Community News

Native Americans to gather for Harvest Festival

BERRYVILLE – Native American Indians from across Virginia are traveling to Berryville to celebrate The Gathering: a Native American Harvest Festival this weekend. Rene White-Feather, a participant in this year’s event, described the Saturday and Sunday gathering as a unique event for the ...

Oktoberfest returns to Old Town Winchester

WINCHESTER – The 5th annual Oktoberfest returns to Old Town Winchester today and Saturday. Jennifer Bell, downtown manager, said this year's event is bigger than in past years. “It keeps growing in popularity," Bell said. "So, this year we decided to fully embrace the Oktoberfest ...

Public Meetings

The following public meetings are scheduled: Shenandoah County • The Board of Supervisors meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the government center, 600 N. Main St., Woodstock. • The School Board meets at 7 p.m. Thursday in the government center. Edinburg • Town Council meets at 7:30 p.m. ...

United Way announces merger with Page County

WINCHESTER - United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley and United Way of Page County have merged. The organization will assume the geographic region of Page County in addition to its current territory of Clarke, Frederick, Shenandoah counties and the City of Winchester. Nadine Pottinga, ...

Local thrift store reopens to serve community

STRASBURG – Lydia’s Clothes Closet will be celebrating its grand reopening and will hold a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. today. Diane Smith, Lydia’s manager, said she believes in giving back to the community. “Anyone that is really down on their luck we want to help out,” Smith ...

Pets Extravaganza returns to Sherando Park

The second annual Frederick County Parks and Pets Extravaganza returns to Sherando Park at 10 a.m. Saturday . Sarah Kuhn, Program Supervisor for Frederick County Parks and Recreation Department said this event is vital to raising funds for the Esther Boyd Animal Shelter. “The best part of ...

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 ...

Community News & Events: Aug. 17

Reunion The Campbell family will hold a reunion starting at noon Sunday at Bing Crosby shelter #5 in Front Royal. Reunion The descendants of Howard and Angie McDonald will hold a reunion beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Lebanon Community Center. Those attending are asked to bring a main ...

Engagement: Riddagh-Philips

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Riddagh, of Front Royal, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Riddagh, to Colin Philips, son of Fred and Wanda Philips, of Rushville, Indiana. Amanda Riddagh, a graduate of Radford University, is an entertainment production planner for the Walt Disney ...

Mount Jackson woman gets best anniversary present

Most people receive a thoughtful present or a card on their wedding anniversary. Evelyn Burner got $1 million. Burner, a Mount Jackson native, won $1 million in the Virginia Lottery's 20X the Money scratch off, according to a Virginia Lottery news release. She also won $10 on another 20X the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...