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Local business owner and supporters fight to keep Family Fun Day William Huck, owner of C&C Frozen Treats, maintains that all proceeds from the event go to local charities By Timothy Ratigan Warren/Frederick County Report During the last Front Royal Town Council work session, a discussion was held between town staff and council members on what do about the increasing number of complaints on the use of the Main Street Gazebo and parking areas, especially during events where the streets are closed. One Front Royal resident and business owner expressed his concerns in a very vocal and visual way. William Huck, owner/operator of the C&C Frozen Treats took to Facebook in a video to alert his followers and customers to let them know what he
saw as a threat to an event held at the downtown Gazebo and parking area every year. For the past three years C&C Frozen Treats have sponsored what Huck has called, Family Fun Day. It is a Louisiana New Orleans style street festival that has been held at the Gazebo area and parking lot for the past three years and is held on Mother’s Day weekend. The event consists of music food and this year they have added a New Or-
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leans Mardi Gras parade. The event has become increasingly popular over the past few years. In the video Huck first begins by introducing himself and then goes on to explain that he and his wife opened C&C Frozen Treats back in May of 2015. Huck got right to the point by saying that he has a serious problem and that he is asking for the community’s help in solving it. “As you may know, a few of the businesses on Main Street have com-
plained to the Front Royal Town Council about Family Fun Day and would like to see the town put an end to it. There was a meeting on June 7th to discuss this and a follow up meeting on September 4th,” he said. The first meeting Huck was referring to on June 7th was held by the Front Royal Business Alliance to discuss general issues surrounding the use of the Main Street Gazebo area. Multiple issues were raised, including how to best handle political events and
protests that are currently being held there and how to best handle the various festival and entertainment events that have increased and become yearly events. The September 4th meeting was a Town Council work session and one of the agenda items was how to handle both the political protests and the increasing requests for use of the Gazebo area and surrounding parking area. Huck proceeded to point fingers See GAZEBO, 4
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GAZEBO, from 2 and name names in the video. “Vice Mayor Gene Tewalt suggested to the town council that they pass an ordinance that only the Town of Front Royal and/or the Warren County Chamber of Commerce be allowed to close the parking lot area and/or Main Street for the events. This would mean that my wife and I would not be able to continue to bring you the Family Fun Day Parade or the event held at the Gazebo,” he pointed out. “Know that we do not profit from Family Fun Day. All of the proceeds from this event go to local charities that are dear to our hearts and that support our community. If you, the citizens of Front Royal would like to see Family Fun Day continue than I need your help.” he asked. Huck urged his supporters to reach out to the council members, the town manager and to the mayor to let them
know that their wish is to have the Family Fun Day to continue and to grow in the community. Huck even pleaded to the video viewers and supporters who live outside of the Front Royal community to reach out the town manager and mayor and voice their concerns. Huck made sure to cover all of his bases by putting the names up in print of mayor, town manager, vice mayor and the five remaining town council members in bold white print. He even went so far as to put their e-mail addresses as well. “Let your voice be heard Front Royal and supporters of Family Fun Day so we can continue to bring this community alcohol free event to our lovely town and to our downtown area. I ask for your support in this. Reach out to these people and let them know that you would like for our community to continue to come together and grow
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strong,” he concluded in the video. Huck also made an appearance at the September 10th town council meeting. He used his time to speak to raise the issue of the Gazebo area again but before he could address the crowd, one member of the community rose to address the issue as well. Front Royal resident Rick Steele rose to speak at the meeting. “Good evening, I just wanted to say a few words about the Family Fun
Day. Thank you, Mister Mayor, for your comments alleviating any fears that this program was in any danger. I just want to tell you that I came here in 1948 and at that time Main Street was the main street. We had two-way traffic, parking on both sides of the streets, and parking meters. We had all kinds to business here, we had a bowling alley, pool room, two theaters, two very nice variety stores. We even had a cab stand on Main Street. We
didn’t have the gazebo area back then. There were stores. Stokes Furniture Store was there as well as a couple of nice restaurants and a few other businesses. I am very happy that we have people like William who would bring forth an activity that is so beneficial to all us and include those who come in from other places just to be here and to spend some money. This is what we See GAZEBO, 6
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GAZEBO, from 4 are looking for, this is what we need. For heaven sakes, the man should be applauded. He came into this town virtually unknown and is now very well known in a very good way, I like the guy! I don’t know him that well, but I like him! I am in favor of keeping Family Fun Day in place. And for those who would rail or speak against it for blocking traffic that is a good thing. It can only bring more business to Main Street.” Steele said in support of the event. Council members had their chance to defend what they had said at the work session. Councilman Gary Gillispie was first up. “Mr. Mayor I would like to make a
statement about a statement made in the press. I was quoted as saying churches use the gazebo area for demonstrations. This was interpreted by me and some other citizens in the community as the same as protests. I would like to make a public statement. That quote was not correct. What I said in the work session is that churches used the Gazebo area for different events and that limiting the use of the Gazebo would be a slippery slope and I would like to add this into the minutes,” he said. Councilman William Sealock also added to the discussion by saying that he spent over five hours when he came back from out of town talking to everyone involved in the Gazebo discussion and in particular about the free-
dom to act. “I spent 26 years in the Marine Corps defending that freedom of speech. And I can tell you that was not hearing what you have heard. I heard the complete opposite. No one was against Freedom of Speech, no one was denying the Family Fun Day for C&C Frozen Treats. We have a serious situation in trying to figure out how we cover all these events over the year. I participated in the Family Fun Day and I had a good time,” he said in defense of the event. Vice Mayor Eugene Tewalt addressed the council, press and audience and defended his words. “I am the one that is supposed to have said something that someone got offended by. Whatever it was, I am not sure that I said something about
the possibility of letting the Chamber or the Town of Front Royal look after the events at the gazebo. There was no intention that we were going to cut out anything. Whoever put this on Facebook was wrong. If that person would’ve had an issue with me he should’ve come to me before he publicized it to everyone in Warren County and Winchester and whoever else is on Facebook. It is a shame that people don’t know how to talk to people because I did not say exactly what everybody saw on Facebook. I am very annoyed and very upset over the issue. I came here tonight not to say anything, but I found out that after everybody was coming in here and looking at me as the person who said these things it was up to me to make that clear. Next time this happens at least have the
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Town Council votes yes on property maintenance plan “C” Resident accuses Front Royal of becoming a sanctuary city for slumlords
Front Royal Mayor Hollis Tharpe, Councilmen John Connolly and Jacob Meza listen as members of the community give their opinions on what type of property maintenance code they want for their town.
By Timothy Ratigan Warren/Frederick County Report On the evening of the September 10, the Front Royal Town Council held their first meeting of the month. Their first order of business: address the passage of a property maintenance plan. By the end of the meeting, the
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town with verbal evidence and photos showing conditions of specific rental properties around town and once more asked the council to create a rental inspection office. At the first couple of meetings in 2018, council members contacted Front Royal’s Virginia House of Delegate member Chris Collins and asked him to request that Front Royal be allowed to treat dilapidated buildings, and create a property maintenance code, just as if the town were any other city in the Commonwealth. In July, the town received the go ahead. Armed with that approval, members of the council have been working towards the goal of creating and implementing a local code. Two work sessions ago, the council voted between two options. Option B was to adopt a code to include sections 104, 105, and 106 of the Property Maintenance Code. This See MAINTENANCE, 8
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MAINTENANCE, from 7 gives the council an additional legal path for enforcing unsafe structures, but the problem is that it does not expand powers beyond unsafe structures, which can already be enforced by the public nuisance code. The other choice, Option C, was to adopt the code in full but without a rental inspection program. This option addresses all town structures and their maintenance issues. It can be enforced on a complaint basis or by a proactive move. The only negative aspect to this option would be possible legal costs with challenges from landlords. Since all public hearings had been held previously, none was scheduled for the September 10 meeting. Instead, concerned citizens used receipt of petitions and/or correspondence from the public to speak out for their favored option. When all was said and done, every resident who spoke for some sort of property maintenance code wanted option C. That was apparent early on when several members of the community arrived with homemade signs with a large upper case “C” displayed for all to see. One the first speakers from the community was Front Royal resident Amber Morris. During her remarks, she reminded the council that they were an extension of the residents of the town and that their votes should reflect the wants and needs of the town. She was the first to speak out in favor of Option C, and let the council know that she was a lifelong resident of Front Royal. Morris stressed that it was shame that the town did not have a code to enforce and made the point that she was not asking for a rental inspection code. She added that she hoped the county would follow Front Royal’s example in implementing their own
property management code. Next up was Melanie Salins, who said, “I am here to ask that you vote for Option C on the proposed maintenance code. I say this as a Libertarian who prefers minimal government involvement and as a landlord. It should mean something to you when I say that Option B does not do enough. When a slumlord allows his property to fall into a state of dangerous disrepair and to become a drug den I am being aggressed against. My homeowner’s insurance rates will rise, my house may burn when his catches fire, and the vermin from his building will eventually make it into my yard,” she asserted. With a statement that raised quite a few eyebrows, she continued, “Front Royal has become a sanctuary city for slumlords. Front Royal attracts slumlords because Front Royal lacks enforcement. This problem will only get worse unless you vote in Option C,” she accused. All remaining speakers were in favor of Option C, as well, though none echoed Ms. Salins’s statement about slum lords. Councilman Jacob Meza was first to add his input during the vote, reminding the council that they have been discussing this issue for the last couple of years. He also reminded the community that the council had a meeting with Delegate Collins to ask him to petition the House of Delegates to give Front Royal the power to implement and enforce a property maintenance code. Meza ultimately spoke in favor of Option C, because it was less costly. He stressed that one of the reasons for going for Option C was the fact that it allowed the town to enforce the entire property maintenance code without having to establish a rental inspection office. “This was important because it was a first step in an enforcement program
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who is responsible for the codes. Do we go out and get a person? Do we pay someone who comes in on a time basis? Then when someone challenges this code we will have legal fees that we will be responsible for,” he said. Vice Mayor Eugene Tewalt stressed that he has always been for Option B and will continue to be for Option B because there would be no cost to implement the program. Councilman Gary Gillispie said he
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Front Royal Golf Course gets a reprieve Late September, 2018 • Warren/Frederick County Report • Page 9
County withdraws lawsuit to close the recreational spot donated by the Carson family
Warren County Administrator Doug Stanley begins a Power Point presentation outlining the status of the Front Royal Golf Course prior to a public hearing held to give folks the opportunity to speak out on the struggling golf course issue.
