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Community News & Events for Dec. 11 paper

Florida citrus The Signal Knob Middle School FFA will be selling Florida citrus from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Sunday at Woodbine Farm Market, 5199 John Marshall Highway, Strasburg. Varieties include navel oranges, red grapefruit, tangelos, Hamlin oranges and tangerines. Prayer ...

Community News & Events for Dec. 14 paper

Card shower A card shower planned for Shirley Leake, who will celebrate her 88th birthday Dec. 20. Cards can be sent to 22689 Senedo Road, Woodstock 22664. Library program The New Market Library will hold a preschool story-time program at 10 a.m. Friday for ages 3-6. The theme, Gingerbread ...

School Lunch Menu

This is the Shenandoah County school lunch menu for Dec. 14-18: Monday – schools closed. Tuesday Breakfast: juice, applesauce, blueberry breakfast bar & yogurt or graham crackers & yogurt, milk. Lunch K-5: breakfast for lunch, pancakes, sausage patty, egg patty, ...

Chelsea Academy holds festival

Chelsea Academy in Front Royal recently held its annual Festival of St. Cecilia, the patron saint of music. The music and arts competition featured the school’s students performing on piano, violin, guitar, dramatic readings and vocal pieces. Afterward, students moved outside for ...

Extension opens Master Gardener class

Looking for new volunteers who want to share some horticultural expertise with the community, the Virginia Cooperative Extension is now reviewing applications for its 2016 Master Gardener class. Frederick County Unit Coordinator Mark Sutphin said that the class will cap off at 25 people and ...

Hospital to participate in ceremony

Warren Memorial Hospital will participate in the worldwide candle lighting ceremony on Sunday. Kim Shirley, director of the women’s care center and emergency department, said that The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting Ceremony is a chance for families to come out and remember ...

Strasburg holiday tour uncovers historic homes

STRASBURG – Serving as first-time hosts for the Strasburg Holiday Heritage Homes Tour on Saturday will give Bert Cole and Diane Laferriere the chance to showcase the restorations they’ve made to the historic Four Mile House since purchasing it in 2011. After substantial research, ...

Community News & Events for Dec. 10 paper

Shiloh Baptist Shiloh Baptist Church in Millwood will hold a Christmas gospel music service at 5 p.m. Saturday. The event is sponsored by Deacon Lee King and will benefit the elderly. Food distribution Compassion Cupboard will distribute food from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Monday at ...

Weekend Events

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend: Tours, open house Two events will be held this weekend in Front Royal. • The Warren Heritage Society will hold holiday house tours of the Ivy Lodge, Balthis House and Belle Boy Cottage, all decorated by members ...

Community News & Events for Dec. 9 paper

Bazaar/bake sale Trinity Lutheran Church will hold a craft bazaar and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 810 Fairfax St., Stephens City. Pancake breakfast A pancake breakfast will be held from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Riverton United Methodist Church, 55 E. Strasburg Road, ...

Winter Holiday Party scheduled

Friends of Special Education will hold a Winter Holiday Party for special education children and their families on Dec. 13 at the Toms Brook Fire Hall. Michelle Nelson, administrative assistant with the organization, said there's always a huge turnout for the event. Linda Thompson, 66, of ...

Community News & Events for Dec. 8 paper

4-H meetings The following 4-H groups will hold meetings: • The St. Luke-Saumsville 4-H Club and Cloverbuds will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Saumsville Christian Church. • The Shenandoah County 4-H Livestock Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Wakemans Grove Church of the ...

University to start summer youth theology program

As part of an initiative from Lilly Endowment to provide opportunities for deeper theological study and discussion of contemporary issues, Shenandoah University will use $600,000 in grant money to set up a Youth Theology Institute for high school students starting in 2017. The university ...

Public meetings, Dec. 8-11

Shenandoah County The Board of Supervisors meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the government center, 600 N. Main St., Woodstock. Edinburg Town Council meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the town hall, 101 Town Hall Ave. Mount Jackson Town Council meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the town ...

Local artist anticipates album release

FRONT ROYAL – Country singer and songwriter Ryan Jewel, a Front Royal native, has been keeping busy with shows and songwriting and is looking forward to the next big chapter in his music career: releasing his first solo extended play (EP) CD and hearing his songs on the radio. Jewel ...

Belle Grove holidays take on a global theme

Belle Grove Plantation will be showing off its uniquely crafted holiday decorations to the theme of “Christmas Around the World” during tours through most of the month of December. Executive Director Kristen Laise said the country themes for the Manor House rooms were given to area  ...

Theaters to recall fond memories of Christmas past

Whether the stories tickle the audience’s funny bones or touch their hearts, plays in the area will bring live Christmas entertainment throughout December. “A Christmas Carol” will show at Edinburg's Theatre Shenandoah both before and after the holiday. President and Artistic Director ...

Community News & Events for Dec. 5 paper

Children’s program Handley Library will celebrate the holiday season and all things gingerbread with songs and stories at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Information: 540-662-9041. Blood drive The Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue Department will host a holiday blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ...

School Lunch Menu

This is the Shenandoah County school lunch menu for Dec. 7-11: Monday Breakfast: juice, apple, breakfast chicken patty on flatbread or cereal & toast, milk. Lunch K-5: corn dog nuggets, kale, veggie dippers, pears or apple, milk. Lunch 6-8: corn dog nuggets or grilled chicken on ...