Card showers

• A card shower is planned for Bradford and Patsy Fadeley Zimmerman, who will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Tuesday. Cards may be sent to 3006 Ruthland Road, Richmond, Virginia 23228.

• A card shower is planned for Mrs. Rodney (Dorothy) Gwin, who will celebrate her 88th birthday on Tuesday. Cards may be sent to 64 River Lakes Drive, Strasburg, Virginia 22657.

Bake sale

Mount Jackson Rescue and Fire will hold an Easter bake sale at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Exxon Station beside Burger King. Fried tenderloin sandwiches will be sold at 9 a.m.

Church of God

Cool Spring Church of God will hold a Good Friday worship service at 7:30 p.m. Friday at 3705 Gooney Manor Loop, Bentonville.

Easter Sunday worship will be held at 8 a.m. followed by breakfast and an egg hunt. There will be no 11 a.m. service.


The Community Foundation of the Northern Shenandoah Valley is accepting applications for the 2021 Cochran Youth Family Fund and Paul and Martha Rees Fund grants. The deadline to apply is May 3.

The Cochran grant provides financial assistance for educational, athletic, academic, social, civic and community-based activities that support children.

The Rees grant provides financial assistance in education, fine arts, social services, community development, recreation, natural resources and health and wellness.

Nonprofit organizations in Winchester and Frederick, Clarke and Warren counties are eligible to apply.

More information or to register is available at


The Virginia Cooperative Extension has several internship opportunities available in the Northern Shenandoah Valley and across the state. More information is available by calling Bobby Clark at 540-459-6140 or 540-333-3227 or visiting one of these sites:, or

Dare to Dream

The Front Royal Women’s Resource Center has announced recipients of Dare to Dream Grants and the Elaine Bromfield Memorial Scholarship. The center awarded $10,100 in grant and scholarship money to 10 local women. They are:

• Hannah Derflinger, a first-generation college student, is a sophomore studying psychology at Mary Washington University. She received $1,000 to assist with tuition costs.

• Diane Garber received $1,000 to help with costs attending cosmetology school.

• Brittnay Johnson, who worked at a local daycare center, is a special education assistant in an elementary school and works part time for Warren County Parks and Recreation. She was awarded $1,000 to help with education to start a podcast to help share her stories and those of others in the community.

• Viviane Knight is a former owner/instructor of an exercise franchise and a senior personal trainer at Fitness Evolution. She has enrolled in the Kresser Institute ADAPT Functional Health Coach Training program with plans to own her own business. She received $1,000 to help with tuition costs.

• Becky Lanham is a Front Royal native who, after volunteering with AmeriCorp in California and establishing a career in Chicago, returned home and started a massage therapy business. She is studying to become a certified reproductive and sexual health educator and a fertility awareness educator and is writing a book. She received $1,000 to help with tuition costs.

• Jillian Nemr, a nursing student at Lord Fairfax Community College, is a certified nursing assistant at Warren Memorial Hospital. She hopes one day to work with the nonprofit Doctors Without Borders. She was awarded the $1,000 Linda Taylor Memorial Grant to assist with tuition costs.

• Jasmirah Roland, a single mom of two teenage daughters who inspired her to begin college again, is a student in the business management program at Lord Fairfax Community College. She was awarded $1,000 to help with the purchase of a computer and supplies.

• Toni Sauder and her husband own and operate a Bad Ass Pickle business, selling their many flavored pickles at local farmers markets and events. With hopes of expanding their business into small stores, she was awarded $600 to purchase an iPad to help grow her business.

• Jenny Statler grew up visiting Front Royal on weekends at her family farm. After managing a bar and starting a natural, biodynamic wine program in Manhattan, she relocated to Front Royal to follow her dream to start a vineyard on her family farm. Using her work experience, extensive travel experience, she is applying for local and federal grants to help get the vineyard off the ground. She was awarded $1,000 to help with start-up costs.

• Sophie Eackles is a junior at George Mason University studying communication with a concentration in media production and criticism. She graduated with high honors from Lord Fairfax Community College and was in the top of her class at Skyline High School. She achieved these milestones while battling a chronic illness. After having surgery in 2020, she required an ostomy bag. She began sharing her recovery experience while still in the hospital on her Instagram account, The Stoma Life, with the goal of helping others. She was awarded $1,500 through the Elaine Bromfield Memorial Scholarship.

More information is available by calling 540-636-7007 or at


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