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Come celebrate the start of the holiday season with us at Waynesboro’s ‘Christmas in Toyland’ Parade, Dec. 7th.

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Rocky’s Gold, Silver, and Antiques WANTED TO BUY & PAYING CASH!!!

NOW’S THE TIME TO SELL!

PAYING TOP DOLLAR FOR -

Tiffany, David Yurman, Watches, Chains, Old Costume Jewelry, Pearls, Mikimoto Pearls Weiss & Triffari Costume Jewelry & Georg Jensen Jewelry, Sterling, Flatware, Holloware

Diamonds, Gold, Platinum and Silver Jewelry of all kinds. Even Broken, Dental Gold

Rocky’s Paying up to $45 per penny weight for your 14K gold

Silver Coins - 1964 & before - .999 & Up Silver Bars   PAYING - $15-$16 Per Dollar & up PAYING - $22-$25 and Up Per Ounce

1 oz. Gold Eagles Paying $1,350 & Up $23 TO $250,000 Each For Silver Dollars *Prices subject to change depending on gold and silver market PAYING $1,350 and up for $20.00 Gold Pieces . . . IN FINE CONDITION

Gold Coins, Silver Gold Ingots, Old Pocket Watches, especially 19, 21 or 23 jewelled We will look at all watches especially ROLEX Rocky’s paying top dollar for 1½ carat diamonds & larger. Rocky’s looking to buy and paying big money for old paper money and old tobacco and oil advertising signs - - Get Rocky’s Price before you sell!!!

Rocky’s Gold, Silver, and Antiques U.S. Rt. 11, Weyers Cave VA, Exit 235 off I-81 1-800-296-8676 (540) 234-8676 Special Holiday Hours: Open Monday - Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. thru Christmas 2


Vol. 30, No. 9

  

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Winchester-Frederick County

Top of the Shenandoah Valley   With 50 lodging options, 200 restaurants, and dozens of attractions, Winchester-Frederick County is the number one destination for travelers who appreciate friendly towns with big city amenities and the nearby countryside.   Shop ‘til you drop at premier shopping and dining destinations in Kernstown Commons, Creekside, or Old Town. Visit our parks and gardens for relaxation or recreational activities. Play a round of golf on a course distinctive for rock and water. Pick your own produce at one of our many orchards and farm markets, or enjoy our art galleries, cinemas, museums, theatre presentations, festivals and vibrant downtown.   Make the Winchester-Frederick County Visitors Center, located at 1400 S. Pleasant Valley Road, your first stop! Open daily from 9-5, and staffed with friendly travel counselors, the information center features an orientation video, Civil War Center, gift shop, discount magazines, maps, and free parking.

Dining in Old Town

Pick your own at Mark-Miller Orchards

George Washington’s Office Museum

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Gardens at Museum of Shenandoah Valley


Historical Attractions

Tourist Accommodations

WINCHESTER America’s Best Value Inn, 2649 Valley Ave..662-2521 America’s Best Value Inn, I-81, Exit 315..... 665-1700 Best Western-Lee Jackson   711 Millwood Ave..................................... 662-4154 Candlewood Suites, I-81, Exit 313............... 667-8323 Comfort Inn, I-81, Exit 317........................... 667-8894 Comfort Inn   I-81, Exit 307, Stephens City.................... 869-6500 Courtyard by Marriott, Rt. 50 West.............. 678-8822 Echo Village Motel, I-81, Exit 310............... 869-1900 Econo Lodge North I-81, Exit 317............... 662-4700 Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott   I-81, Exit 313............................................. 665-8881 George Washington Hotel   103 East Piccadilly St................................ 678-4700 Hampton Inn, I-81, Exit 313..........................667-8011 Hampton Inn North, I-81, Exit 315............... 678-4000 Hilton Garden Inn, 120 Wingate Dr.............. 722-8881 Holiday Inn, 333 Front Royal Rd................. 667-3300 Holiday Inn Express,   I-81, Exit 307, Stephens City.................... 869-0909 Holiday Inn Express & Suites   142 Fox Ridge Lane.................................. 667-7050 Mohawk Motel, US 50 W............................. 667-1410 Motel 6, I-81, Exit 310 ................................. 667-1200 Red Roof Inn, I-81, Exit 313......................... 667-5000 Relax Inn, 2645 Valley Ave........................... 662-6878 Royal Inn, 2930 Valley Ave........................... 667-8881 Sleep Inn, I-81, Exit 313............................... 667-7636 Super 8 Motel   I-81, Exit 302, Middletown...................... 868-1800 Super 8 Motel, I-81, Exit 313........................ 665-4450 TownPlace Suites, 170 Getty Ln................... 722-2722 Travelodge, I-81, Exit 313............................ 665-0685 Wayside Inn, I-81, Exit 302, Middletown.... 869-1797 Wingate Inn, 150 Wingate Dr........................ 678-4283

Patsy Cline Historic House — Walk where Patsy Cline walked, see where she lived, slept and spent her “prime years” while pursuing her musical career. Beautifully restored to the period of 1948-1957, tour the home and hear stories about Patsy’s early career. Old Court House Civil War Museum — See soldier’s graffiti on the walls at this museum, which served as a prison, barracks, and hospital during the war, and houses 3,000 Civil War artifacts. Old Town Winchester — 250 years of history and architecture in this 45-block National Register Historic District. Visit the many unique shops, dining, and more.

Points of Interest

Abram’s Delight, I-81, Exit 313.................... 662-6519 Belle Grove Plantation   I-81, Exit 298, N. on US 11...................... 869-2028 Dinosaur Land   I-81, Exit 307, E. on Rt. 277..................... 869-2222 George Washington’s Headquarters   132 S. Braddock........................................ 662-4412 Museum of the Shenandoah Valley   901 Amherst St.......................................... 662-1473 Old Court House Civil War Museum   20 N. Loudoun St.......................................542-1145 Patsy Cline Historic House, 608 S. Kent St..662-5555 Stonewall Jackson’s Headquarters   414 N. Braddock....................................... 667-3242 Winchester-Frederick Visitor Ctr.   1400 S. Pleasant Valley Rd....................... 542-1326

2257 Valley Ave., Winchester Open Every Day 11am-7pm 540-66-BOOKS

Blye’s Jewelers, Inc. UNIQUE GIFTS FOR EVERYONE

Campgrounds

Battle of Cedar Creek Campground   I-81, Exit 298, Middletown....................... 869-1888 Candy Hill Campground   I-81, Exit 313, W. on US 50...................... 662-8010 The Cove Campground   I-81, Exit 313, W. US 50, Gore................. 858-2882 White Oak Campground   I-81, Exit 307, E. on Rt. 277..................... 869-2539

540-662-6444 • 1-800-670-2025 101 Millwood Ave. Winchester, VA 22601 Daniel E. Blye, Pres. 5


Stephens City

Middletown

  Middletown has been the site of numerous military operations in the American Civil War including the Battle of Cedar Creek, fought just south of the town. The area where this battle occurred has been protected as part of the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park. Because the town was founded long before the Civil War, its antebellum history is extensive.

2nd Oldest Town in the Shenandoah Valley

  The town of Stephens City has a long history spanning over two and a half centuries. From its beginnings in the 1730s and through the French and Indian War, the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, the town and its inhabitants witnessed and participated in events of national significance. Founded by Peter Stephens in the 1730s, the colonial town was chartered and named for Lewis Stephens in October 1758. Stephens City is the second-oldest municipality in the Shenandoah Valley after nearby Winchester, which is about 5 miles to the north. After the Civil War into the twentieth century the town suffered through a forced name change and economic hardships associated with the general advancements in transportation technology. Today the town faces unprecedented growth along with other towns in the Northern Shenandoah Valley.   The Newtown History Center offers museum exhibits and tours focusing on the people and events of Stephens City’s long history. In addition to the exhibits located in the main museum, there also are interpretive displays in neighboring buildings History Center that discuss the town’s wagon making industry and the architectural history of a late Colonial era structure known locally as the Stone House.   The Stone House Foundation and its museum, the Newtown History Center, are committed to conducting research focusing on topics of local history.

  Belle Grove Plantation, about a mile southwest of Middletown, was first settled in about 1750 and its historic Federal-style manor house was completed in 1797. Visitors to Belle Grove’s plantation grounds can explore the Manor House, 1815 icehouse and smokehouse, demonstration garden designed by the Garden Club of Virginia, slave cemetery, and a heritage apple orchard.

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Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historic Park Visitor Contact Station.


Strasburg

Accommodations

STRASBURG A. C. Stickley B&B, 384 S. Holliday Dr.... 465-4771 Budget Inn, 28999 Old Valley Pike............ 465-5298 Fairfield Inn by Marriott,   33760 Old Valley Pike............................ 465-1600 Hotel Strasburg, 213 S. Holliday St............ 465-9191 Ramada Inn, 21 Signal Dr........................... 465-2444 Valley View Motel,   29156 Old Valley Pike............................ 465-8510

Restaurants

  The Town of Strasburg, founded in 1761 and

Anthony’s Pizza, 101 Founder’s Way......... 465-4545 Arby’s, 33771 Old Valley Pike................... 465-5050 Battleview Restaurant, 19 Signal Knob Dr..465-8850 Burger King, 33964 Old Valley Pike.......... 465-5100 Castiglia’s, 33820 Old Valley Pike............. 465-8777 Ciro’s Pizza, 788 Shopping Center Dr........ 465-5125 Cristina’s Cafe, 219 W. King St.................. 465-2311 Denny’s, 119 Hite Ln.................................. 465-9090 Golden China, 33820 Old Valley Pike........ 465-1388 Jalisco Mexican, 348 King St..................... 465-5300 Fox’s Pizza, 289 N. Massanutten................ 465-3332 Great Wall, 782 Shopping Center Rd.......... 465-8336 Hi-Neighbor Restaurant, 132 W. King St... 465-9987 McDonald’s, 33899 Old Valley Pike.......... 465-2500 Subway, 390 E. King St.............................. 465-2484

incorporated in February 1922, is known for pottery, antiques, civil war history, and breathtaking views.   Strasburg is located in north-central Shenandoah County at the northern end of the Shenandoah Valley. It is the largest of the six communities in Shenandoah County lying between Cedar Creek Battlefield on the north and Fisher’s Hill Battlefield on the south, both accessible to the public with interpretive material. It is in the heart of the counties burned by Sheridan to eliminate the productivity of this “breadbasket of the Confederacy.”   The pottery industry began in 1761 and lasted until 1908 with at least seventeen potters producing earthen and stoneware commercially. The pottery tradition is carried on today by teaching the craft of the potter’s wheel and kiln at the famous Strasburg museum.   We invite you to come and visit Strasburg, a small town with big surprises. There are lots of things to do and see. Visit for a day or visit for a week or more. Your days can be filled with excitement or relaxation, whatever you desire. Strasburg and the surrounding area are steeped in history. We have a friendly small-town atmosphere you can take in by just walking down our streets and visiting our shops!

Points of Interest

Hupp’s Hill Civil War Park,   3329 Old Valley Pike.............................. 465-5884 Strasburg Museum, E. King St................... 465-3175

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  Strasburg Museum, Inc. (a chartered, non-profit educational corporation) is an all-volunteer-staffed repository of items reflecting local history. The Museum is also a Registered Historic Landmark. Located at 440 East King Street in Strasburg. Open daily from May 1 to October 31, 10am - 4 pm. (Docents staffed). 540-465-3175.


Front Royal

Tourist Accommodations

FRONT ROYAL Bluemont Inn   1525 N. Shenandoah Ave........................ 635-9447 Blue Ridge Motel   1370 N. Shenandoah Ave........................ 636-7200 Budget Inn, 1122 N. Royal Ave. ................ 636-2196 Center City Motel   416 S. Royal Ave..................................... 635-4050 Cool Harbor Motel, 141 W. 15th St............ 635-2191 Front Royal Motel   1400 N. Shenandoah Ave. ...................... 635-4114 Hampton Inn, 9800 Winchester Rd............. 635-1882 Holiday Inn, 111 Hospitality Dr.................. 631-3050 Pioneer Motel, 541 So. Royal Ave. ............ 635-4784 Quality Inn, 10 Commerce St. ................... 635-3161 Relax Motel, 1801 N. Shenandoah Ave. .... 635-4101 Scottish Inns, 533 S. Royal Ave.................. 636-6168 Shenandoah Motel   1600 N. Shenandoah Ave. ...................... 635-3181 Skyline Resort Motel   622 S. Royal Ave..................................... 635-5354 Super 8 Motel, 111 South St. ..................... 636-4888 Twi-Lite Motel, 53 W. 14th St. .................. 635-4148

  Scenic Front Royal is where the famed 105-mile Skyline Drive begins, offering visitors an incredible, birds-eye view of the entire Valley as it winds it’s way through the 159,000-acre Shenandoah National Park. The town is also where the two forks of the Shenandoah River converge, so canoeing and fishing are plentiful. Start your visit around Front Royal and Warren County at the Visitors Center. It’s a must for every prudent tourist headed to historic downtown Front Royal. It’s on Main Street, located adjacent to the gazebo commons area and surrounded by fabulous shopping and restaurants. The center is a wonderful resource for making the most of your time in the Front Royal/Warren County area. The walls are filled with racks of brochures about area lodging and attractions, local maps, souvenirs, ideas for rainy day activities, and tour guides. History buffs will undoubtedly enjoy the walking tour of the historic district and the driving tour of the Battle of Front Royal (both originate at the Visitors Center). The Center is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. every day and is staffed by knowledgeable local citizens anxious to help plan your visit to the county. Telephone travel assistance is also available by calling 1-800-338-2576.

Campgrounds

Front Royal RV Campground   Rt. 340 South ......................................... 635-2741 Gooney Creek   7122 Stonewall Jackson Hwy................. 635-4066 Low Water Bridge   Panhandle Rd., Bentonville..................... 635-7277

Restaurants

Apartment 2G, 206 S. Royal Ave................ 636-7306 Apple House Deli, 401 E. Main St............. 635-1245 Arby’s, 1204 N. Royal Ave......................... 635-6468 Burger King, 412 S. Main St...................... 635-3326 China Jade, 239 South St............................ 635-9161 Daily Grind, 215 E. Main St....................... 635-3556 Element, 206 S. Royal Ave......................... 636-9293 Front Royal Diner, 865 John Marshall Hwy..636-2270 Hong Kong, 300 Remount Rd.................... 635-9990 Jalisco Mexican, 1303 N. Royal Ave............. 635-7348 Joe’s Steakhouse, 708 S. Royal Ave........... 636-5637 Knotty Pine, 801 N. Royal Ave................... 635-3064 L Dee’s Pancake, 522 E. Main St............... 635-3791 Lucky Star Lounge 205 E. Main St............ 635-5297 Main Street Mill, 500 E. Main St................ 636-3123 Melting Pot Pizza, 138 W. 14th St.............. 636-6146 Midway Restaurant, 107 Water St.............. 636-3453 Mom’s Country Kitchen   470 S. Commerce Ave............................. 636-7441 Royal Oak Tavern, 101 W. 14th St.............. 551-9953 Soul Mountain Cafe, 300 E. Main St.......... 636-0070 South Street Grill, 424A South St............... 636-6653 Stonewall Jackson, 915 N. Royal............... 635-1862 Thunwa Thai Cuisine, 10 S. Commerce Ave..631-0616 Tops China, 411C South St......................... 635-2188 Vino 124, 124 E. Main St............................ 635-2812 Wine & Duck, 117 E. Main St.................... 636-1000 Wynn’s Restaurant, 219 E. Main St............ 635-5956 Yamafuji Japanese, 241 Chester St............. 631-3454

ROYAL OAK BOOKSHOP opened in 1975 and has become a favorite of booklovers in the mid-Atlantic area. An invitation to browse is generated by the thousands of used, out of print, rare, sale, and new books in stock. Virginiana, books for children, and Civil War history are featured but there is a large selection in ALL categories.

207 S. Royal Ave. Front Royal, VA 22630 (540) 635-7070

Points of Interest

E-Mail: info@royaloakbookshop.com www.royaloakbookshop.com 8

Front Royal/Warren Visitors Center   414 E. Main St. ...................................... 635-5788 Skyline Caverns, Rt. 340 South ................. 635-4545 Warren Heritage Society, 101 Chester St.... 636-1446 Warren Rifles Confederate Museum   95 Chester St........................................... 636-6982


Heaven Sent Shoppe’s Americana Signs & Engraving “Welcome to Heaven Sent!”

Adopted new “trend” — closed to Walk-in Traffic but available for one-on-one appointments. (540) 622-2060 — calls returned within 24 hours. *Signs *Banners *Magnetic Signs *Carved Signs *Rubber Stamps *Plaques *Trophies *Engraving *Sports Apparel *Personalized & Corporate Gifts (Carved signs available on website & local events)

Christian Boxed Greeting Cards & Lapel Pins Church Supplies www.americanasigns.com • signshoppe@gmail.com

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Woodstock, Virginia Accommodations

WOODSTOCK Comfort Inn, 1011 Motel Dr....................... 459-7600 Candlewick Inn, 127 N. Church St............. 459-8008 Econo Lodge, 1290 S. Main St................... 459-4086 Feathered Nest B&B, 111 Chickadee Ct..... 459-9009 Hampton Inn, 1150 Motel Dr.......................459-7111 Holiday Inn Express, 1130 Motel Dr.......... 459-5000 Inn at Narrow Passage, Rt. 11 S.................. 459-8000

Restaurants

  Welcome to the charming and historic town of Woodstock, Virginia! This adorable little town, with a population of about 3,500 is nestled in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, between the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains. The town was established by charter in 1761 by none other than George Washington in Virginia’s House of Burgesses and has been the county seat since Shenandoah County was formed in 1772. The limestone courthouse in the center of town was built in 1795 and was designed by Thomas Jefferson.   Woodstock is the perfect destination for people who love spectacular mountain views. There are vineyard tours and wine tasting, first class golf courses, caverns, Civil War battlefields, museums, horse back riding, skiing, and hiking nearby.   If you are thinking of moving here Woodstock is the perfect place to live if you’re looking for a small, peaceful community in a breath-taking mountain setting. Residents of Woodstock love the casual and relaxed way of life that exists within the town and throughout the Shenandoah Valley. They also appreciate the town’s proximity to the nation’s capital and it’s short distance from two cities—Winchester and Harrisonburg. It’s a wonderful place to raise your children or to enjoy your golden years.

Arby’s Restaurant, 320 W. Reservoir Rd.... 459-5915 Ben Franklin Restaurant, 476 N. Main St... 459-4322 Burger King, 334 W. Reservoir Rd............. 459-2931 Candy’s Diner, 21874 Old Valley Pike....... 459-4292 China Wok, 479 W. Reservoir..................... 459-7815 China Wok, 1019 S. Main St....................... 459-2885 Italian Touch Pizza, 345 W. Reservoir Rd. 459-8785 Joe’s Steakhouse, 124 S. Main St............... 459-5637 KFC, 321 W. Reservoir Rd......................... 459-2066 McDonald’s, 335 W. Reservoir Rd............. 459-5301 Paisanos, 483 W. Reservoir Rd................... 459-8756 Pizza Hut, 325 W. Reservoir Rd................. 459-4502 Seven Bends, 1296 S. Main St.................... 459-4996 Spring House Tavern, 325 S. Main St......... 459-4755 Subway, 491 W. Reservoir Rd.................... 459-7997 Sunrise Cafe, 1032 S. Main St.................... 459-5886 Taco Bell, 330 W. Reservoir Rd.................. 459-9299 Tony’s Pizza House, 1013 S. Main St......... 459-5363 Wendy’s, 327 W. Reservior Rd................... 459-8225 Woodstock Cafe & Shoppes, 117 S. Main St..... 459-8888 Zee Restaurant, 121 S. Main St.................. 459-1999

Points of Interest

Shenandoah County Tourism   600 N. Main St., Suite 101...................... 459-6227 Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce   103 N. Main St........................................ 459-2542 Woodstock Museum, 137 W. Court St........ 459-5518

Brand New Hampton Inn & Suites in Beautiful Woodstock, Virginia

Come and relax! Enjoy our heated indoor pool/whirlpool, well equipped fitness & business  center and our full hot complimentary breakfast! Woodstock has many local attractions: Golf • Skiing • Wineries • Caverns Spend the day shopping in our quaint historic town. For reservations visit Hampton.com or call 540-459-7111 HamptonInnWoodstock.com 1150 Motel Dr. Woodstock, VA 22664 10


EDINBURG

A friendly little town in the heart of Shenandoah County

  Edinburg really comes to life the 3rd Friday evening of September, as the annual Ole Time Festival begins. The fun filled weekend features crafters and artists, food vendors, wine tastings, children’s activities, a Saturday Parade, nonstop music on 3 stages, a 4K Fun Run, antique cars and tractors, all-you-can eat breakfast, Friday night street dance, community sing-a-long, old-timers baseball game, bed race, a duck race and more.

Accommodations

The Edinburg Mill, which served the area from 1848-1979 as an active mill and 19791998 as a popular restaurant, has become a new tourist attraction. Housing a visitor center, museum, shops along with a soon to be open restaurant, it is once again the cornerstone of the town’s commercial district. The museum’s theater features “The Burning” which tells the story of the dark days of our nation’s Civil War. Based on John Heatwole’s book of the same name, the 47 minute film tells of the impact and devastation of the Valley in the fall of 1864 through the words of local residents.

EDINBURG Edinburg Renaissance, 212 N. Main St...... 984-8286 Hockman House, 16388 Valley Pike.......... 984-8059

Camping

Creekside Campground, Edinburg.............. 984-4299

Restaurants

Carmella’s Cafe, 102 N. Main St................ 984-8330 Family Convenience   401 Stoney Creek Blvd........................... 984-4422 Sal’s Italian Bistro, 125 S. Main St............. 984-9300 The Filling Station, 104 N. Main St............ 984-8008 Valley Restaurant, 16235 Old Valley Pike.. 984-4466

Shenandoah Vineyards

VINTAGE VARIETAL WINES PRODUCED IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY WINE TASTING, WINERY TOURS, AND A GIFT SHOP FEATURING UNIQUE WINE RELATED ITEMS • SPECIAL EVENTS • BEAUTIFUL SETTING

OPEN DAILY 10-6 Directions: From I-81 exit 279, Edinburg, Virginia, west on Stony Creek Blvd. (Rt. 675), right on South Ox Road (Rt. 685), 1.5 miles to winery on left. / Ph: (540-984-8699 11


Come join the celebration. . .

American Celebration on Parade

  From the moment we dropped our first batch of chips back in the early days of 1992, we understood our destiny as a high quality producer. Instead of succumbing to the frenzy of mass production, we took advantage of our small size and made chipping our personal art form. The payoff was immediate: an incredible potato chip!   Our factory is open to the public Mondays – Saturdays, 9am-5pm. We are closed on major holidays.   Take I-81 exit 269, go toward Shenandoah Caverns, right on Industrial Rd., ½ mile.

  The American Celebration on Parade at Shenandoah Caverns, will thrill and entertain you. It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before – and you can’t see it anywhere else! Come see the nation’s premier parade float exhibition. Your family will see spectacular parade floats from famous national celebrations such as the Rose Parade, Presidential Inaugurals, the Miss America Parade, the Thanksgiving Day Parade, and many more! It’s an amazing exhibition that fills 40,000 square feet of floor space with huge floats and delightful animated figures. You’ll recognize many of these floats and other celebration art pieces and you will be amazed at their size and beauty.

Meem’s Bottom Bridge

The Yellow Barn

  The Yellow Barn at Shenandoah Caverns is the Valley’s newest attraction and entertainment venue. It offers visitors a whimsical look at our agricultural heritage and rural life with historical displays that include restored antique farm wagons, equipment, carriages and vehicles. An indoor bee hive depicts the social life of honeybees and a mineral cave pays homage to the caverns. A Country Store Gift Shop and a Virginia Wine Shop are all part of the Barn experience.

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  One of the best-known covered bridges is the 204-foot single-span Burr arch truss known as Meem’s Bottom Covered Bridge just south of Mount Jackson.   This long span over the North Fork of the river carried traffic for more than 80 years before being burned by vandals on Halloween 1976. After salvaging the original timbers, the bridge was reconstructed and eventually undergirded with steel beams and concrete piers. The bridge was reopened to traffic in 1979 and is still in operation to date.


Mt. Jackson

  The Mt. Jackson Town Hall includes a tourist information center and a museum where you can learn more about Mt. Jackson’s history.   The town is rich in Civil War history including several Civil War-era buildings. The Union Church was used as a hospital and you can see where the soldiers wrote their names on the wall. Mt. Jackson’s Soldiers Cemetery has a monument listing the names of soldiers from all the Confederate states who died at the Mt. Jackson Confederate Hospital.   You won’t want to miss the natural beauty of Shenandoah Caverns, or American Celebration on Parade, or the Yellow Barn at Shenandoah Caverns. On your way to the caverns you can travel through the Meem’s Bottom Bridge, Virginia’s longest covered bridge. Skiing and golf are readily available at nearby Bryce Resort.

Accommodations

MT. JACKSON Shenandoah Guest House, 6012 Main........ 465-8793 Super 8 Motel, I-81, Exit 273................... 477-2911 Widow Kip’s Country Inn, Rt. 698............. 477-2400

Restaurants

Burger King, 220 Conicsville Blvd............ 477-9777 China King, 5330 Main St.......................... 477-4060 Denny’s, 250 Conicville Blvd..................... 477-9332 Italian Touch, 5320 Main St........................ 477-4042 Jalisco’s, 5626 Main St............................... 477-4247 Pixie’s Cafe, 5939 King St.......................... 477-2323 Sheetz, 227 Conicville Blvd....................... 477-3110

Points of Interest

American Celebration, I-81, Exit 269......... 477-4300 Bryce Resort, 1982 Fairway Dr., Basye...... 856-2121 Mt. Jackson Visitor Center 5901 Main St... 477-2121 Route 11 Potato Chips, 11 Edwards Way.... 477-9664 Shenandoah Caverns, I-81, Exit 269........... 477-3115

Route 11 Potato Chips 11 Edwards Way Exit 269, I-81 540-477-9664 www.Rt11.com

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New Market

Accommodations

NEW MARKET Apple Blossom Inn B&B   9317 N. Congress St............................... 740-3747 Blue Ridge Inn, 2251 Old Valley Pike........ 740-4136 Budget Inn, 2192 Old Valley Pike.............. 740-3105 Cross Roads Inn B&B   9222 John Sevier Rd............................... 740-4157 Days Inn, 9360 George R. Collins Dr. ....... 740-4100 Jacob Swartz House, 574 Jiggady Rd......... 740-9208 Quality Inn, Exit 264, I-81.......................... 740-3141 Rosendale Inn B&B   17917 Farmhouse Ln.............................. 740-4281 Shenvalee Resort, 9660 Fairway Dr............ 740-3181

Restaurants

  The Town of New Market offers noteworthy 19th century buildings, familyfriendly restaurants and shops, several hotels, the Shenvalee Golf Resort, and Endless Caverns. The New Market Battlefield State Historical Park is located here.   Stroll the timeworn streets of the Historic District where you will see homes listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Burger King, 172 W. Old Cross Rd............ 740-4400 Italian Job, 140 W. Cross Rd....................... 740-4448 Jalisco Mexican Restaurant   9403 S. Congress.................................... 740-9404 Johnny Appleseed, 162 W. Old Cross Rd... 740-3141 McDonalds, 171 W. Old Cross Rd.............. 740-8484 Shenvalee, 9660 Fairway Dr....................... 740-3181 Southern Kitchen, 9576 S. Congress St...... 740-3514 Subway, 186 Old Cross Rd......................... 740-9041

Endless Caverns, I-81, Exit 264, Rt. 11...... 740-3993 Museum of the Civil War, I-81, Exit 264... 740-3101 New Market Chamber, 100 W. Lee St........ 740-3212

Endless Caverns RV Resort   Rt. 11 South............................................. 740-3993 Rancho Campground, Rt. 11 South............ 740-8313

Camping

Points of Interest

Country Road Antiques & Gifts The Flea Market with Class

Located in New Market, the Virginia Museum of the Civil War presents exhibits on the entire war in Virginia, civilian and military. The 1864 Battle of New Market is featured.

Antiques • Furniture Vintage Toys • Jewelry Retro Items, etc. Exit 269, I-81, 1371 Caverns Rd. 540-477-9522 14

  Your exploration of the Civil War in Virginia begins here in the legendary Shenandoah Valley. The state operated three-hundred acre New Market Battlefield Park, 19th Century Bushong Farm, and Virginia Museum of the Civil War Museum, commmerate a unique moment in American history.


“Christmas on the Farm”

Civil War-era Yuletide traditions program

  Costumed historical interpreters at the Park’s Bushong Farm will share traditions of the season from the mid-19th century, including the visit by the Belsnickel. A figure from ancient European folklore, the Belsnickel was usually a neighboring farmer disguised in an outlandish costume who brought goodies for well-behaved girls and boys, and carried a whip or sticks to punish the naughty. The Belsnickel tradition, which was tied to St. Nicholas, was familiar to the immigrant German families of the Shenandoah Valley, who would later embrace the more familiar figure of Santa Claus. Saturday, December 7, 10am-4pm.

  Jacob and Sarah Bushong established their home here in 1818. The current home was built in 1825. Three generations of their family found shelter in the basement as the battle raged around them.   After the battle, the house would serve as a field hospital for a week, leaving permanent blood stains in the Parlor. The orchard just behind the house is where the fiercest fighting occurred.   Today, visitors can explore nine structures interpreting mid-ninteenth century Shenandoah Valley farm life.

The

Shenandoah Valley Flea Market & Antiques

SHOPPES AT MAUZY 10229 N. Valley Pike, Rt. 11 S. at Exit 257 540-896-9867

Open Everyday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Indoor/Outdoor Market with antiques, crafts, collectibles, furniture, tools, and many new and used items.

Wonderful things for your home and for gifts Gifts and home décor Antiques, Victorian and primitives Handmade and needful things Purposeful clutter Elderly things of charm and grace Lodge, Western vintage Linens and much more ShoppesAtMauzy.com  Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 12-5

(540) 740-3900

Other locations: on 5th St. in The Factory Antique Mall, off Exit 227, I-81, Verona. Country Road Antiques & Flea Market, Exit 269, I-81, 1371 Caverns Rd. ▪ 540-740-9019

3549 Old Valley Pike New Market, VA Interstate 81, Exit 264 2 miles North on US Route 11

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Luray Gateway to a small town with “big city” attractions

unique shops, restaurants, local artists, musicians, and community events.   You can’t help but relax when you stroll the sidewalks of Luray, Stanley, and Shenandoah. We still revel in a slower paced life that has become only legend for many. A journey to “another place and time” is only a few hours away for you too.   Our local lodging options offer a wide variety of choices. You can choose from several local motels and hotels. Or, you can be pampered in a charming Bed and Breakfast, relax in a private cabin or stay at a campground in the mountains or on the river, or enjoy the splendor of an elegantly restored grand inn.   While you are visiting in the area, please drop by the Luray-Page County Chamber of Commerce, in downtown Luray. We have all the local brochures and maps you may need, a warm greeting, and loads of advice on what not to miss. We’re waiting to meet you!

