One of my part-time jobs in high school was working for a huckster. My boss left Maurertown very early every Wednesday morning to travel to northern Virginia to sell fresh produce, eggs and meat. He had a regular route and standing orders from customers that he filled faithfully each week be…

The rain of the last few weeks has restored some of the green to county lawns and fields and given a new life to struggling vegetation. It’s so wonderful to see my coleus with their rainbow-colored leaves standing straight, instead of bending over the edge of the flowerpot, defeated and dehy…

Card showers• A card shower is planned for twin sisters, Estell Barb and Ardell Simmers, who will celebrate their 91st birthday Tuesday. Cards may be sent to 9354 Crooked Run Road, Basye, Virginia 22810.

Ole Time FestivalThe Edinburg Heritage Foundation and Town of Edinburg will host the Edinburg Ole Time Festival downtown Friday through Sunday.

Each trade has its own set of specialized tools. Auto mechanics, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, and all others have their own instruments unique to their individual professions. But nearly all such vocations rely on some type of cutting tool.

The Shenandoah County Historical Society presented 2021 Excellence in Preservation Awards to three recipients at the Society’s annual dinner in Edinburg on Aug. 10. The awards recognize outstanding preservation projects in Shenandoah County in the fields of history, architecture, scenic beau…

I am not a big television fan -- in fact, I am not really sure how to work our “smart TV,” and usually have to call for help when trying to navigate the buttons. In all honesty, most of the time, I don’t want to watch the television as it appears television conversation is the least respectf…

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A lot of thought goes into planning a wedding, but there are various ways that couples can simplify the process and improve their financial situation.

Anyone interested in valley history owes it to themselves to read Norman H. Scott’s book, "Shenandoah Iron." This treasure contains many stories about the prosperous iron industry that once thrived in this area and, together with its agriculture, created a climate not unlike today’s Silicon Valley.

The end of summer has officially arrived -—the end of the annual fair. For some reason, the final night of the fair has always seemed as if it was the final day of summer. It’s as if the light of summer has been switched off, and now fall will creep into the Valley, painting leaves an autumn…