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January 2009 Archives
January 31, 2009WINCHESTER -- Old Jake should stay in its hometown, say some current and former residents who want to keep the historic weather vane in the city.
FRONT ROYAL -- Warren County resident Steve Foster says he believes it was divine intervention that allowed him and his mule, Grace, to be selected for an upcoming film starring Academy-Award winner Robert Duvall.
January 30, 2009WOODSTOCK -- Shenandoah Memorial Hospital is looking to expand its personnel -- offering great hours, rewarding work and the chance to meet a variety of new people.
The interior of the innocent-looking, '50s-era rancher looked like a setting for a Stephen King novel. Green spots covered almost every space in the Warren County residence. Green tendrils reached out across ceilings, choking a fan in one room, leaving it drooping like a giant, dead daisy.
January 29, 2009Jose Antonio Perez is a long way from the Long Island, N.Y., neighborhood where he grew up. He is married and living in Winchester, and is preparing for his first art show. He brings his personal knowledge of the struggles of the city into his artwork that will be displayed as the feature exhibition of the eighth annual Black History Month Celebration, "My History: Your History," at the Shenandoah Arts Council in Winchester next month.
January 28, 2009FRONT ROYAL -- Tommy Jones is back home to spend time with relatives and see some familiar faces -- and serve up some steaks and seafood in the process. Perhaps history -- as the slogan for Jones' new restaurant touts -- never tasted so good. Jones, 43, opened the Stonewall Jackson Restaurant on 915 N. Royal Ave. for business last month.
January 27, 2009STEPHENS CITY -- "Find your level, ladies." The upbeat instructor repeats the steps she wants her students to follow. The women in the room dutifully respond, sweating to the music in this weekly fitness class in the community center at Sherando High School in Stephens City.
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January 22, 2009
MIDDLETOWN -- In times of economic hardship, Americans always have fought the current of recession by relying on what can't be taken away: Talent, determination and ingenuity. Wayside Theatre's next performance, "Southern Cross Roads," is set in the Great Depression South and illustrates the country has made it through tough times before.
January 21, 2009You've heard, "It tastes like chicken." Well, some cooks in the Northern Shenandoah Valley are more apt to say, "It tastes just like beef."
January 20, 2009Connie Dailey, of Stephens City, was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 1994, a little more than two years after she was in a car accident that left her in severe pain.
January 19, 2009FRONT ROYAL -- The Rev. James M. Kilby pulls out memento after memento as he tells a series of stories about his life.
January 17, 2009
FRONT ROYAL -- It's a little more than 800 miles from Petal, Miss., to Front Royal, but like most of the country, the two communities will be united on Tuesday during the inauguration of Barack Obama as the nation's 44th president.
January 16, 2009Christmas has come and gone, but many people may still be wondering how to make good use of their trees in its aftermath. Between 25 million and 30 million real trees are sold in the United States annually, according to the National Christmas Tree Association.
January 15, 2009WINCHESTER -- The cast and crew of the Shenandoah Musical Theatre Ensemble are anxious for the curtain to go up on "Working."
January 14, 2009WINCHESTER -- Whether because of its heft, unique maintenance or aversion to water, cast-iron cookware can be somewhat intimidating to first time users.
January 13, 2009
WINCHESTER -- That long, winter's nap can make a person sicker than the cold air outside, warn doctors and environmental health experts.
January 12, 2009
MIDDLETOWN -- When Kenny Hulse began volunteering at Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown more than four years ago, he could not have guessed that his time there would help him gain a greater foundation of his own family history. The Winchester resident recently learned he is an indirect descendent of original Belle Grove resident and owner Maj. Isaac Hite.
January 10, 2009
For one bedroom in Stephens City, no pets and no smoking, $1,000 won't get you a month's rent. In fact, the most a grand will buy is one night's stay -- at least during the days surrounding President-elect Obama's inauguration later this month.
January 9, 2009WINCHESTER -- Simple, environmentally friendly ways to save on home energy costs have been catching on. Homeowners all across the country are switching to fluorescent light bulbs, buying efficient appliances and resisting the urge to nudge the thermostat. It's a win-win -- less energy consumption means less pollution and costs less money.
Related: Winchester offering environmental workshops for residents
January 8, 2009WINCHESTER — Different people from different times have different cultures, but there are few if any gulfs that friendship and understanding can’t bridge. That’s the premise of “Grace & Glorie,” the latest production at Winchester Little Theatre under the direction of Roxie Orndorff.
January 7, 2009You just began your new workout routine to fulfill your New Year’s resolution, but that doesn’t mean it is OK to pile the food on your plate.
January 6, 2009Every time that ball drops to officially usher in a new year, hordes of people declare that this is the year they will start the march to reach their physical peak by going to the gym.
January 3, 2009FRONT ROYAL -- Austin and Tyler Burdick were inspired by the solace of the lambs. Several years ago, the teens watched their grandmother battle the dark days of cancer by visiting with the lambs on the family's Flint Hill farm.
J. Robert Spencer is not partial to one genre of music. He loves everything about it. The music producer, writer, actor, singer, dancer, musician practically eats, sleeps and breathes it.
STRASBURG — The century-old sanctuary at Strasburg United Methodist Church is getting some window dressing. Craftsmen are repairing the putty and lead casing holding the colorful windows in place, putting new protective covering on the outside of the windows and, in some cases, replacing cracked or broken pieces of glass.
January 2, 2009
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