  Luray is home to the world famous Luray Caverns and the central entry point of the Shenandoah National Park and scenic Skyline Drive in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Just a few miles in any direction offers you a chance to enjoy the abundance of our natural resources and a range of activities including, camping, canoeing, cycling, fishing, golf, hiking, horseback riding, photography or simply marveling at the scenery! Any season is a great time to visit; each is unique and beautiful.   Our quaint small towns will renew your spirit with friendly smiling people,

Court House Antiques & Country Shoppes Visit us on Facebook

Large Selection Virginia Wines

Country Collectibles & Antiques Tin Signs • Jewelry • Men’s Watches Avon • Musical Instruments • Large Variety of Knives Star Valley Candles • Old Time Candy Local Homemade Jelly, Cider, and Cheeses Large Variety of Knives Local Made Furniture & Handcrafted Items • Chair Caning Flea Market Space Available Open Daily 10-5, Closed Wednesdays

14 East Main Street, Luray

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Luray-Page County Tourist Center

Tourist Accommodations

LURAY Allstar Lodging, 803 E. Main St................. 843-0606 Best Western, 410 W. Main St.................... 743-6511 Brookside Cabins, Rt. 211 E....................... 743-6188 Budget Inn, 320 W. Main St................800-858-9800 Cardinal Inn, 1005 E. Main St.................... 743-5010 Caverns Inn,   Business Rt. 211 E...........................888-700-3626 Days Inn, Rt. 211 E..................................... 743-4521 Hillside Motel, Rt. 211 E............................ 743-6322 Luray Caverns Motel - East   W. Main St.............................................. 743-4531 Luray Caverns Motel - West   Rt. 211 W................................................. 743-4536 Mimslyn Inn, 401 W. Main St..................... 743-5105 Piney Hill B & B   1048 Piney Hill Rd................................. 778-5261 Shadow Mountain Escape   1132 Jewell Hollow Rd........................... 843-0584 South Court Inn, 160 S. Court St................ 843-0980 Spring Farm B&B, 13 Wallace Ave............ 843-0606 Victorian Inn, 138 E. Main St..................... 743-1494 Woodruff House B & B   330 Mechanic St..................................... 743-1494

Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountain treasures including wineries, a Whiskey distillery, and other special destinations along the way.

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Relax in your luxuriously appointed private log cabin with all the ammenities of a fine hotel.

Restaurants

Brookside Restaurant

Anthony’s Pizza, 1432 W. Rt. 211.............. 743-9300 Artisan’s Grill, 2 E. Main St....................... 743-7030 Brookside Restaurant, Rt. 211 E................. 743-5698 Brown’s Chinese & American Rest.   34-36 W. Main St.................................... 743-5630 Dan’s Steak House, Rt. 211 W.................... 743-6285 East Wok, Luray Shopping Center.............. 743-4313 Gathering Grounds, 55 E. Main St.............. 743-1121 Gennaro’s Italian, 402 W. Main St.............. 743-2200 Rainbow Hill, 2547 US Hwy. 211 W.......... 743-6009 Speakeasy at the Mimslyn, 401 W. Main.... 743-5105 Triple Crown BBQ, 1079 Hwy. 211 West... 743-5311 Uncle Buck’s, 42 E. Main St....................... 743-2323 Victorian Inn, 138 E. Main St..................... 743-1494

Art Gallery & Gift Shop (on premises) 2978 US Hwy 211 East, Luray 540-743-5698 www.brooksidecabins.com

Campgrounds

Luray Caverns & Shenandoah National Park

Country Waye, 3402 Kimball Rd................ 743-7222 Jelly-Stone Park, Rt. 211 E......................... 743-4002

100 Guest Rooms & Suites • Free WI-FI Complimentary Daybreak® Breakfast

Points of Interest

138 Whispering Hill Rd., Luray 540-743-4521 or 800-225-3297 www.daysinn-luray.com

Luray Caverns, Rt. 211 W........................... 743-6551 Luray Zoo, Rt. 211 W.................................. 743-4113 Page County Chamber of Commerce   18 Campbell St........................................ 743-3915

info@daysinn-luray.com

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Luray Caverns

Shenandoah National Park-Skyline Drive

  There is so much to see and do in the Shenandoah National Park. A short drive from Luray transports you from the pastoral Shenandoah Valley to a 300 square mile mountain paradise on top of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Straddling this section of the Blue Ridge, the park encompasses 197,389 acres of majestic mountains, lush forests, and soothing sounds of waterfalls. Ranging from one to thirteen miles wide, the park climbs in elevation from the Shenandoah River Valley floor to more than 4,000 feet. Shenandoah National Park is a sanctuary for more than 100 varieties of trees, 200 species of birds, and 1,100 species of flowering plants.   Whether you are on your own or participating in one of the many ranger-led activities during the spring and summer seasons, your “Shenandoah Experience” will leave you with a lifetime of memories.

  Discover Eastern America’s largest and most popular caverns. A U.S. Natural Landmark, noted for its profuse variety of formations and unsurpassed natural color. From well-lighted, paved walkways, explore cathedral-sized rooms with ceilings 10 stories high – filled with towering stone columns and crystal-clear pools.   Also on-site is the Car & Carriage Caravan where you can experience the history of America in an exhibit featuring over 140 items relating to transportation, including cars, carriages, coaches and costumes from 1725.   The Luray Valley Museum is the latest attraction to be added. Experience what life was like in our Valley when settlers first arrived.

Luray Singing Tower

Vintage Southern Hospitality

The 117-foot Belle Brown Northcott Memorial Carillon contains 47 bells and is one of the nation’s major carillons. Free recitals are held spring through fall in this picturesque park opposite Luray Caverns.

-- Fine and Casual Dining -Circa ‘31 and the Speakeasy Elegantly Restored Rooms & Suites Meeting & Event Sites Seasons Day Spa The Mimslyn Inn 401 West Main St., Luray, VA www.mimslyninn.com 540-743-5105 or 800-296-5105 18


Luray-Hawksbill Greenway

Shenandoah 

The     LAND OF

...is showcased in Page County, home to Luray Caverns, Shenandoah National Park, the fabled Shenandoah River plus Diverse lodging options & quaint towns of Shenandoah, Stanley & Luray Variety of attractions & activities Charming Stores, Restaurants, Cafes And so much more. Call today for a free travel guide or visit our website 888-743-3915 www.luraypage.com

This award-winning linear park features a ten-foot wide, paved walking and biking trail, which extends more than two miles along Hawksbill Creek in the Town of Luray. The Greenway is a designated Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail and an Urban Wildlife Corridor.

Shenandoah River

The south fork of the Shenandoah River flows through the entire length of Page County, offering a water playground for canoeing, tubing, kayaking, jet skiing, fishing and swimming.

Lake Arrowhead Page County Luray ★ Shenandoah ★ Stanley This picturesque 34-acre lake, filled with a variety of game fish, features a wooded picnicking area and a white sand beach for swimming.

888-743-3915 18 Campbell Street, Luray For more information and after hour availability

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McGaheysville/Massanutten Resort Area

Tourist Accommodations

McGAHEYSVILLE Cave Hill Farm B&B, 9875 Cave Hill Rd............289-7441 Shenandoah Valley Farm   882 Bloomer Springs Rd...................................289-5402 Massanutten Resort Lodging, 1822 Resort Dr......289-4914

Points of Interest

Massanutten Resort, 1822 Resort Dr....................289-9441

Restaurants

Hank’s Grille & Bar, 49 Bloomer Springs Rd......289-7667 Romanos Italian Bistro, 42 Island Ford Rd..........289-5770 Thunderbird Café, 42-A Island Ford Rd...............289-5094

  McGaheysville is located along U.S. Route 33 near the base of the Massanutten Mountain between Harrisonburg and Elkton. The land to the immediate south of the town consists primarily of farmland but east of that is the mountainous Shenandoah National Park. Massanutten Resort on Massanutten Mountain is just to the north of the town. Massanutten Resort has skiing, tubing, golf, and a large indoor/outdoor waterpark for year round fun and entertainment.

Restaurants

ELKTON Ciro’s Italian Eatery, 101 Downey Knoll..............289-1205 El Paso Mexican Grill, 245 S. Stuart Ave.............298-8861 Jack Brown’s “Single Wide” Burger Joint   11702 Spotswood Trail.....................................705-6575 Log Cabin Barbecue, 11672 Spotswood Trail......289-9400 Pizza Hut, 249 S. Stuart Ave.................................298-9439 Ray’s Diner, 105 S. Terrace Ave...........................298-1220 Skyline Cafe & Art, 60 Mt. Olivet Church Rd.....289-9022

Camping

Swift Run Campground, U.S. 33 East..................289-8086

Skyline Café & Art

Waterpark at Massanutten Serving Freshly prepared foods • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

McGaheysville Timeshares

Located at the luxurious Massanutten Resort

Seafood, Desserts, Locally Roasted Coffee, Beer & Wine. (Live Music Weekends)

Discover an array of comfortable and affordable timeshare accommodations in beautiful McGaheysville. Check out SellMyTimeshareNow.com online for more information on reserving or buying one of these fantastic vacation suites which feature fireplaces, balconies and sweeping views of Massanutten Mountain.

Monday-Saturday 7:30 AM -9 PM Gift Shop featuring local Artists

Located just across from the entrance of Massanutten Resort (Rt. 33)

60 Mt. Olivet Church Rd. Elkton, VA • (540) 289-9022 www.facebook.com/skylinecafe

1-877-815-4227

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Town of Elkton

  Elkton is a small town of approximately 2,900 residents nestled on the east side of Rockingham County, in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Situated between Massanutten Mountain and Skyline Drive, the connections between our fair town and the rest of the world are endless. Located just a few minutes from Interstate 81 between Harrisonburg and Charlottesville, Elkton is a crossroads for progress and small-town living. We hope that you will come visit us in Elkton!

Elkton Welcome Center   The Elkton Welcome Center offers regional and statewide visitor information and assistance. Our community built museum of local history is free and open to the public. You can find us downtown at 306 West Spotswood Avenue, in the blue building near the “Y” and the railroad crossing. (540) 405-7084.   Our museum of local history includes photos that span a century, artifacts that celebrate our culture, and a small collection of genealogy books for research.

Miller-Kite House Museum   The Miller-Kite House Museum is open Sundays only, 1 to 5 PM. The museum located at 310 E. Rockingham Street served as Gen. Stonewall Jackson’s headquarters April 19-30, 1862 while planning the early stages of his famous Shenandoah Valley Campaign. The museum, which houses both a Civil War room and an Elkton historical room, is free and open to the public. For information call (540) 578-3046.

Swift Run Campground 3 Mi West of Skyline Drive on US 33

(540) 298-8086 Elkton, VA

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Restaurants

A Bowl of Good Cafe, 831 Mt. Clinton Pike.437-9020 Artful Dodger, 47 Court Square................... 432-1179 A&T Chicken, 183 Neff Ave....................... 438-5813 Blue Nile, 181 N. Main St............................ 432-6453 Blue Stone Inn, 9107 N. Valley Pike............ 434-0535 Boston Beanery, Market Square.................. 433-1870 Bravo’s Italian, 1647 E. Market St............... 438-8985 Buffalo Wild Wings, 1007 S. Main St.......... 438-9790 Cafe Jako, 182 Neff Ave.............................. 434-7278 CiCi’s, 2035-91 E. Market St....................... 432-9099 Ciro’s, 778 E. Market St.............................. 434-5375 Cuban Burger, 70 W. Water St..................... 812-6970 Dona Rosa, 1550 E. Market St..................... 746-1262 Finnigan’s Cove, 30 W. Water St................. 433-9874 Jack Brown’s Burger & Beer, 80 S. Main St..433-5225 Jess’ Quick Lunch, 22 S. Main St................. 434-8282 Joshua Wilton Inn, 412 S. Main St............... 434-4464 L’Italia Restaurant, 815 E. Market St........... 433-0961 Little Grill Collective, 621 N. Main St......... 434-3594 Local Chop & Grill House, 56 W. Gay St..... 801-0505 L & S Diner, 255 N. Liberty St..................... 434-5572 Mr. J’s Bagels, 1635 E. Market St................ 564-0416 O’Neills Grill, 221 University Blvd............. 574-4267 Oriental Cafe, 563 University Blvd............. 801-8989 Pano’s Restaurant, 3190 S. Main St............. 434-2367 Rick’s Cantina, 14 E.Water St...................... 434-1637 Shank’s Bakery, 49-A W. Water St............... 433-2253 The Galley, 2430 S. Main St........................ 434-3518 Traditions, 625 Mt. Clinton Pike................. 438-0301 Village Inn, 4979 S. Valley Pike.................. 434-7355

  The city of Harrisonburg provides visitors with unsurpassed culinary options, a thriving arts community, endless outdoor adventures, and a diverse mix of performances, annual events, and festivals. The Appalachian Trail and Main Street Community is populated with several cozy bed & breakfasts and luxurious hotels, each ready to welcome you with a unique lodging experience.

Points of Interest

Grand Caverns, Grottoes............................ 249-5705 Massanutten Resort, Rt. 33 East............... 289-9441 Natural Chimneys, Mt. Solon.................... 350-2510 Edith J. Carrier Arboretum   780 University Blvd............................... 568-3194 Explore More Discovery Museum   150 S. Main St....................................... 442-8900 Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Ctr.   212 S. Main St....................................... 432-8935 Harrisonburg Fire Dept. Museum   101 N. Main St. (3rd floor)................... 432-7703 Heritage Museum: Harrisonburg  Rockingham Historical Society    382 High St., Dayton......................... 879-2681 Valley Turnpike Museum   212 S. Main St....................................... 432-8935 Virginia Quilt Museum, 301 S. Main St.. 433-3818

GLEN’S FAIR PRICE STORE

“HARRISONBURG’S MOST UNUSUAL STORE”

Monday-Friday 9:30-5, Saturday 11-5 540-434-8272

Large Camera Dept. including Canon Digital Cameras “Canon USA one-year limited warranty”

GIFTS, VIRGINIA SOUVENIRS, NOVELTIES & COLLECTIBLES, MAGIC, TOYS & DOLLS, WIGS, CRAZY HATS, SUNGLASSES AND MUCH, MUCH MORE... www.GlensFairPrice.com GlensFairPrice@AOL.com 22


Accommodations

HARRISONBURG, VA

HARRISONBURG Best Western, Exit 247, I-81........................ 433-6089 Budget Inn, 687 E. Market St....................... 434-3687 Candlewood Suites, Exit 247, I-81............. 437-1400 Comfort Inn, Exit 247, I-81......................... 433-6066 Come On Inn, Exit 243, I-81........................ 434-6700 Country Inns & Suites, Exit 243, I-81.......... 433-2400 Courtyard Marriott, Exit 247, I-81............... 432-3031 Days Inn, Exit 245, I-81............................... 433-9353 Econo Lodge, Exit 247, I-81........................ 433-2576 Economy Inn, Exit 251, I-81........................ 434-5301 Fairfield Inn & Suites, 1946 Medical Ave.... 433-9333 Hampton Inn, Exit 247, I-81.........................432-1111 Hampton Inn, Exit 243, I-81........................ 437-0090 Holiday Inn, Exit 247, I-81.......................... 433-2521 Holiday Inn Express, Exit 243, I-81............. 433-9999 Microtel Inn & Suites, Exit 243, I-81........... 437-3777 Motel 6, Exit 247, I-81................................. 433-6939 Quality Inn, Exit 247, I-81........................... 442-1515 Ramada Inn, Exit 243, I-81.......................... 434-9981 Residence Inn, 1945 Deyerle Ave................ 437-7426 Rockingham Motel, Exit 243, I-81.............. 433-2538 Sleep Inn, Exit 247, I-81.............................. 433-7100 Super 8 Motel, Exit 243, I-81....................... 433-8888 Valley Suites, 2420 S. Main St..................... 437-1440 Village Inn, Exit 243, I-81, US 11 S. ........... 434-7355

Our convenient location at I-81, Exit 247-A, makes us the perfect location for travelers in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley!

