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Pet of the week: Playful Sophia seeks a home

WINCHESTER — Sophia, a 9-month old cat, is looking for a new home. According to Holly Grim, assistant manager of the Frederick County Esther L. Boyd Animal Shelter in Winchester, Sophia’s previous owner surrendered her because of problems with a neighbor. Sophia and her sister were both at ...

Community News & Events: July 25

Rotary The Rotary Club of New Market will hold a luncheon meeting at noon Wednesday at the Shenvalee Golf Resort in New Market. Information: www.newmarketrotaryclub.net. Library Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will hold the following activities: • Toddler story time: 10:15 a.m., ...

Public Meetings: July 24-28

The following public meetings are scheduled: Strasburg • The Planning Commission holds a public input meeting on the Comprehensive Plan at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Town Hall, 174 E. King St. Warren County • The Development Review Committee meets at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the government center, ...

Community News & Events: July 21

Shower A card shower is planned for Naomi Wine, who will celebrate her 100th birthday Aug. 4. Cards can be sent to P.O. Box 558, Woodstock, Virginia 22664. Bingo American Legion Post 77 in Strasburg will host bingo from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Museum The following volunteers are scheduled at ...

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Community News & Events: July 24

 Lecture Dr. Jonathan Noyalas will give a lecture on understanding the Civil War through soldier’s letters at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Samuel Public Library in Front Royal. Information: 540-635-3153. Extension The Shenandoah County Extension Leadership Council will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at ...

Community News & Events: July 22

Library The Valley Wildlife Care Center will present a program on animal habitats as part of a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bowman Library in Stephens City for ages 9 to 17. Registration required by calling ...

Rouss Center for the Arts wins $2,000 grant

NEW MARKET-- The Rouss Center for the Arts prides itself on emphasizing the community part of community theater. Since September 2016, the theater has put on shows to entertain the public and bring notoriety to the area. Now, the Rouss Center is seeing hard work pay off. At Monday's town ...

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Weekend Events: July 21

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend: Music Festival The Shenandoah Valley Music Festival will celebrate its Wayback Weekend with two special nights of 1960s and 1970s music at Shrine Mont in Orkney Springs. • Today: 8 p.m., an evening with Arlo Guthrie. ...

Rouss Center for the Arts wins $2,000 grant

NEW MARKET-- The Rouss Center for the Arts prides itself on emphasizing the community part of community theater. Since September 2016, the theater has put on shows to entertain the public and bring notoriety to the area. Now, the Rouss Center is seeing hard work pay off. At Monday's town ...

In advance of 100th anniversary, fair pageant celebrates history

As the Shenandoah County Fair is preparing to celebrate its 100th anniversary with big name acts such as Dwight Yoakam and Martina McBride, one event is getting ready to take place prior to the fair's start: the Shenandoah County Fair Scholarship Pageant. The pageant will be held Aug. 19 at ...

Weekend Events: July 14

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend: Gardens at Night The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will hold Gardens at Night featuring rock and roll classics by Another Level from 7 to 9 p.m. today at 901 Amherst St., Winchester. Galleries, gardens and food ...

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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 ...