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Neighborhood notes: Front Royal


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Front Royal

Eagle Scouts

Philip Briggs, Vincent Deardurff and John McCloskey of Boy Scout Troop 4 were named Eagle Scouts during a court of honor April 5 at the Rivendell Club.

Deardurff, the son of Rich and Chris Deardurff of Front Royal, rebuilt a footbridge at Christendom College for his Eagle Scout project.

For his project, Briggs, the son of Doug and Nancy Briggs of Front Royal, built a retaining wall at the St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church.

McCloskey, the son of Robert and Judy McCloskey of Front Royal, built an outdoor classroom space at Leslie Fox Keyser Elementary School.

All are 17 and home-schooled seniors.

Card shower

A card shower is planned for Dollie Sowers, formerly of Front Royal, who will celebrate her 90th birthday on April 16.

Her address is 3453 Milldale Road, White Post 22663.

Library news

Samuels Public Library has acquired the following books for young readers:

"Cork & Fuzz," Chaconas; "Easter Bunny Blues," Wallace; "A Penguin Story," Portis; "Hurry Up and Slow Down," Marlow; "Trudy," Cole; "Birds," Henkes; "Bird, Butterfly, Eel," Prosek; "Bring Me Some Apples and I'll Make You a Pie," Gourley; "Sleepsong," Lyon; "Dot in Larryland," Marx; "One Brown Bunny," Bauer; "Kathy Duck Is a Caterpillar," Capucilli; "Guiet in the Garden," Aliki; "Good Little Wolf," Andres; "Oscar and the Bat," Waring; "The Foggy Foggy Forest," Sharratt; "The Lion's Share," McElligott; and "I Want to be Free," Slate.

Samuels Public Library has acquired the following adult fiction:

"Escape From Hell," Niven; "Cry Wolf," Briggs; "Fatal Lies," Tallis; "Temptation and Surrender," Laurens; "Aunt Dimity Slays the Dragon," Aherton; "The Sharing Knife," Bujold; "Storm From the Shadows," Weber; "Regenesis," Cherry; "August Heat," Camilleri; "The Sweet By and By," Johnson; "Bridge of Sand," Burroway; "Handle With Care," Picoult; "The Tourist," Steinhauer; "The Little Sheep," Tremblay; "Wild Sorrow," Ault; "Don't Look Twice," Gross; "The Kindly Ones," Littell; "Heart and Soul," Binchy; "Bone Crossed," Briggs; "Roanoke," Lawrence; "The Shanghai Moon," Rozan; "Night and Day," Parker; "Death of a Witch," Beaton; "Quietly in Their Sleep," Leon; "A Noble Radiance," Leon; "The Nightingale," Galloway; "Portrait of a Lady," Stuckart; "Coventry," Humphrey; "The Silver Needle Murder," Childs; "Journey's End," Stewart; "The Agency," O'Brien; "Paths of Glory," Archer; "Promise in Death," Robb; "Irreplaceable," Lovely; "The Lost Witness," Lewis; "The Contractor," MacKinnon; "Eve," Elliott; "The Caryatids," Sterling; "Second Violin," Lawton; "The Dance of Death," Sealey; "The Warded Man," Brett; "The Birthday Present," Vine; "Dead Shot," Coughlin; "The Forgotten Legion," Kane; "The Bellini Card," Goodwin; "Fault Line," Eisler; "Dead Silence," White; "Corsair," Cussler; "Revenge of the Spellmans," Lutz; "The Last Dickens," Pearl; "Life Sentences," Lippman; "The Fairfax Legacy," Oldfield; "The Returning," Tatlock; "Word Gets Around," Wingate; "Fed Up," Conant-Park; "Blonde Roots," Evaristo; "Starvation Lake," Gruley; "Murder in Four Parts," Crider; "The School on Heart's Content Road," Chute; "Almost Home," Jenoff; "The Rose of Sebastopol," McMahon; "Brittan," Smith; "Lorna," Smith; "The Inheritance," Alexander; "One Second After," Forstchen; "The Temporal Void," Hamilton; "Lords of Corruption," Mills; "The Alexander Cipher," Adams; "Oh, Johnny," Lehrer; "Vengeance Child," Clark; "Murder on the Short List," Lovesey; "The Missing," Gautreaux; "Still Life," Fielding; "In a Gilded Cage," Bowen; "True Detectives," Kellerman; "Until It's Over," French; "Jane Austen Ruined My Life," Pattillo; "The King's Grace," Smith; "A Date You Can't Refuse," Kozak; "Sonata for Miriam," Olsson; "The Company We Keep," Monroe; "Married in Seattle," Macomber; "Deceived," Bell; "Talk of the Town," Wingate; "Serendipity," Shaffer; "We Never Talk About My Brother," Beagle; "The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club," McNeil; "The Best of Gene Wolfe," Wolfe; and "Blood and Ice," Masello.

Large print: "Heart and Soul," Binchy; "The Second Opinion," Palmer; "Glitter Baby," Phillips; and "All Together Dead," Harris.

DVDs: "Cranford," "The Kite Runner," "Milk," "Rachel Getting Married" and "The Tenant of Wildfeel Hall."

Samuels Public Library has acquired the following nonfiction for juveniles:

"Gettysburg," Butzer; "Steel Tough," Aretha; "Hockey Skills," MacDonald; "My People," Hughes; "Mr. Lincoln's High-Tech War," Allen; "Written in Bone," Walker; "Babies Don't Eat Pizza," Danzig; "Listen to the Wind," Mortenson; "Cooperation," Pryor; "Kindness," Pryor; "Secret of the Puking Penguins and More!," Rodriguez; "Why Does the Moon Change Shape?," Stewart; "Honesty," Pryor; "Tolerance," Pryor; "Scurry and Squeak," Tourville; "Arizona," Somerville; "Arkansas," Prentzas; "Delaware," Heinrichs; "Pennsylvania," Somerville; "Puerto Rico," Stille; "Rhode Island," Burgan; "South Carolina," Somerville; "Utah," Kent; "Washington," Stein; "West Virginia," Heinrichs; "The Surrender Tree," Engle; "Illuminated Progress," Baxter; "Eleanor," Rappaport; "Shaun White," Gitlin; and "Claudette Colvin," Hoose.

DVDs: "A Panda is Born" and "Baby Panda's First Year."

More information about the library's holdings is available at www.samuelslibrary.net.

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