Christmas tree collections begin next week for various municipalities

The City of Winchester Public Works announced in an email that curbside Christmas tree collections will be done January 5 and 12 weather permitting.

The town of Middletown in a social post announced that trees will be collected Jan. 3 and 10.

The town of Luray announced in a social post that they will collect trees Jan.3-14.

Front Royal in an email announced earlier that they will collect trees each Wednesday through the month of Jan..

All trees at all locations must be at the curb undecorated and clean of tinsel to be collected.

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Luray resumes disconnections of utilities

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The Governor’s State of Emergency because of the Coronavirus pandemic ended Jun. 30.

With that the General Assembly declared that utility service disconnection could resume August 29.

The town of Luray will resume the normal business practice of utility service disconnection in Sept..

If you have any outstanding utility payments it’s recommended you contact the town of Luray.

You can call (540) 743-5511 to set up a payment plan to address any past due bills.

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Outdoor Movie Night in Luray

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The Town of Luray’s Parks and Recreation Department is teaming up with the Paige Alliance for Community Action, Luray Little League, and Andy Caviness of Farm Bureau Insurance to bring a free outdoor movie night to Ralph H Dean Recreation Park.

The movie being screened is the Field of Dreams and will start at 8:30 pm.

Free popcorn is provided by PACA and the first 30 children ages 2-7 will receive a free book.

Remember to bring your own lawn chair or blanket.

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Luray takes advantage of VDF initiatives

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Luray participated in three Virginia Department of Forestry initiatives this spring to help enhance the riparian buffer along Hawksbill Creek.

The Virginia Trees for Clean Water Grant was used to install trees along Hawksbill greenway.

The Emerald Ash Borer Removal and Replacement Cost-Share Program allowed for the removal and replacement of trees in the area.

The Mountains to Bay Program focused on erosion control and the streamside buffer.

Hawksbill Creek’s riparian buffer is crucial for filtering pollutants, reducing solar radiation, and erosion.

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Area closures for MLK Day

The City of Winchester City Offices, Jim Barnett Park Recreation Center and Courts will be closed Monday.

WinTran routes have been canceled and Monday’s recycling collection has been moved to Wednesday.

A complete holiday and special events calendar for the City of Winchester is here.

The Town of Luray Business Offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18.

Front Royal’s business office will be closed Jan. 18 with Monday’s trash collection moved to Wednesday.

These closure are in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King’s holiday Jan.18,2021.

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