Winchester’s Holiday House Tour

The 45th Holiday House Tour hosted by the Preservation of Historic Winchester takes place tomorrow starting at noon.

The tour will feature three recently renovated homes that have never been apart of the tour before.

The festively decorated homes on West Piccadilly, South Washington, and South Stewart will be open for guided tours until 4 pm.

Tickets are currently available for sale at Kimberly’s, the Winchester Book Gallery, the Winchester Frederick County Visitors Center and the Hexagon House.

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Winchester Art and Music Festival returns

old town winchester spotlight contest

The Winchester Art and Music Festival began yesterday in downtown Winchester and is open until Sunday.

The Arts and Hearts Association is hosting the event with this year’s theme being “The Mystery of Arts Renewal.”

The “Spirituality in Art” exhibit is open to the public today and tomorrow starting at noon.

This evening will feature musical performances by world renowned pianist Lynne Mackey and classical guitarist Eugene B Smith followed by the Fellowship of the Sip Festival Party.

Tomorrow will also feature a Movie Tasting event with the Arts and Hearts association’s Movie Academy.

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SVEC Good Samaritan Award goes to Winchester resident

SVEC winter weather preparation

A Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) member receives the Good Samaritan Award.

Tina Marie Scully of Winchester is the co-founder of Froggy’s Closet, a downtown Winchester store.

Froggy’s Closet is a part of Families Reaching Out Group (FROG) that provides family mentoring and afterschool enrichment for children.

Froggy’s Closet also provides clothing, books, toys and other items for needy children.

Scully received the award from SVEC for her embodiment of the 7 Cooperative Principle of concern for community according to Brian Mosier president and CEO of the cooperative association.

SVEC has supported FROG through grants, recognizing the important role it plays in the area.

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