United Way holds 69th annual meeting

February 19th, 2015

MIDDLETOWN — Despite the bitter cold conditions, more than 190 members of the United Way of Northern Shenandoah gathered at Lord Fairfax Community College to elect its new board of directors and honor its volunteers of the year Thursday evening.

Insult to injury: More cold coming

Scott Terndrup clears the sidewalk outside of neighbor Bob Baker's home on High Street in Strasburg on Tuesday morning.  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 17th, 2015

The snowstorm responsible for dumping up to 11 inches of snow on portions of southerm Virginia dropped an average of just under 4 inches on the Northern Shenandoah Valley.

Snow expected to hit valley areas this afternoon

February 16th, 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.

Simon appointed vice mayor

February 9th, 2015

Tom Simon is the new Vice Mayor of Middletown. Simon was appointed to this new role by way of a unanimous vote at Monday’s Town Council meeting.

Valley tourism goes international

January 30th, 2015

Shenandoah County Tourism has been actively and aggressively expanding its marketing reach in the last 12 months.

Study gets the go-ahead by both towns

January 13th, 2015

MIDDLETOWN — Town Council approved working with Stephens City on a feasibility study analyzing how the two towns could share water and sewer capabilities, at its meeting Monday night.

Storm impacts region’s roads

Mary Sofia, left, and Gwen Shuck, right, both 8, slide down the bank outside Warren County Middle School in Front Royal on Tuesday.   Rich Cooley/Daily

January 6th, 2015

The first snowstorm of the New Year that dumped 2 or more inches and prompted area public school closures also caused some headaches on valley roads on Tuesday.

Coming full circle

Tara Coughlan, left, and her mother Philomena O'Brien, right, stand inside Nanas Irish Pub in Middletown. O'Brien is the new restaurant owner of the former Irish Isle Restaurant. Rich Cooley/Daily

December 19th, 2014

MIDDLETOWN — When Philomena O’Brien was a little girl, she moved with her family from Limerick, Ireland, to Rochester, New York. After spending the 1980s raising her children in Ireland, O’Brien came back to the states, where she eventually opened an Irish Pub with her then-husband Brian Coughlan.

All decked out

Celie Harris, a member of the Winchester-Clarke Garden Club, decorates a small pine tree in the nursery inside Belle Grove in Middletown on Wednesday.  Rich Cooley/Daily

December 10th, 2014

MIDDLETOWN — The Christmas spirit is back at Belle Grove.

Book reveals Middletown stories, photos


December 10th, 2014

MIDDLETOWN — A new book released next month reveals the history of Middletown, along with a collection of “never before seen” photographs.

Passing time

Jim Allenson, of Middletown, watches traffic pass outside his home along Main Street on a recent afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily

December 7th, 2014

Jim Allenson, of Middletown, watches traffic pass outside his home along Main Street on a recent afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily