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Molly Sprocket Antiques has moved from Leesburg to Stephens City. Established almost 17 years ago as a family business, the shop features furniture from the 1700s to the 1940s. Each piece is displayed in a home-like setting and accessorized with glassware, books, lamps, pictures, mirrors and collectibles. Molly Sprocket Antiques also restores and refinishes antiques. The owners are Bill Miller and Susan Harbaugh. Hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6 p.m. Call 868-1520.

Skyline Floors & Tile is now open at 70 Riverton Commons Plaza Suite B-10, Front Royal.


Amherst Family Practice recently relocated its Alcohol and Drug Screening facility, commonly known as ADS, to its offices at 1867 Amherst Street in Winchester. ADS conducts drug-screen collection as well as hair analysis and alcohol breathalyzer tests. No appointment is necessary. Hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 667-7236.

One Block West is featured in the dining column of the April/May issue of Virginia Living, a coffee-table lifestyle magazine covering the Old Dominion. I Am Modern, a magazine targeting Northern Virginia moms, also included the downtown bistro in a round-up of Winchester destinations in its April 26 "Modern Getaway" column.

Shenandoah Health Associates
at 157 Creekside Lane, Winchester, is offering Tai Chi, Accupressure and Infinity Inner Movements classes taught by Doug Rankin. Call 545-8712.

Shenandoah Design, a Mt. Jackson-based boutique interior design firm, has partnered with Mona Gil, a contemporary interior design architect from Israel. Gil offers more than 35 years of experience in contemporary commercial and residential planning and design, specializing in hotel, office and shop interiors, as well as residential.


Jami Wrenn, of Winchester, is now a team leader with Tastefully Simple, a national direct seller of gourmet foods. Wrenn earned the promotion through sales achievements and by adding new consultants to the team. She is entitled to a variety of benefits such as commission, bonuses and allowances. Erin Hein, of Front Royal; Christy Souders, of Winchester; and Jen King and Jillian Green, both of Stephenson, have joined Tastefully Simple as consultants, selling the company's products to guests at home taste-testing parties. Guests receive samples, easy meal ideas, recipes and serving suggestions.

Lawrence Zippin has been named CEO of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank Network. Zippin has extensive, senior executive management experience in the nonprofit sector, most recently as president and CEO of the Alzheimer's Association Central and Western Virginia Chapter in Charlottesville from 2002 to 2006. Prior to that, Zippin worked as an independent management consultant to nonprofit organizations in Charlottesville and Washington, including the National Network for Youth and the Association for Jewish Aging Services.

Jeffrey S. Boppe has joined First Bank as vice president of commercial loans/credit administration. He will work primarily at the bank's Winchester Financial Center. Before joining First Bank, Boppe served as a senior vice president, senior loan officer and branch administration director with Bank of Clarke County. In all, Boppe has over 20 years of commercial banking experience.

John R. Clawson has joined Waddell & Reed in Winchester as a financial adviser, helping develop customized financial plans and recommending investment strategies to meet retirement, education and personal financial goals. Prior to joining Waddell & Reed, Clawson was a financial adviser with UBS Financial Services in Vienna, where he had worked for three years.

Melinda DeGraw has joined Shenandoah Health Associates in Winchester as a specialist in therapeutic massage and other alternative therapies.

Sandy Stetka has joined Wells Fargo as a home mortgage consultant at 517 N. Royal Ave. in Front Royal. Stetka previously was a loan officer with SunTrust in Front Royal and a Warren County Farm Bureau insurance agent.

Mindy Jordan Litten has joined America First Mortgage & Loan Services as vice president of operations for its recently relocated Woodstock office at 121 N. Main St. Litten has 15 years of lending experience, including management positions with Heritage Mortgage.


For the 21st year, the town of Front Royal has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. The certificate is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.

Frederick Block Brick and Stone participated in the Masonry Expo in Chantilly in April, which centered around a design/build competition called "It Makes A Village." Eight teams competed in the two-day event. The FBBS-sponsored team of R. Hunter Hurt Architecture, of Winchester, and Kent Deeben, of Deeben Enterprises Ltd. in Leesburg, took third place. Their entry, "Village's Play-A-Round," was built using natural thin stone veneer, brick, glazed brick, flagstone and other novelty masonry items.

