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Samaritan’s PurseKernstown United Methodist Church, 3239 Valley Pike, will be among 5,000 U.S. drop off centers collecting shoe box gifts for children in need around the world. As a ministry project of Samaritan’s Purse International Relief, shoe boxes are collected that include school suppl…

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Leading a busy lifestyle doesn’t always leave time for spending hours in the kitchen, and these Mystic Mini Turkey Loaves can be made in advance and frozen for later use.

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As chilly weather sets in and days get shorter, comfort food favorites once again fill menus. While traditional flavor combinations typically hold a special place in many families’ hearts and on their plates, there is almost always room to add new and exciting flavors to tried-and-true favorites.

November. Each day the sun rises a few minutes later and sets a few minutes earlier. Days grow chilly. Nightly frosts become the rule. It's just a matter of time until the first snow falls. Yes, it's November.

Here we are in the middle of Black Powder season and the deer are really moving. Many fortunate hunters have already connected and others are attempting to bag their trophies. Each deer harvested is one less to jump in front of an automobile or to ravage a farmer's crops. Here's to another s…

Veterans Day is Monday and schools, civic organizations and local governments are planning events around that date to honor local veterans.

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

With the release of Disney’s “Frozen 2” in November, a local teen drama group will get the jump on the festivities with a local production of “Frozen Jr.” starting tonight.

Belle Grove Plantation will host Inalienable Rights: Free and Enslaved Black Crafting a Life in the Shenandoah Valley from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

ShowerA card shower is being held for George Feathers, who will celebrate his 75th birthday Thursday. He is also in rehabilitation following a recent fall. Cards may be sent to 125 Hailey Lane, Unit E-3, Strasburg, Virginia 22657.

Back in 1976, a Canadian ornithologist named Erica Dunn established the Ontario Bird Feeder Survey through Canada’s Long Point Bird Observatory. After a successful 10-year run with more than 500 participants, it became apparent that only a continental survey could accurately monitor large-sc…

If your family struggles to make meal time happen, try creating kid-friendly recipes that bring everyone together at the table.

Hosting a crowd can be exciting and rewarding, but it can also come with plenty of challenges. One of the simplest ways to make mealtime stress-free when entertaining is to focus on ingredients that can be incorporated into a variety of different dishes.

MethodistAsbury United Methodist Church will hold a turkey dinner starting at 4 p.m. today at 7983 Stonewall Jackson Highway, south of Front Royal. Free will offering.

BingoStrasburg Christian Church will hold quarter bingo today at 165 High St. Doors open at 5 p.m. Those who make a donation for the Martinsburg VA will receive an extra door prize ticket.

Earlier this week, I returned from a hunting trip to Colorado and am thankful for the opportunity and experiences it provided. I’m also thankful for the mule deer that God blessed me with and I look forward to enjoying some steaks and admiring his antlers on the wall beside my whitetail when…