The UWNSV Appoints New President and CEO

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The United Way of the Northern Shenandoah Valley has announced the appointment of Kaycee Childress as their new President and CEO of the organization. Childress replaces interim CEO Cheryl Thompson Stacy as of April 25. Childress brings more than 30 years of executive leadership, marketing and development experience to her new position. Most recently Childress served as the Executive Director of Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation,

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News Maker Jen Avery on the Empty Bowl Supper

House of Hope’s annual Empty Bowl Supper is this Sat. Apr. 30 in downtown Front Royal.

House of Hope is a home for men who need a place to stay will attempting to improve their lives.

We spoke to Jen Avery about the house and the Empty Bowl Supper in our latest news maker.

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

Jen tells us about how to support the Empty Bowl Supper by either buying a bowl or by sponsorship of the event.

Jen also tells about last year’s Empty Bowl Supper and how successful it was thanks to your support.

She also tells us how the House of Hope has progressed with your support.

Click here for Jen’s interview.

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Winchester schedule for SABF

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The City of Winchester announced its schedule for the weekend of Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival (SABF).

City Administrative Offices will be closed on Friday Apr. 29.

Friday refuse will be collected but it must be curbside by 5 a.m. on Friday Apr. 29.

The War Memorial Building will be closed both Friday and Saturday Apr. 29 and 30.

The Joint Judicial Center will be closed Friday Apr. 29.

Win Tran will not operate on Friday or Saturday Apr. 29 or 30 it will resume normal operation  Mon. May 2.

Roads will close for Friday’s Apr. 29  Firefighters Parade starting at 3 p.m. lasting until approximately 8:30 p.m..

The Grand Feature Parade routes will close to all traffic 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday Apr. 30.

Bag Checks will be in place at many of the entrances of Apple Blossom events.

Service animals will be the only animals permitted at any event.

Winchester Police suggest you not bring bags to any events unless absolutely necessary.

Diaper bags with necessary items for children are permitted but maybe checked.

Vehicles will be towed if parked in streets marked closed to parking.

Full details and maps are available at winchesterva.gov as well as at thebloom.com.

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News Maker Dario Savarese on the start of SABF Today 4/22

Today Apr. 22 the Shenandoah Apple Blossom (SABF)  2022 officially begins with the Bloomin’ Wine Festival on Old Town Winchester’s Loudoun Street Mall.

We spoke with SABF Marketing Director Dario Savarese in our latest news maker about everything happening this weekend.

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

Dario not only tells us about today’s Bloomin’ Wine Festival but other new events scheduled for this weekend.

Dario also tells us of the traffic feature at thebloom.com to help with parking and traffic during the festivities.

Click here for Dario’s interview.

Tickets and event information is available here.

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News Maker Mark Sutphin on the Joro spider

Parachuting spiders have been reported in the southern states and some suspect that they may be coming to Virginia.

We spoke with Virginia Cooperative Extension Agent Mark Sutphine about the Joro spider in our latest news maker.

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

There is good news too as Mark relays to us that flying or ballooning spiders are not that uncommon.

Another thing Mark tells us is that the Joro spider poses very little threat to humans.

Mark also tells us that the Joro spider has been seen eating recent pest that have become a real problem in only the last few years.

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News Makers Martha and Stacie on the Red Bud Festival

The weather looks to improve by this Saturday Apr. 23 just in time for the Browntown Red Bud Festival.

We spoke to Festival Chairperson Martha Buracker and  Browntown Board of Directors Secretary Stacie Mikels in our latest news maker.

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

The ladies tell us of all the activities planned for the festival which is Sat. Apr. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m..

The event is free to attend with live music and more.

This year there is not only the sale of Red Buds and Crafts but they have added Dogwood seedlings as well.

That along with a car show with awards and of course the Duck Race.

Click here for the ladies’ interview.

There is still time to get involved with the festival by putting a car in the show or adding a craft to the sale.

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The ladies also tell us about the photo contest where someone will win $100 as well.

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Day 5 of the Depp Heard trial in Fairfax County

ABC News report on day 5 of the Johnny Depp Amber Heard deformation trial.

Monday Apr. 18 saw Depp’s Doctor testify in the trial.

Doctor David Kipper detailed his treatment of Depp for addiction to opiates.

Kipper shared that he at one point treated Depp’s finger after an alleged fight between the couple while in Australia.

Kipper’s assistant Deborah Lloyd documented a number of instances she had taken notes on.

One particular incident documented by Lloyd recorded reporting to Depp’s home to find him sitting with bloody knuckles.

Lloyd reported that Depp stated that he had punched the white board in the kitchen after a fight with his fiancee.

Lloyd told the court that Depp told her the fight escalated when he did not give his fiancee enough support.

Lloyd stated that at times she instigated him, remembering one time they attempted to leave the penthouse and Amber wouldn’t let them.

She didn’t want him to leave Lloyd told the court.

The trail is being held in Fairfax because the Washington Post’s computer server for their online edition is there and they published the article Heard wrote inferring Depp abused her.

Also Depp’s lawyers have said in part that Virginia laws are more favorable to their case.

The case is scheduled Monday through Thursdays starting at 10 a.m. each day expected to last at least a month.

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Warren County suspect apprehended in Fauquier Co.

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Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of a Warren County suspect.

A Fauquier County Sheriff’s Deputy arrested and charged Otis Lee Allen of Manassas with felonious assault and felony hit and run after a two vehicle traffic crash on John Marshall Highway.

During the investigation authorities learned that Allen chased and rammed another vehicle.

Allen caused the vehicle he struck off the road and through a fence.

There were 3 people in the vehicle Allen Struck.

Before deputies could arrive at the incident Allen fled on foot.

A search by Deputies, State Police, a K9 unit and Fairfax Aviation Unit he was located and taken into custody without further incident.

Allen was taken to the hospital for treatment for injuries from the crash.

Two others were treated for their injuries at the scene.

One other victim was transported to UVA Haymarket Hospital for non life threatening injuries.

Allen was wanted in Prince William, Fairfax and Warren Counties for robbery, reckless driving, Eluding and fail to appear.

Allen is being held in Fauquier County’s Adult Detention Center.

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News Maker Linda Suter on the Clarke County’s quilt show

The Northern Shenandoah Valley Quilt Show is Apr. 22-24 in Clarke County.

We spoke with quilter Linda Suter about the show in our latest news maker.

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

Linda tells us that the show starts Fri. Apr. 22 and will last the entire weekend.

She also tells us of some of the things that will be offered at the show.

Linda also tells us about some of the quilts on display as well as the voting that will be happening.

Click here for Linda’s interview.

You can find out more and perhaps get a quilt in the show by clicking here.

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