Edinburg was awarded the 2009 Risk Management Performance Award by the Virginia Municipal Liability Program during the group's annual meeting May 15 in Richmond. The town was recognized for achieving and sustaining a score of 100 percent on a comprehensive assessment process, regularly participating in the Matching Safety Grant program and attending training sessions.

United Country Real Estate, with offices in Mt. Jackson, recently was named the top-ranked real estate franchise system and No. 19 overall franchise by Dun and Bradstreet's AllBusiness.com.

Con-way Freight drivers Michael Stickley, of Middletown, and Richard Kinsey, of Front Royal, placed first in the 4-axle class and 5-axle flatbed class, respectively, at the 58th annual Virginia Truck Driving Championships held June 12-13 at the Lee Hi Travel Plaza in Lexington. Stickley also took home the Neill Darmstadter Memorial Grand Champion Award and accompanying $200 savings bond for the highest overall score in the competition. Stickley has been a professional truck driver for 21 years and has over 1.4 million safe driving miles.

The American Culinary Federation honored The Inn at Little Washington with an Achievement of Excellence Award at the 2009 ACF National Convention in Orlando, Fla., July 11-14. The Washington, Va., inn was one of nine facilities to receive the award in the Fine Dining category, which recognizes food-service establishments that exemplify a commitment to excellence in their area.

Gadino Cellars was awarded a silver medal for its robust red blend Imagine, a versatile semi-dry wine, and a bronze medal for its dessert wine, Dolce Sofia, at the recent Indy International Wine Competition. The winery also took home a silver medal for its 2007 Delfino Rosso Bordeaux blend and bronze medals for its 2007 Chardonnay and NV Sunset blend at the International Eastern Wine Competition in Elmira, N.Y. In addition, Gardino Cellars was awarded a gold ribbon at the 2009 Virginia State Fair's 18th Annual Wine Competition for its 2007 Cabernet Franc, a limited-edition wine to honor the 40th anniversary of the Virginia Tourism Corp. slogan "Virginia is for Lovers." These award-winning wines are available only at the Gadino Cellars tasting room at 92 School House Road in Washington, Va. For more information, visit
www.gadinocellars.com or call 987-9292.

Edward Jones financial adviser Bret Hrbek, of Front Royal, recently received the firm's Jack Phelan Award for his outstanding sales and service efforts over the past year. Only 3,229 of the firm's more than 12,000 financial advisers received the award.

Tracy Miller, an Edward Jones financial adviser in Edinburg, received the firm's Field Trainer Award for voluntarily training new brokers and the A.F. McKenzie Achievement Award for her outstanding sales and service efforts this past year.

Suzzanne King, of Front Royal, and Kathleen Ritchey, of Winchester, have been recognized with lia sophia's Excellent Beginnings Program Achievers for outstanding sales accomplishments and professionalism in their first 15 weeks as advisers with the company.

Shirley Martin, of Front Royal, vice president and director of New World Puppets Inc., has been accepted into the Cambridge Who's Who.

The fourth annual Aviation Education Expo has been awarded a 2009 Alfred L. and Constance C. Wolf Fund Grant. The grant was established to provide funding to the most promising individuals and worthy projects that advance the field of general aviation. The Aviation Education Expo was created in 2005 to inspire young people ages 16-20 by showcasing a wide variety of aviation and aerospace career opportunities. Students attending the expo interact with aviation professionals through booth exhibits, displays, simulators and guest-speaker forums. ProJet Aviation will host the event on Oct. 13 at its corporate aviation facility at the Winchester Regional Airport.

Royal Broadcasting Inc., which owns WZRV-FM and WFTR-AM, earned two "best of" awards at the 72nd annual Virginia Association of Broadcasters Awards Banquet in Virginia Beach. WFTR-AM took home runner-up honors for Outstanding Newscast in a small market for its News at Noon program. WZRV-FM scored a runner-up award for Best Public Affairs Program in a medium market for The Valley Today, a 30-minute live and local community service program that airs weekdays at 12:30 p.m.

-- Daily Staff Reports

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