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Volume V, Issue 11 · Early June, 2010<br />

<strong>Warren</strong><br />

<strong>County</strong> Report<br />

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Front Royal<br />

It would appear…that the not too distant notion of a 150-acre solar field with an associated R&D Center<br />

has been abandoned as a potential site-wide use for the business park – and so much for the fairy tale<br />

“Brownfield to Greenfield ending” to the 1-year-old Avtex Superfund saga.<br />

Is the future now or never for solar in Front Royal?<br />

Fairy tale ‘Brown to Green’ ending to Avtex story may be history<br />

At a late June 2009 EDA meeting Town Manager Graham<br />

explains how an initiative to put solar panels on<br />

government buildings morphed into something more,<br />

Front Royal as a major regional energy hub. Could<br />

solar opponents’ modus operandi be “if we can’t get<br />

you, we can get your ideas”?<br />

By Roger Bianchini<br />

<strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong> Report<br />

At one level in mid-May things<br />

seemed to be moving at a rapid pace<br />

concerning a solar power proposal<br />

for Front Royal, yet at another it appeared<br />

things were creeping toward<br />

oblivion.<br />

At a May 17th Front Royal Town<br />

Council work session a letter from<br />

AMP-Ohio Assistant Vice President<br />

of Power Supply Planning and Transmission<br />

Michael Migliore outlined<br />

his company’s <strong>plan</strong>s to begin introduction<br />

of 300 megawatts of solar<br />

power into its municipal cooperative’s<br />

energy network, which includes<br />

Front Royal.<br />

That <strong>plan</strong> begins with the creation<br />

of 8.07 megawatts of solar power at a<br />

Front Royal site as soon as possible,<br />

Migliore wrote. He also stated that<br />

AMP was involved in development<br />

of a Power Purchase Agreement<br />

(PPA) with Standard Energy to facilitate<br />

that solar energy <strong>plan</strong> and that<br />

company officials had met with representatives<br />

from the local Economic<br />

Development Authority to discuss<br />

the proposal that day.<br />

“The first site to be developed by<br />

Standard will be in Front Royal,”<br />

Migliore said in a May 17th letter to<br />

Town Manager Michael Graham.<br />

However after the intervening week<br />

and comments at the subsequent<br />

council meeting of May 4th, there<br />

appear to be many hanging ends on<br />

whether Front Royal will ever host<br />

any portion of a solar power generat-<br />

ing facility.<br />

Two primary questions appear to<br />

remain:<br />

1. will the Front Royal Town Council<br />

ever commit to purchasing any solar<br />

power?<br />

. and if so, where will the Front Royal<br />

solar fields be located?<br />

AMP options<br />

To facilitate its solar proposal, Migliore<br />

wrote that AMP is presenting<br />

two options to the town. The munici-<br />

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Front Royal, VA 22630<br />

pal energy cooperative’s preferred<br />

option appears to be to facilitate<br />

immediate movement on construction<br />

here. That would entail the town<br />

committing to purchasing the entire<br />

8.07 megawatts up front, then reduce<br />

its commitment down to megawatts<br />

as other AMP members buy into the<br />

company’s initial solar power offering<br />

from the Front Royal site. The second<br />

option is that the town only commit<br />

to its eventual megawatt purchase<br />

with construction commencing after<br />

the other member municipalities buy<br />

into the remaining 6.07 megawatts.<br />

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From left at a June 2009 EDA meeting on the solar<br />

idea, Town Manager Michael Graham, SolAVerde’s<br />

Greg Horton, and <strong>County</strong> Supervisor Tony Carter.<br />

Could trouble in paradise be brewing already?<br />

town council meeting, the man Vice<br />

Mayor Bret Hrbek has accused of attempted<br />

sabotage of the solar power<br />

proposal brought here last June,<br />

pressed Town Manager Michael Graham<br />

to reveal “the good news” about<br />

that proposal.<br />

Councilman Tom Sayre initially<br />

questioned the business and personal<br />

character of potential private sector<br />

solar investors in the fall of 009.<br />

That criticism focused on NY developer<br />

Kent Swig following a council<br />

authorized trip to New York City by<br />

Mayor Eugene Tewalt and Graham<br />

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questioned the town manager’s involvement<br />

in the negotiating process<br />

leading to some testy work session<br />

exchanges earlier this year.<br />

But on May 4th things seemed<br />

rosier as Sayre asked Graham if he<br />

was going to reveal what the councilman<br />

termed “good news” about the<br />

solar project. Graham responded<br />

that he was reluctant to address the<br />

proposal’s status because as of yet<br />

AMP President Marc Gerken had<br />

not signed off on the AMP board approved<br />

moves on the development<br />

of solar energy. So as of yet, Graham<br />

explained, nothing was or is official<br />

on any AMP-Standard Energy solar<br />

movement toward Front Royal<br />

as part of a now multi-faceted <strong>plan</strong><br />

spread across many member localities.<br />

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Following that exchange between<br />

Graham and Sayre, EDA Executive<br />

Director Jennifer McDonald addressed<br />

the referenced May 17th<br />

meeting with AMP and Standard<br />

Energy officials, Magliore from AMP<br />

and Mark Ballentine and Todd Wyder<br />

from Standard.<br />

She reiterated that the AMP <strong>plan</strong><br />

did not involve placing all of its proposed<br />

300 megawatts of solar power<br />

here. She said that it appeared the initial<br />

8 megawatts might be increased<br />

to 0 megawatts or up to a maximum<br />

of 40 megawatts here.<br />

She agreed with Graham, that<br />

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However with that agenda discussion removed from the docket, several councilmen<br />

pointed out the town still was directly involved in the ultimate decision making process<br />

on whether solar power ever comes here.<br />

she had received no indication that<br />

AMP’s chief executive, President<br />

Marc Gerken, had signed off on committing<br />

the company to the board<br />

approved solar <strong>plan</strong> starting in Front<br />

Royal. She also added that the EDA<br />

was showing other properties than<br />

Royal Phoenix as potential solar field<br />

sites. – “Royal Phoenix may not be<br />

the best location for them,” McDonald<br />

told the board. She identified the<br />

EDA-owned Happy Creek Industrial/Tech<br />

Park as one alternative location,<br />

and said other properties were<br />

being considered as well. Later she<br />

explained to us that it appeared that<br />

multiple sites could be utilized for<br />

whatever solar <strong>plan</strong> might be realized<br />

here.<br />

McDonald added that it was her<br />

perception the agreement between<br />

AMP and Standard Energy was “totally<br />

separate” from previous solar<br />

discussions between Standard Energy<br />

or SolAVerde and the Town of Front<br />

Royal. Increasing skepticism within<br />

council surfaced during a December<br />

to March RFP and consultant evaluation<br />

process about the town becoming<br />

directly involved in a partnership<br />

design-build option or a full Power<br />

Purchase (and resale) Agreement<br />

with a partnering solar development<br />

company.<br />

In a related development, Tom<br />

Conkey later asked that an agenda<br />

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item he originally introduced on May<br />

10th that all business negotiations involving<br />

solar power be taken over by<br />

the EDA be removed from the May<br />

4th agenda. Conkey explained that<br />

in the wake of McDonald’s presentation<br />

it appeared events had overtaken<br />

his initiative and that it was no<br />

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seemed to have some momentum. From left, EDA<br />

board member Jim Eastham, Vice Mayor Bret Hrbek,<br />

Horton, EDA board member William “Billy” Biggs, EDA<br />

board Chair Patty Wines and EDA Executive Director<br />

Jennifer McDonald.<br />

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However with that agenda discussion<br />

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the ultimate decision making process<br />

on whether solar power ever comes<br />

here.<br />

Carson Lauder questioned Mc-<br />

Donald about the ongoing necessity<br />

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provide the access for any locallyproduced<br />

solar power into the regional<br />

grid. McDonald agreed that<br />

was the case.<br />

Sayre then referenced his “understanding<br />

of human psychology” to<br />

point out that if the town refused to<br />

purchase any power from an AMPproposed<br />

solar field locally, it was<br />

likely no other member municipalities<br />

would either, and the project<br />

would likely die. With AMP’s vice<br />

president of power <strong>plan</strong>ning presenting<br />

two options to the town, both involving<br />

a minimum commitment to<br />

purchase megawatts of solar power,<br />

it appears Sayre needn’t have focused<br />

on the nebulous mysteries of the human<br />

psyche, but rather simply on the<br />

obvious to make his point – we don’t<br />

buy in, they don’t build here.<br />

Ghost train?<br />

McDonald said it appeared the<br />

solar negotiating process was back<br />

to square one as far as land is concerned.<br />

The EDA had entered into a<br />

tentative lease to purchase agreement<br />

with SolAVerde for 6 acres available<br />

now at Royal Phoenix as the site for<br />

the first 4 megawatt solar field. However,<br />

now that the proposal has gone<br />

in other directions through the AMP<br />

network, that lease agreement is obsolete,<br />

she said.<br />

McDonald added that Standard<br />

Energy had initiated the discussion<br />

of alternative locations though Royal<br />

Phoenix remained a possible site for<br />

at least a portion of the solar field.<br />

Later we asked McDonald about the<br />

availability of an additional 40 acres<br />

mentioned for a Phase development<br />

of an additional 9 megawatts<br />

at Royal Phoenix. She replied that at<br />

this point the EDA has received no<br />

timeline earlier than June 011 on<br />

the release of other portions of the<br />

<strong>plan</strong>ned business park for development.<br />

She said she hoped the jobs envisioned<br />

as part of an associated solar<br />

panel manufacturing and distribution<br />

facility, likely targeted for the nearby<br />

Old Virginia Plant would remain a<br />

part of the subsequent negotiations.<br />

Royal Phoenix’s location adjacent to<br />

both railroad tracks and a potential<br />

manufacturing site made it an initially<br />

preferred location for both SolAVerde<br />

and Standard Energy, the latter<br />

when that entity was created out of<br />

a merging of the original SolAVerde<br />

group, Standard Solar of Maryland<br />

and Steve Lamb’s TrueCast Capital<br />

financing group based in Middleburg.<br />

However as far as the future of solar<br />

power in this community, those<br />

RR tracks may be leading nowhere<br />

fast.<br />

What will we do here?<br />

Perhaps coincidentally, on May<br />

19th the EDA Board of Directors reviewed<br />

changes it will submit to the<br />

EPA regarding restrictions on uses at<br />

the Royal Phoenix site. Most of those<br />

restrictions date to early in the cleanup<br />

and eventual remediation process<br />

when as McDonald told the board<br />

they “thought back then that it would<br />

never be as clean as it will be.” She<br />

also pointed to some inconsistencies<br />

such as the ability to manufacture<br />

baby food at the site but not have<br />

restaurants.<br />

As they approached the task of what<br />

to ask for, what to keep rejected and<br />

what kinds of building restrictions<br />

to maintain within the framework of<br />

town and county codes, <strong>County</strong> and<br />

EDA attorney Blair Mitchell said,<br />

“You have to decide if you want it<br />

to look like Main Street or Riverton<br />

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Among the changes that will be<br />

requested are to allow educational<br />

and research facilities, including college<br />

out-campus classrooms; dinner<br />

theaters, auto assembly and repair;<br />

meeting and fraternal halls; gas stations;<br />

wireless communication towers<br />

and equipment facilities.<br />

Remaining prohibitions would<br />

include junk yards; oil and tire storage<br />

yards; packing <strong>plan</strong>ts; residential<br />

units; hospitals and nursing homes;<br />

and B&B’s though motels would be<br />

permitted.<br />

Greg Drescher noted that the EDA<br />

would have the opportunity to approve<br />

specific uses at the time applications<br />

are made.<br />

It would appear from this discussion<br />

that the not too distant notion<br />

of a 150-acre solar field with an associated<br />

R&D Center has been abandoned<br />

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the business park – and so much for<br />

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“Any failure [to openly read the motion] is a violation. So technically it is a procedural violation.<br />

If it is a single incident of a procedural error, it is what it is. Is it something to get upset over?<br />

– That’s a matter of opinion.” – Virginia FOIA Council staffer Alan Gernhardt<br />

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Daily threatens to sue town over FOIA allegations<br />

Unopened door at end of May 17 closed session at issue this time<br />

Chris Holloway and Tom Sayre put their heads together<br />

during May 17 work session. Mayor Tewalt,<br />

behind, chastised the duo for direspecting the town<br />

manager, who was speaking at the time of their tetea-tete.<br />

By Roger Bianchini<br />

<strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong> Report<br />

It appears that two old adversaries<br />

may be ready to go at it again over<br />

allegations of governmental abuse<br />

of Virginia’s Freedom of Information<br />

Act by the Front Royal Town<br />

Council.<br />

On May 5th Front Royal Town<br />

Attorney Tom Robinett confirmed<br />

the town had received a threat of<br />

litigation from the Northern Virginia<br />

Daily. I can’t say I didn’t see it<br />

coming after the Daily bannered the<br />

headline “Council may have violated<br />

Virginia’s FOIA” across its May 19th<br />

top, front page.<br />

While it appeared the motion to<br />

certify council’s closed meeting of<br />

May 17 was made, at least in part<br />

prior to the reopening of the town<br />

hall conference room door behind<br />

which the meeting occurred, this<br />

reporter’s focus had been elsewhere.<br />

As council, the mayor and staff meandered<br />

through the door we attempted<br />

to get reactions on what<br />

had occurred during an apparently<br />

contentious at times review of Robinett’s<br />

job performance, specifically<br />

concerning his actions surrounding<br />

“bribe” queries made to him by<br />

Councilmen Chris Holloway and<br />

Carson Lauder on March 30, one<br />

day after another closed meeting in<br />

the same room. But all were mum,<br />

declining comment on the closed<br />

session review of a personnel matter<br />

that remains a hot-button issue<br />

within town hall, with some citizens<br />

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Town Hall poised for a rematch<br />

of a 008 skirmish over another<br />

FOIA issue, we decided to inquire<br />

about this potential FOIA violation.<br />

At issue for the Daily reporter, editorial<br />

and legal staff is whether a perceived<br />

failure to reopen the meeting<br />

room door to read the motion to<br />

certifying the end of the closed session<br />

constituted an egregious and<br />

actionable Freedom of Information<br />

Act offense.<br />

We called the Virginia FOIA<br />

Advisory Council located in Richmond.<br />

We posed our question to<br />

FOIA Council staffer Alan Gernhardt<br />

about the nature of this alleged<br />

FOIA violation.<br />

FOIA Council perspective<br />

If the door was in fact not open<br />

to the public, then technically it is<br />

a violation, Gernhardt told us. The<br />

remedy would be to reconvene as<br />

soon as possible to rectify the mistake<br />

by remaking the motion publicly.<br />

“Any failure is a violation. So technically<br />

it is a procedural violation,”<br />

Gernhardt said. “If it is a single incident<br />

of a procedural error, it is what<br />

it is. Is it something to get upset<br />

over? – That’s a matter of opinion.<br />

Could someone take the issue before<br />

a judge, sure.”<br />

We also asked about the vote of<br />

Tom Sayre against certifying that<br />

the matters discussed were limited<br />

to the reason for convening the<br />

closed meeting. Sayre was the lone<br />

councilman to vote against certifying<br />

the meeting, apparently believing<br />

the subject matter strayed away<br />

from a review of Robinett’s job performance.<br />

Gernhardt said that offering subject<br />

matter for background to the<br />

main topic is permissible by FOIA<br />

law. Having already been contacted<br />

about the issue, Gernhardt said<br />

he was familiar with the issues at<br />

hand. He said had council moved<br />

into realms of discussion such as<br />

whether or not they should approve<br />

the solar proposal at issue within<br />

the “bribe” inquiry that would be<br />

beyond the scope of the meeting<br />

and Sayre would have been correct<br />

to disapprove of the motion.<br />

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FOIA requires that if a member<br />

believes such a violation occurred,<br />

FOIA also states that, that person<br />

should state into the public record<br />

of the meeting prior to the vote to<br />

certify the closed meeting, what<br />

topics they believe created the alleged<br />

violation.<br />

While Sayre is still refusing to even<br />

acknowledge we are asking him<br />

questions, much less responding to<br />

them, other councilman questioned<br />

could not recall him citing such specifics<br />

prior to his vote against certifying<br />

the May 17th closed meeting.<br />

In fact in the May 19th Daily article<br />

on the FOIA issues, Tom Conkey<br />

is quoted as refusing comment on<br />

Sayre’s vote because “I have no idea<br />

what he was thinking.”<br />

Town attorney perspective<br />

After talking to Gernhardt we<br />

called Town Attorney Robinett<br />

for his opinion on the most recent<br />

FOIA brouhaha. He said he hadn’t<br />

z<br />

i<br />

really noticed whether the door<br />

had been open when the motion<br />

was read but that if it was closed it<br />

was an easily remedied mistake. As<br />

Gernhardt told us, Robinett agreed<br />

council could just reconvene the<br />

work session at its next opportunity<br />

and re-do the motion to comply<br />

with FOIA.<br />

When council failed to perform<br />

such a reconvening at its next meeting<br />

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who was off the previous day, about<br />

the failure to reconvene. Assistant<br />

Town Attorney George Sonnett<br />

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asked what was up with the closed<br />

door FOIA issue.<br />

“We have received a letter from<br />

the Northern Virginia Daily attorney.<br />

Since it threatens litigation I’m<br />

not in a position to comment on the<br />

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litigation I’m not in a position to comment on the letter or the adjournment at this time.”<br />

