Special Olympics benefits from Two regional events

Two events are scheduled in the area to benefit the Special Olympics.

Warren County Kiwanis Club will host a 5 K run walk May 11 at the Health and Human Services complex on 15 Street Front Royal.

Sign up is $15 and registration can be done the day of the run before 9 a.m. on the 11.

The Winchester Police Department will host their first ever Fire Truck Pull during their car show May 25.

Teams of 8 to 10 people are recommended with a registration fee of just $100.

The fire truck and car show event will be in downtown Winchester from noon to 2.

Contact the Winchester Police Department for more details. All proceeds benefit the Special Olympics.

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River Report: 5-10-24

In this edition of the Shenandoah River Report, Mark Frondorf does a little “kay-yakkin.” Brought to you by Front Royal Outdoors, where Don Roberts and his crew can get you in the right kayak to fit your budget and personal preference. Visit https://frontroyaloutdoors.com and find out more!



MSV announces change in leadership

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The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley announced a change in leadership this week.

After fourteen years as the Executive Director and CEO of MSV, Dana Hand Evans is leaving to become the CEO and President of Middleton Place Foundation, a National Historic Landmark in Charleston, South Carolina.

Since Evans began her tenure, she lead a variety of visionary plans including:

  • renovations of the historic battlefield at Kernstown and Rose Hill Farm
  • renovation and reinterpretation of the MSV Glen Burnie House
  • conversion of under-utilized spaces to a Makerspace for community engagement
  • significant remediation of the administration building and main exhibition galleries
  • achievement of accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums
  • partnerships with organizations like the City of Winchester, Frederick County Parks and Recreation, and the Virginia Department of Transportation.

MSV Board President Philips said an interim director will be selected to lead staff and assist the Board of Directors during the nationwide search for new leadership.

To read the MSV’s full announcement on the transition, click here.

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WPD arrest a combative Frederick County woman

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Winchester Police Department (WPD) reports by email the arrest of a combative Frederick County woman on May 4.

Winchester Police Officers responded to a fight outside the Monument event center on Loudoun Street early May 4.

On arrival officers found an active fight escalating in a line of people waiting to enter the establishment.

While attempting to break up the altercation a Frederick County female began to beat on an officer and became increasingly combative.

Gloria Sobalvarro was subdued and arrested and is facing several charges.

Those charges include a felony of assault and battery on a police officer, public intoxication, obstruction, and disorderly conduct.

Sobalvarro is also charged with impeding the arrest of an individual and punching an officer in the face while resisting arrest.

Sobalvarro was released on a $3,000 secured bond later May 4.

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News Maker Rachael Walker on summer in Warren County

Summer is coming and that means activities galore!

Warren County is ready, as we check in with Warren County’s Recreation and Aquatics Specialist Rachael Walker in our latest news maker.

News makers are sponsored by Warren County.

Experience Warren County Where History, Nature, and Family Come Together.

Rachael being the Aquatics Specialist tells us that the pool is nearly ready for the Memorial Day opening.

She also tells us that Warren County Parks and Recreation has a lot of other activities to enjoy.

Rachael also tells us that an activities event guide will be available at the 7th annual Family Fun Day this Saturday May 11 in downtown Front Royal.

Click here for Rachael’s latest news maker.

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