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Staufferstadt Arts starts work on eighth mural

STRASBURG — Strasburg's next mural is underway. The eighth mural from Staufferstadt Arts, a nonprofit group that has worked to promote local arts in Strasburg, will be located on East King Street. The mural's subject will be the Appalachian Mountains and is expected to be completed by ...

Pet of the Week: Supersized Twinkie a lot of cat to love

EDINBURG – Katrina Keywood, an animal caretaker at the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter, says 4-year-old feline Twinkie loves affection, but on her terms. “She doesn’t like to be picked up,” Keywood said last week, “so she would do better in a home with older kids, probably even a ...

Area youth get close-up look at harness racing

WOODSTOCK – Area youth were treated to a behind-the-scenes look at harness racing during a one-day youth camp at Shenandoah Downs on Sept. 8. Ellen Taylor, of the Harness Horse Youth Foundation, spoke to 25 youth, FFA students and adult volunteers during the camp, which was sponsored by the ...

Wagon Wheel Ranch combines grandeur, intimacy

Wagon Wheel Ranch nestled outside of Stephens City creates the same grandeur of a large wedding venue with the same special details any bride or groom would want to create the perfect intimate atmosphere for their big day but on a smaller scale. Instead of inviting 200 guests, Wagon Wheel Ranch ...

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School Lunch Menu: Sept. 22

This is the Shenandoah County school lunch menu for Sept. 24-28:   Monday   Breakfast: French toast, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch K-5: corn dog nuggets, peas and carrots, vegetable juice, pears, mixed fruit, milk. Lunch 6-12: corn dog nuggets or toasted cheese sandwich, peas and carrots, ...

Community News & Events: Sept. 22

Sale/party Mosaic of Winchester Church will host a yard sale and block party from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Daniel Morgan Middle School, 48 S. Purcell Ave., Winchester. Free items include clothes, books, toys, kitchen appliances, washer and dryer. The block party will have popcorn, cotton ...

Community News & Events: Sept. 21

Showers A card shower is planned for Mary Sue Snarr, who celebrated her birthday Wednesday. Cards can be sent to her c/o Greenfield of Woodstock, 935 Ox Road, Woodstock, Virginia 22664. A card shower is planned for Thelma Wolverton, who celebrated her 100th birthday Wednesday. Cards ...

Community News & Events: Sept. 20

Plant swap Sustainability Matters will host a plant, seed and produce swap from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at W.O. Riley Park in Woodstock.   Play The Friends of Handley Library will sponsor the one-act play "Rebecca and Thomas: A Civil War Spy Tale," written by Sharon Dixon, of Winchester, at ...

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This Weekend: Sept. 21

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend:   Shenandoah Downs Shenandoah Downs at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds in Woodstock will host a family fun weekend with bounce houses, magic shows, a clown, a face painter and costumed characters. Pari-mutuel ...

38th Edinburg Ole Time Festival begins today

For one weekend a year, the town of Edinburg transports itself back to the past to celebrate a time gone by with the Ole Time Festival. The festival, which begins today and runs through Sunday, celebrates the past with music, food, entertainment, arts and crafts, and more. The Ole Time ...

Front Royal’s Brews & Blues festival is Saturday

If you’re a lover of beer and music, the Brews & Blues festival will have something for you. Taking place on Saturday in Front Royal, the festival promises more than 50 beers from breweries from around Virginia. Front Royal-Warren County Chamber of Commerce president Niki Foster Cales ...

This Weekend: Sept. 14

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend:   PAWcasso exhibit The Humane Society of Warren County will hold its annual PAWcasso art exhibit from 6 to 9 p.m. today at City National Bank on Commerce Avenue in Front Royal. The exhibit will feature one-of-a-kind ...

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Made with love: Remembering Mother’s Day through food, traditions

Locals share their recipes and memories of food passed down through the generations in celebration of Mother's Day. APPLESAUCE CAKE Jodi Jenkins, of Woodstock, shares her great-grandmother-in-law's famous applesauce cake. Jenkins said she and her husband purchased her home after Dorothy ...

Readers share favorite Christmas cookie recipes

From sugar cookies to gingerbread men, date treats to brownie cookies, try these sweet Christmas cookie recipes submitted by Northern Virginia Daily readers: SUGAR COOKIES 4 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 2 cups sugar 2 sticks unsalted butter 2 teaspoon vanilla ...

Sweet Potato Casserole

1 (29 oz.) can sweet potatoes 1 egg ½ c. sugar ½ tsp. cinnamon ½ stick melted margarine Topping: 1 c. Ritz cracker crumbs 1 c. brown sugar ½ c. chopped walnuts or pecans 1 stick melted margarine Mash potatoes with milk and salt to taste (optional). Add the egg, sugar, cinnamon and ...

Corn Pudding

12 oz. can cream style corn 2 (17 oz.) cans whole kernel corn 5 lightly beaten eggs ½ c. sugar 4 T. cornstarch ½ c. milk ½ c. melted butter ½ tsp. vanilla. Mix ingredients together and pour into as 3 qt. casserole. Bake for 1 hour at 400 degrees, stirring once. Fay Sonner Strasburg