Lifestyle

School Lunch Menu for Oct. 10

This is the Shenandoah County school lunch menu for Oct. 12-16: Monday: schools closed. Tuesday Breakfast: juice, applesauce blueberry breakfast bar & yogurt or graham crackers & yogurt, milk. Lunch K-5: hamburger, tater tots, baked beans, apple or peaches, milk. Lunch ...

Shenandoah County bridge opens early

STRASBURG – The Virginia Department of Transportation recently opened a new bridge in Shenandoah County – seven months early. Crews completed the bridge on Seven Fountain Road (Va. 758) over Passage Creek in the Fort Valley area and opened the crossing Oct. 1, according to information ...

October plays heighten audience tension

Local theaters will be giving audiences chills down their spine this month with plays both heartwarming and spooky. William Gibson’s “The Miracle Worker,” directed by theatre President Lori Staley, will open today at Theatre Shenandoah in Edinburg,  This play tells the moving story of ...

Weekend Events

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend: Discovery Museum The Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum will offer free admission from 5 to 7:30 p.m. today at 19 W. Cork St., Winchester. Information: 540-722-2020. Art Center concert Folk musicians Jan and Neil ...

School Menu

The following is the Shenandoah County school menu for Oct. 5-9: Monday Breakfast: juice, apple, breakfast chicken patty on flatbread or cereal & toast, milk. Lunch K-5: corn dog nuggets, baked beans, veggie dippers, pears or apple, milk. Lunch 6-8: corn dog nuggets or grilled ...

New Presbyterian church settles at interim location

The newly gathered congregation of Christ Reigns Presbyterian Church has found a temporary new place of worship as it seeks out a more permanent home. Pastor Alan Morrison was looking to lead the church’s first service on Sept. 20 until he and other founding members were notified that they ...

Sweeten your special day with a cake to fit any palette … and palate

Pamela Hutzell draws from years of experience with multiple facets of wedding organization and planning at Fabulous Wedding Cakes based in Front Royal. With formal floral design training and 21 years of self-employed cake design experience, Hutzell knows how to tie her confections into ...

Art show fundraiser reaches 25th year

Those in the market for some decorative pieces with flair and character can get a taste of local artwork beginning Saturday at the Clarke County Historical Association’s Art at the Mill show at the historic Burwell Morgan Mill. The biannual show has connected patrons and artists in the ...

Belle Grove Crawl offers insider’s tour

It’s not every day that your historical site tour includes a whiskey sampling and ends with a rock ‘n roll show, but that’s exactly what history buffs will get at the Belle Grove Crawl on Saturday. Executive Director Kristen Laise said those that think they may have seen everything the ...

Museum exhibit to showcase finery in film

WINCHESTER – Cascades of fabric and complex embroidery deck period film costumes displayed in the “Cut! Costume and the Cinema” exhibit opening this weekend at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. “Cut!” showcases the work of acclaimed London-based costumer Cosprop, which has ...

Community News & Events for Oct. 5 paper

Card shower A card shower is planned for Mildred "Millie" Dysart, who will celebrate her 85th birthday Oct. 9. Cards can be sent to 415 Dysart Road, Woodstock 22664. Benefit sale The Front Royal Women's Resource Center will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot ...

Religion page events for Oct. 3

Bethany Luheran Bethany Lutheran Church will celebrate 145 years of ministry with a homecoming service at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at 496 Bethany Church Lane northwest of Columbia Furnace off Wolf Gap Road. The guest preacher will be Pastor Karen Shumate VanStee. A covered-dish meal will follow at the ...

Serve up festive fall wedding food

Amidst a shifting autumn tableau of rich and colorful landscapes, autumn can provide a wealth of satisfying cuisine options for weddings during the season of plenty. A catering and event provision veteran, Kim James has served up a wealth of harvest-ripe plates while operating Six Star ...

Choose decorative elements to fit your style

When it comes to decking an autumn wedding out with flowers and other foliage, Heather Merchant, owner and designer at Love Flowers Shenandoah, said it comes down to a balancing act between rustic and elegant, trendy and traditional. Because so many flowers end up “fizzling out” in the ...

Let autumn’s hues set your wedding scene

At the Sept. 13 Blue Ridge Bridal Fall Show at the George Washington Hotel in Winchester, brides learned how distinctive venues in the Shenandoah Valley are quickly making Virginia a state known for destination weddings. Show owner Nancy Aikens Craun said that because of Virginia locations ...

Formalwear varies from simple to extravagant

Although Morgan Beachler has only fitted brides with their dream day dresses since setting up shop in Winchester last November with The Valley Bride, she’s helped a number of bridal customers with different styles in mind. Her storefront provides an intimate boutique setting for personal ...

Community News & Events for Oct. 1

Strasburg street sweeping The Town of Strasburg will conduct street sweeping early Friday morning on King, Holliday, Massanutten and Washington streets from Route 11 to Capon Street. All vehicles should be removed from the street on Thursday evening. Movie night Fishers Hill Church will ...

Ghost hunters investigate spirits at Wayside Inn

Ghost hunters with years of experience in pursuit of the paranormal will explore supernatural phenomena at the 218-year-old Wayside Inn during a public investigation hosted by Spirit Watch Enterprises on Saturday. Dustin Pari, a former member of the TV show "Ghost Hunters International," ...