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Samuels Public Library Adult Programming events for March



General Education Development

Samuels Public Library invites you to register and attend the General Education Development course. This course will be every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm (except on school holidays or closings). The GED course is completely free. Let this course be the stepping stone to your success.

English as a Second Language Discussion Group

Samuels Public Library invites you to come out and join us for our English as a Second language discussion group starting. This is a conversational English language class for adults whose primary language is not English. All skill levels are welcome. Practice speaking English in a welcoming, group atmosphere. This group meets every Tuesday & Thursday at 10:00 am

What the Tech!

Having trouble with your electronics? Don’t worry! Come into What the Tech and we can help you! Phones, tablets, e-readers, and anything else you need help with! Just check at the adult reference Desk from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm every Tuesday.

Trivia Night with SPL

Join us Tuesday Nights at 7:00 pm for Trivia Night at the Vine and Leaf, Front Royal’s very own wine and tea bar located at 477 South St. Try your hand at answering different trivia questions in a nice cozy atmosphere with friends! Don’t miss out!

Exploring Computers

Samuel Public Library invites you to attend our intermediate computer class and improve your skills. Each month explore a new computer program or application in a safe, friendly environment with other intermediate computer users. Classes are held on Thursdays at 2:00 pm.

Genealogy Nuts: Shake Your Family Tree

Samuels Public Library invites you to a workshop for beginning to advanced genealogists. Discover your family roots with a team of genealogists who together have researched more than 50,000 names. Classes are held 1st & 3rd Thursday nights at 6:00 pm. (March 7th & 21st)

Crochet Group

Samuels Public Library invites you to come out and learn how to crochet or share your talents. The group will meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 10:00 am (March 13th & 27th). All ability levels welcome.

Black Bears of Virginia

FOSL presents a presentation on the black bear’s natural history and management by David Kocka, District Wildlife Biologist of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries this Thursday, March 14th at 6:00 pm. This presentation will allow you to gain an understanding of black bears and learn about how the Commonwealth is balancing public values (e.g., economic sociological, and political) and biological considerations in managing black bears.

SPL – Books & Beyond

Samuels Public library invites you to come out and join us for our Books and Beyond Book Club on Wednesday, March 20th at 10 am. where The Blood of Emmett Till by Timothy B. Tyson will be discussed. This group meets the third Wednesday of the month.

Photography Workshop

Celebrate the Spring Equinox by attending a FOSL sponsored hands-on photography workshop Saturday, March 23rd at 2:30 pm. We will meet at the library for a quick orientation. Weather permitting, we will then move to Eastham Park. At the park, we will photograph the flora and fauna that resides at this riverside gem. We will focus on light and composition. Therefore, any type of camera, including smartphones, will work. In case of inclement weather, the session will be conducted inside the library.

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Fire Fighter Cancer Foundation hosts October golf tournaments at Blue Ridge Shadows



WHAT MATTERS Warren – In this video with Stephen Horvath, learn about back-to-back upcoming golf tournaments on October 11 & 12, at Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club in Front Royal, to benefit the Fire Fighter Cancer Foundation. Their mission: Advocacy, education, research, and direct financial relief to firefighters and their families affected by cancer.

The Virginia Chapter of the Fire Fighter Cancer Foundation was established in memory of Johnny Thomas, a Prince William County firefighter, who lost his battle with cancer. While he was unable to defeat this awful disease, his memory lives on, and loving volunteers and donors continue to provide hope to those in need. The FFCF provided assistance and education needed to make changes within the fire service. The Johnny Thomas Foundation has worked for years to make changes in Prince William County and provided direct assistance to those in need. The two foundations partnered and continue to focus their efforts to reduce carcinogen exposure, educate firefighters and leadership, support research initiatives, and improve the quality of life for those battling cancer.


