Lifestyle

Rotary honors Student Athletes of the Year

Seth Bowen Jacobs and Savannah Madison Long were named Student Athletes of the Year by the Rotary Club of Front Royal. Jacobs, a senior at Warren County High School, has received academic letters in ninth through 12th grades, is on the High Honor Roll and was recognized each year for ...

Community News & Events: June 3

Lukas Waldron, a 2013 graduate of Central High School, was commissioned a second lieutenant during graduation ceremonies on May 14 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He will report to Vance Air Force Base in Oklahoma for undergraduate pilot training in January. He ...

Local craft breweries enjoy increasing numbers

The craft beer industry in Winchester/Frederick County is blooming. In three short years, the number of microbreweries has flourished from zero to four and four more are in planning stages for the area. Oddly, local craft beer brewery owners yearn for more competition. “The more the ...

Hop Blossom Craft Beer Festival returns to Winchester

The annual Hop Blossom Craft Beer Festival will be held on Winchester’s Old Town Mall from noon to 6 p.m. June 10. It is the fifth Hop Blossom festival to benefit GoodDogz.org, a Reston, Virginia, based animal welfare organization supporting adoption and good pet ownership, and the ...

Public Meetings June 5-9

The following public meetings are scheduled: Shenandoah County • The Conservation Easement Authority meets at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the government center, 600 N. Main St., Woodstock. New Market • Town Council holds a meeting of its committees beginning at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the municipal ...

Community News & Events: June 5

Course AARP (American Association for Retired People) will conduct an eight-hour classroom refresher course designed for those 50 and over from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the Frederick County Public Safety Building in Winchester. Those completing the course will receive a certificate, ...

School Lunch Menu

This is the Shenandoah County school lunch menu for June 5-9: Monday Breakfast: French toast, fruit, juice. Lunch K-5: cheesy garlic French bread pizza or chicken burrito, potato wedges, broccoli, peaches or strawberries, milk. Lunch 6-12: cheesy garlic French bread pizza, potato wedges, ...

Events

Grace Lutheran Church will host a festival of hymns written by Martin Luther as a centerpiece of the area’s celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation at 4 p.m. Sunday at 26 W. Boscawen St., Winchester. Leading the event will be Florence Jowers and her husband, the ...

Community News & Events: June 1

Shower A card shower is planned for Evelyn Moomaw, who will celebrate her 90th birthday June 8. Cards can be sent to P.O. Box 7, Orkney Springs, Virginia 22845. Carnival Relay for Life of Shenandoah County will hold a Carnival for a Cure from 6 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Saturday at the ...

Wedding

Brillman-Taft Sarah Grace Brillman and Michael David Taft were married Jan. 28 at Gospel Hill Mennonite Church in Singers Glen. The bride is the daughter of John and Bernice Brillman, of Conicville, and the granddaughter of Joann Tauger, of New Market, and Betty Rozansky, of Pennsylvania.  ...

Pet of the Week: HoneyBear hoping for a permanent home

EDINBURG – Typically extended stays at the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter are reserved for the cats who fail to grab the attention of prospective owners who visit the facility. HoneyBear, however, is an exception. The 2-year-old feline has been happily greeting shelter visitors for the ...

Community News & Events: May 31

Kiwanis Blue Ridge Kiwanis of Winchester will meet at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at the Best Western-Lee Jackson in Perkin's Restaurant. The guest speaker will be Cindy Marzullo, development coordinator of the Winchester Laurel Center. Trout The Winchester chapter of Trout Unlimited will meet at 7 ...

Front Royal Rotary awards scholarships

Four Warren County students were presented scholarships at the May 26 meeting of the Rotary Club of Front Royal. • Sarah Chichester, a senior at Skyline High School, received a $4,000 scholarship. She plans to attend Lord Fairfax Community College and George Mason University to study ...

Community News & Events: May 27

Forum Democratic Party committees in the region plan to host a rally and forum for candidates in state races today. Committees in the counties of Culpeper, Fauquier, Rappahannock and Warren joined to hold the Shenandoah Piedmont Regional Rally and Candidate’s Forum beginning at 1 p.m. in ...

School Lunch Menu: May 27

This is the Shenandoah County school lunch menu for May 29-June 2: Monday – School Holiday Tuesday Breakfast: sausage & egg biscuit, fruit, juice. Lunch K-5: pork barbecue on bun, black beans, corn, applesauce or juice, milk. Lunch 6-12: pork barbecue on bun or spicy chicken on ...

First Kids ROCS kicks-off Saturday

The Woodstock Riley Outdoor Concert Series (ROCS) for Kids kicks-off this Saturday at the South Street Barn Market with fun activities to keep the kids busy. Director of Marketing and Events Katie Mercer said about 50 to 60 people usually turn out for the kids event, which is not only fun, but ...

Family holds fundraiser to draw awareness to rare disease

Sharon Slifer’s son Chris Morrison died of neurofibromatosis (NF) five years ago. Today, she hopes to honor him by raising awareness of the rare disease. At 7 tonight, Slifer will hold an event called “Paint to Cure NF” at Brewbakers Restaurant in Winchester. The event will raise funds ...

Preston Smith to serve as Middletown’s grand marshal

Preston Smith of the Washington Redskins will serve as Middletown’s grand marshal during the town’s fourth of July celebration. Middletown Mayor Charles Harbaugh IV said he has a good relationship wit Smith’s agent who knew the town wanted a current Washington Redskin to serve as grand ...