Winchester

Author makes students squeal with joy

WINCHESTER –  On Tuesday, hundreds of excited students at Garland Quarles Elementary School gathered to hear author Aaron Reynolds read his new book, “Creepy Pair of Underwear.” In the book, Jasper the rabbit wants a pair of creepy underwear he sees while shopping with his mother. ...

Oktoberfest returns to Old Town Winchester

WINCHESTER – The 5th annual Oktoberfest returns to Old Town Winchester today and Saturday. Jennifer Bell, downtown manager, said this year's event is bigger than in past years. “It keeps growing in popularity," Bell said. "So, this year we decided to fully embrace the Oktoberfest ...

McAuliffe emphasizes jobs on whirlwind Winchester tour

WINCHESTER –  Jobs. That was the message throughout Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s whirlwind tour of developments across Winchester on Tuesday. “We have had so many job announcements since I’ve been governor up here, I feel like I’m the governor of Shenandoah,” McAuliffe said at the ...

Discovery Museum celebrates Native American Heritage Day

WINCHESTER – The second annual Native American Heritage Day begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Shenandoah Valley Discovery  Museum. Jennifer Coleman, catalyst for learning and educational outreach for the museum, said she is excited about this year’s Heritage Day. “There will be ...

Area couple on honeymoon in Vegas during mass shooting

A few minutes might have made the difference for a local couple who were in Las Vegas over the weekend. Rita Fletcher and her husband Tim spent their honeymoon in the Las Vegas region, even having a picnic on the floor of the Grand Canyon.  They ended it Sunday on lockdown at an ...

European Festival is Saturday at Winchester Medical Center

The second annual European Festival brings international tastes and sounds to the Winchester Medical Center  beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday. Festivalgoers will have the opportunity to enjoy  tastes and sounds from Italy, Germany and the British Isles. Large tents will provide cover, allowing ...

Defamation case against Valley Health set for trial

A defamation case accusing Valley Health of improperly investigating a sexual misconduct allegation is moving forward to a jury trial. According to court documents from the City of Winchester Circuit Court, Valley Health had sought to dismiss the case filed by Richard Catlett, a physician who ...

Pets Extravaganza returns to Sherando Park

The second annual Frederick County Parks and Pets Extravaganza returns to Sherando Park at 10 a.m. Saturday . Sarah Kuhn, Program Supervisor for Frederick County Parks and Recreation Department said this event is vital to raising funds for the Esther Boyd Animal Shelter. “The best part of ...

Two people attacked by rabid cat

A rabid cat bit two residents of the Mountain Falls Park Subdivision in Winchester. Colin Greene, director of the Lord Fairfax Health District, said that a white-and-black stray cat bit the residents in two separate attacks. “The cat bit them and scratched them and actually kind of hung ...

29 opioid deaths in area so far this year

WINCHESTER — The area is on track for the highest number of yearly opioid deaths since official record keeping began, the executive director of the Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition said Monday. Lauren Cummings told a conference organized by the coalition that there have ...

Luncheon speech delves into partnerships between companies, nonprofits

WINCHESTER — Look at the Jackie Robinson Foundation to see how corporations and nonprofits can work together. That was the message Della Britton, president and CEO of the Jackie Robinson Foundation, delivered in a speech at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley Business Forum Luncheon on ...

SU is awarded physician assistant grant

Shenandoah University was recently awarded a grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to help bolster its physician assistant program. Over the course of five years, physician assistant program director Tony Miller said the university will receive $950,205. That money ...

Stephens City man dies in car crash

A Stephens City man died Tuesday near Winchester when his Dodge pick-up truck dropped 28 feet, nose-first, onto Interstate 81. Lt. Warren Gosnell, of the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, said that Charles Perkins Jr. was driving northbound on Interstate 81 and took exit 315, which goes to ...

GenreBlast Film Festival

For fans of the indie genre film scene, the Alamo Drafthouse will be the place to be the weekend of Sept. 7-10. The GenreBlast Film Festival will feature 11 feature films and over 80 short films from the genres of horror, action/adventure, sci-fi, fantasy, martial arts, documentaries, ...

D.C. filmmaker to screen skate film at the Alamo

For some, the images produced when thinking of a place called the Cedar Crest Country Club are ones that involve Sunday brunches, membership fees and exclusivity. But for a select few, the Cedar Crest Country Club was where skating and punk rock in the 80s started. Washington D.C. filmmaker ...

Wetlands study: SU professor, students present findings to George Mason

A Shenandoah University professor of environmental studies and biology and two of his former students will be presenting more than 300 plant specimens to George Mason University on Friday, culminating a three-year study of the Abrams Creek Wetlands in Winchester. Woodward Bousquet has been ...

Local battlefields awarded grant money for land acquisition

The U.S. Department of the Interior announced Wednesday that New Market and Opequon battlefields have received almost $1.7 million in grant money. A news release from the Department of tbe Interior said the money was given to "23 battlefields threatened with damage or destruction by urban and ...