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President of Reaching Out Now shares her story, Part 1 of 4, in honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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As a contribution for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I would like to help Samantha Barber share her story:

I’m a wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, and President of Reaching Out Now, I wear many hats with healed scars. Today I have chosen to share a deeply personal story in honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

As my husband and children have given me their blessing to share, we hope that my story will help others find the courage to change their circumstances and live freely.

“I often wondered if someday I would have the courage to step out into the unfamiliar and raise my voice for HOPE. To not cowardly keep silent, to not allow shame to grip my soul. To speak out loudly – to be a voice for the voiceless. I wonder no more, so I share with you the mess that has become my message. Yes, I’m living proof; proof that you can rise from the dark place of Domestic Violence.  

In honor of those who have been deeply wounded by Domestic Violence today, and during this month, I share a piece of my story over the next four Mondays, I speak out to bring awareness to the silent killer – known as Domestic Violence.”

A piece of me, I share with you: reachingoutnow.org/mirror-mirror

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Royal Shenandoah Greenway clean up day

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Please help keep our community clean! The Rotary Club of Warren County had a successful clean up along the Royal Shenandoah Greenway, collecting 9 full bags of approximately 200 pounds of trash! Consider helping too by picking up litter as you are out and about in our fabulous Shenandoah Valley.

Thanks to all who participated! “The Crew”: Michael Williams, Krista Beahm & husband, Ellen Aders, Kahle Magalis, Gail Hartman, Hank Ecton, Rachel Failmezger and Jen Avery.

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“Socktober” – A sock drive for the Thermal Shelter

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It’s not too late to still participate in “Socktober!” The Thermal Shelter of Front Royal is getting started back up again. For those of you who do not know, the Thermal Shelter provides a safe warm place for our local homeless to sleep, receive a warm meal, and get a few supplies… like SOCKS! We are currently collecting NEW SOCKS for the Thermal Shelter 2020/21 winter.

This video was created for LFK Elementary School. If you have a student at LFK, they are currently hosting “Socktober”. Please send new socks in with your Lil’cats. If not, please feel free to drop your donation off at the Warren County Department of Social Services: 465 W 15th St, Front Royal, VA 22630.

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FRWRC Center Stage: Toni Sauder and Bad Ass Pickles

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FRWRC Center Stage with Toni Sauder & Bad Ass Pickles: You are in for a treat! Watch this episode to learn the Who, What, Why, and Where behind Bad Ass Pickles. So many flavors to choose, from Bread & Butter to lots of HEATS of Dill, oh my!

Follow Bad Ass Pickles on Facebook or their website. Easy to place orders! Perfect for football season… just sayin!

Find Bad Ass Pickles in person:

  • 21 Main Street – Saturday Mornings from 8am-12noon
  • Warrenton’s Farmers Market
  • The Plains – Sunday Mornings from 10am – 2pm
  • Archwood Green Barns’ Farmers Market
  • Watch their website for info on what Brewery Bad Ass Pickles might be visiting.

Front Royal Women’s Resource Center is featuring a new series called Center Stage. This is a chance for women in our community to share information about business, causes, events that are special to them. Host Jen Avery makes it fun, easy, and “empowering.” Contact the FRWRC for more information. Are you a member of the FRWRC? Consider membership too!

Front Royal Women’s Resource Center
“Empowering Women to Change Their World”
www.FRWRC.org

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President of Reaching Out Now shares her story, Part 3 of 4, in honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Samantha Barber committed to sharing her story in four tributes. Here is tribute three; I am so honored to be helping her share her story:

“Am I enough? I AM ENOUGH!” Can you relate to these statements? In life, we sometimes compare ourselves to those around us who appear to have it all together…

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Rotary Club of Warren County Shred Day

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This weekend, the Rotary Club of Warren County hosted Community Shred Day. Thank you to all of our community members who took advantage of this service and donated! A few successful stats:

  1. Over 100 cars
  2. $729.35 donated to the Front Royal Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department from people dropping off their shred
  3. 4,840 lbs. of paper shredded

Thank you to all of our Rotarians who came out to support the event:

  • Kahle Magalis
  • Ellen Aders
  • Gayle Hartman
  • Melanie Hamel
  • Melanie Barber
  • Michelle Smeltzer
  • Michael Williams
  • Dave Hardy
  • Carol Hardy
  • MariJo Cochran
  • Krista Beahm and husband
  • Debbie Grove
  • Hank Ecton

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President of Reaching Out Now shares her story, Part 2 of 4, in honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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Last week, in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Samantha Barber committed to sharing her story in four tributes. Here is tribute two:

“For the past 7 plus years, I’ve intentionally suppressed this reality that was my life, only sharing with friends and in environments where I felt safe and comfortable. I can’t be silent anymore. I have an amazing support system- my family and the very few who are in my inner circle. I am so very grateful for that but I’m most grateful for my husband. He’s never left my side, he remained close when I was broken, he remained close when I needed space to heal.

