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ging and coming down under the weight of the heavy, wet snow accumulating, not only on branches, but also leaves just beginning to reach their fall color peak in town. Uhhh, maybe we should get to the store – the cupboard looks pretty bare. Got to Martin’s before noon – darn, looks a little dark in there. Power is out, running on generators for emergency lights. Suddenly an announcement the store would no longer be selling perishables and refrigerated items as store personnel began wrapping some displays, veggies, cheese, that kind of thing in plastic. Patrons were asked not to open refrigerator doors as store management tried to preserve what cooling was contained inside. We were headed to Food Lion when another customer said, no, the town’s other major grocery store had also closed up produce and perishable sections and finally the store itself due to the power outage. SVEC report Got home shortly after noon
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and found a press release from the Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative, now one of two primary northern valley regional power providers. They reported 59 customers in Warren without power. REC report On Sunday, Oct. 30, we received this update from Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, which along with SVEC picked up the bulk of the northern valley’s former Allegheny Power service contracts last year. “Rappahannock Electric Cooperative’s (REC) crews are continuing to make repairs on lines and equipment in Clarke, Warren, Rappahannock and Frederick counties as well as the Town of Stevens City and Berryville. Currently we have ,00 members without power.” Later some customers who had their service restored awoke Tuesday morning, Nov. 1 to find it out again. Shortly before 10:41 AM an REC press release went out describing the failure of their Linden substation impacting as many as 500 residents in the Blue Moun-

tain, Apple Mountain and High Knob subdivisions. At 4:01 PM REC released a statement stating that power had been restored to all customers impacted by the Linden substation incident. REC spokesperson Ann Lewis said the company believes the outage on Tuesday morning was caused by an insulator failing and the wire burned through the pole causing the pole to break. Town And the town Department of Energy Resources reported 869 customers in eight locations without power at some point on Saturday. Those outages ranged from 1.6 hours at the Sprint substation due to REC power loss impacting 704 customers to 9 hours at Scarlet Road Court impacting four customers. All incidents other than the Sprint substation were IDed as due to downed tree limbs on lines. Other impacted town areas included Locust Dale, Westminster subdivision, Cardinal Wind Road, Browntown Road, Blue Ridge Ave., Front St. and Cherrydale Road.

“Falling” into winter - courthouse lawn trees were still sporting fall color on Oct. 29.
By Roger Bianchini Warren County Report (Writer’s note: this may seem like a lifetime ago but to me 4 to 8 inches of snow in October is still deserving of a hard copy news nod. A longer version of this story first appeared on the WCR website on Oct. 30.) Alright, I’ll admit it – some friends and myself gathered at The Melting Pot for pizza and Game 7 of the World Series (what a story were those Cards and Game 6 in particular) were making fun of the weather station predicting from 35 to 6-10 inches and then back to 4-6 inches of snow for Saturday, Oct. 9th. After all, the low temperature forecast for the next day was somewhere between 35 and 38 degrees; recent daily high temperatures have been from 50 to 60, even clipping 70 a time or two. No frozen ground; above freezing temperatures – no problem, right? WRONG. There it was sticking to car windshields and tree limbs around 6:30 AM the next day … but nothing on the streets – SEE, told you so! Rolled over and went back to sleep. Uh oh, when I finally rolled out of bed around 10:30 AM the streets were covered, tree limbs were sag-

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Read all issues in their entirety FREE on www.WarrenCountyReport.com Gilbert told the court Angle admitted to driving poorly and inappropriately. However, rather than alcohol being an underlying cause, defense counsel said the cause was texting … Fleming told the court Angle was texting a promoter about his payment while driving eastbound on I-66 …

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PM and 1:10 AM after being taken into custody and charged with DUI. The prosecution presented Angle’s driving record which showed a May 010 reckless driving conviction in North Dakota and several dismissed driving charges in Angle’s native Pennsylvania. At the time of the traffic stop following a citizen cell phone call from a motorist and passenger, who witnessed Angle’s driving erratically after they pulled onto the interstate behind him, Angle admitted to Trooper Scally to drinking three beers earlier that evening. Fleming told the court the arresting officer found a 1-pack of beer in Angle’s vehicle, with a couple missing. Gilbert told the court Angle admitted to driving poorly and inappropriately. However, rather than alcohol being an underlying cause, defense counsel said the cause was texting. During the summary of the prosecution’s evidence Fleming told the court Angle was texting a promoter about his payment while driving eastbound on I-66 away from the Shenandoah County Fair appearance. As for his client’s poor performance in the field sobriety tests, Gilbert pointed to Angle’s long wrestling career during which he has suffered several broken necks and multiple knee injuries. Angle was a 1996 U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist in heavyweight freestyle and NCAA champion before launching his highly successful professional wrestling career. Wikipedia describes Angle as one of only four people to complete the amateur wrestling “grand slam” of winning the Junior National, the NCAAs, the World Championship, and Olympic title. He was named one of the top 15 college wrestlers of all time by USA Wrestling and has been named the “greatest shoot wrestler”. According to Wikipedia, after initially turning down offers to join the World Wrestling Federation, Angle signed a multi-year contract with the company in 1998. After leaving WWF, Angle joined Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), where he became the second wrestler in TNA to win TNA’s Triple Crown and the first man to hold all three TNA championships simultaneously. Gilbert challenged the prosecution’s contention Angle’s offense was a particularly “egregious” example of bad driving in arguing against any imposition of jail time as part of the sentence for his client. “Were this not a high-profile defendant it is to likely the prosecution would have produced the North Dakota abstract or have had out-ofcounty witnesses present for this hearing,” Gilbert told the court. “His insurance will be impacted – it will go up – and his license will be impacted in his home state. And there is a stigma to his career and public image … but ultimately it is a case of someone driving poorly while using a phone.” Judge Houff called the case unusual in his experience due to the length of time and distance of cell phone or texting use causing erratic driving. However, in the end he agreed the offense and evidence did not meet a standard of incarceration as part of the sentence. And those out-of-county witnesses – nah, they weren’t Angle’s archwrestling nemesis Jeff Jarrett and his wife and Angle ex, Karen. They were identified in court as Mr. Mallory and Ms. Knight, who were present but not called to testify. They are believed to be Loudoun County residents, and at least one (her) a pretty snippy one at that … Hey, maybe it was the Jarretts in disguise … NO, I’m just getting sucked into that wrestling soap opera scenario again … I think.

Early statistics indicate the relatively new phenomena of texting causes more auto accidents than drinking - wonder when politics and the law is going to catch up with that one?
By Roger Bianchini Warren County Report It ended not with a BANG, a body slam or even an appearance by TNA World Wrestling Champion Kurt Angle. Rather, if not exactly a whimper, the legendary wrestler’s reckless driving case ended with a $1500 fine but no jail time attached. Angle’s attorney Todd Gilbert entered a plea of no contest to Reckless Driving on Nov. 8 in Warren County General District Court. After hearing the prosecution’s evidence presented by Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael Fleming and the defendant’s explanation of his erratic driving down I66 following a wrestling appearance at the Shenandoah County Fair on Sept. 3rd, Judge W. Dale Houff imposed the maximum fine of $,500, suspending $1,000 of that total. The judge agreed with the defense that the case did not bear any jail time. An industry estimate of Angle’s annual income from wrestling is in the neighborhood of $500,000 per year at a rate of $5,000 per show, regardless of the venue. Angle was initially charged with DUI by State Trooper Robert Scally after he judged the 6-foot, 40pound, 4-year-old Pennsylvania resident to have failed a series of field sobriety tests, including an on-site breathalyzer test registering .091. The legal blood-alcohol limit is .08 or below. However the commonwealth’s attorney’s office later amended the charge to Reckless Driving because Angle blew only a .06 in a legallyadmissible BAC test at Front Royal Police headquarters between 11:50

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Mr. Miller then implies that we should be thankful for taxes so we can enjoy “electricity, potable water, transportation, and education”. Of course what he fails to mention is that all of these things were once provided in abundance by the market economy before the government prohibited the market from freely competing in these areas. Mr. Miller then, somewhat absurdly, attacks my view of taxation by invoking the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution! It sounds like Mr. Miller needs a quick history lesson to combat this unfortunate contradiction. In the Declaration of Independence Jefferson writes, we “...are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”. It is this doctrine, called “Natural Law Theory”, upon which our republic was founded. In Jefferson’s mention of “the pursuit of happiness”, he was making reference to the Lockean theory of private property rights. Consequently, the Constitution was written to create a government whose only duty was to protect the life, liberty, and private property of the people in accordance with the principles of the Declaration. That being said, it is my view (of taxation being equivalent to theft) that was shared by the mass of the American colonists. The American Revolution was fought to rid the American colonists of the tyranny of the English Crown - including its onerous taxes. Yes, the idea that taxes are equal to theft is radical, but it was this radical idea that fueled our fight for independence from England. It is sadly evident that we have made quite the tragic turnaround from the principles of liberty that spurred the Revolution. On two separate occasions violent uprisings were spontaneously undertaken to abolish SINGLE ACTS OF TAXATION: the Stamp Tax revolt in 1765 and the Boston Tea Party in 1773. Where it used to take a single act of taxation to whip up the Americans into a revolutionary fervor, now people like Mr. Miller expect us to be thankful for the dozens of different types of taxes that we are forced to pay to the three levels of politicians and bureaucrats that rule over us. Mr. Miller then suggests that I “choose another location in which to reside, one where no one pays any taxes”. At one time in world history there was a land that existed that would’ve been the perfect place to be free. It was a land where people’s pockets weren’t looted by politicians. It was a land where people were free to make their own choices and were solely responsible for the consequences of those choices. It was a land where individual freedom and private property rights really meant something. That land was called “America”. In conclusion, as Professor Murray Rothbard has written, “If taxation is compulsory, and is, therefore, in-

