EDINBURG — Three days are needed to contain Edinburg’s biggest annual event, the thirty-fourth Ole’ Time Festival. Sponsored by the Town of Edinburg and the Edinburg Heritage Foundation, the event includes a range of activities from hay wagon rides and Civil War history demonstrations, to live music, dancing and the Old Timers basketball and baseball games. A crowd favorite is the “March Through Town” parade at 1 p.m. on Sept. 20. The festival officially begins with the opening ceremony Sept. 19 at 5:30 p.m. on the Mill stage and ends with the closing ceremony Sept. 21 at 5:30 p.m. at St. John’s Church. Events will take place at various locations around town, while most crafters will be at the historic Edinburg Mill. All events are free unless otherwise listed.
The Shenandoah Valley-Herald / 09-19-2014
SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK ― There's one thing on the menu during Shenandoah National Park's annual September festival ― apples. Creamy apple butter, apple crafts and a special apple menu help celebrate the the park's history and the culture of the surrounding areas during the Apple Butter Festival at Skyland Resort. This year's installment of the annual celebration, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 20, will feature face painting, pony rides and activities for kids. Adults can enjoy a wine tasting.
Page News and Courier / 09-19-2014
WINCHESTER — Four new judges are expected to be added to the benches in the Northern Shenandoah Valley next week. They were selected from among 19 candidates seeking the judgeships in the 26th Judicial District, according to a joint news release from Republican Dels. Mark Berg, Frederick County; Randy Minchew, Leesburg; Dave LaRock, Hamilton; Todd Gilbert, Woodstock; Steve Landes, Verona; Tony Wilt, Harrisonburg and Michael Webert, Marshall; along with GOP Sens. Jill Vogel, Upperville; Mark Obenshain, Harrisonburg and Emmett Hanger, Mount Solon.
FRONT ROYAL — On Saturday the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to return to the Front Royal community a 440-acre piece of land once considered one of the most polluted places in Virginia. A quarter of a century after the closing of the Avtex Fibers plant, EPA officials will hand a letter of ‘no further interest’ to the Front Royal Warren County Economic Development Authority concerning the Avtex Superfund site, formerly the Avtex Fibers Inc. manufacturing plant of Front Royal. The site is one of original pilot sites selected to participate in EPA's Superfund Redevelopment Initiative (SRI). SRI seeks to return Superfund sites to productive use by coordinating environmental cleanups with the planned reuse of the sites.
The Warren Sentinel / 09-19-2014
ROCKLAND — When Linwood Morrison opened Bowling Green Country Club back in 1983, his vision was to provide affordable golf at a fun golf course. Morrison hit the proverbial nail on the head as Bowling Green flourished with a healthy membership and plenty daily fee play. So much so that Morrison opened up the sister South Course in 1992. Shorter than the 6,400 North Course, the South Course provided another option for the multitudes of golfers in the area. After Morrison passed, his widow Nellie Mae eventually hired a golf management company to run the day-to-day operations at Bowling Green.
HARRISONBURG – It wasn’t a unanimous vote, but the Grottoes Cardinals are coming back to the Rockingham County Baseball League. The RCBL voted to approve the addition of Grottoes to the 8-team league on Monday night during a meeting held at the Rockingham County Administration Center.
GAINESVILLE — It's easy to overlook Virginia Oaks in Gainesville. After all, of the three golf courses located on Lake Manassas in Prince William County, Virgina Oaks would have to be considered the ugly duckling considering that upscale daily fee Stonewall and the ultra-private and venerable Robert Trent Jones Golf Club are the other the other courses in the flock. Stonewall has won several awards over the years and is usually one of the better conditioned public tracks in Virginia, while RTJ has hosted several President Cup matches and will host Tiger Woods AT&T tourney next summer. But Virginia Oaks shouldn't be overlooked.