1st Annual Golf Tournament
Friday & Saturday, October 11th & 12th
*Rain dates October 25 & 26*

 Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club · 456 Shadows Drive, Front Royal, VA
Registration: 8:15 – 9:45 AM / Shotgun Start: 10:00 AM

Captains Choice ~ 4 player Scramble
Sponsorship Opportunities
Prizes Food & Drinks

Included in Registration: 

  •  Continental Breakfast, Box Lunch and Sit Down Dinner
  •  Range Balls
  •  Gift Bag
  •  Voucher for a future round of golf at Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club (Cart fee not included)
  •  Eligible for Tbox Tour hole in one prize on #10 (
  •  Team Photo
  •  Longest drive (Men’s and Women’s)
  •  Closest to the Pin (Men’s and Women’s)
  •  Prizes for flight winners per day (4 flights based on minimum of 32 team each day) and Last place team
  •  One raffle ticket for door prizes

Registration Cost:

  •  Foursome: $450 ($500 after 9/30/19)
  •  Individual: $125 ($140 after 9/30/19)
  •  Register Online @ or Print Registration and make checks payable to: Johnny Thomas Foundation Inc.
  •  Mailing Address ~ 11327 Falling Creek Dr. Bealeton, VA. 22712                                                                                    

Available for purchase both days of the tournament:

  •  50/50 Raffle Tickets
  •  Raffle tickets for door prizes
  •  Mulligan Packages / Putting String / Red tee
  •  Silent Auction: Winners announced on last day. (Winner DOES NOT need to be present)
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This week’s showtimes at Royal Cinemas as of September 20th



Are you looking for the full movie-going experience without having to wait in the long lines that often accompany that experience? Then look no further because Royal Cinemas movie theatre is the answer. Get the whole gang together and enjoy a movie! Here is a list of this week’s showtimes at Royal Cinemas as of Friday, September 20:

•  Fri – 6:05 & 8:50
•  Sat-Sun – 12:50, 3:25, 6:05 & 8:40
•  Mon-Thurs – 7:15

Rated R |  Run Time: 1 hour 50 min

•  Fri – 7:30
•  Sat-Sun – 12:45, 4:05 & 7:50
•  Mon-Thurs – 7:00 

Rated R |  Run Time: 2 hours 45 min

•  Fri – 6:00 & 8:45
•  Sat-Sun – 12:40, 3:20, 6:00 & 8:45
•  Mon-Thurs – 7:10 

Rated R |  Run Time: 1 hour 55 min

Ticket prices are as follows:

  • Adult: $9
  • Child (under 12): $6
  • Military: $7
  • Student (college): $7
  • Senior: $7
  • Matinees, All Seating: $6

Other movies coming soon to Royal Cinemas:

  • “Abominable”
  • “Joker”
  • “Gemini Man”
  • “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”
  • “Zombieland 2”
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Virginia War Memorial seeks entries for 2019 Veterans Day Student Essay Contest



The Virginia War Memorial in Richmond is seeking entries for its 2019 Veterans Day Student Essay Contest. The contest is open to all middle and high school students in Virginia, including public, private, and home-schooled students. One winner will be selected from among all middle school entries, and one from high school entries.

The topic for the 2019 Veterans Day essays is “A Virginian Who Served in The Military in the 20th or 21st Centuries Who Inspires Me.” Students can consider a member of their family, of their community, or even a famous Virginian who served in the Armed Forces as their subject. Essays should be 500-750 words in length and utilize interviews and primary sources whenever possible.

The two students who write the winning essays, and their teachers, will each receive a cash prize. The student winners will also be invited to come to Richmond to read aloud their essays during the Commonwealth’s Veterans Day Ceremony at the Virginia War Memorial on November 11, 2019.

The deadline for entries for the 2019 Veterans Day Student Essay Contest is Sunday, October 13, 2019. Complete information about the essay theme, rules, guidelines and how to enter is available online at or by calling Virginia War Memorial Assistant Education Director Morgan Guyer at 804-786-2060.