Message from down under Editor, This is in response to the letter titled “Under a Rock” by Staige Miller. Mr. Miller claims that my view of all taxation as theft is “unusual” and “a little over the top”. He says that my view is shared by “many hundreds of thousands” of people but “hundreds of millions” of people would have been a much closer estimate. Allow me to prove my point: Mr. Miller is operating under the assumption that since government provides particular goods and services to the public, its forced expropriation of people’s incomes is justified. Others have said that taxation is really “voluntary” because of these goods and services that government provides. However, one simple but instructive

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distinguishable from theft, it follows that the State, which subsists on taxation, is a vast criminal organization, far more formidable and successful than any “private” Mafia in history”. Jason Hartsell Front Royal (Managing editor’s note: As with earlier responses to letters by Mr. Harstell’s, we offer Staige Miller Jr. his own opportunity to respond to the above comments. However we again feel compelled to make several relevant observations. As we recall, history teaches us the battle cry of the American colonists involved in the rebellion against the English crown, including the Boston “Tea Party”, was “No taxation without representation” not “No taxation”. In fact, among the initial acts of the newly formed American government were the imposition of taxes on certain kinds of commercial activities, including production and distribution of goods. And Mr. Hartsell continues to cite economic sources from the narrowly limited philosophical “Austrian School” supportive of his modern day, corporate anarchist’s perspective (businessmen will regulate themselves honorably and produce an earthbound Utopian society). A constructive debate on taxes should focus on whether they are fairly and equitably enacted and used to the benefit of the society allowing their issue; NOT whether one radical Utopian anti-government theory should be imposed on American society. This worldview is exemplary, as Staige Miller wrote, of modern-day life under a rock – and we may add, under that rock curled up with the philosophical rantings of Austrian School economists, who apparently believed that corporations aren’t only people, but very good and moral people at heart. Footnote: Murray Newton Rothbard (March 2, 1926 – January 7, 1995) was an American author and economist of the Austrian School who helped define capitalist libertarianism and popularized a form of free-market anarchism he termed “anarcho-capitalism. Building on the ” Austrian School’s concept of spontaneous order, support for a free market in money production and condemnation of central planning, Rothbard advocated abolition of government control of society and the economy. He labeled the State as nothing but a “gang of thieves writ large” - the locus of the most immoral, grasping and unscrupulous individuals in any society. Source, Wikipedia) Open letter to Matt Tederick Dear Matt, It was bad form to launch nasty personal attacks on Failmezger and me in your recent campaign letters and emails. Not knowing to whom they went, there was no way of responding. Nor was there sufficient time before the election to do so. Your method of campaigning is not man-to-man. Your Obama-like attempts at fatcat bashing and class warfare embarrassed your fellow Republicans. Unfortunately, I am not the wealthy retiree you portray. Nor do I kick back and relax, while “re-creating Warren County into (my) own image.” I work hard on my small business and shall gladly compare my voluntary community service to yours any time of the day. And I didn’t like your summing me up as some retired “federal bureaucrat,” implying that I had been a desk-bound drone, nor the slightly sarcastic tone used to describe my career as “long and illustrious,” nor your fiddling with my name, suggesting that I could be descended from the ill-fated President Hoover of Depression Era fame. You know nothing about my working past, whether in Army uniform or with

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the Department of State. How would you like someone treating such areas of your life with sarcasm and levity, to include the Desert Storm service mentioned repeatedly in your letters and emails? As for the rest of it, I agree with Abraham Lincoln: “I like to see a man who is proud of the place where he was born.” Your letters betray a native son who never felt the need to protect the magisterial beauty and historical importance of where he was born. Were it otherwise, why would you continue to denigrate our surroundings, to disfigure Warren County for the sake of creating “Shopping Opportunities?” In this regard, better for all had you been born, say, in Detroit where your vision might have coincided with the urban disasters there. Do you really believe that unhindered residential and commercial expansion and the creation of new population centers in rural Warren County represent “progress”? Do you really want us to become like Leesburg, Winchester, Manassas and other congested dumps in-the-making? As a reputed Republican Conservative, just what are you conserving? Your core values seem to be attached to shopping centers. Judging from the defeat of Holloway, the North River candidate who shares your values on this issue, yours is not an orientation shared by the electorate. Sincerely, Richard W. Hoover Front Royal Eerie similarity? Is ALL taxation theft? This debate won’t end anytime soon. But I’d like to discuss an issue where I believe taxation is indeed theft: the public school system. First, let’s take a detour and look at Kelo v. City of New London, a well publicized eminent domain case. At issue was the constitution’s “public use” clause, and whether or not the local government could seize private property, turn it over to a private commercial developer, and claim “public benefit” as their justification. However, the constitution says nothing of “public benefit” on the issue of eminent domain seizures. The constitution speaks of “public use”, meaning that the government may seize private property for things such as roads, bridges, or water lines intended for use by the public. In Kelo, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld New London’s distorted interpretation of the constitution. “Public benefit” won out and people lost their homes. This sparked outrage across the nation, and many states amended their constitutions in order to prevent this from happening to their citizens. In the end, the commercial development project was a failure. Many businesses failed or relocated. The residents of New London were left with an empty strip mall, not higher tax revenues and better government services. This case demonstrates both the arrogance and ignorance of politicians who claim to know how people will benefit from their schemes. Now to public schools. Yes, eminent domain and public education are two distinct issues, but I see an eerie similarity. I face my own Kelo v. City of New London every time I’m forced to pay taxes to support public schools. The dynamic is the same: the local government forcefully takes my private property (money), gives it to public schools, and tells me that I benefit from this. I’m 31 years old and could easily prove that I have no ability to use the public school facilities anymore, though I pay into them. If I tried to walk the hallways, browse the school library, or shoot some hoops in the gym, I’d be stopped and ordered to leave. If I refused to leave, I’d be arrested and charged with trespassing. Those who disagree with me always try to show the many ways that public schools have enriched my life. They argue from benefits, not my ability to use public school property. In their minds, without public schools there would be no farmers, mechanics, or other skilled laborers to provide me with any services whatsoever. There would be no education, and therefore, no civilization. We’d all be living in caves, unable to read, write, or speak. This is beyond absurd. To me, those who vigorously defend the public school system are no different than the central planners in New London, Connecticut. They are legal plunderers who do not care about their neighbor’s freedom or property. They have the same arrogance that says “I know what’s best for you and everybody else.” How can any of these people guarantee that our lives will only get better, thanks to their programs? They can’t, and when they’re wrong we don’t get our money (or homes) back. Like the failed development project in New London, I believe that the public school system has failed. Here’s one

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example that troubles me: According to the National Institute for Literacy, 0% of high school students graduate functionally illiterate. Let’s stop trying to “benefit” one another with good intentions and big ideas. At best, coercive taxation might be called a necessary evil, and should only be used for things such as roads, courts, and cops. Steve Smith Front Royal Tederick for schools? Dear Editor: I was amazed to receive the epistle to Warren County North River voters from Matt Tederick concerning the supervisor race. There is enough negativity in local politics as well as misrepresentation of the facts. Certainly this letter fulfills that criteria. Without getting into refuting some of the character assassination, one should consider the source. For those uninitiated or with poor memory, this self-described “promoter of education” in Warren County helped cancel a much needed new high school while on the Board of Supervisors. That really sounds like a forward thinking concerned individual who supports the interest of the county’s children or the community at large. Sincerely, Thomas E. Patteson, III, M.D. Front Royal (Managing editor’s note: as we recall the new high school project blocked by successful supervisor candidates Tederick, Jim McManaway and Jim Jacobson in the early-1990s would have cost $26 million. Essentially the same building and grounds design implemented a decade later as Skyline High School came in at a cost of about $47 million. But at least there was more commercial tax base to help cover the extra $20 million or so in costs incurred by delaying the project a decade.) A vet’s mom’s thanks To the People of Our Community November 10th marked one year since my son, Arthur “Bunky” Woods was presented the key to his wheelchair accessible house. With the generosity and the unconditional love of the people of our community, Homes for Our Troops and Buracker Construction were able to give Bunky his home. As Bunky’s mom, I just want to thank the people in our community for making Bunky’s life easier and more independent. He cannot move his arms and legs, but he can now do things for himself. He uses the voice activation in the house to open and shut doors, to turn on and off the lights and the TV, to change the TV channels, and to adjust the temperature in the house. He can ring chimes

