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Recovery Program Launch

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December 14, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2018-12-14T15:00:00-05:00
2018-12-14T17:00:00-05:00
Where:
RSW Regional Jail
6601 Winchester Road | Front Royal
VA 22630
Contact:
Christopher Ronquest
(619) 871-7510

McShin Foundation and RSW Regional Jail host recovery program launch on December 14th, 2018.

Richmond, Va – The McShin Foundation and RSW Regional Jail are hosting a launch event for a new jail-based Substance Use Disorder recovery program on December 14th, 2018 from 3-5 PM at 6601 Winchester Road, Front Royal, VA. The main purpose of the event is to celebrate the opening of this innovative program that will help facilitate the recovery journey for incarcerated individuals with Substance Use Disorders. The event will include words from special guest Attorney General Mark Herring.

The Virginia Recovery and Re-Entry Project, facilitated by The McShin Fountain, is part of the Building Communities of Recovery (BCOR) funding opportunity from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Through this project, two new Substance Use Disorder Recovery Programs will be implemented in RSW Regional Jail and Riverside Regional Jail. In addition, a re-entry component to the project will take place through The McShin Foundation in Richmond, VA, providing housing and recovery support services to individuals as they re-enter society. Through this project, the participating organizations hope to reduce the rate of recidivism and the negative consequences created by Substance Use Disorders by providing authentic peer-to-peer services and a multi-disciplinary approach to recovery.

In collaboration with SAMHSA, Recovery Connection, and Grace Downtown, launch event organizers are John Shinholser (McShin President) and Christopher Ronquest (Virginia Recovery and Re-Entry Project Director). Kate Obenshain Keeler (McShin Advisory Council) and Superintendent Russ Gilkison (RSW Regional Jail) will be co-hosting the event.

The McShin Foundation was founded in 2004 and is Virginia’s leading non-profit, full-service Recovery Community Organization (RCO), committed to serving individuals and families in their fight against Substance Use Disorders.

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Rugged Terrain Crossfit takes home the trophy at the Waggin’ for Dragons 2022 race

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December 14, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2018-12-14T15:00:00-05:00
2018-12-14T17:00:00-05:00
Where:
RSW Regional Jail
6601 Winchester Road | Front Royal
VA 22630
Contact:
Christopher Ronquest
(619) 871-7510

Waggin’ for Dragons 2022 is a wrap.

Thank you to all of the participants and volunteers who spent their day with us down on the Shenandoah River with the 22Dragons crew. This year this fun boat race will benefit the Humane Society of Warren County, Front Royal-Warren County Chamber of Commerce, and United Way of Front Royal.

Check out this lineup of teams this year! All of these boats raised at least 1,000 as an entry fee. There were several fierce rivalries that added to the energy and fun!

  • Humane Society of Warren County – Foster Fleabags
  • Rotary – Rotary River Rats
  • Warren County Sheriff’s Department
  • State Farm – Good Neighbors
  • Element Risk – Risky Business
  • Rugged Terrain Crossfit
  • Valley Health
  • Skyline High School
  • Coldwell Banker Blue

The winner of the race on the water was Rugged Terrain Crossfit! Congratulations!!

Team Rugged Terrain Crossfit

This tough crew came out and gave it their all. Fun banter between the Sheriff’s team and Crossfit because there was wife vs husband action on the two boats! Be sure to stop by the Rugged Terrain gym to see this gorgeous Waggin’ for Dragons trophy in person. Bragging rights and good luck will live at this gym for the next year!

  • GOLD Rugged Terrain Crossfit 1.01.4
  • SILVER Warren County Sheriff’s Department 1.01.88
  • BRONZE Coldwell Banker Blue 1.02.08
    (Numbers are appropriately correct)

There were two other categories that were judged. Most funds were raised and the most spirited teams. The Rotary River Rats brought home both of these honors netting a total of $5,011 in funds raised, a full $2,000 more than next in line. All three of our local Rotary clubs were represented on the boat – Rotary Club of Warren County, Rotary Club of Front Royal, and the Rotary Club of Northern Shenandoah Valley. The team had a representative from the House of Hope, Department of Social Services, and I’m Just Me Movement (a local non-profit that supports our youth through mentoring and positive reinforcement) rowing as well!

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Chamber welcomes Kells Belles to Front Royal

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December 14, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2018-12-14T15:00:00-05:00
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Where:
RSW Regional Jail
6601 Winchester Road | Front Royal
VA 22630
Contact:
Christopher Ronquest
(619) 871-7510

The Front Royal/Warren County Chamber of Commerce, along with Town Mayor Chris Holloway, Councilman Gary Gilespie, and friends welcomed Kells Belles to Main Street in downtown Front Royal. Kells Belles is the dream of Kelly Wahl to provide a women’s fashion boutique to the Front Royal community.

