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This month, comedy and music take precedence on community stages, with Winchester Little Theater's farce "You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running" and The Schultz Theatre's youth theater production "All I Ever Wanted to Know I Learned by Being in a Bad Play" and musical "Barefoot in the Park" enticing all ages out to the theater.
The primary fundraiser for the historic mill in Millwood, the twice-a-year Art at the Mill show continues its spring exhibit this weekend featuring artists from around the valley and beyond.
Local chefs David Gedney, of J's Gourmet and Apartment 2G in Front Royal; Scott Myers, of L'Auberge Provencale in White Post; and Ed Matthews, of One Block West, in Winchester, are featured in the inaugural edition of Best Chefs America.
Samuel Porter isn't afraid to dream big. Two years ago when he graduated high school and signed a record deal with Jay Allie Music Group -- both in the same week -- his dreams became reality.
• First Friday -- Special gallery events, musicians playing in restaurants and cafes, and many shops open later. Information: 667-5166.
After celebrating its 70th anniversary on March 23, Quota International of Winchester is sponsoring its next big event to help local charities.
The Arts Chorale of Winchester's upcoming concerts are entitled "Mass Appeal," and the name pretty much says it all.
• "Devil Boys from Beyond" -- 7 p.m. today and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Theatre Shenandoah, 107 Center St., Edinburg. Information: 984-3972, theatreshenandoah.org.
The action/adventure movie "Olympus Has Fallen" has placed first among Daily readers who offered the following unedited reviews on Facebook.
If you thought slow cookers were just for winter, think again. Woodstock cookbook author Robin Robertson uses slow cookers year-round, and not only for soups and stews either.
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.
Looking to get a jump start on your garden this spring? Starting your own plants from seed is a great way to do just that.
While some trees can weather the worst Mother Nature throws at them, others, like the Bradford pear, cower at the slightest gust of wind.
The season of outdoor living is only weeks away, which leaves just enough time to transform a backyard to an entertainment destination.
For many homeowners, remediation is on their list of things to fix at home, but it often gets pushed to the side because of time or money. Putting it off is the worst option, though. Not only are you hurting the structure of your home, you are putting your family at risk.
What we think of as weeds today were valuable before the corner drugstore brought us over-the-counter medicines, and it's only a small jump from using herbs for culinary purposes to using them for medicinal purposes.
Whittling down the endless options can be paralyzing to brides all around the country as they plan for a day they'll never forget, but increasingly one choice continues to baffle brides and grooms alike: photography.
Every bride dreams of a million dollar wedding.
I think I'm crazy. In addition to being a full time graduate school student, I'm getting married in less than six months, right smack dab in the middle of my summer semester. Luckily, my wonderful fiance and I have been engaged since July 2011, so we've had plenty of time to get organized, but June 28 is creeping up on me.
As much as a bride and groom plan for the special day that will unite the two in wedded bliss, something on their wedding day will, for better or for worse, surprise them. The best wedding planners expect the unexpected and learn to handle what comes at them.
This year, while other theaters offer heartwarming Christmas tales, The Schultz Theatre in New Market aims for lightheartedness.
A look at fall foliage on Skyline Drive. Photos by Rich Cooley
The derecho, or straight line thunderstorm, last Friday night did to us on Old Bethel Road as it did to many in the valley: the violent storm roared out of Ohio toward us and first gave a dramatic show of lightening accompanied by clashes of heavy thunder, then a slow building of wind that rushed to the intense level that drove us all to shelter, and then the horizontal rain that beat its wild rhythm on all surfaces.
Several walking sticks stand in a corner of our screened porch. All are wood. A pair of the new fiberglass ones that look more like ski poles than walking sticks, hang, never used, in the corn crib. My favorite, a bamboo pole 6 feet long, stands next to my desk, a reminder of past walks.
A few years ago, I lost my biggest client and was suddenly broke with no end in sight. I found some work, but never enough to pay all the bills.
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