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Leaf peeping in the valley

The Virginia Department of Forestry predicts the best time to view fall leaves will be Oct. 10-20 when trees in the Northern Shenandoah Valley and mountain ridge regions reach peak color. Claire Comer, interpretive specialist with the Shenandoah National Park, said temperatures and moisture ...

Wedding

Rowe-Bradley Amberley Rena Rowe and Daron Allen Bradley were married Sept. 4 at the home of her parents in Front Royal. The bride is the daughter of Russell and Paula Rowe, of Front Royal. The groom is the son of Mickey and Mitzy Bradley, of Front Royal. The Rev. Ronald Dickerson performed ...

Sheepdog finals return to belle grove plantation

MIDDLETOWN – The 2017 National Sheepdog Finals begin at Belle Grove Plantation at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Over 200 competitors from across the United States and Canada have earned the right to step on the finals field through their successes  at local sheepdog trails. The event will begin with ...

Food on the move: Valley sees rise in food trucks

Over the past few years, food trucks have taken a front row seat on rural streets across America, offering a wide selection of traditional favorites from barbecued meats, hot dogs and hamburgers to some non-traditional offerings such as Korean barbecue, Mexican food and seafood. Nationwide, ...

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Community News & Events: Sept. 8

Museum The following volunteers are scheduled at the Strasburg Museum: Sunday: morning, Peter and Peggy Zarrella; afternoon, Leon and Diane Smith. Monday: morning, June Hockman; afternoon, Carolyn McKiernan and Ann McElyea. Tuesday: morning, Judy Cosby; afternoon, Doris Baker and Winnie ...

Community News & Events: Sept. 5, 2017

Knitters The Shenandoah Knitting Guild will meet at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the First Christian Church, 75 Merriman’s Lane, Winchester. The program will be about the importance of determining gauge and how to create a knitting swatch. Information: ...

Community News & Events: Aug. 25

Shower A card shower is planned for Floyd and Fay Neff, who will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary Sept. 1. Cards can be sent to 1336 Back Road, Woodstock, Virginia 22664. Fundraiser A fundraiser to benefit the rebuilding of the Front Royal VFW post home will be held starting at noon ...

Community News & Events: Aug. 21

Library Strasburg Community Library will hold a book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday at 195 W. King St. All books will be $2 or less. Information: 465-8464 or email stlib@shentel.net. Singspiration Abbas House At My Church is selling tickets for its summer singspiration at ...

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Sheepdog finals return to belle grove plantation

MIDDLETOWN – The 2017 National Sheepdog Finals begin at Belle Grove Plantation at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Over 200 competitors from across the United States and Canada have earned the right to step on the finals field through their successes  at local sheepdog trails. The event will begin with ...

Dogs celebrate end of summer with pool party

WINCHESTER -- It was a doggie day at Jim Barnett’s pool on Sunday. Dogs of all sizes, shapes and breeds came to end summer with a splash at the Fourth Annual All Paws on Deck Canine Swim. Hannah Stewart, aquatics coordinator for  Winchester Parks and Recreation and this year’s organizer, ...

Celebrate New Market’s heritage on Saturday

NEW MARKET –  Celebrate New Market’s Heritage Day with a mix of old and new on Saturday. Event organizer Amy Proctor said, “Heritage Day was started a number of years ago with the idea of celebrating where we come from.” For Proctor, Heritage Day is more than an event, it’s ...

Civil War ball returns to battlefield

WINCHESTER – The Kernstown Battlefield Association kindly requests the pleasure of your company at its second annual Civil War Ball at 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $25 a person and the event is open to all ages. Ball organizer Susan Golden is extremely proud of the event. “Most people ...

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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 ...