Geraldine Kiefer will lead a free workshop, “Mapping Your Space,” from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday for middle- and high-school students at The Barns at Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville.

Students will redraw images inspired by photographs from Clarke County on watercolor cards. All supplies provided.

Information: 540-955-2004 or visit


Oct. 31 is the deadline to purchase tickets for the Strasburg Rescue Squad’s gun lottery fundraiser.

Tickets are $20 each with only 500 available. Drawings will begin Nov. 3 based on the Virginia nightly Pick 3 Lottery.

Information, tickets: Fuzzy at 540-465-5665 or 540-333-5260,, Borden’s Lumber and Middletown Firearms.

Used rehab equipment

Northern Shenandoah Valley’s Foundation for Rehabilitation Equipment and Endowment is seeking donations of medical equipment that is no longer being used so those devices can be refurbished and donated to local residents in need.

Items most needed include wheelchairs of all sizes, tub transfer benches, shower chairs, rollator walkers with seats, bedside commodes, raised toilet seats and working power chairs and walkers. The organization can’t accept hospital beds or oxygen supplies.

Donations can be dropped off at 333 W. Cork St., Suite 40, Winchester or Blue Ridge Hospice.

The foundation is funded in part through a grant from the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services and Virginia Assistive Technology System. Information: 540-664-7552, email or visit


The Humane Society of Warren County has received a $1,000 AO in Action grant from The Petfinder Foundation, which assists animal shelters and rescue groups by posting photos of their pets. Posts of the shelter’s adoptable pets can be found at


Four students from Triplett Tech took first place in SkillsUSA events at the Virginia State Fair. They are:

• Kalisa Bohlman, auto body-painting display panels and auto body overall.

• Brandon Wilson, auto body overall.

• Logan Roberson, electricity.

• Trevor Adams, job demonstration.

Also competing and their placement were:

• Auto body-painting display panels: Dylan Showman, 10th.

• Audo body prep: Brandon Wilson, fourth; John Foreman, ninth.

• Auto body overall: John Foreman and Dylan Showman, 10th.

• Auto technology: Brandon Trump and Tyler Wolfe,10th.

• Carpentry: Matt Avvenire and Wes Rogers, fifth.

• Culinary arts-knife skills: Matthew Whetzel, sixth; Megan Cales, eighth.

• Culinary arts-cake decorating: Audrie Wieber, third; Hunter Runion, eighth.

• Electricity: Jacob Kimble, 10th.

• Job demonstration: Nick Pabon, fourth; Callie Stead, seventh; Meghan Harrison, eighth.


Lord Fairfax Community College hosted a Cyber Tween event Oct. 14 for 40 middle-school Girl Scouts, their parents and troop leaders in observance of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

The keynote speaker was Vicki Johnson, the mother of Amanda Staubs, who was stalked and abducted through posts in a chat room. The event also included presentations by LFCC faculty, Safe Surfin and the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office on topics such as cybersecurity, the Internet, cyber forensics and social media safety. Activities were held in cipher wheels, Morse Code, telecommunications, identification, NSA Day of Cyber and ink chromatography.

Participants included members of the LFCC Cyber Advocates Club, Shentel Telecommunications and Bikers Against Child Abuse.


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