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Combined Community Band Concert

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July 19, 2022 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
2022-07-19T19:30:00-04:00
2022-07-19T21:00:00-04:00
Where:
Armstrong Auditorium at Shenandoah University
702 University Dr.
Winchester VA 22601
Cost:
Free
Contact:
American Legion Community Band
703-851-1683

Front Royal American Legion Community Band and Clarke County Community Band combine to present a FREE concert.

Tuesday evening, July 19, 7:30pm, in Armstrong Auditorium at Shenandoah University in Winchester.

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VDOT: Warren County Traffic alert for June 12 – 16, 2023

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July 19, 2022 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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2022-07-19T21:00:00-04:00
Where:
Armstrong Auditorium at Shenandoah University
702 University Dr.
Winchester VA 22601
Cost:
Free
Contact:
American Legion Community Band
703-851-1683

The following is a list of highway work that may affect traffic in Warren County during the coming weeks. Scheduled work is subject to change due to inclement weather and material supplies. Motorists are advised to watch for slow-moving tractors during mowing operations. When traveling through a work zone, be alert to periodic changes in traffic patterns and lane closures.

*NEW* or *UPDATE* indicates a new or revised entry since last week’s report.

INTERSTATE 66

*NEW* Mile marker 9 to 8, westbound – Right shoulder closures for sign work, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  


INTERSTATE 81

Mile marker 299 to 300, northbound and southbound – Overnight single lane closures for equipment moving and bridge removal work, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. through night of August 3. 


PRIMARY ROADS

*NEW* Route 55 (John Marshall Highway) – Eastbound and westbound overnight mobile lane closures between Front Royal town limits and Fauquier County line for pavement marking operations, June 8 – 11 nights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

*NEW* Route 55 (Strasburg Road) – Eastbound and westbound overnight mobile lane closures between Front Royal town limits and Shenandoah County line for pavement marking operations, Sunday and Monday nights (June 11 – 12) from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

*NEW* Route 340 (Stonewall Jackson Highway) – Northbound and southbound overnight mobile lane closures between Page County line and Front Royal town limits for pavement marking operations, Sunday and Monday nights (June 11 – 12) from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Route 522 (Winchester Road/Remount Road) – Northbound and southbound overnight mobile lane closures between Clarke County and Rappahannock County lines for pavement marking operations, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. through Sunday night (June 11). 


SECONDARY ROADS

Route 638 (Freezeland Road) – Flagger traffic control between FR-283 (Appalachian Lane/Crimson Lane) and Route 55 (John Marshall Highway) for inspection of the I-66 overpass bridge, Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Vegetation management may take place district-wide on various routes. Motorists are reminded to use extreme caution when traveling through work zones.

Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at www.511Virginia.org.

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The Cracked Acorn: Final Plans

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July 19, 2022 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
2022-07-19T19:30:00-04:00
2022-07-19T21:00:00-04:00
Where:
Armstrong Auditorium at Shenandoah University
702 University Dr.
Winchester VA 22601
Cost:
Free
Contact:
American Legion Community Band
703-851-1683

 

 

For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. * (Romans 10:13)

I love insurance. Days may go by, but eventually, we get an advertisement from Mutual of Omaha, or it could be others, by the hundreds, in the vast regions of the USA.

Life insurance is misnamed; it should be called death insurance, but then who would want to buy it? I have never known an agent that would tell me I had enough. All the TV murder mysteries have lived on plots in that someone was “bumped off” so that the villain would reap millions from a Life Insurance policy.

I don’t think that now in this modern age, there is not one person ‘born of woman’ (Job 14:1) without insurance. You must be some kind of a nut if you dare venture out into the public without coverage or additional coverage or supplemental coverage that covers all other coverages just in case all those companies could go bankrupt.

Space here does not allow me to list all the insurance offerings in the real world. Many of us, I sincerely hope, will not need it all, but there is a warm and fuzzy feeling that comes from knowing that you would be covered in case a rock fell from the sky or someone slipped and fell in your driveway.

What about heavenly insurance?