He remained close when I trusted no one, He remained close and showed me and our children what true unselfish love looked like. He created a safe space for me to say My Life’s My Life.”

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Upcoming Events

Oct
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all-day WCHS Band Annual Fruit Sale @ ONLINE STORE
WCHS Band Annual Fruit Sale @ ONLINE STORE
Oct 19 – Nov 12 all-day
WCHS Band Annual Fruit Sale @ ONLINE STORE
Please show your support by purchasing fresh fruit for you, your family and friends to enjoy over the holidays! To place your order online, simply click here. Navel, Grapefruit, Juice Oranges — Whole Box $40, Half[...]
Oct
31
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10:00 am Halloween on Main Street @ White Picket Fence
Halloween on Main Street @ White Picket Fence
Oct 31 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Halloween on Main Street @ White Picket Fence
10-11 am: Dog Costume Parade and judging 1-2 pm: Wedding on the Gazebo 4 pm: Children’s Costume Parade with judging and prizes 5 pm: Trick or Treat on Main Street. Merchants and County Businesses will[...]
5:00 pm Halloween Glow Throw @ Shenandoah Valley Axe Throwing Co
Halloween Glow Throw @ Shenandoah Valley Axe Throwing Co
Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Halloween Glow Throw @ Shenandoah Valley Axe Throwing Co
Bring your best costumes and GLOW throw with us! Trick or treat, throw axes and have an amazing Halloween with SVAXETHROWINGCO! KID friendly! Make your reservation today, spots will fill up fast: www.svaxethrowingco.com Fill out[...]
Nov
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all-day 2021 Dare to Dream Enrichment Gr... @ Front Royal Women’s Resource Center
2021 Dare to Dream Enrichment Gr... @ Front Royal Women’s Resource Center
Nov 1 all-day
2021 Dare to Dream Enrichment Grant Application @ Front Royal Women’s Resource Center
Front Royal Women’s Resource Center (FRWRC) Beginning on November 1, 2020, to accept Applications for 2021 DARE TO DREAM GRANTS (Take classes, start a business, purchase a computer, learn a new skill, train for a[...]
Nov
4
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6:00 pm Annual Meeting of St. Luke Commu... @ Online Event
Annual Meeting of St. Luke Commu... @ Online Event
Nov 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Annual Meeting of St. Luke Community Clinic @ Online Event
St. Luke Community Clinic, Inc., of Front Royal, will hold its Annual Meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 4, by ZOOM. All members (those who donate $35 annually or volunteer at the clinic) are[...]
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6:00 pm Fashion Show Fundraiser benefitt... @ West Oaks Farm Market Event Venue
Fashion Show Fundraiser benefitt... @ West Oaks Farm Market Event Venue
Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Fashion Show Fundraiser benefitting Boy Scouts @ West Oaks Farm Market Event Venue
Fashion Show Fundraiser benefitting Shenandoah Area Council Boy Scouts Fashion, food, cash bar, silent auction, raffle, door prizes, vendors on-site. Sponsored by Anna Quinn Jewelers, Grove’s Winchester Harley Davidson and Firenza Pizza. Showcasing clothing by[...]
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all-day Small Business Saturday @ Front Royal, Virginia
Small Business Saturday @ Front Royal, Virginia
Nov 7 all-day
Small Business Saturday @ Front Royal, Virginia
Why should Small Business Saturday just be celebrated on the Saturday after Thanksgiving? Buy Local – Shop Local – Eat Local – Support Front Royal’s Small Business Community and stay local! Small Business Saturdays –[...]
10:00 am Felt Pine Tree Class @ Downtown Market
Felt Pine Tree Class @ Downtown Market
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Felt Pine Tree Class @ Downtown Market
You’ve seen these popular felt trees in stores – learn how to make your own and personalize your home décor this holiday season! No craft or sewing experience needed. All supplies will provided in class[...]
12:00 pm Downtown Market Art Walk @ Downtown Market
Downtown Market Art Walk @ Downtown Market
Nov 7 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Downtown Market Art Walk @ Downtown Market
Come join us Saturday for ART! We are working with local artists & artisans to bring art to our Main Street. We will have artists set up along Main Street creating, painting, and making! This[...]
12:30 pm Color Run Fundraiser @ Warren County Department of Social Services
Color Run Fundraiser @ Warren County Department of Social Services
Nov 7 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Color Run Fundraiser @ Warren County Department of Social Services
Save Our Children Front Royal is hosting a Color Run/Walk to raise money for The Child Safe Center, located in Winchester, Virginia. The Child Safe Center is a local non-profit who supports sexually abused victims[...]