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Pet of the Week: Bonded pair are up for adoption

WINCHESTER — Morris, a 3-year-old orange tabby, and Wheeler, a 6-year-old brown tabby, are looking for a new place to call home. Kamryn Dixon, an animal caretaker at the Fredrick County Esther Boyd Animal Shelter in Winchester, said Morris and Wheeler are usually friendly around people and ...

Strasburg hosts Downtown Living Tour on Saturday

Downtown Strasburg businesses and residents are opening their doors to the public on Saturday for the Downtown Strasburg Living Tour. Olivia Hilton, who serves as the Strasburg's marketing and events coordinator, said she hopes the tour gives people a new outlook on the downtown area. “We ...

Pet of the Week: Thalia needs an active family

Thalia, a German shepherd-hound mix, is having a hard time finding a long-term home. The hyperactive 2-year-old came to the SPCA of Winchester in July and has bounced around since then. Katlyn Himelright has been volunteering and working with the SPCA for six years. She said Thalia is a sweet ...

Master gardener offers tips on making fall decorations

With the fall season getting underway, many people have begun to decorate. Some people often buy their fall decorations, but others, like Lynn Hoffman, choose to make their own decorations. Hoffman, who is a master gardener with the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners Association, has ...

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Public Meetings: Oct. 15-19

The following public meetings are scheduled:   Shenandoah County The Tourism Council meets at noon Tuesday at the Comfort Inn and Suites, 1011 Motel Drive, Woodstock.   Woodstock The Finance Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the municipal office, 135 N. Main ...

Community News & Events

Bazaar The Front Royal United Methodist Women will host a fall bazaar this weekend. Hours are 3 to 8 p.m. Friday with dinner served from 5 to 7 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday with lunch served from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The drawing for the mission quilt will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. ...

Community News & Events: Oct. 12

 Fish fry The Friends of the North Fork will hold its annual fish fry and auction from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Woodstock Moose. Tickets are $55 per person. Information: 540-459-8550.   Food distributions • The Compassion Cupboard will distribute food from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to ...

Community News & Events: Oct. 13

Goodlatte A member of Congressman Bob Goodlatte's staff will hold open door community office hours Thursday at the following locations and times: • Woodstock: 9:30-11 a.m., Town Hall Council Chambers, 135 N. Main St. • Strasburg: noon-1 p.m., Town Hall Committee Room, 174 E. King ...

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Second annual Festival That Must Not Be Named begins today

For the second year in a row, witches and wizards will descend on Strasburg for a three-day Festival That Must Not Be Named this weekend. Attendees will see downtown Strasburg transformed into the world depicted in the Harry Potter books and films. Debbie Ritenour, one of the festival's ...

New farm market hosts Fall Festival

WINCHESTER — The West Oaks Farm Market will kick the fall season into high gear with its first-ever Fall Festival on Saturday. The festival, which will also serve as the market's grand opening, will feature food, music, activities for kids, a corn maze and a pumpkin patch. Mary Snapp, who ...

Front Royal’s 48th annual Festival of Leaves set for Saturday

Front Royal is gearing up to celebrate the fall season with its annual Festival of Leaves beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. The festival, which takes place in downtown Front Royal, will feature food, drinks, live entertainment and tours of several historical buildings. Bryon Biggs, who serves on ...

This Weekend: Oct. 12

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend: Shenandoah Downs Shenandoah Downs at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds in Woodstock will hold several activities this weekend to close out its season. Today will feature Hops ‘n Hooves, an after-work dollar draft ...

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Made with love: Remembering Mother’s Day through food, traditions

Locals share their recipes and memories of food passed down through the generations in celebration of Mother's Day. APPLESAUCE CAKE Jodi Jenkins, of Woodstock, shares her great-grandmother-in-law's famous applesauce cake. Jenkins said she and her husband purchased her home after Dorothy ...

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