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The Winchester Star

Tomorrow in The Star (6/17): The City of Winchester unveiled an interpretive historical marker (pictured) in Jim Barnett Park recognizing the decorated WWI veteran and outstanding baseball player Spottswood Poles, Anna Merod writes. Madisyn Mettenburg, a Clarke County High School alum, is headed to South Korea in July for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant award, Anna Merod reports. Also, Doug Lawrence, a local farmer, is running for Barbara Byrd's Russell District seat on the Clarke Board of Supervisors, Mickey Powell writes.

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Tomorrow in The Star (6/17): The City of Winchester unveiled an interpretive historical marker (pictured) in Jim Barnett Park recognizing the decorated WWI veteran and outstanding baseball player Spottswood Poles, Anna Merod writes. Madisyn Mettenburg, a Clarke County High School alum, is headed to South Korea in July for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant award, Anna Merod reports. Also, Doug Lawrence, a local farmer, is running for Barbara Byrds Russell District seat on the Clarke Board of Supervisors, Mickey Powell writes.

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Tomorrow in The Star (6/15): Literacy Volunteers threw a celebration (pictured) for newly minted citizens at Grace Lutheran Church, Onofrio Castiglia writes. The Frederick County Board of Supervisors is considering a $20 million replacement of the county's emergency radio system, Brian Brehm reports. Also, a Frederick County man has admitted to shaking his baby causing blindness and permanent brain damage, Evan Goodenow writes.

Pictured: New American citizen Lydia Solano, left, formerly of Costa Rica, who passed her citizenship test and was naturalized Oct. 16, 2018, waves the American flag she was given during the Literacy Volunteers' Second Annual Citizenship Celebration on Friday. At right is her best friend, Hilda Storm, who emigrated from Mexico and was naturalized more than 40 years ago. Both women live in Winchester.

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Tomorrow in The Star (6/15): Literacy Volunteers threw a celebration (pictured) for newly minted citizens at Grace Lutheran Church, Onofrio Castiglia writes. The Frederick County Board of Supervisors is considering a $20 million replacement of the countys emergency radio system, Brian Brehm reports. Also, a Frederick County man has admitted to shaking his baby causing blindness and permanent brain damage, Evan Goodenow writes. 

Pictured: New American citizen Lydia Solano, left, formerly of Costa Rica, who passed her citizenship test and was naturalized Oct. 16, 2018, waves the American flag she was given during the Literacy Volunteers Second Annual Citizenship Celebration on Friday. At right is her best friend, Hilda Storm, who emigrated from Mexico and was naturalized more than 40 years ago. Both women live in Winchester.

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Congratulations to the individuals who received American citizenship. Hard work and desire paid off. Bill Storm you know right that you can only receive Social Security if you have paid in? That goes for you,me and the "old lady".

So te old lady is a new american ? Guess next week she will want social security to start.

Good on them for doing it right

Tomorrow in The Star (6/14): Besides fun, Frederick County Sheriff's Youth Camp (pictured) builds confidence and appreciation in community service, Evan Goodenow writes. A fugitive accused of fleeing police in a high speed chase and swimming through Opequon Creek in December has been apprehended, Evan Goodenow reports. Also, Frederick County is opposed to adjusting its boundary on behalf of several residents who thought they lived in Warren County but were wrong, Brian Brehm writes.

Pictured: Frederick County Sheriff's Deputy Derek Kniceley, the Millbrook High School resource officer, shouts words of encouragement and claps for Sheriff's Youth Camp campers engaged in a tug-of-war contest Thursday. Some 85 youths, ages 10-14, participated in the 20th annual Sheriff's Youth Camp held at the Cedar Creek Christian Camp in Strasburg.

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Tomorrow in The Star (6/14): Besides fun, Frederick County Sheriffs Youth Camp (pictured) builds confidence and appreciation in community service, Evan Goodenow writes. A fugitive accused of fleeing police in a high speed chase and swimming through Opequon Creek in December has been apprehended, Evan Goodenow reports. Also, Frederick County is opposed to adjusting its boundary on behalf of several residents who thought they lived in Warren County but were wrong, Brian Brehm writes.

Pictured: Frederick County Sheriffs Deputy Derek Kniceley, the Millbrook High School resource officer, shouts words of encouragement and claps for Sheriffs Youth Camp campers engaged in a tug-of-war contest Thursday. Some 85 youths, ages 10-14, participated in the 20th annual Sheriffs Youth Camp held at the Cedar Creek Christian Camp in Strasburg. 

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That’s my son getting the job done and cheering the kids on.

Awesome picture Derek Kniceley

Derek Kniceley!!

Valley Health President and CEO Mark Merrill, who has lead the regional not-for-profit health system since 2009, announced Wednesday that he plans to retire next year, between July and September. www.winchesterstar.com/winchester_star/valley-health-ceo-announces-retirement/article_68cb144c-e8... ... See MoreSee Less

Valley Health President and CEO Mark Merrill, who has lead the regional not-for-profit health system since 2009, announced Wednesday that he plans to retire next year, between July and September. https://www.winchesterstar.com/winchester_star/valley-health-ceo-announces-retirement/article_68cb144c-e85f-5c17-9b34-c165337047c3.html

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One of the funniest things ever said, and a true oxymoron, when people mention the NOT-FOR-PROFIT clinic.

State police haven't released a motive for the March 17 killing of Jeffrey B. Evans, but a search warrant affidavit indicates it may have been marijuana-related or connected to an antique truck purchase. www.winchesterstar.com/winchester_star/state-police-probe-possible-drug-angle-in-homicide/article... ... See MoreSee Less

Tomorrow in The Star (6/13): Valley Health President and CEO Mark Merrill has announced he will retire next year, Onofrio Castiglia writes. The City of Winchester has learned that Southern Scrap is planning to stop accepting most recyclables, which could mean the end of Winchester's curbside recycling program, Brian Brehm reports. Also, state police haven't released a motive for the March 17 killing of Jeffrey B. Evans, but a search warrant affidavit indicates it may have been marijuana-related, Evan Goodenow writes.

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I hope the city will be looking for other recycling options. It would be tragic for all the recyclables to end up in the landfill.

Winchester is taxing their citizens to Frederick Co

Good news/bad news... always a mixed bag.

Tomorrow in The Star (6/11): Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Virginia has closed and been reborn as a new program called Baker's Anchor Mentoring, Brian Brehm reports. Several Shenandoah University students are helping contribute to an artifact-based book celebrating Winchester's 275th anniversary, Anna Merod writes. Also, a robbery suspect accused of threatening a man with box cutters and a man accused of throwing items, including a safe, at police during a high-speed chase were among the people indicted Thursday by a Frederick County grand jury, Evan Goodenow reports.

Pictured: With his planned golf outing at The Woods resort in Hedgesville, W.Va., postponed due to Monday's rain, Bob Ure of Pittsburgh headed to the Loudoun Street Mall in Winchester looking for lunch, where he found conditions just as soggy.

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Tomorrow in The Star (6/11): Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Virginia has closed and been reborn as a new program called Bakers Anchor Mentoring, Brian Brehm reports. Several Shenandoah University students are helping contribute to an artifact-based book celebrating Winchesters 275th anniversary, Anna Merod writes. Also, a robbery suspect accused of threatening a man with box cutters and a man accused of throwing items, including a safe, at police during a high-speed chase were among the people indicted Thursday by a Frederick County grand jury, Evan Goodenow reports. 

Pictured: With his planned golf outing at The Woods resort in Hedgesville, W.Va., postponed due to Mondays rain, Bob Ure of Pittsburgh headed to the Loudoun Street Mall in Winchester looking for lunch, where he found conditions just as soggy.

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Beverly Beaver

Summer is almost here, which means area residents will be spending more time outdoors, and that increases the chance of being bitten by a tick.

