Here in the Shenandoah Valley, we are blessed with many caves. Our karst limestone topography has yielded numerous underground rooms and passageways that crisscross beneath our feet without our knowledge. Several of these caverns are open to the public and provide tours into the subterranean…

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The Rotary Club of Front Royal distributed 120 boxes of food to needy families through its Doc Smith Christmas Basket Program. Volunteers from the Rotary Club packed up donated food items into gift boxes on Dec. 21 that were either picked up or delivered on Dec. 22.

This is the Shenandoah County school lunch menu for Jan. 7-11:

A few years back a baby grand piano showed up at a local thrift shop. One of the generous couples in our church with huge hearts offered to buy and donate it to the congregation for use in our worship services. We were all very excited and thankful for this great opportunity.

During this holiest of Christian seasons, who could ignore the latest statements of Pope Francis about the festering child sex abuse scandal within his church? In a Christmas address, he spoke of priests who are “ready to devour innocent souls.”

It’s hard to believe another year is nearly in the books. Twelve months ago we were peering into the unknown days of 2018, and now nearly all of them are complete. If you’re going to accomplish a goal or keep last year’s resolution, you’d better get busy for the time is short!

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend: