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This week’s showtimes at Royal Cinemas as of September 13th

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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 Friday, September 13:

•  Fri – 6:05 & 9:25
•  Sat – 1:10, 3:45, 6:05 & 9:25      
•  Sun – 1:10, 3:45, 6:05 & 8:45
•  Mon-Thurs – 7:20 

Rated R |  Run Time: 1 hour 35 min

•  Fri – 6:00 & 8:20
•  Sat – 1:30, 6:00 & 8:20
•  Sun – 12:50, 4:15 & 7:45
•  Mon-Thurs – 7:00 

Rated R |  Run Time: 2 hours 45 min

•  Fri – 6:10 & 8:50
•  Sat – 1:00, 3:35, 6:10 & 8:50
•  Sun – 1:00, 3:35, 6:00 & 8:30
•  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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Kiwanis 63rd Annual Pancake Day to be held Saturday, December 7th

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Kiwanis Club of Front Royal will be hosting their Annual Pancake Day on Saturday, December 7, 2019, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held at Warren County High School, located at 155 Westminster Drive, Front Royal. Tickets are available for purchase: $5 in advance or $7 at the door. Children 4 years old and under are free! As the event takes place on Pearl Harbor Day, veterans eat free as well!

To purchase tickets in advance, visit Bill Powers at his State Farm office, located at 135 N Royal Avenue, Front Royal.

Thanks to our GOLD SPONSORS who help make this year’s event possible:

  • Royal Auto Works
  • Sona Bank
  • Exit Premier Realty
  • Stained Glass by Shenandoah
  • Family Pharmacy Services
  • Lester’s & Mowery’s
  • Pharmacy
  • Maddox Funeral Home
  • Quality Title
  • Auto Care Clinic
  • Ramsey True Value
  • Front Royal Dental Care
  • Rick’s Auto Care & Tire
  • Warren Memorial Hospital
  • Apple Valley Dental Group
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Community Foundation announces 2020 “Stars”

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Mr. Gerald J.J. Smith – 2020 Community Star

The Community Foundation of the Northern Shenandoah Valley will recognize Mr. Gerald J.J. Smith and the late Ms. Fran Ricketts as their 2020 Community Stars at the Foundation’s annual awards dinner on January 9, 2020. The event will be held at the Shenandoah Valley Golf Club in Front Royal.

Mr. Smith, President of Valley Proteins Inc., will be feted for his philanthropic support across numerous nonprofit agencies across our region. During his career at Valley Proteins the company has grown to be the largest privately owned recycler of animal by-products and waste cooking oils operating in North America.

Fran Ricketts will receive posthumous recognition for her forty plus years of dedicated service to the community as President of Congregational-Community Action Project (C-CAP.) Ms. Ricketts passed away in July, 2019.

Ms. Fran Ricketts – 2020 Community Star

Established in 2001, the Community Foundation of the Northern Shenandoah Valley (CFNSV) is a tax-exempt public charity that strengthens the local community, including the city of Winchester and the counties of Clarke, Frederick and Warren, by enabling donors to create charitable funds that address a wide range of interests. Today, the CFNSV is comprised of 116 diverse funds with investments exceeding $5.9 million, and the CFNSV has returned more than $1.5 million to the community in grants, scholarships, and pass-through funds.

Persons wishing to attend the 2020 Community Stars event may contact the Community Foundation for more information by calling 540-869-6776.

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This week’s showtimes at Royal Cinemas as of November 21st

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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, November 21:

•  Thurs & Fri – 6:20 & 9:05
•  Sat & Sun – 12:55, 3:35, 6:20 & 9:05
•  Mon & Tues– 6:20 & 9:05

Rated PG13 |  Run Time: 2 hours

•  Thurs & Fri – 6:10 & 8:30
•  Sat & Sun – 1:30, 6:10 & 8:30
•  Mon & Tues – 6:10 & 8:30
•  Wed – 12:55, 4:10 & 7:30

Rated PG13 |  Run Time: 2 hours 32 min

•  Thurs & Fri – 6:00 & 9:25
•  Sat & Sun – 1:00, 3:35, 6:20 & 9:05
•  Mon & Tues – 6:00 & 9:25
•  Wed – 1:00, 3:30, 6:00 & 9:15

Rated PG |  Run Time: 1 hours 45 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:

  • “Knives Out”
  • “Jumanji: The Next Level”
  • “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”
  • “Spies in Disguise”
  • “My Spy”
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How could one woman steal $53 million without anyone noticing?

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How could one woman steal $53 million without anyone noticing? As city comptroller of Dixon, IL, Rita Crundwell stole $53 million of public funds across 20 years–making her the perpetrator of the largest case of municipal fraud in American history. She used the funds to build one of the nation’s leading quarter horse breeding empires, all while forcing staff cuts, police budget slashing, and neglect of public infrastructure. ALL THE QUEEN’S HORSES investigates her crime, her lavish lifestyle and the small town she left in her wake.

