SCSO arrest child pornography suspect

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Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) announced an arrest in a child pornography case.

Deputies executed a search warrant in Maurertown in reference to the investigation.

On May 5 James Clifford Hawkins was placed under arrest on two counts of knowingly possessing child pornography and five counts of failing to register or verify registration information or knowingly providing false information to the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry.

Hawkins is scheduled to appear in juvenile and domestic relations district court on June 16.

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News Maker Kristin Derflinger of SCCF on mircroloans

Shenandoah Community Capital Fund (SCCF) is offering microloans to new and small businesses and entrepreneurs.

We spoke with SCCF Microloan Program Manager Kristin Derflinger in our latest news maker.

The good news is brought to you by The Town of Front Royal.

Kristin tells what the loans are for and how to apply.

She also tells us how the loans are awarded and number uses for the loans.

Kristin also tells us of the other programs and services provided by SCCF.

Click here for Kristin’s interview.

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Sports Dogs Podcast: Talkin’ Little League With Scott Bradley

It’s time again for Little League Baseball! In this edition of the SDPC, Scott Bradley, who is a softball/t-ball grandparent, joins me to talk Little League in general and specifically, Little League parents…the good, the bad, and the ugly. Enjoy, and good luck to all the players, coaches, and umpires this Spring!

R-Dog

 

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News Maker Joe Proctor on Shenandoah Caverns turning 100

Shenandoah County is celebrating National Tourism and Travel week through May 7.

At the same time one of the premier attractions of the county will celebrate being in business 100 years.

We spoke with the General Manager of Shenandoah Caverns Joe Proctor about it in our latest news maker.

The good news is brought to you by The Town of Front Royal.

Joe tells us about the 100 year celebration of Shenandoah Caverns.

He also talks about the attributes of Shenandoah County which happens to be celebrating it’s own 250 anniversary this year.

Click here for Joe interview.

Joe and the county have a number of deals for residents of the county by clicking here.

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News Maker Karen Poff on a Money Management Series

Virginia Cooperative Extension Service will offer a Money Management series in the valley.

We spoke with Virginia Cooperative Extension Service Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent Karen Poff in our latest news maker.

The good news is brought to you by The Town of Front Royal.

Karen tells us how the series will help any family with managing their money.

She also tells us how Virginia Cooperative Extension has a program focusing on retirement.

Karen has the details on how to get in on the program that starts May 16 in Front Royal and May 17 in New Market.

Click here for Karen’s interview.

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House of Hope’s Empty Bowl Supper nets $13,000

An email from House of Hope representative Jen Avery announced a highly successful Empty Bowl Supper event.

The event held last Sat. Apr. 30 in Front Royal was able to bring in $13,000 to benefit the House of Hope.

At one point in the event from noon to three lines were out the door of the Honey and Hops Brews Works where participants picked up bowls for their soups.

The soups were generously donated by 12 different area restaurants.

At least 12 different downtown merchants along with several civic minded individuals, organizations and groups helped in this year’s effort.

Once again this year Passage Creek Rising provided the entertainment downtown as they have for the past 7 years.

This year Passage Creek Rising added special guest Ed McCurdy of House of Hope to the entertainment.

Once again this year Arlene Link of Explore Art and Clay provided the hand crafted bowls for the soups.

The funds raised will help to run the House of Hope programs that assist men who are otherwise homeless and need to rebuild their lives.

For more information on the House of Hope click here.

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News Maker Kristen Laise on Of Ale and History

Belle Grove Plantation will host Of Ale and History this Saturday May 7.

This marks the return of the festival since the pandemic.

We spoke with Belle Grove Plantation Executive Director Kristen Laise about the return of the festival in our latest news maker.

The good news is brought to you by The Town of Front Royal.

Kristen tells us the festival is making a strong return with 13 breweries from all across Virginia.

She also tells us of all the activities that are scheduled for the day.

Kristen also tells us of the amenities available on that day.

Click here for Kristen’s interview.

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News Maker Terry Fritts on National Take Back Day

Tomorrow April 30 is National Drug Take Back Day.

This is a chance to properly dispose of unwanted or outdated medication.

We spoke with Warren County Sheriff’s Deputy Terry Fritts about Warren County’s set up for the day in our latest news maker.

The good news is brought to you by The Town of Front Royal.

Terry tells us where the Warren County Sheriff’s Office will be set up for collection tomorrow.

He also tells us how to connect with specific locations that are also collecting as it is a national effort.

Terry also tells us of the amazing amount of drugs that have been taken back in the past.

Click here for Terry’s interview.

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News Maker Fern Vasquez on C-Cap’s community garden

The Front Royal Warren County Congregational Community Action Project’s (C-Cap) Community garden is almost ready for planting.

We spoke with organizer and garden volunteer Fern Vasquez in our latest news maker.

The good news is brought to you by The Town of Front Royal.

Fern tells of two upcoming projects in the next few weeks.

She also tells us of the incredible amount of food that’s produced by the project and shared with the community.

Fern also tells us of a very nice surprise for this season and how you can help with the garden.

Click here for Fern’s interview.

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News Maker Dario Savarese on SABF Events

Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival (SABF) is just heating up with a new Festival event tonight Apr. 26 the Veteran’s Dinner and Show starts at 5 at Millwood Station.

We spoke with SABF Marketing Director Dario Savarese in our latest news maker.

The good news is brought to you by The Town of Front Royal.

Dario tells us of the dances that are still to come this week.

Dario has the latest on the Oldies, 80’s and 90’s dance parties which pick up tomorrow Apr. 27.

He also tells us that Sunday in the park is set with entertainer Robbie Limon.

The one thing to keep in mind is that tickets to many of these events sell fast so go to thebloom.com to check on all SABF events.

Click here for Dario’s interview.

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