Educators attend cooperative forum on poverty and learning

Marcus Newsome, superintendent of Chesterfield County Public Schools, right, speaks during a statewide Poverty in Virginia Public Schools forum held Tuesday at Shenandoah University. Other panelists included Scott Kizner, left, superintendent of Harrisonburg City Public Schools, and Lorenza Kelly, center, assistant principal in Virginia Beach.  Rich Cooley/Daily

September 22, 2015

WINCHESTER – The increase in the number of free and reduced lunches was among topics under discussion by teachers and administrators from throughout Virginia who gathered at Shenandoah University on Tuesday for a conference on poverty and student learning.

Foundation to open battlefield park, visitor center

Landscape supervisor Matt Stine, left, and carpenter  J.R. Shull, right, construct this fence row outside the parking lot of the Third Winchester Battlefield Visitor Center  in Winchester on Wednesday. They are employees of Winchester firm Advantage Property Management Inc, which donated its employees for the project. Rich Cooley/Daily

September 17, 2015

After more than eight years of work, the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation will cut the ribbon on a new park and visitor’s center for the Third Winchester Battlefield on Saturday.

Dogged search a success

Bailee, an 11-month-old Lab-hound mix,is safe in the arms of Lori Miller, of Little Rock, Arkansas, at the Kernstown Battlefield on Thursday. Bailee was found  Tuesday night following a 17-day search around the battlefield. Kevin Green/Daily

September 10, 2015

KERNSTOWN – After an exhaustive and extensive 17-day search, an 11-month-old Lab-hound mix named Bailee was found Tuesday at the Kernstown Battlefield near Winchester.

Speaker: Be personal in business

Tommy Spaulding

September 10, 2015

WINCHESTER – At the 7th annual Museum of the Shenandoah Valley Business Luncheon, more than 200 area business leaders learned about business through personal relationships from Tommy Spaulding, president of Spaulding Companies Corp.

Hundreds of volunteers help at United Way event

Lori Fountain Bales, an owner of Body Renew Corporate Wellness in Winchester, dumps a load of potatoes from the Volunteer Farm into a bin on Wednesday during the Day of Caring by the United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley. There were 150 volunteers from six organizations who volunteered their efforts to pick 9 tons of potatoes and tomatoes.    Rich Cooley/Daily

September 9, 2015

As part of the 15th annual Day of Caring by the United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley on Wednesday, 865 people in the region came together to assist area nonprofits and kick off the organization’s 2015-2016 campaign year.

HP Hood celebrates 15 years, looks toward future

September 3, 2015

WINCHESTER – Massachusetts-based dairy company HP Hood celebrated the 15th anniversary of its Winchester plant on Thursday as company industry officials, employees and area representatives gathered near the plant’s location at 160 Hood Way

Program puts patients in control

Allen Dec, a certified music practitioner, regularly plays his harp to patients as part of the Integrative Care Program at Winchester Medical Center. The program includes    complementary services to help patients ease stress while receiving treatment for       illnesses or other medical conditions.   Rich Cooley/Daily

August 12, 2015

WINCHESTER — April Adams remembers the day she thought up the Integrative Care Program at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester.

New winery opens today

James "Jim" Bogaty

August 8, 2015

The growing list of wineries in the Northern Shenandoah Valley will have a new addition this Saturday, with the opening of James Charles Winery and Vineyard in Winchester.

Implant offers hope for epilepsy patient

Dr. Paul Lyons, a neurologist and epileptologist at Winchester Neurological Consultants in Winchester, second from right, talks about results of a NeuroPace interrogation through a transmitter surgically implanted in the brain of his patient, Michael Bodamer, 18, at left. Bodamer, of Frederick County, has suffered from intractable epilepsy for much of his life. Also pictured, from left, are Bodamer's parents, Tom and Kimberly Bodamer, and Tiara Monroe, field clinical engineer for NeuroPace's Charlotte, North Carolina, office.  Josette Keelor/Daily

July 2, 2015

WINCHESTER — Michael Bodamer, 18, had his first seizure two days after birth, shortly after suffering a stroke. Now a surgically implanted NeuroPace device could change everything for him.

Alamo to host Belle Grove fundraiser

July 2, 2015

On July 8, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Winchester will host a special screening on the 2003 film “Cold Mountain” for Belle Grove Plantation.