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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Town of Front Royal seeks replacement councilperson

A town of Front Royal news release announced the search for a councilperson.

Applications are being accepted by Front Royal from citizens interested in serving on the council through Apr. 21.

The seat became available due to the sudden resignation of Councilman E. Scott Lloyd who announced his resignation Mar. 28.

The term for his replacement will expire upon the oath being administered to Lloyd’s replacement from a special election to be held in Nov. 2022.

The person elected will serve the rest of Lloyd’s term which expires Dec. 31, 2024.

If you are interested in the council seat send a resume and cover letter to Mayor and Town Council 102 E. Main St. Front Royal VA. 22630 Attn. Tina L. Presley, Clerk of  Council.

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News Maker Lisa Wilt on VA. Tech memorial blood drive

The American Red Cross’s blood supply is now at the venerable level.

There are a number of appointments still open for the annual Virginia Tech (VT)  Memorial Blood Drive on Apr. 18.

We spoke with Red Cross Donor Recruiter Lisa Wilt about that and the current blood supply situation in our latest news maker.

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

Lisa tells us of the need for donors especially with the upcoming summer season.

She also tells us of the incentives available from the Red Cross for giving.

Lisa also tells us there is still employment opportunity available from the Red Cross.

Click here for Lisa’s interview.

You can make an appointment to give by using your zip code at redcrossblood.org this is also the site to look for those employment opportunities.

By using the zip code 22601 you can set an appointment for the Apr. 18 VT memorial drive at that website as well.

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News Makers Larry Elliot and Joanne Koszyk of C-Cap

The Warren County Economic Development Authority (EDA) and the Front Royal Warren County Congregational Community Action Project (C-Cap) have finalized a deal on a new facility.

We spoke with Larry Elliot and Joanne Koszyk of C-Cap about the latest development in our latest news maker segment.

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

Larry and Joanne tell us about the new facility and what it means to C-Cap’s clients.

They also tell us about how the new facility will open up opportunities at C-Cap.

Click here for Larry and Joanne’s interview.

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News Maker Garrett Jackson on free tax preparation

People Inc. of Woodstock is offering free tax preparation for anyone making less than $58,000 a year.

We spoke with People Inc. Volunteer Services Coordinator Garrett Jackson in our latest news maker segment.

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

Garrett explains how we can connect with the free tax service anywhere in the northern Shenandoah Valley.

He also explains that People Inc. hopes to offer in person tax service soon.

Garrett also talks about how you can volunteer to help with the service if you would like.

Click here for Garrett’s interview.

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News Maker Barbara Dickinson on a Handley Library event

Handley Regional Library Systems and Friends of Handley Library are hosting a virtual event Sat. Feb. 12 at 11 a.m..

We spoke with the Executive Director of the Friends of Handley Library Systems Barbara Dickinson about the event in our latest news maker.

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

Barbara tells us about the Creative Women of Fisher’s Hill session at the library.

Barbara tells us of the origin of the historical discovery of three ladies that lived in and around Fisher’s Hill at the turn of the century.

She also tells us about how successful the ladies were.

Barbara also includes information about future plans for a genealogy workshop at the library.

Click here for Barbara’s interview.

Registration for Sat’s. event and information about future events at Handley Library Systems can be found here.

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News Maker Preston Knight of SVEC elections for the Board of Directors

Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) has several board seats open in the up coming Board of Director’s elections.

As we do the first Friday of each month we talk to an SVEC representative about upcoming events.

Today Communications Manger Preston Knight checks in with us on our latest news maker.

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

Preston tells us about the openings on the SVEC Board of Directors.

He tells how you can apply and when the elections will be held.

Preston also has details on a trip and scholarships for students from SVEC.

Click here for Preston’s interview.

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Water main break on Virginia Avenue

The Town of Front Royal’s Water and Sewer Department is responding to a water main break on Virginia Avenue between 9th and 11th Street.

Portion’s of Virginia Avenue will be closed while repairs are being made.

Homes in this area will also experience little to no water pressure during the repairs.

Be aware of road crews and signage when traveling through this area.

Once water is returned, residents are encouraged to run their faucets to clear discoloration and air in the repaired lines.

For questions or concerns, call Public Works or if it’s after hours, utilize the non-emergency police department number.

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News Maker Tammy Keeler and Travis Ross on a Fundraiser

Wayside Inn and Larrick’s Tavern along with Paladin Bar and Grill are conducting a fundraiser for a family that lost everything in a fire.

We spoke with Tammy Keeler and Travis Ross of Wayside Inn about the effort in our latest news maker.

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

Tammy and Travis tell us about the actions of an employee that helped save the family.

They also tell us what the 5 member family needs after the fire.

The pair also tell us where and when to make donations.

Click here for Tammy and Travis’s interview.

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News Maker Joey Waters on Dare to Dream Grant Deadline

The Front Royal Warren County Women’s Resource Center deadline to apply for Dare to Dream grants is fast approaching.

We spoke with a Chairperson for the Dare to Dream Program Joey Waters in our latest news maker.

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

Joey tells us who is eligible for the grants.

She also explains how much and what the grants can be used for.

Joey also explains the process for applying which has to be done by Jan. 14 but she explains that there could be a little extra time.

Click here for Joey’s interview.

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