Kiwanis Club of Old Town

Members of the Kiwanis Club of Old Town will be participating in a Adopt A Street clean up of Mall Boulevard from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. The area is assigned to the club under Winchester’s Adopt-A-Street contact that requires participating organizations to arrange for semi-annual collections. Anyone wishing to assist in this project along with the Kiwanis will be welcome. Contact Doug Butler, 540-771-0253.

Beekeepers of the Northern Shenandoah

Beekeepers of the Northern Shenandoah monthly education meetings at the Blandy Farm Library have been canceled until further notice. BONS is continuing its monthly meetings via Zoom, however. This month’s Zoom meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday. The guest speaker will be Dr. Maggie Couvillon, a Virginia Tech entomologist. Couvillon’s topic will be “Honey Bee Foraging and the Waggle Dance.” All visitors are welcome. Visit, and scroll down to “Announcements” for the meeting link, and other information. Interested in becoming a beekeeper? There is a lot of useful information on the website. The sidebar on the homepage includes a full “library” of educational links. Classes are forming now. Sign up on the website.

Winchester Host Lions

The Winchester Host Lions Club will hold a Zoom meeting at noon today. Guest speaker will be Taylor Cuomes from the Clarke County Historical Association. If you would like to join the meeting, please send an email to:

Former state Sen. Russ Potts will speak April 13.


American Veterans (AMVETS) Post 18 and Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 9 have joined forces to better serve our local veterans and their families. John Roberts, Certified DAV Chapter Service Officer, is available to assist veterans with filing for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits, claims, and/or appeals. He can be reached at or 843-812-4473. Veterans in need can also email AMVETS Post 18 at or call Post 18 Commander Ralph Hensley at 571-232-1184.

American Veterans (AMVETS) Post 18 meets the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Post Home, 851 Green St, Stephens City. All current members and active duty, reserve, and national guard personnel and veterans who have served honorably are welcome to attend.

Winchester Rotary Club

The Winchester Rotary Club will meet at noon Thursday for an online program (email John Elrick at for the link).

Daniel Cronin will speak on Alzheimer’s disease.

Winchester Area Newcomers Club

Winchester Area Newcomers Club is a social organization for women who are new to the area or who have had recent life changes and are looking to meet new friends. The purpose of the club is to promote fellowship through a variety of social activities. Multiple interest activity groups meet monthly or seasonally throughout the year in a variety of locations.

Due to COVID restrictions, general membership meetings have been suspended until further notice, but many of our smaller group activities (such as book club and stitchers) are still being conducted via Zoom. Outdoor programs (like our walking and hiking groups) are taking place with appropriate social distancing.

More information is found at http: Click on the “contact us” link and fill in your information to be contacted.

Conservation Club scholarships

Winchester Frederick County Conservation Club, Inc. is accepting scholarship applications from college-bound Seniors from all 10 schools plus private and home-schooled seniors in the club’s membership area whose major will be in a conservation-based or related curriculum.

Four $500 Scholarships are available to award in 2021.

The Guidance Departments at the high school have the application form. A copy of the form can also be requested by mail at WFCCC — PO Box 1431, Stephens City, Va. 22655.

The deadline for submission to WFCCC is April 16.

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