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“We’ve never had a room dedicated just to that,” he said. For information, visit www. warrencountyfire.com, or find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/warrencountyfire A 9/11 remembrance Found on Warren County Fire and Rescue Facebook page on 9/11/1: “Today is a difficult day for many people, let’s take a moment and remember all the victims and their families on this day along with the first responders. Take a second to be thankful for everything you have and do something nice for someone whether it’s a “pay it forward” act of kindness, check in on your neighbors, thank someone for their service, visit a nursing home, make a donation to a charity, etc.” A nice thought guys, and a great way to remember all who were lost, including your brothers at FDNYC who died trying to save others.

Warren County Administrator Douglas P. Stanley congratulates, from left to right, Lieutenant Zack Burrows, Lieutenant Mickey Sirna, and Lieutenant Kermit Gaithers on their promotions as Fire Chief Richard E.Mabie looks on.
By Carol Ballard Warren County Report Members of the combined fire departments of Warren County gathered on Aug. 31 for a celebration in the new Public Safety Building to honor volunteer and career firefighters and EMTs for their accomplishments in 011. Awards were presented by Fire Chief Richard E. Mabie, County Administrator Douglas P. Stanley and South River District Supervisor Linda P. Glavis. “This is our first event in the new Public Safety Building. We’ve moved from 410 square feet to about ,000,” noted Chief Mabie. He went on to especially thank Douglas P. Stanley, the Board of Supervisors and Warren’s Sheriff Daniel McEathron, for pushing the project forward. He also half-seriously reminded the firefighters present to be ready to take calls if they came in. “Some have said I’ve started acting like a real fire chief,” he joked. He went on to stress that it is very hard to decide who will be chosen to win, then called the firefighters up to received their awards. He recited each man‘s accomplishments and some of the reasons why they were chosen. Dedication to the departmentmany of them going way beyond the call of duty on and off the job-was high on the list- and he praised them for being very busy people. He also thanked and recognized their families. “This job takes a toll in time and effort, sometimes 4 hours at a time,” he said. Notable praise went to Fire Marshal Gerry Maiatico, recipient of the Fire Chief ’s Award for helping gain support to establish the fire marshal’s position. Others honored at the ceremony along with their companies included: Wyatt Strickland of Shenandoah Shores, volunteer firefighter of the year; Jay Moore of Front Royal, volunteer EMT of the year; Larry Oliver

2011 Volunteer and Career Award winners look like they enjoy being in their spacious section of the new Public Safety Building . From left to right: Wyatt Strickland of Shenandoah Shores, Volunteer Firefighter of the Year; Jay Moore of Front Royal, Volunteer EMT of the Year; Lee Gibson, EMT of the Year; Lt. Mickey Sirna, Firefighter of the Year; Fire Marshal Gerry Maiatico, Fire Chief’s Award; Larry Oliver of Front Royal, Volunteer Officer of the Year; Fire Chief Richard Mabie and Capt. Ray Cross, Officer of the Year.
of Front Royal, volunteer officer of the year; and the Linden Volunteer Fire Company, company of the year. Career members of the department honored were: Lt. Mickey Sirna, firefighter of the year; Lee Gibson, EMT of the year; and Capt. Ray Cross, officer of the year. Three career firefighters promoted to lieutenant were: Zach Burrows of Rivermont Station ; Kermit Gaither of South Warren Station 3 and Mickey Sirna. Chief Mabie ended the meeting by thanking the staff and a asking for a prayer for the members’ safety. After the meeting, Chief Mabie said how happy he is to have an Emergency Operations Center in the facility – a room dedicated to take care of the county’s disasters-typically winter weather and floods. The room will be equipped with information boards, televisions and laptops, and in case of extraordinary events, like hazardous material spills or airborne threats, when state or other agencies would be called in, all technology and resources will be available to them as well.

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‘A Celebration of Dogs’ to formally open dog park on Oct. 21

“Midas” was quick to find a Town-donated fire hydrant at the dog park, caught in the act by local artist Patty Peeples. Patty and Midas moved to Front Royal last January - and love the dog park.
Kelly Walker, president of the Warren County Dog Park Association, announced Sunday that the new dog park’s grand opening event, “A Celebration of Dogs,” will be held Sunday, Oct. 1 from 3 - 5 p.m. Standing among 0-30 association members and supporters - with about double that number of dogs dashing around separate enclosures for large and small dogs - Walker chose the occasion to re-state dog park rules and dog park etiquette, amid much yapping among dogs charging unleashed - some for the first time in their lives - around the riverside turf. She emphasized the necessity which was apparent, particularly on the pathway approach to the park - to “clean up after (your) dogs and properly dispose of waste.” Plastic “doggie bags” are available for the purpose within the park, but not at the parking lot entrance. Some association members commented on this oversight in informal conversations following the half-hour meeting. (Managing dog owner’s note: actually there is a dog baggie dispenser near the parking lot to the right of the parking lot path intersection with the river trail.) It was humorously noted that a promise by Mayor Tim Darr, made at the ground breaking of the Eastham Park at the foot of Luray Avenue earlier this year, had been fulfilled. Darr said the Town of Front Royal would donate used fire hyrdrants to the park. These were on-site (see photo) and very popular with many of the dogs in attendance.

Set the hounds loose
The Humane Society of Warren County (HSWC) president Denise Eastham announced a parallel event – the conclusion of a fundraising dog walk at the park – on Oct. 1. Plans have yet to be formalized, but the HSWC chief said in effect to “stay tuned.” The park has been fenced and in operation for several weeks. Eastham said provision of a “safe and happy place” for the community’s dogs already had been “a joy” to see. One reminder, apart from that mentioned earlier, was that all dogs using the park must have a current dog license, be vaccinated and healthy, and be leashed until inside the double-gated entries. Dogs are warned not to dig holes, and if they do owners must fill them in. Dogs also may not take their favorite toys to the park. It was explained that other dogs may take a shine to them, leading to differences between dogs that will be avoided if all leave their play things at home. Dogs must be attended at all times, and no more than three per owner/ handler. Also, it is intimated that the park

is not to be used as a pet-sitting area. All dogs must always have their owner/handler with them - in other words, no dog dumping while going off to shop. Violators of the rules posted at the park will be subject to removal and not allowed back. The Parks and Recreation Department will enforce the rules, and may be contacted at 635-7750. The county sheriff ’s department Animal Control may be contacted in cases of emergency at 635-418. Echoing throughout the park during Sunday’s proceedings were the “yap-yaps” and “woof-woofs.” Freely translated, according to our pug, Ophelia, and Siberian husky, Lola, these excited cries meant: “Thanks Kelly and everybody for doing what you did to give us this

Correction
Our humble and sincerest apologies for misidentifying the U.S. champions and Little League World Series runners up from Goodlettsville, Tennessee as “Indiana” in our tribute to youth sports and our late friend Sam Cooksey in the last issue. We just had a brain freeze – sorry Tennessee, you guys were great and extremely entertaining to watch throughout the series.

