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Don’t pine for the ‘good old days’ that never were

When the acorn dropped on Chicken Little’s head, she ran around crying out, “The sky is falling, the sky is falling!” This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use Cleeng again to view it. The rest of this article is exclusive, , click “buy” […]

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Relatives of four black girls killed when Ku Klux Klan members bombed an Alabama church are split over how to mark the crime 50 years later, with some favoring the Congressional Gold Medal to honor the victims and others seeking financial compensation. Sisters of two victims said last week they favor a […]

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Day after day, we are called to be ‘ordinary’

Saturday night, I walked out on Zachary Taylor Street in Harpers Ferry beneath the night sky to look for the aurora borealis. Scanning north across the Potomac, there did seem to be a greenish cast to the heavens above Maryland Heights. Much more spectacular was the “every day” night sky to the west, where Jupiter […]

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Easter services

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Witness walk: The South Jefferson Ministerial Association will host a ‘Walk Of Witness’ at 10 a.m. on Good Friday. The walk begins at Asbury United Methodist Church in Charles Town and concludes at Edge Hill Cemetery. Call 304-725-5513 or visit myasburychurch.org for more information. Special service: The Jefferson County Association of Black Clergy will sponsor […]

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Operatic baritone to sing in Harpers Ferry

HARPERS FERRY — Operatic baritone Warren Fremling will be the soloist and hymn leader at the Easter Sunrise Service Sunday. The service takes place at the Harper Cemetery on Fillmore Street in Harpers Ferry and will begin at 6:30 a.m. Fremling will also be a soloist at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 898 Washington Street in […]

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Unger ordained St. John pastor

HARPERS FERRY – West Virginia Sen. John Unger was ordained and installed as the pastor of St. John Lutheran Church Saturday in Harpers Ferry. Church leaders say they believe Unger is the first pastor who has ever been ordained in the 160-year-old church building. Ralph W. Dunkin, bishop of the West Virginia-Western Maryland Synod of […]

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My cell phone has a camera in it. And a calendar and address book and a music player and a Sweet Home Alabama ringtone. Not only can I call my Mom, I can also text, calculate a tip, check the time in Tokyo, and watch Beyonce dance. And it is not even a “smart phone.” […]

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Uniting in a world that’s closer to King’s dream

CHARLES TOWN – The practice of pilgrimage, spiritual life as a journey, has been pulling at my awareness for more than a year now. It’s hardly original, but it is compelling, at least for some folks. Sunday brought a memorable journey from the Charles Town Library to the Jefferson County Courthouse, and then west on […]

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Whether you are a Beatles fan or not, you must recognize that John Lennon was one of the great musical minds of our age. In 1971, he wrote and recorded a song that was a gentle protest against the war in Vietnam, but has become a standard for this time of year. Some of the […]

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A hand at the holidays
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