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All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast

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Come out this weekend to support the Front Royal Little League! They will be hosting an all-you-can-eat breakfast with fun for the whole family, including picture opportunities with Paw Patrol and Peppa Pig. For the adults, be sure to check out the crafters and vendors.

  • When: November 11th starting at 9am.
  • Location: Front Royal Volunteer Fire Department – 211 N Commerce Ave.
  • Call for your time slot: Charlene Thomas  703-409-5654
  • Menu: Scrambled eggs/Pancakes/Sausage gravy & biscuits/Juice/Milk/Coffee
  • Pictures: $5 – with Paw Patrol & Peppa Pig
  • Tickets: $10 Adults / $5 Veterans with ID / $5 Children 3-8
  • VENDORS & CRAFTERS
  • Please support the Front Royal Little League! Thank you!

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February events taking place in the Youth Services Department of Samuels Public Library

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Below are the events taking place in the Youth Department of Samuels Public Library during the month of February. More information about Samuels Library and the programs and services available can be found at www.samuelslibrary.net or by calling (540) 635-3153.


Wednesday, January 2 – Saturday, March 2.

  • Frosty the Snowman and the Magic of Reading Winter Reading Club. Experience the magic of books this winter! By reading library books each week, children and teens can earn free books and prizes. Come to the many special programs at the library to enjoy even more fun and magic! Thank you to the Rotary Club of Warren County for their sponsorship of Winter Reading Club.

Saturday, February 2

  • 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 January 2.
  • 2:00 Wildlife in Winter presented by Blue Ridge Wildlife Center. It’s that time of year to pull on hats, a warm winter coat, mittens and boots. Have you ever wondered what our wild friends do when the temperatures start to dip and winter weather sets in? Learn how animals migrate, hibernate and adapt to survive the harsh winter weather. Animal guests may include: Arctic fox, corn snake, big brown bat, red-faced screech owl, hawk, and raptor. For the whole family.

Tuesday, February 5

  • 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, “You Are My Valentine.” Meet with your baby up to two years of age. 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 investigations of STEM-related topics. We’ll be navigating with Maps, Old and New in this week’s club. For ages 6 – 11. Registration begins January 5.

Wednesday, February 6 & Thursday, February 7

  • 10:15 Toddler Story time.
  • 11:00 Preschool Story time.

“Let’s Build” will be the theme of our stories, songs, and crafts this week. Siblings welcome.


Wednesday, February 6

  • 4:00 Critical Thinking, Logic, and Reasoning. Join local educator Jane Clark for a 12-week class that will use lecture, discussion, quizzes, and games to develop critical thinking and evaluation skills. The class runs from January 9 – March 27. For ages 12-15. Registration begins December 9.

Saturday, February 9

  • 11:00 Discuss This. Are you inspired by good books, articles, movies, and art? Do you write, draw, or enjoy playing music? If so, join us as we discuss books and share our creations. This is a group for those who wish to talk seriously about a variety of topics. Refreshments will be provided. For ages 12 and up. Registration begins January 9.
  • 11:00 ScienceTellers. Science Tellers will present their Wild West show. Grab your spurs and journey with us to the Wild West, where a legendary bank-robbing outlaw is back in town, about to strike again! After the Sheriff mysteriously vanishes, two young kids saddle up to foil the great heist and put a rotten cowboy back behind bars! Science Tellers use awesome science experiments to bring key parts of the story to life. For the whole family.
  • 2:00 Dungeons & Dragons (Group A.) Hail and well met, Adventurers! A new program is taking place for teens 13+. Dungeons and Dragons is an interactive, imaginative game that stimulates the mind with critical thinking, problem solving, and quick wits. New to the game? No problem. Our Game Master is prepared to help all learn the game and provide an enjoyable experience for all. Space is limited, so join up while there’s still room on the list!

Tuesday, February 12

  • 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. This week, we’ll see who’s up for the bow and arrow challenge! For ages 6 – 11. Registration begins January 12.

Wednesday, February 13 & Thursday, February 14

  • 10:15 Toddler Story time.
  • 11:00 Preschool Story time.

Come in for some great stories, songs, and a craft while we say, “Be My Valentine!”


