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Virginia chamber awards Senator Jill Vogel for legislative work

The Virginia Chamber of Commerce announced it recently awarded Senator Jill Holtzman Vogel with the Champion of Free Enterprise Award for her work during the 2014 legislative session. The chamber announced that Vogel received a 100 percent and an A+ ranking on the Virginia Chamber of Commerce ...

LFCC announces Medallion, Professor Emeriti award winners

Lord Fairfax Community College has announced that Margaret J. Barnett of Strasburg, John Graves of Page County and the late Garland Newell Snapp of Frederick County are the recipients of this year's College Board Medallion of Recognition. The 2014 Professor Emeritus Award went to Walter "Walt" ...

Brian Loveland graduates from GMU

Brian Jeffrey Loveland of Woodstock graduated from George Mason University in May with a bachelor of science degree in global and community health. His academic performance qualified him for the dean's list for his senior year. A 2010 Central High School graduate, he plans to pursue ...

Jeffrey Loveland awarded by American Occupational Therapy Assocation

Jeffrey Loveland of Woodstock received a Fellow Award from the American Occupational Therapy Association, reflecting significant contributions to the profession of occupational therapy. In June he plans to retire from James Madison University in Harrisonburg after 17 years as the founding ...

Strasburg Museum announces volunteer schedule

Sunday morning: John and Barbara Adamson; afternoon: Scott and Eunice Terndrup Monday morning: Jackie Richard; afternoon: Tina Crabill. Tuesday morning: Judy Cosby; afternoon: Margaret Ireson. Wednesday morning: Phil Loving and S. Fravel; afternoon: Judy Grubb and B. Stickley. Thursday ...

Birth announcement: Kane

Amanda Kane and David Kane Jr. of Chester Gap have announced the birth of their son Bradley James Kane, on May 8, 2014. He weighed 3 lbs 7 oz and was 16 1/4 inches long. He was born at Winchester Medical Center. Maternal grandparents are Stephanie Crawford of Chester Gap and Janet and Bryan ...

Birth announcement: Keesecker

Matthew Lee and Meribeth Anne Keesecker of Chicago are excited to announce the birth of their first daughter, Hannah Lee Keesecker, at 3:05 a.m. on May 7 at Northwestern Memorial Prentice Women's Hospital, weighing 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Hannah's grandparents are Jack ...

Engagement — Coleman-Miller

Colonel and Mrs. Gerald Patrick Coleman of Madison, Mississippi, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Caroline Marie Coleman, to Patrick Braden Miller of Starkville, Mississippi, son of Deacon and Mrs. Gregory Eugene Miller, of Ocean Springs, Mississippi. The bride-to-be is the ...

D’Andre Kwisi Allen graduates from R-MA

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Allen of Dumfries have announced the graduation of their son D'Andre "Andre" Kwisi Allen from Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal. He is the grandson of Preston Travis, a 1966 graduate of Criser High School in Front Royal. Allen is a senior master sergeant and served as ...

Area McDonald’s Educates Scholarship winners announced

Area students Guadalupe Reynoso and Joshua Stickles of Shenandoah County and Allison Shifflett and William Spears of Winchester have been announced 2014 McDonald's Educates Scholarship recipients at an an awards banquet on May 12 in Hagerstown, Maryland. To date, the McDonald's Educates ...

R-MA announces new board of trustees members

Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal has announced its board of trustees officially welcomed four new members during a board meeting held April 12. New members are Major General David Puster, Eric Carlson, Lucy Williams Hooper and Glenn R. Carrington. Puster, a member of the U.S. Army ...

R-MA Middle School spends week at STARBASE academy

Randolph-Macon Academy Middle School in Front Royal announced recently it would spend a week at The Winchester STARBASE Academy. DoD STARBASE is a Department of Defense Youth Program designed to stimulate young students' interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. At DoD STARBASE, ...

Front Royal Rotary Club announces education award winners

The Front Royal Rotary Club has announced eight Warren County teachers were awarded "The Rotarian Award for Excellence in Educating Youth" at its May 16 meeting. The awards were presented by Doug Rosen, chairman of the club's Career Information and Educational Excellence Committee, and Pam ...

Speaker advises R-MA students to expect life’s detours

Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal announced that Elizabeth Kennick, project manager of Space Frontier Foundation, spoke with Dave Gillis' aerospace and physics class on April 16 after speaking at the Linden Rotary. Kennick discussed her current employment and the road leading her there, ...

Alpha Omicron sorority announces new members

The Alpha Omicron Chapter of Virginia Alpha Delta Kappa, an international sorority for outstanding women educators, has announced it initiated four new members. They are Susan Sanderlin, a special education teacher at Central High School; Amanda Furman, an ELL teacher at Ashby-Lee Elementary ...

Chelsea Academy’s Medieval Festival a success

Chelsea Academy of Front Royal has announced it held its third annual Medieval Festival on May 9, preparing many weeks to transport the campus back to the medieval era. Students, faculty, and parents worked together to make the day of games and activities a success. Dr. Joe Sladky, Chelsea ...

American Conservation Film Festival announces new director

The American Conservation Film Festival in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, has announced it hired Jennifer Lee as director of development and communications to expand the support, outreach and exposure of its annual fall festival and special events throughout the year. She has nearly 20 years ...

Front Royal Kiwanis Club donates money for playground equipment

The Kiwanis Club of Front Royal has announced it donated another $3,000 to E. Wilson Morrison Elementary School for new playground equipment at the local school. The club made the check presentation to E. Wilson Morrison Principal Margaret Holmes on May 7. This makes a total of $6,000 that ...

Berryville summer riding camp seeks volunteers

Blue Ridge Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship has announced it seeks volunteers to help with Fun with Horses, An Adaptive, Recreational Day Camp being offered mornings, June 2327 and again July 7-11 at 420 Russell Road in Berryville. Activities will include daily small group instruction in ...