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All set to show

Joseph DiRoberto had raised his goat Little Buddy to show for the first time at the 2014 Shenandoah County Fair. Photo courtesy of Joann DiRoberto

August 27th, 2015

Young livestock exhibitors and their families in Shenandoah have been gearing up for their big moment at the 98th Shenandoah County Fair’s 4-H and FFA shows.

Pilots return from bucket list flight

Pilots Nevin Showman and John Billings fly over Texas  on the second day of their Wings Around America journey out of Luray Caverns Airport to raise awareness of charitable flying.  Courtesy Nevin Showman

August 12th, 2015

After a landmark two-week bucket list flight around the country, pilots John Billings and Nevin Showman are taking some time to record their stories and memories before returning to flying volunteer Angel Flight missions.

Veteran receives long-delayed medals

WWII veteran Jack Rickel, 92, of Front Royal, holds his five medals  during a ceremony Wednesday afternoon inside the Old Courthouse Civil War Museum in Winchester. U.S. Army Sgt. Rickel ended his service in 1944 after an injury.  Rich Cooley/Daily

July 8th, 2015

WINCHESTER — More than 70 years after earning his Bronze Star Medal as a U.S. Army sergeant, 92-year-old Front Royal veteran Jack Rickel finally received it in a ceremony along with other awards marking his service during World War II.

Tomato season adds variety to area salads

The tomato is a popular plant in a home garden. Photo courtesy of Janet Heishman

March 28th, 2015

Vegetable gardening doesn’t get much easier than growing tomatoes. Scientifically a fruit, it’s America’s favorite vegetable. But, without the right conditions, tomatoes are also easy to kill.

Local chef wins network cook-off show

Meghan Cooper

March 11th, 2015

WINCHESTER—When some folks get their 15 minutes in the spotlight, they’ll do anything to make it a half an hour. Meghan Cooper is not those of folks.

Middle East expert to lecture on region

Bert Englehardt, of Winchester, will present a series of lectures on contemporary Middle East issues and their direct effect on the average American beginning Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stephens City.  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 20th, 2015

The Middle East and the Arabic language weren’t in fashion when Bert Englehardt of Winchester entered Georgetown University in the early 1950s.

Film festival lineup revealed

February 5th, 2015

WINCHESTER — Film Club 3.0 Founder Andy Gyurisin admits it can be a challenge meeting heightened expectations following last October’s Lost Weekend film festival, though the next series of films comes close to raising the bar, if not matching it.

The fab pho

Vietnamese pho at CTE Restaurant in Winchester. Ryan Cornell/Daily

February 3rd, 2015

WINCHESTER — If you thought you had to travel inside the Beltway to grab a decent bowl of pho — the Vietnamese soup on every foodie’s radar — think again.

Belle Grove to kick off 2015 season

February 2nd, 2015

The Belle Grove Plantation hosts its annual cocktail party next weekend, kicking off this year’s “Hite of Excellence Extraordinary Series of Sumptuous Feasts.”

A full course education

Tyler Peer slices into a potato with a knife. Peer is a first-year culinary student studying in the apprenticeship program at the Broadmoor resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Ryan Cornell/Daily

February 1st, 2015

STRASBURG — As recent Strasburg graduate Tyler Peer knows, there can never be too many cooks in the kitchen.

Family friendly events fill Super Bowl weekend

January 29th, 2015

Although much of the weekend will be spent preparing for Sunday’s big game, people can “run out the clock” until kickoff at some of these area events and celebrations.

Heritage Day, vaudeville start weekend

This photo of the William Wood Glass family was taken on the front porch of Winchester's Glen Burnie House in 1895. 
The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is hosting a free genealogy event  Saturday.  Photo  Courtesy: Museum of the Shenandoah Valley.

January 23rd, 2015

The weekend offers a chance to research your family tree as well as exchange the seeds of a tree, at events scheduled throughout the area.

Penguins, Sparrow highlight weekend

January 16th, 2015

The Bowman Library invites kids and their families to dress in black and white for Penguin Appreciation Day this Saturday.

Home is where the hearty is

Krista Jackson-Foster, owner of North Mountain Vineyard and Winery in Maurertown, sets down a bowl of soup at the winery's Soup Saturday event last weekend. Sitting at the table are Jackson-Foster's husband, Brad, and All Things Virginia owner Vicki Ruckman. Ryan Cornell/Daily

January 13th, 2015

MAURERTOWN — There might not be any meal more evocative of home and family than a piping hot bowl of soup.