About the Virginia War Memorial

The mission of the Virginia War Memorial is to Honor Veterans, Preserve History, Educate Youth and Inspire Patriotism in All. Dedicated in 1956, the Memorial includes the names of the

nearly 12,000 Virginia heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice during World War II, Korea,

Vietnam, the Persian Gulf and the Global War on Terrorism. Situated on nearly five acres overlooking the James River at 621 South Belvidere Street in Richmond, the Virginia War Memorial is a division of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services and serves as an integral part of its mission in support of all Virginians who served in our military. More at

About the Virginia Department of Veterans Services

The Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) is a state government agency with more than 40 locations across the Commonwealth of Virginia.  DVS traces its history to 1928 and the establishment of the Virginia War Service Bureau to assist Virginia’s World War I veterans.  Today, DVS assists veterans and their families in filing claims for federal veterans benefits; provides veterans and family members with linkages to services including behavioral healthcare, housing, employment, education and other programs. The agency operates two long-term care facilities offering in-patient skilled nursing care, Alzheimer’s/memory care, and short-term rehabilitation for veterans; provides an honored final resting place for veterans and their families at three state veterans cemeteries. It operates the Virginia War Memorial, the Commonwealth’s tribute to Virginia’s men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice from World War II to the present. For more information, please visit

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Front Royal Salvation Army sets Angel Tree application dates



Low income families interested in applying for the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program may do so October 21-November 1, 2019, at The Salvation Army Front Royal Corps Office, at 357 Cloud Street in Front Royal. These programs are available to all residents of Warren County, Strasburg, Page County, and Rappahannock County.

For the Angel Tree program, children must be 12-years-old or younger as of December 25, 2019, and parents/guardians must provide the child’s clothing and shoe sizes.

Those planning to complete an application must bring a current photo ID, as well as social security cards for each member of the household and proof of birth-dates for all children under 12. In addition, proof of household income and expenses and proof of address are also required.

Those who have received assistance for two consecutive years must attend a budgeting class to qualify for assistance again this year.

Applications will be available from 9:00am to 3:00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from October 21st and November 1st.

For more information, contact the Salvation Army Front Royal Corps at 540-635-4020.

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Shawquon Ruritan new and old-fashioned way of making apple butter



Photo collages are courtesy of Harry Newman.

The Shawquon Ruritan has served Stephens City and the south county area since 1956. Our members are dedicated to assessing the needs of the local community and providing volunteer services to make our neighborhoods a better place to live, work and prosper.

The club continues a history of providing college scholarships to local high school seniors. The club also supports fire and rescue and sheriff departments, cub scouts and boy’s scouts, youth organizations, Area 13 Special Olympics, Newtown Heritage Festival, victims of severe illness, homeless shelters and food pantries.

Traditional apple butter making

Fall always means apple butter, at least for many churches and civic organizations in the Shenandoah Valley. As for the Shawquon Ruritans in Stephen City, they are no exception. Here at the Shiley residence, beneath a bright blue sky and end of summer sunshine, the Ruritan Club gathers each year to prepare the season’s jars of homemade apple butter.

Marshall and Pam Shiley have been members of the Shawquon Ruritan Club in Stephens City since 2006. Marshall is a diesel mechanic who founded his own company, MS Heating and Air Conditioning, in 1986. He first learned traditional apple butter making at the family farm on Cedar Creek Grade in Frederick County. He and Pam had previously coordinated apple butter making at Refuge United Methodist Church in Stephens City and White Post United Methodist Church in Clarke County.

The selling of apple butter has become a major fundraiser for the club and Marshall has been making Shawquon Apple Butter for the last 12 years. Marshall uses golden delicious apples from the Loretta McDonald farm. Loretta is an active member of the Ruritan and donates the apples in support of the club’s annual fundraising effort. The apples are usually picked in late August just in time to be used for the annual Shawquon apple butter production during the first week of September.

Marshall informed me that Loretta delivers 42 bushels of golden delicious apples which are used to cook three 50 gallon kettles of apple butter. This year Loretta will have the apples picked and placed in three 14-bushel wooden bins about a day before apple butter production begins. The bins are loaded onto a trailer and driven to the Shiley residence.

Each 50-gallon kettle should produce 45 gallons of apple butter. Each kettle requires 14 bushels of apples which, after peeling and core removal, are trimmed down to nine bushels of snits. The cooking of 27 bushels of snits will take approximately 12 hours per kettle and eventually produce approximately 1,000 pint jars of Shawquon Apple Butter.