Wednesday, February 13

  • 4:00 Future Einsteins. Children ages 6-11 are invited to be a Future Einstein! Join us after school on Wednesday, February 13 at 4:00 P.M. for a time of learning, experiments, and fun with the STEM GEMS and others who love science! For ages 6 – 11. Registration begins January 13.
  • 4:00 Critical Thinking, Logic, and Reasoning. Join local educator Jane Clark for a 12-week class that will use lecture, discussion, quizzes, and games to develop critical thinking and evaluation skills. The class runs from January 9 – March 27. For ages 12-15. Registration begins December 9.

Saturday, February 16

  • 11:00 No Two Alike. We will highlight the life of Snowflake Bentley, who discovered the unique design of each snowflake, and affirm the uniqueness of each child. We will watch a short biographical film on the life of Snowflake Bentley, make a wintery craft, and enjoy a seasonal snack. For ages 7 and up. Registration begins January 16.
  • 2:00 Game On! Sample games from our new video game collection and give us your recommendations for more titles at our first Game On! program for teens! For ages 12-18. Registration begins January 16.

Tuesday, February 19

  • 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. It will be fun to guide the Sphero robots through the obstacle course using the app! For ages 6 – 11. Registration begins January 19.

Wednesday, February 20 & Thursday, February 21

  • 10:15 Toddler Story time.
  • 11:00 Preschool Story time.

George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson. The Childhood of Famous Americans will be the theme of our stories, songs and craft this week. Siblings welcome.


Wednesday, February 20

  • 4:00 Critical Thinking, Logic, and Reasoning. Join local educator Jane Clark for a 12-week class that will use lecture, discussion, quizzes, and games to develop critical thinking and evaluation skills. The class runs from January 9 – March 27. For ages 12-15. Registration begins December 9.

Saturday, February 23

  • 11:00 World of Lego. Children ages 5 and up are invited to explore all the amazing things you can do with Legos. We’ll have some winter-themed building projects this month. Registration begins January 23.
  • 2:00 Dungeons & Dragons (Group B.) Hail and well met, Adventurers! A new program is taking place for teens 13+. Dungeons and Dragons is an interactive, imaginative game that stimulates the mind with critical thinking, problem solving, and quick wits. New to the game? No problem. Our Game Master is prepared to help all learn the game and provide an enjoyable experience for all. Space is limited, so join up while there’s still room on the list!

Tuesday, February 26

  • 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 a heart! We will be learning about the circulatory system at this week’s club. For ages 6 – 11. Registration begins January 26.

Wednesday, February 27 & Thursday, February 28

  • 10:15 Toddler Story time.
  • 11:00 Preschool Story time.

Story-time doesn’t get bigger than this: Elephants! Hear the stories, sing the songs, and do a craft about these mighty creatures. Siblings welcome.


Wednesday, February 27

  • 4:00 Critical Thinking, Logic, and Reasoning. Join local educator Jane Clark for a 12-week class that will use lecture, discussion, quizzes, and games to develop critical thinking and evaluation skills. The class runs from January 9 – March 27. For ages 12-15. Registration begins December 9.
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The Community Foundation of the Northern Shenandoah Valley announce their 2018 Community Stars

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The Community Foundation of the Northern Shenandoah Valley honored Front Royal’s very own George McIntyre, Jr (owner of The Apple House) and Katie McIntyre Tewell (daughter of George and Karen), Thursday night during An Evening with our Community Stars. The night was filled with memories and testimonies of the McIntyre “family legacy of giving back.”


  • Host: Doug Stanley
  • Tributes:
    • Niki Foster Cales – Front Royal / Warren County Chamber of Commerce
    • Amber Mitchell – The Apple House
    • Beth Waller – Beth Medved Waller, KW Solutions Keller Williams Realty & What Matters
  • Video Tributes:
    • General “Mack” Hobgood
    • Kym Crump
    • Raleigh Kraft
  • Video created by: Jennifer Avery, Jenspiration LLC

Learn more about the Community Foundation of the Northern Shenandoah Valley: cfnsv.org

An Evening with our Community Stars. Photos / Jennifer Avery.

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LFCC Fauquier Campus invites public to MLK Day activities

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The college may be closed on Monday, Jan. 21, but at 5:30 p.m., LFCC’s Fauquier Campus will open the doors to the Rose Loeb Student Center to welcome those wishing to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Choir will perform spiritual and contemporary songs under the direction of the Rev. Lemuel Montgomery.