I have heard this, also called ‘pie in the sky.’ Revelation 21:21 – And the street of that city was paved with pure gold.

If you are like me, I am leery about someone offering me ‘free’ products or services. Just give me your name and address, and good things will happen.

Yes! Good things may happen, and I pray there are many good things out there.

“*…saved.”, from what?, could be the answer to this week’s ACORN

Years ago, I presented a short sermon, “Lessons Learned. too late!”

This covered 3 basic points: 1) Eternity, the vast ocean of unlimited time, 2) The Plan, and  3) Judgement.

Our society does not like to remind us that one day we will be sent from here to eternity in the blink of an eye or heartbeat.

The Plan by God is that He has sent His Son, who has told us what we must do to be citizens of a great heavenly Kingdom.

There will be a judgment for all of us that have lived on the earth.

Assignment: Open any BIBLE, and it will point to our short life here; it will easily show the Plan, and to the quick point…it will show the results of what our life will mean in the Judgement.


Lawyer to the Judge. “I wish to appeal my client’s case on the basis of newly discovered evidence.” Judge: “And what is the nature of the new evidence?” Lawyer: “Judge, I discovered that my client still has $500 left.”

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Warren County to commemorate Revolutionary War hero Dr. Joseph Warren

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July 19, 2022 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
2022-07-19T19:30:00-04:00
2022-07-19T21:00:00-04:00
Where:
Armstrong Auditorium at Shenandoah University
702 University Dr.
Winchester VA 22601
Cost:
Free
Contact:
American Legion Community Band
703-851-1683

On June 12, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., Warren County will pause to remember one of its namesakes and a hero of the Revolutionary War, Dr. Joseph Warren. The county is set to host a commemorative event at the Administrative Building, reflecting on the contribution and sacrifice of this esteemed figure.

The ceremony will include a keynote speech by Larry Johnson, followed by wreath presentations and a musket salute. As a symbol of respect, the county flags will be lowered to half-staff following the salute. The event will begin indoors in the conference room and will then proceed outside for the musket salute.

Dr. Joseph Warren, a physician by profession, played a significant role in the early stages of the American Revolutionary War. Known for his speeches that fostered a spirit of rebellion against British rule, Warren was also a key figure in organizing the intelligence network known as the Sons of Liberty. He died a martyr’s death in the Battle of Bunker Hill, leaving an indelible mark on the country’s journey towards independence.

Warren County, named in his honor, continues to celebrate his legacy and contribution to the American Revolutionary War. This commemorative event reflects the county’s commitment to remembering the figures who shaped its historical and cultural landscape.

The Warren County Administrative Building, located at 220 N. Commerce Avenue, Front Royal, VA 22630, is the venue for this respectful tribute. The event is a testament to Warren County’s rich history and enduring respect for its namesake.

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Grand opening & ribbon cutting at Melissa Ichiuji Gallery on Main Street

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July 19, 2022 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
2022-07-19T19:30:00-04:00
2022-07-19T21:00:00-04:00
Where:
Armstrong Auditorium at Shenandoah University
702 University Dr.
Winchester VA 22601
Cost:
Free
Contact:
American Legion Community Band
703-851-1683

In the heart of Front Royal, a new creative hub is blossoming. Melissa Ichiuji, an artist who has captivated audiences worldwide with her bold and provocative works, has set up her studio gallery on Main Street, bringing her global artistic vision to the local community.

Nike Foster Cales of the Front Royal/Warren County Chamber of Commerce, along with Mayor Lori Cockrell and Board of Supervisor Walt Mabe, welcomed Melissa Ichiuji to the community. The artist’s studio gallery at 223 E. Main Street will be open to the public every Friday and Saturday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.

In the aftermath of the COVID pandemic, Ichiuji found herself more drawn to nature and her local community. Having exhibited her art globally, this Front Royal-based artist felt the urge to concentrate her energies locally. The opening of her gallery embodies this mission, offering locals a taste of her bold, playful, and powerful sculptures and paintings.

