Community News

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 ...

Hot, humid today: Warmer temps mean higher energy consumption

As temperatures continued to rise Thursday into today, with heat indices getting close to 100 degrees, home and office energy consumption will also be on the rise, according to the Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative. Temperatures got as high as 91 degrees Thursday and are expected to be in ...

Public Meetings

There has been a change in time for this week's Shenandoah County School Board meeting. The board will hold a closed meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday and then will convene its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the government center, 600 N. Main St., Woodstock.

Community News & Events: July 10

Sale The Humane Society of Warren County will host a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Julia Wagner Animal Shelter, 1245 Progress Drive, Front Royal. Donations for the sale may be dropped off at the shelter prior to the event. 4-H The ...

Town issues drought alert

Strasburg officials declared a drough-watch condition Friday and asked residents and businesses to conserve water. Low-flow levels on the Shenandoah River prompted the town to issue the declaration. The seven-day average flow as of Friday had dropped below 175 cubic feet per second. The town ...

Shenandoah County’s Class of 2017 top academic graduates

Shenandoah County Public Schools has announced the top academic graduates for the 2016-2017 school year: Stonewall Jackson High School On June 10, 118 seniors graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School. Of these, 30 will be attending a four-year college, 39 will be attending a two-year ...

Mount Jackson set for state historical marker dedication

As visitors pass through Mount Jackson, they will see a new historical marker in the center of town on U.S. Route 11.  The Virginia Department of Historic Resources will dedicate a marker Saturday highlighting the early history of the town. “It designates the history of the town,” said ...