Lifestyle

Dogs celebrate end of summer with pool party

WINCHESTER -- It was a doggie day at Jim Barnett’s pool on Sunday. Dogs of all sizes, shapes and breeds came to end summer with a splash at the Fourth Annual All Paws on Deck Canine Swim. Hannah Stewart, aquatics coordinator for  Winchester Parks and Recreation and this year’s ...

Community News & Events: Sept. 20

Film Handley Library will host a showing of the family film “LEGO Batman Movie” at noon Saturday. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch. Popcorn and lemonade will be available. Information: www.handleyregional.org. Pig roast Saumsville Christian Church in Maurertown will hold ...

Gardening programs offered a library

Master Gardener Sari Karp presented the program "From Monticello to Your Backyard: Growing Your Own Historical Garden" on Sept. 2 at the New Market Area Library. The program is part of a series of collaborations between the master gardeners of the Northern Shenandoah Valley and the ...

Public Meetings: Sept. 18-22

The following public meetings are scheduled: Shenandoah County • The Water Resources Advisory Committee meets at 5 p.m. Monday at the county landfill, 349 Landfill Road, Edinburg. • The Tourism Council meets at noon Tuesday in the Woodstock Café and Shoppes, 117 S. Main St. • The ...

Community News & Events: Sept. 18

Audition The Schultz Theatre and School of Performing Arts will hold auditions for its November performance of “Nunsense” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the auditorium at J. Frank Hillyard Middle School, 226 Hawks Hill Drive, Broadway. The female cast and their ...

Cosplayers converge on Samicon

FRONT ROYAL – Samicon returned to Samuels Public Library on Saturday, bringing with it a parade of bright and colorful cosplayers. This year’s theme was “Read Long and Prosper,” a pun on “live long and prosper” from the Star Trek TV show. Event organizer Kitti McKean said ...

Community New & Events

Bingo The Strasburg Fire Department will host Quarter Bingo September 16 at the fire hall. Doors open at 5 p.m. and Bingo starts at 6 p.m. Club The Winchester Area Newcomers Club, a social club for women, will meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Opequon Presbyterian Church in Kernstown. The ...

Events

Lutheran The Rev. Brad Hales of Reformation Lutheran Church in Culpeper will be the guest speaker at the homecoming service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at St. James Lutheran Church at Hudson Cross Roads. Lunch will follow. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish to share. Baptist First ...

Community News & Events: Sept.15

Sale Living Water Christian Church of the Shenandoah Valley will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon today and Saturday at 72 N. Lake Ave., Front Royal. The sale will have free children's book. Proceeds benefit church mission projects. Sale The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in ...

Police Blotter: Front Royal

The Front Royal Police Department reported the following incidents: Sept. 4: Amanda Knott, of Front Royal, was issued an arrest warrant from another jurisdiction. Sept. 4: Derian Mize, of Front Royal, was arrested on charges of entering a dwelling with intent to commit larcency and conspiracy ...

Library completes summer reading program

The New Market Area Library recently completed a successful summer reading program that included weekly events for children as well as a reading incentive program. Programs and attendance figures were: Build Your Reading with Mr. Fix It presented by Wendy Whitford and Shane Ring, 79 ...

And they’re off: Shenandoah Downs racing begins Saturday

WOODSTOCK –  The second season of pari-mutuel harness racing returns to Shenandoah Downs on Saturday and runs for the next five weeks. Darrell Woods, director of communications of the Virginia Equine Alliance, said harness racing brings fans from all around the country together. “Last ...

School Lunch Menu: Sept. 16

This is the Shenandoah County school lunch menu for Sept. 18-22: Monday Breakfast: mini maple waffles, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch K-5: garlic pizza, potato wedges, carrots, peaches, strawberry cup, milk. Lunch 6-12: garlic pizza or nachos with chili and cheese, potato wedges, carrots, ...

Community News & Events: Sept. 14, 2017

Shower A card shower is planned for Courtney Weatherholtz, who will celebrate her 96th birthday Sept. 21. Cards can be sent to 447 W. Old Cross Road, New Market, Virginia 22844. Reunion The Conner family will hold a reunion at 1 p.m. Sunday at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Toms Brook. ...

Food collected for Luke’s Backpack program

More than 12,000 food items were collected, filling three hay wagons, for Luke’s Backpack, a program of Shenandoah Valley Lutheran Ministries at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Woodstock. Monetary donations were also received. The program provides food for school-aged children in Shenandoah ...

Marge Moyers Scholarship presented

The Marge Moyers Memorial Scholarship was recently presented to two Shenandoah County students: Kaelyn Joy Cary, a graduate of Central High School, and Gwen MacKenzie Mallow, a graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School. They each receive $2,000 per year for four years. Cary, who is from ...

Community News & Events: Sept. 13

Festival St. John’s Lutheran Church will hold its annual fall festival at 3 p.m. Saturday at 3623 Back Mountain Road, Winchester. Featured will be live music, food, bake sale, homemade items, crafts and face painting. Held rain or shine. Those attending should bring a lawn chair. Proceeds ...

Pet of the Week: Wishbone a proper lap dog for a willing owner

WINCHESTER – Wishbone, an 8-year-old Jack Russell terrier mix, has spent nearly the last two months at the Winchester SPCA’s Rockaplenty Adoption and Education Center after being picked up as a stray, and his previous adoption from the facility was short-lived. Wishbone suffers from a ...

Pick your own apples

STEPHENS CITY – Friday marked Rinker Orchard’s 44th Pick Your Own Apples opening weekend. Customers Jennifer and Karl Sacks, of Annandale, and their little red wagon have been visiting Rinker’s for over 15 years. This past June marked the beginning of their retirement and the ability ...