Campgrounds

Harrisonburg/Shenandoah Valley KOA   I-81, Exit 257, Rt. 608............................ 896-8929 Natural Chimneys, Mt. Solon..................... 350-2510 Swift Run Campground, Elkton.................. 298-8086

Brand New Fairfield Inn and Suites

Spacious quest rooms with microwave, mini-refrigerator, coffee maker and 32” flat screen HD TVs Enjoy our Indoor pool and whirlpool, 24 hour fitness center and business library Complimentary continental breakfast, internet, and local phone calls Conveniently located near Downtown, JMU, Massanutten Resort, Skyline Drive, Rockingham Memorial Hospital and golfing Just off I-81 at exit 247A 1946 Medical Ave., Harrisonburg, VA

Call now for reservations at 540-432-1111, toll-free at 1-800-Hampton, or book on-line at www.hamptoninn.com

540-433-9333

85 University Blvd., Harrisonburg

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ploration, allowing travelers to appreciate picturesque views during their activity of choice. Avid cyclers can ride comfortably and freely in this Bike-Friendly community and Ride Center, fly-fishers can bask in the wildlife-rich waters of Lake Shenandoah, golfers can tee off at the environmentally-friendly Heritage Oaks Golf Course, and hikers can choose between tackling a stretch of the Appalachian Trail or taking a simple stroll through the 125-acre Edith J. Carrier Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.   A city with deep-rooted agritourism efforts, Harrisonburg also makes it easy to turn your trip into a green getaway. Not only is the city home to a lively farmer’s market featuring local produce and artisan gems, but it also houses a community of restaurants that bring farm-fresh to life in their unique dishes. So soak in the views of Harrisonburg’s breathtaking outdoor scenery, explore the local flavor of the area, and stop through some of the city’s 33 Virginia Green businesses, creating your own unique activity-filled green getaway.

  Take a self-guided walking tour through downtown Harrisonburg, a bustling Arts & Cultural District populated with unique clothing boutiques, specialty shops, music and book stores, galleries, museums, and more. Focused revitalization efforts as part of the Virginia Main Street Program have helped downtown Harrisonburg grow into a vibrant dining and arts scene, all while keeping the historic charm the area has long been known for. From authentic Irish dishes at Corgans’ Publick House to unique Ethiopian cuisine at Blue Nile, Harrisonburg’s variety of locallyowned restaurants take visitors and residents on a culinary trip around the world.   Harrisonburg’s location at the heart of the Shenandoah Valley just minutes from the Shenandoah National Park and George Washington National Forest makes it an ideal spot for outdoor adventure and ex-

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First Night Harrisonburg

Fireworks display at Court Square at Midnight   Begin your adventure in downtown Harrisonburg, where hospitable travel specialists at the Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center will welcome you with maps, guides, and additional city information to help you plan your Harrisonburg getaway. Within the Visitor Center at 212 S. Main Street, you’ll also find the Valley Turnpike Museum, the Civil War Orientation Center, and Rocktown Gift Shoppe, as well as New Leaf Pastry Kitchen, where you can grab a sweet or savory treat.

2265 South Main Street Harrisonburg, VA 22801

(in Duke’s Plaza)

brownies • cookies • cupcakes muffins • scones 100% vegan Harrisonburg VA sunberrybaking.com

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Mon - Fri - 10AM - 7PM Saturday - 10AM - 6PM

Now Open Sundays 1PM - 5PM


Your one-stop shopping experience all under one roof offering specialty food, furniture, antiques, kitchenware, gifts, jewelry, western apparel, home & garden, and so much more.

         

Great Food in a friendly, Family atmosphere Harrisonburg’s Best Hamburger with fresh, pure Angus Beef The finest gourmet, old fashioned Ice Cream in the Valley Full Sandwich Menu, Saturday Buffet Homemade Baked Goods Hand-pulled Cappuccinos, Lattes, and Iced Coffee Drinks 540-437-1901

• Quality baking ingredients • Nuts • Dried Fruit • Spices • Cheese (homemade spreads) • Bulk Candy • Homemade Fudge • Sugar Free, too FREE Samples every day 540-434-8876 www.GrandmasPantryVa.com

Fabric ● Zippers ● Thread Buttons ● Cutting Accessories and much more.

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1 Mile South of Exit 243 on Route 11 Harrisonburg Open 6 Days Mon.-Sat., Closed Sunday

540-433-3929

www.shenandoahmarket.net

Save when you shop at Jeff’s PX (Vintage-Urban Camo for all) Fatigues • Shorts • Boots • Hats Military Apparel, Gear and Accessories

We Do Photo Dog Tags

540-434-2777

The Valley’s most unique kitchen specialty store

SHANE’S The valley’s western-wear store since 1992! Come shop with the cowboys!

Great brands such as:    • Zyliss • OXO Good Grips    • RADA Cutlery • Gift Certificates • Many Unique Gadgets!

Boots Hats Apparel Belts Gifts Tack Saddles

540-438-8344

shaneshv.va@gmail.com 540 433-3401

www.KitchenKupboard.com

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The Town of Dayton

  Dayton is a small town located in the center of the Shenandoah Valley two miles south of Harrisonburg on Route 42. Home to about 1500 people, Dayton is a farming and poultry center with many Old Order Mennonites living in the area. Traveling through Dayton and rural roads in the area is The Heritage Museum a step back to an earlier time. Working farms and open spaces. You’ll likely see folks in their horse-and-buggy on the same roads as cars and trucks. New sections have sprung up in the west, but the older part of town is largely unchanged.   Through the quiet streets some very picturesque and richly decorated buildings can be found. Directions for a walking tour of Dayton begin at The Heritage Museum, located at 382 High Street. The Heritage Museum offer exhibits relating to the history and folk life of the Central Shenandoah Valley, including its distinctive Civil War stories.

Featuring Country/Primitive Decor Baskets - Candles - Dolls - Pottery Nanny’s Nook Time-tested products of yesteryear Rawleigh - Watkins Stanley Home - Fuller Brush Well Feathered Nest Fashion Jewelry - Scarves Purses - Accessories Mon-Fri, 10-5 and Sat 10-4 540-879-3737 201 Main Street • Dayton, VA www.primrosehouse.net

HARRISONBURG-ROCKINGHAM HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Lone Pine Lighting

Collecting, preserving, and sharing the stories of the Central Shenandoah Valley. Come see why visitors say, “I had no idea!”

Large selection of glass and fabric shades

THE HERITAGE MUSEUM

LAMP SHADES

382 High Street • Dayton, VA 22821 540-879-2616

PARTS

Many Parts Available for Oil or Electric Lamps

www.heritagecenter.com

Ultra-Pure Lamp Oil Bring Your Lamp in for a Personalized Fitting Hours: Thurs-Sat 9-6 Rt. 42 South, Dayton 540-879-9899

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The Triangle Emporium Local Histories & Genealogies Used Books Antique Glass & China 209 Main St., Dayton, VA 22821 540-879-2196 Open most Thur-Sat 10-4 Other hours by appointment

  Shopping in Dayton is a unique experience as you browse through a variety of specialty stores and shops around town where you will find glass art, gifts, crafts, primitives, antiques and collectibles, as well as modern furniture.

The

Artisans Courtyard of Dayton

 Cottage

223 Main St., Dayton 540-879-3003 Wed-Sat 10-5

3D PRINTING Galleries

& Gifts at Cooks Creek Park 10-5 230 Bowman Road, Dayton Thur. Fri. 540-578-1680 Sat.

vintage accessories · wonderful gifts & cool junk

www.artisanscourtyard.org

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Bridgewater

Tourist Accommodations

BRIDGEWATER Bridgewater Inn & Cottage   104 W. College St................................... 828-4619 Crimson Inn,116 N. Main St....................... 828-4661

Points of Interest

Bridgewater College   402 E. College St.................................... 828-8000 Doug Will Tennis Center   Grove & Green Sts.................................. 607-0596 Sandy Bottom Golf Course   East College St........................................ 828-3705

  The town of Bridgewater has always been one of the most prosperous towns in Rockingham County with businesses focusing primarily on Main Street. The shops are located among the closely packed mid nineteenth-century dwellings and buildings cloaked with rich Victorian decoration typical of the Valley’s turnpike towns. With few major intrusions in the older part of town, Bridgewater Historic District exhibits the charm and character of the town at the turn of the century. Bridgewater is rich in Mennonite culture and horse-drawn buggies can often be seen both in town and on the country roads nearby.   Bridgewater is home of Bridgewater College that offers a quiet, safe and charming environment in which to learn. Students are surrounded by historical attractions including famous caverns and significant Civil War battlefields, and in an area known for its local artisans, music festivals, resorts, museums and dining.   The friendly merchants invite you to shop with them while visiting Bridgewater and enjoy the summer programs and activities as well as taking a leisurely stroll through the town’s history.

Restaurants

Bistro on North Main   610 N. Main St........................................ 828-2266 Bob-A-Rea’s, 305 N. Main St..................... 828-3433 Dairy Queen, 506 N. Main St..................... 828-0939 Domino’s Pizza, 630 N. Main St................ 828-1777 Francesco’s Ristorante, 101 Main St.......... 828-3255 El Charro, 300 N. Main St.......................... 828-4027 McDonalds, 516 N. Main St....................... 828-7469 New York Flying Pizza   415 N. Main St........................................ 828-4050 Papa John’s, 610 N. Main St....................... 828-2727 Perfect Pizza, 118 N. Main st...................... 828-4700 Red Apple Chinese, 205 S. Main St............ 828-3598 Sergio’s Pizza, 425 N. Main St................... 828-6651 Wild Woods BBQ, 610-C N. Main St......... 828-2277

Historic Old Bank Building, ca. 1867 Currently occupied by Cottage Crafts

Cottage Crafts Located in the Historic Old Bank Building - 1867 Large selection of seasonal school towels; school pro barrettes; school seasonal ornaments; pins and decorations; knitted scarves/dish cloths; hand woven hats. ALL HANDMADE!! 540-828-3718 219 S. Main St., Bridgewater

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Caroling in the Caverns

Grand Caverns

  Join us on December 14 at 6-8pm when the Grottoes Ruritan Club presents a fun night of fellowship and caroling inside Grand Caverns. Tours will leave the entrance building every 15 minutes and last approximately 30 minutes each. Proceeds of this event will benefit the South River Boys & Girls Club and Grottoes Ruritan Club Scholarship fund.   Admission for adults: $5/person, children 12 and under free with a donation of new arts & crafts supplies, new or used books, games, or puzzles. Children also bring a handmade ornament to decorate our tree for a free pass to visit the caverns another day.   Candlelight tours and musical performances will be in Solomon’s Temple, the Armory, and Ballroom. light refreshments provided.   Make this holiday season special with the rare opportunity to experience musical performances and a candlelight tour of Grand Caverns.

Grottoes, Virginia  

  One of the most historical and secluded places in the United States, the Grand Caverns is a hidden gem that will tantalize the eyes and touch the heart of civil war history seekers. Grand Caverns is nestled centrally in the Shenandoah Valley in the beautiful Town of Grottoes, Virginia. The Caverns were discovered accidentally during the early 1800’s and since have continuously been open to the public. The caverns offer fascinating formations including stalactites, stalagmites, columns, and flowstone. Most unique however, are the extraordinary cave shield formations and vertical bedding of limestone layers. Each room visited in the caverns offers a unique experience into a veiled world where history is preserved and waiting to be discovered.

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540-463-7371

Newly Renovated

Mountain-View Guest Rooms In The Heart Of The Historic Shenandoah Valley

RESERVATIONS: 1-800-466-8356 I-64 AND NORTH LEE HWY. (RT. 11) • 65 ECONO LANE LEXINGTON, VA 24450 http://www.motel6.com WE HAVE THE LOWEST RATES OF ANY NATIONAL CHAIN

The Shenandoah Mtn. Inn

“Gateway to the Highlands” In the ♥ of the George Washington Forest Beautiful Rooms, Food, Antiques All at reasonable prices 434 Shenandoah Mtn. Dr., Rt. 250 West Augusta, VA 24485 16 mi. W. of Staunton (540) 939-4164

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the Valley of the

JOLLY ROGER

SHENANDOAH D au ght er of t he S t a r s

HAGGLE SHOP

Antique & Collector’s Shop Over 1 Million Items Buy • Sell • Trade Daily Gold • Silver • Antiques Jewelry

(540) 886-9527 27 Middlebrook Ave., Staunton, VA 24401

CIVIL WAR BATTLE SITES POINTS OF SPECIAL INTEREST LIVE THEATER

3848 Stonewall Jackson Hwy. White Post, VA 22663 (540) 869-2222 • Fax: (540) 869-0951 Web Site: www.dinosaurland.com

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Mary Baldwin College

  The historic city of Staunton is conveniently located in the heart of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley between the Blue Ridge and the Allegheny Mountains is a must for every visitor to Virginia.   A guided or self-guided walking tour through five National Historic Districts will transport you through Staunton’s 250-year heritage. Staunton has one architectural advantage over most of other small towns in the Shenandoah Valley: it was unscathed in the Civil War, and many of its 18th and early 19th century homes and buildings still stand and are wonderfully preserved. There are more than sixty shops and twenty restaurants packed into the architecturally-rich and compact downtown. This compact urban area still retains its l9th-century charm and “Main Street” ambience. Although Staunton was founded in 1747, most of the buildings date from the “boom” years between 1860 and 1920. Downtown Staunton, one of Virginia’s finest collections of Victorian era architecture.   Relax and unwind at a hospitable hotel, Inn or Bed and Breakfast. Staunton’s historic charm and warm hospitality will make your visit an unforgettable excursion into America’s past.

