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Posted: January 23, 2013

The Winchester Star

Handley Regional Library director Trish Ridgeway reads a story to (from left) Calin Smith, 4, Cassidy Smith, 6, Hailey Smith, 7, and Aidan Horton, 6, in the Handley Library children’s room. The children’s parents are Lindsey Runion and Craig Smith of Stephens City. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
Trish Ridgeway, director of Handley Regional Library, will retire in October. Here, she sits behind the frame that houses the portrait of Judge John Handley that is out for cleaning.
Trish Ridgeway, director of the Handley Regional Library, stands out in front of Handley Library on Tuesday. She plans to retire in October after 20 years. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)

WINCHESTER — Handley Regional Library director Trish Ridgeway is making it official — she is retiring effective Oct. 1.

After 20 years at the helm of the three-library system, she felt it was time…



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