News Maker Preston Knight of SVEC elections for the Board of Directors

Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) has several board seats open in the up coming Board of Director’s elections.

As we do the first Friday of each month we talk to an SVEC representative about upcoming events.

Today Communications Manger Preston Knight checks in with us on our latest news maker.

The good news is brought to you by The Town of Front Royal.

Preston tells us about the openings on the SVEC Board of Directors.

He tells how you can apply and when the elections will be held.

Preston also has details on a trip and scholarships for students from SVEC.

Click here for Preston’s interview.

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Bridgewater brings fallen heroes home

A town of Grottoes and Bridgewater College social post confirm that the two officers killed Tues. Feb. 1 at the school were taken to the funeral home yesterday Feb. 3.

Grottoes Police Chief Jason Sullivan led the procession that brought retired Grottoes Police Chief and former Bridgewater College Officer John Painter to the funeral home.

Former Shenandoah University and Bridgewater Security Officer J.J. Jefferson was in the same caravan.

Law Enforcement Agencies, First Responders and Citizens paid their respects to the fallen Officers by lining the procession route from Roanoke to Harrisonburg.

Where funeral services for the two Officers are still being planned a memorial fund has been planned in their honor.

Bridgewater College confirmed in their social post that they have established a formal memorial fund in the men’s honor.

The school’s Police Department will announce what will happen with the funds once they confer on the subject.

All activities at Bridgewater College have been cancelled until at least Mon. Feb. 7.

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WPD and FBI host a violence mitigation session

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A social post from Winchester Police Department (WPD) invite citizens to join Chief John Piper in a virtual training opportunity.

WPD along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Richmond Office are partnering with faith based leaders and offering a virtual training session on mitigating violence Feb. 10.

This session will bring awareness, conversations and preparedness to mitigate violence that has devastated communities.

Registration for the event must be made by February 8 at this link.

More information on the event is available by contacting the WPD at (540) 662-4131.

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Old Town Winchester has a full year of events in 2022

An email from Winchester’s Communications Director Amy Simmons announced the first full year of events since the pandemic.

The official Old Town Winchester major events calendar includes seven major events and two ongoing events through Dec..

The events to be held downtown in our immediate future include this weekend’s Feb. 5 Chocolate Escape.

The Celtic Fest event is scheduled for Mar. 12.

A full slate of events are planned for Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival including the annual Wine Fest which starts Apr. 22 in Old Town Winchester.

KidzFest returns May 14 this year in Old Town as well.

Here is a link to calendar which will be added through the year.

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WPS board holds their annual retreat with the public invited


An email from Winchester Public School’s (WPS) Bonnie Sandy announced the School Board’s annual retreat.

WPS Board will conduct their mid year retreat at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley 901 Amherst Street Winchester this year.

The retreat will be held in the museum’s second floor board room from 8:30 until approximately 3 p.m. Wed. Feb.9.

This meeting as with most WPS Board meetings is open to the public.

The agenda for the meeting is here.

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News Maker Dr. Riley of BRWC on wildlife and winter

Although today is a little warmer than it has been winter isn’t done yet.

We spoke with Dr. Jen Riley of Blue Ridge Wildlife Center (BRWC) about how animals adapt to cold weather in our latest news maker segment.

The good news is brought to us by The Town of Front Royal.

Veterinarian Dr. Riley talks about how the animals adapt and survive the winter.

She also tells us things that we should and shouldn’t do to “help” the wildlife.

Click here for Dr. Riley’s interview.

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