Weekend offers much to do locally

June 6th, 2013

Beer and wine tastings, classes in herb care, movies, music and more will highlight the weekend’s events around the area at the Hop Blossom Craft Beer Festival in Winchester, Virginia Herb Festival in Reliance, A Family Country Fair in Edinburg, Family Drive-in Theater in Stephens City and Winchester Book Gallery in Winchester.

Weekend to usher in pre-holiday events, fundraisers

November 15th, 2012

Though Thanksgiving is nearly a week away, Christmas events have begun to pop up around the region, with Santa Claus planning an appearance in Front Royal and Browntown this weekend. Also this weekend will be a bluegrass festival, a craft fair, a fashion show and two Turkey Trots.

Together again

July 24th, 2012

A family reunion at Belle Grove this weekend not only will attract members of the Hite family from 16 states, it also has sparked a public exhibit of historic artifacts from the last 300 years, said Elizabeth McClung, president of Belle Grove Plantation.

Author starts Christmas Jars Foundation

July 9th, 2012

A tradition sprung from Woodstock-based author Jason Wright’s New York Times-bestselling novel “Christmas Jars” is an example of life imitating art.

Memorial holiday to honor tradition

May 23rd, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend long has been deemed the unofficial beginning of summer, and residents around the area will celebrate the warm weather in a multitude of ways.

Saying I do

April 13th, 2012

In March 2001, Mike and Vicky Barnett met online through Yahoo! Personals, and after a month of emails, they arranged to meet in person at the Hi Neighbor restaurant in Strasburg.

Small wonder

April 5th, 2012

His parents describe 2-year-old Bobby Ethan Housden as a normal child — curious, independent and playful — besides the fact that he’s rather technologically savvy for his age.

Making the leap

February 9th, 2012

For just one of the three agencies that oversee foster children in the area, there are 45 active foster families, 17 of whom had placements as of midweek last week, according to FROG president Tina Marie Scully.

Haven of safety: Shelter furnished and ready for homeless pregnant women

October 21st, 2011

It’s a house like any other house, on a street like any other street — three bedrooms, 31⁄2 baths, a basement and garage, on a quiet cul-de-sac with trees in the backyard. But a different type of family will live in this house: expectant mothers in crisis who have nowhere else to go.

Driving need

September 29th, 2011

When family and friends cannot provide rides to doctors’ appointments for patients, that’s when Faith in Action steps in.

Creole culture: Simien and band back in Orkney Springs

August 10th, 2011

ORKNEY SPRINGS – Saturday night, Grammy Award-winning Creole band Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience will take the stage at Orkney Springs for the second time in their career, but on Saturday morning, they’ll also host a free concert for families.

Key car-buying questions

August 1st, 2011

So many cars. So many questions. So little time. Shopping for a new set of wheels can unsettle many drivers. Here are some tips to help you through it all.

Actively living

July 21st, 2011

As the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging gears up for a series of fall fundraisers and awareness programs, recent news of its selection to win a national achievement award is perfect timing.

Prepare for liftoff

July 14th, 2011

As a reward for passing their DARE class, some Frederick County fifth-graders were able to come out and take to the skies in small, general aviation planes with pilots from the Young Eagles program.

Signing for babies

July 8th, 2011

Any parent who has wondered what a baby pointing toward the kitchen counter is trying to say could benefit from a dictionary of baby hand signs.

Theater camp

June 30th, 2011

“The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood,” by Mary Lynn Dobson, and directed by Sara Gomez, will open at the community theater on Thursday and show through July 16. Audiences of all ages can expect an intimate, as well as humorous, experience.