By Timothy Ratigan Warren/Frederick County Report On Thursday August 6th at 1:56 p.m., members of the press received news from Warren County Administrator Douglas P. Stanley that the County had non-suited the lawsuit to close the Front Royal Golf Club. According to the press release, “Dan Whitten, Warren County Attorney, has filed a motion to non-suit the lawsuit the County filed on April 6, 2018 to remove a public golf course
from the list of required uses for the Carson property. A nonsuit is a voluntary withdrawal or dismissal of a lawsuit by the party that filed it and allows the party to bring a second suit within six months on the same cause of action.” It continues, “The Front Royal Golf Club property was given to the people of Front Royal and Warren County by William E. and Agnes H. Carson with the intention of developing the land, which was the site of the Battle of Guard Hill on August 16, 1864, into
a park. The park was the inspiration of Mr. Carson, who was the first director of the Virginia Conservation and Development Commission, one of the key figures behind the Shenandoah National Park and was instrumental in founding the system of state parks throughout Virginia. In the last years of the Great Depression, Mr. Carson saw a need for recreational facilities for the young people of Front Royal and Warren County and sought help through federal work programs. Mr. Carson, who was also the owner of the Riverton Lime and Stone Company, Inc., a quarry adjoining the park to the south, was able to arrange for the Civilian Conservation Corps to build the Front Royal Recreational Park. On June 22, 1938, William E. and Agnes H. Carson transferred ownership of 63 acres of land, upon which construction of the park was well underway, to the Front Royal Recreational Center Corporation. The facility opened to the public on August 6, 1938 as the Front Royal Recreational Park Historic District before its name was changed in 1950 to the Front Royal Country Club. The site was added to the Virginia Landmarks Register in 1991 and to the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.” The press release reveals that the County would give background information on the golf course after it assumed responsibility. It states, “The Warren County Parks and Recreation Department assumed responsibility for the operations of the Front Royal Golf Club on April
14, 2005. The Front Royal Golf Club Advisory Committee was established to provide oversight to the director of Parks and Recreation and golf superintendent. Its mission was to assist in the operation and maintenance of a public golf course which would improve the quality of life for residents of Warren County. It has been the goal of the advisory committee to make recommendations and provide guidance to the Warren County Board of Supervisors to enhance recreational value, increase the knowledge of the public in regard to the game of golf, and ensure the land remains available for the use and enjoyment of the public.”
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Supervisors focus on Doug Stanley’s presentation outlining the status of the Front Royal Golf Course.
GOLF, from 9 ey in the course, its upkeep and in its operations. • Public recreation will remain the primary use of the property. • The County has been in contact with several members of the Carson Family and they have submitted multiple letters of support for what is being proposed. Also, at the meeting Doug Stanley outlined budget concerns. These are: • the inability to cover the costs of operations through revenue generated from course operations and the
rentals of its surplus property. • deficit of approximately $110,000 annually over the past five fiscal years. • that the 9-hole course is not as competitive as its larger neighbors. • that it is the sense of the current board of supervisors that they do not want to see the County continuing to subsidize operations. Stanley showed how some efforts to bring additional funds into the club were made by allowing easements to different companies. These were: • On December 16, 2006, Supervisors approved an easement to Washington Gas Light Company for
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$25,000. Funds were appropriated to capital improvements to the Front Royal Golf Club facility and used for improvements to the parking lot and equipment for the course. • February 17, 2006, Supervisors approved a 12-month option agreement with Trans-Allegheny Interstate Line Company for an electric power line easement right-of-way for $633,703. The County was reimbursed $552,193 to pay off the Golf Club’s debt from when it was acquired in 2005, to pay off the leasehold interest from River Ridge Golf, LLC., Associated, attorneys’ fees and debt accrued by the Board of Directors. The remaining $21,220 was used to offset costs incurred from club operations. Stanley showed graphs that tracked the decline in golfing in the Front Royal Golf Club and surrounding courses. After the power point presentation, supervisors heard from the public. The first speaker was Warren County resident Staige Miller, Jr. “I speak for myself and the undersigned persons most of who are members of the Front Royal Golf Club. The undersigned individuals joined together several years ago as the Retired Educators Golf Association. The sole purpose of this sole affiliation is to play golf and to enjoy the friendship and comradery of the members, most of who are retired from educational institutions from Front Royal and Warren County,” he began. “The golf group members wish to oppose the board’s request to remove the requirement of having a nine-hole
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He questioned why the golf club was being singled out with separate line items for revenues and expenditures in the County’s annual budget when all other programs are not. In closing he said he was asked ‘where are the golfers?’ “At the time, I had no response. After some thought, I should have responded that we’re still playing golf at the Front Royal Golf Club, even as the level of maintenance continues its downward spiral and has gotten so poor that the golf balls are lost in the fairway,” he said. Out of all nine speakers only one spoke in favor of doing what the Supervisors were attempting to do and that speaker was former Shenandoah District Supervisor Richard Traczyk. “It’s good to be back. Friends up here, (referring to the board members) and friends in the audience. We will see how that turns out after I am done speaking. When I was first elected supervisor of Warren County, the board at that time realized the problem with the Front Royal Golf Course. It was $400,000 in debt and the debt collectors were moving in. We took over the course in 2005. One of my first assignments on the board was to be a member of the golf committee and subsequently I became the chairman and the search for financial
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GOLF, from 11 the County are paying over a hundred thousand dollars annually to keep the course open with a few players. And I think that is key. The amount of players that dissipates makes the difference. The sport is not and has not been attracting young players. Courses around the country have been closing regularly. It was a moderate success but not nearly enough. The next effort was a walking trail that walked along the river. It was attractive to some people and better utilized the property. But it still didn’t make a difference in the bottom line. At the time I thought the hundred thousand dollars was justified because more and more people were coming to the property. Over time we offered all sorts of incentives and consulted with golf experts to try and increase the membership and its profitability, but nothing proved successful. An 18-hole course closed, Jackson Chase sold rather recently. All had the same issues. I do sympathize with the membership who have been loyal to that club for literally generations. Over the years the taxpayers have been paying almost a million dollars and it is time to close the course and find better use for the community where more members of the community can enjoy the property,” Traczyk said. Another speaker was Yates Hall. “That was a great presentation that Mr. Stanley had. I would’ve liked seeing that six months ago. And I would’ve known much more what we were dealing with. But I’ve been in the dark. There have been rumors
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of this golf course closing for a number of years. That does not enhance memberships. Who wants to invest in a failing business? You guys have allowed people to assume that this place is going to be closed. You don’t get members that way. If we can’t maintain the golf course, it will disappear. If we maintain, at some level, a decent golf course in the name of Warren County we can keep that. We will not lose that. My last point is that I am in my 70s. I have participated in Babe Ruth Baseball in Front Royal and Warren County. I have participated in the American Legion Baseball. I have participated in the high school athlet-
ics and I have supported the youth over many years and I will continue to support the youth. I commend the school board and you guys for what you have provided for Warren County and the youth and now it is time for you to consider the seniors. I am now in my 70s. I can’t run, I can’t jump, I can’t throw, but I do enjoy walking around the golf course. It takes a little energy, but walking is good. I would say, maintain the golf course so that we will have a golf course. Maintain a golf course for us older folks,” Hall offered. After the public hearing was closed, Board Chairman Tony Carter reminded the board that action was to be taken after the hearing and that the hearing was only to receive input from the public regarding the Front Royal Golf Course. But all that changed with Stanley’s recent press release about non-suiting the lawsuit. The meeting closed with the following statement from Stanley and Carter.
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Stanley noted that the board, which heard feedback from a number of people who play the course regularly at a public hearing on August 21 asking them to reconsider closing the facility, realize that this pause in the process to remove the language from the deed gives those who support the club the opportunity to show their support in the form of bringing additional play and revenue to the course. He also said the County is nonsuiting the case at this time to allow the County the opportunity to put out another RFP to solicit firms/individuals who may be interested in leasing and managing the Front Royal Golf Club. While it remains the desire of the County, and a current deed restriction, for the property to continue to be used as a golf course, the County is willing to consider other proposals which provide recreation opportunities to the citizens of Warren County and enhance its tax base. Carter, who is also the club’s advisory committee chairman, added that he is interested in seeing how much
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Brew & Blues Festival Join us for the fun in downtown Front Royal, Virginia on Saturday, September 22, 2018! Bring your family and enjoy a day of fun, delicious food, great live entertainment, and of course, beer tasting. The festival gates open at Noon with activities (including corn hole) and live entertainment all day until 6 p.m. Come and enjoy tastings of 60 brews from breweries all over Virginia
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ve Grand Champion Market Hog. d by Colton Atkins. Purchased by n and Barry Investments. $3.25/lb. ds Sponsored by Barron Show Pigs.
Reserve Grand Champion Rabbit. Owned by Angel Kidwell. Purchased by Vickie lewellyn, Carl Grady and C&T Paving. $225.00. In Memory of Bobby Kidwell
Grand Champion Market Lamb. Owned by Colton Atkins. Purchased by Passage Creek Farm. $6.00/lb. Award In Memory of Ann Lamb by North Fork Livestock 4-H Club.
Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb. Owned by Caleb Barron. Purchased by CFC Marshall. $7.75 per pound. Award In Memory of Paul Lamb by North Fork Livestock 4-H Club.
Grand Champion Market Goat. Owned by Caleb Barron. Purchased by Aaron Mormann, State Farm Agency. $800.00. Awards Sponsored by Wilkinshire Farm
Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat. Owned by Cole Meres. Purchased by Mid-Atlantic Farm Credit. $410.00. Awards Sponsored by Wilkinshire Farm
Thank You for Supporting the 2018 Warren County Fair 4-H Livestock Auction MARKET HOG BUYERS
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Grand Champion Poultry. Owned Adam Harmon. Purchased by Kim Atkins. $300.00. In Memory of Bobby Kidwell
Reserve Grand Champion Poultry. Owned by Emmalee Dunivan. Purchased by State Farm– Bill Powers. $150.00. In Memory of Bobby Kidwell
ations to all the 2018 4-H Livestock Exhibitors! Thank you for a great fair week!
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Meadow seeding We are going to seed the new pollinator meadow at Shenandoah River State Park and you are all invited to help. Bring your spouses, significant others, grandchildren, grandparents, club members, friends, and even neighbors. We are hand seeding so you won’t need tools, but maybe wear your boots and some bug spray. Cameras are optional. No entry fee. We are still on in light rain. If it’s raining heavily we will try to go the 18th 10 AM, Monday, September 17 at the meadow. Please park along the Tube Exit Campfire Circle road and not along the paved road. The Tube Exit is reached by turning left off the entry road onto Overnight Road. Turn right on the gravel road marked “Authorized Use Only” which is immediately just past the RV Campground. Then turn right again. It’s a short walk to the meadow. You need to be a part of this memorable event! See you Monday, September 17 at 10 AM.
48th Annual Festival of Leaves Warren Heritage Society, Inc. and Kiwanis Club of Front Royal Present the 3rd Annual Car & Truck Show - Saturday October 13th, 2018 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Open to all makes and models $10.00 fee the show. All proceeds go to Warren Heritage Society
Trailer-pooling is recommended. $60 Registration fee includes Park and Ride,Catered Lunch in the Clubhouse, Musical Entertainment and Silent Auction! Plus a portion will benefit BRCTH! Campsites and overnight accommodations for horses are available. Contact Skyline Ranch for reservations: 540-635-4169 $45 registration fee if not trailering in to ride, but want to support BRCTH and attend Catered Lunch and Silent Auction. Guided trail rides on Ranch horses available. Call for rates and reservations: 540-635-4169.
Lemonaideshine wins the Virginia Breeder’s 2 Year Old Colt Pacing Championship At Shenandoah Downs. Photo by Dee Leftwich. Trail Ride to support Blue Ridge Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship
Driver Chuck Perry Kicks Off Racing At Shenandoah County Fair With Eight Wins Over The First Two Days
Trail Ride for a Cause! Sunday, October 7, 2018 at Skyline Ranch Resort, 751 Mountain Rd, Front Royal, VA Trail Ride followed by Catered Lunch, Music and fabulous Silent Auction! Your choice of scenic trails of differing lengths and difficulty. Ride out anytime after 8:00 AM Shoes and boots recommended as portions of trails are rocky. Hard hats required for riders under 18. Signed liability waiver and negative coggins test required.
