Motorists can expect changes in traffic patterns on roads near the U.S. 340-522 bridge over the South Fork of the Shenandoah River in Front Royal.
Roy and Rosa Alvarez, of Strasburg, announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Alvarez, to Deshaun Gilbert, son of Nicole and Sean Gilbert, of Charlotte, North Carolina.
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The following is the volunteer schedule for the Strasburg Museum: Aug. 24: Holly Delauder Aug. 25: Jackie Richard; Jeanette Doval Aug. 26: Judy Cosby; Marie Spence and Lucy Artz Aug. 27: Phil Loving and Sally Fravel; Judy Grubbs and Barbara Stickley Aug. 28: Joan Farrell and Mike Karrigan; Gloria Stickley Aug. 29: Bill and Arna Zulauf; Margaret Ireson Aug. 30: Margo Hammock; Lynn Clouser Sept. 1: Jackie Richard Sept. 2: Ibby Stratton Sept. 3: Carol Haycock; Sue Foster Sept. 4: Betty Sue Howard and Gloria Church Sept. 5: Linda Williams; Marie Spence Sept. 8: Jackie Richard; Amanda Leonard Sept. 9: Judy Cosby; Doris Baker and Winnie Callihan Sept. 10: Phil Lovings and Sally Fravel...
Randolph-Macon Academy recently announced the employee award winners for the third and fourth quarters of the 2013-14 school year, as well as the annual winners for the year.
The Strasburg High School class of 1954 recently met for a reunion at Butcher Block Buffet in Stephens City. Shown in the front row, from left are Harry Lambert, Peggy McDonald, Joan Doggett, Harriet Wiley, Jane Bayles, Janet Stultz and Janet Strugeon; second row: Edgar Hamrick, Charles Craun, Janey Ballowe, Margie Clevenger, Betty Clem, Shirley Carbaugh, Louella Pangle and Janet Fish; third row: Pirkey Bromley, Bob Taft, Kyle Miller, James Artz, Bill Racey, Bill Carbaugh and Dick Smoot. Courtesy photo
The following incidents were reported by the Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office on its website, shencosheriff.com
Dawn Bible, left, accounting manager of HL Borden Lumber and Hardware, delivers a box of worn American flags to Annette Whitley, a member of the Kiwanis Club of Strasburg, for the club's flag disposal project. The club will be collecting worn/torn flags and delivering them to the American Legion or VFW posts for proper disposal with the Boy Scouts. This will be a continuing community service project for the club. Residents can dispose of their flags at Bordens. Information: Doug Butler, 540-771-0253. Courtesy photo
Bruce Burger, president of the Strasburg Kiwanis Club, presents a check to Heather Miller of the Shenandoah County School System as the initial investment in organizing a Kiwanis Aktion Club in Woodstock. Courtesy photo
Joe Lehnen, area forester with the Virginia Department of Forestry, speaks to participants in the New Market Area Library's children's summer reading program about fire safety on July 31. Lehnen also read the story of "Smokey the Bear" to the children. In addition to bringing books, coloring pages and bookmarks, Lehnen also brought Smokey the Bear as a guest. Courtesy photos by Jeff Fleisher
Work on the Ash Street rehabilitation project in Strasburg begins today as crews close a section of the road to through traffic to replace water and sewer lines as well as the culvert. Public Works Director Jay McKinley said crews will allow residents to access that section. Crews will post signs directing through traffic on a detour route.
This week members of the American Woodmark Foundation team delivered a foundation donation and toured the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging. Shown here next to one of SAAA's vans are Jennifer Frye, from left, Jeff Bycynski, Alicia Treworgy, Kevin Dunbar, Becky Sine and Christy Foltz. Courtesy photo by SAAA
The following Virginia Tech students were among those honored at the university's spring commencement ceremony held May 16 at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg:
Kat Staton, a technology teacher from Ashby Lee Elementary School in Shenandoah County Public Schools, joined 149 educators from across the U.S., Canada and United Kingdom at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., for a week-long professional development experience hosted by Discovery Education's Discovery Educator Network.
The Friends of Handley Regional Library will host a series of "My Social Security" account sign-up events from Aug. 17-23.
The Edinburg High School Class of 1957 recently took the Northern Virginia Daily to their class reunion, which was held at St. Mary's Lutheran Church on July 19. The church served a meal during the reunion. Front row, from left, are Earle Didawick, Betty Estep, Janice Miller Heishman, Ann Hite Fleming, Katrena Funkhouser Swartz, Donnie Spiggle and Helen Lam Ward. Second row, from left, are Caroline Mantz Juliano, Maisel Cecil Lamma, Nancy Steed Estep, Annabel Walter, Barbara Atchison Forsyth. Third row, from left, are Betty Ward Cooper, Mike Holalr, Evelyn Miller Poland and Peggy Bowers Cook. Not pictured is Sallie Massie Raynor.
The Luray Park Board has appointed Jesse Ratcliffe as the new carillonneur of the Luray Singing Tower.
The Virginia Department of Transportation reports the following road work this week:
Students from Wakefield Country Day School in Flint Hill took part in the weeklong annual National Junior Classical League Convention at Emory University in Atlanta recently. The 22 students earned 145 awards during the convention, according to a news release from the school.
Donna Hughes of the Handley Library brought the Handley Master Puppeteers to the New Market Area Library for a children's program on July 24. The puppeteers are middle and high school students who rehearse all year. The puppeteers also performed at the Shenandoah County Library at Edinburg later in the day. Courtesy photo by Jeff Fleisher
Matthew and Becky Walton, of Strasburg, announce the birth of their son, Caleb O'Brien Walton.
