December is national impaired driving prevention awareness month

The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office would like to acknowledge December as National Impaired Driving Prevention Awareness Month.

The holidays are always a fun time to gather with friends and family.

Although they want everyone to enjoy this special time, they ask that
you stop and think about staying safe and being responsible.

Since December has a higher accident rate on average than other months, we urge you to remember the importance of being in the proper state, when behind the wheel.

Let’s work together and stay safe this holiday season!

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The holidays can be overwhelming

Moms in Motion recognize that there are times when gatherings can be overwhelming.

Try these simple tips to make the most of your time together.

Find a quiet area, this will allow you to take a break when you feel overwhelmed.

Find sensory friendly activities and foods that appeal to your senses.

If you are with a loved one who feels overwhelmed, have fidget toys or weighted blankets available.

Also, communicate and set clear boundaries for yourself and your loved ones.

But, most of all, take time to enjoy the holiday season.

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Old Town Winchester is set to celebrate the holidays

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According to a social media post the City of Winchester is ready for the holidays with the return of the Christmas tree lighting in 2021.

The post relays that the lighting of the Old Town Christmas tree will take place this year Fri. Dec. 3 at 6:30 at the 1840 Courthouse on Loudoun Street Winchester.

Then on Dec. 11 starting at 9 a.m. a procession led by Santa Clause will take place starting at Jim Barnett Park down to Old Town Winchester.

A list of activities are scheduled on the 11th including breakfast.

Click here for the list of activities scheduled on Dec. 11.

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