Stephens City

Cold calculations

Brad Foster, an owner and vineyard manager for North Mountain Vineyard in Maurertown, walks through a row of cabernet franc grape vines outside the vineyard on Wednesday. Foster says there has been no cold weather damage to the vines so far this season, but area vineyard owners have expressed concerns. Experts say that 2015 damage  should prove less than 2014.  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 25th, 2015

As the winter months draw to a close, vineyards in the Northern Shenandoah Valley are once again monitoring the weather for freezing temperatures.

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.

Bill would remove tax exemptions

February 3rd, 2015

STEPHENS CITY — A bill in the Virginia General Assembly threatens to eliminate the tax exemption status of several nonprofits in Frederick County.

Making music together

Azusa Stephens, left, and her son Hideshiro, 1, of Winchester, sit with Miho Sato, a music therapy teacher with The Community Music School of Piedmont, and her son Saul, 5, during a recent class at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stephens City. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 25th, 2015

STEPHENS CITY — A new school in Stephens City is part of an effort to share music with more people.

Big chill

Cody Miller, 14, left, and Daniel McMullan, 15, right, walk across the snow- and ice-covered walkway on South Holliday Street in Strasburg on Thursday as temperatures hovered around the 20-degree mark. Shenandoah and Warren county schools were on a two-hour delay Thursday due to the cold weather.  Rich Cooley/Daily

January 9th, 2015

Wintry conditions responsible for chilly temperatures and 2 inches of snowfall have had a major impact on residents and area services.

Stephens City approves feasibility study

January 7th, 2015

STEPHENS CITY — Town Council approved beginning the process of a feasibility study that would determine the practicality of partnering water and sewer services with the Town of Middletown.