The holidays can be overwhelming

Moms in Motion recognize that there are times when gatherings can be overwhelming.

Try these simple tips to make the most of your time together.

Find a quiet area, this will allow you to take a break when you feel overwhelmed.

Find sensory friendly activities and foods that appeal to your senses.

If you are with a loved one who feels overwhelmed, have fidget toys or weighted blankets available.

Also, communicate and set clear boundaries for yourself and your loved ones.

But, most of all, take time to enjoy the holiday season.

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FRPD hosts special event on internet safety

Front Royal Police Department seal used by permission

The Front Royal Police Department is encouraging parents to register for a special event regarding internet safety for children and teens.

They will provide tips to prevent children from being solicited or exploited online.

Seating is limited at this event, and you are encouraged to pre-register.

Please follow this link for more information.

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SVEC has cost saving tips during the heat

SVEC winter weather preparation

Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) is strongly suggesting members make an attempt to conserve electricity in the coming days.

With extreme heat SVEC members should be aware that higher electric bills could result.

Simple steps are suggested like keeping thermostats as high as you can endure.

Suggesting a setting of 78 degrees if possible.

Closing curtains and blinds can help keep sun out and keep cool in.

Using major electric appliances in the cooler evening hours will help reduce your bill as well.

Turning off electric appliances when not in use is recommended.

The Cooperatives website SVEC.coop has more energy conservation measures.

We talk with SVEC President and CEO Greg Rogers about energy conservation and their beat the peak program in Friday mornings News Maker at 8:30.

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