Implant offers hope for epilepsy patient

Dr. Paul Lyons, a neurologist and epileptologist at Winchester Neurological Consultants in Winchester, second from right, talks about results of a NeuroPace interrogation through a transmitter surgically implanted in the brain of his patient, Michael Bodamer, 18, at left. Bodamer, of Frederick County, has suffered from intractable epilepsy for much of his life. Also pictured, from left, are Bodamer's parents, Tom and Kimberly Bodamer, and Tiara Monroe, field clinical engineer for NeuroPace's Charlotte, North Carolina, office.  Josette Keelor/Daily

July 2, 2015

WINCHESTER — Michael Bodamer, 18, had his first seizure two days after birth, shortly after suffering a stroke. Now a surgically implanted NeuroPace device could change everything for him.

Alamo to host Belle Grove fundraiser

July 2, 2015

On July 8, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Winchester will host a special screening on the 2003 film “Cold Mountain” for Belle Grove Plantation.

Summer programs set pace for reading success

Levi Blankenship, 5, of Edinburg, finds a book to explore inside the Shenandoah County Library in Edinburg. Summer reading for children helps prevent brain atrophy by keeping students active readers during summer vacation.  Rich Cooley/Daily

June 29, 2015

Area libraries are promoting more than just reading — by involving whole communities, they have focused on summer learning, said Donna Hughes, youth services division head for Handley Regional Library in Winchester.

Grand opening of DICK’S Sporting Goods this weekend

June 17, 2015

DICK’S Sporting Goods is holding a grand opening celebration this weekend for its new location at 1675 S. Pleasant Valley Road in Winchester. Beginning Friday, there will be three days of giveaways, product demonstrations, activities for attendees and a appearance by a former Washington Redskins player.

Refreshment on tap

Bartender James Montgomery pours a beer during the grand opening of the Escutcheon Brewing Company, at 142 W. Commercial St. in Winchester. Hilary Legge/Daily

June 12, 2015

WINCHESTER – The craft beer market in Winchester continues to expand with the opening of Escutcheon Brewing Company at 142

Funding the fight against cancer

George Brinkley

June 6, 2015

There’s a certain talent that comes with persuading friends and neighbors to give to charity, and George Brinkley of Woodstock thinks he’s got the right stuff.

Every spring, the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life campaign raises cancer awareness and funds for a cure, and Brinkley said he feels no hesitation in asking for donations for his Relay for Life team.

Beekeepers to meet, discuss pollinators

May 28, 2015

Rusty Foltz, president of the Beekeepers of the Northern Shenandoah, is among the growing masses in America seeking answers to declining honeybee populations.

Diverse agribusinesses gear up for the season

Kitty Hockman-Nicholas walks with her pair of dogs and lamb past a log cabin at The Herds Inn   on Hedgebrook Farm. The 1950-square-foot cabin can be rented out overnight for an experience of life on the farm.   Rich Cooley/Daily

May 28, 2015

In the Winchester-Frederick County region, visitors can enjoy a diverse and plentiful array of agritourism-based operations from farmers markets to all-you-need mercantile shops.

Vince Gill slated to headline Classic


May 27, 2015

The Winchester Educational Foundation announced that 20-time Grammy Award-winning country music star Vince Gill will headline the seventh annual Patsy Cline Classic on Sept. 11.


May 22, 2015

A story that ran Friday should have said The Laurel Center in Winchester provides a women’s shelter and focuses its

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May 22, 2015

Trex Company has won the Golden Hammer Award at a ceremony presented by Hardware + Building Supply Dealer’s magazine, the Winchester-based company announced in a news release.