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not a biggie. But if you’re eating out, this requires skill and discretion, particularly if there are others at the table with you. The second instance where “controlled removals” are appropriate is when pollen counts are high. That’s when allergy sufferers like me have to deal with one of the most disgusting words in the English language. P-h-l-e-g-m. A nasty word for nasty stuff. Phlegm cannot be ignored. It must be addressed, and the sooner the better. I like to do so in the bathroom, preferably when no one else is around. Do women spit? I mean really spit? I’ve seen my wife get rid of watermelon and sunflower seeds, but that’s it. And honestly, I’m happy about that. I doubt she would’ve made a good impression on Mom and Dad had she expectorated at some point during that initial meeting. Expectorate. Just another word for the same thing. But it doesn’t sound quite as bad does it? I remember a few years ago when Tiger Woods got into trouble for expectorating on the golf course. Looking back now, that turned out to be the least of his problems. The lesson from all of this? I have no clue. What I do have are some grapes that I need to finish. Over the garbage can of course. My big brother still reminds me about that night. What a baby.
The author was not trying to offend anyone by the graphic nature of this article. His intent was only to distract the reader from the poor quality of the writing itself. kevinengle456@comcast.net

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School lockdown suspects playing with air-soft guns
By Roger Bianchini Warren County Report Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 9, both Warren County High School and Hilda J. Barbour Elementary Schools off Westminster Drive were locked down as a precaution. It was eventually determined that a suspect reported by a school bus driver to be armed with a gun in the vicinity of the schools had been playing with an air-soft gun and posed no threat to the schools. The lockout ended at :41 PM. According to a press release from the Warren County Sheriff ’s Office, “… at :0 p.m. deputies responded to Westminster Drive near Warren County High School upon receiving a complaint from a Warren County Public School bus driver. The school bus driver reported observing a male subject with what appeared to be a handgun near the high school. Deputies responded and as a precaution immediately placed Warren County High School and nearby Hilda J. Barbour Elementary School on lockdown. “Deputies searched the area for the reported suspect and located four juveniles at a residence on Westminster Drive. One of the juveniles matched the description given by the bus driver. After the initial investigation, deputies determined that one of the juveniles was the reported suspect. “It was determined that the juveniles were playing at the residence near the high school with air soft guns. After the subject in question was interviewed deputies determined that this juvenile posed no threat to the schools. The schools were notified by Warren County Sheriff ’s Office personnel and taken off lockdown at :41 PM.” WCSO Major Norman Shiflett reported that the juvenile in question had an “early out” from school (had completed his school day). No charges were placed as a result of the incident.

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MERRIFIELD, VA: The Postal Service is issuing an all-points bulletin for the apprehension of its delivery boxes and pallets, no questions asked. “The Postal Service spent nearly $50 million this past fiscal year to replace equipment that was never returned,” said David Williams, vice president, Network Operations. “This is a serious issue. We are in a financial crisis and simply cannot afford this type of unnecessary expense. The equipment is federal property and we want it back.” The post office usually delivers mail to businesses in “flat tubs,” as they’re technically called, and expects to retrieve them the next delivery day. More popular than Tupperware, delivery boxes have become the storage container of choice for local businesses. The warning label – Maximum penalty for theft or misuse of postal property $1,000 fine and 3 years’ imprisonment — doesn’t appear to deter. Now that the busiest mailing season of the year approaches, hoarded storage containers are catching the post office short. The amnesty period to return mail transport equipment (MTE) boxes and pallets is Nov. 1 to Nov. 6. Hoarders and collectors of Postal Service MTE are strongly encouraged to relinquish this federal property immediately. No questions will be asked. During the amnesty period, equipment can be dropped off at local Post Offices or nearby mail processing and distribution centers. Arrangements can be made for the Postal Service to pick up large amounts of equipment and/or pallets by sending an email to hqmte@usps.gov. Include “Equipment Pickup Request” in the subject line. In the message include company name, address, type of mail transport equipment and quantity, and contact information. There also is a mail transport equipment recovery hotline — (866) 330-3404 — that can be used to report the misuse of equipment. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. (Managing editor’s note: The U.S. Postal Service is under the gun of a Congressional mandate to set aside $5.5 billion annually to cover health care expenses of USPS employees 75 years into the future. It is a Congressional directive with no precedent in either government or private industry anywhere in this nation. Hence, the USPS’s financial crisis is one totally manufactured and driven by Congressional extremists with a political goal of crippling and perhaps destroying the oldest and most self-sufficient federal agency and its 574,000 member union.)

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By Roger Bianchini Warren County Report Former Warren County Public Schools Director of Transportation James W. O’Rourke Jr. has been charged with two felony counts and one misdemeanor count of Grand Larceny alleged to have occurred during the later stages of his tenure with county public schools. O’Rourke resigned from his position in February of this year. According to court records, two of the alleged incidents occurred at some point between February 009 and Feb. 5, 011. O’Rourke was hired as public schools director of transportation in November of 1996. According to warrants issued on Oct. 1 and served on Oct. 3, O’Rourke is accused of stealing a Husquavarna Snow Blower, four Wrangler tires and a ladder that were all property of Warren County. The snow blower and tires were both valued over the $00 felony limit, the ladder under that amount. The ladder and snow blower thefts are alleged to have occurred between Feb. 5, 009 and Feb. 5, 011. The alleged tire theft is listed as occurring on or around Nov. 10, 010. According to Warren County General District Court records, O’Rourke was released on his own recognizance and has retained the services of attorney David Downes in the case. Downes office declined comment on how O’Rourke would plead to the charges. On Nov. 8 a hearing date was set for Jan. 10th at 1:30 PM in Warren County General District Court.

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kids don’t have to have an animal to participate in the program. She described life as a 4-H leader, outlining an active and busy schedule, which sometimes includes kids meeting at her house to do their 4-H homework. Their homework usually focuses on two areas they compete in against other state and regional teams-Hippology with emphasis on horse judging. Hippology is an equine knowledge contest with four phases: horse judging, written examination and slide identification, ID stations and team problem solving. Items covered in the contest can include any equine subject. And the subjects are extensive. Reproduction, training, dressage, history and origins, breeds, parts of the saddle, types of bits and nutrition are only a few that are covered. In the horse judging contests they place each animal in a class and then orally defend that placing with reasons in front of professional judges. They also get the chance to compare their findings with what the judges decided. She said when they come over for all that studying, she and her husband David and daughter Michaela treat them like family. “I make their favorite meal which is usually grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup. Sometimes I have them all weekend, during study session sleepovers and find a floor full of kids in the family room, all rolled up one next to the other-including the dog,” she said. Along with the book learning, they watch practice videos and she takes them to visit farms and veterinarians, because they need to know and identify many different types of horse equipment. “We take the kids anywhere they can learn,” she said. And all the studying and information-gathering paid off. Last year, her daughter Michaela Yowaiski, Rachel Dominguez , Brooke Duvall and Rachel Paulisch all qualified at the same time as a full county team for the state horse judging event the first year they were Seniors (age 15-19). She said that this has never happened before. They then won the State Championship in April of 010.

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Smith. Even though belonging to the non-profit organization is free, there are expenses. For example, money is needed for things like airfare or carfare to competitions, outfits, and required equipment. A special thank you goes to the local arm of the Farm Bureau, whose director authorized thousands of dollars in donations to help kids with their expenses, and gave the Senior girls money to get to competitions. “They’re wonderful; they’ve helped the 4-H so much. They are tops in the county, and I can’t thank them enough,” said Kelly. But more is always needed and although some of this is taken care of by the Warren County Board of Supervisors, the Virginia Cooperative Extension and parents’ donations, the kids themselves have to work very hard to raise money, too. For example, the new 4-H barn at the Warren County Fairgrounds was partially funded by the Board of Supervisors, but the kids raised money too with lemonade stands at various festivals and public

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Read all issues in their entirety FREE on www.WarrenCountyReport.com “I plan to be strong and be myself and not a puppet of a Party. I don’t want anyone to think they can pull a string and I’m going to dance. My plan is to be true to the people – there is give and take in life and that’s how it should work.” – NR Supervisor-Elect Dan Murray

County Election

Murray, McEathron take county’s only contested races
Webert tops Zwick to succeed Athey in redrawn 18th House District
House Delegate Beverly Sherwood; in the uncontested School Board races Roy Boyles, Joanne Cherefko and Kim Athey were re-elected; and Richard Hoover was re-elected to the Lord Fairfax Soil & Water Conservation District. After the smoke settled the day after, we spoke to the winners and losers in the two contested county races. Dan Murray As Interbake Maintenance Supervisor Dan Murray told us this summer, he was not planning on an initial leap into politics this fall. However, when Chris Holloway’s expected Republican challenge of North River Democratic incumbent Glenn White failed to materialize, the five-year county resident found himself “drafted” for the cause. In a tight three-way race Murray edged out Holloway by 18 votes, 374 to 356. Independent Victor “Tory” Failmezger trailed with 300 votes. What does the former New Jersey resident think now that he is

It was one, two, three from left to right as Dan Murray, left, outdistanced Chris Holloway and Tory Failmezger to succeed Glenn White as North River supervisor. File photo from Sept. 25 candidates forum.
By Roger Bianchini Warren County Report It’s all over but the crying, celebrating or sighs of relief as the case may be – Election Day 011 in Warren County has passed. That it passed with a dismal and town-like -percent voter turnout may be the most telling statistic of the day. While town May elections over the past decade have come in at under 0 percent voter turnouts, traditionally over that same period off-presidential year county elections have average in the low to mid-30 percent range. Presidential-year November election turnouts have been in the 60 to 70-percent range. What does it say about us collectively that so few bother to show up for the elections that most directly impact our day-to-day lives? Have we become lazy, complacent and disinterested in the process of government in a free society – or were there just too few contested races on this year’s ballot as far as county and state representation to drag us to the polls on a beautiful autumn day? Whatever the case, as you have heard by now, Republicans swept the only contested races impacting Warren County – Dan Murray

