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The Auto Care Clinic is putting the brakes on breast cancer

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Brakes for Breasts

During the Month of October, The Auto Care Clinic in Front Royal, Virginia, and more than 100 other Independent Auto Repair Shops across the US, are raising funds for a breast cancer vaccine as part of the Brakes for Breast fundraiser.

As part of the fundraiser, the auto repair facilities are giving away FREE (quality) brake pads or shoes. The customer simply pays the labor and any other ancillary parts necessary to complete the brake job and the shops then donate 10% of the brake job directly to Dr. Vincent Tuohy & the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Research Fund.

100% of what we donate goes directly to research!

2019 marks the NINTH Year for the Brakes For Breasts fundraiser!

  • 2011 Our 1st year – 5 shops in Ohio raised $10,000
  • 2012 Our 2nd year – 27 shops  in 17 states raised $32,848
  • 2013 Our 3rd year – 66 independent auto repair shops in 27 states raised $66,499
  • 2014 Our 4th year – 143 independent auto repair shops in 29 states raised $115,236.53
  • 2015 Our 5th year – 174 independent auto repair shops in 32 states raised $141,868
  • 2016 Our 6th year – 131 independent auto repair shops in 35 states (most ever!) $125,867.37
  • 2017 Our 7th year – 114 independent auto repair shops in 34 states raised $114,389.20
  • 2018 Our 8th year – 138 independent auto repair shops in 34 states and 2 countries raised $141,061.80

To date, donation total is $747,771.70!


This Brakes For Breasts fundraiser is different from any other breast cancer fundraising campaigns:

  1. Tuohy at the Cleveland Clinic has actually created a vaccine that has proved effective in laboratory animals in actually preventing breast cancer. Think about Polio, eradicated because of a vaccine, a distant memory for most generations. This is the same principle!
  2. Tuohy and his team are rounding the corner and are hoping to start Phase 1 trials in early 2020.
  3. 100% of the proceeds from the ‘Brakes for Breasts’ fundraiser goes directly to the Cleveland Clinic for research on the Breast Cancer Vaccine.
  4. These are just “mom & pop” shops across the country, independent business owners that have joined hands for a great cause.

For more information about the Breast Cancer Vaccine, Dr. Tuohy and a list of participating shops go to www.brakesforbreasts.org, download our “Brakes for Breasts” app to your smart phone and like us on Facebook!


Don’t know if you need brakes?
CLICK HERE for a special offer from The Auto Care Clinic, Inc.


About The Auto Care Clinic, Inc.:

The Auto Care Clinic is a locally-owned auto repair shop in Front Royal, VA. Owners, Bill and Sandy Long, and their team are dedicated to premier service, customer education, and community service. More information is available on the company’s website: AutoCareClinic.biz.

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49th Annual Festival of Leaves Parade

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Only a few drops of rain fell, but not enough rain to stop our publisher Mike McCool and camerman Mark Williams to bring you the 49th Annual Festival of Leaves parade.


This we had a few little helpers. Quinn and Emery from Martinsville, VA were visiting Grandma and wanted to see the parade. Photos and video by Mark Williams, Royal Examiner

Warren County High School Band

William Huck introducing his new business opening soon next door to C&C Frozen Treats on Main Street. It’s called My Lagniappe. Ask him what it means when you see him

Candidates were out in force. Jason Poe, candidate for Warren County Sheriff. Be sure to vote November 5th

Leslie Mathews, candidate for Board of Supervisors, South River

Mark Butler, candidate for Warren County Sheriff

Skyline High School Band

Randolph Macon Academy Middle School

Tom Sayre, candidate for Board of Supervisors, Shenandoah District

Shae Parker, candidate for Board of Supervisors, North River District

Delores Oates, candidate for Board of Supervisors, North River District

And special thanks to Quinn and Emery as the parade ends.

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St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church 2019 Rosary Procession

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The Knights of Columbus sponsored the 2019 Rosary Procession in Front Royal, Virginia, on October 6th. Approximately 400 parishioners from St. John the Baptist traveled down Main Street to the town’s Gazebo, where Fr. Cozzi consecrated the parish to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. After returning to the church, a pot luck dinner was held for all the attendees.

The John Carrell Jenkins Council #7771 of the Knights of Columbus is dedicated to Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism. We support our parish and community through a variety of programs. To learn more about the Knights of Columbus, visit www.KofC7771.org.

Photo courtesy of Leo Carling, Knights of Columbus Council #7771

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Samuels Public Library Adult Programming events for October 15-31

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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 A.M-12:30 P.M (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, ereaders, and anything else you need help with! Just check at the Adult Reference Desk for available times every Tuesday.


