Senior Cool Care Program begins

Seniors First along with the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services and Dominion Energy are helping seniors beat the heat this year with the Senior Cool Care Program.

This public-private partnership will help low-income older citizens in the area keep cool during the warmer months.

The program begins today and will continue through October 31st.

Seniors First provides additional cooling for your home with fans and air conditioners for eligible adults 60 and over.

To qualify, you must meet the age requirement, reside in Winchester, Frederick, Page, Warren, Clarke, or Shenandoah Counties and currently at or below 150% of the poverty level.

The program does not provide direct financial assistance.

For more information, contact Seniors First at 540-635-7141 or by emailing

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Dominion Energy celebrates art education

The deadline for entry to the Dominion Energy ArtStars awards ends tomorrow at 5 pm.

Art organizations that combines education and the arts in their communities around Virginia are encouraged to enter.

The One Shining Star Award of $10,000 will be granted to the winners in five regions across Virginia.

Qualifications must be met in regards to art and education and must have an annual budget of less than $1 million.

The judging will take place in November and winners will be notified in January.  

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Woodstock recovers from power outage

A tractor trailer collided with a utility pole at the intersection of Susan Ave. and Fairground Road causing a significant power outage in Woodstock.

Dominion Energy crews worked throughout the afternoon and evening restoring power and replacing poles.

Be alert and cautious for any remaining work that might still be going on.

Remember to move over for crews.

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