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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Tuesday the Volunteer Farm in Woodstock will celebrate 10 years feeding area hungry. In 10 years, it's raised 303 tons of food and attracted more than 18,000 volunteers from 42 states and 27 foreign countries.
Trinity Lutheran Church in Stephens City will prepare for Easter this year with Sunday night concerts of Celtic-themed music.
Long Branch Plantation in Clarke County has a history offering lecture series in March, but this year's will be different.
Last year, the Skyline Indie Film Fest got creative in its concept of screening films at area businesses. This year, founder Brian Patrick plans to do it all again, but this time bigger -- more films, more venues and more experiences.
Brothers Eric and Jeff Digges do things their own way. It explains their decision to open a restaurant in downtown Front Royal, even when told business might be tough. It fueled their decision to focus on sub sandwiches. It also led them to name their business Crazy Carl's Oven Baked Subs after their younger brother Kyle.
Now in its third year of area Civil War sesquicentennial conferences, the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation has said there's too much to cover in 2014 for just one conference.
Friday night, New Orleans-style jazz will march into Winchester announcing three months of jazz at the Bright Box Theater.
In March, theatergoers will have their choice of music and laughter, darkness and high-speed hilarity at playhouses in New Market and in Winchester.
At Theatre Shenandoah in Edinburg, the cast and crew of one of Broadway's most acclaimed musicals intend a show unlike any they've performed in quite some time -- one they hope will make an impact on audiences.
Friday will be the last day the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum at 54 S. Loudoun St., Winchester, will open its doors to the community. Offering free admission for its final three hours on Final Friday, the museum plans to close for longer than a month in anticipation of the move to its new location at 19 W. Cork St.
Those unfamiliar with the Elks National Foundation might be surprised to learn the recent activities of an area lodge.
The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester has partnered with The Art Group Gallery in Mount Jackson on a series of exhibits that will run through July.
The giant picnic table in their dining room says it all.
Blue Wing Frog Picnic Market & Brew in Front Royal plans to make its mark on picnic season, and despite opening on Dec. 30, the restaurant's owners are looking to spring when their food can really shine.
There's a misconception that marriage is the beginning of the end.
According to Kelly Day, part-time marriage and family pastor at Shenandoah Community Fellowship in Woodstock, that's the sort of thinking The Wholehearted Marriage seminar will seek to change.
James "Jim" Nickens used to travel 18 miles to go to school in Winchester, and he wasn't the only one. He and all other black students from Strasburg and Woodstock took the same school bus to and from Douglas High School on Kent Street each day.
LINDEN -- Barbara Moore of Linden recently remembered the first artistic photo she took. on vacation in Chincoteague with a borrowed 35-millimeter camera. She stopped for a pristine white mushroom growing from a pile of steaming wild pony manure.
This weekend, take a hike, walk through time with visiting speakers, sneak into literature's beloved hidden garden or see if you can keep up with nature's own winter Olympics.
Underneath its bright floral colors the bridal bouquet looked real -- and tasty too.
Barbara Frank promised her students that she would write historic fiction one day. She got her chance after finding a $330 bill of sale for a little girl named Aggy among documents in the attic of her historic plantation house.
With Valentine's Day kicking off the weekend, there's a little love, a little chocolate and a lot of fun to last each livelong day.
It was snowing when George Brinkley drove his young bride Joyce to Luray for their honeymoon. They took several wrong turns before arriving at The Cardinal Inn where they planned to stay a few days and tour the caverns and Skyline Drive before heading back to Farmville.
Heat up your home this Valentine's Day with décor to drive out the cold and welcome thoughts of warmer weather.
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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