The Strasburg Community Library is kicking off its summer reading program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Free gift bags will be available for children ages 6-12 and young adults 13-16 while supplies last. Registration: 540-465-8464 or visit


The Town of New Market has decided to postpone its Independence Day celebration to Sept. 12, the same weekend as Patriot’s Day. Festivities will include bouncy houses, train rides, food vendors, music and fireworks show. Those interested in participating in the event may call Jim Douglas at 540-740-2740 or or Amber Smoot at 540-740-3432 or

4-H pool

The Northern Virginia 4-H Center in Front Royal has launched new and expanded public swim times and aquatic programs beginning Wednesday, including swim lessons, water aerobics, Senior Swim and pool parties.

Public swim times will be from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from noon to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Swim lessons are available for all ages and abilities. Youth and adult water aerobics classes are offered twice each week. Dedicated swim time for senior citizens is offered twice each week. The pool may also be reserved for pool parties.

Phase III guidelines easing public health restrictions will be in place. Information: 540-635-5029, 540-635-7171, email or visit

College news

Seth Mayo, of Berryville, was named to the dean’s list at Wheaton College for the spring semester.

The following students at Shenandoah University were named to the president’s list for the spring semester:

• Berryville: Shobana Henry.

• Front Royal: Sarah Downs.

• Winchester: Christopher Lambert and Cera Graves.

The following students at Shenandoah University were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester:

• Front Royal: Lu-Hannah Henry, Hanna Brzezinski and Sarah Benson.

• Stephens City: Thanh Thao T Nguyen.

• Winchester: Sabrina Rivera.

• Woodstock: Brooklyn Pumphrey.

The following students at James Madison University were named to the president’s list for the spring semester:

• Berryville: Madeleine Levesque, Cynthia Zastudil, Emma Stitt, Molly Lanham.

• Bluemont: Rachel Van Roekel, Kamryn Anderson, George Lanham.

• Boyce: Calleigh Hawkins.

• Broadway: Elizabeth Hoover, Eliza Johnson, Bethany Crews, Benjamin Suter, Bailey Morris, Amber Shilling, Sarah Akers, Laura Conley.

• Edinburg: Cassandra Gibson, Paige Wilson, Nakayla Irvin.

• Fort Valley: Hannah Bennett.

• Front Royal: Emma Hartley, Abigail Frey, Zoe Ris.

• Maurertown: Brent Richman, Cady Hockman, Joy Cary.

• Mount Jackson: Jesse Cloyd, Karina Juarez, Paul Marron.

• New Market: Carrie Apted, Helena Mulder.

• Stephens City: Jonah Pearson, Haley Swartz, Cameron Alt, Mikayla Williams, Hunter VanMeter.

• Timberville: Austin Gottshall.

• Winchester: Amanda Christian, Saydie Arnette, Lindsey Mitchell, Jose Hernandez Melendez, Katherine Clayton, Kara Norman, Megan Triplett, Colby Sherwood, Jessica Albright, Camden Bentley, Christopher Will, Sierra Evans, David Bui, Jacob Borstad, Thomas Shea.

• White Post: David Wilcox.

• Woodstock: Jonah Neri, Vicki Raines, Samuel Snarr, Bailey Gale.


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