News Maker Jim Bogaty on a Memorial Commemorative

A ceremony to honor veterans who gave all is set for Sat. May 28 at Veramar Vineyard.

The event begins at noon at the vineyard on Rt. 7 in Berryville.

We spoke with Jim Bogaty about this all day event in our latest news maker.

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Jim tells us that there is a full day of activity planned.

He also tells us it will open with a full presentation of colors so Jim suggested coming early.

Jim also tells of all the amenities that will be available on Sat..

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Erin Rooney on Samuel’s Library Memory Lab

Samuel’s Public Library of Front Royal announced through an email that they can offer Memory Lab.

Memory Lab can preserve old faded photos and documents and even VHS tape.

We spoke with Adult Reference Supervisor Erin Rooney about the innovative lab in our latest news maker.

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Erin tells us how the lab is able to take old documents and old photos and preserve them for future generations.

She also tells us of the variety of ways the materials can be stored and saved.

Erin also tells us that in order to use the lab you must set an appointment here.

She also tells us of what the Library hopes to offer in the future with the lab.

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News Maker Lisa Wilt of the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is coming out of it’s blood crisis now that levels have reached a venerable stage.

Donations are still vital to keep levels up.

We spoke to American Red Cross Donor Recruiter Manager Lisa Wilt about the current status of Red Cross in our latest news maker.

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Lisa tells us about how things are improving for the Red Cross.

She also tells us about one of the largest blood drives of the year.

That blood drive is Apr. 18 in honor of the tragedy at Virginia Tech.

There are still available appointments for that drive at redcrossblood.org by using the zip code 22601.

When that drive fills up you can also find a drive close to your home by using your zip code at that same website.

Lisa also tells us about volunteer opportunities at the Red Cross as well.

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News Maker Joe Proctor on SABF new parade division

Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival (SABF) has added new events and categories to the 95 festival.

Shenandoah Caverns is the sponsor of the newly added Heroes Division to the Grand Feature Parade on Apr. 30.

We spoke with Shenandoah Caverns’ General Manager Joe Proctor about the new division in our latest news maker.

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Joe tells us what Shenandoah Caverns does to create floats that will fit the streets of Winchester for the parade.

He also tells us about the floats that are in the America Celebration on Parade that are at Shenandoah Caverns.

Joe also tells us the size of those floats and how the Caverns uses them as a blueprint for the floats that will be made especially for the Grand Feature Parade for the SABF.

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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 Coaching Coordinator for SCBC Guy Curtis in our latest news maker.

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Guy tells us about the SCBC.

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

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

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News Maker Tom Eshelman on Friends of the NRA fundraiser

Friends of the National Rifle Association (FNRA) will hold a fundraiser this Saturday Mar. 5 at the Shenandoah Valley Golf Club Front Royal.

The fundraiser is for gun safety courses for youth as well as self defense courses for women.

We spoke to Tom Eshelman a representative for the FNRA in our latest news maker segment.

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Tom tells us what to expect at this Saturday’s event.

He also tells us the percentage of funds that are returned to the community in these fundraisers.

Tom also tells us who has benefited from the FNRA in Front Royal in the past as well.

For tickets and information on this Sat. Mar. 5 event click here.

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News Maker Brad Reed of VDOT on public input

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is requesting the public’s input on several projects.

We spoke with VDOT’s District Planner Brad Reed about those surveys in our latest news maker segment.

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Brad tells us about the surveys and how we can submit our input.

He also tells us about some innovative projects that will help with congestion in the future.

These are really very good ideas for easing congestion and accidents in the City of Winchester.

A link for the surveys is found here.

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