On November 24th at 2pm, at the Warren County Community Center, the Warren County Coalition will be showing the documentary ALL THE QUEEN’S HORSES, where you’ll also meet the author of this movie, Kelly Richmond Pope. This is a free event and open to the public. See the Warren County Coalition Facebook page for more information.

Kelly Richmond Pope is an Associate Professor in the School of Accountancy and MIS at DePaul University in Chicago, IL, and founder of Helios Digital Learning, Inc. She received her doctorate in accounting from Virginia Tech and she is a licensed certified public accountant. She worked in the forensic practice at KPMG, LLP on anti-money laundering engagements, insurance fraud investigations, and fraud risk management projects. Kelly is a recognized expert in the forensic accounting field and has conducted forensic accounting seminars around the world for universities, corporations and governmental entities.

Kelly is the creator and executive producer of the award winning educational white-collar crime documentary, Crossing the Line: Ordinary People Committing Extraordinary Crime. Her current documentary, All the Queen’s Horses, which chronicles the largest municipal fraud in U.S. history, will be released August 2017. She was selected by the TED Ed team to develop a teaching lesson on “How People Rationalize Fraud” which can be found on the TED Ed website. Her TEDx talk “Why We Hate Whistle-blowers” discusses the whistle-blower dilemma and the need for whistle-blowers in fraud discovery.

Watch the trailer:

All the Queen’s Horses from Gravitas Ventures on Vimeo.

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The Great American Smokeout: Plan Day 1 to a Tobacco-Free Future

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44th annual event encourages those who smoke to make a plan to kick addiction:

Thursday, November 21, 2019, marks the 44th annual Great American Smokeout®, which has a new theme: “Day 1.” “This theme expresses the GASO’s recognition that that successfully quitting smoking is difficult and takes time and planning. We encourage people who smoke or who use any type of tobacco to use the day to create a plan for a tobacco-free life, and the American Cancer Society is available to help,” says Aimee Nuwer, American Cancer Society senior community development manager for Front Royal and Warren County.

The Great American Smokeout (GASO), a public awareness event created in 1976 to encourage people to quit smoking, is celebrated annually on the third Thursday of November. Across the country, GASO encourages people who smoke or use tobacco to take action to quit.

Nearly one in three cancer deaths in the U.S. is connected to smoking, which increases the risk of these 12 cancers: lung, mouth, larynx (voice box), pharynx (throat), esophagus (swallowing tube), kidney, cervix, liver, bladder, pancreas, stomach, and colon/rectum, as well as for myeloid leukemia.

Smoking also damages nearly every organ in the body, including the lungs, heart, blood vessels, reproductive organs, mouth, skin, eyes, and bones, causing other fatal diseases. About 1 out of 5 deaths in the U.S. is due to smoking.

While the smoking rate has dropped significantly, from 42% in 1965 to 14% in 2017, smoking rates vary greatly depending on geographic location. For example, according to the American Cancer Society in 2016, in Virginia, 15% of adults age 18 and older smoked, and in West Virginia, 25% of adults age 18 and older smoked.

Quitting smoking can be very difficult. Experts say the best approach is to start with a plan and seek support. “Quitting often takes multiple attempts,” explains Nuwer, “and the American Cancer Society offers resources to support people and help them quit. We have information and tips at www.cancer.org/smokeout.” Smokers are strongly advised to use proven cessation methods, such as nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs, such as patches, gum, lozenges, etc.) or prescription medications and counseling, or a combination of all, to quit smoking. Newer encourages, “It’s a good idea to talk to your doctor or pharmacist to get their advice. Support is also important. Stop-smoking programs, telephone quit lines, the American Cancer Society’s Freshstart program, self-help materials, and smoking counselors or coaches can be a great help.”

Nuwer adds, “Smoking is the number one cause of lung cancer, and November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month.” Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women, with more people dying of lung cancer than of colon, breast and prostate cancers Most lung cancers do not have symptoms until they spread, but some people with early lung cancer do have symptoms. When cancer is diagnosed at an earlier stage, treatment is more likely to be effective.

Common Symptoms of Lung Cancer:

  • A cough that does not go away or gets worse
  • Coughing up blood or rust-colored sputum (spit or phlegm)
  • Chest pain that is often worse with deep breathing, coughing, or laughing
  • Hoarseness
  • Weight loss and loss of appetite
  • Shortness of breath
  • Feeling tired or weak
  • Infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia that do not go away or keep coming back
  • New onset of wheezing

The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2019, there will be about 228,150 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. and there will be 142,670 deaths from lung cancer.

To raise funds to attack all cancers from every angle, local American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Front Royal Warren County volunteers host a Bingo Fundraiser every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the . “Funds raised go to help cancer patients and their families gain access to resources and support through American Cancer Society programs as well as to fund lifesaving cancer research,” says Nuwer.

Photo, left to right – American Cancer Society volunteers Brad Fletcher, Jill Johns, with Aimee Nuwer (centered – American Cancer Society senior community development manager), and volunteers Kari Little and Susie Wickham.

For more information about tobacco and cancer risk, as well as detection, treatment, resources and support, visit www.cancer.org or call 1-800-227-2345.

