Drug abuse program aims to warn parents

April 14, 2015

A Tuesday evening talk on teen drug abuse will target parents and educators who might not realize how much their children already know about buying and using drugs illegally.

Grant to fund teacher training for writing programs

April 12, 2015

The Shenandoah Valley Writing Project has announced it will use a $20,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to expand and develop teacher leadership and improve the teaching of writing and learning in area schools.

A heavy toll, recalled

Shannon Moeck,  a park ranger at Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historic Park, helps ring a bell being supported by park volunteer Guy Young, of Gore, outside Belle Grove on Thursday. The ringing of the bells was  to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. Rich Cooley/Daily

April 9, 2015

Local residents and National Park Services officials gathered at Belle Grove Historic Plantation for the “Bells Across the Land” on Thursday.

A taste of Passover

Rabbi Scott Sperling explains the tradition of Passover to  congregation members at Christ Episcopal Church.  Passover begins Friday evening. Photo by Henry Culvyhouse

April 2, 2015

WINCHESTER—More than 40 worshippers of Christ Episcopal Church on Boscawen Street gathered in the parish office dinning room to participate in a Passover workshop led by a local Rabbi March 26.

Above and beyond

Elizabeth Miller, deputy director at Starbase Academy in Winchester, engages with a student after averaging the data from their recent rocket experiment.   Rich Cooley/Daily

March 26, 2015

WINCHESTER — Susan Corrigan has said that hers is the best teaching job there is.

Meeting needs

Joan Monahan, a licensed professional counselor, left, and Diane Ricci, program manager, right, are part of the health care team for the new senior outpatient behavioral health program at Shenandoah Memorial in Woodstock. Monahan runs the group as the therapist. Rich Cooley/Daily

March 24, 2015

Health initiatives this year are aimed at providing the Northern Shenandoah Valley with the best care possible.

Lunch is now served

George Washington Hotel Manager David Cavallaro, above, said the hotel's new George's Foods and Spirits restaurant features a new bar area, expanded staff and a more affordable menu. The restaurant replaces the Dancing Goat, and now serves lunch as well as dinner. Henry Culvyhouse/Daily

March 20, 2015

WINCHESTER—The restaurant attached to The George Washington Hotel has undergone a radical re-branding.

Transition game

Former NBA basketball player Norman Nixon speaks during the   annual Shenandoah University Business Symposium held Thursday inside Stimpson Auditorium at Halpin-Harrison Hall. Rich Cooley/Daily

March 19, 2015

WINCHESTER — More than 100 local business leaders, students and faculty members gathered in the Stimpson Auditorium at Shenandoah University to hear a former NBA player and entrepreneur share the fundamentals of business on Thursday morning.

Winchester bank robbed

Winchester police are searching for this man in the robbery of a BB&T bank branch in Winchester on Thursday. Photo courtesy of Winchester police

March 19, 2015

Winchester police are searching for a man in his late 40s to early 50s who robbed a BB&T bank this morning.

A messenger

Rosie Swale Pope, 68,  gives prostate cancer survivor Dan Nicol, 62, of Falling Waters, W.Va., a hug during her appearance Friday at Winchester Medical Center. Pope, an author and marathon runner, completed a five-year around-the-world run and is walking cross country  to highlight the importance of early diagnosis of prostate cancer.  Rich Cooley/Daily

March 13, 2015

WINCHESTER — World adventurer Rosie Swale Pope said she might have given up on life after losing her husband to incurable prostate cancer. Instead, the Wales native chose to be inspired by what she called her husband’s immense courage to face the unknown.

Local chef wins network cook-off show

Meghan Cooper

March 11, 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.

Fall hunting data released by state

March 11, 2015

Fall harvest numbers were down for deer and turkey, but increased for bears in 2014, according to data from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.