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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Town Tip Thursday – December 14th


Doug Stanley, County Administrator for Warren County, gives us an update on both the South Fork Bridge Project and the Morgan Ford Bridge Project.  As we all have notice, the double bridges are so close to completion!  Morgan Ford is moving right along and promises to allow higher clearance for canoeists.  The new construction and height will help prevent the bridge from flooding as often as well.  Watch video to learn more!

The Royal Examiner, your source for LOCAL news and events.

Interview with Beth Waller and Doug Stanley

What Matters Warren: Operation Warm is in full swing here in Warren County


Operation Warm is in full swing here in Warren County. Your $20 donation will bring brand new jackets to children who need help staying warm this winter.  The Front Royal Rotary Club has brought this program to the area and have collection boxes all around town.  They are working closely with Warren County Social Services to identify those kids who can benefit the most.  A thought to consider,  maybe this year have a few less presents under the tree and donate the extra money to Operation Warm for a few new jackets that can really make a difference.

Collection box locations: Royal Family Bowling Center | Royal Cinemas | Southern States | Rural King | Social Services | Government Center

To learn more about the program and its origin visit:  www.operationwarm.org

To stay connected and learn more about our local Rotary efforts visit: www.facebook.com/FrontRoyalRotary

Interview with Beth Waller, DeAnna Cheatham, Rick Novak and Doug Stanley

WATCH: Now ready to be dispersed into the community


This week, Linda Allen from the Center for Workforce Development housed in Brooklyn’s Marketplace and Kathy Leonard from Roth of FR stopped in the Buckton Presbyterian Church off Strasburg Road to pick up 25 cozy warm sleeping bags that were handmade with love.  Over the past year, a group of amazing women have been meeting and sewing these sleeping bags with the intention of sharing them with the homeless to help keep warm over the cold winter months.  We are so fortunate that we have organizations like the Center for Workforce Development and ROTH of FR who work directly with the homeless and do all they can to make a difference and make connections.

Please note: December 15th and 29th there will be a community breakfast, free of charge.  All are welcome. Good food and good company at the Cavalry Episcopal Church located at 132 N Royal Ave, Front Royal, VA.  Safe place to enjoy a hot meal, engage in conversation or just sit quietly in peace.

If you know of anyone who is in need, please don’t hesitate to contact either organization right away for help.

Linda Allen | 540-550-0110 |Center for Workforce Development | 206 East Main Street | Front Royal, VA | www.facebook.com/Center-for-Workforce-Development-Inc-1263716117045639/

Kathy Leonard |ROTH of FR:  www.facebook.com/ROTHofFR
Join the ROTH of FR group page: www.facebook.com/groups/ROTHofFR

*ROTH group page will keep you up to date on needs that people have out in the community.  You never know what you might have extra in your basement that someone else could really use.  Great way to know how to donate and support others!

To view the original story about the ladies who make the sleeping bags for the homeless, click here.

WATCH: Town Tip Thursday 12-7-2017


Meet Dr. Neema Tillery Moore, Chiropractor & Health Coach!  Two great programs to learn about.

During the holidays some of us have trouble with depression, stress, missing a loved one we have lost or difficult family members.  Dr. Neema and her co-host Charis Endonhofer have put together a FREE program to help bring HARMONY for the holidays!  To sign up for Harmony for the holidays: http://charisedenhofer.com/harmony Starts December 8th.

There will be a vision board workshop on January 14th at Open House on Main Street from 1pm-4pm hosted by Dr Neema.  What a great way to kick off the new year!  Vision boards help inspire and reveal your true life purpose.  More will be posted soon on this event.


Interview with Beth Waller and Dr. Neema Tillery Moore.

Main Street Window Report 12.06.2017


Be sure to check out the Christmas parade from December 2 on the Royal Examiner.  www.royalexaminer.com  Coming up on Thursday night at the Blue Ridge Arts Council, we have mixologists in action creating artistic cocktails and pairing food with beautiful art all around.  This weekend we have all you can eat pancakes with Santa, a bazaar and so much more. Check out the links and this video to learn more!

Thank you Tammy Ruggiero for being our guest this week.  Great job. 🙂

Christmas Bazaar, December 9, 2017, 8AM-3PM at the Front Royal Moose Lodge. Benefits the Front Royal Women of the Moose. Open to the public.
Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/frontroyal.mooselodge/

Blue Ridge Arts Council has challenged local amateur and professional mixologists to each select a holiday inspiration and create an artistic cocktail and food pairing in celebration of the happiest season of all! Attendees will sample 5 different pairings while enjoying beautiful art, lively conversation, and entertainment, all while raising funds for the programs of Blue Ridge Arts Council.
Thursday, December 7, 2017 | 5:30pm to 7:30pm  | $35 per person
Tickets can be purchased online at https://events.ticketprinting.com/event/25511
or by calling 540.635.9909.
Very limited number of tickets available at the door. Must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

Pancakes with Santa at the Front Royal Volunteer Fire Department
December 9 | 7am – 11am | 221 N Commerce Ave, Front Royal VA
Pictures with Santa too!

