Winchester

Beekeepers to meet, discuss pollinators

May 28, 2015

Rusty Foltz, president of the Beekeepers of the Northern Shenandoah, is among the growing masses in America seeking answers to declining honeybee populations.

Diverse agribusinesses gear up for the season

Kitty Hockman-Nicholas walks with her pair of dogs and lamb past a log cabin at The Herds Inn   on Hedgebrook Farm. The 1950-square-foot cabin can be rented out overnight for an experience of life on the farm.   Rich Cooley/Daily

May 28, 2015

In the Winchester-Frederick County region, visitors can enjoy a diverse and plentiful array of agritourism-based operations from farmers markets to all-you-need mercantile shops.

Vince Gill slated to headline Classic

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May 27, 2015

The Winchester Educational Foundation announced that 20-time Grammy Award-winning country music star Vince Gill will headline the seventh annual Patsy Cline Classic on Sept. 11.

Clarification/Correction

May 22, 2015

A story that ran Friday should have said The Laurel Center in Winchester provides a women’s shelter and focuses its

Business Ledger

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May 22, 2015

Trex Company has won the Golden Hammer Award at a ceremony presented by Hardware + Building Supply Dealer’s magazine, the Winchester-based company announced in a news release.

NASA partnership aims to enhance wine industry

May 21, 2015

The office of Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced the completion of a project with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration that could boost the state’s wine industry.

Trex appoints new president and CEO

May 15, 2015

Trex Industry Inc. has announced that senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer James Cline will take over as president

Valley Health projects more need

Mark H. Merrill

May 12, 2015

WINCHESTER — After a year of great change in regional healthcare availability, CEO and President of Valley Health Mark Merrill said he’s most proud of the health system’s collaborations that continue to bring increased care to the area.

Pet of the week: Timid Tommy a good fit for quiet home

Lyndie Scott, kennel supervisor at the Winchester SPCA's Rockaplenty Adoption and Education Center, holds Tommy. Brad Fauber/Daily

May 11, 2015

WINCHESTER — Tommy, a black domestic longhair cat who has resided at the Winchester SPCA for nearly six months, is an affectionate animal that will gladly curl up in your lap, says Lyndie Scott, kennel supervisor at the new Rockaplenty Adoption and Education Center.

Museum to show Kunstler’s work

Artist and illustrator Mort KuŸnstler speaks to the media Friday morning at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester regarding an exhibition of his 60-year career. The exhibition, which opens today,  includes his magazine work that is backdropped behind him that was created in the mid- and late 1950s. Rich Cooley/Daily

May 8, 2015

WINCHESTER — Residents of the Northern Shenandoah Valley might best know prolific artist Mort Kunstler for his vivid depictions of Civil War scenes in and around Winchester. But many might not know his 60-year career also includes illustrations for movie posters, book covers, men’s adventure magazines and ad campaigns.

A non-traditional path

Julia Duke, a 36 year-old mother of two from Stephens City, will graduate from Shenandoah University's Harry F. Byrd, Jr. Business School this Saturday with a bachelor's degree in business administration.   Rich Cooley/Daily

May 8, 2015

Julia Duke knows her children are proud of her upcoming graduation from Shenandoah University. A former military wife, she traveled the world for nine years with her Marine husband. Then in 2009, she jumped at the opportunity to invest in herself.

‘Hope and treatment’

Grady "Skip" Phillips, III, chief operating officer for Winchester Medical Center, lets  a scoop of dirt fly off the handle of his shovel during the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Cancer Center on the campus of Winchester Medical Center on Tuesday morning. The building is expected to be completed in August 2016. Rich Cooley/Daily

May 5, 2015

WINCHESTER — A regional cancer center in Winchester will be a relief for patients and their families, speakers at a Tuesday groundbreaking ceremony assured listeners.

Habitat house aims for female help

Mike Butler, executive director for Winchester-Frederick County Habitat for Humanity, at left in the pink jacket, directs the crowd to look over the new site for the next Habitat home to be built.  The all-woman built  project is located at  502 N. Kent Street in Winchester. The Monday event was  a ground-blessing ceremony. Rich Cooley/Daily

May 4, 2015

WINCHESTER — On Monday of Habitat for Humanity’s National Women Build Week, a crowd of volunteers and community business representatives gathered to kick off a house raising.

For Bure, a reign to Blossom

Candace Cameron Bure gives her daughter Queen Shenandoah LXXXVIII, Natasha Bure, a kiss after crowning her Apple Blossom Queen during coronation festivities Friday afternoon at Handley High School. Rich Cooley/Daily

May 1, 2015

WINCHESTER – Queen Shenandoah LXXXVIII Natasha Bure received her crown in front of nearly a full house Friday.

A mother’s advice

Natasha Bure  looks on as  her mother, Candace, fist pumps the crowd after being crowned Queen Shenandoah LXXXVIII during coronation ceremonies held Friday at John Handley High School. Rich Cooley/Daily

May 1, 2015

Success is all about hard work, actress Candace Cameron Bure said on Friday afternoon in Winchester. “[You] have to have the drive to work hard and be consistent,” she said. “And push yourself.”

‘Small-town flavor’ to savor

Country music singer Lee Greenwood, the Firefighters Marshal for this year's Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, speaks during a media interview Friday. Rich Cooley/Daily

May 1, 2015

Longtime singer-songwriter Lee Greenwood made his first ever trek to Winchester for the 88th Apple Blossom Festival as the Grand Marshall for the Firefighter’s Parade on Friday.