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‘Canoe Capital’ sign dedicated in Linden

FRONT ROYAL — Visitors to Warren County coming off of I-66 in Linden will now be greeted with a unique photo opportunity in the form an interactive sign officially unveiled Aug. 14 at its location across Dismal Hollow Road from the Apple House. County officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony and dedicated the sign, a large canoe sitting atop a base of rock and concrete painted to look like flowing water, that illustrates the county’s status as the “Canoe Capital of Virginia,” and ties together the economic and cultural importance of the Shenandoah River.

Front Royal Council likely to lower ‘tarot’ fee — Town code has allowed fortunetelling since 1985

FRONT ROYAL — Fortunetellers and other “personal service” businesses in town may soon have their license fees lowered, courtesy the Front Royal Town Council.

Warren County supervisors table short-term rental permit requests

FRONT ROYAL — The Warren County Board of Supervisors tabled several tourist-rental permit requests at its regular meeting Tuesday, Aug. 19, Keith Hartke’s among them. His application in particular seemed to draw negative responses from local residents.

Belle Grove tours offer peek into its Civil War past

MIDDLETOWN — Belle Grove Plantation officials have been offering a series of tours to educate visitors about its role during the Civil War. “Belle Grove in the Civil War” tours — at the estate just south of Middletown on Valley Pike (U.S. 11) — discusses the plantation’s strategic importance during the war, including its occupation by Union and Confederate troops, said Belle Grove Executive Director Kristen Laise. Plantation staff members have conducted the tours during the months of July and August.

Shenandoah Riverkeeper Intends to Sue EPA

FRONT ROYAL – After four years of hounding the Environmental Protection Agency over a growing algae problem in the Shenandoah River with little success, Shenandoah Riverkeeper Jeff Kelble, represented by Earthjustice, has filed a notice of intent to sue the EPA for not officially recognizing the annual algae blooms.

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