Ryan Cornell

Towns plan for utility, park upgrades

Mount Jackson just finished repainting the town's water tank, which is visible from Interstate 81.  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 24th, 2015

Although the Chinese Zodiac proclaims 2015 as the Year of the Sheep, it might as well be called, “The Year of the Water and Sewer Line.”

Theater campaign gets boost

WINCHESTER LITTLE THEATER

February 6th, 2015

WINCHESTER — The Winchester Little Theatre is getting by with a little help from its friends.

Hearing for planned store draws critics

February 5th, 2015

TOMS BROOK — A public hearing on two items directly impacting the fate of the town’s proposed Dollar General store brought plenty of critics and few supporters Thursday night.

Film festival lineup revealed

February 5th, 2015

WINCHESTER — Film Club 3.0 Founder Andy Gyurisin admits it can be a challenge meeting heightened expectations following last October’s Lost Weekend film festival, though the next series of films comes close to raising the bar, if not matching it.

Bill would remove tax exemptions

February 3rd, 2015

STEPHENS CITY — A bill in the Virginia General Assembly threatens to eliminate the tax exemption status of several nonprofits in Frederick County.

The fab pho

Vietnamese pho at CTE Restaurant in Winchester. Ryan Cornell/Daily

February 3rd, 2015

WINCHESTER — If you thought you had to travel inside the Beltway to grab a decent bowl of pho — the Vietnamese soup on every foodie’s radar — think again.

R-MA names new president

BRIG GENERAL DAVID C WESLEY

February 2nd, 2015

Brig. Gen. David C. Wesley has been chosen to lead Randolph-Macon Academy as its 11th president.

Belle Grove to kick off 2015 season

February 2nd, 2015

The Belle Grove Plantation hosts its annual cocktail party next weekend, kicking off this year’s “Hite of Excellence Extraordinary Series of Sumptuous Feasts.”

A full course education

Tyler Peer slices into a potato with a knife. Peer is a first-year culinary student studying in the apprenticeship program at the Broadmoor resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Ryan Cornell/Daily

February 1st, 2015

STRASBURG — As recent Strasburg graduate Tyler Peer knows, there can never be too many cooks in the kitchen.

Who are you rooting for in the Super Bowl?

January 30th, 2015

Who is going to win the NFL Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday – the New England Patriots or the Seattle Seahawks? Here’s what some local residents are saying:

Family friendly events fill Super Bowl weekend

January 29th, 2015

Although much of the weekend will be spent preparing for Sunday’s big game, people can “run out the clock” until kickoff at some of these area events and celebrations.

Heritage Day, vaudeville start weekend

This photo of the William Wood Glass family was taken on the front porch of Winchester's Glen Burnie House in 1895. 
The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is hosting a free genealogy event  Saturday.  Photo  Courtesy: Museum of the Shenandoah Valley.

January 23rd, 2015

The weekend offers a chance to research your family tree as well as exchange the seeds of a tree, at events scheduled throughout the area.

Breaking barriers

Ron Deskins, 67, of Mount Jackson was one of the first four black students to attend a desegregated public school in Virginia.  Rich Cooley/Daily

January 18th, 2015

NEW MARKET — The first day of school can be pretty terrifying.

Penguins, Sparrow highlight weekend

January 16th, 2015

The Bowman Library invites kids and their families to dress in black and white for Penguin Appreciation Day this Saturday.