Winchester

Organizations benefit from Black History Month screenings

February 8, 2016

To celebrate Black History Month, Winchester Film Club 3.0 is working with the Winchester-Frederick-Clarke chapter of the NAACP and the Douglass Alumni Association to bring noteworthy black films to the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.

‘Cosby Show’ actress imparts words of wisdom to students

Phylicia Rashad, known for her role as Clair Huxtable on the NBC sitcom "The Cosby Show," speaks to a group of reporters at Shenandoah University's Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business during her visit to Shenandoah University on Monday. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 25, 2016

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University students braved the snowdrifts on Monday to listen in as award-winning actress Phylicia Rashad – seen on “The Cosby Show,” in the film “Creed” and many other stage and screen productions – gave a presentation on “The Business of Show Business.”

Shelters, hospitals ready to help

January 22, 2016

Local organizations say they are ready to help those who will need shelter and emergency care this weekend.
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Tough points highlighted at MLK Day campus forum

January 18, 2016

Shenandoah University seized the opportunity on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to take a litmus test of intercultural and race relations with “Navigating Difference: A Campus Conversation About Race and Inclusivity.”

Harpeth Rising returns to area

Louisville, Kentucky-based folk band Harpeth Rising will be hitting Bright Box Theater while touring for their 2015 album, "Shifted." Photo courtesy of Da Ping Luo

January 14, 2016

After the August release of their new album, “Shifted,” folk band Harpeth Rising has been toting its new tunes all over the country and they’ll soon be stopping in Winchester.

SU theater professor dies at 83

January 13, 2016

Longtime contributor to Shenandoah University’s performing arts and Shenandoah Conservatory Distinguished Professor Emeritus Harold “Hal” Herman passed away on Wednesday at the age of 83, the university announced in a news release.

Author adds third mystery installment

January 8, 2016

In the latest addition to his mystery series, titled “Dying to Tell,” Winchester author TJ O’Connor continues chronicling the discoveries of his intangible investigator protagonist.

January plays feature personal, complex themes

January 8, 2016

After the light-hearted jollity of theatre productions during the holiday season, audiences can sink into some thought-provoking and emotionally mature performances in January.

First candlelight tour opens church doors

Grace Lutheran Church director of music and organist, Daniel Hannemann, said the stage at the historic church is set for his recitals as part of the first Candlelight Tour of Historic Houses of Worship in Winchester.
Rachel Mahoney/Daily

December 25, 2015

Still decked out for Christmas with garlands and ornaments, a number of Winchester churches are opening their doors on Sunday for a special open house event after the holiday.

New sports bar to open in Winchester

Jasmine Curtis, kitchen manager of the new Green Turtle sports bar in Kernstown Commons, holds a plate of buffalo nachos inside the new establishment located beside the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. The sports bar will open for business at 11 a.m. Monday. Rich Cooley/Daily

December 18, 2015

Kernstown Commons will soon offer visitors a new spot to catch the game and grab some grub when the Greene Turtle opens there on Monday.

Fans awaken The Force at Winchester Alamo

Amanda Scott, 26, left, and Matt Manuel, 24, both of Stephens City, hold out their lightsabers inside the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema as they wait for the premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on Thursday night. Rich Cooley/Daily

December 17, 2015

Paying tribute to their favorite Jedi or Sith lords and decked out in Tshirts and full-out costumes with glowing lightsabers, devoted fans flocked to Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in droves to catch the anticipated premiere of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

Foundation continues conservation efforts

Tabitha Whitacre, development coordinator/research and advancement for Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation, walks along this 24-acre site of the Fishers Hill Battlefield near Toms Brook, which the foundation is planning to purchase through state and federal grants.  Rich Cooley/Daily

December 14, 2015

Over the course of the year, Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation moved forward with plans to preserve more than 80 acres of land with the assistance of around $700,000 in grant money.

University to start summer youth theology program

December 7, 2015

As part of an initiative from Lilly Endowment to provide opportunities for deeper theological study and discussion of contemporary issues, Shenandoah University will use $600,000 in grant money to set up a Youth Theology Institute for high school students starting in 2017.

Grant program to focus on religious literacy

Meredith Minister

December 4, 2015

Shenandoah University will receive a $30,000 grant from Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion, awarded to Meredith Minister, assistant professor of religion.