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February 28, 2009

WINCHESTER -- The Genda family has participated in the Winchester Soap Box Derby for years and has no plans to quit any time soon.

WINCHESTER -- Despite its politically incorrect theme, "Kiss Me Kate" remains a frisky Broadway war-horse, brimming with humor, indelible characters and, above all, some of Cole Porter's most scintillating music.

Front Royal Tiffany Foster and Jimmie Clatterbuck of Front Royal have announced the birth of a son, Derrik Wade Clatterbuck, on Feb. 10 at Warren Memorial Hospital. Grandparents are Diane...

Strasburg Courtesy cars Laurel Hill Christian Church (Disciples of Christ): 465-3202 days, 465-3628 evenings. St. Paul Lutheran Church: Howard Paige, 465-5682. Strasburg Presbyterian Church: 465-3920 or Amos Orndorff, 465-8154. Strasburg...

Monday: Salisbury steak, gravy, mashed potatoes, seasoned carrots, fruit, Tuesday: corn dog, baked beans, fruit or juice. Wednesday: taco with meat sauce, corn, mixed fruit, cinnamon roll. Thursday: chili con...

February 27, 2009

It may seem like a tedious task, but properly maintaining a smoke detector on a regular basis -- or simply having one in the house at all -- can ultimately prove to be a life-saving decision.

Winchester College news Daria J. Stein of Winchester has been named to the dean's list at Binghamton University. Literacy volunteers The Literacy Volunteers-Winchester area is seeking teams for its adult...

Front Royal Military news Senior Airman Malcolm Barr Jr., a U.S. Air Force intelligence analyst based in San Antonio, Texas, has been assigned to Kuwait after active duty in Iraq....

February 26, 2009

STEPHENS CITY -- The ring bearer-to-be is a little camera shy, but it's no wonder. As the April 4 wedding inches ever closer, the event becomes more elaborate. Details like the design of the orange artificial flowers and the brown bridesmaids' dresses are being decided each day. The guest list has reached four pages, the bride says -- and plans for the reception and pig roast are filling out.

STRASBURG -- George Hoffman has sung at more than 100 weddings and still thinks no two are the same.

Ladies will tell you size does not matter, but don't listen to them. If you are a man contemplating taking that next step and popping the question, the first, most important and likely only significant role of the male in a wedding is selecting and purchasing a ring.

WINCHESTER -- Combine a dead mistress in the driveway where the wife of a cheating husband ran her over, a nosy neighbor, a punk rock maid with a mane of pink hair, and blackmail has a fertile breeding ground. Written in the '50s by British playwright Leslie Sands, "Something to Hide" is a murder mystery that starts action in the first 10 minutes and never slows down.

February 25, 2009

STEPHENSON -- The scene is set for a romantic dinner for two. Red roses add a splash of color to the dining room table. Candlelight creates a warm glow in the room, and a bottle of merlot waits to be opened. There's just one thing missing: the Italian dinner.

Front Royal Jennifer Loveless of Front Royal has announced the birth of twin daughters, Dawn Marie and Ashley Rose Loveless, on Feb. 14 at Warren Memorial Hospital. The grandmother is...

Edinburg Card shower A card shower is planned for Jane Irwin, who will celebrate her 80th birthday Feb. 25. Her address is 4805 Stoney Creek Road, Edinburg 22824. A celebration...

February 24, 2009

FRONT ROYAL -- Cathy Steed has learned during her 50 years of life that people see with more than their eyes. Steed has macular degeneration, a condition that affects her central vision.

Front Royal School news The following local sixth-graders at Randolph-Macon Academy were named to the A honor roll for the second grading period: Jacob Dodson, Matthew Duggan, Willa Clare Franklin,...

February 23, 2009

Telling the difference between typical teenage angst and warning signs of drug use can be tricky for parents.

Joanna, who cuts my hair, has now been doing it for more than 20 years. These days, when she's done, the hair that's left behind on the cloak looks more...

February 21, 2009

MT. JACKSON -- Justin Franich fell, then climbed, and now is looking to move north. A joint public hearing of the Mt. Jackson Planning Commission and Town Council is scheduled March 2 at 7 p.m. on a special-use permit for a new church, Freedom Outreach and Worship Center, to operate at 6043 Broad St. Franich, a youth pastor at Calvary Assembly of God in Staunton, will pastor the church.

Sine-Lutman Nelson and Beverly Sine of Woodstock have announced the engagement of their daughter, Renee, to Ryan T. Lutman, son of Thomas and Susan Lutman of Lovettsville. Miss Sine, a...

WINCHESTER -- A burned-out husk of warehouse in the city may soon help homeless men return to the work force.

Front Royal School news Catey Borden and Natalie Harpold, local seventh-graders at Randolph-Macon Academy, were named to the A honor roll for the second grading period....

Strasburg Courtesy cars Laurel Hill Christian Church (Disciples of Christ): 465-3202 days, 465-3628 evenings. St. Paul Lutheran Church: Howard Paige, 465-5682. Strasburg Presbyterian Church: 465-3920 or Amos Orndorff, 465-8154. Strasburg...

February 20, 2009

By Stacey Keenan -- Daily Staff Correspondent WINCHESTER -- Even though America's favorite groundhog recently saw his shadow and quietly informed his fans of six more weeks of winter, the...

Front Royal College news Holly Diane Washbourne of Front Royal has been named to the dean's list at Longwood University for the fall semester. David D'Andrea, a sophomore at Franciscan...

Winchester Festival princesses Four local women have been named princesses in the court of the queen of the 82nd Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, April 24-May 3. Elizabeth K. Barley, daughter...

Woodstock School news The following students at Peter Muhlenberg Middle School participated in the district chorus competition Feb. 13-14: Tori Funkhouser, Michaela Wakeman, Oakli Wright, Kyle Dill, Kate Layton, Kayleigh...

February 19, 2009

WINCHESTER -- Sarah Sesler has been waiting to play the role of Lois Lane for the past seven years, after a friend cast as Lois in their high school production of "Kiss Me Kate" told Sesler, "The next time you're in the show, you're going to be Lois Lane."

February 18, 2009

FRONT ROYAL -- Step inside the latest addition to the cluster of shops called Main Street Passage in Front Royal and the gastronomic possibilities abound.

Front Royal Danyale Guiliani and Matthew Adams of Front Royal have announced the birth of a daughter, Allison Cowley Adams, on Jan. 2 at Warren Memorial Hospital. Grandparents are Helen...

Strasburg School news The following 10th-graders at Strasburg High School have been named to the A honor roll for the third grading period: Mary Andrews, Daniel Cantrell, Kaitlin Carter, Michael...

February 17, 2009

Obstetricians and certified professional midwives have differing philosophies when it comes to ushering babies into the outside world.

Winchester Festival princesses Five local high school students have been named princesses in the court of the queen of the 82nd Apple Blossom Festival, April 24- May 3. Amanda J....

Strasburg Card shower A card shower is planned for Elsie Malone, formerly of Strasburg, who will celebrate her 97th birthday on Feb. 23. Her address is Skyline Terrace Nursing Home,...

February 16, 2009

Front Royal College news Austin Hazel, a sophomore at Hampden-Sydney College, has been named to the dean's list for the fall semester. A graduate of Warren County High School, he...

February 14, 2009

STRASBURG -- The town Planning Commission got its first look Thursday night at a site plan for phase one of a continuing care retirement facility planned for nearly 54 acres on Hite Lane.

EDINBURG -- Horse trainer and registered nurse Tammy Shoremount has rarely ventured far from her home. Her intention this year, though, is to get all that traveling done in one shot. And, in quite an extraordinary way.

Elementary school menus Monday: chicken sticks, mini-corn dogs, ham and cheese sub or pizza salad. Tuesday: bread sticks with marinara sauce, king-sized pretzel and yogurt, ham and cheese sub or...

Tuesday: baked macaroni, green beans, applesauce, roll. Wednesday: hamburger on bun, potato rounds, broccoli, flavored gelatin. Thursday: sloppy joe on bun, mashed potatoes, salad, cookie. Friday: turkey on whole-wheat bun,...

February 13, 2009

Some are struggling and some are riding out the economic downslide, but small home improvement businesses agree that fretful homeowners should not hesitate to loosen their purse strings when it comes to fixing up their houses.

Toms Brook College news James L. Johnson Jr., a senior at Hampden-Sydney College, was named to the dean's list for the fall semester. A graduate of Strasburg High School, he...

February 12, 2009

HARRISONBURG -- Joseph Emswiler takes the brunt of the jabs, most of them coming from the direction of Adam John. Emswiler's musical inspirations? Those would be Celine Dion and Cher. His famous look alike? Try Hilary Swank. They're bold answers from a 19-year-old, John, who is wearing a Cookie Monster hat.

WINCHESTER -- When people hear the words "the White House," visions of stately furniture, secret meetings and men in black suits may come to mind. But an upcoming afternoon tea at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will reveal the lighter, more romantic side of some of the famous -- and infamous -- tenants of the nation's most famed residence.

Front Royal Card shower A card shower is planned for Dayton Smith, formerly of Front Royal, who will celebrate his 88th birthday on Feb. 14. His address is Skyline Terrace...

Winchester College news The following Winchester residents have been named to the dean's list at Virginia Military Institute for the fall semester: Jacob Collie, Matthew Palmer, Jenna Pickett and Stefan...

February 11, 2009

WINCHESTER -- So who exactly is Jian Lu? "People call me all kinds of names," he said, laughing. "Dishwasher, too." But actually, the co-operator of Mimosa Asian Fusion Restaurant in Winchester is a man with great passion for his up-and-coming Asian-American eatery, sandwiching the duties of an owner enthusiastically with the less-glamorous roles of table waiting and dishwashing.

February 10, 2009

WOODSTOCK -- A woman stands with her back hunched and arms crossed, her hands around her own throat. Many know this image as the universal sign of choking, but how many people would know what to do if they saw someone displaying that posture?

Strasburg Card shower A card shower is planned for Helen Mitchell, formerly of Strasburg, who will celebrate her 74th birthday on Feb. 12. Her address is Heritage Hall, Room 307,...

February 9, 2009

WOODSTOCK -- With a sewing machine humming in the background, women scurried about the small quilt shop, looking at colorful fabric blocks that tell the story of beloved American author Louisa May Alcott and her family.

February 7, 2009

In a room full of crowded tables Tuesday night, the gentle clatter of poker chips and the muffled shuffling of cards were audible just under the constant hum of conversation and friendly laughter.

Naquin-Townsend Gary and Judy Allison of Front Royal and Michael Naquin of Upper Marlboro, Md., have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Lee Naquin, to Bryan Curtis Townsend, son...

Strasburg Courtesy cars Laurel Hill Christian Church (Disciples of Christ): 465-3202 days, 465-3628 evenings. St. Paul Lutheran Church: Howard Paige, 465-5682. Strasburg Presbyterian Church: 465-3920 or Amos Orndorff, 465-8154. Strasburg...

Front Royal Skatepark news The Warren County Skate Park has raised $459,171 but needs $85,334 for completion. Donations or further information is available by calling 636-4600 or 635-7750. School news...

Monday: toasted cheese, chicken noodle soup, salad, peaches. Tuesday: honey mustard chicken on whole wheat bun, french fries, green beans. Wednesday: taco with meat sauce and cheese, corn, mixed fruit,...

Elementary schools Monday: spaghetti, chicken patty sandwich, turkey and cheese sub or chef's salad. Tuesday: cheeseburger, chicken tenders, turkey and cheese sub or chef's salad. Wednesday: beefy nachos, steak and...

February 6, 2009

Representatives of local real estate agencies and mortgage companies are cautioning those who are contemplating renting their homes to avoid foreclosure.

Front Royal School news The Blue Ridge Regional Governor's School for the Gifted is accepting applications for its summer program for fifth- through eighth-graders. The deadline is Feb. 13. Applications...

Quicksburg School news The following 12th-graders at Stonewall Jackson High School have been named to the A honor roll for the third grading period: Ana Alegria, Megan Alexander, Kelly Arnesen,...

February 5, 2009

Woodstock 4-H news Friday is the deadline to submit steer entry forms for the Shenandoah County 4-H/FFA livestock show and sale to the Extension Office. Further information is available by...

WINCHESTER -- On a recent Wednesday afternoon, the bistro at Westminster-Canterbury retirement community north of Winchester, was almost empty, but on the third Friday of each month, it is teeming with activity as residents and visitors gather to listen to music reverberate off the walls of the airy room.

By John Horan Jr. -- Daily Staff Writer MIDDLETOWN -- Home cooking is hard to beat. Buffeted, like everyone else, by the harsh economic downturn, Warner Crocker, Wayside Theatre's artistic...

February 4, 2009

SPERRYVILLE -- Rich, creamy, decadent chocolate cake melts in the mouth like a piece of chocolate perfection. The moist taste of a morsel of a carrot cupcake slathered with cream cheese icing is wondrous. The cream filling overflows the edges of a profiterole, while the chocolate ganache topping drips on the plate.

WINCHESTER -- Good news for chocoholics of the Northern Shenandoah Valley: Chocolate can be a part of a main course, no longer reserved for dessert. At least that's how Adam Policinski, executive chef at Le Papillon Day Resort in Winchester, sees it.

A story published Monday should have stated that the telephone number for the Dream Baby Boutique in Winchester is 722-0030.

February 3, 2009

It's cold out and you're burning some extra fuel around the house to keep warm -- maybe you've lit the kerosene space heater, or are burning the wood stove. You and some of the members of the family also seem to be coming down with something typical of this time of year. You're feeling fatigued, nauseous and have a headache. Maybe it's the flu -- or maybe it's carbon monoxide poisoning.

February 2, 2009

WINCHESTER -- The customer was clearly in a dilemma when she walked through the shop's door.











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