Entertainment

Year in Review: Lots of fun things to see, do in 2017

This past year was full of milestones for arts and entertainment in the Northern Shenandoah Valley. The year began with comic book fans descending on the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley for a traveling exhibition, “Superheroes and Superstars: The Works of Alex Ross.” Fans of all ages ...

This Weekend

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend. ‘A Christmas Carol’ Theatre Shenandoah will present Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” at 9 p.m. Sunday at 107 Center St., Edinburg. Tickets for this New Year's Eve performance and gala are $25 per ...

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at First Night Winchester

WINCHESTER – Experience the excitement of ringing in the New Year with friends, live music and non-alcoholic fun on Sunday with events for the whole family at the 31st First Night Winchester. A nod to the visual and performing arts, Christine Germeyer, executive director of First Night ...

Knights of Columbus pack over 40 gift baskets for the needy

WOODSTOCK – The Knights of Columbus in Woodstock provided over 40 Christmas meals to those in need throughout  Shenandoah County on Thursday and Friday. Tom Drinkwater, the Knights' Food Basket Chairman, described a greet need in the community. “To be able to provide a holiday gift basket ...

Locals share importance of portraying Santa at Christmas

Wayne Sealock of Front Royal stumbled into becoming a professional Santa Claus after a bit of trouble as a junior in high school. “I went to the military high school here in town,” Sealock said. “Instead of marching for five hours straight with a rifle, I dressed up as Santa Claus for ...

This Weekend: Dec. 22

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend: Winter WonderJAM Bright Box Theater, 15 N. Loudoun St., will present Winter WonderJAM with Treesound, We the People and On The I Friday at 8 p.m. Doors, bar and kitchen open at 7 p.m. No admission required. This is a ...

Christmas star shines bright for town residents

FRONT ROYAL – Residents know the holiday season is upon them when a bright star shines in the sky at the southern end of town. More than 50 years have passed since the star first went up in the Front Royal Plaza. Ronald Rossi, 92, a longtime resident of Front Royal, is known as the “man ...

Give a gift from Belle Grove

Give the gift of history this holiday season. From the amateur to the professional, curate the perfect holiday gift by shopping at a local museum gift store or gallery. Kristen Laise, executive director of Belle Grove in Middletown, encourages locals and visitors alike to support Belle Grove's ...

Turning something old into something new this Christmas

Everyone loves a new piece of furniture, whether it’s gently used or brand new. For Monica Chaney and Angela Williams, owners of Rustic Reply in Winchester, they breathe fresh life into used furniture, providing customers with creative gift ideas while helping them decorate their homes and ...

Local consignment shop offers all things Christmas

Nothing is more exciting than finding that perfect, hand-picked holiday gift for every loved one on that Christmas gift list. But sometimes shopping for people who have different personalities and tastes can be challenging. Sarah Bowling, owner of ETC Consignments in Winchester has a solution: ...

Save money, save lives at local SPCA thrift shop

Those looking for the perfect way to give back to the animal community this holiday only need to look to one place in Winchester, and that’s the SPCA Thrift Store at 2225 Valley Ave. Heather Rogers, the newest store manager of the  store, believes in giving back to the four-legged ...

The Total Image and Workingman’s Store: A one-stop shopping destination

Winchester locals remember the famous slogan “big and tall, short and small, we’re the store that’s got it all.” For the holiday season, it’s a perfect description of The Total Image and Workingman’s Store in Winchester. From the city girls to the country boys, Total Image is a ...

WMC provides holiday shopping for staff, community alike

The two gift shops at Winchester Medical Center do more than serve the community with a great selection of unique gifts for every occasion. For many of its staff, it’s an oasis, a calm in their busy day that allows them to leave the operating rooms, intensive care units or nurseries to pick ...

Beth El Congregation comes together to celebrate Hanukkah

WINCHESTER –  Rabbi Peter Grumbacher is hoping many people accept his invitation to join him today at Beth El Congregation as he leads Erev Shabbat Services, including prayer, singers and fiddle music. Ellen Zimmerman, First Vice President of Beth El Congregation encourages the community to ...

Laurel Center invites supporters to first Snow Ball

WINCHESTER – Celebrate an evening of merriment at "The First Annual Snow Ball" event benefiting The Laurel Center’s new building at 402 N. Cameron St. t0day. Isaac Modlin, with the help of Jason Reynolds, Derek Tucker and Jeff Fortune co-organized this semi-formal event to help raise ...

Locals use crafting skills to create holiday gifts

Shopping malls and big box stores aren’t the only place in the valley to buy great holiday gifts. A lot of people looking for unique or homemade gifts head to local bazaars and craft shows where they find artists and crafters offering up custom-made wreaths, ornaments and even holiday ...

Holiday concert series returns to MSV this weekend

WINCHESTER – The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley’s annual Holiday Concert series returns with singer Jackson Caesar and the seven-piece band Dixie Rhythm this weekend. Enjoy a Saturday afternoon of beautiful music as tenor Jackson Caesar returns to the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley for a ...

Singing Christmas tree comes to life at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ

WOODSTOCK – St. Paul’s United Church of Christ invites music lovers of all ages to their annual ‘Singing Christmas Tree’ event on Saturday evening. The event is free and open to the public. Becky Lytton, Secretary at St. Paul’s, explained this is a time-honored tradition dating back ...

This Weekend: Dec. 15

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend: ’A Christmas Carol’ The Friends of Handley Library and Winchester Little Theatre will present two performances of a live radio play based on Charles Dickens' “A Christmas Carol” at 6 p.m. today and 1 p.m. Sunday ...