– Town Attorney Tom Robinett<br />

of the alleged violation as appearing<br />

to be a minor and an easily corrected<br />

one, Robinett replied that “if it<br />

happened as the Northern Virginia<br />

Daily says it happened, it is a hypotechnical<br />

violation – a mistake.”<br />

We also asked if invited members<br />

of the public, Mayor-elect Tim Darr<br />

and Councilman-Hollis Tharpe’s<br />

presence at the closed session could<br />

negate the claim of a violation since<br />

they aren’t yet town officials. Robinett<br />

politely informed us the conversation<br />

had reached a useful conclusion,<br />

declining further comment on<br />

what could be argued in court if the<br />

Daily follows through on this threat<br />

of another FOIA lawsuit against the<br />

Town of Front Royal.<br />

Been here before<br />

In December of 008 the Daily<br />

threatened to sue the town over<br />

FOIA violation allegations brought<br />

forward by Councilman Sayre. At<br />

the time Sayre said he believed a series<br />

of telephone calls to council, excluding<br />

him, by Robinett had constituted<br />

an illegal meeting and vote.<br />

Robinett’s calls were made prior to<br />

filing a Circuit Court appeal of then<br />

Virginia Attorney General Bob Mc-<br />

Donnell’s opinion that Shae Parker<br />

had been seated illegally to fill the<br />

council seat of recently elected<br />

Mayor Eugene Tewalt.<br />

Sayre’s seeking of the AG opinion<br />

through the office of 18th District<br />

Del. Clay Athey led to the Mc-<br />

Donnell AG opinion. McDonnell’s<br />

opinion was eventually overturned<br />

by Circuit Court Judge Dennis L.<br />

Hupp on Robinett’s appeal of the illegal<br />

seating issue. Hupp ruled that<br />

Tewalt’s early taking of the mayoral<br />

oath due to family considerations<br />

had not meant he became mayor<br />

on June 6, five days prior to the official<br />

July 1st assuming of office, as<br />

McDonnell had opined. Therefore<br />

the town met the state’s 45-day time<br />

limit requirement on such appointments<br />

to fill vacancies.<br />

At the time of that threatened<br />

FOIA suit, FOIA Council staffer<br />

Maria Everett told us that if Robinett<br />

was simply informing council<br />

of his pending move it was not a<br />

violation. However, if a council vote<br />

was required to authorize the appeal,<br />

it could only be done in open<br />

meeting, not over the phone. Robinett<br />

has often told us his job description<br />

includes taking care of the<br />

town’s legal affairs without approval<br />

of each specific instance by council.<br />

At the time of the FOIA uproar of<br />

008, Robinett noted to council that<br />

previous council decisions not to<br />

seek a judicial approval of Parker’s<br />

appointment predated the AG opinion<br />

that it had been done illegally.<br />

Council subsequently approved<br />

Town Attorney Tom Robinett speaks with Mayor-elect<br />

Tim Darr immediately after May 17 closed session<br />

discussion of his job performance. Darr and Councilman-elect<br />

Hollis Tharpe were both invited guests to<br />

sit in on the closed session.<br />

A familiar pose - back to us - Tom Sayre has essentially<br />

said “Talk to the hand” when we have attempted<br />

to speak to him for clarification in recent months.<br />

Robinett’s filing of the appeal by a<br />

5-0 vote with Parker abstaining.<br />

During the Daily’s December 008<br />

threat to sue over those alleged<br />

FOIA violations, the paper’s attorney<br />

J. David Griffin sent the town<br />

a letter demanding a public apology<br />

for the alleged FOIA violation,<br />

a re-filing of Robinett’s appeal, and<br />

FOIA counseling of the town council<br />

and mayor to avoid litigation.<br />

None of those conditions were<br />

met and no FOIA suit was filed by<br />

the newspaper.<br />

Sue who? Sue you?<br />

In mid-April, the Daily also bannered<br />

the “bribe” allegations across<br />

its front page based on what it has<br />

repeatedly identified as a leak “from<br />

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from Robinett to council and the<br />

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The fact the council-leaked April<br />

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Woodson raised not only eyebrows,<br />

but also the fears of some neighbors<br />

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they saw the most recent addition to<br />

what they described as an often bizarre<br />

array of clothing worn by their<br />

neighbor.<br />

During Woodson’s May 18th trial,<br />

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney<br />

Bradley asked one neighbor if<br />

she had noticed anything unusual<br />

about Woodson’s appearance early<br />

this year.<br />

“There’s always something unusual<br />

about his appearance – [this<br />

time] I called it a skunk on his head<br />

– and he had that robe thing he often<br />

wears on and sandals,” Lucinda<br />

Jenkins, who lived across the hall<br />

from Woodson, replied about her<br />

first impression at seeing Woodson’s<br />

new head gear. Jenkins noted that<br />

her brother had been visiting at the<br />

time and had come up to stand next<br />

to her at her apartment door during<br />

this encounter.<br />

“I asked what he had on his head<br />

and he said, ‘I will slaughter all of<br />

you and remove the bones from<br />

your body.’ I shut the door,” Jenkins<br />

said of her termination of the conversation<br />

with the 6-foot, 30 pound<br />

Woodson at that point.<br />

Betty Stockslager said she first<br />

encountered Woodson and his new<br />

“hat” in early January when she<br />

had left to pick her daughter up for<br />

school. She said her neighbor came<br />

downstairs in a wool robe with an<br />

animal on his head. Asked on cross<br />

examination what kind of animal,<br />

Stockslager said “between a rabbit<br />

and a guinea pig. Stockslager said<br />

that as an animal lover she objected<br />

to the headpiece and eventually took<br />

a picture of the bald-headed Woodson<br />

with it on his head.<br />

Noah’s Ark Pet Store clerk Stacy<br />

Leary testified Woodson entered<br />

the store on the cold morning of Jan.<br />

11, dressed in sandals, a long brown<br />

robe with lots of “necklaces” with<br />

crosses on them around his neck.<br />

She said she didn’t initially wait on<br />

Woodson because she heard him<br />

talking and thought another em-<br />

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after she realized he was talking to<br />

himself, she asked if he was looking<br />

for a pet. Eventually Woodson asked<br />

about the cheapest guinea pigs available.<br />

“I said these old guys are on sale,”<br />

Leary testified. Woodson picked<br />

a brown and tan one she said. After<br />

Woodson told Leary he did not<br />

need a cage or food, she said she told<br />

Woodson what she tells all customers<br />

– “Enjoy your pet and call if you<br />

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“Oh it will be the most fun I’ve had<br />

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When Woodson sat at a chair by a<br />

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When asked what he would like to say to his supporters, Bunky Woods replies, “It is people like<br />

you who make America great!”, and then quotes Adlai Stevenson, “Patriotism is not short, frenzied<br />

outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.”<br />

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Community<br />

A community says ‘thanks’ to a wounded native son<br />

Local builders, county join Homes for Our Troops to build for Bunky<br />

Bunky with mom Connie and Homes for Our Troops<br />

Veterans Liaison Larry Gill following 3-Day Build<br />

Opening Ceremonies.<br />

By Roger Bianchini<br />

<strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong> Report<br />

It was an impressive and emotional<br />

scene Friday morning, May 1st for<br />

the kickoff of the Homes for Our<br />

Troops 3-day Build Brigade wall and<br />

roof raising of a specially adapted<br />

home for injured Iraqi War vet, Staff<br />

Sergeant (SSG) Arthur “Bunky”<br />

Woods in Browntown.<br />

You could tell it was a major community<br />

event – not only had Brigadier<br />

General James C. Boozer flown<br />

into FRR from the Pentagon by<br />

Blackhawk to participate, but it was<br />

also one of the largest cross section<br />

gatherings of this community for<br />

Lucky Star<br />

Lounge<br />

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Saturday<br />

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and Live Entertainment<br />

Patio<br />

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something before the banks even<br />

opened.<br />

The event was a landmark stepping<br />

stone in providing Bunky – and<br />

SSG Woods, I hope you don’t mind<br />

my breaking journalistic protocol<br />

and calling you Bunky – with a living<br />

situation where he can do everyday<br />

things that not too long ago seemed<br />

impossible, like opening doors and<br />

turning on lights without assistance.<br />

He is pleased to be moving closer to<br />

regaining his independence, as he explained<br />

to the media as he watched<br />

construction commence after opening<br />

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The panoramic view overlooking the opening of Homes for Our Troops 3-day build<br />

of a specially-fitted home for wounded war hero SSG Arthur “Bunky” Woods Jr.<br />

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and reward the sacrifice<br />

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Community<br />

Bunky’s situation grew, he also got<br />

on the radar of a recently formed national<br />

organization, Homes for Our<br />

Troops, devoted to making wounded<br />

veterans lives a little better (their history<br />

is described below).<br />

And on May 1st all those who have<br />

rallied around Bunky gathered to put<br />

the Homes for Our Troops building<br />

project into high gear through the<br />

combined efforts of many local contractors<br />

and builders, not to mention<br />

the cooperation of the county government<br />

– many building and permit<br />

fees were waived, Martha Buracker<br />

told us.<br />

In fact, some of the most moving<br />

comments were made by Buracker<br />

and <strong>County</strong> Administrator Doug<br />

Stanley, as they described an extended<br />

family and a community’s reaction<br />

to a hometown son’s plight.<br />

“You’ve always been so humble<br />

when we thank you and you tell us<br />

that you were just doing your job,”<br />

Buracker said of Bunky. “And yes…<br />

you were just doing your job, but<br />

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thank you – and all the soldiers for<br />

your service to this country.<br />

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“I’ll need a bigger hat after all this.” – SSG Arthur “Bunky” Woods reacts to<br />

comments on his importance to his community and his nation<br />

Army enlistment commercials say,”<br />

Buracker continued. “I never did understand<br />

that because the Army is a<br />

family that is huge. You watch each<br />

others backs. You have fought and<br />

lived through things most of us will<br />

never know or comprehend.”<br />

Bunky had our backs,<br />

Now we have his<br />

<strong>County</strong> Administrator Stanley told<br />

the crowd, “When I first heard the<br />

heartbreaking news of Bunky, my reaction<br />

was probably much the same<br />

as everyone else’s here – one of <strong>Warren</strong><br />

<strong>County</strong>’s finest, hit by a sniper’s<br />

bullet while fighting for our Country,<br />

and now struggling for his life. It reminded<br />

me of the seriousness of the<br />

war we are engaged in, the one that<br />

has become so far removed from<br />

most of our minds. It reminded me<br />

of the countless individuals that fight<br />

for our freedom everyday, some of<br />

which never make it back home.<br />

“But as time went on and Bunky returned<br />

home, we all became inspired<br />

by his upbeat attitude. He never<br />

seemed to want anyone to feel sorry<br />

for him; he was more concerned<br />

about the members of his platoon and<br />

all of those that were still defending<br />

our county overseas. It is a rare occurrence<br />

to come across a person as<br />

special as Bunky. He is lucky to have<br />

such wonderful friends, family, and<br />

organizations such as Homes for Our<br />

Troops to step up and help. But we<br />

are even luckier to have someone as<br />

special as Bunky in their lives. Bunky<br />

took care of us, and now it is time for<br />

us to take care of him,” Stanley said,<br />

echoing the sentiments of Buracker<br />

and the entire Homes for Our Troops<br />

and local community support group.<br />

“Bunky, I don’t say this to a lot of<br />

people, but I’d ride with you till hell<br />

freezes over with ice,” Brigadier General<br />

Boozer said, looking SSG Woods<br />

in the eye. The Army general’s tribute<br />

to the Army staff sergeant was<br />

an emotional example of Buracker’s<br />

The house three days later.<br />

Bunky mingles with the crew as the 3-day build begins<br />

to put his home under roof. From left, Brigadier<br />

General Boozer, mom Connie, Bunky, Homes for Our<br />

Troops’ Larry Gill and local contractor Dave Buracker.<br />

Buracker and his wife Martha spearheaded local<br />

efforts to see to the project to fruition.<br />

remark about “the army of many.”<br />

A bigger hat?<br />

After hearing himself lauded by not<br />

only old friends and county officials,<br />

but a Brigadier General, regional and<br />

local American Legion leaders, and<br />

state officials, Bunky addressed the<br />

crowd.<br />

“I’ll need a bigger hat after all this,”<br />

Bunky began in his own self effacing<br />

way. He acknowledged one guest, fellow<br />

wounded vet SSG Dwayne Cole<br />

of Henrico <strong>County</strong> near Richmond,<br />

who will also be getting the keys to his<br />

own Homes for Our Troops specially<br />

fitted house this summer, then said<br />

to the crowd of largely familiar faces,<br />

“It is people like you, not the soldiers<br />

over there that make America great.<br />

We don’t do it for a paycheck; we do<br />

it to come home to a place like this.”<br />

He noted that when first contacted<br />

by homes for Our Troops there was<br />

a question, “Would you be willing to<br />

relocate?” He told them no, he said,<br />

that however he was going to live<br />

out his life, he wanted it to be here in<br />

his hometown around the people he<br />

loved and who loved him.<br />

On May 1st that mutual love was<br />

flowing and Bunky concluded by telling<br />

those present that once he was<br />

moved in, not to be strangers. “You’re<br />

all welcome back, just knock on the<br />

door. God bless you and God bless<br />

America,” he concluded to a standing<br />

ovation.<br />

The Bunky Woods’ story<br />

As SSG Woods was directing his<br />

platoon during a mission stop in<br />

August 006, a sniper’s bullet entered<br />

the back of his neck, exiting<br />

out through his jaw. During the next<br />

surreal moments, SSG Woods’ men<br />

worked desperately to save his life<br />

and evacuate him.<br />

Ironically it was the type of medical<br />

evac operation of wounded Ameri-


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“An Army of One - that’s what the Army enlistment commercials say. I never did understand that because<br />

the Army is a family that is huge. You watch each others backs. You have fought and lived through things<br />

most of us will never know or comprehend.” – Martha Burackerv<br />

Bunky Woods watches the outset of the 3-day build<br />

on his home spearheaded by Homes for Our Troops<br />

and Buracker Construction.<br />

Two heroes - Bunky shares a moment with a very<br />

special guest, wounded vet Dwayne Cole from the<br />

Richmond area. Cole came from Henrico <strong>County</strong> to<br />

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directing his platoon. This time<br />

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HUMVEE for evacuation; hearing<br />

his platoon members begging him to<br />

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SSG Woods’ next recollection is<br />

waking up at Walter Reed, his family<br />

by his side; not yet knowing he<br />

had first been taken to a hospital in<br />

Iraq before being flown to Germany<br />

where he was stabilized at Landstuhl<br />

and then airlifted stateside. The attack<br />

left Bunky largely paralyzed<br />

from the shoulders down.<br />

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sports, reading, attending church,<br />

and spending time with his family.<br />

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When asked what he would like to<br />

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“Patriotism is not short,<br />

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the tranquil and steady dedication of<br />

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minded volunteers, generous<br />

individuals, foundations and corporate<br />

contributors like Injured Marine<br />

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DaVinci Roofscapes, Fypon Inc,<br />

Hy-Lite/US Glass Block, Phil Mickelson’s<br />

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Charities, Singer/Songwriter Billy<br />

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Homes for Our Troops is a national<br />

non-profit 501(c) 3 organization<br />

based in Taunton, MA founded by<br />

John Gonsalves in 004 (see: www.<br />

homesforourtroops.org) to benefit<br />

severely injured Veterans and service<br />

members.<br />

Reflecting on the day’s events, local<br />

building organizer Martha Buracker<br />

called homes for Our Troops organizer<br />

John Gonsalves an example of the<br />

Army’s “army of one” motto. “Homes<br />

for Our Troops was founded by John<br />

Gonsalves, a former construction supervisor<br />

from Massachusetts, who<br />

started with one house the first year.<br />

Now Homes for Our Troops has become<br />

an Army of many. Homes for<br />

Our Troops was born from one idea,<br />

from one man whose concern for our<br />

severely injured soldiers and what<br />

their lives are like after they are discharged<br />

from the military,” Buracker<br />

said.<br />

Homes for Our Troops has completed<br />

over 55 specially adapted<br />

home building projects and typically<br />

has 30 homes in various stages of<br />

construction throughout the United<br />

States each year. It takes approximately<br />

six months to complete a<br />

home once ground has been broken<br />

to the presentation of the keys to the<br />

veteran. The average cost of each<br />

home is about $330,000 depending<br />

upon location.<br />

An eligible Veteran or service member<br />

may receive a Veterans Administration<br />

Specially Adapted Housing<br />

Grant up to a maximum amount of<br />

$63,780. Homes for Our Troops’ assistance<br />

covers all costs over and<br />

above this grant and works closely<br />

with the VA to ensure that when our<br />

resources are combined, the home is<br />

provided at no cost to the recipient.<br />

Homes for Our Troops is proud to<br />

be listed in the American Institute of<br />

Philanthropy’s top rated Veterans &<br />

Military Charities where it enjoys an<br />

A rating. It has received a Four Star<br />

Rating from Charity Navigator and<br />

is a proud member of the NAHB and<br />

the US Green Building Council.<br />

Homes for Our Troops continues<br />

to accept donations to help provide<br />

SSG Arthur “Bunky” Woods with<br />

this home that will accommodate his<br />

needs and enable him to concentrate<br />

on recovery and his future.<br />

(Some info from a release)


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Court<br />

“Only the General Assembly can determine as a matter of policy whether the Commonwealth’s sovereign<br />

immunity should be abrogated with regard to a particular type of legal action.” – Virginia Supreme Court<br />

Justice Barbara Milano Keenan in unanimous opinion on Goochland case<br />

Judge considering dismissal of McClosky-DSS suit<br />

Defense argues sovereign immunity not waved in such suits<br />

Interested parties - WCDSS Director Ron King, to left, and Judith McClosky and<br />

her husband, seated behind him in this file photo. King and McClosky are now<br />

awaiting a court decision on whether King will be removed from McClosky’s<br />

$600,000 lawsuit against WCDSS and its director or whether the entire case will<br />

be dismissed.<br />

By Roger Bianchini<br />

<strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong> Report<br />

The get-rich-quick scheme of<br />

someone who doesn’t play well with<br />

others or the righteous indignation<br />

of a martyred crusader with a cause<br />

– well, that’s not yet the determination<br />

facing 6th Judicial Circuit<br />

Court Judge Dennis L. Hupp after<br />

a May 1st hearing in Woodstock.<br />

That argument could come later, if<br />

the $600,000 suit against the <strong>Warren</strong><br />

<strong>County</strong> Department of Social<br />

Services and its director, Ron King,<br />

ever goes to trial.<br />

For now, attorneys for both sides,<br />

as well as plaintiff Judith McClosky<br />

and the defendants are awaiting a<br />

judicial decision on whether any or<br />

all aspects of the suit will proceed.<br />

Attorney for the defense, VACO<br />

contracted Jim Guynn and <strong>Warren</strong><br />

<strong>County</strong> Attorney Blair Mitchell are<br />

arguing two basic issues for dismissal.<br />

First, that King should not<br />

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was not McClosky’s employer, the<br />

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state legislature. Guynn also said<br />

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Other than Mitchell’s comment,<br />

“I thought we presented good arguments,”<br />

defense counsel did not<br />

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Still<br />

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makes you want to tackle a<br />

matter you had shied away from. OK.<br />

But be sure to arm yourself with facts<br />

before you make a move.<br />

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) That<br />

smart move you recently made caught<br />

the attention of a lot of people, including<br />

some with financial deals to offer.<br />

Use your Taurean wariness to check<br />

them out thoroughly.<br />

GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Shyness<br />

might keep you from asking for<br />

more information on a potentially<br />

important matter. But your curiosity<br />

grows stronger by midweek and gives<br />

you the impetus for data-gathering.<br />

CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Taking<br />

on too many tasks may not be the<br />

wise thing to do at this time. You might<br />

overspend both your physical and<br />

emotional energy reserves, and have to<br />

miss out on some upcoming events.<br />

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Try to<br />

keep your spending at an affordable<br />

level. Splurging now — especially on<br />

credit — could create a problem if your<br />

finances are too low for you to take<br />

advantage of a possible opportunity.<br />

VIRGO (August 23 to September<br />

22) You might not approve of a colleague’s<br />

behavior during much of the<br />

week. But don’t play the judgmental<br />

Virgo card here. As always, check the<br />

facts before you assume the worst.<br />

Cupp also declined specific comment<br />

on the plaintiff arguments<br />

and pending decision. However, he<br />

did say he was arguing legal causes<br />

of action he believed have been<br />

recognized in Virginia since 1985.<br />

Mitchell said the defense argument<br />

on the sovereign immunity<br />

issue is bolstered by a recent Virginia<br />

Supreme Court ruling on an<br />

appeal of the case of Ligon v. the<br />

<strong>County</strong> of Goochland. The 10th<br />

District Circuit Court had dismissed<br />

Ligon’s VFATA suit against<br />

his former employer, Goochland<br />

<strong>County</strong>’s Building & Grounds<br />

Department because the Fraud<br />

Against Taxpayer’s Act does not<br />

carry a specific exemption to the<br />

state and its political subsidiaries’<br />

sovereign immunity statutes.<br />

LIBRA (September 23 to October<br />

22) Coping with an old issue that has<br />

suddenly re-emerged could take a big<br />

toll on your emotional energies.<br />

Decide whether you really want to pursue<br />

the possibilities here.<br />

SCORPIO (October 23 to November<br />

21) For all your skill in keeping<br />

your secrets safe, you could be unwittingly<br />

letting one slip out by the way<br />

you’re behaving in that new relationship.<br />

Are congratulations soon to be in<br />

order?<br />

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to<br />

December 21) Good old-fashioned<br />

horse sense could help you get around<br />

those who unknowingly or deliberately<br />

put obstacles in your way. Ignore the<br />

confusion and follow your own lead.<br />

CAPRICORN (December 22 to January<br />

19) A puzzling attitude change in<br />

a colleague from friendly to chilly<br />

might stem from a long-hidden resentment<br />

suddenly bubbling up. An open<br />

and honest talk should resolve the<br />

problem.<br />

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indulge it. You’ve earned the right to<br />