Chuck Perry directed four horses to victory for the second consecutive day in Woodstock, Virginia on Thursday as the Shenandoah County Fair meet reached its halfway point. Two of his wins established new Fair track records at the half mile oval, which underwent an $800,000 renovation two years ago prior to the Shenandoah Downs pari-mutuel meet. Perry guided Henry Lewis’s Yeahboyyeah to a 1:56 2/5 mark in the first Aldine Jenkins Memorial Open Pace heat, then crushed that mark three races later in 1:55.0 aboard the same
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Updated-Criser Road Bridge Closure Due to the extensive rain that we have had this summer, Criser Road Bridge will remain closed through October 4, 2018 for bridge construction. Criser Road will be closed from Remount Road to West side park entrance, prior to Old Belmont Road. Signs will be in place for road closure. Motorists are asked to use caution while driving in this area and to be aware of crews working. Sorry for any inconvenience. Department of Public Works (540) 635-7819
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pacer in the Memorial’s second heat. The previous mark of 1:57.0 was set by Perry last year with PL Dragon. Both Thursday triumphs were in wire-towire fashion, by two and three lengths respectively. Perry also connected in both heats of a conditioned pace with Lemonaideshine, who was the 2017 Virginia Breeder’s Two-Year-Old Colt Pacing Champion. The Jimmy Viars trainee wired the field in both as well, in 1:57 4/5 and 1:58 2/5 respectively, crossing by two over FF Bigshow in the first and by one over BP Burnmer in the latter. In Wednesday’s kickoff card, Perry scored with B Blissful twice, and with Loose Rocket and Midnight Dragon once. Driver Scott Woogen, who is President of the Virginia Harness Horse Association, collected a four pack of wins over the two days. He was in the sulky for his Southwind Ferrari, who captured the Bernard Offutt Sr. Memorial Open Trot’s second heat Thursday in 1:57 3/5. On Wednesday, he prevailed twice with Peoplesayimnogood and once with Hold The Gold. The Mechanicsville, Virginia resident owns both horses as well. The final two days of Fair racing are Friday and Saturday at 1:00 PM. A total of nine races are on tap Friday. The five week Shenandoah Downs pari-
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Fire, Rescue and Law Enforcement patrol units arrived on scene at 407 E. Prospect Street within minutes to find a shed on fire, which was spreading to a neighbor’s adjoining outbuilding. The fire completely consumed one outbuilding and caused significant damages to the other. Responders determined that the single-family dwelling at this location was also on fire. It took firefighters approximately 15 minutes to bring the additional structure fire under control. A female occupant at the scene had sustained injuries and was transported to Warren Memorial Hospital by law enforcement. The cause of the fire incident(s) is being investigated by the Warren County Fire Marshals Office and the Front Royal Police Criminal Investiga-
tions Division with assistance from the Frederick and Fauquier County Fire Marshals Offices. The cause of the fire was determined to be multiple acts of arson. After consultation with the Warren County Commonwealths Attorney’s Office, Rebecca Melvin, an occupant of the residence, has been charged in connection with the arson incidents. Melvin has been charged with 1 felony count of 18.2-77 burning or destroying a dwelling house and an additional felony count of 18.2-80 burning or destroying any other building or structure. Melvin is currently being held without bond at the RappahannockShenandoah-Warren Regional Jail. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Fire
Marshal Gerry Maiatico at 540-6363830 or gmaiatico@warrencountyfire. com or contact Detective Z.M. King at 636-2208 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Missing Bentonville man found in river
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The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that the gun was discharged inside the residence of the victim. The investigation is ongoing to determine further facts. At this time no charges have been placed. Anyone with further information regarding this active investigation is asked to contact Detective Z.M. King with the Front Royal Police Department at (540) 636-2208 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Front Royal teen wounded in foot On Sunday, September 9, 2018, Front Royal Police Officers were called to the 100 block of Steele Ave for an alleged shooting. When officers arrived, they found a 16-year-old male with an apparent gunshot wound to the foot. The male was transported to Winchester Medical Center for treatment and later released.
At approximately 6:11 P.M. on September 6, 2018, the Warren County Sheriff ’s Office received a report of a missing adult. The adult was later identified as Harry Glenn Fitzwater of Bentonville, VA. It was reported that Fitzwater was last seen at approximately 2:20 P.M. on September 6, 2018. During the course of the investigation, a golf cart that Mr. Fitzwater frequently used was located along the river on Misty Meadow Lane in Warren County. Warren County Fire and Rescue units located Mr. Fitzwater in the river at approximately 7:25 P.M. He was down river from where his golf
cart had been located. Fitzwater was a 72 year old male, with a known medical history, and would frequently use his golf cart near the river. He was also unable to swim. This case is currently under investigation as an accidental death and an autopsy has been conducted by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Manassas, Virginia. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Lt. Phillip Henry at 540-635-7100 or ltphenry@ warrencountysheriff.org. From Fire Chief Mabie: A 72 year old Bentonville man drowned in the Shenandoah River Sept. 6 At 6:13 pm, Warren County 911 Center received a call for a missing man in front of 938 Misty Meadow Lane, in Bentonville area of southern Warren County. This address bordered the South Fork of the Shenandoah River. Prior to the 911 call, the man was reported missing with strong suspicion that he may have fallen into the river. Water rescue, medical crews and Law Enforcement units were dispatched and arrived on scene with enough evidence that he missing man did in fact fall into the water; our responders began a water search. At about an hour of entering the river, the man was located and removed by firefighters from the river (at 7:25 PM). At that time, the situation was turned over to the Warren County Sheriff ’s Office for investigation. Anyone with any information regarding this See BRIEFS, 20
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BRIEFS, from 19 incident, contact the Warren County Sheriff ’s Office, Investigator Young at 540-635-4128. Stephens City Fire and Rescue responded with their Dive Unit to assist as well.
Leadership program applications available: Applications are now available for Leadership Front Royal-Warren County. This program is designed to give participants an in-depth overview of Front Royal-Warren County, encourage volunteerism and participation in molding the future of our community. Participants of this eightmonth program study a different aspect of the community for one full day a month. Topics include: Local Government, Education, Public Safety, News Media, Local Economy, Health & Human Services, Art/History/Tourism, Agriculture, and Community Organizations. For more information contact the Chamber of Commerce at (540) 635-3185. Community Profile & Membership Directory: The Front Royal Warren County Chamber has partnered with Town Square Publications to produce our Community Profile and Membership Directory 2019. This publication will help you market your business directly to area business owners, neighborhood residents and visitors. The Community Profile and Membership Directory is a remarkable advertising tool, highly visible and is a publication that businesses and residents keep on hand for easy reference. at (540) 635-3185. Art in the Valley offers a variety of classes. Gallery Opening - Oct.12th, 5pm light refreshments and meet the local artist For more information call 540-252-2260. Please check out our website for details: artvalleyva.com The Laurel Center announces their upcoming activities and needs. Go to www.thelaurelcenter.org/for more information. Selah Theatre – announces their Fall 2018 Season. September: August Wilson’s Fences, October: Murder Me Always (Dinner Theatre), November: The Diviners, December: Glory Bea! A Shenandoah Christmas Story. Tickets for all shows are available online now at www.selahtheatreproject.org/productions. Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club – September is Member for a Month in The Shadows: Unlimited greens fees with cart and range for 30 days when you join any time during September; $125; Single limited - Mon. - Fri. any time and weekends after 12 p.m.; $150 Single unlimited (7 days a week any time), and $250 Family unlimited -7 days a week any time includes spouse
and children under the age of 18. No obligation after the initial 30-day trial. For more information, or to sign up, contact our Pro Shop staff at (540) 631-9661 or info@blueridgeshadows. com. Shenandoah Valley Golf Club invites you to come out and play in the 6th Annual Jeremy Cook and Aaron Disque Memorial Golf Tournament September 22nd and mark your calendars for Brunch and Bubbly September 23rd from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. here at SVGC! Don’t feel like cooking for the holidays? No problem let us do it for you! Contact us at (540) 635-3588 and order your holiday meal. It’s never too early to start planning your holiday parties; we have two size rooms to accommodate for parties from 10-300
guests! Or have us cater at your home or office. Wakefield Country Day School announces two upcoming events: It’s all about the FUN at our 12thAnnual 5K Fun Run taking place at Wakefield Country Day School on Saturday, September 22nd. Entry fee is $15 for students, $20 for all others, and all proceeds will benefit the WCDS Athletic Department. Visit wcdsva. org for registration form and more details. You may also register on race day, but only the first 25 preregistered runners are guaranteed t-shirts. Our annual Family Carnival will take place at Wakefield Country Day School on Saturday, September 22nd. The Family Carnival, which is open to the public, will run from 1-4 p.m., with pony
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rides offered from 2-3 p.m., and a Petting Zoo open from 2-3:30 p.m. There will be vendor booths featuring work by local artisans and crafters; as well as a booth with therapy dogs and mini horses. There will be a Moon Bounce, Obstacle Course, Games, Prizes, and Food Vendors. General Admission is $5.00 for a wristband and access to all rides, games and activities. All food and vendor items are sold separately. Proceeds for the event will fund teacher classrooms and academic programs. Bring the whole family and come out and enjoy the fun on Saturday, September 22nd at WCDS! Performance Sport and Spine will be hosting an Open House for their new Class IV Deep Tissue Laser Therapy on Wednesday, September 26th from 3-6 p.m. Learn how you can make a difference by advocating for the abused and neglected children in your community. CASA Children’s Intervention Services is seeking volunteers who care about children growing up in a safe, permanent and loving homes. An information session for Warren County advocates will be held at the Handley Library in Winchester on Wednesday, September 26th at 6:00 p.m. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. St. Luke Community Clinic will hold its 22nd Annual Benefit & Auction on September 29th, 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. at the Shenandoah Valley Golf Club. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased by calling or stopping by the Clinic, Call (540) 636-4325. Brenwood Lake Weddings is hosting the Page County Sheriff Community Events Day on Saturday, September 29th. Events include: 3D
Bow Shoot Tournament, Kids Fishing Tournament, and Karaoke Contest. Get complete details at: https:// g a l l e r y. m a i l ch i mp . co m / e 3 5 ab c3c30bb3af570c09335f/files/cc38c3c24e1b-468d-b3e7-2f1b205974e1/SheriffFlyer2.pdf Sysco Northeast Redistribution Center is having a JOB FAIR on Saturday, September 29, 2018, from 8:30 11:30 a.m., at their warehouse located at 1000 Baugh Drive, Front Royal, VA. The job fair will feature a live broadcast hosted by Barry Lee, of WINC FM. Sysco is recruiting for warehouse associates – experience is preferred but not required. On-the-spot interviews will be conducted for well-qualified candidates. Interested applicants can apply online prior to the job fair at baughne.sysco.com. For questions, contact HR at (540) 631-2330, Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Front Royal Premier Copiers invites you to come join us for a free car wash at our location at 404 Fairground Rd on Saturday September 29th between 12-4 p.m. to benefit the Selah Theater Group. Donations for washed cars, vans and trucks gratefully accepted. The Troop will also be selling hot dogs, water and baked goods. This is a terrific way to support this nonprofit group who puts on amazing theater productions. To learn more, visit their web page @ www.selahtheatreproject. org The Festival of Leaves is right around the corner! The Warren Heritage Society has some fantastic sponsorship opportunities available for the event. The Front Royal Rotary Club 2018 Dueling Pianos Party is hap-
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Front Royal Corps Office at 357 Cloud Street in Front Royal. These programs are available to all residents of Warren County, Strasburg, Page County, and Rappahannock County. For the Angel Tree program, children must be 12 years old or younger, and parents/guardians must provide the child’s clothing and shoe sizes, as well as a Christmas wish list. Those planning to complete an ap-
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“On the Farm” at Hedgebrook Farm series Lord Fairfax Soil & Water Conservation District are coming together to bring you a fun, informative series “On the Farm” at Hedgebrook Farm, Sustainability Matters and Lord Fairfax SWCD Winchester’s only certified organic and animal welfare approved farm on a working dairy and educational farm. Topics include growing your own food organically, care of farm animals, identifying and planting native trees and Italian cheese making with Victor Castiglia. Two upcoming workshops are: Native Trees 101, on October 2, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Italian cheese making 101, on December 4 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. There is a $10 per person charge for each workshop, to be paid at the door in cash. Scholarships are available. Farm sourced snacks will be served. Registration is required and represents a commitment to attend. Space is limited. Please register at sustainabilitymattersVA@gmail.com indicating how many tickets you would like. Five spots are available free of charge to the first five Sustainability Matters volunteers who register. On the Farm is co-sponsored by Sustainability Matters, Lord Fairfax Soil & Water Conservation District, and Hedgebrook Farm. It takes place See BRIEFS, 22
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Hemp ﬁeld in Côtes-d’Armor, Brittany, France (Europe’s largest hemp producer). Courtesy of Barbetorte. Educational Meeting on Growing Industrial Hemp in the Shenandoah Valley The Shenandoah County Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension will host an educational meeting to discuss industrial hemp production in the Shenandoah Valley. The meeting will be held Wednesday, September 26, at the Mt. Jackson Fire Hall, 6155 Main Street, Mt. Jackson, from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. The session is open to the public and no registration is required. A surge in interest in industrial hemp has arisen following passage of the 2014 Farm Bill allowing industrial hemp research programs. Industrial hemp has numerous uses including feed, fiber, and flower/pharma. The long fibers in hemp fiber varieties have one of the highest strength-to-weight ratios among natural fiber sources, while the short fibers are highly absorbent. Both fiber types have numerous industrial applications.