Exploring Computers

The 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 users. Classes are held on Thursdays at 1:00 P.M. October will focus on social media.


Books & Beyond Discussion Group

Samuels Public Library invites you to the Books & Beyond Book club Wednesday, October 16th at 10:00 A.M. where The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas will be discussed.


Land Management with Ten Acres or Less

FOSL hosts Allyson Ponn, Education & Program Support specialist with the Lord Fairfax Soil & Water Conservation District Wednesday, October 16th at 6:00 P.M. Are you a small landowner with two to ten acre? Learn how to be a responsible steward of your land and the water that impacts our quality of life and community.


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. (October 3rd & 17th)


Third Thursday Movie: Rocketman

Join us at the library Thursday, October 17th at 5:30 P.M. for a special showing of the newly released 2019 film “Rocketman,” staring Taron Egerton, tells the inspirational story of Elton John’s breakthrough years to the soundtrack of his most beloved songs. This is an adult program. While the movie is rated R, Common Sense Media reports it’s good for ages 15 and up. Children under 13 will not be allowed. All teens must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The film currently holds a 90 percent Certified Fresh Rotten Tomatoes score and an A- CinemaScore.


Enhancing/Editing Photos Using Free Apps

The Friends of Samuels Library presents a workshop on photo editing led by photographer Sharon Fisher Saturday, October 19th at 10:30 A.M. Learn how to use free apps, including Google Photos and Snapseed, to edit your photos. Space is limited. Registration required.


Sons of the American Revolution Genealogy Workshop

Samuels Public Library invites you to a Genealogy workshop open to the public. Learn how to discover your revolution era ancestors with the Sons of the American Revolution Saturday, October 26th at 2:00 P.M.


 “Degenerate Art”: The Peresecution of Modern Art and Artists in Nazi Germany

FOSL hosts this special fall art history lecture led by popular art history lecturer Ben Glenn Tuesday, October 29th at 6:30 P.M. Many people are unaware that, in 1937, a wildly popular art exhibition organized by Nazi “cultural ministers” toured Germany.  Entitled “Degenerate Art,” the exhibition pilloried numerous 20th-century artists whose works were deemed as having no merit as well as being “against the State.”  As a result, many objects exhibited subsequently were destroyed and the artists forgotten. Registration will open September 29th. Be sure to sign up early for this riveting evening of history and art.Seats for Ben Glenn’s popular lectures always fill up quickly.

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Mark your calendar: 49th Annual ‘Festival of Leaves’ is this Saturday, October 12th

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Melanie Gregory, Allan Fox, Loraine Dovell and Deborah Cory brings us up-to-date on the Festival of Leaves. Photo and video by Mark Williams, Royal Examiner.

This Saturday, October 12th, marks the 49th year of the Warren Heritage Society’s annual fundraiser, the Festival of Leaves. Please mark your calendar and plan on joining us on Saturday, October 12, 2019, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The Festival takes place in historic downtown Front Royal, Virginia, on Chester and Main Streets. Come enjoy Front Royal at its best. Arts and crafts abound in the heart of our historic district.

Several musical acts will provide all day entertainment. Come enjoy Heritage Square on the grounds of the Warren Heritage Society at 101 Chester Street where you will find museums, tours of our historic homes – Belle Boyd Cottage (Front Royal home of Confederate spy Belle Boyd) and 18th century Balthis House – and their outbuildings, re-enactors, living history demonstrations, crafts people, and apple butter making, to name a few. Plan on joining us for a day of fun for all ages.

Watch this exclusive Royal Examiner video and get caught up on all the happenings this weekend:

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“The Great I Am” Restoration at Warren County Fairgrounds

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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!

For more information, or to get involved with this great event, call 336-587-7191 or email lwojray@yahoo.com.

