The cast of "Cinderella" at Winchester Little Theatre, is shown during a recent rehearsal. Back row, from left, are Hugh Kiser, Joseph Graves, Carly Kaderli, Connor Barauskas, Silas Bell, Stephen Walker, Matt Merline. Middle row, from left, are Jeremiah Foltz, Hannah Dudley, Elyse Kaderli, Jara Barrett, Natalie Bly, Biz O'Keeffe, Bianca Urbanowicz, Evy Perez. Front, from left, are Alexa Lindquist, Tyler Hamilton, Andrea Kanieck, John Miles, Claire Sumner and Jessica Smith. Bianca plays Cinderella with Matt as her prince and Evy as the Fairy God Mother. The cast invites the community to the WLT for Kids summer program, which also will perform "Beauty and the Beast" in July. "Cinderella," directed by Vicky Ryles, opens this Saturday and runs through next weekend. Courtesy WLT/photo by Rick Foster
The Shenandoah County Soccer League, U10 All Star girls team Shenandoah Storm won the 2013 SPVC Father's Day All Star tournament In Fairfax last weekend. They will proceed to Warrenton and then finish the last week of June with the Battle of the Blue Ridge.
Coach Jason Mrizek is pictured with team members, Madison Wright, Morgan Mrizek, Annika Dellinger, Kylene Franklin, Isabella Rhodes, Kenley Smith, Taylor Ray, Jaclyn Cordoso, Emma Himelright, Antonia Rhodes and Eli Dellinger.
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Calvary Episcopal Church's Backpack Program has announced it recently completed the 2012-13 school year in Warren County. It estimates more than 5,700 meals were provided with over 160 meals packed each week, bringing the total meal count to over 21,700 since the ministry began in 2011.
Anne Gaines Scher has become The Richmond Bar Association's 129th president. Scher is the daughter of Jack and Nancy Gaines of Maurertown
The following graduating seniors at Warren County High School received scholarships for attending college in the fall or awards from high school:
Sunday morning: Peter and Peggy Zarrella; afternoon: Margo and Lynn. Monday morning: Jackie Richard; afternoon: Brenda Wolfe and J. Farrell. Tuesday morning: Trina Bailey; afternoon: Marie Spence and L. King.
The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation and its partners will commemorate the Second Battle of Winchester's 150th anniversary with a series of programs for young and old this weekend. The battle was a pivotal clash during Gen. Robert E. Lee's Gettysburg Campaign.
The following Flint Hill residents, who graduated from Wakefield Country Day School in Huntly on June 1, plan to attend college in the fall:
The following students at North Fork Middle School in Quicksburg were added to the honor roll for the 5th six weeks of school:
The Kiwanis Club of Front Royal is delighted to announce the award of a total of $2,500 in scholarships to graduating seniors from Skyline High School and Warren County High School.
Warren County High School, which held its graduation ceremony on June 7, has announced recipients of academic honors this year.
On June 1, the Front Royal/Warren County Appalachian Trail Community and the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club celebrated National Trails Day, a program of American Hiking Society with a guided hike along the Appalachian Trail in the G. Richard Thompson Wildlife Management Area and "trail magic" at the trail crossing three miles south of Front Royal on U.S. 522.
From left, Jim Grooms, Warren County High School athletic director; Rebecca Webster, Zinga marketing coordinator; and Bill Cupp, Skyline High School athletic director are shown recently. Zinga Frozen Yogurt located in Royal Plaza across from Martin's recently raised $1,451 for Skyline and Warren County High athletic departments. To set up a fundraiser, groups should contact Rebecca Webster at email@example.com.
The Mount Jackson Moose Lodge 979 handed out five scholarships to deserving seniors at the Stonewall Jackson High School awards banquet on May 24. Each award winner received $1,000 towards their college expenses. The winners are Allison Conner, Rhea Jett, Ryan Pugh and Bria Bryant.
Eta Chi chapter of Beta Sigma Phi in Woodstock has announced that it has held several events since February.
Michaela Jo Fleming has completed the spring semester at Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke and was named to the president's list for outstanding academic achievement. A graduate of Central High School, she is the daughter of Mike and Phyllis Fleming of Woodstock and is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in nursing....
Kara Bly of Strasburg has been added to the president's list in recognition of academic excellence during the spring semester at New River Community College.
