Above and beyond

Elizabeth Miller, deputy director at Starbase Academy in Winchester, engages with a student after averaging the data from their recent rocket experiment.   Rich Cooley/Daily

March 26th, 2015

WINCHESTER — Susan Corrigan has said that hers is the best teaching job there is.

Apple Blossom Festival names Bure as queen

Natasha Bure

March 25th, 2015

Natasha Bure will be Queen Shenandoah LLXXXVIII for this year’s Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, which will be held April 24-May 3 in Winchester.

Meeting needs

Joan Monahan, a licensed professional counselor, left, and Diane Ricci, program manager, right, are part of the health care team for the new senior outpatient behavioral health program at Shenandoah Memorial in Woodstock. Monahan runs the group as the therapist. Rich Cooley/Daily

March 24th, 2015

Health initiatives this year are aimed at providing the Northern Shenandoah Valley with the best care possible.

Lunch is now served

George Washington Hotel Manager David Cavallaro, above, said the hotel's new George's Foods and Spirits restaurant features a new bar area, expanded staff and a more affordable menu. The restaurant replaces the Dancing Goat, and now serves lunch as well as dinner. Henry Culvyhouse/Daily

March 20th, 2015

WINCHESTER—The restaurant attached to The George Washington Hotel has undergone a radical re-branding.

Transition game

Former NBA basketball player Norman Nixon speaks during the   annual Shenandoah University Business Symposium held Thursday inside Stimpson Auditorium at Halpin-Harrison Hall. Rich Cooley/Daily

March 19th, 2015

WINCHESTER — More than 100 local business leaders, students and faculty members gathered in the Stimpson Auditorium at Shenandoah University to hear a former NBA player and entrepreneur share the fundamentals of business on Thursday morning.

Winchester bank robbed

Winchester police are searching for this man in the robbery of a BB&T bank branch in Winchester on Thursday. Photo courtesy of Winchester police

March 19th, 2015

Winchester police are searching for a man in his late 40s to early 50s who robbed a BB&T bank this morning.

A messenger

Rosie Swale Pope, 68,  gives prostate cancer survivor Dan Nicol, 62, of Falling Waters, W.Va., a hug during her appearance Friday at Winchester Medical Center. Pope, an author and marathon runner, completed a five-year around-the-world run and is walking cross country  to highlight the importance of early diagnosis of prostate cancer.  Rich Cooley/Daily

March 13th, 2015

WINCHESTER — World adventurer Rosie Swale Pope said she might have given up on life after losing her husband to incurable prostate cancer. Instead, the Wales native chose to be inspired by what she called her husband’s immense courage to face the unknown.

Local chef wins network cook-off show

Meghan Cooper

March 11th, 2015

WINCHESTER—When some folks get their 15 minutes in the spotlight, they’ll do anything to make it a half an hour. Meghan Cooper is not those of folks.

Fall hunting data released by state

March 11th, 2015

Fall harvest numbers were down for deer and turkey, but increased for bears in 2014, according to data from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

Winchester counselor finds niche in coaching

Fred Sabia

March 11th, 2015

WINCHESTER — In Fred Sabia’s new office at 123 Amherst St. in Winchester, there’s a podium attached to the top of his desk. This allows him the option of standing while working, part of an effort to keep from sitting too long.

Valley bracing for the storm

Michael Guiliani, an associate at Ramsey True Value Hardware Store in Front Royal, carries a load of plastic sleds into the store on Wednesday.  Rich Cooley/Daily

March 4th, 2015

The National Weather Service has placed the entire Northern Shenandoah Valley under a winter storm warning from 10 p.m. Wednesday through 7 p.m. Thursday.

Deer disease detected in Shenandoah County

March 4th, 2015

The slow progression of chronic wasting disease has made its way to Shenandoah County, and two positive cases were detected in Frederick County, near the West Virginia state line.

Wellness festival to teach on health, fitness

February 27th, 2015

The 21st Annual Community Wellness Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Apple Blossom Mall, with more than 80 exhibitors offering free and low-cost health screenings, demos and opportunities to meet practitioners and learn about health issues, support groups and community resources.

Report: Local corporations doing well

February 27th, 2015

The big three of the Northern Shenandoah Valley, publicly traded corporations headquarted in Shenandoah and Frederick counties, have released some good news for investors this week.

Dream machine

Matthew Vollmers, general manager of Don Beyer Volvo and Volkswagen of Winchester, kneels beside this Volvo XC90 Lego car inside the Winchester showroom.  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 26th, 2015

WINCHESTER—Amidst the shiny, new 2015 model sedans at the Don Beyer Volvo dealership sits a 2004 Volvo XC90, which has been from San Diego to New York City to Boston.
But this car hasn’t been driven a mile, because it’s made out LEGOs, a popular children’s modeling brick.