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September 4, 2009

WOODSTOCK -- The church leader behind the giant crosses on Interstate 81 west of Strasburg is asking for the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors' blessing when he asks the Virginia Department of Transportation for a highway sign directing motorists to his church's park.

WOODSTOCK -- The following is a synopsis of how one woman went from zero to heaven in a matter of moments.

September 3, 2009

WINCHESTER -- It begins with greed and quickly turns toward seduction, but the latest play at Winchester Little Theatre, "Other People's Money," will end with an entertained audience. How the audience members feel about the plot, though, will be entirely up to them, says director Paul Bailey.

MIDDLETOWN -- John Brown's 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry, the signal event that hastened the coming of the Civil War, is deftly explored in Wayside Theatre's "Robert E. Lee and John Brown: Lighting the Fuse."

Woodstock Card shower A card shower is planned for Jesse and Naomi Wine, who will celebrate their 66th wedding anniversary on Sept. 4. Their address is 211 Fairground Road, Woodstock...

WOODSTOCK -- Watching a group of young Army recruits go through basic training exercises at the Shenandoah County Fair on Wednesday morning brought back memories for Jake Mantz.

September 2, 2009

Andrea Wickham has spent her career as a dietitian helping senior citizens eat properly, a daily task that for the young and healthy happens without much thought. But for the older person suffering deteriorating health, taking dozens of medications every day or living with dementia, the seemingly easy task of eating becomes a hurdle that challenges not only the senior but the caregiver as well.

Winchester Wellspring news Wellspring will hold a retreat for breast cancer survivors on Oct. 4-5 at Capon Springs & Farm in Capon Bridge, W.Va. The cost is $49. Registration or...

WOODSTOCK -- The George family dynasty in the Shenandoah County 4-H, FFA grand champion market steer show continued Tuesday as Allison George's beast took home the grand prize.

WOODSTOCK -- Its name would make you think otherwise, but the wood stork actually does not belong here.

September 1, 2009

WINCHESTER -- Sometimes the smallest gestures are the ones most appreciated and most needed. That's what Elizabeth Parsons thought when she decided to begin the Virginia chapter of Afghans for Angels in 1999.

Winchester Library news Handley Regional Library will offer free computer workshops at the Bowman and Handley libraries in September and October. Classes at Handley are on basic e-mail, introduction to...

Fort Valley College news Rebecca Shelor, a theater major at Valparaiso University, received its university presidential scholarship and its Martin Luther scholarship. A graduate of Central High School, she is...

WOODSTOCK -- Some in the stands at Monday night's Nationwide Demolition Derby clutched blankets, but not in an effort to keep out the chill.











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