Cindy Sue and Everardo Hernandez, of San Bernardino, Calif., and Roger Lee Campbell, of Winchester, announce the engagement of their daughter Wendy Campbell, of Edinburg, to Raymond Davis, of Edinburg, the son of Raymond Edward and Deborah Sue Davis of Edinburg.
An Aug. 2015 wedding is planned.
RPM East LLC of Strasburg, formerly Robs PC Maintenance, a computer service company based out of Strasburg, recently donated a new laptop to a Woodstock photographer.
The Kiwanis Club of Strasburg will be collecting worn/torn U.S. flags as a community service project of the club. The public is encouraged to take damaged flags to the HL Borden Store, located at 385 E. King St., Strasburg, and the Kiwanis Club will pick up and deliver them to the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Posts for proper disposal by the Boy Scouts. Information: 540-771-0253....
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Louis Shatzen of McLean announce the engagement of their daughter, Jill Shatzen, to Lee Kerr, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Hardie Kerr of Dallas.
Marlene Racey, originally of Woodstock, and Howard Bush, of Key West, Florida, announce their engagement.
Matthew and Kay Helsley of Ashland, Ohio, announce the birth of their son, Hunter Adam Helsley, on July 14 at the Fairview Birthing Hospital in Cleveland. Hunter weighed in at 7 pounds 3 ounces and is 19 1/2 inches long.
"A Taste of Poetry" returns to the Shenandoah Arts Council gallery at 7 p.m. on Aug. 16. The event will feature readings by poets Stephen Malin of Westminster, Md., and Steve Scafidi of Summit Point, W.Va. The event is co-sponsored by the Arts Council and The Sow's Ear Poetry Review, a locally published and nationally recognized literary magazine edited by Kristin Zimet of Winchester and Arts Council board member Robert Lesman of Millwood. The annual series was first held in 2010. The event will treat attendees to snacks in a pre-reading reception starting at 7 p.m. Beer, wine and soft drinks also will be served. The reading will begin at 7:30 p.m. Malin is a contributor of poems to Sow's Ear Poetry Review as well as journals around the country, such as Antioch Review and Sewanee Review. He is professor emeritus at the University of Memphis, where he founded and directed the school's playwriting program. Scafidi is the author of four collections of poetry and his poems have appeared in journals such as Southern Review, American Poetry Review and Prairie Schooner. He has a Bachelors of Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master of Fine Arts from Arizona State...
The Cedarville Ruritan Club recently presented scholarships to Valerie Hutzell of Warren County High School and Rachel Costello of Skyline High School.
Colonel and Mrs. Gerald Patrick Coleman of Madison, Mississippi, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Caroline Marie Coleman, to Patrick Braden Miller of Starkville, Mississippi, son of Deacon and Mrs. Gregory Eugene Miller, of Ocean Springs, Mississippi.
Matthew Lee and Meribeth Anne Keesecker of Chicago are excited to announce the birth of their first daughter, Hannah Lee Keesecker, at 3:05 a.m. on May 7 at Northwestern Memorial Prentice Women's Hospital, weighing 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Her great-grandmother is Mrs. Roscoe Keesecker (Faustena) of Martinsburg, West Virginia.
Amanda Kane and David Kane Jr. of Chester Gap have announced the birth of their son Bradley James Kane, on May 8, 2014. He weighed 3 lbs 7 oz and was 16 1/4 inches long. He was born at Winchester Medical Center. Maternal grandparents are Stephanie Crawford of Chester Gap and Janet and Bryan Crawford of Stephens City. Paternal grandparents are Jamie Bradds of Baltimore, Maryland, and Colleen and David Kane Sr. of Kearneysville, West Virginia....
Ashleigh Rochelle Click and Skyler Matthew Fletcher, along with their families, are happy to announce their engagement.
Brian and Sheila Kibler of Strasburg have announced the birth of their second son, Jack William Kibler.
Bryan Briggs and Sarah Galloway of Front Royal have announced the birth of a daughter, Emily Ellen Briggs, on April 9 at Warren Memorial Hospital....
Robert and Nancy Palmer of Woodstock celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 16 with friends and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Mauck of Woodstock are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Caitlyn Dawn, to Leodegario Santoyo Jr. He is the son of Ms. Felicia Santoyo and the stepson of Mr. Adrian Campuzano, both of Strasburg.
Mr. and Mrs. Randall M. Kennedy Jr. of Woodstock have announced the engagement of their daughter, Francie L. Kennedy to Daniel J. Martonik, son of Mrs. Maryanne R. Martonik and the late John F. Martonik of Annandale.
On Nov. 30, 2013, the Rev. Louie and Joan Beedle Shafer of Mount Jackson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were wed in 1963 at Stony Creek Church of the Brethren in Basye, where Louie Shafer is now the pastor.
Tim and Kim Nicewarner of Rippon, W.Va., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Bethany A. Nicewarner, to Michael L. Lang, son of Donald and Mandy Lang of Stephens City.
Brittney Nicole Middleton and Gregory Allen Smith, Jr. were married Nov. 23, 2013, at Toms Brook United Methodist Church.
Monday: School will be closed. Tuesday: Cheese pizza, sweet potato fries, Romaine lettuce, applesauce or peaches. For grades 6-12, also a toasted cheese sandwich and cherry cobbler. Wednesday: Hamburger on a wheat bun with lettuce and tomato, peas, baked beans, diced pears or apple wedges. For grades 6-12, also a chicken patty on a wheat bun. Thursday: Lasagna with meat sauce, green beans, a vegetable cup, grapes or apple juice and a whole wheat breadstick. For grades 6-12, also a pork rib patty on a wheat bun. Friday: Corn dog nuggets, broccoli, a vegetable cup, orange juice or a kiwi. For grades 6-12, also Salisbury steak with a wheat roll....
The following students were added to the honor roll at North Fork Middle School in Quicksburg: