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Lifestyle

VDOT to update message boards

Motorists in the Northern Shenandoah Valley can expect more services as they hit the roads for the Thanksgiving holiday. The Virginia Department of Transportation plans to show travel times for travelers on parts of Interstates 81 and 64. VDOT also plans to expand Safety Service Patrols on ...

Holiday events to benefit nonprofits

It’s truly the eve of the holiday season when events that celebrate both Thanksgiving and Christmas occur on the same weekend. Regulus Group’s Turkey Trot marathon event around Woodstock will kick off Saturday morning at Massanutten Military Academy. The Teeny K Fun Run, a race around ...

Weekend Events

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend: Concert The Edinburg VFW Post 2447 will host the rock and roll, country and blues band Rooster from 7 to 11 p.m. today. Arts Chorale The Arts Chorale of Winchester, in celebration of its 15th season, will present ...

Students show off holiday projects

FRONT ROYAL – Kindergarteners at Hilda J. Barbour Elementary School in Front Royal got to show off their handmade Native American costumes and tom-toms at the school’s Thanksgiving feast day this week. Teacher Kristen Lenz said her class has spent much of the month talking about ...

Public Meetings/Holiday Closings

The following government offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday: Shenandoah County – Offices close at noon Wednesday; remain closed Thursday and Friday. Edinburg – Town offices close at noon Wednesday; remain closed Thursday and Friday. Mount Jackson – Town offices close ...

School news

All-A honor roll The following students at Robert E. Aylor Middle School were named to the all-A honor roll for the first grading period: • Sixth grade: Victoria Ames, Sarah Arellano, Noah Benavides, Brandon Blair, Andrew Bray, Casey Brown, Karli Brown, Madison Buhl, Jacob Bundrick, ...

Courthouse Notes

The following information is from the Shenandoah County Circuit Court and Department of Building Inspections: Marriage licenses • James Robert Trail, 32, of Star Tannery, and Mandy Jo Radford, 42, of Star Tannery. Divorces • James Darren Johnson and Tracey Ann Johnson. • Ashley ...

Area churches pack shoeboxes of gifts for children around the world

Churches in the area got a head start on the season of giving this week by packaging up thousands of shoeboxes filled with gifts for children around the world who are affected by war, disaster or poverty. Those donating their time and efforts to Operation Christmas Child fill the shoeboxes ...

Community News & Events for Nov. 20

Card showers A card shower is planned for Mary Anna Frye, who will celebrate her 86th birthday Nov. 26. Cards can be sent to 257 Toll House Road, Maurertown 22644. A card shower will be held for Alice Payne, who will celebrate her 99th birthday Nov. 26. Cards can be sent to her c/o Dutch ...

Community News & Events for Nov. 21

Seniors program The Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum will hold a program for people 55 and older to rediscover learning with creative art projects, science programs and other surprises from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at 19 W. Cork St., Winchester. Admission is half price. Grandchildren welcome. ...

School Lunch Menu

This is the Shenandoah County school lunch menu for Nov. 23-27: Monday Breakfast: juice, pineapple, skillet frittata & toast or cereal & toast, milk. Lunch K-5: pork barbecue on bun, potato wedges, baked beans, raisins or apple, milk. Lunch 6-8: pork barbecue on bun or ...

Guess anniversary

Donald and Jeanette Guess, of Edinburg, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Nov. 21. The couple were married on Nov. 21, 1950, in Hagerstown, Maryland. They are the parents of three daughters, Debbie Crossfield of Centerville, Karen Raines of Edinburg, and Kris Guess of ...

Community News & Events for Nov. 19

Dinner, auction A dinner and silent auction fundraiser to benefit the Growing Tree School will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Toms Brook Fire Hall. Bid on an array of theme baskets, gift certificates, spa packages and specialty items. The free-will offering dinner will be held ...

School News

All-A honor roll The following pupils at Peter Muhlenberg Middle School were named to the all-A honor roll for the first quarter: • Eighth grade: Cameron Baker, Erica Bauserman, Katty Becerra de Melo, Hannah Burke, John Byrd, Garrett Dean, Jenna Deane, Faith Dellinger, Ciara Fadeley, ...

Warren County Courthouse Notes

The following information is from the Warren County Circuit Court: Marriage Licenses • James Ray Humphrey, 39, of Front Royal, and Rebecca Jean Buckler, 27, of Front Royal. • Jeremy Michael Corder, 31, of Middletown, and Kayla Louise Standard, 23, of Middletown. • Marshall Lamar ...

Weekend Events

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend: Apple Crawl Aids Response Effort will host the Old Town Apple Crawl from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Registration beings at 50/50 Taphouse with seven participating restaurants offering drinks and appetizers. The cost is ...

DMV to reopen scales Nov. 30

The Department of Motor Vehicles expects to reopen the truck scales on Interstate 81 near Stephens City after Thanksgiving. The scales on the southbound side of the highway closed recently for routine maintenance, Brandy Brubaker, public relations and media liaison, said Friday. The agency ...

Public meetings

Shenandoah County New Market Town Council meets at 7:30 p.m. today in the municipal building, 9418 John Sevier Road. Strasburg Town Council holds a work session at 5 p.m. Tuesday in town hall, 174 E. King St. The town holds a workshop at 7 p.m. Tuesday in town hall for the planning and ...

Group celebrates National Philanthropy Day

WINCHESTER - Awards were presented to Mitchell Bartoldson, Ramon “Ray” A. Alvarez, and White House Foods for their philanthropic works in the community during an annual National Philanthropy Day luncheon on Friday. Stephanie Landes, Tri-State chapter president-elect for the Association ...

Author takes setting cues from Belle Grove

Belle Grove’s manor house and grounds proved to furnish an image and inspiration for Pittsburg native Douglas Malcolm in regards to his newly released book “The Virginia Valley.” The book follows Irish indentured servant Aiden Smith, who serves as a blacksmith on the fictional High ...