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“Being the incumbent, the campaign trail as you call it is every day because we provide the level of professionalism and accountability to this community everyday not just every four years.” – Sheriff Danny McEathron
to replace, Democrat Glenn White. Failmezger’s term expires at the end of the year. “I am going to put a call out and look at anyone interested. I think I need to look at more than one person. Tory can be a candidate [for reappointment] if he wants. I’m not going to say I won’t consider anyone who is interested,” Murray said. As for any political committee pressure to appoint only from his Party, Murray said, “I expect there will be pressure from our Party but I am also my own person. I plan to be strong and be myself and not a puppet of a Party. I don’t want anyone to think they can pull a string and I’m going to dance. My plan is to be true to the people – there is give and take in life and that’s how it should work.” Sheriff McEathron In the sheriff ’s race, two-term incumbent McEathron posted a decisive 3,455 to 1,635 victory (683 percent) over challenger and Front Royal Police Sgt. Robbie Seal. We asked the ever busy sheriff for comment on his election to a third

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term. “Obviously very pleased with the results, it’s what you work hard for everyday so there are no surprises during election cycles,” he said. Is he glad to be off the campaign trail, we asked. “Being the incumbent, the campaign trail as you call it is every day because we provide the level of professionalism and accountability to this community everyday not just every four years. You’re not going to come into a community and pretend to be something you’re not prior to an election and fool anyone. People measure you on what you have done, how you have conducted yourself and the trust they have in you to hold one of the high-

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Campaigning Robbie Seal and Tory Failmezger met for the first time at the Failmezgers’ wine and cheese shop, Vino e Formaggio on East Main this summer. Whatever tactics they discussed didn’t work.
less than two months from being sworn into elected county office? “Excitement and nervousness – nervousness in keeping my commitment to the people and living up to my goals,” Murray told us. “You can call me a politician but I consider myself a concerned citizen.” Murray said both his opponents, Democratic-nominee Chris Holloway and independent Victor “Tory” Failmezger had called to congratulate him Election night. “They both wished me well and both offered me an olive branch, which I don’t think was necessary. Even with all the drama at the end (see related stories) we ran clean campaigns. I look forward to working with Chris as a councilman when I become a supervisor. And as I’ve said, Tory and I are friends. At the end we were all joking with each other and I think people need to see that, that it doesn’t have to be all that drama.” That said, we asked the Republican-elect if he would consider reappointing his friend and current North River Planning Commissioner Failmezger, who was appointed by the man he is poised

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Tederick’s late assault on ‘Tory’ raised eyebrows, ire
Failmezger ‘saddened’ by ‘tone’ and ‘untruths’ of Tederick attack
best candidate.” Asked about his reaction to Tederick’s attack on another candidate, Republican North River candidate Dan Murray told us, “I have stated for the record that I would run a clean gentlemen’s campaign. I have kept my word! I had no knowledge of this letter till it was forwarded to me. He [Tederick] does not endorse anyone as his candidate of choice. This is adding drama at the close of the campaign.” Fresh off his e-mail ambush by another local Republican activist, Joe Swiger, the other North River District candidate, Chris Holloway, declined to get anywhere near this one. Elitist conspiracy? One clear-cut example of what he perceives as Tederick’s distortion of the truth is a quote taken from a 005 Washington Post article. In his anti-endorsement letter/e-mail Tederick accuses Failmezger of moving to Warren County “recently” with an “elitist” agenda and uses a quote from a 005 Washington Post article by M.J. McAteer titled “Jeffersonian Ideals” to make his point. “Having traveled the world, he and his family decided to move to Warren County to show us what we have been doing wrong and as Travis McDonald said in a Washington Post article: ‘Failmezgers are members of an elite group.’ (Tederick’s emphasis)” “I don’t know if buying property and moving here in 199495 is exactly recent,” Failmezger said. “And the Post quote was taken totally out of context from an article about architecture and our efforts to design our home in the style of Thomas Jefferson’s home at Poplar Forest.” In fact, Failmezger, who with his wife Patricia are former owners of Old House Architectural Parts on East Main Street in Front Royal, notes the referenced article publicized not only their architectural efforts on their own home, but Front Royal and its downtown business district as well. Failmezger produced a copy of the article from which the quote Tederick used to label him an elitist was taken. The relevant section from which Tederick quoted reads: “Travis McDonald, director of architectural restoration for Poplar Forest, says the Failmezgers are members of an elite group. The Museum of Southern History outside Houston copied the exterior of the Jefferson retreat, he says, but the inside bears no resemblance to Poplar Forest. Otherwise, McDonald knows of only a handful of projects in which the Poplar Forest plans have been ‘reinterpreted.’ The Failmezgers, he says, are unusual in their fidelity to Jefferson’s vision.” Poplar Forest was Thomas Jefferson’s private house outside of Lynchburg, VA. He built that home starting in 1806, Failmezger told us. The Failmezger home was designed, both inside and out, to mirror Jefferson’s design. Counterpoints However Tederick said he

Hey, I just don’t like this guy - and you shouldn’t either, Matt Tederick, right in file photo, told voters of Tory Failmezger in days leading up to election.

By Roger Bianchini Warren County Report (Managing editor’s note: More so than the results, it was some of the pre-election weirdness covered initially on our website (www. warrencountyreport.com) in the days leading up to Nov. 8th that seemed to tell a tale of at least one unkind aspect of politics in Warren County and the nation in general these days. And while that weirdness wasn’t initiated by the candidates themselves, it did directly involve two of them as targets of scathing criticism – not all accurate or deserved they assert in the following two stories.) Just when you thought it couldn’t get any weirder – it DID!!! “IT” is the three-way race for the North River District seat on the Warren County Board of Supervisors in which a recent and still philosophical Republican is running as a Democrat; a philosophical Democrat is running as an independent; a Republican who wasn’t planning on running for anything this fall is running – of all things – as a Republican; and the incumbent Democrat, Glenn White, whom local Republicans wanted to unseat isn’t running at all. The assumed weirdness PEAK for us was long-time local Republican strategist Joe Swiger’s Facebook political seduction and slap-down of former Repub-

lican and neo-Democrat Chris Holloway (see related story first posted on the Warren County Report website on Nov. nd). The follow-up pre-election weirdness was a rambling, and according to its target, factually inaccurate and intentionally misleading four-page written attack on the character and opinions of independent North River candidate Victor “Tory” Failmezger made by local Republican activist Matt Tederick. In light of earlier statements, including an unfulfilled publicly-stated promise to contribute $50 to his campaign so that he, Tederick, could assure a chance to campaign against him, Failmezger told us he had been expecting such an attack from Tederick. Among the allegations Tederick makes are that Failmezger is not from here but would dictate what is best for the community, has been termed an elitist in a 005 Washington Post article,

doesn’t want others to prosper, and is arrogant and wrathful for expressing past opposition to development and expansion of the Crooked Run Shopping Center. Official responses Of Tederick’s attack, Failmezger released this statement Nov. 5: “I have read Mr. Tederick’s letter of November 4th and am truly saddened by the tone, twisted words, untruths and quotes taken out of context with which he attacks me. He used these same negative tactics a year ago when he attacked Bret Hrbek in an attempt to unseat him as vicemayor of Front Royal. He must feel very threatened by my candidacy to craft such a politically motivated letter. I am sure the voters in the North River District will see through Mr. Tederick’s attempt to affect the election and vote for who they see as the

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“completely” stands by his letter, including the above quote. While some might view the Failmezgers’ desire to design a home based on one of Virginia’s most prominent architects and politicians as a creative tribute, Tederick sees it more negatively. “How many people do you know who have a house modeled on Thomas Jefferson’s?” he asks. Tederick says he believes his portrayal of Failmezger is accurate and for the independent candidate to say he is pro-business is “disingenuous”. Rather, Tederick feels Failmezger has a vested interest in protecting intown commercial development, where the candidate has his own business interests. In his campaign, downtown businessman and North River District Planning Commission representative Failmezger has promised to balance the business interests of the county and town. His campaign brochure states, “… the town and county are interwoven. A vibrant downtown and a controlled commercial and industrial corridor in the county are essential to the community.” While he said he does not totally dismiss the notion of good planning, Tederick sees Failmezger’s use of the word “controlled” regarding north corridor commercial development as code for no commercial growth in the corridor. However Failmezger counters that notion by pointing out that he once was personally involved in attempting to recruit an outside commercial/industrial client to the county’s north corridor. “So it is just not true that I am against the creation of jobs or increasing the commercial tax base of this community,” Failmezger insists. As for Tederick’s assertion he “verbally attacked” Crooked Run attorney Clay Athey during a 006 public hearing, Failmezger says, “That I attacked Athey at that public hearing – that’s just not true. I said there was a lot of unused commercial land in the corridor that I would like to see used before there was further commercial rezoning. It was a fact-based argument – but I made no personal reference to Mr. Athey.” As for a commitment to preservation of natural settings, Failmezger said he is not arrogantly dictating anything to anybody. Rather, as he did at the Sept. 5th Candidates’ Forum and in his campaign literature, he points to the result of a 010 Countywide survey in which citizens listed “rural settings, quiet and peaceful surroundings and current quality of life” as their three top reasons for living in Warren

