Front Royal offers Energy Savings alerts and text

The Town of Front Royal Department of Energy Services announced that they are offering email alerts and text for Community Energy Savings Days.

The alerts will help make citizens aware of high demand or higher energy consumption which can help reduce the cost of providing energy.

Community Energy Savings Days typically occur in the summer from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m..

By using less energy during those hours we spread demand more evenly which reduces cost.

Reducing our consumption in those hours can also help to reduce greenhouse gases as well.

With higher temperatures and humidity on the way the Department of Energy Services will send out a Community Energy Savings Day alert or text.

You can sign up for those alerts here.

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Front Royal tax deadline extended

Warren County provides property assessments for both Front Royal and the County following the approval of tax rates.

Front Royal reports that the mailing of Front Royal personal property taxes was delayed.

The delay was caused by the pending approval of the Warren County Board of Supervisors setting personal property tax rates.

Front Royal Town Council passed a resolution to delay assessing penalties and interest for personal property taxes for 19 days.

This allows citizens to pay personal property taxes through June 24 without penalty.

Contact the town of Front Royal Finance Department with any questions or concerns at 540-635-7799.

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News Maker Elise Stine-Dolinar on Project Connect

The United Way of the Northern Shenandoah Valley (UWNSV) will present Project Connect tomorrow June 3 at the Woodstock Moose Lodge 8 a.m. to 2 p.m..

Project Connect will have 50 different groups and organizations all under one roof.

Next Fri. June 10 another opportunity will be offered from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Winchester’s  Charlotte DeHart Elementary School.

We spoke with the UWNSV Senior Director of Advancement Elise Stine-Dolinar about the event in our latest news maker.

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Elise tells us about all the different services and organizations that will be available at the events.

She also tells us of the scope of opportunities available.

Elise also tells us that volunteers are needed for a number of things.

For information and to volunteer or preregister for quicker access click here.

Click here for Elise’s interview.

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News Maker Jim Bogaty on a Memorial Commemorative

A ceremony to honor veterans who gave all is set for Sat. May 28 at Veramar Vineyard.

The event begins at noon at the vineyard on Rt. 7 in Berryville.

We spoke with Jim Bogaty about this all day event in our latest news maker.

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Jim tells us that there is a full day of activity planned.

He also tells us it will open with a full presentation of colors so Jim suggested coming early.

Jim also tells of all the amenities that will be available on Sat..

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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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Front Royal seeks public input on the comprehensive plan

The town of Front Royal announced on it’s website that two public input meetings will be held to update the comprehensive plan Fri. May 20 and Sat. May 21.

The comprehensive plan controls development as well as the vision of the town.

The current plan is 25 years old and citizen input is needed to update the plan to manage development and create a sustainable community.

Fri. May 20’s meeting will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at the Warren County Public Safety Building on Skyline Vista Drive.

Sat. May 21’s meeting will take place at the Town Hall first floor lobby on Main St. Front Royal.

More information on the comprehensive plan and meetings is available here.

Any additional questions should be directed to the Town’s Planning Director Lauren Kopishke.

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Front Royal is flushing fire hydrants through 4/14

A news release from the town of Front Royal announced that hydrant flushing is being done.

The flushing will be done throughout the community from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Apr. 14.

Flushing of hydrants ensures that they are operating properly and clears the lines of any sediments.

Flushing is done in the day light hours so crews can observe the hydrant and do any minor repairs to the unit to ensure they are and will continue to operate properly.

During flushing you should watch for water in the streets of the town.

You may experience periods of low water pressure and or discoloration of your water.

The discoloration can be remedied by running your cold water faucet until the water clears which shouldn’t take more than 2 minutes.

Any concerns or questions can be directed to the Department of Public Works in Front Royal at (540) 635-7819 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m..

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Front Royal offers scholarships

The town of Front Royal announced on their website that they will begin accepting applications for scholarships starting March 1.

The scholarships will be awarded to three graduating high school seniors who reside in town limits.

The $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing continued undergraduate or trade education at an accredited school.

Applications for these scholarships are due by Apr.1 and can be found here.

All high school seniors in public, private or home school are encouraged to apply with additional information available from the town manager or call (540) 635-8007.

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Woman Gathering – Free Virtual Event

February 17th from 7-8 p.m. the Front Royal Women’s Resource Center is hosting a free virtual event / webinar

featuring Dr. Pownall from the Humane Society of Warren County. She will share information about the day to day activities at the clinic as well as the impact they are making on the pets in in our community.

By offering a more affordable option for spay and neuter, a lot of pets that otherwise would be left intact and having unwanted litters or detrimental health concerns are still able to get great care.

The link to register https://frwrc.org/2022-2-17-wg)

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News Maker Katie Overfield-Zook on a SCCF Coffee

The Shenandoah Community Capital Fund (SCCF) will launch an open coffee for business owners and entrepreneurs on February 17.

We spoke with the host of the coffee Katie Overfield-Zook in our latest news maker.

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Katie tells us how these coffees are going to happen once a month and can help new owners and entrepreneurs network and learn from each other.

Katie also tells us how SCCF is looking to help businesses all over the valley.

Click here for Katie’s interview.

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