The antique apple peeler used in current production is a 1930 F. B. Pease, manufactured in Rochester, New York. Apples are manually placed in cups on the machine and the core is mechanically removed along with all seeds, skin and stems, leaving only the apple pulp which will become apple butter. Over the course of two days, 4,200 apples will be peeled, cored and segmented by the apple peeling machine.

Before making apple butter, Marshall adds lemon juice to the bucket of water that the apples fall into after peeling to keep the apples from turning dark. The lighter the apples the easier for the Ruritan chefs to quarter and slice. Ruritan members work to remove any residual core, seeds or skin from the apple pulp over a two day period. The working of the apples is referred to as a “schnitzen party” (slicing and dicing up the 27 snits of apples). The apple pulp is stored in a cool place until ready to cook.

Marshall always sets the kettle up the night before and makes sure it is on level ground. He butters the sides and bottom of the kettle and stirrers and throws the remaining butter (two sticks) in the kettle. Marshall does this the night before because it saves precious time and it is dark and visibility is poor in early morning. He covers the kettle with a tarp to prevent insects and any dust or debris from getting inside.

The apple butter production begins between 4 am and 5 am. The kettle is made of copper with a rounded bottom and no seams. It sits on legs about one foot above the ground, leaving enough room to fit a gas burner. Marshall prefers using gas versus firewood because if it rains, the kettle can be moved indoors. Marshall modified a 50-gallon copper kettle top to include a 1950’s era McCulloch two-man chainsaw motor-driven post hole digger transmission, which now has an electric motor installed instead of the old chainsaw. The electric motor drives, via belts, the transmission that turns kettle-conforming wooden paddles, thereby stirring the apple butter. The electric stirrer eliminates the need for volunteers to stir and stir and stir for hours, providing increased consistency.

Marshall created two home-made, specially-designed wooden stirrers with an oblong hole on the bottom to help keep the sugar and apple pulp circulating within the kettle. This blade-like utensil must be rounded to fit the bottom of the kettle and prevent burning. The foot of the stirrer must be as long as the kettle is deep to continuously scrape off pulp from the kettle’s sides.

He adds one gallon of fresh apple cider while Ruritan members drop apples from wooden crates until the 50-gallon kettle is full. From the beginning the gas fire keeps the heat even and constant. Ruritan members fill the kettle with raw apples and finish no later than 3 hours after startup. Apples cannot be added to the kettle afterwards, allowing all apples to be cooked equally.

The pulp is at boiling temperature until it reaches the right level of thickness. Marshall cooks for approximately three or more hours before adding sugar. This process will “cook down” the apples to remove much of the water contained in the apples.

After six and one half hours, when a little volcano bubble emerges, Marshall puts a tablespoon of cooked apples on a cold saucer, tilts it and visually determines if the water runs fast from the apples. If it does, the apple butter is not thick enough. It has to stop “weeping,” meaning that water should not separate from the pulp. This is called a water test. Marshall usually runs five to six tests per kettle.

When the water is determined to have been cooked out, Ruritan members under Marshall’s supervision gradually add sugar to each 50 gallon kettle. A medium size sauce pan and handle is used to gently shake the sugar into the kettle, so no clumping occurs. After around three hours of continuously adding sugar, the various tasters agree the apple pulp is sweetened to the right taste.

After the last of the sugar is added, Marshall cooks for at least two or more hours, then checks for consistency. As the kettle content gurgles and spurts, the pulp slowly turns a russet brown color. The sugar caramelizes, darkening the apple butter’s color.

Marshall says apple butter making is a taste-as-you-go process. When he and the tasters are satisfied with color and sweetness, he begins to add spice (only cinnamon) but just after he cuts off the gas heat. Marshall uses artificial oil of cinnamon because the real stuff is very expensive ($65 an ounce). Marshall procures the oil of cinnamon in 4 oz. bottles. The cinnamon is added to taste. “If it does not burn your tongue today, it won’t be right tomorrow,” Marshall said. Ruritan members now begin to continuously stir, using a special home-made six foot long paddle-like stirrer to ensure the cinnamon is absorbed throughout the apple butter. Marshall made the handle from hickory, however he crafted the paddle from walnut because it is a close-grained hardwood that does not bleed wood flavor into the apple butter. To keep the apple pulp constantly rotating, Marshall recommends this cadence for the stirrer on duty: “Twice around left and back through the middle, twice around right and back through the middle.” Marshall and his discriminating tasters sample again and again, adding more cinnamon as necessary, stirring continuously. The cinnamon adding stage takes less than one half hour.

