Military Tribute Banner Program comes to Middletown

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The Town of Middletown announced their participation in the Military Tribute Banner Program.

Community leaders from Middletown and other areas of the Northern Shenandoah Valley came up with the plan as part of the Hometown Veterans Heroes Formation Committee.

The project aims to honor veterans who currently are or have been residents of the area with banners hung throughout the town’s Main Street.

The banners will be sponsored by individuals or businesses and hang from Memorial Day to Veterans Day.

Orders are accepted through March 1st.

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Luray conducts Downtown Revitalization Survey

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The Town of Luray is conducting a Downtown Revitalization Survey to help the town gain an understanding of what residents are looking for in the area.

The anonymous survey will look at the Historic District which includes Main, Court, and Broad Streets.

Luray native and VCU Master’s student Trinity Waldron is conducting the survey.

Her results will be released in a report that will be used to guide future business development.

A link to the survey can be found here and takes about five minutes to complete.

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7th Annual Family Fun Day in Front Royal

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Today is the 7th Annual Family Fun day in Downtown Front Royal as a part of the First Friday’s Weekend.

Fun Flix Friday was postponed yesterday, but today a New Orleans style parade will get things started at 10 am.

They will line up on Luray Avenue and also close portions of Main Street, Royal Avenue, Chester Street, and 3rd Street.

Then stick around for some live music, plenty of activities for the kids, and a crawfish boil.

Many local shops and vendors will also stay open during this event which will wrap up at 6 pm.

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Sewer repairs leave roads closed

The Town of Front Royal will be making sewer repairs May 1-4 from 7 pm to 6 am.

The repairs will leave portions of Crescent Street from Main Street to Chester Street closed.

Peyton Street will also be closed from Royal Avenue to Chester Street.

Snyder Environmental Services have been contracted for the repairs and will have signs in place at their work location.

Motorists should use caution in this area and may need to plan alternate routes.

If you have any questions please contact the Public Works department.

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Hometown Halloween takes over Front Royal

Hometown Halloween will take over downtown Front Royal tomorrow evening.

The Town of Front Royal, the Front Royal-Warren County Chamber of Commerce, the Merchants on Main Street, and Front Royal IBA have partnered together for this event.

Things will get started with pumpkin carving at noon.

A costume parade will follow at 4:00 pm then Trick-or-Treating along Main Street at 6:00 pm.

Portions of Main Street and Chester Street will be closed for the festivities so plan accordingly.

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Front Royal’s Hometown Halloween returns in 2021

Front Royal’s Hometown Halloween will return Sunday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m..

According to a town news flash Mayor Chris Holloway wanted to bring back the celebration as a signature event for the town.

After the many closures and cancellations last year the mayor hopes to encourage families to enjoy the season and support local business.

During the event Main St. from N. Royal to Blue Ridge Ave. will be closed.

Chester St. from Main St. to Laura Virginia Hale Ave. will also be closed.

The family friendly event features Pumpkin Carving at noon hosted by C and C Frozen Treats.

A costume parade is scheduled at 4 and trick or treating along Main St. begins at 6.

More information and volunteer opportunities are found at

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Middletown’s Farm to Table raised almost $25K for NW Works

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The sixth annual Farm to Table event in Middletown was able to raise almost $25,000 for adults with disabilities and barriers to employment for NW Works.

The event is a community effort in which the Main St. of Middletown is shutdown for a late afternoon dinner on the street.

The event features local produce, food and donated items from local providers.

Farm to Table sold out this year with hope for the funds to be used to start a music therapy program for NW Works clients.

The funds will towards contracting a licensed music therapist as well as buying instruments for the program.

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News Maker Cindy Abramo on Thur.’s free show

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Thursday nights throughout the summer free concerts will be presented at the Gazebo in Front Royal.

One of these shows is this Thur. Jun. 24 with the For the Love of Linda band.

This band of local musicians cover Linda Ronstadt and bring awareness to Parkinson’s Disease and encourage you to help at

We spoke to lead vocalist Cindy Abramo about this Thurs. free show.

Cindy tells us about the band and other bands she is involved with and other tidbits.

Here is Cindy’s interview.

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News Maker Cindy Abramo on Thur.'s free show