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Plaintiff Judith McClosky and support group in file<br />

photo.<br />

On Feb. 5th the Virginia Supreme<br />

Court upheld that lower<br />

court ruling.<br />

On May 1st that ruling was submitted<br />

by the defense in support of<br />

its motion to have McClosky’s entire<br />

suit dismissed.<br />

Ligon’s case mirrors McClosky’s<br />

in that he contended he was terminated<br />

by his superior after bringing<br />

forth allegations that the county<br />

buildings and grounds chief misused<br />

his office and subsequently<br />

fired him for his “whistleblowing”<br />

efforts against that alleged abuse of<br />

office.<br />

In its Goochland ruling the Supreme<br />

Court notes it is not making<br />

a judgment based on the merit of<br />

Ligon’s allegations against his boss,<br />

who it notes was dismissed from<br />

the suit, but rather solely on the<br />

sovereign immunity ruling of the<br />

10th Judicial Circuit Court.<br />

“Only the General Assembly<br />

can determine as a matter of policy<br />

whether the Commonwealth’s<br />

sovereign immunity should be abrogated<br />

with regard to a particular<br />

type of legal action,” Supreme<br />

Court Justice Barbara Milano<br />

Keenan wrote in the unanimous<br />

high court ruling on the Goochland<br />

appeal. “Under the doctrine of<br />

sovereign immunity, the Commonwealth<br />

is immune from liability for<br />

damages and from suits to restrain<br />

governmental action or to compel<br />

such action … Thus, the Commonwealth<br />

is immune from tort liability<br />

for the acts or omissions of its<br />

agents and employees unless an<br />

express statutory or constitutional<br />

provision waives that immunity.”<br />

Keenan explains that sovereign<br />

immunity is designed to assure the<br />

ongoing function of government<br />

and to protect its public funds so<br />

as to assure the safety and comfort<br />

of its citizens.<br />

While acknowledging “whistleblower<br />

protection” provisions of<br />

the VFATA, the state Supreme<br />

Court upheld the lower court’s<br />

contention that “the doctrine of<br />

sovereign immunity bars a claim of<br />

retaliatory discharge brought under<br />

the VFATA against the Commonwealth<br />

or a political subdivision<br />

of the Commonwealth.”<br />

The high court acknowledges<br />

General Assembly provisions for<br />

exceptions to sovereign immunity<br />

in cases of retaliatory discharge<br />

for safety or health complaints or<br />

for filing worker’s compensation<br />

claims. However, the Supreme<br />

Court ruling seems to turn on examination<br />

of state code 8.01- 16.8<br />

which it contends does not announce<br />

a general assembly waiver<br />

of sovereign immunity regarding<br />

the VFATA.<br />

“The only mention in the VFATA<br />

of actions against the Commonwealth<br />

is made in the third paragraph<br />

of Code 8.01- 16.8. That<br />

paragraph states in relevant part:<br />

‘No court shall have jurisdiction<br />

over an action brought under this<br />

article against any department,<br />

authority, board, bureau, commission,<br />

or agency of the Commonwealth<br />

… if the action is based on<br />

evidence or information known to<br />

the Commonwealth when the action<br />

was brought.’ ”<br />

Consequently the state Supreme<br />

Court upheld the circuit court decision<br />

in dismissing the Goochland<br />

suit filed under the VFATA.<br />

Background<br />

McClosky filed suit seeking<br />

$ 50,000 in compensatory and<br />

$350,000 in punitive damages<br />

against WCDSS and King in Feb.<br />

009. The suit was based on her<br />

April 6, 007, firing by King. Mc-<br />

Closky, a part-time fraud worker in<br />

the department, asserted she was<br />

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fired in retaliation for bringing forward<br />

allegations of improper actions<br />

by King and the department<br />

regarding the investigation of fraud<br />

cases she spearheaded. The friction<br />

between King and McClosky escalated<br />

when the department’s director<br />

ordered McClosky to bring all<br />

fraud allegations she generated to<br />

his office for review prior to further<br />

action.<br />

Her allegations resulted in testimony<br />

in front of sitting a grand<br />

jury and the eventual convening<br />

of a special grand jury by Hupp in<br />

<strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong> to investigate allegations<br />

of misconduct and criminal<br />

behavior within the department<br />

and by its director.<br />

Other than comments on some<br />

procedural issues that needed to be<br />

brought into compliance with existing<br />

law, no charges or other actions<br />

resulted from that grand jury<br />

investigation.<br />

McClosky was granted a grievance<br />

hearing by the department<br />

following her termination. No announcement<br />

of any compensation<br />

or reinstatement was ever made<br />

regarding that review.<br />

During the publicity surrounding<br />

McClosky’s initial charges against<br />

the department, which centered on<br />

King and the department’s failure<br />

to send every fraud allegation she<br />

brought forward to the commonwealth’s<br />

attorney’s office, then DSS<br />

Board Chair Prudence Matthews<br />

indicated the department tried<br />

to resolve cases that were either<br />

Court<br />

honest mistakes or correctable by<br />

compensation payments internally<br />

without court action.<br />

“We’re here to help people, not<br />

turn them into criminals,” Mathews<br />

said at the time.<br />

Mitchell said prior to McClosky’s<br />

employment WCDSS had an informal<br />

verbal agreement on handling<br />

fraud cases that carried<br />

over from Ed Hibbard’s tenure as<br />

county commonwealth’s attorney.<br />

That agreement was that DSS try<br />

and resolve all fraud cases under<br />

$1000 internally without court action.<br />

Mitchell said he recalled that<br />

arrangement was formalized as<br />

part of a Memorandum of Understanding<br />

between DSS and Brian<br />

Madden’s CA’s Office on how such<br />

cases would be dealt with within<br />

the framework of state codes in the<br />

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Alone and wary, ‘Bicho’ finds friends in Rockland<br />

Bicho, the wanderer. Bicho has fended for himself,<br />

with a little help from his Rockland friends, since<br />

around 2003. Bicho is Spanish for “critter” and “squatter.”<br />

By Malcolm Barr Sr.<br />

<strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong> Report<br />

Since we came to live in Rockland,<br />

there’s been a Sheltie running<br />

loose in the area of Ashby Station<br />

Road, just once in a while venturing<br />

as far as the Shenandoah Golf<br />

Course.<br />

Questioning the neighbors has<br />

confirmed that this shaggy, timid<br />

dog has been fending for himself,<br />

apparently quite contentedly, since<br />

at least 003. Two of the neighbors,<br />

Reed and Roxalana Armstrong,<br />

who appear to be part of his “trap<br />

line” eventually gave him a name.<br />

They call him “Bicho” and he visits<br />

their Rockland Road home around<br />

5 p.m. daily when they feed him<br />

dinner.<br />

The Armstrongs, Reed a sculptor<br />

with connections in Spain, and<br />

Roxalana, an artist, who named<br />

the dog, explain that “bicho” is the<br />

Spanish word for creature or critter.<br />

They said the dog’s favorite<br />

spot near their house, at least in fair<br />

weather, is beneath a shade tree.<br />

That “bicho” is also a slang Spanish<br />

word for “squatter” or “tenant<br />

who doesn’t pay rent” seems quite<br />

appropriate.<br />

“Bicho,” according to Mary Powers<br />

of Ashby Station Road, was apparently<br />

abandoned several years<br />

ago by a young man, perhaps a<br />

medical student, renting a nearby<br />

house. She recalls often seeing the<br />

man jogging with three dogs, including<br />

a Sheltie, but when he left<br />

the area, the two larger dogs left<br />

with him, while “Bicho” may have<br />

stayed behind.<br />

Carol Goddard of Ashby Station<br />

Road, at the opposite end to the<br />

Powers’, said she frequently sees<br />

the dog and has for years. She said<br />

she thought it belonged to a family<br />

on Rockland Road “near where Bill<br />

Long (our neighborhood mechanic<br />

and volunteer fireman) lives ... but<br />

I could be wrong,” she added.<br />

I first saw “Bicho” in 003- 004<br />

and called Mary Powers, mistakenly<br />

as it turned out, to warn her<br />

that one of her two Shelties was<br />

loose. He wasn’t. It was “Bicho,”<br />

the stray. I didn’t see him again for<br />

a couple of years although I heard<br />

tales about him. He’d apparently<br />

found shelter and food sources.<br />

But “Bicho” then, as now, would<br />

allow no-one within about 0 feet<br />

of him.<br />

Mary used to offer him food, but<br />

she’d leave it outside a door of her<br />

house, go inside, then watch him<br />

approach, then drag his meal away<br />

to eat alone. The Armstrongs have<br />

similarly been feeding him dinner<br />

for several years.<br />

Like Mary, they tried to coax him<br />

in but to no avail. Mary Ryan, who<br />

now lives on Fairground Road,<br />

has similar memories of “Bicho”<br />

from when she lived on Rockland<br />

Road. She recalls seeing him “running<br />

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“We really don’t worry about him<br />

too much,” Armstrong said. “He<br />

seems quite content with his lot<br />

and we know others in the neighborhood<br />

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He wanders along Rockland Road<br />

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During the 009-10 hard winter<br />

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Technology<br />

Browntown Internet upgrade announced by August<br />

The Novation CAT acoustically coupled modem. They<br />

won’t be needing dial-up modems in Browntown much<br />

longer!<br />

CenturyLink will install higher<br />

speed Internet services in portions<br />

of the Browntown area by July 31st<br />

in response to a citizen petition<br />

signed by hundreds of homeowners<br />

and individuals asking the phone<br />

company to provide DSL services<br />

for many now living in an Internet<br />

Dead Zone.<br />

Jerome Aumente, a retired Rutgers<br />

University professor and Long<br />

Mountain resident who initiated<br />

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the petition drive last summer,<br />

was notified recently by Wayne D.<br />

Helm, Director, Engineering and<br />

Construction, for CenturyLink’s<br />

Mid Atlantic region that the project<br />

received all company approvals<br />

and the necessary equipment has<br />

been ordered which typically takes<br />

4 to 6 weeks. “We are targeting to<br />

have the service ready on or before<br />

July 31,” Helm said.<br />

Aumente said that over 300 indi-<br />

viduals and nearly 00 households<br />

signed the petitions beginning<br />

last summer asking CenturyLink<br />

and Comcast, the cable company,<br />

to speed up installation of higher<br />

speed Internet. CenturyLink<br />

which is the new phone company<br />

composed of former CenturyTel<br />

and Embarq notified Aumente in<br />

March that it would accelerate DSL<br />

in direct response to the petitions.<br />

Helm said the following roads<br />

will have DSL service when the<br />

project is completed by end of July:<br />

Seven Oaks Drive, William Vincent<br />

Rd., Fetchett Rd., Gooney Manor,<br />

Browntown Road, Brogan Lane,<br />

Lands Run, Smith Run, Boyds Mill<br />

and Liberty Hall.<br />

“We are gratified that CenturyLink<br />

responded so positively to<br />

our petition and we hope other<br />

areas of <strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong> will also<br />

soon benefit from stepped up <strong>plan</strong>s<br />

for DSL. The company told federal<br />

regulators in 009 that it hoped to<br />

have higher speed Internet to 80<br />

percent of its nationwide customers<br />

by 01 ,” Aumente said.<br />

Linda Glavis, <strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong><br />

Supervisor for the South River district,<br />

strongly supported the petition<br />

drive and pushed through a<br />

board resolution in support of it.<br />

Jackie Hodgkiss, co-editor of the<br />

Browntown Community Center<br />

Association newsletter publicized<br />

the drive, and along with Pat Clark,<br />

a realtor, and Pat Shotton worked to<br />

get petitions signed at the general<br />

store in Browntown and elsewhere.<br />

Local press reports and neighbors<br />

telling neighbors resulted in hundreds<br />

of direct signups to Aumente<br />

on the Internet.<br />

Comcast has also contacted Aumente<br />

and Troy Fitzhugh, vice<br />

president for the Blue Ridge area<br />

including <strong>Warren</strong> said he is looking<br />

into possible joint ventures<br />

with another organization using<br />

federal stimulus funds to provide<br />

broad band cable services to underserved<br />

rural areas, and promised to<br />

report back on the possibilities.<br />

<strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong>, through Doug<br />

Stanley, county administrator has<br />

created a telecommunications management<br />

team, including Aumente,<br />

to advise it on new initiatives to<br />

get public and private funds to respond<br />

to under-served portions of<br />

the county with high speed Internet.<br />

The first phase of the effort included<br />

a survey of needs, and with<br />

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line to qualify for additional funds<br />

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Howard Thomas Cameron<br />

Howard Thomas Cameron,<br />

64, of Front Royal passed away<br />

on Tuesday, May 5, 010 , at<br />

his home.<br />

A funeral service will be<br />

held on Sunday at :00 p.m.<br />

at Maddox Funeral Home in<br />

Front Royal conducted by Fr.<br />

Christopher Lenny, T.O.R.<br />

Interment will follow in Prospect<br />

Hill Cemetery.<br />

Mr. Cameron was born July<br />

1, 1945 , in Front Royal, son<br />

of the late Howard Winfield<br />

and Rose Orndorff Cameron.<br />

He is survived by two sisters<br />

Janet Hensley and husband<br />

Randolph of The Plains,<br />

VA and Sharon Hereford and<br />

husband Steve of Halifax,<br />

VA; three nieces Sandra Lee<br />

Hensley and Stacey and Sara<br />

Hereford; two grandnephews<br />

Kamron Payton and Ezra Hereford;<br />

and grandniece Sophia-<br />

Rose Hereford.<br />

The family will receive<br />

friends on Saturday from 6:00<br />

to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral<br />

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Sports<br />

By Sam McClintock<br />

& Cooper Bourdon<br />

<strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong> Report<br />

The start of the season was<br />

tough for the lacrosse players at<br />

Randolph-Macon Academy when<br />

they lost to Highland School 4- .<br />

It was evident after that first game<br />

that the boys’ chemistry was not<br />

there to start the season. With five<br />

of the starters spending their first<br />

year at R-MA, it was hard to click<br />

off the bat, and the Yellow Jackets<br />

struggled through the first part<br />

of the season. A low point for the<br />

team was a stretch of three consecutive<br />

games the week before<br />

spring break. During that stretch<br />

the Jackets won the first game, but<br />

lost the next two, including a game<br />

at home against rival Wakefield<br />

Country Day School, (WCDS),<br />

1 -6.<br />

Few suspected a Delaney Athletic<br />

Conference title was looming<br />

on the back end of the 010 season.<br />

How did this magical turnaround<br />

occur?<br />

After spring break things began<br />

to turn for the “lax bros” at R-MA,<br />

when Head Coach Blake Hollinger<br />

decided to switch the defense to a<br />

zone. After this, the defense began<br />

working well together; the<br />

only problem was keeping their<br />

stars on the field. With their starting<br />

midfielder and arguably the<br />

best player on the team missing<br />

consecutive games due to disciplinary<br />

problems, it was hard to<br />

catch a rhythm, but the Jackets<br />

continued to show improvement.<br />

The turning point of the season<br />

arrived when they visited their rival<br />

WCDS for a rematch and beat<br />

the Warriors 8-7 in a thrilling<br />

overtime game in which the defense<br />

held the Wakefield offense<br />

in spite of being a man down for<br />

the last minute of the game.<br />

The Jackets were riding high<br />

and ready to host the championship<br />

game on their home field.<br />

The only thing that stood in their<br />

way was a visit to a much lowerranked<br />

team, Fredericksburg<br />

Academy (FA) on May 3. The<br />

Jackets started the game lethargic<br />

and never got things going, suffering<br />

a shocking 6-5 loss in overtime.<br />

Twenty-four hours later,<br />

the Fredericksburg team came to<br />

R-MA confident and fired up, but<br />

the Yellow Jackets were ready this<br />

time and never let up, romping to<br />

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The R-MA LAX (that’s lacrosse, not LA International) Bros.<br />

a 13-0 revenge win over Fredericksburg.<br />

Everything finally came<br />

together for the R-MA laxers and<br />

they were fired up and ready to go<br />

to their rival WCDS for the third<br />

meeting, and more importantly,<br />

the Delaney Athletic Conference<br />

(DAC) championship game—on<br />

May 6.<br />

The Jackets took a while to get<br />

on the scoreboard, but half way<br />

through the first quarter the Jackets<br />

put one on the board and took<br />

an early -0 lead at the end of the<br />

first quarter. It seemed the Yellow<br />

Jackets were in control with a 4-1<br />

halftime lead. Problems appeared<br />

though, after 009 DAC MVP<br />

Austin Reeves hurt his knee in the<br />

first half. That didn’t stop the senior<br />

attack man when he refused<br />

to be taken out of his final game<br />

and played through the pain. As a<br />

result the jackets ran Country Day<br />

off their own field, winning 13-3.<br />

The injured Reeves finished with<br />

seven goals, and the Jackets were<br />

able to celebrate their up-anddown<br />

season with a DAC Tournament<br />

Championship.<br />

R-MA lacrosse finished with<br />

a successful season not only as<br />

a team, but also as individuals.<br />

Reeves wrapped up his lacrosse<br />

career with his second consecutive<br />

year as the team’s MVP and<br />

brought home a DAC First Team<br />

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The Zoo’s science and conservation efforts have directly increased the genetic viability of<br />

the white-naped crane captive population by capturing genes that otherwise would have<br />

been lost forever.<br />

Two rare white-naped crane chicks<br />

hatched at the Smithsonian Conservation<br />

Biology Institute in Front<br />

Royal, Va., May 1 and 14. The hatchings<br />

of the two chicks validate the<br />

National Zoo’s continued success in<br />

breeding some of the most genetically<br />

valuable cranes in the North<br />

American White-Naped Crane Species<br />

Survival Plan.<br />

“Both hatchings give a much-needed<br />

boost to the captive population of<br />

the endangered species,” said Chris<br />

Crowe, bird keeper at SCBI. “The<br />

Zoo has produced more offspring<br />

than any other institution, in the past<br />

eight years, and we are truly committed<br />

to advancing the species.”<br />

SCBI bird staff specializes in producing<br />

offspring from cranes with<br />

behavioral or physical impediments<br />

to natural breeding. Four of the last<br />

five white-naped cranes sent to the<br />

Front Royal campus were older birds<br />

with behavioral or physical problems,<br />

which meant other zoos were unable<br />

to successfully breed them. In two<br />

cases, SCBI received the most genetically<br />

valuable white-naped cranes in<br />

captivity.<br />

The biological mother of both<br />

chicks was artificially inseminated<br />

after she laid her first eggs at the end<br />

of March. The eggs that successfully<br />

hatched were laid April 10 and 13.<br />

The incubation period ranges from<br />

8 to 3 days. The first chick hatched<br />

on day 31 and the second on day 3 .<br />

SCBI has successfully produced<br />

9 genetically valuable white-naped<br />

crane chicks in the past eight years as<br />

a result of artificial insemination.<br />

The first chick is being raised by<br />

an experienced pair of white-naped<br />

cranes, and the second chick is being<br />

raised by first-time parents that<br />

include the biological mother.<br />

The Zoo’s science and conservation<br />

efforts have directly increased the<br />

genetic viability of the white-naped<br />

crane captive population by capturing<br />

genes that otherwise would have<br />

been lost forever. Due to the expertise<br />

of the Zoo’s staff to preselect the<br />

gender of the chicks, the sex ratio in<br />

the population is no longer skewed.<br />

As a direct result of being able to selectively<br />

produce only females over<br />

the past several years, under the Species<br />

Survival Plan, no egg sexing on<br />

this year’s eggs was required. The<br />

gender of both chicks is unknown at<br />

this time.<br />

White-naped cranes are large<br />

birds that typically stand 4 feet high<br />

and weigh about 1 pounds. They<br />

are mostly dark-grey with a white<br />

hind neck. Destruction of its native<br />

wetland habitat in Asia (China,<br />

Russia and Korea) has dramatically<br />

decreased white-naped crane populations<br />

in the wild to an estimated<br />

5,000. SCBI currently has 1 cranes;<br />

there are approximately 60 cranes in<br />

the North American White-Naped<br />

Crane Species Survival Plan.<br />

(From a release)<br />

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Science<br />

New arrivals at Front Royal research center<br />

Two Rare Crane Hatchings at the Smithsonian Mark a Victory for Science and Conservation<br />

