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You know how sometimes you get a song stuck in your head? I am not sure about you, but sometimes I wake in the middle of the night humming (it might not sound like humming, but it is) a song – a song I might not have heard in 20 or 30 years. Sometimes only the refrain reverberates in my noct…

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WINCHESTER — Feeding people experiencing financial hardships involves more than handing them a box of free food. You also have to make sure the food you're providing meets their cultural and dietary requirements and is distributed from a location that can be easily accessed by people who can…

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MIDDLETOWN — It’s a special thing to watch an expert work at their craft, and now guests at Middletown’s historic Wayside Inn at 7783 Main St. can do just that thanks to two new additions to the inn's leadership staff.

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WOODSTOCK — At a Friday Christmas party and visit with Santa at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Services, Blair Jones, 10, and her sister, Cora, 6, had the chance to build gingerbread houses, make ornaments, do penguin bowling and trace “gingerbread selfies” of thems…

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There are a couple of things a home just cannot be without. Now, I am not talking about indoor plumbing, electricity and the internet. No, I am talking about the real necessities in a house — things that are so necessary that without these vital gadgets, the house just might fall down.

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It’s the season of the Christmas parade — it’s almost as if we need to add another day of the week just so we can add another parade — or add another day in order to be able to visit all the parades planned around the holiday season.

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The halls at Belle Grove Plantation are decked with Christmas decor, and from today through Dec. 30 will invite the public to tour its rooms, feel the holiday cheer and get inspired for their own decorative efforts.

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WOODSTOCK — When the fire alarm sounds today, a department might be taken completely by surprise if the entire community showed up at the station ready to serve, but 200 years ago when Shenandoah County’s first fire department was organized, the alarm bell’s peal called the entire town to th…

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This holiday season, avoid the stress of not knowing what to give the person who seems to have everything by visiting a local flower shop or garden center.

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There’s no need to whine about not knowing which wines to buy for holiday dinners and gifts this year. We reached out for some tips from local wine expert Mike Good, who owns an online wine company, timelesswines.com, as well as the Timeless Wines retail store in Middletown.

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Package shipping pros are advising holiday shoppers not to dawdle on shipping gifts to family and friends living in other states, countries, or in the military.

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Opening presents is a holiday tradition, but it can come with a few drawbacks — namely all the stuff that comes out of those gift boxes. This stuff will undoubtedly fill your house with clutter and have you tripping over it on your way to the couch or kitchen.

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When Susie Jett started working at the Woodstock Community Theatre in 1972, she and the other employees were paid $5 per night regardless of how many hours they worked at the movie theater.

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This past week, my dear father-in-law, James Currie Jr., a World War II veteran who served in the Pacific Theater, celebrated his 98th birthday with 98 balloons from friends and family. Besides being a man who willingly gave his time and several years of his youth to preserve American freedo…

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Visiting Kimberly’s in downtown Winchester is a holiday experience not to be missed.

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I’m not one to boast, but I solved the daily world map challenge in just one try — yes, an accomplishment for even the most experienced players, so I brag: I got 100%, confetti sliding down the phone screen marking my accomplishment for…well, for me to see.

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Let me tell you a sad story – a story of loss and rudeness. It’s a story to remind readers to never be swayed by cuteness when cute comes from the "other side of the tracks." You’ve heard the old saying about how the "other side of the tracks" can be dangerous. Well, I am here to tell you th…

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You know, I teach college composition — a very academic and serious place where research is king. I have become very prescriptive with writing — all clauses in the correct order, all citations marked according to regulations, and no texting language allowed — unless some student wants to see…

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As fall creeps into the Valley, the colorful smears of the autumn paint brush are visible across the mountain caps. Even though the rains of the last week have kept the trees and lawns green, high above the other trees, the walnut and the locust have started to stroke their leaves with seaso…