The following area students were among those honored at the Virginia Tech's fall commencement ceremony held Dec. 20, 2013, in Cassell Coliseum:
The following students at Strasburg High School have been added to the honor roll:
Monday: School holiday. Tuesday: Chicken patty on wheat bun (or, for grades six to 12, hot dog in wheat bun), baked beans, vegetable cup, peaches or apple juice
Sean Lowe of "The Bachelor" TV show and his wife Catherine Lowe have been announced as grand marshals of the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival that begins April 25.
Warren County's Virginia Preschool Initiative program has announced preschool applications are available at the central office located at 210 N. Commerce Ave. or through Warren County Public Schools' website, www.wcps.k12.va.us under the parent tab.
Future Farmers of America recently announced members from Strasburg achieved high results in various contests.
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....
Handley Regional Library has announced it received a $1,000 grant from the Young Adult Library Services Association and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to purchase summer reading resources for teens. The funding will be used for purchasing comics and graphic novels with an emphasis on acquiring Spanish materials.
The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival has announced actor John Astin plans to attend the coronation of his granddaughter, Alexandra "Ali" Astin, when she is crowned Queen Shenandoah LXXXVII on May 2.
Winchester K-9 German shepherd Kota has been named honorary grand marshal of the upcoming Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, according to a press release from the festival office.
Lord Fairfax Community College has announced that professors James Brumbaugh and Jennifer VanCuren will be honored with the 2014 Award for Advisors, presented by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society during NerdNation 2014 in Orlando, Fla., April 24-26.
Wakefield Country Day School in Huntly has announced its students recently performed "The Mostly True Tale of Robin Hood," a Monty Pythonesque take on the history of the adventures of Robin Hood and his Merry Men, directed by WCDS teacher Kirsten Youngquist.
Signal Knob Middle School has added the following students to the honor roll for the fourth marking period:
The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival has announced actor J.R. Martinez will be this year's firefighters' marshal.
Actor Sean Astin will serve as minister of the crown at the 2014 Apple Blossom Festival.
Monday: Chicken patty on wheat bun (or, for grades six to 12, hot dog in wheat bun), green beans, vegetable cup, pasta salad, peaches and apple juice.
Lauryn Ricketts, previously of Winchester, will return as headliner of the Ladies' Horticultural Luncheon next month, the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival office announced recently.
Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Centerbury in Winchester announced that Ken Stern, president of Palisades Media Ventures and former chief executive officer of National Public Radio, discussed his book "With Charity for All" on March 3, explaining his research and the scathing facts uncovered in the process.
The Rotary Club of Front Royal has announced its Annual Community Service Grant competition.
Monday: Pepperoni pizza wedge (or, for grades six to 12, toasted cheese sandwich), potato wedges, green beans, orange juice or mixed fruit and spiced cake with icing.
Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., 2011 winner of NBC's "America's Got Talent" competition, will attend the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival this year, festival President Lou Ann Thompson announced Thursday.
The family of Glen Nickens has announced he graduated from the Richmond City Sheriff's Ofiice's Basic Academy on March 21 and has been named a deputy sheriff in Richmond.
Cole Baker of Edinburg was named to Virginia Tech's dean's list for the fall 2013 semester. The son of Philip and April Baker, he is a business marketing and management major....
Chelsea Academy in Front Royal has announced it made an impressive showing at this year's Shenandoah Valley Regional Science Fair at James Madison University.
The Clarke County Historical Association has announced a new series of three summer camps as part of Club History, which will take place this summer at the Burwell-Morgan Mill in Millwood.
Berryville Main Street and the town of Berryville were presented with a Virginia Main Street Milestone Achievement Awards on March 19.
A group of lower and middle school students from Chelsea Academy in Front Royal recently performed "The Comedy of Errors," by William Shakespeare. Students in grades four to eight staged the play for students, family and friends on March 15 and 18.
The Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury art committee has announced a new exhibit consisting of specially selected student works from seven Frederick County middle and high schools.
The following students at Stonewall Jackson High School in Mount Jackson were added to the honor roll for the school's fourth six weeks of the school year.
Robert and Nancy Palmer of Woodstock celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 16 with friends and family.
Monday: Chicken noodle soup with a ham and cheese sub (or, for grades six to 12, cheese quesadilla), black beans, a vegetable cup, apple or peaches.
Edinburg eighth grader John-Robert Rimel will appear on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" at 3 p.m. Monday on NBC.
The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival has announced the lineup for the Shenandoah Ford Bluegrass Festival, planned to begin at 10 a.m. May 4 at the Festival's Sprint Event Tent, on the campus of the Winchester Medical Center.
The following students at North Fork Middle School in Quicksburg were added to the honor roll for the fourth six weeks of school.
The Frederick County Educational Foundation has announced a new logo representative of the mission and goals of the Foundation: "Funding innovative educational experiences that foster student achievement."
The Virginia Department of Historic Resources has announced it recently approved 11 sites for listing in the Virginia Landmarks Register, including Millbank in Frederick County and Lackawanna in Warren County.
Randolph-Macon Academy has announced 10 middle school students took the stage for the Shenandoah Valley Regional Science Fair competition at James Madison University on March 11.
The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival has announced this year's Anthony's Pizza Weekend-in-the-Park will offer the best of past years' events.
The Shenandoah Valley Music Festival has announced that a cappella band Straight No Chaser will open the 51st season on July 18 in Orkney Springs.
The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival has announced that an overwhelming number of applicants to the third audition date of the Apple Blossom's Got Talent show has caused an early end to the application process and to ticket sales.