Community notes

Summer camps: The Jefferson County Parks and Recreation hosts a variety of summer camps for children ages 5 to 12. Go or call 304-728-3207 for details.


Mortgage education: Homebuyer education and housing counseling are available through Telamon Corporation by calling 304-263-0916 and the Partnership for Affordable Housing in Charles Town by calling 304-725-6189. The homebuyer classes take buyers through all the steps of buying a home. The counselors can help buyers make a household budget and work on credit problems.


Volunteers needed: Jefferson County Homeland Security and Emergency Management seeks volunteers to help at their booth at the Jefferson County Fair. For more information, call 304-728-3329 or email


Vendors needed: Vendors are needed for the Jefferson County Council on Aging yard sale/car wash happening from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 10. Tables are one/$15 or two/$25. Contact Chasidy Rosa Morales at 304-725-4045 to register.


Volunteers needed: Hospice of the Panhandle is looking for those who are willing to give of their time to make a difference in the lives of others. New volunteer training is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 9, 16 and 23 in the main office of Hospice of the Panhandle in Martinsburg. Contact Tricia Lawrence at 304-267-1870, ext. 211 for more information.


Electronics to dollars: CraftWorks at Cool Spring in Charles Town has a new program that allows used electronic items to be recycled and the funds go to support the local art and nature community. Collect used toner and printer cartridges, cell phones, and other laptops and electronics and either drop them off in the large collection box in front of the CraftWorks studio or contact Craftworks for a local area pickup.

For more information about this initiative or CraftWorks, visit the, email or call 304-728-6233.

Jefferson Memorial Park: For information on swimming pool activities call 304-725-8313; to join the children’s tennis program call 304-725-7929; to reserve a picnic pavilion at Jefferson County Memorial Park call 304-820-2735.


Reunion: The Jefferson High School Class of 2000 hosts a reunion at the Skyline Ballroom at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races Sept. 14. Cost is $30 per person — one guest allowed per classmate. Checks should be mailed to Jefferson Class of 2000, 5425 Middleway Pike, Kearneysville 25430.


Book study: Asbury United Methodist Church in Charles Town invites the community to the men’s summer book study and dinner at 6 p.m. every Thursday. Call 304-725-5513 or visit for more information.


Spay-Today: neuter program for dogs and cats. To find vets and more information, go to or call 304-728-8330.


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