Suicide prevention walk coming to Stephens City

Suicide prevention starts with everyday heroes like you.

Join us this year in Stephens City, on Saturday, October 8, 10:00 a.m. at Sherando High School and Park as we walk to fight suicide and raise awareness about mental health.

Be a part of the movement turning hope into action, and create a culture that’s smart about mental health.

Funds raised at the walks will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Register for the walk at afsp.org/stephenscity.

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FCSO seeks help for missing person

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The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in searching for a missing person.

Amanda Michelle Carver, 26, was last seen in the Stephens City area on Thursday around 4 pm.

Amanda has blonde hair and blue eyes with a tattoo of birds on her collarbone and a triangle on her ankle.

She was wearing a t-shirt and shorts with a hair tie on her wrist.

If you have any information, please contact Investigator Travis Adamson of the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office at 540-662-6162.

Click here to see a picture of the missing person.

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Am. Red Cross reports a 20% drop in blood supplies

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The American Red Cross has a major 6 hour blood drive scheduled for Fri. Aug. 12 at the Stephens City Volunteer Fire and Rescue Building.

The drive is titled Beef Up the Blood Supply and is sponsored by Gore’s Meats of Stephens City from noon to 6 p.m..

According to an American Red Cross report a drop in donations has occurred which has led to a 20 percent drop in supply.

At the Beef Up the Supply drive grilled burgers and Route 11 chips will be available for donors.

Donors will also become eligible for gift cards and cooler bags from Gore’s Meats.

You can sign up at redcrossblood.org using the code GMP.

You can also set up that all important donation appointment using your own zip code for a more covenant chance to give here.

Donors can give every 56 days with one donation capable of saving three lives.

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FCSO report a man lived with a corpse for months

Frederick County Sheriff Lenny Millholland confirmed that a body was discovered in a home on Nightingale Avenue of Stepson City.

Deputies discovered the deceased male while serving an eviction notice to the living resident of the home on July 13.

The exact location of the home and identity of the resident are being withheld pending further investigation.

Verification of the deceased male’s identity and cause of death is being determined by the Medical Examiner.

No further information is likely to be released unless foul play is indicated.

The living resident of the home voluntarily checked himself into Winchester Medical Center for psychological evaluation.

It is speculated that the living resident had the deceased person in the home possibly since February.

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News Maker Tootie Rinker on the Newtown Festival

The Newtown Heritage Festival is back to a full event this Memorial Day Weekend.

After two years of pandemic the festival makes a return to an in person celebration in Stephens City May 26.

The festival returns with a full slate of events as well as new activities.

We spoke to Newtown Festival Chairperson Tootie Rinker in our latest news maker.

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

Tootie tells us about the success of last year’s virtual event.

She also tells us how you can volunteer with the festival this year.

Tootie also tells us of the new events that will take place starting Thurs. May 26 this year.

Click here for Tootie’s interview.

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News Maker Guy Curtis on Stephens City Baseball

A golf tournament to support the nonprofit Stephens City Baseball Club (SCBC) is being organized.

We spoke with SCBC Coaching Coordinator Guy Curtis in our latest news maker.

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

Guy tells us about the SCBC.

He explains how the golf tournament could help the nonprofit accomplish it’s goals.

Guy also talks of the the team being a regional effort with hopes of expansion.

Click here for Guy’s interview.

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Civilian Response Casualty Care Training is being offered

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A social media post from the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office announced a Civilian Response Casualty Care Training Course is offered Mar. 12.

The 4 hour course will be held at the Spirit and Word Fellowship Church starting at 8 a.m..

The church is located at 1275 Tasker Road in Stephens City.

The course offers a Civilian Response to Active Shooter Event as well as Emergency Response programs.

Registration for the course and more information is available by contacting Mike Dumais at miked@swfhome.org.

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LFHD and Dollar General partner for vaccines

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The Lord Fairfax Health District is partnering with Dollar General stores around the valley to provide free COVID-19 vaccines.

Vaccine clinics will be held at various locations throughout the valley starting Tuesday, February 8th and continue on each Tuesday and Saturday through the rest of the month.

The Dollar General locations in rotation include Stephens City, Middletown, Toms Brook, Edinburg, and Shenandoah.

Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines will be available for anyone over 18 and Pfizer for 5 and up.

Boosters will be given to those eligible and please bring your previous vaccination card.

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New traffic pattern starts Mon. 1/31 in Stephens City

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The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) in an email announced a new traffic pattern begins Mon. Jan. 31 in Stephens City.

First the traffic signal will be removed from the Aylor Rd. Fairfax Pike intersection.

The newly constructed section of Aylor Rd. will be open on Mon. Jan. 31.

Motorist need to be aware that you will find dedicated right and left turn lanes for turning on to Aylor Rd. or Stickley Dr..

Again the changes go into effect Mon. Jan. 31 use caution in those areas as drivers adjust.

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Middletown’s Wayside Inn & Larrick’s Tavern support a family in need

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Social post from Wayside Inn & Larrick’s Tavern Middletown announced that they will conduct multiple nights of a fundraiser for a Stephens City family.

Two members of the family worked at Paladin Bar & Grill of Stephens City who will also collect funds for the family.

The family of five lost everything in a devastating house fire right after the new year.

An employee of Wayside Inn & Larrick’s Tavern managed to help evacuate the family after spotting the fire.

Wayside Inn & Larrick’s Tavern will collect monetary donations and clothing for three boys ages 15, 12 and 4 as well men’s and women’s clothing.

Paladin Bar & Grill of Stephens City will match funds collected as well as tips made by their waitress through the month.

Keep up with the effects at Wayside Inn & Larrick’s Tavern and Paladin Bar & Grill’s Facebook pages.

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