Front Royal’s Hometown Halloween returns in 2021

Front Royal’s Hometown Halloween will return Sunday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m..

According to a town news flash Mayor Chris Holloway wanted to bring back the celebration as a signature event for the town.

After the many closures and cancellations last year the mayor hopes to encourage families to enjoy the season and support local business.

During the event Main St. from N. Royal to Blue Ridge Ave. will be closed.

Chester St. from Main St. to Laura Virginia Hale Ave. will also be closed.

The family friendly event features Pumpkin Carving at noon hosted by C and C Frozen Treats.

A costume parade is scheduled at 4 and trick or treating along Main St. begins at 6.

More information and volunteer opportunities are found at info@frontroyaliba.org.

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Warren County announces Drug Take Back Day location for Sat. 10/23

Warren County Sheriff's Office

Warren County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) and Valley Health (VH) will be participating in National Drug Take Back Day.

This is a National effort to keep unwanted, unused or outdated medications out of the wrong hands from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. this Sat. Oct. 23.

In an email from WCSO and according to their social media post you can bring those medications to the Valley Health Complex at 120 N. Commerce Ave..

You can dispose of those unwanted, unused and outdated medications safely and anonymously.

Any questions can be directed to Warren County Sheriff’s Deputy Robbie Seal at (540) 635-4128.

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Winchester SPCA and Frederick Co. Parks and Recs team up

SPCA of Winchester

This Saturday Oct. 16 from 10 to 11 a.m. Clearbrook Park Frederick County Parks and Recreation and Esther Boyd animal shelter team up for a free event.

According to the Frederick County government social media site the Paws to Pavement event features several adoptable dogs.

These dogs will be at the James Wood Shelter at Clearbrook Park for you to meet and get to know.

Volunteers will pick a pup and take it on a walk around the park’s trails.

This will help promote animal adoption for better quality of life for the shelter dogs.

The social media site states that a special Halloween treat will also be available at the event.

This partnership between Frederick County Parks and Esther Boyd animal shelter helps promote wellness, adoptable dogs and community parks according to the social media post.

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Sunflower Festival

Saturday September 25th will be the 1st annual Sunflower Festival. From 10am-5pm on 2502 N. Frederick Pike, Winchester VA. Admission is between 2-5 dollars. There will be sunflower fields, live music, games for kids, face painting, a bounce house, food truck, and hand dipped ice cream. Tickets are available for purchase online as well.

News Maker Charles Harbaugh IIII on two events in Middletown Sun. 9/12

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Middletown has two major events planned for Sun. Sept. 12 the Farm to Table event and the car show which was moved from last week.

We talk to Mayor Charles Harbaugh IIII of Middletown in our latest News Maker segment.

Charles tells us of the logistics of the two events and who benefits.

Charles also warns of the closure of Main St. on Sun. in Middletown.

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

Click here for Charles’ interview.

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Winchester’s Public Safety Team holds a safety fair this Saturday 9/11

A Community Safety Fair will be held this Sat. Sept. 11 at the James Wood Middle School.

The school is located at 1313 Amherst St. Winchester with the event held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m..

Winchester Police Officers and Winchester Fire and Rescue Personnel will be on hand with demonstrations and equipment on display.

The event is put on by the Winchester Public Safety Team and includes activities for the entire family.

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Gardening Classes at Belle Grove Plantation

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Two separate classes will be offered at Bell Grove plantation both taught by master gardeners.

Joyce Watson of the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners Association will be teaching about floral arrangements. Using all of our favorite summer flowers such as dahlias, sunflowers, coneflowers, and zinnias.

All participants should bring floral shears. Class is held at the Beverly B. Shoemaker Welcome Center on July 29, 2021.

Lynn Hoffman of the NSVMGA will be instructing a course on hanging basket planters on August 9, 2021. They cost 15 dollars a piece for supplies.

You can register and pay for both at http://bellegrove.org.

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Middletown sees biggest July 4 yet

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With over 250 parade entries and an estimated 5,000 plus people to enjoy the festivities Middletown held one of the biggest July 4 celebrations yet.

Mayor Harbaugh called it the most attended festival since his involvement with it in Middletown.

The celebration commemorated not just America’s 245 birthday but the 225 anniversary of Middletown itself.

The town celebrated all day Sunday with Washington Football team members, beauty queens, bands, tournaments, hot air balloon rides and fireworks.

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Strasburg held Mayfest this past weekend

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Strasburg decided to hold Mayfest this past weekend amid the other celebrations.

The celebration brought hundreds of people into the town to enjoy live bands, exhibits and parade.

The event was canceled twice last year and postponed this year.

Mayfest was not just postponed but instead of the usual three day event it was held over two days.

The last day was reserved for the July 4 celebrations.

The changes did not dampen the crowd’s enthusiasm or the festivities.

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Things going on Jun. 19 and 20 in the valley

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It is another busy weekend in the valley June 19 and 20.

And Don’t forget Father’s Day Sunday June 20.

The annual Fort Valley yard crawl has begun Jun. 19 starting at the Oak Level United Methodist Church with lunch items and maps available.

Berryville’s Chet Hobert Park is busy with a craft show until 4 today Jun. 19.

Winchester Frederick County Convention and Visitors Bureau unveils the lastest Civil War Trail markers today Jun. 19 at noon at Rouss City Hall.

A benefit for 8 year old Mason Ryder, who is facing a liver transplant, is starting at 3 this afternoon Jun. 19 at 1481 Hazard Mill Road Bentonville.

On Sunday June 20 Father’s Dad and first day of summer.

The Strasburg Town Park Fish Fry Float starts at 11 a.m..

A benefit for local musician James Vaughn, recovering from a medical issue, begins at 3 p.m. at the Beer Museum on Chester Street Front Royal.

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