Frederick County

Ready, set, fight fires

Shenandoah County firefighter/EMTs Bryan Greer, left, and Wesley Meadows attack the fire from the Kidde Fire Trainer outside the Shenandoah County Government Center in Woodstock on Thursday. The vehicle will be used to train regional firefighters in the counties of Shenandoah, Page, Frederick and Warren, as well as Winchester.  Rich Cooley/Daily

May 19, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Fire trainers from the area gathered at the Shenandoah County Government Center Thursday to train on a newly acquired training prop. The prop, funded by a regional grant secured by the Virginia Department of Fire Programs, is essentially a mock car that is used to train firefighters on the management of vehicle fires.
The prop will be shared between Page, Frederick, Shenandoah and Warren Counties.

New dialysis clinic in Winchester

May 9, 2016

Fresenius Kidney Care, the dialysis division of Fresenius Medical Care North America, has opened a new dialysis clinic in Winchester.

Day of fishing planned for wounded veterans

May 1, 2016

A day of trout fishing for wounded veterans and their families is scheduled for Saturday, May 7. Project Healing Waters, a program that helps take wounded veterans fishing is putting on the event. Donating fishing spots, gear and time is Levi Pitcock of Double Spur Outfitters.

SVEC hires new president and CEO

Michael Hastings

April 29, 2016

Shenandoah Valley Electric will have its sixth president and CEO in its history, now that Michael Hastings has assumed the title. Hastings replaces current president and CEO Myron D. Rummel, who is retiring.

Sweet Success

Meghan Fisher, 37, of Winchester, won first place in the adult division of this year's Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival apple pie baking contest. Kaley Toy/Daily

April 28, 2016

WINCHESTER – The aroma of apple pie wafted throughout the Marker-Miller Orchards market during the 89th annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival apple pie baking contest Thursday.

Dead men do tell tales

While presenting to fifth graders at Bass-Hoover Elementary School on Friday, anthropologist Dr. William Bass describes a signature fracture made by a tire iron. Rachel Mahoney/Daily

April 15, 2016

Renowned and “retired” forensic anthropologist Dr. William Bass has visited plenty of schools to speak on a number of subjects, but his visit to Bass-Hoover Elementary School on Friday was special.

A memorable night is nigh

Alissa Smith, 16, a Skyline High School junior, holds centerpiece arrangements for tables on Friday afternoon at the Shenandoah Valley Country Club in Front Royal. Students gathered there to decorate the banquet room for their school prom on Friday evening.  Skyline's prom kicks off prom season in the region.  Rich Cooley/Daily

April 8, 2016

The excitement begins this month as area high school students prepare for prom season. Discovering the perfect dress, suit, shoes, accessories and hairstyle is a fun adventure for many students who are nearing the end of their high school years. Discovering the perfect dress, suit, shoes, accessories and hairstyle is a fun adventure for many students who are nearing the end of their high school years.

Group IDs stream cleaning focus areas

Nesha McRae, right, development coordinator for the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality's Valley Regional Office, points out possible locations for pet waste disposal units in residential areas near Stephens City at a residential working group meeting at Lord Fairfax Community College.  Rachel Mahoney/Daily

April 8, 2016

Area conservationists and officials discussed efforts to reduce water contamination on Thursday at a residential working group meeting at Lord Fairfax Community College.

Proper attire required for area proms

April 8, 2016

Jeans, flip-flops, T-shirts and other casual clothing will be staying at home as area students – dressed to the nines – attend their schools’ biggest party of the year this month and next. Prom season has arrived.

Envirothon looks at invasive species

Strasburg FFA students Ethan Gochenour, 16, left, and Ashley Yanego, 17, had to identify the pest (the emerald ash borer) that left residual damage to a piece of bark during the Envirothon held at Sherando Park in Frederick County on Wednesday.    Rich Cooley/Daily

April 6, 2016

Groups of area high school students endured chilly winds on Wednesday at the Lord Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District’s Envirothon competition.

Inmates help keep Frederick County roadways clean

Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center inmate David Shamer, of Martinsburg, picks up trash along Reynolds Road near the West Virginia line in western Frederick County. Rich Cooley/Daily

April 3, 2016

The Frederick County Clean Sweep program enlists the help of inmates at the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center through their Community Inmate Workforce program to pick up litter along the county’s major roadways.

Men walking in heels for awareness event

March 18, 2016

The Laurel Center Intervention for Domestic and Sexual Violence partners with Shenandoah University’s Not Just Women’s Center for the first annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event on April 2.