Community News & Events: Feb. 7


The Frederick County Extension office will offer a Master Gardener training class from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays starting Feb. 13 through May 3 at the Mid-Atlantic Farm Credit office at 125 Prosperity Drive, Winchester.

The course is 50 hours of classroom education covering topics including landscape design, botany, pruning, pest management, soils, insects and propagation.

Once the course is completed, interns much complete 50 hours of community volunteering.

The fee is $225, which includes training materials, supplies, handbook, pest management guide and one-year membership in the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association.  Information: Email mark.sutphin@vt.edu.


The Shenandoah Community Foundation is accepting applications for The John Duncan Wilburn Adventure Scholarship. The scholarship supports learning through qualified nonprofit institutions including colleges, universities, National Outdoor Leadership School, Outward Bound, and other programs. Applications are due April 1. Information: www.shenandoahCF.org, or Shencommunityfoundation@gmail.com.


New Junior Member

Jacob Gochenour, of Woodstock, is a new junior member of the American Angus Association, reports Allen Moczygemba, CEO of the national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Missouri.

Junior members of the association are eligible to register cattle in the American Angus Association, participate in programs conducted by the National Junior Angus Association and take part in Association-sponsored shows and other national and regional events.


The Warren County Middle School FFA chapter is selling fresh strawberries through Feb. 20. Delivery to the school will be between March 12- 16. Cash or checks made out to “WCMS FFA” are accepted. Pick up deliveries at the Warren County Middle School agriculture classroom.

Purchase options include one flat (eight 1-quart containers) $25,   1/2 flat (four 1-quart containers) $14, and 1 quart each for $5.

To purchase, email Elizabeth Comstock, FFA adviser, at ecomstock@wcps.k12.va.us or call 540-635- 2194 ext: 43158. All funds will be used to support FFA members for Career Development Events  at the local and state levels.

Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will be held at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 108 Sandridge Road Toms Brook.



Alateen meets in Front Royal from 5 – 6 p.m. every Thursday in Room 202 at Marlow Heights Baptist Church, 517 Braxton Road, Front Royal,. Use church doors to enter, not the basement doors. Ages 7 to 19. Pizza and snacks provided. Alateen is a fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. This is a free anonymous meeting for pre-teens and teens. It is a closed meeting, only Alateens and their Group Sponsors attend the meetings.

Information: https://al-anon.org/pdf/P41.pdf; http://al-anon.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/S20.pdf;  http://al-anon.org/media/country_sml.jpg

Dean’s List

Jonathan Koontz was named to the Virginia Tech fall 2017 Dean’s List.



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