Photo Courtesy Mehgan Murphy/Smithsonian’s National<br />

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Wine & Craft<br />

A Town for All Seasons.<br />

My favorite booth, the handmade, hand drummer booth, along with other African<br />

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The general and wife, circa Civil War era, relax near<br />

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In addition to wine &<br />

crafts, music is always<br />

an important part of the<br />

annual Wine & Crafts Festival.<br />

Right, A dance band<br />

at the Gazebo gets the<br />

crowd moving; Left, metal<br />

heads Shotgun Shiver<br />

get the crowd, well,<br />

shivering at the <strong>Warren</strong><br />

<strong>County</strong> Courthouse; and<br />

below EyeSoar beats the<br />

heat inside at the Lucky<br />

Star Lounge, getting the<br />

crowd, well, gassed on<br />

Classic Rock.<br />

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Wine & Craft<br />

This bear didn’t quite make it to the Festival, but was<br />

rummaging in garbage in the neighborhood at the<br />

Randolph-Macon Apartments on Villa Avenue around<br />

3 p.m. - hmm, about the same time the streaker was<br />

reported in the neighborhood. Kenneth Mullen Jr.<br />

said the bear had a potato chip bag in his mouth just<br />

before this photo was taken.


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The news<br />

Construction site thefts<br />

At approximately 1:30 a.m. on May<br />

1, 010 Deputy Chad Lamma of the<br />

<strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong> Sheriff’s Office was<br />

on routine patrol in the area of Kelly<br />

Drive in Front Royal, where he observed<br />

headlights behind a building<br />

at a construction site. Deputy Lamma<br />

observed two vehicles leaving the<br />

construction site. Once on the road,<br />

the vehicles stopped and one driver<br />

exited his vehicle. Deputy Lamma<br />

approached the vehicles and questioned<br />

the drivers as to why they<br />

were at the construction site. During<br />

the questioning, Deputy Lamma<br />

observed material that appeared to<br />

be consistent with items that would<br />

be at a construction site in the bed of<br />

the pickup. The driver of the pickup,<br />

Ryan Paige McDermott ( ), of 18<br />

Carrol Drive, Stephens City, and his<br />

passenger Angela Ruth Herter (18),<br />

of the same address, admitted to taking<br />

the items from the construction<br />

site. Both were arrested for larceny.<br />

The items consisted of pipes, fittings<br />

and couplings, and beams belonging<br />

to Walter Moyer of Front Royal. The<br />

items are valued at approximately<br />

$500. The second vehicle and its<br />

driver were not involved in the<br />

theft.<br />

Both subjects were taken to the<br />

<strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong> Jail where warrants<br />

were issued for grand larceny. Both<br />

are being held without bond at this<br />

time.<br />

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Literature<br />

(Front Royal Women’s Resource<br />

Center and Royal Oak Bookshop donate<br />

books to Samuels Public Library<br />

that are by or about women. The<br />

following is a recent donation and is<br />

available for checkout.)<br />

Dorothea Lange was considered to<br />

be the greatest documentary photographer<br />

of her time. In this incredibly<br />

well-researched biographical account<br />

by Linda Gordon, you are presented<br />

with a woman who was destined to<br />

become someone who strove to challenge<br />

social injustices through her<br />

photographs. As a young girl, she<br />

walked the streets of New York studying<br />

faces of the poor, the elite and so<br />

many others until they became portraits<br />

in her mind. She literally spent<br />

hours (when she should have been in<br />

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Dorothea Lang: A Life Beyond Limits<br />

Author: Linda Gordon<br />

school) absorbing the cultures and<br />

conditions of people from the slums<br />

to midtown. This ability to create<br />

mental portraitures and, in so doing,<br />

almost absorb the soul of a subject,<br />

was a gift that was extended to her<br />

skill with a camera. This artistry was<br />

evident in photography that depicted<br />

the intolerable effects of the depression<br />

as well as crisis presented during<br />

World War II. Dorothea immersed<br />

herself in the struggle to tell the story<br />

of those who, seemingly, had been<br />

forgotten.<br />

As you read this book, you will<br />

praise Dorothea for her ability to conceal<br />

a physical disability that could<br />

have been her undoing but, instead,<br />

gave her cause to champion the disadvantaged.<br />

You will learn that she<br />

could be generous, to a fault. On the<br />

other hand, you will also find yourself<br />

wanting to admonish her for having<br />

been an absentee mother, farming<br />

out her sons to friends or boarding<br />

schools so that she could fulfill her<br />

destiny. This lack of stability in their<br />

formative years left her children with<br />

wounds that festered and followed<br />

them into adulthood. However, you<br />

will also connect with a woman who<br />

brought dignity and pride back into<br />

the lives of many who thought the<br />

future was without hope.<br />

Linda Gordon is a remarkable<br />

historian. Through her detailed research,<br />

intimate information regarding<br />

the life of Dorothea Lange is revealed<br />

in a vivid manner. It is also<br />

made very clear that Lange’s artistry<br />

could be used today, given some of<br />

the struggles that are presently being<br />

documented. Ms. Gordon clearly<br />

indicates that as you peruse this account,<br />

one might find a comparison<br />

with our lives today. As a result, we<br />

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too often, what is past is prologue.<br />

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Engle’s Angle: Sick and Tired<br />

By Kevin S. Engle<br />

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I’m sick and I’m tired. Every<br />

year about this time it happens,<br />

and I’m sick and tired<br />

of it.<br />

I’m tired of the wood bees<br />

drilling holes in my house.<br />

I’m tired of the woodpeckers<br />

going after the wood bees.<br />

I’m tired of the carpenter<br />

ants who travel through my<br />

house on their journey to who<br />

knows where.<br />

I’m tired of the squirrels<br />

who repeatedly overturn our<br />

flower pots looking for buried<br />

nuts.<br />

And I’m tired of Mr. and<br />

Mrs. Bird who are determined<br />

to build their home on my<br />

home.<br />

They’ve discovered I’m not<br />

a very nice landlord. They<br />

build, I evict.<br />

Recently, they built nest #1.<br />

Needing a step ladder and a<br />

golf ball retriever, I got rid of<br />

nest #1.<br />

The next day, in the exact<br />

same spot, nest #2 appeared.<br />

I got rid of nest #2.<br />

A few days later, once again<br />

in the same location, they’d<br />

made great strides toward<br />

nest #3. I got rid of nest #3.<br />

Yesterday, when I got home<br />

from work, guess what I saw<br />

in the ol’ familiar spot? The<br />

beginning of nest #4. I got<br />

out my eviction tools and took<br />

care of nest #4.<br />

And today, same thing.<br />

Less of a structure, but the<br />

foundation for nest #5 was in<br />

place. Knowing it probably<br />

won’t be the last time, I removed<br />

nest #5.<br />

Why can’t this pair set up<br />

shop in one of the many trees<br />

in my backyard? I feel guilty,<br />

but not enough to let them<br />

stay. If they didn’t make such<br />

a mess after getting moved<br />

in, maybe I would.<br />

This pair is determined, but<br />

obviously are a bunch of bird<br />

brains. You’d think they’d get<br />

the idea by now. Like the<br />

famous line from the movie<br />

Field of Dreams, “If you build<br />

it, he will come.” It’s true.<br />

They built it, and I came. And<br />

the nest went.<br />

A few summers ago, we<br />

had a black bear raid our<br />

berry bushes. So help me, if<br />

that bear comes back again<br />

this year, I’ll, I’ll, I’ll let him eat<br />

as much as he wants. He’s<br />

bigger than me and he’s got<br />

claws. Besides, I may not be<br />

the brightest guy in the world,<br />

but I’m no bird brain.<br />

The author’s wife is thinking<br />

about a pellet gun to take<br />

care of those woodpeckers.<br />

Mr. Engle doesn’t like that<br />

idea. He’s afraid he’d shoot<br />

himself.<br />

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Note: A Grand Jury indictment is only<br />

a charge and not evidence of guilt.<br />

The defendant is entitled to a fair<br />

trial with the burden on the government<br />

to prove guilt beyond a reasonable<br />

doubt.<br />

David O. Brooton<br />

The <strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong>, VA Circuit Court<br />

Grand Jury charges that on or about<br />

December 30, 009, in the <strong>County</strong><br />

of <strong>Warren</strong>, David O. Brooton, 4 ,<br />

of 441 N. Loudoun St., Winchester,<br />

VA 601, did unlawfully and feloniously,<br />

with the intention of converting<br />

goods or merchandise to his own<br />

use with out having paid the full purchase<br />

price thereof, willfully conceal<br />

the goods or merchandise of K-Mart,<br />

having previously been convicted of<br />

larceny or an offense deemed as larceny<br />

two or more times.<br />

Clyde Eugene Burrell, Jr.<br />

The <strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong>, VA Circuit<br />

Court Grand Jury charges that on or<br />

about March 9, 010, in the <strong>County</strong><br />

of <strong>Warren</strong>, Clyde Eugene Burrell, Jr.,<br />

31, of 535 Andrews Rd., Strasburg,<br />

VA 657, did unlawfully and feloniously<br />

assault and batter David L. Fogle,<br />

then knowing or having reason<br />

to know that said David L. Fogle, was<br />

then engaged in the performance of<br />

his public duties as a law enforcement<br />

officer.<br />

Sean Joseph Cavanaugh<br />

The <strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong>, VA Circuit<br />

Court Grand Jury charges that on<br />

or about December 4, 009, in the<br />

<strong>County</strong> of <strong>Warren</strong>, Sean Joseph Cavanaugh,<br />

48, of 18 Sugar Maple Rd.,<br />

Front Royal, VA 630, did unlawfully<br />

and feloniously, knowingly and<br />

intentionally possess or transport<br />

any firearm after previously being<br />

convicted of a violent felony.<br />

John Vance Crowe<br />

The <strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong>, VA Circuit<br />

Court Grand Jury charges that:<br />

COUNT ONE: On or about December<br />

4, 009, in the <strong>County</strong> of <strong>Warren</strong>,<br />

John Vance Crowe, 51, of 8 E.<br />

Jackson St., Front Royal, VA 630,<br />

did unlawfully and feloniously carnally<br />

know, without the use of force,<br />

J.R., a child under the age of fifteen<br />

years of age.<br />

COUNT TWO: On or about January<br />

1, 010 through January 31, 010, in<br />

the <strong>County</strong> of <strong>Warren</strong>, John Vance<br />

Crowe, did unlawfully and feloniously<br />

carnally know, without the use<br />

of force, J.R., a child under the age of<br />

fifteen years of age.<br />

COUNT THREE: On or about February<br />

1, 010 through February 4,<br />

010, in the <strong>County</strong> of <strong>Warren</strong>, John<br />

Vance Crowe, did unlawfully and feloniously<br />

carnally know, without the<br />

use of force, J.R., a child under the<br />

age of fifteen years of age.<br />

Christopher J. Doffermire<br />

The <strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong>, VA Circuit<br />

Court Grand Jury charges that on or<br />

between June 1, 004 to July 31, 004,<br />

in the <strong>County</strong> of <strong>Warren</strong>, Christopher<br />

J. Doffermire, 7, of 419 W. 14th St.,<br />

Front Royal, VA 630, did carnally<br />

know M.B., a child thirteen (13) years<br />

of age or older but younger than fifteen<br />

(15) years of age.<br />

Bailee Irene Dunivan<br />

The <strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong>, VA Circuit<br />

Court Grand Jury charges that:<br />

COUNT ONE: On or between October<br />

1, 009 and December 15, 009,<br />

in the <strong>County</strong> of <strong>Warren</strong>, Bailee Irene<br />

Dunivan, 0, of 407 E. Criser Rd.,<br />

#301, Front Royal, VA 630, did unlawfully<br />

and feloniously steal property,<br />

having a value of two hundred<br />

dollars ($ 00) or more, belonging to<br />

Martin’s Food Store.<br />

COUNT TWO: On or about December<br />

15, 009, in the <strong>County</strong> of <strong>Warren</strong>,<br />

Bailee Irene Dunivan did steal<br />

property having a value of less than<br />

two hundred dollars ($ 00.00), belonging<br />

to Martin’s Food Store.<br />

Melissa Ann Evans<br />

The <strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong>, VA Circuit<br />

Court Grand Jury charges that on<br />

or about February 17, 010, in the<br />

<strong>County</strong> of <strong>Warren</strong>, Melissa Ann Evans,<br />

31, of 613 N. River Dr., Middletown,<br />

VA 645, did unlawfully and<br />

feloniously use, dispose of, conceal<br />

or embezzle U.S. currency belonging<br />

to McAlister’s Deli, which the accused<br />

had received or had access to<br />

as a result of her employment, having<br />

a value of less than $ 00.00, the<br />

accused having twice or more before<br />

been convicted in the United States<br />

for an offense deemed to be larceny.<br />

Lisa Marie Godfrey<br />

The <strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong>, VA Circuit<br />

Court Grand Jury charges that on or<br />

about May 9, 009, in the <strong>County</strong><br />

of <strong>Warren</strong>, Lisa Marie Godfrey, 50,<br />

of 681 Crescent Place, Bealton, VA<br />

71 , did as an accessory before the<br />

fact unlawfully and feloniously sell or<br />

distribute a Schedule II controlled<br />

substance, to-wit: Hydromorphone.<br />

Roy Lee McBride<br />

The <strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong>, VA Circuit<br />

Court Grand Jury charges that:<br />

COUNT ONE: On or about September<br />

0, 009, in the <strong>County</strong> of <strong>Warren</strong>,<br />

Roy Lee McBride, 76, of 646 Bel<br />

Air Ave., Front Royal, VA 630, did<br />

unlawfully and feloniously sell a firearm<br />

to a person he knew was prohibited<br />

from possessing a firearm.<br />

COUNT TWO: On or about September<br />

7, 009, in the <strong>County</strong> of<br />

<strong>Warren</strong>, Roy Lee McBride, did unlawfully<br />

and feloniously sell a firearm<br />

to a person he knew was prohibited<br />

from possessing a firearm.<br />

Kasey Lynn Michels<br />

The <strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong>, VA Circuit<br />

Court Grand Jury charges that:<br />

COUNT ONE: On or about January<br />

6, 010, in the <strong>County</strong> of <strong>Warren</strong>,<br />

Kasey Lynn Michels, , of 64<br />

Limeton Church Rd., Bentonville,<br />

VA 610, did unlawfully assault<br />

and batter Clinton Kline, a family or<br />

household member.<br />

COUNT TWO: On or about January<br />

6, 010, in the <strong>County</strong> of <strong>Warren</strong>,<br />

Kasey Lynn Michels did unlawfully<br />

and feloniously commit an assault or<br />

an assault and battery against Deputy<br />

C. F. Brogan, knowing or having reason<br />

to know that such person was a<br />

law enforcement officer engaged in<br />

the performance of his public duties.<br />

COUNT THREE: On or about January<br />

6, 010, in the <strong>County</strong> of <strong>Warren</strong>,<br />

Kasey Lynn Michels did unlawfully<br />

and feloniously commit an assault or<br />

an assault and battery against Deputy<br />

J.A. Laney, knowing or having reason<br />

to know that such person was a law<br />

enforcement officer engaged in the<br />

performance of his public duties.<br />

COUNT FOUR: On or about January<br />

6, 010, in the <strong>County</strong> of <strong>Warren</strong>,<br />

Kasey Lynn Michels with the<br />

intent to cause public inconvenience,<br />

annoyance or alarm, or recklessly<br />

causing a risk thereof, did unlawfully<br />

engage in conduct having a direct<br />

tendency to cause acts of violence<br />

by the person or persons at whom<br />

such conduct was directed while in<br />

a street, highway, public building or<br />

other public place.<br />

COUNT FIVE: On or about January<br />

6, 010, in the <strong>County</strong> of <strong>Warren</strong>,<br />

Kasey Lynn Michels while in public,<br />

did profanely curse or swear, or was<br />

intoxicated from alcohol, or an intoxicant<br />

or drug of whatever nature.<br />

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Christopher Nelson Munday<br />

The <strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong>, VA Circuit<br />