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Virginia Hemp Company (https:// www.vahempco.org/) has expressed an interest in building a hemp processing facility in Shenandoah County to produce long fibers and absorbent bedding. VHC is seeking farmers and farmland to produce fiber-type hemp crops. This educational meeting will provide area farmers with information about VHC’s plans to grow a sustainable hemp fiber industry in the Shenandoah Valley. In addition, hemp production will be discussed by an experienced farmer and the state’s hemp extension specialist. Meeting speakers and agenda are listed below. A question-and-answer session will follow. Overview of Virginia Hemp Plans and Basic Program for Working with Area Farmers to Grow Hemp Sam Grant, President Virginia Hemp Company Basics of Growing Industrial Hemp Glenn Rhodes, Riverhill Farms, Rockingham County Basic Facts about Growing Industrial Hemp John Fike, Extension Specialist, Virginia Cooperative Extension Panel Discussion (A panel will gather at the front of the room to answer questions) - Panelists will include the speakers and a representative from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and other universities. For more information, please call Bobby Clark (540-459-6140) or Doug Horn (540-564-3080).
Virginia State Parks offer hunting opportunities statewide Virginia State Parks, managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, offer a wide variety of hunting opportunities. Managed deer hunts are a tool in Virginia State Parks’ overall deer management program. Participating hunters are asked to support the management effort by following harvest guidelines associated with each hunt. Hunting opportunities range from open hunting in designated areas to managed deer hunts where individuals participate through a reservation or lottery system. Hunters can reserve stands or zones on a first-come, first-served basis at the following hunts: Muzzleloading and archery hunts will be held at Kiptopeke State Park in Northampton County, Nov. 14-15, reservation period begins Sept. 12; Pocahontas State Park in Chesterfield County, Nov. 7-10, reservation period begins Sept. 26; Smith Mountain Lake State Park in Bedford County, Nov. 5-6, and Nov. 12-13, reservation period begins Sept. 13; and York River State Park in James City County, Nov.
13-14, reservation period begins Sept. 20. Muzzleloading only hunts will be held at Belle Isle State Park in Lancaster County, Nov. 6-7, reservation period begins Sept. 21; Caledon State Park in King George County, Nov. 8, reservation period begins Sept. 5; Grayson Highlands State Park in Grayson County, Nov. 5-6, reservation period begins Sept. 7; James River State Park in Buckingham County, Nov. 5-6, reservation period begins Sept. 14; Lake Anna State Park in Spotsylvania County, Nov. 7, reservation period begins Sept. 27; Natural Tunnel State Park in Scott County, Nov. 13-14, reservation period begins Sept. 28; and Shenandoah River State Park in Warren County, Nov. 6 and Nov. 13, reservation period begins Sept. 19. A special youth muzzleloading hunt will be held at Shenandoah River State Park in Warren County, Nov. 12, reservation period begins Sept. 19. Muzzleloading and shotgun hunts will be held at Belle Isle State Park in Lancaster County Dec. 10-11, reservation period begins Sept. 21; Claytor Lake State Park in Pulaski County Jan. 4-5, reservation period begins Oct. 4; James River State Park in Buckingham County, Nov. 26-27 and Dec. 10-11, reservation period begins Sept. 14; Lake Anna State Park in Spotsylvania County Dec. 5 and Dec. 12 reservation period begins Sept. 27; and Natural Tunnel State Park in Scott County, Jan. 11-12, reservation period begins Sept. 28. A muzzleloading-shotgun and archery hunt will be held at Kiptopeke State Park in Northampton County, Dec. 5-6, reservation period begins Sept. 12; and at Pocahontas State Park in Chesterfield County Dec. 4-6 and Dec. 18-20, reservation period begins Sept. 26. Shotgun hunts (slugs only) will be held at Leesylvania State Park in Prince William County, Dec. 3 and Dec. 10, reservation period begins Oct. 5; at an undeveloped state park site in Loudoun County on Nov. 19 and Nov. 26, reservation period begins Sept. 6; and at Widewater State Park, in Stafford County, Dec. 6 and Dec. 13, reservation period begins Oct. 3. General firearms hunts will be held
at Grayson Highlands State Park in Grayson County Nov. 19-20, reservation period begins Sept. 7. Hunters may reserve preferred days and stands or zones for an advanced fee of $15 a day by calling 800-9337275. Reservations will be accepted until all slots are taken at each hunt, up to two days prior to the hunt, provided that the hunter can complete the payment before the day of the hunt. Some hunts require special qualifications or have special restrictions. Open hunting is offered in designated areas at four state parks: Fairy Stone in Patrick and Henry counties; Grayson Highlands in Grayson County; Hungry Mother in Smyth County; and Occoneechee in Mecklenburg County. Designated areas within those parks are open to hunting throughout the hunting season. Statewide regulations apply. Contact the individual park for more information. Archery hunt by permit only will be available at Pocahontas State Park in Chesterfield County. Contact the park for more information. Wheelin’ Sportsmen Special Muzzleloader hunts for people with disabilities will be held at Shenandoah River State Park on Monday, Nov. 5, and at Lake Anna State Park on Tuesday, Nov. 6. A special General Firearms hunt will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Staunton River State Park. Applications are available at www.vanwtf.com and the deadline to submit is Sept. 30. Contact Robin Clark, 434249-6154, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information. All hunting laws and regulations apply in Virginia State Parks. Addi-
tional rules may apply in individual parks, and all lottery and reservation hunts have special regulations. Several state parks are in or near state forests, national forests or wildlife management areas that allow hunting. State parks with overnight accommodations are convenient and economical base camps for hunting anywhere in the area. These parks offer maps and affordable camping and cabins only minutes from the field. Campsites are available through early December, and cabins are open yearround. For information on hunting licenses, hunter safety education and hunting regulations, call the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries at 804-367-1000 or visit www. dgif.virginia.gov. For more information about hunting opportunities and programs in Virginia State Parks or camping and cabin reservations, call 800-933-7275 or visit www.dcr.virginia.gov/stateparks/hunting. Virginia State Parks that allow hunting: Belle Isle State Park, Lancaster County, 804-462-5030 Caledon State Park, King George County, 540-663-3861 Claytor Lake State Park, Pulaski County, 540-643-2500 Fairy Stone State Park, Patrick County, 276-930-2424 Grayson Highlands State Park, Grayson County, 276-579-7092 Hungry Mother State Park, Smyth County, 276-781-7400 James River State Park, Buckingham County, 434-933-4355
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Alzheimer’s Association To Present Free Workshop For Alzheimer’s, Dementia Family Members The Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter will present a free workshop – Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning – on Monday, September 17 at Shenandoah Valley Westminster Canterbury. Dementia Conversations will offer helpful tips to assist families in having honest and caring conversations with family members about dementia. The workshop reinforces the need to plan ahead and build a care team that communicates well in order to reduce the stress that can accompany a disease like Alzheimer’s and connects you with helpful resources to enhance quality of life for everyone involved. “Conversations with family members who are showing signs of dementia can be challenging and uncomfortable,” said Jane Priest, programs and services manager with the Alzheimer’s Association. “The fear or lack of awareness that may accompany these conversations can result in delays that have serious consequences for the entire family.” The workshop will be held from Noon – 1:00 p.m. at Westminster Canterbury, located at 300 Westminster-Canterbury Drive in Winchester. Participation is free. For more information and/or to RSVP, please call the
2017 Tourism Revenue Surpassed $259 million in WinchesterFrederick County Virginia’s tourism revenue reached $25 billion Data released by the United States Travel Association (USTA) reveals that all regions in Virginia posted an increase in tourism revenue last year, including Winchester-Frederick County. Tourism was an important contributor to the local economy in 2017. Tourism revenue for the combined Winchester-Frederick County area reached $259.1 million, a 4.3 percent change over 2016. Local tourism-supported jobs totaled 2,456 while local tourism-related taxes were $8.2 million. “This data reinforces what we have already seen from our lodging properties, restaurants and attractions for 2017,” said Justin Kerns, Executive Director of the Winchester-Frederick County Convention and Visitors Bureau. “While these numbers can seem large and hard to understand, just look at the fact that Winchester and Frederick County together has nearly 2,600 hotel rooms and the hotels are, on average, 67% full every night. Lodging revenues alone totaled $49 million in 2017. While in town, tourists who either stay in hotels or just come for the day spend money on meals, attractions, shopping and gas. Tourism is a significant daily contributor to our local community.” See the attached 2017 Combined Tourism Economic Fact Sheet for more information. According to the U.S. Travel Association, tourism in Virginia generated $25 billion in travel spending. Tourism also supported 232,000 jobs in the Commonwealth and $1.73 billion in state and local taxes. The increase is largely attributed to Virginia’s tourism development all around the state, including: new hotels, restaurants, agritourism, craft breweries, wineries, distilleries, cideries, sports, outdoor recreation, festivals and events, music venues, wedding venues, meeting and convention venues, attractions and so much more. Virginia’s chang-
ing tourism product makes the Commonwealth a destination for authentic travel experiences and thriving communities. The hotel industry had a robust year with all performance indicators rising in 2017. Both room demand and supply grew by 1.7% and 0.9% respectively. Average daily rates in Virginia hotels reached $109.66, an increase of 2.2%, improving RevPAR (revenue per available room) by 2.9%. The occupancy percentages (percentage of available rooms that were sold) were 63.9%. “Virginia’s tourism industry is an important diversifier for our economy as it continues to grow and flourish in multiple regions of our Commonwealth,” said Governor Northam. “Travelers are coming to Virginia from across the country and the globe to experience our rich historic attractions, unmatched outdoor recreation offerings, eight oyster regions, world-class food and craft beverages, beautiful landscapes, and exciting arts and culture. These visitors are spending millions of dollars a day, injecting critical funds back into our community coffers and helping to make Virginia the best place to live, work, and raise a family.” “Our tourism industry is an important and vital component of economic growth and job creation in Virginia,” said Brian Ball, Secretary of Commerce and Trade. “As the tourism sector continues to grow and new product is developed, our communities across the state become even more dynamic and vibrant. Tourism is fortifying towns and cities across the Commonwealth, engaging and unifying our communities, and making it easy to for travelers to discover for themselves why Virginia is for Lovers.” Tourism revenue for Shenandoah County reached $223,671,059, a five percent increase over 2016.
