Lifestyle

Songs to share

EYN Womens Fellowship Appreciation Choir sings at Antioch Church of the Brethren in Woodstock.   Rich Cooley/Daily

July 5th, 2015

WOODSTOCK — Members of the Antioch Church of the Brethren and other Woodstock parishioners spent a recent evening listening to the songs and tales of their Nigerian fellows — tales that included accounts of attacks by Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.

Public meetings, June 6-10

July 5th, 2015

Shenandoah County
The Virginia Association of Counties plans to hold its 2015 Region 6 Legislative meeting at 7 p.m. Monday

History on display

Robert C. Rinehimer, Jr., 72, of New Market, stands by the linen flag in his home that flew over the Capitol during the inauguration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.  Rich Cooley/Daily

July 2nd, 2015

NEW MARKET — The family history on display in the home of New Market resident Robert C. “Bob” Rinehimer is a reflection of recent American history.

Fourth of July fireworks and festivities

July 2nd, 2015

For Independence Day, families can catch various parades, performances and pool parties around the area — and don’t forget the firework shows.

Weekend Events

July 2nd, 2015

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend:
Stanley homecoming
The Town of Stanley

Lions Club makes donation

Bobbie Jo Poling, president of the Strasburg Lions Club, presents the club's annual $300  donation to Strasburg Fire Chief Jeff Wharton of the Strasburg Fire Department. The Lions Club, which was chartered in 1942, has supported community activites for the past 73 years. The donation will be used for the funding of a new fire truck. Courtesy photo

July 2nd, 2015

Bobbie Jo Poling, president of the Strasburg Lions Club, presents the club’s annual $300 donation to Strasburg Fire Chief Jeff Wharton of the Strasburg Fire Department. The Lions Club, which was chartered in 1942, has supported community activites for the past 73 years. The donation will be used for the funding of a new fire truck. Courtesy photo

Aylor Middle School honor roll

July 1st, 2015

The following students at Robert E. Aylor Middle School have been named to the all-A honor roll for the fourth

Frakes anniversary

Wayne and Jane Frakes. Courtesy photo

June 30th, 2015

Wayne and Jane Frakes, of Woodstock, celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on June 23.
They were married June 23, 1951, in Alexandria. They have two sons and seven grandchildren.

School volunteers are honored

June 30th, 2015

Volunteers serving Shenandoah County Public Schools were recognized at the School Board’s June meeting.

AmeriCorps team working in region

AmeriCorps NCCC River 1 team member Jenna Jesson adds debris to a pile that has been removed from a stream behind the property of Social Graces Ballroom Dance Studio at 636 E. Main St. in Berryville. Hilary Legge/Daily

June 29th, 2015

BERRYVILLE – An AmeriCorps team with the National Civilian Community Corps is spending six weeks in the Shenandoah Valley to

Book explores ‘scandalous’ topic

Philip Bigler,  a retired James Madison University professor and the 1998 National Teacher of the Year, stands beside portraits of Dolley Madison and her son, John Payne Todd, in the basement of his home in Quicksburg.  Bigler has written a book on Todd.  Rich Cooley/Daily

June 29th, 2015

Nationally recognized educator and scholar Philip Bigler has expanded a mere footnote of American history in his new book, “Scandalous Son: The Elusive Search for Dolley Madison’s Son, John Payne Todd.”

Weekend Events

June 26th, 2015

Gazebo Gatherings
The Blue Ridge Arts Council will hold its Gazebo Gatherings concert series today from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Anniversary services stir memories at church

Pearl Jordan, of Front Royal, left, and Betty Roberts, right, look over an old photo album on display as part of Mount Vernon Baptist Church's 150th anniversary. Jordan, at 92,  is the oldest member of the church  and Roberts serves as  treasurer, pianist and organist.  Rich Cooley/Daily

June 25th, 2015

Banners, posters and a wealth of record and prayer books deck the front of Mount Vernon Baptist Church as part of a 150th anniversary exhibit for the church’s series of services and celebrations.

Library offers tool to help find grants

June 24th, 2015

The Shenandoah County Library in Edinburg has announced the return of Foundation Directory Online, a tool for nonprofits, small businesses

College news

June 24th, 2015

Several area students have been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Radford University.
Madison E. Lewis,