Court Grand Jury charges that:<br />

COUNT ONE: On or about September<br />

5, 009, in the <strong>County</strong> of <strong>Warren</strong>,<br />

Christopher Nelson Munday,<br />

7, of 6 S. Royal Ave., #D-1, Front<br />

Royal, VA 630, did unlawfully, feloniously,<br />

knowingly and intentionally<br />

possess a firearm, after having<br />

previously been convicted of a felony<br />

within the past ten years.<br />

COUNT TWO: On or about September<br />

5, 009, in the <strong>County</strong> of<br />

<strong>Warren</strong>, Christopher Nelson Munday,<br />

did unlawfully and feloniously<br />

sell a firearm to a person he knew<br />

was prohibited from possessing a<br />

firearm.<br />

COUNT THREE: On or about October<br />

3, 009, in the <strong>County</strong> of <strong>Warren</strong>,<br />

Christopher Nelson Munday did<br />

unlawfully and feloniously possess a<br />

Schedule II controlled substance, towit:<br />

Phencyclidine.<br />

COUNT FOUR: On or about September<br />

, 009, in the <strong>County</strong> of<br />

<strong>Warren</strong>, Christopher Nelson Munday<br />

did unlawfully, feloniously, possess<br />

a firearm while distributing a<br />

controlled substance classified in<br />

Schedule I or II of the Drug Control<br />

Act.<br />

COUNT FIVE: On or about September<br />

, 009, in the <strong>County</strong> of <strong>Warren</strong>,<br />

Christopher Nelson Munday did<br />

unlawfully, feloniously, possess a firearm<br />

while distributing a controlled<br />

substances classified in Schedule I or<br />

II of the Drug Control Act.<br />

Mark Allen Posey<br />

The <strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong>, VA Circuit<br />

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David Allen Steele<br />

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VA 630, did unlawfully and feloniously,<br />

with the intention of converting<br />

goods or merchandise to his own<br />

use with out having paid the full purchase<br />

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engers Corner”. Proceed to Massies<br />

Corner. Turn right on Rt. 5 N. to<br />

Front Royal. Final stop will be at<br />

the 15th Street School for the 6:00<br />

opening ceremonies. Upon return,<br />

ceremony will be paused to allow<br />

bikes to make a lap around the track.<br />

A light meal (free) will be provided<br />

at the school following the opening<br />

ceremonies.<br />

Donation to American Cancer Society:<br />

$ 0 minimum per bike<br />

Questions: Dennis Grove: (540)<br />

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for sale. Get them while they last<br />

www.frwcrelay.org<br />

Flag football<br />

<strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong> Parks and Recreation<br />

Department is now accepting<br />

registration for their Youth Co-Ed<br />

Flag Football Leagues.<br />

Boys & Girls 5 to 11 years old<br />

(age as of August 1, 010)<br />

Registration will be held until June<br />

5, 010<br />

For more information, please contact<br />

WCP&RD at 540-635-7750.<br />

Cheerleading Camp<br />

The <strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong> Parks and Recreation<br />

Department in conjunction<br />

with <strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong> Middle School<br />

will be sponsoring a Cheerleading<br />

Camp for girls 6th through 8th<br />

graders, at <strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong> Middle<br />

School on Wednesday, August 10th,<br />

8:00am -1 :00pm. Cost is $15.00 per<br />

participant<br />

For more information contact<br />

Coach Post at 540-635-8379.<br />

Registration forms are available at<br />

the <strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong> Parks and Recreation<br />

office.<br />

State Police “C.A.R.E.” for<br />

Commonwealth’s highways this<br />

Memorial Day weekend<br />

Stepped Up Patrols Statewide and<br />

Click It or Ticket Enforcement Over<br />

the Holiday<br />

Those traveling this holiday weekend<br />

can expect to see more Virginia<br />

State Police on the roadways statewide<br />

as part of the annual Operation<br />

C.A.R.E. traffic enforcement campaign.<br />

The Operation Combined Accident<br />

Reduction Effort (C.A.R.E.) is<br />

a state-sponsored, national program<br />

designed to reduce crashes, fatalities<br />

and injuries caused by speeding,<br />

impaired driving and failure to use<br />

occupant restraints. As a participating<br />

agency, State Police will increase<br />

its visibility and traffic enforcement<br />

efforts throughout the Commonwealth<br />

beginning Friday morning,<br />

May 8, 010, at 1 :01 a.m. and con-<br />

tinuing through midnight, Monday,<br />

May 31, 010.<br />

In addition to Operation C.A.R.E.,<br />

the Virginia State Police is also continuing<br />

its active participation in the<br />

nationwide Click It or Ticket educational<br />

and enforcement effort. The<br />

traffic safety project, which runs May<br />

4 through June 6, 010, is aimed at<br />

increasing seat belt use in Virginia<br />

and ultimately saving lives.<br />

Last year during the holiday weekend,<br />

Virginia State Police troopers<br />

statewide cited 1,019 seat belt violations.<br />

Another 347 summonses were<br />

issued for children not being properly<br />

secured in either a child safety<br />

seat or booster seat.<br />

“In 009, Virginia experienced its<br />

lowest number of traffic deaths in<br />

over a decade during the Memorial<br />

Day weekend,” said Colonel W. Steven<br />

Flaherty, Virginia State Police<br />

Superintendent. “I challenge all Virginians<br />

to play a role in further decreasing<br />

the number of traffic deaths<br />

and crashes during this year’s holiday<br />

weekend by buckling up, obeying<br />

speed limits, and driving sober<br />

and distraction-free.”<br />

The 009 Operation C.A.R.E. initiative<br />

also resulted in 10,391 speeders<br />

and 3,00 reckless drivers being<br />

stopped, and 174 drunk drivers being<br />

taken off the road and arrested.<br />

State police also investigated a total<br />

of 650 traffic crashes, with seven<br />

of them being fatal. A total of 18<br />

died in Virginia as a result of traffic<br />

crashes over the 008 Memorial Day<br />

weekend and 16 people were killed<br />

during the 007 holiday weekend.<br />

Additional historical statistics available<br />

at http://www.dmv.virginia.gov/<br />

webdoc/safety/crash_data/crash_<br />

facts/index.asp.<br />

With more troopers being out<br />

on Virginia’s roadways this holiday<br />

weekend, motorists are reminded<br />

of the statewide law requiring motorists<br />

to either move over a lane or<br />

slow down when passing an emergency<br />

vehicle on the side of a road.<br />

Violation of the law carries a punishment<br />

of up to a $ ,500 fine and/or 1<br />

months in jail.<br />

College 4 Kids Summer Program<br />

Offers New Classes<br />

Lord Fairfax Community College’s<br />

(LFCC) Office of Workforce Solutions<br />

and Continuing Education<br />

is coordinating the College 4 Kids<br />

summer program for rising second<br />

through fifth graders July 6 through<br />

30, 010 on the Middletown Campus.<br />

Participants may choose from new<br />

classes, such as:<br />

American Girl – It’s all about the<br />

girls! Learn about world events and<br />

history using the American Girl<br />

dolls. Act out skits, make crafts and<br />

play games related to different periods<br />

in time. You may bring a doll, but<br />

a doll is not necessary for the class.<br />

Bugs, Birds and Butterflies –<br />

Town approves FY 2011<br />

budget of $36.4 million<br />

By Roger Bianchini<br />

<strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong> Report<br />

On May 4th the Front Royal<br />

Town Council approved the<br />

second reading of its Fiscal Year<br />

011 budget.<br />

As with the first reading approval<br />

of revenue appropriations<br />

of $36,404,064 to balance<br />

the FY 011 budget, Tom<br />

Sayre cast the lone dissenting<br />

vote. And as following the first<br />

reading vote, Sayre declined to<br />

address whether his stated opposition<br />

to a $5 increase in the<br />

town auto decal fee from $ 0<br />

to $ 5 was the reason he voted<br />

against the budget. And again<br />

as on May 10th Sayre did not<br />

address how he would prefer<br />

to fund the $50,000 of revenue<br />

projected to be generated by<br />

the decal fee increase.<br />

After a contentious budget<br />

process during which small in-<br />

creases to real estate and personal<br />

property taxes not raised<br />

for a decade were rejected by a<br />

split and apparent minority of<br />

council, the balanced budget<br />

was facilitated with a $630,000<br />

internal loan from the town<br />

Electric Fund balance and the<br />

$5 hike to the auto decal fee.<br />

Also included in the revenue<br />

appropriation is a 13 percent<br />

across the board hike in the<br />

town’s water and sewer rates.<br />

Also at the May 4th meeting<br />

council approved a $ .7 million<br />

bond issue appropriation for up<br />

front engineering services to upgrade<br />

the wastewater treatment<br />

<strong>plan</strong>t. The town is facing a $30<br />

to $40 million bond issue and<br />

annual payment expenditure<br />

within the next year or two as<br />

federal mandates on improved<br />

wastewater treatment <strong>plan</strong>t operations<br />

in the Chesapeake Bay<br />

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Learning and fun collide in the discovery<br />

of insect and bird habitats<br />

and food webs. Make a butterfly and<br />

bird house and explore the pond for<br />

cool and creepy critters.<br />

Edible Art – Create scrumptious<br />

masterpieces such as Turtle bread,<br />

candy collage and sand art. These<br />

pieces of art are so great you won’t<br />

want to eat them and so delicious<br />

you’ll want to dig right in!<br />

Super Science – Get ready for a<br />

magical laboratory experience. Make<br />

and take home Flubber, a mushroom<br />

monster, Silly Putty, gum, Play<br />

Dough, bubbling lava blobs, copper<br />

coins, glowing slime and more.<br />

The cost of the program is $175<br />

for the week, with discounts if more<br />

than one child from the same family<br />

attends. The program runs from 8:30<br />

a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through<br />

Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to noon on<br />

Friday, providing students the opportunity<br />

to participate in four different<br />

classes each day. Students will<br />

need to bring a bag lunch Monday<br />

through Thursday. Morning and afternoon<br />

snacks are provided.<br />

A limited number of scholarships<br />

are available for families who meet<br />

the criteria.<br />

Visit http://www.LFCCworkforce.<br />

com to download the brochure and<br />

learn more about these available<br />

classes taught by LFCC faculty and<br />

area professionals:<br />

- American Girl<br />

- Basket Making<br />

- Bugs, Birds and Butterflies<br />

- Cosmetics<br />

- Digital Movie Making<br />

- Digital Photography<br />

- Edible Art<br />

- Electricity<br />

- Karate<br />

- Pinhole Photography<br />

- Robotics<br />

- Rocketry<br />

- Sign Language<br />

- Super Science<br />

- The Hunt is On!<br />

- Trash to Treasure<br />

- Volleyball<br />

- Writer’s Workshop<br />

For more information about the<br />

College 4 Kids program, or to register,<br />

you may also contact the Office<br />

of Workforce Solutions and Continuing<br />

Education at the Middletown<br />

Campus at 540-868-70 1.<br />

VDOT Traffic Alert for week of<br />

May 31-June 4, 2010<br />

Interstate 66<br />

* Mile marker 0 to 13, eastbound and<br />

westbound – Debris removal, Monday<br />

to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.<br />

Interstate 81<br />

* Mile marker 98 to 300 northbound<br />

and southbound – Debris removal,<br />

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.<br />

Primary Roads<br />

* (<strong>NEW</strong>) Route 5 – Milling in<br />

Front Royal area.<br />

* Various roads – Bridge cleaning,<br />

litter and debris removal, Monday<br />

to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Singlelane<br />

traffic controlled by flaggers or<br />

signs.<br />

* Various roads – Mowing.<br />

Secondary Roads<br />

* Route 10 6 ( Happy Creek Road )<br />

Front Royal area – Road improvement<br />

project from Sixth Street and<br />

Bradford Drive to near Route 606 (<br />

Shenandoah Shores Road ). Temporary<br />

lane closures 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.,<br />

Tuesday to Friday.<br />

* (<strong>NEW</strong>) Various roads – Mowing<br />

and drainage work.<br />

* Various roads – Bridge cleaning,<br />

litter and debris removal, Monday<br />

to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Singlelane<br />

traffic controlled by flaggers or<br />

signs.<br />

Vegetation management may occur<br />

district wide on various routes.<br />

Motorists are reminded to use<br />

extreme caution when traveling<br />

through work zones. Traffic alerts<br />

and traveler information can be obtained<br />

by dialing 511. In areas where<br />

511 is unavailable, dial 1-866-MY-<br />

511VA (866-695-118 ). Traffic alerts<br />

and traveler information also are<br />

available at 511Virginia.org.<br />

R-MA Band and Chorus<br />

Perform for Thousands at NRA<br />

Convention<br />

The Randolph-Macon Academy<br />

Band and Chorus performed for a<br />

most appreciative audience of over<br />

11,000 people at the Time Warner<br />

Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC on<br />

May 15, 010. The two groups, conducted<br />

by Ed Richards, performed<br />

an hour-long concert, “Tribute to the<br />

United States Armed Forces,” as part<br />

of the National Rifle Association’s<br />

“Celebration of American Values<br />

Freedom Experience.”<br />

“It was an incredible experience for<br />

the cadets, to be able to perform in a<br />

truly professional setting for a crowd<br />

of that magnitude,” said Richards,<br />

who is the Bandmaster and Director<br />

of Music at Randolph-Macon Academy.<br />

In addition to the professional<br />

sound crew miking them, a professional<br />

production company was<br />

brought in to film the entire event.<br />

The students who were able to see<br />

the Jumbotrons sometimes caught a<br />

glimpse of themselves.<br />

“The camera people got face shots<br />

of every single person, they were<br />

in our faces the whole time. It was<br />

pretty cool,” said Kathleen Maifeld, a<br />

senior at R-MA who plays clarinet in<br />

the band. “The way the lights were<br />

shining on us made us feel like superstars.”<br />

New WellTran service<br />

The Shenandoah Area Agency<br />

on Aging (SAAA) has added new<br />

routes to its WellTran service to improve<br />

access to healthcare appointments<br />

for residents of Page, <strong>Warren</strong><br />

and Shenandoah Counties. “We are<br />

pleased to offer expanded service<br />

two days a week that addresses a<br />

very real challenge in our rural region:<br />

getting residents with mobility<br />

issues to and from the healthcare<br />

services they need,” said Helen<br />

Cockrell, President/CEO of SAAA.<br />

Beginning in May, residents may<br />

schedule rides from central pickup<br />

locations at Page, Shenandoah<br />

and <strong>Warren</strong> Memorial Hospitals to<br />

physician and testing appointments<br />

in Winchester, Woodstock, Luray<br />

or Front Royal. The new service is<br />

offered Tuesdays and Thursdays for<br />

appointments scheduled between 9<br />

AM and PM. There is a $5 fee for<br />

the round trip.<br />

To schedule a WellTran pickup,<br />

riders must call the Shenandoah<br />

Area Agency on Aging office at 1-<br />

800-883-41 , ext. 306 at least three<br />

business days in advance. Callers<br />

must provide the following information:<br />

doctor’s name and complete<br />

address, time of appointment and estimated<br />

length, and any special assistance<br />

needed (wheelchair, walker). If<br />

additional transportation is needed<br />

from home to and/or from the pickup<br />

hospital location, arrangements<br />

may be made when scheduling the<br />

ride. There may be an additional<br />

charge for this transportation.<br />

Under the Older Americans Act,<br />

SAAA provides services to the com-<br />

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Tractor Trailer Parking<br />

• Well-lit lot behind fire hall staffed 24 hours a day<br />

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munity with an emphasis on low income,<br />

frail, and minority older people.<br />

In addition, SAAA serves as one<br />

of ten Aging and Disability Resource<br />

Centers in Virginia. SAAA’s mission<br />

is to provide support services that<br />

allow people to age at home, including<br />

Case Management, Meals on<br />

Wheels, Active Living Centers, Our<br />

Place (social model group respite<br />

sites), Personal <strong>Care</strong>, Homemaker<br />

Assistance, Ombudsman, VICAP<br />

(insurance counseling), WellTran<br />

(transportation), RSVP (volunteer<br />

opportunities), and a Rural Health<br />

Outreach Nurse. SAAA is also a<br />

Community Housing Development<br />

Organization and is currently working<br />

in partnership with Shenandoah<br />

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housing project. SAAA Home Tasks<br />

provides a fee-based cleaning service<br />

for the public that generates funds to<br />

support aging services. Visit www.<br />

shenandoahaaa.com or call 1-800-<br />

883-41 for more information.<br />

They’re Singing at Skyline!<br />

The six choirs of Skyline High<br />

School’s choral department will<br />

present their annual Spring Concert<br />

on Sunday, May 30 at 3:00 in<br />

Skyline’s auditorium. Their 50-member<br />

Mixed Chorus will share the<br />

program with the 8th Grade Choir,<br />

Men’s Choir, Treble Ensemble, Show<br />

Choir, and Select Chorale.<br />

Selections will include two William<br />

Dawson spirituals, folk songs such as<br />

“Danny Boy” (with local oboist Nancy<br />

Sweeny,) contemporary art songs,<br />

and popular favorites. Senior student<br />

conductors Marquie Hutchings<br />

and Todd Martin will also take the<br />

podium to conduct pieces they’ve<br />

selected and prepared. Hutchings<br />

will be joined by student accompanist<br />

Shannon Mendoza.<br />

The concert will recognize Skyline’s<br />

All-District and All-Virginia<br />

singers and annual award and scholarship<br />

winners. As is the Skyline<br />

choral tradition, department alumni<br />

will be invited to join the choirs for<br />

their closing number, “May You Go<br />

Forth in Love”. The 90-minute concert<br />

is open to the public and admission<br />

is free. A reception will follow in<br />

the cross halls.<br />

Mixed Chorus will also be singing<br />

at Skyline’s Baccalaureate Service on<br />

Sunday, June 6th, and Show Choir<br />

will perform “You Raise Me Up” and<br />

“For Good” from WICKED at Skyline’s<br />

Commencement Ceremony on<br />

Saturday, June 1 th. Skyline choirs<br />

are under the direction of Tom<br />

Bowen and accompanied by Lynne<br />

Hutchings.<br />

Roast Beef Dinner<br />

The <strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong> chapter of the<br />

(Expires 6/30/2010)<br />

Izaak Walton League will host their<br />

Annual Roast Beef Dinner on Sunday<br />

June 6th from Noon until 4 p.m.<br />

The public is welcome and you may<br />

pay at the door. Adults $10, <strong>Child</strong>ren<br />

6-1 are $6 and <strong>Child</strong>ren under 5 are<br />

free. Kick back or hike. Fishing is allowed<br />

w/ license (no live minnows).<br />

The IWLA Park is 11 miles south<br />

of Front Royal on Browntown Road<br />

(Rt. 649)<br />

Golf Tournament<br />

Randolph-Macon Academy will<br />

hold the 7th Annual President’s Golf<br />

Tournament Shenandoah Valley Golf<br />

Club on June 5, 010. Registration<br />

begins at 10:30 am, with a cookout at<br />

11:30 am and the captain’s choice tee<br />

off at 1:00 pm. Prizes will be awarded<br />

and a raffle drawing will be held at<br />

5:30 pm.<br />

This tournament is open to the<br />

public. Green fees are $135 for each<br />

golfer, with all proceeds benefiting<br />

R-MA Athletics. Registrations will<br />

be accepted through June 3, 010<br />

online at www.rma.edu. Interested<br />

golfers can also call Ann Harrison<br />

at 540-636-5343 for a registration<br />

form.<br />

Softball tournament<br />

The 4th of July Committee will be<br />

having three softball tournaments<br />

on Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and<br />

Labor Day, if anybody is interested<br />

in those or would like to put a team<br />

in please contact Charles Harbaugh<br />

at (540) 877-4594.<br />

Tournament Dates:<br />

- Saturday, May 9, 010<br />

- Saturday, July 3, 010<br />

- Saturday, September 4, 010<br />

9 am at the Middletown Park softball<br />

field<br />

Registration Fee: $75 per team,<br />

per tournament date<br />

Checks are to be made payable to:<br />

The Town of Middletown (memo:<br />

4th of July)<br />

Town of Middletown, PO Box<br />

696, Middletown, VA 645 (7875<br />

Church Street)<br />

Entry Form & Registration Deadlines:<br />

All registrations are due by<br />

5 pm to the Town Office (address<br />

above) by the following dates:<br />

- May 9--by the close of business on<br />

Monday, May 4<br />

- July 3--by the close of business on<br />

Friday, June 5<br />

- September 4--by the close of business<br />

on Friday, August 7<br />

CHURCH BRIEFS<br />

My Brother’s Table<br />

Dinner served Thursdays between<br />

5 & 6PM at Front Royal Presbyterian<br />

Church, 115 Luray Avenue, Front<br />

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Motorcyle Ride<br />

Way of Faith Royal Rangers & Missionettes<br />

Charity Motorcyle Ride to<br />

benefit Light for the Lost Foundation.<br />

A 60 mile motorcycle ride through<br />

the beautiful Shenandoah Valley and<br />

finish the day off with food, fun and<br />

fellowship. June 5, 010 with a rain<br />

date of July 10, 010. We will start<br />

and finish at <strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong> High<br />