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The Humane Society of Warren County is hosting the inaugural “Tales & Ales”. This event will be held on Saturday, October 13, 7-11 p.m. at the Front Royal Moose Lodge. This fundraiser will feature live entertainment, a silent auction and much, much more! Tickets are only $0 and include a collectable souvenir beer mug. HSWC is in need of sponsors for this first annual event. BEST IN SHOW: $1,000 donation includes 8 tickets, your logo on the souvenir mug, the banner that will be placed on Royal Ave, and all event posters and subsequent advertising. In addition, a write up about your company will be featured in the shelter’s quarterly newsletter. TOP DOG: $500 donation includes 6 tickets, your logo on event posters and subsequent advertising and special recognition in the shelter’s quarterly newsletter. COOL CAT: $50 donation includes 4 tickets and your logo on event posters. FURRY FRIEND: $100 donation includes  tickets and your logo on event posters. All monies raised benefit your local animal shelter. If you would like to be a sponsor for this important event contact Marcy Gallo at marcy.kennels@humanesocietywarrencounty.org of (540) 635-4734 ext.  before October 5. HSWC is also accepting items and gift certificates for the Tales & Ales silent auction.

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cal views. The fact that no member of the opposite political party was mentioned made me realize the far left ideology of the writer. It is indeed frightening that Mr. Thomas can espouse this philosophy to captive college classes. To my knowledge the individuals mentioned are sincere, honest and respected, whose primary concern its to return this country to the principals on which it was founded and restore sanity and fiscal responsibility. I would suggest that he focus on writing on how our President chose Joe Biden as his V.P. Now that would be comedy at its best. I’m sorry Mr. Thomas, but you are going to have to deal with President Romney and his morons for the next four years or longer!! Thank you for the opportunity to express my view. Sincerely, John W. Huff Front Royal (Managing editor’s note: we forwarded the letters (2 so far) protesting his slapstick satire of one recent political process to Mr. Thomas, to see if he wished to reply. He said no, he did not. However, he assured us he is a non-partisan equal opportunity humorist and sent us an old column to appease ruffled local Republican feathers ) Town parking logic Dear Editor, I’m trying to sort who the brain trust was that decided to limit parking across from E. Wilson Morrison Elementary School to Town Employees and Town Hall use only? Several E. Wilson teachers and parents used that lot, so as not to have to park on the street, and due to the limited parking available at the school itself. Despite letters to the town explaining the need for that parking, the signs went up anyway. Now, the principal at E. Wilson Morrison is left with the dilemma of removing needed playground space for the children, so that she can add necessary parking for our underpaid and hard working teachers. I realize that tunnel vision and oblivious mentality exist throughout our society, but this decision of the town continues to baffle me, especially given that the town was made aware of these concerns and the results that it would have on the children at E. Wilson Morrison, most of which live at or below the poverty level, and have few means of exercise as it is besides the streets. As a hard working and proud parent of an E. Wilson Morrison Elementary School straight-A student, whom do I thank for this oblivious misuse of taxpayer funds, and complete lack of concern for the young people this wonderful school serves? Most Sincerely, Michael S. Williams

Schools in and one retired teacher shares some student insight Editor, I am a retired Warren County Life Science teacher. At the beginning of a school year I always presented my students with a few basic classroom rules that were my expectations from them for a successful school year. One year I decided to ask them what their rules would be for me. Their responses were very enlightening. After sharing them with my daughter, she fashioned them into poetic form and had them framed for me. I think they should be considered by all teachers today, especially with the SOL pressures placed upon students. Betty Leckie (former life science teacher at WCMS Grade 7)

member it forever. Give us good directions so we can understand, We want to do our best, but not always by command. Please don’t give homework on the day of a test, For we are under a whole lot of stress. Avoid harsh punishments and try not to yell, For this we’ll be grateful, but only time will tell. Be polite, treat us equally and help us reach the sun, But most of all, reward us for a job that is well done.
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Dear Editor: I read every issue of the WCR cover to cover as it thoroughly and accurately covers events and political attitudes in our community. I was very surprised that you would publish in such a well-read paper the bunk contained in the article “Along These Lines” by Nick Thomas. In trying to understand the reason this article was written, I first thought that it was conjure comedy. In this respect, it failed miserably! As I read further, I began to realize that its intent was character assassination of the individuals mentioned. Why Mr. Thomas would want to insinuate that they are stupid and monoric (sic) clearly labels his politi-

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By Christina Leckie-Smith Be nice to us and be our friend, Talk to us first, before our kin. Respect our property and us too, Help us, listen to us, understand what we do. Allow some fun time and not all work, For we may be feeling upset or hurt. Allow parties at times and sharing together, And make our work fun so we’ll re-

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The president is silent for a moment, and shakes his head. “Biden, you idiot, someone has stolen our tent!” The following morning, the pair are up early to go hunting. Soon they are successful and shoot a huge buck. They slowly, and with great difficulty, begin dragging the animal by its legs back towards their campsite. About an hour later they are still struggling when they meet another hunter. “Hello, Mr. President, Mr. Vice President,” says the man politely. “Please don’t be offended if I make a suggestion – but wouldn’t it be easier for you to drag your deer in the other direction? That way, the antlers won’t dig into the ground.” Obama and Biden express their gratitude to the man and follow his suggestion. A while later, still puffing and panting, Biden turns to his boss and says, “You know, Barack, I really don’t think this way is any better.” “I know what you mean, Joe,” agrees Obama. “We’re getting further and further from our campsite.” Several hours elapse, and our brave adventurers are tired and out of water. Fortunately, they come to an old, abandoned well. Curious about how far down the water might be, they throw in a pebble - but they hear nothing. Then, they find a bigger rock and throw it in and wait. Still nothing. They search the area for something larger and come upon a huge boulder with a long rope attached. With great difficulty, the two men carry it to the opening and throw it in. While waiting for it to hit bottom, a man suddenly darts between them and leaps into the well! “My goodness!” says the stunned president to his buddy. “That looked like Bill Clinton!” “Yes, I believe it was,” replies Biden. They are still standing there, stunned, when Hillary Clinton walks up to them. “Bill and I are camped over that ridge, near the Girl Guide’s Fall Camp. Have you gentlemen seen my husband anywhere?” she asks. “Yes,” replies Biden. “As a matter of fact, he just ran passed and jumped into the well in front of us!” “Oh no, that couldn’t have been Bill,” answers the Secretary of State. “I left him tied securely to a big old rock, with a long leash around his neck.” Nick Thomas’ features and columns have appeared in more than 200 magazines and newspapers, including the Washington Post, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, and Christian Science Monitor. He can be reached at alongtheselines@yahoo.com

ALONG THESE LINES
By Nick Thomas

More Political Jokes: The Democrats
Barack Obama and Joe Biden decide to take a break from their hectic Washington schedule and spend some quality time together for a few days. So they send their Secret Service agents away, and head off to the backwoods of Illinois for a quiet weekend of deer hunting and camping. After a good dinner, they climb into their tent together and go to sleep. Some hours later, Obama wakes up and nudges his faithful friend. “Joe, look up at the sky and tell me what you see.” “I see millions and millions of stars, Barack,” replies the VP. “And what do you deduce from that?” Biden ponders along these lines for a minute. “Well, astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets out there. Astrologically, I observe that Mars is in Scorpio. Meteorologically, we should have a beautiful day for deer hunting tomorrow. Philosophically, I can see that we are just a small part of the universe. What does it tell you, Barack?”

