Calling all educators!

photo credit Scott Bradley Hesson with permission

Shenandoah National Park is planning their spring programs and are currently booking for April, May, and early June.

Bookings can be made for virtual or in-park presentations by the educational team.

All programs meet Virginia State standards with the beauty of Shenandoah National Park.

Classroom teachers and homeschool co-ops may learn more about their programs at

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FCSO assist with Enforcement and Education

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The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) will be assisting with enforcement and education of unsafe driving behaviors.

The goal of the effort is to make travel on I-81 safer with agencies joining together all along the interstate in June, July and August when accidents seem to increase.

Law enforcement will look for aggressive driving, improper lane changes, following too closely and reckless driving from both commercial and passenger vehicles.

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Job search rule for unemployment benefits returning in June

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By Associated Press | Published Apr. 21, 2021 7:05 a.m.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jobless workers collecting unemployment benefits will be required to report looking for work beginning in early June, the Virginia Employment Commission announced Tuesday.

The work search requirement, part of state and federal law, was suspended during the pandemic. The commission announced earlier this month that it would be reinstated, and on Tuesday gave the effective date: the week ending June 5.

“Claimants must search and report two job searches per week,” commission spokeswoman Joyce Fogg wrote in an email.

The requirement will also apply to people who get Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.

Virginia Employment Commissioner Ellen Marie Hess said earlier this month that the requirement is coming back as demand for workers rises and as vaccines become more widely available.

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