SABF announce Sports Marshal for 95 Festival

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Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival (SABF) representatives have announced the Sports Marshal for the 95 Festival.

“Dr. J”, Julius Winfield Erving will attend this year’s festival and speak at the annual Sports Breakfast at the James R. Wilkins Jr. Athletics and Events Center at Shenandoah University.

Erving has been named one of the top 40 most important athletes of all time by Sports Illustrated.

Erving is not just well known and respected on the basketball court he is also a respected executive and entrepreneur.

He is currently the founder and managing member of Erving Global Opportunity LLC.

Erving will speak at 8:00 a.m. on Apr. 30 at the Sports Breakfast and then ride in the grand feature parade later that day.

Tickets and information for all SABF events available at

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City of Winchester flushes hydrants

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A public notice from the City of Winchester via email announced hydrant flushing will begin in the City of Winchester Apr. 4.

The Utilities Division of Winchester will be testing and flushing all 1,300 fire hydrants through Oct. weather permitting.

The procedure is necessary to ensure that all hydrants are operating properly.

City water customers will not be affected by the work other than maybe temporary discoloration of their water.

This is caused by harmless slit and minerals that build up in the water mains.

Should discoloration occur simply open all faucets in your home and let them run for 2 minutes at the most until water clears.

This operation will not affect the quality of water in the City of Winchester.

Any questions or concerns should be directed to the City’s Public Utilities Division at (540) 667-1825 option 5.

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Warren County looks into becoming part of bike route

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The Warren County Board of Supervisors announced they will consider a resolution to become a part of the U.S. Bicycle Route System.

The board will consider designating parts of Rt. 340 west to Strasburg to become part of the proposed U.S. Bike Route 211.

The route will become part of a 108 mile bike trail though the Shenandoah Valley .

A look at the proposed route can be found here.

The resolution will be considered by the Warren County Board of Supervisors on Apr. 5.

More information on the bike system can be found here.

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REC welcomes candidates for board of directors elections

An email from  Rappahannock Electric Cooperative announced the annual meeting will be held in August.

At that meeting elections for their board of directors will be held.

Candidates are welcome to run for a board seat in the Cooperatives region one area that includes Frederick, Warren, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and portions of Page Counties.

To become a candidate for a region a person must be an REC member owner in the same region they are running in.

A nomination petition has to be signed by fellow members.

Signatures from other members on the petition can come from any member from any region served by REC.

More information and a nomination packet is available here.

That completed packet must be submitted by Apr. 29 for the Aug. 10 elections.

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Gov. Youngkin calls lawmakers back to finish business

An email from Governor Glenn Youngkin announced a special session of the General Assembly Apr. 4.

The governor wants the lawmakers to finish work on the 2022 legislative session.

In Youngkin’s words Virginians are being squeezed like never before with high gas prices and rising inflation and the General Assembly can deliver much needed relief.

The governor hopes by working with the assembly they can bring the biggest tax cut in Virginia history to reality.

The govern also hopes to establish record investments in education, law enforcement, behavioral mental health systems and other areas.

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News Maker Lisa Wilt on Red Cross blood shortage

The American Red Cross has reported a crisis in blood supplies over the last few months.

We are pleased to report that thanks to your donations the crisis has been moved to a Vulnerable Supply of blood.

This means that blood donations are still needed but we are not at crisis level at this time.

We spoke with American Red Cross Donor Recruiter Lisa Wilt about the situation in our latest news maker.

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

Lisa talks of the good news with the new status.

She also tells us the recruiting effort continues for both staff and donors.

Lisa talks of future donation opportunities and how easy it is to make that appointment.

She also tells us that if you have made an appointment but unable to actually follow through with the donation you should let Red Cross know so they can fill that vacancy.

Click here for Lisa’s interview.

To make that appointment use your zip code at

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