Around Town


June 22, 2017 by Madison Lazenby

Who says that summer camp is just for kids? These camps in Virginia offer programs for teens up to 17 years old! Some even offer employment for teens and leadership programs! Check these summer camps out and register while you still can! Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing http://www.wilderness-adventure.com/ Wilderness Adventure is situated on 500 acres […]


June 12, 2017 by Emily Keller

If anyone is not going anywhere this summer but wants something to do then keep reading. Here in Winchester there are many things that people can do during the month of June. For example, on June 13 the 154th Anniversary Event for Second Battle of Winchester will be held at the Kernstown Battlefield starting at […]


March 8, 2017 by Madison Lazenby

International Women’s Day was established more than a hundred years ago in 1911. The holiday focuses on achievements by women around the world and this year is no exception. This year’s celebrations included a social media campaign by the International Women’s Day’s official website: #BeBoldForChange. The campaign’s goal is for everyone in the world to […]


March 6, 2017 by Sabrina Castillo

Model Train Show and Flea Market On March 11, the Winchester Model Railroad Club will hold its annual Spring show and sale. Admissions is $4 or $3 with a discount coupon that can be found at WMRRC.org. Admission for children under 12 are free. It will be held at the Moose Lodge on the second […]


January 18, 2017 by Sabrina Castillo

The Moto Moto Marimba Band Moto Moto marimba is a group of musicians: Jona Masiya and the Mawuya drummers. They will be performing Shona songs from Zimbabwe on January 19 at 7pm. It is $15 at the door. They will be performing at the Shenandoah Arts Council located at 811 S. Loudoun Street.   Handley […]


December 8, 2016 by Sabrina Castillo

Walking in a Winter Wonderland Walking in a Winter Wonderland is a Christmas light show that is perfect for the entire family. There will be a chance to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus! Hot chocolate and cookies will be available for sale. For Regular admission, ages younger than one are free. Ages two to eleven are […]


November 17, 2016 by Cara George

November 16 was truly a day to remember for Redbud first grader, Jaylen Sanders. Jaylen has been staying in Winchester with his aunt, uncle, and two cousins since the middle of May. This is because both of his parents serve in the Air Force and were both deployed at the same time. He has been […]


October 27, 2016 by Sabrina Castillo

Check out these local Haunted events. Dark Wood Manor, located in Luray, VA, is a scary theatrical interactive haunted house experience. It is open on Friday and Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m., Sunday from 7 to 10 p.m. On Halloween night, it is open from 7 to 10 p.m. General admission is $13 and […]


May 27, 2016 by Eliza Grigsby

On Friday, May 20th, dancers from the Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy performed beautifully in their annual dance recital. The show included pieces from all types of dance, including lyrical, musical theater, tap, modern and jazz. Their ballet performance was on Saturday. Each dance class goes through the same process each year. They begin with basics of […]


April 25, 2016 by Cliff Campbell


March 10, 2016 by Gwen Zirkle

At 2257 Valley Avenue, there is a small business located behind the Dairy Queen known as Blue Plate Books. Blue Plate Books is a used bookstore that buys and sells used books in great condition. They buys books Tuesday through Saturday 11AM-5PM and they are open all week from 11AM-7PM. They can be contacted through […]


March 2, 2016 by Emily Keller

Abija Blue is owned by Susan Carney. It is located in the Winchester Old Town Mall. It opened in May of 2013. The name Abija Blue was thought up by the youngest of her two sons. “It means bee in Quechua (a traditional language of the North Andes in Peru and Ecuador),” explained Carney. “The […]


February 25, 2016 by Cliff Campbell

The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley can be found on 901 Amherst Street in Winchester, VA. The museum is open year-round and the house and gardens April through October. They are all open 10 am to 4 pm, Tuesday through Sunday and closed on Mondays as well as major holidays. There are three major sections […]


February 1, 2016 by Anica Moran

Time Machine Books is located at 2913 Valley Ave Winchester, VA 22601. They are closed Monday and Sunday. Tuesday through Friday they are open from 9 to 6 and on Saturday they are open from 11- 5. Time Machine Books specialize in Science Fiction books. They give customers a rare selection in Science Fiction that […]


January 26, 2016 by Anica Moran

Abija Blue is located at 126 N Loudoun Street, Winchester, VA 22601. It is a locally owned store with amazing handcrafted items for any occasion. Abija Blue is closed Monday and open from 12-4 on Sunday. It is also open 10-5 on Tuesday through Friday. On Saturday, they are open from 10-6, giving shoppers an […]


January 22, 2016 by Anica Moran

Blue Plate Books is a used bookstore located at 2257 Valley Avenue, Winchester, VA. They have over 500,000 books to choose from. They make sure that the book is exactly what the buyer wants before they buy it. Their hours are 11-7 everyday of the week. It is a locally owned and operated store with […]


January 21, 2016 by Eliza Grigsby

On Sunday, January 17, 2016, the Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy (SCAA) Dance Ensembles performed a winter festival dance concert with Ashburn Academy of Dance in the Armstrong Concert Hall at Shenandoah University. The free performance lasted an hour and a half, with a great turnout. Both dance academies combined had 70 dancers aged 7-18. Many […]


January 15, 2016 by Eliza Grigsby

Part of the Winchester community is the amazing theater opportunities offered here for people of all ages. Shenandoah University offers many of these opportunities, such as the Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy in Old Town Winchester, the shows performed at the university’s main theater, Ohrstrom Bryant Theater, and the summer musicals performed through the Shenandoah Summer […]


