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Courthouse Notes

The following information is from the Warren County Circuit Court: Marriage licenses • Benjamin Lewis Grant, 29, of Linden, and Nicole Lynn Hart, 33, of Paw Paw, West Virginia. • Donald Craig Leake, 55, of Front Royal, and Robie Katherine Harper, 42, of Strasburg. • Donald Stephen ...

Front Royal man makes journey of understanding, faith

Although Front Royal resident Tom Howarth’s connection with El Salvador didn’t begin until many years after four American churchwomen were killed there in 1980, he said he has been “tremendously educated” by their impact serving in the community. For the 35th anniversary of the ...

Towns flip the switch for first Christmas lights

A few communities will be lighting up their trees this weekend to jump start the quick transition between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Middletown will hold its tree lighting ceremony at sundown today, providing holiday shoppers a chance to sit in front of a bonfire with hot cider and food ...

Area gears up for small business sales

Area businesses are looking to attract weekend holiday shoppers with more local options as part of initiatives for Plaid Friday and Small Business Saturday. Black Friday may draw swaths of bargain hunters to big box stores with big savings, but local stores are creating a welcoming and homey ...

Stonewall Jackson High School to host holiday event

Stonewall Jackson High School plans to host a breakfast with Santa and candy land event on Saturday to celebrate the holiday season. Mike Dorman, principal of Stonewall Jackson High School, said that this is a community event and the public is invited. “We will have breakfast for ...

Road closure

The U.S. Forest Service will close Narrow Passage Road in Edinburg on Monday to replace 20 culverts. The project should take about two weeks to complete. During this time, the Bread Road, also called the Hunter Shanty Road, will be closed. The east entrance to Little Stony Road and access to ...

Public meetings, Nov. 30-Dec. 4

Shenandoah County The School Board holds a closed session at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the county government center, 600 N. Main St., Woodstock. The Conservation Easement Authority meets at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the government center. The Board of Supervisors holds a work session at 4 p.m. ...

Shenandoah County Courthouse Notes

The following information is from the Shenandoah County Circuit Court and Department of Building Inspections: Marriage Licenses • Omar Ruben Argueta, 32, of Winchester, and Domitila Barahona Barahona, 27, of Woodstock. • Alan James Harris, 46, of Woodstock, and Tonya Michelle Howard, ...

Community News & Events for Nov. 30 paper

Lunch with books The Clarke County Library will sponsor the Brown Bag with Books program discussing “One Summer: America, 1927” by Bill Bryson at noon Thursday at the Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville. Information: 540-662-9041. Reunion lunch The Warren County High School class of 1952 ...

School Lunch Menu

This is the Shenandoah County school lunch menu for Nov. 30-Dec. 4: Monday Breakfast: orange craisins, French toast sticks or cereal & toast, milk. Lunch K-5: chicken patty on bun, baked beans, veggie dippers, pears, apple, milk. Lunch 6-8: chicken patty on bun or cheese ...

Salvation Army begins holiday bell ringing

FRONT ROYAL – Bells, in the hands of Salvation Army volunteers, are already ringing in the holiday season. The annual bell ringing began Nov. 13 in Luray and last Friday at Big Lots in Front Royal. On Black Friday, bell ringers and donation collection kettles will be stationed in front of ...

Community News & Events for Nov. 25

Book club The Long Branch Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the historic home in Boyce. The book for December will be “Cold Mountain” by Charles Frazier. Those attending are encouraged to bring dinner or a snack. Information: 540-837-1856 or www.visitlongbranch.org. Discovery ...

Conservation district presents awards

The Lord Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District presented 12 awards to members of the community including farmers, educators and local government officials at its annual luncheon on Nov. 17 at the Lee-Jackson in Winchester. Clean Water Farm Award winners, who managed their operations ...

School News

All-A honor roll The following students at Stonewall Jackson High School have been named to the all-A honor roll: Ninth grade: Alan Arnesen, Virginia Biller, Ryan Butler, Jenna Constable, James Eaton, Branson Estep, Garrett Estep, Cassandra Gibson, Christopher Hall, Jose Hurtado-Garcia, ...

Community News & Events for Nov. 27 paper

School news Arissa Foreman, a native of Front Royal and a senior at the University of Maryland, has accepted an internship to start Nov. 16 at the Smithsonian Institution’s Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Library programs Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will hold ...

Community News & Events for Nov. 24

Teens Create Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will hold a Teen’s Create program, painting a giant canvas to display, at 2 p.m. Saturday. Information: 540-635-3153. Community meal The Cedar Creek Community Center in Zepp will host a community meal day from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. ...

Thanksgiving closings

The following offices will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving: • The Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum in Winchester will be closed Thursday. • All branches of the Handley Regional Library (Handley, Bowman and Clarke County) will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday and remained closed ...

Weekend Events

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend: Comedy weekend Bright Box Theater will host a comedy weekend with three shows at 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester. Tom Simmons and John Floyd will perform at 8 p.m. today and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Irwin Loring will ...