News Maker Rick Novak on the return of the Festival of Leaves

The Festival of Leaves is making a return to Front Royal bigger and better than ever Oct. 15.

We spoke to the owner of Royal Cinema and Royal Family Bowling Center Rick Novak about the event in our latest news maker.

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Rick tells us about regenerating the excitement of the landmark event in it’s 50 year.

He also tells us what we can expect at the event.

Rick also tells us about the sponsorship opportunities for the event.

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News Maker Matt Wendling on Warren County offerings

School is back in session next week Aug. 9-12 in Warren County and that means some changes for the town pool and other things.

We spoke to Warren County Planning Director Matt Wendling about the changes in our latest news maker.

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Matt tells us about the pool schedule change and activities being offered later this month.

He also tells us about a clean up effort being conducted.

Matt tells us that we can connect to all this through parks and recreation in Warren County.

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News Makers Magalis and Cline on Warren County Drug Court

Warren County Drug Court is closer to becoming a reality.

We spoke to Front Royal Police Captain Crystal Cline and Chief Kahle Magalis about it in our latest news maker.

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Crystal tells us the Drug Court will be represented at the annual National Night Out Aug. 2 at the Gazebo in Front Royal from 6 to 9 p.m..

Kahle tells us what it takes and what it is going to take to get the Drug Court in Warren County.

Both are confident that the Drug Court will be a reality in a year or possibly less.

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News Maker Tim Bristol on Clarke Co. National Night Out

All week we have been telling you about National Night Out set for Tues. Aug.2.

Frederick County National Night Out is reviewed by news maker Lenny Millholland here.

News Makers Chief Magalis and Captain Cline tell us about Front Royal Warren County set up here.

In today’s news maker we spoke with Sergeant Tim Bristol about Clarke County’s National Night Out.

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Tim tells us where National Night Out will be held in Clarke County.

He also tells us of that Jumptown will be entertaining the crowd this year.

National Night Out is a great chance to become familiar with the men and women of law enforcement and first responders in our area.

We at the River 953 and Sports Radio 1450 encourage you and the family to take advantage of this opportunity to get to know and thank those that serve.

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News Maker Lenny Millholland on National Night Out

National Night Out is a week away Tuesday August 2.

The night is a chance to meet our men and women of law enforcement and first responders.

We spoke with Frederick County Sheriff  Lenny Millholland about Frederick County’s plan for the event in our latest news maker.

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Lenny tells us a little bit about the national event.

He also tells us that Frederick County Authorities will be in two different locations.

Lenny tells us what will be on hand at the events including what could be a surprise.

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News Maker Tony Brooks on a golf tournament fundraiser

The third annual Fore the Kitties Golf Tournament to benefit Dakota’s Dream Animal Rescue in Winchester is set for August 20.

We spoke to the coordinator of the event Tony Brooks about it in our latest news maker.

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Tony tells us about Dakota’s Dream Animal Rescue.

He tells us how you can get involved either by playing or becoming a sponsor but time is a factor.

Tony also tells us that this tournament is a little different from traditional tournaments.

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News Maker Adam Packham on Heroes on the River

Heroes on the River is a group offering combat Veterans group adventures.

The organization just launched their website Sun. and have a new direct phone line.

We spoke to Heroes on the River representative Adam Packham in our latest news maker.

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Adam tells us that this weekend’s Skydive excursion still has room for combat Veterans.

That trip was just declared the largest combat Veteran tandem skydive in the United States by the U.S. Parachute Association.

Adam also tells us about the new website and phone as well.

He also tells us of future trips for combat Veterans and their families.

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News Maker Nikki Biese on Biking for Babies in Warren Co.

Biking for Babies attempts to bring awareness of and raise funds for resources that are available to pregnant woman and families.

This year’s Bikers will be leaving from Front Royal on their way to Arlington Virginia.

This is the first year Biking for Babies will make their way to Arlington.

A group of bikers will be in the Warren County area July 15 leaving Sat. July 16 at 5 a.m. to bike to Arlington.

Do be on the watch for the bikers as they make their way with their support vehicles.

We spoke to the Executive Director of Biking for Babies Nikki Biese in our latest news maker.

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Nikki tells us about the Biking for Babies organization and their goal.

She also tells us of the pregnancy resources that are available.

Nikki also tells us how well the organization is doing with their latest attempt to raise awareness and help.

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News Maker Todd Jones with a Warren County update

A number of Warren County groups like Parks and Recreation, Maintenance and Board of Supervisors have been busy lately.

We do our weekly check in with Warren County’s Director of Technology Todd Jones on some of these activities in our latest news maker.

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Todd updates us on things like the sports complex at Rockland, the shelter at the splash pad and more.

He also fills us in on the Board of Supervisors contemplating a sky diving group in the County and more.

Todd is also, like many of us, excited about the Valley League Baseball All Star game Sunday July 17 at Bing Crosby Stadium.

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News Maker Mark Frondorf on Fri.’s Riverpalooza

Have you ever wanted to snorkel the Shenandoah River?

This Fri. July 15 is your chance to join others in a snorkeling trip that features select spots for the best snorkeling.

It’s a trip River Keepers call Riverpalooza.

We spoke to River Keeper Mark Forndorf about the trip in our latest news maker.

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Mark tells us about the trip and how it is important to sign up now because of the limited space and equipment available.

To sign up for the trip click here.

Mark tells us that it’s going to be a 5 or 6 hour long snorkeling and paddling adventure.

He also tells us that there is a limited amount of equipment being provided for the event.

Mark also tells us about the current health of the Shenandoah River.

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