Throughout October automotive repair shops across the country are looking to end breast cancer with a unique fundraising campaign.
During the Month of October, the Auto Care Clinic in Front Royal, VA and more than 100 other Independent Auto Repair Shops across the US are raising funds for a breast cancer vaccine as part of the Brakes for Breast fundraiser.
As part of the fundraiser, the auto repair facilities are giving away FREE (quality) brake pads or shoes. The customer simply pays the labor and any other ancillary parts necessary to complete the brake job and the shops then donate 10% of the brake job directly to Dr. Vincent Tuohy & the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Research Fund.
100% of what we donate goes directly to research!
2016 marks the sixth year for the Brakes For Breasts fundraiser.
- 2011 Our 1st year – 5 shops in Ohio raised $10,000
- 2012 Our 2nd year – 27 shops in 17 states raised $32,848
- 2013 Our 3rd year – 66 independent auto repair shops in 27 states raised $66,499
- 2014 Our 4th year – 143 independent auto repair shops in 29 states raised $115,236.53
- 2015 Our 5th year – 174 independent auto repair shops in 32 states raised $141,868
- 2016 Our 6th year – 131 independent auto repair shops in 35 states (most ever!) $125,867.37
This Brakes For Breasts fundraiser is different from any other breast cancer fundraising campaigns:
- Tuohy at the Cleveland Clinic has actually created a vaccine that has proved effective in laboratory animals in actually preventing breast cancer. Think about Polio, eradicated because of a vaccine, a distant memory for most generations. This is the same principle!
- After 14 long years Dr. Tuohy and his research team are just a year away from their first bedside trial.
- 100% of the proceeds from the ‘Brakes for Breasts’ fundraiser goes directly to the Cleveland Clinic for research on the Breast Cancer Vaccine.
- These are just “mom & pop” shops across the country, independent business owners that have joined hands for a great cause.
- The founder of this fundraiser is Leigh Anne Best, from Auto Care Clinic, of Medina, Ohio!
For more information about the Breast Cancer Vaccine and a list of participating shops go to www.brakesforbreasts.org, download our “Brakes for Breasts” app to your smart phone and like us on Facebook!
About The Auto Care Clinic:
The Auto Care Clinic is a locally-owned auto repair shop at 6768 Winchester Road in Front Royal, VA. Owners, Bill and Sandy Long, along with their team, are committed to high quality repairs and outstanding customer service. Contact the Auto Care Clinic, Inc. at (540) 635-BILL (2455) for more information, or visit our website at www.autocareclinic.biz.
About Dr. Tuohy:
Dr. Vincent Tuohy has spent the past 14 years working on a breast cancer vaccine that would both prevent the disease and keep it from recurring has secured enough funding to move the drug to clinical trials.
Dr. Tuohy is an immunologist at the Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute and will head up the company, called Shield Biotech, as the Chief Science Officer, Shield Biotech, so named because the vaccine it is developing will act as a defense against breast cancer, is a spinoff-company created by Cleveland Clinic Innovations, the commercialization arm of the hospital system.
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Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners Association to host annual GardenFest at Belle Grove Plantation
The Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners Association will hold its 16th annual GardenFest on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown, Virginia. The event will be from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and admission and parking are free. Tours of Belle Grove’s historic Manor House will be $5 for visitors 12 and older and offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Master Gardeners will also give free guided tours of Belle Grove’s Teaching Garden.
The key feature of Garden Fest is the Master Gardeners’ Plant Sale. This annual fundraiser supports all the educational programs offered by the Master Gardeners throughout the year. There will be more than 3,000 plants for sale, all at great prices, most $5 or less. Cash and credit cards are accepted. They will include Shenandoah Valley & Virginia native plants, plants for beneficial pollinators, unique trees and shrubs, some vegetables and herbs. Garden wagons will be available to transport purchased plants to vehicles and Master Gardeners will answer plant and gardening questions.
Throughout the day, a garden tool sharpening booth will be offered, and visitors may visit educational displays by Beekeepers of the Northern Shenandoah BONS, Front Royal Warren County Tree Stewards, North Mountain Wildlife Rescue, Valley Wildlife Care, Inc. of Virginia, and Virginia Master Naturalists-Shenandoah Chapter.
