicated high school cross country coach, and a passionate drummer in a local band. Join us as we uncover the remarkable journey of juggling these diverse […]
Uncategorized S3E33 Aroma Tales: Inside the World of a Coffee Bar and Cafe Owner In this episode, join us as we delve into Lanita Byrne's, remarkable story, from the initial spark of an idea  of opening a coffee shop to the realization of her dream as the owner of  Espresso Bar and Cafe  in downtown Winchester, VA.  Discover the passion and determination that drove her to establish a coffee […]
Uncategorized S3E32 Unveiling the Host: A Candid Conversation with the Curator of Keeping it Real With Sharon Welcome to "Keeping it Real with Sharon," the podcast where we turn the tables and put the spotlight on the  woman behind the scenes – Sharon Farinholt! In this candid and captivating episode, join us as Sharon, an accomplished entrepreneur and Realtor, sheds light on her extraordinary journey, work ethic, and the strategies that have […]
Uncategorized Episode 31(Season 3): “Harmony Hooves: Harnessing Nature's Healing Power for Equine Therapy” Welcome to "Harmony Hooves: Harnessing Nature's Healing Power for Equine Therapy"podcast! Join us as we delve into the captivating world of healing and growth through hands-on experiences with horses and nature. Join me and my guest Heather Pugh, founder of The Simpatico Center, as she explores the profound and life-altering effects of equine therapy on […]
Uncategorized Episode 30 (Season 3): Community Connections: Inspiring Change Through Health and Festivities. In this podcast, we delve into the remarkable journey of Sharen Gromling, a true community activist and a driving force behind the public healthcare initiative, Our Health. Not only is Sharen the Executive Director of this Our Health,  but she also wears the hat of President of the local Apple Blossom Festival, a beloved event […]
Uncategorized Episode 29 (season 3):”Unveiling the Silent Struggle: Navigating the Mental Health Crisis in Our Youth Join me today with mental health expert, Kali Klubertanz, as we discuss the mental health crisis facing our youth today. In the wake of the global pandemic, our youth are grappling with an unprecedented mental health crisis. The trauma of social isolation, heightened anxiety, and disrupted routines have left an indelible mark on their well-being. As […]
Uncategorized Episode 28 (Season 3): Opportunity Unleashed:A Visionary Mayor's Perspective on Seizing Success Join us on 'Opportunity Unleashed' as we delve into the captivating world of small-town leadership with Mayor Charles Harbaugh IV. In this inspiring podcast, Mayor Charles shares his unwavering belief that opportunity doesn't wait for anyone, especially in small communities. Through engaging interviews and insightful discussions, we explore the challenges and triumphs of revitalizing local […]
Uncategorized Episode 27 (Season 3):Blood, Sweat and Inheritance: Navigating the Challenges and Rewards of a Family Business In today's podcast with Josh Phelps, President of Winchester Metals, we explore the ups and downs of running a family business while offering insight and advice on how to navigate the unique challenges that come with running a business with family members.Listen as we explore the importance of building a positive work culture and the […]
Uncategorized Episode 26 (Season 3): Finding Your Why: Exploring the Power of Purpose in Life Welcome to this episode of Keeping it Real with Sharon where you will hear Sierra Collins explore the transformative power of living life with purpose. Sierra dives into how she found her sense of purpose and passion in life and how she persevered through difficult times. Listen as she shares her inspiring story with actionable […]
Uncategorized Episode 25 (Season 3): Empowering Others: Lessons from an Entrepreneurial Trailblazer "Empowering Others: Lessons from an Entrepreneurial Trailblazer" is a podcast that features an insightful conversation with Shawn Rider, a successful entrepreneur who has carved his own path to success. Shawn inspires and empowers listeners, as he shares stories of triumph and challenges in his journey as an entrepreneur. Throughout this podcast, Shawn sheds light on […]