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Council mulling reimbursements

November 27th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL – Town Council reached no resolution Monday on how they should check members’ reimbursement requests.

Pitching in for Santa

Gary Bunch, of Stephens City, checks over one of the new bicycles that are among gifts donated or bought for Toys for Tots inside the Stephens City distribution center.  The Toys for Tots chapter serves Shenandoah, Warren, Frederick, Clarke and Page counties. Rich Cooley/Daily

November 27th, 2014

Santa Claus has a difficult time placing gifts under the tree for many needy families, so several area organizations and groups in the area have stepped up to provide children with gifts and toys this Christmas season.

Season’s first snow hits with cold reality

Stanton Strother clears off the sidewalk in front of his house on King Street in Strasburg on Wednesday. Strother said he was “getting too old for this” and “it’s time to head down to the Caribbean.” Henry Culvyhouse/Daily

November 27th, 2014

The area muddled through its first shoe-top-covering snowfall of the year Wednesday with the usual treacherous driving conditions slowing traffic and contributing to numerous accidents.

County, fire station fail again to reach deal

November 27th, 2014

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County’s relationship with a volunteer fire company remains uncertain after supervisors failed this week to pass a deal to house paid responders at the station.

Corn production improved for Shenandoah

November 27th, 2014

Corn production for the Shenandoah Valley appears to be “better than average,” according to Bobby Clark, Shenandoah County extension agent for the Virginia Cooperative Exchange.

Board denies permit for B&B, cabins

November 27th, 2014

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County supervisors denied a couple’s request for a permit to open a bed-and-breakfast in Quicksburg.

Public schools closed today

November 26th, 2014

Area public schools are closed today – some due to inclement weather and others due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Spirit of sharing

Salvation Army of Front Royal volunteers, from left, Ann Crum, William Danh, Eleanor Chadwell and Capt. Beth Forrer pack bags on Monday morning for Thanksgiving meal deliveries they were planning on making on Tuesday. The Salvation Army also plans to host a community Thanksgiving dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Josette Keelor/Daily

November 25th, 2014

As the region prepares for a Thanksgiving with friends and family, area organizations plan dinners that emphasize community.

Heavy traffic expected for holiday travel

November 25th, 2014

Thanksgiving is almost upon the Shenandoah Valley, so expect traffic congestion around I-66 and I-81 Sunday, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Winchester set for ‘Plaid Friday’

November 25th, 2014

WINCHESTER — Everybody knows the Black Friday routine. The day after Thanksgiving, shoppers, having barely digested their turkey and cranberry sauce, line up outside of retailers and malls, then jostle one another to pick up marked-down big screen televisions and the latest toys.

Park aiming to reward visitors

November 25th, 2014

Shenandoah National Park is looking to reward its visitors during the Thanksgiving holiday and winter months.

Decking the Hall

Oscar Martinez, 10, of Front Royal, decks Front Royal's Town Hall outside Main Street on Monday afternoon. Martinez and about 20 other students from E. Wilson Morrison Elementary helped to decorate the windows for the Christmas season. Rich Cooley/Daily

November 24th, 2014

Oscar Martinez, 10, of Front Royal, decks Front Royal’s Town Hall outside Main Street on Monday afternoon. Martinez and about 20 other students from E. Wilson Morrison Elementary helped to decorate the windows for the Christmas season. Rich