Community News & Events: Dec. 4

Noon Music

The Friends of Handley Regional Library will kick off a new season of “A Little Noon Music” at 12:15 p.m. Friday featuring dulcimer player Madeline MacNeil at the library. Information: 540-662-6046.


The Woodstock Fire Department will host an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. A free-will offering will be accepted for dine-in; take-out is $7 per plate. There will also be a special visit by Santa. Proceeds benefit the new truck fund.


Salem Church of the Brethren in Stephens City will host a family movie night at 7 p.m. Friday. Pizza and popcorn will be available at 6:30 p.m. A free will offering will be accepted.


Handley Regional Library in Winchester will hold a dance party program at 10:30 a.m. Friday for preschoolers to age 5. Information: 540-662-9041.


The Lord Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District held its annual Conservation Awards banquet Nov. 9 at Triplett Tech in Mount Jackson recognizing community members who demonstrated exceptional dedication, technical expertise, stewardship and social philanthropy toward improving the natural resources in Clarke, Frederick, Shenandoah and Warren counties and the City of Winchester. The following awards were presented:

Agronomic Awards:

• Clarke County: Richard R. Hissong.

• Frederick County: Daryl R. Russell, Mercer vu Farms.

• Shenandoah County: James B. Vann, Vann Enterprises LLC.

Clean Water Farm Awards:

• Clarke County, Ronald N. and Elizabeth A. Light, Morning Star Farm.

• Shenandoah County, John and Kim Hafner, September Farm.

Conservation Farm Award:

• Clarke County: Beverly B. McKay, Hazelwood Corp.

• Frederick County: Marcus M. Adams, Adams & Son Inc.

• Shenandoah County: Michael W. Dirting, D&M Farms LLC; Lonnie Eaton & Son.

• Warren County: Edwin M. Eastham III.

Education Partner of the Year:

• Lord Fairfax Community College, Christopher Boies, Vice President.

Conservation Partnership Award:

• Guy M. Gochenour, Shenandoah County farm lessee.

• Robert A. Clark, Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Urban Agriculture Award:

• Opequon Presbyterian Church Community Garden, Tammy Batcha, garden manager.

Urban Conservation Partner Award:

• Master Gardener Sari Carp and VCE Horticultural Agent Mark Sutphin.

Urban Forestry Award:

• Clarke County, Mark Buscaino, Casey Tree Farm.

Conservation Educator of the Year Award:

• Stephen Nickolas Livesay, conservation specialist.

LFSWCD Director of the Year Award:

• Richard W. Hoover, Chairman, Director, Warren County.


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