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Community leaders gather to create a “kindness tunnel” for elementary school children at LFK

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FRONT ROYAL – At Leslie Fox Keyser Elementary School today, kids had a fun welcome through the “Kindness Tunnel!”  This special welcome is the kick off to The Great Kindness Challenge from January 22 – January 26th.

Community leaders of all sorts gathered to welcome the children creating a tunnel full of high-fives and kindness including Fire & Rescue, the Superintendent, the Mayor of Front Royal, Sheriff’s department, Town Police, Officials from Central office, Warren County High School Administration and students, Willy the Wildcat, Town Council and more!

😻🐾 #ChooseKind #KindnessMatters #LFKHasKindKids

To learn more about The Great Kindness Challenge visit: thegreatkindnesschallenge.com

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Warren County Market Report – April 2019

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Watch this video for a quick summary of Warren County real estate for April 2019.  Charts demonstrate the changes in the market, so be sure to click play!

In general summary:

  1. Closed sales are UP by 18% compared to this time last year
  2. Average Median Sold $250,000.
  3. Average Days on Market 84.

*If you would like a copy of this report emailed to you, please send request to Jennifer@nexthomerealtyselect.com.

Resource: 2019 Market Stats by ShowingTime
MRIS: Statistics calculated May 2019

Jennifer Avery, Realtor for NextHome Realty Select
BPOR, SRS, CNE, E-Pro Certified | Licensed in VA
jennifer@nexthomerealtyselect.com | 540-683-0790
210 E Main Street, Front Royal VA
www.jenaveryrealtor.com 

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Great time had by all at the Color-A-Thon fundraiser

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Please enjoy the following video and photos of the Color-A-Thon fundraiser, held on Friday at Leslie Fox Keyser Elementary School. Those Lil’Cats really know how to have fun while supporting their school at the same time!

Get ready, get set, go!

Cough.. cough..

Watch out!

No problem, Mom – it will wash out.

Looks like the adults jumped right in.

All ages had fun!

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FRWRC Dare to Dream recipient of the month, Dian DiPasquale

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Dian DiPasquale and her spouse of 47 years started their business, Front Royal Premier Copiers, in 2014. Their business services all makes and models of copiers. Their tagline is Service, Sales, Solutions and Supplies,  and they provide services to many small businesses in the area. The Front Royal-Warren County Chamber of Commerce awarded Premier Copiers the 2018 Entrepreneurs of the Year award. Dian was awarded a $500 Dare to Dream grant to support Quick Books training which will help grow the vendor side of her business and help her provide better service to her customers.

About Front Royal Women’s Resource Center

The Front Royal Women’s Resource Center (FRWRC) is a 23-year-old non-profit organization, dedicated to providing a support network for women in the Warren County area through programs, information and education. Over the last two decades, FRWRC has provided networking opportunities, spotlighted women leaders in our community and awarded more than $113,000 in grants and scholarships to 157 Warren County women and girls to support education, and professional and personal enrichment opportunities. We empower women to change their world. Visit our website frwrc.org and follow us on Twitter @FRWRC.

Support the Front Royal Women’s Resource Center  frwrc.org/donate

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National Junior Honor Society induction at Warren County Middle School

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Congratulations to all of the new inductees this year, 2019. Membership is based on Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character, and Citizenship. These students are role models for not just their fellow classmates but for our entire community. Best wishes to a lifelong mission for excellence and trail blazing!


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First annual Warren County Humanity Day was a success!

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Enjoy a few pictures from the first annual Warren County Humanity Day celebration. Our community came together to support Habitat for Humanity on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon!

First Annual Warren County Humanity Day. Photos courtesy of Jennifer Avery.

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Warren County Market Report – March 2019

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Watch this video for a quick summary of Warren County real estate for March 2019. Charts demonstrate the changes in the market, so be sure to click play!

In general summary:

  1. Pending sales are UP by 23.5%.  We are making up for the decrease we experienced in closed units last month!  GREAT!
  2. Average Median Sold $254,500 this is an 11% increase from last year.
  3. Average Days on Market 103.

*If you would like a copy of this report emailed to you, please send request to Jennifer@nexthomerealtyselect.com.