There will be garden and plant vendors Hill House Farm and Nursery, Native Perennials (KPhillips Enterprises), Seven Bends Nursery, Spring Thyme Nursery, and Poverty Ridge Greenhouse & Farm. Specialty vendors include Birdhouse Engineering, Carolyn G. Findler Art Studio, Claylick Brooms, Living in Abundance, My Glass Garden NoVa, and Olive Oil Soap Company. The Belle Grove Museum Shop located in the newly opened Beverley B. Shoemaker Welcome Center also has locally made items for sale. In addition, gently used gardening and household items will be for sale, at bargain prices at the “Second Hand Rose” area. The festival will also include great raffles that will be at the Master Gardener Information Booth.
Food and beverage vendors include 0-60 Energy Cafe, C & C Frozen Treats, and Frederick County 4-H Eggs n’ Ears.
This is a great family-friendly event, with a petting zoo, including therapy ponies, an alpaca, and farm animals like a donkey, goats, and chickens. Special kids activities will focus on worm appreciation and will feature how to make an earthworm observation jar—or wormery, (humane) worm races, worm stories, lessons about vermicomposting and making a worm bin, plus an opportunity to interview a worm! Kids can also sit for free face painting in the Gartenhaus Area.
For adults, there will be Gartenhaus workshops starting at 10 a.m. These are hands-on workshops where guests can make garden art, create pressed flower art, and make a Kokadama or a Tussie Mussie. There will be flower pounding on muslin and a table on Habitat Gardens where you can learn about native bees, pollinators and how to a make you garden eco-friendly.
New this year, attendees at the festival can meet and observe some very special law enforcement officers in action. At 10:00 a.m. Fire Marshall Lt. Billy Pifer of the Frederick County Fire & Rescue Department will execute a bomb explosives search demo with his K-9 partner Heide. At 12:30 p.m., Deputy Jason Walther of the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a narcotics “find” demo with his K-9 partner Heppy.
Also new this year, is a Bird House Decorating Contest. Prizes will be awarded in the categories of: Gourd birdhouses, Other Materials–Realistic House, and Other Materials–Fantastical Design for age groups of Adults (ages 16 and older), Children Aged 12 to 15, Children Ages Age 8 to 11, and Children Ages 4 to 7. There will also be special recognition for Community Choice (voted on by attendees), Best Use of Recycled Materials, Best Shenandoah Valley Theme, Best Gardening Theme, and Most Artistic. Entries may be constructed from scratch, or be store bought undecorated birdhouses that have been decorated at home and submitted. The “Other Materials” category can be any birdhouse-suitable material and may be new or reused/recycled. Entrants must decorate their own entries, though guardians may help children use tools. Entrants may enter as many birdhouses as they’d like, and each entry is $2, due at drop off. Entrants may elect to pre-register online at bit.ly/birdhouse-contest or they may bring registration form(s) at time of drop off which is 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. during GardenFest.
ABOUT NORTHERN SHENANDOAH VALLEY MASTER GARDENER ASSOCIATION (NSVMGA)
The Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association supports its members—Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers serving the counties of Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah, and Warren. VCE Master Gardener Volunteers are educators who work within their communities to encourage and promote environmentally sound horticulture practices through sustainable landscape management, education, and training. They continue their education each year to stay up to date on current issues and recommendations for home gardeners. Since 1993, they have coordinated educational events, projects, help desks and info booths, and gardening speakers throughout NSVMGA’s five-county area. They also teach horticulture to children, offering a Junior Master Gardener Program and offering a memorial scholarship each year to area high-school students. GardenFest is the major fundraiser for NSVMGA. More information is available at nsvmga.org or facebook.com/NSVMGA/.