The following eighth graders at Signal Knob Middle School won awards at the end of the school year:
Wakefield Country Day School in Huntly draws its students from eight local counties, and its 20 graduates are making plans to head off to college. In its history, 100 percent of Wakefield's graduates have gone on to college -- many to the college of their choice. The following students from Warren and Frederick counties plan to attend college in the fall.
Nathan Rinard of Winchester, a public health major in the College of Arts and Sciences at Shenandoah University, was named to the spring dean's list....
St. Paul Lutheran Preschool and Childcare Center of Strasburg held its graduation ceremonies at the church on June 6. There were 17 graduates who will attend kindergarten in the fall.
On May 31 in the evening, Wakefield Country Day School held its closing ceremony for its primary and grammar schools. Head of School Jessica Lindstrom presided and made introductory remarks.
Wakefield Country Day School held its 34th commencement exercise on June 1 in the school's Senior Garden in the early evening. Twenty seniors graduated and received their Wakefield diplomas.
The Optimist Club of Winchester recently honored its last remaining charter member, Bob Bartley, by dedicating its club shelter in Jim Barnett Park in his honor.
American Legion Ladies' Auxiliary Post 199 Muhlenburg in Woodstock has thanked the stores that allowed volunteers to use their facilities on Memorial Day.
Theater programs in Mt. Jackson and Winchester have announced children's performances taking place this summer.
The Front Royal Oratorio Society has announced a grant it received from the Marion Park Lewis Foundation of Winchester for its 2013/2014 choral season will allow the group to continue its musical mission and educational program of allowing students to sing for free (their membership fees are waived). The chorus also will be able to pay a stipend to have a student intern director from Shenandoah University work with us as well from time to time....
Ronald L. Mabry of Front Royal will assume the volunteer post of Rotary International district governor for 2013-14. Mabry will assume office July 1, and will serve through June 30, 2014.
Sunday morning: Tina Crabill; afternoon: Leon and Diane Smith. Monday morning: Paul Dixon; afternoon: Jackie Richard. Tuesday morning: Judy Crosby; afternoon: Clifton and Sandy Good.
Johnathan W. Foltz and Mary Beth Foltz have successfully completed a course at the Missouri Auction School in auctioneering and auction sales management.
Michelle and Carl Austin Jr. of Winchester have announced the birth of a son, Chance Roberts Austin, born at 8:14 a.m. May 7. Chance weighed 8 pounds, one ounce and measured 21 1/4 inches at birth.
J'Dana Holsinger of Strasburg, a political science major in the College of Arts and Sciences at Shenandoah University, was named to the spring dean's list.
She is the granddaughter of Gary Holsinger and the late Linda Ritenour Holsinger.
Mrs. Gwyn Plauger of Strasburg is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter Kara to Kurt Dupuis, son of Melanee and Mike Fuentes of Prairieville, La., and Ken Dupuis of Naples, Fla. She is also the daughter of the late Woody Plauger.
Central High School graduate Jamie Mansy is raising funds for his Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Man of the Year campaign, attempting to raise $60,000 by 6 p.m. Saturday.
At the May 31 meeting of the Front Royal Rotary Club, eight Warren County teachers were awarded "The Rotarian Award for Excellence in Educating Youth."
Karen Whetzel, a retired Shenandoah County educator, received the 2013 Distinguished Service Award from the Shenandoah Valley Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa International.
The Wakefield Country Day School Middle School History Bowl Team competed in the Middle School History Bowl National Championships in Washington, D.C., May 18-19. With wins on both days, the team earned a fifth place finish.
Warren County Public Schools has announced that preschool applications for Warren County's Virginia Preschool Initiative program are available at the central office, 210 N. Commerce Ave., Front Royal VA 22630. Children must be four years old by Sept. 30 in order to be considered.
Shenandoah County Public Schools has announced its teachers of the year, one for each school in the division. The Shenandoah Education Foundation honored the teachers at a dinner and banquet at Shrinemont in Orkney Springs on May 2.
Wakefield Country Day School in Huntly has announced the athletes of the month for May are Connor Poe of Marshall and Sydney Penza of Washington, Va.
The Virginia Department of Education has announced it will release to parents, upon request, Virginia Alternate Assessment Program and Virginia Grade Level Assessment portfolios in accordance with the Virginia Public Records Act pertaining to "Examination Records" (scoring of non-graduation state required assessments).
E. Wilson Morrison Elementary School in Warren County will participate in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children ages 18 and under without charge.