Shenandoah County Public Schools has announced breakfast and lunch menus for Jan. 18-22:

Some folks in our area will remember a Roller family that lived in the valley several years ago. Mark served as principal at Toms Brook School for 28 years and his children participated in local community events. I was delighted to recently reconnect with his son, Richard, who now resides in…

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Hands steady as a surgeon’s, Pam Shank guides her tweezers to pick up a delicate staircase of log slices. Fitting the natural pathway onto a stone, what once was a simple glass globe filled with layers of dirt and moss suddenly transforms into a sanctuary fit for a fairy.

WINCHESTER — Recent Shenandoah University pharmacy school graduate Mearg Tarekeis is competing for the heart of Matt James on ABC’s popular dating reality show, “The Bachelor.”

January always brings those resolutions that are going to change our lives and make us better people. You know the promises – to exercise, clean that bulging closet, write more personal notes, drink less wine, be nice to people – that pop up somewhere around the end of December and stay so f…

WINCHESTER — After taking ownership of the Union Jack Pub in February last year, it was easy for Jim Thompson and his business partners to see the magic of Old Town Winchester.

Shenandoah County Public Schools has announced breakfast and lunch menus for Jan. 11-15:

In addition to reading the Bible each morning, I also enjoy reading other books, especially those concerning local history or creation. One of the volumes I’ve nearly finished is “Life of John Kline.” It is not his complete diary but excerpts chosen by Benjamin Funk, who knew him personally.…

Just the thought of comfort foods is often enough to warm the soul, especially as cool winds blow and temperatures drop. When cooler weather calls for hearty meals to give your family a warming boost, you can turn to simple shortcuts for comforting flavor without skipping on quality.

Starting fresh with a new year is a chance to hit the reset button for many people, and your family can use this opportunity to rethink homemade meals while striving for nutritious (and still delicious) dishes. From snacks to the main course each evening, the options are nearly endless for p…

It’s almost impossible to beat the combination of sweet fruit and decadent desserts. This delicious recipe for Apple Cake highlights the crisp fruit but also the cinnamon sugar-flavored pastry. It’s luscious but doesn’t overdo it on the sweet meter with just the right mix of flavors.

Shenandoah County Public Schools has announced breakfast and lunch menus for Jan. 4-8:

Twelve years ago, I traveled to Haiti to visit some dear brothers and sisters in a church there. In addition to some preaching, we did some painting and other work with them. One day, God willing, I hope to return.One of the primary leaders of that Haitian church was Preval Meritil. This mig…

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WINCHESTER — WarnerMedia’s recent announcement that all the company’s 2021 movies will be made available for streaming the same day they are released to cinemas has several local movie theater owners worried about the survival of their businesses.

While holiday traditions and celebrations will likely look different this year, the season is still special. Set the scene for a celebratory occasion by mixing festive cocktails or creating the perfect spread to complement your wines, beers, cheeses and even chocolates.

Despite a holiday season that's practically guaranteed to feel different than any other, one constant will remain for many: enjoying the tastes of favorite foods and beverages while cozied up at home. Enhance the holiday spirit and complement the meal at your table with adult beverages that …

Delicious, colorful and versatile, smoked salmon can make it easy to elevate your holiday festivities, which might look shockingly different this year.

Shenandoah County Public Schools has announced breakfast and lunch menus for Dec. 28-Jan. 1:

The year 2020 has been a doozy and most of us won’t be sad to see it go. Some have said they’re going to stay up on Dec. 31 not to see the New Year in, but to make sure the old one leaves!This past year has surely had its share of trials, most of which sprung from COVID-19 in one way or anot…

During a holiday season that may not quite feel the same for many families, you can add a magic touch to at-home festivities with activities and treats that get everyone involved. Creating decorative holiday sweets allows little ones and grown-ups alike to take part in the fun, and the end r…

The holidays are filled with delicious food — from indulgent breakfasts to decadent desserts — but snacks can get overlooked. Spice up this holiday season with festive snacks that are perfect for a quick on-the-go bite or a taste of your favorite holiday dessert.

Making the holiday season special is an important tradition for many families, and it’s likely to take on heightened importance this year with gatherings, celebrations and festivities taking on a different look than years past. One family-favorite way to create holiday magic is through delic…