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Festivals welcome holidays

November 27th, 2014

Towns herald the approach of the winter holidays with a full slate of celebrations, parades and tree lighting ceremonies.

Brews, bonfire fill turkey weekend

November 27th, 2014

Whether it’s patronizing local stores for Small Business Saturday or a friendly game of touch football out on the front lawn, the weekend offers a turducken-sized variety of events and activities to shake off the post-tryptophan malaise.

‘Family Ties’ actor to visit Drafthouse

Marc Price, the actor who played "Skippy" on the 1980s television hit comedy show "Family Ties," will appear at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema on Dec. 4 in Winchester.   Courtesy photo

November 27th, 2014

Actor and comedian Marc Price, best known as Irwin “Skippy” Handelman from the ’80s sitcom, “Family Ties,” is headlining a live comedy show at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema next week.

Tour to highlight artist studios

November 27th, 2014

Three ceramics artists are opening their studios to the public for the Shenandoah County Artisan Trail’s holiday studio tour next weekend.

Wayside hosts gingerbread house competition

November 23rd, 2014

The Middletown Garden Club invites gingerbread house builders to submit their creations in an inaugural competition held at the Wayside Inn next month.

Area author kicks off young adult series

November 4th, 2014

As someone who regularly navigates through high school hallways and classrooms to teach writing workshops, Winchester author Jay Foreman didn’t have to venture far to find the setting for his latest series.

Recipe of the Week: Strawberries & Cream Tart

October 28th, 2014

This recipe is one that I’ll never forget. This was one of the four recipes that have changed my life forever. I made this tart at the Virginia Skills USA state baking competition back in April of this year. I finished first in the baking category and was honored to represent Virginia in the 50th national skills USA competition.

Special holiday events on tap

October 23rd, 2014

It’s only a week away from Halloween, and the holiday festivities scheduled for this weekend include a wide array of ghost tours, costume contests and trick-or-treating events.

The little theatre that could

October 22nd, 2014

WINCHESTER — Once used as a freight station for trains carrying the likes of John Handley and Charles Broadway Rouss, the building now home to the Winchester Little Theatre is getting its due.

Best of the Blue Ridge

October 21st, 2014

Readers across the country got a taste of the Shenandoah Valley due to an article printed in the latest issue of Saveur Magazine.

Living history events slated

October 16th, 2014

This weekend will delight both history buffs and beer drinkers alike, with events ranging from the annual Cedar Creek reenactment weekend — set to be the most impressive one yet — a film screening with World War II veterans and Winchester’s second annual Octobeer Fest.

AutumnFest adds whiskey sampling

October 15th, 2014

The Shenandoah AutumnFest is just turning 4 this month, but it’s already developed a hankering for whiskey.