Coconut, a 1-to-2-year-old female white domestic short-hair cat, is available for adoption at the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter, 268 Landfill Road, Edinburg. Coconut is a sleek, all-white cat with blue eyes. The shelter is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 540-984-8955.


• A card shower is planned for Florine Robinson, who will celebrate her 100th birthday Sept. 3. Cards may be sent to 104 John E. Drive, Front Royal, Virginia 22630.

• A get-well card shower is planned for Conway Coffman. Cards may be sent to 333 W. Cork St., Room 3308, Winchester, Virginia 22601.

• A card shower is planned for Howard (Dickie) and Evelyn D. Hollar, who will celebrate their 61st wedding anniversary Saturday. Cards may be sent to 414 N. Summit Ave., Woodstock, Virginia 22664.

Reunion canceled

The annual Bly family reunion, always held the day before Labor Day, will not be held this year.

Resource Center

The Women’s Resource Center will host a virtual program as part of its Women in Networking series featuring Karen Poff, a senior Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday on Zoom. She will talk about coping with a money crunch and provide tools to help cope with financial hardships. Registration is required at Information:

Open forum

The Clarke County Library and Clarke Historical Association, in Berryville, will host a free online community open forum from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday on Zoom to discuss what the new school year will look like because of the COVID-19 pandemic and how it will impact students, parents, teachers and administrators. The webinar can be accessed at or by calling 1-646-558-8656 and using the access code 895-5248-7878.

Heritage Society

Warren Heritage Society announces the publication of its newest book, “Coming Together,” a pictorial history of the graduating classes from high schools in Warren County between the years 1959 and 1969.

The reflections are written by students who graduated from Warren County High School in 1960 and students who graduated from other schools in the area. The book is the story of the rapid change in secondary education followed by a more gradual change in the entire educational system over the next 10 years. In September 1958, Gov. Lyndsey Almond closed Warren County High School rather than admit blacks as ordered by the courts. The book covers the students' experiences in Warren County High School, Criser High School and Mosby Academy and includes photos and classmate memorial pages.

Buy “Coming Together” at the Warren Heritage Society Gift Shop, 101 Chester St., Front Royal, Virginia 22630, by calling 540-636-1446 or email The price is $25 or $30 if mailed.

Front Porch Fridays

Strasburg’s Front Porch Fridays music series will be held at 7 p.m. Friday featuring a comedy program. Preregistration opens today at noon and can be completed on or by visiting the Strasburg Visitor Center. Those attending must check-in at the Market Pavilion to receive their wristband to enter.

Shenandoah Alliance for Shelter will be selling brews, non-alcoholic drinks and snacks. Those attending are encouraged to bring blankets/chairs.

Information: 540-465-9197 or

Art walk

Area artists will be creating and painting art For the Art Walk from 3-7 p.m. Saturday on Main Street in Front Royal.

Day of Caring

The United Way of Front Royal-Warren County has rescheduled its Day of Caring from Sept. 18 to April 30, 2021.

Information: 540-635-3636 or visit


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