Judge William W. Sharp, presiding judge in the Warren County Circuit Court, announces retirement
People Inc. offers free virtual tax prep
Governor Youngkin encouraging Virginians to get vaccinated
Sixteen Warren County HS DECA students place in district competition
Ride With Rotary to benefit Reaching Out Now & Cars Changing Lives
County Planning Commission faces accelerating rate of applications for short-term tourist rental permits
Council debates how much authority, at how much cost an independent marketing entity should have
County supervisors ponder expensive departmental equipment replacements, modifications to EDA Support Agreement
Warren County appoints Planning Director Joe Petty to direct its EDA from in house
Town hired a public information officer, fees will impact departmental budgets
Town Talk: A conversation with Christy Rogers, WC Girls Little League Softball
Town Talk: A conversation with Declan O’Reilly and Joe Sladky, Matrimont
Town Talk: A conversation with A.D Carter III & Rev. Al Woods – Martin Luther King Jr
Town Talk: A conversation with Hailey & Sarah Griffith, Skyline HS Cheerleader goes to Citrus Bowl
Town Talk: A conversation with William & Nina Huck – Making memories, one spoon at a time
Hometown Faces: Meet Scott Reid
Hometown Faces: Meet Suzanne Silek
Hometown Faces: Meet John Marlow
Hometown Faces: Meet Harry Bowen – soon to be 100
WATCH: Faces of Our Valley – Selah Theatre Project, Glory Bea!
Town Talk: A conversation with Bruce Rappaport, candidate for Front Royal Town Council
Town Talk: A conversation with Amber Morris, candidate for Front Royal Town Council
Town Talk: A conversation with Melanie Salins, candidate for School Board in Warren County, North River District
Town Talk: A conversation with Delmara “Deetzie” Bayliss, candidate for VA House of Delegates, District 29
Town Talk: A conversation with Dale Moxley, a write-in candidate for Supervisor in Warren County, Fork District
The Wildlife Center of Virginia interviews Audubon Society project leader
Cross country bike trip revisited in gripping new memoir, “Uphill and Into the Wind”
Ride With Rotary to benefit Reaching Out Now & Cars Changing Lives
What’s New at the 2022 Bloom – Part Two
Sons of the American Revolution participate in a grave marking ceremony honoring Reverend Townshend Dade, Jr.
Dueling citizen-filed Assault Warrants dismissed after neighborhood bad blood spills into Town parking lot
Fugitive leads law enforcement on multi-jurisdictional pursuit
Update on VSP Investigation into Bridgewater College Fatal Shootings
VSP investigation continues into Bridgewater College fatal shootings
Suspect apprehended in active shooting on Bridgewater College’s campus
POLICE: 7 Day FRPD Arrest Report 2/7/2022
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Legal Notice: Hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection
EDA: Request for Qualifications for the provision of debt collection legal services
EDA: Invitation to bid; roof replacement
Special Commissioners Sale Saturday, October 5, 2019: Two adjoining tracts 42 & 41 acres
Neighbors helping neighbors stay safe during and after winter storms
Town Notice: Holiday closing – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Town Notice: Town Hall lobby closed till January 18th
Town Notice: Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) vacancies
Update: Department of Energy Services Building and Wastewater Treatment Facility will be closed until December 16th
WC EDA moves forward with bank refinancing, welcomes Joe Petty to directorship
County supervisors ponder expensive departmental equipment replacements, modifications to EDA Support Agreement
Warren County appoints Planning Director Joe Petty to direct its EDA from in house
The Warren County EDA faces 2022 with optimism while bidding farewell to one board member and seeking administrative staff replacements
Did Town Council’s December 1 ‘Special Closed Meeting’ violate multiple FOIA laws?
