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Akeelah and the Bee

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Selah Theatre Project
When:
February 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2019-02-15T19:00:00-05:00
2019-02-15T21:00:00-05:00
Where:
Selah Theatre
400-B Kendrick Lane | Front Royal
VA 22630
Contact:
Selah Theatre Project
540-428-4445

Selah Theatre Project is proud to present AKEELAH & THE BEE on February 15-17 & 22-24, 2019. Featuring a diverse cast of adult and young actors, Akeelah and the Bee is sure to be a family favorite. Get your tickets soon, as we predict this show will sell OUT.

WHAT:

  • Akeelah and the Bee
    • Based on the screenplay by Doug Atchison
    • Adapted for the stage by Cheryl L. West
    • Directed by LaTasha Do’zia-Earley

WHERE:

  • Selah Theatre Project
    • 400-B Kendrick Lane | Front Royal, VA 22630

PERFORMANCES:

  • February 15, 16, 22, 23 @ 7pm
  • February 17, 24 @ 3pm

TICKETS:

  • Online:
    • General: $13
    • Students/Seniors: $10
  • At The Door:
    • General: $15
    • Students/Seniors: $12

WEB ADDRESS:

About Akeelah and the Bee:

  • Akeelah has a crazy passion for words: the more abstruse and labyrinthine, the better. But this gift is almost overwhelmed by the challenge of her daily life in a tough, Chicago neighborhood. Akeelah’s aptitude earns her a spot in the National Spelling Bee, which inspires the people in her neighborhood with her courage and tenacity.

About Selah Theatre Project:

  • Selah Theatre Project is Front Royal’s Community Theatre. We are dedicated to producing thought provoking, high quality theatre for audiences of all ages. We offer affordable classes that encourage community members, ages three through adult, to embrace the dramatic arts as an adventure of daily living. For more information about Selah, please visit www.selahtheatreproject.org.

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Watch: 44th Military School Band & Festival Concert

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When:
February 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2019-02-15T19:00:00-05:00
2019-02-15T21:00:00-05:00
Where:
Selah Theatre
400-B Kendrick Lane | Front Royal
VA 22630
Contact:
Selah Theatre Project
540-428-4445

On February 23, 2020, the 44th Annual Military School Band and Choir Festival performed their culminating concert in the Melton Gymnasium on the R-MA campus.

The students have spent hours in clinics and rehearsing to bring this concert together. The Festival Concert Band Conductor was Lieutenant (junior grade) Joel Thiesfeldt of the U.S. Navy and the Festival Choir Conductor was Master Sergeant Kerry Wilkerson, USA, Retired.

The festival brought together the top musicians from eight military schools and colleges across the country, including bandsmen and singers from Army & Navy Academy in Carlsbad, CA; Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, VA; Marine Military Academy in Harlingen, TX; Missouri Military Academy in Mexico, MO; New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM; Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal, VA; Saint John’s Northwestern Military Academy in Delafield, WI; and the U. S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT.

Watch and enjoy this exclusive Royal Examiner video.

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Legislative Update

Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline – February 23, 2020

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When:
February 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2019-02-15T19:00:00-05:00
2019-02-15T21:00:00-05:00
Where:
Selah Theatre
400-B Kendrick Lane | Front Royal
VA 22630
Contact:
Selah Theatre Project
540-428-4445

It was great to be home in the Sixth District this week and have the chance to meet with constituents, students, business leaders, and healthcare professionals. I always enjoy District Work Periods because they not only mean a break from “the swamp,” but they give me a better understanding of the needs of those I serve in Congress.

Out and About in the Sixth District

Rep. Ben Cline cuts the ribbon at the Lawrence Companies new CASE dealership in Botetourt County, Virginia.

Lawrence Companies:
Since its founding 88 years ago in Roanoke, Lawrence Companies has expanded throughout the Sixth District, including locations in Lynchburg and Waynesboro. An employee-owned business, Lawrence Companies focuses on Moving and Storage, Truckload and Flatbed Freight, and Truck Service Bodies. This week, I was pleased to join Lawrence Equipment as they cut the ribbon on their CASE dealership in Botetourt County. This new endeavor highlights the opportunity for growth that is possible when Washington gets out of the way of businesses and does not tie their hands with burdensome regulations.

Rep. Ben Cline tours the Pathology Consultants of Central Virginia at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital.