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

Frontier Culture Museum

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Tourist Accommodations

STAUNTON Ashton Country House B&B   1205 Middlebrook Ave........................... 885-3001 Best Western, I-81, Exit 222........................885-1112 Budget Motel, 816 Greenville Ave............. 887-1214 Comfort Inn, I-81, Exit 222........................ 886-5000 Coral Gardens B&B, 216 W. Frederick St..885-6556 Days Inn, I-81, Exit 225.............................. 248-0888 Days Inn, I-81, Exit 217.............................. 337-3031 Econo Lodge, I-81, Exit 222....................... 885-5158 Econo Lodge, I-81, Exit 213....................... 337-1231 Frederick House, 28 N. New St.................. 885-4220 Hampton Inn, I-81, Exit 220....................... 886-7000 Hampton Inn, I-64, Exit 91......................... 213-9500 Holiday Inn, I-81, Exit 225......................... 248-6020 Howard Johnson, 268 N. Central Ave......... 886-5330 Inn at Old Virginia,1329 Commerce Rd..... 248-4650 Knights Inn, I-81, Exit 227......................... 248-8981 Microtel Inn, I-81, Exit 222........................ 887-0200 Montclair B&B, 320 N. New St.................. 885-8832 Motel 6, I-81, Exit 225.................................248-5111 Olde Staunton Inn, 260 N. Lewis St........... 886-0193 Ramada Express, I-81, Exit 227................. 248-8981 Red Roof Inn, I-81, Exit 222...................... 885-3117 Relax Inn, I-81, Exit 217............................. 337-0207 Sleep Inn, I-81, Exit 222............................. 887-6500 Stonewall Jackson Hotel, 24 S. Mkt. St...... 885-4848

• Featuring • Fresh Cut Steaks - Pork Chops Seafood - Country Ham Soups - Pies and Breads Kathy’s offers an extensive breakfast menu which is served all day, along with daily lunch specials, a great lunch and dinner menu is also offered. Open Sunday through Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

705 Greenville Ave., Staunton, VA 540 885 4331 www.Kathys-Restaurant.com

Points of Interest

Blackfriars Playhouse, 35 S. New St.......... 851-1733 Frontier Culture Museum   I-81, Exit 222......................................... 332-7850 R.R. Smith Center for History & Art   20-22 S. New St...................................... 886-8755 Staunton Visitors Center, 35 S. New St...... 332-3971 Woodrow Wilson Birthplace & Library   Coalter & Frederick Sts.......................... 885-0897

Restaurants

American Cafe, 125 S. Augusta St............. 885-0177 Baja Bean Co., 9 W. Beverley St................ 885-9988 Beverley Restaurant, 12 E. Beverley St...... 886-4317 Byers Street Bistro, 18 Byers St................. 887-6100 Chili’s Bar & Grill, 1025 Richmond Rd..... 887-0082 Clocktower Tavern, 27 W. Beverley St....... 213-2403 Cracker Barrel, 1316 Jefferson Hwy........... 885-7550 Daily Grind Coffeehouse, 32 N. New St.... 887-0005 Depot Grille, 42 Middlebrook Ave............. 885-7332 Dining Room, 29 N. Augusta St................. 213-0606 Edelweiss, I-81, Exit 213............................ 337-1203 Emilio’s Italian, 23 E. Beverley St.............. 885-0102 Kathy’s, 705 Greenville Ave....................... 885-4331 Luigi’s Pizza, 111 N. Augusta St................ 886-5016 Mill Street Grill, 1 Mill St.......................... 886-0656 Mrs. Rowe’s Restaurant, I-81, Exit 222...... 886-1833 Red Lobster, 1477 Greenville Ave.............. 887-7582 Shenandoah Pizza, 19 E. Beverley St......... 213-0008 Staunton Grocery, 105 W. Beverley St....... 886-6880 The Dining Room, 29 N. Augusta St.......... 213-0606 Wright’s Dairy Rite, 346 G-ville Ave......... 886-0435 Zynodoa, 115 E. Beverley St...................... 885-7775

Campgrounds

Shenandoah Valley KOA Kampground   I-81, Exit 227, Rt. 781, Verona............... 248-2746 Walnut Hills, I-81, Exit 217........................ 337-3920 35


Rocky’s Gold, Silver & Antique Center

The Candle & Gift Shop Yankee, Colonial, Wood Wick and Soy Wax Candles

  Rocky’s Gold, Silver & Antique Center is a store like no other! Rocky’s offers sterling silver flatware, both new and estate. Sterling Christmas ornaments, hollowware, stainless and silver plate. Our Jewelry Department carries everything from a $3 sterling toe ring to a 3 carat diamond solitaire ring. Beautiful three stone rings, earrings and anniversary band always at wholesale prices. The Antique Center showcases the best antiques in the Shenandoah Valley.   Conveniently located on Route 11 just off Exit 235, I-81, Weyers Cave. If you are planning a trip to our area be sure to allow time to stop by. With many nearby attractions, it is well worth your time.

Large Display of

Dept. 56 Snowbabies & Snowbunnies (many retired pieces @ 40% off)

208 Laurel Hill Rd., Suite 116 Exit 227 off I-81, Verona 540-248-4759 540-886-1534

Nu-Beginning Farm

“Bringing Quality Goodness From Our Family To Yours”

Vegetables • Baked Goods Herbs • Pickles • Jams CSA Memberships • Classes

240 N. Central Ave., Suite 4 Staunton, VA www.NuBeginningFarm.com

VERONA ANTIQUES AND

Flea Market 18+ Vendors offering Antiques, Collectibles, and a large variety of useful items. Lower Overhead Means Lower Prices. Open Thurs-Sun 9-5 Located across from Firehouse on Rt. 11 in Verona (540) 248-3532 36


Kathy’s Restaurant

Staunton’s Historic Attractions & Museums

  Armed with a Historic Staunton Foundation Walking Tour map, Staunton is best explored by foot. The visitor can stroll leisurely into the past surrounded by examples of Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate, Chateauesque, Queen Anne, and Georgian Revival architecture.   On Beverley Street in the city center stands Trinity Episcopal Church surrounded by its colonial graveyard. The first Augusta Parish Church was built on this site in 1763. The present church, a distinguished example of early Gothic Revival architecture, was begun in 1855.   Staunton is the home of the Frontier Culture Museum, an international living history facility depicting working farms and traditional cultures of 17th, 18th, and 19th century England, Germany, Northern Ireland, and America, and the birthplace of the nation’s 28th President. The beautiful Woodrow Wilson Birthplace and research library, overlooking the old town is open year round for tours. Enjoy a night of theater at the Blackfriars Playhouse, the only re-creation in the world of Shakespeare’s legendary indoor theatre. Also an art lover should not miss the gallery of the Staunton Augusta Fine Arts Center at the R. R. Smith Center for History & Art.   The Gypsy Hill Park is a major attraction with golf course, Lake Tams, duck pond, bandstand for free Monday night concerts by the Stonewall Brigade Band in the summer, and ballpark that is home to the Staunton Braves.  Staunton is a shopper’s delight, too. Award-winning restorations of Victorian storefronts in the Beverley and Wharf Historic Districts now house shops for antiques, crafts, gifts, books, gourmet foods, specialty clothing, and much more.

  One of the Shenandoah Valley’s great finds is located in Staunton. Known as the restaurant “so good” she put her name on it. Kathy’s is located at 705 Greenville Ave. Everyone knows that when you find out where the locals go, that is the place to be!   With over 26 years at this location, locals and tourists will tell you that a better pancake cannot be found. Kathy’s offers an extensive breakfast menu which is served all day, along with daily lunch specials, a great lunch and dinner menu is also offered.   Real food, real people, a real delight! Be sure to pickup a bag of the pancake mix as you leave. If you’re visiting the area, make it a must to go to Kathy’s.

Staunton Visitors Center

  Stop in while you are browsing Historic Downtown Staunton, to get information on attractions and events happening while you are visiting. Open 9:30 AM-5:30 PM 35 South New Street Staunton, VA 540-332-3971 • 800-342-7982 www.visitstaunton.com 37


Mill Street Grill

The Wharf Historic District

  The area of Staunton surrounding the railroad station is known as The Wharf, a curious name for a neighborhood that is nowhere near a wharf! In fact, the name is an historical one dating to the 19th century. The warehouses in this neighborhood reminded people of buildings that you might see along a wharf. In Staunton’s case, the railroad acts in same manner as a wharf, and in fact, the neigh-borhood’s old warehouses really do look like those that one might see along the waterfront of a port city.   The Wharf Historic District harks to the days when the railroad changed Staunton from a rural village to a center of commerce. Since 1972 the Wharf Historic District has been on the National Register of Historic Places, and its depot and other preserved buildings houses restaurants, antique shops and specialty boutiques.

“A Staunton Tradition”

  At Mill Street Grill we try to balance good quality food with fast fun efficient service, all in the cozy confines of a turn of the century flourmill. Since opening in 1992, our goal has been to be the most consistent restaurant in the area. Our large number of repeat customers will attest to that fact. At the Mill, no one is a stranger. We treat you better than family, we feed you well, but we don’t ask you to do the dishes. We’ll tailor your evening to suit you if it can be done, and is reasonable, we try to be accommodating. Don’t be shy...WE’RE NOT! So give us a shot, you won’t regret it. Just remember, “There is nothing run-of the-mill about Mill Street Grill”.

Trolley at the Staunton Visitors Center

  We think you’ll find our free trolley the ideal way to get around downtown. The trolley stops at the Staunton Visitors Center for pickup at 15 minutes and 45 minutes after every hour. The Trolley makes a continuous loop around the downtown, Wharf area and out to Gypsy Hill Park once every 30 minutes. Hours: 10:00 am -10:00 pm Mon-Sat (May-Dec) 10:00 am-6:00 pm Mon-Sat (Jan-Apr) Fees: Free. 35 S. New Street. 540-332-3971.

• Steaks • Ribs • Salads • • Sandwiches • Pasta • Seafood • • Fresh Baked Breads • Best BBQ Ribs in the Valley Serving the Valley for over 22 years Mon.-Thurs. 4-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 4-10:30 p.m. Serving Brunch 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m./winter Sun. 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m./summer 540-886-0656 1 MILL ST. • STAUNTON, VA

The Community Market

Antiques, Collectibles & Thrift Items 707 Richmond Ave., Staunton 540-476-0500 • Tues-Sat 10-5 thecommunitymarket@mail.com

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Betsy Bell Park

Visit the AMA Museum at Ft. Defiance

525 Betsy Bell Road, Staunton Hours: 6:00AM - 11:00PM

  Betsy Bell Wilderness Park offers a magnificent view of the Shenandoah Valley from its observation platform (elev. 1,959 feet), which looks due east toward Waynesboro and the Blue Ridge Mountains. The summit has minimal picnic facilities, in addition to the observation platform, and may be reached by turning onto Betsy Bell Road from Greenville Avenue (Route 11). Where the pavement ends and turns into a gravel surface, you may turn left onto a gravel access road that winds up the western face of the mountain to the top. Drivers are advised that, while maintained at least annually, the road is narrow, often steep and loose-packed. Please exercise caution. The gravel road continues down the eastern face of the mountain, returning to the entrance, but this section is not maintained and is not passable to motor vehicles. Mountain bikers may wish to test their endurance by tackling the entire length of the access road. It offers a difficult climb, a breathtaking view, and an exciting downhill run. Hikers will find a welcome natural area to explore and may catch a glimpse of the deer herd which haunts the slopes.   Note that the road up Betsy Bell is quite steep and rough. It is not recommended that small cars or those with low clearance attempt the climb. Four-wheel drive vehicles are recommended.

  The Augusta Military Academy Museum is located in the 130-year-old home of the school’s founder, Professor Charles S. Roller. The dwelling was constructed just after the Civil War and has been restored to the interior and exterior look of the late 1800s. Those interested in architecture and construction will find a small display of 19th Century construction techniques.   The house sits in a grove of old trees next to the stately barracks which housed academy cadets beginning in 1915 until the school closed in 1984. The site is on the US Interior Department’s National Register of Historic Places. The museum is open Tuesday thru Sunday 10 ‘til 4.

Visit the

AMA MUSEUM Historic uniforms, weapons, trophies, troops march in stirring videos!!

Fort Defiance on Route 11 6 miles N. of Staunton The depiction of a cadets life at Virginia’s oldest military preparatory school Open Tuesday thru Sunday 10 ‘til 4 No Admission Charge - Handicapped accessible 540/248-3007 - www.amaalumni.org

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Highland County Virginia

Wintertide Weekend in Highland County December 6-8, 2013

  Formed in 1847, Highland County, Virginia is often referred to as “Virginia’s Switzerland.” Known for its pristine scenic beauty and rural charm, this land is also full of vast woodlands and sheep and cattle grazing farms. Highland County, VA is located in the Allegheny Mountains between the eastern border of West Virginia and western border of the famed Shenandoah Valley. It is one of the least populated counties in the east and boasts one of the highest mean elevations of any county east of the Mississippi River. Timeless country stores, antiques, arts & crafts shops add to the charm of making Highland County special.

Discover Highland County

The Highland County Chamber of Commerce P. O. Box 223 Monterey VA 24465 (540) 468-2550 www.highlandcounty.org

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  Join us this holiday season and celebrate an old fashioned Christmas in Highland County in the mountains of Western Virginia. Browse in our area’s nostalgic setting . . . slow your pace and enjoy relaxed shopping and dining in a charming mountain community.   A weekend of Holiday Treasures Market and Open House at The Highland Center, 10 am to 5 pm. An artisan’s market highlighting local creations from wool to wood, jams to cakes, and everything in between. Artists’ studios will be open.   Annual Tree lighting service on December 7th at 6 pm on the Courthouse lawn. Includes a seasonal musical program, angel tree, a traditional Christmas story and refreshments to follow.


Fishersville

Valley Heritage Shoppes

  Fishersville is a small community located halfway between the cities of Staunton and Waynesboro. Fishersville has the distinction of being the home of Augusta Health, one of the top 100 community hospitals in America. Opened in 1994, Augusta Health is the successor to two fine hospitals in Staunton and Waynesboro -- both long known for outstanding service.   Fishersville is also the location of the Augusta County Public Library and Woodrow Wilson Rehab Center. Fishersville is one of the most convenient communities you will find, being only 5-6 miles from either Staunton or Waynesboro city limits. Fishersville gives easy access to interstates 64 and 81, and has four lanes of Rt. 250 running right through the middle of it. It takes more than just convenience to make a community. Fishersville has managed thus far to maintain its rural character, despite rapid growth.   In Fishersville, you will find lovely mountain views, specialty shops, restaurants, and a modern hotel. There are housing opportunities with three major residential subdivisions, and Augusta Expoland, one of the Shenandoah Valley’s entertainment centers, that hosts the Augusta County Fair and many other events throughout the year.   All in all, if you plan to live in Augusta County, there are few places that offer a finer style of living than Fishersville.

Book Shoppe New, Used & Hard-to-Find (Fiction, Non-fiction, Civil War, & More)

Gift Shoppe Candles & Home Décor Locally Hand-crafted Items Collectible Trolls & Plush Wind Chimes & Flags Coffee, Tea, Jellies & Preserves Soup, Dip, & Dessert Mixes Ready-to-Finish Furniture

Accommodations

FISHERSVILLE Hampton Inn, Exit 91, I-64......................... 213-9500

2296 Jefferson Hwy, Ste 104 Waynesboro, VA 22980 Rt 250 West next to Miniature Golf

Restaurants

Chang Xing Chinese Restaurant   30 Windward Dr...................................... 946-9188 Mi Rancho Mexican   1845 Jefferson Hwy................................ 943-4505 Tony’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant   32 Windward Dr...................................... 943-9493

540-221-4577

Points of Interest

Tue – Sat 10 am – 6 pm

Augusta County Public Library   1759 Jefferson Hwy................................ 949-6354 Augusta Expoland, 277 Expo Rd................ 943-3976 Viette Gardens, 994 Long Meadow Rd....... 943-2315 41


Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Waynesboro is known for many attractions, but mainly for the people. The townspeople have a sincerity, which combined with a friendly, helpful nature, welcomes visitors and makes them feel at home. This has been true since the establishment of Waynesboro in 1797. The town was named for General Anthony Wayne, a hero of the Revolutionary War. The railways cross in Waynesboro, which made it a great industrial location.   Tour the streets that now cover the grounds of the Battle of Waynesboro. Stop at the Plumb House Museum, which was between the battle lines, and visit the Waynesboro Heritage Museum in downtown. The museum has a wonderful collection of pictures, photographs, antiques, and collectibles. The Fishburne Military School is located here, as well as the P. Buckley Moss Museum, the Wildlife Center of Virginia, and the Shenandoah Valley Art Center.   Waynesboro is near the intersecting point of the Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway, offering unlimited beauty. There is a great variety of recreational activities to enjoy. Fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, golf, horseback riding, swimming, canoe trips, and skiing are available.   The events held each year include the Virginia Fly Fishing Festival, the Soap Box Derby Classic, and the Virginia Fall Foliage Festival and Art Show.

Plumb House Museum

Shenandoah Valley Art Center

Welcome to the Quality Inn, near Fishburne Military School, P. Buckley Moss Museum, entrance to Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive.

