Area Cub Scouts are starting a new year and despite the pandemic are hoping to get back to business as usual.
Congratulations to the people of the Shenandoah Valley! You have faced the COVID-19 pandemic head-on, and through superb collaboration and earnest adoption of the 3Ws (Wear your mask, Watch your distance, Wash your hands) you have kept it under control. At this moment, because of your contin…
WINCHESTER — Barbara McWhinney remembers the first open-heart patient she ever cared for in her 53-years-and-running nursing career.
What started out as small but dedicated group of volunteers working on mountain bike trails at the Third Battle of Winchester battlefield nearly 20 years ago has turned into a project that, when finished, will add more than 35 miles of trails at Cacapon State Park in Berkeley Springs, West V…
WINCHESTER — A group of summer campers at the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum mixed innovative storytelling with a splash of magic to create a new promotional video for the downtown children’s museum.
For two longtime 4-H participants, raising and showing animals at the Shenandoah County Fair is a way to gain leadership skills.
BERRYVILLE — A new quilt exhibit at the Barns of Rose Hills spotlights endangered animals and plants from around the world.
The Rockingham County Fairgrounds looks a little different without carnival rides and musical entertainment filling the hot summer air, but after months of diligent planning, the fair kicked off Monday with livestock shows and competitions that bring the fair back to its agricultural roots.
WHITE POST — As an experienced caterer, Lisa Trumbower Sheppard is skilled at providing delicious meals and beautiful presentations no matter the situation.
In the last weeks, we have been hearing much about the rebound in COVID-19 cases and their relationship to reopening the economy, demonstrations, and beach parties, along with what school should look like this fall. Florida, eastern Virginia, and more recently southwest Virginia have indeed …
STRASBURG — Billy Rice, of Edinburg, recently had a successful heart transplant following years of cardiac issues that he said started with a stroke in his early 30s.
As people spend more time outdoors this summer, health experts are offering tips on how to prevent skin cancer.
When it comes to treating symptoms of stroke, the sooner patients get to a hospital the better their chances of recovery.
Getting rid of old or unused items can feel pretty good, especially if you have more time at home while social distancing.
Sitting in close proximity to another person and exposing one’s open, maskless mouth to an instrument that will spray saliva into the air is likely not an experience people are happily anticipating in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak. As businesses open back up and stay-at-home orders are …
Jaxon Milburn turned 1 on Wednesday, celebrating in a way that’s not typical for most children.
On May 9, bird lovers and coffee lovers can unite in an online effort to protect birds through the purchase of bird-friendly coffee.
STEPHENS CITY — A community staple will reopen for business on May 1.
Washington-based pastry sous chef Cody Fitchett is bringing his expertise to area kitchens through his new virtual baking classes.
My primary work station has become the desk in my game room, which I only recently cleared of the pile of books and other random items that had accumulated there over recent months so that it could serve its intended purpose as I work from home for the foreseeable future.
On March 26, Woodstock author Jason Wright and his daughter Oakli Van Meter, 24, announced a challenge. He would spend an hour or so each day working on a new novel, live on Google Docs, and she would copy edit while readers followed along.
Valley Health has announced an interactive challenge asking the community to make 10,000 masks in two weeks.
MIDDLETOWN — To help Historic Belle Grove Plantation prepare for spring, Bartlett Tree Experts recently donated its time to pruning and removing several trees on the grounds.
Places of worship around the area have canceled services to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, and religious leaders are being creative in how they connect with the community.
WINCHESTER — As precautions against the coronavirus pandemic continue, area residents stuck at home might be looking to make the food in their pantry stretch longer than they’re used to.
Visitors to this year’s Gardening in the Valley Symposium on Saturday will get to learn from speakers, win prizes and discover various books and vendors.
WINCHESTER -- Echo, a 2-year-old hound mix, is available for adoption.
FRONT ROYAL – Augustus, a 2-year-old rottweiler-hound mix, is up for adoption.
WOODSTOCK – One of the important things couples have to deal with when planning a wedding is where they should have their ceremony.
Staff at the Shenandoah Valley Golf Club work to make a wedding couple's special day as stress-free and beautiful as possible.
Lee Santos is helping couples make their first dance together a wedding moment to remember.
Christina Grieve, owner and events manager for Stover Hall, has been hosting weddings for six seasons.
Couples looking to marry amid nature have two area venues on Skyland Drive in Shenandoah National Park: a Skyland wedding or a Big Meadows Lodge wedding, said Helen Morton, director of sales and marketing for the park.
Fort Valley Nursery in Woodstock offers a beautiful, affordable option for a wedding, according to co-owner Terry Fogle
MIDDLETOWN – The Wayside Inn may be the choice for couples looking for a historic wedding venue with charm.
Museum galas and intimate garden weddings are just a few of the many options that await brides and grooms at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester.
An event center with an onsite chapel, Historic Jordan Springs offers an all-inclusive experience to couples.
Cross Keys Barn in Harrisonburg offers an easily accessible location, plenty of room for guests, and a team committed to helping couples imagine and execute the perfect wedding or event.
The Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown offers its facilities and grounds for wedding ceremonies and receptions.
West Oaks Farm Market's wedding venue opened its doors in Spring 2018 and the facility has space for weddings and receptions.
The 1811 Historic Rosemont Manor House in Berryville, with its recently added Rosemont Springs barn, offers couples a combination of old and new.
The Bowling Green Country Club in Front Royal features two ballrooms that can accommodate up to 350 people, each equipped with hardwood floors for dancing, a stage area for a band or disc jockey, and a bar area to service guests.
The Yellow Barn, located at the Shenandoah Caverns in Quicksburg, can seat up to 350 guests with room for a dance floor. The facility is also equipped with a large catering kitchen.
Belgravia Manor in Edinburg offers space for outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions.
Weddings are an exciting time for friends and family to celebrate with the happy couple while also experiencing a destination that might be new to them.
Recently returned from photographing wildlife in the Falkland Islands and the Canadian Arctic, Front Royal resident Sharon Fisher hopes to share her love of birds and photography with others.
A new organization has made it its mission to help girls in Warren County reach their potential.
Early signs of spring put smiles of anticipation on the faces of nature lovers. Longer days, warmer temperatures and lawns slowly turning from brown to green are hard to miss. But the very first harbingers of spring are more subtle.
EDINBURG – Icicle, a 9-month-old domestic short hair, is up for adoption.
As nocturnal creatures, most mammals hide under the cloak of darkness. Squirrels are one exception to that rule. Even young children recognize gray squirrels, fox squirrels, and chipmunks that frequent backyards and city parks during daylight hours.
The Shenandoah County Library in Edinburg is hosting an exhibit produced by the Library of Virginia and Virginia Humanities on the history of immigration in the state of Virginia.