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Elizabeth B. Sherman’s 120th birthday memorial celebration

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August 10, 2019 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
2019-08-10T15:30:00-04:00
2019-08-10T17:30:00-04:00
Where:
Main Street Gazebo
Main Street | Front Royal
VA 22630
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Beth Medved Waller
540-671-6145

All are invited to join the community in celebrating the legacy of the late Dr. Elizabeth B. Sherman on her 120th birthday: Saturday, August 10th, 2019! Join her niece, Dr. Ellen Perricci (along with her husband Mike), as they return home to Front Royal to honor the memory of the remarkable woman who dedicated her life to Front Royal/Warren County. Stop by the Front Royal Main Street Gazebo from 3:30-5:30, for this free event, to reminisce and pay tribute to Dr. Sherman’s many legacies. Listen to fantastic musical tributes, including a performance by local harpist John Kovac.

Born in 1899, Dr. Sherman left this world in 1997, but her contributions to the community carry on. She graduated at the top of her class from University of Maryland Medical School in 1926, as one of the first women to finish four years of medical school. She eventually built her own medical office building which still stands at the corner of 4th and Virginia Avenue in Front Royal. In 1965, she retired from obstetrics after delivering over 2,200 babies. She retired from medical practice at 91 years old in 1990, and although she never married or had children of her own, she dedicated all of her time to others, her community, her church (The Front Royal United Methodist Church) and charity work.

Let’s honor the memory of one of the finest, most remarkable women to have ever lived in Front Royal. Don’t miss this opportunity to join together as a community, especially in this time of transition, to thank those who have gone before us while pledging to carry on the work they began to make the community a place we’re proud to call home.

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Governor Northam declares State of Emergency and authorizes assistance to localities; curfew in the City of Richmond

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August 10, 2019 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
2019-08-10T15:30:00-04:00
2019-08-10T17:30:00-04:00
Where:
Main Street Gazebo
Main Street | Front Royal
VA 22630
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Beth Medved Waller
540-671-6145

Governor Ralph Northam today, May 31, 2020, declared a state of emergency and authorized assistance to localities in response to escalating violence across the Commonwealth. The Governor granted a request from Mayor Levar Stoney to extend a curfew in the City of Richmond.

“This emergency declaration will provide the necessary support to localities as they work to keep our communities safe, said Governor Northam. “There are many voices speaking out for justice and healing across the United States and in our Commonwealth, but others are exploiting this pain and inciting violence.”

A state of emergency allows the Commonwealth to mobilize resources, including the Virginia National Guard, and preposition people and equipment to assist localities in their efforts to deescalate violent protests and protect public safety.

The declaration allocates $350,000 for state and local governments and state response and recovery operations authorized and coordinated through the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.

The order extends a curfew in the City of Richmond between the hours of 8:00 PM and 6:00 AM from Sunday, May 31, 2020, through Wednesday, June 3, 2020. While the curfew is in effect, people must remain in their homes and may only leave to seek emergency services or travel to and from home, work, or places of worship.

The full text of the emergency declaration can be found here.

Governor Ralph Northam also issued the following statement about protests in the City of Richmond.

“I acknowledge each of the voices crying out for justice and healing across the United States and in our Commonwealth. I affirm the deep concerns from the black community.

“I hear you. I know your pain is real. We have all seen too many people harassed, abused, and killed by law enforcement officers, in too many places, for too long—just for being black. I also know that others are exploiting this pain and are now causing violence.

“I spoke with Mayor Levar Stoney throughout the night; pursuant to the Mayor’s requests, I have authorized a curfew in Richmond and placed the Virginia National Guard on alert. They stand ready to assist in protecting our residents, businesses, especially small and black-owned businesses, and the capital city.

“As Governor of Virginia, I call on all Virginians to join together and build a renewed commitment to working for justice and fair treatment.”

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2016 Chevrolet Equinox LS AWD 6-Speed Automatic

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August 10, 2019 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
2019-08-10T15:30:00-04:00
2019-08-10T17:30:00-04:00
Where:
Main Street Gazebo
Main Street | Front Royal
VA 22630
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Beth Medved Waller
540-671-6145

The 2016 Chevrolet Equinox is a solid bet if you want a reasonably sized crossover SUV with plenty of backseat space.

