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Organ Recital

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March 8, 2020 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
2020-03-08T16:00:00-04:00
2020-03-08T18:00:00-04:00
Where:
First Baptist Church
205 W. Piccadilly St | Winchester VA 22601
Cost:
Suggested Donation: $10.00
Contact:
Dan Miller
540-327-0143

Caroline Robinson Organ Recital
Music on the Corner Concert Series – First Baptist Church

Originally from Greenville, SC, Caroline Robinson is a Doctoral candidate in the studio of David Higgs at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, where she received the Master of Music in Organ Performance and Literature in 2016. Caroline received the Bachelor of Music from the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Alan Morrison. Aided by a grant from the J. William Fulbright fellowship fund, Caroline studied during the 2013-14 year at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Toulouse with Michel Bouvard and Jan Willem Jansen (organ) and Yasuko Bouvard (harpsichord). Formative organ teachers include Adam Pajan, Charles Tompkins (Furman University), Wilma Jensen (Nashville, TN), and Thomas Bara (Interlochen Center for the Arts).

Caroline has performed in many venues across the US and in Europe, including at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta, St. Thomas Fifth Avenue, St. John the Divine, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, NYC, The Cathedral of St. James, LA, and East Liberty Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh. Her playing has been broadcast on American Public Media’s “Pipedreams”, “Pipedreams LIVE!”, and Philadelphia-based public radio station 90.1 WRTI’s Wanamaker Organ Hour. She performed at the 2015 AGO Region III Convention and the 2015 and 2016 OHS Conventions, and she looks forward to playing a recital at the 2018 OHS Convention in Rochester, NY.

Caroline is the Second Prize Winner of the National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance (NYACOP), held as part of the 2018 Convention of the American Guild of Organists in Kansas City. Caroline is the First Prize winner of the 11th annual Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival (2008) and the 10th annual West Chester University Organ Competition (2010). She was a semifinalist in the 2014 Dublin International Organ Competition.

Caroline is the recipient of the 2016 Peter B. Knock Memorial Music Fund scholarship. She was also included in the Diapason magazine’s Class of 2016 “20 Under 30” leaders in the profession.

Caroline holds the position of Minister of Music at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Pittsford (near Rochester), NY. From 2014-2018 she served as Assistant Organist at Third Presbyterian Church in Rochester, under the leadership of Director of Music Peter DuBois. Additionally, Caroline contributes to the mission of the Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative (EROI), helping to coordinate outreach events and scholarly conferences launched by the Initiative.

Caroline enjoys distance running, having completed her first full marathon in Buffalo, NY, in May of 2018. She enjoys vegetarian cooking, traveling, keeping up with current events, and spending time with family and friends.

EDA in Focus

New Town Manager welcomed to EDA Closed Session discussion of Afton Inn, litigation

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March 8, 2020 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
2020-03-08T16:00:00-04:00
2020-03-08T18:00:00-04:00
Where:
First Baptist Church
205 W. Piccadilly St | Winchester VA 22601
Cost:
Suggested Donation: $10.00
Contact:
Dan Miller
540-327-0143

The EDA Board of Directors met on Friday, January 22, 2021, for a regular monthly board meeting. New Front Royal Town Manager Steven Hicks joined Board of Supervisors Chair Cheryl Cullers, Supervisor Walt Mabe, and Interim County Administrator Ed Daley at the beginning of the meeting for a two-hour Closed session. Those present appreciated Mr. Hick’s participation and welcomed a frank discussion about topics of common importance to the Town, County, and EDA.

Of primary importance is working together to get the sale of the Afton Inn across the finish line. Developers Jim Burton and Alan Omar, of 2 East Main, LLC, are looking forward to closing by February 12th and getting the renovation project under way. This building is a featured property in the Town’s historic Community Development Block Grant award and promises to be a marquee of Main Street in Downtown Front Royal.

EDA Chair Jeff Browne reviewed the 2021 calendar dates for the remaining regular monthly board meetings and Director Jim Wolfe shared an update on the progress of the Strategic Plan development. Finance Chair Jorie Martin gave a budget update and noted that Brown Edwards is working to finish the FY 2018 and FY2019 audits and hope to have working drafts ready for review in February.

Executive Doug Parsons updated the Board on a variety of activities and projects, including the latest on the new EDA website and a Leach Run Parkway financial review. Lastly Mr. Parsons discussed a proposal by the economic development authorities in Clarke, Frederick, Page, and Shenandoah counties to participate in a regional workforce talent attraction website. The Board tabled the discussion until further information about goals and functions of the site could be reviewed.

The EDA Board of Directors will have their regular monthly board meeting via Zoom on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 8 a.m.

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4 jobs you can easily do from home

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March 8, 2020 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
2020-03-08T16:00:00-04:00
2020-03-08T18:00:00-04:00
Where:
First Baptist Church
205 W. Piccadilly St | Winchester VA 22601
Cost:
Suggested Donation: $10.00
Contact:
Dan Miller
540-327-0143

Do you want to enjoy the benefits of telecommuting? Here are four jobs that can easily be done from home.

1. Translator
If you want to do this type of work, you must be proficient in at least two languages. Depending on your experience, you might be hired to translate anything from literary texts to technical documents. You can work remotely for an agency or find your own clients as a freelancer.

