Woodstock

A-Way 2 Play property sold

July 28, 2015

After lying inoperable for close to six years, 59 acres of what used to be A-Way 2 Play Family Sports Center near Woodstock were sold by residents Chris and Pamela Wells.

Local pilots set to leave on ‘Wings Around America’ trip

July 24, 2015

WOODSTOCK – From Edmund Pettus Bridge in Alabama to the Golden Gate Bridge in California, the cross-country venture — dubbed “Wings Around America” — of pilots John Billings and Nevin Showman will create a photo and video record in honor of charitable piloting.

Town adds to improvements plan

July 21, 2015

As the town of Woodstock inches closer to approving its 2016-22 Capital Improvements Plan, it has added a project to the mix calling for two athletics fields at the Wetzel Farm.

Educator spotlights love of agriculture

July 20, 2015

Some agriculture teachers might find middle school tough for inspiring a love of agriculture. Children change a lot at that age, said Derek Ritenour, this year’s Virginia Agriscience Teacher of the Year. But that’s also why he loves teaching middle school.

Brewhouse set to open in Woodstock

July 9, 2015

On Saturday, Woodstock Brewhouse will open its doors to the public, after more than a year and a half of development, planning and building.

Avian flu a concern at live events

July 9, 2015

A concern over avian flu has resulted in many states or localities nationwide banning or considering a ban for live poultry.

Songs to share

EYN Womens Fellowship Appreciation Choir sings at Antioch Church of the Brethren in Woodstock.   Rich Cooley/Daily

July 5, 2015

WOODSTOCK — Members of the Antioch Church of the Brethren and other Woodstock parishioners spent a recent evening listening to the songs and tales of their Nigerian fellows — tales that included accounts of attacks by Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.

Woodstock baby has botulism diagnosis

Benjamin Ellis Shell, 2 months old, son of Antonette Capone-Shell and Jerramy Shell, of Woodstock, was rushed to Inova Fairfax Children's Hospital last week with symptoms of botulism. One test has come back positive, but the hospital is waiting on another to confirm.  Courtesy Antonette Capone-Shell

June 30, 2015

Benjamin Ellis Shell was a healthy baby boy. Born 9 pounds, 7 ounces, on April15, he was exceeding milestones, rolling over after a month and crawling at 2 months. So when the 11-week old boy slowly stopped eating and his bowel movements stopped his mother Antonette Capone-Shell, 24, rushed him to the emergency room.

Exact dairy science

Billy French, a member of French Brothers Dairy, milks a Holstein herd inside their facility on Water Street in Woodstock.  Rich Cooley/Daily

June 26, 2015

For more than 51 years, French Brothers Dairy in Woodstock has been a fixture of the dairy industry in the Northern Shenandoah Valley.

Central High School Class of 2015 graduation

Courtney Copp, 18, of Woodstock, smiles after receiving her dipoloma during commencement exercises outside the sports complex at Central High School on Saturday morning. There were 214 seniors receiving diplomas during the event. Rich Cooley/Daily

June 14, 2015

Courtney Copp, 18, of Woodstock, smiles after receiving her dipoloma during commencement exercises outside the sports complex at Central High School on Saturday morning. There were 214 seniors receiving diplomas during the event. Rich Cooley/Daily

Town water quality in good standing

June 14, 2015

The town of Woodstock has reported in its water quality assessment that its drinking water is in good standing with the Environmental Protection Agency’s drinking water standards.

Thankful for support

Jessica Rodriguez

June 12, 2015

Central High School senior Jessica Rodriguez, of Toms Brook, never thought she would pursue a career in the military. Settled on studying at the College of William & Mary, she said she changed her mind after attending the National Flight Academy camp last summer. “That changed everything. I knew that I was meant for military.”