Shenandoah County

History on display

Robert C. Rinehimer, Jr., 72, of New Market, stands by the linen flag in his home that flew over the Capitol during the inauguration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.  Rich Cooley/Daily

July 2, 2015

NEW MARKET — The family history on display in the home of New Market resident Robert C. “Bob” Rinehimer is a reflection of recent American history.

Memory care center set for New Market

July 1, 2015

A new memory care facility is planned for New Market this winter. Led by brothers Mark and Paul Griffin, and their father Marvin Griffin, who all run Shenandoah Place in New Market, the endeavor will bring needed care to a growing subset of the community suffering from memory problems.

Woodstock baby has botulism diagnosis

Benjamin Ellis Shell, 2 months old, son of Antonette Capone-Shell and Jerramy Shell, of Woodstock, was rushed to Inova Fairfax Children's Hospital last week with symptoms of botulism. One test has come back positive, but the hospital is waiting on another to confirm.  Courtesy Antonette Capone-Shell

June 30, 2015

Benjamin Ellis Shell was a healthy baby boy. Born 9 pounds, 7 ounces, on April15, he was exceeding milestones, rolling over after a month and crawling at 2 months. So when the 11-week old boy slowly stopped eating and his bowel movements stopped his mother Antonette Capone-Shell, 24, rushed him to the emergency room.

State bans natural deer lures

A deer stands along the edge of the woods along Dismal Hollow Road in Warren County. Rich Cooley/Daily

June 30, 2015

Starting Wednesday, it will be illegal for hunters or wildlife enthusiasts to use natural deer lures that contain urine or other bodily fluids.

Summer programs set pace for reading success

Levi Blankenship, 5, of Edinburg, finds a book to explore inside the Shenandoah County Library in Edinburg. Summer reading for children helps prevent brain atrophy by keeping students active readers during summer vacation.  Rich Cooley/Daily

June 29, 2015

Area libraries are promoting more than just reading — by involving whole communities, they have focused on summer learning, said Donna Hughes, youth services division head for Handley Regional Library in Winchester.

Exact dairy science

Billy French, a member of French Brothers Dairy, milks a Holstein herd inside their facility on Water Street in Woodstock.  Rich Cooley/Daily

June 26, 2015

For more than 51 years, French Brothers Dairy in Woodstock has been a fixture of the dairy industry in the Northern Shenandoah Valley.

Strasburg resident seeks rezoning

June 25, 2015

Strasburg officials are in the early stages of beginning a process to consider the rezoning of 12 acres of land located near Route 55 and Capon Street.

When school lunch is hard to swallow

June 23, 2015

Long familiar with school children who haven’t had money for extras, Shenandoah County parent Heidi Flynn has at times given her son extra money to share with classmates who otherwise couldn’t buy ice cream at lunchtime.

Students swarm Shenandoah for study

Jack Lankard, 10, of Mount Jackson holds a crayfish that was caught during the River Rangers Program held Monday morning under the Meems Bottom Bridge in Mount Jackson. Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River and Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation offered the program for fourth through seventh graders as they learned how to monitor the water and aquatic life quality of the river.  Rich Cooley/Daily

June 22, 2015

QUICKSBURG — How healthy is the Shenandoah River? Ask a creature that lives there. The more different kinds of life you can find, the healthier your river is.

Fields of Gold aims to grow agritourism

June 19, 2015

Fields of Gold, the marketing group behind the Shenandoah Valley Farm Trail, is aiming to make the region a top destination in agritourism.