Summer programs set pace for reading success

Levi Blankenship, 5, of Edinburg, finds a book to explore inside the Shenandoah County Library in Edinburg. Summer reading for children helps prevent brain atrophy by keeping students active readers during summer vacation.  Rich Cooley/Daily

June 29, 2015

Area libraries are promoting more than just reading — by involving whole communities, they have focused on summer learning, said Donna Hughes, youth services division head for Handley Regional Library in Winchester.

Grand opening of DICK’S Sporting Goods this weekend

June 17, 2015

DICK’S Sporting Goods is holding a grand opening celebration this weekend for its new location at 1675 S. Pleasant Valley Road in Winchester. Beginning Friday, there will be three days of giveaways, product demonstrations, activities for attendees and a appearance by a former Washington Redskins player.

Refreshment on tap

Bartender James Montgomery pours a beer during the grand opening of the Escutcheon Brewing Company, at 142 W. Commercial St. in Winchester. Hilary Legge/Daily

June 12, 2015

WINCHESTER – The craft beer market in Winchester continues to expand with the opening of Escutcheon Brewing Company at 142

Funding the fight against cancer

George Brinkley

June 6, 2015

There’s a certain talent that comes with persuading friends and neighbors to give to charity, and George Brinkley of Woodstock thinks he’s got the right stuff.

Every spring, the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life campaign raises cancer awareness and funds for a cure, and Brinkley said he feels no hesitation in asking for donations for his Relay for Life team.

Beekeepers to meet, discuss pollinators

May 28, 2015

Rusty Foltz, president of the Beekeepers of the Northern Shenandoah, is among the growing masses in America seeking answers to declining honeybee populations.

Diverse agribusinesses gear up for the season

Kitty Hockman-Nicholas walks with her pair of dogs and lamb past a log cabin at The Herds Inn   on Hedgebrook Farm. The 1950-square-foot cabin can be rented out overnight for an experience of life on the farm.   Rich Cooley/Daily

May 28, 2015

In the Winchester-Frederick County region, visitors can enjoy a diverse and plentiful array of agritourism-based operations from farmers markets to all-you-need mercantile shops.

Vince Gill slated to headline Classic


May 27, 2015

The Winchester Educational Foundation announced that 20-time Grammy Award-winning country music star Vince Gill will headline the seventh annual Patsy Cline Classic on Sept. 11.


May 22, 2015

A story that ran Friday should have said The Laurel Center in Winchester provides a women’s shelter and focuses its

Business Ledger

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May 22, 2015

Trex Company has won the Golden Hammer Award at a ceremony presented by Hardware + Building Supply Dealer’s magazine, the Winchester-based company announced in a news release.

NASA partnership aims to enhance wine industry

May 21, 2015

The office of Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced the completion of a project with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration that could boost the state’s wine industry.

Trex appoints new president and CEO

May 15, 2015

Trex Industry Inc. has announced that senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer James Cline will take over as president

Valley Health projects more need

Mark H. Merrill

May 12, 2015

WINCHESTER — After a year of great change in regional healthcare availability, CEO and President of Valley Health Mark Merrill said he’s most proud of the health system’s collaborations that continue to bring increased care to the area.

Pet of the week: Timid Tommy a good fit for quiet home

Lyndie Scott, kennel supervisor at the Winchester SPCA's Rockaplenty Adoption and Education Center, holds Tommy. Brad Fauber/Daily

May 11, 2015

WINCHESTER — Tommy, a black domestic longhair cat who has resided at the Winchester SPCA for nearly six months, is an affectionate animal that will gladly curl up in your lap, says Lyndie Scott, kennel supervisor at the new Rockaplenty Adoption and Education Center.

Museum to show Kunstler’s work

Artist and illustrator Mort KuŸnstler speaks to the media Friday morning at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester regarding an exhibition of his 60-year career. The exhibition, which opens today,  includes his magazine work that is backdropped behind him that was created in the mid- and late 1950s. Rich Cooley/Daily

May 8, 2015

WINCHESTER — Residents of the Northern Shenandoah Valley might best know prolific artist Mort Kunstler for his vivid depictions of Civil War scenes in and around Winchester. But many might not know his 60-year career also includes illustrations for movie posters, book covers, men’s adventure magazines and ad campaigns.