News Maker Mike Bocock on his Valley League Book

Mike Bocock has been in Valley League Baseball for over 30 years.

He and Bill Meade have written the fourth coming book Close to the Dirt: Mike Bocock’s Life and Journey Through the Dugouts and Diamonds of the Shenandoah Valley.

We spoke to Mike about the book in our latest news maker.

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Mike has some great stories to tell one of which he relays in the interview.

He also tells us how we can get a copy of the book and some of the locations he will be doing some book signings.

Mike also tells us that some proceeds of the book will go toward baseball programs in the valley.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.

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.

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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.

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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News Maker Dario Savarese on SABF sporting events

Some Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival (SABF) Sporting events begin next Friday April 22.

We spoke with SABF Marketing Director Dario Savereese about the events coming up in our latest news maker.

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Dario tells us about the classic SABF sporting events that have occurred for years.

He also tells us of the new events that are scheduled for this the 95 SABF.

Where it isn’t necessarily a sporting event the Sports Breakfast is packed with sports celebrities and Dario tells us about that too.

Information and tickets for all SABF events is available at thebloom.com.

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News Maker Dario Savarese on 4 new events for SABF

The 95 Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival (SABF) is set to begin Apr.22 with a full slate of events this year.

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

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

Dario tells us how everyone involved with the festival is ready to bring a full slate of activities this year after the pandemic.

He also tells us about the 4 new events that have been added this year.

Information and tickets for all SABF events is available at thebloom.com.

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News Maker Fern Vasquiz on C-Cap’s Community Garden

As the weather improves gardening is on the minds of many including the Front Royal Warren County Congregational Community Action Project (C-Cap).

C-Cap’s community garden is getting ready to be planted and worked to benefit the entire community.

We spoke with lead volunteer on the garden project Fern Vasquiz in our latest news maker.

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Fern tells us about the preparation for the garden.

She also tells us how you can help through most of the year.

Larry Elliott of C-Cap tells us just how productive and helpful the garden has been over the last 3 years.

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News Maker Greg Rogers of SVEC for the month of March

Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) awarded almost $24,000 to various charities in each county it serves.

As we do the first Friday of every month we check in with SVEC in our latest news maker.

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This month SVEC President and CEO Greg Rogers is with us and tells about Operation Round Up.

Operation Round Up is a chance for SVEC to give back to the communities they serve.

Through the generosity of their member owners SVEC is able to help these various organizations.

Greg tells us who benefited from the latest grants and how to get involved.

He also tells us about opportunities to become a member of SVEC’s Board of Directors.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.

News Maker Mike St. Jacques on the Ukraine Mar. 3

Lord Fairfax Community College to become Laurel Ridge Community College’s Professor Michael St. Jacques offered a special presentation Mar. 3 in Middletown.

Professor St. Jacques is the Assistant Professor of History at the school and served in the Ukraine and Russia for 3 years.

We spoke with Mike about the presentation in our latest news maker.

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Mike has insights on the Ukraine and Russian connection.

He spoke on the current situation in the Ukraine.

The public was invited to the presentation at the Middletown Campus.

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