Little civil consequence of more criminal prosecution delays in EDA case
County Supervisors change November meeting date – stay mum on Closed Session EDA litigation discussion
‘Ghosts of EDA Loans Past’ come back to haunt county supervisors
EDA gets McDonald company property as part of settlement agreement
EDA Finance Committee scrutinizes FY-22 Budget proposal, dynamics
Grand re-opening & ribbon cutting at Royal Cinemas
NextHome Realty Select re-opens office in Front Royal
Warrior Psychotherapy Services opens on Main Street
Everythings Crafty opens in Front Royal
Front Royal Wines opens on Main Street
Sixth District Perspectives with Congressman Ben Cline – February 13, 2022
Obenshain: Week four here at the General Assembly Session
Warner Weekly Wrap-Up: Infra, infra, read all about it
Warner: “Virginia could lose, literally, hundreds of millions of dollars”
Senate Intelligence Committee urges maximum intelligence sharing with Ukraine
US plans half-million EV charging stations along highways
With short blood supplies, Red Cross partners with LGBTQ+ groups to research potential new sources
Lawmakers, families, advocates challenge handling of COVID in federal prisons
Fugitive leads law enforcement on multi-jurisdictional pursuit
TSA sees a record number of gun detections at airports in Maryland and nationwide
Governor Glenn Youngkin opens applications for the Commission to Prevent Human Trafficking and Survivor Support
Governor Youngkin signs first bill supporting dairy farmers
Governor Youngkin encouraging Virginians to get vaccinated
Virginia releases January 2022 revenue report
Governor Youngkin statement on bipartisan vote to empower parents with passage of Senate Bill 739
Warren County Middle School vs Skyline Middle School – Girls Basketball, October 4, 2021
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Warren County Middle School vs Daniel Morgan Middle School – Girls Basketball, September 23, 2021
Warren County Middle School vs Admiral Richard E. Byrd Middle School – Girls Basketball, September 20th, 2021
Warren County Middle School Academic Honors Ceremony – 8th Grade
Warren County Market Report – January 2022
An aspiring homeowner’s guide to real estate terms
Should you offer earnest money in a competitive market?
Take that! Spite houses are built to offend
10 tips for moving in winter
Property for sale: 425 N Royal Ave, Front Royal – Watch the tour!
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Public Open House: 1324 Winchester Pike, Front Royal – Sunday, October 11 from 1pm – 3pm
House for Sale: 147 Riley Hollow Road, Huntly VA: Open House and Online Auction
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Football facts trivia quiz
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The ancient (and modern) art of embroidery
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Road to freedom: the story of Harriet Tubman
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2017 Toyota Corolla LE CVT
2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 7-passenger
2011 Chevrolet Silverado1500
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Travel Bans 2021
Religion In Government
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The Cracked Acorn: Money
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The School of Life: How to Stop Playing Games in Love
The School of Life: How You Can Be Too Clever
9/11: a personal memoir
Ben Franklin and his miraculous lightning rod
The Year Without A Summer : “Eighteen Hundred & Froze To Death”
America’s veterans remembered and honored for their service across the years
How much do you know about Veterans Day?
5 meaningful ways to celebrate Veterans Day
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The 11hour of the 11th day of the 11th month – Veterans Day 2020
Ride With Rotary to benefit Reaching Out Now & Cars Changing Lives
Logan Maiatico Foundation – Alfredo Birthday Dinner Fundraiser
Real estate and community news with Jen Avery, REALTOR
New $3,000 grant from Crescent Cities Charities helps House of Hope continue good work
A Christmas Tale – Front Royal to Kentucky – over $25,000 in toys sent for Christmas!
Community Blood Drive to be held this Wednesday, March 3rd
Santa Claus is coming to Town, Warren County!
A “COVID Christmas” message from Santa
“Wreaths Across America Day” will be celebrated December 19th
Attention cyber shoppers: Support a Warren Co. entrepreneur’s dream and buy a Jarvis Handheld Vacuum online – free shipping!
