Ryan Cornell

Festivals welcome holidays

November 27th, 2014

Towns herald the approach of the winter holidays with a full slate of celebrations, parades and tree lighting ceremonies.

Brews, bonfire fill turkey weekend

November 27th, 2014

Whether it’s patronizing local stores for Small Business Saturday or a friendly game of touch football out on the front lawn, the weekend offers a turducken-sized variety of events and activities to shake off the post-tryptophan malaise.

Pitching in for Santa

Gary Bunch, of Stephens City, checks over one of the new bicycles that are among gifts donated or bought for Toys for Tots inside the Stephens City distribution center.  The Toys for Tots chapter serves Shenandoah, Warren, Frederick, Clarke and Page counties. Rich Cooley/Daily

November 27th, 2014

Santa Claus has a difficult time placing gifts under the tree for many needy families, so several area organizations and groups in the area have stepped up to provide children with gifts and toys this Christmas season.

Tour to highlight artist studios

November 27th, 2014

Three ceramics artists are opening their studios to the public for the Shenandoah County Artisan Trail’s holiday studio tour next weekend.

Wayside hosts gingerbread house competition

November 23rd, 2014

The Middletown Garden Club invites gingerbread house builders to submit their creations in an inaugural competition held at the Wayside Inn next month.

United Way names new president

November 14th, 2014

WINCHESTER — The United Way of the Northern Shenandoah Valley has named Nadine Pottinga as its next president and CEO.

Unwasted energy

Ed Kelly, left, principal, and Steve Van Stee, right, director of operations, both of Shenandoah Energy Services, stretch out this temperature probe that is a component of this heat generating compost pile they are constructing outside an aquaponics greenhouse in Strasburg. The temperature probe will be used to start the boiler inside the greenhouse flowing water and antifreeze when the compost pile, which includes garden waste and manure from the farm, reaches the optimum temperature.  Rich Cooley/Daily

November 13th, 2014

STRASBURG — Fourth-generation farmer Kelsie Diehl is bringing a new-age approach to organic farming.
The owner of Del Ray Farm

Apple Blossom Fest announces theme

Event organizers unveiled the new theme for the 88th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival on Wednesday in Winchester. The festival runs from April 24 through May 3.   Ryan Cornell/Daily

November 12th, 2014

WINCHESTER — “Get Your Bloom On!” is the theme for next year’s Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, as announced at a

Junior chef on next episode

Abby Major

November 12th, 2014

In an episode that opened with the three celebrity judges getting drenched in maple syrup, Winchester junior chef Abby Major