This car includes 4WD/AWD, AM/FM Stereo, Adjustable Steering, Air Bag(s), Air Conditioning, Anti-Lock Brakes, Automatic Headlights, Cargo Area Tie-downs, Child Safety Door Locks, Cruise Control, Daytime Running Lights, Electronic Brake Assistance, Fog Lights, Front Power Lumbar Support, Interval Wipers, Keyless Entry, Navigation System, Power Brakes, Power Seat(s), Power Steering, Power Windows, Premium Wheels. Click here for more information.

727 N. Royal Ave.
Front Royal, VA 22630
(540) 622-2667

For more information visit the Auto Center website.

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VDOT: Warren County Traffic alert for – June 1-5, 2020

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August 10, 2019 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
2019-08-10T15:30:00-04:00
2019-08-10T17:30:00-04:00
Where:
Main Street Gazebo
Main Street | Front Royal
VA 22630
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Beth Medved Waller
540-671-6145

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 entry or a revised entry since last week’s report…

INTERSTATE 66
No lane closures reported.

INTERSTATE 81
No lane closures reported.

PRIMARY ROADS
No lane closures reported.

SECONDARY ROADS
*NEW* Route 619 (Mountain Road) – Closed for pipe replacement between Route 615 (Wakemans Mill Road) and Route 626 (Steed Lane), 8 a.m. Monday to 4 p.m. Friday. Follow posted detour.

*UPDATE* Various roads – Flagger traffic control for utility tree trimming, Monday to Friday during daylight hours.

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 http://www.511Virginia.org.

The VDOT Customer Service Center can assist with reporting road hazards, asking transportation questions, or getting information related to Virginia’s roads. Call 800-FOR- ROAD (800-367-7623) or use its mobile-friendly website at https://my.vdot.virginia.gov/. Agents are available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week.

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Legislative Update

Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline – May 31, 2020

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August 10, 2019 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
2019-08-10T15:30:00-04:00
2019-08-10T17:30:00-04:00
Where:
Main Street Gazebo
Main Street | Front Royal
VA 22630
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Beth Medved Waller
540-671-6145

As we move into the beginning stages of opening the Commonwealth of Virginia and the rest of the Nation, we should be sure to do it safely, following the CDC’s latest guidelines on how to protect yourself and others, including staying six feet away from others, washing your hands, cleaning and disinfecting, wearing a mask where appropriate, and monitoring your health. Please continue reading for further resources and updates on various programs designed to help you through this crisis.

Emergency Relief Payment
The CARES Act, legislation that passed in March with my support, included a $1200 Emergency Relief Payment to help families in need during the pandemic. If you are still waiting on your Emergency Relief Payment from the IRS, be aware that it may arrive in the form of a prepaid debit card. Please take the time to examine the contents of any mail received from the IRS, Treasury Department, or Money Network before you shred or throw it away.

Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act
Another important program authorized in the CARES Act is the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). This program has provided much-needed relief to millions of small businesses and their employees. As small businesses adapt to different stages of reopening restrictions, many need more flexibility for the terms of their PPP loans. On Thursday, the House passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act to address the varying needs of small businesses and ensure that they can focus on getting back on their feet. Specifically, the bill:

• Extends the loan forgiveness period from 8 weeks to 24 weeks

• Replaces the 75/25 rule (a requirement that 75 percent of the loan to be used on payroll costs and 25 percent be used on mortgage interest, rent, and utilities) with a 60/40 rule

• All new PPP loans will receive 5-year maturity. Existing loans will remain at 2-year maturity.

• Allows businesses that receive forgiveness to also receive payroll tax deferment

• Ensures small businesses won’t be penalized by higher unemployment benefits

• Creates a safe haven for businesses that are required to operate at only 50 percent capacity

The Latest Statistics
In some good news, following the same trend as last week, the number of new cases reported per day in the U.S. continues to decline, as can be seen in the below chart.

Expanding testing and having accurate data concerning the virus is key to both fighting its spread and instituting a plan to safely reopen the economy. Another hopeful sign continues on the same positive trend as last week: Although the number of tests performed each day is still increasing dramatically, the percentage of tests coming back positive is still falling.