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the detailed “No thank you” reply from the longtime local Republican strategist. Holloway said he was reluctant to get into a back and forth with someone not in the race with just a week left before the Nov. 8th election. However Holloway did tell us he was stunned by Swiger’s e-mail reply because he believed Swiger had offered help to his campaign in its final weeks. Current Front Royal Vice-Mayor Holloway said Swiger initiated recent online contact with him on Facebook. Subsequent contact included a critique of Holloway’s Oct. 5th Candidate’s Forum performance – essentially, “I thought you did well but so did your opponents” – as well as an offer to contact him if Holloway thought there was anything else he, Swiger, could do to help Holloway “hit a second gear” in his North River campaign. Asked if he perceived his recent Facebook exchange with former Republican Holloway as an offer to help the vice mayor’s Democratic North River campaign, Swiger said simply, “Why would I do that?” What are ‘friends’ for? Holloway said he followed up on his perception of the initial Facebook “wall” exchange with a personal Facebook request only Swiger could view asking for a public endorsement. That private communication was sent at 6:53 PM on Oct. 9, just seven minutes after his Facebook “wall” thanks to Swiger’s earlier message of that afternoon. Three days later on Nov. 1 Holloway and 84 others received this e-mail reply to that private Facebook communication: “This message is being sent to you in reply to your request for me to write a letter to the newspaper and to phone everyone I know in North River magisterial district to help you be elected to the Warren

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County Board of Supervisors. “I can best answer you with these facts in mind: (1) You could have resigned from Council bettering your chances of being elected Supervisor and giving me the chance to be appointed in your place. That’s the normal path for the runner-up in the past Town election, yours truly. The course you took is blatantly selfish. () This would have obligated me to your campaign in the district where I lived for quite some time. It would have given me the chance to either accept or refuse the appointment. I would have still been obligated to you either way. (3) Even if you are elected Supervisor you will be ineffective because you would be the only Democrat and there’s little hope for other Democrats to win in this County, in my opinion. (4) I probably will never run again for Council but if you are unopposed or under opposed I would run wide open this time to delete you just like Mr. Hrbek. “So you know by now my answer to your request. No thank you. “I will give you this favor: This reply will only go out via e-mail. On Facebook I’m limited to a small word total and on e-mail I only send it to my friends.” (note: according to publisher Dan McDermott, Swiger has 26 Facebook friends) Swiger said he sent the response
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By Roger Bianchini Warren County Report According to Town Manager Steve Burke repair work that will restore water service to the Royal Plaza K-mart should be completed some time this month. Burke mentioned the project during his town report to the county board of supervisors on Nov. 1st. Asked for more detail he later told us, “During the flood event in April 011, two parallel waterlines crossing Happy Creek near the Royal Plaza Shopping Center were significantly damaged. In May, the Town declared an emergency project to design, permit, and replace the damaged waterlines. Water service was restored to the community through interconnected mains, however service to the shopping center could only be restored through temporary water service. The Town’s contractor has initiated the replacement project and hopes to be completed with these repairs in November.” On behalf of Royal Plaza and K-mart, Janice Hart told us on Oct. 6, “I checked on the creek progress yesterday. They were finishing up on the Route 5 side, hopefully by the end of the day and then moving to the Royal Plaza side today. I really don’t have anything to say about it other than I will be glad when it is done and full utility service will be restored to Kmart. I thank Kmart for their patience and for other merchants who have allowed Kmart employees to use their restrooms during this extended period of outage. “It just so happened that Royal Plaza, specifically Kmart, was caught in the loss of the water main. The Town has done their best to make this repair happen as soon as possible but it took a lot of paper work, many agencies involved, and permits.”

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Town goes round on wastewater technology upgrade
Vendor permit changes, EDA operations agreement draw criticism
other public water and sewer municipal provider in the Chesapeake Bay watershed must implement improvements to their wastewater treatment operations within the next year or face steep fines. The total cost of the town’s upgrades is forecast at $40 million. While there has been much local grousing about the local expense tied to the upgrades, they have been mandated to protect the Chesapeake Bay’s multi-million dollar fishing industry. Old filtration systems are not designed to remove the chemical and other wastes now flushed into rivers feeding into the Chesapeake Bay. Those unprocessed wastes have led to years of reports of large numbers of sexually mutated and diseased fish in regional rivers, including the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers. While the proposed changes to Front Royal’s planned upgrades have not previously been implemented anywhere in Virginia, they have become the industry standard in a number of northern states, including Maryland, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Council’s confusion over agreeing to implement a one-year pilot study at a cost of $ million came after Town Manager Steve Burke told them implementation of the new technology would save the town $500,000. The consensus question first voiced by Vice-Mayor Chris Holloway was “why should we spend $ million to save $500,000?” However, after a somewhat lengthy and circular discussion,

On Nov. 7, at his first public event with council in his new position as town attorney, Doug Napier, right, may be wondering what he has gotten himself into as Steve Burke leads discussion on wastewater treatment plant magnets, alcohol and worms - no really, it made sense - HONEST. By Roger Bianchini Warren County Report After some confusion over the town manager’s report on the financial implications of a suggested pilot study to upgrade the technology for the federally and state mandated upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant, the Front Royal Town Council appeared – though appearances can be deceiving – ready to approve movement toward those changes. The new technology brought forward at a Nov. 7 work session by staff, including Wastewater Manager Tim Fristoe, on the recommendation of wastewater project consulting firm GHD would increase the new plant’s ability to process greater volumes of wastewater during storm events. The town, along with every

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Burke and Fristoe made council understand the $500,000 saving was actually a $.5 million savings off the top of the projected $40-million wastewater upgrade project. So, if the technology receives state DEQ (Department of Environmental Quality) approval after the pilot study, the net savings would bring the project cost down to $39.5 million. OH, that makes more sense … council seemed to agree. Other questions revolved around the one-year delay in implementing the mandated wastewater plant upgrades to the entire system; and some of the scientific wording of the staff report. “We’re not going to get fined by DEQ for delays in making the upgrades to our system, are we?” asked Tom Conkey. “We are in communications with DEQ [to assure that does not happen],” Burke replied. The pilot study is required by DEQ because the system is new to Virginia, if not other states where it has been implemented with great success over the past decade. When several councilmen wondered if DEQ would help fund the pilot study because of the potential benefit of the technology to all Virginia public wastewater systems, Burke replied, “I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for DEQ to throw money at the project.” However, the town manager did observe that after the new “Magnette Ballasted Settling” or “BioMag” process was implemented here, Front Royal’s system could become the destination for everyone else still seeking upgrades. “So there could be a tourism benefit,” someone quipped, drawing laughter. Referencing the scientific description of the “magnetite” technology providing “the opportunity to increase the mixed liquor (MLSS) concentration of treated water”, Shae Parker deadpanned, “I want to know how the magnets and liquor interact with worms.” The worm reference was to a proposal from local operator Jerry Scholder to introduce a natural worm-driven sludge dispersal system to the town’s wastewater treatment process. “The worms don’t interact with the liquor,” Town Manager Burke replied without missing a beat. Vendor permits A discussion of the town manager’s recommendations on changes to the town’s vendor and peddler permits led to a blanket verdict that the proposal was too broad and too oppressive of certain public activities, including political canvassing, petition gathering and Girl Scout cookie selling. What council had been seeking were changes making mobile or temporary vendor permits more affordable and less financially oppressive. What they unanimously seemed to believe they got was an overly-complicated, too-broadly applied permitting and waiver application process. “I’d hope you don’t throw out all that’s in front of you because it is wordy,” Burke told council and the mayor. “I understand not throwing the baby out with the bathwater but we don’t want something this cumbersome … we need to take our time with this and make it more user friendly,” Mayor Darr said. EDA Fair Funding While seemingly agreeable to moving forward on a Memorandum of Understanding with the county on operational funding of the town-county Economic Development Authority, there also appeared to be a majority opinion that some immediate changes and eventual withdrawal of the town from any operational funding responsibility of the EDA

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occur. Parker and Conkey led the critique of the county-proposed MOU on a fair-funding agreement. At the top of Parker’s list of suggested changes was a populationbased determination of representation on the EDA board. Parker observed the change would likely only throw one more seat the town’s way, from the current 5 county,  town EDA board representation to 4-3, county-town. Parker also criticized the condition that the county alone would determine the annual EDA budget. Conkey pointed out that despite clear and ongoing economic benefit favoring the county, the town taxpayer continues to actually contribute more to EDA funding due to double taxation of town residents. It is an issue, and perceived inequity, that former town manager and councilman Walter Duncan has brought to council’s attention recently. Conkey also observed that in every other regional municipality in which counties and towns inside them had EDAs, the county totally funded the EDA operations. “I know it’s been done this way for a long time … and I may be beating a dead horse, but that it’s always been done that way doesn’t make it right,” Conkey said. Town Manager Burke said he would bring the suggested changes in representation and budget review, as well as a timeframe on reconsideration of the town’s participation in operational funding to the county’s attention. Burke agreed the town might want to set the stage for withdrawal from operational funding, but that with redevelopment of the 160-acre Royal Phoenix Business Park in town on the horizon, beginning next year – now might not be the time to initiate that change. “The town and county and EDA are bound to each other. I don’t mind trying the population thing and I do agree both the town and county should work on determining the budget – it’s more of a control thing than a sticking point,” Mayor Darr said. The mayor also agreed that perhaps a 10-year timeframe be established for the EDA to become operationally self-supporting.

