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Lifestyle

Weekend Events

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend: Apple Crawl Aids Response Effort will host the Old Town Apple Crawl from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Registration beings at 50/50 Taphouse with seven participating restaurants offering drinks and appetizers. The cost is ...

DMV to reopen scales Nov. 30

The Department of Motor Vehicles expects to reopen the truck scales on Interstate 81 near Stephens City after Thanksgiving. The scales on the southbound side of the highway closed recently for routine maintenance, Brandy Brubaker, public relations and media liaison, said Friday. The agency ...

Public meetings

Shenandoah County New Market Town Council meets at 7:30 p.m. today in the municipal building, 9418 John Sevier Road. Strasburg Town Council holds a work session at 5 p.m. Tuesday in town hall, 174 E. King St. The town holds a workshop at 7 p.m. Tuesday in town hall for the planning and ...

Group celebrates National Philanthropy Day

WINCHESTER - Awards were presented to Mitchell Bartoldson, Ramon “Ray” A. Alvarez, and White House Foods for their philanthropic works in the community during an annual National Philanthropy Day luncheon on Friday. Stephanie Landes, Tri-State chapter president-elect for the Association ...

Author takes setting cues from Belle Grove

Belle Grove’s manor house and grounds proved to furnish an image and inspiration for Pittsburg native Douglas Malcolm in regards to his newly released book “The Virginia Valley.” The book follows Irish indentured servant Aiden Smith, who serves as a blacksmith on the fictional High ...

Country star kicks off new concert series

Country music artist Travis Tritt will be hitting Winchester in January to ring in the inaugural year of a new concert series in the area. Tritt boasts seven platinum albums and has won two Grammy awards and four County Music Association awards. He’ll be performing – with just his ...

Apple Blossom Festival plans an ‘Unforgettable’ year

WINCHESTER – The 89th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival will center on a simple one-word theme in 2016 with “Unforgettable!” Festival president Jim Douglas announced the theme and unveiled the theme images to the iconic Nat King Cole song at the end of a release party Wednesday ...

Community News & Events for Nov. 14

Craft show A craft show, indoor flea market and bake sale will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today at Front Royal Church of the Brethren to support Connie's Crusaders Relay for Life. Sale The Woodstock Clothes Closet will hold a two-day sale half-price from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and 9 ...

School Lunch Menu

This is the Shenandoah County school lunch menu for Nov. 16-20: Monday Breakfast: juice, pineapple, sausage & egg biscuit or cereal & toast, milk. Lunch K-5: turkey & cheese sub, mashed potatoes, green beans, strawberries or mixed fruit, milk. Lunch 6-8: turkey ...

Trees planted

The Front Royal/Warren County Tree Stewards, led by certified arborists David Means and Leslie Eliason, together with the graduates from the annual All About Trees class planted three trees in the new children’s garden at Samuels Public Library in Front Royal. The trees, a pink ...

In Brief

No injuries in bus crash No injuries were reported in a school bus crash at Kendrick Ford and Wakeman Mill Road in Front Royal at 7:29 a.m. Tuesday. Sheriff Daniel T. McEathron said about 11 students were on the bus. No further information was available from Virginia State Police ...

Community News & Events for Nov. 12

Benefit concert Foreign language students, faculty and parents of Daniel Morgan Middle School will hold a gala benefit concert at 7 p.m. today. The students are raising funds for a 10-day educational tour of Europe visiting England, France, Switzerland, Germany and ...

Public Notices

Water outage The Town of Front Royal Water and Sewer Line Maintenance Department will hold a scheduled water outage from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday for utility customers in the Browntown Road area. The outage could cause some temporary discoloration of the drinking water, however, the water ...

Stonewall Jackson High School Class of 1960

Members of the Stonewall Jackson High School class of 1960 held its 55th reunion on Sept. 12 at the Wood Grill in Harrisonburg. There were 23 classmates and 12 guests attending. Members lit a memorial candle and read the names of the 16 classmates that are deceased from their class of 76 ...

Courthouse Notes

The following information is from the Warren County Circuit Court: Marriage licenses • Farnam Fiano Behmardi, 56, of Linden, and Tricia Eileen Campbell, 44, of Linden. Real estate over $25,000 • Deborah R. Novak, co-executor of the estate of Barbara J. Dilandro, to Richard F. ...

Student nominated to attend conference

Eric Steacy, a junior at Strasburg High School and student at Lord Fairfax Community College, has been nominated by Dr. Robert Darling, medical director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists, as a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders from June ...

Family holds surprise birthday party

Ronnie Maley, a resident of Culpeper, was surprised with a birthday party on Oct. 24 attended by close friends and family. The party was hosted by his two daughters, Aimee Hoffman and Amanda Maley, and his son, Jamie Maley, all of Culpeper. In attendance were his sister, Rebecca ...

Irwin-Martin engagement w/photo

Irwin-Martin engagement Beth Irwin and Dan Truehart, of Front Royal, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Amber Nicole Irwin, to Cody John Martin, son of John and Rachelle Martin of Front Royal. Irwin, a 2010 graduate of Warren County High School, is a student at Lord ...