Lifestyle

Learn perks of eating plant-based diet

WOODSTOCK –  Deborah Inaba, a certified food plant-based nutritionist and exercise physiologist at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, wants to help people learn how to avoid health complications by maintaining healthier eating habits. “Whether at chain restaurants or fast food restaurants, ...

Local gardener offers tips on raised gardens

STRASBURG – James Evans, gardener and raised garden connoisseur, can be found many afternoons during growing season tending to his raised garden beds full of flowers, herbs, vegetables and fruits. It’s his happy place of sorts. Evans said he learned about raised gardens, also called ...

This Weekend: Feb. 16

These are some of the area events happening this weekend: Bryce Resort Bryce Resort, located in Basye, is celebrating Presidents' Day weekend Saturday through Monday. On Saturday there will be a torchlight parade and fireworks starting at 8:45 p.m. DJ Andrew Stitch will provide live music ...

Pastor offers tokens of appreciation for teachers, staff

WOODSTOCK – Little random acts of kindness have been appearing in the mailboxes of W.W. Robinson Elementary School faculty and staff since last November. The project, titled “Just Because,” was started by Pastor Karen Caspersen as a way to thank the employees for their hard work ...

Restaurant Week: Annual event begins Monday in Old Town Winchester

WINCHESTER – Foodies unite! Winchester Restaurant Week is almost here. The annual event sponsored by Winchester Main Street Foundation will be held Monday through Feb. 24 and will feature seven local chefs and their restaurants including: Brewbakers, Cork Street Tavern, George’s Food ...

Native American exhibit opens Saturday at MSV

WINCHESTER – The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley's newest exhibit, “Hear My Voice: Native American Art of the Past and Present,” opens  Saturday. The exhibit, which explores Native American artists and their art, was organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and is making its first ...

Pet of the Week: Affectionate Georgie is looking for a home

WINCHESTER — When Georgie came to the Winchester SPCA, he was in rough shape. The 5-year-old cat, a stray who was brought to the facility by a concerned citizen, had ringworms and ear mites. Billie Guidry, a customer service adoption agent at the SPCA, said Georgie still likely has feline ...

Community art project created to bridge cultural differences

FRONT ROYAL – United ShenValley Artists invites community members of all ages to submit their artwork and writings to The Bridge Project, a community art project that explores and promotes connecting across differences. Heather Davis, an organizer of The Bridge Project, said the ultimate ...

Film festival supporters showcasing movies, game night

STRASBURG – The Shenandoah Film Collaboration and Clementine Vintage invite cinema and game lovers of all ages to their “Loving the Movies Game Night” Wednesday. Stefany Feldbusch, organizer of the event, said it’s a great opportunity to spread some love on Valentine’s Day by ...

Belle Grove announces sumptuous feasts with kick-off party

MIDDLETOWN – Belle Grove Plantation is kicking off their “Hite of Excellence Extraordinary Series of Sumptuous Feasts” Saturday just in time for Valentine’s Day. This popular series returns for its 21st-year and features 13 exclusive and private events held throughout the calendar ...

Stephens City gym builds strength with TRX

STEPHENS CITY – Janet Russell is an inspiration to many gym goers. At 82, Russell attends Anytime Fitness in Stephen City where she actively participates in the newest gym craze: total resistance exercise suspension training – also known as TRX. “My cholesterol has always been perfect. ...

Old Town Winchester announces 2018 events

WINCHESTER – The city and the Old Town Development Board announced the lineup of entertainment and events for the 2018 calendar year on Wednesday. Dario Savarese, founder and president of Full Circle Marketing and special event coordinator for Old Town, said the ultimate goal of the Old Town ...

Events

From burlesque shows, to live music and dancing, cupcakes and wine, there’s something for everyone this Valentine's Day. Here's a sampling: Chocolate Escape Experience Valentine’s Day in Old Town Winchester during the fifth annual Chocolate Escape beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday. Enjoy ...

Pet of the Week: Baby Lucy hopes to hop into forever home

FRONT ROYAL – Although Easter is a couple of months away, it is not too early to welcome a bunny into your house. Nine-month-old American Breed rabbit Baby Lucy is up for adoption at the Warren County Humane Society. The tortie-colored rabbit has been at the Humane Society since Jan. 28, but ...

Respite center provides stimulation through creativity

EDINBURG – Linda Olsen, organizer of Our Place Shenandoah, has set up a creative environment for individuals with changing needs through art, music and time with people who care. “We plan our activities to encourage people to do their best,” Olsen said. “By creating them, we continue ...

Black history month screenings at Alamo

WINCHESTER – In honor of Black History Month, the Alamo Drafthouse in partnership with the local NAACP and Winchester Film Club are hosting a celebration to African-American cinema starting on Sunday. Andy Gyusrin, Film Club organizer, said he wanted through cinema to highlight the missed or ...

This Weekend

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend: Inuit art The Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court in Berryville, will present the Inuit Art exhibit opening and film showing of “The Sun at Midnight” at 7:30 p.m. today. The exhibit, presented by Judith Varney ...