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Well, septic field changes sent to planning commission
By Roger Bianchini Warren County Report After extensive debate on Nov. 1st the Warren County Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed to send a proposed amendment on well and drain field setbacks, back to the planning commission for review. However that unanimous vote came after a 3- vote defeating an initial motion to advertise the proposed changes for public hearing without planning commission review. Linda Glavis’s motion to send the proposed changes directly to a public hearing before the supervisors was defeated when only Chairman Archie Fox sided with her. Supervisors Traczyk, Carter and White voted against consideration of the changes without planning commission review. In stating his support of direct board consideration of the changes, Fox, who owns a well drilling business, stated he considered the changes constructive and more a matter for Health Department review, than planning commission review. Fox said he could support a work session discussion of the issue with the planning commission. However he added he believed the delay in making the changes from a full planning commission review were counterproductive. “This has to be changed,” Fox said of the current set back codes. He said that most health professionals he had spoken to agreed the county codes did not achieve what they were set out to achieve, a guideline that promoted the health and safety of residents digging well and septic systems on their property. Fox even suggested inviting Health Department representatives to a joint work session with the planning commission and supervisors to explain the issue in detail without implementing the full planning commission review. “I think it’s time to move forward,” Glavis agreed. While White said he agreed in principal that the issue of where to place well and septic on building lots was more a health department than a planning issue, ultimately he sided with Traczyk and Carter in seeking additional input from the county planning commission and staff. “I think it’s important to consolidate what has gone before [into the new ordinance],” White said in prefacing his vote against advertising for a public hearing before the supervisors. The staff report explained that since the county code on separation of wells and drain fields did not come under either the county’s Subdivision or Zoning Ordinances, state code did not require planning commission review. However staff also observed that following earlier work session discussion there seemed to be a board consensus to first send the changes sought by builders to the planning commission. Fox later explained to us that he thought the location, rather than distance was the primary issue in creating a proper ordinance to control where builders locate individual well and septic fields.
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It’s seven down, three races to go in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, and quite obviously far from over, but one must marvel at Tony Stewart’s versatility. Stewart has a) won a championship before the Chase format existed in 2002; b) won a Chase without actually capturing any of the races in it, in 2005; and c) won three races in a Chase he wasn’t actually in, in 2006. Now, at age 40, burdened by the responsibilities — like, oh, owning his own business — that come with advancing years, he’s turning into the oddest elder statesman since Willie Nelson. Not for the same reasons, mind you. Stewart is so close to the point lead, he can taste it. If it weren’t for what can only be described, in Carl Edwards’ case, as the Luck of the Missourians, Stewart might be in the driver’s seat right now instead of try-

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In just a few short weeks, the busy holiday season will be upon us. Everyone will be frantically shopping, decorating, partying and getting excited about that special time, Christmas morning. Yet in these tough economic times, there are many families that will have very little to celebrate. Whether it involves family issues, broken homes or financial circumstances, some children will wake up on Christmas morning with little or nothing under the Christmas tree--if there is even a Christmas tree in their home. The Town of Front Royal is no different than other places in America but these are our neighbors, friends, and citizens. This is why the Town of Front Royal Police Foundation Inc. is sponsoring the “FRPF Operation Blue Christmas.” On Saturday, December 10, Front Royal Police Officers, along with law enforcement officers from other jurisdictions, will be paired up with children who will shop for themselves and family members at the local K-Mart. The children and volunteers will then be treated to a delicious breakfast and entertainment at the American Legion Hall Post 53 while the children’s gifts are being wrapped by volunteers. “The event not only makes the holiday season special for the children, but also promotes a positive relationship between law enforcement officers and our local youth,” said Tim Frees, Chairman of the Front Royal Police Foundation. FRPF Operation Blue Christmas is funded entirely by generous contributions from the community and The Town of Front Royal Police Foundation Inc. The Town of Front Royal Police Foundation Inc. is now accepting gifts to make this project possible. If you would like to make a tax-deductible financial contribution to assist the Front Royal Police Foundation Inc. in making this holiday memorable for some of our local youth, please make checks payable to The Front Royal Police Foundation Inc.; and mail them to the Front Royal Police Dept. C/O Capt. Mark Werner, 4 West Main Street, Front Royal, Va. 630. You may also drop checks off at the Front Royal Police Department to Capt. Mark Werner or Evidence/Records Spec. Shelley Mauck, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (From a release) (About the Foundation: The Front Royal Police Foundation’s mission is to bridge the gap between the Front Royal Police Department’s budget and its actual needs. FRPF welcomes donations and contributions throughout the year from individuals as well as business entities and other organizations. As the Foundation is a Non-Profit 501(c) 3 entity, donations and in-kind gifts received are considered tax deductible contributions. Please do not forget the Foundation when estate planning; large and small donations are greatly appreciated and will honor your vision for future generations. Donations can be made to: Front Royal Police Foundation, Inc., 24 W. Main St., Front Royal, VA 22630)

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Middletown - Wayside Theatre Artistic Director Warner Crocker announced the cast and schedule for this year’s holiday musical of “Glory Bea! ~A Shenandoah Christmas Story~.” Wayside Theatre’s Shenandoah Valley holiday tradition continues with the world premiere of “Glory Bea! ~A Shenandoah Christmas Story~” written by Rich Follett and Larry Dahlke. Rich Follett is a local author, writer, performer, musician, director, drama instructor, and High School Drama teacher. Larry Dahlke was a local performer and musician and now lives in Chicago. The setting: It’s the 1930s in the Shenandoah Valley and the Depression has hit hard the valley residents. Families need work and the CCC is providing jobs creating the Skyline Drive on the Blue Ridge. Promises are made. The Pineville Christmas Eve pageant will not be complete without its Christmas Cedar Tree. But, the blizzard of ’33 is causing havoc on the family members trying to get home for Christmas through the blinding snowstorm. It’s Christmas Eve – anything is possible on Christmas Eve. Hard times, an argument over a tree, a baby born at Christmas, a little girl lost in the snow, redbirds and angels…and a miraculous homecoming. The Christmas Tradition continues at Wayside Theatre for the Holidays. The show begins its run Saturday, Nov. 6 and runs through Dec. 4. There will be evening performances beginning Wednesday, Nov. 30th with WINC Chain of Checks Night, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm. Saturday matinee at :30 pm and Sunday performances are :30 pm and 6:30 PM. Week Night performances vary from week to week, please check the calendar on the website. The week of Christmas there will be Wednesday/Thursday/ Friday Evening performances at 7:30 pm and Thursday and Friday, Christmas Eve matinee at :30 PM. Several performances are already sold out. There will be one special discounted performance on opening day for the :30 PM matinee performance with $0 Adult tickets available. Opening night is Sunday, November 7 at 6:30pm. Ticket prices are $5 to $30 with discounts for full-time students, seniors and groups of 0+ upon request. There are no discounts for Saturday night performances. Children (ages 5 - 17) are $10.00 for any performance. This year’s cast will be highlighted by Wayside audience favorites and will share roles: Robbie Limon, Steve Przybylski, Thomasin Savaiano, Katherine Yacko, Andrew Crowe, Matthew Baldoni, Forrest Sassaman, Jody Lee, Dana Colagiovanni, Theresa McGuirk, and newcomer Jason Labrador. Each year’s holiday production features a cast of local children, including Patrick Bauserman, Thomas Bauserman, Forrest Limon, Jake Adams, Amanda Willis, Audrey Nakagawa, Abby Buchholz, Lydia Hisey, Jessica Shostek, Dan Kurzenknabe, and Jordan Armel. The musical is directed by Warner Crocker, Musical Director Steve Przybylski, Set design by Wes Calkin, Costumes by Tamara Carruthers and the Lighting and Projection Design by Wes Calken. The production is sponsored by McDonald’s, Country Inn and Suites and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. “Of all the programming we do at Wayside Theatre, in many ways “Glory Bea! ~A Shenandoah Christmas Story~ epitomizes how we see ourselves,” Crocker says. “Families come together to see the holiday productions year in and year out. Families also participate in the production. There is a terrific blend of professional actors and local performers. The only word I can use to describe the atmosphere at the theatre during this show may seem like a cliché, but that word is magical.”

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By Roger Bianchini Warren County Report In reaction to the highly critical financial audit of the Shenandoah Farms Volunteer Fire Department the Warren County Board of Supervisors approved a Memorandum of Understanding with that department and the also impacted Clarke County Board of Supervisors. The unanimous vote of approval of the MOU came on Nov. 1. A similar vote by the Clarke County supervisors is expected later in the month. In prefacing the vote to move toward more direct oversight of the approximately $118,000 in annual public funds contributed to the department by both Warren ($56,000) and Clarke ($6,000) Counties, Shenandoah District Supervisor Richard Traczyk said, “It is disappointing – we’ve had [financial accounting] problems in the past with other departments, so it’s not unusual [to have financial management problems in volunteer departments].” Both Traczyk and South River District Supervisor Linda Glavis suggested the county move toward a more uniform across-the-board system of accountability for those departments receiving large influxes of public funds to provide necessary services like firefighting and emergency services. While problems with nonprofessional people keeping the books and managing large amounts of public money may not be unusual, the professional audit findings of potentially fraudulent activities at “the Farms” department seemed particularly harsh. Richmond-based CPA Bill Barrett listed 110 cases of altered books this year alone, as well as an additional 15 cases of altered bookkeeping records immediately after he conducted his May 9th on-site audit. Barrett also included a 3-page, 44-item list of possible indications of fraud in his report. While no criminal charges were forthcoming from either county government regarding the accounting improprieties, Barrett described concerns of a Clarke County police investigator who told him that shortly after a Farms resident’s appearance before a County Board of Supervisors meeting where criticism “of questionable activities and unsuitable behavior going on at the Fire Department” was made “the Citizen’s house and vehicle were fired upon and riddled with gunshots.” The SFVFD has also allowed its state license to operate Bingo games, which provide another $85,000 in annual revenue, to lapse according to Barrett. The department’s most recent total annual budget was cited at $10,000. Upon the Oct. 17th public release of the audit by this county, in a press release Warren County Administrator Doug Stanley said, “We continue to have discussions with Clarke County Representatives to [determine] a path forward on the handling of finances and operations with the Department and hope to have that wrapped up next week (week of Oct. 3). Our goal continues to be to put procedures in place to restore the public’s confidence in SFVFD.” Approval of the MOU appears to be cementing that intention with concrete guidelines. Among those guidelines are cutting off further contributions by the counties until a written agreement on future financial procedures is in place and signed by the department; an annual presentation of its budget request through the county fire chief by Dec. 1; responsibility for receipt and management of funding from both counties will go through the

Warren County Chief of Fire & Rescue Services (Richard Mabie); the county chief will meet regularly with the SFVFD treasurer to review bill and invoices; Warren’s fire & rescue chief will provide both a monthly budget report and annual summary to both county governments; the number of available county credit cards has been cut from a reported 1 to 14 card available to multiple members before, to two, one for the Farms department’s chief and treasurer. Those cards will not be allowed to be used for cash advances or ATM withdrawals. The Farms volunteer department will continue to manage and conduct its own private fundraising events, including but not limited to turkey shoots, breakfasts, boot and mailed fund drives, and charitable gaming where appropriately licensed and approved. However the record of money raised from those events must be audited annually at the expense of the Farms fire department.

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est elected offices in their county. I remain humbled and honored that the people have allowed me to continue as their sheriff.” As for issues raised during the campaign, McEathron said, “My opponent’s issue of the two departments not working together is a minor one, however it is only with a small group of people as was the case in this election. Anytime you have someone from an agency that is within your jurisdiction run against you it causes a lot of tension and makes it difficult to improve the relationship when they constantly work against the effort. Bottom line is we work well with the FRPD and I will never let a couple people get in the way law enforcement services are provided to this community.” On the back end we spoke to the unsuccessful local candidates. Robbie Seal “I was more disappointed than surprised at the results. Going against an incumbent was a tall order, so I knew going in I was a huge underdog,” FRPD Sgt. Robbie Seal told us of challenging the incumbent sheriff. “The results were more indicative of just putting a dent into the normal voter base. A -percent voter turnout will never give any challenger a chance against an incumbent who already has an established voter following. Until people take an interest in the election process, the chances of change are remote. “However, I believe I made a respectable run and I feel I did accomplish a couple of things: I fulfilled a personal commitment and goal I had made and I believe I brought a message to the community and to our sheriff, of all law enforcement working better together to provide a more efficient service to our citizens. “I did call Sheriff McEathron last night after the results congratulating him and asking that we work together on this goal. The Sheriff stated that he was appreciative of my call to him and that he was agreeable to doing just that. Now, the election is over, the table is set and we need to go back to work and be the professionals we are and work to take care of our people.” Chris Holloway: “I’m a little disappointed but I’m happy for Dan. I think he will do well. He’s a nice guy and will try to do what’s right,” the Front Royal vice mayor who was trying to make the jump to county office said. “I want to thank everyone who came out and voted for me and all my friends and family that helped with my campaign.” With a town election looming next May we asked the vice mayor if his strong, if unsuccessful, showing would lead him to run for town re-election. “I’m leaning toward it – running for council again next year,” he replied. Then we had to do it – in a classic bit of Monday-morning quarterbacking we asked if he had to do it again would he have made his political Party switch to run this year. “I’m going to stay away from second guessing and leave it there,” Holloway said for the record. Tory Failmezger “I congratulated my friend Dan and we will continue to be friends. I think Dan will do a fine job. I’m glad most people rejected the notion you must be born here to get elected here,” Failmezger said of the election of his fellow New Jersey native, who has been a county resident for just five years after relocating here with his employer Interbake Foods. Failmezger is a 15-year county resident and downtown businessman. “And I just want to say I’m very proud of the team we put together and all the hard work they did so we could get the independent voice out there.” Failmezger also said he wanted

“I’m going to stay away from second guessing and leave it there.” – Chris Holloway on the potential impact of his pre-election Party hop from Republican to Democrat
to reiterate a point about an antiendorsement letter/e-mail attack on him circulated in the days prior to the election. “I just want to make it clear I was never against Kohl’s or J.C. Penny’s or anyone coming here and investing in our community and anyone that says I was is just silly. The questions I asked were about location and the necessity to rezone agricultural land to commercial when there was so much already-zoned commercial land in the corridor.” Failmezger also said that while he didn’t win, he felt some measure of victory in that one of his opponents didn’t either. “Part of this was about showing that people shouldn’t treat people the way Chris Holloway treated Glenn White – and that was accomplished. I am still upset with how Chris took over the Democratic nomination process and as you know that was a catalyst for my campaign. Glenn White is a friend and I believe in standing up for friends on matters of principal.” Hello, Goodbye In the Warren County Government Center on other business the day after, we happened across Warren County Administrator Doug Stanley and asked how he thought the North River result might impact his job. “On behalf of the staff, we look forward to working with Supervisor-Elect Murray over the next four years. I have met Mr. Murray several times in his capacity with Interbake and have also interacted with him on issues in the Reliance area. I know he has a commitment to the community and will work with the board to help improve our quality of life. “I have personally enjoyed working with Mr. White over the past four years on the board of supervisors and from 000 to 003 in my capacity as planning director,” Stanley added. “Glenn and the other board members have shared a commitment to planning for the future of the community, whether it was land-use decisions or capital-improvement planning.”

Randolph-Macon Academy November Open House
Randolph-Macon Academy will host an open house on Sunday, Nov. 13, at  PM. This event is open to the entire community. Students interested in applying to the Academy for the Spring 01 semester or the 01-13 school year are especially encouraged to attend with their parents. Attendees will receive a tour of the campus and meet with admissions counselors, teachers, and students. For more information or to RSVP, please call 540-636-5484, or visit www.rma.edu. Randolph-Macon Academy (R-MA), founded in 189, is a college-preparatory, coeducational boarding school for students in grades 6 through 1. Students in grades 9-1 participate in R-MA’s 91st Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC), which is currently recognized as a Distinguished Unit with Merit. R-MA is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and is located in Front Royal, VA.

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Friday, November 11, 2011 Forecast for 22630 51° | 31° Veterans Day 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Parkinson’s Disease Symposium. Samuels Public Library, Front Royal. Warren County Parkinson’s Support Group . Topics and Speakers include: “Deep Brain Stimulation & Research” with Tiffini Voss, M.D. (UVA); “Gastrointestinal Symptoms in PD” by Leslie Cloud, M.D. (VCU); “Exercising & Parkinson’s Disease” with Diane Huss, P.T.; and “Caregiving” by Susan Hamburger, Author. For more info call - Kay Largent, (650) 636-0138 or Lee Mangene, (540) 868-8838. 2pm - 5pm Vino E Formaggio Wine Tasting. 124 E. Main Street. Always Free, Always Fun! www.vinoeformaggio.com (540) 6352812. Saturday, November 12, 2011 Forecast for 22630 63° | 35° 8am - 4pm Warren County Fair Flea Market. Warren County Fairgrounds. For more information: (540) 635-5827 http://www. warrencountyfair.com/15.html. 2pm - 3pm Library Event. Samuels Public Library, Front Royal. CHESS CHALLENGE - Meet other kids and teens who love the challenge of a good chess game. For ages 8 and up. Please register. Sunday, November 13, 2011 Forecast for 22630 62° | 48° 8am - 4pm Warren County Fair Flea Market. Warren County Fairgrounds. For more information: 540-635-5827 http://www. warrencountyfair.com/15.html. 10:00 AM -3:00 PM The Marriott Ranch Trail Ride The Marriott Ranch, Hume. The trail ride to benefit BRCTH, postponed due to last weekend’s snow, has been rescheduled!! Catered lunch will follow at noon. $75 inclusive! Ride Marriott’s horses through scenic, 1400 acre working cattle ranch. Novice riders are welcome; must be at least 10 yrs of age. See event attached event poster. BRCTH is also seeking individual and business sponsors for this event. Proceeds are a significant source of funding for care of our therapy horses and ponies through the winter. If you cannot participate in the ride, please consider becoming a sponsor at any level. See attached letter and sponsor form. There will be a raffle drawing for Marriott’s Cowboy Package for Two, a $275 value, on Nov 13th after the trail ride. Package consists of overnight stay at civil war era B&B, breakfast and 90-minute trail ride. Gift Certificate will be honored thru June 2012. Tickets are $5 each of 5 for $20. 2pm - 3pm R-MA Open House. RandolphMacon Academy, Front Royal. Today is Open House at R-MA. This event is open to the entire community. Students interested in applying to the Academy for the Spring2012 Semester or the 2012-2013 School Year are especially encouraged to attend with their parents. Attendees will receive a tour of the campus and meet with admission counselors, teachers and students. For more information or to RSVP, please call (540) 636-5484 or visit www. rma.edu. Monday, November 14, 2011 7pm - 8pm Council Meeting. County of Warren Government Center. Tuesday, November 15, 2011 12:30pm - 1pm Tourism Tuesdays. 95.3 - the River radio station. Hear the latest tourism related news and events every Tuesday at 12:30! If you can’t listen live check out the podcasts at http://www. theriver953online.com. 5:30pm - 6:30pm Library Event. Samuels Public Library, Front Royal. BLU Tuesdays - a different kind of book club that shares recommendations. Wednesday, November 16, 2011 10am - 11am Library Event. Samuels Public Library, Front Royal. Book and Vintage Film Club - discussing “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck. 10:15am - 11:15am Samuels Public Library, Front Royal. Today is Toddler Story Time. Bring your toddler to a potpourri of simple stories, fun songs and a cute craft! Theme: Thanksgiving. 11am - 12pm Samuels Public Library, Front Royal Today is Preschool Story Time. Come in with your preschooler for an enjoyable hour filled with amazing tales, exciting sing-alongs, fingerplays and a nifty craft! Theme: Thanksgiving. 7pm - 8pm Planning Commission Meeting. County of Warren Government Center. Thursday, November 17, 2011 10:15am - 11:15am Samuels Public Library, Front Royal. Today is Toddler Story Time. Bring your toddler to a potpourri of simple stories, fun songs and a cute craft! Theme: Thanksgiving. 11am - 12pm Samuels Public Library, Front Royal. Today is Preschool Story Time. Come in with your preschooler for an enjoyable hour filled with amazing tales, exciting sing-alongs, fingerplays and a nifty craft! Theme: Thanksgiving. 4:30pm - 5:30pm Samuels Public Library,

