A full course education

Tyler Peer slices into a potato with a knife. Peer is a first-year culinary student studying in the apprenticeship program at the Broadmoor resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Ryan Cornell/Daily

February 1st, 2015

STRASBURG — As recent Strasburg graduate Tyler Peer knows, there can never be too many cooks in the kitchen.

Stephens-Stubley engagement

Courtney Stephens and Stephen Stubley

January 30th, 2015

Steve and Tracy Sykes of Thomasville, Georgia, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Lauren Stephens, to Stephen McClellan Stubley, son of Meg Stubley and Dr. Rob Stubley of Thomasville.

Family friendly events fill Super Bowl weekend

January 29th, 2015

Although much of the weekend will be spent preparing for Sunday’s big game, people can “run out the clock” until kickoff at some of these area events and celebrations.

Area groups benefit from Chain of Checks donations

January 29th, 2015

Winchester radio station 92.5 WINC-FM has raised $63,936 for Fremont Street Nursery, Special Love Inc. and the Winchester Area Temporary Thermal Shelter through its Chain of Checks campaign, a nonprofit program through The Community Foundation of Northern Shenandoah Valley. Checks were presented to each organization during the WINC Wake-Up show on Jan. 28, according to a news release.

College news

January 29th, 2015

Cody Pippin George has been named to the dean’s list at James Madison University for the fall semester. A senior

Students win Patriot’s Pen Awards

Griffin Loper, from left,  Jonathan Bunker and Jacob Gehly accept their awards from VFW Quarter Master/Adjutant Scott Simmons. The three Randolph-Macon Academy Middle School students took top honors in the awards contest sponsored by the Front Royal VFW Post 1860 and Ladies Auxiliary.  Courtesy photo

January 28th, 2015

Three Randolph-Macon Academy Middle School students took top honors at the Patriot’s Pen Awards sponsored by the Front Royal VFW Post 1860 and Ladies Auxiliary. This year’s theme was “Why I Appreciate America’s Veterans.”

Youth Conservation Corps accepting new applications

January 28th, 2015

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation is accepting applications through April 15 for two three-week summer sessions of the Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corp.

Local riders compete in horse show

January 28th, 2015

Four local equestrians participated in the LTD Series Horse Show on Jan. 17 at Morven Park Equestrian Center in Leesburg.

College news

January 28th, 2015

The following College of William & Mary students have been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester: Leanna Rae Eisenman of Front Royal; Timothy John Kopczynski and Nell Rebecca Garver, both of Stephens City.

Recipe of the Week: Maple bacon cheesecake

Cody Fitchett

January 27th, 2015

Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts, mostly because I love cream cheese. The texture is creamy and velvety, and the crust adds the crunch the dessert needs.

Volunteers needed for homeless count

January 26th, 2015

An annual Point-in-Time count will take place this week to help community organizations judge the number of area homeless.

Martin birth

January 25th, 2015

Roy and Mary Martin of Strasburg have announced the birth of a son, Drew Casey, on Jan. 14 at Winchester Medical Center.

Public meetings

January 25th, 2015

Shenandoah County
The Board of Supervisors holds a joint meeting with the School Board at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the

Raising a kingdom

Jaime Day, left,  of Mount Jackson,  and  Java Gooden, 23, of Lynchburg, right, help with bricklaying the exterior walls of a new Kingdom Hall for area Jehovah's Witnesses.  Rich Cooley/Daily

January 23rd, 2015

EDINBURG — Standing in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Kelly Osborne points out the kitchen where full-time ministers stop by for a bite to eat on a sunny, snow covered Wednesday afternoon.

Heritage Day, vaudeville start weekend

This photo of the William Wood Glass family was taken on the front porch of Winchester's Glen Burnie House in 1895. 
The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is hosting a free genealogy event  Saturday.  Photo  Courtesy: Museum of the Shenandoah Valley.

January 23rd, 2015

The weekend offers a chance to research your family tree as well as exchange the seeds of a tree, at events scheduled throughout the area.

Holiday celebration held

January 20th, 2015

Front Royal police, Front Royal Police Foundation and the Front Royal Elks Lodge 2382 invited 31 area families, including 68 children, to the Elks Lodge on Guard Hill Road for a Christmas celebration last month.

Recipe of the Week: Candy bar cupcakes

Cody Fitchett

January 20th, 2015

I always wondered what it would taste like to combine two of America’s most favored portable snacks — the candy bar and the cupcake.