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A night of traditional and contemporary Christmas music – December 19th
December 4, 2017
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The American Legion Community Band of Front Royal, Va. is proud to present a night of traditional and contemporary Christmas music at our annual Christmas Concert on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 at 7:30 pm in Boggs Chapel on the R-MA campus in Front Royal, Va.

This will be the American Legion Community Band’s 31st annual Christmas concert in Front Royal, Va. and we hope you and your family will join us. We’ll be collecting a love offering for the local C-CAP, a social services organization that has provided needy families in Front Royal and Warren County a “safety-net” of emergency food, clothing and financial assistance since 1978.

The American Legion Community Band, located in Front Royal, Va, was formed in 1986 and has been playing concerts in the area ever since. The conductors and band members are all volunteer musicians from the local area and new members are always welcome.

Front Royal is located in the northwestern corner of Virginia, 70 miles west of Washington, D.C., and is one of the many towns in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Some of its tourist attractions include Shenandoah National Park, Skyline Drive, the Shenandoah River and Skyline Caverns. Front Royal is also home to Randolph-Macon Academy, a college-preparatory, coeducational day and boarding school for students in grades 6 through 12.

The band performs at a variety of concerts and community festivals throughout the year. All performances are free and open to the public. Our repertoire is both versatile and traditional with works ranging from classical to popular, marches and operatic overtures to modern works for band. The band is sponsored by the Giles B. Cook Post #53 of the American Legion.

The conductors are Ed RichardsRonald Dye and Mark Malechek. All rehearsals are held on Tuesdays from 7:30 – 9:00 pm in the Fulton Fine Arts Complex bandroom at Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal, Va. Anyone who plays an instrument and would like to join is welcome to attend. The American Legion Community Band’s performance season extends from September through July each year with public performances both indoors and out.

Arrest Logs
POLICE: 7 day arrest report for 11/27-12/4
December 4, 2017
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In 2018, you can contribute more to your 401(k)
December 4, 2017
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There’s good news for 401(k) savers in 2018: They can put $500 more into their plan.

The IRS has announced that the 401(k)contribution limit has been raised to $18,500. That is the first increase since 2015.

The new limit also applies to 403(b), Thrift Savings Plan and 457 plans.

The limit on catch-up contributions for employees age 50 and over remains the same at $6,000.

The deduction phase out limit was also increased. This means that if your Modified Adjusted Gross Income exceeds certain ranges, the amount you can deduct is reduced (or phased out).

Single taxpayers: The phase out is $63,000 to $73,000, up from $62,000 to $72,000.
Married filing jointly: Phase out rises to $101,000 to $121,000, up from $99,000 to $119,000.

Individual contributors: The phase out range rises to $189,000 to $199,000, up from $186,000 to $196,000.

Roth IRA and traditional IRAs
There was no change in contribution limits for IRA and Roth IRA plans. The maximum you can contribute to a Roth IRA is $5,500 per year (or $6,500 if you are age 50 or older).
There was a change to deduction phaseouts, though. If your Modified Adjusted Gross Income exceeds certain ranges, the amount you can deduct is reduced (or phased out). In 2018, the phase-out levels are higher. For singles or heads of households, the Modified Adjusted Gross Income range is $120,000 to $135,000. For married couples filing jointly, the range is $189,000 to $199,000. The phase-out ranges for married filing separately have not changed.