Students dressed in protective clothing scientists studying zoonotic diseases wear in the ﬁeld. Connor Mallon/Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute Open to the Public for Conservation Discovery Day The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) in Front Royal, Virginia, will host a day of sciencefilled activities for college and high school-aged students Saturday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Designed to inspire students considering a future career in science, wildlife biology, animal care and sustainability Conservation Discovery Day will feature See BRIEFS, 24
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BRIEFS, from 23 special demonstrations, hands-on activities and talks from scientists who are working to save species around the globe. Visitors must purchase vehicle passes to attend. Students will have the opportunity learn about the world of wildlife veterinary medicine and the science of bird-banding and wildlife camera trapping in addition to many other activities. Guests can go behind the scenes at the veterinary hospital and learn how vets at SCBI care for more than 20 endangered and vulnerable species. They can step into SCBI’s scientists’ shoes with hands-on activities, including testing an elephant for a lethal virus, extracting a DNA sample or mapping a forest using real satellite images. Actual tools scientists use in the field and laboratory will also be available for students to see and touch. SCBI’s geographic information systems laboratory will have GPS devices available to use on a scavenger hunt in the field. Special timed tours will take guests to SCBI’s forest plot—an actual research site in the forest of the surrounding Shenandoah Mountains. Scientists will demonstrate how they use the site to learn about forests and how wildlife cameras work. Guests with competitive spirits can participate in conservation-themed games. They can race to see who can outfit themselves in protective equipment against infectious disease the fastest or test their knowledge of infectious diseases for prizes. Students will be able to attend career panels featuring Smithsonian scientists and animal care staff to learn about different career paths and how they can become the next generation of conservationists. For a complete list of events, activities and demonstrations, visit the Zoo’s website. Conservation Discovery Day will be held rain or shine. SCBI is a large and hilly campus. Appropriate attire for outdoor activities and comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended. Passes for Conservation Discovery Day are available to purchase via the Zoo’s website based on vehicle size. A
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During the spring and summer the leaves serve as factories where most of the foods necessary for the tree’s growth are manufactured. This foodmaking process takes place in the leaf in numerous cells containing chlorophyll, which gives the leaf its green color. This extraordinary chemical absorbs sunlight and the energy is used in transforming carbon dioxide and water to carbohydrates, such as sugars and starch. In the fall, because of changes in the
length of daylight and changes in temperature, the leaves stop their foodmaking process. The chlorophyll breaks down, the green color disappears, and the yellow to orange colors become visible which gives the leaves their fall splendor. At the same time other chemical changes may occur, which form additional colors through the development of red anthocyanin pigments. Some mixtures give rise to the reddish and purplish fall colors of trees such as dogwoods and sumacs, while others give the sugar maple its brilliant orange. The autumn foliage of some trees show only yellow colors. Others, like many oaks, display mostly browns. All these colors are due to the mixing of varying amounts of the chlorophyll resi-
due and other pigments in the leaf during the fall season. Sunny autumn days are needed for the brightest color displays, since anthocyanins require light. Overcast days will lead to more yellows and browns. As the fall colors appear, other changes are taking place. At the point where the stem of the leaf is attached to the tree, a special layer of cells develops and gradually severs the tissues that support the leaf. At the same time, the tree seals the cut, so that when the leaf is finally blown off by the wind or falls from its own weight, it leaves behind a leaf scar. Best wishes for a colorful Fall in the valley! Your Pal in the Trees,
standard car pass is $30, a small school bus/van pass is $50 and a school bus or chartered bus pass is $100. Car passes can be bought in advance or at the gate until passes are sold out. SCBI plays a leading role in the Smithsonian’s global efforts to save wildlife species from extinction and train future generations of conservationists. SCBI spearheads research programs at its headquarters in Front Royal, Virginia, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C., and at field research stations and training sites worldwide. SCBI scientists tackle some of today’s most complex conservation challenges by applying and sharing what they learn about animal behavior and reproduction, ecology, genetics, migration and conservation sustainability.
Winchester Senior Center volunteers model caps they made to donate to the Winchester City Police Department and Valley Health System Colorful Caps Donated by Winchester Senior Center Representatives of the Winchester City Police Department and Valley Health System gathered at the Winchester Senior Center to receive hand knitted caps made by members of the Winchester Senior Center. Mark Lahman & Jason Poe with the Winchester City Police Dept. expressed their appreciation for the gifts to share with children caught in difficult situations. Mary Vorous, Supervisor with Wellspring Oncology, part of the Valley Health System, stated that the caps will be awesome and much appreciated by patients dealing with cancer. Tanya Armstrong, a Child Life Specialist with Valley Health System, was also delighted to receive the caps for the children she works with. She The Front Royal/Warren County Tree Steward program began in 1997 with volunteers dedicated to improving the health of trees by providing educational programs, tree planting and care demonstrations, and tree maintenance throughout the community. The group now consists of over 30 active members with several interns working toward becoming certified tree stewards from our annual “All About Trees Class”. Each month Stewart will answer a question from our readers. Please forward it to “Stewart” in care of: email@example.com and we may publish it in a future issue. Please visit our website at:
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noted that children can’t make many decisions while they are in the hospital. Being able to pick a favorite cap gives them a choice. The Winchester Senior Center is open to persons aged 60 and older Monday through Thursday with programs beginning at 10 a.m. and lunch served at noon. For more information, contact Tina Landis at 540-662-5433. SAAA serves persons aged 60 and older throughout the counties of Shenandoah, Warren, Frederick, Clarke, Page and the city of Winchester. For more information on the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging, the Senior Centers, Meals on Wheels, Our Place Respite Center, WellTran rides, VICAP (Medicare Insurance Counseling), Live Well, Virginia Workshops or other aging support services, call (540) 635-7141 or (800) 883-4122 or visit www.shenandoahaaa.com
to John Marshall, Blue Ridge Ave and Pine Street. Traffic will be detoured while in these areas. Signs will be in place. If any questions, please contact Public Works at 540-635-7819, Monday-Friday 7am-3:30pm.
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Due to the weather and Hurricane Florence forecast and preparation, this work was postponed. The Town of Front Royal Water & Sewer Department will camera the sewer lines September 25-27, 2018 from 10pm-6am. They will be in the areas of South Royal Ave from Stonewall Dr to South St and South St from South Royal Ave
Ayrshire Farm (21846 Trappe Rd., Upperville, Va.) will host Fall Harvest Days designed to showcase their locally produced, humanely raised heritage breed animals including turkeys, cattle, pigs and chickens in their natural habitat. On Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., guests will enjoy tractor tours, country crafts, live music, and kids’ activities. This event is free and open to the public. Vendors and exhibitors will include Wilde Hare Cidery, Winchester Cider Works, Mt. Defiance Cidery & Distillery, Blue Ridge Bucha, Hidden Creek Farm, Chapel Hill Farm, Kilkelly Farm, American Heritage Farm, Hedgebrook Farm, Shaondale Mushroom Farm, and more. Gentle Harvest’s food truck will also be in attendance. Musical performances will include Furnace Mountain Band, Old Town Tradition, and King Street Bluegrass. On Sunday at 4 p.m., there will be a VIP tasting event in the Main House for guests to sample products from Ayrshire Farm. Guests will be directed to park in one of Ayrshire Farm’s lower fields before being transported to the main courtyard. Via the courtyard, guests can walk the grounds, tour the stables and catch the tractor tour of the 1,000 acre farm. Farm staff will be available for questions about Ayrshire’s operation and the value in promoting local, sustainable farming methods. Heritage breeds on display will include the Tunis, Cotswold, and Lincoln Longwool Sheep, Randall Lineback Cattle, Irish Draught Horses, Mulefoot Hogs, Belted Galloway Cattle, and more. Ayrshire Farm’s Fall Harvest Days will be hosted rain or shine. Please dress appropriately for the outdoors.
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Warren County man charged with strangulation, sexual assault On September 5, 2018 the Warren County Sheriff ’s Office received a report of an assault that occurred on
September 2, 2018. The reported incident took place on Catlett Mountain Rd. in Warren County, involving Basil John Chuppa a 40 year old male resident of Warren County and a female victim. The investigation led to the arrest of Basil John Chuppa for the following charges: § 18.2-51.6. Strangulation of another. § 18.2-67.3. Aggravated sexual battery. Chuppa is currently being held without bond at RSW Regional Jail. Anyone with information about this or similar incidents are asked to contact Investigator Knowles at 540-635-7100 or invknowles@warrencountysheriff. org
Warren County Community Center The Warren County Community Center will be closed from 11:30 am till 1:45 pm on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 to the general public, so the staff can attend the County Picnic and Service Awards Presentation. The Warren County Community Center will re-open at 2:00 pm.
