News Maker Todd Jones on WCPR’s upcoming events

News Maker Todd Jones, Director of Technology for Warren County, speaks with Scott Bradley for his weekly chat.

They discuss the numerous upcoming events for Warren County Parks and Recreation.

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Frederick County announce a new Director of Parks and Recs

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Frederick County Government announced that Stacy Herbaugh has been named Director of Parks and Recreation.

Herbaugh was named the interim director back in February after the retirement of former director Jason Robertson was announced.

In the position as interim Director Herbaugh performed complex professional work involving administrative responsibilities of the department and department staff.

In addition to being interim Director since February Herbaugh was the Operations Manager, Facilities Manager, Special Events Coordinator and Community Center Supervisor.

Herbaugh also worked closely with other county departments and represented the department to citizens groups among other duties.

Deputy County Administrator Jay Tibbs remarked that there was a good pool of candidates but Herbaugh was the clear choice after her performance as interim director.

Herbaugh takes the full time Director of Frederick County Parks and Recreation position on Oct. 1.

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WPRD and SU offer free athletic programs

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An email from Winchester Public Schools (WPS) Public Information Officer Maggie McCampbell Liens announced free athletic programs for city youth.

Through an agreement between the City of Winchester Parks and Recreation Department (WPRD) and Shenandoah University (SU) fees will be waived for city youth.

The $50 to $61 fee charged for basketball, volleyball, flag football and cheer will be waived for the 2021-22 season.

WPRD also has plans to add swim classes to the program this summer as well.

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Samuel’s Public Library launches a StoryWalk® Program

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In a press release from Samuels Public Library it was announced that a new StoryWalk® Program will be launched.

StoryWalk® Programs were created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier Vermont.

The program features laminated pages from a children’s book attached to waterproof frames along an outdoor trail.

As participants walk the trail they are presented with the next page of the story.

The program has been install in all 50 states and around the world in 13 countries.

This StoryWalk® in Warren County will officially open Wed. Dec. 15 at Eastham Park.

The StoryWalk® has been made possible by the Front Royal Rotary Club in cooperation with Warren County Parks and Recreation.

The new Warren County StoryWalk® supports literacy, family fun and outdoor adventure.

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Parks and Recreation around the region open pools

Summer water fun is ready to open around the region.

Warren County Parks and Recreation Department announced that the Warren County Splash Pad opens at noon until 6 today May 22.

The splash pad is behind the Raymond E. Santmyers Youth Center on 8 St. Front Royal.

The outdoor pool at Jim Barnett Park Winchester opens next Sat. May 29.

The Water Park at Massanutten Resort opens next Sat. May 29 as well.

All facilities will follow COVID-19 requirements.

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