Warren Heritage Society announces the publication of their newest book, “Coming Together”
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Warren’s Heritage: Native American History-Part 10
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Software as a service: What entrepreneurs should know
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5 ways to make your business more eco-friendly
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4 tips to avoid discrimination in a job interview
What you need to become a blade sharpener
How to address being fired in a job interview
4 tips for working from home with kids
Blue-banana smoothie
Maple Canelés
A beginner’s guide to meal prepping
Impress your sweetie with this easy chocolate mousse
Ruby chocolate: a food trend to try
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Maple mania – recipes for every meal: Blue-banana smoothie
• 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
• 1 tablespoon maple syrup
• 1 cup frozen blueberries
• 1 medium banana
• 1/4 cup orange juice
1. Place all ingredients in a blender.
2. Blend until smooth.
Source: Pure Maple from Canada (
Maple Canelés
Maple mania – recipes for every meal: Maple Canelés
Prep time
20 minutes
Cook time
Rest time
12 hours or overnight
• 1 1/3 cup + 1 teaspoon milk
• 3/4 cup maple sugar
• 2 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
• 2/3 cup flour
• 1 pinch of salt
• 2 medium egg yolks
• 1 whole medium egg
• 1-ounce Sortilège, a Canadian whisky-maple liqueur
1. In a saucepan, heat the milk, maple sugar, and butter.
2. Allow cooling.
3. Pour over the flour and salt (already sifted together) in a bowl.
4. Add the 2 egg yolks, whole egg, and maple liqueur. Whisk the mixture until smooth.
5. Cover with plastic wrap placed directly onto the dough and refrigerate overnight.
6. The next day, remove from fridge and whisk again, until smooth.
7. Pour the batter into 10 large silicone canelé molds.
8. Bake 15 minutes at 400 F. Reduce oven to 350 F and continue to bake for 40 to 45 minutes.
9. Unmold and allow to cool on a rack.
Recipe created by Nancy Samson, a chocolate maker
These canelés freezes well.
Source: Pure Maple from Canada (
If you’re constantly on the go and don’t have time to cook a fresh meal every day, preparing your food in advance may be right for you. Meal prepping allows you to enjoy healthy, affordable dishes that are ready when you need them. Here’s some advice to get you started.
Use the right containers
Stock up on reusable, airtight containers that will keep your prepared meals fresh. Glass containers are a great option since they’re dishwasher and microwave safe and don’t contain any harmful BPAs.
Plan ahead
Decide which recipes you want to cook for the week so you can buy the needed ingredients. It’s best to choose meals that hold up well in the fridge or freezer. Some foods that are ideal for meal prepping include:
• Frozen vegetables such as peas, broccoli, and cauliflower
• Starchy vegetables like parsnips and potatoes
• Fresh vegetables like celery, carrots, and bell peppers
• Whole grains like oats, quinoa, and buckwheat
• Canned foods like chickpeas, lentils, and peas
• Lean proteins like eggs, cottage cheese, and tofu
• Lean cuts of meat like chicken, turkey, and beef
You may want to start out by prepping meals for just two or three days, as you might find you get tired of eating the same thing all week.
Set aside time
Schedule one or two days per week to prep your meals. Many people set aside Sundays and Wednesdays. However, it may suit your schedule to cook on Mondays and Thursdays. Do whatever works best for you.
Lastly, you may want to download a meal prepping app on your smartphone that allows you to keep your grocery lists and recipes in one place.
Tasty, fun, and a little bit cheesy if you want to go over-the-top on presentation, this easy chocolate “mousse” is a quick three-ingredient dessert to impress your sweetie on Valentine’s Day. Or you can enjoy it on your own anytime — it really is that simple.
1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup sifted cocoa powder, or 1/3 cup for dark chocolate flavor
1/2 cup powdered sugar or 1/4 cup for dark chocolate flavor
1/4 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract (optional)
Fruit for garnish
Using a hand or stand mixer with a wire whisk attachment, begin whipping the cream in a chilled bowl until frothy and slightly thickened. Add the cocoa powder and powdered sugar and carefully mix until soft peaks form. Add the optional extract and continue whipping until stiff peaks form. Spoon the mousse into a plastic bag or piping bag with a tip and pipe into your preferred small bowl or dessert glass for extra panache. Garnish with fruit and serve immediately.
