Local communities prepare for National Night Out

Communities around the Shenandoah Valley are getting ready for August 1 National Night Out.

The campaign is now in it’s 40th year of promoting police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.

From 6 pm- 9 pm August , local law enforcement will engage with the community through drone and K9 demonstrations, children’s activities, live music, and more.

Front Royal’s night out will be held at the Gazebo, Frederick County’s at Jordan Springs Elementary, Middletown will be at Laurel Ridge Community College, Riley Park hosts Woodstock’s event while Strasburg’s is in the Square.

Clarke County Sheriff’s Office and Berryville Police Department will hold their event at Rose Hill Park.

Luray Police Department and Page County Sheriff’s Office will hold their event at the Hawksbill Greenway.

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Front Royal celebrates Earth Day and Arbor Day

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The Town of Front Royal is preparing for their Earth Day and Arbor Day celebration tomorrow from 10 am to 3 pm hosted by the Environmental Sustainability Committee at the Gazebo.

The event will feature over 40 local environmental and conservation organizations to engage with, an electric vehicle display, plant sales and giveaways, a ceremonial tree planting and activities for kids like a petting zoo.

Visitors will learn more about green infrastructure, explore new ways to engage with the great outdoors, and celebrate our planet.

The House of Hope will also hold their Empty Bowl Supper during the celebration at the Main Street  Pavilion behind the Gazebo.

Many local restaurants supply the soup and a handmade bowl comes with each purchase with bowl painting being held at Explore Art and Clay at 501 E Main Street.

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Get Out and Play Day in Front Royal

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The Town of Front Royal is celebrating Get Out and Play Day with a day full of activities.

Things will get started at the Main Street Gazebo at 10 am and go till 4 pm.

The event will focus on different ways to have fun outdoors. There will be guest speakers, demonstrations, and activities for the kids.

The event is free to attend for the whole family including the furry four legged members.

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Christmas in July in the Shenandoah Valley

It’s Christmas in July around the Shenandoah Valley!

The Merchants on Main are hosting the festivities in Front Royal with deals in many of the businesses downtown, live music, and a surprise you will have to be there to see.

There will also be a visit from Santa Clause at the Gazebo starting at 11 am.

Frederick County Parks and Recreation are getting in the holiday spirit as well with a showing of The Grinch at Clearbrook Pool.

The movie will begin at 7 pm and only credit cards will be taken at the gate. 

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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.

The good news is brought to you by The Town of Front Royal.

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.

Click here for Shannon’s interview.

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News Maker Bill Long on tonight’s 11/2 vigil for Zander Ward

A community vigil will be held tonight at 6 in honor of Zander Ward at the Front Royal Gazebo.

We spoke to Zander’s uncle Bill Long about the memorial in our latest news maker segment in an attempt to bring awareness to depression and the alternatives that are available.

The good news is brought to you by the town of Front Royal.

Bill talks of the vigil and how suicide is not the answer with the help that’s available.

Bill and Zander’s employer William Huck of C and C Frozen Treats will be at the Gazebo to greet the community members who helped with the search.

If you too suffer from depression please talk to a trusted family member, friend or mentor before contemplating doing anything drastic.

When you are as young as Zander at 18 problems might seem like the end of the world but nothing could be further from the truth and there are professionals that can help.

Problems at any age might seem insurmountable but they are not.

There are professionals available that can help you with the battle against depression or other concerns.

Concern Hotline is always available 24 7 365.

In Frederick County please call (540) 667-0145.

In Page County you can call (540) 743-3733.

Shenandoah County’s Concern Hotline number is (540) 459-4742.

Warren County’s number is (540) 635-4357.

Before doing anything drastic that affects everyone you love please call one of those numbers.

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Front Royal’s first free summer show tonight 6/24

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The first of the summer Thursday night concerts opens tonight Jun. 24 at Front Royal’s Gazebo.

Tonight the band For The Love of Linda will perform Linda Ronstadt music and more and bring awareness to Parkinson’s Disease.

The show starts at 7 bring a lawn chair and enjoy this first of the free Thursday night summer shows.

We spoke with one of the lead singers, Cindy Abramo about tonight’s event in a News Maker segment.

Here is Cindy’s interview.

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