Ichiuji’s work, frequently imbued with metaphors, sexual puns, and explorations of transcendence, psychological tension, and metamorphosis, has been exhibited in prestigious museums and galleries in Paris, Brussels, Munich, Berlin, New York City, and Washington, D.C. Her fearless creativity incorporates diverse materials like welded steel, ceramics, textiles, and found objects, thereby allowing her to express meaning through form, color, and texture.

The gallery serves as a platform for Ichiuji to showcase her works and provides an innovative hub for other creatives to share their passions and talents through exhibits, concerts, lectures, and classes. This new addition to Front Royal aims to foster a thriving community of creators.

With her studio gallery, Melissa Ichiuji invites the public to experience her artwork firsthand, offering private viewings by appointment for a more intimate and personalized experience. This new artistic hub is a welcome addition to Front Royal’s cultural scene, promising to be as captivating as the artwork it houses. For more information, visit the Melissa Ichiuji Studio Gallery website at www.melissaichiuji.com.

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Front Royal Cardinals vs. Strasburg Express – June 10th

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July 19, 2022 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
2022-07-19T19:30:00-04:00
2022-07-19T21:00:00-04:00
Where:
Armstrong Auditorium at Shenandoah University
702 University Dr.
Winchester VA 22601
Cost:
Free
Contact:
American Legion Community Band
703-851-1683

Saturday, June 10, 2023 – Front Royal Cardinals vs. Strasburg Express. All home games are live-streamed on the Royal Examiner, starting at 6:45 pm on game night.

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NFL Veterans Early, Pierce, Moseley bring gridiron wisdom to Warren County Sheriff’s Football Camp

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July 19, 2022 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
2022-07-19T19:30:00-04:00
2022-07-19T21:00:00-04:00
Where:
Armstrong Auditorium at Shenandoah University
702 University Dr.
Winchester VA 22601
Cost:
Free
Contact:
American Legion Community Band
703-851-1683

Football’s enduring appeal and its ability to unite communities took center stage on June 10th, 2023, as the Warren County Sheriff’s Office hosted the third annual football camp. Free for all participants, this event underlined the office’s commitment to bolstering community relations and personal development through sport. The camaraderie was palpable at the DSS Complex football field, the chosen venue for this grand display of unity and athleticism.

As the day began, a sense of shared excitement was felt across Warren County. Sheriff Mark Butler, an ardent advocate for community integration, had teased the event in a Town Talk earlier. The camp aimed to engage local youth, ages 11 to 17, in a day of football-driven fun, skill-building, and mutual support. The spirit of community radiated from the DSS Complex field, flanked by eager participants and their families.

As Mark Mosley watches, Kurt Pierce thinks he can take on Kayla Sakyi, Running Back for the Washington Divas.

… and he’s down.

The event boasted an array of accomplished coaches, including Skyline HS Coach Chris Wigington, WCHS Coaches Josh Breeden, and Ben Werner, alongside Austin Butler, Josh Butler, Gage Steele, Michael Early, Kurk Pierce, and Mark Moseley. The seasoned mentors put their knowledge and experience at the disposal of the young participants, shaping the day into an exciting exploration of football skills and teamwork.

Adding to the day’s fervor was the presence of esteemed members from the DC Divas, a top-tier women’s professional football team based in Washington, D.C. Their participation lent a professional touch to the event and inspired the young footballers with their expertise and zeal.

The WCSO Football Camp was not just about perfecting the spiral throw or the 40-yard dash. Sheriff Mark Butler and his team were resolute in using the camp as a vessel to promote community bonds, a core element in ensuring a safe and thriving environment. The spirit of camaraderie echoed across the football field as the participants worked, learned, and celebrated together.

The day also featured a silent auction, a thoughtful initiative to raise funds for local charities. This initiative further underlined the camp’s commitment to the community, a testament to the Sheriff’s office’s dedication to strengthening Warren County beyond the boundaries of law enforcement.

Participants left with more than newly acquired football skills and community bonds. Each received a commemorative t-shirt, symbolizing their participation in this unity-building event, and enjoyed a delectable lunch provided by Will Bryant from So Mote it Beef BBQ.

