Lifestyle

Autumnfest adds race, showcases crafts

Barbecue and wine tasters alike can warm up before chilling out – and pigging out – at Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce’s fifth annual Shenandoah Autumnfest by taking part in the new Autumnfest 5K. As chamber president Cheri Wright said, the race gives a chance for attendees to ...

Slasher con debuts in Winchester

Horror and thriller fans are getting into the Halloween spirit a bit early at the first Four State Slasher Con at the Bright Box Theater in Winchester. After visiting his first convention at Hell-O-Ween in Fredericksburg last October, organizer Matt Burns decided to start a celebration of ...

School Lunch Menu

The following is the Shenandoah County school lunch menu for Oct. 19-23: Monday Breakfast: juice, pineapple, egg skillet frittata & toast or cereal & toast, milk. Lunch K-5: pork BBQ on bun, potato wedges, baked beans, raisins or apple, milk. Lunch 6-8: pork BBQ on bun or ...

Christian festival celebrates 10th year

Shenandoah Valley Coalition for Christ will provide a weekend of free food and entertainment at the 2015 Family Fun Fest at Peter Muhlenberg Middle School from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For the festival’s 10th anniversary, it will condense down from a weekend event to a single day ...

Kiwanis Club presents awards

The Kiwanis Club of Winchester met at the George Washington Hotel in Winchester recently and installed new leaders and gave awards to Kiwanians who have excelled this year in serving the community. Ali Matson, 28, was installed as new president. She has been involved with Kiwanis ...

School names athletes of the month

Carolina Leonard and Griffin Landis have been named athletes of the month at Wakefield Country Day School in Flint Hill. Leonard is an outside hitter on the varsity volleyball team. She helped lead the team to five victories in games in September that were all 3-0 sweeps. Landis is a ...

Cook-Beaune engagement

Chris and Ronda Cook. of Winchester. have announced the engagement of their daughter Bailey Nicole to Matthew Thomas Beaune, son of Cliff and Stephanie Beaune, of Woodstock. Cook, a 2012 graduate of Central High School, will graduate in May from James Madison University with a ...

Cat family needs a loving home

STRASBURG – Three abandoned cats are looking for a new home. The owner of the three cats passed away, and the cats have been living on their own since February. “These cats need help,” said Ginger Taylor, who works for the String of Pearls Animal Sanctuaries Inc., an animal rescue ...

Teen explores his musical style

WOODSTOCK – When 15-year-old John-Robert Rimel gets home from school, he usually grabs a snack before tackling his homework and then retreating to the basement – to do even more homework. But in the basement, his homework is different. In the basement, he’s practicing breathing ...

Shenandoah beekeepers help hives survive winter

TOMS BROOK – As the weather starts to grow colder, area beekeepers try to ensure their hives survive the winter by encouraging eggs and keeping an eye out for pests that play a large role in the dreaded colony collapse disorder. Three-year veteran hobbyist beekeeper Lynne Phillips ...

Public meetings, Oct. 12-16

Shenandoah County The Board of Supervisors meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the government center, 600 N. Main St., Woodstock. The Water Resources Advisory Board meets at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the government center. Edinburg Town Council meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in town hall, 101 Town Hall ...

Front Royal festival adds Sunday benefit race

It’ll be a good year for runners attending the 45th Festival of Leaves in Front Royal, which celebrates the colorful turn of seasons and serves as the Warren Heritage Society’s annual fundraiser. Warren Heritage Society Business Manager Susan Jeffery said that historic downtown Front ...

Teepee constructed to welcome native cultures

BERRYVILLE – Those headed into Berryville for the upcoming harvest and cultural festival The Gathering will be greeted by a 24-foot tall teepee that organizers finished setting up this week at a corner of Clermont Farm. Chris (Comeswithclouds) White and Rene White (Feather) serve the ...

Weekend Events

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend: Festival of Leaves The Warren Heritage Society will hold its annual Festival of Leaves from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday on Chester and Main streets in Front Royal. Featured will be food vendors, crafters, artists, ...