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Tomorrow in the Star (6/8): Graduating Sherando High School senior Tyler Hazelwood, also known as "The Rev" at Sherando, said his experience with the school's FFA has prepared him to pursue a career in ministry, Anna Merod writes. Parents whose children were patients in Winchester Medical Center's Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) gather for an annual reunion, Josh Janney reports. Also, the city increased the admission price to the outdoor pool this year because of high maintenance costs, Brian Brehm reports.

Pictured: Kristen Chapman and her daughter Emma (left) reunite with Courtney Rose, one of the NICU nurses at Winchester Medical Center who took care of them. Photo by Josh Janney/The Winchester Star
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Tomorrow in the Star (6/8): Graduating Sherando High School senior Tyler Hazelwood, also known as The Rev at Sherando, said his experience with the schools FFA has prepared him to pursue a career in ministry, Anna Merod writes. Parents whose children were patients in Winchester Medical Centers Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) gather for an annual reunion, Josh Janney reports. Also, the city increased the admission price to the outdoor pool this year because of high maintenance costs, Brian Brehm reports. 

Pictured: Kristen Chapman and her daughter Emma (left) reunite with Courtney Rose, one of the NICU nurses at Winchester Medical Center who took care of them. Photo by Josh Janney/The Winchester Star

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Courtney Miller Rose

Courtney Miller Rose was my sons nicu nurse as well and she’s one amazing lady! They sure do not get enough credit for everything they do! ๐Ÿ’™ when we met her we made a new friend that we will forever be thankful for!

Kristen Chapmanโค

Karen Faria Jose Gonzagaโค

Tomorrow in The Star (6/7): James Wood High School will end its graduation ceremony tonight - the firing of a cannon, Anna Merod reports. Graduating Millbrook High School senior Ryan Baer (pictured) says the school helped steer him toward pursuing a career in pediatric neurosurgery, Anna Merod writes. Also, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative says there's nothing unethical about its board election process, Onofrio Castiglia reports.

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Tomorrow in The Star (6/7): James Wood High School will end its graduation ceremony tonight - the firing of a cannon, Anna Merod reports. Graduating Millbrook High School senior Ryan Baer (pictured) says the school helped steer him toward pursuing a career in pediatric neurosurgery, Anna Merod writes. Also, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative says theres nothing unethical about its board election process, Onofrio Castiglia reports.

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What's wrong with the cannon? An nd when did they start that?

2 weeks ago

The Winchester Star

Tomorrow in The Star (6/5): Three seats on the Rappahannock Electric Cooperative board up for election this summer are being contested by co-op members who question the current board's practices, Onofrio Castiglia writes. Also, the Winchester Planning Commission discusses input from a citizens survey, Brian Brehm reports.

Pictured: Handley's No. 1 singles player Nick Mueller stretches out to send a backhand hit from the back corner of the court to his Blacksburg opponent in the Boys' Class 4 tennis state semifinals Tuesday at Handley High School. Handley defeated Blacksburg to advance to the class 4 tennis finals.

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Tomorrow in The Star (6/5): Three seats on the Rappahannock Electric Cooperative board up for election this summer are being contested by co-op members who question the current boards practices, Onofrio Castiglia writes. Also, the Winchester Planning Commission discusses input from a citizens survey, Brian Brehm reports. 

Pictured: Handleys No. 1 singles player Nick Mueller stretches out to send a backhand hit from the back corner of the court to his Blacksburg opponent in the Boys Class 4 tennis state semifinals Tuesday at Handley High School.  Handley defeated Blacksburg to advance to the class 4 tennis finals.

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Make it more affordable and don’t charge for time when power is out and reimburse for spoiled food!!!!!๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก

2 weeks ago

The Winchester Star

Tomorrow in The Star (6/4): New Winchester Fire Chief William A. Garrett (pictured) is sworn in to office, Evan Goodenow reports. Local legislators weigh in on gun control following the recent mass shooting in Virginia Beach, Onofrio Castiglia writes. Also, the Offender Re-Entry Transition Program at the regional jail has been successful in reducing recidivism, but program organizers are trying to provide more job opportunities, stable housing and drug and mental health services when inmates are released to keep them from returning, Evan Goodenow writes.

