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The Greene Turtle Sports Bar and Grille has announced it will open a new franchise location in Winchester later this year. Courtesy photo
Melissa Helmick
Tina Herring

The Greene Turtle Sports Bar and Grille will be opening in the Kernstown Commons retail center near the Alamo Drafhouse Cinema and Country Inn & Suites By Carlson later this year.

The restaurant will feature large-screen overhead TVs as well as smaller screens in each booth, a menu of comfort food standards, The Green Turtle favorites as well as crab-based specialties. The bar will serve mainstream beers and featured craft selections, cocktails, soft drinks and more.

The Greene Turtle restaurant first opened in Ocean City, Maryland in 1976 and today includes 37 locations in Maryland, Washington, D.C., New York, Virginia and Delaware.


Melissa Helmick and Tina Herring, individual product specialists at Creekside Insurance Advisors Inc. in Winchester, have been recognized by Cigna for being among the top 50 producers nationally for Medicare supplement coverage.

Helmick placed 19th and Herring was recognized at 50th position. Creekside Insurance Advisors Inc. specializes in employer group health, individual health, Medicare products, fixed annuities and retirement income.


Frederick County Recycling has been awarded a $500 grant in the recycling category as part of the 30 Grants in 30 Days program distributed by Keep Virginia Beautiful between Earth Day and May 21.

The grant will provide consistency and stability to Frederick County’s newest recycling program, ReThreads, which has diverted 58 tons of material from the local landfill since its inception. Funding from Keep Virginia Beautiful will expand the program to provide textile recycling bins and custom signage at the four recycling drop-off places that currently do not offer a textile recycling option.

Government, nonprofit and service organizations in Virginia were invited to apply in categories of litter prevention, recycling and community beautification. The grants are made possible by Altria and MeadWestvaco.

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