157th Anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek

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The 157th Anniversary Reenactment of the Battle of Cedar Creek is here!

Gates will open at 9 am on Saturday and Sunday with the activities wrapping up at 5 pm on Saturday and 2 pm on Sunday.

There will be presentations from speakers on topics like the life of an infantryman, military medicine, secrets and spying during the war and more.

There will also be live demonstrations of artillery, cavalry, and of course, the battle reenactments.

For a full list of events and ticket information, head to ccbf.us.

Make sure to check out the luminaries in honor of the fallen soldiers around Middletown as well.

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Binational Health Fair brings free services

The Binational Health Fair is being held in Winchester today at our Health Inc on N Cameron Street from 10 am to 2 pm.

There will be free Flu Shots and Vaccines on site as well as booster shots.

The Aids Response Effort is offering free testing.

Numerous agencies will have information booths on healthy living.

Valley Health and Our Health will be giving away fresh produce and paper products.

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Cake baking contest for the Laurel Center

The Inaugural Geneva Jackson Cake Baking Contest will be held today to benefit the Laurel Center.

The event will take place at the Clarke County Farmers’ Market on Main Street in Berryville.

All cakes must be entered by 10 am and certified food judge and legendary cook Geneva Jackson will begin judging at 10:30.

The entry fee is $10 per cake with all proceeds going to the Laurel Center.

Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 frosted and un-frosted entries.

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Winchester man arrested for attempted murder

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On October 8th at about 9 am, the Winchester Police received multiple calls as witnesses watched Ernesto Newman assault his girlfriend on East Pall Mall street.

According to witnesses, Newman pulled the woman from her vehicle, pushed her down, bashed her head on the ground and strangled her while yelling threats on her life.

Newman then held the victim at knife point until releasing her once WPD arrived at the location.

Newman handed himself over after the officers arrived.

He is being held without bond on charges of attempted murder, felony domestic assault and felony strangulation.

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Page County Heritage Festival is back

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The Page County Heritage Festival is this weekend with a full range of events.

The festival will go from 10 am to 5 pm today and tomorrow at the Page County Fairgrounds.

There will be live bluegrass music, food and craft vendors, and more.

Sunday will have a few special events like a petting zoo and the Blue Ridge Boyz pulling will host a lawn tractor pull competition.

Tours of historical buildings that are a part of the Page County Heritage Association are available all weekend as well.

Admission to the festival is $5 for adults and $1 for children with parking included.

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DogtoberFest Block Party

Broken Window Brewing Company is hosting their 2nd annual DogtoberFest today from noon to 6 pm.

This block-party style event will take place on Boscawen Street which will be closed to traffic for the duration of the festival.

This event is designed to have fun while matching up potential dog owners with their future furry friends.

Numerous animal rescue groups will be on hand with adoptable dogs ready to go.

There will also be plenty of food and beverage vendors, live music, and local pet businesses will be present with anything you might need for your pet.

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Middletown and BRH host anniversary fireworks

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Tonight at 7pm, Middletown will set off a firework display to commemorate the town’s 225th anniversary and Blue Ridge Hospices 40th anniversary.

Middletown Community Park will host the display.

There are plenty of viewing opportunities throughout the town.

If you are able to watch from close to that area, that would be ideal, as the show is set to music.

You won’t want to miss this one as Middletown and Blue Ridge Hospice have come together to provide a display that will rival any Fourth of July show.

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10th annual Shenandoah Autumnfest

The Shenandoah Autumnfest is bringing BBQ, bands, brews and much more to the Shenandoah County fairgrounds today from 11 am to 5 pm.

Craft beer tastings and wine and spirits will be available all day.

Harness racing will get started at 1 pm and this year will feature the largest purse in the history of the event with over $680,000 up for grabs in the 2 and 3 year old finales.

One of the most exciting events of the day is the wood splitting contest which will start at 1:30 pm.

When you get hungry, there will be a Flippin Chicken cook-off and whole hog bbq demos and samples.

Live music provided by Cazhmiere will start at noon.

For a full list of events, head to ShenandoahAutumnfest.com.

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Chesapeake Bay Program pushes forward

Governor Ralph Northam and the other members of the Chesapeake Executive Council met yesterday to sign a directive for the Chesapeake Bay Program.

The meeting served to address the threat of climate change and how it affects the Bay.

Governor Northam is proud of the actions taken so far.

Over $700 million dollars has already been invested in the Chesapeake Bay which has shown positive impacts.

A clean bay can generate more than $22 billion dollars each year from improved fishing, increased property value, and reduced water filtration costs.

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Public Power Week in Front Royal

Front Royal joins over 2000 other communities with locally owned, not for profit electric communities in celebrating Public Power Week.

Town Council acknowledged the Energy Services Department at a recent meeting for their service to the community for 123 years.

The Energy Services Department has been able to support itself and cover all operational costs through their rate structure.

For a detailed history on public power in Front Royal, head to the town’s web-page.

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