January 12, 2016 by Anica Moran

Bluebells is named after a flower that resides in Great Britain. They are located at  6 West Boscawen Street, Winchester VA 22601. Bluebells is a full service florist that caters to any occasion. They specialize in creative flower designs from weddings to funerals. Bluebells works with a client’s ideas and visions to give them the […]


December 7, 2015 by Cliff Campbell

Many people think community service is a waste of time and would rather go shopping or be with friends. However for students who do community service, the time spent will help them get into colleges and gain scholarships. Community service will help students get the experience of how the community works and how to help […]


December 4, 2015 by Sabrina Castillo

Walking In A Winter Wonderland Walking In A Winter Wonderland is a light show with beautiful displays and music playing along the paved path at Clearbrook Park. Hot chocolate and cookies will be available to buy while at the park. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be found in a warm cabin where everyone is welcome […]


November 29, 2015 by Gwen Zirkle


November 27, 2015 by Cliff Campbell

With Thanksgiving and the ever so popular shopping sprees of Black Friday and Cyber Monday that occurs on the last two weeks of November each year, the late fall month is a favorite among Americans nationwide. And now, another growing trend is starting to bring national attention to consumers ready to buy for friends, family […]


November 26, 2015 by campbelc@frederick.k12.va.us

DOS 1- Do plan your schedule so you know where you’re going and what you’re getting. This decreases stress and promotes a more efficient trip. 2- Do enjoy Thanksgiving and be thankful for what you have. 3- Do be polite and courteous. After all, it is the day after THANKSgiving. 4- Do go along with friends […]


November 24, 2015 by Anica Moran

Simply Charming is an independently owned shop, located at 28 W Piccadilly St. Winchester VA. Owner Brenda Adams was born in the Midwest. She loves fashion and believes style is a way of life. Simply Charming opened up in 2004 and offers a variety of name brand apparel of every shape and color. They also […]


November 23, 2015 by Emily Keller

1:Watch the Thanksgiving Parade 2:Do Thanksgiving crafts 3:Bake sweet treats 4:Look through the family photo album 5:Volunteer at a soup kitchen 6:Play a board game 7:Watch/play Football 8:Do a three legged race 9:Name that tune 10:Have a treasure hunt 11:Play the make me laugh challenge 12:Have a Silly Dance contest 13:Do some Karaoke 14:Jump in […]


November 18, 2015 by Emily Keller

Mrs. Keeler and her daughter, Rachel (a freshman here at Millbrook), went to a concert to see The Weeknd. This special occasion was to celebrate her daughter’s birthday. She enjoyed the concert and her favorite part was, “The ending, his last song and encore song.” Last year was the first time Keeler heard The Weeknd when […]


November 12, 2015 by Cliff Campbell

Lauren Reed is a Millbrook senior who signed with Shepherd University’s Basketball team today. Basketball has been a key part of her life for as long as she can remember. Playing for a college team has always been a dream of hers, and now that is becoming a reality. “I chose Shepherd because of the […]


October 30, 2015 by Emily Keller

1:Go to a haunted house (example: http://www.thedevils-den.com/page-7#!__page-7 ) 2:Go on a haunted hayride (example: http://www.visitwinchesterva.com/cats/event/2169 ) 3:Watch 13 Nights Of Halloween on ABC Family (showing schedule for 13 Nights Of Halloween: http://abcfamily.tumblr.com/post/96497870108/13-nights-of-halloween-schedule) 4:Trick-or-Treat 5:Bake some spooky treats (here are some sites that have the ghoulest of treats: http://www.food.com/slideshow/fun-halloween-recipes-118/chocolate-halloween-mice-1 , http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/photos/halloween-recipes.html , http://www.southernliving.com/food/holidays-occasions/halloween-party-appetizers-drinks-recipes/view-all and http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/holiday—celebration-recipes/halloween-recipes) 6:Have a costume contest 7:Carve […]


October 22, 2015 by Anica Moran

On Tuesday, November 3rd, there will be a general election. This off-year election will only feature special ballots for the United States Congress along with gubernatorial and state legislative. There will also be mayoral elections and a few other local officers will be voted in. This is a list of representatives running for office. House […]


October 14, 2015 by Cliff Campbell

The Powderpuff game held on October 8th had an outstanding turnout, with around 480 attendees. This is the largest crowd Millbrook has seen for the Powderpuff game since the tradition started. The great weather and support and spirit of the school helped accomplish this wonderful turnout. The 30 students running the event learned how to be well […]


October 8, 2015 by Cliff Campbell

Don’t forget tonight’s Powder Puff game. We hope to see everyone there at 7 pm when the juniors take on the seniors. If you can’t attend, the BlueXpress will be tweeting the scores and highlights @BX_Sports.


October 6, 2015 by Maribeth Carmichael

Each year, schools from across the state are invited to attend the Virginia High School League (VHSL) & Jostens Regional Championships hosted in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The convention consists of multiple lectures by numerous speakers on diverse topics, ranging from editing, to expanding coverage, improving writing skills and much more. This event also hosts the annual […]


September 16, 2015 by Cliff Campbell

Club and Class Sponsors, have your clubs ready to decorate the halls. The decorations in the halls should be completed and on the walls by Friday, September 25th. There is a cash price for the top three hallways and they will be judged by staff who are not involved with any clubs. There will also […]


June 4, 2015 by Cliff Campbell

Greetings and welcome to the 2015-2016 school year. We are very happy to introduce our new staff members. Their talented skillsets range from excellent writers, to graphic and web designers, to photographers, videographers and much much more. Click on the staff tab at the bottom of this page to meet and read a brief biography of […]

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