Frederick County resident James “Jim” Nickens holds a photo of Rep. Thomas Hale Boggs Sr. of Louisiana, for whom he worked as a staff member from 1965 until 1972. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)
The Shenandoah Arts Council at 811 S. Loudoun St. in Winchester will hold its 13th Black History Month Celebration with an exhibit by two African-American artists, Joseph Jones (above) and Tim Giles.
Frederick County resident James “Jim” Nickens was a congressional staff member from 1965 until 1987 and will give a presentation about his life on Feb. 22 in the Handley Library. He considers President Jimmy Carter (photo at center) a friend and has a keepsake photo of himself with former House Speaker Thomas P. “Tip” O'Neill Jr. (photo at top left). (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)