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Community News

Teets-Staffa engagement

David Teets,of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Jennifer Teets, of New Market, announce the engagement of their daughter Autumn Nicole Teets, of Basye, to Mark Joseph Staffa, of Basye. Staff is the son of Rich and Diane Staffa of Woodstock. The couple will be married on Aug. 22, 2015.

McClellan-Cary engagement

John McClellan, of Woodstock, and Melissa McClellan, of Edinburg, announce the engagement of their daughter Brooke Emily McClellan to Clayton Chas Cary, son of Saraelen Schray of Sterling. Brook McClellan is the grandaughter of James and Ruby Orndorff, of Edinburg. Clayton Cary is the grandson ...

School Board recognizes safe drivers

At its June meeting, the Shenandoah County School Board recognized 29 of the division's bus and car drivers for having completed 20 or more years of driving without an accident. Cynthia Page, the division's director of finance, states in a news release that eight drivers have 16 to 20 years ...

Front Royal fireman’s parade set for Wednesday

The Front Royal Volunteer Fire Company will be conducting its annual fireman's parade Wednesday. Front Royal police chief Norman A. Shiflett said in a news release that numerous traffic detours will be occurring downtown that afternoon and evening starting at approximately 4:30 p.m. At 2:30 ...

Malin, Scafidi kick off poetry series

"A Taste of Poetry" returns to the Shenandoah Arts Council gallery at 7 p.m. on Aug. 16. The event will feature readings by poets Stephen Malin of Westminster, Md., and Steve Scafidi of Summit Point, W.Va. The event is co-sponsored by the Arts Council and The Sow's Ear Poetry Review, a locally ...

Dixon anniversary

David and Joan (Sublett) Dixon recently celebrated their 50th anniversary. The couple were married on June 27, 1964 in Warrenton. They have three children: Jeff Dixon, of Raynham, Mass., Lisa Dixon, of Leesburg, and Roxanne Dixon, of Fredericksburg. The couple celebrated their anniversary with ...

Ryman wedding

Brandon Franklin Ryman, son of Mike and Yvonne Ryman, of Mount Jackson, and Cristy Valentina Ospina were married on June 28 at the Ryman home in Mount Jackson. The best man was Justin Kibler, of Harrisonburg. groomsmen were James Storms, of Woodstock, Josh Helsley, of Woodstock, Aaron Bowman, ...

New Market Rotary announces golf tournament

The New Market Rotary Club will sponsor its ninth annual benefit golf tournament on Sept. 3. This year's tournament will honor the memory of president-elect Lynda Ammons Krobath and past president Colonel Albert Ray Brownfield III. The tournament will be held at the Shenvalee Golf Resort, ...

Input sought on preservation issues, priorities

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources is asking the public to complete an online survey to help it identify major issues facing communities as they use and preserve their historic assets, and also to help identify preservation priorities to guide Virginia's preservation ...

Lockhart-Riffee engagement

Angel Sager-Estridge of Woodstock and Timothy Lockhart of Richmond have announced the engagement of their daughter Samantha Kaye Lockhart to Nicholas Daniel Riffee, son of Daniel and Cristie Riffee of Woodstock. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Donna Fulmer of Woodstock and Nelson ...

O’Mealey family holds reunion

Descendants of the Michael Martin O'Mealey (Maley) family gathered for a family reunion celebrating eight generations of the "Kinship of Michael Martin O'Mealey." The O'Mealey family immigrated to Virginia from Ireland in 1848 and settled in Fairfax County. They became landowners and continue ...

Golf tourney raises money for children

Golfers enjoyed a day on the course and local children's programs received $7,000 in additional funding as a result of the 27th Annual Golf Tournament sponsored by the Rotary Club of Woodstock in June at the Shenvalee Golf Resort in New Market. This year's event was dedicated to long time ...

Theater auditioning for ‘Steel Magnolias’

Auditions for Theatre Shenandoah's production of Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling are scheduled from 2-4 p.m. July 12 and 13 at the theatre, which is located at 107 Center Street, Edinburg. The cast calls for six women between the ages of 18 and 65. Performances are scheduled for the final ...

Club recognizes male, female athletes of the year

The Rotary Club of Front Royal recently awarded its male and female student athlete of the year awards to Dustin Weir and Jennifer Norman respectively. The award recognizes the top individual male athlete and female athlete from Warren County High School and Skyline High School. While at ...

Club to complete playground project

The Rotary Club of Linden recently received a $3,000 community project grant from Rotary International District 7570 that will be combined with other funding to help complete a project to improve the playground at E. Wilson Morrison Elementary School in Front Royal. In 2012, the Linden Rotary ...