Holidays

Tough points highlighted at MLK Day campus forum

January 18th, 2016

Shenandoah University seized the opportunity on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to take a litmus test of intercultural and race relations with “Navigating Difference: A Campus Conversation About Race and Inclusivity.”

Service projects herald MLK Day

January 18th, 2016

Locals will be celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday through discussion, prayer and serving their community.

First candlelight tour opens church doors

Grace Lutheran Church director of music and organist, Daniel Hannemann, said the stage at the historic church is set for his recitals as part of the first Candlelight Tour of Historic Houses of Worship in Winchester.
Rachel Mahoney/Daily

December 25th, 2015

Still decked out for Christmas with garlands and ornaments, a number of Winchester churches are opening their doors on Sunday for a special open house event after the holiday.

Local artist creates ornament for county

Shenandoah County's submission for the governor's “Celebrating Virginia’s Localities" holiday tree theme challenge was designed by local Artisan Trail artist Roberta Demski. Demski painted a wintery scene of the Historic Courthouse on a historic tile from the courthouse to showcase the building's importance in the county.  Courtesy photo

December 23rd, 2015

Shenandoah County participated in the governor’s handcrafted ornament challenge issued to all towns, cities and counties in the commonwealth.
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Organizers planning holiday dinner

December 13th, 2015

A group of event organizers from in and around Warren County held their second volunteer meeting Thursday for the first Christmas Spirit Community Dinner on Christmas Day.

First Night Winchester to show off new acts

December 10th, 2015

At a press conference for First Night Winchester on Thursday, board members announced plans for the 2016 event, the 29th consecutive year for the non-alcoholic family celebration of the arts on Dec. 31.

Strasburg holiday tour uncovers historic homes

Four Mile House will be featured along the Strasburg Holiday Heritage Homes Tour on Saturday. The house was restored by Diane Laferriere and Bert Cole. Rich Cooley/Daily

December 9th, 2015

STRASBURG – Serving as first-time hosts for the Strasburg Holiday Heritage Homes Tour on Saturday will give Bert Cole and Diane Laferriere the chance to showcase the restorations they’ve made to the historic Four Mile House since purchasing it in 2011.

Winter Holiday Party scheduled

December 7th, 2015

Friends of Special Education will hold a Winter Holiday Party for special education children and their families on Dec. 13 at the Toms Brook Fire Hall.

Belle Grove holidays take on a global theme

Sue Cobb, left, and Jeane Eastham, right, both members of Valley Garden Club in Front Royal, decorate the foyer inside Belle Grove mansion in Middletown on Wednesday. Area garden clubs decorated rooms in the mansion,  with each creating decorations for the "Christmas Around the World" theme. Rich Cooley/Daily

December 3rd, 2015

Belle Grove Plantation will be showing off its uniquely crafted holiday decorations to the theme of “Christmas Around the World” during tours through most of the month of December.

Holiday events greet the season

December 2nd, 2015

From town parades to carol singing and visits to Santa, the holiday spirit will be in full swing during area celebrations this weekend.

Hospital to hold tree lighting ceremony

December 2nd, 2015

Shenandoah Memorial Hospital Auxiliary plans a Tree of Love campaign and tree lighting ceremony for Woodstock and Shenandoah County on Sunday.

Signal Knob PTO hosts holiday bazaar

December 1st, 2015

The Signal Knob Middle School PTO is sponsoring the annual Holiday Bazaar this Saturday.
PTO President, Julie Smith said there

North Fork to host Holiday BINGO

November 30th, 2015

North Fork Middle School in Quicksburg will host a Holiday Basket BINGO holiday event on Dec. 5 to benefit the school’s eighth grade class.

Holiday shoppers seek out deals

Angelica Echegoyen and Brooke Butler, both of Winchester, make Black Friday into a day to catch up over coffee and shopping at the Apple Blossom Mall in Winchester.  Rachel Mahoney/Daily

November 27th, 2015

Whether shoppers decided to wait in outside lines on Thanksgiving or brave the early bird crowds on Black Friday, Winchester businesses small and large saw a huge turnout for early holiday shoppers this year.

Area gears up for small business sales

November 26th, 2015

Area businesses are looking to attract weekend holiday shoppers with more local options as part of initiatives for Plaid Friday and Small Business Saturday.