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Uplifting outing

Ready to Relay Stephen Goodyear of Rhode Island and his 5-year-old grandson Alex Leigh of Round Hill, Va., examines an elaborate Lego village set up during Saturday’s Relay For Life of Jefferson County at Charles Town Middle School. Alex’s grandmother, Lark Goodyear, is a cancer survivor. She also took part in the Jefferson Relay last June. Dozens of local residents and out-oftowners spent more than 12 hours Saturday at the annual fundraiser […]

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‘Neatness counts’

Charles Town artist’s needlework on display at library Some artists work with paintbrushes, others through words, and still others via instruments, but Linda Briganti’s creativity comes out through needle and thread. Now the 77-year-old Charles Town resident is enjoying her first show, a sampling of her life’s work that’s on display downtown at the Charles […]

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Three ways with strawberries: Sheetcake, shortcake, even shrimp

Mashed berries make cake special MARTINSBURG – We are in strawberry season so give this recipe for a strawberry cake a try. It is guaranteed to please everyone who loves this delicious fruit. This recipe is adapted from Family Bakery and Catering in Mt. Pleasant, Tenn.   Strawberry Sheet Cake For cake: 2 cups flour […]

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Fans of the festival: Second in a series
 NEW YORK – I have to admit being somewhat skeptical about theater in West Virginia when I first learned of CATF. I have lived in New York City since 2001, and New Yorkers are known for being a little snobby on certain subjects – fashion, shopping and […]

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Green with envy: Spinach makes quick, healthy quiche

Spinach and other favorite spring vegetables will soon give way to that irresistible mistress of summer: tomatoes. But before the spinach bolts, there’s still time to stop by the farmer’s market to grab some of this tasty, healthful green along with some farm-fresh eggs. In no time, you’ll have an easy, delicious, good-for-you dinner. Adapted […]

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‘This exhilarating experience that takes place right in our backyard’

Fans of the festival: First in a series
 SHEPHERDSTOWN – My husband and I moved to Washington, D.C., in 1992 because of an employment opportunity. I heard Ed Herendeen on NPR talking with his unique brand of enthusiasm and indomitable energy about four plays in repertory in West Virginia. My husband and I quickly bought […]

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Festival-goers can see 5 emotionally charged new works this summer

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Next month, Contemporary American Theater Festival patrons can see five new works: 1. “One Night” by Charles Fuller Contemporary American Theater Festival founder Ed Herendeen directs “One Night,” where a down-and-out man and woman, both Iraq war veterans, arrive at a seedy motel, hoping to hide out and start over. Fuller is an […]

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THURMONT, Md. (AP) – A family-run restaurant near Camp David in Thurmont has closed after 85 years in business. The Frederick News-Post reports that wait staff informed customers at the Cozy Restaurant that Sunday was its last day in business. Server Harry Fogle says it’s his understanding that owner Jerry Freeze, the son of the […]

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) – What’s cooking at the Philadelphia public library? Plenty, now that it has a new million-dollar kitchen at its main downtown branch. The library has whipped up an unusual culinary program designed to improve the city’s low literacy rate. Experts say about 500,000 Philadelphia adults don’t read above an eighth-grade level. Some courses […]

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Five years later, I’m still saying ‘thank you’ to Rick Foster

CHARLES TOWN – The past month has left me feeling more grateful than ever for this life and for every moment I have with the people I love. In mid-May, my husband Rob Snyder – young-at-heart and young looking at 48 – suffered a severe heart attack as we walked home from a dinner party. I […]

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