Woodstock

Woodstock celebrates new businesses

June has been a busy month for Woodstock as the town has seen two new businesses open their doors to the public. The Pantry at 117 held its ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday and Assisting Angels Home Care cut the ribbon on Friday. The owners of both businesses are first-time business ...

Woodstock’s downtown parking lot project work continues

Lemuel Hancock, urban designer and neighborhood planner for the Town of Woodstock, said work continues on finalizing details of the downtown parking lot project on the east side of the 100 block of South Main Street before construction begins. Town officials have worked with the U.S. ...

School Board approves grading changes, winter holidays

WOODSTOCK – The Shenandoah County School Board approved grading scale changes and winter break holidays at Tuesday night's meeting. David Hinegardner, director of middle and secondary education, recommended the grading scale changes after three years of work performed by a grading committee, ...

Central seniors to remember friendships made

WOODSTOCK – Seniors at Central High School are ready to take the next step after graduation, but will never forget the bonds forged over the last four years. Cady Hockman, 17, of Maurertown, said she was especially grateful for the work of her teachers. “We are able to learn so much about ...

Classroom receives $3,000 United Bank donation

WOODSTOCK – United Bank presented a $3,000 check to a third grade classroom on Wednesday morning. United Bank’s Sales and Service Representative Debbie Good and Branch Manager Jason Fream presented the check to Fay Wymer-Hollar’s students  at W.W. Robinson Elementary School. United ...

Woodstock council approves budget

WOODSTOCK – The Town Council Tuesday approved  its fiscal year 2018 budget that contains no increases in taxes or water and sewer rates. The 2017-2018 budget  totals $11,221,002 with a general fund that includes total revenues of $6,874,168 and the same for expenditures. This is higher ...

Meet Rembrandt: Woodstock man inherits house and a giant grasshopper

WOODSTOCK-- Dwight Smith knew he would have some work to do when he was given the deed to his grandfather's house. His grandfather, who was born in 1900 and passed away in 2000, was a collector of old photos, appliances and knick knacks that Smith was tasked with sorting through. It wasn't ...

Cadet: MMA offers opportunities not found in public schools

WOODSTOCK –  Massanutten Military Academy cadet Jessica Hirsch has high praise for her school. The 17-year-old battalion commander from McLean, who will be graduating May 27 along with 23 other cadets,  said MMA has been a good fit for her and has provided her opportunities that public ...

School Board approved $63 million operating budget

The Shenandoah County School Board has approved a $63,288,867 operating budget for 2017-2018 and a $1,012,749 capital projects budget. Superintendent Mark Johnston said at the board's Thursday night meeting that the division will receive $37,515,670 in state and federal funding, which is an ...

Woodstock Council talks budget

WOODSTOCK – The Town Council discussed the fiscal year 2018 budget at their Tuesday night meeting, a budget that contains no proposed increases in taxes or water and sewer rates. The proposed 2017-2018 budget for the Town of Woodstock totals $11,221,002 with a general fund that includes ...

Teacher, staff raises are cut from school budget

WOODSTOCK – A salary increase for Shenandoah County teachers and staff is a major item that had to be cut from the division's budget for the next school year. County schools Superintendent Mark Johnston told School Board members on Monday that cuts had to be made after the initial ...

Fire damages mobile home in Toms Brook

TOMS BROOK — Fire and rescue squads from Woodstock, Strasburg, Toms Book and Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue responded to a fire at the Heishman Parks mobile home park just after 12:30 a.m Tuesday. There were two adults and two children home at the time of the fire, according to the ...

Monday Spotlight: Juggling it all pays off for Central senior

WOODSTOCK – Central High School senior Sydney Crosser does it all – academically, athletically and still finds time to give back to the community. Crosser, 18, of Maurertown, has been an All-A Honor Roll student since the start of high school and has taken Advanced Placement and ...

Woodstock takes first look at new branding

WOODSTOCK – Residents received a first look at their potential new branding of the town, bringing together the aspects of Woodstock everyone knows and loves. During a Thursday night meeting, Ben Muldrow of Arnett Muldrow & Associates gave residents a glimpse into how the town will ...

Central one of two schools in state to receive award

WOODSTOCK – Central High School was awarded the Virginia Unified Champion School Award of Excellence during an assembly Wednesday morning. The award is granted to the top schools in the state that demonstrate inclusion and respect for students with disabilities through programs, ...

Woodstock residents discuss rebranding

WOODSTOCK – Residents discussed ways to rebrand the town and what attributes were most important to attracting visitors during a public hearing on Tuesday evening. The hearing was facilitated by Arnett Muldrow & Associates, a planning and branding company based out of Greenville, ...

School principals move to other schools

The Shenandoah County School Board approved the administrative transfer of Strasburg High School Principal Morgan Saeler to principal at Peter Muhlenberg Middle School, effective July 1. According to a Shenandoah County Public Schools news release, the position became vacant with the ...

School Board approves textbook materials

WOODSTOCK – The Shenandoah County School Board approved secondary social studies and social sciences textbook adoptions at Thursday night’s meeting. Susan Smith, coordinator of textbooks and public relations for the school division, said she recommended adopting electronic materials for ...

Town approves disposal services contract

WOODSTOCK – The Town Council approved the one-year renewal contract with American Disposal Services, approved a resolution for Autism Awareness Month and approved an Arbor Day proclamation during Tuesday night’s meeting. Council member Jacqueline Lambert, who serves on the Finance ...