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Lifestyle

March for Life: Area residents prepare to converge on D.C.

March for Life has brought crowds of people to D.C. to protest the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision in 1973, and not even a blizzard warning for the city has canceled the annual event. Groups from the Northern Shenandoah Valley are taking precautions, but still plan on ...

Harpeth Rising returns to area

After the August release of their new album, “Shifted,” folk band Harpeth Rising has been toting its new tunes on tour and they’ll soon be stopping in Winchester. Band members Jordana Greenberg, Rebecca Reed-Lunn and Maria Di Meglio will be performing at the Bright Box Theater at ...

Community News & Events for Jan. 15

Card shower A card shower is planned for Ruby Rinker, who will celebrate her 89th birthday on Jan. 19. Cards can be sent to 1624 Smith Creek Road, New Market 22844. Restoration Fellowship Restoration Fellowship Church in Strasburg will host Celebrate Recovery, for life's hurts, hang-ups ...

Community News & Events for Jan. 18 paper

Rotary club The Rotary Club of New Market will meet at noon Wednesday at the Shenvalee Golf Resort. The guest speakers will be four Stonewall Jackson High School Rotary Interact members who attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Award program at Virginia Tech in December. Information: ...

School Lunch Menu

This is the Shenandoah County school lunch menu for Jan. 18-22: Monday – schools closed Tuesday Breakfast: juice, applesauce, pancakes or graham crackers & yogurt, milk. Lunch K-5: pancakes, sausage & egg patty, potatoes, Romaine salad, apple or juice, milk. Lunch ...

Front Royal teen selected as delegate

Monica Marciano, of Front Royal, has been selected as a delegate to the 54th annual U.S. Senate Youth Program that will be held March 5-12 in Washington, D.C. The program, funded by the Hearst Foundations, aims to increase young Americans’ understanding of  three branches of ...

Community News & Events for Jan. 13

Card shower A card shower is planned for Ann Elliott McElyea, who will celebrate her 80th birthday Jan. 15. Cards can be sent to 291 Bowman Mill Road, Strasburg 22657. ‘War Room’ shown Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Front Royal will show “War Room,” a PG-rated movie exploring the ...

Local 4-H pubic speaking contest winners announced

Winners have been announced in the recent Shenandoah County 4-H public speaking contest. Senior contest winners were: • Hannah Orndorff, of the 4-H Exchange and Honor clubs, first place. • Anna Rankin, of the Toms Brook 4-H, second place. Intermediate category winners ...

Teams compete in Silver Bucket Challenge

Alumni and current students at Wakefield County Day School played each other in the John Lee Silver Bucket basketball game on Dec. 26. Alumni from 2012 and earlier won over alumni after 2012 and current players with a final score of 39-38. The winning team consisted of Brian Shafran, ...

Holiday office closings

Government offices in Shenandoah, Warren and Frederick counties are closed Friday and Monday in observance of Lee-Jackson Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Courts in all counties are closed Friday and Monday. The following town offices are closed: Edinburg: closed Friday and ...

Community News & Events for Jan. 12

Card shower A card shower is planned for James "Jim" Trail, who will celebrate his 80th birthday Jan. 13. Cards can be sent to 1327 Coffmantown Road, Woodstock 22664. Poetry Alliance The Shenandoah Poetry Alliance will host an open mic poetry night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Handley ...

Wilburn scholarship is established

The Shenandoah Community Foundation and Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River announce that the first John Duncan Wilburn Adventure Scholarship will be awarded early this year. The $500 scholarship will be awarded to a college or university student to participate in an ...

Rotary donates food to needy

The Rotary Club of Front Royal delivered 130 boxes of food to needy families through its Doc Smith Christmas basket program on on Dec. 19. “The goal of the Doc Smith Christmas basket program is to provide basic food staples to families in need in the community to make sure they can ...

Apple Blossom Festival Little Maids named

  Five girls from the Winchester area have been selected to serve as little maids in the Court of Queen Shenandoah LXXXIX during the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival April 22 through May 1. Elizabeth Browning is the daughter of Sarah and Edward Browning, of Winchester, and ...

Samuels Library announces writing contest winners

Samuels Public Library held a reception for the winners of its 38th annual holiday writing contest on Dec. 15. Students read their winning entries, received certificates and books and were treated to refreshments afterward. First-place winners were awarded gift certificates to Royal Oak ...

January plays feature personal, complex themes

After the more light-hearted jollity of theatre productions during the holiday season, audiences can sink into some thought-provoking and emotionally mature performances in January. Amy Thomas will be directing her first performance at Winchester Little Theatre with Wendy Wasserstein’s ...

Author adds third mystery installment

WINCHESTER – In the latest addition to his mystery series, titled “Dying to Tell,” Winchester author TJ O’Connor continues chronicling the discoveries of his intangible investigator protagonist. He said the original book, “Dying to Know,” started out as a “fluke” that he ...

Community News & Events for Jan. 8

Turner Ashby SCV Major Skip Owens will talk about the Confederate soldier in history at the meeting of the Turner Ashby Camp 1567 Sons of Confederate Veterans at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Shenandoah University in Stimpson Auditorium, Halpin-Harrison Hall, 600 Millwood Ave., Winchester. Events ...

Community News & Events for Jan. 9 paper

County library The Shenandoah County Library will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publishing of “Alice in Wonderland” along with Lewis Carroll’s birthday with a tea party at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday for ages 5 and older. The event will include tea and cookies and a reading about the Mad ...