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Religion page: Oct. 21

Brethren Antioch Church of the Brethren will honor fire and rescue personnel and their families during the 11 a.m. worship service Sunday. A fellowship meal will follow. The church is located one mile west of the Woodstock Walmart on VA 42. Information: 459-3661. Brethren Shawn Graber will ...

Halloween happenings: Enjoy some spooky and sweet events this month

From haunted trails and ghost walks to costume contests and corn mazes, here are some ways to start celebrating  Halloween around the valley: Shenandoah County • The Strasburg Heritage Association will sponsor ghost/graveyard walking tours from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 28 starting at Hotel ...

Community News & Events: Oct. 20

Shower A card shower is planned for William "Bo" Snyder, who will celebrate his 63rd birthday Oct. 28. Cards can be sent to P.O. Box 134, Fort Valley, Virginia 22652. Sale The Strasburg FFA will hold a bake sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Rockingham Cooperative in Strasburg. Proceeds ...

VIPs hold Fall Craft and Vendor Show

WINCHESTER – Winchester Police Department's Volunteers in Policing's fourth annual  Fall Craft and Vendor Show is Saturday. Anthony Funkhouser, a member of Volunteers in Policingm, is looking forward to this year’s event, more so than usual. “Everything we raise from this event goes ...

All aboard for Train Day at Strasburg Museum

STRASBURG – The Strasburg Museum is hosting Train Day on Saturday. Hope Brim, publicity chair for the museum, wants visitors to come out and learn about local railroad history and its association with the town of Strasburg. “It’s a fun event for all ages,” Brim said. “We enjoy ...

Stomp some grapes at Rock the Grapes! festival

BERRYVILLE – Celebrate Virginia Wine Month with Veramar Vineyard’s Rock the Grapes! Festival on Saturday in Berryville. Coy Ferrell, marketing director for the Bogaty Family Wine Group, said the highlight of the festival is the chance to stomp grapes, just like that famous scene in the "I ...

Native Americans to gather for Harvest Festival

BERRYVILLE – Native American Indians from across Virginia are traveling to Berryville to celebrate The Gathering: a Native American Harvest Festival this weekend. Rene White-Feather, a participant in this year’s event, described the Saturday and Sunday gathering as a unique event for the ...

Community News & Events: Oct. 19

Shower A card shower is planned for Robert and Marion Strother, who will celebrate their 61st wedding anniversary Friday. Cards can be sent to 398 Alsberry St., Strasburg, Virginia 22657. Library Handley Library in Winchester will host its annual Harvest Hoedown from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. ...

Community News & Events: Oct. 18

Concert Interlock Duo, featuring saxophonist Doug O'Connor and pianist Eunmi Ko, will give a free performance at 7 p.m. Monday in Goodson Chapel Recital Hall at Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester. Information: 540-665-4569 or boxoffice@su.edu. Submissions Send in your events at ...

Pet of the Week: Kona ready to ditch the shelter life

WINCHESTER – Kona, a 5-year-old domestic shorthair cat, has spent recent months as a shelter cat, first residing at one facility before being transferred to the Winchester SPCA’s Rockaplenty Adoption and Education Center last July. She now needs an owner to give her a more permanent ...

Community News & Events: Oct. 17

Showers • A card shower is planned for Willie Jo Miller, who will celebrate her 78th birthday Sunday. Cards can be sent to 368 W. Old Cross Road, New Market, Virginia 22844. • A card shower is planned for Leroy and Vilda Polk, who will celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary Oct. 24. ...

Community News & Events: Oct. 14

  Fair The Shenandoah County Public Schools Special Education Committee will hold its annual Transition and Disabilities Fair from 3 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Monday at Peter Muhlenberg Middle School in Woodstock. For information, call Sandy at 459-6716. Sale Today is the deadline to order ...

School Lunch Menu

This is the Shenandoah County school lunch menu for Oct. 16-20: Monday No school   Tuesday No school Wednesday Breakfast: breakfast pizza, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch K-5: pepperoni calzone, veggie dippers, broccoli, mixed fruit, banana, milk. Lunch 6-12: pepperoni calzone or ...

Religion Page: Oct. 14

Revival Community Mission Church of the Brethren will hold fall revival services at 7 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday at 50 Coffmantown Road, Woodstock. The guest speaker will be Brother Chip Leatherman. Special music will be provided by Antioch Praise and Worship Choir on Sunday, Lion of Judah ...

Oktoberfest returns to Old Town Winchester

WINCHESTER – The 5th annual Oktoberfest returns to Old Town Winchester today and Saturday. Jennifer Bell, downtown manager, said this year's event is bigger than in past years. “It keeps growing in popularity," Bell said. "So, this year we decided to fully embrace the Oktoberfest ...

Museum hosts evening for special needs families

WINCHESTER – The Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum is hosting its third Special Night for Special Needs beginning at 6 p.m. today. Ryan Hall, marketing and membership organizer for the museum, said he is glad the museum is able to offer unique events like this to the local community. “We ...

Watercolor exhibit opens at MSV

WINCHESTER – The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is opening a new contemporary art exhibit on Saturday. The Virginia Watercolor Society'S 38th annual exhibition will run through Jan. 7. MSV Director of Exhibitions Coryn Garmen is extremely proud of this exhibit. “It offers a wide variety ...

Local chef shares pork belly recipe

WINCHESTER – After opening its doors in 2011, Bonnie Blue Southern Market and Bakery has become a  landmark in the city. Known for its Janis Joplin posters, Texas-style barbecue, and made-from-scratch cakes, visitors flock to the 1920s restored Esso station for local and fresh ...