VDOT schedules a public hearing in Strasburg today 4/20

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The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) confirms a public hearing is scheduled today Apr. 20 in Strasburg in an email.

 The  public hearing concerns improvements to Interstate 81.

This will involve improvements to the portion of 81 at the Shenandoah Warren County line near Strasburg.

The meeting is scheduled for 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Strasburg High School at 250 Ram Drive.

The public is invited to the open forum to discuss projected improvements with VDOT officials and designers.

Written comments will be accepted at the meeting or 10 days after the meeting by mail addressed to Pamela Bowman 811 Commerce Rd. Staunton VA. 24401.

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Vintage in the Valley returns to Strasburg

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The 3rd Annual Vintage in the Valley Festival is back in Strasburg.

Things got started with a decades dance last night.

Today will feature a variety of vendors throughout downtown, live demonstrations of blacksmiths, woodworking, candle making and more at the Strasburg Emporium, and a wine garden in the Square.

Some other events throughout the day will include a car show, fashion show, horse drawn carriage rides, historical storytelling, and a showing of the Wizard of Oz under the stars.

Sunday will cap things off with the Ole Timers baseball game.

For a full list of events and times, head to the festival’s Facebook page

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VDOT plans hearing for I-81 improvements

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The Virginia Department of Transportation is holding a public hearing on their plans to widen I-81 near Strasburg.

The hearing is on April 20th from 4:30 to 7 pm at Strasburg High School.

Written comments can be submitted up to 10 days later to Project Manager, Pamela Bowman.

This project is part of the I-81 Corridor Improvement Program and plans to build an additional southbound lane from mile marker 295 to 299.

This will connect with the acceleration merging traffic from 66 west to 81 south.

Other improvements planned for that area include multiple bridge renovations or replacements.

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Increase law enforcement at Strasburg High School

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Shenandoah County Public Schools announced an increase in law enforcement will be at Strasburg High School today Mar. 9.

Authorities were made aware of a message written on a bathroom wall threatening a school shooting.

It is not clear when the message was written but authorities from the Strasburg Police Department and Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office are investigating.

Law Enforcement will remain on Strasburg High School grounds as the investigation continues.

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Creative Communities Partnership Grant – Strasburg

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The town of Strasburg is supporting the creative and artistic efforts of members of the community

By applying for The Creative Communities Partnership Grant through the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment of the Arts.

In the first quarter of the year Strasburg will begin accepting application from interested arts organizations that wish to apply for funding through the Town and the Creative Community Partnership Grant. The deadline for these applications is February 18th at 5 p.m. You can find the application as well as the grant description at

www.strasburgva.com

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Improvements completed on I-81

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Improvements were completed at three interchanges along Interstate 81 in Shenandoah and Frederick counties.

The acceleration lanes on to the interstate at Exit 291 in Toms Brook and 296 in Strasburg were extended.

The deceleration lane into the commercial truck weigh station at mile marker 304 was also extended.

Kickin Asphalt completed these projects after earning the contract of over $1.6 million.

These safety upgrades are a part of the I-81 Corridor Improvement Program.

The $2 billion project was signed into law in spring of 2019.

For more information on the I-81 CIP like interactive maps and timelines, head to Improve81.org.

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Strasburg Police seek information on two cases of vandalism

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Strasburg Police are investigating a case of a vandalized home and vehicle twice in as many months.

Several social media post from several Strasburg sources have shown vulgar words spray painted on the side of a home.

Many of those post have since been removed because of the vulgarity.

A recent incident included car windows being spray painted in the night as well.

Strasburg Police are monitoring the home and have some leads.

Anyone with any information on the incident is asked to contact the Strasburg police department at (540) 465-5230.

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Trick or Treating guidelines for Winchester and Strasburg

The City of Winchester government reminds residents on their social media page that they do not regulate trick or treating activities.

The activities are left up to the individual neighborhoods and families in Winchester.

The Winchester government just ask that you be safe during the activities.

The town of Strasburg also has no ordinance for trick or treating.

According to their social media page participants of any age are invited to trick or treat.

The post states that most Strasburg families will trick or treat Halloween night Oct. 31.

The town of Strasburg does suggest the hours of 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. are best for trick or treating for visibility and safety concerns.

If residents do not wish to participate the town recommends keeping your porch light off that night.

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Public transportation is coming to Shenandoah County

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Public transportation is coming to Shenandoah County.

The Shenandoah office of Economic and Community Development along with local governments of New Market, Woodstock, Toms Brook and Strasburg will bring transit service to the region.

The service begins October 4 with a ribbon cutting at the Shenandoah County Government Center Oct. 1 at 2 p.m..

ShenGo Transit will bring reliable bus service to the citizens of Shenandoah County for work, medical appointments and shopping.

The buses will travel along the Rt. 11 corridor 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

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Vintage in the Valley returns to Strasburg

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Strasburg is holding their 2nd annual Vintage in the Valley Festival today from 10 am to 4 pm at the Strasburg Square.

There will be a DJ playing music throughout the decades, a wine garden with a bounce house for adults, and of course over 100 with vintage clothing, antiques and other cool finds.

Today will also feature an antique car show from 10 am to 3 pm on Holiday Street and a fashion show throughout the decades hosted by Lydia’s Closet. 

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