Community News & Events for May 21

Networkers program

Doris McMillon, president of McMillon Communications in Washington, D.C., will be the guest speaker at a program sponsored by Winchester Encouraging Networkers from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at City National Bank in Stephens City.

Topics include building relationships with the top CEO, getting beyond the business card and relationships in the workplace.

Registration is $25. Seating is limited. Information, registration: lynkurtz@aol.com.


Rotary club

Kevin Fox, the new owner of the Stonewall Jackson Café in New Market, will be the speaker at the luncheon meeting of the Rotary Club of New Market at noon Wednesday at the Shenvalee Golf Resort in Miller Grille.

Information:  www.newmarketrotaryclub.net.


Library class

Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will offer a class on introduction to Android devices at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Learn the ins and outs of your Android device with one-on-one assistance from all phone carriers. Bring your device. Registration required by calling 540-635-3153.


Teen program

Handley Library will hold a program for teens from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Bring friends, listen to music, play tabletop games, do crafts and hang out.

Information: www.handleyregional.org.


Library hours

All three branches in the Handley Regional Library system will reinstate Thursday afternoon hours.

Bowman, Clarke County and Handley libraries will be open until 5 p.m. every Thursday.


Essay contest

July 18 is the deadline to participate in a summer essay contest sponsored by Samuels Public Library and the Library of Congress for rising fifth and sixth graders. The theme is “A Book That Shaped Me.”

Essays should be one page in length and must be submitted with an entry form in person. Prizes will be awarded. Top winners will be invited to present their essays during a special presentation at the Library of Congress National Book Festival on Sept. 24 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Information: Kathy Jacob, 540-635-3153 or  kjacob@samuelslibrary.net.


College news

• Jonell Cooper, an upcoming senior art history major at Virginia Tech, was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester. A graduate of Strasburg High School, she is the daughter of Paula and John Cooper of Toms Brook.

• Brandi Drummond, daughter of Dennis and Brenda Drummond, of Strasburg, graduated from Shepherd University on May 7 with a Master of Business Administration degree.

• The following students earned bachelor’s degrees from Bridgewater College during graduation ceremonies on May 14. Their hometowns and majors are:

Broadway: Dillon L. Cullers, sociology.

Clear Brook: Aubrey Gum, psychology.

Front Royal: Katelyn Athey, family and consumer sciences.

Maurertown: Eric Michael, liberal studies.

New Market: Kyle Kokkonen, English; Jonathan Middleton, family and consumer sciences.

Strasburg: Alyssa Stickley, with honors in biology, and the college’s Flory Honors Program; Aaron Doman, business administration; Taylor Jeffries, business administration.

Winchester: Chandler DeHaven, biology; Jordan Hartman, health and physical education.

Woodstock: Kenneth L. Ervin III, business administration.

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