SVEC hires new president and CEO
April 29, 2016
Shenandoah Valley Electric will have its sixth president and CEO in its history, now that Michael Hastings has assumed the title. Hastings replaces current president and CEO Myron D. Rummel, who is retiring.
Blue Peacock stocks the real thing
April 29, 2016
WINCHESTER- The Blue Peacock antique shop at 326 South Braddock Street holds more than kitschy wall signs and collectible coins. According to the shop’s owners, it is home to as many stories as it is items in its 10,000 square feet, along with a level of quality that just doesn’t exist in products made today.
April 29, 2016
Bonnie Blue Southern Market and Bakery took home the silver medal from Virginia.org’s Virginia is for Lovers Best Bakery competition.
Aldi opening attracts hundreds in Front Royal
April 29, 2016
FRONT ROYAL – The rain did not keep shoppers away from the grand opening of an Aldi grocery store on Thursday morning.
Growers vs. stink bugs: learning effective chemical use
April 28, 2016
In the years since brown marmorated stink bugs began creeping into the Northern Shenandoah Valley, farmers and growers have been doing what they can to reduce damage to their produce.
Executive stresses importance of social media
April 27, 2016
Winchester-Mary McDuffie, executive vice president of delivery channels and communications for Navy Federal Credit Union delivered a presentation about the importance of social media, personnel and customer involvement at the Apple Blossom Festival’s Business at the Bloom lunch on Wednesday.
Fire damages Edinburg grocery store
April 25, 2016
EDINBURG – Flames shooting out of the bottom of a drink cooler at Larkin’s Grocery Store startled co-owner Sunny Singh on Sunday evening.
Birth expo attracts hundreds to Winchester
April 24, 2016
Mothers, care providers and others were greeted with more than 50 vendors, several workshops and lectures by keynote speaker Nancy Mohrbacher, a breastfeeding expert at the Birth Expo in Winchester, put on by Virginia Is For Doulas.
Pitching for a win: Front Royal businessman wins Entrepreneur Café grand prize
April 22, 2016
Bill Long, owner of Bill Long’s Auto Care Clinic, won the Entrepreneur Café grand prize of $5,000 and a $3,500 marketing package this week at at Lord Fairfax Community College’s Carron Community Development Center.
Freeze has slight impact on area barley, wheat crops
April 21, 2016
Freeze injury has occurred on area wheat and barley crops according to extension agent Bobby Clark who specializes in agriculture and natural resources and crop and soil sciences.
Front Royal Aldi opens April 28
April 20, 2016
German grocery chain Aldi will open its new store at 134 Riverton Commons Dr. in Front Royal next week.
Gourmet coffee shop opens in Wincheser
April 18, 2016
The Hideaway Café, a fair trade, gourmet coffee shop and safe space, has opened in Old Town Winchester.
Cold weather affecting area fruit growers
April 14, 2016
Recent cold temperatures have affected farmers throughout the Shenandoah Valley. According to Mark Sutphin, an extension agent specializing in agriculture, natural resources and horticulture, last week was especially bad.
Mommy and Me Clubhouse opens in Winchester
April 13, 2016
Mommy and Me Clubhouse, a space where parents can get work done or just relax while their child is cared for, has opened in Winchester.
Strasburg Ramada Inn is sold
April 11, 2016
STRASBURG – The Ramada Inn has been sold for $2,250,000 to a group of investors.
April 7, 2016
Miller, Earle & Shanks PLLC has announced the addition of Caleb J. Routhier as an associate attorney in its Luray office.
Doula agency to host birth expo in Winchester
April 1, 2016
Virginia Is For Doulas, an agency that matches expecting mothers with doulas, is now available in the Northern Shenandoah Valley. They will hold a birth expo as a way to launch the program. Tiffany Shank, a doula in the area, has expanded her doula business to include this new service.
Event rental company opens in Toms Brook
March 31, 2016
TOMS BROOK- Two area entrepreneurs have opened an event rental company in Toms Brook. Beau Morgan and Jarrett Christiansen started Shenandoah Rentals together, which specializes in weddings and festivals. “Basically, we noticed there was a need for a rental company in the valley, came across a really good deal on some stuff and it just kind of worked out,” said Morgan.
Edinburg OKs sewer, water increases
March 30, 2016
EDINBURG-Edinburg Town Council held an emergency meeting on Tuesday to vote on sewer and water rate increases. The increase passed with six votes in favor of the increase and one against.
Upgrades planned for Virginia ports
March 24, 2016
FRONT ROYAL – Improvements and expansions are being planned for Virginia’s ports, including the Virginia Inland Port in Warren County.