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Brunswick Veterans Day 2015
The Brunswick Veterans Day ceremony and parade for 2015 was a lot of fun for the entire family!
Holocaust Survivor Henry Greenbaum
BORN: APRIL 1, 1928, STARACHOWICE, POLAND Henry Greenbaum was born Chuna Grynbaum in Starachowice, Poland, on April 1, 1928. His father, Nuchem, ran a tailor shop out of their home while his mother, Gittel, raised the family’s nine children.
GermanFest 2015
GermanFest Sept 12, 2015, 10am – 6pm, Shenandoah Germanic Heritage Museum, 11523 Back Road, Toms Brook, VA 22660 GermanFest celebrates the Germanic history of the Shenandoah Valley and features both historical and contemporary educational events and observances. Festivities include a beer and wine garden; German and American food; live music including a German band; period skill demonstrations; historical military encampments; educational presentations; art and craft fair; children’s activities; and more! $5 per person admission/children under 12 FREE   For more information visit www.GermanFestVA.org
Apple Watch - Dick Tracy Time!
Let me say up front the 42mm Stainless Steel Apple Watch is beautiful, well made, fun to use and comfortable on wrist.
2015 MASTER NATURALIST TRAINING COURSE from March 14 to May 20.
BE A MASTER NATURALIST Do you love the sound of bird songs and want to know who is singing? Do you want to know how to identify native plants and use them in your landscape to attract birds and butterflies? Do you want to learn more about the natural world around you while making a difference in your community? The Virginia Master Naturalist program is a statewide corps of volunteers providing education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities. The Shenandoah Chapter, serving the northern Shenandoah Valley, is offering a 2015 MASTER NATURALIST TRAINING COURSE from March 14 to May 20. Classes will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9 PM and on Saturdays from 9 AM to 2 PM. Cost of the program is $175. A limited number of scholarships will be available. The evening classes will be held at Blandy Experimental Farm and State Arboretum of Virginia located on Route 50 just east of Route 340. Saturday field work classes will be held at Blandy and other locations. Classes include nature interpretation, research skills, wildflowers, trees, insects, fish, mammals, birds, geology, soil science, weather and climate, general ecology, land use, aquatic habitats, reptiles, and amphibians. The training is for adults or high school students accompanied by a parent or adult who also participates. For more information about the course contact: Alex Newhart at vmnshenandoah@gmail.com or call 540-837-1626.
Stephens City United Methodist Church Breakfast with Santa
Stephens City United Methodist Church is sponsoring a Breakfast with Santa! December 20th 8-10am 5241 Main St, Stephens City, VA “Come for a delicious breakfast prepared by the United Methodist Men, crafting, a photo with Santa and a special story-time. This is a no cost community event. A free will donation will be taken to sponsor the breakfast and proceeds will be donated to the Food Pantry and Emergency Funds.” To help with the event see Tobye David, 540-323-1410 or tadavid@comcast.net. or call the church office at 540-869-2348. 
Brunswick Veterans Day 2014
Brunswick Veterans Day 2014
OYSTYER OR TURKEY DINNER
Oyster or Turkey Dinner Saturday Novemer 22, 4 P.M. Star Tannery Fire Hall Adults $13, Child $6 Take-Out Available Info: 540-465-9759 
The Battle of Cedar Creek - 150th
The Battle of Cedar Creek - 150th
Trunk or Treat
Stephens City United Methodist Church (5291 Main St, Stephens City, VA) will be having a Trunk or Treat event on October 26th from 1-3pm. Costumes are optional, all ages are welcome to attend. There will also be face painting, pumpkin painting and other games. Questions can be directed to tadavid@comcast.net or 540-323-1410. 
Avtex Business Park officially released for redevelopment
On September 20, 2014, one of Virginia’s largest Superfund Sites will be returned by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to the Economic Development Authority. After 25 years, the site that once housed the American Viscose Corporation and Avtex Fibers; that was added to the National Priorities List for Superfund Sites in 1986; and that was abruptly shut down by Virginia’s Attorney General Mary Sue Terry and the state Water Control Board in 1989 for ongoing pollutant violations will be returned to its community in Front Royal, Virginia. The Economic Development Authority now prepares its marketing and redevelopment initiative.
