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Community News

Anniversary — Shafer

On Nov. 30, 2013, the Rev. Louie and Joan Beedle Shafer of Mount Jackson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were wed in 1963 at Stony Creek Church of the Brethren in Basye, where Louie Shafer is now the pastor. They celebrated the occasion on Nov. 16 with a dinner for family and ...

Christina Crider added to dean’s list

Virginia Tech has announced that Christina Marie Crider was named to the dean's list for the fall semester. A sophomore majoring in human development, she graduated from Central High School in 2012 and is the daughter of Michael and Brenda Crider.

Whetzel named junior member of American Angus Association

Kennedy Whetzel of Woodstock has been named a new junior member of the American Angus Association, according to a press release from Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo. Junior members of the association are eligible to register cattle in ...

Engagement — Nicewarmer-Lang

Tim and Kim Nicewarner of Rippon, W.Va., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Bethany A. Nicewarner, to Michael L. Lang, son of Donald and Mandy Lang of Stephens City. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy in Stephens City. She is studying ...

Menu — Shenandoah Public Schools

Monday: Toasted ham and cheese sandwich (or, for grades 6-12, tuna salad sandwich), vegetable soup with crackers, sweet potato fries, peaches or an apple. Tuesday: Cheese quesadilla (or, for grades 6-12, corn dog nuggets), steamed broccoli, potato wedges, sliced peaches or a mango. Wednesday: ...

Festival announces fire, rescue pageant contestants

The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival has announced that 19 young women will compete at the In Town and Out of Town Miss Honorary Fire and Rescue Chief Pageant scheduled for 7 p.m. March 8 at Daniel Morgan Middle School in Winchester. In Town contestants are Jessica Hope Brevard of Leesburg, ...

Wedding — Middleton-Smith

Brittney Nicole Middleton and Gregory Allen Smith, Jr. were married Nov. 23, 2013, at Toms Brook United Methodist Church. The bride is the daughter of Timothy and Shelby Middleton of Toms Brook. Grandparents of the bride are Betty Middleton and the late George Middleton, and Sherry Bowers and ...

Area Apple Blossom Festival princesses chosen

The selection of princesses to serve in the Court of Queen Shenandoah LXXXVII for the 2014 Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival has been announced by festival officials. The princesses include Selah Patricia Applin, Caitlin Grace Bunker, Hannah Rose Clinedinst, Savannah Caldwell Dillender, Aysha ...

Engagement — Kennedy-Martonik

Mr. and Mrs. Randall M. Kennedy Jr. of Woodstock have announced the engagement of their daughter, Francie L. Kennedy to Daniel J. Martonik, son of Mrs. Maryanne R. Martonik and the late John F. Martonik of Annandale. Kennedy is a graduate of Foxcroft School in Middleburg and received a ...

R-MA Air Force Junior ROTC exceeds standards in inspection

Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal has announced that the Air Force Junior ROTC instructors and cadets earned an overall unit assessment score of "Exceeds Standards" -- the highest rating attainable during their rated unit evaluation on Oct. 29, 2013. According to a release from the ...

Woodstock Rotary announces award winners

The Rotary Club of Woodstock has announced it celebrated its 89th anniversary in February with a special anniversary lunch at which two annual awards were presented. The Clower Award, which celebrates a life in public service, went to David Ferguson. Retired from Shentel, Ferguson has ...

Foundation breaks record, gives $190K in 2013

The Shenandoah Community Foundation has announced it had a good year in 2013 when its assets grew to almost $2.5 million, a record of the foundation. It did this while giving $190,000 in scholarships and grants, another foundation record. Last year the foundation awarded $65,000 to 53 county ...

Lutheran Ministries receives $5K grant to support Luke’s Backpack

Shenandoah Valley Lutheran Ministries in Toms Brook has announced it recently received a $5,000 "Lutheran Community Matthew 25: Neighbors in Need" grant from the Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation. The funds will be used to support the organization's Luke's Backpack program. The ...

Aylor Middle announces honor roll

The following eighth graders have been added to the all A honor roll at Robert E. Aylor Middle School for the second marking period: Grant Adams, Emily Auvil, Nicole Berger, Sydney Buhl, Mallory Bullock, Layne Burdick, Lauren Conner, Abigail Grant, Robert Grossman, Wasiq Kabir, Camryn Madagan, ...

Stonewall Jackson High announces honor roll

The following 12th graders have been added to the all A honor roll at Stonewall Jackson High School for the third six weeks of school: Krista Barb, Tracy Barb, Cristina Belmontez, Daniel Buhl, Samantha Caperton, Roberto Cardoso Jr., Ashton Davis, Christopher Delaughter, Ana Espinal, Brittany ...

New Market set to host sesquicentennial conference March 8

Daily staff report The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation is hosting a slew of events this year to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Civil War activity in the valley. The first event, a sesquicentennial conference on March 8 titled, "May God Forgive Me for the Order: The War Returns ...

Walsh appointed executive director of education foundation

The Shenandoah Education Foundation has announced the appointment of its first ever executive director, Cynthia D. "Cyndy" Walsh. She will help the board increase recognition of the foundation through traditional and grassroots marketing efforts and help the board with fundraising efforts, ...

Strasburg High School announces 3Q honor roll

The following 12th graders at Strasburg High School were added to the all-A honor roll for the third quarter: Mikala Alsberry, Austin Barrett, Leticia Bello-Sanchez, Rebekah Bloxom, Morgan Carter, Nico Cavallini, Lauren Collins, Chrysantha Davis, Brittni Dawson, Nichole Derflinger, Amanda ...

Apple Blossom Festival princesses chosen

Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival officials have announced the selection of princesses to serve in the Court of Queen Shenandoah LXXXVII for the festival in May. The princesses include, Blair Elizabeth Adams, Sydney Janae Barr, Lauren Jessica Beasley, Molly Catherine Farinholt and Veronica Mae ...