ABOUT BELLE GROVE
Belle Grove Plantation is a non-profit historic house museum that is a National Trust for Historic Preservation site and a partner in Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park. Its grounds and gardens were designed and donated by The Garden Club of Virginia and are tended by dedicated volunteers with guidance from the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners. Belle Grove’s Teaching Garden contains useful and beautiful plants typical of those used by the Hite family in the early 19th century and it will be available for touring during GardenFest. Belle Grove is located off Route 11 at 336 Belle Grove Road south of Middletown, Virginia (exit 302 on I-81, one exit north of the I-66 interchange). More information is available at bellegrove.org or facebook.com/bellegrove/.
This week’s showtimes at Royal Cinemas as of May 23rd
Are you looking for the full movie-going experience without having to wait in the long lines that often accompany that experience? Then look no further because Royal Cinemas movie theatre is the answer. Get the whole gang together and enjoy a movie! Here is a list of this week’s showtimes at Royal Cinemas as of Thursday, May 23:
Ticket prices are as follows:
- Adult: $9
- Child (under 12): $6
- Military: $7
- Student (college): $7
- Senior: $7
- Matinees, All Seating: $6
Other movies coming soon to Royal Cinemas:
- “Godzilla: King of the Monsters”
- “The Secret Life of Pets 2”
- “Men In Black: International”
- “Toy Story 4”
Principle Approach: Equip our children to live in an ever-changing, unpredictable world
The Shenandoah Christian Alliance presented a presentation on Monday, May 20, 2019 with Dr. Max Lyons, Director of Teaching Services from The Foundation for American Christian Education (FACE) on the “Principle Approach” teaching methodology which results in students completing their 12th grade education with a strong academic foundation and a solid and decidedly Christian World View.
The Royal Examiner’s camera was there:
Dr. Max Lyons provided the following information:
Biblical-Classical Education, the Principle Approach, America’s historic method of Biblical reasoning, places the Truth of God’s Word at the heart of education in every subject.
From asserting God’s sovereignty in all of life, and acknowledging His Hand in historical and present human history, students reason by principles and leading ideas to internalize a Biblical worldview in producing their own learning.
Biblical-classical teaching and learning sees education differently. We see children differently as subjects of God’s Sovereignty in human life. Teaching and learning are formative of Biblical reasoning. The formation of wisdom is the fruit of the knowledge of truth. The Principle Approach provides the structure of truth that frames true education. Wisdom is the key and the Principle Approach method forms wisdom as children learn how to think and reason from a Biblical perspective in order to redirect their humanness towards God.
Biblical-classical education first rests upon seeing children as God sees them—of such is the Kingdom of heaven, created for His purpose, endowed with His image, and formed by their parents’ diligent attention to their education. The principle approach method builds two pillars upon the Christian view of the child:
1. the knowledge of providential history—God’s hand in human life and His sovereign will for their good—
2. the skill of reasoning from the bedrock principles of the natural and moral law that governs God’s universe and our individual lives
How does the Principle Approach see education?
True education is teaching and learning embedded in and flowing from the knowledge of God through His Word—as opposed to education based in man’s subjective and limited achievements.
Education comprehends all that series of instruction and discipline which is intended to enlighten the understanding, correct the temper, and form the manners and habits of youth, and fit them for usefulness in their future stations. To give children a good education in manners, arts and science, is important; to give them a religious education is indispensable; and an immense responsibility rests on parents and guardians who neglect these duties.
Webster’s’ 1828 Dictionary definition of education
How does the Principle Approach see the child differently from the way the world sees the child?
By regarding every individual child as a unique creation of God, endowed with His image, destined for immortality, and created with a special purpose in God’s grand design revealed when the absolute truths of God’s word are imbedded into the heart, soul and mind—the Christian idea of the child.
- The child is a unique creation of God (like no other one in the universe)
- Bearing God’s image (for His purposes)
- To be taught “when you rise up, walking in the way, lying down” (constantly, continually, unfailingly)
- From His Word (the only absolute, complete, infallible, unchangeable law of the universe)
- To enlighten the mind (bring light by which to see the world)
- Correct the temper (deal with the sin nature)
- Form the habits and manners (build the character)
- Fit for usefulness (bring to the fullest expression of his/her value in Christ)
How do we impart knowledge as subject to God’s sovereignty in human life?
