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Pet of the Week: Doodah is looking for a new home

WINCHESTER — Doodah, a 13- or 14-year-old female terrier mix, is looking for a new place to call home. Darlene Foreman, an animal caretaker at the Frederick County Esther Boyd Animal Shelter in Winchester, said that Doodah came to the facility on June 7 as an owner release. “It looks like ...

DIY plant markers to decorate garden

  WOODSTOCK - Garden markers can be just as pretty as the flowers, herbs and vegetables they mark. Over the years Master Gardener Stacey Morgan Smith has learned through trial and error what materials and styles work best for her gardening needs. "In my garden's first year the plants get ...

Gardening on a budget:Tips and tricks from a master gardener

WOODSTOCK - For Stacey Morgan Smith, of Woodstock, gardening has always been a hobby. But it wasn't until she became a Northern Shenandoah Valley master that she learned it was much more - it was a passion, an opportunity to learn and grow with fellow gardeners and share her knowledge with the ...

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Community News & Events: July 19

Shower A card shower is planned for Colleen McCarty, who will celebrate her 86th birthday July 26. Cards can be sent to 100 Massanutten Manor Circle, Apt. 139, Strasburg, Virginia 22657.   Party The Strasburg Moose Family Center will hold a yard party from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at 572 Red ...

Community News & Events: July 18

Ruritan of the Year Orville Smoot was named Ruritan of the Year by the Hamburg Ruritan Club at its June meeting. He was presented with a plaque by National Director Susan Greisz. A member since 1972, Smoot has served as president five times and vice president three times. NAMI The NAMI ...

Community News & Events: July 17

Shower A card shower is planned for Louise McInturff, who will celebrate her 100th birthday Sunday. Cards can be sent to 1334 Harrisville Road, Toms Brook, Virginia 22660.   Conference My Church on Old Valley Pike, Woodstock, will host a Jesus Conference "Releasing the More" at 6:30 p.m. ...

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This Weekend: July 13

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend: Gardens at Night The Robert Eric Band will perform Billy Joel tunes from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St., Winchester. There will be free activities for kids and beer, wine and ...

This Weekend: July 6

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend:   Highland Games The Kernstown Battlefield Association and Clan Adrenalin will sponsor "Highland Games and More!" from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at 610 Battle Park Drive, Winchester near Creekside ...

Strasburg police to hoop it up with youth on Saturday

STRASBURG - Members of the  Police Department will trade in their uniforms for basketball gear Saturday for the first ever Scoops & Hoops event hosted by Strasburg Assembly of God, Dottie Holden, and the Strasburg Police Department. Olivia Hilton, town event planner said, Strasburg Police ...

This Weekend: June 29

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend: Gazebo Gatherings Rich Follett will perform at the Blue Ridge Arts Council Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. today at the gazebo in Front Royal. Information: 540-635-9909 or www.blueridgearts.org. Gazebo Flix “The ...

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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