U.S. Navy Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Jeremy Nestor, of Front Royal, above, is serving on the aircraft carrier the USS John C. Stennis in the Pacific Ocean. Here he is testing avionics equipment on an F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41, on the flight deck. The John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.


• A card shower is planned for Bennie Beeler, who will celebrate his 80th birthday Friday. Cards can be sent to 143 Natures Way Lane, Strasburg, Virginia 22657.

• A card shower is planned for Dorothy Miller, who will celebrate her 80th birthday Feb. 20. Cards can be sent to 29137 Old Valley Pike, Strasburg, Virginia 22657.

Cupid’s market

The Town of Strasburg is hosting a Cupid’s Market in honor of Valentine’s Day from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the downtown Square Market Pavilion.

Vendors include a florist, chocolatier, jewelry designers, bakers and more. Information: Olivia Hilton at 540-465-9197.

Clothes Closet

The Woodstock Clothes Closet will hold a special half-price Valentine’s Day sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Information: 540-459-2306.

Adult/teen challenge

Valley Gospel Church in Maurertown will host the Shenandoah Valley Adult and Teen Challenge “Hope is Better Than Addiction” at 10:45 a.m. Sunday.

A faith-based drug and alcohol treatment program, SVATC will share how lives can be restored through Christian-based mentoring. Information: 540-459-4550, 540-213-0571 or visit


The Edinburg Fire Company will hold a chicken dinner starting at 11 a.m. Sunday. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Heritage Association

The Strasburg Heritage Association will hold its annual membership meeting and program at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

The guest speaker will be Mike Kehoe, president of the Northern Shenandoah chapter of the Archeology Society of Virginia, who will discuss “Two Eras, Both Gone: Archeology in Shenandoah County in the 1960s.” The program will consist of a slide show and interpretation of archeology projects found in an old scrapbook from the 1960s and 1970s.

Family Promise

Family Promise of Shenandoah County will hold a Celebration of Gratitude from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Antioch Church of the Brethren in Woodstock.

Activities celebrating its third anniversary include music, updates, future vision of the program, recognitions and light refreshments.


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