God as the sovereign of the universe, creator, the source of all good and all knowledge, superintends the actions of men and nations, and has from Creation, according o his counsel with the intention of restoring man to his original blessedness and liberty to walk with God through Jesus Christ.
By requiring that all teaching and learning in every subject and in all of life be placed within the context of God’s sovereignty and superintendence—the magnificent, all-inspiring context of the Hand of God in human history— true Providential history, that begins with creation and moves through the millennia seeing the key links in the Chain of Christianity up to this very day.
What are the bedrock principles?
- The foundational, recurring principles that cement the Truths of God’s Word into the unmovable structure of God’s natural and moral law
- Providing the path of reasoning for all of life and learning (as opposed to reasoning from man’s limited, subjective wisdom that is blown about by every wind of doctrine or cultural trend)
- Requiring that education be based on the bedrock principles of Scripture as the foundation of every subject in the curriculum and the base of reason in all of life
To learn more about The Noah Plan Curriculum, which uses the Principle Approach, click here.
Children’s activities at Samuels Public Library for the month of June
These are the events taking place in the Youth Services Department of Samuels Public Library during the month of June. 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.
Saturday, June 1
- 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 May 1.
- 2:00 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. This month, Join Monica Farrall, Educational Outreach Coordinator, as she takes a short, fun look at 4 major personality categories which have an animal likeness: the lion, the otter, the golden retriever, and the beaver. Each animal has different temperaments and characteristics which make it special and unique; just like each of us. Come learn how a better understanding of personalities can strengthen our relationships with family and friends. Refreshments will be provided. For ages 12 and up. Registration begins May 1.
Tuesday, June 4
- 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 “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” 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. Windmill STEM is the topic of this week’s investigations. For ages 6 – 11. Registration begins May 4.
Wednesday, June 5 and Thursday, June 6
- 10:15 Toddler Story time.
- 11:00 Preschool Story time.
Big, Bigger, Biggest! We’ll have stories that illustrate comparisons, poems, and a fun craft! Siblings welcome.
Friday, June 7
Join us for a fun day of celebration as we begin our annual Summer Reading Club! Sign up for Summer Reading Club and take part in these great activities:
- 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. Buy a frozen treat from the C&C ice cream truck, featuring a new mystery flavor: It’s Showtime at Your Library!
- 10:00 -1:00 Get your face painted!
- 1:00 Local entertainer Kevin Owens will amaze children and adults with the variety and complexity of his balloon animal creations.
- 2:00 Larsen’s Amazing World of Reptiles. Children, teens, and adults will learn fun facts about reptiles, see them up close, and have a chance to hold or touch them.
Saturday, June 8
- 11:00 Aspiring Artists. Are you aged 7 and up? Do you enjoy art? If so, please join us for our children’s art class. Come create your own self-portrait in pastel! We will observe famous artists’ self-portraits such as Rembrandt, Renoir, Van Gogh, and Frida Kahlo and then draw our own original self-portraits. Registration begins May 8.
- 2:00 Game On! Sample games from our new video game collection and give us your recommendations for more titles at our Game On! program for teens! For ages 12-18. Registration begins May 8.
Tuesday, June 11
- 3:30 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 do some underwater explorations with our ocean zones theme! For ages 6 – 11. Registration begins May 11.
Wednesday, June 12 and Thursday, June 13
- 10:15 Toddler Story time.
- 11:00 Preschool Story time.
Trained animals and amazing tricks! It’s the circus! Join us for stories, songs, and a craft. Siblings welcome.
Wednesday, June 12
- 2:00 It’s Showtime at the Circus. Come enjoy “clowning around” and create your personal clown face, learn interesting circus fun facts, play games, and eat cotton candy! For ages 8-12. Registration begins May 12.
Friday, June 14
- 2:00 Wiggly Worms. Come on down and get your hands dirty! Pet some worms and then make a worm hotel for the library garden. Learn about the importance of worms to the health of the soil and farm crops. The worms will be our garden pets for the summer and will be fed every Monday and Friday at 2:00 P.M. Children are welcome to help. We thank Allyson Ponn of the Lord Fairfax Soil and Conservation District for making this program possible. Registration begins May 14. For ages 5 and up.
