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Meet Beau, Wess, and River!

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Meet Beau, Wess, and River! These three are young pups who have all been chosen for our August Warren County sponsored Pet of the Month. They are all at the perfect age to be socialized into almost any type of home!

All three will need to be neutered, but adoption fees are sponsored by local small businesses. These spunky guys will be available starting Saturday, August 17th!


Adoption fees sponsored by:

Jennifer Avery, REALTOR
CRUM REALTY, INC. | 318 S Loudoun Street, Winchester VA
540-683-0790 | jenaveryrealtor@gmail.com

Ellen Aders, Insurance Agent
Aders Insurance | 23 Church Street, Front Royal VA
540-635-1561

Molly Llewellyn, Home Loan Adviser
CBM Mortgage | 912 Hometown Way, Front Royal VA
540-551-4672

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Rotary connects our kids: Letters to soldiers for Christmas and a talk with the police chief

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Over the weekend, young people from Front Royal Interact/Early Act Clubs came together to write letters to soldiers who had just completed boot camp, and will be spending the holidays away from families. Many thanks to the Rotary Clubs of Warren County and Front Royal, and our good friends at Royal Family Bowling Center for a fun “HyperBowling” and pizza fest. Special thanks to Front Royal Chief of Police, Skyline Middle Interact Liaison and Warren County Rotarian, Kahle Magalis, for speaking with our young people about growing up in Warren County, and what being a leader in this community truly means (leading by example).

If you are interested in your child being part of this wonderful Service Above Self organization, please speak with the Principal at your child’s school or call/text Michael Williams at 540-336-3127.





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Warren County Middle School gifted and talented program students showcase their projects

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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:

Warren County Middle School gifted and talented program students showcase their projects. Photos / Jennifer Avery



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FRWRC receives $5,355 at Rotary Club of Warren County Gala Beneficiary 2019

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From left to right: Carol Hardy, Tina Estes, Joyce Wimmer, Barbara Way, Lee Myer, Tanya Rosenberry, Rob Grimm. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Avery.

The Rotary Club of Warren County presented the Front Royal Women’s Resource Center with a check for $5,355 at their weekly meeting.  The FRWRC was designated as one of the beneficiaries receiving half of the proceeds from the Rotary Club of Warren County’s 2019 Gala fundraiser. Watch this short video as the women from the resource center accept the award and speak briefly about the Dare to Dream Grant they offer to local women to help them achieve their dreams. Learn more at: www.frwrc.org (applications are now being accepted for 2020 grants).

Every year in July, Rotary members are asked to submit applications from nonprofits in Warren County/Front Royal to be considered for Gala Beneficiary. It has to be a local organization and go to a local project. The Service Committee reviews all applications at the August Service Committee meeting, makes their selection and then submits it to the BOD for approval. Learn more about Rotary Club of Warren County: www.warrencountyrotary.org.

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Rotary Club of Warren County: Update on tourism in the town of Front Royal

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At our previous meeting, Felicia Hart, Director of the Front Royal/Warren County Tourism Community Development, presented an update on tourism in the Town of Front Royal Projects, which was very enlightening.

As Felicia noted, tourism revenue continues to grow. Tourism remains a critical contributor to our local economy in 2019, as it did in 2018.  While we may complain about all of the “Leaf Peepers,” they contribute to our economy and save us a lot of money in the long run, so we can put up with the long lines on the weekends because that is money in our pockets. She said that in 2018 tourism revenue for our town and county reached more than $151,300,393, a 4.9 percent increase over 2017. This meant that tourism supported jobs totaling 1,706, while local tourism-related taxes were $2,922,849. This had a major impact on each of us and on our pocketbooks. Each of the 40,003 households in our town and county paid almost $200 less in state and local taxes because of tourism.

She noted that we are now part of the Appalachian Mural Trail Program, with the appearance of a local mural off of Main Street now. We are also offering incentives to the thru-hikers on the Appalachian Trail, who are stopping in town, taking pictures at the mural. They then can receive benefits from our local merchants. It is a win-win for all of us.

As part of the town’s development program, we are also able to offer incentives to start-up businesses. As a result, zoning permits are up over past years, as are applications for business licenses.

Our community is also involved in a community-block-grants program. We will spend approximately $219,680 for development of the town plaza; $640,00 for the facade improvement program; $400,000 on the Royal Shenandoah Greenway; $28,500 for our Streetscape Improvement Design; $56,500 for parking and alley improvements; $162,000 for new signage (and they look great); and $44,400 for Branding and Marketing, including ads in Southern Living, Golf, and Blue Ridge Outdoors magazines. As she noted, the return on our investment was tremendous – for $130,000 we received more than $1.6 million.

We have also updated the town’s website, become active on social media, prepared a Visitors’ Center Guide, built lighted sign boxes in the downtown area; constructed slat wall installations for brochures; and are constructing a new Kiosk outside the Visitor’s Center, all completed or to be completed by the end of 2019.

Our invitation to our visitors is “Come Play in Our Backyard,” and Felicia has worked tirelessly to be sure they are welcomed. For her complete program and to learn more about the Rotary Club of Warren County, please go to www.warrencountyrotary.org or watch here:

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November Pet of the Month: Zoey

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Meet Zoey – a very cute Jack Russell Terrier that has been selected as our November Warren County sponsored Pet of the Month. Zoey is about 12 years old, seems to be okay with big kids (not sure about little ones), other dogs are okay, and she seems to chase kitties. She is very happy to eat treats and run after a ball!

