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The Frederick County Fair plans for a grand finale this weekend, while First Friday events in Winchester and Harrisonburg kick off two days of events that also include a Civil War walking tour, library events for children and teens, a Front Royal car show, a Luray bluegrass festival and Shenandoah Jamboree in Quicksburg.
Keeping a plant alive for longer than a year can feel like a real challenge.
MAURERTOWN -- For one Maurertown man, retirement is a dish best served grilled.
WINCHESTER -- Viognier holds the title as official state grape of Virginia, but when it comes to red wine grapes, the jury's still out.
While it's true that "you are what you eat," the same could be said about your lawn.
Preparations for this year's edition of the Frederick County Fair began many months ago, and the time has now come for the annual weeklong event to kick into full swing.
This weekend, see a movie, enjoy a concert, visit a museum, take in an art show, laugh at a comedy night, hike a trail, celebrate at a festival or a fun day, go to a home and design show or get an early start on your holiday shopping.
Back in 2004, Stacey Nadeau was scouring the archives of the Virginia Military Institute when she struck gold.
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.
WOODSTOCK -- Cecilaine and Steve Hecker have quite a story or two to tell every holiday season. Their Christmas stories are not what others might expect; they often change from year to year and they are not family stories.
TOMS BROOK - What do Patsy Cline, the Civil War's Battle of Toms Brook and, for that matter, half the residents of the Northern Shenandoah Valley have in common?
MIDDLETOWN -- Thousands of dog lovers -- along with 150 well-trained dogs and 650 sheep -- will descend upon Belle Grove Plantation in the coming week for the National Sheepdog Finals.
FRONT ROYAL -- From bringing in authors and food demonstrations, to simply offering a place to buy new bestsellers in Front Royal, Main Street Book Co. is looking to fill more than one niche on the street from which it takes its name.
STRASBURG -- Anyone who has ever had difficulty finding healthy food that caters to their food allergies is in for a sweet treat.
WINCHESTER -- Early eye care is more important than many parents realize, according to David B. Miller, an optician who recently published his first book, a children's story that stresses the importance of good eyesight.
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