Weekend offers much to do locally
June 6th, 2013
Beer and wine tastings, classes in herb care, movies, music and more will highlight the weekend’s events around the area at the Hop Blossom Craft Beer Festival in Winchester, Virginia Herb Festival in Reliance, A Family Country Fair in Edinburg, Family Drive-in Theater in Stephens City and Winchester Book Gallery in Winchester.
Weekend to usher in pre-holiday events, fundraisers
November 15th, 2012
Though Thanksgiving is nearly a week away, Christmas events have begun to pop up around the region, with Santa Claus planning an appearance in Front Royal and Browntown this weekend. Also this weekend will be a bluegrass festival, a craft fair, a fashion show and two Turkey Trots.
Battlefield reenactment highlights festival weekend
October 16th, 2012
The Cedar Creek Battlefield will host an anniversary reenactment of the 1864 Battle of Cedar Creek, Saturday and Sunday, at 8437 Valley Pike in Middletown.
July 24th, 2012
A family reunion at Belle Grove this weekend not only will attract members of the Hite family from 16 states, it also has sparked a public exhibit of historic artifacts from the last 300 years, said Elizabeth McClung, president of Belle Grove Plantation.
Author starts Christmas Jars Foundation
July 9th, 2012
A tradition sprung from Woodstock-based author Jason Wright’s New York Times-bestselling novel “Christmas Jars” is an example of life imitating art.
The bellies seen ’round the world
June 15th, 2012
Thanks to the Internet, an unusual family snapshot taken for fun has been causing belly laughs around the world.
Memorial holiday to honor tradition
May 23rd, 2012
Memorial Day Weekend long has been deemed the unofficial beginning of summer, and residents around the area will celebrate the warm weather in a multitude of ways.
Beach music, history enliven weekend
May 17th, 2012
Music and history highlight a weekend already spilling over with festival cheer.
Saying I do
April 13th, 2012
In March 2001, Mike and Vicky Barnett met online through Yahoo! Personals, and after a month of emails, they arranged to meet in person at the Hi Neighbor restaurant in Strasburg.
April 5th, 2012
His parents describe 2-year-old Bobby Ethan Housden as a normal child — curious, independent and playful — besides the fact that he’s rather technologically savvy for his age.
Making the leap
February 9th, 2012
For just one of the three agencies that oversee foster children in the area, there are 45 active foster families, 17 of whom had placements as of midweek last week, according to FROG president Tina Marie Scully.
Haven of safety: Shelter furnished and ready for homeless pregnant women
October 21st, 2011
It’s a house like any other house, on a street like any other street — three bedrooms, 31â„2 baths, a basement and garage, on a quiet cul-de-sac with trees in the backyard. But a different type of family will live in this house: expectant mothers in crisis who have nowhere else to go.
Talking and tiles: Seniors gather for weekly Mah Jongg matches at Godfrey Miller
October 14th, 2011
Mah Jongg is different things to different people.
September 29th, 2011
When family and friends cannot provide rides to doctors’ appointments for patients, that’s when Faith in Action steps in.
Creole culture: Simien and band back in Orkney Springs
August 10th, 2011
ORKNEY SPRINGS – Saturday night, Grammy Award-winning Creole band Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience will take the stage at Orkney Springs for the second time in their career, but on Saturday morning, they’ll also host a free concert for families.
Key car-buying questions
August 1st, 2011
So many cars. So many questions. So little time. Shopping for a new set of wheels can unsettle many drivers. Here are some tips to help you through it all.
July 21st, 2011
As the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging gears up for a series of fall fundraisers and awareness programs, recent news of its selection to win a national achievement award is perfect timing.
Prepare for liftoff
July 14th, 2011
As a reward for passing their DARE class, some Frederick County fifth-graders were able to come out and take to the skies in small, general aviation planes with pilots from the Young Eagles program.
Signing for babies
July 8th, 2011
Any parent who has wondered what a baby pointing toward the kitchen counter is trying to say could benefit from a dictionary of baby hand signs.
June 30th, 2011
“The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood,” by Mary Lynn Dobson, and directed by Sara Gomez, will open at the community theater on Thursday and show through July 16. Audiences of all ages can expect an intimate, as well as humorous, experience.