Free Continental Breakfast Seasonal Outdoor Pool 640 W. Broad St., Waynesboro Phone: (540) 942-1171

The Shenandoah Valley’s

Art Source

and preferred custom framer for over 2 decades

317 W. Main St., Waynesboro, VA 540-942-5566 southriverflyshop.com Guided Fly Fishing Trips for Trout and Smallmouth Bass Galvan ● Echo ● TFO ● Mystic

Valley Framing Studio & Gallery 328 W. Main St., Waynesboro 540-943-7529 www.valleyframing.com

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Tourist Accommodations WAYNESBORO

Belle Hearth B&B, 320 S. Wayne Ave....... 943-1910 Best Western Plus, Exit 94, I-64................. 942-1100 Budget Inn, 2240 W. Main St..................... 942-9551 Colony House Motor Lodge, US 250 E., Exit 99, I-64........................ 942-4156 Comfort Inn, Exit 94, I-64.......................... 932-3060 Days Inn, US 340, Exit 94, I-64.................. 943-1101 Hampton Inn, I-64, Exit 91......................... 213-9500 Holiday Inn Express, Exit 94, I-64............. 932-7170 Iris Inn B&B, Rt. 624, Exit 96, I-64........... 943-1991 Quality Inn, 640 W. Broad St...................... 942-1171 Residence Inn-Marriott, Exit 94, I-64......... 943-7426 Royal Inn Motel, 2112 W. Main St............. 949-8253 Skyline Motel, US 250 West....................... 942-5251 Speckled Trout B&B, 607 Oak Ave............ 946-4899 Super 8 Motel, US 340, Exit 94, I-64......... 943-3888 The Inn at Afton, Exit 99, I-64.................... 942-5201 Tree Streets Inn, 421 Walnut Ave................ 949-4484

Waynesboro North 340 Campground Near Monticello, Caverns, Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway; in the Shenandoah Valley. OPEN YEAR ROUND • FULL HOOK-UPS

Campgrounds

(540) 943-9573

Misty Mountain Camp Resort Rt. 250 E.....................................1-888-647-8900 Sherando Lake, Rt. 664, Exit 96, I-64 ....... 942-9965 Walnut Hills Campground US 340, Exit 217, I-81/64..................... 337-3920 Waynesboro North 340 Campground US 340 North, Exit 96, I-64.................. 943-9573

Route 340 North, Exit 96, I-64 1125 Eastside Hwy. Waynesboro, VA 22980

Points of Interest

COUNTED CROSS STITCH CUSTOM FRAMING

Blue Ridge Parkway, Northern Entrance...... 943-4716 Fishburne Military School   225 S. Wayne Ave..................................... 946-7700 P. Buckley Moss Museum   Rt. 340 S., I-64, Exit 94............................. 949-6473 Plumb House Museum, 1021 W. Main.......... 943-3943 Shenandoah Valley Art Center   126 S. Wayne Ave..................................... 949-7662 Skyline Drive, Mile 105.4............................ 999-3500 Tourist Info. Center, Exit 99, I-64................. 943-5187 Waynesboro Heritage Foundation Museum   Main St. & Wayne Ave.............................. 943-3943

CROSS STITCH STATION The Shenandoah Valley’s Only Complete Counted Cross Stitch Shop!

•  Punchneedle supplies •  Vast selection of books and charts •  Linens and specialty fabrics •  Great selection of ceramic buttons •  DMC floss, silk, hand-dyed fibers, blending filaments plus many other interesting fibers to stitch with. 1500 11th Street • Waynesboro, VA 540-943-7742 (Located directly behind Arby’s) crosstitch_adelphia1@comcast.net Mon.-Fri. 10-5; Sat. 10-4

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Restaurants

WAYNESBORO Applebees, 900 Lew DeWitt Blvd.............. 949-7300 Arby’s Restaurant, 204 Rosser Ave............ 943-2533 Basic City Lunch, 408 N. Commerce Ave. .932-1790 Boardwalk Café, 2556 Jefferson Hwy........ 941-8224 Burger King, 1535 W. Broad St.................. 943-2858 Chickpeas Restaurant, 1107 W. Main St..... 942-9711 Ciro’s Pizza, 901 Willow Oak Plaza........... 942-5169 Cracker Barrel, 101 Appletree Ln............... 942-0156 Daily Grind, 125 Lucy Lane....................... 943-7790 Domino’s Pizza, 105 Lew DeWitt Blvd...... 932-0000 Ed’s Grill, 1221 E. Main St......................... 949-0225 El Puerto, 2120 W. Main St........................ 943-5317 Gavid’s Steak House, 1501 W. Broad St..... 949-6353 Golden Corral, 51 Apple Tree Ln............... 941-2486 Green Leaf Grill, 415 W. Main St............... 949-4416 Hardee’s Restaurant, 1416 W. Main St....... 942-9798 Heritage on Main, 309 W. Main St............. 946-6166 Jo’s Place, 751 N. Delphine Ave................. 949-0221 KFC, 2007 Rosser Ave................................ 942-1329 Kline’s Dairy Bar, 1235 W. Main St........... 942-5282 Little Caesar’s, 1327-B W. Broad St........... 943-1167 Logan’s Roadhouse, 156 Lucy Ln.............. 949-9925 McAlister’s Deli, 740 E. Town Center Dr.. 409-2079 McDonald’s, 1501 W. Main St.................... 943-3949 Ming Garden, 245 Arch Ave....................... 942-8800 Mi Rancho Mexican, 408 E. Main St......... 941-5980 Outback Steakhouse, 28 Windigrove Dr..... 941-0087 Panera Bread, 1101 Red Top Orchard Rd... 949-5804 Papa John’s Pizza, 250 N. Poplar Ave........ 943-7272 Pizza Hut, 1380 W. Broad St...................... 943-9092 Plaza Azteca, 23 Windigrove Dr................. 949-4205 Purple Foot, 1035 W. Main St..................... 942-9463 Quizno’s,400 Tiffany Dr............................. 932-2022 Ruby Tuesday, 1941 Rosser Ave................. 943-1610 Scotto’s Italian, 1412 W. Broad St.............. 942-8715 Shoney’s, Rt. 340 and I-64, Exit 94............ 943-6044 Shukri’s BBQ Co., 2612 W. Main St.......... 932-2644 Sidelines Café, 115 Lucy Ln....................... 941-0007 Stella, Bella & Lucy’s, 327 W. Main St.......949-5111 Stone Soup Café, 980 W. Main St.............. 943-0084 Subway, 1500 W. Main St........................... 943-8020 Tailgate Grill, 1106 W. Broad St................. 941-8451 Tastee Freeze, 325 E. Main St.................... 942-4555 Tia Rosa, 2612 W. Main St......................... 949-6888 Waffle House, 901 Lew DeWitt Blvd......... 943-6814 Weasie’s Kitchen, 130 E. Broad St............. 943-0500 Wendy’s, 2050 Rosser Ave.......................... 943-4433

  The City of Waynesboro and the surrounding area benefit from a wide variety of social, cultural, recreational and economic opportunities. The City is located on I-64, a major east – west thoroughfare for the region. It is within several miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Shenandoah National Park, Skyline Drive and Appalachian Trail – all major tourist attractions for the Eastern section of the nation. The South River cuts through the center of Waynesboro offering recreational opportunities for fisherman and boating enthusiasts including kayakers. The City has a rich tradition in the arts including the Shenandoah Valley Art Center, and the P. Buckley Moss Museum. Local performing arts are also well established; two groups based downtown include the Waynesboro Players and the Wayne Theatre Alliance which has created the River City Radio Hour. The Wayne Theatre itself is in the midst of an historic rehabilitation. Upon completion, the theater will serve as an anchor for arts attractions to the community.

Family Thrift Store Furniture • Sporting Goods • Clothing Miscellaneous Household Goods Thrift Store: 252 Arch Ave. Waynesboro 540-949-6426

Authentic Mexican Food 23 Windigrove Drive, Waynesboro Exit 94, I-64 Open Daily for Lunch/Dinner (540) 949-4205

Office & Church: 900 B Street Waynesboro 540-943-7591

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The P. Buckley Moss Museum of Waynesboro

It is here that one can see the work of one of America’s most renowned artists, Patricia Buckley Moss. Moss’ popular art was first inspired by the scenery and the people of the Shenandoah Valley. Her images include the “Plain People” and many of the birds, animals, buildings, and sites that are native to this historic and scenic area. Visitors will discover that everything in Moss’ “friendly” art is rich in symbolism and meaning. Her almost trademark pair of Canada Geese, for example, refer to the ancient belief that these proud birds in art represent Divine Providence and loyalty (probably because they arrive with the seasons and they mate for life). A tour of Moss’ art at her Museum, besides being a beautiful experience, is a fascinating lesson in the history of all art. Admission to the Moss Museum is FREE. Guided tours are available. The museum shop sells both original and limited edition, Moss prints. The Museum is located at 150 P. Buckley Moss Drive in Waynesboro (just south of I-64, Exit 94). Visit the Museum and see how and why P. Buckley Moss paints “THE JOY OF THE SOUL.”

The P. Buckley Moss Museum of Waynesboro, Virginia, appears to be as much a part of the Shenandoah Valley as the surrounding trees, mountains, and rolling meadows. Its solid, Moravian-style, architecture and its garden-like setting reflect the heritage of the Valley of Virginia even though the building itself is a new, state-of-the-art, museum. While natural beauty abounds outside the Museum’s building, artistic beauty rules inside.

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Augusta County Railroad Museum

  The Augusta County Railroad Museum is home to three large model railroad layouts , including O (Lionel), On30, HO and N scale gauges. Augusta County Model Railroad Club members run their miniature steam and diesel locomotives through highly detailed dioramas representing city, rural, and mountain scenery. A small Thomas the Tank Engine layout is available for young children to operate on their own.   Admission to the Museum is free (donations are appreciated). The Museum is located in the Gateway Park Shopping Center at 1321 W. Broad St. in Waynesboro, and is open the second and last Saturday of the month from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. During the winter holiday season, the Museum is open the Friday after Thanksgiving and every Saturday (from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM) and Sunday (from 1 PM to 4:30 PM) until New Years.

The Wildlife Center of Virginia, hospital for native wildlife, teaching the world to care about and care for wildlife and the environment. 1800 S. Delphine Ave., Waynesboro.

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Waynesboro Heritage Museum

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  Who isn’t captivated by the drama of the Civil War or enthralled by the memories held on the grounds of historic sites? For the history buff in you, Waynesboro holds some valuable treasures. The Waynesboro Heritage Museum, houses permanent galleries of relics from the town’s founding and history of industries, educational institutions, and more. Permanent panels within each gallery reiterate the City’s history from the early Teesville and early namesake of Waynesboro.   The pleasant journey begins with a welcome to Waynesboro, a gift shop and history of the building itself. The museum is located at the corner of Main Street and Wayne Avenue. The hours of operation are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Tues.-Sat.

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There is an eclectic mix of vintage to new. Kitchenwares, Great Jewelry, Furniture, Va. Metalcrafters and much more. Come by and see what all the dealers have.

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Pioneer Farm at Humpback Rocks

Blue Ridge Parkway

  The Blue Ridge Parkway, sometimes called “America’s Favorite Drive”, is the most visited unit of America’s National Park System. A drive down the Parkway provides stunning, long range vistas and close-up looks at the natural and cultural history of the southern Appalachian mountains. It is designed as a drive-awhile and stop-awhile experience, so please don’t be in a hurry.   The 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway intersects with the Skyline Drive at Afton Mountain in Waynesboro. It connects the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to the Great Smokey Mountain National Park in North Carolina and Tennessee. The Blue Ridge Parkway is a toll-free National Park which offers a spectacular view, quiet, leisurely travel along the mountain crests, and many recreational activities. The numerous pulloffs along the road offer beautiful outlooks perfect for photographs, campgrounds, picnic areas, and hiking trails.   The most famous of hiking trails on the Blue Ridge Parkway is the Appalachian Trail, but there are many others in order to suit everyone. Peaceful meadows strewn with an abundance of native flowers such as azalea and dogwood can be easily discovered. Just off the exits, antique and craft shops, resorts, inns, hotels, rental homes, cabins, caverns, historical museums, and restaurants to suit all are located.   Open year round to enable visitors to enjoy all four seasons, the Blue Ridge Parkway attracts 24 million people annually, and the numbers are growing steadily.   The park information number at 828298-0398 is your best source for up-to-date information on special events, blooms, or temporary closures due to weather conditions or construction.

Rockfish Gap Tourist Information Center

The Rockfish Gap Information Center represents the entire State of Virginia, while featuring brochures, maps of attractions, lodging and dining facilities, and events of the Shenandoah Valley. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. I-64, Exit 99 (atop Afton Mountain) 540-943-5187

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Everything the Blue Ridge has to offer from the Shenandoah Valley to North Georgia and all points in between.

  At Humpback Rocks the National Park Service has recreated a typical mountain farm as it might have appeared shortly before the turn of the century. This site was originally a Land Grant tract, dispensed by the Governor of the Commonwealth to induce pioneers to settle the Blue Ridge Mountains and establish the border of the Western Frontier. Later this tract became known as the William J. Carter Farm, when he purchased it for $3.00 per acre, Confederate money. The original buildings have long since disappeared, but were replaced by other authentic pioneer buildings moved here from nearby and reassembled. The farm is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway near mile post five.   Access to the US Forest Service’s Sherando Lake is nearby, and a picnic area is located a few miles down the Parkway.

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Nelson County

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  On the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Nelson County is located an easy 30 miles from the cities of Charlottesville, Lynchburg and Staunton. Bordered on the west by the Blue Ridge Parkway and on the east by the James River, making for a varied topography ranging from rugged mountainous terrain to gently sloping river banks.   The Blue Ridge Mountains, George Washington National Forest, Crabtree Falls, the James River: you’re invited to experience adventure in this 471-square mile playground of unspoiled natural beauty. Take time to explore Nelson County by car, bicycle, boat, or on foot. Tour a vineyard or an orchard, fish in well-stocked trout streams, rest at a country inn, visit unique shops and attractions, meet talented artisans, and of course, take in the sublime scenery. Treat yourself to Wintergreen Resort, where every season creates a new menue of activities and indulgences-from golf and tennis and skiing, to nature walks and spa repose. Rich in history, Nelson County is home to such 18th and 19th century treasures as Woodson’s Mill and the elegantly restored Oak Ridge estate.

Antiques, Collectibles Wine & Cheese, April Cornell Products Fine Art, Furniture, Jewelry, Gifts, Special Foods, Sweet Treats and much more! Open Everyday 10-5 Located at the intersection of Rts. 250 & 151, 3 miles east of Exit 99, I-64 at the foot of Afton Mountain. 540-456-6112

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Near Wintergreen Resort Valley Green Center Rt 151, 2773 Rockfish Valley Hwy Nellysford, Virginia 434-361-9316 Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4 A co-operative effort by dozens of local and regional artists!

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Sherando Lake

  The Sherando Lake Recreation Area, a very popular destination in the Blue Ridge Mountains that offers family camping, group camping, family picnic sites, a group picnic area, swimming and a sand beach, fishing and hiking.   A 25 acre lake offers opportunities for swimming in a designated area with sand beach, fishing and boating, just a short walk across the road from the group picnic shelter. The swimming area has no lifeguards, so visitors swim at their own risk. Fishing is in stocked waters in spring and fall and visitors are responsible for having the appropriate state licenses and National Forest stamp prior to fishing.   During the season between Memorial Day to Labor Day, evening campfire programs are conducted on Friday and Saturday evenings at the amphitheater for campers and area visitors.   The nearest groceries and gas are located in Stuarts Draft, about a 15 minute drive from Sherando Lake Recreation Area. Ice and vending machines are available at the beach bathhouse pavilion. Cellular phone service is not reliable due to the area location, but a pay phone is available on site.   From Interstate 64: Take exit 96 off Interstate 64. Go South on State Rt. 624. The road number changes to State Rt. 664 at Lyndhurst. Continue South on State Rt. 664 approximately 8 miles to the entrance.

