Lifestyle

Churches open Family Promise affiliate

The Rev. Michael Dobbins describes where the first guest family for Family Promise of Shenandoah County stays at St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Woodstock. Rachel Mahoney/Daily

February 12th, 2016

After years of planning and community efforts, Family Promise of Shenandoah County got off to a bit of a delayed start when its first guest family began staying with participating churches this week.

Civil War Era Dancers combine fun with history

Tom Mack directs different moves during the Shenandoah Valley Civil War Era Dancers' February practice session at Samuels Library in Front Royal. Rachel Mahoney/Daily

February 12th, 2016

Those who attend Shenandoah Valley Civil War Era Dancers’ practices are in for a lesson in what founder Tom Mack calls “a little bit of history and a lot of fun.”

Interim pastor injects new enthusiasm

Ed Dawkins

February 12th, 2016

Front Royal Presbyterian Church could begin worshipping in different ways in the near future under the guidance of its new interim pastor, the Rev. Edward Dawkins.

School Lunch Menu

February 11th, 2016

This is the Shenandoah County school lunch menu for Feb. 15-19:

Events (for religion page)

February 11th, 2016

Bethel Lutheran
The Teen Challenge Group will perform during the 10:45 a.m. worship service on Sunday at Bethel Lutheran Church

Winter reading program begins

February 11th, 2016

Rhea Jett, a student at James Madison University, dressed as a “Frozen” character, reads to children at a pajama party held to kick off the winter reading program at the New Market Area Library. The program will culminate with a Dr. Seuss Read Across America celebration on March 2 and will feature a birthday cake and punch, the reading of Dr. Seuss books, and children will make their own green eggs and ham. Courtesy photo

College news

February 10th, 2016

Megan O. Henry has been named to the dean’s list at Bridgewater College for the fall semester. A freshman business major

Community News & Events for Feb. 11

February 10th, 2016

Holiday closings
The following offices will be closed Monday in observance of President’s Day.
• The Shenandoah County Extension office

Practicing penitence after Ash Wednesday

Magdalena Whittaker, left, and Bren Miller wear ash crosses on their foreheads at the Front Royal Daily Grind after worshipping at an afternoon Ash Wednesday Mass at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Front Royal.   Rachel Mahoney/Daily

February 10th, 2016

Many Christians brought in the holy season of Lent this week at Ash Wednesday services, solemnly reflecting on mortality before the traditional period of fasting.

Weekend Events

February 10th, 2016

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

Fans find ways to catch ‘The Walking Dead’

February 10th, 2016

Some couples might be ending Valentine’s Day by cuddling up on the couch to watch some zombie-filled drama on the mid-season premiere of AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” but that’s not necessarily the case for some Shentel customers.

Youth tour capitol

February 8th, 2016

Five area youth met with Del. Michael Webert, R-Marshall, in Richmond on Feb. 4 as part of the Rappahannock Electric Youth Tour. They met their elected representatives, toured the state capitol and executive mansion, and learned about the legislative process. Shown here with Webert, third from left are, from left, Cristina Montemorano, of Fauquier County, Annelise Kyle, of Culpeper, Richard Vo, of Front Royal, Zachary Wright, of Greene County, and Bethany Melvin, of Winchester. Courtesy photo

Organizations benefit from Black History Month screenings

February 8th, 2016

To celebrate Black History Month, Winchester Film Club 3.0 is working with the Winchester-Frederick-Clarke chapter of the NAACP and the Douglass Alumni Association to bring noteworthy black films to the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.

Reader photo: Floodwaters rise

Northern Virginia Daily reader Becky Ryman shot this photo of rising floodwaters along Meadow Drive in Edinburg earlier this week.  Some flooding was reported in the region due to rain and melting snow.  Courtesy photo by Becky Ryman

February 5th, 2016

Northern Virginia Daily reader Becky Ryman shot this photo of rising floodwaters along Meadow Drive in Edinburg earlier this week. Some flooding was reported in the region due to rain and melting snow. Courtesy photo by Becky Ryman