Monday, June 17
- 2:00 Monday Movie: The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. Love Legos? Come on in and watch The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. And if it inspires you to do some building, we’ll have some Legos on hand! For ages 5 and up. Registration begins May 17.
Tuesday, June 18
- 3:30 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 learn about animal cells. For ages 6 – 11. Registration begins May 18.
Wednesday, June 19 and Thursday, June 20
- 10:15 Toddler Story time.
- 11:00 Preschool Story time.
Let’s have some stories about squawky, gawky chickens! Come in for a fun craft and poems, too! Siblings welcome.
Wednesday, June 19
- 2:00 A Creative Space. Teens will learn about the more abstract side of art. In this class we’ll look at concepts and colors. What emotion does this artwork portray based on the predominant colors? How can simply applying a color over an image change the tone of it? For ages 12 and up. Registration begins May 19.
Saturday, June 22
- 11:00 Summer Fun! A Children’s Garden Program. Come create your own beautiful and original Garden Art Wind Chimes and enjoy homemade ice cream! Surprise flavors! For ages 6 and up. Registration begins May 22.
- 2:00 Chess and More. Meet other kids and teens who enjoy the challenge of a good chess or other board game. For ages 6 and up. Registration begins May 22.
Monday, June 24
- 2:00 Dragon Feathers Puppet Show. Dragon Feathers features a colorful, zany cast of talented dragons! They are silly, but never scary; foolish, but never frightening. Bring the whole family to this entertaining celebration of fun! Presented by Bob Brown Puppets.
Wednesday, June 26 and Thursday, June 27
- 10:15 Toddler Story time.
- 11:00 Preschool Story time.
What’s cooking? Come to story time for a taste of good books, songs, and a craft! Siblings welcome.
Friday, June 28
- 2:00 Song and Dance. It’s show time for children ages seven and up! Kids will get to dance to fun music, sing silly songs, learn a few easy rhythms, and dress up in crazy costumes. For ages 7 and up. Registration begins May 28.
Saturday, June 29
- 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!
The 2019 UPS-United Way Golf Tournament was a success!
On Saturday, May 18, the UPS-United Way Golf Tournament was held at the Front Royal Golf Club at 902 Country Club Road in Front Royal, VA. 40 players participated in this year’s tournament, with the top prize being awarded to the team consisting of Frank White, Jerry Wampler, Justin Kronk, and Brian Wilkins. The event raised $3,533.00 for the United Way of Front Royal-Warren County.
Many local businesses helped sponsor this year’s event: The Feltner Group Real Estate Company, Melting Pot Pizza, Shenandoah Valley Golf Club, Front Royal Golf Club, Henry’s Grocery, L ‘Dees Pancake House, Aire Serv, Edward Jones (Bret Hrbek), Clear Title & Escrow, Kelly Martin (ERA Realty), Joseph F. Silek, Jr., P.C., Warren Brown (ERA Realty), Bobby Rutherford (ERA Realty), City National Bank, No Doubt Accounting, MDUB Chauffer Services, United Bank, and CBM Mortgage.
The United Way of Front Royal-Warren County is a local, private, non-profit organization meeting local, Warren County needs. Since 1950, the United Way has been working tirelessly to see that our neighbors in Warren County have access to the human service resources so essential in any community. The organization raises money for local non-profit agencies, eliminates the expense of separate campaigns, saves time for both the contributor and the agencies, and best of all, has our neighbors deciding where the money raised will go.
Author Stephen Hudak at the Royal Oak Bookshop – Saturday, May 25th
Local author Stephen Hudak will be at the Royal Oak Bookshop on South Royal Avenue in Front Royal on May 25th from 1pm to 4pm.
“Writing non-fiction is tough. While nearly all writing contains a bit of the author, this collection of leadership and learning thoughts is all me. It does not represnet the options of anyone other than myself. There, it’s all out in the open. No animals of business-type folks were harmed in the creation”, says Stephen.
Stephen dropped by the Royal Examiner’s studio and spoke with publisher Mike McCool about his new book, “Of Dreams and Leadership: Learning to lead and sharing along the way”.