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Front Royal ment hosting yard sales nearly every weekend”. Did this citizen first try to contact the tenants or the owner of the property to get this issue resolved peacefully BEFORE deciding to use the violence of the local government to force his/her neighbors into compliance? Did the person who complained about the frequency of these yard sales consider asking WHY so many were being hosted? Considering the terrible condition of the economy, maybe these neighbors were just doing what was necessary to bring in some much needed income. Besides, even if these yard sales were not being hosted due to unfortunate circumstances, yard sales in and of themselves do not automatically create infringements upon neighboring properties. People should really be careful about how and why they use the violence of government against their neighbors as there will likely come a day when the neighbors can turn it around and use government violence against THEM. The article doesn’t answer any of my above questions, but it is clear that this is just another case of people using the government as a bludgeon with which to beat their neighbors over the head. If liberty-minded Americans wish to restore some semblance of liberty in this country it will have to start locally. A good start would be to circumvent laws and ordinances like this one. Acts of non-violent civil disobedience on a large scale

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can be far more effective in reclaiming stolen liberties than petitioning one’s own government for a redress of grievances. If private property rights are the foundation for every other personal liberty, as Ludwig von Mises has written, then ANY law or ordinance that restricts, or otherwise, removes one’s right to private property should be considered an infringement upon freedom itself and, henceforth, resisted. I, myself, have never gotten the government’s permission before hosting a yard sale – and I never will! And I would challenge my libertyminded friends to adopt the same mindset of choosing and exercising private property rights and freedom - with OR WITHOUT the government‘s permission! drift for some time. Andy, the most non-partisan Democrat I’ve ever met, has lifted my spirits and I believe he will lift yours as well. The country is sliding in an historically unprecedented direction. Ten years ago the middle class comprised more than 60 percent of our country’s population. Now it comprises less than 50 percent on whose shoulders more taxes are heaped while the rich are paying less. But there are other critical issues threatening who and what we are as a nation. Come hear what Andy has to say. I think he’ll knock your socks off. Yours, for our children’s America, James E. Huttar Front Royal

Yard sale police state
Editor: This letter is in response to the article “Town Council discusses frequent yard sales” in the Early September edition. I am well aware that local yard sale ordinances are nothing new but there is absolutely no way in which yard sale ordinances are compatible with the principles of liberty. Yard sale ordinances are nothing more than gross violations of each individual’s private property rights. In this so-called “free country” of ours, should we REALLY be expected to have to trudge into the local bureaucrat’s office in order to get the local government’s permission to sell our own stuff in our own yards? Regardless of the number of yard sales one wishes to have, should people REALLY be forced to pay the $5 extortion to their local overlords for their grant of permission? When the American Revolutionaries fought for independence from England, did they REALLY envision a new America where people had to get the permission of their local rulers before they could utilize their own property in a peaceful and economic way? I don’t think so! The article cites a citizen who complained about a “nearby apart-

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Crossing party lines in the 6th District
Editor & readers, As a lifetime, card-carrying Republican, it is my pleasure to invite you to a special event with the Democratic candidate for Congress from our district, Andy Schmookler. This event will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Warren County Community Center (old library) at the corner of 6th Street and Villa Avenue, in Front Royal. Like a man without a country, I have felt distressed about my party’s

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Remount Cavalry Depot Open House announced

An aerial view of the Remount Depot during its heyday, along with stalwarts Kidron and Jeff
Step back in time to the first half of the 0th Century and meet the staff of Front Royal’s Remount Depot. Listen to stories as they bring back to life a portion of the depot from days that have long been forgotten. Uniformed interpreters will conduct living history impressions that will portray both military and civilians from the 1911 to 1945 time period. This will include military, civilians, Prisoners of War, and of course there will be horses. Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Northern Virginia 4-H Educational and Conference Center in Front Royal, VA invites the public to a Remount Depot Open House the weekend of Oct. 6-7, 01 from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., to coincide with the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute Open House. Admission to the Remount Depot Open House is free. There will be a variety of attractions and activities for all ages, including Cavalry Team horses and riders providing living history pre-

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sentations, ATF and US Customs Dog demonstrations, large animals, children’s games, pony rides, petting zoo, food concessions, Quantico’s Security Battalion Canine unit, 4-H Equestrian Drill Team, and more. The 4-H Center property was the site of the former 0th Century US Cavalry Remount Depot and the public will be able to see remnants of it, complete with historic stables and barns. “Remount” is the term that was used to describe the purchase, training, and delivery of horses and mules used by the U.S. military. Today the 4-H Center is available to youth and adults throughout Northern Virginia for camping, conferences, retreats, educational and recreational programs, and hands-on experience. The 4-H Center plans to restore and refurbish the historic US Cavalry buildings and stables, create a Cavalry Museum and modern-day equestrian and public use facility. Directions from I-66: I-66 west to

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By Roger Bianchini Warren County Report After a delay from its previous meeting, on Sept. 4, the Warren County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an ordinance placing specific parameters under which a dog can be declared “intimidating.” The designation requires that owners of dogs declared intimidating muzzle and leash them when they are in a public place or a “private place” to which the general public has access. The earlier hesitation to approve the ordinance revolved around exactly how the designation intimidating would be defined. The ordinance approved defines an intimidating dog as, “A canine or canine crossbreed that attacks, charges or approaches or attempts to attack, charge or approach a person or animal while … barking, growling or behaving in any other threatening manner and under such circumstance that a court would determine a reasonable person would be afraid or in fear of harm.” Throw it to the legal system to define “reasonable” – that’ll clear everything up. In prefacing his positive vote Shenandoah District Supervisor Richard Traczyk said he thought the new wording “cleared up in my mind” under what parameters the definition intimidating could be placed on an animal. However after adding that the new proposed ordinance “was better” than previously offered, Traczyk admitted there was still some vagueness involved that could lead to differences of opinion. The ordinance also lists circumstances where such behavior defined above would NOT lead to the determination a dog is intimidating. Those include: • Incidents in which the involved animals are owned by the same person; • situations where the owner could (justifiably) use force against a person or animal in the same circumstance; • a dog engaged in legal hunting or dog handling event; • a dog that has been provoked, tormented, abused or assaulted; • a police dog on the job; • a dog responding to its own injury or engaged in protecting itself, its offspring or kennel; • incidents occurring on private property not open to public; • and finally, any other circumstance determined in a court of law. Well, that clears it all up. The owner of a dog declared intimidating who fails to follow the prescribed means of restraining the dog – leash and muzzle in public – can be charged with a misdemeanor criminal offense. It is not clear if the impetus for the ordinance was the recent opening of the county dog park. But from our visits, other than some overly aggressive sniffing and a territorial “give me some personal space” alerts, all dogs and most owners have been very well behaved.

