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Community News & Events: May 27

Forum Democratic Party committees in the region plan to host a rally and forum for candidates in state races today. Committees in the counties of Culpeper, Fauquier, Rappahannock and Warren joined to hold the Shenandoah Piedmont Regional Rally and Candidate’s Forum beginning at 1 p.m. in ...

School Lunch Menu: May 27

This is the Shenandoah County school lunch menu for May 29-June 2: Monday – School Holiday Tuesday Breakfast: sausage & egg biscuit, fruit, juice. Lunch K-5: pork barbecue on bun, black beans, corn, applesauce or juice, milk. Lunch 6-12: pork barbecue on bun or spicy chicken on ...

First Kids ROCS kicks-off Saturday

The Woodstock Riley Outdoor Concert Series (ROCS) for Kids kicks-off this Saturday at the South Street Barn Market with fun activities to keep the kids busy. Director of Marketing and Events Katie Mercer said about 50 to 60 people usually turn out for the kids event, which is not only fun, but ...

Family holds fundraiser to draw awareness to rare disease

Sharon Slifer’s son Chris Morrison died of neurofibromatosis (NF) five years ago. Today, she hopes to honor him by raising awareness of the rare disease. At 7 tonight, Slifer will hold an event called “Paint to Cure NF” at Brewbakers Restaurant in Winchester. The event will raise funds ...

Preston Smith to serve as Middletown’s grand marshal

Preston Smith of the Washington Redskins will serve as Middletown’s grand marshal during the town’s fourth of July celebration. Middletown Mayor Charles Harbaugh IV said he has a good relationship wit Smith’s agent who knew the town wanted a current Washington Redskin to serve as grand ...

Community News & Events: May 26

Showers • A card shower is planned for Patsy Bucher, who will celebrate her 75th birthday June 2. Cards can be sent to 2454 Minebank Road, Strasburg 22657. • A card shower is planned for Zelda Keller, who will celebrate her 90th birthday June 4. Cards can be sent to 1493 Clary Road, ...

Memorial Day weekend events

The following events are planned for Memorial Day weekend: Saturday Flags placed American Legion Lloyd Williams Post 41 will place U.S. flags on veterans’ graves from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Green Hill Cemetery, 446 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville. Sunday Service A memorial service will ...

Pet of the Week: Friendly Clarisse seeks a new home

Clarisse, a friendly, blue-eyed 1-year-old Chihuahua, is looking for a place to call home. Clarisse has been at the Frederick County Esther C. Boyd Animal Shelter for a mere four days, according to Darlene Foreman, caretaker at the shelter. Clarisse’s previous owner, Foreman said, could no ...

Community News & Events: May 25

Gardeners The Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners will host Special Gardens for Small Spaces as part of their Barn Series from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the barn at Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown. Presenters will be Helen Lake, Ginny Smith and Laurice Cocina. Cost is $25 per person ...

Community News & Events: May 23

Showers • A card shower is planned for Nellie Tusing, who will celebrate her birthday Tuesday. Cards can be sent to 1693 Orchard Road, Mount Jackson, Virginia 22842. • A card shower is planned for Doris Racey, who will celebrate her 95th birthday Tuesday. Cards can be sent to 170 Benchoff ...

Spring glassware show, sale this weekend

The Valley Glasshoppers Glass Club will hold its Spring 2017 Glass Show and Sale May today and Saturday in Winchester. Jim Coverston, co-chairman of the Valley Glasshoppers, said the club formed in 1988 as a nonprofit organization for the preservation and appreciation of American-made glass, ...

Shenandoah County Fair offers 100th anniversary merchandise

The Shenandoah County Fair will celebrate it’s 100th anniversary this year and will commemorate the occasion with special merchandise. Tom Eshelman, general manager of the fair, said boosters will be selling T-shirts, hats, 100th anniversary commemorative Christmas ornaments, 1925 limited ...

Community News & Events: May 20

Painting The Strasburg FFA chapter will hold a Paint Nite from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the agriculture department at Strasburg High School. Cost is $45 per person. Proceeds benefit scholarships for FFA members to attend state and national conventions. Tickets, information: ...

School Lunch Menu

This is the Shenandoah County school lunch menu for May 22-26: Monday Breakfast: French toast, fruit, juice. Lunch K-5: Sloppy Joe on bun, fries, celery sticks, apple or mixed fruit, milk. Lunch 6-12: Sloppy Joe on bun or chicken quesadilla, fries, celery sticks, apple or mixed fruit, ...

Events

Methodist Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Strasburg will celebrate its 148th anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. C.E. Williams from Harrisonburg along with his choir. Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m. at the Strasburg United Methodist Church. Concert The ...

Former fire chief to serve as Mayfest Grand Marshal

A former Strasburg fire chief will represent the Strasburg community as grand marshal of the 2017 Mayfest celebration this weekend. Mayor Rich Orndorff said Bill Walton, former fire chief of the Strasburg Fire Department, will serve as this year’s grand marshal. Walton has 60 years of ...

KidzFest returns to Old Town for family fun

Old Town Winchester will hold KidzFest on Saturday with art, music, sports and educational opportunities for the entire family. Downtown Manager Jennifer Bell said this will be the fourth annual KidzFest along the Loudoun Street pedestrian mall. The first event was held in 2014 with ...

Weekend Events

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend: Chow down Luray Downtown Initiative will hold a chicken chow down at 7 p.m. today at Luray Caverns Burner Barn. Tickets are $20. Information: 540-743-7700. Museum The Strasburg Museum has a new exhibit of antique ...

Community News & Events: May 19

Shower A card shower is planned for Polly N. Gilbert, who will celebrate her 92nd birthday May 23. Cards can be sent to 2764 Mountain Road, Front Royal 22630. Plants The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will host a heritage plant sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday at 901 Amherst ...