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Halloween happenings: Enjoy some spooky and sweet events this month

From haunted trails and ghost walks to costume contests and corn mazes, here are some ways to start celebrating  Halloween around the valley: Shenandoah County • The Strasburg Heritage Association will sponsor ghost/graveyard walking tours from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 28 starting at Hotel ...

Community News & Events: Oct. 20

Shower A card shower is planned for William "Bo" Snyder, who will celebrate his 63rd birthday Oct. 28. Cards can be sent to P.O. Box 134, Fort Valley, Virginia 22652. Sale The Strasburg FFA will hold a bake sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Rockingham Cooperative in Strasburg. Proceeds ...

Stomp some grapes at Rock the Grapes! festival

BERRYVILLE – Celebrate Virginia Wine Month with Veramar Vineyard’s Rock the Grapes! Festival on Saturday in Berryville. Coy Ferrell, marketing director for the Bogaty Family Wine Group, said the highlight of the festival is the chance to stomp grapes, just like that famous scene in the "I ...

Native Americans to gather for Harvest Festival

BERRYVILLE – Native American Indians from across Virginia are traveling to Berryville to celebrate The Gathering: a Native American Harvest Festival this weekend. Rene White-Feather, a participant in this year’s event, described the Saturday and Sunday gathering as a unique event for the ...

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Native Americans to gather for Harvest Festival

BERRYVILLE – Native American Indians from across Virginia are traveling to Berryville to celebrate The Gathering: a Native American Harvest Festival this weekend. Rene White-Feather, a participant in this year’s event, described the Saturday and Sunday gathering as a unique event for the ...

Oktoberfest returns to Old Town Winchester

WINCHESTER – The 5th annual Oktoberfest returns to Old Town Winchester today and Saturday. Jennifer Bell, downtown manager, said this year's event is bigger than in past years. “It keeps growing in popularity," Bell said. "So, this year we decided to fully embrace the Oktoberfest ...

Public Meetings

The following public meetings are scheduled: Shenandoah County • The Board of Supervisors meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the government center, 600 N. Main St., Woodstock. • The School Board meets at 7 p.m. Thursday in the government center. Edinburg • Town Council meets at 7:30 p.m. ...

United Way announces merger with Page County

WINCHESTER - United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley and United Way of Page County have merged. The organization will assume the geographic region of Page County in addition to its current territory of Clarke, Frederick, Shenandoah counties and the City of Winchester. Nadine Pottinga, ...

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Halloween happenings: Enjoy some spooky and sweet events this month

From haunted trails and ghost walks to costume contests and corn mazes, here are some ways to start celebrating  Halloween around the valley: Shenandoah County • The Strasburg Heritage Association will sponsor ghost/graveyard walking tours from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 28 starting at Hotel ...

Stomp some grapes at Rock the Grapes! festival

BERRYVILLE – Celebrate Virginia Wine Month with Veramar Vineyard’s Rock the Grapes! Festival on Saturday in Berryville. Coy Ferrell, marketing director for the Bogaty Family Wine Group, said the highlight of the festival is the chance to stomp grapes, just like that famous scene in the "I ...

Native Americans to gather for Harvest Festival

BERRYVILLE – Native American Indians from across Virginia are traveling to Berryville to celebrate The Gathering: a Native American Harvest Festival this weekend. Rene White-Feather, a participant in this year’s event, described the Saturday and Sunday gathering as a unique event for the ...

All aboard for Train Day at Strasburg Museum

STRASBURG – The Strasburg Museum is hosting Train Day on Saturday. Hope Brim, publicity chair for the museum, wants visitors to come out and learn about local railroad history and its association with the town of Strasburg. “It’s a fun event for all ages,” Brim said. “We enjoy ...

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Sweet Potato Casserole

1 (29 oz.) can sweet potatoes 1 egg ½ c. sugar ½ tsp. cinnamon ½ stick melted margarine Topping: 1 c. Ritz cracker crumbs 1 c. brown sugar ½ c. chopped walnuts or pecans 1 stick melted margarine Mash potatoes with milk and salt to taste (optional). Add the egg, sugar, cinnamon and ...

Corn Pudding

12 oz. can cream style corn 2 (17 oz.) cans whole kernel corn 5 lightly beaten eggs ½ c. sugar 4 T. cornstarch ½ c. milk ½ c. melted butter ½ tsp. vanilla. Mix ingredients together and pour into as 3 qt. casserole. Bake for 1 hour at 400 degrees, stirring once. Fay Sonner Strasburg

Bread and Butter Pickle

6 C. (3 lbs.) cucumbers, sliced 2/3 c. (1/2 lb.) onions, sliced 2 qts. cold water 2/3 c. salt Wash cucumbers. Cut into slices. Add other ingredients and let stand overnight. Drain well and wash off salt. Add to syrup and boil for 10 mins. Pour into sterilized jars and seal. Syrup: 2 c. ...

Corn Pudding

¼ c. margarine ½ c. milk ½ c. sugar (can use ¼ c.) 3 T. flour 3 eggs 1 can creamed corn 1 tsp. vanilla Preheat oven to 350 degrees and melt margarine in casserole dish. Heat milk on low. Mix sugar, flour and beaten eggs. Add corn, warm milk and vanilla. Bake 1 hr. Magretta ...