State Fire Marshal’s Office issues fireworks warning

The State Fire Marshal’s Office is reminding residents to leave fireworks to the professionals this 4th of July.

Many localities prohibit the sale, possession or use of all fireworks and violations can lead to a Class 1 Misdemeanor which is punishable by a fine of up to $2,500 and up to one year in jail.

In general, any firework that shoots a projectile, explodes or moves on the ground or in the air is illegal in Virginia.

If planning to use permissible fireworks this year, remember to keep water and a hose handy, soak any used or unused fireworks before discarding, and never point or throw fireworks at anyone.

For a full list of legal fireworks in Virginia, click here.

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FRLL All Stars advance to state tournament; seek local support

Front Royal little league All Stars picture used by permission by Genesis Henry and Manager Jesse Henry

Front Royal Little League’s 8-9-10 All Stars won the Virginia District 3 championship last night in Elkton where they took down Bridgewater 1-0.

Hunter Seal had a dominant performance on the mound with eight strikeouts and Miles Henry scored the game winning run on a wild pitch.

The team dominated pool play averaging over 20 runs per game with five mercy rule victories.

They will now head to the Virginia State Tournament in Abingdon but are in need of funding to help support the trip.

Manager Jesse Henry and the team will attend the Front Royal Cardinals game on Monday night before the fireworks and will be accepting donations.

A Venmo account has also been established to receive donations, @OnTheWaytoStates.

Support your District Champs!

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News Maker Dario Savarese discusses free SABF events

News Maker Dario Saverese speaks with Scott Bradley about the quickly approaching Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival’s free events such as the Grand Feature Parade and the Friday night fireworks display.

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News Makers are sponsored by Warren County Together We are Community.

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News Maker Dario Savarese discusses free SABF events

News Maker Dario Saverese speaks with Scott Bradley about the quickly approaching Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival’s free events such as the Grand Feature Parade and the Friday night fireworks display.

News Makers are sponsored by Warren County Together We are Community.

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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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SU celebrates the community with a fireworks display

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Shenandoah University (SU) will host the first ever fall festival fireworks show at 8 p.m. Saturday Sept. 18.

The University is celebrating the broader community and offering the display as a way of honoring and thanking the community in helping the institution achieve it’s recent successes.

The school hopes to make the display an annual event each mid Sept.

SU is asking that the display be viewed from the convenient public parking around the campus.

Areas like Jim Barnett Park closer to Wilkins Lake will offer some of the best viewing.

Should it rain the fireworks show will be moved to Sunday Sept. 19.

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News Maker Tony Baker on Sherando Park’s Jul. 4

Sherando Park Stephens City will host an Independence Day celebration on Sun. Jul. 4.

Music and food trucks will be available after 5 with fireworks at dusk.

Where it is not the celebration that has been at Sherando Park in the past it is the first one they have been able to hold in two years.

We spoke with Frederick County Parks and Recreation (FCPR) Marketing Manager Tony Baker about the event.

Tony tells us about some of the activities as well as possible future celebrations for the Jul. 4.

Here is Tony’s interview.

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News Maker Jeremy Stanford of 4-H on July 4

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After postponing last years Independence Day celebration the Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center is proud to bring the annual event back.

We spoke with the center’s Executive Director Jeremy  Stanford about what to expect Friday Jul. 2.

The event is free but a donation will be graciously accepted.

Jeremy tells us about what the center has planned and some of the activities.

Here is Jeremy’s interview.

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News Maker Charles Harbaugh on Middletown 7/4

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Sunday is Independence day the celebration in Middletown will last all day.

Starting at 8 a.m. Sunday and ending with fireworks that night.

We talk with Mayor Charles Harbaugh 4 about the all day celebration.

Charles tells about the events and the great sponsors that help make it happen.

Charles also tells of a chance for residents in Middletown to win some money.

Here is Charles’ interview.

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