Page County Chatter, Updates & Obituaries as of June 5, 2023

Tracy Leicher
Just north of Luray, Page County, VirginiaPhoto byKenneth Anthony Jemielity

Chop House coming to Luray
Harrisonburg-based LOCAL Chop & Grill House has purchased the former Moonshadows restaurant in Luray with plans to open for lunch and dinner, beginning in September. Menu offerings are expected to have a southern flair, with vegan and vegetarian options available. A menu from the Harrisonburg location may be viewed HERE. For updates and information, follow @localchops on Facebook.

Seed and supply store opening in Luray
Artisan Seed & Supply is opening behind the former Domino’s in Luray. Follow them on Instagram @artisanseedandsupply. More info to come!

Fine dining experience coming to Luray
A new restaurant is coming to 211 West Main Street, Luray, near Court Street. The menu will feature fine wines, crafted cocktails and small plates With a “don’t rush perfection” mindset, Porch and Vine owner Tony Villa indicated the restaurant will open either in the fall of 2023 or the spring of 2024. Their official website is HERE.

Downtown event space to open
ZoraJane, a downtown Luray event space is scheduled to open this fall. According to their Facebook page, the business is named after the owners’ mothers, and inspired by the casual elegance of home entertaining. For updates or for more information, follow ZoraJane on Facebook or email

Gym Opening just days away
Steel City Fitness, Luray’s newest gym, is accepting membership sign-ups online and is due to officially open its doors on June 12 and will be open 24-7. To facilitate new member “paperwork” (including ID photos and assignment of key fobs), the gym will offer “Open House” hours June 9, 10 and 11. Located at 12 East Luray Shopping Center, the gym is offering discounts for seniors and first responders. Membership forms may be accessed at For additional information, follow them on Facebook at @Steel.Valley.Fitness.

The return of Flotzies
Flotzies, the popular ice cream stand near Wal-mart Shopping Center, will reopen under new ownership this summer. Owners Jimmy and Arnetta Martz are currently working on employment opportunities, a menu and an opening date. For more information, follow them on Facebook @Flotzie’s.

Restaurant “Country Club” to open
A new restaurant will soon open in Luray, at the site of the former Sonny’s restaurant in Luray. The new establishment will be called "The Cowboy's Country Club” and will feature waitresses known as “Buckle Bunnies.” For more information, visit them on Facebook or call 828-644-0520. To add your email address to their newsletter, email

Frozen treats in East Luray
A new ice cream shop will soon open behind the Hair Cottage in Luray (903 East Main Street). Froster’s Ice Cream will offer milkshakes, sundaes, banana splits, Hawaiian shaved ice and more. For additional information, follow them on Facebook or call (540) 843-3781.

PCSO police scanner online
The Page County Sheriff’s Office police scanner broadcast is currently available via website or app. These broadcasts are made available by individuals and are not streamed in any official capacity by local law enforcement agencies. Several apps are available for FREE use and download. On most apps, a “local” or “nearby” feature will automatically find the PCSO broadcast stream. One free app to try is “Police Scanner Radio” (orange and black icon) which has a “nearby” tab to pick up broadcasts from Page, Shenandoah, Rockingham and Warren Counties.
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Lois Maxine Jenkins – Luray
Lois Maxine (Rothgeb) Jenkins, 91, passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, at Page Memorial Hospital in Luray .

Edna Rae Drain – Page County
Edna "Sis" Rae Good Drain, 89, passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2023.

Ikey Turner – Stanley
Ikey Lee Turner, 88, away on Monday, May 29, 2023, at the University of Virginia Medical Center.

Franklin Campbell – Luray
Franklin Archie Campbell, 62, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2023, at Skyview Springs Nursing and Rehab, in Luray.

Christopher Cook – Stanley
Christopher Allen Cook, 43, passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2023.

Thomas Baldwin Jr. – Luray
Thomas Richard Baldwin Jr., 75, died on Friday, June 2, 2023.

Dorothy Frazier – Harrisonburg
Dorothy Jeanette Frazier, 91, passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2023, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

Lynn Fox – Luray
Lynn Bradley Fox, 85, passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2023.

Shirley Britt – Luray
Shirley Marie Coleman Britt, 92, passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2023, in Timberville

Carroll Eugene Moyer – Shenandoah
Carroll Eugene Moyer, 86, passed away on Monday, June 5, 2023.

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