  Stuarts Draft has long been known as the “Hub of Augusta County”, which is home to many major industries such as Hershey Chocolate, Hollister, McKee Foods, and Target Distribution Center to name a few. The business district is mainly located along the sprawling Route 340 which leads through the area. From farm land to shopping centers and specialty stores, Stuarts Draft offers a great opportunity for visitors to browse and shop. Your visit will be a relaxing experience to remember.

Restaurants

STUARTS DRAFT Arby’s, 2566 Stuarts Draft Hwy.................... 338-3962 Ciro’s Pizza, 28 Windmill Square................. 337-4798 Dairy Queen, 2647 Stuarts Draft Hwy.......... 337-4115 Domino’s, 2927 Stuarts Draft Hwy............... 337-4200 Donut Delight, 2717 Stuarts Draft Hwy........ 337-2526 El Gran Puerto, 62 Draft Ave........................ 324-0101 Eldelweiss Restaurant, Exit 213, I-81........... 337-1203 Great Wall Chinese Restaurant   2576 Stuarts Draft Hwy............................ 337-5008 Hardee’s, 2578 Stuarts Draft Hwy................ 337-3234 Old School House Restaurant   116 Draft Ave........................................... 337-2333 Peking China II   2857 Stuarts Draft Hwy............................ 337-3886 Sam’s Hot Dogs   2347 Stuarts Draft Hwy............................ 337-0733 Sanzone’s Italian   2897 Stuarts Draft Hwy............................ 337-3373 Scotto’s Trattoria   2691 Stuarts Draft Hwy............................ 324-3950 Subway, 2857 Stuarts Draft Hwy.................. 337-2053

Stuarts Draft Antique Mall ANTIQUES • COLLECTIBLES FINE USED FURNITURE Open Daily 10-5, Sun. 12-5   3304 Stuarts Draft Hwy.   Stuarts Draft, VA   (540) 946-8488

Campgrounds

Shenandoah Acres Campground   348 Lake Rd............................................. 324-1031 Walnut Hills Campground, Rt. 340 S............ 337-3920

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RIDE THE BACKROADS and Discover The Shenandoah Valley

  The Shenandoah Valley features picture-perfect postcard farms and inns, tucked in historic downtowns and nestled along country roads. With easy access to backcountry hiking, bicycling, and skiing, it is an ideal place to launch your next outdoor adventure. History runs deep in the valley, from Civil War battlefields to “living museums” with costumed interpreters. Charming downtowns beckon with a variety of dining and cultural amenities.

Cyrus McCormick Farm and Workshop

  The McCormick Farm, also known as Walnut Grove, was the family farm of Cyrus Hall McCormick, who improved and patented the mechanical reaper and “brought about the greatest revolution in farming since the invention of the plow.” From a meager beginning in a small blacksmith shop in Steeles Tavern evolved a company that would grow to become one of the world’s manufacturing giants, the International Harvester Company.  A restored blacksmith shop, gristmill and musuem are open to the public and provide a look at McCormick the man and his invention. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; admission is free.   Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962, the McCormick Farm is owned by Virginia Tech and the historic core is open to the public. The farm is located in northern Rockbridge County and southern Augusta County, Virginia.   To reach the McCormick Farm, take Exit 205 off I-81 at Raphine onto Rt. 606. The farm is approximately one mile east of the interstate. 51


Lexington

  Lexington’s historic past has been so well preserved that it offers visitors a step back in time. The Stonewall Jackson House has been restored and refurbished with many of his possessions to become a museum of his life. Tours are available daily. There is also a restored garden and a gift shop. The Lee Chapel and Museum is located on the campus of Washington & Lee University. Built in 1867, it contains the family crypt, many personal belongings, and Lee’s office, preserved as he left it in 1870. The George C. Marshall Museum and library is another popular attraction. The museum contains photomurals and numerous artifacts which are employed in depicting the life and times of General Marshall. There is also an electric map which details the course of WWII, and a display of General Marshall’s Nobel Peace Prize and Academy Award Oscar. The Virginia Military Institute Museum has Stonewall Jackson’s horse, Little Sorrell, on display. It also highlights such VMI professors and alumni as Stonewall Jackson, Mathew Fontaine Maury, and George C. Marshall. The Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery is the site of a statue portraying General Jackson, done by Edward Valentine. Jackson himself, members of his family, a number of Lexington’s leading statesmen, and more than 100 Confederate soldiers are buried in these walls.   Included in the history of Lexington is a deep regard for education. It is the home to Washington & Lee University and Virginia Military Institute.   There are plenty of recreational activitives in Lexington. The Virginia Horse Center is nearly 400 acres of rolling foothills, offering horse shows, events, educational seminars, and even sales. The Goshen Pass is renowned for it’s serene beauty and solitude. It is a three mile long mountain gorge, which offers white water canoeing, fishing, hiking, and picnic areas.   Accommodations are plentiful in historic Lexington, so visit here and take a step back in time.

The Historic Stonewall Jackson House, Garden, and Museum Shop.

Washington and Lee University, founded in 1749, is named for two of the most influential men in American history.

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Founded in 1839, Virginia Military Institute is the oldest state-supported military college in the United States.


Stonewall Jackson House

Accommodations LEXINGTON

  The museum’s goal is to preserve Jackson’s

Alexander-Withrow House   3 W. Washington St.......................................463-2044 Best Western-Lexington Inn, I-64, Exit 55.......458-3020 Best-Western at Hunt Ridge, I-64, Exit 55.......464-1500 Budget Inn, I-81, Exit 180, US 11 S.................291-2896 Comfort Inn, I-64, Exit 55............................... 463-7311 Country Inn & Suites, I-64, Exit 55..................464-9000 Days Inn, I-81, Exit 195 ...................................463-9131 Days Inn, I-64, Exit 88, Rt 60 W. ....................463-2143 Days Inn, I-81, Exit 205, Raphine....................377-2604 Hampton Inn Col Alto, 401 E. Nelson St.........463-2223 Holiday Inn Express, I-64, Exit 55...................463-7351 Howard Johnson Inn, I-81, Exit 195 ................463-9181 Llewellyn Lodge, 603 S. Main St. ...................463-3235 Lexington Lodge, 820 S. Main St. ...................463-2739 Maple Hall Inn, I-81, Exit 195 .........................463-2044 McCampbell Inn, 11 N. Main St. .....................463-2044 Motel 6, I-64, Exit 55........................................463-7371 Quality Inn & Suites, I-81, Exit 195.................463-6400 Wingate Inn, I-64, Exit 55................................464-8100

former home and its collections, and to educate the public by interpreting the life, character, and times of Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson. Special emphasis is placed upon his life as a professor, church leader, businessman, husband, and community leader during the decade that he lived in Lexington and taught at the Virginia Military Institute before the American Civil War.   Since 1954, Jackson’s Lexington home, located a block east of Main Street, has been a museum and historic site. In 1979 the house was carefully restored to its appearance at the time of the Jacksons’ occupancy. The house, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is furnished with period pieces, including many of Jackson’s personal possessions, and is open to the public for guided tours of the period rooms. The house is owned and operated by the Virginia Military Institute.

Restaurants

Berky’s Restaurant 2516 N. Lee Hwy.................463-3478 Bistro On Main, 8 N. Main St..............................464-4888 Brix, 4 E. Washington St...................................464-3287 Café Michel, 640 N. Lee Hwy.......................... 464-4119 Country Cookin’, 54 Comfort Way...................463-3044 Fairfield Diner, 33 Soapy Place, Fairfield.........377-9492 Fancy Hill Restaurant, I-81, Exit 180-A...........291-4455 Lexington Restaurant, 810 S. Main St..............463-5844 Macado’s. 30 N. Main St..................................464-8201 Niko’s Grille, 167 S. Main St...........................464-9499 Pink Cadillac Diner, I-81, Exit 180...................291-2378 Redwood Restaurant, 898 N. Lee Hwy.............463-2168 Sheridan Livery Inn, 35 N. Main St..................464-1887 Southern Inn, 37 S. Main St..............................463-3612 The Palms, 101 W. Nelson St. ......................... 463-7911 The Red Hen, 11 E. Washington St...................464-4401 Tong Dynasty, 110 S. Jefferson St....................463-2002 Tuscany, 24 N. Main St.....................................463-9888 Waffle House, 8 Maury River Rd.....................463-6223

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Campgrounds

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Crabtree Falls Campground   I-81, Exit 205, Rt. 56, Tyro...........................337-2066 James River Recreation Area   I-81, Exit 188, Natural Bridge Sta................291-2727 Lee-Hi Campground, Exit 195, US 11 N..........463-3478 Long’s Campground   I-64, Exit 55, Rt. 39 W..................................463-7672 Montebello Camping & Fishing Resort   I-81, Exit 205, Rt. 56, Montebello................377-2650 Natural Bridge KOA, I-81, Exit 180.................291-2770

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Points of Interest

George C. Marshall Museum   VMI Grounds............................................... 463-7103 Lee Chapel & Museum, VMI Grounds............ 463-8768 Lexington Visitors Bureau   102 E. Washington St................................... 463-3777 Natural Bridge Zoo   Exits 175 & 180, I-81, Rt. 11....................... 291-2420 Stonewall Jackson House   8 E. Washington St....................................... 463-2552 VMI Museum, I-81, Exit 191.......................... 464-7232 Virginia Horse Center, I-64, Exit 55................ 463-7060 Virginia Safari Park, Exit 180, I-81................. 291-3205

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Visit Lexington and Rockbridge County

  However, if dining is your destination, and you want it done right, Lexington can delight any palate. See sites and sights that are among the most special in all of Southwest Virginia. Prowl fine art galleries for that perfect piece. In our shops, you’ll find just what you want.   Browse bookstores for everything from new age to the classics. Go antiquing. Complete your wardrobe. Nab those oneof-a-kind sundries and notions that make the perfect gift. Find not only what you want but also what you need. Bed and breakfast or spend the night in historic accom-modations. Discover why Lexington is the biggest small town you’ll ever encounter.

  Not all small towns are created equal. Some are merely small. Lexington has preserved its small town feel, while adding unique boutique shopping and dining experiences. When Hollywood looked to capture the charm of 19th century America for “Sommersby,” they chose Downtown Lexington, and when “Gods and Generals” sought the essence of Civil War military bearing, they selected the historic campus of Virginia Military Institute.

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Accommodations

Buena Vista

BUENA VISTA

A Keep At Elephant Mountain   2631 Edgewood Rd................................. 261-1141 Budget Inn, 617 W. 29th St.......................... 261-2156 Buena Vista Motel, 447 E. 29th St............... 261-2138

Restaurants

  Situated between the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Alleghany Mountains, and the Maury River is the City of Buena Vista. If your expectations include commanding views and a relaxing atmosphere, you won’t be disappointed. But you can expect a lot more…A vibrant business community, fantastic events, and an abundance of recreational opportunity already exist in Buena Vista. But we are working hard everyday to make Buena Vista an even better place to own a business, make a home, or take a weekend trip. Take a look around and we are sure that you’ll agree that good views are just the beginning.   With access to natural areas near by such as the Appalachian Trail, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and over 58,000 acres of National Forest, there is no shortage of opportunity for exploration in the open air. In addition to the great outdoors, Buena Vista offers developed recreational areas. Glen Maury Park consists of 315 acres of scenic, level and rolling land, and is owned and operated by the City of Buena Vista. There are many activities and events held throughout the year at the park. The new Vista Links provides an 18-hole, par-72 executive golf course developed by Rick Jacobson featuring all the amenities.   Take your pick... from golfing to hiking and tubing to biking, or just sightseeing, Buena Vista has something for the whole family to enjoy.

Alexander’s Ice Cream Emporium   2047 Magnolia Ave.................................. 264-0066 Canton Chinese Restaurant   2172 Sycamore Ave................................. 261-1886 Domino’s Pizza, 2378 Beech Ave.................261-1111 Don Tequila Mexican Restaurant   2255 Beech Ave....................................... 264-0041 “Frank’s” For The Memories   2117 Magnolia Ave.................................. 261-5553 Hardee’s, 2891 Beech Ave........................... 261-3353 Kenney’s, 1518 Magnolia Ave..................... 261-2592 Nick’s Italian Kitchen   1314 Magnolia Ave.................................. 261-7992 Original Italian Pizza Restaurant   2055 Magnolia Ave.................................. 264-0029 Subway, 605 W. 29th St............................... 261-1609 Todd’s Bar-B-Que, 1176 Magnolia Ave....... 261-7427

Points of Interest

Buena Vista Visitor’s Center   595 E. 29th St.......................................... 261-8004 Glen Maury Park   2039 Sycamore Ave................................. 261-7321 Southern Virginia University   One University Hill..........................800-229-8420 The Vista Links, 447 E. 29th St.................... 261-4653

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Southern Virginia University’s Main Hall is the second “grand hotel” built on the hill overlooking the town of Buena Vista. It was built in 1891, after the first hotel on the site was destroyed by fire in July of 1890. Today it is the last surviving Shenandoah Valley “boom” hotel from the 1890s period. It is a Virginia Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings.


Natural Bridge Area Attractions   Natural Bridge, one of nature’s unbelievable geological formations, is a awe inspiring sight in the daytime. Under the bridge, after dark, experience the “Drama of Creation” with music, narration, and special lighting. Along the pathway under the bridge you’ll see 1,000 year old Arbor Vitae trees, Lace Waterfalls, Lost River, and Salt Peter Mine.   The Wax Museum is a three-dimensional trip through Shenandoah Valley history. One hundred and fifty lifelike figures will delight and entertain you. This wonderful experience incorporates sound, light, animation and electronic techniques.   The Caverns of Natural Bridge originally known as Buck Hill Caves were first opened to the public on April 29, 1978. It consist of three levels where you’ll find streams, hanging gardens, flowstone cascades, stalagmites, stalactites, waterfall, totum poles, and many other formations. Ceiling heights are from 6 to 100 feet.

Natural Bridge Zoo has the most complete collection of animals in the state of Virginia. Elephant rides are available at scheduled times. Have your photo taken with a white baby tiger Memorial Day through Labor Day. Encounter mountain lions, tigers, bears, serval, zebra, antelope. Monkey around with baboon, capuchin, gibbon, lemur, macaque, and spider monkeys. You can feed herds of Giraffe, llama, goat, donkey, camel, deer, pig. Photograph rare birds such as Virginia’s first colony of flamingo.   Virginia Safari Park is Virginia’s only drive-thru zoo. The 180-acre park is home to over 1,000 exotic animals from 6 continents. You can also walk through the Safari Village, a ten acre walk-thru area. Stretch your legs and stroll along the paved walkways, with habitats the whole family will enjoy. Come see why people keep returning again and again—and bringing their friends.

