Book explores ‘scandalous’ topic

Philip Bigler,  a retired James Madison University professor and the 1998 National Teacher of the Year, stands beside portraits of Dolley Madison and her son, John Payne Todd, in the basement of his home in Quicksburg.  Bigler has written a book on Todd.  Rich Cooley/Daily

June 29th, 2015

Nationally recognized educator and scholar Philip Bigler has expanded a mere footnote of American history in his new book, “Scandalous Son: The Elusive Search for Dolley Madison’s Son, John Payne Todd.”

Weekend Events

June 26th, 2015

Gazebo Gatherings
The Blue Ridge Arts Council will hold its Gazebo Gatherings concert series today from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Summer tunes come to Taylor Pavilion

June 19th, 2015

Friday Night Live will return to Old Town Winchester today for a beach-themed evening of food, drink and live music performances: a prelude to the first official day of summer.

Weekend Events

June 19th, 2015

Vintage Woodstock Festival
The annual Vintage Woodstock Festival, with music by Souled Out,  will be held from 6-10 p.m. today

Weekend Events

June 12th, 2015

The following is a selection of events being held this weekend:

Going Back in Time

Members of the Massanutten Antique Tractor and Gasoline Engine Club participate in a group trail ride during a past show in Woodstock. This year's show will be held this weekend on the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds. Photo courtesy of Massanutten Antique Tractor and Gasoline Engine Club

June 11th, 2015

The Massanutten Antique Tractor and Gasoline Engine Club will hold its 26th annual show at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds in

Racing, wine and music slated

June 5th, 2015

As the calendar moves into June, Northern Shenandoah Valley residents can look forward to more events each weekend. This weekend’s highlights include the Wine and Trotter Festival and a new Friday concert series in New Market.

Weekend Events

June 5th, 2015

Garden fest
The Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association will hold a garden fest from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Jackie Evancho PBS special to air tonight

Greta Huber, marketing and administrative specialist for the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival, films a pledge break for the Jackie Evancho PBS Special "Awakening - Live in Concert" with WVPT General Manager David Mullins. The special will air on WVPT at 9 tonight.  Photo courtesy of Shenandoah Valley Music Festival.

June 5th, 2015

Jackie Evancho, a 15-year-old singer and former contestant on NBC TV’s “America’s Got Talent,’ will perform at the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival in Orkney Springs on July 25. Before she arrives in the valley, locals can get a taste of her talent when her PBS pledge show “Awakening – Live in Concert” airs on WVPT at 9 tonight.

Weekend Events

May 28th, 2015

The Blue Ridge Arts Council will present Curtains Up! A Musical Theatre Tribute to Virginia C. “Ginna” Looney at 7 p.m. today at Warren County Middle School.

Vince Gill slated to headline Classic


May 27th, 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.

Weekend Events

May 22nd, 2015

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend:
Newtown Heritage Festival
The Newtown Heritage

Weekend Events

May 15th, 2015

Fun in Front Royal
The Taste of the Town will open this year’s Wine and Craft Festival in Front Royal

Weekend Events

May 7th, 2015

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend:
Winchester Little Theater
“Cheaters,” a farcical