Community Notes

Jefferson Memorial Park roundup: Little League standings — Cubs 2-0, Hawks, 1-1, Vikings 1-1, Owls 0-2. Big League standings — Lions 2-0, Bears 1-1, Blue Jays 1-1, Tigers 1-1. Results — June 19: Cubs 7, Vikings 5; Hawks 7, Owls, 5. June 20: Bears 6, Tigers, 3; Lions 8, Blue Jays, 1. June 21: Vikings 7, Owls, 5; Cubs 8, Hawks, 4. June 22: Blue Jays 5, Bears, 4; Lions 8, Tigers, 1. League players of the week: Evangeline Vaira, Meg Ambrose, Brenna Patterson, Caroline Diehl, Austin Thomas, Bailey Johnson, Isaac Washington and Kaleb Lochnor.

For information on hours, rates, private swim lessons, private pool parties or picnic pavilion rentals at Jefferson Memorial Park, contact Marybeth Anderson at 304-725-8313.

Camperships available: Camperships for income eligible West Virginia 7 to 12 year old boys and girls to attend a week of the Governor’s Youth Opportunity Camps at YMCA Camp Horseshoe this July are available by calling 304-478-2481, email or by visiting the camp’s website at Youth Opportunity Camps are six days of activities, new skills to learn, fun and friends plus good home-cooked family style meals. Children from every West Virginia County are welcome and encouraged to participate.

New children’s nature education program: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is introducing a new nature-education program for children that will be held one weekend day each month throughout the year. The program, called “Outdoor Explore!,” is for children ages 6 to 9. It is intended to give them a better understanding and appreciation of the natural world in a safe, supervised way, through hiking, exploration of different local habitats, plant and animal identification, and other natural science activities. Enrollment will be strictly limited to ensure that all children receive personal attention. Each month will focus on a different theme that is appropriate to the time of year and the habitat of the chosen location. Additional sessions will be offered each month, generally on the second Saturday. The cost for each program will be $5 per child. Complete information and online registration is available at or contact 304-676-8739 or email

Local artists’ exhibit: The Shepherd University Scarborough Library is hosting an art exhibit as part of the 250th anniversary of Shepherdstown. The exhibit, titled Friday Painters, will be on display through August 30 in the Scarborough Library reading room. For questions, contact Mike Austin at 304-876-0598 or

Library announces summer hours: The Shepherdstown Library is pleased to announce that throughout the summer it will be open on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Every Friday will still be a fine-free day. The library will also be open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For questions, call 304-876-2783 or email or

Jefferson County Council on Aging bus trips: The Jefferson County Council on Aging and Jefferson Capital Tours will be offering bus trips throughout the year. Trips offered include: Philadelphia City Tour — July 12; Pennsylvania Opry: Remembering Elvis — August 15; Cape May, N.J. — Sept. 4 and 5; Inner Harbor Gospel Cruise — Oct. 13; Antietam Cowboy Christmas Show — Nov. 14; Christmas in Williamsburg, Va. — Dec. 5 and 6. For questions or to register, contact Chasidy Rosa-Morales at 304-725-4045 or stop by JCCOA, 103 West 5th Avenue, Ranson.

Low cost veterinarian service offered: Do you have a dog or cat that needs to be spayed or neutered? Spay Today is the area’s reduced-cost spay and neuter program. At the time of surgery, initial shots and tests can also be obtained at lower rates. To find vets and more information, go to or call 304-728-8330.

Volunteers sought: YoungLives, which provides resources and support for young mothers, is looking for volunteers to provide childcare from 6 to 9 p.m. on the first, third and fourth Thursday of each month. Volunteers can help on just one Thursday a month or all three. Volunteers must be 18 or older and pass a background check paid for and completed by YoungLives. They will be helping with children ages newborn to age 3. YoungLives is also looking for mentors and committee members. For details, contact Jill Bevins at or 304-919-1681.

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