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 Christa Shifflett on the Larry M. Funk award

Applications for the very first Larry M. Funk memorial award are being accepted through June 3.

Nominations are open for those who provide outstanding service to children in the community.

The award will be presented at the Warren Coalition’s annual luncheon on July 28.

We spoke to Warren Coalition’s Executive Director Christa Shifflett in our latest news maker.

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Christa tells us about the service that Larry Funk provided to the children of the community.

She also tells us the requirements for the award and how to nominate someone.

Christa also tells us when and what the recipient receives.

Click here for Christa’s interview.

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News Maker Christa Shifflett on the Larry M. Funk award

Applications for the very first Larry M. Funk memorial award are being accepted through June 3.

Nominations are open for those who provide outstanding service to children in the community.

The award will be presented at the Warren Coalition’s annual luncheon on July 28.

We spoke to Warren Coalition’s Executive Director Christa Shifflett in our latest news maker.

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

Christa tells us about the service that Larry Funk provided to the children of the community.

She also tells us the requirements for the award and how to nominate someone.

Christa also tells us when and what the recipient receives.

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

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News Maker Shannon Roman on a free concert

Front Royal Warren County Habitat for Humanity will host a day long concert show June 4.

The free concert is to bring awareness to Habitat for Humanity and the services they offer.

The activities begin at 11 a.m. at the Front Royal Gazebo.

We spoke with the Chairperson for Habitat for Human’s Faith Relations Community Pastor Shannon Roman in our latest news maker.

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Shannon tells us about who is preforming at the show.

She also tells us that there is plenty of room for vendors to get involved and have some exposure in downtown Front Royal.

Shannon also tells us that there will be applications available at the event for anyone who might need assistance from Habitat for Humanity.

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Front Royal seeks public input on the comprehensive plan

The town of Front Royal announced on it’s website that two public input meetings will be held to update the comprehensive plan Fri. May 20 and Sat. May 21.

The comprehensive plan controls development as well as the vision of the town.

The current plan is 25 years old and citizen input is needed to update the plan to manage development and create a sustainable community.

Fri. May 20’s meeting will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at the Warren County Public Safety Building on Skyline Vista Drive.

Sat. May 21’s meeting will take place at the Town Hall first floor lobby on Main St. Front Royal.

More information on the comprehensive plan and meetings is available here.

Any additional questions should be directed to the Town’s Planning Director Lauren Kopishke.

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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.

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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 Earnie Bliss on the Healing Field of Honor

The Healing Field of Honor returns to Winchester this Memorial Day weekend.

This year the ceremony is bigger with a chance for you to honor a lost loved one or fallen hero.

We spoke with Rotary Member and Public Relations Chair Earnie Bliss about the event in our latest news maker.

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Earnie explains the origin of the Healing Field of Honor.

He also tells us about how you can honor someone.

Earnie also explains how the funds for the event are distributed.

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News Maker Shayla Rickard of FCEDA on a job fair

Frederick County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA)  is holding a job fair and employer expo on Wednesday May 25.

We spoke with the job fair employer expo organizer from the FCEDA Shayla Rickard about the event in our latest news maker.

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Shayla tells us of all the opportunities available at the event.

She also tells us there is still time to have your organization represented at the job fair employer expo.

Shayla tells us that this is also a great place for job placement assistance as well.

Click here for Shayla’s interview.

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News Maker Crystal Pruitt on the Serenity Garden Project

The Serenity Garden Project is taking shape for Winchester.

The project is to bring awareness to gun violence.

We spoke with Crystal Pruitt of the Kevin Riley Nonprofit Foundation who is heading up the project in our latest news maker.

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Crystal tells us about the layout of the Serenity Garden and the thought behind it.

She also tells us about a fundraiser for the garden this Sun. Apr. 15.

Crystal also tells us of the need for volunteers for the garden and future events as well.

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News Maker Ford Carson explains the new 826 area code

The new 826 area code will begin to be issued in June in Virginia.

This means some changes will have to be made for those of us in the existing 540 area code beginning this Sat. May 14.

We spoke with State Cooperation Commission (SCC) representative Ford Carson about the change in our latest news maker.

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Ford explains what will have to happen to complete a call starting Sat..

He also explains what will not change for the 540 area code.

Ford also gives us the time line of all these coming changes.

Click here for Ford’s interview.

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