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First-degree Black Belt Tom Fenimo, blocks a kick by Charmel Krueger at her 4th Dan Black Belt promotion at the Front Royal Karate Club
Fenimo, and 7th Dan Black Belt Art Daniels. The Tests To an observer much of what goes on inside the circle may not seem like it requires as much effort as it actually does, but it is an indescribable experience to be on the floor and face the intensity and focused energy of the instructors and designated sparring partners. Sen-sei Drago calls this “deceptive dynamics”. If eight seconds is a long time on the back of a bull, 10 minutes in a dojo promotion can seem like a lifetime. Krueger was first up for the 10minute round that included blocking, kicking and punching and then Vaughan took her turn. Sen-sei Drago could be heard to count down the minutes and seconds He marked the quarter way through, 5, then .5 minutes, 90, 30, 15, and finally 10 seconds. After going against Corbin and Fenimo, Daniels, a powerfully built 7th degree Black Belt holder, was sent in against the women, both of whom were more slightly built, weighing in around 115-0 pounds each. One of the katas involved throwing and being thrown onto the polished hardwood floor and they did it with complete

Remembering the past while moving toward the future – Front Royal Karate Club mural on the back wall of the Front Royal Karate Club.
confidence, their training allowing them to fall without being hurt. Each woman went through the all the katas (a Japanese word meaning “form”- detailed choreographed patterns of movements practiced either solo or in pairs) after the sparring sessions. The participants “It’s the best promotion in 39 years in the dojo for two people going at the same time. Both women are mothers; have kids running around, both are 45 years old. Do you realize they did the equivalent of a 40-mile run?” Sensei Drago said at the end of it. And their instructor Carolyn Corbin, who has been with the school for 3 of its 39 years, also had nothing but praise for their effort. “They’re both remarkable. They have children, a home life and make the time for themselves, too. They

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Town

AMP presents new member-generated solar power plan
However: • two council legal inquiries (Holloway & Lauder); • one council leak (still anonymous) to a regional daily media outlet of the resultant confidential memo from then Town Attorney Tom Robinett to the mayor and council; • and several highly public council calls (Sayre, Holloway) for criminal investigations of the town manager’s office and SolAVerde principals based on the notion that jobs and economic benefit promised to the community from solar energy development might be bribes – a later abandoned notion; and solar energy development wasn’t only DOA here, but eventually on hold throughout the 30-plus community AMP network. Domino theory The consequences of those political and legal dominoes, at least in part since other factors are involved, surrounding the idea to add solar power generation to the town’s energy production grid included: • the 010 defeat at the polls of Mayor Eugene Tewalt and Vice-Mayor Bret Hrbek, two of then Town Manager Michael Graham and the solar idea’s biggest supporters; • Graham’s firing by a newly-aligned council sub-majority (HollowayLauder-Tharpe, with Sayre absent); • the town attorney’s sudden resignation for greener, or at least more lowlying coastal, pastures; • the filing of a $30-million defamation and interference in a business contract negotiation lawsuit against three sitting councilmen – Chris Holloway, Carson Lauder and Tom Sayre – by local SolAVerde principals Greg Horton and Donnie Poe (depositions for which are underway); • the 01 defeat at the polls of Holloway and Lauder; • and the 01 re-election of Tewalt and Hrbek to council. PHEW!!! But that was then, this is now. And that now includes AMP’s decision to proceed with a member-generated solar energy plan despite the departure of SolAVerde corporate offshoot Standard Energy from its effort to develop and fund an AMP solar power network. On the table What AMP presented to the town on Sept. 4 was a summary of its internal move toward solar energy

The first AMP municipal solar array in Napoleon, Ohio. Business Confidential: Not for At one time in 2009-10, it appeared Front Royal would 6 Distribution as a Public Record be at the forefront of AMP solar production.
By Roger Bianchini Warren County Report AMP-Ohio, the municipal energy cooperative the Town of Front Royal became part of in an effort to diversify its energy portfolio and safeguard its energy purchase costs from the type of wild upward fluctuations experienced in 005-006, pitched its newest sustainable energy project at a Sept. 4 town council work session. That pitch by the Ohio-based American Municipal Power (AMP) resurrected what was once the most volatile political and legal word inside the Front Royal town limits – SOLAR. A plan to develop a solar energy array here, potentially on at least 6 acres of the Royal Phoenix Business Park site, put Front Royal at ground zero of AMP’s initial 009 plans to include solar energy generation as part of its move to more sustainable energy sources, including hydro and wind.

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production beginning in the City of Napoleon, Ohio. A solar array that will produce 3.5 megawatts of power in Napoleon was commissioned on Aug. 8, and AMP is seeking a commitment to more such solar production sites at other member locations. Phase One of the project is forecast to produce a total of 30 megawatts for distribution among participating AMP members. If one were to project the Napoleon solar production as an average output for initial municipal site production that would mean AMP is looking for 8 or 9 municipalities committing to solar array development. After its initial “reality TV” experience flirting with solar energy production, could Front Royal be expected to seriously consider becoming one of those AMP solar production sites? Who knows? At issue are per MW hour costs – estimated at $85 versus a current average cost of $68 to $69 in its current portfolio combining coal, hydro and wind-generated power. But as Mayor Tim Darr acknowledged during discussion, there are other peripheral benefits to embracing solar as a clean, sustainable, and one would anticipate a low-maintenance cost energy production source. It was also explained that none of the solar power generated by AMP members would be distributed through regional power company grids, like PJM (Pennsylvania-Jersey-Maryland) here, thus eliminating congestion and transmission fees and market fluctuations. AMP is looking for a 35-year commitment to its solar power production and purchase plan. Town Energy Director Joe Waltz

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What is the true cost of providing and maintaining water-sewer service?
By Roger Bianchini Warren County Report The Front Royal Town Council got an update on details of a consultant report on water-sewer utility rate hikes that will be necessary to cover infrastructure costs in coming years. The initial report from Burton & Associates came in 010. Chief among the town’s concerns are the costs of the federally-mandated upgrades to wastewater disposal related to preservation of the Chesapeake Bay and its billion-dollar fishing industry. Municipalities in the Bay’s watershed, which includes the Shenandoah River where processed town wastewater is disposed of, have been given a timetable to upgrade wastewater disposal systems to account for pharmaceuticals and other wastes aging systems are not designed to eliminate. Those wastes have been linked to disease and sexual mutations in the fish population of various rivers, including the Shenandoah and Potomac. The cost estimate for the town’s wastewater upgrades is currently at $40-million. Initial estimates made about five years ago when the mandate and timetable were first announced was $30-$3 million. But Front Royal, like many of its neighbors, has chosen to delay implementation. Whether the decision to delay is based on political hope costs will decrease or perhaps that the mandate itself will disappear, is an ongoing matter of speculative parlor talk. Whatever the case, with their backs against the timetable wall those municipalities now have to deal with reality. That reality is that despite the ongoing national recession, costs are up and the clock is ticking toward a deadline that includes significant financial penalties for a failure to implement on schedule. The news, good and bad, was brought to council by Michael Burton, president of Burton & Associates at an eventful Sept. 4 work session (see AMP solar power story). Among the bad news is that while four-plus years into the recession the economy hasn’t brought construction costs down, it has decreased water-sewer utility demand. That reduction in its customer base for water-sewer service was estimated at 5 percent by Burton. Another downer for council was the fact that related costs of providing its utility service have continued to climb. Those costs include electric rates, fuel and chemical costs and climbing health insurance costs for staff.