Marshall knows when it is done by judging the apple pulp thickness and russet color. It takes years of experience to know “doneness” and there is no computer algorithm or kitchen gadget employed to determine doneness. It is all about sweetness, color and consistency.

Now the jarring process begins
The jars, lids and rings have been previously sterilized in commercial dish washers and repacked in their original boxes at the McDonald farm and at the Shiley residence. The commercial machines can wash 72 jars at one time and it takes 15 washes to deliver 1,080 jars that will be required if each kettle produces 45 gallons of apple butter. While the kettles of apple butter are cooking, the custom labels are positioned on the jars.

Once pronounced done, the apple butter is poured into Marshal’s home-made four-gallon jar filler. The finished apple butter at this point is extremely hot – almost at the boiling point, so experience and extreme caution is a requirement for Ruritans handling the jar filling process. A production line of Ruritan members support Marshall. When Marshall manually fills the pint jar he slides it over to a member who puts the sterilized lid on and then another member applies the ring. One can hear the popping of the lids as the apple butter cools and a vacuum occurs, sealing the jars. The assembly line continues as the jars are then packed 12 to a box and carried to the storage area.

October is National Apple Month and there is no better way to savor the sweet goodness of tasty apple butter throughout the winter months than by keeping several pint jars in the kitchen cupboard. Consider buying a few pints as Thanksgiving or Christmas gifts for friends and family.

How to buy Shawquon Apple Butter
Shawquon Apple Butter can be purchased for $5 a pint bottle or $60 a 12-bottle case. The apple butter can be bought from the following local stores: The Seven-Eleven in Middletown, Stephens City Barbershop, Gore’s Fresh Meats, Split Ends Hair Salon and White Oak Trading Post.

About Shawquon Ruritan
Shawquon Ruritan meet at the Stephens City United Methodist Church at 7:00 PM every third Thursday of each month. Come join us and become a member. We are dedicated to improving communities and building a better America through Fellowship, Goodwill and Community Service.

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Fourth “Conversation of Hope” to be held September 24, 2019



After an inspiring August gathering, Conversation of Hope attendees grab their phones to save a date on their calendars for the next conversation.

The WHAT MATTERS community meeting space, “Open House: Meet in the Middle” (213 E. Main Street next to the Daily Grind) will again serve as a meeting place for community members seeking positivism in this time of controversy for our town and county. At 7pm on Tuesday, 9/24/19, Police Chief Kayle Magalis, Mayor Matt Tederick and Beth Medved Waller invite all to join them and other community leaders and citizens as we engage in another hour of positive reflections and hope. In the first “Conversation of Hope” held at “Open House” in June, the Chief shared a fitting quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”

During the first June gathering, dozens of community members gathered to share positive comments about moving forward and embracing the good qualities, people and vitality that Warren County has to offer. Here are some of the uplifting words filled with compassion shared during our brief time together during the June 7th “Conversation”:

…Tragedy doesn’t define our community; we have made it through other controversial times, the new police department is an example of the success of a dream 20+ years in the making, don’t feed the beast, negativity breeds negativity, buy local support local, this time shouldn’t change our opinion about what a blessing it is to live here, we must heal relationships with friends and the community because we are hurt and need to acknowledge our pain and rebuild, the term “keep it simple, stupid” can be used to find ways to work together, we must combat darkness with light and stay in the light, we need to be the people we are supposed to be no matter what, we will never stop all the negativity but love will lead us, people who have businesses and work here must be a part of the healing and rebuilding, be a part of the solution, people choose to move here for scenery, values and there are people who stay here for the same reason, this too shall pass, Front Royal is loved for the people, volunteering, service and beauty, shine a light on the great people here and count our blessings, go to prayer and good will prevail, this is a perfect storm for renewal and revival and to come together, a community that doesn’t hide from their faith survives—run to God and add prayer to meetings, lean on God, healing is best when focused on others and for others, be compassionate…

