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Three vie for mayor in Elkton

ELKTON – Two men with 20 years or more of council experience are competing on Nov. 4 for the town of Elkton’s mayor’s seat with a 20-year-old man who garnered the most votes in the last council election. Wayne Printz and Randell Snow have 20 and 24 years on council, respectively, while Joshua Gooden has served almost two years.
The Valley Banner / 10-22-2014

THIS WEEKEND: Autumn Days and Fall Festival

ELKTON — The 28th annual Elkton Autumn Days festival will be held this weekend. The arts and crafts festival will be held on B Street in front of Elkton Elementary School. Just over the hill from the elementary school, the Junior Order of United American Mechanics’ 31st annual Elkton Fall Festival will host a flea market and food sales in Blue Ridge Park.
The Valley Banner / 10-17-2014

Lord Fairfax Community College gets $3.25 million for job training

MIDDLETOWN — Lord Fairfax Community College has been awarded more than $3 million to advance its job-training programs. Vice President Joe Biden announced more than $450 million in grants to community colleges on Monday, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Labor. They’re part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training program that has awarded nearly $2 billion over four years, according to the release.

THIS WEEKEND: Massanutten’s Fall Festival

McGAHEYSVILLE — The resort plans to celebrate the changing autumn foliage with its annual Fall Festival, held from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11.
The Valley Banner / 10-09-2014

Shenandoah National Park nears ‘grand finale’

If a year in the Shenandoah National Park were a symphony, Superintendent Jim Northrup thinks of the fall season as the “fantastic grand finale.” “It’s amazing — a huge crescendo of visitors and foliage and excitement around the park,” the park’s manager said. “Color season is, by far, our busiest season. It definitely takes a lot of preparation across the park.”

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