HP Hood celebrates 15 years, looks toward future

September 3, 2015

WINCHESTER – Massachusetts-based dairy company HP Hood celebrated the 15th anniversary of its Winchester plant on Thursday as company industry officials, employees and area representatives gathered near the plant’s location at 160 Hood Way

Program puts patients in control

Allen Dec, a certified music practitioner, regularly plays his harp to patients as part of the Integrative Care Program at Winchester Medical Center. The program includes    complementary services to help patients ease stress while receiving treatment for       illnesses or other medical conditions.   Rich Cooley/Daily

August 12, 2015

WINCHESTER — April Adams remembers the day she thought up the Integrative Care Program at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester.

New winery opens today

James "Jim" Bogaty

August 8, 2015

The growing list of wineries in the Northern Shenandoah Valley will have a new addition this Saturday, with the opening of James Charles Winery and Vineyard in Winchester.

Implant offers hope for epilepsy patient

Dr. Paul Lyons, a neurologist and epileptologist at Winchester Neurological Consultants in Winchester, second from right, talks about results of a NeuroPace interrogation through a transmitter surgically implanted in the brain of his patient, Michael Bodamer, 18, at left. Bodamer, of Frederick County, has suffered from intractable epilepsy for much of his life. Also pictured, from left, are Bodamer's parents, Tom and Kimberly Bodamer, and Tiara Monroe, field clinical engineer for NeuroPace's Charlotte, North Carolina, office.  Josette Keelor/Daily

July 2, 2015

WINCHESTER — Michael Bodamer, 18, had his first seizure two days after birth, shortly after suffering a stroke. Now a surgically implanted NeuroPace device could change everything for him.

Alamo to host Belle Grove fundraiser

July 2, 2015

On July 8, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Winchester will host a special screening on the 2003 film “Cold Mountain” for Belle Grove Plantation.

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.

Grand opening of DICK’S Sporting Goods this weekend

June 17, 2015

DICK’S Sporting Goods is holding a grand opening celebration this weekend for its new location at 1675 S. Pleasant Valley Road in Winchester. Beginning Friday, there will be three days of giveaways, product demonstrations, activities for attendees and a appearance by a former Washington Redskins player.

Refreshment on tap

Bartender James Montgomery pours a beer during the grand opening of the Escutcheon Brewing Company, at 142 W. Commercial St. in Winchester. Hilary Legge/Daily

June 12, 2015

WINCHESTER – The craft beer market in Winchester continues to expand with the opening of Escutcheon Brewing Company at 142

Funding the fight against cancer

George Brinkley

June 6, 2015

There’s a certain talent that comes with persuading friends and neighbors to give to charity, and George Brinkley of Woodstock thinks he’s got the right stuff.

Every spring, the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life campaign raises cancer awareness and funds for a cure, and Brinkley said he feels no hesitation in asking for donations for his Relay for Life team.