Kaley Toy

Cookie contest focuses spotlight on Meals on Wheels

Vickie Harris-Williams, left, director of sales and marketing for Commonwealth Senior Living in Front Royal, Archie Fox, center, Warren County's Fork District supervisor, and Linda Glavis, right, Warren County's South River District supervisor and board chairman,  vote on their favorite cookies during the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging's cookie baking contest held Thursday at the senior center in Front Royal. The group served as judges for the event. Rich Cooley/Daily

March 24, 2017

EDINBURG – The Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging held a Homemade Cookie Contest at local senior centers to celebrate the national organization, Meals on Wheels America, calling attention to homebound seniors and the need for the program.

Renowned Our Lady of Fatima statue awes churchgoers

The International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima was on display Thursday inside St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Woodstock. The statute was  moved Thursday evening to St. John the Baptist Church on West Main Street in Front Royal, where there was an overnight vigil.  Rich Cooley/Daily

March 23, 2017

WOODSTOCK – The International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima visited the Shenandoah Valley on Thursday at Catholic churches in Woodstock and Front Royal, awing those who prayed at her feet.

College celebrates Global Awareness Day

Motoko Tichi, a Lord Fairfax Community College student,  gives an origami demonstration during Global Awareness Day at the college in Middletown on Wednesday.   Rich Cooley/Daily

March 22, 2017

MIDDLETOWN – Lord Fairfax Community College celebrated Global Awareness Day Wednesday with presentations, food tastings, live music and raffles.

Students learn to manage money during Bank Day

Jessica Sims, 18, a senior at Skyline High School, listens to Elizabeth Cottrell, chairman of the board, speak during Bank Day at First Bank's Operation Center in Strasburg on Tuesday. Rich Cooley/Daily

March 21, 2017

STRASBURG – First Bank invited area high school seniors from Shenandoah, Warren and Frederick counties to learn about the banking industry, financial services and the role banks play in their communities as part of Virginia Bankers Association’s Bank Day scholarship program on Tuesday.

Free agriculture movie showings

March 21, 2017

The Shenandoah County Farm Bureau will host its third annual free agriculture movie weekend to educate the public about agricultural issues.

Monday Spotlight: Friendly Giants: Someone to look up to

Kaelyn Cary

March 19, 2017

WOODSTOCK – A Central High School senior has brought high school and elementary students together by creating a mentoring program to give kids at W.W. Robinson Elementary School a little extra attention and to help them to build self-esteem.

High school students make books for fourth graders

At left, Madelynne Martin, 9, of Strasburg, is presented a Constitution book by Katie Smoot, 17, of Strasburg, on Thursday morning. Kaley Toy/Daily

March 16, 2017

STRASBURG – Seniors at Strasburg High School created Constitution books for a fourth grade class at Sandy Hook Elementary School as a community service project and presented their handiwork to the kids Thursday morning.

Water treatment plant construction begins soon

March 14, 2017

Financing for Woodstock’s water treatment plant project closed Tuesday and the town will hold a pre-construction meeting on March 23 with town staff, contractor representatives and the town’s engineer to kick-off construction.

Council approves bonds

March 7, 2017

WOODSTOCK – Town Council approved bonds and made reappointments at their monthly meeting Tuesday night.

Free kidney screenings at medical center

March 7, 2017

The Winchester Medical Center is hosting an event Thursday to inform the community of risk factors, prevention, early detection and treatment of kidney disease.