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Highland Games return to Kernstown battlefield

WINCHESTER – The Kernstown Battlefield Association will host the annual Highland Games on Saturday with local Clan Adrenalin. Event Director Sue Golden said this event is perfect for all ages. There will be over 30 throwers, coming from as far off as New England and Atlanta. The throwers ...

Spend time with a scientist at Discovery Museum

WINCHESTER – Join the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum on Saturday as it hosts another science-filled day with a scientist. Ryan Hall, marketing and membership organizer for the Discovery Museum, explained "Saturday with a Scientist"  is part of a new exhibit that will be opening next ...

Pet of the Week: Boo-Boo demystifies virus

WINCHESTER – Boo-Boo, an 8-year-old Cymric cat, is the Winchester SPCA’s Rockaplenty Adoption and Education Center’s poster child for feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). “We're hoping to actually use Boo-Boo to bring some education and some light on FIV, because it's still such a ...

Residents recall importance of Veterans Day

FRONT ROYAL – Residents of Commonwealth Assisted Living in Front Royal spent Veterans Day recalling their service. For some it was like riding a bicycle; it was scary at first but over time it got easier. But for many, the trials and tribulations of war still haunt them even to this day. ...

Shenandoah Uncorked returns to Shenandoah Caverns

QUICKSBURG – The eighth annual Shenandoah Uncorked Festival will be held Saturday at Shenandoah Caverns. Jessica Sager, director of marketing for the caverns, said this is a family friendly event. “Last year our total attendance was around 1,500 guests,” Sager said. “We’re hoping ...

2018 Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival theme announced

WINCHESTER – Simplicity best describes the 2018 Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival theme “Welcome Home.”  An ode to yesteryear, next year’s theme reminisces on simpler times and simpler places. “Every year we look forward to this event,” said Mike Stanfield during Thursday's ...

Theater roundup: ‘A Little Princess,’ ‘Jane Eyre’ debut this month

Local theaters are preparing for their mid-November performances of “A Little Princess” and “Jane Eyre.” Selah Theatre Project in Front Royal presents “A Little Princess”; a tale of Sara Crewe, an heiress to a large fortune who is enrolled at Miss Minchin’s Select Seminary for ...

Pet of the week: Calm Peyton is looking for a home

FRONT ROYAL — Peyton, a calm, 8-year-old pit bull mix, is looking for a loving place to call home. Cassie Grohs, a kennel attendant at the Warren Humane Society, said that Peyton came to the animal shelter as an owner surrender. He is house-trained and crate-trained, she said, and he knows ...

Think local when planning Thanksgiving dinner

WINCHESTER – When Thom Morra of Bethlehem Farm in Winchester founded his free-range farm, he had a clear vision in mind. “We started this farm for two reasons,” Morra said. “One, to eat the cleanest food possible to impact our health and well-being in a positive way. And, two: to ...

Anniversary

Polk Leroy and Velda Polk, of Edinburg, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Oct. 24. The couple were married Oct. 24, 1942, by Pastor C.J. Rice at the Mount Jackson Lutheran Parsonage. Velda Polk is the daughter of Jesse and Bessie Mathias, of Macanie. Leroy Polk is the son of ...

Cheerleaders rally for Make-A-Wish foundation

FRONT ROYAL – Cheerleaders from Warren County Cheer Association carried their blue and white pom poms and wore hair bows to raise awareness for the Greater Virginia chapter of Make-A-Wish at a recent midget football game. For Make-A-Wish grantee, Jozie Palmer, 8 and her mom Renee Riker, of ...

Community News & Events: Oct. 30

Madison Tusing, an eighth-grade student at North Fork Middle School, has won the title of Junior Teen Virginia’s Perfect Cheerleader. She will travel to Florida in June to compete against other cheerleaders across the country for the title of World’s Perfect Cheerleader and/or World’s ...

Community News & Events: Oct. 28

’School for Scandal’ James Madison University’s School of Theatre and Dance will present “The School for Scandal” at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Nov. 4 at the Mainstage Theatre at Forbes Center in Harrisonburg. Tickets: $14-$15. Information: 540-568-7000 or ...

School Lunch Menu: Oct. 28

This is the Shenandoah County school lunch menu for Oct. 30-Nov. 3: Monday Breakfast: mini maple waffles, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch K-5: pepperoni pizza, fries, green beans, peaches, strawberry cup, milk. Lunch 6-12: pepperoni pizza, fries, green beans, peaches, strawberry cup, ...

Religion Events: Oct. 28

Concert St. Paul Lutheran Church in Strasburg will host an organ and choir concert celebrating the 500th anniversary of The Reformation at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Mount Olivet Choir from Arlington will perform. A reception will follow. A free-will offering will be accepted to support Jacob Dunlap, ...

Woodstock food pantry celebrates 30 years today

WOODSTOCK – The Bread of Life Food Pantry, connected to the United Methodist Church at 156 S. Muhlenberg St.,  celebrates its 30th anniversary at 2 p.m. today with an open house. Dick Cooley, chief interviewer for the pantry, said the event celebrates the volunteers who have helped over ...