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Consequently, Burton is recommending annual hikes to the town’s fortuitously low existing water and sewer rates. Charts provided put Front Royal water-sewer rates in the lower third of municipalities included in Burton’s rate studies. In fact at 3,000 gallons per month, Front Royal’s combined monthly water-sewer rate was lowest among 16 municipalities at about $1. Both water and sewer rate hikes would begin in the next fiscal year, 014. The suggested water rate hikes would be 8.5 percent in FY 014 and FY 015. The suggested sewer rate hikes would be 14 percent in FY 014 and FY 015. And here’s where it gets interesting – those hikes to water rates would increase to 35 percent in FY 016 before falling to additional hikes of 3.5 percent in FY 017 and FY 018; and facing the $40-million in mandated wastewater treatment upgrades, town sewer rates would climb another 30 percent in FY 016, before falling to the same 3.5 percent rate in FY 017 and FY 018. Okay, let’s take off our shoes and calculate the total rate increases over five years – 59 percent for water; and 65 percent for sewer. Real numbers Okay, that sounds horrible; but working from the 3,000 gallon per month average residential usage that would raise a residential water-sewer bill from $1 to around $34 per month. For larger households using 5,000 gallons a month, that would increase an average monthly bill from $56 to around $90. – Perhaps a bitter, but likely non-fatal pill to swallow for average households. In fact, in response to a question about why Woodstock’s rates were so much higher – water/sewer at 3,000 gallons per month currently at $63 monthly and at 5,000 gallons monthly, $98 – it was explained Woodstock had already implemented its new rates on the mandated upgrades and other infrastructure expenses. Welcome to the future and reality, sports (and municipal utility) fans. The Dominion variable But hold on kids, I forgot the REALLY GOOD NEWS – the impact of water and sewer use of town water-sewer by Dominion’s gas-fired, billion-dollar power plant currently under construction in the county’s northside 5 corridor. If as projected, the Dominion power plant comes on line in 016 and is tied into the town’s water-sewer system all the backside increases (after FY 015) disappear – almost. The sewer rate hike for FY 016 would decrease from 30 percent to 14 percent before disappearing entirely. The water hikes would disappear a year earlier than the sewer hikes, falling to zero in FY 016 after the two 8.5 percent hikes. That reduces the total water rate hike from 59 percent to 17 percent;

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and the sewer rate hike from 65 percent to 4 percent. HOORAY Dominion!!! But not so fast sports fans. Burton continues to present the “without Dominion” variable in its rate studies even though the plant is under construction and scheduled to come on line to send additional power to the eastern urban corridor in 016. Is it possible Dominion might not tie into the town watersewer system?!!? Town Manager Steve Burke assured us that to his knowledge that is not on the table and that the “without Dominion” scenario is simply included to account for any situation in which Dominion might delay or abandon construction of the power plant due to unforeseen economic variables (what could that be? – the total collapse of U.S. and Western economies under the weight of the systematic destruction of the world middle class; or perhaps all-out war in the Middle East launched by nuclear-armed Israel against non-nuclear Iran, perhaps around December 01 or so? Nah, I’m just getting paranoid again.)

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ter a county staff meeting with Warren County Circuit Court Judge Dennis L. Hupp later the day of the board vote, the November 013 general election date was approved. Judge Hupp then swore Sours in as Commissioner of Revenue, retroactive to Aug. 4, pending the 013 election to fill out Smedley’s four-year term. Smedley was elected to a sixth term November 011. The judge’s agreement to wait until the next available general election date is estimated by County Registrar Carol Tobin to save the county $16,000 to $16,500: the cost of a stand-alone special election. The board of supervisors included an earlier second choice date, April , 013, as a hedge against the eventuality the judge might decide against the later date in favor of a quicker move to an elected replacement. However the fact Sours has worked in the Commissioner of the Revenue Office for 34 years, the last nine as chief deputy, may have eased the court’s mind that the office will continue to function smoothly toward an elected replacement. The county had 15 days from the date of Smedley’s death to petition the court to set a date for an election to fill out Smedley’s term. On Sept. 4, County Attorney Mitchell explained to the board as he had to us, that the coming November election is too close to be considered because a special election cannot be held sooner than 90 days of the office becoming vacant. The November 6, 01 election is 74 days after Smedley’s death. Mitchell said a date must be set between the minimum 90-day timeframe and the following November general election. Avoiding potential extreme winter weather early next year, after the 90-

The WC Commissioner of the Revenue staff has rallied around John Smedley’s chief deputy of the past 9 years, Sherry Sours, center. From left, are Vivian Lake, Deanna Hershman, newly-sworn-in Commissioner of the Revenue Sherry Sours, Crystal Jarvis, Chrissy Thomas and Linda Fuller. Not in the office at time photo was taken were Emily Jordan and Roy Boyles. The election to fill Smedley’s term, which expires Dec. 31, 2015, is scheduled for Nov. 5, 2013.
By Roger Bianchini Warren County Report On Sept. 4, after receiving of a summary of the parameters under which a special election can be held to replace the late John Smedley as commissioner of the revenue, the Warren County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Nov. 5, 013, the next legally available general election date, to recommend to the court for an election to fill out Smedley’s term. That term expires Dec. 31, 015. In the wake of Smedley’s Aug. 4 death from complications from heart surgery, his Chief Deputy Sherry Sours assumed the position of Commissioner of the Revenue. According to County Attorney Blair Mitchell, af-

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day timeframe had passed, was also a factor in the staff recommendation of November 013. Another factor against a late spring or early summer date is the possibility a partisan primary could be held in June 013 in the run up to the November 013 election. A special election cannot occur on a primary day or within 55 days of a primary. Reassessment contract In a slightly related matter, the county supervisors also unanimously approved a contract with Wingate & Associates to conduct the county’s 015 General Reassessment. Wingate, who conducted the 008 reassessment for Warren as well as Page and Rappahannock Counties, received high marks for their work. They were also the recommendation of the Reassessment Advisory Committee. The estimated cost to the county of the reassessment is $438,11, plus related office and staffing expenses. Staff said that a total of $499,500 has been set aside or planned to cover total costs. Those funding streams include $15,000 set aside in each budget from FY 013 through 015, and $14,500 available from the county’s Special Projects fund. WCGC renovation costs The board tabled a motion authorizing up to $19,787 to be spent on renovations at the WCGC in the wake of the recent move of County Fire & Rescue Administration to the new County Public Safety Building, and consequent plans to utilize that and other underused space in the Commerce Avenue government building. The board agreed with Chairman Archie Fox’s request for a more definitive number on costs for the renovations in what was cited as 900 cubic feet of space in the building. The matter was tabled to the next building committee meeting. Moseley Architects is forecast to prepare the construction documentation, oversee the bidding process on work and construction services. The reorganization plan under consideration includes: • moving the Finance Department into the vacated Fire & Rescue space and some available annex space adjacent to the Building Inspections Department; • move the Assistant Town Attorney from the back of the building near planning and zoning into the current Human Resource Director’s office adjacent to the County Attorney’s office; • and relocate the Human Resources Director and Grants-Special Projects Coordinator’s offices into the existing Finance Department space. Liaison topics During a work session following the Sept. 4 morning meeting, the board pondered the Sept. 0 towncounty Liaison Committee agenda. Chairman Fox suggested an update from the town on what its current water policy regarding extension re-

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tory. Seventy-five miles and 90-minutes later, Kathy, along for the ride, helped deliver them to their adoptive parents. Carolyn Flowers of TICA Farm took Shahlaine, 9, while Lalique, 0, off-loaded at the nearby farm of Mary Beth Chapman who rescues only older horses and cares for them until the end of their lives. The trio was brought together by the Central Virginia Horse Rescue organization which had posted the plight of the Arabian mares on its Facebook pages. The Warren County Report last month published the last of several articles about the Arabian mares. In response to a plea for a “round pen” for the shelter’s large animal pasture, Debbie Wingate came forward with the training pen which will help future equine residents to settle and be “gentled” while they await permanent homes. The saga of the two mares began in July 010, and I was part of it. As president of the Humane Society of Warren County (HSWC), I approved, at the urging of the then shelter executive director, the acceptance of the horses from, ironically, a farm in Orange County. They were what remained of a herd of Arabians that were left for dispersal, along with the sale of the farm, following the death of their owner. Lalique and Shahlaine were dropped off into HSWC custody the day they were to be euthanized. The Warren County Sheriff ’s Department animal control had urged HSWC to provide for larger animals and, with the help of the Cedarville Ruritan Club and individual volunteers, a pasture was set aside and fenced. It was immediately occupied by horses, a mule, goats, and a Shetland pony. Adoptions were quickly forthcoming until the nationwide recession took effect. As

