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Festival of Leaves

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When:
October 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
2018-10-13T10:00:00-04:00
2018-10-13T18:00:00-04:00
Where:
Downtown Front Royal
Main Street | Front Royal
VA 22630
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Warren Heritage Society
(540) 636-1446

Outdoor rain or shine festival in downtown Front Royal, VA featuring historical displays, arts and craft vendors, 10 a.m. parade, live entertainment, children’s corner, living history interpretations, food concessions, and a lot more. Ivy Lodge Museum & Gift Shop will be open to the public as well as guided tours of historic Belle Boyd Cottage and Balthis House. Be sure to visit Heritage Square on the Warren Heritage Society grounds as well for historic demonstrations and craft sales.

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Front Royal resident arrested for attempting offenses involving children

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When:
October 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
2018-10-13T10:00:00-04:00
2018-10-13T18:00:00-04:00
Where:
Downtown Front Royal
Main Street | Front Royal
VA 22630
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Warren Heritage Society
(540) 636-1446

Demond A. Lightfoot, a 21-year-old Front Royal resident. Photo/Front Royal Police Department

On December 13, 2018, Front Royal Police Department received a report that an adult male was attempting to solicit underage females into meeting with him and engaging in inappropriate activities. The communication was made through Snapchat, a phone application. On 12/18/2018, a joint operation was conducted by the Front Royal Police and Warren County Sheriff’s office detectives at a local motel, where the suspect believed he was meeting with a 13-year old female to engage in illicit sexual activities. The male suspect was arrested upon his arrival at the motel room where both agreed to meet.

Demond A. Lightfoot, a 21-year-old Front Royal resident, was charged with § 18.2-374.3 – Use of Communications Systems to Facilitate Certain Offenses Involving Children. Court date for this offense is set for 01/10/2019 at 9:00am in Warren County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. Lightfoot was additionally charged with violation of his probation and is being held at the RSW Regional Jail without bond. Anyone with any further information in reference to this matter is asked to contact Detective Z.M. King at (540) 636-2208 or zking@frontroyalva.com.

We would like to take this opportunity to urge parents of underage juveniles to please monitor the usage of their children’s social media accounts. It is often a tool or resource criminals use to solicit or groom your children into illegal activity.

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Community Events

WATCH: American Legion Community Band 2018 Christmas Concert

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Photo and video by Mike McCool, Royal Examiner
When:
October 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
2018-10-13T10:00:00-04:00
2018-10-13T18:00:00-04:00
Where:
Downtown Front Royal
Main Street | Front Royal
VA 22630
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Warren Heritage Society
(540) 636-1446

The American Legion Community Band presented its annual Christmas Concert on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 7:30 pm in the R-MA Boggs Chapel in Front Royal.  It was a free concert although a love offering was collected totaling $785 for the local C-CAP charity. There was music to please everyone, including traditional carols, a beautiful chorale and light-hearted selections delighting kids and grown-ups alike. The Royal Examiner’s camera was there to capture the event.  Now take time, watch and welcome Christmas with the celebration of music presented by the American Legion Band.

The American Legion Community Band performs at a variety of concerts and community festivals throughout the year. All performances are free and open to the public. Their repertoire is both versatile and traditional with works ranging from classical to popular, marches and operatic overtures to modern works for band. The band is sponsored by the Giles B. Cook Post #53 of the American Legion.

We spoke with the Conductors Ed Richards, Ron Dye and Kristen Fristoe after the concert.

Also there was a special guest in the audience. All he said was his name was “Nick”.

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How to take great photos on Christmas morning

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October 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
2018-10-13T10:00:00-04:00
2018-10-13T18:00:00-04:00
Where:
Downtown Front Royal
Main Street | Front Royal
VA 22630
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Warren Heritage Society
(540) 636-1446

One of the best parts of Christmas morning is watching your kids — or grandkids — open their gifts. It’s a magical moment to experience but also to preserve. Here are some great tips for capturing those special moments this Christmas.

Be prepared
Get your camera or phone ready beforehand. On Christmas eve, take a moment to make sure that the battery is charged and that you have enough memory available for new photos. Get the room you’ll be spending Christmas morning in ready too. Make sure you’re happy with the decor and that the lighting is suitable for taking pictures. As a rule, try to have as much natural light as possible.

Be in the right place
The little ones will probably be down on the floor as they open their gifts. You might want to follow suit. To get the best photo of that awe-struck or beaming face, make sure the camera lens is level to it.

Bonus tip: if you want to best capture the dramatic moment when your kids first enter the room and see the gifts under the tree, position yourself beside it so that you can photograph their faces.