HOP N HOG – The Culpeper Block Party celebrates fall Sunday, September 30, 2018 Culpeper Renaissance Inc. (CRI) is proud to present Hop N Hog – The Culpeper Block Party. Hop N Hog will take place on Sunday, September 30, 2018, from Noon – 5:00 PM in the Depot District in Downtown Culpeper. Event attendees can look forward to LIVE Americana Music, the best in regional BBQ, craft beer, Virginia cider, lawn games and fun for families, and an added bonus for wine lovers too with carefully selected wines to enjoy! Downtown Culpeper, a Great American Main Street Award winner, is known for its natural beauty and historic charm and is the perfect stage for this fall festival of BBQ, Beer, and the Community! Entertainment includes LIVE Americana music by two phenomenal bands, The Ghost of Paul Revere and Gold Top County Ramblers. The day’s festivities open up with the “rockin’ new-age bluegrass” sound of Gold Top County Ramblers. The Ghost of Paul Revere keep the Block Party go-
ing with “robustly played, masterful amalgamation of bluegrass, folk, and gospel for the Millennial Generation... The Ghost of Paul Revere prove that superior roots music can come from anywhere. The Maine-grown, footstompin’ holler-folk quartet create the type of music for which festivals are made.” In addition to our musical lineup we’ll have a variety of lawn games with prizes for adults and a kids area with moon bounce, face painting and more. For the Hop, the festival will serve up Downtown’s very own Far Gohn Brewing Company and Beer Hound Brewery craft beer selections. A variety of Virginia craft beer including Blue Mountain, Strangeways, and Devil’s Backbone join the line-up, and refreshing Bold Rock Cider in a variety of flavors. As if it couldn’t get any better, wine lovers will enjoy a selection of hand-picked wines that make perfect pairings. CRI guarantees there will be plenty of craft beer, wine and cider to suit anyone’s taste! Now for the HOG! We have four regional pitmasters bringing their A game to the event. Burnt Ends BBQ, Divine Swine BBQ & Deli, Spanky’s BBQ, and Uncle Elders will each feature their typical delicious menus along with $2 sample serving options. You be the JUDGE and help us bestow the BEST BLOCK BBQ award for the day. Jon Krawchuk, Hop N Hog Committee Chairperson, is thrilled to kick off this exciting new event. “Our team has been hard a work to create this amazing Block Party for our community. We love seeing the streets of Culpeper filled for events downtown... so much so that we decided to create the perfect event to enjoy the beautiful Virginia fall season. What more could you ask for than a perfect day downtown full of beer, wine, great food and music?” Delicious local eats and specialty foods to compliment all the offerings will also be available for purchase. Festival food provided by Cap’N Corbin’s Seafood, Moo Thru Ice Cream, Chocolate Moonshine Co. and Perfect Pop. Creative displays and works of art from Pietra Metalli, LLC, Girls Day Out, Wire and Rocks, CrafTshirts, more will be attending the event as well, presenting their unique, handcrafted goods and jewelry to festivalgoers. General advance tickets are available for $10 and may be purchased now at Vinosity, Endless Creations, and Far Gohn Brewing Company and on-line at www.hopnhogculpeper. eventbrite.com. Tickets will be available for purchase at the gate on the day of the event for $15. All are welcome, but please remember no pets and no coolers. HOP N HOG – The Culpeper Block Party is made possible through generous friends and supporters, such as The Town of Culpeper, Culpeper Times, Far Gohn Brewing Company, Martin’s Grocery, WJMA 103.1, and Be a Culpeper Local. For more information please conSee BRIEFS, 27
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Engle’s Angle: “Lost? Definitely. Found? Maybe.” By Kevin S. Engle My wife and I were in New York City last week. Actually, we were lost in New York City last week. Every time we’d go somewhere, we’d go the wrong way. We spent our first few days in Queens. As soon as we got off the train and headed for our hotel, we walked in the opposite direction. In Manhattan, with our trusty tourist map in hand, the one that tells everyone you don’t live here, along with my wife’s phone and Google maps, we still had a hard time getting where we wanted to be. One night, after coming back from a Yankees baseball game, we exited the subway station and started walking in the direction my wife’s phone said we should go. Or so we thought. Instead of going back to our hotel, we were headed away from it. Of course. We eventually got there. Our last day in the city was like a walk in the park. Central Park. That is, when we found it. After all, it’s only 2 ½ miles long and a ½ mile wide. Kind of hard to miss. We left our hotel but got sidetracked on our way there, stopping to see something else. When we started again, I promptly took us the wrong way. When we finally stumbled upon it, we discovered there were paths everywhere, crisscrossing in all directions. And not enough signs to guide us. At one point, I pointed out the painted white arrow on the concrete path we were on. It was pointed toward us, as if to say “Hey, stupid, you’re going the wrong way.” We were going the wrong way. I wanted to go north. We were headed south, back to where we started. I always thought I was good with directions. And maybe at some point in my life I was. Not now. Guys get a bad rap for not wanting to ask for directions. My dad always said he was never lost as long as he had a full tank of gas. I’m not shy about asking for help. My problem is I don’t listen closely enough. “Go to the second light, turn left, follow that for a ½ mile and then turn right. It’ll be on your right.” Two seconds later, I’ll ask my wife “Which way is it?” At the end of our week in the Big Apple, I finally got a sense of where things were, as long as it was within a block or two of our hotel. Of course, that’s when it was time to come home. Back to where I don’t get lost. Not that much any way. A few years ago, my wife got me a compass. Maybe I should’ve brought it along. Then again, it wouldn’t have done us any good. It’s not your ordinary simple compass and I couldn’t figure it out. Of course I never did read the directions. Another guy thing. Ok, I just read the directions. Would anyone like a compass? The author is lost even when he’s not.
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Samuels Library Children’s activities These are the events taking place in the Youth Services Department of Samuels Public Library from October 1-15. Thank you for sharing this information. More information about Samuels Library and the programs and services available can be found at www.samuelslibrary.net or by calling (540) 635-3153. Tuesday, October 2 – 11:00 Time for Baby. What do books, scarves, puppets, music and babies have in common? They are all part of Time for Baby. Join us as we use all of our senses to explore the world around us. This month, our theme will be, “Pumpkin Babies.” Meet with your baby up to two years of age at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 2. Siblings welcome. 4:30 Science Scouts. Explore the mysteries of the world through science! In this weekly program, we will discuss and perform hands on inves-
tigations of STEM-related topics. This week we’ll explore the science behind Towering Structures. For ages 6 – 11. Registration begins September 2. Wednesday, October 3, and Thursday, October 4 – 10:15 Toddler Story time. 11:00 Preschool Story time. Our stories this week will be true stories! We’ll have songs, poems, and a craft, as well. Siblings welcome. Saturday, October 6 – 10:00 Books and Barks. Come to our extremely popular monthly program that gives developing readers the chance to read and relax with a trained therapy dog. For beginning readers and up. Choose a time slot at registration, which begins September 1. 2:00 Saturday Matinee at the Library. Enjoy a free movie provided by the library. Movie titles are geared towards a family audience with a variety of G and PG ratings. This month, the feature film will be Monsters, Inc. Popcorn available while supplies last! For ages 5 and up. Registration begins September 13. Tuesday, October 9 – 4:30 Science Scouts. Explore the mysteries of the world through science! In this weekly program, we will discuss and perform hands on investigations of STEM-related topics. Have you ever wondered What Are the Odds . . . ? This week our meeting will explore probability. For ages 6 – 11. Registration begins September 9. Wednesday, October 10, and Thursday, October 11 – 10:15 Toddler Story time. 11:00 Preschool Story time. Our stories and craft this week will
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register and attend the General Education Development course. This course will be every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 A.M-12:30 P.M (except on school holidays or closings). The GED course is completely free. Let this course be the stepping stone to your success. Genealogy Nuts: Shake Your Family Tree: Samuels Public Library invites you to a workshop for beginning to advanced genealogists. Discover your family roots with a team of genealogists who together have researched more than 50,000 names. Classes are held 2nd & 4th Wednesday nights at 6:00pm. Exploring Computers: Samuel Public Library invites you to attend our intermediate computer class and improve your skills. Each month explore a new computer program or application in a safe, friendly environment with other intermediate computer users. Classes are held on Thursdays at 1:00pm. Starting Thursday, October 4th. Crochet Group: Samuels Public Library invites you to come out and learn how to crochet or share your talents.The group will meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 10:00 A.M (October 10th & 24th). All ability levels welcome. Genealogy workshop: Interested in learning about your family’s history? Samuels Public Library invites you to come out Tuesday, October 9th at 6:00 P.M. to learn about the library’s genealogy resources. Check out what online databases the library has to offer, what print resources we have in our very own Virginia history room, and how to start a search for those new to genealogy! Already done extensive research? Feel free to stop by and share your stories! This class meets on the second Tuesday of every month. English as a Second Language Discussion Group: Samuels Public Library invites you to come out and join us for our English as a Second language discussion group starting. This is a conversational English language class for adults whose primary language is not English. All skill levels are welcome. Practice speaking English in a welcoming, group atmosphere. This group meets every Thursday at 10:30am Vibes in the Libes: Samuels Public Library invites you to come out and join us Friday, October 12th at 12:30 P.M. for a free musical performance by Mac & Annie. Bring your lunch, tell a friend and enjoy!
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Cedar Creek at National Park Service Visitor Contact Station, 7712 Main St. Middletown. After spending most of the Civil War fighting in Louisiana, the Union 19th Corps was sent east in 1864, eventually becoming a critical force in Philip Sheridan’s Army of the Shenandoah. Attacked from two directions at the battle of Cedar Creek, the corps initially retreated from its trenches, but later found redemption during Sheridan’s late afternoon counterattack. Join Ranger Rick Ashbacker to explore the key actions and locations of the 19th Corps at Cedar Creek. 5:30pm Gardens at Night: Alter Eagles at Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St. Winchester. Take it to the limit with tribute band Alter Eagles. Listen to Eagles classics from Their Greatest Hits album like Take It Easy, Desperado, and One of these Nights, as well as songs from the newer albums and solo careers such as Heartache Tonight and Hotel California. Enjoy family lawn games from 6–8 p.m. Food, beer, and wine will be available for purchase. Bring a chair. Seating begins at 5:30 p.m. Gardens, galleries, and food/ drink stations open at 6 p.m. The music goes from 7 to 9 p.m. No outside food/ drink. Rain/shine. Thanks to sponsor Navy
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fresh farm products. Contact Destiny Sargent for more information at (540) 635-1508 or Tammy Bolden at (540) 335-7415. 9am - 1pm Old Town Winchester Farmers Market at Taylor Pavilion, 125 N Loudoun St. Winchester. Through Sept. 29th: http://oldtownwinchesterva.com/old-townfarmers-market/ 10am - Sept. 16 5pm Shenandoah Valley Apple Harvest Festival at Frederick County Fairgrounds, 155 Fairground Road, Clear Brook. The Shenandoah Valley Apple Harvest Festival held at the Frederick County Fairgrounds continues to grow with attendance over 7,500 people! CRAFTERS: Over 100 local and Regional Artisans throughout the grounds and two (2) buildings. CANINE OBSTACLE COURSE: Since we are pet friendly, this new fun-to-watch and fun-to-participate activity is our new fun element for our four-legged friends. KIDZONE AREA with INFLATABLES: An area just for the kids with a Giant Slide, Bounce House, face painting and other fun activities. ANTIQUE CAR SHOW AND BINGO. TAP & CORK TASTING (HARD CIDERS
