Walker Jones

Virginia Continuing Legal Education, the nonprofit educational division of the Virginia Law Foundation, has just published Julia Savage’s publication "Virginia Family Law: A Systematic Approach." Savage is a partner with Walker Jones PC, with offices in Warrenton and Washington, Virginia.

The publication is a more than 1,000-page resource addressing divorce, annulment, pretrial diversion by the court, spousal support, child support, property, child custody and visitation, domestic violence, and more. The two volumes were written in 1998 and subsequently went through several revisions by Professor Richard D. Balnave, a professor emeritus of law at University of Virginia School of Law. Savage created the updates to the revised volumes with the most current law and newest statutory developments.

Available in print and electronic formats, this family law publication covers many recent changes in the law and the latest requirements regarding family law. More than 200 usable forms are included.

As a member of the Virginia State Bar, Savage served on the Committee on Lawyer Discipline for nine years and on the Board of Governors for the Family Law Section for five years. From 2002-18, she held an appointment through the Supreme Court of Virginia to serve as a substitute judge. She serves on the statewide Family Law Legislative Coalition that was established to help create better family law legislation. She is certified by the Supreme Court of Virginia to represent juveniles as guardian ad litem. She is a member of the Fauquier County Bar Association.

More information on the publication is available at www.vacle.org. Savage can be reached at jsavage@walkerjoneslaw.com.

REC

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative has named Josh Johnson as its new director of procurement and facilities management. Johnson is a 20-year electric cooperative professional with experiences spanning various functional areas of distribution cooperatives in South Carolina and Virginia.

Since 2018, Johnson served as one of REC’s two key accounts executives. In this role, he acted as the direct point of contact for large-scale industrial and commercial members, as well as non-jurisdictional members like county governments and local school systems. Johnson’s career accomplishments include managing large-scale design and construction projects, several with Virginia Department of Transportation road projects.

Johnson earned a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance from Strayer University in 2015. He lives in Frederick County with his wife, Emily, and their son, Colton, and daughter, Kylie.

In other news, REC helped repair the steeple at Agape Baptist Church in Browntown. Residents were making repairs, but had no way to get up to the steeple to see what needed to be fixed. REC linemen Matt Faurve and Jake Michael volunteered to come with a bucket truck and help make repairs to the steeple. Faurve and Michael also helped the Middletown Volunteer Fire and Rescue station to re-install its banner pole, which was leaning toward the road. They took the pole out of the ground and re-dug the hole a little deeper to help it remain straight.

REC has also made a $2,000 donation to both the Frederick County Educational Foundation and the Clarke County Education Foundation. The donation to the Frederick County Educational Foundation will help teachers offset expenses that would normally be paid out of pocket. The Clarke County Education Foundation grant will help offset expenses that teachers experience while purchasing materials, supplies and learning tools and help with the costs of creating virtual field trips to the Discovery Museum in Winchester and the Internet Kajeets service, a subscription service that provides 36 mobile hotspots for students without internet access.

Artisan Avenue

The Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Artisan Avenue at 121 N. Main St., Woodstock.

COVID-19 grant program

Friday is the deadline for businesses and nonprofit organizations to apply for Round Two of the Frederick County COVID-19 Business/Nonprofit Grant Program.

Grants of $5,000, $7,500 or $10,000 will be awarded to businesses and nonprofit organizations affected by the pandemic with 2019 annual gross revenues of at least $30,000 but less than $3 million.

Round Two eligibility is expanded to include nonprofits located outside of Frederick County. Businesses and nonprofits awarded in Round One are ineligible for grant money. Total allocated funding for Round Two is $500,000.

Completed applications may be submitted online at https://tinyurl.com/y4z9nlk9. Applications may also be mailed to the Frederick County EDA at 45 E. Boscawen St., Winchester, Virginia 22601. Applicants will be notified via email on or around Nov. 20 as to whether they are receiving a grant award.

Questions regarding the program should be sent to covidgrants@yesfrederickva.com.

Book signing

Elizabeth Kipps, a native of the Shenandoah Valley and author of “The Twelve Dancing Princesses,” will hold a book signing at 1 p.m. Nov. 1 at Jackson’s Corner Coffee Roastery and Café in New Market. The ebook version of “All The Queen's Sons” is now available on Amazon.

Toray Plastics

Toray Plastics (America) Inc., in Winchester, has manufactured 800,000 square feet of pink ToraPro foam sheet to help bring attention to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The sheeting is made by Toray’s PEF Division, which is located in Front Royal. The sheeting is used for flooring underlayment in laminated and engineered hardwood flooring. It is for sale at select retail home improvement stores.

Through a special fundraising progam supported by Bank of America and Komen friends, Toray has donated $2,500 to the Susan G. Komen organization.

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