Kells Belles is located at 213 E. Main Street in downtown Front Royal. Kelly says she will be open on Wednesday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and on Sunday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, closed on Monday and Tuesday.

Find out more on Facebook or call 540-551-3157.

 

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Low-fat or full-fat dairy? It’s complicated

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December 14, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2018-12-14T15:00:00-05:00
2018-12-14T17:00:00-05:00
Where:
RSW Regional Jail
6601 Winchester Road | Front Royal
VA 22630
Contact:
Christopher Ronquest
(619) 871-7510

Stick to low-fat or fat-free dairy, nutrition guidelines frequently advise and receive all the nutritional benefits of dairy (like calcium and protein) without the saturated fat that can raise cholesterol and lead to heart attacks and strokes.

For decades, that was advice from venerable sources like the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, and even the United States Department of Agriculture. But newer research suggests that fat in dairy isn’t necessarily bad — and could offer some useful benefits.

In a 2020 literature review published in the journal Advances in Nutrition, researchers concluded that instead of increasing risk factors for cardiometabolic health conditions like heart diseases or type 2 diabetes, full-fat dairy was associated with neutral or improved outcomes. Another study, published in 2021 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that among 73 patients with metabolic syndrome, eating at least three servings of full-fat dairy each day had no effect on their blood pressure or cholesterol compared to other patients who avoided dairy or consumed reduced or fat-free versions.

Researchers are still trying to figure out how full-fat dairy works and who is most likely to benefit. According to the British Heart Foundation, the nutrients found in milk may work in combination to confer health benefits. According to National Public Radio, the higher fat content may also increase satiety, which can lead to eating less overall.

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Is an accelerated program right for your child?

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December 14, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2018-12-14T15:00:00-05:00
2018-12-14T17:00:00-05:00
Where:
RSW Regional Jail
6601 Winchester Road | Front Royal
VA 22630
Contact:
Christopher Ronquest
(619) 871-7510

Accelerated education programs are intended for students who distinguish themselves from their peers in an exceptional manner in one or more subjects. The objective is to enrich a child’s school journey by offering them a faster work pace to nourish their curiosity, foster their success and prevent school dropout.

Options
Every child has unique needs. This is equally true when it comes to gifted students. Depending on the educational institution, various acceleration approaches are possible, including:

• Enriched activities or courses
• Learning one or more subjects at a higher level
• Skipping one or more years
• Early entry, sometimes called academic derogation

Considerations
Academic acceleration isn’t always the best option for every talented student. Before enrolling, the child must assess their needs, intellectual potential, study habits, and emotional and social maturity.

Whichever acceleration method you choose should respond to your child’s desires. For instance, it may allow them to rediscover their motivation and meet new challenges. However, it could complicate their educational journey regarding integration, coping, and performance anxiety.

Do you think academic acceleration could help your child flourish and develop their full potential? Start that conversation early with your child, their teachers, and school administrators.

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Roasted tomato and goat cheese bruschetta

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December 14, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2018-12-14T15:00:00-05:00
2018-12-14T17:00:00-05:00
Where:
RSW Regional Jail
6601 Winchester Road | Front Royal
VA 22630
Contact:
Christopher Ronquest
(619) 871-7510

Are you having guests over for a casual meal? These cheesy starters are sure to be a hit.

Ingredients
Servings: 8

• 20 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
• 1/4 cup olive oil
• 8 slices of baguette bread
• 8 tablespoons goat cheese
• Fresh basil, coarsely chopped
• Salt and pepper, to taste
• Honey, for garnish (optional)

Directions
1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
2. Toss the cherry tomatoes with olive oil and spread them into an oven-safe baking dish. Season with salt and pepper. Bake for about 15 minutes or until the tomatoes start to pucker.
3. Lay the bread slices on a baking sheet and toast in the oven until crisp.
4. Spread a tablespoon of goat cheese on each slice of bread.
5. Add some fresh basil and roasted tomatoes.

Drizzle some honey over the bruschetta before serving for a subtle sweetness.

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Obituaries

Vicky Francine Barton (1948 – 2022)

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December 14, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2018-12-14T15:00:00-05:00
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Where:
RSW Regional Jail
6601 Winchester Road | Front Royal
VA 22630
Contact:
Christopher Ronquest
(619) 871-7510

Vicky Francine Barton, 74, of Linden, Virginia, passed away on Friday, August 5, 2022, at her home.

Ms. Barton was born on January 11, 1948, in Fayetteville, North Carolina, to the late Elwood and Frances Worrells Turlington. She was also preceded in death by her two sons, Richard Allen and Michael Allen, and her sister, Peggy Morris.

Survivors include her son, Thomas Allen (Kathleen Lawson) of Front Royal, Virginia; two brothers, Jerry Turlington of Fayetteville, North Carolina, and Gene Turlington of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; sister, Kay Cameron of Fayetteville, North Carolina; two grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 11, 2022, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Front Royal.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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