Expansion Grand Opening Party | Hosted by Brooklyn’s Marketplace
Saturday, Dec 9 at 10 AM – 8 PM | Brooklyns Marketplace  | 206 E Main St, Front Royal, Virginia 22630
Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/events/135238430513690/

2nd Annual Gingerbread House Contest | Public · Hosted by InfoTech Cell Phone & Computer Repair
Voting has begun.  Stop by and view the contestants in the window display and vote for your favorite.  Great prizes for the winners and a fun way to enjoy some holiday fun! The winner will be announced on December 16th.
Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/events/679635488895097/

Diaper Drive for YoungLives until December 18th YoungLives Warren County
Evening of December 18th will be a Donuts & Diapers event at Martin’s from 6-8pm to give out the diapers to the moms. Drop-off locations are:
Apple Valley Dental, Blue Ridge Hospice (all locations), Body Renew (all locations), Country Treasures, Daily Grind, Exit Premier Realty, Fitness Evolution, Grace Place, Happy Creek Coffee, Jack Evans Chevrolet, Marlow Motor Company, Marlow Heights Baptist Church, Northwestern Community Services, Performance Sport & Spine, Samuels Public Library, Shear Elegance Pet Boutique, Spelunkers, Sweet Frog, Tres’ Bella Day Spa and Boutique, Valley Health Rehab, Verizon Authorized Retailer – Cellular Sales, Virginia Hills Church & What Matters W2
Learn more: https://youtu.be/nE8_tKv1gTM or visit fb.me/YoungLivesWarrenCounty

Glory Bea – Selah Theatre ProJect in December Selah Theatre ProJect

Letter to Santa – Be sure to fill out your letter for Santa through the Rotary this year.

Doll House Raffle for the Warren County Humane Society. Buy your ticket today. Drawing is on December 15th. Humane Society of Warren County

Brought to you by Jen Avery and Tammy Ruggiero (Beth Waller is out of town this week)
A What Matters Initiative

Town Tip Thursday: Bea Sweet ‘n Sassy – Beautiful cookies and more!



Bea Sweet ‘n Sassy cookies will be sure to complete any special occasion.  Stop by City National Bank on Commerce Ave to see the Spotlight Business display and sample a cookie!  Tammy Carlyle has followed a demand that she discovered after making cute cookies for her granddaughter’s birthday party.

Watch this video to learn more! Exciting additions to her product line for the new year.

Tammy Carlyle | Bea Sweet ‘n Sassy | www.facebook.com/Beasweetnsassy | (540) 252-6812

Be sure to contact City National Bank to learn more about their Spotlight Business display that is available to all local small businesses.  In addition, during the month of December, there are opportunities to have your Shop Local material displayed around the bank.

600 N Commerce Ave | Front Royal, Virginia 22630 | (540) 635-4137

Front Royal Brewing Co update and views of progress inside


Let’s take a minute to meet the Barnharts and learn a little about who they are and how did the idea to purchase two buildings on Main Street come about….

The Barnharts have lived in Warren County for about 4 years now.  They are currently retired and were attracted to Warren County for its beauty, river, trails and historic Main Street.  They noticed, like many of us have, that Main Street is an underutilized asset.  Tim explains, one day they decided to be the people who finally step forward and invest in this beautiful street!

The synergy in all of the projects that the Barnharts are working on is just amazing.  In this video we will give you an update on the Front Royal Brewing Co, but also explain a bit about the “Base Camp” project.  This joint effort will be so helpful to hikers, rafters, climbers and outdoor adventurers providing a shower, lockers, washer/dryer and packing station.

**Reminder: Mountain Trails is now open for business!

Interview with Beth Waller and Tim & Kerry Barnhart

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on Main Street – Christkindlmkt Dec 1


Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  We have an exciting event coming up next weekend…Christkindlmkt is finally here.  It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on Main Street and in the evening on December 1st we will certainly be kicking off the count down in style with a Silent Monk performance and more.  We have several vendor fairs available for people to show off their trade and sell items for the holiday season.  In the theater line up for Selah, we can all be excited for Glory Bea.  Get your tickets!

Open Mic for a Cause was a big success!  Thank you to everyone who performed, organized and donated — and watch the video with interviews of a few homeless people in our community who we had the honor to spend time with and learn from.
Click here to see a video with clips from the night. 

Continuing the Conversation – December 2 Diversity & Equality
fb.me/ ContinuingConvo

Diaper Drive for YoungLives until December 18th
Evening of December 18th will be a Donuts & Diapers event at Martin’s from 6-8pm to give out the diapers to the moms.
Learn more: https://youtu.be/nE8_tKv1gTM or visit fb.me/YoungLivesWarrenCounty

Glory Bea – Selah Theatre ProJect in December

Letter to Santa – Be sure to fill out your letter for Santa through the Rotary this year.

Doll House Raffle for the Warren County Humane Society.  Buy your ticket today.  Drawing is on December 15th.

Christkindlmrkt – December 1 and 2 with 4pm parade on Saturday
See a full schedule: www.ckmfrontroyal.com

Town Tip Thursday -5K Match – What Matters W2 is going to Uganda


What Matters W2 would like to introduce a new match campaign!  We are launching this campaign as we announce our trip to Uganda next month.  Please watch this video to learn more.  This is just the beginning of the journey.  Much more to come.  We would like you to join us and learn along with us.  We all have different ways we can help, big or small.  It all counts.  We are going to find out what we can do during our trip and share.

Please visit GoFundMe campaign:

Learn more about Light Up Life Foundations:

Learn more about What Matters W2:

YoungLives Diaper Drive now – December 18th


Be on the lookout for Diaper Boxes!  YoungLives is an organization helping teen moms by empowering and equipping them with needed supplies and support.  Learn more on their facebookpage: fb.me/YoungLivesWarrenCounty.  There will be a Donuts & Diapers event at Martin’s Community Center form 6-8pm on December 18th to hand out diapers to the young moms who could use them during the holiday season when money is tight.

YoungLives Warren County – YoungLives is a ministry for teens who are pregnant or parenting. We offer support, hope and friendship during a difficult time.


Interview with Beth Waller, Misty Bordner and Delores Oates
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