Winchester native leads Hershey Bears in Calder Cup playoffs

Winchester native Alex Limoges and the Hershey Bears are currently in contention for the AHL Championship and the Calder Cup.

The Hershey Bears are an affiliate of the Washington Capitals and the reigning champions after defeating Coachella Valley last season.

The Bears are playing the Firebirds once again in this series which is tied 1-1.

Hershey lost the opening game of the seven game series 4-3, but won on Sunday 5-2, thanks in-part to Limoges who tallied two assists in the second period.

During the regular season, Limoges was second on the team in points with 51 for the Bears behind Joe Sniveley, a Herndon native, and finished 3rd on the team in both goals and assists.

He reached career highs this season for goals with 24, plus/minus at +17 and even-strength goal percentage at 66.7%.

Game 3 of the Calder Cup Finals begins at 10 pm on Tuesday and will be carried by Monumental Sports Network throughout the area.

Games 4, 5, and 7 will air nationally on the NHL Network.

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VH reaffirms their safety and security on National Hospitals Against Violence Day

Valley Health (VH) announced that they remain steadfast in their commitment to creating a safe and secure environment for caregivers, patients, and visitors.

This follows June 7 National Hospitals Against Violence Day.

VH addresses the reality of hospital violence in the United States and outlined the steps they take to ensure safety.

The watch for security risks are continuous at all VH Hospitals

Increased on-site security personnel, surveillance, and emergency planning with clear expectations are in place.

All VH employees are trained in crisis de-escalation techniques.

Comprehensive safety and health management systems are in place to build safety standards and reduce injuries.

Particular focus is placed on supporting and caring for the health care team.

Caregivers are often the victims of violence or threats.

In fact, the American Hospital Association reports that healthcare workers suffer more workplace violence and injury than any other environment.

Since the pandemic healthcare workers report a marked increase in both physical violence and verbal abuse.

Emergency departments suffer the most, which impacts patient care and safety.

VH is committed to protecting all in their hospital settings.

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Sports: Monday, June 17, 2024

VBL Scoreboard, Red-Hot Nats Sweep Miami, Dechambeau Wins US Open

Jacob Young and Lane Thomas go deep to lead Nats to a Sunday win over the Marlins. Courtesy Nationals Radio Network…

River Report: 6-17-24

In our latest Shenandoah River Report, Mark Frondorf updates us on slowly lowering river levels, and Shenandoah River State Park’s 25th anniversary this Wednesday (6-19), with lot’s of happenings and giveaways that day. Brought to you by Front Royal Outdoors, where Don Roberts can show you the best spots to avoid boat drag on the South Fork. Visit https://frontroyaloutdoors.com

SNP and other National Parks offer a phone app

photo credit Scott Bradley Hesson with permission

The National Park Service is reporting that they offer a new app that allows you to explore over 400 national parks virtually nationwide.

Interactive maps, calendar events, and more information will be accessible on your phone.

The app is available on iOS and Android mobile devices and can be downloaded free through your app store and google play.

The app includes the Shenandoah National Park, but it is recommended that you save the content for offline use as cell service is spotty at best on the Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park.

There is an option available on the app to allow offline saving of the content.

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Mount Jackson Police Officer is laid to rest June 22

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Mount Jackson Police Department announced the funeral arrangements for  Officer Chazz D. Beaver.

Beaver was found deceased in his Harrisonburg apartment on June 3.

It was apparent that Beaver suffered a fatal medical event with no foul play suspected.

The officer was with the department since December and is considered a great loss to the department and community.

Officer Beaver’s funeral arrangements and services are set for the Laburnum Avenue Richmond March Funeral Home starting June 22.

Visitation is from 9:30 a.m. to noon with service beginning at noon.

Interment will be at the Oakwood Cemetery on Nine Mile Road in Richmond.

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News Maker Sharen Gromling about the Our Health golf tournament

We are well into golf tournament season and next month’s tournament is Our Health’s biggest fundraisers.

We spoke to the Executive Director of Our Health Sharen Gromling about it in our latest news maker.

News makers are sponsored by Warren County.

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

Sharen tells us how important the tournament is to support the efforts of Our Health and how to help out.

She also tells us there are many ways to help from playing to sponsoring the event.

Sharen also tells us some of the services that Our Health offers and the organizations they support.

Click here for Sharen’s news maker.

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