Lifestyle

Cloverbuds become 4H seedlings

The first seeds of 4H are planted with Cloverbuds – children aged 5 to 8 – and this year they will have a unique chance to take a three day ”Horses, Goats and Cows, Oh My!” themed camp during the 100th anniversary of the Shenandoah County Fair. “With school starting early, it cramped ...

Resident recalls how the fair has changed over 89 years

MOUNT JACKSON — Berlin Allen, 93, first went to the Shenandoah County Fair in 1928, traveling with his family from their farm in the Mount Jackson area. “We would leave early in the morning with our horse and wagon and get to the fair and leave down there about four and get back home,” ...

Pageant contestants share a cultural bond

It's been 54 years since she was named Miss Shenandoah County Pageant Queen in 1963. Jane Senseny (now Rhodes) was the fourth young woman to win the modern title and she is looking forward to meeting more than half the 56 former fair queens who will be part of the Fair's 100th anniversary ...

Events: Aug. 26

Service Bob McMillan, a blogger, speaker and workshop leader on health, vitality and personal energy for active adults over 50, will talk on the subject “You Are Your Own Fountain of Youth” at 10 a.m. Sunday at Unity of the Shenandoah in Stephens City. Information: ...

Edinburg siblings to enter Hampshires into county fair

Lizzi Zirkle, 9, and her older brother Jesse Zirkle, 16, both from Edinburg, are eager to show their purebred Hampshires at the Shenandoah County Fair. For Lizzi, it’s her first year as a member of 4-H so this will be her first year showing in the fair, but her family shows animals on a ...

Strasburg girl to enter goats for her first time at fair

This year will be the first year that Tinleigh Rusher, 11, will show animals in the Shenandoah County Fair. Through this experience, she said, she’s learned the importance of putting time and effort into caring for her animals. “You have to show pride into what you’re doing,” Tinleigh ...

Maurertown teen entering nine animals at fair

Samuel Steed, 13, of Maurertown, plans to enter nine animals into the Shenandoah County Fair: two steers, four heifers and three hogs. He’s no stranger to animals, as he’s been around them his entire life, and he’s been showing them for the last five years. “It takes a lot of time, ...

Three Woodstock siblings looking forward to fair shows

The Stephens siblings, Luke, 10, Lane and Kora, both 12, of Woodstock, are each entering a different animal at the Shenandoah County Fair. Luke has his two pigs, Kora has her three boer goats and Lane has two crossbred steers. The family has been raising animals for show for the last two ...

Flight, food, fun at Virginia Air Show

Saturday marks the 10th annual Virginia Air Show at the Front Royal-Warren County Airport. This family centered event combines a barnstorming air show featuring over 50 aircraft and over 100 cars. "This event was started 10 years ago, in tribute to 9/11" said event organizer Ken Thurman. "We ...

Belle Grove hosts wine fest on Saturday

Belle Grove Plantation near Middletown is hosting its annual Wine Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Saturday. Visitors will be able to taste test Virginia wines, enjoy live music and view cooking demonstrations at the event, and there will be food and artisan vendors on the grounds. Kristen ...

Community News & Events: Aug. 25

Shower A card shower is planned for Floyd and Fay Neff, who will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary Sept. 1. Cards can be sent to 1336 Back Road, Woodstock, Virginia 22664. Fundraiser A fundraiser to benefit the rebuilding of the Front Royal VFW post home will be held starting at noon ...

Community News& Events: Aug. 24

Shower A card shower is planned for Shawn Sealock, who will celebrate his 19th birthday Friday. Cards can be sent to 1460 University Drive, Box 848, Winchester 22601. Reunion The descendants of Andrew Chapman and Martha Elizabeth Presgraves, of Luray and Page County, will hold a reunion at 1 ...

Community News & Events: Aug. 22

Concert Wakemans Grove Church of the Brethren in Edinburg will hold a worship concert Thursday featuring the Bittersweet Gospel Band. A covered-dish meal will start at 6 p.m. followed by the concert at 7 p.m. An offering will be accepted to benefit the band's mission trip to ...

Community News & Events: Aug. 23

Canceled Boy Scout Troop 333 has canceled its fundraising yard sale planned for Sept. 1-2 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Woodstock. Information: Kodi Wright at kodicrew@gmail.com or Jessica McBride at jessmcb1987@me.com. Revival Esbie Baptist Church in Strasburg will hold ...

Area team takes 1st place at state FFA convention

Stonewall Jackson High School’s Avian Bowl Team took first place at the state FFA convention at Virginia Tech in June. Team members were James Eaton, first high individual; Lindsay Zirkle, second high individual; Faith Dellinger, Emily Rexrode. Placing first in state and advancing to the ...

Community News & Events: Aug. 19

Diabetes The Type 2 Diabetes Support Group will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Diabetes Management office on the first floor of the old Valley Hospital, 333 W. Cork St., Winchester (use upper lobby door, first office on left). The program will be a question and answer with a guest ...

Events: Aug. 19

Anniversary The Church of the Rock will celebrate its second anniversary Sunday at 20 E. 8th St., Front Royal. A fellowship meal will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Warren County Community Center. The Rev. Brevetta Jordan from Mt. Vernon Baptist Church will be the worship leader. Guest speaker ...

Community News & Events: Aug. 18

Shower A card shower is planned for Bernard Stokes, who will celebrate his 90th birthday Wednesday. Cards can be sent to him c/o Greenfield Senior Living, 14 Maynard Lane, Room 7, Strasburg, Virginia 22657. Barbecue St. Luke Brethren Church will hold a chicken barbecue and bake sale Saturday ...

Warren County 1901 deed book is preserved

Warren County Clerk of the Court Daryl L. Funk has announced his office has received a $2,463  grant to preserve Deed Book 5, which  containing all Warren County deeds and other important records related to real property from the year 1901. As part of the grant, Deed Book 5 has received ...