Pathology Consultants of Central Virginia:
Laboratory medicine is a vital component in ensuring patients receive the highest level of care. The research that occurs in labs across this country is responsible for the medical innovation that saves lives around the world. This week, I enjoyed the opportunity to tour Pathology Consultants of Central Virginia at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. In addition to learning about their exciting work, we also discussed legislation relating to gene patenting and potential revisions to the Evaluation and Management code set by the Department of Health and Human Services. Congress must look at ways to better support laboratory medicine as we seek to curb new and evolving diseases.

Rep. Ben Cline meets with the civics and government classes at Lucy Addison Middle School in Roanoke.

Meeting with Students:
Since taking office, I have made it a priority to engage with students from across the District. This week, I had the pleasure of meeting with civics and government classes at Lucy Addison Middle School in Roanoke. These bright individuals represent the future of our nation, and it was great to see the passion they have for the issues at such a young age.

Rep. Ben Clines holds his 25th town hall in Lexington.

Lexington Town Hall:
This past Tuesday, I held my 25th town hall since being elected. I enjoyed the opportunity to engage with the residents of Lexington in a dialogue about important issues in the Sixth District of Virginia. In a time in which partisan polarization often imperils the legislative process, I enjoyed discussing my efforts to reach across the aisle and my commitment to bipartisan cooperation. A primary responsibility of mine as a Representative is to listen to my constituents, and town halls like these allow me to engage with residents directly and take their views to Washington. In addition to in-person town halls like these, I will also be hosting a series of telephone town halls in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more details.

Rep. Ben Cline sits down with ABC13 and WFXR Fox to discuss a variety of issues affecting Sixth District communities. Click to watch the interview.

In the News:
This week, I enjoyed sitting down with ABC13 and WFXR Fox to discuss a variety of issues affecting Sixth District communities. Aside from state and local issues like recent gun control legislation in Richmond, ensuring access to clean drinking water, and Vexit, we also addressed several topics being debated at the Federal level. One issue I am confident that Congress can come together on is a comprehensive infrastructure package. Investing in our highways like I-81, railways, and ports is critical for businesses to continue thriving and keeping our country competitive. We also chatted about the need to strengthen our border security and asylum laws to ensure that the system in place works to protect those who truly need it. Further, I was pleased to talk about a bill I recently introduced in the House, the Danger Pay for U.S. Marshals Act. To learn more about my views on some of these issues, I encourage you to watch the interview.

hank you for the opportunity to serve as your Congressman. If my office can ever be of assistance, please contact my Washington office at (202) 225-5431.

For the latest updates from Washington, please follow my social media accounts: FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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Military schools from around nation gather at Randolph-Macon Academy for Drum Major Competition

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When:
February 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2019-02-15T19:00:00-05:00
2019-02-15T21:00:00-05:00
Where:
Selah Theatre
400-B Kendrick Lane | Front Royal
VA 22630
Contact:
Selah Theatre Project
540-428-4445

On February 21-23, 2020, Randolph-Macon Academy hosted the 44th Military School Band & Chorus Festival.  The annual Military School Band & Choir Festival is a three-day clinic for the top musicians from military secondary schools and colleges from across the nation.

Growing from its roots as a festival attended only by bandsmen from the military schools located in Virginia, The Military School Band & Choir Festival has grown into a national event, drawing schools and colleges from across the United States. This year’s festival roster includes more than 100 cadets and bandmasters, choir directors and chaperones from eight military academies.  This year’s festival participants are from schools in California, New Mexico, Wisconsin, Missouri, Texas, Connecticut, and Virginia.

Each festival is structured to include a festival concert band conducted by a noted current, or former, military conductor, and a drum major clinic instructed by an active duty military drum major. A recent addition, now in its third consecutive year, is a festival choir conducted by a noted military choral conductor.

The drum major competition was held on February 22nd in the Melton Gymnasium on the R-MA campus. This was an opportunity for the drum majors to show off what they had learned in the clinics and compete for the Gold Medal: Outstanding Drum Major.

Watch the competition on the exclusive Royal Examiner video and an interview with Senior Chief Musician Michael Bayes from the U.S Navy Band. MUCS Bayes is also the drum major for the Navy Band and conducted the clinic.


Drum Majors and links to the participating schools:

James BongardU. S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT

Jonathan KattnigU. S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT

Gavin McGaheyU. S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT

Dylan DeVineyMarine Military Academy, Harlingen, TX

Tristyn GavulicHargrave Military Academy, Chatham, VA

Liam GriffinSaint John’s Northwestern Military Academy, Delafield, WI

Devonte KnightMissouri Military Academy, Mexico, MO

Diego LopezMissouri Military Academy, Mexico, MO

Yuqi LiuArmy & Navy Academy, Carlsbad, CA

DonDiego RainsNew Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, NM

Barry ZhuRandolph-Macon Academy, Front Royal, VA

Austin JohnsonRandolph-Macon Academy, Front Royal, VA

Sean LoeberRandolph-Macon Academy, Front Royal, VA

Jacob GehlyRandolph-Macon Academy, Front Royal, VA

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Should I worry about my dog throwing up?

