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Community News & Events: Nov. 1

Showers • A card shower is planned for Bob Butler, who will celebrate his birthday Thursday. Cards can be sent to 9091 N. Congress St., I-69, New Market, Virginia 22844. • A get-well card shower is planned for Hilda Troxell. Cards can be sent to 1074 Magnolia Court, Woodstock, Virginia ...

Pet of the Week: Nothing scares Alibi

FRONT ROYAL – Alibi, a 4-month-old petite domestic short hair kitten is looking for her forever home. In June, Alibi was found abandoned in a plastic bag by Animal Control of Warren County. She was taken to the Warren County Humane Society shelter where doctors and staff treated her wounds ...

Community News & Events: Oct. 31

Breastfeeding Handley Regional Library in Winchester will host a meeting of The Latch Circle, a support group for breast-feeding mothers, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Information: Jessica Vincent at 540-722-3470. Story times Bowman Library in Stephens City will hold the following ...

Trick-or-Treat Hours

Area officials urge those driving at night during Halloween to travel slowly and be careful of children crossing roads.  The following are trick-or-treat hours on Tuesday:   Frederick County Middletown: 6-9 p.m. Stephens City: 5:30-8:30 p.m.   Shenandoah ...

Woodstock food pantry celebrates 30 years today

WOODSTOCK – The Bread of Life Food Pantry, connected to the United Methodist Church at 156 S. Muhlenberg St.,  celebrates its 30th anniversary at 2 p.m. today with an open house. Dick Cooley, chief interviewer for the pantry, said the event celebrates the volunteers who have helped over ...

‘Spirits of the Battle of New Market’ tour is Saturday

The ghosts of the Battle of New Market return during the “Spirits of New Market” walking tour on Saturday. Sarah Mink, supervisor of Historical Interpretation for the Virginia Museum of the Civil War, was inspired by ghost tours of prominent battlefields including Gettysburg and ...

Leg of Dragon motorcycle ride to benefit VA hospital

FRONT ROYAL – Unity Lodge and The Lost Tribe Motorcycle Riders Association are sponsoring the Last Ride through the Leg of the Dragon motorcycle ride on Saturday with proceeds benefiting the VA Martinsburg Hospital Christmas fund. Larry Adams, founder and CEO of The Lost Tribe, had a vision ...

Sign up now for Woodstock Turkey Trot

WOODSTOCK – Early bird registration for the 8th annual Woodstock Turkey Trot ends Tuesday. Katie Freakley, human resource manager for Regulus Group and an organizer of the trot, looks forward to this event every year. “Our community comes together to kick off the holiday season the ...

Public meetings: Oct. 23-27

The following public meetings are scheduled: Shenandoah County • The Board of Supervisors meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the government center, 600 N. Main St., Woodstock. • The Citizens Advisory Committee meets at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the government center. Strasburg • The Town Council ...

Native Americans to gather for Harvest Festival

BERRYVILLE – Native American Indians from across Virginia are traveling to Berryville to celebrate The Gathering: a Native American Harvest Festival this weekend. Rene White-Feather, a participant in this year’s event, described the Saturday and Sunday gathering as a unique event for the ...

Oktoberfest returns to Old Town Winchester

WINCHESTER – The 5th annual Oktoberfest returns to Old Town Winchester today and Saturday. Jennifer Bell, downtown manager, said this year's event is bigger than in past years. “It keeps growing in popularity," Bell said. "So, this year we decided to fully embrace the Oktoberfest ...

Public Meetings

The following public meetings are scheduled: Shenandoah County • The Board of Supervisors meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the government center, 600 N. Main St., Woodstock. • The School Board meets at 7 p.m. Thursday in the government center. Edinburg • Town Council meets at 7:30 p.m. ...

United Way announces merger with Page County

WINCHESTER - United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley and United Way of Page County have merged. The organization will assume the geographic region of Page County in addition to its current territory of Clarke, Frederick, Shenandoah counties and the City of Winchester. Nadine Pottinga, ...

Local thrift store reopens to serve community

STRASBURG – Lydia’s Clothes Closet will be celebrating its grand reopening and will hold a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. today. Diane Smith, Lydia’s manager, said she believes in giving back to the community. “Anyone that is really down on their luck we want to help out,” Smith ...

Pets Extravaganza returns to Sherando Park

The second annual Frederick County Parks and Pets Extravaganza returns to Sherando Park at 10 a.m. Saturday . Sarah Kuhn, Program Supervisor for Frederick County Parks and Recreation Department said this event is vital to raising funds for the Esther Boyd Animal Shelter. “The best part of ...

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 ...