Parking restrictions for parade in Stephens City

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Stephens City police remind residents that parking restrictions are in place today along Main Street to accommodate the Newtown Heritage Festival Parade. Restricted areas will be signed as such.

Part of Main Street will be closed around 1:45 p.m. so the parade can begin at 2. The parade is expected to last about an hour.

The festival will be going on all day, so motorists are reminded to watch for pedestrians and use extra caution today. There will be live music at Newtown Commons and the festival will culminate with fireworks at 9 p.m.

The Shenandoah Fire Company also is holding its Memorial Day festival today in Luray with a bake sale until noon at the Carnival grounds, a parade at 4 p.m and live music tonight.

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MayFest continues in Strasburg

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Strasburg’s MayFest continues today with the MayFest Parade at 2 p.m. and entertainment all day long.

Morning events included the Strasburg MayFest 5K and the Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast.

The Strasburg Museum is offering free admission all day, featuring commemorative MayFest pots to be auctioned.

Arts and crafts and business vendors will be set up through 5 p.m. at Strasburg Square & Pavilion; Town Hall Parking Lot and The Strasburg Emporium, with food available through 9 p.m. at South Holliday and King streets and The Strasburg Emporium.

KidZone is free and will be open through 4 p.m. on North Holliday Street.

Entertainment will include DJ Tony Knave at the Strasburg Fire Department, Five of a Kind at The Strasburg Emporium, local musicians’ classic country until 2 p.m. and DJ Derek Good from 4 to 8 p.m. at the South Holliday Street food court, and Cazhmiere from 7 to 10 p.m. at Strasburg Square.

MayFest will culminate Sunday with the Old-Timers Baseball Game sponsored by Sager Real Estate. First pitch is at 1:30 p.m. at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

 

Newtown Heritage Festival returns to Stephens City

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Newtown Heritage Festival kicked off in Stephens City yesterday with the marquis events set for today.

The Newtown Commons open at 10 am with food, craft vendors, and the Festival HQ.

History lovers should check out the Newtown History Center which will be hosting four other local museums or take a free guided trolley tour of the town.

Tickets through the HQ are free but required due to limited seating on the trolley.

Live music starts at noon with the Newtown String band and continues into the evening with Gunner Heathe, A Little Too Serious, and Dunlap & Mabe.

The festival parade starts at 2 pm and will shut down a portion of Route 11 for the duration of the event.

If heading to the festival earlier, do not park along Main Street or you will be towed before the parade.

The festivities will conclude at 9 PM with a bang thanks to a fireworks display.

For a full list of events, click here.

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News Maker William Huck prepares for Front Royal Family Fun Day

Scott Bradley speaks with News Maker William Huck as he gets ready for Front Royal Family Fun Day.

The celebration is in need of volunteers, parade entries, and sponsors to help make it a huge success once again.

Front Royal Family Fun Day is set for May 13th with a parade starting things off at 10 am.

News makers are sponsored by Warren County Together We are Community.

Click here for William’s News Maker.

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News Maker William Huck prepares for Front Royal Family Fun Day

Scott Bradley speaks with News Maker William Huck as he gets ready for Front Royal Family Fun Day.

The celebration is in need of volunteers, parade entries, and sponsors to help make it a huge success once again.

Front Royal Family Fun Day is set for May 13th with a parade starting things off at 10 am.

News makers are sponsored by Warren County Together We are Community.

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Mayfest returns to Strasburg

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It is Mayfest once again in Strasburg!

The festivities got started yesterday with the Heels and Hops luncheon and music in the Strasburg Square.

Today will feature some of the marquis events like the Duck Race at 1 pm and the parade at 4 pm.

This year has some improvements as well like the free kids zone and nearly double the vendors.

The Strasburg Square and Emporium will have live music starting at 11 am with Souled Out taking the stage at 6:30 pm.

Sunday will cap things off with the Ole Timers baseball game at Sandy Hook Elementary. 

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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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‘Tis the Season in Strasburg

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‘Tis the Season in Strasburg!

Today will feature a range of activities to help you discover the festive side of Strasburg.

Starting at 11 am in the Strasburg Square, the Strasburg Farmers Market will host the Mistletoe Market which will have plenty of locally made goods for sale.

At 2 pm in the Square, Hot Cocoa and Connections will begin.

This is a great chance to sample many different kinds of hot cocoa, get a picture with Santa, and bring an ornament to decorate the town tree.

The Parade will begin at 4:30 and will shut down King Street.

Following the parade back at the Strasburg Square, there will be a free holiday movie showing. 

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9/11 Memorial Walk stops in Winchester

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The CEO of Tunnel to Towers, Frank Siller, is walking from the Pentagon, to Shanksville, PA, and concluding at the World Trade Center in memorial of 9/11.

The first stop in his 500 mile journey is in Old Town Winchester.

He will be greeted with a parade starting at 11 am today.

Following the parade, a barbecue will be held behind City Hall.

There will also be a mobile 9/11 memorial.

Tunnels to Towers is dedicated to helping families of fallen or severely injured first responders, service people and Gold Star families.

They provide mortgage relief and help accommodate homes for serious injuries.

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News Maker Todd Jones and important information on today’s 7/14 road closure

Road closures will begin at 5:30 today Jul. 14 on Commerce Ave for the Fireman’s carnival parade which steps off at 6 p.m..

The road will be closed from South Street to 8 Street in Front Royal.

Motorist will need to use alternate routes.

As we do every Wednesday we talk to Front Royal’s Director of Information and Technology Todd Jones about the carnival relish and free baseball.

Todd also tells us about Front Royal’s employee appreciation which begins Saturday Jul. 17 and how residents can take advantage too.

Here is Todd’s interview.

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