2. Social media manager

In order to effectively grow a company’s brand and audience across various social media platforms, you need to draw on skills ranging from copywriting and graphic design to marketing and data analysis. Creativity, adaptability, and resourcefulness are crucial attributes.

3. Accounting clerk
If you’re organized, meticulous, and great with numbers, this might be the job for you. With the help of spreadsheets and accounting software, you can easily carry out a variety of bookkeeping and clerical tasks without stepping foot in the company’s office.

4. Customer service representative
If you’re a good listener with strong communication skills who also enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems, consider becoming a customer service representative. Whether you answer questions over the phone, process return request emails, or man the technical support chat line, there are plenty of ways to assist customers from the comfort of your home.

If you decide to telecommute, visit office supply stores in your area, so you can set up an ergonomic workspace in your home.

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POLICE: 7 Day FRPD Arrest Report 1/25/2021

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March 8, 2020 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
2020-03-08T16:00:00-04:00
2020-03-08T18:00:00-04:00
Where:
First Baptist Church
205 W. Piccadilly St | Winchester VA 22601
Cost:
Suggested Donation: $10.00
Contact:
Dan Miller
540-327-0143

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The perfect dress for your body type

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March 8, 2020 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
2020-03-08T16:00:00-04:00
2020-03-08T18:00:00-04:00
Where:
First Baptist Church
205 W. Piccadilly St | Winchester VA 22601
Cost:
Suggested Donation: $10.00
Contact:
Dan Miller
540-327-0143

One of the most important factors to consider when searching for the perfect wedding dress is what silhouette will best flatter your figure. While the consultants at a local bridal boutique can offer more personalized recommendations, here are a few basic tips for some common body shapes.

• Hourglass. Show off your natural curves with a sheath dress or a mermaid gown, and accentuate your chest with a sweetheart neckline.

• Pear-shape. Choose an A-line or ballgown silhouette to accentuate your natural waistline, and balance the full skirt with a boat neckline or cap sleeves.

• Rectangle. Create a sexy silhouette with a bias cut or fit-and-flare dress in a lightweight fabric, and opt for a V-neckline and low back.

• Diamond. Select a gown with a flared skirt and thin straps or a detailed bodice that will draw attention to your upper body.

• Inverted triangle. Balance your proportions by pairing a high neckline and long sleeves with a slit or asymmetrical skirt that emphasizes your legs.

• Round. Opt for the flowing skirts of an empire-waist gown, and provide support for your chest with a boat neckline and an elegant off-the-shoulder look.

Keep in mind that these are just guidelines, and the important thing is that you feel comfortable and beautiful in the dress you choose.

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Exterior siding: how long do various types last?

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March 8, 2020 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
2020-03-08T16:00:00-04:00
2020-03-08T18:00:00-04:00
Where:
First Baptist Church
205 W. Piccadilly St | Winchester VA 22601
Cost:
Suggested Donation: $10.00
Contact:
Dan Miller
540-327-0143

Siding protects your home from the elements but inevitably takes a beating in the process. Your choice of material, however, will determine how long this part of your house endures.

• Vinyl typically lasts 20 to 40 years and is easy to maintain. The grade and thickness of the panels will impact their durability. If damaged, vinyl panels are easy to repair or replace.

• Wood siding (usually cedar) can last anywhere from 15 to 40 years. It offers unrivaled beauty but also requires much more maintenance than other types of siding. The wood should be resealed every five years and inspected annually to stave off potential rot and pest infestations.

• Aluminum has a lifespan of about 30 to 50 years. However, expect the paint to peel after about 15 years. Fortunately, aluminum siding can be repainted. Though it’s possible for aluminum panels to be scratched, dented, or pitted, they can usually be fixed or replaced

• Fiber cement planks have a lifespan of about 25 to 40 years. Their color may eventually fade, but the planks can be repainted. Fiber cement can resemble wood but is resistant to termites and rot. This type of siding requires little maintenance.

Siding should always be replaced when it can no longer protect the internal structure of your home. However, it may deteriorate long before this and should be replaced once it becomes shabby, brittle, or discolored.

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12 healthy habits that can help prevent lung disease

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March 8, 2020 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
2020-03-08T16:00:00-04:00
2020-03-08T18:00:00-04:00
Where:
First Baptist Church
205 W. Piccadilly St | Winchester VA 22601
Cost:
Suggested Donation: $10.00
Contact:
Dan Miller
540-327-0143

There are many environmental factors that can impact your respiratory health and make it harder for you to breathe. However, there are things you can do to protect your lungs. Here are 12 healthy habits you should adopt.

1. Eat a nutritious diet that’s rich in fruits and vegetables

2. Exercise for at least 30 minutes every day

3. Wash your hands often to prevent infections

4. Receive the recommended vaccines for your age group

5. Quit smoking and vaping (or avoid starting in the first place)

6. Avoid smoky places and second-hand smoke

7. Try not to use aerosol products such as hairspray

8. Wear a mask if you work in a dusty environment or handle toxic products

9. Use eco-friendly paint that doesn’t contain VOCs

10. Test your home for radon

11. Remove asbestos from your home if necessary

12. Make sure your home’s ventilation system is clean and in good working order

If you’re concerned about your lungs, talk to your doctor about getting a computed tomography (CT) scan. This test can help detect infections, lung cancer, blood clots, and other lung problems.

Did you know?
According to the American Lung Association, 150 million people live in a county with an unhealthy level of air pollution. That’s nearly five in 10 Americans.

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