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Front Royal. Today is Big Kids Story Time. Do you enjoy stories, games and really cool crafts? If so, join in and learn about Indian culture. For kindergarten and up. 5pm - 8pm Third Thursday ArtWalk. Downtown Front Royal. 6:30pm - 7:30pm Library Event. Samuels Public Library, Front Royal. Basic Computer Class - learn basic computer skills, starting with using the mouse. 6:30pm - 7:30pm Library Event. Samuels Public Library, Front Royal. ALL ABOUT TAICHI - presented by Pete Voll of Full Moon Tai Chi -includes group participation. Friday, November 18, 2011 11am - 12pm Library Event. Samuels Public Library, Front Royal. Today is “Baby Signing Time”. Feel the love with your baby and toddler! Theme: I Love My Family. You and your child will learn the sign language for different family members. For children up to three years old. Siblings welcome. 1:30pm - 5pm Doc Smith Basket Registration. Warren County Community Center, Front Royal. The Front Royal Rotary Club will hold registration today for the Doc Smith Christmas Baskets. For more information please contact Bret Hrbek at (540)635-8229. 7pm - 9pm Deck the Halls. Blue Ridge Arts Council Gallery, Main Street Front Royal. Today is the 9th Annual “Deck the Halls” Event - the Premier Gala/Auction. This is a major fundraiser for the Arts Council and one of the most anticipated holiday happenings in the community. There are many ways to participate by decorating a tree or wreath; providing items for the silent auction holiday gift baskets and by purchasing one of the beautiful artistic creations. If you are interested in decorating a tree or wreath you may pick one up on Tuesday, October 18 through Thursday October 20 between the hours of 10:00am and 4: 00pm at the Gallery. Please call for more information: (540) 635-9909. Saturday, November 19, 2011 8am - 4pm Warren County Fair Flea Market. Warren County Fairgrounds. For more information: (540) 635-5827 http://www. warrencountyfair.com/15.html. 9am - 12pm Doc Smith Basket Registration. Warren County Community Center, Front Royal. The Front Royal Rotary Club will hold registration today for the Doc Smith Christmas Baskets. For more information please contact Bret Hrbek at (540)635-8229. 11am - 2pm Deck the Halls. Blue Ridge Arts Council Gallery, Main Street Front Royal. Today is the 9th Annual “Deck the Halls” Event - Holly Jolly Saturday. This is a major fundraiser for the Arts Council and one of the most anticipated holiday happenings in the community. There are many ways to participate by decorating a tree or wreath; providing items for the silent auction holiday gift baskets and by purchasing one of the beautiful artistic creations. If you are interested in decorating a tree or wreath you may pick one up on Tuesday, October 18 through Thursday October 20 between the hours of 10:00am and 4:00pm at the Gallery. Please call for more information: (540) 635-9909. 2pm - 3pm Library Event. Samuels Public Library, Front Royal. Today is “Saturday Family Story Time”. Please drop in the open play area for a cozy family story time for all ages. 10:10pm - 11:10pm Library Event. Samuels Public Library, Front Royal. BOOKS AND BARKS. Come to this extremely popular monthly program that gives developing readers the chance to read and relax with a trained therapy dog. For beginning readers and up. Please register. Sunday, November 20, 2011 8am - 4pm Warren County Fair Flea Market. Warren County Fairgrounds. For more information: (540) 635-5827 http://www. warrencountyfair.com/15.html. Monday, November 21, 2011 7pm - 8pm BZA Meeting. County of Warren Government Center. 7pm - 8pm Work Session. Town Hall, 16 N. Royal Avenue, Front Royal. Tonight is the Town Council’s Informal Work Session. It is held in the2nd floor Town Hall Conference Room. For a copy of the agenda please contact the Clerk of Council at (540)635-8007 or check the Town of Front Royal Website at www.frontroyalva.com. Public is invited. Tuesday, November 22, 2011 12:30pm - 1pm Tourism Tuesdays. 95.3 - the River radio station. Hear the latest tourism related news and events every Tuesday at 12:30!If you can’t listen live check out the podcasts at http://www. theriver953online.com. Thursday, November 24, 2011 All day Thanksgiving Friday, November 25, 2011 7pm - 10pm Front Porch Style Pickin’ Party. Warren County Senior Center, 1217 Commonwealth Ave. All levels of talent are welcome. Acoustic instruments only. Saturday, November 26, 2011 8am - 4pm Warren County Fair Flea Market. Warren County Fairgrounds. For more information: 540-635-5827 http://www. warrencountyfair.com/15.html. 2pm - 3pm Library Event. Samuels Public Library, Front Royal. MANGA MEET UP - Do you like Japanese-style comics and Anime? If so, meet up with fellow fans and discuss your favorite series, movies and more! Ages 10 and up. Please register. Sunday, November 27, 2011 8am - 4pm Warren County Fair Flea Market. Warren County Fairgrounds. For more information: (540) 635-5827 http://www. warrencountyfair.com/15.html.

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Dear Stewart, I’ve had so much damage from the recent winter storms. How can I repair my trees from this breakage? Concerned in Front Royal Dear Concerned, Oh, I hate those awful storms. My neighbor’s leaf nest blew right out of their tree last week. And I was worried last winter my hole was going to split with all the snow and ice. After a storm, walk through the yard and examine each tree. Make sure the form looks like it did before the storm. A shift could indicate branch splits or weak trunks

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and, if discovered in a large tree, should be immediately addressed by a certified arborist. Also look for any branches hanging down but not fallen. These are very dangerous and should also be professionally removed. Look too for broken off branches. Jagged breaks should be retrimmed so they are neat cuts which are much easier for the tree to cover over. Look for the branch collar, an enlarged area that encircles the branch where it connects to the rest of the tree. Cut the branch off cleanly just at the edge of this collar. If the wound extends into the trunk of the tree, just clean it as much as possible to remove jagged edges and leave it alone. Don’t use any wound paints or sprays to coat any of these breaks. These often prevent the tree from covering them over and worsen the damage over time. I also want to point out that much repair work actually begins before the storm happens. If you have large trees, it is a really good idea to have a certified arborist come out and take a good look at them. They don’t charge for this service and they can locate weak areas and either prune them out or install cables to provide extra support. And, if you have new trees, start pruning them while they are small so as to provide the best structure. In this way, as the tree grows, it will be as strong as it can possibly be. This will make a big difference for how the tree survives bad weather. Stewart

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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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203 E Main

Magalis Guitar Works Chester St.

Heaven Sent Shoppe 119 Chester St.

Blue Ridge Hospice
Valley Finds 217 E Main

House of Fabrics 207 E Main Memories Engraving Plus 218 E Main

Royal Cinemas
Sweet Time The Candy Shop 118 E Main

Ole Timers Antiques 220 E Main

Arleen Brown Antiques 301 E Main Roger’s Antiques 114 E Main

Woodward House on Manor Grade 413 S Royal Ave

Gourmet Delights Gifts & Framing 204 E. Main

Daily Grind 215 E Main

Wynn’s Restaurant 219 E Main

Soul Mountain Restaurant 300 E Main

Saturday, Dec. 3rd, more than $1,400 in Gifts, Services, Gift Certificates and Discounts! Come Downtown to... Shop & Support our local businesses! 3 chances to win 1 of 3 drawings...!

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