This class provides a hands-on experience for painting with watercolors, and meets once a week for five weeks. Each week we will work to build a solid foundation in technique. Materials are provided, but feel free to bring your own if you prefer. All skill levels are welcome. Instructor: Michael Budzisz
Thursday mornings from 10 am – 12:30 pm, Jan. 24th – Feb. 21st. Classes will be held in our studio at 205 E. Main St., Front Royal, Virginia. In case of inclement weather, we will reschedule the class. Please check our Facebook page for updates on class cancellations due to weather.
Class policies: We understand that scheduling conflicts do happen. You may cancel your class for a full refund up to 48 hours before the first class, by phone or in person.
Sheila Kaufman supports Angie Moore for Clerk of the Court
Angie Moore is seeking the office of Clerk of the Warren County Circuit Court. I worked side-by-side with Angie Moore for over eight years and can attest to her dedication and work ethic. Angie was often the first one to arrive to work and the last one to leave. It was not unusual to catch her working on weekends or working through lunch to ensure the job was done. She was quick to learn and the first to volunteer for new tasks. Her willingness to pitch in to keep things running smoothly made her a valuable teammate. Her dedication to her work and County makes her the ideal candidate for Clerk.
Angie regularly attended training sessions conducted by the Supreme Court of Virginia. She has extensive knowledge of many areas of the Clerk’s office. Her counsel was often sought by those who frequent the Clerk’s office. She established a network of Clerks, judges, attorneys, law enforcement officers, and title companies to share knowledge with a goal of enhancing efficiency and improving our Clerk’s office.
It’s time to put aside political preferences and do what is best for our County. It’s time to choose the candidate who has knowledge, experience and who will tirelessly work for us. Choose the best candidate, Angie Moore, because WE deserve more.
Thank you for time and consideration.
Front Royal, Virginia
Please vote… wisely
We now have the opportunity to exercise one of our most important rights–the right to vote. This will likely be the most important local election ever for the citizens of Warren County.
I’m sure everyone has learned that some of our elected and/or appointed officials allegedly stole $21 million (or more). This theft was not only from the taxes which we have paid, but also from monies received from other sources for the benefit of Warren County. We will never be able to recoup this money, and future programs and projects will undoubtedly require increases in County revenue… which will mean dipping further into the citizens’ pockets for more tax money, or will result in reducing services provided to County residents.
A number of County officials, including the members of the Board of Supervisors, were recently indicted with counts of misfeasance and nonfeasance, based on their alleged “knowledge of and inaction of the EDA’s mismanagement of funds”. In simple terms, this means that they FAILED to adequately perform their jobs, resulting in gross “mismanagement of funds” (translation: theft). Even while they are under indictment, they are asking us to re-elect them! Do they think we are so stupid that we would give them another opportunity to allow our money to disappear?
The money stolen from Warren County equates to approximately $525 per person, or almost $1,500 per household. Ask yourself, “If you hired an employee and he/she stole that much of your money, would you continue to trust them with what was left of your finances?” All rational people would say, “Hell, NO!” So why should we even consider returning them to the positions that they have proven they are not capable to perform?
We need to send a message loud and clear: No matter who you are, no matter how nice you are, we no longer trust you! We would be fools to vote you back into office! Please… fellow citizens of Warren County… do NOT prove us to be fools.
Front Royal, Virginia
Steve Sill supports Thomas Sayre for Warren County Board of Supervisors
Tom Sayre is running for Reelection as a County Supervisor. I have known Tom for nearly 20 years in a number of capacities, and I have found his moral integrity and civic-mindedness to be unwavering and beyond doubt. Tom has taken the time and effort to help with several of our community events and supported them even as he served the public good in his elected roles. He’s earned my trust the old fashioned way, by working to deserve it.
Front Royal, Virginia
After breast surgery: choosing a prosthesis
Many women opt for prostheses over reconstructive surgery following a mastectomy. These come in three varieties, and here’s what you need to know about them.
1. Temporary. Temporary prostheses, also called puffs, are lightweight and soft forms that can be attached inside clothes or worn in a bra. This type of prosthesis is often worn soon after surgery, as it doesn’t rub against or irritate scars.
2. Permanent. These are designed to mimic the look and weight of a natural breast. Made from materials like silicone or foam, they’re either attached directly to the skin or fitted into a bra. These prostheses provide better balance than temporary ones and help prevent back issues due to unequal breast weight.
3. Partial. Women who undergo a lumpectomy or breast-conserving surgery won’t need a full prosthesis. However, in some cases a significant amount of tissue is removed and causes the breast to become uneven, thereby requiring a partial prosthesis to restore the breast’s full appearance.
When shopping for a prosthesis, bring a form-fitting top to the store. This will help you see how well the prosthesis matches the shape of your other breast.
Halloween reads: a brief all-ages guide
October is the perfect month to read something spooky that weaves together supernatural elements to entertain or scare you. Here are some suggestions for readers of all ages.
There are many books written about witches, monsters and pumpkins aimed at preschoolers and their parents. School-age kids may like The Witches by Roald Dahl. Preteens are likely to be intrigued by the mysteries of Nancy Drew or thrilled by volumes from the long-lived Goosebumps series. You can also try Coraline or The Grave¬yard Book, both written for kids by author Neil Gaiman.
If your younger teens haven’t yet been introduced to the wizarding world of Harry Potter, this is the perfect time for them to be initiated. Older teens may prefer something a little different like Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. Or try some classic horror stories like Bram Stoker’s Dracula or Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
If you haven’t read the Gothic classic, Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, October is the perfect month. Or, discover why H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe are considered masters of their craft. Stephen King has countless scary stories to choose from and Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles are among the best in the genre. If you prefer whodunnits, you can’t go wrong with an Agatha Christie mystery.
If you’re looking for a way to make your Halloween reading a family affair, choose a story that everyone will appreciate and listen to the
together. It’s the perfect activity to enjoy while munching on Halloween candy.
This week’s showtimes at Royal Cinemas as of October 24th
Are you looking for the full movie-going experience without having to wait in the long lines that often accompany that experience? Then look no further because Royal Cinemas movie theatre is the answer. Get the whole gang together and enjoy a movie! Here is a list of this week’s showtimes at Royal Cinemas as of Thursday, October 24:
Ticket prices are as follows:
- Adult: $9
- Child (under 12): $6
- Military: $7
- Student (college): $7
- Senior: $7
- Matinees, All Seating: $6
Other movies coming soon to Royal Cinemas:
- “Zombieland 2”
- “Terminator: Dark Fate”
- “Frozen 2”
- “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”