Come to the Warren County Fairgrounds October 26th and 27th to enjoy live praise and worship! Miraculous testimonies will be shared both days, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., at this free event.
Bring your favorite lawn chair and the entire family for music, food, fun and fellowship! Let’s gather together with friends and neighbors as we celebrate God in worship, thanksgiving, and praise.
Steve Foster and Amazing Grace, God’s Anointed Mule, Dynamic Life Ministries, Band of Brothers, The Missionary Singers of Front Royal and other special guests will be here live!
Warren County Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting – December 5, 2019
At the December 5th Warren County Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting, a public hearing was held on a request from Franklin and Sherry Barb, for a variance to Warren County Code 180-23(I)(1) to allow a forty (40) foot front yard setback for an accessory structure in lieu of the required fifty (50) foot setback. A ten (10) foot variance was sought. Variance was approved.
Watch the meeting here on this exclusive Royal Examiner video:
A sustained voice for conservation in Page and Warren counties
Local conservation groups, Alliance for the Shenandoah Valley (Alliance) and Scenic 340 Project, are excited to announce a joining of forces to build on and continue Scenic 340’s great track record of land and water conservation in Page and Warren counties.
The Scenic 340 Project formed in 1999 to oppose a Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) proposal to widen Route 340 from Front Royal to Luray to four and five lanes endangering scenic viewsheds, Civil War battlefields, productive farmland, community identity and a growing heritage tourism industry. For more than a decade, Scenic 340 members were deeply engaged in the transportation planning process, promoting alternatives guided by Context Sensitive Solutions. VDOT eventually abandoned the plan, opting instead to replace four bridges in need of repair.
Before joining forces with the Alliance this month, Scenic 340 continued to advocate to change road-building policy at the state level, partnered with community members to conserve more than 2,300 acres of forest and farmland, including a critical wildlife travel corridor linking Shenandoah National Park and George Washington National Forest, and enhanced the scenic beauty of the historic Route 340 corridor with Project Redbud, replanting the native trees along the corridor.
“I am proud of all Scenic 340 has accomplished over the years,” says Christine Andreae, founding board member of both the Alliance and Scenic 340. “By joining forces, the Alliance can build on the strong foundation laid by dedicated Scenic 340 volunteers for future conservation successes.”
Alliance for the Shenandoah Valley is a regional conservation group working since its launch in 2018 to ensure the land and water resources and vibrant communities of the Valley are protected for the long haul. With dedicated staff in Augusta, Rockingham and Shenandoah counties, the Alliance follows the local issues unique to each county while also tackling issues that face the region, like safety improvements for Interstate 81.
“We are delighted to welcome Scenic 340 Project to the Alliance,” says Alliance Executive Director Kate Wofford. “We look forward to many years of impactful work protecting the extraordinary forest and farmland, clean streams and rivers and vibrant local communities that make Page and Warren Counties great places to live and work.”
The Alliance’s work in Page and Warren counties will be guided by a Page and Warren Advisory Council made up of with former members of Scenic 340 Project.
Top brass: the metal interior designers are falling for
An alloy of copper and zinc, brass is once again at the forefront of home decorating trends. Today’s brass, however, is muted and offers a welcome respite from the flashier rose gold and copper that dominated the design world in years past.
Brass goes well with almost any color, from somber blues and burgundies to pale neutrals like cream and blush.
Increasingly, retailers are offering an assortment of brass items to their customers. From cabinet hardware and faucets to floor lamps and chandeliers, there’s no shortage of options if you want to bring brass into your home. If you’re in the market for a new bedframe, consider one made of this metal.
To prevent your brass from looking dated, choose angular, modern pieces that are brushed to a dull sheen instead of the overpowering shine that was once popular. Keep your pieces looking new by regularly cleaning them with ketchup, tomato juice or a simple solution of lemon and salt.
Warren County Middle School gifted and talented program students showcase their projects
Warren County Middle School students in the gifted and talented program displayed their presentations for parents and friends this week during a special showcase evening. Teacher Zach Logan welcomed guests and shared a few details about the students progress so far this year. Projects ranged from the Magic of Disney to interesting facts about New Zealand with several biographies in between! Great job by all of the students! Watch this video to see a few friendly faces and hear from Mr. Logan:
Gifts for the people who serve you all year long
The holidays are the perfect time to say thank you to the hairdressers, bus drivers, babysitters, baristas and many others who regularly serve you. If you’re wondering what to get them, here are some ideas.
• Pretty hand soaps
• Holiday dish cloths
• A scarf or shawl
• A soft blanket
• A tote bag
• Premium coffee or tea
• A to-go mug
• A bottle of wine
• A box of chocolates
If you know a little about their tastes, you can also consider something more personal like a book you think they might enjoy, a sweater or a decorative item for their home or workspace.
The point of buying gifts for the people who serve you is to thank them for the positive difference the make in your life all year long. Don’t forget to include a nice card with a handwritten mes¬sage expressing your appreciation.
The Wonderful World of Rudolpha: Jack and the frozen pipes
It’s exceptionally cold today in the North Pole. Despite the weather, Rudolpha the reindeer, teacher at the North Pole Animal Day Care decides to leave for work early. When she arrives, she turns on the tap to wash her hooves, but no water comes out.
Luckily, Rudolpha knows just who to call in a situation like this. Pressing a button on the intercom, she calls Jack the elf-of-all-trades.
“Jack, there’s no water coming out of the tap! Can you come to the day care? The children will be here in half an hour!”
“Count to three and I’ll be there!” answers the elf, happy to be of service.
Exactly three seconds later, Jack arrives with his toolbox. “I hope the pipes aren’t frozen. Have you checked if the toilets and sinks in the bathroom are working?”
“Not yet,” admits Rudolpha. “I’ll do it right now.”
A few seconds later, the teacher comes back looking discouraged. The pipes are definitely frozen. Jack scratches his head as he thinks about what to do.
“We’ll have to warm up the pipes so they thaw. What’s the warmest thing I can think of? I know. The scarves knit by Mrs. Claus,” says the elf. “I’ll get my dear Nougat to help me. We’ll ask all the elves to lend us their scarves. After all, this is an emergency.”
“Excellent idea,” says Rudolpha, “but please hurry. I really need running water today.”
Knowing the smartest elf couple in the North Pole are taking care of the problem, the reindeer begins to get her supplies for the day ready. Less than 15 minutes later, Jack and Nougat arrive pulling a sled piled with dozens of colourful scarves behind them. Working together, they wrap all the day care’s pipes in the warmest knit scarves in the world.
As Jack thought, the polar sheep’s wool has an immediate effect. To Rudolpha’s relief, the water starts to flow moments before the children arrive.
“Good morning, Rudolpha, good morning Jack, good morning Nougat!” call the children as they enter the room. “What are we doing today?”
“Today, we’re going to be paw and wing painting!” answers the teacher.
“I see why you need water today,” laughs Jack. “Paw and wing painting is messy business!”
Waving at Rudolpha and the children, the handy elf and his partner leave the day care arm in arm, happy to have saved the day.
Written by Johannie Dufour and Sarah Beauregard
Translated by Cyan Caruso-Comas