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An Artomatic accounting

With the county’s big art event behind us, director Ginny Fite shares her insights When word came that Jefferson County would host the first non-urban Artomatic, some expressed skepticism. The free community arts event begun in 1999 has been held only in D.C., Cleveland and Frederick, Md. But the local art community quickly embraced the […]

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Healthier holidays

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Healthier holidays

Why not give ‘Maintain Don’t Gain’ a go? CHARLES TOWN – “Maintain Don’t Gain” is one of those simple ideas that can add up to a major life shift. The program originated when a Harpers Ferry medical official read that many of us gain weight this time of year and then don’t shed the pounds […]

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The friend I made from the storm

By the time I learned the solitary woman’s last name, it was a couple of weeks after we met, and then only by email. It had taken some time to restore electricity to her home after the hurricane, she wrote. “Thank you for being a kind stranger to me,” she said. At the time, kindness […]

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A tour de force this weekend

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Charles Town Library celebrating Elsie Murphy, and 85 years

CHARLES TOWN – The Charles Town Library will celebrate its 85th year of providing library services to the people of Jefferson County with a special event next week. Elsie Bogardus Murphy, who was born Nov. 12, 1881, is credited with making the Old Charles Town Library possible. The library was formally established in 1928 when, […]

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Out&about

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On the ‘Road’: The “Follow the Yellow Brick Road” gala fundraiser for Meals On Wheels of Jefferson County happens this weekend in Charles Town. Those who attend will get barbecue donated by Harpers Ferry’s Rolling Smoke BBQ & Catering Co. along with hot dogs, nachos and popcorn plus coffee donated by Black Dog Coffee and […]

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‘Strange’ days

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‘Strange’ days

Shepherd to welcome award-winning author of novel on mountaintop removal 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” and view it instantly. Exclusive content Already have a Cleeng account? […]

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Captivating on the catwalk
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Community Calendar

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FRIDAY New book: Adrian O’Connor, the editorial page editor of The Winchester (Va.) Star, will be at the Musselman High football field Friday with his new book, “From Paden City to the Panhandle: The Denny Price Story.” Price, who led the Applemen to three state football championships, retired last year. Proceeds from the first 100 […]

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Hallo-wee ones

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Hallo-wee ones

Downtown event lets youngsters get a jumpstart on trick-or-treat Business owners treated youngsters to an early Halloween Friday as Downtown Charles Town held its annual trick-or-treat event. Those taking part also voted on which business’s pumpkin carving they liked best – a competition that ended in a tie between Studio M Salon & Spa and […]

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