Celebrating Friday at the Bloom

Kari Nichols, 31, left, and Missy Fletcher, 37, right, both of Winchester, dance to the band Souled Out during the Apple Blossom  Bloomers' Luncheon on Friday in Winchester. Rich Cooley/Daily

April 29, 2016

The 89th Apple Blossom Festival kicked into high gear Friday with lunches, parties and the Firefighter’s Parade, ending with a bang at the fireworks show on the Handley High School campus.

Apple Blossom special guests share their experiences

From left, Miss Apple Blossom Outstanding Teen Trilby Brown, Miss Apple Blossom 2016 Cameron Smith and Miss Virginia 2015 Savannah Lane talk about their Apple Blossom experiences. 
 Rich Cooley/Daily

April 29, 2016

After years of attending the Apple Blossom Festival and Ladies’ Horticultural Luncheon, nursing educator and researcher Dr. Pam Webber has seen this year’s Bloom from a different perspective as the luncheon’s guest speaker.

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.

SU to build new indoor athletics center

April 27, 2016

Shenandoah University has announced plans to construct a new 77,000 square foot indoor athletics and events center next to the Shentel Stadium.

Executive stresses importance of social media

Mary McDuffie

April 27, 2016

Winchester-Mary McDuffie, executive vice president of delivery channels and communications for Navy Federal Credit Union delivered a presentation about the importance of social media, personnel and customer involvement at the Apple Blossom Festival’s Business at the Bloom lunch on Wednesday.

Birth expo attracts hundreds to Winchester

April 24, 2016

Mothers, care providers and others were greeted with more than 50 vendors, several workshops and lectures by keynote speaker Nancy Mohrbacher, a breastfeeding expert at the Birth Expo in Winchester, put on by Virginia Is For Doulas.

Fire keeps raging; smoke drifts up valley

April 22, 2016

The fire raging in Shenandoah National Park for the past week has brought the smell of burning wood as far as Washington D.C., according to Sally Hurlbert, public information officer for the park.

Doula agency to host birth expo in Winchester

Tim Fusaro watches as Tiffany Shank, co-owner of Virginia Is For Doulas administers care to his wife Valerie. Photo courtesy of Shenandoah Photo

April 1, 2016

Virginia Is For Doulas, an agency that matches expecting mothers with doulas, is now available in the Northern Shenandoah Valley. They will hold a birth expo as a way to launch the program. Tiffany Shank, a doula in the area, has expanded her doula business to include this new service.

Several Food Lion stores in region may be for sale

William Shanks, of Washington, Virginia, walks out of the Food Lion store on Remount Road in Front Royal on Tuesday evening. That store is of one of several in the region that may be closing.   Rich Cooley/Daily

March 22, 2016

Food World, a trade publication, is reporting that some Food Lion stores may be up for sale as a result of a merger that has been approved by shareholders of the parent companies of Food Lion and Martin’s grocery stores.

Wayne Brady to be grand marshal

Wayne Brady

March 21, 2016

The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival announced Monday that entertainment personality Wayne Brady will serve as grand marshal for this year’s Grand Feature Parade.

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.