Belle Grove Plantation resumes tours Saturday

Kris kringle outdoor market

Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown Virginia resumes tours this Sat. Mar. 20.

Tours are offered Wednesdays through Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m..

On Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m..

The historic grounds and Welcoming Center including shop and exhibits are open Mondays through Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m..

Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. as well.

For the time being COVID-19 restrictions will have to be observed with groups being limited to ten guest at a time.

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Coach Yoder: Looking back At HSC, and Previewing The Jackets

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SU field oversight
Winchester Printers

Greetings From The Booth!

Welcome to one of the great weeks in sports, the opening round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament! In a normal year, buzzer beaters and upsets reign supreme in the opening round games before the cream starts rising to the top. When you throw COVID into the mix, it’s anyone’s guess who will cut down the nets in a few weeks. Good luck with your bracket (for entertainment purposes only)!

Changing gears, the Shenandoah University football team took one on the chin a couple of Fridays ago, when the played their Spring opener against Hampden-Sydney. The Tigers posted their second shutout in as many games with a 26-0 win over the Hornets at Shentel. I had a chance to speak with SU Head Coach Scott Yoder this week, as he looks back at the loss against HSC, and looks ahead to another tough opponent this week in Randolph-Macon.

Here is that conversation on this week’s VFB. Enjoy the basketball, and GO HORNETS!

RW

Winchester Pipes and Drums celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

old town winchester spotlight contest

The Winchester Pipes and Drums will make the rounds tonight Mar. 17 in Downtown Winchester in honor of St. Patrick’s day.

Starting at 6:30 at Escutcheon Brewing Co. ending at Piccadilly’s Public House around 8:30.

They will entertain at 50/50 Taphouse, Cork Street Tavern, Macado’s and Brewbakers.

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Valley Health’s week long virtual Health Fair

covid-19 vaccine arrival

Valley Health (VH) opens a week long Virtual Health Fair Saturday Mar. 20.

The week long event offers a full schedule of online health and fitness programs on a variety of topics.

There are expanded opportunities for free in person heart and vascular screenings as well as reduced cost blood work.

Those options will be offered at VH locations from Luray to Martinsburg as well as Romney West Virginia.

For the more information visit Valleyhealthlink.com/healthfair.

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Warren County honors retiring fire and rescue personnel

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The Warren County Board of Supervisors honored two retiring members of the Warren County Fire and Rescue Department.

Captain Wayne Dodson and Mark Fletcher announced their retirement effective April 1.

Both Captains received the Department’s Distinguished Service Awards.

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Frederick County Administrator announces retirement

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Frederick County Administrator Kris Tierney has announced his retirement effective July 1.

Tierney began his career with Frederick County in Nov. 1988 holding a number of positions which eventually led to County Administrator which he has held since 2017.

He has also held a position with the Shenandoah Valley Battlefield National Historic District Commission leading to an appointment from the Secretary of the Interior to serve on the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historic Park Advisory Commission.

He also coordinated the creation of the Lake Holiday Sanitary District securing bond financing through the Virginia Resource Authority funding reconstruction of the lake’s dam spillway.

Along with many other accomplishments in his 33 year career with the County.

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Sports: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

SU Results, Caps Keep Winning, Nats Announce Limited Fan Attendance

On the Shenandoah University scoreboard, Women’s Volleyball improved to 2-1 and 1-1 in the ODAC by blanking Virginia Wesleyan 3-0. Field Hockey won it’s second straight ODAC match with a 5-2 win over Randolph-Macon.

Today, Hornet Baseball entertains Washington & Lee, while Women’s Soccer hosts Virginia Wesleyan.

The Washington Capitals moved into a first-place tie in the NHL’s Eastern Division with a 3-1 win over the New York Islanders last night. In the win, Alex Ovechkin scored his 718th career goal, moving past Phil Esposito for sixth-place all time. The Caps also ended the Islanders’ 9-game winning streak as they improved to 19-6-4. Washington returns to the ice Friday against the Rangers. The puck drops at 7.

And, the Washington Nationals announced yesterday that they will allow 5,000 fans to attend the team’s Opening Day game Thursday, April 1st against the New York Mets. The club had previously said that no fans would be allowed to start the season. Nats baseball will once again be heard this year on Sports Radio 1450.