Community News & Events: June 8

Hope Matthews


A card shower is planned for Betty A. Orndorff, who will celebrate her 75th birthday June 15. Cards can be sent to 78 Patmos Road, Woodstock, Virginia 22664.

A card shower is planned for Janet Larkin, who will celebrate her 85th birthday June 15. Cards can be sent to 1736 Stoneburner Road, Edinburg, Virginia 22824.



Tiffany Dellinger

Tim Youmans, director of planning for the City of Winchester, will present an in-depth history of Winchester at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at Handley Library.

Youmans is a life member of the Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society and authored an article about Rouss City Hall for the Centennial celebration. Information: 540-662-9041.


The Clarke County Library in Berryville will hold the following activities:

• Preschool Time (ages 3-up): 10:30 a.m., Tuesday.

• Lego Club (elementary and middle schoolers): 4 p.m., Thursday.

Information: 540-955-5144 or www.handleyregional.org.



Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will hold the following children’s programs:

  • Science Scouts (ages 6-11): 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, program on experimenting with hot and cold.
  • Toddler storytime: 10:15 a.m., Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Preschool storytime: 11 a.m., Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Teen movie (ages 12-up): 2 p.m., Friday.

Information: 540-635-3153.



Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will offer the following programs for adults:

  • Genealogy workshop: 6 p.m., Tuesday.
  • Crochet group: 10 a.m., Wednesday and June 27.
  • Vibes in the Libes: 12:30 p.m., June 15, featuring the John Wesley Men’s Chorus. Bring lunch.

Information: 540-635-3153.



Trout Unlimited will hold a “bar fly” event at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Escutcheon Brewing, 142 W. Commercial St., Winchester.

No fly-tying or fly-fishing experience necessary. Those attending are encouraged to bring their fly-tying vise. Information: Bill at 540-722-2620.


The Valley Marines will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Southern Kitchen Restaurant in New Market.

No reservations required and there is no formal program, dues or dress-of-the-day. Information: email trod22664@gmail.com.



Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will hold its Tiny Tales storytime at 11 a.m. Wednesday at 901 Amherst St., Winchester. The theme will be on building houses.


Gazebo Flix

The movie “Jumanji” will be shown at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Gazebo in Front Royal.


Spay Today

Spay Today, a nonprofit reduced-priced spay and neuter program, offers shots and tests at lower rates in addition to reduced-priced spay and neuter programs with many veterinarians over a wide area. Information: 304-728-8330 or www.baacs.org.


School news

The Warren County School Board announced teaching and coaching appointments at its meeting on June 6:

  • Leslie Fox Keyser Elementary School: Brittany Babick-Fox will replace Amy Keene, who has transferred.
  • E. Wilson Morrison Elementary School: Allison Cross will replace Erica Fries, who has transferred; Lydia Mathers, special education teacher, will replace Joan Linch.
  • Warren County Middle School: Rachel Dixon, health and physical education teacher will replace Ashley Nicholson; Rebekah Pennington, will replace Whitney Painter; Summer Neff, seventh-grade volleyball coach, will replace Tommi Kern.
  • Blue Ridge Technical Center: Jacob Leonard, technology teacher, will replace Thomas Breed.
  • Leslie Fox Keyser-E. Wilson Morrison: Kristie Marsala, art teacher, replacing Laura Walthall, who has transferred.



The Kiwanis Club of Front Royal awarded two $1,250 scholarships to area high school seniors. Scholarships went to:

Abigail Baugher, a senior at Skyline High School, who plans to attend Virginia Commonwealth University to major in chemical engineering.

Michael Carter, a senior at Warren County High School, who plans to attend James Madison University to study physical therapy.

In May, the club held a 5K race to raise money for Special Olympics of Warren County.

Information: Wayne Barber at 540-622-4775 or Tom Curry at 540-635-5341.



The Narrow Passage chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution presented awards to the following students:

DAR Good Citizen Awards went to Dakota Gatewood Baker, a senior at Stonewall Jackson High School; Kara Jane Bowman, a senior at Strasburg High School; Megan Katherine Freiwald, a senior at Central High School.

Willow Hodges, a senior at Massanutten Military Academy, was awarded a ROTC bronze medal.

Two DAR Youth Citizenship Awards were presented to Maria Elbon, a student at Sandy Hook Elementary School; Matthew Halterman, a student at Ashby Lee Elementary School; and Venessa Akasa, a student at W.W. Robinson Elementary School.

Winners of the American history essay contest are seventh grader Jerome Dorham and fifth grader Susanna Dorham.

Scholarships awarded

The Shenandoah County Retired Teachers Association presented two scholarships at its spring dinner meeting on May 2.

Scholarship Chairman Margaret Figgins presented $1,000 scholarships to Hope Matthews, a paraprofessional in the special education department at Peter Muhlenberg Middle School, and Tiffany Dellinger, a special education teacher at Ashby-Lee Elementary School.

Matthews has completed the Competent Learner Model program and is working on obtaining a special education teaching degree at Liberty University.

Dellinger is working on her master’s degree in teaching English as a second language at Eastern Mennonite University.


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