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By Ken Thurman Warren County Report The Front Royal – Warren County Airport (FRR) was proud to host the 5th Annual Virginia Air Show on September 8. The 01 air show featured the renowned Flying Circus from Bealton, military aircraft, a hot air balloon, gyro copter, glider, a helicopter, barn storming, wing walker, and biplane performances, multiple acrobatic aircraft performances, and a host of aircraft flights. Plus,

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By Roger Bianchini Warren County Report We had rearranged our schedule to accommodate three days taken up totally to sitting in Warren County Circuit Court listening to testimony in Judy McClosky’s $600,000 wrongful termination lawsuit against the Warren County Department of Social Services and its then Director Ron King. Our anticipation to hearing heretofore unreleased information on departmental procedures, the former part-time employee’s job performance, relationship to her superiors, co-workers and clients was running high. HISSSSSS … that was the sound of our balloon being deflated after being told the case – in the making for 3-1/ years, nearly 5-1/ if you date its lead up from McClosky’s April 6, 007 firing from her part-time job as a fraud investigator for WCDSS – had been settled out of court; and worse, with a non-disclosure agreement – prior to its scheduled Sept. 10 start following jury selection. We checked at the clerk’s office after courthouse security bailiffs told us presiding Judge Dennis L. Hupp had just left the courthouse and that the circuit court agenda – that trial – for the day had been cancelled. Yes, it appeared a settlement agreement had been reached, we were told at the clerk’s office. Or had it?!!? Contacting McClosky for com-

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ment on the settlement on Sept. 13, she told us nothing had yet been signed regarding the supposed agreement and there were still issues to be resolved surrounding any settlement agreement. Uh oh, maybe this particular never-ending legal story has, in fact, yet to end. McClosky suggested we call her attorney for further information. So, we dialed up Tim Cupp at his Harrisonburg office and he told us he didn’t feel comfortable commenting at this time. We renewed efforts to contact the county’s lead attorney contracted through the county’s Virginia Association of Counties (VACO) insurance carrier, Jim Guynn of Salem, who was again out of his office. We left a voice message and were awaiting a call back as our deadline approached. Back we went to County Attorney Blair Mitchell, also involved directly on the county’s behalf, who had told us Sept. 10 that his understanding was, yes, there had been a settlement agreement reached about 10 days earlier leading to cancellation of the trial. We told Mitchell of our conversation with both McClosky and her attorney, and the information from the plaintiff herself that there may still be unresolved issues regarding any planned settlement. “Why didn’t we go to trial then?” Mitchell wondered aloud. He promised to contact us if he got further detail from Guynn before we did. Background McClosky filed suit seeking $50,000 in compensatory and $350,000 in punitive damages against WCDSS and its Director Ron King in Feb. 009. The suit was based on her April 6, 007 firing by King. In an 18-page, 65-count complaint, McClosky contended her firing after 0 months on the job as a part-time fraud investigator was retaliation for a series of complaints she made over changes in departmental procedures that exerted increased oversight of her job performance. The friction between King and McClosky escalated when the department’s director ordered McClosky to bring all fraud allegations she generated to his office for review prior to further action. During the publicity surrounding McClosky’s initial charges against the department, which centered on King and the department’s failure to send every fraud allegation she brought forward to the commonwealth’s attorney’s office, then DSS Board Chair Prudence Matthews indicated the department tried to resolve cases that were either honest mistakes or correctable by compensation payments internally, without court action. “We’re here to help people, not turn them into criminals,” Mathews said at the time.

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County Attorney Mitchell said prior to McClosky’s employment, WCDSS had an informal verbal agreement on handling fraud cases that carried over from Ed Hibbard’s tenure as county commonwealth’s attorney. That agreement was that DSS try and resolve all fraud cases under $1000 internally without moves to prosecute legally that might needlessly clog up the CA’s office. Mitchell said he believed that arrangement was formalized as part of a Memorandum of Understanding between DSS and Brian Madden’s CA’s Office on how such cases would be dealt with within the framework of state codes in the wake of the special grand jury investigation. That special grand jury investigation was convened, after first being rejected by Judge Hupp, following earlier grand jury testimony believed to largely have originated with McClosky during routine testimony on cases she was handling. The special grand jury reviewed allegations of criminal behavior by King and his department centering on McClosky’s assertions about flaws in departmental policies. Other than suggesting some procedural changes to address methods that needed to be brought into compliance with state guidelines, no charges or other action resulted from the grand jury investigation. McClosky was also granted a grievance hearing by the social services department and a special arbitration board appointed to review the circumstances of her termination. No announcement was made following that review and neither side publicly commented on it.

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An old problem – county street signs going missing
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and FedEx. Any visitor to Warren County depends on clear, accurate, and properly secured road name signs to easily find their destination.” According to Fire Chief Richard Mabie, “In a case of a medical emergency, a life and death situation may arise if one or more road signs are missing due to vandalism and life support services are unable to locate the source of the emergency. County signs have highly reflective lettering for night vision illumination requirements but, if missing, may cause a deadly time delay due to poor weather conditions or very dark nights.” “When I was first elected Supervisor of the Shenandoah District a number of years ago, I was made aware by Dick Magnifico, then the Assistant County Administrator, of a problem issue of road signs being stolen in my district, and most especially in the Shenandoah Farms area. At that time the County was spending $6000 to $7000 a year replacing the missing signs. In order to try to remedy the situation and prevent the senseless stealing of the signs, I suggested we begin bolting the signs to the poles. Our installers began the process and the theft rate dropped significantly, for awhile, and then unfortunately in some areas, the persistent thieves removed the whole metal pole with the signs. The theft and the replacement of the road signs not only is significantly costly to Warren County citizens, but poses a major problem to our citizens’ safety with regard to emergency services,” Shenandoah District Supervisor Richard Traczyk added. According to the County, when a sign is reported missing
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On Saturday, September 9, the Front Royal Pregnancy Center, an advocacy ministry for pro-life stances tied to distribution of pregnancy testing and other related women’s health information is having its first annual Walk for Life. For more information call (540) 635-6181 or drop by the 11 S. Royal Ave. location in Front Royal. More information is available at the center’s Facebook page.

