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The festival that must not be named

The Festival That Must Not Be Named  – formerly known as the Harry Potter Festival – returns to downtown Strasburg beginning Oct. 12 for an expanded weekend full of magical events for witches and wizards of all ages. Strasburg event planner Olivia Hilton said the festival began as a ...

Fifth annual River Valley Festival set for Sept. 29

Virginia culture meets the Shenandoah Valley for the fifth annual River Valley Festival, a cultural festival that promotes live bluegrass music, local craft beer and wines from Shenandoah Valley vineyards and breweries, along with pit-roasted meats from local farms. Festival organizer Chris ...

Peak Leaf Music and Brewers Festival

Enjoy live music, local brews, food and camping at the first Peak Leaf Music and Brewers Festival Oct. 20 in Middletown. Tyler Wakeman, festival director, said inspiration for the new event came from personal music and camping adventures with friends especially a trip a few years ago to ...

2018 Goat Show Fair Results

4-H/FFA Goat Showmanship Grand Champion Goat Showman: Tiffany Heishman Reserve Grand Champion Goat Showman: Jesse Zirkle Senior Champion: Tiffany Heishman Senior Reserve Champion: Jesse Zirkle Intermediate Champion: Kora Stephens Intermediate Reserve Champion: Madison Wright Junior ...

2018 Livestock Show Fair Results

4-H/FFA Beef Showmanship Grand Champion Beef Showman: Jacob Coffey Reserve Grand Champion Beef Showman: Kennedy Whetzel Senior Champion: Jacob Coffey Senior Reserve Champion: Kara Hockman Intermediate Champion: Kennedy Whetzel Intermediate Reserve Champion: Rhonnie Miller Junior ...

2018 Hog Show Fair Results

4-H/FFA Hog Showmanship Grand Champion Hog Showman: Jacob Coffey Reserve Grand Champion Hog Showman: Kennedy Whetzel Senior Champion: Jacob Coffey Senior Reserve Champion: Tiffany Heishman Intermediate Champion: Kennedy Whetzel Intermediate Reserve Champion: Emily Bowman Junior ...

2018 Fair Results: Young Farmers Tractor Pull

5,500 pound non-turbo 1 Keith Tisinger Mt. Jackson 1946 John Deere 2 Mark Tanis Edinburg 1940 Farmall M 3 Mark Tanis Edinburg 1955 Farmall 300 7,500 pound non-turbo 1 Keith Tisinger Mt. Jackson 1945 John Deere G 2 Tyler Dellinger Edinburg 1960 Minneapolis Moline G6 3 Jr. Kibler Toms ...

2018 Fair Results: 4-H/FFA Livestock Show

Monday, Aug. 27 Judge: Eric Stogdale, of Verona 4-H/FFA Sheep Showmanship Senior Novice Champion: Jacob Coffey Senior Novice Reserve Champion: Braya Dysart Junior Novice Champion: Kody Raines Junior Novice Reserve Champion: Danielle Wetzel Junior Champion: Marie-Claire des ...

Fair to feature Christian, country, legacy rock music

The sound of music at this year’s Shenandoah County Fair in Woodstock will feature Christian music stars, a pair of legacy rock music bands and a return visit by Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels. While Christian and country music have been a mainstay of the fair in recent years, ...

Grassroots teacher appreciation project gains momentum

WOODSTOCK -- In a mere six months, Pastor Karen Caspersen had no idea her self-started community project titled “Just Because” would become such a monumental success. To date, Caspersen and her group of volunteers have performed 1,000 random acts of kindness to individuals at six of the ...

Sweet senior cat seeks home

EDINBURG – Earl may be an old cat, but he has plenty of love to give when he moves to his retirement home. Emily Gochenour, Shenandoah County Animal Shelter caretaker, said Earl is a “simple cat” and “just wants someone to love him and give him affection.” Gochenour said perhaps ...

Pet of the week: Energetic Brandy is looking for a home

WINCHESTER - Brandy, a 1-year-old shepherd mix, is looking for a new place to call home. Kamryn Dixon, an animal caretaker at the Frederick County Esther Boyd Animal Shelter in Winchester, said that Brandy came to the shelter on June 8 as an owner release, but this wasn't the first time that ...

Pet of the week: Affectionate Bella is looking for a home

WINCHESTER — Bella, a 7-year-old pit bull mix, is looking for a loving place to call her home. Bella came to the Winchester SPCA a few months ago after her previous owners surrendered her, according to Billie Guidry, an adoption agent at the shelter. “Clearly, her owners before obviously ...

Local singer-songwriter releases second self-titled six-track EP

WOODSTOCK -- Singer-songwriter Brent Funkhouser is known throughout the Northern Shenandoah Valley for his catchy ballads and acoustic guitar melodies that depict personal struggles while incorporating American history that tell stories of vast human emotion. This year, Funkhouser released ...