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Agritourism may bring to mind images of pumpkin patches and wineries, but for Jordan Green of J&L Green Farm in Edinburg, it means a lot more.
Front Royal lifted its request for residents to take part in voluntary water conservation practices this week.
WINCHESTER -- As soon as you sit next to Tazz, he is curled up in your lap and waiting for you to scratch his head.
FRONT ROYAL -- Five local business owners competed against each other to win the hearts -- and votes -- of a live audience.
Alex Newhart, a volunteer with Virginia Working Landscapes, knows firsthand the difference a citizen scientist can make.
BERRYVILLE -- The Friends of the Shenandoah River have monitored the river and its streams since 1989. And they have some startling results that may have a direct impact on local residents.
FRONT ROYAL -- When shoppers enter Gathered, they are stepping into the idea that has been in Cadyn Speziale's head for almost 10 years.
Front Royal's Kmart store is scheduled to close its doors early next year.
The 2014 farm bill brings with it farmers' abilities to enroll or reenroll in various safety net programs over the upcoming months.
A Shenandoah County rescue organization has found homes for 1,500 animals in two years -- and they are taking the necessary steps to do even more.
STRASBURG -- The volunteers at Lydia's Clothes Basket once helped two sisters sort through donations and find items that belonged to their late mother.
The Front Royal-Warren County Chamber of Commerce will host multiple events this month to provide resources to their members, while encouraging others in the community to join, as well.
After 10 years, a Front Royal man is finally putting his name on his business.
Over the next month, visitors will flock to the valley to get a taste of what residents enjoy every year: the vibrant fall colors.
Local researchers are taking steps to help growers tap into a market demand: organic apples.
STRASBURG -- The Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation has made an "unprecedented victory in historic preservation," according to CEO Keven Walker.
After five years, the rusty-patched bumblebee has finally resurfaced in the eastern United States.
EDINBURG -- Two rows of grape vines stand next to each other at Wolf Gap Vineyard and Winery. One is overflowing with large bunches of grapes. The other looks like it is barely surviving.
The mountains are dappled with specks of brilliant red and crisp yellows, and leaves are starting to blanket the ground. Fall has arrived, and tree experts say it is going to be a colorful year.
This year, the Volunteer Farm in Woodstock has already exceeded last year's production, even with a few more months to continue harvesting. But that is still not enough.
STRASBURG -- The last two months have moved swiftly for Jean Plauger.
STRASBURG -- Janet Heishman and her husband Ron have operated Gabalot Gardens on the outskirts of town for several years. Now they have made the move onto King Street.
FRONT ROYAL -- Warren needs a home -- again.
With the prospect of receiving fairly consistent funds in the future, Shenandoah County's Conservation Easement Authority will start focusing on educational outreach over the next year.
The Shenandoah Valley Kids Trail will use a recent grant to show families just what the valley has to offer.
The New Market Chamber of Commerce has recently seen new leadership.
Front Royal released a public notice Monday asking residents to take part in voluntary water conservation practices due to a reduction in the Shenandoah River's flow rates.
STRASBURG -- Danni Leigh has lived a collective 15 years in Nashville, Tennessee, and nearly five years in various European countries. But the honky-tonk singer has finally come home.
Front Royal has created a website intended to both help local businesses thrive and encourage new ones to come to the area.
Fort Valley Properties LLC, the group devoted to returning the Fort Valley Country Store to the community, had an event Saturday, Sept. 20, in order to update local residents and attract more members.
EDINBURG -- So far, Harlowe has not been very lucky.
This year, local chapters of the Future Farmers of American are continuing their largest annual fundraiser by providing local residents with fresh fruit -- from Florida.
Family practices play a vital role in the daily health of many across the country. But for the past several decades, the nation has seen a steady decrease in the number of primary care providers, and that trend is evident in the Shenandoah Valley as well.
Major changes are underway for Valley Health in the upcoming year, many of which are expected to have a direct, positive impact on patients.