Frederick County

Youth Development Center remains relevant

Regina O'Brien, executive director of Winchester Youth Development Center, tidies a pair of Christmas trees      decorated for sale as part of their holiday fundraiser.    Rich Cooley/Daily

November 21, 2015

During the past two decades, tens of thousands of middle and high school students from Winchester and Frederick and Clarke Counties have participated in the programs and facilities at Winchester’s Youth Development Center (YDC).

Sherando students pilot business mentorships

Liz Lewis, right, American Woodmark CFO assistant, discusses FBLA competitive events with Sherando seniors Autumn Gordan and Danielle Mudd. Rachel Mahoney/Daily

November 13, 2015

Sherando students involved with FBLA will be getting some hands-on experience from mentors at American Woodmark in the coming months after their orientation at the company on Friday.

Grape harvest boosted for region

October 31, 2015

After a year of up-and-down weather, the fall harvest for grape producers in the Northern Shenandoah Valley appeared to have ended more positive than previous seasons.

Campaign surpasses halfway point at meeting

October 30, 2015

WINCHESTER – United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley announced promising 2015 campaign fundraising figures thus far at its first public report meeting on Friday morning.

New accreditation ratings show testing gains

October 29, 2015

Area schools are better able to gauge their progress working toward regaining accreditation after the Virginia Department of Education created new ratings earlier this month.

Students explore careers at expo

Faith Gansor, a seventh grade student at Frederick County Middle, prods a pig's heart at Valley Health's respiratory therapy booth at the Worlds of Work Career Expo in Winchester. Rachel Mahoney/Daily

October 20, 2015

Rather than just sitting and listening to a career day representative ramble on about a typical day at work, seventh graders from across the region were able to really sink their hands into activities fostered by local businesses at the first ever Worlds of Work Career Expo.

Market embraces history, looks forward

Cameron Richard, from left, Debbie Fauble, Mary Richard, Kayla Lawrence and Eddie Richard stand behind a bin of Ida red apples at Richard's Fruit Market in Middletown. The business is celebrating 61 years of operation. Rich Cooley/Daily

October 9, 2015

STEPHENS CITY – Richard’s Fruit Market Stephens City has been an agritourism feature for 61 years in-part, as Owner and Operator Eddie Richard explained, “By being dependent on what Mother Nature gives you.”

Film club gifts new titles to library

October 8, 2015

The Handley Regional Library will boast a much larger selection of independent films to browse after Winchester Film Club 3.0 presents the library with almost 200 titles at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.

Counties prepping for strong weather

October 2, 2015

Area counties are preparing for the worst as a nor’easter heads toward the region and Hurricane Joaquin makes its way toward landfall.

Graduation rates at area schools up

October 1, 2015

Virginia schools have passed the 90 percent threshold for high school students graduating on time, according to a Virginia Department of Education press release.

Author, illustrator help celebrate school’s anniversary

Bass Hoover Elementary School alumni author Jay Foreman, center, and illustrator Mark Sasser, right, speak to  students inside the gymnasium at Bass-Hoover Elementary School on Wednesday.  The pair graduated from the school in 1983 and returned to share the joy of reading to students and a challenge to read 40 books this year.  Rich Cooley/Daily

September 30, 2015

STEPHENS CITY– In honor of Bass-Hoover Elementary School’s 40th anniversary, local author Jay Foreman and illustrator Mark Sasser, both alumni of the school, read their new book, “Benny the Bearded Bumble Bee,” to a crowd of cheering students.