A helping hand for caregivers

Linda Olson, right, coordinator of the Shenandoah Agency on Aging's Our Place respite program in Edinburg, leads participants and volunteers in hand strengthening exercises on Wednesday. From left are volunteer Vera Blum and participants Becky Wolverton and Evelyn Sager.  Josette Keelor/Daily

May 27, 2015

EDINBURG — In the fellowship hall of St. John’s United Methodist Church of Edinburg, a respite program called Our Place provides activities for area residents experiencing symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

Lights, camera, action

A black bear cub that was rescued in Edinburg is shown with one of the rehabilitators at the Wildlife Center of Virginia.   Courtesy photo

April 23, 2015

Residents and wildlife enthusiasts now have the opportunity to witness the rehabilitation of three black bear cubs first-hand.

A little off the top

Roy Custer, of Edinburg, trims the top portion of a tree limb off Toll House Road in Maurertown on a recent spring afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily

April 17, 2015

Roy Custer, of Edinburg, trims the top portion of a tree limb off Toll House Road in Maurertown on a recent spring afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily

Duck in recovery at wildlife center

This is a photo of a bluebill duck (lesser scaup) that is being rehabilitated at the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center. It was discovered by conservation officers with the department of game and inland fisheries and transported to the center Feb. 20. Its bill was cracked and damaged and its wing was frozen when the officers found him. Photo courtesy of Blue Ridge Wildlife Center

March 12, 2015

Conservation police officers from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries recently rescued a bluebill duck — or lesser scaup — after discovering it immobile on Stoney Creek in Edinburg.

Encouraging creativity

Emily Alexander, right, and Courtney Hodges, both 16 and in the 11th grade at Strasburg High School, demonstrate how to build boron trihydride molecules using the school's computer software at Tuesday evening's STEM Share Fair at Signal Knob Middle School in Strasburg.  Josette Keelor/Daily

March 5, 2015

STRASBURG – Part of teaching is about challenging students to discover what they never thought possible. It’s also about playing to students’ strengths and interests so they want to keep on learning.

Valley bracing for the storm

Michael Guiliani, an associate at Ramsey True Value Hardware Store in Front Royal, carries a load of plastic sleds into the store on Wednesday.  Rich Cooley/Daily

March 4, 2015

The National Weather Service has placed the entire Northern Shenandoah Valley under a winter storm warning from 10 p.m. Wednesday through 7 p.m. Thursday.

Deer disease detected in Shenandoah County

March 4, 2015

The slow progression of chronic wasting disease has made its way to Shenandoah County, and two positive cases were detected in Frederick County, near the West Virginia state line.

Preschool classes sought at hearing

Allison Gregg, 34, of Woodstock, speaks in support of funding the county's pre-school program during the Shenandoah County School Board's public hearing Monday night at the county government center in Woodstock. Rich Cooley/Daily

March 2, 2015

WOODSTOCK — At a Monday night public hearing, the Shenandoah County School Board met to receive community feedback on plans for the school division’s 2016 fiscal year budget.

Report: Local corporations doing well

February 27, 2015

The big three of the Northern Shenandoah Valley, publicly traded corporations headquarted in Shenandoah and Frederick counties, have released some good news for investors this week.

Snow expected to hit valley areas this afternoon

February 16, 2015

The northern Shenandoah Valley region, and much of Virginia, is under a winter storm warning from noon today until noon on Tuesday, according to the national Weather Service.

Service provides green options

February 6, 2015

Ed Kelly and Stephen Van Stee seek to do the opposite of an old business adage. They want to reduce demand before creating the supply.