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Bird walk: The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a bird walk in the South Schoolhouse Ridge Battlefield section of the Harpers Ferry National Park at 8 a.m. today. For details, go to potomacaudubon.org or call 304-535-2346.   Blood drive: Shepherd University hosts a blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today. Sign up […]

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AARP to meet: The membership will meet at Asbury United Methodist Church in Charles Town Thursday at 11 a.m. The meeting will be followed by a Thanksgiving-themed potluck lunch. Members should bring a casserole, side dish, or dessert; turkey and fixings will be provided. In lieu of a program, the chapter will be assembling “blizzard […]

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ASPCA receives grant: Jefferson County Animal Control, a division of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, announced that the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has been awarded a scholarship grant totaling $1,850. The grant will be used to send Jessica Ebersole, a veteran animal control officer, to the National Animal Cruelty Investigator’s […]

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Farm bureau dinner: The Jefferson County Farm Bureau’s annual dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Kearneysville Tree Fruit Research and Education Center. Cost is $12 for adults or $10 for children 12 and under. Reservations may be made by calling 304-728-7413, Ext. 0. Nominations to fill three upcoming vacancies for the board of […]

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Adopt-A-Family: Jefferson County Community Ministries matches families who do not have the means to provide Christmas presents to their family members with adopters such as churches, organizations or individuals. Interviews with families in need wind up Oct. 31. For details, contact Carol Pidgeon (304-261-9167 ckpidgeon@aol.com).   Volunteers sought: The City of Ranson Convention & Visitors […]

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Monthly meeting: The monthly meeting of the Eastern Panhandle Conservation District starts at 7 tonight in the conference room of the USDA Service Center in Martinsburg.   Free seminar: The free lecture “History teaches us to hope, drawing inspiration from the Shenandoah Valley’s Civil War,” begins at 7 tonight at the Harry F. Byrd School […]

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Domestic violence prevention: Panhandle-based Full ‘Steem Ahead Life Coaching & Mentoring will host a Stomp Out Domestic Violence event at the Ranson Lions Club, 308 S. George St. on Oct. 27. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with food and drinks. The “Shades of Purple” fashion show will follow, with models ranging from toddlers to […]

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Middleway Day: Celebrate all things Middleway from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday with children’s activities, a petting zoo, a clown, a kiddie train, wagon rides, demonstrations of local crafts, a variety of exhibits and live music. Food, beverages,and retail gifts will be for sale.   Yesteryear fun: Peter Burr Farm in Kearneysville hosts Peter […]

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Feral Cat Day: Spay Today officials say National Feral Cat Day on Tuesday is a great time to remind people that Trap–Neuter–Return and other humane programs for feral cats are in the best interest of the cats and the community. During the week of Oct. 15 through 19, Spay Today will be offering an additional […]

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All about Apple butter: Every Columbus Day weekend since 1974, Berkeley Springs has put homemade apple butter front and center, and this year’s free Apple Butter Festival likely will again draw thousands of visitors. The fun starts with a kickoff parade at 10 a.m. Saturday and continues with live music, an art and crafts show, […]

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