Josette Keelor is community engagement editor for the Northern Virginia Daily. She manages lifestyle, community and entertainment news as well as the Daily's Virtual Newsroom, which is an online section where community news, events and photos are uploaded by the public for publication in the Daily as well as on nvdaily.com.
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FRONT ROYAL -- When four former Front Royal students reunite with classmates for a reunion this weekend, it will be like reuniting with family -- a family divided by segregation.
How clean are your hands? Good hand washing practices are a natural response to virus outbreak, such as Ebola, but according to Risk Analyst David Robinson, many people don't clean their hands properly, even when they think they do.
BERRYVILLE -- The Clarke County Animal Shelter hosts a rabies clinic every October, but shelter manager Jenny Wright said this one will be particularly huge.
BERRYVILLE -- Kate has the eyes, ears and jaw of a pit bull, but doesn't seem to know it.
Important health conversations aren't easy for aging parents and their children, but area professionals say such discussions are essential.
Skyline High School in Front Royal has won $15,000 to use however it wants.
STRASBURG -- On a recent afternoon, a smiling 8-month-old Christian Ammons gave no clue that only last week he was sedated on a breathing tube at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., where doctors initially could not treat him.
By Josette Keelor Medicare's open enrollment period begins today, and the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging wants to be a resource for area residents by offering free health care counseling sessions. The period from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 is...
On Friday, Jaclyn Roller Ryan, agriscience teacher at Signal Knob Middle School in Strasburg, competed in Richmond for Virginia Teacher of the Year.
Shenandoah County's School Board recognized teacher pay scale progress at its Thursday night meeting.
FRONT ROYAL -- On Thursday evening, in what might have been its shortest meeting ever, Warren County School Board members approved a new policy addressing students' clothing choices.
Elaine Lederman was surprised when she heard the news Monday that Virginia same-sex couples may legally marry.
EDINBURG -- Edinburg Christian Church has enjoyed a long history in the community and next weekend has invited past and present members and families to help celebrate its 178th year homecoming.
One of Holly Hoover's standard classroom lessons at Stonewall Jackson High School in Quicksburg has earned her nationwide notice and a place at the National Council for Social Studies' Annual Conference in Boston.
A grant of more than $1 million awarded by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development will help programs for area homeless.
The first confirmed case of the Ebola virus in the United States has concerned Americans, but area health professionals have assured that area residents are not at risk.
A grant for $3.25 million will allow Lord Fairfax Community College to provide better job training to area students and residents out of work.
FRONT ROYAL -- Cadets in a fourth-year high school advanced math class at Randolph-Macon Academy now have one less problem to solve. Previously stuck taking courses some viewed unnecessary to their intended career paths, students now have another choice.
School districts in Shenandoah, Frederick and Clarke counties have planned for greater security measures at schools thanks to grant money awarded by Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
FRONT ROYAL -- At its Thursday night meeting, the Warren County School Board will begin the process of appointing a new board member.
As part of its efforts to adopt more transparency and open communication with the community this year, Shenandoah County Public Schools has announced its participation in November's American Education Week.
Cheryl Thompson-Stacy isn't entirely sure what her role on the new Commonwealth Council on Childhood Success will be, but she agreed when the governor's office asked for her help.
Virginia on-time high school graduation rates are close to 90 percent for the 2014 academic year, the Virginia Department of Education announced Wednesday.
Speaking about sexual assault or domestic violence isn't easy, even for those who have reported their experiences and sought help.
WINCHESTER -- Students at Shenandoah University in Winchester expect a flood of raindrops on Thursday. In fact, that's exactly what they want.
School Standards of Learning scores have slipped increasingly in recent years as standardized testing rules keep changing.
FRONT ROYAL -- In Justin Birckbichler's fourth grade class at Hilda J. Barbour Elementary School, the fun of learning has taken on another meaning.
Woodstock author Chastity Harris gave in to the voices 3 1/2 years ago when they became too loud to ignore.
• First Friday -- Special gallery events, musicians playing in restaurants and cafes, and many shops open later. Information: 667-5166.
This Sunday, the Shenandoah County Tourism office will present Gardens, Galleries and Grapes, an all-day countywide event that will stretch from Strasburg south to New Market.
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