News Maker Kelly Warnagiris on Winchester Swim Team

Over 600 swimmers are at Jim Barnett Park this weekend.

The competition has already begin and will be held each day through June 19.

We spoke with Winchester Swim Team Administrator Kelly Warnagiris in our latest news maker.

News makers are brought to you by Warren County Together We are Community.

Kelly tells us that competitors from several different states are in the meet along with over 80 local swimmers from local schools.

She also tells us that the 2 for 2 foundation will be at the meet this weekend to offer information on their efforts to raise funds for an indoor pool and ice skating rink in the area.

Kelly also tells us of upcoming events involving the 2 for 2 foundation.

Click here for Kelly’s interview.

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WCFR and FRPD rescue two with heroic actions

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Two Front Royal Police Department (FRPD) Officers and Warren County Fire and Rescue (WCFR) members responded to a house fire around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The two Front Royal Police Officers have been saluted and commended in a video found here.

The Officers were the first on the scene and found two people inside the burning structure.

Thanks to the Officers quick action and risking their own safety they were able to save the residents inside the home.

Unable to enter through any doors Officer Martin quickly cut a window screen and entered through the window.

Once inside Martin found two non ambulatory residents.

Overcome with smoke Martin had to leave the home through the same window she entered.

In the meantime Sergeant Suess had arrived on the scene and was able to literally break down and remove a door to enter.

The two Officers reentered the home and pulled the two occupants out of the house to safety.

Once safe outside the couple was treated for smoke inhalation and transported to the hospital to be checked.

Two firefighters were also injured battling the blaze.

One firefighter was treated at the scene while the other was taken to the hospital and later released.

The home in the 18 Street area of Front Royal was deemed a total loss and uninhabitable.

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Winchester modifies City speed limits

After receiving numerous concerns from citizens regarding speed limits on some streets the Winchester City Council voted to modify them.

The City Council voted Tues. June 14 that all alleys in the city and all roads in Jim Barnett Park will now be 15 miles per hour.

Millwood Avenue between Pleasant Valley Road and the train tracks is now 25 miles per hour.

The speed limit on Pleasant Valley Road from Berryville Avenue to Millwood has been reduced to 35 miles per hour.

In conjunction with that change the travel lanes will be restriped to make them narrower to slow traffic down.

Jubal Early Drive between Pleasant Valley Road and South Loudoun Street is now 35 miles per hour.

South Loudoun Street from Jubal Early Drive to Weems Lane is now 35 miles per hour as well.

Motorist need to  become aware  the new speed limit signage that is posted in the City.

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River Report: 6-17-22

In this week’s Shenandoah River Report, Mark Frondorf talks about the varied wildlife spotted on a recent river rafting trip. Looks like a great weekend to get Dad out on the water! Let Front Royal Outdoors assist…they have an amazing selection of watercraft. Visit https://frontroyaloutdoors.com   or see Don Roberts and his crew at Front Royal Outdoors!

 

Front Royal offers Energy Savings alerts and text

The Town of Front Royal Department of Energy Services announced that they are offering email alerts and text for Community Energy Savings Days.

The alerts will help make citizens aware of high demand or higher energy consumption which can help reduce the cost of providing energy.

Community Energy Savings Days typically occur in the summer from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m..

By using less energy during those hours we spread demand more evenly which reduces cost.

Reducing our consumption in those hours can also help to reduce greenhouse gases as well.

With higher temperatures and humidity on the way the Department of Energy Services will send out a Community Energy Savings Day alert or text.

You can sign up for those alerts here.

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