Fauquier County resident Earlene Morgan, the daughter of the Rev. Leamon W. White, pastor of Mt. Bethel Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. for 44 years, will deliver the keynote address. According to his obituary in the Washington Post, the Rev. White was instrumental in organizing the March on Washington.

His daughter is an attorney with the federal government, and was a Thurgood Marshall Scholar and won a Litigation Award while attaining her law degree from the David A. Clarke School of Law at the University of the District of Columbia. She has a master’s degree in religious education from and studied classical Hebrew and religion and society at Duke University.

Mrs. Morgan was an Army ROTC cadet while studying for her undergraduate degree at Emmanuel College in Boston. As an attorney, she has appeared in federal court and successfully written for a case before the Supreme Court. Before her law career, Mrs. Morgan taught classical Hebrew, language arts and history.

Light refreshments will follow the program. For more information, contact LFCC campus life and engagement specialist Chris Lambert at clambert@lfcc.edu, or (540) 351-1567.

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Winter Reading Club at Samuels Public Library

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Front Royal, VA — Samuels Public Library will once again hold a Winter Reading Club for area children and teens.  From January 2 – March 2, all area children are invited to join our Winter Reading Club.  The theme is, “Frosty the Snowman and the Magic of Reading.”  Registration begins January 2.  As well as receiving prizes for books read throughout this nine-week program, children and teens will have craft programs, an animal show, magic shows, and science programs.

“This year we have joined Mark Cuban’s Winter Reading Challenge through Beanstack, our progress tracking software,” said Youth Services Supervisor Michal Ashby.  “The Shark Tank personality will be donating $35,000 to be shared among the top participating libraries during the month of January, so we hope the library community will rally around us and meet the challenge by reading lots of books!”

“Studies have proven that there is a direct correlation between reading and higher grades in math and science,” Ashby continued, “So we are urging all children and teens to ‘read, read, read!’  Children that have not yet learned to read will benefit immensely from being read to.  Not only does this foster literacy, but creates a steadfast bond between parent and child.”

Samuels Library will provide a book bag filled with reading logs, stickers and other incentives to each child, featuring a snowman theme, and parents will be given literature to help promote literacy for their children.  As children complete their reading goals each week, they will be rewarded with free books and prizes.

The library is located at 330 East Criser Road in Front Royal.  Questions about Samuels Library and its programs can be answered by visiting www.samuelslibrary.net or by calling Michal Ashby at (540) 635-3153.

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WATCH: Skyline Chimers Christmas Concert 2018

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Photo and video by Mike McCool, Royal Examiner

On December 21, the Skyline Chimers held their annual Christmas Concert at the Front Royal United Methodist Church. The Chimers didn’t let their disabilities get in the way of performing to nearly a full house. Under the direction of Allyson Gillispie, the groups performance was amazing. The Christmas spirit and joy shows in their faces.

The Chimers include: Sam Adams, Hunter Celec, Elise Deardurff,, Chase Dove, Skyeann Dove, Chris Feehan, Izzy Kelly, Jonathan McGee, Morgan Miller, Kevin Olson, Carl Olson, Shannon Stewart and Thomas Jenkins.

A special thanks to all the volunteers that help make this concert such a success. Watch as she tells us more about the Chimers.

The Royal Examiner’s camera captured the event, so now watch and enjoy the concert.

After the concert we spoke with Allyson Gillispie.

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WATCH: American Legion Community Band 2018 Christmas Concert

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Photo and video by Mike McCool, Royal Examiner

The American Legion Community Band presented its annual Christmas Concert on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 7:30 pm in the R-MA Boggs Chapel in Front Royal.  It was a free concert although a love offering was collected totaling $785 for the local C-CAP charity. There was music to please everyone, including traditional carols, a beautiful chorale and light-hearted selections delighting kids and grown-ups alike. The Royal Examiner’s camera was there to capture the event.  Now take time, watch and welcome Christmas with the celebration of music presented by the American Legion Band.

The American Legion Community Band performs at a variety of concerts and community festivals throughout the year. All performances are free and open to the public. Their 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.

We spoke with the Conductors Ed Richards, Ron Dye and Kristen Fristoe after the concert.

Also there was a special guest in the audience. All he said was his name was “Nick”.

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