Family of 5 Displaced in Front Royal House Fire
During the early morning hours of Thursday, September 13, 01 the Warren County Department of Fire and Rescue Services responded to a reported fire in the basement of the home located at 416 Manassas Avenue in the Front Royal response area of Warren County. Upon arriving on the scene, fire and rescue crews found moderate fire conditions visible from the basement windows and dense smoke pouring from the rest of the home. The fire was brought under control within 30 minutes and crews remained on the scene throughout the morning assisting in salvage, overhaul and investigation activities. There were no report injuries as a result of this incident. The home, owned by Melvin Baugher of Front Royal, VA and occupied by Mr. Wally Manuel and family, sustained $45,000.00 in property damage and content loss. A single occupant was able to escape from the home before fire conditions became untenable. The remaining occupants were not home at the time of the fire due to being on vacation. Smoke alarms were installed throughout the home, but all were missing the batteries which are required in order for the smoke alarm to be functional. The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Warren County Fire Marshal’s Office and the Front Royal Police Department. Any person with information with regards to this fire incident is asked to contact Gerry Maiatico, Fire Marshal of Warren County at 540.636.3830 or Sergeant Jason Ryman, Front Royal Police Department-Criminal Investigations Division at 540.635.111. The Department of Fire and Rescue Services would like to use this incident as a reminder that the installation of a smoke alarms throughout your home is just the first step in protecting your home and family. Once installed, you should ensure the alarms are in proper working condition by testing the alarms on a monthly basis and change the battery every 6 months when your change your clock or as needed. If you or someone you know are without the proper protection of a working smoke alarm, please take advantage of our free program which offers the installation of smoke alarms.

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Wayside Theatre Artistic Director, Warner Crocker announced today that last year’s smash hit world premiere Christmas musical, Glory Bea! A Shenandoah Christmas Story, will take the stage again on November 4 and run through December 4. There will be a special Christmas Eve matinee on December 4 at 1:30 p.m. Glory Bea! A Shenandoah Christmas Story is an original musical by Wayside Theatre artists Rich Follett and Larry Dahlke with arrangements by Steve Przybylski. It tells the story of a young girl, Glory Bea, and her family as they head towards a Christmas made more challenging by the Great Depression. Glory’s story is told through beautifully sung original music that will remind you of times gone by. It is brimming with holiday spirit, in addition to being a celebration of family, community, and all that we love about Christmas in America. According to Crocker, Glory Bea! is coming back to Wayside Theatre by popular demand. “This wonderful original musical captured the imaginations of so many during last year’s holiday season, but we had many who could not get tickets to see the show due to the many sold out performances. So, we’re bringing Glory Bea! back for another holiday season of theatre magic at Wayside Theatre.” Tickets for Wayside Theatre subscribers go on sale on Tuesday, September 4, tickets to the general public go on sale on Monday, September 17. Special Christmas Eve matinee Wayside Theatre has scheduled a special Christmas Eve matinee for Glory Bea! on De-cember 4th at 1:30pm. According to Crocker, “Normally our Christmas production closes on a Saturday or Sunday depending on when Christmas falls. But this year, Christmas falls on a Tuesday. We have many Wayside Theatre audience members who bring their families to the Christmas Eve show, so, we have decided to add a special Monday afternoon Christmas Eve matinee to share the magic of Glory Bea! with our audiences on Christmas Eve.” Glory Bea! A Shenandoah Christmas Story begins performances at :30pm and 8:00 PM on Saturday, November 4. The official Opening Night is Sunday, November 5 at 6:30pm. Performances will continue through December 4. Ticket prices range from $8 to $3 dollars for adults. Ticket price for children 17 years and under is $10 for any show. Senior and Student discounts are available upon request, as well as group discounts.

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The United Way of Front Royal/Warren County is pleased and proud to announce that its longtime partner, the United Parcel Service, is again planning a special event – a “Poker Ride”… to coincide with the kickoff of the 013 local United Way campaign. UPS has been the topproducing account for our local United Way for the past several years. This year’s event is open to anyone and will take place on Saturday, September , 01. Come out and support your United Way and join them for a fall cruise through some of the most beautiful views in the Shenandoah Valley. A cookout picnic will follow at the last stop and is included in the registration fee. All those interested are asked to meet at 9 am, with pull-out time at 9:30 am. Location to meet will be the UPS Center at 91 John Marshall Highway, Front Royal. Registration fee is $0 per individual or $5 per couple. This will be a marshaled event with a “chase trailer” following the group in the event of a mechanical malfunction. Early registration is recommended. To request a registration form, just email UnitedWayUPS@yahoo.com or ask any UPS driver in Warren, Clarke, Frederick or Shenandoah Counties, or call the United Way office at: 6353636. Come on out and support your United Way by having fun on wheels!!! (from a release)

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The performances each week for Glory Bea! A Shenandoah Christmas will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm. Saturday matinees are at :30pm, and Sunday Matinees will be December , 9, 16, and 3, 01 at :30 pm, with Sunday evenings at 6:30 PM. There are several Wednesday evening performances at 7:30 PM during the run, and a Special Monday, December 4 matinee at 1:30 PM. Wayside Theatre is the second oldest professional theatre in the Shenandoah Valley of Vir-ginia and is celebrating its 51st season of presenting high quality, professional entertainment. Patrons can obtain single tickets, subscription packages for our 01-013 Season, and group packages by calling the Box Office at (540) 869-1776.

Wayside Theatre
Additional information can be obtained on the theatre’s website at www.waysidetheatre.org. Wayside Theatre is located in Middletown, Virginia on Route 11, Main Street, just north of the intersection of I-66 and I-81.

Wayside presents the classic thriller ‘Wait Until Dark’
Middletown - Wayside Theatre Artistic Director Warner Crocker announced today the next production in Wayside’s 51st Season: thriller Wait Until Dark written by Frederick Knott. Wait Until Dark begins performances on October 6 and closes on November 3. This production is sponsored by WVPT-TV: Your Source of PBS and More. Artistic Director, Warner Crocker, said that Wait Until Dark is a suspenseful mystery that will thrill Wayside’s audiences. In Wait Until Dark, three criminals try to hoodwink a young blind woman as they attempt to recover stolen merchandise that her husband in-nocently brought home from a trip. But, can the sightless victim turn the tables on the short-sighted bad guys? The thrilling climax is a theatrical classic that will leave you afraid of the dark. According to Crocker, many favorite actors of the Wayside audience return to the stage: Eddie Staver III, Jody Lee, Thomasin Savaiano, Thomasin Savaiano, area youth Natalie Youngblood, Vivian Sansoni, and newcomers to the Wayside stage Benjamin Reed, Darrell Johnston, and Caleb Blackwell. The production is directed by Rebecca Calkin, Assistant to the Artistic Director. The set design is by Zach Fullenkamp, light design is by Wes Calkin, sound design is by Steve Przybylski, and costumes design is by Caleb Blackwell. Wait Until Dark begins with low-priced performances at :30 PM and 8:00 PM on Saturday, October 6. The official Opening Night is Sunday, October 7 at 6:30 PM. Performances will continue through November 3rd. Ticket prices are $5 to $30 dollars for adults. Ticket price for children 17 years and under is $10 for any show. Senior and Student discounts are available upon request, as well as group discounts. Performances each week for Wait Until Dark will include Saturday matinees at :30 PM, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 PM, and Sunday Matinees on October 14, 1, and 8, 01 at :30 PM. Wayside Theatre is the second oldest professional theatre in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and is celebrating its 51st season of presenting high quality, professional entertainment. Patrons can obtain single tickets, subscription packages for our 01-013 season, and group packages by calling the Box Office at (540) 869-1776. Additional information can be obtained on the theatre’s website at www.waysidetheatre.org. Wayside Theatre is located in Middletown, Virginia on Route 11 (Main Street) just north of the intersection of I-66 and I-81.