School, 155 Westminster Drive,<br />

Front Royal. Check in is between<br />

8am and 9:30am. The ride will start<br />

at 10 am sharp. Register by contacting<br />

Steve Pratscher at (540)636-1881<br />

or online at<br />

www.Ride4jesus.Org<br />

Registration $30.00 For 1 rider<br />

$45.00 For riders. All proceeds to<br />

benefit the Light for the Lost foundation.<br />

Yard Sale<br />

7th Annual Yard Sale at Riverton<br />

United Methodist Church Women’s<br />

Fellowship Circle<br />

Friday, June 18 from 7AM – 5PM<br />

and Saturday, June 19 from 7AM<br />

– 1 PM<br />

Fellowship Hall – Lower Level, 55<br />

E. Strasburg Road, Front Royal, VA<br />

Furniture, Tools, Antiques, Yard<br />

Items, Linens and More!<br />

Food available – Hot Dogs, Chips,<br />

Brownies, Sodas and Popcorn<br />

Silent Auction<br />

All proceeds to the principle mortgage<br />

of the Lord’s Church<br />

We will accept donations on Thursday,<br />

June 18 from 8AM to 5PM. No<br />

winter clothing, homemade canned<br />

goods,<br />

non-working computers, televisions,<br />

or microwaves.<br />

Contact Person: Pat Derflinger at<br />

635- 768<br />

Presley graduates<br />

from JMU with<br />

honors<br />

Heather D. Presley graduated<br />

Magna Cum Laude from<br />

James Madison University<br />

with a Bachelors Degree in<br />

Health Sciences with a concentration<br />

in Health Assessment<br />

and Promotion and a<br />

minor in Communication. She<br />

received the “Most Outstanding<br />

Student” in the Health<br />

Assessment and Promotion<br />

Department. She is currently<br />

interning at Chesapeake Hospital<br />

in Chesapeake, Virginia.<br />

Michael P. Presley graduated<br />

from Lord Fairfax Community<br />

College with an Associates<br />

Degree in Science. He<br />

will be attending James Madison<br />

University in the fall as<br />

a junior.<br />

Their parents are Phil and<br />

Tina Presley of Front Royal.<br />

I-66 & Rt 522<br />

North of<br />

Front Royal<br />

Great Deals at<br />

www.shenandoahford.com<br />

2006 FORD FOCUS ZX3 SE<br />

43K, 5SPD, MOONROOF<br />

WAS $10,995<br />

#T7012BX #P433A<br />

NOW $8,925<br />

Haircuts $9.99<br />

Blue Ridge Barber Shop<br />

Royal Plaza Shopping Center<br />

Credits Cards Accepted / Gift Cards Available<br />

Open 7 Days A Week<br />

415 - B - South St. Front Royal, VA<br />

540-635-9552<br />

$1.00 OFF Ink Cartridges<br />

or<br />

$5.00 OFF Toner Cartridges<br />

One coupon per purchase.<br />

Not to be combined with any other offers. Expires 6/30/10<br />

203 E. Main St.<br />

635-7064<br />

www.royaloakcomputers.com<br />

2010<br />

ADULT EDUCATION /GED CLASS<br />

WARREN COUNTY<br />

• Blue Ridge Technical Center<br />

280 Luray Avenue<br />

(next to old <strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong> High School)<br />

Monday, 6:00 PM Registration/Pre-test<br />

Tues./Thurs., 6:00-8:30 PM, Adult Ed./GED Prep<br />

• Samuels Public Library<br />

330 E. Criser Road<br />

540.636.2901<br />

2005 FORD ESCAPE XLT V6<br />

64K, 4X4, MOONROOF<br />

WAS $15,995<br />

NOW $13,465<br />

Tues./Thurs., 10:00 AM-12:30 PM, Adult Ed<br />

Must be 18 or older to participate/Northern Shenandoah Valley Adult Education<br />

667-9744 or 800-435-5945<br />

www.needmyged.org<br />

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Postal Business Center<br />

122 W. 14th St. • Front Royal, VA<br />

Located next door to<br />

Melting Pot Pizza<br />

Packing • Shipping • Moving boxes •<br />

Mailbox rentals • Notary • FAX • Laminating<br />

• Copies<br />

540-635-7997<br />

540-635-2186 (fax)<br />

Simply Cedar Log Homes • Linden, VA • www.SimplyCedarLogs.com<br />

For more information on beautiful, energyefficient<br />

cedar log homes call Simply Cedar<br />

Log Homes at (540) 636-8400 or email us at<br />

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We’re Here To Serve<br />

You With Many Business<br />

Services!<br />

Military Discount<br />

15% off<br />

regular priced<br />

items...any time.<br />

We support our<br />

Troops!<br />

BEER ON PREMISE!<br />

Boneless and Regular Wings Available In 20 Flavors<br />

Mild To Homicide • Chesapeake Bay • Honey BBQ<br />

Honey Mustard • Caribbean Jerk • And Many More...<br />

Buffalo Shrimp Available Any Flavor<br />

Salads • Wraps • Paninis • Ribs • Kickoffs • Appetizers<br />

Eat In ~ Carry Out ~ Call In<br />

WINGS TO GO<br />

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Martins Shopping Center - Next to Radio Shack<br />

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Main Street • Front Royal, VA<br />

Showtimes: 622-9997<br />

www.royal-cinemas.com<br />

* Birthday Parties! *<br />

Now<br />

Showing<br />

“Prince of<br />

Persia”<br />

Now<br />

Showing<br />

“Shrek<br />

Forever After”<br />

Coming<br />

Soon<br />

“Marmaduke”<br />

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ParkFest<br />

ParkFest drew hundreds of people to “Andy Guest” Shenandoah River State Park in Bentonville May . During the<br />

event, Del. Clay Athey was honored for his ongoing efforts to protect the park. The event was organized by Friends of<br />

Shenandoah River State Park. The group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7 pm at the park visitor center. New<br />

members and guests are always welcome. The next meetings are Tues. June 1 and Tues. July 6. For more information<br />

about the group, visit riverparkfriends.org or call the park at 540-6 -6840. The park is located in Bentonville, VA on<br />

State Route 340, 8 miles south of Front Royal. It is open 7 days a week from dawn to dusk, weather permitting.<br />

Friends of Shenandoah River State Park greet guests at the group’s tables. From<br />

left are Jane Whitney, Leah Peyton, Sally Murray, Robin Payne and Jinny Fox.<br />

More about the group at riverparkfriends.org<br />

Shenandoah River State Park Manager<br />

Tony Widmer and Del. Clay<br />

Athey tour new luxurious cabins<br />

set to open in mid July. The cabins<br />

vary in size and some offer full<br />

kitchens complete with pots and pans, linens and<br />

other amenities. “Just bring your clothes and food,”<br />

said one park employee. Reservations for camping,<br />

cabins and picnic shelters can be made by calling<br />

the Virginia State Park Reservation Center weekdays<br />

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1-800-933-PARK (7275). Reservations<br />

can be made up to 11 months in advance.<br />

A Randolph-Macon Academy<br />

cadet walks with a<br />

guest from Twin Creeks<br />

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Friends group members Brian Bennett (left) and Dick<br />

Fox carry a kayak. It was one of the prizes for the<br />

group’s raffle and was donated by Friends member<br />

Don Roberts of Front Royal Canoe Company: frontroyalcanoe.com<br />

Del. Clifford L. “Clay” Athey, Jr.<br />

18th District House of Delegates<br />

Serving Fauquier, Frederick, and <strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong><br />

Stacey & I thank you for the opportunity to serve.<br />

If I can be of any help, please contact me at (540) 635-7917,<br />

in Richmond at: (804) 698-1018,<br />

by E-Mail at: DelCAthey@house.state.va.us,<br />

or by mail at: PO Box 406, Room 510<br />

Richmond, VA 23218


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Biologist Shannon Crocker with the Blue Ridge Wildlife<br />

Center shows off a small screech owl, a much<br />

larger barred owl and a red-tailed hawk who was especially<br />

excited to get out of his box! The Blue Ridge<br />

Wildlife Center is a non-profit wildlife conservation<br />

and rehabilitation organization located in Clarke<br />

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Harp player (and maker)<br />

John Kovak and his<br />

eclectic acoustic group<br />

“Loose Strings” perform<br />

next to food provided by<br />

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Public safety<br />

PIG from pg 10<br />

nized” the guinea pig by cutting its<br />

throat.<br />

A third animal control officer,<br />

Deputy Jim Petty also testified that<br />

Woodson had volunteered the information<br />

that “the animal did not suffer”<br />

and that he had killed it “within<br />

the standards of American culture.”<br />

Asked if Woodson said how he<br />

killed the guinea pig on cross examination,<br />

Petty said Woodson said he<br />

“had severed its head with a pocket<br />

knife,” adding “it did not suffer.”<br />

Defense counsel Wood asked Petty<br />

if he had Mirandized Woodson<br />

prior to this conversation. Petty said<br />

not, but that Woodson had volunteered<br />

the information.<br />

It’s just a guinea pig<br />

Wood argued for a dismissal of the<br />

charge of animal cruelty. She said<br />

that Virginia codes only prohibit<br />

the killing of dogs and cats for their<br />

hides. “There is no evidence this<br />

defendant cruelly killed this animal<br />

– all you have is a dead guinea pig,”<br />

she told the court.<br />

Bradley countered that state codes<br />

defined a standard of treatment for<br />

“companion animals” that mandated<br />

they be fed, given water and housed.<br />

“I can’t fathom that the legislature<br />

would require these standards of<br />

treatment but would say it is okay to<br />

kill it for a headpiece.”<br />

In rebuttal Wood argued that if<br />

her client was guilty, it was of a Class<br />

IV misdemeanor, failure to care for<br />

a domestic animal, rather then the<br />

Class I cruelty charge. – “It’s called<br />

butchering, slaughtering without<br />

suffering whether it is a tiny, little<br />

rabbit or guinea pig, it is not different<br />

than a cow. It should not be an<br />

appeal to emotions – it is what it is.<br />

It may be unusual, dare I say weird.<br />

But it doesn’t rise to the level of this<br />

statute,” Wood argued for her client.<br />

In denying the motion to dismiss,<br />

Judge Houff said he believed the<br />

prosecution evidence had risen to<br />

the standard of proving that Woodson’s<br />

act was done “cruelly and unnecessarily.”<br />

When the court asked if there was<br />

more evidence to be presented prior<br />

to a verdict being rendered, Wood<br />

added, “You have to kill it to take its<br />

hide.” The defense presented no witnesses.<br />

Apparently the judge disagreed<br />

with the premise the hide taking was<br />

justified or legal, and found Woodson<br />

guilty of both the cruelty to animals<br />

charge and the violation of his<br />

bond through the throat slitting gesture<br />

made to his neighbor and her<br />

children.<br />

Neighbors said Woodson’s apartment<br />

appears to have been cleaned<br />

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out and they assume that once released,<br />

he will no longer be their<br />

neighbor. Bradley said Woodson’s<br />

living situation would be a topic of<br />

discussion at any future bond hearings.<br />

Asked about the availability of<br />

Woodson’s court-ordered mental<br />

evaluation, Bradley added that like<br />

information about the medication<br />

he is now on as a result of that evaluation,<br />

the information is not part of<br />

the open court record.<br />

I discussed what I’d heard in<br />

court on May 18th with a number<br />

of people, several of whom pointed<br />

out the killing of small animals is a<br />

described pattern of behavior exhibited<br />

by some convicted serial killers.<br />

Is there a danger Charles Woodson<br />

could eventually act on some of his<br />

threatening gestures or statements<br />

to neighbors? After all, throat slitting<br />

and bone removal are things<br />

Woodson had recently done to the<br />

guinea pig in question as the Noah’s<br />

Ark clerk testified, essentially “for<br />

fun.”<br />

All of this, as Judge W. Dale Houff<br />

commented, has been “an unusual<br />

and troubling situation.” Unfortunately,<br />

it is likely a situation that will<br />

not end with this misdemeanor verdict,<br />

appeal and eventual sentencing<br />

and release of Charles H. Woodson.<br />

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Skatepark Grand Opening announced<br />

The Front Royal-<strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong> Community will officially open the <strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong> Skate Park on<br />

Saturday, June 5 at 3:00 p.m.<br />

The Skatepark is located at 101 Kerfoot Avenue. Ground was originally broken on the facility in September,<br />

009. Pillar Design Group, in conjunction with Artisan Skate Parks, was awarded the design<br />

build contract for the project which features a Flo Bowl, Amoeba Bowl, Street Transition Plaza, and a<br />

large Challenge Quarter Pipe.<br />

The total cost of the project was $483,000 including $175,000 from the <strong>County</strong> of <strong>Warren</strong>, $100,000<br />

from Crooked Run, LLC, $75,760 from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation,<br />

$31,6 5 from the Front Royal Rotary Club, $3 ,000 from Doris Robbins and $68,615 from miscellaneous<br />

donations.<br />

The parks and recreation department and county officials thank everyone that made the facility possible,<br />

with a special nod to the <strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong> Skate Park Committee.<br />

Come out and see the newest addition to the <strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong> park system – even if you are too old,<br />

clumsy or fragile to use it.<br />

For question or additional information, contact Daniel Lenz at (540) 635-7750 or visit:<br />

www.warrencountyskatepark.com.<br />

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Youth Services<br />

Library Assistant<br />

Team player needed to promote and implement<br />

creative youth programs and services for toddlers<br />

through young adults. The assistant will work<br />

closely with the Youth Services Supervisor in<br />

maintaining the collection, with attention to weeding,<br />

donations and periodic shelving. The assistant<br />

will staff a busy Youth Services Reference desk at a<br />

busy Library. Applicant must be proficient in Microsoft<br />

Office 007. High School diploma required,<br />

prefer Associates degree or BA. The position is 0<br />

hours per week with a starting salary of $9.00 to<br />

$9.50 per hour, based on experience. Please send<br />

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No phone inquiries will be accepted. The position<br />

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GET NOTICED IN THE COMMUNITY<br />

PROFILE AND BUSINESS DIRECTORY<br />

The Front Royal-<strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong> Community<br />

Profile & Membership Directory is<br />

one of the most effective marketing tools<br />

we offer our members. This beautiful, full<br />

color magazine gives newcomers, new<br />

Chamber members, site selectors and<br />

visitors a comprehensive review of life and<br />

opportunities in our area. Features include<br />

articles of current interest, business vignettes,<br />

area demographics and information<br />

that newcomers and businesses constantly<br />

use for reference. Editorial content<br />

covers business, education, health care,<br />

recreation and tourism. Advertising for the<br />

next edition will begin in the next few days.<br />

The project consultant, Matt Greene, will be<br />

visiting members to share the opportunities<br />

for marketing your business in the profile.<br />

Ads are available in a variety of sizes and<br />

prices to fit your budget. For more information<br />

or to schedule an appointment with<br />

Matt, please call 800-455-5600 x 2012.<br />

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL<br />

DINNER & AWARDS<br />

Reserve your table today! The Chamber’s<br />

Annual Dinner and Awards night will<br />

be held on Thursday, June 10th at Shenandoah<br />

Valley Golf Club. The evening will<br />

kick off at 6pm with a social hour, dinner<br />

will begin promptly at 7pm with the program<br />

and awards presentations following a short<br />

time later. Our theme this year is “It’s A<br />

Jungle Out There”. Tickets are $60 per person<br />

with a table of (8) discounted at $440.<br />

Each ticket also enters you for a chance to<br />

win a 3-day cruise for 2. Invitations are in<br />

your mailbox now! Don’t miss the chance<br />

to spend a fun filled evening with the movers<br />

and shakers of the Front Royal-<strong>Warren</strong><br />

<strong>County</strong> business community! Call today to<br />

reserve your seat. Some sponsorship opportunities<br />

are still available – sponsor the<br />

Jimmy Buffet package or the social hour –<br />

or offer up a donation for the silent auction.<br />

Get your business noticed and be involved,<br />

after all - “It’s A Jungle Out There”! If you<br />

are interested in donating or sponsoring<br />

contact the Chamber at 540-635-3185 or<br />

info@frontroyalchamber.com.<br />

JUNE BUSINESS AFTER HOURS<br />

Join us for the power of networking for<br />

our June Business After Hours – a week<br />

later than usual – on June 16 from 5:30pm<br />

– 7pm at New Look Kitchen & Bath, 322<br />

North Royal Avenue. Enjoy lots of food,<br />

adult beverages and great door prizes<br />

while you experience the latest in the<br />

kitchen and bath world. RSVP by calling<br />

the Chamber at 540-635-3185 or via email<br />

info@frontroyalchamber.com. Don’t forget<br />

your business cards!<br />

SCORE<br />

If you are <strong>plan</strong>ning to, or thinking about,<br />

starting a new business you should contact<br />

SCORE. Do you have an effective business<br />

<strong>plan</strong> in place for your current or new<br />

business idea? If you want to prevent loss<br />

of your money or that of an investor’s, you<br />

should contact SCORE. SCORE is a nationwide<br />

organization known as Counselors<br />

to America’s Small Business and offers<br />

<strong>FREE</strong> face to face confidential counseling<br />

services to you. As a resource partner with<br />

the Small Business Administration (SBA),<br />

the Front Royal-<strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong> EDA and<br />

