Community traffic alert

Used by permission by the Warren County Office employee Sergeant Terry Fritts

A large crowd is anticipated at the Warren County Fairgrounds this Saturday, June 8th, from 3:30 PM to 10:00 PM.

Expect significant congestion in and around the area.
Warren County Sheriff’s Office offers these travel tips:
• Consider avoiding the area, if possible, to alleviate traffic and facilitate smooth operations.
• If you must travel through the area, anticipate potential delays by allowing extra time for your journey.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience.

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Clarke County farmers market opens

Embarking on its 29th season, the Clarke County Farmers’ Market kicks off on today, Saturday, May 4th.

Running from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday, rain or shine, until October, you can find it nestled in the parking lot of the school administration building at 317 W. Main St. in Berryville.

A multitude of Clarke County farmers, bakers, and artisans will be on hand, offering an enticing variety of fresh produce, honey, flowers, eggs, cheese, meat, baked goods, prepared meals, and crafts.

Plus, indulge in live music performances every Saturday.

This weekend you can pick up FREE seedlings, too.

The Berryville Tree Board is giving away 100 seedlings, Franklin tree,
flowering Dogwood, and American beautyberry, donated by Bartlett Tree Experts.

Originally inaugurated on June 3, 1995, at the Coiner’s Hardware store parking lot on Berryville’s East Main Street, the market has shifted locations over the years, finding its current home at the former Berryville Primary School site since 2020, after a stint on South Church
Street.

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HSWC hosts adult prom

registration open polar plunge

The Humane Society of Warren County(HSWC) is hosting an adult prom on Saturday, February 10th at 7 pm.

The prom will replace their yearly polar plunge fundraiser.

The Prom, held at the Backroom Brewery, will raise funds for the Humane Society’s programs.

You must be 21 years old to attend this magical evening.

There will be a silent auction and dancing, the perfect Valentines date night.

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Bowman library book collection

The Handley Regional Library System’s Bowman Library in Stephens City is collecting gently used books, DVDs, music CDs, and electronic games.

Be aware they will not take any that are moldy, musty, or damaged in any way.

Computer science and medical books must not be any more than 5 years old and they do not take textbooks or magazines.

Volunteers will be available from 9 am to 11:45 in the Bowman Meeting Room today. 

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Laurel Ridge prepares for annual 5K

Logo used by permission from Laurel Ridge Community College

Laurel Ridge Community College is getting ready for their annual 5k run or walk to benefit student scholarships.

The 5k will begin at 9 am at the Student Union Building on Saturday, September, 16.

Registration is now open with a link available here 

Early registration ends September 1st but you can register up to 8:40 am on race day.

Awards will be given to the top three males and females in each of the 8 age groups ranging from 10 and under to 70 and over.

Due to the multi-surface course, no pets or strollers are allowed.

After the race, participants are invited back to the Student Union Building for refreshments.

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Winchester’s Public Safety Team holds a safety fair this Saturday 9/11

A Community Safety Fair will be held this Sat. Sept. 11 at the James Wood Middle School.

The school is located at 1313 Amherst St. Winchester with the event held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m..

Winchester Police Officers and Winchester Fire and Rescue Personnel will be on hand with demonstrations and equipment on display.

The event is put on by the Winchester Public Safety Team and includes activities for the entire family.

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Samuel’s Library cancels Saturday’s volunteer fair

Library Laptop and Hot spot Lending Program

The Volunteer Fair that was scheduled for Saturday at Samuel’s Public Library has been cancelled.

The cancellation is due to concerns over the uptick in the cases of the COVID-19 variant and lack of spacing.

Those still interested in volunteering their time at any of the 18 nonprofits can connect at warrenstronger.org.

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