The Shenandoah Valley Music Festival brought out the big guns for last year's 50th anniversary event, with an eclectic lineup of musicians headlined by country music legends Kris Kristofferson and Marty Stuart.
Music and theater will dominate weekend entertainment in the valley, with youth shows in Front Royal and a main stage comedy in New Market, the Front Royal Volunteer Fire Department Fireman's Carnival in Warren County, The Boundless Bazaar in Winchester and Friday night music to kick off a weekend of fun for all ages.
Independence Day events are beginning early this year, starting Thursday with Winchester's Rockin' Independence Eve event, Front Royal's Independence Day celebration and Harrisonburg's Summer Jam at Massanutten Resort. Other area celebrations will be on Friday and Saturday.
Cookie Burgess is used to seeing praying mantises prance about and nearly cover the side of her Maurertown house.
This weekend, tug a truck at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds, hog up at the Frederick County Fairgrounds, escape into a local theater or rock out to Berryville's River and Roots Festival and Winchester's Sundown Indie & Folk Festival.
STRASBURG -- With the opening of two new area doughnut shops this past month, it's clear the doughnut craze has officially hit the Shenandoah Valley.
Beginning in the depths of a Spanish prison and ending on the rooftops of London, the Shenandoah Summer Music Theater plans a show-stopping summer of musicals.
Woodstock author Chastity Harris gave in to the voices 3 1/2 years ago when they became too loud to ignore.
• First Friday -- Special gallery events, musicians playing in restaurants and cafes, and many shops open later. Information: 667-5166.
This Sunday, the Shenandoah County Tourism office will present Gardens, Galleries and Grapes, an all-day countywide event that will stretch from Strasburg south to New Market.
A look at fall foliage on Skyline Drive. Photos by Rich Cooley
The spirits of Wayside Inn were active on Saturday, to the delight of paranormal investigators who met there to learn more about the inn's hauntings as well as a chance to work with Dustin Pari of SyFy's "Ghost Hunters" and "Ghost Hunters International."
Trent Williams likes pandas, playing football, riding his bicycle, and other activities typical for 6-year-old boys. But Trent faces a long road to recovery in his fight against an aggressive form of brain cancer.
For many people, singing at the White House is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Singing there for the third time, then, must mean a charmed existence for a choir of local teens.