the Winchester-Frederick <strong>County</strong> Branch<br />

of the Shenandoah Valley SCORE Chapter<br />

427 is ready to serve entrepreneurs and<br />

small business owners in the area. Our<br />

volunteer SCORE counselors are active<br />

and retired senior men and women executives<br />

from all fields: Accounting, Finance,<br />

Advertising, Sales, Marketing, Personnel,<br />

Manufacturing, Exporting, etc. Most of the<br />

SCORE members are former executives<br />

of successful small and large businesses.<br />

The SCORE Counselors will listen to you,<br />

ask questions, make suggestions and direct<br />

you to appropriate resources. In their<br />

<strong>FREE</strong> face to face conferences with you,<br />

they can offer you a world of practical<br />

advice that would take you years to accumulate<br />

on your own. In Virginia alone, this<br />

past year, SCORE has provided services<br />

to more than 10,000 prospective business<br />

owners. Call 540-949-4423, your SCORE<br />

office to discuss with them your business<br />

challenge and area of your business you<br />

want assistance in. We will match your<br />

needs with the best suited SCORE Counselor<br />

to contact you for an in-person meeting<br />

at your business or at a location chosen<br />

by you. For more information, log on to<br />

WWW.SCOREVAVALLEY.ORG . It is free<br />

and confidential!<br />

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK!<br />

Text like FrontRoyalChamber to 32665.<br />

Or go to http://www.facebook.com/FrontRoyalChamber.<br />

Over the next few weeks<br />

we will be expanding our Facebook presence<br />

with more postings and featured<br />

members’ pages. If you have a Facebook<br />

page, let us know by calling the chamber at<br />

540-635-3185 or send an email with your<br />

Facebook address to facebook@frontroyalchamber.com<br />

and we will add you to our<br />

page!<br />

FRONT ROYAL POLICE DEPARTMENT<br />

Telephone Scam Alert - Front Royal Police<br />

Chief Richard H. Furr wishes to alert<br />

citizens of a telephone scam that is occurring<br />

in the area. The police department has<br />

received numerous reports of a caller identifying<br />

himself as a deputy with a sheriff’s<br />

department and that an inmate left their<br />

number for an emergency contact and that<br />

the person needs to call a nurse at a given<br />

telephone number. This number starts out<br />

with the numbers “72” which if dialed, then<br />

allows the suspect access to make long<br />

distance calls on your line and billed to you.<br />

The investigation has proven this deputy is<br />

not an employee of the identified sheriff’s<br />

office and the caller identification is only<br />

displayed as coming from a pay phone. If<br />

you receive a call of this nature do not call<br />

the number as your telephone account will<br />

then be billed. If you have any additional<br />

information please contact the Front Royal<br />

Police Department at 540-635-2111 and<br />

ask for Lt. Clint Keller.<br />

Chief Richard H. Furr of the Front Royal<br />

Police Department has announced that the<br />

department will participate in the upcoming<br />

Click It Or Ticket mobilization scheduled for<br />

May 24th thru June 6th. This mobilization is<br />

a statewide campaign aimed at increasing<br />

seat belt usage. “Each year, hundreds of<br />

lives are lost due to not wearing seat belts.<br />

Last year, the department was awarded the<br />

Highest Seat Belt Usage award for achieving<br />

a 90% usage rate, which exceeded the<br />

state goal of 82%. We want to continue<br />

this effort to increase seat belt usage by<br />

educating the public on the importance of<br />

wearing seat belts” Says Chief Furr. “Our<br />

ultimate goal is to keep motorists safe, not<br />

only during the Memorial Day holiday, but<br />

throughout the year” adds Chief Furr. Traffic<br />

Enforcement Officer Donald Orye conducted<br />

a seat belt survey, which showed an<br />

84% usage rate. “This rate is a decrease<br />

from survey’s that I have conducted in previous<br />

months. Overall, I am pleased to see<br />

our rate higher than the state goal of 83%.<br />

This shows that we are heading in the right<br />

direction” says Officer Orye. “Unfortunately<br />

with the rate at 90% for 2009, we saw an<br />

increase in injuries for the year. Our accidents<br />

declined again for the fourth year in a<br />

row. The department reported 271 crashes<br />

which decreased from 368 the previous<br />

year” adds Orye. Officer Orye also adds<br />

that during this mobilization, motorists can<br />

expect to see extra officers on patrol and<br />

may encounter checkpoints at any given<br />

time. “We will have extra officers out conducting<br />

saturation patrols. Motorists must<br />

be alert for emergency vehicles that are<br />

stopped along the roadways.” Officer Orye<br />

is also coordinating the “Route 522 Blitz”<br />

again this year. Agencies along Route 522<br />

from Powhatan <strong>County</strong> to the West Virginia<br />

state line have pledged support during the<br />

day of enforcement which is scheduled on<br />

May 28th. “During the blitz, motorists that<br />

travel Route 522 for any period will see an<br />

increased presence of law enforcement.<br />

They may also encounter checkpoints<br />

along the way as well” states Orye. Some<br />

of the local agencies that have pledged to<br />

participate include Front Royal Police Department,<br />

<strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong> Sheriff’s Office,<br />

Winchester Police Department, Clarke<br />

<strong>County</strong> Sheriff’s Office, Rappahannock<br />

<strong>County</strong> Sheriff’s Office, Culpeper Police<br />

Department, and Virginia State Police. For<br />

further information about Click It Or Ticket<br />

or any other traffic safety issues, visit www.<br />

smartsafeandsober.org<br />

MEMBER <strong>NEW</strong>S<br />

Baked To Perfection has new items that are<br />

being given away in the next few weeks on<br />

Club Clickit, May 28th we will be giving<br />

away a free decorated butterfly cake. Flavor<br />

is funfetti. Spring is here! June 11th<br />

we will be giving away two different flavors<br />

of chocolate biscotti: Chocolate Raspberry<br />

Pecan Biscotti, and Chocolate Almond<br />

Biscotti. Stay posted for free giveaways<br />

for graduation, Father’s Day and Fourth of<br />

July. For more information call 540-635-<br />

5247 or visit www.bakedtoperfection.com.<br />

Federal Emergency Management Agency<br />

(FEMA) is working with the Virginia Depart-<br />

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ment of Emergency Management (VDEM)<br />

to locate and contact private nonprofit organizations<br />

that sustained damages and/or<br />

incurred costs of $1,000 or more from snow<br />

removal from the February snow storms.<br />

Unfortunately they have not received many<br />

Requests for Public Assistance (RPAs)<br />

from the Private Non Profit (PNP) organizations.<br />

Please click on the following link to<br />

read the press release to see if you or your<br />

organization qualifies: http://www.fema.<br />

gov/news/newsrelease.fema?id=51331.<br />

You may contact Greta Meyers, Community<br />

Relations Office, Federal Emergency<br />

Management Agency via email to Greta.<br />

Meyers@dhs.gov for additional information.<br />

The <strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong> Educational Endowment<br />

will hold their 16th Annual Golf<br />

Tournament on Wednesday, June 2nd at<br />

Jackson’s Chase at Pine Hills Golf Club.<br />

Registration beginning at 8am. For more<br />

information call Mary Anne Biggs at 540-<br />

636-6753 or email wcee@comcast.net.<br />

Blue Ridge Arts Council is pleased to<br />

announce that Gazebo Gatherings Returns<br />

June 4! Their popular summer concert<br />

series Gazebo Gatherings returns<br />

to downtown on Friday, June 4 at 7pm,<br />

featuring our own American Legion Community<br />

Band. Stay tuned for a complete<br />

schedule, every Friday through August 27!<br />

In the Gallery - Minds Wide Open Exhibit<br />

through June 11: A new exhibit Minds Wide<br />

Open: A Student Teacher Journey through<br />

the Abstract Art of Marlene Kline and Kelly<br />

Walker, will be featured in the gallery from<br />

April 29 – June 11. The show is a part of<br />

the first ever statewide celebration of the<br />

arts, Minds Wide Open: Virginia Celebrates<br />

Women in the Arts. Call for Poems – Ages<br />

6-12: Blue Ridge Arts Council and Front<br />

Royal Women’s Resource Center are looking<br />

for poems by children ages 6 to 12,<br />

from <strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong>, for the Downtown<br />

Poetry Project. Selected poems will be<br />

framed and hung downtown in shops and<br />

businesses, and authors will be invited to<br />

read their work at a public reading. Deadline<br />

for submission is June 4, 2010. Please<br />

contact Heather Davis at hdavis67@gmail.<br />

com for complete entry information. Artist<br />

Opportunities: The prospectus for the Annual<br />

Member Show was mailed to all current<br />

artist members in early May. The June<br />

1st deadline is approaching, so get your<br />

entries ready for submission! If you would<br />

like to receive this prospectus via email,<br />

please send an email to kcrump1@embarqmail.com.<br />

Don’t miss out on another<br />

Third Thursday ArtWalk! Any performing,<br />

visual or literary artisans wishing to participate<br />

in the Third Thursday ArtWalk program<br />

is encouraged to contact Kym Crump<br />

at kcrump1@embarqmail.com or call 540-<br />

635-9909. The event will be held the Third<br />

Thursday of each month, from 5-8pm, and<br />

features specials in downtown shops and<br />

restaurants, and visual and performing artists<br />

demonstrating in and about the many<br />

participating businesses. The June Art-<br />

Walk is June 17. Any artist wishing to have<br />

a mini-exhibit at the <strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong> Court<br />

House Gallery or the <strong>Warren</strong> Paint Supply<br />

window on Main Street contact Kym Crump<br />

at kcrump1@embarqmail.com or 540-635-<br />

9909.<br />

The Front Royal Farmer’s Market will open<br />

on Saturday, June 5th! Please come join<br />

us to celebrate the start of our local growing<br />

season! This year we’re operating on<br />

Saturdays 9am - 1pm and Thursdays 3pm<br />

- 7pm, June 5th through October 30th. We<br />

have many returning vendors as well as<br />

some new ones. Please visit our website<br />

at www.frontroyalfarmersmarket.com for<br />

market updates throughout the season.<br />

Big Bertha’s Babies currently has 2 openings<br />

for newborn to 2 years. A “babies<br />

only” daycare, Big Bertha’s offers a safe,<br />

warm and loving environment for your little<br />

one. Call Judi today at 540-622-2486 to<br />

schedule a visit.<br />

Downtown Front Royal is proud to present<br />

Dancin’ Downtown on Saturday, June<br />

5th, 6 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. at the Gazebo<br />

Commons. The event will feature Souled<br />

Out. Food and beverages available for<br />

sale including: beer, soft drinks, hotdogs,<br />

BBQ, and more. We are currently in need<br />

of volunteers to work the entrance gates, to<br />

help with set-up and take down. If you can<br />

help at all, your assistance would be greatly<br />

appreciated. It takes volunteers to run<br />

this event in order for DFR to raise money<br />

to continue with projects that benefit the<br />

Downtown area, including supporting the<br />

promotions committee, Farmer’s Market,<br />

brick sidewalks, facade grants and the holiday<br />

events. Please contact Brandy Rosser<br />

336-669-1251 or email brandyrosser@hotmail.com<br />

and Patti Baggarly 703-409-3896<br />

or email 3strykz@embarqmail.com if you<br />

can help. You can also call the DFR office<br />

and leave a message 540-631-0099. For<br />

more information, please visit www.downtownfrontroyal.org.<br />

CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union<br />

(“CommonWealth One”) won the Virginia<br />

Credit Union League’s “Penny Wars” challenge<br />

for the state of Virginia. During the<br />

month of April, CommonWealth One’s staff<br />

participated in a “Penny Wars” competition<br />

and raised a total of $1,596.87. The money<br />

was presented to the Virginia Credit Union<br />

League as a part of their statewide “Penny<br />

Wars” challenge and will benefit the <strong>Child</strong>ren’s<br />

Miracle Network.<br />

The Browntown Community Center will<br />

be publishing its first Annual Browntown<br />

Calendar for 2010. Winning Browntown<br />

Photo’s by local photographers were chosen<br />

at the Browntown Redbud Festival<br />

Photo Contest and will be featured on each<br />

month. At the bottom of each page there is<br />

Banner Ad Space Available! A 1 ½” x 11”<br />

ad is available for $25. If any of the Chamber<br />

Businesses would like to place an ad,<br />

please contact Joanne Cherefko at 540-<br />

622-6304 or jfzc@comcast.net. A great<br />

advertising opportunity in what will likely be<br />

a “keepsake” calendar.<br />

www.frontroyalchamber.com


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Sponsor the Kids Page! Call Alison Duvall<br />

540-551- 07 • alisond@warrencountyreport.com<br />

Sponsor the Kids Page!<br />

Call Dan McDermott<br />

540-636-1014 • editor@warrencountyreport.com


Read all issues in their entirety <strong>FREE</strong> on www.<strong>Warren</strong><strong>County</strong>Report.com<br />

To advertise in <strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong> Report:<br />

Contact Alison at alisond@warrencountyreport.com • 540-551- 07<br />

or Angie Buterakos at angie@warrencountyreport.com - 540-683-9197<br />

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Ask Stewart<br />

Ask<br />

Stewart<br />

Pebbles is a Shetland Sorrel<br />

Mare. She is 9 years old. She<br />

is timid and needs someone<br />

to spend time with her to build<br />

up her trust.<br />

Pebble’s ad sponsored by:<br />

Martins Foods<br />

409 South St.<br />

Front Royal<br />

540-635-2249<br />

Dear Stewart,<br />

My neighbor just hired a national tree<br />

company to spray her trees this year.<br />

I may be interested, too, and I was looking<br />

over the brochures they left and there’s all<br />

these abbreviations like IPM and PHC they<br />

mention, but I’m not sure what they mean.<br />

Can you help?<br />

Dear Bugged,<br />

Bugged<br />

Sure I can help. IPM stands for Integrated<br />

Pest Management and PHC stands for Plant<br />

Health <strong>Care</strong>. To explain them better, we need<br />

to go back several years.<br />

Prior to the 1970’s, a pesticide called DDT<br />

was used widely to control pests. Unfortunately,<br />

it caused serious damage to the environment,<br />

including reducing our bald eagle<br />

population, so legislation was created to ban<br />

DDT. For several years after that, most tree<br />

care companies used pretty potent mixtures<br />

of pesticides, including malathion, kelthane,<br />

Paisley is a female Shepherd/<br />

Beagle mix who is about 2<br />

years old. She is ok with dogs<br />

and didn’t care about the cat.<br />

She can be shy but once she<br />

gets to know you she loves<br />

you.<br />

Paisley’s ad sponsored by:<br />

Wanda Snead<br />

Property Management<br />

Serving the area for 16 years<br />

Sam Snead Realty<br />

540-635-9753<br />

SamSneadRealty.com<br />

To advertise in <strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong> Report:<br />

Contact Alison at alisond@warrencountyreport.com • 540-551- 07<br />

or Angie Buterakos at angie@warrencountyreport.com - 540-683-9197<br />

and diazinon to control pests on their customer’s<br />

properties. These mixtures did a very<br />

good job of killing pests like gypsy moth and<br />

tent caterpillars, but also did a great job of<br />

killing off beneficial insects as well. (I do have<br />

to mention, these pesticides are still available<br />

in your local garden centers and if you choose<br />

to use them, be very careful you use them<br />

properly and follow the label directions)<br />

Soon, the concept of IPM or Integrated<br />

Pest Management came into play. The key<br />

concept of IPM is to monitor insect levels and<br />

to control their populations to an acceptable<br />

level. Keep in mind, I mentioned “control”<br />

and not “eradicate”. Certain levels of pests<br />

will remain on the <strong>plan</strong>ts as long as their population<br />

was controlled. In addition, methods<br />

other than chemicals are recommended, such<br />

as physical removal and good old soap and a<br />

soft brush.<br />

In the early 1990’s, the International Society<br />

of Arboriculture introduced a new<br />

concept, taking IPM a step further. PHC, or<br />

Plant Health <strong>Care</strong>, became the method embraced<br />

by progressive tree care companies<br />

and is still the norm today. It is a known fact<br />

that insects are less prone to attack and injure<br />

healthy <strong>plan</strong>ts. So why not concentrate<br />

on maintaining the <strong>plan</strong>t’s health in the first<br />

place? This includes choosing the proper tree<br />

for that site, good soil preparation, and regular<br />

fertilization and watering as necessary.<br />

Think of the concept of well-care in human<br />

health care practices. If you eat well, get<br />

proper rest, and stay fit, you are less susceptible<br />

to diseases. It’s the same in trees and it<br />

does work.<br />

So, the keys to Plant Health <strong>Care</strong> are preventing<br />

problems in the first place by keeping<br />

the tree healthy, learning to accept certain<br />

levels of “critters” in your yard, monitoring<br />

the critters, and then treating any problems<br />

intelligently and with a minimum of chemicals.<br />

Not only do your trees benefit, but your<br />

neighbors will and the very sensitive environment<br />

we live in will be a much healthier<br />

place.<br />

I hope this helps!<br />

Jackson is a male Beagle mix.<br />

He is good with cats and knows<br />

sit.<br />

Jackson’s ad sponsored by:<br />

Little Red Dog<br />

Pet Services<br />

1 <strong>FREE</strong> lesson w/adoption, call for info.<br />

Andrea Coats<br />

Certified Dog Trainer<br />

540-551-0994<br />

Stewart<br />

Humane Society of <strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong><br />

The Front Royal/<strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong><br />

Tree Steward program has been in<br />

existence since 1997. With 4 certified<br />

tree stewards and 7new interns,<br />

they are volunteers dedicated to improving<br />

the health of trees by providing<br />

educational programs, tree<br />

<strong>plan</strong>ting and care demonstrations,<br />

and tree maintenance assistance<br />

throughout the community. Through<br />

classroom training and hands-on<br />

practice, Tree Stewards learn the<br />

basics of tree biology and physiology,<br />

tree identification, <strong>plan</strong>ting, and<br />

maintenance techniques. Tree Stewards<br />

make a commitment to improving<br />

and protecting their community<br />

forest. Each month Steward will answer<br />

a question from our readers. If<br />

you have a questions regarding tree<br />

<strong>plan</strong>ting, care or maintenance, please<br />

forward it to “Stewart” in care of frwctreestewards@comcast.net<br />

and we<br />

may publish it in a future issue.<br />

Monday thru Sunday 10 am to 4 pm- Closed Wednesdays • 1245 Progress Drive, Front Royal, VA • 540-635-4734 • humanesocietywc@gmail.com<br />

Please ask about our low cost spay and neuter program. Please be sure your pets at home are spayed/neutered<br />

and up to date on vaccinations. Check out our other adoptable pets on<br />

www.warrenco.petfinder.com<br />

540 635-4734<br />

Slinky is a neutered male Bassett/Lab<br />

mix. He is a real sweet<br />

heart and loves people. He<br />

doesn’t like high energy dogs<br />

so it would be best if he went to<br />

a home with an older dog or a<br />

home without animals.<br />

Slinky’s ad sponsored by:<br />

Apple Mountain<br />

Pet Grooming,LLC<br />

Tangela Phillips, Certified<br />

“Your pet is My pride and joy”<br />

Linden, 635-2665<br />

Call for Appointments<br />

If you are interested in adopting one of our dogs, the adoption fee is $145 and includes the spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchip, flea/tick treatment and deworming. Thank you for your support of the<br />

Humane Society. With your help we have been able to place thousands of animals in good homes. Contact Alison @ 540-551-2072 if you would like to become a pet sponsor too!


