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Discovery Museum celebrates Native American Heritage Day

WINCHESTER – The second annual Native American Heritage Day begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Shenandoah Valley Discovery  Museum. Jennifer Coleman, catalyst for learning and educational outreach for the museum, said she is excited about this year’s Heritage Day. “There will be ...

Apple festival is Saturday at Marker-Miller Orchard

WINCHESTER -- Enjoy everything apple related at this year’s Apple Harvest Festival at Marker-Miller Orchard on Saturday. Heather McKay, co-owner of Marker Miller, said the annual Apple Harvest Festival marks National Apple Month. “We’ve been hosting the event since 2001. We do it to ...

Family Fun Day event slated

FRONT ROYAL  – The third annual Relay for Life Family Fun Day  begins at 11 a.m. Saturday. Dana Lamb,  finance supervisor for Via Satellite, said her team worked hard to make this event a success. “This is our first year hosting it,” she explained. “But it’s the third year the ...

School Lunch Menu: Oct. 9

This is the Shenandoah County school lunch menu for Oct. 9-13: Monday Breakfast: French toast, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch K-5: chicken tenders, breadstick, Cajun beans, baby carrots, mixed fruit, Mandarin oranges, milk. Lunch 6-12: chicken tenders with breadstick or corn dog nuggets, Cajun ...

Community News & Events: Oct. 6

Showers • A get-well card shower is planned for Jean Short. Cards can be sent to her c/o Consulate Health, Room 224B, 803 Main St., Woodstock, Virginia 22664. • A card shower is planned for Raymond "Bud" Ritenour, who will celebrate his birthday Monday. Cards can be sent to 6233 Strasburg ...

Community News & Events: Oct. 9

Fundraiser Weichert Realtors is accepting donations for its annual fundraising yard sale to benefit the Front Royal Women’s Resource Center from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 824 John Marshall Highway, Front Royal. No clothing or large furniture accepted. Rain date is Oct. 21. Information: ...

Drumming reduces physical ailments

WINCHESTER – “You are active or as inactive as you wish to be,” Melody Harmon, resident and teacher at The Village at Orchard Ridge told her drum circle students. Harmon, a former public schools music teacher for over 30 years, has a passion for drumming. During Active Aging Week ...

Community News & Events: Oct. 5

Showers • A card shower is planned for JoAnne Vance, who celebrated her birthday Oct. 4. Cards can be sent to 9268 Back Road, Maurertown, Virginia 22644. • A card shower is planned for Charlotte Showman, who will celebrate her 90th birthday Oct. 11. Cards can be sent to 1636 Lutz Hollow ...

Educator nominated for award

Deborah Litten, supervisor of Student Services for Shenandoah County Public Schools, has been nominated by Superintendent Dr. Mark Johnston for the LifeChanger of the Year Award, an annual program sponsored by National Life Group that recognizes and rewards K-12 educators and school employees ...

Community News & Events: Oct. 4

Fall Fest Crums United Methodist Church in Berryville will host a Fall-Fest Truck Cruise-In from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Featured will be barbecue, raffles, giveaways and music. A freewill donation upon entry will benefit the United Methodist Men’s Mission Fund. Rain date is Oct. 14. ...

Community News & Events: Oct. 3

Showers • A card shower is planned for Louise "Becky" Racey, who will celebrate her 95th birthday Thursday. Cards can be sent to 545 Racey Lane, Strasburg, Virginia 22657. • A card shower is planned for Shirley Cave Kerber, who will celebrate her birthday Friday. Cards can be sent to 629 ...

Community News & Events: Saturday, Sept. 30

Showers • A card shower is planned for Mike Good, who will celebrate his 70th birthday Wednesday. Cards can be sent to 2529 S. Ox Road, Edinburg, Virginia 22824. • A card shower is planned for Melvin "Buster" Kibler Jr., who will celebrate his 70th birthday Oct. 8. Cards can be sent to ...

Events: Sept. 30

Brethren Columbia Furnace Church of the Brethren in Edinburg will hold revival services at 6:45 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday. The speaker will be Bill Vanderbush. Childcare provided for ages 5 and younger. Brethren William "Buster" Doman will be the guest speaker at the 10:45 a.m. service ...

High school senior is voice of Audrey II in area play

Caitlin Thompson always knew she wanted to be Audrey II from “Little Shop of Horrors” for as long as she can remember. “She is determined to see this through; to see her dream come true,” said Joanne Thompson, Caitlin's mother. Caitlin takes the stage tonight in a role of a ...

Theater roundup: New plays opening in local theaters

Local theaters are preparing for upcoming shows: Theatre Shenandoah Theatre Shenandoah in Edinburg will present “The Mousetrap” directed by Gary Hines. “The Mousetrap” is a murder mystery set when a group of people gathered in a country house are cut off by snow and they discover to ...

This Weekend: Sept. 29

Correction The listing for the fifth annual Front Royal Zombie Walk was incorrect in today's paper. The walk will be held Oct. 21.   The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend:   Benefit, auction St. Luke Community Clinic will hold its ...

School Lunch Menu: Sept. 30

This is the Shenandoah County school lunch menu for Oct. 2-6: Monday Breakfast: mini maple waffles, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch K-5: cheese pizza, fries, green beans, peaches, strawberry cup, milk. Lunch 6-12: cheese pizza or stuffed shells, breadstick, green beans, peaches, strawberry cup, ...

National Sheepdog Finals: Handlers and their dogs compete at Belle Grove

MIDDLETOWN – Open qualifying rounds continued at Belle Grove Plantation Thursday during the 2017 U.S. Border Collie Handler’s Association National Sheepdog Finals. Brenda Short, of Powhatan, Virginia said she is spending a long weekend enjoying the competition. “I brought my camper and ...