Resource: 2019 Market Stats by ShowingTime
MRIS: Statistics calculated April 4, 2019

Jennifer Avery, Realtor for NextHome Realty Select
BPOR, SRS, CNE, E-Pro Certified | Licensed in VA
jennifer@nexthomerealtyselect.com | 540-683-0790
210 E Main Street, Front Royal VA
www.jenaveryrealtor.com 

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May
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9:30 am Painting: Composition and Color @ Art in the Valley
Painting: Composition and Color @ Art in the Valley
May 23 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Painting: Composition and Color @ Art in the Valley
Explore your painting potential by creating unique compositions. We’ll find out what motivates you to paint and how to express your point-of-view on canvas. Learn methods of developing a composition and how to best use[...]
1:30 pm Portraits for Beginners: People ... @ Art in the Valley
Portraits for Beginners: People ... @ Art in the Valley
May 23 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Portraits for Beginners: People and Pets @ Art in the Valley
Learn to create realistic portraits of people and pets. Students will practice drawing and painting techniques used in portraiture. Class meets once a week for five weeks. Students are required to bring their own reference[...]
3:00 pm The Employer Expo @ War Memorial Building @ Jim Barnett Park
The Employer Expo @ War Memorial Building @ Jim Barnett Park
May 23 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Employer Expo @ War Memorial Building @ Jim Barnett Park
Have you been thinking about a career change? Are you nearing graduation and not quite sure what you want to do, or what your next step should be? Are you a parent of a student[...]
6:00 pm Painting the Landscape with Oils... @ Art in the Valley
Painting the Landscape with Oils... @ Art in the Valley
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Painting the Landscape with Oils: Late Spring @ Art in the Valley
This class provides a hands-on experience for painting with oils. Students will focus on techniques for painting landscapes. Class meets once a week for five weeks. Students are recommended to bring their own reference photos[...]
6:30 pm Confederate Memorial Day ceremony @ Prospect Hill Cemetery's Soldiers Circle
Confederate Memorial Day ceremony @ Prospect Hill Cemetery's Soldiers Circle
May 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Confederate Memorial Day ceremony @ Prospect Hill Cemetery's Soldiers Circle
The Warren Rifles Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy will again lead the annual Confederate Memorial Day ceremony on the anniversary of the Battle of Front Royal. Where: at Prospect Hill Cemetery’s Soldiers[...]
6:30 pm Watercolor Basics @ Strokes of Creativity
Watercolor Basics @ Strokes of Creativity
May 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Watercolor Basics @ Strokes of Creativity
Watercolor Basics Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 9 PM Learn the basics of watercolor painting. This is a great follow-up class from the watercolor 101 class, learn about techniques and applying techniques[...]
May
25
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1:00 pm Meet the Author: Stephen Hudak @ Royal Oak Bookshop
Meet the Author: Stephen Hudak @ Royal Oak Bookshop
May 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meet the Author: Stephen Hudak @ Royal Oak Bookshop
Of Dreams and Leadership: Learning to lead and sharing along the way by local author, Stephen Hudak In this collection of essays, Stephen Hudak shares his thoughts on Leadership and Learning.
May
27
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10:00 am Design a chair for the SPCA CHAI... @ SPCA of Winchester, Frederick, and Clarke Counties
Design a chair for the SPCA CHAI... @ SPCA of Winchester, Frederick, and Clarke Counties
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Design a chair for the SPCA CHAIR-ity Brunch @ SPCA of Winchester, Frederick, and Clarke Counties
Calling all artists!! Design a chair for the SPCA CHAIR-ity Brunch and save homeless animals. Pick up a chair from the SPCA Thrift Shop, build a chair, up-cycle a chair, paint a chair, or upholster[...]
May
28
Tue
1:30 pm Watercolor Landscapes: In and Ou... @ Art in the Valley
Watercolor Landscapes: In and Ou... @ Art in the Valley
May 28 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Watercolor Landscapes: In and Out of the Studio @ Art in the Valley
This four week course will focus on learning basic skills to create watercolor landscape paintings: basic composition and use of color and value to create a sense of depth and distance. During the first class[...]
May
29
Wed
2:00 pm Introduction to Floral Painting ... @ Art in the Valley
Introduction to Floral Painting ... @ Art in the Valley
May 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Introduction to Floral Painting with Hillary White @ Art in the Valley
Learn to paint flowers in landscapes, vases, close up and loosely! Use your own acrylic paint, watercolor or colored pencils. You must have basic knowledge of your medium. Instructor: Hillary White, MAT, CDA Wednesday afternoons,[...]