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Fri May 28, 2010<br />

Forecast for 22630 (74° | 58°)<br />

2pm - 4pm Vino E Formaggio Wine Tasting.<br />

124 E. Main Street. Always Free,<br />

Always Fun! www.vinoeformaggio.com<br />

635-2812<br />

7pm - 10pm Front Porch Style Pickin’<br />

Party. <strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong> Senior Center, 1217<br />

Commonwealth Ave. All levels of talent are<br />

welcome. Acoustic instruments only.<br />

7pm - 9pm Gazebo Gathering. Enjoy music<br />

at the Gazebo tonight located at Main/<br />

Chester Streets - Downtown Front Royal.<br />

<strong>FREE</strong> and open to the public. Sponsored<br />

by the Blue Ridge Arts Council.<br />

Sat May 29, 2010<br />

Forecast for 22630 (75° | 59°)<br />

John F. Kennedy’s Birthday<br />

8am - 4pm <strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong> Fair Flea Market<br />

at the Fairgrounds. For more information:<br />

540-635-5827 warrencountyfair.<br />

com/15.html<br />

Sun May 30, 2010<br />

Forecast for 22630 (86° | 65°)<br />

8am - 4pm <strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong> Fair Flea Market<br />

at the Fairgrounds<br />

Mon May 31, 2010<br />

MEMORIAL DAY<br />

Town business offices will be CLOSED today<br />

in observance of Memorial Day. Trash/<br />

Recycling will be picked up Wednesday,<br />

June 2, 2010. There will be no Yard Waste<br />

pick up on Wednesday, June 2, 2010.<br />

Tue Jun 1, 2010<br />

12:30pm - 1pm Tourism Tuesday on The<br />

River 95.3 FM and WFTR 1450 AM. Hear<br />

the latest tourism related news and events<br />

every Tuesday at 12:30. If you can’t listen<br />

live check out the podcasts at theriver953online.com<br />

2pm - 3pm Ambassador’s Club meets at<br />

the Chamber office<br />

7pm - 8pm Friends of Shenandoah River<br />

State Park meet at the park’s visitor center.<br />

New members & guests always welcome.<br />

riverparkfriends.org or 540-622-6840.<br />

Wed Jun 2, 2010<br />

8am - 9am Golf Tournament at Jackson’s<br />

Chase at Pine Hills Golf Club. The <strong>Warren</strong><br />

<strong>County</strong> Educational Endowment will hold<br />

their 16th Annual Golf Tournament today.<br />

Registration begins at 8:00am. For more<br />

information call Mary Anne Biggs at (540)<br />

636-6753 or wcee@comcast.net<br />

8:30am - 9:30am Small Business Commit-<br />

tee meets at the Chamber office.<br />

10am - 11am Samuels Public Library. Today<br />

is Toddler Story Time: Theme: Going<br />

on a Bear Hunt.<br />

11am - 12pm Samuels Public Library. Today<br />

is Preschool Story Time. Theme: Going<br />

on a Bear Hunt<br />

12:30pm - 1pm Valley Business Today with<br />

the Front Royal/<strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong> Chamber<br />

of Commerce on The River 95.3 FM and<br />

WFTR 1450 AM. Hear the latest business<br />

related news and events every Wednesday<br />

at 12:30. If you can’t listen live check<br />

out the podcasts at theriver953online.com<br />

Thu Jun 3, 2010<br />

9am - 10am Tourism Committee meets at<br />

the Chamber Office<br />

10am - 11am Samuels Public Library. Today<br />

is Toddler Story Time: Theme: Going<br />

on a Bear Hunt.<br />

11am - 12pm Samuels Public Library. Today<br />

is Preschool Story Time. Theme: Going<br />

on a Bear Hunt<br />

Fri Jun 4, 2010<br />

1:30pm - 2:30pm Education Committee<br />

meets at the Chamber Office<br />

7pm - 9pm Gazebo Gathering. Enjoy music<br />

at the Gazebo tonight located at Main/<br />

Chester Streets - Downtown Front Royal.<br />

<strong>FREE</strong> and open to the public. Sponsored<br />

by the Blue Ridge Arts Council.<br />

Sat Jun 5, 2010<br />

8am - 4pm <strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong> Fair Flea Market<br />

at the Fairgrounds. For more information:<br />

540-635-5827 warrencountyfair.<br />

com/15.html<br />

9am - 1pm Farmers Market opens near the<br />

Gazebo at Main/Chester Streets. Please<br />

come join us to celebrate the start of our<br />

local growing season! This year we’re<br />

operating on Saturdays 9am - 1pm and<br />

Thursdays 3pm - 7pm, June 5th through<br />

October 30th. We have many returning<br />

vendors as well as some new ones.<br />

Please visit our website at www.frontroyalfarmersmarket.com<br />

for market updates<br />

throughout the season.<br />

10am - 3pm Main Street Melodies. “Jazz<br />

up Your June” - music at the gazebo located<br />

at Main/Chester Streets - Downtown<br />

6pm - 10:30pm Dancin’ Downtown. Enjoy<br />

dancing in the streets on Main/Chester<br />

Streets near the Gazebo, by attending<br />

tonight’s yearly event sponsored by Downtown<br />

Front Royal, Inc. The featured band is<br />

“Souled Out”. Food/Drink will be available<br />

for sale. Alcohol is available for purchase<br />

with proper ID. Admission: $5.00/person<br />

and children 6 and under are <strong>FREE</strong>.<br />

6pm - 12am Relay for Life. <strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong><br />

Middel School Front Royal. The 2010<br />

Front Royal/<strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong> Relay for Life<br />

12-hour event will be held today through<br />

Sunday at the “old” <strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong> Middle<br />

School located on 15th Street. SHOW<br />

YOUR HOPE!<br />

10am – 2pm – Wal-Mart is pleased to host<br />

a community event to benefit <strong>Child</strong>ren’s<br />

Miracle Network. Face painting, kids fingerprinting,<br />

hot dogs & drinks, fire trucks<br />

and car seat safety checks. Lots of fun and<br />

games – all for a great cause. Wal-Mart<br />

parking lot. Bring the kids!<br />

Sun Jun 6, 2010<br />

12am - 6pm Relay for Life. <strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong><br />

Middel School Front Royal. The 2010<br />

Front Royal/<strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong> Relay for Life<br />

12-hour event will be held through today<br />

at the “old” <strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong> Middle School<br />

located on 15th Street. SHOW YOUR<br />

HOPE!<br />

8am - 4pm <strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong> Fair Flea Market<br />

at the Fairgrounds. For more information:<br />

540-635-5827 warrencountyfair.<br />

com/15.html<br />

Tue Jun 8, 2010<br />

12:30pm - 1pm Tourism Tuesday on The<br />

River 95.3 FM and WFTR 1450 AM. Hear<br />

the latest tourism related news and events<br />

every Tuesday at 12:30. If you can’t listen<br />

live check out the podcasts at theriver953online.com<br />

7pm - 7pm BAR Meeting at the Government<br />

Center.<br />

Wed Jun 9, 2010<br />

10am - 11am Samuels Public Library. Today<br />

is Toddler Story Time: Theme: Sharks<br />

11am - 12pm Samuels Public Library.<br />

Today is Preschool Story Time. Theme:<br />

Sharks<br />

3:30pm - 5pm Chamber Board Meeting at<br />

the Chamber office<br />

Thu Jun 10, 2010<br />

10am - 11am Samuels Public Library. Today<br />

is Toddler Story Time: Theme: Sharks<br />

11am - 12pm Samuels Public Library.<br />

Today is Preschool Story Time. Theme:<br />

Sharks<br />

3pm - 7pm Farmers Market near the Gazebo<br />

at Main/Chester Streets. www.frontroyalfarmersmarket.com<br />

6pm - 7pm Chamber Dinner at Shenandoah<br />

Valley Golf Club in Front Royal. The<br />

Front Royal/<strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong> Chamber of<br />

Commerce’s Annual Dinner and Awards<br />

night is being held tonight. The evening<br />

will kick off at 6 pm with a social hour, dinner<br />

will begin promptly at 7:00pm with the<br />

program/awards presentation following a<br />

short time later.<br />

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Fri Jun 11, 2010<br />

7pm - 9pm Gazebo Gathering. Enjoy music<br />

at the Gazebo tonight located at Main/<br />

Chester Streets - Downtown Front Royal.<br />

<strong>FREE</strong> and open to the public. Sponsored<br />

by the Blue Ridge Arts Council.<br />

Sat Jun 12, 2010<br />

8am - 4pm <strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong> Fair Flea Market<br />

at the Fairgrounds. For more information:<br />

540-635-5827 warrencountyfair.<br />

com/15.html<br />

9am - 1pm Farmers Market near the Gazebo<br />

at Main/Chester Streets. www.frontroyalfarmersmarket.com<br />

10am - 7pm Main Street Melodies. Music<br />

is being played to at the Gazebo at Chester/Main<br />

Streets Downtown. “End of School<br />

Special - School’s Out for the Summer”<br />

2pm - 3pm Samuels Public Library. Teen<br />

Creative Writing Club is today for ages 12<br />

and up. Please register.<br />

Sun Jun 13, 2010<br />

8am - 4pm <strong>Warren</strong> <strong>County</strong> Fair Flea Market<br />

at the Fairgrounds. For more information:<br />

540-635-5827 warrencountyfair.<br />

com/15.html<br />

2pm - 3pm R-MA Open House at Randolph-Macon<br />

Academy in Front Royal.<br />

This event is open to the entire community,<br />

especially those students interested<br />

in attending the Academy for either the<br />

2010-11 school year or one of the summer<br />

programs. Attendees will receive a tour<br />

of the campus and meet with admissions<br />

counselors, teachers and students. For<br />

more information or to RSVP please call<br />

(540) 636-5484 or visit www.rma.edu.<br />

Flag Day<br />

Mon Jun 14, 2010<br />

3:30pm - 4:30pm Samuels Public Library.<br />

Summer Reading Club begins today with<br />

“Jammin’ Beach Party” with Cody & BJ<br />

that will feature music and activities for the<br />

whole family.<br />

7pm - 8pm Town Council Meeting at the<br />

Government Center.<br />

Tue Jun 15, 2010<br />

12:30pm - 1pm Tourism Tuesday on The<br />

River 95.3 FM and WFTR 1450 AM. Hear<br />

the latest tourism related news and events<br />

every Tuesday at 12:30. If you can’t listen<br />

live check out the podcasts at theriver953online.com<br />

Wed Jun 16, 2010<br />

10am - 11am Samuels Public Library. Today<br />

is Toddler Story Time: Theme: Goin’<br />

Fishing<br />

11am - 12pm Samuels Public Library. Today<br />

is Preschool Story Time. Theme: Goin’<br />

Fishing.<br />

FrVaToday<br />

Getting ready for<br />

your Wedding?<br />

Call us today!<br />

Beauty Designs<br />

Royal Family<br />

Bowling Center<br />

Behind Gateway Plaze<br />

Rt. 522 So., Front Royal<br />

540-636-3113<br />

$2.00 game Monday<br />

Come out & play in the dark<br />

Friday & Saturday 11pm-1am<br />

Bowl & Lunch Special<br />

11am - 3pm Monday-Friday<br />

F R E E Shoe Rental<br />

Bowl 2 Games • Choice of<br />

Lunch Combo Meal<br />

All for $9.49 per person<br />

We are now a<br />

nonsmoking facility with a<br />

smoking lounge<br />

RENT-A-LANE $10<br />

per<br />

person<br />

Sat & Sun ONLY 12 noon-2pm<br />

2 HOURS UNLIMITED Bowling<br />

Up to 8 people per lane<br />

Corporate<br />

Outings!<br />

by Lorie<br />

Nails by Terri<br />

10-A Cloud St. Front Royal<br />

540-636-1280<br />

Tanning Bed for Sale ~ Call for Info<br />

Birthday<br />

Parties!<br />

royalfamilybowl.com


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Some models may require special fluid.<br />

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Expires June 15, 2010<br />

WE SERVICE<br />

Nitro-Fill<br />

SPECIAL<br />

ALL MAKES<br />

$<br />

AND MODELS!<br />

39.95 + Tax<br />

Fill All Tires with Nitrogen, Includes<br />

12 mos. Road Side Assistance, Road<br />

Hazard (See Protection, Service Free Advisor Pressure<br />

Checks, Tire Replacement & Much<br />

More. Helps for Increase details) Fuel Economy,<br />

Extend Tire Life, Improves Handling,<br />

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Expires June 15, 2010<br />

Alignment<br />

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Alignment<br />

Special<br />

$ 59.95<br />

$<br />

• Transmission<br />

• Power Steering<br />

• Brake System<br />

• Cooling System<br />

• Differential Fluid<br />

+ Tax<br />

Some Slightly Higher<br />

Expires 59.95<br />

December 31, 2009+<br />

Tax<br />

Some Slightly Higher<br />

Expires June 15, 2010<br />

15% DISCOUNT<br />

Battery<br />

Charging<br />

System Check<br />

and<br />

Inspection<br />

Cruiser GT<br />

CONV.<br />

Miles 33,194<br />

#U775A<br />

Must present coupon.<br />

One coupon $13,995 per customer per visit.<br />

Not valid with any other offer.<br />

Expires December 31, 2009<br />

$10,980<br />

$700<br />

Reg. $149.99<br />

$ 125.00 &<br />

+ Tax<br />

• Hand Wash & Wax Exterior<br />

• Vacuum and Shampoo Interior VACUUM<br />

• Clean & Protect Leather<br />

(if equipped)<br />

$ • Clean Engine • Clean Trunk<br />

• Treat All Exterior Trim 21.95<br />

OFF!<br />

+ Tax<br />

(MOST CARS. VANS & TRUCKS SLIGHTLY HIGHER)<br />

Expires December 31, 2009<br />

Expires December 31, 2009<br />

NOT TO BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER OFFER.<br />

$5 Towards OFF<br />

purchase of<br />

OILany CHANGE used<br />

GET 1 2009 <strong>FREE</strong>! Dodge<br />

PURCHASE BOTH Caliber FRONT R/T<br />

AND REAR DIFFERENTIAL<br />

34,959 Miles<br />

SERVICES AND GET THE #U752A<br />

TRANSFER CASE SERVICE<br />

<strong>FREE</strong>!! ($110.00 VALUE)<br />

4WD VEHICLES ONLY WAS - ANY MAKE $13,995<br />

OR MODEL<br />

MUST PRESENT COUPON<br />

Expires December WOW! 31, 2009 ONLY<br />

$12,640<br />

2006 Chrysler PT<br />

on parts for<br />

Do-It-Yourselfers<br />

WAS<br />

WOW! ONLY<br />

2009 Dodge<br />

Ram 1500 SLT<br />

17,507 Miles<br />

#A762B<br />

FUN IN THE SUN!<br />

WAS $27,995<br />

WOW! 2007 ONLY Honda Civic Cpe LX<br />

Manual, Black, 4 Cyl., 35,826 Miles,<br />

$23,530<br />

Stock #U709B Sale Price $15,697<br />

High Mileage Special<br />

15% OFF<br />

ANY SERVICE<br />

For Vehicles With More<br />

Than 80,000 Miles<br />

Expires June 15, 2010<br />

Rental Car<br />

DETAIL SPECIAL<br />

Reg. Deal! $149.99<br />

99.95<br />

Rent 3 Days<br />

$<br />

Not to exceed $150<br />

• Front or rear disc brake pad or shoe<br />

+ Tax<br />

replacement with Mopar Value Line<br />

• Hand Wash & Wax Exterior<br />

Brakes<br />

• Vacuum & Shampoo Interior<br />

Get 1 Day <strong>FREE</strong> Inspections For<br />

• Inspect $ drum, rotor and caliper<br />

• Clean & Protect Leather FACTORY<br />

• Check 39.95<br />

brake fluid level + Tax<br />

(If See equipped) Kay Marble for Details December Are Due • Road-test vehicle<br />

• 1999-2001 Grand Cherokee higher<br />

• Clean Expires Engine December • Clean 31, Trunk 2009<br />

Expires SERVICE<br />

December 31, 2009<br />

•Vehicles Expires not December covered by 31, Mopar 2009 Value<br />

• Treat All Exterior Trim<br />

Line Brakes are higher<br />

(MOST CARS, VANS & TRUCKS SLIGHTLY HIGHER)<br />

• Limited Lifetime Warranty<br />

Expires June 15, 2010<br />

Expires June 15, 2010<br />

15% OFF<br />

Expires June 15, 2010<br />

SERVICE MANAGER<br />

<strong>FREE</strong><br />

WE SERVICE ALL MAKES AND MODELS!<br />

(See Service Advisor for details)<br />

All Major<br />

Service<br />

30K/60K/90K/120K Miles Service<br />

For Tickets Over $350.<br />

DETAIL SPECIAL<br />

vehicle on our<br />

lot!<br />

ROTATE &<br />

BALANCE &<br />

4 WHEEL<br />

BRAKE CHECK<br />

$ 39.95<br />

Expires June 15, 2010<br />

12 09<br />

<strong>FREE</strong> DON’TCAR FORGET WASH<br />

WITH VASCHEDULED State<br />

Open All Day Saturday To Serve You<br />

8am - 5pm<br />

CAR WASH<br />

When you bring any competitor’s current oil<br />

change reminder at time of oil change.<br />

Expires 12/31/09. Must present coupon See at service time of sale advisor for<br />

Expires June 15, 2010<br />

details.<br />

+ Tax<br />

Take advantage of any three of our current<br />

Expires December 31, 2009<br />

Expires December 31, 2009<br />

service specials and receive the complete detail<br />

special for $49.95. Over $110.00 in savings!<br />

Not to be combined with any other offer. Any Coupons MUST be presented at the time of write up<br />

MON. - WED. 7:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.<br />

THURS. & FRI. 7:30 A.M. - 7:00 P.M. • SAT. 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.<br />

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Front Royal 635-4158 • Winchester 888-862-7569<br />

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<strong>FREE</strong> Battery &<br />

Charging system<br />

$ inspection<br />

• Inspect alt belt condition<br />

• Test charging output<br />

• Test battery condition<br />

Expires June 15, 2010<br />

ROTATE &<br />

Mopar BALANCE Value Line Brake &<br />

4 WHEEL<br />

$ 99.95+ Tax<br />

BRAKE CHECK<br />

Pad or Shoe Replacement<br />

SPECIAL<br />

Lube, Oil<br />

& Filter Change + Tax<br />

$ 32.95<br />

$<br />

14.95<br />

• Oil & Filter Change<br />

• Tire Rotation<br />

• 23-Point Vehicle Checkup + Tax<br />

• 10% off any repair service*<br />

Includes: Replace engine oil with up to<br />

5 Expires quarts of December oil, replace 31, engine 2009oil<br />

filter<br />

using filter, & check all fluid levels.<br />

Expires June 15, 2010<br />

BUY 2<br />

2007 Lincoln<br />

Navigator 4WD<br />

45,086 Miles<br />

#A769A<br />

WAS $36,995<br />

2009 Mercury Grand WOW! Marquis ONLY LS<br />

Auto, Silver, V8, 19,484 Miles, $30,240<br />

Stock #U712A Sale Price $19,495<br />

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NECESSARY<br />

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