Tell a story
The moment when your kid sees their new toy might be the climax, but it doesn’t tell the whole story. Get pictures of them curiously weighing a wrapped box, trying on the sweater they discover inside and hugging grandma to thank her for the gift. Not only are these photos wonderful on their own, but they also tell a great story when placed side by side.

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What you need to know about carbon monoxide poisoning

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When:
October 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
2018-10-13T10:00:00-04:00
2018-10-13T18:00:00-04:00
Where:
Downtown Front Royal
Main Street | Front Royal
VA 22630
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Warren Heritage Society
(540) 636-1446

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a toxic gas that can’t be seen, smelled or tasted. Since it doesn’t irritate the eyes or respiratory passages, it’s impossible for a human to detect it. It’s produced when cars or appliances burn fuels like gasoline, propane, oil, natural gas and wood.

Symptoms of CO poisoning
Nausea, headaches, dizziness and fatigue are the first signs of carbon monoxide poisoning. In more severe cases, it can lead to mental confusion, vomiting and loss of muscle co-ordination. In the most extreme cases, it can cause a coma or death.

Prevention of CO poisoning
To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, follow these tips:

• Install carbon monoxide detectors in your home, and test them regularly. Visit the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission website for more information.
• Properly maintain your fuel-burning heating system and get your chimney cleaned once a year to ensure that it’s not obstructed.
• Hire a professional to inspect the ventilation near appliances that burn fuel (like gas stoves).
• Never leave a car running in the garage, even if the door is open.
• Don’t use gas- or propane-powered equipment such as a camping heater, barbeque or chainsaw in your house or garage.

Emergency measures
If you begin to exhibit symptoms of CO poisoning, or if your alarm goes off, go outside immediately and call 911. Don’t go back inside your home until emergency service responders have given you the all-clear. Ensure that any appliance that may have caused the leak is inspected before using it.

If your power goes out
Within your home, only use lighting, heating and cooking appliances designed for indoor use, and never use a gas stove as an indoor heat source — even for just a few minutes! If you use a generator, install it outdoors, as far away as possible from doors and windows, making sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

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Buying a snowblower: types and features

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When:
October 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
2018-10-13T10:00:00-04:00
2018-10-13T18:00:00-04:00
Where:
Downtown Front Royal
Main Street | Front Royal
VA 22630
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Warren Heritage Society
(540) 636-1446

Are you on the hunt for the perfect snowblower? Wondering which one you should buy? Here’s what you should know about the different available types.

• Electric shovels: ideal for small areas like balconies, sidewalks or very small driveways. They can remove snow up to four inches deep.

• Electric snowblowers: best for small, flat driveways. They’re typically unable to remove icy or heavy snow.

• Single-stage snowblowers: also best for small driveways with trouble lifting icy and heavy snow. They can remove up to eight inches of snow.

• Two-stage snowblowers: suited for long, wide or sloped driveways. They have no problem moving over eight inches of snow, even if it’s heavy or mixed with ice. However, they take up a lot of room, so make sure you have sufficient storage space.

• Three-stage snowblowers: perfect for large driveways and areas that regularly get huge amounts of snow. They can be up to 50 percent more powerful than two-stage snowblowers.

Now that you’ve determined the type of snowblower you need, you can start looking at the different models that are available. Some have heated handgrips. Others come with power steering, a feature that makes using a big machine much easier.

It’s best to invest in a popular brand because if replacement pieces are ever needed, they’ll be more readily available.

Always buy the best model of snowblower you can afford. Inexpensive ones tend to require more in the way of maintenance and repairs.

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Warren County Market Report – November 2018

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When:
October 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
2018-10-13T10:00:00-04:00
2018-10-13T18:00:00-04:00
Where:
Downtown Front Royal
Main Street | Front Royal
VA 22630
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Warren Heritage Society
(540) 636-1446

Watch this video for a quick summary of Warren County real estate for November 2018. Charts demonstrate the changes in the market, so be sure to click play!

In general summary:

  1. Volume is about the same as last year.
  2. Values are slowly going up.
  3. Homes are selling slightly quicker. (79 DOM)

*If you would like a copy of this report emailed to you, please just send your request to Jennifer@nexthomerealtyselect.com.


Resource: 2018 Market Stats by ShowingTime
MRIS: Statistics calculated December 6, 2018

Jennifer Avery, Realtor for NextHome Realty Select
BPOR, SRS, CNE, ASP, E-Pro Certified | Licensed in VA
jennifer@nexthomerealtyselect.com | 540-683-0790
210 E Main Street, Front Royal VA | www.nexthomerealtyselect.com

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