Pictured: Lauretta Garrett kisses her husband, new Winchester Fire and Rescue Chief William Garrett, after pinning on his badge during a swearing-in ceremony Monday morning at Rouss City Hall.

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Tomorrow in The Star (6/4): New Winchester Fire Chief William A. Garrett (pictured) is sworn in to office, Evan Goodenow reports. Local legislators weigh in on gun control following the recent mass shooting in Virginia Beach, Onofrio Castiglia writes. Also, the Offender Re-Entry Transition Program at the regional jail has been successful in reducing recidivism, but program organizers are trying to provide more job opportunities, stable housing and drug and mental health services when inmates are released to keep them from returning, Evan Goodenow writes.

Pictured: Lauretta Garrett kisses her husband, new Winchester Fire and Rescue Chief William Garrett, after pinning on his badge during a swearing-in ceremony Monday morning at Rouss City Hall. 

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How about being a man, fix your mistakes, and move on

Employers need to be more sensitive when they wanna fire someone

How about lunatic control instead of gun control.

All his weapons were legal purchases. What 'new' gun legislation will change that?

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2 weeks ago

The Winchester Star

Tomorrow in The Star (6/1): Winchester rates for the Hepatitis C Virus for people 18-30, the age when most people are infected, are seven times higher than the state rate, Evan Goodenow reports. Westminister-Canterbury has purcahsed more than 21 acres of Fox Drive, Onofrio Castiglia writes. Also, Beth O'Donnell has been named the new the principal of John Kerr Elementary, Anna Merod reports.

Pictured: J. Leocadia Conlon (left), director of clinical services at the Sinclair Health Clinic, listens as Veronica Salazar Stickley, community health worker, talks about working with patients with Hepatitis C.

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Tomorrow in The Star (6/1): Winchester rates for the Hepatitis C Virus for people 18-30, the age when most people are infected, are seven times higher than the state rate, Evan Goodenow reports. Westminister-Canterbury has purcahsed more than 21 acres of Fox Drive, Onofrio Castiglia writes. Also, Beth ODonnell has been named the new the principal of John Kerr Elementary, Anna Merod reports.

Pictured: J. Leocadia Conlon (left), director of clinical services at the Sinclair Health Clinic, listens as Veronica Salazar Stickley, community health worker, talks about working with patients with Hepatitis C.

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2 weeks ago

The Winchester Star

Tomorrow in the Star (5/31): The annual Point in Time homeless count identified 146 homeless people in the northern Shenandoah Valley this year, a significant increase from last year, Onofrio Castiglia reports. Stephen Lilly, who was killed in a motorcycle crash on Sunday in Clarke County, is being honored by the Town of Berryville, where he worked, Mickey Powell reports. Also, information on the state-mandated spotted lanternfly quarantine that has gone into effect in Winchester and Frederick County. ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

The Winchester Star

Tomorrow in The Star (5/30): City Council adopts the FY 2020 budget and raises real estate and cigarette taxes, Brian Brehm reports. Winchester Rescue Mission Executive Director Brandan Thomas supports a proposed ordinance that would ban panhandling at city intersections, Brian Brehm writes. Also, Handley High School students got to "Walk the Halls" at their former elementary schools where it all began (pictured), Anna Merod reports.

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Tomorrow in The Star (5/30): City Council adopts the FY 2020 budget and raises real estate and cigarette taxes, Brian Brehm reports. Winchester Rescue Mission Executive Director Brandan Thomas supports a proposed ordinance that would ban panhandling at city intersections, Brian Brehm writes. Also, Handley High School students got to Walk the Halls at their former elementary schools where it all began (pictured), Anna Merod reports.

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Be nice if city would learn to live on a budjet and not keep wanting more .

Taxes being raised... shocking.

Do they support a ban on ringing the bell at christmas time too.outside walmart .cause that is like begging to .rather give to the bums where it all helps them instead of goodwill helping 6 digit exciutives

Yay more taxes, history will repeat itself soon if American Citizens are taxed anymore