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Subaru of Winchester to host Free Pet Adoption event with support of the ASPCA

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The pet adoption event will be hosted by Subaru of Winchester and feature adoptable pets from the SPCA of Winchester, Frederick, and Clarke. This annual event will take place at the Subaru dealership located at 3019 Valley Avenue, Winchester, Virginia, on Saturday, December 7th, from 10AM – 3PM. Santa will be featured starting at 11AM. In addition to adoptable animals, there will be free photos with Santa, a bake sale, raffle, SPCA products, and fun holiday gifts for the pet lover on your gift list.

This event is made possible due to a grant from the ASPCA which assisted the Winchester SPCA in preparing pets for adoption. The SPCA of Winchester, Frederick, and Clarke Counties has provided animal welfare services to the area since 1907. The SPCA currently has a save rate of 97%, which qualifies the agency as a no-kill shelter, a distinction maintained since 2012. The Share the Love Adoption Event serves as the shelter’s largest single day adoption event of the year.

Lavenda Denney, Executive Director, says, “We are hopeful on December 7th at least 20 homeless pets will get a second chance and become part of a new family. We are beyond grateful to Subaru of Winchester for their ongoing support.”

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10:30 am Children’s Class: Drawing A Self... @ Art in the Valley
Children’s Class: Drawing A Self... @ Art in the Valley
Nov 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Children's Class: Drawing A Self Portrait @ Art in the Valley
In this class students will learn how to draw facial features and the proportions used for placement of features on a face.  They will complete a self portrait using graphite. Classes are designed for the[...]
2:30 pm The Princess & the “P___” @ Samuels Public Library
The Princess & the “P___” @ Samuels Public Library
Nov 23 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
The Princess & the “P___” @ Samuels Public Library
Lyla sees no purpose to princes. They’re ugly, stupid—and obnoxious! Why can’t Hagabah see that, and why must the master insist that she keep the prince around three more days? The world would be a[...]
4:00 pm Grounding & Gratitude: A restora... @ Strokes of Creativity
Grounding & Gratitude: A restora... @ Strokes of Creativity
Nov 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Grounding & Gratitude: A restorative yoga workshop @ Strokes of Creativity
Whether you have family visiting or the stress of a shortened work week, the week of Thanksgiving can be overwhelming. This gentle, all-levels, restorative yoga class is designed to help you calm anxiety and restore[...]
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1:30 pm Botanical Drawing II: Drawing in... @ Art in the Valley
Botanical Drawing II: Drawing in... @ Art in the Valley
Nov 26 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Botanical Drawing II: Drawing in Color @ Art in the Valley
Learn and practice the art of botanical drawing in colored pencil with local artist and instructor Elena Maza. This four week course will focus on continuing to build drawing skills as applied to botanicals: students[...]
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1:30 pm Botanicals in Watercolor I @ Art in the Valley
Botanicals in Watercolor I @ Art in the Valley
Nov 27 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Botanicals in Watercolor I @ Art in the Valley
This four week course with instructor, Elena Maza, will deal with the basic three-primary color palette, different pigments and how they interact, how to mix all colors from three primary colors, how to apply washes,[...]
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10:00 am Studio Sale & Community Art Walk @ Art in the Valley
Studio Sale & Community Art Walk @ Art in the Valley
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Studio Sale & Community Art Walk @ Art in the Valley
Join us for our Holiday Studio Sale and Community Art Walk on Friday, Nov. 29, and Saturday, Nov. 30, from 10am to 6pm. Enjoy a free hot chocolate or a glass of wine (while supplies[...]
7:00 pm Love Revival Thanksgiving Dinner @ Love Revival Ministry Center
Love Revival Thanksgiving Dinner @ Love Revival Ministry Center
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Love Revival Thanksgiving Dinner @ Love Revival Ministry Center
Free Community Dinner for everyone! Amazing Thanksgiving themed food and fun.
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10:00 am Studio Sale & Community Art Walk @ Art in the Valley
Studio Sale & Community Art Walk @ Art in the Valley
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Studio Sale & Community Art Walk @ Art in the Valley
Join us for our Holiday Studio Sale and Community Art Walk on Friday, Nov. 29, and Saturday, Nov. 30, from 10am to 6pm. Enjoy a free hot chocolate or a glass of wine (while supplies[...]
2:00 pm Chess and More @ Samuels Public Library
Chess and More @ Samuels Public Library
Nov 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Chess and More @ Samuels Public Library
Meet other kids and teens who enjoy the challenge of a good chess or other board game. For ages 6 and up. Registration begins October 30.
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12:00 pm Outdoor Holiday Celebration @ SPCA Thrift Shop
Outdoor Holiday Celebration @ SPCA Thrift Shop
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Outdoor Holiday Celebration @ SPCA Thrift Shop
The SPCA of Winchester, Frederick, and Clarke is hosting an Outdoor Holiday Celebration on Sunday, December 1st 12-3PM at the SPCA Thrift Shop located at 1944 Abrams Creek in Winchester, VA. You’re invited to the[...]