News Maker Rebecca Layman on Middletown’s July 4

Once again this year Middletown will hold one of the area’s largest celebrations on the 4th July.

The celebration will be a full day starting at 8 a.m. lasting until the fireworks around 9 p.m. Mon. July 4.

We spoke with Middletown’s Town Manager Rebecca Layman about it in our latest news maker.

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Rebecca tells us about all the activities that are planned for this full day.

She also tells us there is still time to get involved by either joining their parade or becoming a sponsor.

Click here for Rebecca’s interview.

If you would like to become a part of the celebration click here.

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C-Cap of Winchester Frederick County opens the Freedege

The Congregational Community Action Project (C-Cap) of Winchester Frederick County announced the opening of the Freedege.

As you might imagine this is a Free Refrigerator that holds fresh produce for those in need.

C-Cap and several other organizations have made the Freedege possible 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

The Freedege is located at the Our Health Campus 419 North Cameron Street in Winchester.

That location was chosen because of the amount of traffic and the 24 7 security.

Anyone in need is able to access the Freedege and take what they need.

The organizers of the Freedege are asking that if you can donate food you are welcome to do that by simply dropping it off.

There is also a need to monitor the Freedege and help to keep it clean and produce fresh.

If you are able to become a part of  the Freedege Clean Crew connect here.

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Gov. Youngkin dedicates Seven Bends State Park

An email from Governor Glenn Youngkin announced the official dedication of Seven Bends State Park.

The Governor was on hand to cut the ribbon on the park Tues. June 14 in Shenandoah County.

The Governor called the park a wonderful addition to the 41 Virginia State Parks.

Adding that the park provides additional access to the North Fork of the Shenandoah River.

The Governor was joined by Senator Mark Obenshain and Woodstock Resident Virginia Speaker of the House Todd Gilbert.

The park consist of over 1,000 acres in the geographically unique Seven Bends area of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River.

The park was amassed through several land donations from the town of Woodstock, Dr. James R. Myers and purchases of land from Massanutten Military Academy by the state.

Area resident Gilbert said at the ceremony that he is committed to state parks and understands the importance of working to further their mission.

Outdoor exploration at Seven Bends State Park continues to be very popular as nearly 84,000 visitors came to the park in 2021.

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VDOT reschedules sinkhole repairs in Shenandoah County

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A Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) news release announced the rescheduling of the sinkhole repair in Shenandoah County.

Motorist are asked to prepare for the work to Interstate 81 to begin at 7 p.m. June 22.

The work will cause at least one lane shutdown or it is possibly all northbound lanes will need to be shutdown.

The shutdown depends on the scope of work that needs to be done which won’t be known until excavation begins on Wed. and could last into Thur. June 23.

Motorist will want to pay close attention to signboards along 81 and stay informed with up to the minute information here.

Lane closures will begin at mile marker 266 to mile marker 269 on Interstate 81 northbound in Shenandoah County.

If total shutdown of lanes occurs motorist will be diverted to Route 11 north starting at exit 257 and reenter 81 at exit 269.

Exit 264 to Route 211 at New Market will be closed due to restrictions in size for trucks trying to access Route 11 north.

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