News Maker Erin Rooney on Samuel’s Library Memory Lab

Samuel’s Public Library of Front Royal announced through an email that they can offer Memory Lab.

Memory Lab can preserve old faded photos and documents and even VHS tape.

We spoke with Adult Reference Supervisor Erin Rooney about the innovative lab in our latest news maker.

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Erin tells us how the lab is able to take old documents and old photos and preserve them for future generations.

She also tells us of the variety of ways the materials can be stored and saved.

Erin also tells us that in order to use the lab you must set an appointment here.

She also tells us of what the Library hopes to offer in the future with the lab.

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Mark Warner tours Virginia starting in Winchester

An email from Senator Mark Warner’s office announced a four day tour of Virginia starting today Apr. 11.

The Senator will be in attendance for the dedication of the new Winchester office of Opportunity Scholars at 4:30 this afternoon Apr. 11.

Opportunity Scholars at 918 South Braddock Street Winchester creates education and training pathways for middle and low income students that lead to high wage, high demand careers while building a pipeline of professional, career and technology workers that stimulates the  local economies.

Tomorrow Apr. 12 the Senator will be at Frederick Water at 315 Tasker Road to deliver $3.6 million in Federal Funds to support the sanitation authority’s development of a well treatment plant project.

The project will provide an independent water source that improves water reliability and capacity to the communities that otherwise rely  on a single pipeline with no backup.

The Senator will tour a Farmer Focus Organic Chicken facility in Harrisonburg at 11:30 on Tuesday Apr. 12 as well.

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VSP investigates fatal crash in Fauquier County

Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal two car crash from Tuesday evening in Fauquier County.

The accident occurred along Grove Lane when a Honda CRV crossed the middle line and collided head-on with a Jeep Wrangler.

The driver of the CRV, Sandra Manuel of Delaplane, died at the scene.

Both the driver and passenger of the Jeep suffered life threatening injuries and were transported to INOVA Fairfax Hospital.

Both drivers and the passenger were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident.

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SABF recognizes local athletes

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The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival will recognize some of the area’s top athletes at the upcoming Sports Breakfast.

Athletes representing Warren County include Skyline’s Ethan Caperton and Warren County’s Will Waller.

Frederick County Public School’s nominated athletes include  Avery O’Roke of Millbrook, Ella Carlson of Sherando, and Jaden Ashby from James Wood.

Private school honorees include Mountain View Christian Academy’s Alle Jerles, and Legacy Christian Academy’s Mikayla Combs.

Handley’s Stephen Daley and Clarke County’s Dain Booker round out the high school honorees.

Olivia Weinel will represent Shenandoah University at the event.

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News Maker Lisa Wilt of the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is coming out of it’s blood crisis now that levels have reached a venerable stage.

Donations are still vital to keep levels up.

We spoke to American Red Cross Donor Recruiter Manager Lisa Wilt about the current status of Red Cross in our latest news maker.

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Lisa tells us about how things are improving for the Red Cross.

She also tells us about one of the largest blood drives of the year.

That blood drive is Apr. 18 in honor of the tragedy at Virginia Tech.

There are still available appointments for that drive at by using the zip code 22601.

When that drive fills up you can also find a drive close to your home by using your zip code at that same website.

Lisa also tells us about volunteer opportunities at the Red Cross as well.

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The inaugural Ride with Rotary benefited two charities

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The results of the inaugural Ride with Rotary event were relayed by email from organizer and Rotary member Jen Avery.

The event took place Saturday Apr. 9 and benefited two local charities.

Bicyclist rode four different courses laid out by experienced riders.

Riders had a choice of a 10, 24, 50 or 64 mile run through the Shenandoah Valley.

Sponsored rest and refresh location were positioned throughout the runs.

The event was hosted by the Warren County Rotary Club.

Over 75 riders registered for the ride with that and through the local sponsorship the inaugural event brought in over $13,500.

The funds will be shared by two different charities both Cars Changing Lives and Reaching Out Now will benefit.

The success of Saturday’s event will likely ensure that the Warren County Rotary will hold a Ride with Rotary event in 2023.

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