SVMF receives record breaking donation

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The Shenandoah Valley Music Festival Guild raised $25,000 for the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival following a great year of fundraising.

The Guild has served as the fundraising arm for the festival for 30 years while raising over $325,000 with this year’s contribution being the largest to date.

In 2020 and 2021, they raised a total of $34,000 combined as there fundraising efforts were hindered by the pandemic.

Money donated to the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival helps meet their ever increasing operating costs which includes promotion, operations, artist and venue fees, and music education programs.

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WPD promote Amanda Behan

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The Winchester Police Department (WPD) have promoted Captain Amanda Behan to the rank of Deputy Chief of Police.

Behan has been with the WPD since 2001 holding a number of positions as well as being a part of Northwest Regional Drug Task Force and General Investigations Unit.

Behan has become the second woman to rise to her current rank in the 200 year history of the department.

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