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Community Notes

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Art classes scheduled: The Berkeley Arts Council will offer classes beginning in January for adults and young people age 14 and up. Evening courses include pottery/handbuilding, introduction to oil painting, jewelry design, and introduction to watercolor painting. A daytime class offers art exploration for homeschoolers ages 12 to 18. Registration for each series of six […]

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Prime-time holiday season dinner idea

Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, the same old, same old dinner duo of turkey or ham can get incredibly boring. When planning those big dinners this year, consider serving a smoked standing rib roast slow cooked on your smoker or grill . In addition to saving room in your oven to cook other dishes, […]

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Hungry to get 2013 started off right? Some recipes for success

KEARNEYSVILLE – Families celebrate the New Year in diverse ways: attending parties, spending quiet time with family, watching the ball drop in Times Square. Some shoot off guns, make noise and so on, waiting for the New Year to arrive. When I was growing up in the Midwest, I would look forward to New Year’s […]

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Young, focused

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Young, focused

SHEPHERDSTOWN – Since she graduated from Washington High School earlier this year, 18-year-old Jocelyn Robinson has been indulging more and more in her passion for photography. During high school, because of funding limitations, the school’s yearbook and newspaper photography departments didn’t offer her the opportunities she wanted, Robinson said. A piano player and drummer, she […]

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Blood donors needed: A blood drive will be held at the Kearneysville United Methodist Church starting at 1 p.m. Friday. Sign up online at redcrossblood.org. Special service: The Millville Pentecostal Church will host a New Year’s service starting at 6 p.m. The Knight Family from Mt. Airy, Md. ,will serve as special guests. Everyone is […]

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Wedding

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Frye-Clausen Pamela Lynn Frye and Mark Andrew Clausen were united in marriage Sept. 15, 2012, at Poor House Farm Park in Martinsburg. The bride is the daughter of Neville Frye of Charles Town and the late Robert “Jake” Frye. The groom is the son of Anna and Jorgen Clausen of Randolph, N.J. The double-ring ceremony […]

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Out&about

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Art in Summit Point Through this weekend, arresting photographs created by the Jefferson County Photography Club will be on display at the public library in Martinsburg. The club’s annual exhibition features shots taken in 2012 in far-flung locales such as Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, Natchez, Miss., even Varanasi, India. Club members taking part in the […]

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Three thoroughbred race tracks — Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, Penn National Race Course, and Sam Houston Race Park in Texas — have announced a plan to coordinate their night-racing post times beginning on Dec. 26. The tracks will arrange a post-times schedule that eliminates conflicts between their live-racing signals. The new schedule will […]

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Fetching $5.75 million, Round Pond set auction record

Was Round Pond really worth the $5.75 million she brought at a Fasig-Tipton auction back in 2007? There were two bidders that were embroiled in the heated exchanges that quickly led to that record figure. They were heavily-financed rivals. And not friendly ones at that. The quick-paced bidding was between John Ferguson, the bloodstock manager […]

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Bench, free throws help Washington move past Pioneers

CHARLES TOWN — A long early lead played a significant role. So did players off the bench with their scoring contributions. As always with Washington, rebounding was important. Exacting steals and causing Millbrook turnovers were twin reasons the Patriots zipped out to an early advantage. But the outcome of the game last Tuesday against Millbrook […]

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