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Learn perks of eating plant-based diet

WOODSTOCK –  Deborah Inaba, a certified food plant-based nutritionist and exercise physiologist at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, wants to help people learn how to avoid health complications by maintaining healthier eating habits. “Whether at chain restaurants or fast food restaurants, ...

Local gardener offers tips on raised gardens

STRASBURG – James Evans, gardener and raised garden connoisseur, can be found many afternoons during growing season tending to his raised garden beds full of flowers, herbs, vegetables and fruits. It’s his happy place of sorts. Evans said he learned about raised gardens, also called garden ...

This Weekend: Feb. 16

These are some of the area events happening this weekend: Bryce Resort Bryce Resort, located in Basye, is celebrating Presidents' Day weekend Saturday through Monday. On Saturday there will be a torchlight parade and fireworks starting at 8:45 p.m. DJ Andrew Stitch will provide live music ...

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Community News & Events: Feb. 22

Lecture Karen Cooper, a local historian and genealogist, will present a free lecture on the Valley's Germanic heritage at 7 p.m. today at the Shenandoah County Historic Courthouse in Woodstock.   Sale The location and beneficiary of the United Way Rubbermaid Product Sale from 8 a.m. to ...

Community News & Events: Feb. 21

Public meeting The Front Royal Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. today at Town Hall.   Game night The Front Royal Delta Rho Philanthropic Sorority will host a game night to raise funds for C-CAP, St. Luke’s and Blue Ridge Hospice from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Marlow Heights ...

Pet of the Week: Meet Dusty, the old dog who acts like a puppy

WINCHESTER – Some dogs are old souls, even as puppies. But not Dusty. He’s more like a puppy in and old dog’s skin. Since he was found as a stray, the Frederick County Esther Boyd Animal Shelter caretakers can only approximate his age, but animal caretaker Kamryn Dixon estimates the ...

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This Weekend: Feb. 16

These are some of the area events happening this weekend: Bryce Resort Bryce Resort, located in Basye, is celebrating Presidents' Day weekend Saturday through Monday. On Saturday there will be a torchlight parade and fireworks starting at 8:45 p.m. DJ Andrew Stitch will provide live music ...

Pastor offers tokens of appreciation for teachers, staff

WOODSTOCK – Little random acts of kindness have been appearing in the mailboxes of W.W. Robinson Elementary School faculty and staff since last November. The project, titled “Just Because,” was started by Pastor Karen Caspersen as a way to thank the employees for their hard work ...

Restaurant Week: Annual event begins Monday in Old Town Winchester

WINCHESTER – Foodies unite! Winchester Restaurant Week is almost here. The annual event sponsored by Winchester Main Street Foundation will be held Monday through Feb. 24 and will feature seven local chefs and their restaurants including: Brewbakers, Cork Street Tavern, George’s Food & ...

Native American exhibit opens Saturday at MSV

WINCHESTER – The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley's newest exhibit, “Hear My Voice: Native American Art of the Past and Present,” opens  Saturday. The exhibit, which explores Native American artists and their art, was organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and is making its first ...

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Readers share favorite Christmas cookie recipes

From sugar cookies to gingerbread men, date treats to brownie cookies, try these sweet Christmas cookie recipes submitted by Northern Virginia Daily readers: SUGAR COOKIES 4 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 2 cups sugar 2 sticks unsalted butter 2 teaspoon vanilla ...

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. ...