July’s “Conversation of Hope” was also inspiring as guests reminisced and shared hope for positive change in our community. Police Chief, Kahle Magalis, encouraged us to focus on the wellness of the community, not just the sickness, and suggested that the new hospital progress can remind us to do just that. He also said that he’s very pleased with the working relationship the FR Police Department and the WC Sheriff’s office have in trying to embrace collaboration and cooperation. It was discussed that some of our current issues are bringing things to light that need to be addressed and that dealing with those issues will have a positive impact. In addition, attendees spent much of the time reminiscing about favorite FR/WC memories from the old days of every weekend Skyline Drive traffic & picnics in the park, the Sesquicentennial pageant event in 1986, the Red Stock and Volleys that the hospital hosted, and our hope that another community-wide event could materialize (perhaps a canoe event). It was a heartwarming gathering!

In August we met and again had a fantastic turnout of positive-spirited neighbors. Attendees included a business owner who fell in love with the kind people of our community & and decided to make this her home and place to build her business after just one week of visiting the area years ago. Another participant was a five year resident who volunteers in the school and has started a nonprofit as well as an out of towner who attends church here and has a great love for the valley. Comments included positive feedback about the school system, about the giving & caring individuals in our community, a reference to George Jefferson’s “moving on up” (and encouragement to focus on the positive and move forward without delay by sharing concern but finding solutions and moving on), the acknowledgement that we have a strong sense of community that’s full of characters and memories and that we have so much potential and good energy. It was expressed that this is a good time to be forced to confront what we love and value and to picture the past and what’s good about the area. One guest said, “let it go if you can’t do anything about it.” The mayor expressed his strong desire to see the Afton Inn restored and George McIntyre discussed the LOVE sign series project he’s spearheading.

“This too shall pass” was again uttered as well as the fact that our community has so much to offer as a busy, active and unique area (full of outdoor assets and beauty) where people care about each other and don’t let tragedy define us. Niki Foster of the FR/WC Chamber of Commerce encouraged everyone to share the wonderful things we see and be louder than the ugly noise. Representatives of area clergy were in attendance and said they want to support and serve, especially in these times we are facing. Someone said we are passed the ugly and are on the verge of being beautiful again.

Please join us Tuesday, September 24th, at 7pm, to share and witness more encouraging conversations.

George McIntyre, Craig Laird and FRIBA also announce the next upcoming opportunity to meet to continue the “Save our Town” video series that began in May with a strong attendance. On September 26th and October 24th from 11:30-1pm, the Front Royal Independent Business Alliance will again host a free screening in the series featuring Becky McCray and Deb Brown from SaveYour.Town. The video series is held at the WHAT MATTERS Community Meeting Space, Open House: Meet in the Middle (213 E. Main St. & adjacent to the Daily Grind Coffee Shop).

“Too often, pessimists shoot down your ideas. But you have great ideas, a vision of what your town could be. How do you start making things happen? Learn the practical steps you can take to change attitudes, draw a crowd of supporters, improve the environment and create more connections, no matter what the pessimists say or do,” said McCray.

The video series is designed to show our community new ways to work together towards positive change. There is no charge to attend this screening and a lively discussion is planned to follow. The Apple House will provide brown bag lunches for $5 and complimentary coffee/tea/water is available at Open House. The gathering will begin at 11:30 and video will start promptly at noon. “Together we’ll work through the process to make your town more Idea Friendly. We’ll show you how to Gather Your Crowd, Make Connections and Take Small Steps. It all adds up to creating the kind of town you want to live in,” said Brown.

Learn more about Brown and McCray here.

*Please note that these gatherings will be ones of positivity, not negativity. Politics and current events will not be discussed—instead we will remind ourselves why we love our community and provide an opportunity to briefly join together those who care together in the spirit of hope…

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