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February 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2019-02-15T19:00:00-05:00
2019-02-15T21:00:00-05:00
Where:
Selah Theatre
400-B Kendrick Lane | Front Royal
VA 22630
Contact:
Selah Theatre Project
540-428-4445

Like people, dogs may throw up from time to time. Usually, this isn’t cause for concern, but it can sometimes be a sign of a bigger problem. Here’s what dog owners should know.

Vomiting vs. regurgitation
It’s important not to confuse vomiting with regurgitation. Regurgitation involves undigested food coming up easily from the esophagus. This is often caused by eating or drinking too fast and isn’t usually anything to worry about.

Preceding indicators
Vomiting is typically preceded by drooling, shivering or swallowing excessively. The dog’s abdomen will also visibly heave repeatedly before they throw up. It’s most often caused by something they ate, but could also be due to motion sickness, stress or illness.

Signs of a health problem
In general, there’s no cause for concern if your dog throws up. However, the following may indicate a larger problem:

• The vomiting is accompanied by other symptoms, such as pale gums, lethargy, decreased appetite or sudden weight loss.
• You suspect the dog ate something toxic.
• The dog vomits more than twice a month.
• The vomit contains blood or a substance that looks like coffee grounds.

If you’re in doubt about your dog’s well-being, be sure to call a veterinarian. They’ll be able to answer your questions and provide you with a treatment plan if needed.

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Why should I have my pet neutered or spayed?

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February 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2019-02-15T19:00:00-05:00
2019-02-15T21:00:00-05:00
Where:
Selah Theatre
400-B Kendrick Lane | Front Royal
VA 22630
Contact:
Selah Theatre Project
540-428-4445

The first goal of neutering and spaying is to prevent your pet from reproducing. However, it’s also beneficial for medical reasons. Females spayed before their first heat are less likely to suffer from mammary tumors, while males neutered before puberty are less likely to develop prostate problems as they age. Veterinarians recommend having your cat or dog sterilized when they are about five or six months old.

Sterilizing also helps prevent diseases of the uterus and ovaries as well as “phantom pregnancy” lactations in females. In males, it can prevent testicular tumors and anal growths related to hormones. The surgery also reduces or eliminates behaviors influenced by the reproductive hormones, such as the marking of territory and running away to mate; this, in turn, results in fewer fights and accidents. Last but not least, sterilizing your four-legged friend also helps reduce the problem of pet overpopulation. Feel free to ask your veterinarian for more information.

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4 renovations that’ll make it harder to sell your home

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February 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2019-02-15T19:00:00-05:00
2019-02-15T21:00:00-05:00
Where:
Selah Theatre
400-B Kendrick Lane | Front Royal
VA 22630
Contact:
Selah Theatre Project
540-428-4445

Not every renovation is going to make your house attractive to buyers. Here are four types of home improvements that may be detrimental.

1. Pool installation
Unless you live in an area where pools are expected, adding one won’t do much to increase the value of your home. In addition, many buyers are put off by the required maintenance and additional insurance costs that come with owning a property with a pool.

2. Room conversions
The number of bedrooms in a home is an almost universal consideration for buyers. Converting one into a gym or home office, especially if it entails removing closets and storage space, is likely to make your home a lot less attractive.

3. Wall-to-wall carpeting
If you’re going to replace the flooring, it’s best to choose a material that’s likely to increase the value of your home, like hardwood or something similar. Typically, carpeting isn’t a very popular feature among modern home buyers.

4. Excessive upgrades
Any major renovation that bumps up your home’s worth to more than a quarter of its original value is likely to result in your home being priced out of the market. This happens when the home’s value ends up being too high for the area, which in turn makes it less attractive to buyers.

Resale value shouldn’t be the only criterion when deciding what to renovate, but it’s definitely something to keep in mind.

Did you know?
Most municipalities require you to obtain a permit before doing any kind of major renovation. This legality ensures that the new construction will be up to code.

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In conjunction with “Love Your Library Month,” Samuels Public Library will hold its first “Day of Giving” on Thursday, February 27, 2020. Thanks to an anonymous donor, all donations made in-person at the Library or[...]
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Toddler and Preschool Story Time @ Samuels Public Library
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