Main Street Project
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston is administering the Main Street program, part of the emergency lending effort announced by the U.S. Central Bank to keep credit flowing in the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is designed to provide up to $600 billion in credit to small and medium-sized U.S. companies. Boston Federal Reserve Bank President Eric Rosengren said he expects companies to begin receiving money through the Central Bank’s long-awaited Main Street Lending Program within two weeks.

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing critical support to our nation’s farmers and ranchers through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Ranchers and farmers whose operations have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic can apply for direct financial relief through the CFAP. The application can be found here and will also be available at farmers.gov/cfap.

COVIDCheck
Please visit the new COVIDCheck website at vdg.virginia.gov/coronavirus if you believe you may have contracted the coronavirus. This risk-assessment tool will allow you to check your symptoms, find a testing facility, and answer any questions you may have.

FISA Reauthorization
The Horowitz report exposed serious flaws in the FISA program, particularly abuses by FBI officials targeting President Trump and his team. The House was slated to vote on the reauthorization of FISA this week, but the bill was pulled after a bipartisan majority raised concerns. Should this bill eventually pass without real reforms, I support the President’s plan to veto it. I am glad the Speaker sent the bill back to the drawing board before consideration on the Floor.

Centers for Disease Control Resources:
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If You Are at Higher Risk

If You Are Sick

Frequently Asked Questions

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Thank 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.

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How to prepare for a multi-day motorcycle trip

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August 10, 2019 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
2019-08-10T15:30:00-04:00
2019-08-10T17:30:00-04:00
Where:
Main Street Gazebo
Main Street | Front Royal
VA 22630
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Beth Medved Waller
540-671-6145

Careful preparation is the key to having a successful motorcycle trip, especially if you plan to spend several days on the road. Here’s what you should do before you embark.

Inspect your bike
Make sure your motorcycle is running smoothly before you hit the road. The last thing you want is for it to break down when you’re far from home. Pay close attention to the:

• Tires. Check the pressure and make sure the tread isn’t worn down.

• Brakes. Look for signs of corrosion and listen for squeaking or grinding sounds.

• Suspension. If your bike doesn’t handle well, bring it to a mechanic.

• Headlights. Make sure they’re not cracked or burnt out. Don’t forget to check the brake lights too.

• Fluid levels. Change the engine oil and if necessary, top up the transmission, coolant, and brake fluids.

If this is your first ride of the season, get your motorcycle inspected by a professional to make sure it’s in good condition.

Plan your route
Hitting the open road without a plan is spontaneous but also reckless. An itinerary helps you manage your time and ensure you can reach each destination before nightfall. You should also book your accommodations in advance since hotels and campgrounds can fill up fast, especially during the summer.

Finally, don’t forget to prepare your body for the long hours of riding ahead. Take a few shorter trips beforehand with all of your gear so you can get used to the weight and build up your stamina.

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Breakfast: the best way to start your day

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When:
August 10, 2019 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
2019-08-10T15:30:00-04:00
2019-08-10T17:30:00-04:00
Where:
Main Street Gazebo
Main Street | Front Royal
VA 22630
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Beth Medved Waller
540-671-6145

You’ve probably heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but have you ever wondered why? Here are some benefits provided by eating a healthy breakfast.

Restore your energy
The time between dinner and breakfast tends to be the longest period that your body goes without fuel. Eating in the morning will help revive your brain and muscles and give you the push you need to go about your day. If you don’t eat breakfast, your body will draw on its energy reserves instead, which can increase your level of fatigue.

Improve your performance
Eating breakfast has a direct impact on your cognitive and physical performance throughout the day. Numerous studies from around the world indicate that eating a healthy breakfast improves academic performance and enhances hand-eye coordination.

Maintain your weight
Skipping breakfast makes it more likely that you’ll snack during the day and may consequently increase your risk for obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Plus, studies show that people who start the day with a healthy breakfast have an easier time losing weight and are less likely to be overweight in the first place.

Eating breakfast should be a daily habit. In addition to restoring your energy, improving your performance, and maintaining your weight, it makes it more likely that you’ll make healthy choices throughout the day.

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