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MILLWOOD -- Oprah's got nothing on this book club.
When a horde of zombies marches through Front Royal later this month, rest assured it isn't an outbreak.
It's hard to imagine how you might react if your house and property were suddenly taken away from you.
WINCHESTER -- Although pumpkin spices and scents seem to hog all the attention when autumn arrives, there is a world of other smells that deserve their share of the spotlight.
Most oddsmakers would've bet against Carol J. Alexander becoming a foodie.
Local residents itching to see red panda cubs, clouded leopards, black footed ferrets or kiwis have the perfect opportunity to do so this weekend.
As blushes of bright red, orange and yellow begin to appear on area trees, it's a reminder that Front Royal's largest and oldest outdoor festival isn't far off.
Mount Jackson will celebrate its ingression into autumn as well as its many artisans and businesses at the fourth annual Music and Harvest Festival Oct. 11 and 12.
The first weekend of October brings with it the return of scaring season, as evidenced by several haunted houses reopening, as well as the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute's Autumn Conservation Festival and other events.
Winter is coming. And despite the havoc wreaked by snowstorms of recent years, there's no need to panic over a vulnerable lawn or garden.
There are two types of people in this world: those practically addicted to horror movies and others who avoid them at all costs. If you belong to the former category, this weekend's for you.
As a town that was settled by Germans, it's natürlich that Strasburg would celebrate Oktoberfest.
The New Market Area Chamber of Commerce will host its 20th annual Heritage Days Festival this weekend.
STRASBURG -- The early bird gets the worm, or in this case, pulls the pork.
A number of local museums will offer free admission this Saturday as part of Smithsonian Magazine's 10th annual Museum Day Live event.
STRASBURG -- As an author, Glenna Loving is familiar with bringing her characters to life.
Woodstock author Chastity Harris gave in to the voices 3 1/2 years ago when they became too loud to ignore.
• First Friday -- Special gallery events, musicians playing in restaurants and cafes, and many shops open later. Information: 667-5166.
This Sunday, the Shenandoah County Tourism office will present Gardens, Galleries and Grapes, an all-day countywide event that will stretch from Strasburg south to New Market.
A look at fall foliage on Skyline Drive. Photos by Rich Cooley
The spirits of Wayside Inn were active on Saturday, to the delight of paranormal investigators who met there to learn more about the inn's hauntings as well as a chance to work with Dustin Pari of SyFy's "Ghost Hunters" and "Ghost Hunters International."
Trent Williams likes pandas, playing football, riding his bicycle, and other activities typical for 6-year-old boys. But Trent faces a long road to recovery in his fight against an aggressive form of brain cancer.
For many people, singing at the White House is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Singing there for the third time, then, must mean a charmed existence for a choir of local teens.
Thanks to an array of healthy turkey alternatives, a traditional Thanksgiving feast no longer has to be a famine for people who do not eat meat.
CROSS JUNCTION -- Hundreds of small, square boxes are stacked on shelves in a storage room at Timber Ridge School. More boxes sit on a shelf in Troy Newbraugh's office at the school.
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