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New art gallery opens in downtown Front Royal

FRONT ROYAL - It was serendipitous timing for Mike and Tiffany Budzisz, owners of Art in the Valley, to open a gallery in Front Royal. The husband and wife team have always had a passion for art and the artists who pour their hearts into each piece of work. After years of enduring corporate ...

Area Christian schools are gearing up for graduation

As Valley Baptist Christian School prepares for its graduation ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday, students are looking forward to the next chapter in their lives. Dr. Jeff Fauver said six students would be graduating Friday evening. Five will be heading to college, and one will be attending a trade ...

Women’s panel topics include gender equality, social issues

FRONT ROYAL – Each year the Front Royal Resource Center makes an effort to connect local women and provide them with an opportunity to hear from female leaders in their community. On Thursday evening, a room full of women and men gathered to listen to a panel of three women on this year's ...

Wine and Craft Festival this weekend in Front Royal

The 32nd annual Virginia Wine & Craft Festival is Saturday in downtown Front Royal. Highlights include art and craft vendors, live entertainment, food trucks, and, of course, wine. Niki Foster Cales, president of the Front Royal Chamber, said this long-standing festival draws over ...

154th Battle of New Market reenactment is this weekend

The 154th anniversary Battle of New Market Reenactment commences at the New Market Battlefield this weekend. Lt. Col. Troy Marshall, site director for the Virginia Museum of the Civil War, said despite the more modern ways to learn about American history, history enthusiasts still flock by ...

Gospel concert Sunday at Restoration Fellowship Church

STRASBURG – Restoration Fellowship Church is hosting a “Sunday Morning Gospel Quartet in the Valley” featuring Triumphant Quartet and PromisedLand Quartet. Service starts at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Gene Hamman, the lead singer for PromisedLand Quartet, said the idea was to have a good old ...

Stuafferstadt Arts to host meet, greet with new muralist

STRASBURG – Stuafferstadt Arts, a nonprofit group looking to foster the local arts culture in Strasburg, is hosting a meet and greet this evening at ShenMOCA Gallery in honor of its newest international muralist, Resoborg. Resoborg - Wesley van Eeden of South Africa – will paint a ...

Strasburg celebrates 36th annual Mayfest this weekend

STRASBURG – “Get your purple and teal on” and celebrate all things Strasburg this weekend at the 36th annual Mayfest. Mayor Rich Orndorff said he’s excited to be part of this time-honored event that draws over 8,000 in attendance each year. The event kicks off Friday evening with ...

Woodstock police host Community Safety and Wellness Day

WOODSTOCK - The Woodstock Police Department, in conjunction with Valley Health, will host its seventh annual Community Wellness and Safety Day at 10 a.m. Saturday at W.W. Robinson Elementary School. Police Chief Eric Reiley said the event will showcase numerous emergency service agencies, ...

Thank mom with these local Mother’s Day gift suggestions

Nothing says Happy Mother’s Day like a token of appreciation for everything mom has done. From things that sparkle, to things that grow, treat mom to one of these nine great gift ideas. Simply Charming Boutique, 28 W Piccadilly St., in Winchester, has a wide selection of jewelry that ...

Summertime and the hosting is easy

Olivia Hilton, the owner of Olivia Rose Event and Design, loves throwing a party. Whether it’s a birthday celebration, themed party or family union, Hilton finds enjoyment in celebrating life’s grand moments. “Summer is the time of year when you can ask your neighbors to bring over ...

‘Of Ale and History’ beer festival returns to Belle Grove Saturday

MIDDLETOWN – The 23 annual “Of Ale and History” Beer Festival returns to Belle Grove on Saturday. Gates open at 11 a.m., tastings begin at noon and festivalgoers can enjoy the craft or specialty beer, ciders, food, vendors and live entertainment until 6 p.m. “Of Ale and History” has ...

Masterworks Chorus presents Mother’s Day concert Saturday

Masterworks Chorus of the Shenandoah Valley will present its annual spring concert in honor of Mother’s Day on Saturday. The Rev. Karen Van Stee, a choir member, said Mother’s Day is a great time to bring together families and celebrate their love for mom through song. “We like to ...

Family Fun Day features parade, food, vendors

FRONT ROYAL - A Louisiana-style parade at 10 a.m. Saturday in the downtown area will kick off Family Fun Day, which is expected to draw around 3,000 people. William Huck, owner of C & C Frozen Treats and event organizer, said the Louisiana-style parade will feature people in costumes, ...

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

WINCHESTER — Alex, a 4-year-old cat at the Winchester SPCA, is an affectionate cat. Billie Guidry, an adoption agent at the animal shelter, described him as one of the few cats who like receiving belly rubs. Now, Alex is looking for a new home. Guidry said that Alex has feline ...

Local florists share winning flower tips for Mother’s Day

  Local florists say there's still time to send flowers for Mother's Day, which is Sunday. Charles Hepner, owner of Valley Flower Shop and Greenhouse INC in Woodstock, said Mother’s Day is a perfect example of an occasion to send a flower arrangement that is as special and ...