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Dear Stewart: We recently had storm damage to many trees in our area. Is there anything I can do to prevent future damage? Maggie, Front Royal Dear Maggie, I really had to anchor my nest during some of those storms. And, believe me, trying to do that swaying on top of a giant oak tree was no small challenge. The answer to your question is – Maybe! Now don’t accuse me of going wishy-washy on you. What works as prevention in one storm might not in another. There are a few things you can do and whether it actually prevents damage or only limits it we’ll leave up to Mother Nature. The goal for minimizing storm damage is to maintain healthy and struc-

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turally sound trees. A healthy root system, as you might imagine, is critical to holding a tree up during brutal storms. Examine the root collar where the trunk enters the soil. The trunk below this level becomes strong structural roots that anchor the tree. Look for decay in this area and for possible hollowness inside the trunk. The extent of the damage should help you decide what to do. It’s good to work with a knowledgeable arborist to get a professional opinion. And it’s not a bad idea to call in a certified arborist periodically to do a health check on your mature trees. Another problematic root issue is girdling, when roots encircle the tree trunk. Roots growing this way will eventually impede the flow of nutrients into the tree and weaken it. They should be carefully removed. If a girdling root is already embedded into the trunk, professional help is recommended to avoid causing additional damage to the tree. Roots tend to girdle when mulch is piled against the base of the trunk or when the root ball is growing in a confined space. You want to encourage the growth of strong, healthy lateral roots to anchor the tree. Above ground, open the canopy of the tree with structural pruning, being careful to preserve the leader branch, and limiting the foliage removal to about fifteen percent of the canopy. This will relieve some stress on the trunk during severe winds. If planting new trees, plant in groups where you have the space. They can help each other with wind deflection and root anchoring. Remember, Maggie, the goal is to maintain healthy and structurally sound trees. The rest is up to our partner, Mother Nature.

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The Front Royal/Warren County Tree Steward program began in 1997 with volunteers dedicated to improving the health of trees by providing educational programs, tree planting and care demonstrations, and tree maintenance throughout the community. The group now consists of over 30 active members with several interns working toward becoming certified tree stewards from our annual “All About Trees Class”. Each month Stewart will answer a question from our readers. Please forward it to “Stewart” in care of frwctreestewards@comcast.net and we may publish it in a future issue. Please visit our website at www.treesfrontroyal.org.

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NITROGEN TIRE FILL $ 95

Ask your Service Advisor about the Nitrogen-Fill Driver Protection Plan. Some of the benefits include 24 hour Emergency Towing Service, Lost Key or Lock Out Service, Tire Repair and Replacement Coverage to name a few.
Plus any applicable tax, shop supplies and environmental fees. One coupon per visit. Coupon must be presented prior to service write-up. Offer ends 9/30/12. Not valid with any other coupons or in-store specials. Good only at MARLOW MOTOR COMPANY.

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Some vehicles slightly higher

23-Point Inspection - Battery Test & Recall Check on Your Vehicle
ALL FOR

We want you to be ready for Fall with a

VINTAGE CLUB SPECIAL
Up to 5 YEARS OLD TAKE

Additional charge for synthetic motor oil and diesel engines.
Plus any applicable tax, shop supplies and environmental fees. One coupon per visit. Coupon must be presented prior to service write-up. Offer ends 9/30/12. Not valid with any other coupons or in-store specials. Good only at MARLOW MOTOR COMPANY.

FREE

ANY SERVICE OR REPAIR (Max. discount $175)

10% OFF

6 YEARS + TAKE

$

20% OFF

ANY PARTS & SERVICE
Plus any applicable tax, shop supplies and environmental fees. One coupon per visit. Coupon must be presented prior to service write-up. Offer ends 9/30/12. Not valid with any other coupons or in-store specials. Good only at MARLOW MOTOR COMPANY.

175 OFF
ANY

Based on retail price. Not to exceed 10% off total parts and labor. Excludes retail parts, tires, collision/body shop parts and service. See supervisor for details.

Plus any applicable tax, shop supplies and environmental fees. One coupon per visit. Coupon must be presented prior to service write-up. Offer ends 9/30/12 Not valid with any other coupons or in-store specials. Good only at MARLOW MOTOR COMPANY.

$

Our Normal LOW Price Oil & Filter Change
Up to 5 quarts. Additional charge for synthetic motor oil and diesel engines
Plus any applicable tax, shop supplies and environmental fees. One coupon per visit. Coupon must be presented prior to service write-up. Offer ends 9/30/12. Not valid with any other coupons or in-store specials. Good only at MARLOW MOTOR COMPANY.

5 OFF
00
New Season, New Car Feeling!

$AVE ON FALL MAINTENANCE

$

ANY FLUID EXCHANGE SERVICE
BRAKES • POWER STEERING • TRANSMISSON DIFFERENTIAL • 4X4 SERVICE
Plus any applicable tax, shop supplies and environmental fees. One coupon per visit. Coupon must be presented prior to service write-up. Offer ends 9/30/12. Not valid with any other coupons or in-store specials. Good only at MARLOW MOTOR COMPANY.

25 OFF 15% OFF
00
Plus Get 1 Day Complimentary Rental Car
($40 Value) Plus any applicable tax, shop supplies and environmental fees. One coupon per visit. Coupon must be presented prior to service write-up. Offer ends 9/30/12. Not valid with any other coupons or in-store specials. Good only at MARLOW MOTOR COMPANY.

GAS $AVER FALL MAINTENANCE

30k - 60k - 90k Mile Service

Your vehicle’s finish really took a beating this Winter!

COMPLETE Vehicle Detailing • Hand wax • Hand wash ONLY $ • Clean interior • Clean engine compartment & trunk
Some vehicles slightly higher

MEET OR BEAT
CHRYSLER-JEEP-DODGE
Coupons by 10%
Plus any applicable tax, shop supplies and environmental fees. One coupon per visit. Coupon must be presented prior to service write-up. Offer ends 9/30/12. Not valid with any other coupons or in-store specials. Good only at MARLOW MOTOR COMPANY.

WE WILL
ANY

Jeep Accessory Special

Plus any applicable tax, shop supplies and environmental fees. One coupon per visit. Coupon must be presented prior to service write-up. Offer ends 9/30/12. Not valid with any other coupons or in-store specials. Good only at MARLOW MOTOR COMPANY.

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95

10% OFF
Plus any applicable tax, shop supplies and environmental fees. One coupon per visit. Coupon must be presented prior to service write-up. Offer ends 9/30/12. Not valid with any other coupons or in-store specials. Good only at MARLOW MOTOR COMPANY.

Reg. $149.95

Accessories include parts & labor installed only in our shop.

2007 BMW X3

3.0 SI M3. Sunroof, leather, Nav. AWD, Clean Carfax. Stock# 12GJ178A

2003 FORD MUSTANG GT
Black and Fast! Only 39K miles Stock # 12Q4285B

2008 HONDA CIVIC SI
Loaded! Sunroof, all the toys! Stock # 12GJ251A

2010 JEEP PATRIOT 4X4
2.4 Liter 4Cyl. Automatic. Stock # 12CP175A

$18,980

$13,797

$12,927

$13,977

TAX, TAGS & TITLE FEES NOT INCLUDED. $289 PROCESSING FEE not included. All vehicles subject to prior sale. 2.75% APR financing is subject to approved credit and limited to 2008 and newer model year vehicles. 2.75% APR for 72 months results in monthly payment equal to $15.09 per thousand financed. Zero down on approved credit.

Mon - Fri 7AM - 7PM • Sat 8AM - 5PM • Closed Sunday

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