Holidays

History on display

Robert C. Rinehimer, Jr., 72, of New Market, stands by the linen flag in his home that flew over the Capitol during the inauguration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.  Rich Cooley/Daily

July 2nd, 2015

NEW MARKET — The family history on display in the home of New Market resident Robert C. “Bob” Rinehimer is a reflection of recent American history.

Fourth of July fireworks and festivities

July 2nd, 2015

For Independence Day, families can catch various parades, performances and pool parties around the area — and don’t forget the firework shows.

A taste of Passover

Rabbi Scott Sperling explains the tradition of Passover to  congregation members at Christ Episcopal Church.  Passover begins Friday evening. Photo by Henry Culvyhouse

April 2nd, 2015

WINCHESTER—More than 40 worshippers of Christ Episcopal Church on Boscawen Street gathered in the parish office dinning room to participate in a Passover workshop led by a local Rabbi March 26.

What goes on a Seder plate?

April 1st, 2015

The following items are part of a Seder plate, according to a Passover 101 workshop handout from Rabbi Scott Sperling of Beth El Congregation in Winchester:

Front Royal man leads bike drive

Matthew Feucht, 11, of Front Royal, left, helps his stepdad Shawn Lucas assemble a bicycle inside the Front Royal Moose Lodge on Friday evening. Lucas spearheaded a community effort to raise money for bicycles for needy children in the Front Royal area.  Rich Cooley/Daily

December 21st, 2014

When Shawn Lucas, 39, was growing up in Manassas, he did not have much. The son of a construction worker, Lucas did not get the biggest, best presents around the holidays.

Strasburg celebrates

Shyann Bradley, 5, of Strasburg, chats with Santa on Saturday evening during the Strasburg Chamber of Commerce Christmas festivities held inside Strasburg Fire Department. Steady rains throughout the day canceled the Christmas parade and forced the tree lighting ceremonies and choral performances by the Sandy Hook Elementary and Strasburg High Schools to be moved inside the fire station.  Rich Cooley/Daily

December 7th, 2014

Shyann Bradley, 5, of Strasburg, chats with Santa on Saturday evening during the Strasburg Chamber of Commerce Christmas festivities held inside Strasburg Fire Department. Steady rains throughout the day canceled the Christmas parade and forced the tree lighting ceremonies and choral performances by the Sandy Hook Elementary and Strasburg High Schools to be moved inside the fire station. Rich Cooley/Daily

Christmas shopping in New Market a mixed bag, retailers say

Tony Suarez, owner of the Christmas Gallery, straightens his wares on a cold, rainy December afternoon. Suarez has been in business since 1977.  Henry Culvyhouse/Daily

December 6th, 2014

NEW MARKET–The Town of New Market invited area businesses to hold open houses for their customers on Saturday as part of the town’s holiday celebration. The unrelenting rain may have kept some Christmas shoppers away.

Parades in Strasburg, Front Royal rained out

Christian Guzman holds his daughter Elianys, 3, outside the old courthouse in the light drizzle during Woodstock's annual Christmas parade held Friday night.   Rich Cooley/Daily

December 5th, 2014

Christmas parades in Strasburg and Front Royal have been canceled and postponed, respectively, in advance of the heavy rainfall expected to batter the area Saturday.