The WCSO Football Camp is a testament to how law enforcement agencies can engage with their communities beyond their traditional roles. Sheriff Mark Butler and the Warren County Sheriff’s Office demonstrate their commitment to creating a more resilient, safe, and unified community by fostering youth development, promoting community spirit, and supporting local charities.

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Thank You to our Local Business Participants:

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Aders Insurance Agency, Inc (State Farm)

Aire Serv Heating and Air Conditioning

Apple Dumpling Learning Center

Apple House

Auto Care Clinic

Avery-Hess Realty, Marilyn King

Beaver Tree Services

Blake and Co. Hair Spa

Blue Mountain Creative Consulting

Blue Ridge Arts Council

Blue Ridge Education

BNI Shenandoah Valley

C&C's Ice Cream Shop

Card My Yard

CBM Mortgage, Michelle Napier

Christine Binnix - McEnearney Associates

Code Jamboree LLC

Code Ninjas Front Royal

Cool Techs Heating and Air

Down Home Comfort Bakery

Downtown Market

Dusty's Country Store

Edward Jones-Bret Hrbek

Explore Art & Clay

Family Preservation Services

First Baptist Church

Front Royal Independent Business Alliance

Front Royal/Warren County C-CAP

First Baptist Church

Front Royal Treatment Center

Front Royal Women's Resource Center

Front Royal-Warren County Chamber of Commerce

Fussell Florist

G&M Auto Sales Inc

Garcia & Gavino Family Bakery

Gourmet Delights Gifts & Framing

Green to Ground Electrical

Groups Recover Together

Habitat for Humanity

Groups Recover Together

House of Hope

I Want Candy

I'm Just Me Movement

Jean’s Jewelers

Jen Avery, REALTOR & Jenspiration, LLC

Key Move Properties, LLC

KW Solutions

Legal Services Plans of Northern Shenendoah

Main Street Travel

Makeover Marketing Systems

Marlow Automotive Group

Mary Carnahan Graphic Design

Merchants on Main Street

Mountain Trails

Mountain View Music

National Media Services

Natural Results Chiropractic Clinic

No Doubt Accounting

Northwestern Community Services Board

Ole Timers Antiques

Penny Lane Hair Co.

Philip Vaught Real Estate Management

Phoenix Project

Reaching Out Now

Rotary Club of Warren County

Royal Blends Nutrition

Royal Cinemas

Royal Examiner

Royal Family Bowling Center

Royal Oak Bookshop

Royal Oak Computers

Royal Oak Bookshop

Royal Spice

Ruby Yoga

Salvation Army

Samuels Public Library

SaVida Health

Skyline Insurance

Shenandoah Shores Management Group

St. Luke Community Clinic

Strites Doughnuts

Studio Verde

The Arc of Warren County

The Institute for Association & Nonprofit Research

The Studio-A Place for Learning

The Valley Today - The River 95.3

The Vine and Leaf

Valley Chorale

Vetbuilder.com

Warren Charge (Bennett's Chapel, Limeton, Asbury)

Warren Coalition

Warren County Democratic Committee

Warren County Department of Social Services

Warren County DSS Job Development

Warrior Psychotherapy Services, PLLC

WCPS Work-Based Learning

What Matters & Beth Medved Waller, Inc Real Estate

White Picket Fence

Woodward House on Manor Grade

King Cartoons

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Backcountry Crash Course: Earth ... @ Sky Meadows State Park
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4:30 pm Free Community Meal @ Valley Assembly of God Church
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8:30 am Vacation Bible School @ Living Water Christian Church
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Indoor Yard Sale @ Front Royal United Methodist Church
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VA State Parks History and Cultu... @ Sky Meadows State Park
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VA State Parks History and Culture: The Enslaved Community at Mount Bleak @ Sky Meadows State Park
Historic Area. In 1860, nearly half of Fauquier County’s 21,706 residents were enslaved, with fourteen enslaved individuals living at the Mount Bleak Farm. Journey through these difficult stories alongside staff, volunteers and costumed interpreters. Explore[...]
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Summer Show 2023: Aladdin @ Skyline High School
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