News Maker Ed Richards on Memorial Day concert

For the first time the American Legion Community Band will host a free Memorial Day concert.

The performance will be held Mon. May 30 at the Front Royal Gazebo on Main St. at 7 p.m..

We spoke to Co-Director of the band Ed Richards about the performance in our latest news maker.

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Ed tells us about the decision to do a show for the first time.

He also tells us that it’s not just patriotic music that will be performed.

Ed also tells us about future shows that are schedule with the band.

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News Maker Taryn Logan on a new sports complex

Warren County is proposing a new full sports facility in Rockland.

As with any development of this magnitude the county needs the public’s input.

We spoke with Warren County’s Deputy County Administrator Taryn Logan about the facility in our latest news maker.

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Taryn tells us about the size and scope of the facility.

She also tells us where the complex will be located and how it will be funded.

Taryn also explains where your input should be submitted before June 10.

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News Maker Mike Bocock on his Valley League Book

Mike Bocock has been in Valley League Baseball for over 30 years.

He and Bill Meade have written the fourth coming book Close to the Dirt: Mike Bocock’s Life and Journey Through the Dugouts and Diamonds of the Shenandoah Valley.

We spoke to Mike about the book in our latest news maker.

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Mike has some great stories to tell one of which he relays in the interview.

He also tells us how we can get a copy of the book and some of the locations he will be doing some book signings.

Mike also tells us that some proceeds of the book will go toward baseball programs in the valley.

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Community Health: Robot Assisted Joint Replacement

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We recorded today’s conversation on location at Warren Memorial Hospital with Mesfin Shibeshi DO, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon and Grace Speicher, Program and Operations Manager, Valley Health Orthopaedic Clinics, Southern Region. Click here to have a listen to the conversation.

Dr. Shibeshi shared his knowledge and experience with respect to robot-assisted total knee replacement. Using this technology, Dr. Shibeshi is able to create a 3D model of a patient’s knee before surgery, allowing for precise planning of incisions and implant placement. The robotic surgical technology offers a level of personalization and precision that can limit soft tissue damage, preserve bone and reduce post-surgical pain for some patients.

Dr. Shibeshi is using this technology to aid in same-day total knee reconstruction procedures at Warren Memorial Hospital, the first Valley Health hospital to earn the Gold Seal of Approval® for Total Knee Replacement and Total Hip Replacement Certification from The Joint Commission.

Grace explained why certification is important. Certification keeps everyone focused on providing high quality patient care by providing:

  • Patient Education– patients are prepared for their total joint journey.  This is accomplished by distributing a total joint book to each patient, along with teaching what to expect prior, during, and after surgery.  This is a collaborative effort with the surgeon, nursing, therapy and case management involvement.
  • Early Ambulation and Pain Control– Studies have shown the sooner a patient ambulates the better their recovery. In order to accomplish this, pain must be controlled.  In an effort to keep narcotic use at a minimum, they have what is called a multimodal approach which includes a block placed by the anesthesia team during the surgical process, along with a periarticular injection placed by the surgeon.  This approach allows for a longer pain control with less need for oral pain pills.  This is easier on the patient’s stomach, as well as less of a threat for narcotic dependence.

Practice Office in Front Royal:

Valley Health’s Orthopedics practice in Front Royal is located in the multispecialty clinic on the campus of Warren Memorial Hospital. Dr. Shibeshi sees patients in clinic there, and performs procedures in the OR at Warren Memorial Hospital. Info about the clinic can be found here: Orthopedic Care in Front Royal | Valley Health (valleyhealthlink.com)

More information about the robotics and certifications can be found here:

Two Valley Health Hospitals Add Robotic Technology for Knee Replacement

Warren Memorial Hospital Earns Gold Seal of Approval for Total Hip and Knee Replacement Program

News Maker Christa Shifflett on the Larry M. Funk award

Applications for the very first Larry M. Funk memorial award are being accepted through June 3.

Nominations are open for those who provide outstanding service to children in the community.

The award will be presented at the Warren Coalition’s annual luncheon on July 28.

We spoke to Warren Coalition’s Executive Director Christa Shifflett in our latest news maker.

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Christa tells us about the service that Larry Funk provided to the children of the community.

She also tells us the requirements for the award and how to nominate someone.

Christa also tells us when and what the recipient receives.

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News Maker Shannon Roman on a free concert

Front Royal Warren County Habitat for Humanity will host a day long concert show June 4.

The free concert is to bring awareness to Habitat for Humanity and the services they offer.

The activities begin at 11 a.m. at the Front Royal Gazebo.

We spoke with the Chairperson for Habitat for Human’s Faith Relations Community Pastor Shannon Roman in our latest news maker.

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Shannon tells us about who is preforming at the show.

She also tells us that there is plenty of room for vendors to get involved and have some exposure in downtown Front Royal.

Shannon also tells us that there will be applications available at the event for anyone who might need assistance from Habitat for Humanity.

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Sports Dogs Podcast: Talkin’ PGA With Nick

In the latest edition of the Sports Dogs Podcast, the R-dog is joined by Nick Ciattei of Mid Atlantic Golf Getaways, as they break down golf’s second major, The PGA Championship from Southern Hills in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Some Tiger talk, an overview of the monster course, and of course, our predictions for the weekend. Enjoy!

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News Maker Tootie Rinker on the Newtown Festival

The Newtown Heritage Festival is back to a full event this Memorial Day Weekend.

After two years of pandemic the festival makes a return to an in person celebration in Stephens City May 26.

The festival returns with a full slate of events as well as new activities.

We spoke to Newtown Festival Chairperson Tootie Rinker in our latest news maker.

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Tootie tells us about the success of last year’s virtual event.

She also tells us how you can volunteer with the festival this year.

Tootie also tells us of the new events that will take place starting Thurs. May 26 this year.

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News Maker Earnie Bliss on the Healing Field of Honor

The Healing Field of Honor returns to Winchester this Memorial Day weekend.

This year the ceremony is bigger with a chance for you to honor a lost loved one or fallen hero.

We spoke with Rotary Member and Public Relations Chair Earnie Bliss about the event in our latest news maker.

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Earnie explains the origin of the Healing Field of Honor.

He also tells us about how you can honor someone.

Earnie also explains how the funds for the event are distributed.

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Jump to it!

If you’re going to jump, today is the day!  According to National Day Calendar dot com today is National Frog Jumping day!  That doesn’t mean you find a frog to jump over, it means you find a frog and enter him, or her, in the Calaveras County Fair and Frog Jumping Jubilee.   In 1865, Mark Twain published his first short story, Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog. Later, he changed the name and published it as The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County. This same story also had a third title, The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.  This year the Jumping Jubilee takes place on May 19th at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds in Angels Camp, California.  You’ve got a few days to train your jumper and you’ll need it.  The current frog jumping record was set in 1986 by Rosie the Ribeter, who jumped 21 feet, 5-3/4 inches.  Listen to the podcast here; https://theriver953.com/lonnies-fun-fact/

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