Facebook 'Cash Mob' Descends on 'Naughty' Front Royal Donut Shop (Video)
Customers came from three states and the District of Columbia Sep. 14, 2014 to support Naughty Girl Donuts after the high school student-operated Front Royal, Va. bakery was attacked by a small group of religious extremists for their name, inspired by 1950's era pin-up girls and the decadence of their fancy home-made donuts.
Baltimore Star Spangled 200
Baltimore Star Spangled 200
Magician Kevin Owens at Butcher Block Buffet
Meet Magician Kevin Owens as he entertains kids at Butcher Block Buffet in Stephens City, Va.
Danielle Bradbery - PPF FFF 2014
Danielle Bradbery and The Swon Brothers help the PPF raise money for those fighting cancer.
Discovering Warren County: Gearing up for the Dragon Boat Races
The Humane Society of Warren County (HSWC) will host the first annual Dragon Boat Races (Waggin for Dragons) this Saturday, August 23rd.
Discovering Warren County: 7th Annual Virginia Air Show is coming!
The seventh annual Virginia Air Show and USO Show is coming to Warren County Saturday September 13th at the Front Royal-Warren County Airport.
Photos and Videos from the 2014 Warren County, Va. Fair
The Warren County Fair was a BLAST this August, 2014 (as always!) Please enjoy these photos and videos of just some of the action!
Keith Clifton visits ESP Dance!
Keith Clifton visits ESP Dance!
Streb's Oil & Vinegar at Westview Promenade
Streb's Oil & Vinegar at Westview Promenade Shopping Center - Frederick, Maryland
Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 Review
Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 Review
Managing Your Money Series
Virginia Cooperative Extension is now offering Managing Your Money classes to the general public. Topics for the classes include forming a spending and savings plan, avoiding predatory lenders, understanding and managing credit, insurance and record keeping, getting out of debt, and many more. Classes will start July 22nd and run until Aug. 26th and be held at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown, Virginia. For more information contact your local Virginia Cooperative Extension Office or Karen Poff at 540/635-4549.
150th Monocacy
150th Battle of Monocacy Reenactment
Steam Into History
Imagine smelling a real steam locomotive pulling your authentic Civil War steam train through the beautiful, rolling Pennsylvania hills that Abraham Lincoln gazed on as he rode his train on the Northern Central Railway.
Photos & Videos: 2014 Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival
Hundreds of thousands of people descend on Winchester, Va. each May for the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. Here are hundreds of photos plus videos including highlights from the Grand Feature Parade and interviews with actor John Astin, perhaps best known for his portrayal of Gomez Addams on the original 1964-1966 ABC TV series The Addams Family, his granddaughter Alexandra Louise Astin, this year's festival queen and actor and wounded veteran J.R. Martinez, star of All My Children and season 13 winner of ABC's Dancing With The Stars. Keyword THEBLOOM
Sellers Wanted
Sellers wanted for Clarke County's Kids Closet Connection Spring Sale at the Clarke County Fairgrounds Ruritan Building, 890 W. Main St, Berryville.  Visit Kidscloset.biz and search for Clarke County Sale to sign up.   Dates are Mar 27-30.  for more information Email us at Clarkecounty.va@kidscloset.biz.
Browntown, Va. Christmas Bazaar
Meet some of the skilled crafters at the annual Christmas Bazaar held at the Browntown, Va. Community Center.
ANDREWS HEART FUNDRAISER / 5 year old.
Andew is a 5 year old  Stephens City Resident.   Andrew has a Heart Condition called  Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.  This is a thickening of the left Ventricular Heart Wall.  Hes has been seen since birth for this condition and monitored every 6 months. His thickness has progressed, and the Drs. feel he now needs surgery. Without surgery, his heart  will wear out faster and he is at greater risk for sudden death.  You can read more about Andrew's condition at: www.gofundme.com/4xdy2w. A Fundraiser for Andrew has been scheduled at the Winchester Moose Lodge, Winchester Va., on November 30, 2013.   Please come out and support this young boy and enjoy  Michael Hoover, "Memories of Elvis", and  "Band of Tribes", a tribute band to RockNRoll  Hall of Fame Nominee 2014  Link Wray, playing Link Wray Music.  Doors open 5:30pm  
Billy Graham Library - Charlotte, NC
Billy Graham Library - Charlotte, NC
Breakfast with Santa-Stephens City United Methodist Church
Stephens City United Methodist Church, 5291 Main St, Stephens City, VA
Hot Girls at Camaro National Meet
Beautiful Super Models made a hot Frederick, Maryland day even hotter at the Camaro Nationals. A bikini contest narrowed the field and the super pretty, beautiful and sexy girls gave us a tour of the show. Somebody said where's the car show? All they could see is the cute girls.
