News Marker Todd Jones on Fireman’s Carnival and relish

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Front Royal Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department’s annual carnival opens tomorrow Jul 8.

We talk with Front Royal Director of Information and Technology Todd Jones about the event.

Todd tells us how much of the renowned relish we have to consume and the schedule of carnival events.

Along with that Todd talks about where to look out for town crews this week as he does every week.

Here is Todd’s interview.

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Town of Front Royal asking you to reduce power

The town of Front Royal is asking electric customers to try to reduce power consumption in the next couple of days.

Especially during peak demand times of 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. with higher temperatures.

Reducing demand helps keep transmission and capacity costs low.

If you have any questions or concerns call the Department of Energy Service at (540) 635-3027.

We spoke to Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative President and CEO Greg Rogers about this very thing just last week.

Greg talks of a program from SVEC called Beat the Peak and also offers cost saving tips as well.

Here is Greg’s interview.

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SCSO collects for back to school again

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Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office is stuffing the bus again this year.

They will be collecting school supplies like writing utensils, notebooks, bookbags and the like.

Officials will be stationed at Woodstock’s Walmart Friday Jul. 9 through Sunday Jul. 11.

Collections will take place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each of those days.

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Middletown announces winners of July 4 decorations contest

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The town of Middletown announced the 4 of July decoration contest winners.

Third place and $25 was awarded to Gina Athey of Coville Street.

Kelly Costello of Hillside Drive took the second place with a $50 prize.

First place and $100 went to Pasty Pennington of 3 Street.

Middletown thanks the Judges and all who participated in the annual contesting.

This year’s Jul. 4 celebration was one of the biggest in the history of the celebration.

Over 5,000 people participated in the events with over 250 parade entries this year.

Celebrating not just the nation’s 245 birthday but Middletown’s 225 anniversary.

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FCSO issues a warning against another scam

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The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) is receiving reports of fraudulent phone calls.

The calls appear to come from the Rappahannock, Shenandoah, Warren Regional Jail.

The recipient of the call is being told they are facing federal charges if they don’t pay a fine.

The Sheriff’s Office reminds citizens that it is a scam and authorities will never make calls like this.

If you receive such a call you should hang up immediately.

Concerns about such a call can be directed to your local law enforcement agency.

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Front Royal closes East Main Street

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Front Royal will close East Main Street from Church Street to Crescent Street from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. through July 9.

The closure will allow crews to complete work on the front of Royal Cinemas Movie Theater.

Motorist are asked to use caution and plan accordingly.

Questions or concerns can be directed to the Department of Public Works at (540) 635-7819.

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Sports: Wednesday, July 7, 2021

VBL Scoreboard, Nats Fall To Padres, O’s Clip Blue Jays

In the Valley Baseball League last night, Front Royal nipped Purcellville 10-9, New Market took down Woodstock 8-2, and Winchester routed Strasburg 18-2.

Tonight’s games include Front Royal at Purcellville, and Winchester at Woodstock.

The Washington Nationals dropped a 7-4 decision at San Diego last night. The Nats overcame a 3-0 deficit with a Josh Harrison 3-run blast in the 5th inning, before the Padres responded with 3 more in their half of the frame. Erick Fedde, just off the injured list, took the loss for the 41-43 Nationals. the two teams play again tonight, starting at 9:40 on Sports Radio 1450.

The Baltimore Orioles jumped out to a 7-1 lead and held on for a 7-5 win over Toronto last night. Every starter had at least one hit for the Birds, who take on the Jays again tonight at 7:05.

Top-seeded Ash Barty advanced to the Women’s Quarterfinals yesterday at Wimbledon. The Men’s Quarterfinals are today.

And, the Phoenix Suns won Game 1 of the NBA Finals last night, beating Milwaukee 118-105.