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Cave Ridge Vineyard Cave Ridge Vineyard in Mount Jackson was awarded three silver medals and one bronze at the 33rd annual Pacific Rim International Wine Competition held in late April in San Bernardino, California. This prestigious competition attracted over 1,000 wines from all over the ...

Homeowners share what they’ve learned in first year of ownership

The first year in a new home can be both exciting and daunting. Stress levels rise with interest rates, finding the right fit seems almost impossible, bidding wars and navigation of closing costs can tear at heartstrings. But once those keys are in hand, first-time homeowners should be ready to ...

Ways realtors, sellers benefit from open houses

Open houses have been a staple of the real estate selling process for quite some time. But in today’s technology-based world, a question remains: Are open houses still necessary? Stephanie Ryall of ERA Oakcrest in Winchester and Carrie Shrum of Weichert in Front Royal, both real estate ...

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  Andrew M. Huggins, a wealth advisor with The Myrias Group in Harrisonburg, has been named to the Ameriprise Financial Hall of Fame. One of only 22 advisors to achieve this status, he will be recognized at the company’s national conference in San Francisco. Further information ...

Business News & Events

Mountain Trails Front Royal Mayor Hollis Tharpe will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. today for the opening of Mountain Trails at 120 E. Main St., Front Royal. Grand opening activities, which will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., include giveaways, with larger prizes awarded every ...

Joining the workforce: Triplett Tech students meet recruiters at job fair

MOUNT JACKSON - Triplett Tech opened a path for its students to join the workforce when it hosted its second ever job fair Tuesday. One business at the event was M.C. Dean Building Intelligence, a worldwide company based in Tysons Corner. William Lilley, a recruiter for M.C. Dean, was with ...

First Shenandoah County Chamber leadership class graduates

Last September, the Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce launched a leadership class for the first time. Its aim was to get community members more familiar with county issues. The class graduated last week, and Sharon Baroncelli, the executive director of the organization, is getting ready to ...

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Estep Design Karen Estep will hold an open house today for her one-stop interior design shop, Shenandoah Valley Design Studio, at 5557 Main St., Mount Jackson. A ribbon cutting was held Friday with the Mount Jackson Chamber of Commerce. Her shop features a display of kitchen cabinets, granite ...

Business Ledger

Job fair VFW Post 2123 and the Virginia Employment Commission will host a job fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Shawnee Volunteer Fire Department, 2210 Valor Drive, Winchester.   Auto Care Clinic On Jan. 12, George Thomas, Registrar of the Colonel William Grayson chapter of the ...

Hundreds line up for Apple Blossom store opening

WINCHESTER - The line for tickets starting forming before 7 a.m. Three hours later, it was 50 yards long and filled with hundreds of people eager to be part of the 91st Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. Friday morning's grand opening of the festival's Official Souvenir and Ticket Outlet ...

Business Ledger

LD&B Insurance LD&B Insurance and Financial Services in Harrisonburg has been recognized by Erie Insurance as the No. 7 firm out of 2,200 nationwide in 2017 for achieving growth and business quality. LD&B has offices in Harrisonburg, Bridgewater, Broadway, Luray, Mount ...

Nine arrested in Cargill plant protest

HARRISONBURG — Nine people taking part in a protest Wednesday outside the Cargill Inc. plant in Dayton were arrested on trespassing charges. The protest was organized by the Committee For Community Solidarity With The Poultry Workers, which was formed last summer and consists of local ...

Gore’s Meats growing, but it stays grounded

STEPHENS CITY — This year is shaping up to be a big one for a family owned and operated business that opened 57 years ago. In January, Gore’s Fresh Meats won the Greater Good Small Business Award from the Top of Virginia Regional Chamber in recognition of the company’s ...

Tech businesswoman Randi Zuckerberg to headline SU symposium

Shenandoah University announced Wednesday that the 10th annual Business Symposium will feature technology investor and media personality Randi Zuckerberg as the keynote speaker Friday. One of Facebook’s earliest employees, back when her brother’s future social media titan was still a ...

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Dr. Julie Landrio has joined the staff of Blue Ridge Hospice. She will conduct home visits to patients enrolled in the program as well as see hospice patients in area healthcare facilities that Blue Ridge Hospice serves. She previously served as a physician from 2008 to present with ...

Tourism council balances interests of old, new businesses

WOODSTOCK – The Shenandoah County Tourism Council met with representatives of the Virginia Tourism Corporation on Tuesday to discuss implementing tourism zones in the county, as well as planning strategies to convince the Board of Supervisors to sign on. Tourism zones are locality defined ...

New Market marketing director named Outstanding Person of the Year

  NEW MARKET – Amber Smoot, New Market events and marketing director, was awarded Outstanding Person of the Year by the New Market Chamber of Commerce on Friday evening. A New Market native, Smoot assumed her current role with the town in March 2017. She’s since launched an ...

A gathering place: Cinema-themed coffee shop to open soon in Mount Jackson

MOUNT JACKSON – John Boor grew up in a town so small that the barber was also a policeman, a firefighter, and a mailman — and from that upbringing, he built an appreciation for community and face-to-face conversations. When he saw that Mount Jackson had the community aspect but not a ...

Winchester Toys R Us employees learn of store’s closing

Toy store chain Toys R Us announced Wednesday it was closing all 735 of its U.S. stores, including the store located near Apple Blossom Mall in Winchester.  Employees at that store were notified Thursday, a store employee said. The closing timeline for the Winchester store as well as for ...