News Maker Dario Savarese on Labor Day Weekend events

Labor Day Weekend begins with Concern Hotline’s annual Friday Fish Fry at Frederick County Fairgrounds in Clear Brook Fri. Sept. 2.

The event will be followed by the HoneyCar Barbecue and Brews event both Sat. and Sun. Sept. 2 and 3.

We spoke with the Marketing Director of the event Dario Savarese in our latest news maker.

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Dario tells us what to expect over the holiday weekend.

He also tells us that there is a need for volunteers to help.

Dario also tells how to get involved with the event either to attend or help out.

Click here for Dario’s interview.

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Loudoun County Authorities investigate a series of fires

The Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Fire Marshal’s Office announced they are investigating multiple outside fires.

The fires appear to have been set in the overnight hours Sat. into Sun. Aug. 6 and 7.

The fires were specifically along Planting Field Drive between Edgewater Street and Tall Cedars Parkway.

Citizens are asked to review home security footage systems for any suspicious activity between Sat. night and early Sun. morning.

Also if any citizens are missing gas cans or engine oil containers or have any information on the incidents you are asked to contact the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

Contact Josh Hottle at 571-831-1903 or Joshua.Hottle@Loudoun.gov if you have any information.

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Page County and others benefit from ABC grants

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A news release from the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Authority announced grant recipients for 2022-23.

Ten Community Organizations across the state were awarded grants from the Virginia ABC  Authority education and prevention grant  program.

The grants support programs that educate and strive to prevent or reduce underage and high risk drinking.

Some of the organizations that will share over $83,000 in grant money includes Page Alliance for Community Action receiving $9,000 to launch weekly seminars at Luray and Page County High Schools to educate youth about the harmful effects of alcohol and other substances through seminars and zooms on the subject.

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) will receive almost $10,000 to fund a series of alcohol free recreation and health themed events.

Almost $3,000  has been granted to assist Radford University students who wish to remain alcohol free hold free events.

James Madison University will receive almost $8,000 to help prevent incidents involving over indulgent house parties on campus.

Several other groups across the state have received a portion of the funds in efforts to prevent alcohol related incidents of alcohol abuse.

To find out more about these grant programs click here.

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Hiker falls 30 feet at Shenandoah National Park

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Rockingham County Fire and Rescue (RCFR) report the rescue of a hiker who had fallen in the Shenandoah National Park.

The hiker was discovered unconscious by Park Rangers after he had fallen approximately 30 feet from the backside of his campsite near Loft Mountain.

Rangers called RCFR to assist in the rescue effort Fri. morning Aug. 5.

National Park personnel then worked with the RCFR’s Tactical Rescue Team to reach the person and treat him for immediate injuries.

The person was pulled from the site after he was stabilized and airlifted to the UVA for trauma care. 

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Algal Mat Alert for Shenandoah River

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The Virginia Department of Health and Lord Fairfax Health District issued an Algal Mat Alert by email for the North Fork of the Shenandoah River near Strasburg.

The affected area begins at Route 644 and continues for approximately 11.5 miles to Route 611 including the boat ramp at Deer Rapids and other public access points.

Signs have been posted along the shore and at those access points.

Recreation may continue in those areas as long as the algae mats can be avoided.

Pets and livestock are recommended to be kept out of the water to avoid the mats as they may cause gastrointestinal illnesses and skin rashes.

Cyanotoxins levels were below or just above detection levels and contact with the mats can release more toxins.

Consuming cyanotoxins can be fatal for animals.

No disturbances to the town’s drinking water have been observed at this time.

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River Report: 8-8-22

In this edition of our Shenandoah River Reports, Riverkeeper Mark Frondorf highlights the benefits of getting the kids away from the video games and out into nature and onto the river during these “dog days” of August. Brought to you by Front Royal Outdoors. Let Don Roberts plan some South Fork fun for you and your kids! Visit https://frontroyaloutdoors.com and find out how!