Film club gifts new titles to library
October 8, 2015
The Handley Regional Library will boast a much larger selection of independent films to browse after Winchester Film Club 3.0 presents the library with almost 200 titles at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.
Teepee constructed to welcome native cultures
October 8, 2015
BERRYVILLE – Those headed into Berryville for the upcoming harvest and cultural festival The Gathering will be greeted by a 24-foot tall teepee that organizers finished setting up this week at a corner of Clermont Farm.
Students meet a star in the STEM field
October 6, 2015
When children say they want to be an astronaut when they grow up, it’s not often they get the chance to learn about that particular path on career day. But students at Powhatan School in Clarke County learned about the future of stellar opportunities in STEM fields when retired astronaut Mark Kelly spoke at an assembly there on Tuesday afternoon.
Pet of the week: Foxy looking for a home on birthday
October 5, 2015
BERRYVILLE – The Clarke County Animal Shelter is looking to find a home for 3-to-4 year-old Foxy one year after she was donated to the shelter as a stray.
Pasture conditions a hardship for area producers
September 24, 2015
As a result of the hot, dry weather from July through September, producers who graze livestock are facing some hardship this autumn.
Report: Tourism revenue increased in 2014
September 21, 2015
Localities in the Northern Shenandoah Valley experienced a boost in tourism traffic and spending last year, according to the latest data from the Virginia Tourism Corporation.
Harvest season a mixed bag for area producers
September 18, 2015
Hot, dry conditions throughout the summer have resulted in a mixed fall harvest outlook for Northern Shenandoah Valley producers.
Chronic wasting disease meetings scheduled
September 11, 2015
The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries has scheduled four public meetings in the Northern Shenandoah Valley later this month and in October on the spread of chronic wasting disease.
Hundreds of volunteers help at United Way event
September 9, 2015
As part of the 15th annual Day of Caring by the United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley on Wednesday, 865 people in the region came together to assist area nonprofits and kick off the organization’s 2015-2016 campaign year.
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
Pet of the Week: Idealistic Happy lives up to his name
September 1, 2015
BERRYVILLE – Happy seems like the kind of dog only Hollywood could invent.
Workshops offer a window into livestock business
August 27, 2015
Certification for youth livestock participants is growing in the state of Virginia.
Bella, Waffle offer unique adoption opportunity
July 28, 2015
BERRYVILLE — Bella and Waffle are not typical residents of the Clarke County Animal Shelter. They aren’t cats or dogs, and they also aren’t hamsters, rabbits or the other sort of occasional animals that find their way into the Berryville shelter. Waffle is a guinea pig, and Bella is a chinchilla.
Area’s superintendent salaries vary by district
July 20, 2015
The start of a new fiscal year brings more paperwork for area school divisions, and with these changes come contract amendments for superintendents.
Laurel Center director to step down after 28 years
July 15, 2015
After nearly 30 years under the same leadership, The Laurel Center announced this week it has named a new executive director.
Foraging sustainable farming
July 10, 2015
Forrest Pritchard, of Smith Meadows Farm in Berryville, has a lot to say about natural rotational grazing.
Project HOPE names Thomas Kenyon CEO
July 10, 2015
Project HOPE announced on Friday that Dr. Thomas Kenyon will be president and CEO of the international health and humanitarian organization based in Millwood. Kenyon, who succeeds Dr. John Howe III, will begin his new role on Oct. 1.
Bandit is a laid-back lap cat
June 23, 2015
BERRYVILLE — Bandit, a 6-year-old black-and-white cat, is looking for a new home.
Funding the fight against cancer
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.
‘The End of Night’ chosen for next community read
June 5, 2015
WINCHESTER — The 2015 One Book One Community selection for the Winchester area is “The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light,” by Paul Bogard.