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This week’s showtimes at Royal Cinemas as of October 10th

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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 Thursday, October 10:

•  Thurs – 7:00
•  Fri – 6:00 & 9:00
•  Sat-Mon – 12:30, 3:15, 6:00 & 9:00
•  Tues-Wed – 6:00 & 9:00

Rated PG 13 |  Run Time: 2 hours

•  Thurs – 6:55
•  Fri – 6:05 & 8:55
•  Sat-Mon – 12:40, 3:25, 6:05 & 8:55
•  Tues-Wed – 6:05 & 8:55

Rated PG 13 |  Run Time: 2 hours

•  Thurs – 7:15
•  Fri – 6:15 & 8:45
•  Sat-Mon – 1:00, 3:20, 6:15 & 8:45
•  Tues-Wed – 6:15 & 8:45

Rated PG |  Run Time: 1 hour 40 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:

  • “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”
  • “Zombieland 2”
  • “Terminator: Dark Fate”
  • “Frozen 2”
  • “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”
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10:00 am Acrylic Painting: An Individuali... @ Art in the Valley
Acrylic Painting: An Individuali... @ Art in the Valley
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Acrylic Painting: An Individualized Approach @ Art in the Valley
With an emphasis on individuality and creativity, this acrylic painting class welcomes all skill levels. Some concepts we will explore include various paint application techniques, color theory, and composition. Within these basic parameters, we will[...]
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10:30 am Art Class “Fall is Here” @ Art in the Valley
Art Class “Fall is Here” @ Art in the Valley
Oct 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Art Class "Fall is Here" @ Art in the Valley
We are offering classes for children ages 7-12 who would enjoy expressing themselves through art. The students will expand their creative side with drawing, painting and constructing, using various mediums such as acrylic, pastels, watercolor[...]
7:00 pm Author Jeff Hunt book signing @ Warren Rifles Confederate Museum
Author Jeff Hunt book signing @ Warren Rifles Confederate Museum
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Author Jeff Hunt book signing @ Warren Rifles Confederate Museum
Author Jeff Hunt will be presenting and signing copies of his books from the Meade and Lee Series at multiple events in the state of Virginia. The first event is at 7:00 pm on Wednesday,[...]
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1:30 pm The Fundamentals of Oil Painting... @ Art in the Valley
The Fundamentals of Oil Painting... @ Art in the Valley
Oct 17 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
The Fundamentals of Oil Painting - Fall 2019 @ Art in the Valley
This class will focus on proven approaches for successful oil paintings. Subject matter will be the student’s choice. No previous painting experience with oils necessary. The class will introduce students to fundamental concepts of color[...]
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10:00 am R-MA Homecoming @ Randolph-Macon Academy
R-MA Homecoming @ Randolph-Macon Academy
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
R-MA Homecoming @ Randolph-Macon Academy
Randolph-Macon Academy will welcome alumni and their families back to campus on Friday and Saturday, October 18th and 19th, during the annual Homecoming weekend. Events that are open to the general public include the Homecoming[...]
1:30 pm The Fundamentals of Acrylic Pain... @ Art in the Valley
The Fundamentals of Acrylic Pain... @ Art in the Valley
Oct 18 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
The Fundamentals of Acrylic Painting - Fall 2019 @ Art in the Valley
This class will focus on proven approaches for successful acrylic paintings. Subject matter will be the student’s choice. No previous painting experience with acrylics necessary. The class will introduce students to fundamental concepts of color[...]
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10:00 am R-MA Homecoming @ Randolph-Macon Academy
R-MA Homecoming @ Randolph-Macon Academy
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
R-MA Homecoming @ Randolph-Macon Academy
Randolph-Macon Academy will welcome alumni and their families back to campus on Friday and Saturday, October 18th and 19th, during the annual Homecoming weekend. Events that are open to the general public include the Homecoming[...]
10:30 am 2nd Annual Peak Leaf Music & Bre... @ Valley Roots Farm
2nd Annual Peak Leaf Music & Bre... @ Valley Roots Farm
Oct 19 @ 10:30 am – 7:00 pm
2nd Annual Peak Leaf Music & Brewers Festival @ Valley Roots Farm
Join us for the 2nd annual Peak Leaf Music & Brewers Festival! Come party on Saturday, October 19th, 2019, for a day of live music, local brews, local merchants, and local food trucks; all for a[...]
1:00 pm Workshop: An Introduction to Col... @ Art in the Valley
Workshop: An Introduction to Col... @ Art in the Valley
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Workshop: An Introduction to Color Theory @ Art in the Valley
This one day workshop will be an introduction to color theory as it applies to image-making. We will talk about primary, secondary and tertiary colors and how to mix them from a simple palette for[...]
5:30 pm 7th Annual Front Royal Zombie Walk @ Bing Crosby Stadium
7th Annual Front Royal Zombie Walk @ Bing Crosby Stadium
Oct 19 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
7th Annual Front Royal Zombie Walk @ Bing Crosby Stadium
Put on your best zombie costume and practice your best shambling limp, because it’s time for the annual FRONT ROYAL ZOMBIE WALK! The Walk will begin at Bing Crosby Stadium at 6pm sharp. We will[...]