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Community News & Events for Dec. 19

Card shower A card shower is being planned for William “Billy” Wakeman, who will celebrate his 87th birthday Dec. 26. Cards can be sent to 499 Wolverton Road, Edinburg 22824. Card shower A card shower is planned for Ada Stroop, who will celebrate her birthday Dec. 28. Cards can be sent ...

Community News & Events for Dec. 21 paper

Closings The following offices will be closed for the Christmas holiday: • The Town of Mount Jackson office will be closed Thursday and Friday. • All branches of the Handley Regional Library (Handley, Bowman and Clarke County) will be closed Thursday and Friday. • The Shenandoah ...

School lunch menu

This is the Shenandoah County school lunch menu for Dec. 21-25: Monday Breakfast: juice, pineapple, skillet frittata & toast or cereal & toast, milk. Lunch K-5: pork barbecue on bun, potato wedges, baked beans, juice or apple, milk. Lunch 6-8: pork barbecue on bun or ...

Fans awaken The Force at Winchester Alamo

WINCHESTER – Paying tribute to their favorite Jedi or Sith lords and decked out in T-shirts and full-out costumes with glowing lightsabers, moviegoers flocked to Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in droves to catch the anticipated premiere of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Matt Manuel said ...

Community News & Events for Dec. 17

Rotary club The Rotary Club of Frederick County will meet at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at Shenandoah Valley Westminster Canterbury in Winchester. Special guests will be from Interact Clubs with scholarship recipients. Information: Geraldine Kiefer at gkiefer@su.edu. Library program John Kovak and ...

Weekend Events

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend: Holiday party Bowman Library in Stephens City will hold an Ugly Festive holiday party for middle- and high-school students from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. today. Students are encouraged to wear their ugliest festive wear and ...

Community News & Events for Dec. 16

Card shower A card shower planned for Shirley Leake, who will celebrate her 88th birthday Dec. 20. Cards can be sent to 22689 Senedo Road, Woodstock 22664.   Federal employees The National Active and Retired Federal Employees chapter 180 will hold a Christmas luncheon ...

Courthouse Notes

The following information is from the Warren County Circuit Court: Marriage licenses Ruddy Alberto Chavez Sr., 59, of Front Royal, and Melissa Lee Esteppe, 46, of Front Royal. Anthony Brian Corathers, 23, of Strasburg, and Laura Ann Jenkins, 22, of Bentonville. Glen Michael Cubbage, ...

Community News & Events for Dec. 15

Food distribution The Bread of Life Food Pantry in Woodstock will distribute food from 1 to 4 p.m. today and Thursday. Appointments can be made by calling 459-1928. Museum programs The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will hold the following programs at 901 Amherst St., ...

Organizers planning holiday dinner

FRONT ROYAL – A group of event organizers from in and around Warren County held their second volunteer meeting Thursday for the first Christmas Spirit Community Dinner on Christmas Day. The dinner will last from 12-6 p.m. Christmas Day at the North Warren Volunteer Fire Department, and the ...

Bright-Kopp wedding

Kirsten Lynn Bright and Kevin Peter Kopp were married Oct. 31 at the Faithbrook Barn and Vineyards in Luray. The bride is the daughter of David and Audrey Bright, of Edinburg. The groom is the son of Linda and Dr. Raymond Kopp, of Great Falls. Neil Fadely officiated. The couple ...

Community News & Events for Dec. 12 paper

Card shower A card shower is planned for Harry Morris, who will celebrate his 92nd birthday Dec. 17. Cards can be sent to 1390 Brook Creek Road, Toms Brook 22660. Grain marketing The Grain Marketing Group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Denny's in Mount Jackson. Information: ...

New ebook celebrates 10 years of ‘Christmas Jars’

WOODSTOCK – After 10 years of hearing “Christmas Jars” inspired stories of giving, author Jason Wright is providing his readers with the jar’s origin tale in his new ebook novella, “Christmas Jars Journey.” Some families may have a holiday tradition of finding a Christmas ...

Museum dresses green for the holidays

Museum of the Shenandoah Valley’s holiday decoration feature this year is a more organic addition to the gowns already on display there – but this dress only has a week or two of time on the museum lobby floor before it wilts away. Chantal Ludder, horticulturalist for the museum’s ...

High school holds fundraiser

More than 400 children and parents attended a program led by several Stonewall Jackson High School organizations on Dec. 5 at the school to raise money for “A Small Hand,” a community outreach program in Edinburg that provides formula, food, diapers and hygiene essentials to low-income ...

Shen-Paco director receives award

Shenandoah Valley Community Residences, of  Winchester, presented the 2015 Eleanor S. White Award to K.K. Stroop, executive director of Shen-Paco Industries Inc., a nonprofit community-based agency providing vocational, developmental, educational and rehabilitative services to adults with ...

First Night Winchester to show off new acts

WINCHESTER – At a news conference for First Night Winchester on Thursday, board members announced plans for the 2016 event, the 29th consecutive year for the non-alcoholic family celebration of the arts into Jan. 1. The Village at Orchard Ridge Executive Director Melissa Fortner welcomed ...