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Pet of the week: Energetic Brandy is looking for a home

WINCHESTER - Brandy, a 1-year-old shepherd mix, is looking for a new place to call home. Kamryn Dixon, an animal caretaker at the Frederick County Esther Boyd Animal Shelter in Winchester, said that Brandy came to the shelter on June 8 as an owner release, but this wasn't the first time that ...

Pet of the week: Affectionate Bella is looking for a home

WINCHESTER — Bella, a 7-year-old pit bull mix, is looking for a loving place to call her home. Bella came to the Winchester SPCA a few months ago after her previous owners surrendered her, according to Billie Guidry, an adoption agent at the shelter. “Clearly, her owners before obviously ...

Local singer-songwriter releases second self-titled six-track EP

WOODSTOCK -- Singer-songwriter Brent Funkhouser is known throughout the Northern Shenandoah Valley for his catchy ballads and acoustic guitar melodies that depict personal struggles while incorporating American history that tell stories of vast human emotion. This year, Funkhouser released ...

Pet of the Week: Butterball seeking a home in which to live the quiet life

EDINBURG – Butterball, a domestic short hair cat, was picked up as a stray on July 2 and brought to the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter. His backstory is a bit of a mystery – even his age, which shelter employees estimated at 3 years old, is unknown – but Butterball’s calm demeanor is ...

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Public Meetings: Aug. 20-24

The following public meetings are scheduled:   Shenandoah County The Citizens Advisory Committee meets at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the government center, 600 N. Main St., Woodstock.   Woodstock The Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. Monday in the municipal office, 135 N. ...

Community News & Events: Aug. 18

Reunion The Kibler and Lineweaver families will hold a reunion at 4 p.m. today at the Ruritan shelter at W.O. Riley Park in Woodstock. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish.   4-H The Little North Mountain 4-H Shooting Education Club will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at Liberty ...

Religion events: Aug. 18

Lutheran St. John’s Lutheran Church will hold Mocha and a Message, a contemporary worship service with coffee and desserts at 6 p.m. Saturday at 3623 Back Mountain Road, Winchester. An offering will be collected to benefit community outreach programs. Bingo will follow.   Christian Cedar ...

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This Weekend: Aug. 17

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend:   Friday Night Live Robbie Limon will perform at tonight’s Friday Night Live event from 5 to 11 p.m. on the Old Town Mall in Winchester. Information: 540-535-3661 or www.VisitOTW.com.   Gazebo Gatherings Vinyl ...

This Weekend: Aug. 10

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend: Warren County Fair The Warren County Fair continues through Saturday.  Today, country music star Lee Greenwood will perform 7:30 p.m. The opening act is by Bryan Shepherd, of Berryville. Tickets are $15 for general ...

This Weekend: Aug. 3

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend: Fair The Frederick County Fair continues through Saturday with rides, games and concessions. Local musician Robbie Limon will perform at 7 p.m. today and Wicked Olde Band at 7 p.m. Saturday. See ...

This Weekend: July 27

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend:   Music Festival The Temptations and Piedmont Symphony Orchestra will perform this weekend at the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival at Shrine Mont in Orkney Springs. The Temptations will perform at 8 p.m. today and ...

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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