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& CRAFT BEERS): Artisans from throughout the region will be added to the lineup of festival activities. Must be 21 and over with ID required. Tasting fee extra. Live entertainment nearby makes this a can’t miss attraction! APPLE PIE EATING CONTEST HOSTED BY WHITE HOUSE/NATIONAL FRUIT: What would an apple harvest festival be without the popular apple pie eating contest? Center stage, Sunday at 2pm! APPLE PIE BAKING CONTEST/FREE APPLE: This brings in a lot of school age children and their families to watch while the judges sample the variety of homemade pies in the apple theme booth. The Apple Theme Arena is where you can get a free apple and apple cider. Meet representatives of the Virginia Old Time Apple Growers Association and the Alson Smith VA Tech Research Lab, ask questions and see over 60 varieties of apples on display. APPLE BUTTER MAKING: Made fresh on-site. Almost guaranteed your purchase will still be warm! LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: Continuous entertainment featuring The Shockers, Robbie Limon, The Wayfarers, The Judy Chops and Jimmy Lee…all family friendly. FOOD CONCESSIONS: Plenty of EVERYTHING APPLE along with Apple Dumplings, Cajun, BBQ, Crab Cakes, Donuts, Ice Cream, Kettle Corn, Lemonade and all your festival favorites! Admission Fee is $6 or less! Admission includes all activities except Tap & Cork. IT’S FOR A GOOD CAUSE: Giving back to the community just feels good. Be a part of something big and contribute to this event by exhibiting and/or attending. All proceeds for the event go to local non-profits. Over $1 Million Dollars has been given over the life of this event…so thank you! Presented by the Rotary Club of Winchester. http://www. winchesterappleharvest.com/ 10am SAMICON 2018 at Samuels Public Library, 330 E Criser Rd. Front Royal. Annual mini comic con celebrating library card sign up month. Cosplayers, programs gaming, crafts, maker space, scavenger hunt, inside vendor fair, local talent, costume contest. Everyone is invited to Samuels Public Library. 540-635-3153. 10am - 5pm Digital Bookmobile at Sam-
uels Public Library, 330 E Criser Rd. Front Royal. (See description Sept. 14.) 6:30pm North Fork Shen. River Restoration BINGO, 301 North Fork Rd., Front Royal. Doors open 4:30pm. 10am - 3pm Birth and Babies Expo at Sportsplex, 221 Commonwealth Court, Winchester. The Virginia Birth & Babies Expo is an educational event for families in the Shenandoah Valley with the intent of connecting them with resources, services, and businesses in the Valley that will make the transition into parenthood easier. There will be 2 VIP educational sessions on Breastfeeding 101 and Newborn Sleep 101, 3 workshops on different parenting topics, an event raffle, local vendors, and 50 free swag bags to the first 50 couples at the door. The event is free and more information can be found at www.virginiabirthexpo.com or by email firstname.lastname@example.org 11am - 7pm Valerie Hill Gives Back at Valerie Hill Vineyard and Winery, 1687 Marlboro Rd. Stephens City. Join us for a fun filled day of amazing wines, outstanding food, and live music as Valerie Hill partners with Village Square Restaurant to give back to our community by supporting WATTS – the Winchester Area Temporary Thermal Shelter. Starting at noon Village Square’s chef Dan Kalber will be on site with a tantalizing menu featuring a variety of food items including fresh Maine lobster rolls, local Oysters Rockefeller, crab stuffed portobello mushrooms, and the ever popular VH Burger. At 12:30 we’ll kick off six hours of live music with Jimmy Lee followed by Tim Cintron at 3:30. And of course we’ll have all your favorite Valerie Hill wines and ice cold sangrias available all day! And most importantly 15% of all food and wine sales will be donated to WATTS to help them keep those less fortunate than us warm this winter. So grab your family, friends, and a lawn chair and come have a great day of food, wine, and music while supporting a great cause! http://www.valeriehillwinery.com/specialevents.htm 3pm Special Movie Showing and Classic Car Show at Family Drive-In Theater, 5890 Valley Pike, Stephens City. Join us for
a special movie showing and a classic car show at the Family Drive-In Theatre! “Classic Cars Under the Stars” - Come out and enter your classic car in the car show from 3- 7 PM then stay to see the movie: Two Lane Blacktop. (Public welcome to view the cars from 6 PM to showtime). http://www. thefamilydriveintheatre.com/events.html Sunday, September 16 A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Sunday Night: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Chance of precipitation is 60%. 1pm - 5pm Kitchen Kapers at Kimberly’s (formerly Sheridan’s Headquarters) 135 N Braddock St. Winchester. Quota International of Winchester presents the eighteenth annual Kitchen Kapers – a fundraiser showcasing five beautiful kitchens. Enjoy light fare at each home as you gain inspiration for your own home. Advance tickets are $20 each @ Kimberly’s, Venice Italian Restaurant, and Sweet Nola’s. Tickets purchased at the door are $25. Contact Quota International of Winchester for location details. www.facebook.com/quotaofwinchester The proceeds of this event will go to supporting the club’s work in the community and to the Fremont Street Nursery. See you there! 3pm Concert at Saint Luke Baptist Church, 17 Liberty Street, Berryville, VA. The Spiritual Harmonizers will perform. The Deaconess of St. Luke Baptist Church is sponsoring this blessed, spirit filled and anointed musical concert. Please attend to see and hear this National Recording group. The Spiritual Harmonizers have multiple CDs and their songs are played on WHUR 96.3FM. For more information please call 540-955-1883. Monday, September 17 Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 77. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Monday Night: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 68. Chance of precipita-
tion is 70%. Today through Saturday is Restaurant Week in Old Town Winchester. Participating restaurants offer two people for the price of one at $25 (lunch only) or a three-course dinner menu for $30 each night they are open. Restaurant Week provides the opportunity for you to try special menus prepared by local chefs at each location. www. winchesterrestaurantweek.com Tuesday, September 18 A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Tuesday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Wednesday, September 19 Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. Thursday, September 20 A chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. 5:30pm Women’s Resource Center Event at 213 E Main St. Front Royal. FREE EVENT - light snacks/beverage provided WomanGathering - Guest Speaker: Cara Cutro - Topic: Demystifying the Tarot: Releasing Fear of this Sacred Tool for Self Realization. WomanGatherings are informational and inspirational evenings intended to nurture the woman spirit. 540-635-8007. http://frwrc.org Friday, September 21 7pm BINGO at Front Royal Volunteer Fire & Rescue, 221 N Commerce Ave., Front Royal. Doors open at 5pm. Saturday, September 22 Today is National Public Lands Day with free parking at state parks. All 37 Virginia State Parks will celebrate with free parking, special programs and volunteer events. Virginia State Parks are managed
by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. The national theme is resilience and restoration, and many state park projects involve invasive species removal, trash pickup, river and shoreline cleanup, trail maintenance, habitat restoration, and environmental education programs and activities. Sept. 29 is also Bike Your Park Day [https://www.adventurecycling.org/resources/bike-your-park-day/] so bring your bike and enjoy your parks. Park events include: Tend an oyster garden at Belle Isle State Park in Lancaster County. Work on bike trails at Bear Creek Lake State Park in Cumberland County and the new Hoover Trail at New River Trail State Park. Help refresh bluebird box nests at Sky Meadows in Delaplane. These birds were once in decline but, thanks to dedicated volunteers, are a conservation success story. Build fish habitat at Smith Mountain Lake State Park in Huddleston to improve the lake’s sustainability. “Go Native” at Staunton River Battlefield in Randolph to learn about the value of native plants and how to plant for local pollinators. Then plant some at the park. Become a citizen scientist by participating in a BioBlitz (cataloging as many species of life within the park in three hours) at Westmoreland State Park in Montross or help conduct an informal bird survey at High Bridge Trail State Park. These events just scratch the surface of ways to make a difference in Virginia State Parks. Find a complete list of the programs here: vasp.fun/NPLD25years. DCR’s Virginia Natural Heritage Program also has events dedicated to National Public Lands Day. Events include a guided hike in Buffalo Mountain Natural Area Preserve on Sept. 26 and a guided hike in the Channels Natural Area Preserve on Sept. 29. Both hikes start at 9 a.m., and registration is required. To register for these professionally guided hikes, call 804-786-7951. Established in 1989, Virginia’s Natural Area Preserve System protects some of the best examples of rare plants, animals and natural communities in Virginia and the world. This See CALENDAR, 30
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CALENDAR, from 29 year marks the 25th anniversary of National Public Lands Day [https://www.neefusa.org/ npld] and the second Virginia Public Lands Day [https://vaunitedlandtrusts.org/events/ virginia-public-lands-day/]. Virginia State Parks will acknowledge Public Lands Week, Sept. 22-29. Today is Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day! Participating museums include: Patsy Cline Historic House, Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, Belle Grove Plantation, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Newtown History Center. You must present a Museum Day Live! ticket for admission. Download your ticket here: www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/ search/?q=&around_zip=22601& 8am - 8pm Tri-State Antique Truck Show at Frederick County Fairgrounds, 155 Fairground Rd. Clear Brook. From dawn til dusk at the Frederick County Fairgrounds visitors can see hundreds of antique trucks. The Tri-State Antique Truck Show is part of the American Truck Historical Society. www. tri-state-antiquetruckshow.com 9am 2018 Walk for Life at Front Royal Pregnancy Center, 11 S Royal Ave. Front Royal. The Walk will begin in the parking lot behind the Pregnancy Center. Coffee, refreshments, balloons, face painting and music will be in the parking lot. 9am - 5pm 130th Anniversary and Car Show at Solenberger’s Hardware, 832 Berryville Avenue Winchester. Come see the prettiest cars in the Shenandoah Valley and help Solenberger’s celebrate 130 years in business. Enjoy food from Strite’s Donuts, 0-60 Energy Cafe, Shawnee Ruritan Food Truck, music from Marv Ashby and High Octane and so much more. Don’t miss the biggest birthday party of the year! All car show proceeds benefit the Winchester Rescue Mission. 9am - 1pm Old Town Winchester Farmers Market at Taylor Pavilion, 125 N Loudoun St. Winchester. Through Sept. 29th: http://oldtownwinchesterva.com/old-townfarmers-market/ 9:30am - 5pm Shenandoah Valley Book Fest in Old Town Winchester, 1 N Loudoun St. Winchester. The first of its kind in the Winchester area, Shenandoah Valley Book Fest brings writers and readers together in a fun day of free workshops and information sessions, author talks, book discussions, and book signings. 9:30 to about 10 a.m. — Children’s story time at the Old Town Farmers Market, Taylor Pavilion, 119 N. Loudoun Street, hosted by Handley Library. 10:15 a.m. to noon — Writing discussions at Handley Library, 100 W. Piccadilly Street, in the downstairs conference room. Author Toni Shiloh will discuss diversity in fiction, and Shenandoah University assistant pro-
fessor Kelley Crowley will talk about how to become a writer after the age of 50. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Author book signings and book sales at Winchester Book Gallery’s new location, 7 N. Loudoun Street. 1 to 3 p.m. — National Novel Writing Month info session and planning workshop at the Hideaway Café, 141 S. Loudoun Street. All ages welcome. For more info, visit www.nanowrimo. org. 3 to 4 p.m. — Teen and young adult fantasy book discussion in Handley Library’s downstairs conference room. Bring your favorite book, share a few lines, and let us know why it’s your fave! 4 to 5 p.m. — “Coffee with an Author” expert panel at Eugene B. Smith gallery, 25 N. Loudoun Street. We’ll have experts in writing, editing, and book publishing to answer all your writing-related questions. Free coffee and tea! All events are free and open to the public. The Book Festival will be raising money through donations, a 50/50 raffle, and the sale of festival tote bags from Brag Swag of Winchester to support literacy in Winchester and Frederick County public schools, community children’s writing programs, and National Novel Writing Month—a nonprofit organization that every year challenges thousands of writers to write that “someday novel” today. http:// bit.ly/2w9mzbM 11am Annual Women’s Day at St. Luke Baptist Church, 17 Liberty Street, Berryville, VA. The women will host a Women’s Fellowship Brunch. The speaker is the church’s First Lady Kimberly Pope. All are welcome. For more information, call 54-955-1883. Noon - 6pm Brew & Blues Festival at Village Commons, 414 E Main St. Front Royal. Fun abounds in downtown Front Royal, Virginia on Saturday, September 22, 2018! Bring your family and enjoy a day of fun, delicious food, great live entertainment, and of course, beer tasting. Activities (including corn hole and yard games) and live entertainment all day until 6 p.m. Come and enjoy tastings of 50+ different beers from breweries all over Virginia and elsewhere. Food trucks and vendors will offer a myriad of tasty treats and you can always stroll downtown and enjoy one of our many fantastic local eateries. Downtown also offers
