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Polar flair

Alvin Ritter of Woodstock stands in the front yard of his home surrounded by his  inflated decorations along Readus Road. Rich Cooley/Daily

December 19th, 2014

WOODSTOCK — Each winter, the house at 2416 Readus Road transforms into a scene straight from the North Pole.

Winter wonderlands

December 19th, 2014

NEW MARKET — Although Joe and Linda Whetzel might not have the same string of cars lining Woods Chapel Road to view their Christmas lights as in previous years, the New Market couple sure haven’t stopped trying.

Rogers to perform at Handley

The Sixth Annual Patsy Cline Classic will feature country music star Kenn Rogers on stage at Handley High School on March 7.

December 18th, 2014

WINCHESTER — Country singer Kenny Rogers has been chosen to headline the sixth annual Patsy Cline Classic.

Bountiful sweet treats

Laureen Unger holds a plate of her gluten-free granola bars inside Laureen's Bakery and Cafe in Edinburg.  Rich Cooley/Daily

December 16th, 2014

EDINBURG — One local treat could change everything you thought you knew about granola bars.

Hoppy holidays

Tim Arndt drinks a barrel-aged kilt  clasher. Courtesy photo

December 16th, 2014

Searching for a beer to match the Christmas cheer?

Pet of the Week: Purr-fect pair seeks family

Michael Kerns, feline team leader at the Humane Society of Warren County, holds sibling cats Gladys, left, and Jiminy. Ryan Cornell/Daily

December 11th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL — Shelter staff at the the Humane Society of Warren County hope a pair of siblings will be able to celebrate their first birthdays with a loving family.

All decked out

Celie Harris, a member of the Winchester-Clarke Garden Club, decorates a small pine tree in the nursery inside Belle Grove in Middletown on Wednesday.  Rich Cooley/Daily

December 10th, 2014

MIDDLETOWN — The Christmas spirit is back at Belle Grove.

Book reveals Middletown stories, photos


December 10th, 2014

MIDDLETOWN — A new book released next month reveals the history of Middletown, along with a collection of “never before seen” photographs.

Seasonal pastry delights

Rachel Boyer, 30,  pastry chef at Woodstock Cafe and Shoppes, adds red icing to a cookie to make a peppermint design. Rich Cooley/Daily

December 9th, 2014

WOODSTOCK — If you’ve ever eaten any of the delicious desserts at the Woodstock Cafe and Shoppes, chances are they were the handiwork of Rachel Boyer.

Parades in Strasburg, Front Royal rained out

Christian Guzman holds his daughter Elianys, 3, outside the old courthouse in the light drizzle during Woodstock's annual Christmas parade held Friday night.   Rich Cooley/Daily

December 5th, 2014

Christmas parades in Strasburg and Front Royal have been canceled and postponed, respectively, in advance of the heavy rainfall expected to batter the area Saturday.

Churches team up to perform Christmas musical

December 4th, 2014

In coordination with the Columbia Furnace Church of the Brethren in Edinburg and Greater Joy Baptist Church in Front Royal, the Riverton United Methodist Church hosts the musical, “The Heart of Christmas,” at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.