News Maker Preston Knight on SVEC awarding funds

Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) awarded the funds from Operation Round Up recently.

As we do every first Fri. of the month we check in with SVEC to see what’s the latest for the month.

In our latest news maker we spoke with Event and Communication Manager Preston Knight about SVEC.

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Preston tells us that voting in the SVEC Board of Directors will soon end with the results announced on Aug. 11.

He also tells us who received funding form the Cooperative’s Operation Round Up.

Preston also explains how any nonprofit can apply for funding for the October release of funds.

Click here for Preston’s interview.

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Increased emergency presence expected in Winchester through 8/10

The City of Winchester announced through their CitE-Newsletter that increased emergency presence and personnel is to be expected at the Shihadeh Innovation Center today Aug. 5 through Wed. Aug 10.

The activity will take place behind John Handley High School today Aug. 5 until 6 p.m. for training exercises.

The activity will include Winchester Police, Fire and Rescue personnel and vehicles between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. each weekday.

Training and exercises are scheduled to be conducted today Aug. 5 and again Mon. Aug. 8 through Wed. Aug. 10.

The training exercises will involve several emergency agencies in the City of Winchester and may cause some brief heavy traffic near and around Handley High School.

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News Maker Robert Hupman on helping Kentucky

Necessary and requested  items are being collected to be taken to Kentucky.

The items can be taken to 23 Church Street Front Royal through Fri. Aug. 5.

We spoke with Robert Hupman about the relief effort in our latest news maker.

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Robert tells us about this effort to help Kentucky residents affected by the flooding.

He also tells us about his Hazard Mill Farms location and how the property is open for nonprofits who can apply for use of the land.

Robert also tells us about the possibility of another truck making it’s way to the Kentucky in the future.

Click here for Robert’s interview.

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Laurel Ridge Community College breaks ground in Fauquier

Laurel Ridge Community College announced ground breaking ceremonies occurred at its Fauquier Campus Center on Tue. Aug. 2 for the school’s Skilled Trades complex.

The new 8,000 square foot facility will provide space for plumbing, electrical, HVAC, heavy equipment operator, carpentry and welding programs.

The facility is set on a 62 acre piece of property that was donated to the Laurel Ridge Education Foundation.

Previously trade education at the Fauquier school was done on leased locations and modular buildings.

Through the Building the Future campaign and the PATH Foundation the school is more than halfway towards it’s $1.5 million goal to fund the facility.

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Lt. Governor Sears joins Winchester National Night Out Tonight 8/2

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The Winchester Police Department (WPD) announced that Lieutenant Governor Winsome Earle Sears will be attending tonight’s National Night Out.

Sears will be with the Winchester Police Department showing her support for her local law enforcement and backing the blue.

She is scheduled to be at the Loudoun Street walking mall at 5 p.m. with the WPD.

The former Marine was first elected in 2002 to the house of Delegates and has continued to serve her country and state in a number of positions.

Sears is the first female Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Join the Lieutenant Governor and the over 40 vendors for free food and fellowship with local law enforcement in this National Night Out tonight Aug. 2.

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VH announces the launch of Project Elevate

Valley Health (VH) System announced the launch of Project Elevate in an email.

The 16 month project will implement a customized version of the electronic medical record or Epic system.

The Epic system documents care including tests and procedures, communications with patients, health care team and health care providers.

At a cost of approximately $50 million the upgrade Project Elevate will allow Valley Health more flexibility and independence improving response and create more platforms including laboratory, cardiology and home health.

Previously the Epic System was run through a system tied to INOVA Health System.

This upgrade will allow independence from the INOVA system.

Project Elevate is expected to be completed and fully operational by the fourth quarter of 2023.

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Front Royal Police Officers receive Life Saving Awards

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Two Officers of the Front Royal Police Department were honored at the Front Royal Town Council meeting Mon. July 25.

Police Chief Magalis and Fire Chief Bonzano presented Sergeant Eric Suess and Officer Rachel Martin with their respective department’s Life Saving Awards.

The two Officers took action with total disregard for their own safety on June 15.

Officer Martin and Sergeant Suess were able to enter a burning building and pull two immobile residents to safety.

Chief Magalis added at the presentation that the Officers actions will be submitted to the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police for consideration for their Life Saving Award.

The original report and video of the initial incident are found here.

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News Makers Magalis and Cline on Warren County Drug Court

Warren County Drug Court is closer to becoming a reality.

We spoke to Front Royal Police Captain Crystal Cline and Chief Kahle Magalis about it in our latest news maker.

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Crystal tells us the Drug Court will be represented at the annual National Night Out Aug. 2 at the Gazebo in Front Royal from 6 to 9 p.m..

Kahle tells us what it takes and what it is going to take to get the Drug Court in Warren County.

Both are confident that the Drug Court will be a reality in a year or possibly less.

Click here for Crystal and Kahle’s interview.

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News Maker Tim Bristol on Clarke Co. National Night Out

All week we have been telling you about National Night Out set for Tues. Aug.2.

Frederick County National Night Out is reviewed by news maker Lenny Millholland here.

News Makers Chief Magalis and Captain Cline tell us about Front Royal Warren County set up here.

In today’s news maker we spoke with Sergeant Tim Bristol about Clarke County’s National Night Out.

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Tim tells us where National Night Out will be held in Clarke County.

He also tells us that the band Jumptown will be entertaining the crowd this year.

National Night Out is a great chance to become familiar with the men and women of law enforcement and first responders in our area.

We at the River 953 and Sports Radio 1450 encourage you and the family to take advantage of this opportunity to get to know and thank those that serve.

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News Makers Magalis and Cline on National Night Out

National Night Out is Tue. Aug. 2 and is a chance to meet and greet first responders and explore equipment.

We spoke with Front Royal Police Chief Kahle Magalis and Captain Crystal Cline about the event in our latest news maker.

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Kahle tells us about some of the history of National Night Out in Front Royal.

Crystal tells us what to expect this Tue. Aug. 2.

They both have some great news about this year’s event as they try every year make it bigger and better.

Click here for their interview.

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