This month, we have special guests Ethan and Jessica Cahill who are sponsoring the adoption fee for Zoey! Be sure to come out to the Warren County Humane Society to visit with Zoey and all her friends who are ready for their furever homes!

Adoption fees sponsored by: Cahill Family

Video sponsored by: Jennifer Avery, REALTOR
“Your Happy Home Expert!”
CRUM REALTY, INC.
318 S Loudoun Street | Winchester, VA
540-683-0790
jenaveryrealtor@gmail.com
(Call today to schedule a chat about your real estate options.)

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How to get a Library Card at Samuels Public Library

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Warren County residents and property owners, public and private school students in Warren County, and individuals who have permanent employment in Warren County are eligible to receive a free library card! Watch this video to learn about “How to Get a Library Card” at Samuels Public Library.

Thank you to our guest stars, George McIntyre and Katie Tewell, who helped us share this message.

CLICK HERE for full details on how to get a library card.


Visit the library today!

Samuels Public Library
Mon – Thur: 10am – 8pm
Fri – Sat: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: Closed
(540) 635-3153
330 E Criser Rd | Front Royal, VA 22630

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11:00 am Celebrate George Washington @ Samuels Public Library
Celebrate George Washington @ Samuels Public Library
Dec 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Celebrate George Washington @ Samuels Public Library
December 14 is the 220th anniversary of George Washington’s death. Today we will learn more about this great leader of our country and celebrate his legacy. Refreshments will be served. For ages 7 to 18.[...]
11:00 am Saturday with Santa @ Warren County Community Center
Saturday with Santa @ Warren County Community Center
Dec 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saturday with Santa @ Warren County Community Center
Bring the kids and your camera for yummy snacks, crafts, and a picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus! All are welcome!
1:00 pm “Clara, Little Mouse & the Golde... @ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
“Clara, Little Mouse & the Golde... @ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
"Clara, Little Mouse & the Golden Key" @ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Join us for this original version of the timeless story ballet The Nutcracker Suite. Follow Clara and Little Mouse on a journey to find what the Golden Key unlocks… Christmas will never be the same[...]
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4:00 pm R-MA Hosts Community Christmas C... @ Randolph-Macon Academy | Boggs Chapel
R-MA Hosts Community Christmas C... @ Randolph-Macon Academy | Boggs Chapel
Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
R-MA Hosts Community Christmas Concert @ Randolph-Macon Academy | Boggs Chapel
The local community is invited to join the Randolph-Macon Academy family for an afternoon of holiday spirit with the R-MA Band and Chorus! The annual R-MA Christmas Concert will be held on Sunday, December 15th,[...]
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17
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4:30 pm Science Scouts and More @ Samuels Public Library
Science Scouts and More @ Samuels Public Library
Dec 17 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Science Scouts and More @ Samuels Public Library
Tuesday, December 3: Kids will explore popular books and book series through science, games, food, and more! After reading a Christmas story, we’ll discuss giving and how it affects us and the people around us.[...]
7:30 pm Christmas Concert @ Boggs Chapel on the R-MA Campus
Christmas Concert @ Boggs Chapel on the R-MA Campus
Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Christmas Concert @ Boggs Chapel on the R-MA Campus
Christmas Concert | Presented by the American Legion Community Band Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at 7:30 pm Boggs Chapel on the R-MA campus in Front Royal, VA
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10:15 am Toddler and Preschool Story Time @ Samuels Public Library
Toddler and Preschool Story Time @ Samuels Public Library
Dec 18 @ 10:15 am – 12:00 pm
Toddler and Preschool Story Time @ Samuels Public Library
10:15 Toddler story time | 11:00 Preschool story time Wednesday, December 4 and Thursday, December 5: Gingerbread and Candy Canes will be the delicious theme of our stories, songs, and craft this week! Siblings welcome.[...]
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10:15 am Toddler and Preschool Story Time @ Samuels Public Library
Toddler and Preschool Story Time @ Samuels Public Library
Dec 19 @ 10:15 am – 12:00 pm
Toddler and Preschool Story Time @ Samuels Public Library
10:15 Toddler story time | 11:00 Preschool story time Wednesday, December 4 and Thursday, December 5: Gingerbread and Candy Canes will be the delicious theme of our stories, songs, and craft this week! Siblings welcome.[...]
3:00 pm Annual Holiday Open House @ St. Luke Community Clinic
Annual Holiday Open House @ St. Luke Community Clinic
Dec 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Annual Holiday Open House @ St. Luke Community Clinic
Enjoy some Hot Apple Cider and Christmas Cookies and Treats Come tour the clinic, meet the staff, and find out what St. Luke has been doing for the community!
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21
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11:00 am Saturday Morning Movie @ Samuels Public Library
Saturday Morning Movie @ Samuels Public Library
Dec 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Saturday Morning Movie @ Samuels Public Library
Toy Story 4 “To infinity, and beyond!” Join us for a screening of Toy Story 4, complete with popcorn. For ages 5 and up. Registration begins November 21.