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Pet of the Week: Feline siblings come as a package deal

EDINBURG – Feline siblings Simon and Holly have resided under the same roof their entire lives, and now the two are waiting for that next home to share. The duo is available for adoption at the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter and, due to the cats’ lifelong connection, is a bonded pair, ...

House tour returns to Mount Jackson on Saturday

Five homes and the historic Union Church will be open to residents on Saturday during the Mount Jackson Historical Homes Tour. Kenna Fansler, Mount Jackson Museum president, said this is the first year since 1990 that Mount Jackson has had the tour.  The museum and the Mount Jackson Garden ...

Go fly a kite at Cedar Creek Battlefield

STRASBURG – The Cedar Creek Foundation welcomes area residents to experience the old-fashioned delight of flying a kite on Saturday at its second annual Kite Flying Day. Patrick Kehoe, Cedar Creek Battlefield manager, said he hopes this year’s event will be a big success. Due to inclement ...

Chamber’s Nonprofit Council hosts volunteer fair Friday

STRASBURG – The Shenandoah County Chamber’s Nonprofit Council invites community members to meet with 20 organizations and learn more about volunteer opportunities at the first Community Volunteer Fair on Friday at the Shenandoah County Historic Courthouse in Woodstock. National Volunteer ...

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Community News & Events: April 25

Caucus The Democratic Caucus on Defense will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at 122 E. Court St., Woodstock. Speakers include Chuck Smith, who will give a presentation on the SM-3 defensive missile, and Nathan West, who will talk about the F-35 fighter jet.   Bike-a-thon The Shenandoah County ...

Community News & Events: April 23

Showers A card shower is planned for Calvin Sonner, who will celebrate his 80th birthday Wednesday. Cards can be sent to 607 Bowman Mill Road, Strasburg, Virginia 22657. A card shower is planned for Gloria Gochenour Steele, who will celebrate her 50th birthday May 1. Cards can be ...

Community News & Events: April 23

Shower A card shower is planned for Mary Lou Stephens, who will celebrate her birthday April 30. Cards can be sent to her c/o Luther Crest, Apartment 307, 9138 N. Congress St., New Market, Virginia 22844. Beth El Claudia Martin will talk about growing up in Nazi Germany as part of Shabbat ...

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House tour returns to Mount Jackson on Saturday

Five homes and the historic Union Church will be open to residents on Saturday during the Mount Jackson Historical Homes Tour. Kenna Fansler, Mount Jackson Museum president, said this is the first year since 1990 that Mount Jackson has had the tour.  The museum and the Mount Jackson Garden ...

This Weekend: April 20

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend: Garden Week Five locations will be featured at the Historic Garden Week Tour on Saturday in Winchester and Clarke County. Tickets are available at the Winchester-Frederick County Visitors Center, 540-542-1326 or visit ...

Go fly a kite at Cedar Creek Battlefield

STRASBURG – The Cedar Creek Foundation welcomes area residents to experience the old-fashioned delight of flying a kite on Saturday at its second annual Kite Flying Day. Patrick Kehoe, Cedar Creek Battlefield manager, said he hopes this year’s event will be a big success. Due to inclement ...

Chamber’s Nonprofit Council hosts volunteer fair Friday

STRASBURG – The Shenandoah County Chamber’s Nonprofit Council invites community members to meet with 20 organizations and learn more about volunteer opportunities at the first Community Volunteer Fair on Friday at the Shenandoah County Historic Courthouse in Woodstock. National Volunteer ...

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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. ...