Ornament and Gift making for children

Saturday from 12-3 p.m. at the Barns of Rose Hill there will be a holiday ornament and

gift making gathering for children. There are 3 available slots offered. Advanced

registration and masks are required. Contact the Barns at 540-955-2004 or their website


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Where in the Valley is Santa Clause?

Santa will be in Luray on December 13,15, & 16. He will be on the road by 5p.m. escorted by The Luray Fire Department.

For the full list of Santa’s stops visit the Luray Fire Department Facebook page.

Between December 17-19 Santa will be in Strasburg he will leaving the Fire Department at 6 p.m. on Friday and 6 p.m.

on Saturday and Sunday . They will also have a tracking system available for you to follow Santa . For more information

visit the Strasburg Fire Department page on Facebook.

Starting at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday December 18th Santa will be in Middletown escorted by the Middletown Volunteer Fire &

Rescue Department. They have an updated map in detail on their Facebook page as well.

Santa will be in Warren County on December 24th, His journey will start at dusk and he will be escorted by Warren County Fire & Rescue.

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C-CAP of Winchester’s Christmas meal

canning project

C-Cap of Winchester will be holding its Christmas meal give away on Saturday, December 18th from

10am-1pm. There is no pre-registration required. Although if you’ve signed up for the Bright Futures
Christmas, you will receive food from them, and you are not eligible to participate on December 18th.

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Manassas Avenue Extended Closure

Due to railroad maintenance the Manassas Avenue extended site will be closed on

Monday December 13th, 2021 and will reopen on Tuesday December 14th, 2021 at 9 a.m.

The Department of Energy Services Building and Wastewater Treatment facility

will be closed to the public on Monday December 13th beginning at 8 a.m.

They will be available by phone.

Public Works – 540-635-7819

Department of Energy Services -540-635-3027

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BRWC- Pet of the Week

Blue Ridge Wildlife Center’s patient of the week was a grey tree frog.

It is that time of year where many people bring in their potted plants for the winter.

This grey tree frog experienced just that , as the plant he was hiding on got moved

into a warm room for winter.

Because of the warmer temperatures the frog stopped preparing for winter and became

more active finally being discovered by the owner.

After becoming acclimated to the warmer temperatures , and the lows have been below freezing

it was decided it would not be safe for the frog to be placed back outside.

Instead the frog was brought to the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center.

If you want to avoid potentially disturbing wildlife, bring in your plants early before temperatures drop too low. That way if you do happen to find a stow away , you can simply place them back outside with plenty of time to find a new winter home.

Giving Tuesday is in one week, Go to https://www.blueridgewildlifectr.org/ to donate on November 30th.

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Choir Members Needed

The Shenandoah Valley Music Festival needs choir members, and they invite all

soprano, alto, tenor, and bass volunteers to sing Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with SVMC

and the Richmond Symphony Orchestra next summer!

Concert date in Saturday July 30, 2022 , in Orkney Springs, VA.

Rehearsals start June 21 at Bridgewater Church of the Brethren in Bridgewater.

Every Monday from 7:30-8:30 for six weeks leading up to the concert date.

To sign up visit https://musicfest.org

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Senators Warner and Kaine announce VA to receive $400 million in funding

WASHINGTON – On the busiest air travel day of the year, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that airports in Virginia are expected to receive $399,740,660 in federal funds over the next five years as a result of the bipartisan infrastructure deal signed into law last week.

The funding will be distributed to Virginia airports over five years as follows:

  • Washington Dulles International: $120,399,725
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National: $116,734,485
  • Richmond International: $35,608,215
  • Norfolk International: $33,098,390
  • Charlottesville-Albemarle: $15,444,835
  • Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional: $14,977,645
  • Newport News/Williamsburg International: $10,194,005
  • Lynchburg Regional/Preston Glenn Field: $6,497,230
  • Shenandoah Valley Regional: $5,066,130
  • Manassas Regional/Harry P. Davis Field: $3,735,000
  • Leesburg Executive: $3,735,000
  • Virginia Highlands: $1,480,000
  • Virginia Tech/Montgomery Executive: $1,480,000
  • Culpeper Regional: $1,480,000
  • Danville Regional: $1,480,000
  • New River Valley: $1,480,000
  • Blue Ridge: $1,480,000
  • Chesapeake Regional: $1,480,000
  • Hampton Roads Executive: $1,480,000
  • Richmond Executive-Chesterfield County: $1,480,000
  • Hanover County Municipal: $1,480,000
  • Warrenton-Fauquier: $1,480,000
  • Winchester Regional: $1,480,000
  • Franklin Regional: $790,000
  • Front Royal-Warren County: $790,000
  • Twin County: $790,000
  • Louisa County/Freeman Field: $790,000
  • Luray Caverns: $790,000
  • Mountain Empire: $790,000
  • Accomack County: $790,000
  • Orange County: $790,000
  • Dinwiddie County: $790,000
  • New Kent County: $790,000
  • William M. Tuck: $790,000
  • Mecklenburg-Brunswick Regional: $790,000
  • Stafford Regional: $790,000
  • Suffolk Executive: $790,000
  • Tappahannock-Essex County: $790,000
  • Middle Peninsula Regional: $790,000
  • Emporia-Greensville Regional: $550,000
  • Farmville Regional: $550,000
  • Ingalls Field: $550,000
  • Lee County: $550,000
  • Tazewell County: $550,000
  • Tangier Island: $550,000
  • Lonesome Pine: $550,000
  • Brookneal/Campbell County: $550,000

The funding represents Virginia’s share of $15 billion in direct grants to airports expected around the country as a result of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a bipartisan, once-in-a-generation investment in our nation’s infrastructure and competitiveness that was negotiated by Sen. Warner and strongly supported by Sen. Kaine.

Email from Laura Dacy ( Warner )

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Camping for Hunger totals

We have exceeded last years totals thanks to so many people who donated to make

this all possible. Reaching over 12 thousand in monetary donations as well as 8 tons of food.

We would not have been able to do this without each and every one of you.

Thank you so very much for your heart warming donations.

We truly live in an amazing community.

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The Winfred MPO has launched an online public survey

The Winchester – Frederick County Metropolitan Planning Organization has launched

an online public survey to gain insights on residents perceptions of transportation needs in the

greater Winchester area. The survey results will inform and guide decision makers as they

prioritize transportation related projects for inclusion in the 2045 Metropolitan Transportation

Plan. The survey can be found at https://winfredmpo.org/project/mtp2045/ and will be

available in both English and Spanish through January 31st.

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