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Shepherd chef’s lessons will boost school lunch menus SHEPHERDSTOWN – Thanks to the Cook Smart initiative and lessons from a cooking expert here, children eating in school cafeterias in neighboring Maryland will see a change for the better come fall.    Scott Anderson, associate director for Shepherd University’s dining services, will work with the cafeteria staff in […]

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CHARLES TOWN — Jefferson County’s unemployment 13-month average remains at just over 6.6 percent, according to WorkForce West Virginia.    The January unemployment went from 5.9 in December 2011 to 5.8 in January 2012. The civilian labor force went from 24,300 in December 2011 to 24,800 in January 2012. Total employment went from 23,420 in […]

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$200M purse from horse racing in Jefferson County

  CHARLES TOWN — The chief of the area’s horsemens’ association says a new study demonstrates horse racing provides a significant impact to Jefferson County’s economy.    Thoroughbred racing at Charles Town Races had an economic impact to the tune of $191 million, according to a study completed by Tom Witt, professor at WVU College of […]

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HARPERS FERRY — A recent study shows that visitors spent $10 million at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and nearby businesses in 2010.    The study, which was completed by Daniel Stynes, a professor at Michigan State University, reported that Harpers Ferry Park had nearly 268,822 visitors in 2010 and spending there supported at least […]

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CHARLES TOWN – Officials with the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce are hoping area business leaders can lend a hand as they instruct young people in money management. The “Get a Life!” program, hosted by chamber volunteers and the West Virginia State Treasurer’s Office, will be offered March 20 to seventh-graders in Charles Town and […]

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SHEPHERDSTOWN – Harmony Healing Arts Center will mark its sixth anniversary with a week of free yoga classes. Starting Sunday and continuing through March 24, the studio at 211 E. New St. will host a variety of classes open to anyone. Class times and descriptions can be found at www.harmonyhealingarts.org. Some of the free classes serve […]

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MARTINSBURG – Dealing with stress and reaching goals will be the focus of a Thursday workshop put on by the Women’s Network, the joint effort of the Berkeley and Jefferson chambers of commerce. The morning-long workshop, “De-Stress and Achieve Your Heart’s Desire,” begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Historic McFarland House, 409 S. Queen St. in Martinsburg. The […]

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  CHARLES TOWN – Though Paddy’s Irish Pub has been open since December, owner Pat Riley has saved his business’s grand opening for the perfect time: St. Patrick’s Day. On Saturday, Riley will host special events at the restaurant/bar at 210 W. Liberty St., including beer and food deals, music from D.C.’s acoustic The Woodshedders and other […]

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RANSON – Shoppers at The Locker Room here will find sporting goods, workout clothes, yoga gear, customized fan apparel, team jerseys and more at prices that are competitive with national chains, its owner says. Tom Lake, who operates the store at Suite 10 at 809 N. Mildred St. in the Ranson Square shopping plaza next […]

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HEALTHY PROGRESS

RANSON – Plans for a new medical center for Jefferson County are moving ahead, but there’s been no slowdown in improvements at the hospital that opened here in 1975. Recent upgrades at Jefferson Memorial include an overhauled emergency department and the introduction of the latest digital mammography at its Women’s Imaging Center. “Even though we’ve […]

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