If you plan to serve later or you’re serving at a warmer temperature, you can stabilize the mousse with gelatin and cold water. Add one packet of unflavored gelatin to 1/4 cup cold water and allow it to bloom for two minutes, then melt in microwave for 15 seconds or until liquid (heating times will vary). Let the gelatin cool until it’s just warm but still pourable. Prepare the mousse as directed, but slowly pour the gelatin into the still-running mixer once the mousse has reached medium peaks. After the gelatin has been added, continue whipping to stiff peaks. Be careful with temperature — too-cool gelatin will form clumps, and too-warm gelatin will deflate the mousse. Once the mixture has reached stiff peaks, serve as normal.
Dark, milk and white chocolate are ubiquitous, but have you heard of ruby chocolate? This unique, blush-colored confection has taken the world by storm and is being touted for its health benefits. Here’s everything you need to know about this trendy chocolate.
Ruby chocolate was created by the Belgian chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut in 2017. It’s made using ruby cocoa beans, which lend this dessert its natural pink hue. Ruby cocoa beans are largely impacted by their environment and can only be grown in specific places like Ecuador, Brazil, and the Ivory Coast.
Ruby chocolate has the smooth, decadent texture of white chocolate but a flavor profile all its own. It’s often described as having a sweet, berry-like taste with citrusy undertones, and being entirely unlike any other type of chocolate.
Health benefits
Similar to dark chocolate, ruby chocolate is rich in nutrients like selenium, potassium, and zinc, which help promote a healthy immune system. It also contains flavonoids, which contribute to good skin and a healthy heart.
Additionally, ruby chocolate contains phenylethylamine, the same chemical you produce when you fall in love. This Valentine’s Day, consider spoiling someone special with a box of these chocolates.
Maple mania – recipes for every meal: Maple-Infused Carrot and Millet Tabbouleh
Prep time
10 minutes
Cook time
30 minutes
• 1 cup millet
• 1 1/2 cups pure maple water
• 3 carrots, peeled and grated
• 1 cup sunflower seeds
• 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped
• Zest of an orange
• 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
• 3 tablespoons sunflower oil
• 2 tablespoons maple syrup
• 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1. In a saucepan, combine millet and maple water. Bring to a boil uncovered. Partially cover and cook for 20 to 30 minutes.
2. When millet is cooked, uncover pan and fluff with a fork. Let cool.
3. In a salad bowl, combine the remaining tabbouleh ingredients.
4. Whisk together all vinaigrette ingredients in a bowl. Pour over salad and serve.
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Are you looking for a deliciously spicy meal to warm up your taste buds? If so, cook a simplified version of this well-loved Indian dish.
Servings: 4
• 4 tablespoons butter
• 1 onion, finely chopped
• 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
• 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
• 2 teaspoons curry paste
• 2 teaspoons garam masala
• 2 teaspoons yellow curry powder
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
• 1/4 cup plain yogurt
• 3/4 cup heavy cream (35%)
• 1 tablespoon honey
• 1 can tomato paste
• 1 can of coconut milk
• 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into cubes
• Salt and pepper, to taste
1. In a large, deep skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of butter. Cook the onions over medium-high heat until translucent. Add the garlic, ginger, curry paste, garam masala, curry powder, salt, and cardamom, and continue cooking for about 2 minutes. Pour the mixture into a blender and add the yogurt. Blend for a few seconds until smooth.
2. In the same pan, melt the remaining butter. Add the spice paste, cream, honey, tomato paste, and coconut milk. Whisk until all ingredients are incorporated.
3. Bring the mixture to a boil and add the chicken. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes until the chicken is cooked through. Serve with basmati rice or naan bread.
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