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Community News & Events: Oct. 30

Madison Tusing, an eighth-grade student at North Fork Middle School, has won the title of Junior Teen Virginia’s Perfect Cheerleader. She will travel to Florida in June to compete against other cheerleaders across the country for the title of World’s Perfect Cheerleader and/or World’s ...

Community News & Events: Oct. 28

’School for Scandal’ James Madison University’s School of Theatre and Dance will present “The School for Scandal” at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Nov. 4 at the Mainstage Theatre at Forbes Center in Harrisonburg. Tickets: $14-$15. Information: 540-568-7000 or ...

School Lunch Menu: Oct. 28

This is the Shenandoah County school lunch menu for Oct. 30-Nov. 3: Monday Breakfast: mini maple waffles, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch K-5: pepperoni pizza, fries, green beans, peaches, strawberry cup, milk. Lunch 6-12: pepperoni pizza, fries, green beans, peaches, strawberry cup, ...

Religion Events: Oct. 28

Concert St. Paul Lutheran Church in Strasburg will host an organ and choir concert celebrating the 500th anniversary of The Reformation at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Mount Olivet Choir from Arlington will perform. A reception will follow. A free-will offering will be accepted to support Jacob Dunlap, ...

Woodstock food pantry celebrates 30 years today

WOODSTOCK – The Bread of Life Food Pantry, connected to the United Methodist Church at 156 S. Muhlenberg St.,  celebrates its 30th anniversary at 2 p.m. today with an open house. Dick Cooley, chief interviewer for the pantry, said the event celebrates the volunteers who have helped over ...

Spooky and sweet Halloween fun

Looking for some Halloween fun? Here's a roundup of area events: Frederick County Family Drive-In Theater, Stephens City. Haunted Trail, begins at 6 p.m.. Friday and Saturday.  Costume contest and Trunk or Treating, 5 - 7 p.m. Saturday. Shenandoah County Strasburg The Kiwanis Club of ...

Community News & Events: Oct. 27

Showers • A card shower is planned for Norma Henry, who celebrates her 89th birthday today. Cards can be sent to 935 Ox Road, Woodstock 22664. • A card shower is planned for Robert L. "Bobby" Stultz, who will celebrate his 80th birthday Nov. 5. Cards can be sent to 3549 Saint Luke Road, ...

Even four-legged friends can participate in Halloween

WINCHESTER - For adults and children alike, Halloween is the one time a year it's acceptable to dress up as Wonder Woman or Captain Hook, a zombie or a princess. But for shoppers of Posh Pets Boutique in Winchester, Halloween is just one more excuse to dress up their four-legged ...

‘Spirits of the Battle of New Market’ tour is Saturday

The ghosts of the Battle of New Market return during the “Spirits of New Market” walking tour on Saturday. Sarah Mink, supervisor of Historical Interpretation for the Virginia Museum of the Civil War, was inspired by ghost tours of prominent battlefields including Gettysburg and ...

Community News & Events: Oct. 26

Showers • A card shower is planned for Bill and Sylvia Pearson, who will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday. Cards can be sent to P.O. Box 47, Maurertown 22644. An open-house celebration will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the home of Heather and Mike Ashley, 505 W. ...

Community News & Events: Oct. 25

Shower A card shower is planned for Elizabeth Murphy, who celebrated her birthday Sunday. Cards can be sent to 5812 Lonas St., Mount  Jackson 22842. Gardeners Elaine Specht, an Extension Master Gardener and coordinator of the annual Blandy Seed Exchange, will talk about collecting and ...

There’s no trick to making these Halloween treats

Area businesses shared these recipes that are sure to be a hit at any Halloween party: Witch’s Brew Nothing quite says Halloween like a red beverage. It’s one of the easiest ways to set a creepy mood. Use a cauldron to mix up a batch of this perfect party punch. 2 bottles of ...

Pet of the week: Bud and Butters are looking for a together home

WINCHESTER — Bud and Butters, two brothers who are bound together by love and contractual requirements, are looking for a place to call home. Darlene Foreman, animal caretaker at the Frederick County Esther Boyd Animal Shelter, said that the two, 2-year-old cats have been at the shelter ...

Leg of Dragon motorcycle ride to benefit VA hospital

FRONT ROYAL – Unity Lodge and The Lost Tribe Motorcycle Riders Association are sponsoring the Last Ride through the Leg of the Dragon motorcycle ride on Saturday with proceeds benefiting the VA Martinsburg Hospital Christmas fund. Larry Adams, founder and CEO of The Lost Tribe, had a vision ...

Sign up now for Woodstock Turkey Trot

WOODSTOCK – Early bird registration for the 8th annual Woodstock Turkey Trot ends Tuesday. Katie Freakley, human resource manager for Regulus Group and an organizer of the trot, looks forward to this event every year. “Our community comes together to kick off the holiday season the ...

Community News & Events: Oct. 23

Workshop Geraldine Kiefer will lead a free workshop, “Mapping Your Space,” from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday for middle- and high-school students at The Barns at Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville. Students will redraw images inspired by photographs from Clarke County on watercolor ...

NASA official shares her story of faith, challenges

FRONT ROYAL – On Saturday, members and visitors of John Wesley Methodist Church gathered for Men's & Women’s Day, where the theme was “Unity in Our Community.” Robert Cairns, trustee for John Wesley, explained the day was a time to honor men and women of all ...

Community News & Events: Oct. 21

Tractors The Massanutten Antique Tractor and Gasoline Engine Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Edinburg Fire Hall. Information: 436-3652. Networking The Front Royal Women's Resource Center will host Women In Networking from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at 213 E. Main St., Front ...

School Lunch Menu: Oct. 21

This is the Shenandoah County school lunch menu for Oct. 23-27: Monday Breakfast: French toast, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch K-5: baked macaroni and cheese, breadstick, green beans, baby carrots, watermelon, panned apples, milk. Lunch 6-12: baked macaroni and cheese and breadstick or breaded ...