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WINCHESTER — A lot of hearts were broken on Sept. 30 when Firefly Cafe went out of business. Foodies lost a beloved lunch spot, and the clients and staff of NW Works Inc. lost a prime employment and job-training center for adults with developmental issues.

The Strasburg Mayfest Committee has announced winners of the Miss Mayfest pageant held on June 6. They are: left to right, first row, Kylie Sager, Little Miss; Penelope May Winkfield, Baby Miss; Oakland Harper Gray, Tiny Miss; Camdyn Wilson, Petite Miss. Second row, Kassandra Lake Pangle, Pe…

A few years back, I had the privilege touching a nearly 600-year-old scroll consisting of five books of the Bible. It was made from calf skins sewn together to form a 72-foot-long manuscript and was the spiritual centerpiece of a Jewish community in Poland for many years.

I have spent the last decade or longer helping people learn how to use this bizarre form of communication we call English. We take our language for granted  — we just say the things we’ve said for years without a thought to what the words mean.

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On Saturday in downtown Woodstock, artists, musicians and other vendors will unite through a cohesive event with four distinctly separate aspects: two outdoor festivals, a community mosaic and the reopening of a downtown art gallery.

Road trips, outdoor adventures and relaxing by the pool are some of summer's most popular activities, and all can be more enjoyable by adding favorite snacks to the mix. Next time you bask in the summer sun, bring along some tasty pecan snacks that allow you stay on track with wellness goals…

During the past year, many people have missed the opportunity to travel and experience the sights, sounds and tastes of the world, but it's easy to explore other cultures and cuisines by experimenting in the kitchen.

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A little country church located on a hill on Route 263, just five miles outside of Mount Jackson heading toward Bryce, did not survive the year of COVID-19. Membership had been falling over the years, but then came the pandemic.

June is the month for brides, fathers and sunburns. Sensitive winter skin is finally revealed to bright summer sunlight and is often overexposed in the process. Of course many weddings are also planned for this month and Father’s Day is always observed on the third Sunday.

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The first-ever Hope Arising Festival will take place at Bing Crosby Stadium in Front Royal from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday with the goal of bringing awareness to community programs and services.

On May 10, Central High School hosted the 2021 Biomedical Sciences Senior Showcase culminating activities of the students in the three-year program. During their senior year, each student chooses a Senior Capstone Project on a topic related to the medical field and biomedical sciences. The p…

Before going almost entirely online, Seventeen used to be one of the most popular magazines for young ladies. It had all the latest fashions as well as plenty of relationship advice. I doubt, though, that the title came from our friendly visitors that show up every 17 years, even though they…

Bake sale/car washA bake sale and car wash to benefit the Woodstock-Edinburg Football Cheer League will be held from 8 a.m. until noon today in front of Haun-Magruder Insurance, 214 N. Main St., Woodstock.