The Natural Bridge, 36,000 tons of limestone at 1,160 feet above sea level, with a 90 foot span about 245 feet above Cedar Creek and a width of 50-100 feet, carries US 11 and its traffic across the wide steep ravine carved by the creek. The 450,000 cubic feet of rock making up the Bridge is over 500 million years old. 56


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December 1–Front Royal. The Celebration of Lights at the Warren Memorial Hospital provides an opportunity to honor or memorialize someone special while helping the volunteers raise money for hospital projects. When someone makes a tax-deductible donation of $5.00 or more, a light will be placed on the “Celebration of Lights” tree located near the hospital’s main entrance. Those making a single donation of $50.00 or more will be recognized in a special way with a Star Giver light, which will be placed at the top of the tree. The tree lighting ceremony includes music and refreshments. 540-636-0398. December 1–Winchester. 44th Annual Doll Auction at the Courtyard Marriott, 300 Marriott Drive. This year, one-of-a-kind dolls will be available to bid on when the auction begins at 2 pm. All proceeds from the annual event go back to the Evans Home, which provides an alternative environment for children who cannot live with their families and who would not thrive in a foster or adoptive family. 540662-8520 or http://evanshome.org. December 1–Natural Bridge. The Monacan Indian Village will demonstrate how to cook up a fall harvest feast. Interpreters in period appropriate dress cook turkey, trout, corn on the cob, corn bread and mixed berries on raised grates over an open fire, in clay and metal pots on hot stones to demonstrate how Monacans did it in the 18th century. While watching learn about hunting, fishing, agriculture, and how thanks was expressed in Monacan culture. The special activity intersects Thanksgiving and American Indian Heritage Month. 540-291-2121. December 1-5–Staunton. Gypsy Hill Park will again be aglow with holiday lights from 5-11 pm daily. 540885-4266.

December 1-6–Staunton. The Salvation Army Toy Collections at participating downtown stores. Bookworks, Blue Mountain Coffees, City National Bank, Cranberry’s Grocery and Eatery, Coffee on the Corner, Redbeard Brewing Company, Pufferbellies, and ZABB’s Beach Day Café, will be donation acceptance locations. 540-332-3865 or 1-800342-7982. December 1-22–Roanoke. “Fantasyland” is a collection of holiday scenes and mechanized figures that decorated department stores in and around the area from the 1930’s to the 1970’s, at the History Museum of Western Virginia, One Market Square. Santa will be here to tell stories, sing songs and will share his ornaments off his tree for the children to take home. Admission fee. 540-342-5770. December 1-29–Winchester. Leave a letter for Santa (with a return address and Santa will write back) in one of his special mailbox locations: War Memorial Building at Jim Barnett Park, City Hall at 15 N. Cameron Street, Visitor Center at 1400 S. Valley Road on the 1st-12th. On the 1st-29th the Annual Light Show at Clearbrook Park from 5:30-9:30 pm. Don your stocking caps and wrap those scarves tight as you take a magical stroll through this winter wonderland. Warm up in the cabin, where you might run into Santa, or with some hot chocolate and cookies. 540542-1326 or 1-877-871-1326. December 2–Staunton. Join us for the Annual Hometown Holiday Parade from 7 pm-9 pm. The route begins where North Augusta Street meets Frederick. Our public leash laws remain in effect during the event. There will be no food vendors, but many of the downtown restaurants along the parade route remain open late this night. 540-332-3865 or 1-800-342-7982. 57 (Continued on page 58)


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(Continued from page 57) December 2–Winchester. Come celebrate the fun and excitement of our holiday parade in Old Town at 7 pm. There will be bands, floats, and specialty units along with Santa. The parade route is Cameron Street to Piccadilly to left on Braddock St. to left on Cork St. and finish at Loudoun St. Don’t forget the tree lighting ceremony, immediately following the parade. Santa will walk down Rouss Avenue to the official tree lighting stand to light the tree. 540-542-1326 or 1-877-871-1326. December 2, 5–Buena Vista. Get into the holiday spirit at beautiful Glen Maury Park as it is transformed into a winter wonderland of twinkling lights on the 2nd, then on the 5th bring the whole family and celebrate the holidays at our Christmas Parade. 540-261-7321. December 5–Edinburg. Come get into the Christmas spirit at our festive Christmas Parade starting 6 pm, complete with Santa. Immediately following the parade, join us at the Mill where you can enjoy Christmas music provided by the Central High School Band. Santa will be here with goodies for the children along with hot chocolate, hot dogs, cookies. Take a hay wagon ride while singing your favorite Christmas songs. 540-984-8318. December 5-8–Waynesboro. “Little Women” presented by The Waynesboro Players, 5th-7th, 7:30 pm; 8th, 2 pm. Kate Collins Middle School, 1625 Ivy St. December 5, 31–Vinton. Annual Christmas Parade, step-off is at 7 pm, with pre and post-parade festivities at the Vinton War Memorial on the 5th. On the 31st “New Years Eve Gala” at the Vinton War Memorial, 814 Washington Avenue 8 pm-1 am. This event is for 21 years and older. BYOB. Admission fee $100.00 per couple. 540-343-1364.

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December 6–Harrisonburg. Annual Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony spreads festive cheer throughout downtown. The parade begins at 7:30 pm at the corner of Grattan and Main Street and ends at the Rockingham County office building on Gay Street. Following the parade the Mayor will light the tree in Court Square, and there will be a holiday concert performed by the JMU Marching Royal Dukes. Classic Carriage will offer carriage rides throughout downtown for $5.00 adults, $3.00 for ages 4-7 and children 3 and under are free. 540-433-9168. December 6–Woodstock. “Light up Woodstock” includes a Parade, hot chocolate, music, visits with Santa, wagon rides and more. Tree Lighting with Mayor McCleary and special guest. 540459-3621. December 6–Stanley. The Parade will be at 6:30 pm starting on Chapel Road and Santa Clause will be at the Ed Good Park directly after the parade to pass out candy to children. 540-778-3454. December 6–Lexington. Annual Christmas Parade at 6:30 pm downtown. There will be photos with Santa and the Grinch at Hopkins Green. 540-463-5375. December 6-7–Front Royal. 10th Annual Christkindlmarkt at Village Commons. Opening Procession and Ceremony: Town Crier announces the official opening of “Christkindlmarkt”, next the National Anthem, then the Mayor turns on the lights downtown. Featuring the Silent “Monks” of the Shenandoah, a lightshow, challenge of the choirs, puppet show, Hilby, the Skinny German Juggle Boy, moustache/ beard competition, pet photos w/Santa, kids activities, food, special senior’s show, an afternoon with Elvis and more for all ages. 540-622-2060.


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December 6-7–Salem. Lighting of the Christmas Tree at the Farmers Market, just before the start of the 57th Annual Christmas Parade on the 6th. Alternate date is the 9th. On the 7th Longwood Park will have a gingerbread house competition, entertainment, food, craft activities for kids and more. At the Library, kids can get their picture taken with Santa, listen to a story from Mrs. Claus, enjoy children’s activities, mail a wish list to Santa and outside enjoy hot cider/roasted chestnuts. 540-387-0267. December 6-8–Waynesboro. The artist P. Buckley Moss will be at the Museum Barn to meet the public. Located just off Exit 94, I-64, on Rt. 340 South. 540-949-5473 or 1-800-343-8643. December 6-8–Monterey. Area events: On the 6th-8th join us at the Highland Center, Spruce Street from 10 am-5 pm for the Holiday Treasures Market and Open House. An artisan’s market highlighting local creations from wool to wood, jams to cakes, and everything in between. On the 7th our Annual Tree lighting service at 6 pm on the Courthouse lawn. Includes a seasonal musical program, angel tree, a traditional Christmas story and refreshments to follow. 540-468-2550. December 6-8, 13-15–Buena Vista. Experience a live, interactive, walk-through presentation of the nativity, behind the Food Lion, 2150 E. Midland Trail. Follow Mary and Joseph as they journey to Bethlehem and experience the sights and sounds of “The Night of Miracles”. You can see the shepherds tending their flocks, visit the well, grain maker, carpenter’s shed, marketplace, census booth, the inn, and the animal pen. Finally, follow the kings’ entourage to the stable where the Christ-child is born. Along the journey you can interact with the villagers and animals. 540-261-6596.

December 6, 13, 20–Roanoke. 31st Annual SunTrust’s “Dickens of a Christmas” featuring the City’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on the 6th, from 5:30-10 pm; Haley Toyota’s Christmas Parade on the13th, from 6-10 pm; RVSPCA Pet Costume Contest on the 20th from 6-10 pm. This free, family-friendly event includes favorites like roasted chestnuts, carriage rides, street performers, and more. 540-342-2028. December 7–New Market. “Christmas on the Farm” at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War, 8895 George Collins Parkway. Visitors will be able to make tree ornaments for the Park’s tree/ for themselves and play period games. Guests may also participate in “Holiday Mail for Heroes”, which will send your letter’s to U.S. servicemen overseas. Historical interpreters will be preparing meals, soldiers’ care packages, and inside the farmhouse there will be music and storytelling. Reenactors will be encamped on the Park grounds, depicting the hardships and deprivations that soldiers experienced during Christmases far from home. At 2 pm, the Museum Theater will show “Ole Time Christmas” from the Shenandoah Valley. 866-515-1864. December 7–Waynesboro. Come celebrate the start of the holiday season with us at our “Christmas in Toyland” Parade. Sure to put you in the holiday mood with decorated floats, marching bands, cloggers and of course Santa. 540942-6644. December 7–Front Royal. “Home for the Holidays” is the theme for this year’s Christmas Parade. Local bands, businesses, organizations and Santa come to downtown. Sponsored by Downtown Front Royal. Shop locally for those extra special holiday gifts. 540-635-4111. 59 (Continued on page 60)


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(Continued from page 59) December 7–Bridgewater. 2nd Annual Weihnachtsmarkt (German Christmas Market) at Bluestone Vineyard, 4828 Spring Creek Road. Enjoy a festive market atmosphere featuring local vendors, artisans, food and wine. Bring your Christmas list or get inspired by the selection. 540-828-0099. December 7–Mt. Jackson. Outdoor Holiday Market at Cave Ridge Vineyard, 1476 Conicville Road. Sip hot mulled wine while your browse the wares of local artists and vendors at our outdoor holiday market. Caroling by the Central High School Choir. 540-477-2585. December 7–Stephens City. 6th Annual Christmas on the Commons at the Newtown Commons on Main Street. This is a social celebration for 5th grade and below, their families and friends. Events include ornament decorating for kids, the ever popular Critter Tree, fresh baked goodies and seasonal beverages for all. Music by the Aylor Middle School band, the Sherando Band and Chorus. Also the Tree Lighting Ceremony and more. 540-869-3087. December 7-8–Edinburg. When traveling the Valley shopping for your holiday gifts, you won’t want to miss Shenandoah Vineyards “Open House”. The vineyards will have snacks made from food gift items to accompany tastings of their wine. They are open every day ‘til Christmas Day. 540-984-8699. December 7-8–Harrisonburg. The Valley’s most beloved family holiday tradition for 45 Years. “Holidayfest” at James Madison University’s Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, 147 Warsaw Avenue. Featuring the Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir, JMU Symphony Orchestra, Madison Singers and Chorale, with a special guest. 540-568-7000.

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December 7-8–Roanoke. Celebrate the holidays at the Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue SW, from 10 am-5 pm on the 7th and 1-5 pm on the 8th. Train rides, take your own pictures with Santa, decorate an ornament for your tree, family friendly activities and more. 540-342-5670. December 7-8–Winchester. 37th Annual Holiday House Tour is broken into three distinct aspects: The Bough and Dough Shop at the Winchester Little Theatre, 315 West Boscawen Street, from 10 am-5 pm; Preview Party and Candlelight Tour of seven homes on South Stewart and South Washington Streets from 6-9 pm. Start your evening at the Preview Party. 540-667-3577. December 7-14–Lexington. Virginia Horse Center events: Hedrick Rodeo and Cowboy Christmas Shoot-out on the 7-8th; On the 11th-14th Charity Christmas Basket Program. We need volunteers. We want to ensure every family in the Rockbridge area has a brighter holiday and a happier new year. 540-464-2950. December 7-15–Elkton. Area events: 4th Annual Christmas Parade starting at 11 am on the 7th; On the 15th Christmas Open House at the Miller-Kite House Museum, 310 E. Rockingham Street. Live music, living history demonstrations, house tours, refreshments and more. Free event. 540-578-3046. December 7, 14, 21–Staunton. “ELFis the ELF”. Our gift card mascot will visit downtown stores, give out candy canes and treats to the kids and distribute some $10.00 gift cards. Star 94.3 will partner with SDDA on the “Find ELFis and Win,” promotion in which they broadcast ELFis’ location to listeners. Those listeners that find ELFis receive a $10.00 Gift Card. 540-332-3865 or 1-800-342-7982.


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December 8–Fishersville. Augusta Health Auxiliary’s Annual Lights of Love. This is an event where residents of the community can sponsor a light on the Christmas trees in memory or in honor of a loved one or friend. At 4:30 pm the Hospital will light the outside/Atrium trees and have special music. All proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the Gifted Care Program at the Shenandoah House on Augusta Health Campus. 540-332-4858. December 12-15, 19-23–Staunton. Lantern Tours at the Frontier Culture Museum. Tours every 30 minutes beginning at 6 pm and the last tour begins at 8 pm. By reservation only. Special admission rates apply. 540-332-7850. December 13–Lexington. Enjoy a candlelight tour of the Stonewall Jackson House, 8 East Washington Street, with costumed interpreters from 5:30-7 pm. Decorate a tree, ‘dress’ for dinner and try your hand at churning butter. Admission will be canned food to benefit the RARA Food Pantry. 540-464-7704. December 14–Grottoes. The Grottoes Ruritan Club presents caroling inside Grand Caverns from 6-8pm. Experience a special holiday memory with the rare opportunity to listen to musical performances and receive a Candle Light tour. Tours will leave the entrance building every 15 minutes and last approximately 45 minutes each. Proceeds of this event will benefit the South River Boys and Girls Club and Grottoes Ruritan Club scholarship fund. Adults $5.00, children 12 and under are free with a donation of new arts/crafts supplies or new/gently used books, games, or puzzles. Children 12 and under also bring a handmade ornament to decorate our tree for a free pass to visit the caverns another day. For more information call 540249-5705 or 1-888-430-2283.

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December 14–Winchester. Holly Jolly Old Town Celebration at the Loudoun Street Mall. Caroling, holiday activities and wagon rides. Part of the festivities is a dance. Enjoy and be merry at this family-friendly Victorian event at the First Presbyterian Church, 116 S Loudoun St. This will be a teaching ball, so no dance experience is needed. Members of the Victorian Dance Ensemble will demonstrate and teach many Victorian dances. Music by the Susquehanna Travellers. Period, casual or formal attire. 540-662-4946. December 23-31–Wintergreen. Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas and New Year’s Celebration at Wintergreen Resort. Celebrate the most magical time of the year with holiday craft workshops, Santa on the slopes, story time with Mrs. Claus. There’s a party for everyone, including the kids. Don’t forget skiing, riding and tubing. 434-325-8180. December 31–Harrisonburg. Make plans now to ring in the New Year with thousands of your friends and neighbors downtown. The activities and performances will begin at 6 pm and continue until Midnight. All of the venues are alcohol-free, and are within easy walking distance. Then at the stroke of midnight, we celebrate the dawning of a new year with a spectacular fireworks display that can be seen from the Turner Pavilion in downtown. 540-533-5561. December 31–Winchester. “First Night” is a family-friendly, nonalcoholic, New Year’s Eve celebration. One price gets you a button that allows you into all our First Night events for the entire evening. There will be kids events and all kinds of entertainment up and down the Old Town Mall area. Then the count down to the “Apple Drop” and midnight fireworks display. 540-533-5561.


Christkindlmarkt December 6th and 7th

Food • Music • Entertainment • Special Features • Silent Monks of the Shenandoah • “HILBY” The Skinny German Juggle Boy

Front Royal

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Friday 4-8 pm Saturday  9am-6pm

“Hilby”

Downtown Village Commons, Front Royal on East Main St. • 540-622-2060

Tree Lighting Ceremony after the parade

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December 2013 Shenandoah Valley Monthly Magazine