Join us for the 2nd annual Peak Leaf Music & Brewers Festival! Come party on Saturday, October 19th, 2019, for a day of live music, local brews, local merchants, and local food trucks; all for a great cause!
- 10:30 AM – Main gate open for day parking.
- 11:00 AM – Festival site gate opens.
- 12:00 PM – Beer tasting begins. Merchants and food vendors open.
- 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM – Live Music – Justin Garber (Longmont, CO)
- 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM – Live Music – The Fly Birds (Winchester, VA)
- 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM – Live Music – The Plate Scrapers (Hagerstown, MD)
- 3:00 PM – Beer tasting ends.
- 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM – Live Music – The Dirty Grass Players (Baltimore, MD)
- 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM – Live Music – Folk Soul Revival (Bristol, VA)
- 8:00 PM – Event gate closes
Children under 12 – FREE!
- What is Peak Leaf Music & Brewers Festival?
PLMBF is a one day festival showcasing LIVE music, LOCAL brews, food, and merch, all for a great cause. PLMBF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and a portion of the proceeds will go towards providing schools meals for underserved students in Frederick County area.
- How can I participate?
I want to VEND! What can I do to be considered as a festival vendor? Email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Where is the PLMBF?
Corner of State Rt. 634 and Rt. 11, Middletown, VA 22645
From I-81: Head west on Reliance Rd. Turn right onto Route 11. Go 0.2 miles, turn left on State Route 634 (Cougill Rd). Festival is on your right.
- What do I get with my festival ticket?
Purchase your tickets here!
- What do I need to bring?
Your valid government issued picture ID will be checked at the gate. WE WILL NOT ISSUE REFUNDS IF YOU FORGET YOUR ID. Your wrist will be banded at the gate according to the type of ticket you have purchased. No beer will be given or sold to anyone without the correct type of wristband and tasting glass.
- What can I bring to PLMBF field?
You may bring the following items for your personal comfort:
- Lawn / camp chairs
- Cameras (Photograph, NOT video)
- Pop-up tents (must be securely staked into the ground and kept within the designated area)
- SEALED non alcoholic beverages ONLY.
- NO GLASS!
- What CAN’T I bring to PLMBF field?
- Pets other than service animals
- Firearms, Knives or any other weapons
- Glass Containers of any kind!!!!
- Mugs, Cups, Thermoses or any other open drinking vessel
- Outside food
- Any Alcoholic Beverages
- Will there be food vendors?
Yes. Check back closer to the date for the complete list.
- Where’s the smoking section?
PLMBF will have a designated smoking section. Please respect the farm and others by only smoking in the specified area.
Its FREE. On site. We strongly recommend all participants to have a designated driver with them. There is no charge to leave your vehicle overnight with us.
- What time should I show up?
Day parking opens at 10:30 AM. The festival field will open at 11:00 AM. Come early, scout your spot on the hillside and set up camp.
- When will beer be available to purchase?
A varying number and variety of craft beers will be on sale at 12:00 PM. Purchase your beer tickets from the PLMBF beer ticket tent, then redeem them at any brewery tent.
John Franklin Moser (1948 -2021)
John Franklin Moser, 72, of Middletown, Virginia, passed away on Saturday, July 31, 2021, at the Winchester Medical Center.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, August 6 at 11:00 a.m. at Maddox Funeral Home. Inurnment will be private.
Mr. Moser was born September 27, 1948, in Mt. Airy, North Carolina, son of Lucille Moser of Winchester and the late John Calvin Moser.
Surviving with his mother, are his wife, Valrie Hines Moser; one son, John Eric Moser and fiancée Jennifer Lynn Boyd of Winchester; two daughters, Michelle Henry of Middletown and Rebecca Robinson and husband Mike of Front Royal; one brother, Tommy Moser of Winchester; one sister, Angie Cather and husband Mike of Berryville; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank Five-Star Home Health Care for all of their help and support over the past year.
The family will receive friends on Friday, August 6 from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.maddoxfuneralhome.com
Donations may be made to the family c/o Maddox Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Front Royal, Virginia 22630.
Arrangements are being handled by Maddox Funeral Home, Front Royal.
Henry Clayton Corder, Jr. (1964 – 2021)
Henry Clayton Corder, Jr. 56, of Front Royal, Virginia, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 1, 2021, at his home.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, August 5 at 4:00 p.m. at Maddox Funeral Home with Sammy Campbell officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date.
Henry was born December 2, 1964, in Front Royal, son of the late Henry Clayton Corder, Sr. and Frances Henry Butts.
Surviving is his children, Kimberly Graham of Little River, South Carolina and Clayton Corder of Front Royal; one sister, Deborah Gue (Walter) of Front Royal; and four grandchildren, Nevah Lewis, Brayden Leo Corder, Trinity Lam, and Jeffrey Lam, Jr.
Henry was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Evelyn Showers.
Donations may be made to the family c/o Maddox Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Front Royal, Virginia 22630.
Supervisors traverse brief meeting agenda, get work session updates on AT Connector trail project, Public Works staffing plan
After a morning meeting comprised of four Outside Agency reports, approval of a 13-item Consent Agenda, supervisor and staff reports and adjournment to a Closed Session to discuss property acquisition, and an added item, an appointment to the Airport Commission, the Warren County Board of Supervisors convened to work session.
That August 3 work session focused on an update on plans surrounding the two-phased Appalachian Trail (AT) Connector project from Planning Director Joe Petty. A total remaining project cost of $3,028,142 was presented. Despite an 80% VDOT match of $527,088 on TAP Funding for the Phase 1 “Eastern Section”, leaving the 20% County TAP share at $131,772, Petty added the unhappy news that a remaining balance of $992,305 on the “Eastern Section Phase 1” was the County’s responsibility.
That, coupled with an as yet unapplied for TAP-funding assistance on Phase 2 “Western Section” projected cost of $2,084,294, accounted for the current County funding responsibility of just over $3 million.
Petty also reviewed design elements for a projected 5-foot AT connector trail along state roads that would transition between paved with varying levels of safety buffering from two feet to fenced separation and in some areas a boardwalk paralleling the roads. The planning director noted geographical challenges like rock outcroppings that present issues with the plan to develop the east-west sections AT Connector totally within the VDOT state road right of way.
County Administrator Ed Daley suggested the board explore options for use of its funding for related or nearby projects that might intersect with the AT project if delays or funding hurdles are encountered.
Following the AT Connector update, Public Works Director Mike Berry gave the board a status report on the development of an Assistant Public Works Director position not currently in the county staff roster. Berry pointed to a discussion with Deputy County Administrator Taryn Logan on the advisability of creating the backup of an assistant director position in public works. He noted most county departments have some sort of deputy administrator position.
Logan pointed to an excellent staff makeup in Public Works, but noted the added security of someone with the type of departmental overview assistant directors working at the director’s side can provide were the director to be absent for an extended period of time.
See Petty’s full PowerPoint presentation and related comments, along with the Deputy Public Works Director position discussion, in the County August 3rd work session video; as well as the outside agency and board reports in the County August 3rd meeting video.
Mexican Sweet Corn Salad
Inspired by Mexican elote, this corn salad makes great use of late summer sweet corn with tangy lime juice and flavorful poblano peppers. Add jalapeño peppers for extra spice or chipotle chili powder for a smoky kick.
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 ears fresh sweet corn, shucked with kernels removed (about 3 cups fresh kernels)
2 ounces crumbled cotija cheese
3 scallions, sliced (separate white bottoms from green tops)
1/2-cup freshly chopped cilantro leaves
1 large poblano pepper, seeded, stemmed and finely chopped
2 medium cloves of garlic, minced
2 tablespoons real mayonnaise
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
Chili powder or hot chili flakes to taste
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over high heat until shimmering, then add corn kernels and a pinch of salt. Toss the corn a couple of times and then cook until the corn is charred on one side, about two minutes. Stir and repeat until the corn is evenly charred, about eight to 10 minutes total. Halfway through the charring process, add the chopped poblano pepper and the white ends of the scallions.
When the corn is evenly charred and the pepper and scallions and pepper have softened, transfer the vegetable mixture to a large bowl and add the cheese, green scallion tops, cilantro, garlic, mayonnaise, lime juice, and chili powder. Toss to combine and add more lime juice or chili powder to taste. Serve warm.
Blue Ridge Wildlife Center Patient of the Week: Great Horned Owl
Possible West Nile Virus Case
We see many cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) each summer in corvids (crows/ravens) and raptors and this year is no exception. This Great Horned Owl was found unable to fly and was rescued by Kristi’s Caring Hands Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education, then brought to our hospital for evaluation. Given his mental status and signs, we suspect this may be due to WNV and diagnostics are currently pending.
Help out at home by removing standing water that accumulates in planters, pools, buckets, tires, etc. This is where mosquitoes lay eggs. Cover water storage containers (cisterns, rain barrels) so that mosquitoes cannot get in. Prevent bites by wearing long-sleeved clothing and using repellants when outdoors. Keep screens on doors/windows to prevent mosquitoes indoors.
WNV is just one of many diseases that mosquitoes can transmit to animals and people and lowering the prevalence helps us all!
While we wait for test results, this owl is receiving fluids and tube feedings as it is not yet stable enough to eat on its own. We are hopeful that this bird will recover, but WNV typically has a poor prognosis.
3 ways kids can brush up on their skills before school starts
If your children’s reading and math skills tend to get a little rusty over the summer, they’re not alone. Here are three ways to help kids refresh their memory and start the new school year with confidence.
1. Review their notes. While not the most exciting assignment, flipping through notes and worksheets from the previous school year can be an effective way to remind kids of what they learned. Pay close attention to concepts they struggled with.
2. Test their knowledge online. There are numerous kid-friendly websites that feature games and exercises to help young students refresh their memory in subjects like math, history, and science. Exploring these websites may get your kids excited about learning again.
3. Stock up on books. If your children haven’t done much reading during the summer, get them back into the habit by heading to your local library or bookstore. From novels to biographies and comics to non-fiction books, there’s something for every interest.
Additionally, there are plenty of ways to review your children’s knowledge in your daily life. For example, put their math and reading skills to the test in the kitchen by following a recipe. Remember, learning is more enjoyable for kids when they’re having fun.