a wide array of unique shopping opportunities and historic walking tours and museums for your enjoyment as well. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and find a seat around the gazebo to enjoy live entertainment. $20 in advance; $25 at the gate for beer tasters. Visit their website to see additional options. http://brewandblues.com/ 6:30pm North Fork Shen. River Restoration BINGO, 301 North Fork Rd., Front Royal. Doors open 4:30pm. Sunday, September 23 11am - 6pm Celebracion – Hispanic Heritage Festival in Old Town Winchester, 1 N Loudoun St. Winchester. The festival will include live music, cultural vendors, dancers and so much more! Other activity includes a children’s art activity tent; Latin dancing lessons, a dance performance by a Mexican children’s dance troupe, an instrument petting zoo overseen by Shenandoah Conservatory music education students, artisan tents, “Country” tents (representing different Hispanic countries) and more. Food will be for sale by various vendors as well as beverages, including soda and water. Celebracion benefits the Winchester Main Street Foundation (WMSF). Admission to “Celebración” is free to the public and the event will happen rain or shine. 11am Annual Women’s Day at St. Luke Baptist Church, 17 Liberty Street, Berryville, VA. Rev. Pamela Newton is the guest preacher. At 3:00pm, recording artist, Tanya Dallas-Lewis will be in concert. All are welcome. For more information, call 54-9551883. 6:30pm Mosby’s Rangers Commemoration at Prospect Hill Cemetery, 200 E Prospect St. Front Royal. The Col.John S. Mosby Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will conduct the annual ceremony at the Monument to Mosby’s Men, commemorating the September 1864 murders of seven rangers of the 43rd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry. Speaker will be the renowned Mosby author and historian William Connery. Wednesday, September 26 11:30am Women’s Resource Center
Event at 213 E Main St. Front Royal. FREE EVENT - Bring your lunch Women in Networking - Guest Speaker: Caroline Wood, Dean, LFCC Fauquier Campus - Topic: Impostor Syndrome at the Intersection of Positive Psychology”. Women have underlying beliefs that we are frauds or will be found out as an impostor. That self-doubt takes its toll. You will explore impostor syndrome, and take a look at it through the lens of positive psychology. Positive Psychology is a strengths-based approach to Psychology. It can be useful tool when cooping with selfdoubt. 540-635-8007. http://frwrc.org Friday, September 28 5pm History at Sunset: Medal of Honor Recipients at Cedar Creek at National Park Service Visitor Contact Station, 7712 Main St. Middletown. The Medal of Honor is the most prestigious award a member of the military can earn. At the Battle of Cedar Creek, 21 soldiers were awarded this medal. Join Park Ranger James Horn to find out where these men earned their Medals of Honor, and hear their stories of bravery. 7pm BINGO at Front Royal Volunteer Fire & Rescue, 221 N Commerce Ave., Front Royal. Doors open at 5pm. Saturday, September 29 8am - 1pm Front Royal Farmers Market near 414 E Main St. Front Royal. Vendors will be selling handmade items as well as fresh farm products. Contact Destiny Sargent for more information at (540) 635-1508 or Tammy Bolden at (540) 335-7415. 9am One Walk to Cure Diabetes at First Baptist Church, 14 W 1st St. Front Royal. The 17th Annual Northern Shenandoah Valley One Walk to Cure Diabetes will be held today. Registration begins at 9am; Walk begins at 9:45am; lunch party is 10:45 - 11:30am. All are welcome: families, individuals, schools, churches, businesses. 540-671-1561 9am - 1pm Old Town Winchester Farmers Market at Taylor Pavilion, 125 N Loudoun St. Winchester. Through Sept. 29th: http://oldtownwinchesterva.com/old-townfarmers-market/
11am - 5pm European Festival at Winchester Medical Center, 1755 North Sector Court, Winchester. The Valley Health European Festival features the tastes, sights and sounds of Germany, Italy and the British Isles. Guests will enjoy traditional music, dancing, and other entertainment, while sampling the unique food and beverages of each country. The festival will also include a marketplace featuring additional crafts and treats from Europe. Visit this page as the festival approaches to learn more about the schedule of events and specific plans. Festival Passports include event admission along with tickets for three food tastings and one non-alcoholic beverage. Passports will be available for purchase beginning August 1, 2018, online, and in person at the Winchester Medical Center South and North Tower Gift Shops along with the Auxiliary Attic on Millwood Avenue. Passports purchased online will be mailed within 48 hours up until Friday, September 21. After September 21, passports will be held at ‘Will Call’ at the festival gate. Food and entertainment is provided under festival peak tents – so the festival will take place rain or shine! Admission Options: Passport: $25 (includes admission, three food tastings and one non-alcoholic beverage). General Admission: $10 (food and beverages available for purchase on an a la carte basis). Child Admission (2-12): $5. Under 2: Free. Proceeds from the 2018 European Festival will benefit the Valley Health Cancer Center. For any questions, please contact the Winchester Medical Center Foundation at 540536-4463. 11:30am - 10pm 5th Annual River Valley Festival at 1847 North Royal Avenue, Front Royal. Live Folk and Bluegrass Music. Locally-Raised, Pit-Roasted Pork, Beef and Chicken. Craft Beer and Wine. Celebrating Local Artists and Craftsmen. Rain or Shine! Family Friendly. http://www.rivervalleyfestival.com/contact/ Noon - 8pm Shenandoah Valley Biketoberfest at Warren County Fairgrounds, 26 Fairgrounds Rd. Front Royal. Live music, Beer Garden, food trucks, vendors, auctions and raffles, classic pin-up girl contest.
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Presented by the Northern Virginia Veterans Association. $25 in advance. 703-659-0788. Email: email@example.com 6:30pm North Fork Shen. River Restoration BINGO, 301 North Fork Rd., Front Royal. Doors open 4:30pm. 11:30am - 10pm 5th Annual River Valley Festival at 1847 North Royal Avenue Front Royal. Live Folk and Bluegrass Music.
Locally-Raised, Pit-Roasted Pork, Beef and Chicken. Craft Beer and Wine. Celebrating Local Artists and Craftsmen. Rain or Shine! Family Friendly. http://www.rivervalleyfestival.com/contact/ Friday, October 5 7pm BINGO at Front Royal Volunteer Fire & Rescue, 221 N Commerce Ave.,
Front Royal. Doors open at 5pm. Saturday, October 6 8am - 1pm Front Royal Farmers Market near 414 E Main St. Front Royal. Vendors will be selling handmade items as well as fresh farm products. Contact Destiny Sargent for more information at (540) 635-1508 or Tammy Bolden at (540) 335-7415. 9am - noon Free Public Shredding Day at Front Royal Volunteer Fire & Rescue Dept., 221 N Commerce Ave. Till noon or until truck is filled. Limit 5 boxes per vehicle. Sponsored by Skyline Insurance Agency, Liberty Tax Service, and Union Bank &Trust.
Warmer Weather’s Around the Corner! Perfect time to get your cat and dog spayed and neutered. Spay Today’s our area’s non-profit, reduced-priced spay and neuter program. CHOOSE from MANY vets throughout a WIDE area. At the time of surgery, initial shots and tests can also be obtained at lower rates.
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9am - 4pm Conservation Discovery Day at Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, 1500 Remount Rd. Front Royal. Discover what goes into creating the perfect cheetah breeding pair. Participate in native bee habitat construction. Observe wild birds up close, learn how and why scientists attach bands. Attend career panels with scientists and animal care staff. Go behind the scenes at the vet hospital. Perform a DNA extraction and test. Learn about canids from around the world and how the Smithsonian scientists study them. Hands-on activities, research demonstrations, career panel discussions with conservation biologists, field ecologists, research scientists, veterinarians, and animal keepers. It’s the one day of the year that this facility is open to the public, so don’t miss your chance to learn how you can join the conservation ranks and make a difference for wildlife and habitats worldwide! 202-633-3045 To see price options and to purchase tickets in advance, visit www.nationalzoo.si.edu/cdd 6:30pm North Fork Shen. River Restoration BINGO, 301 North Fork Rd., Front Royal. Doors open 4:30pm. 3pm - 9pm Helltown Cruisers at Village Commons, 414 E Main St. Front Royal. A local group who like to get together and have a good time, host a family friendly event, showing their cars . They welcome everyone to come out and have a good time. Lots of food options within walking distance from the gazebo. Hope to see everyone out there! http://bit.ly/2OGvxET
Front Royal Town Business Offices will be CLOSED today in observance of Columbus Day. Trash/Recycling for this day will be collected on Wednesday, October 10. Friday, October, 12 7pm BINGO at Front Royal Volunteer Fire & Rescue, 221 N Commerce Ave., Front Royal. Doors open at 5pm. Saturday, October, 13 9am - 6pm Autumn Festival of Leaves at Village Commons, 414 E Main St. Front Royal. This marks the 48th year of the Warren Heritage Society’s annual fundraiser, the Festival of Leaves. Please mark your calendar and plan on being here. The Festival takes place in historic downtown Front Royal, Virginia on Chester and Main Streets. Come enjoy Front Royal at its best. Arts and crafts abound in the heart of the historic district. Bluegrass, blues, country, jazz, big band, and choir music represent some of the musical entertainment. Come enjoy Heritage Square on the grounds of the Warren Heritage Society at 101 Chester Street where you will find museums, tours of our historic homes - Belle Boyd Cottage (Front Royal home of Confederate spy Belle Boyd) and 18th century Balthis House - and their outbuildings, re-enactors, living history demonstrations, crafts people, and apple butter making, to name a few. Fun for all ages. 540-636-1446. Send your news briefs and calendar events to:
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Humane Society of Warren County 1245 Progress Drive, Front Royal, VA
PAWcasso Art Exhibit to benefit The Humane Society of Warren County. PAWcasso will feature one of a kind artwork created by HSWC shelter pets and staff. These pawsome pieces of art will be on exhibit at the City National Bank on Commerce Ave. Front Royal starting Tuesday, September 11th. Animal and art lovers will be able to purchase original PAWcasso pieces at the event! FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14th from 6pm - 9pm! Framed and Matted Artwork pricing: 8x10 $25, 11x14 $50. We are asking for a $10 good will donation at the door which will enter you into a drawing for a door prize! Refreshments will be offered. If you would like a personal PAWcasso piece done with your very own fur babies, contact Kayla Wines, Shelter Manager at 540-635-4734 ext. 224 to reserve your spot. Kelly Walker, owner of The Studio in Front Royal and our sponsor for this event will be in contact for your portrait sitting. Only 10 available for purchase so act fast. You don’t want to miss out on this fur-tastic experience! Babe: 10 yrs old, spayed female brindle Lab mix. I’m just a love bug & couch snoozes are super appealing. I’m house-trained (woo hoo!) and have lived with cats, or as I like to call them, “small, misshapen dogs.” However, no dogs .. I want ALL of your attention!
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Wilson: Look at dat face: big brown eyes set in a super big nose. Actually, maybe my nose looks big because I get right up to the camera. I came here on July 9th, a 3-year old neutered boy. Nice Walker hound, and of course I’ve got floppy soft ears. I’m good with dogs and children, but no cats for me. Nope.
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With your help we have been able to place thousands of animals in good homes. Contact Alison @ 540-551-2072 if you would like to become a pet sponsor too!
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Local news for Front Royal, Linden, Bentonville, Browntown, Middletown, Stephens City, Winchester and Warren and Frederick County, Virginia
Published on Sep 13, 2018
Local news for Front Royal, Linden, Bentonville, Browntown, Middletown, Stephens City, Winchester and Warren and Frederick County, Virginia