Community News

Front Royal artist hits home run with ballpark goal

Front Royal artist Kelly Walker has announced the completion of her project "Painted Diamonds -- 30 Parks in 30 Weeks" a week ahead of schedule. As far as she knows, she is the first artist ever to paint 30 professional baseball parks in one baseball season. Walker started the project in April ...

New Market Library summer program a success

The New Market Area Library has announced its first ever summer reading program for middle and high school readers was a success, with 17 readers signed up for the program, and 13 of the readers turned in one or more reading logs. The total number of pages read was 74,181. At the end of the ...

Music festival director surprised by recognition of 50th year

The Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors has recognized the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival on the occasion of its 50th Anniversary season for its contributions to the community. Festival organizers and the audience were surprised by the recognition, delivered by County Supervisor Dennis ...

Museum schedule for volunteers

Sunday morning: Conly and Tina Crabill; afternoon: Doris Baker and Pat Clem. Monday morning: Jackie Richard; afternoon: Gloria Stickley. Tuesday morning: Judy Cosby; afternoon: Becky Craun and A. Spengler. Wednesday morning: P. Loving and S. Fravel; afternoon: Judy Grubb and B. Stickley. ...

Wedding — Gutierrez-Rowles

Jorge and Lori Gutierrez of Woodstock are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Megan, to Samuel Rowles, son of Sherman "Rick" and Melissa Rowles of Woodstock. The wedding took place on Sept 21, 2013 at the Woodstock Christian Church, (Disciples of Christ), 109th S. Muhlenberg ...

Heather Bynum graduates from Lord Fairfax

Heather Mae Bynum has graduated from Lord Fairfax Community College with an associates in arts and sciences degree, with a major in liberal arts, while completing undergraduate certificate in pharmacy tech. She is the daughter of Dave and Dorothy Bynum at River of the Valley in Toms Brook.

Governor’s school applications available

The Virginia Department of Education has announced that application information is available for the 2014 Governor's Summer Residential Program, which includes seven summer residential governor's schools and four governor's foreign language academies. The programs offer gifted students ...

R-MA honor guard teaches flag etiquette to Sacred Heart students

Sacred Heart Academy in Winchester has announced that at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 27, an honor guard from Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal, under the leadership of the academy's commandant, United States Air Force Col. (Ret) Gary Sadler, visited the Catholic school to demonstrate and explain the ...

Chelsea Academy raises funds for pregnancy center

Chelsea Academy has announced that on Sept. 28 it joined several other local school groups and churches to participate in the Front Royal Pregnancy Center's annual Walk for Life. The Walk for Life is a fundraising walk for the center held in the fall and covers about a mile through Main Street ...

Wakefield students help remove invasive plants from trail

Students from Wakefield Country Day School in Huntly recently worked along the Appalachian Trail to learn about and help eradicate invasive plant species. Led by volunteer James Akerson, seven international students in Brad Boelter's Survey of Science class pulled Japanese Stilt Grass along the ...

Museum volunteer schedule

Sunday: Donnie Davison. Monday morning: Jackie Richard; afternoon: Dick Smoot & Jack Grubb. Tuesday morning: Judy Cosby; afternoon: Clifton and Sandy Good. Wednesday morning: Phil Loving and S.Fravel; afternoon: Tom Parker. Thursday morning: W. Ireson and B. Callihan; afternoon: Jeanette ...

Three pageant winners from Edinburg to compete for national titles

Daily staff report Kristin "Krissy" Hudgins and her two younger cousins, all of Edinburg, plan to compete in the Nationwide United States Pageant in January, after each won Virginia pageants this year, Hudgins said. In the 2013 Nationwide pageant circuit, Hudgins, 25, was crowned Miss ...

Birth announcement — Clark

James and Carrie Clark of Mt. Jackson have announced the birth of a son, James Walker Harris Clark, born at 11:39 a.m. Aug. 8 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. He weighed 9 pounds, 1.4 ounces, and measured 19 inches. He joins his sister Tierney Clark and grandparents James and Sherry Harris of ...

MMA honor guard helps lay wreath

On Oct. 1 the Massanutten Military Academy honor guard joined members of the Narrow Passage Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and guests for a wreath-laying ceremony at the bust of Peter Muhlenberg on Court Square. The event commemorated the life and legacy of ...

Alpha Omicron member presents program on flowers

Anne Dellinger of Mt. Jackson, a member of the Alpha Omicron chapter of Virginia Alpha Delta Kappa sorority for outstanding women educators, presented a program recently to her sorority sisters on how to have a green thumb at the group's annual breakfast meeting. Dellinger brought examples of ...

C-CAP receives grant from Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo Bank's Crooked Run Branch has announced that on Sept. 23 it presented Front Royal-Warren County Congregational Community Action Project with a Community Partnership Grant check for $1,000. C-CAP president, George Rutter, and board member Larry Elliott accepted the check on behalf of ...