Star Spangled Banner 2013
Francis Scott Key handed the “Star-Spangled Banner” song lyrics to his brother-in-law in 1814
Fishing Derby/Clean Up
Frederick County Junior Bass Wranglers Saturday June 22, 2013 Bowman Library Pond Stephens City VA Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (rain or shine) Registration: 8:00 a.m. (No fee) Donations welcomed Come out and see how many fish you can catch. Kids ages 2-17 years are invited to compete in this years fishing fun. Prized will be awarded in each age group. So bring the family for a great day of fun. Contacts: Kelley Henry (540) 247-8116 or Brian Henry (540) 550-7660    
Frederick County Gets a BBQ & Music Festival at the Fairgrounds
Clear Brook, VA The Frederick County Fairgrounds will host a three day barbecue and music festival starting Friday June 28th through Sunday June 30th. The event is geared to raise money for CancerCare.org, but in turn helps three area non-profits. The event features artists, crafters babecue spices, rubs and sauces,  three days of music, and Family Fun Zone which includes Cornhole, the Virginia Giant and a Blue Angels Plane. All the while on Friday and Saturday, a Kansas City Barbeque Society State Championship is being held on the grounds as well.  Professional barbecue competitors are coming from several states, including  Season 2 Pitmaster's TV Show Celebrity Team, "3EyzBBQ" who was also the KCBS Team of the Year for 2012, There will be plenty of barbecue food to purchase if you are hungry.  Libations served by the Local Wnchester Exchange Group. A portion of the gate helps the local church and Clear Brook volunteer Fire Dept. The organizers state they would like to see this become an annual event, if there is enough community support and would work with different charities and non profits each year. For more information go to http://www.HoggingUp.com. Hours are: Friday, 4-11  Cost $5 Adults, Kids under 10 Free Entertainment includes Circa-Blue and Dangerous Mood Saturday 10-11 Cost $8 Adults, Kids under 10 Free.  Entertainment includes Stoney Creek Bluegrass, Kirsten Sowers, Avey Music with Special Guests Mountain Ride, and Dangerous Mood, Sunday 10-6 Cost $5 Adults, Kids under 10 Free. Enterainment includes Gary Smallwood and Burnt Orange Band.    
Carlisle AACA Eastern Spring Meet
Carlisle AACA Eastern Spring Meet 2013
Eldersburg Library to Host Recording Artist Kent Courtney, 17 June 2013
Celebrated Recording Artist Kent Courtney will appear at the Eldersburg, Maryland, Library on Monday, 17 June 2013
Interview with 2011 American Idol Scotty McCreery
Here is our full unedited interview with 2011 American Idol and country music singer Scotty McCreery.
Meet Duck Dynasty's Jessica & Jep Robertson!
Two of the stars from A&E's hit show Duck Dynasty met with the press during the 86th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival in Winchester, Va. Friday, May 3rd, 2013. Keyword: thebloom
86th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival - 2013
2012 Miss Virginia Rosemary Willis, 2011 American Idol Scotty McReery and A&E's Duck Dynasty stars Jessica & Jep Robertson all helped make the 86th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival and parades a tremendous success. thebloom
Adult Spelling Bee to benefit Literacy Volunteers
Ten adult teams of 3 each will spell-off on Thursday, April 11, at 6:00pm at First Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Loudoun Street.  Call the LV office 540-536-1648 for tickets.  Basket Raffles and Bumble Jumbles, too!
Literacy Volunteers to Promote Play at Wayside
Literacy Volunteers--Winchester Area will benefit from the April 20th performance of the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at 7:30 pm at Wayside Theatre.  Call the LV office (540-536-1648) for tickets.
Sabers and Roses Ball at Landon House
The Sabers and Roses Ball was held at Landon House in Urbana, Maryland in 1862
Senator Ben Cardin Town Hall Meeting Hagerstown
Senator Ben Cardin hosted a health care reform town meeting today in Western Maryland. Cardin hosted the town hall meeting at Hagerstown Community College.
Franki Trout, Miss Frederick 2009
Franki Trout, Miss Frederick 2009, helps out the PPF.


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