Winchester

Regional philanthropists celebrated at awards luncheon

WINCHESTER – More than 20 outstanding volunteers from tri-state non-profits were recognized Friday at the Association of Fundraising Professionals National Philanthropy Day luncheon. Non-profits including Hospice of the Panhandle, Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, Handley Regional Library, ...

Entrepreneur shares start up-to-sale story with SU students

WINCHESTER – Geoff Johnson, founder of the tablet-based food and beverage ordering company Parametric, later acquired by Bypass, was the final entrepreneur to share his experience with students at the Harry F. Byrd Jr. School of Business at Shenandoah University Thursday. Johnson offered not ...

Winchester man dies after being struck by car

Michael Lawrence Gaylord, 67, of Winchester, was struck by a vehicle around 5 a.m. Thursday and died at the scene as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. Virginia State Police Sgt. F. "Les" Tyler, said Gaylord pulled his 2007 Toyota Camry to the side of the road facing northbound in ...

Valley Health holds ribbon cutting for new surgery center

WINCHESTER — Valley Health held a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday for its Valley Health Surgery Center at Botanical Boulevard. In opening remarks, president and CEO Mark Merrill described the new building as the result of a great amount of work put in by physicians and Valley Health ...

Graduation day: A drug court milestone

WINCHESTER — There was a celebratory tone inside the Northwestern Regional Adult Drug Court Wednesday, as the court held its first commencement celebration for three participants. As the commencement event began, judges R. Neil Bryant and Alex Iden praised the participants for the work ...

Fashion designer stresses culture, conscience to SU students

WINCHESTER – Autumn Adeigbo, fashion designer and founder of MAKOKO, Inc., spoke Wednesday to students of the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business at Shenandoah University about the harsh realities of launching a business. The tagline for Adeigbo’s collection is “Culture. Color. ...

Frederick authorities seek to drop charges against Winchester doctor

The Frederick County Commonwealth’s Attorney filed a motion Thursday to dismiss charges against Dr. Jill Call, who was arrested outside her burning home on Aug. 3 on charges of disorderly conduct and obstruction of justice. A Frederick County Sheriff’s Office press release stated that ...

Winchester Medical Center holds remembrance service for organ donors

WINCHESTER — Robbie Key has volunteered in hospital development for LifeNet Health ever since her daughter, Amanda, received a kidney transplant. The move to the nonprofit transplant provider, she said, came because of her experience dealing with the kidney transplant. “I don’t want ...

Kids see different ‘Worlds of Work’

WINCHESTER   Thousands of students had their passports punched Wednesday and Thursday to a possible glimpse of their future. This is the third year for Worlds of Work Expo, a two-day career event in which about 3,000 seventh grade students from area schools district preview what could ...

Author makes students squeal with joy

WINCHESTER –  On Tuesday, hundreds of excited students at Garland Quarles Elementary School gathered to hear author Aaron Reynolds read his new book, “Creepy Pair of Underwear.” In the book, Jasper the rabbit wants a pair of creepy underwear he sees while shopping with his mother. ...

Oktoberfest returns to Old Town Winchester

WINCHESTER – The 5th annual Oktoberfest returns to Old Town Winchester today and Saturday. Jennifer Bell, downtown manager, said this year's event is bigger than in past years. “It keeps growing in popularity," Bell said. "So, this year we decided to fully embrace the Oktoberfest ...

McAuliffe emphasizes jobs on whirlwind Winchester tour

WINCHESTER –  Jobs. That was the message throughout Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s whirlwind tour of developments across Winchester on Tuesday. “We have had so many job announcements since I’ve been governor up here, I feel like I’m the governor of Shenandoah,” McAuliffe said at the ...

Discovery Museum celebrates Native American Heritage Day

WINCHESTER – The second annual Native American Heritage Day begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Shenandoah Valley Discovery  Museum. Jennifer Coleman, catalyst for learning and educational outreach for the museum, said she is excited about this year’s Heritage Day. “There will be ...

Area couple on honeymoon in Vegas during mass shooting

A few minutes might have made the difference for a local couple who were in Las Vegas over the weekend. Rita Fletcher and her husband Tim spent their honeymoon in the Las Vegas region, even having a picnic on the floor of the Grand Canyon.  They ended it Sunday on lockdown at an ...

European Festival is Saturday at Winchester Medical Center

The second annual European Festival brings international tastes and sounds to the Winchester Medical Center  beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday. Festivalgoers will have the opportunity to enjoy  tastes and sounds from Italy, Germany and the British Isles. Large tents will provide cover, allowing ...

Defamation case against Valley Health set for trial

A defamation case accusing Valley Health of improperly investigating a sexual misconduct allegation is moving forward to a jury trial. According to court documents from the City of Winchester Circuit Court, Valley Health had sought to dismiss the case filed by Richard Catlett, a physician who ...

Pets Extravaganza returns to Sherando Park

The second annual Frederick County Parks and Pets Extravaganza returns to Sherando Park at 10 a.m. Saturday . Sarah Kuhn, Program Supervisor for Frederick County Parks and Recreation Department said this event is vital to raising funds for the Esther Boyd Animal Shelter. “The best part of ...

Two people attacked by rabid cat

A rabid cat bit two residents of the Mountain Falls Park Subdivision in Winchester. Colin Greene, director of the Lord Fairfax Health District, said that a white-and-black stray cat bit the residents in two separate attacks. “The cat bit them and scratched them and actually kind of hung ...