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TODAY | 4 Free history tours: Learn “the rest of the story” about famed abolitionist John Brown as park rangers from Harpers Ferry National Park lead free daily walking tours of downtown Charles Town. Tours begin at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Charles Town Visitors Center at 108 N. George St. A new […]

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Picnic pick-me-up

Any way you slice it, red velvet cake makes for an ideal summertime indulgence Red velvet cake. Say those three words and lots of people will stop, remember and smile. Then the stories and recipe comparisons start. For those of us who love red velvet cake, sharing stories is analogous to telling hunting or fishing tales. […]

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What to do on Father’s Day when it’s time to eat and you want to serve something manly and filling? Other than steak, that is. Here’s a nominee that re-engineers a classic sports bar appetizer – jalapeno poppers. Standard jalapeno poppers are thumb-sized hot peppers stuffed with cream cheese and cheddar cheese, then breaded and […]

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‘Canning with confidence’

Residents can attend workshops, get free testing INWOOD – Anyone interested in learning the basics of safe home canning can sign up for hands-on workshops later this month being offered through the West Virginia University Extension Service. Sue Flanagan, who works as a family and health extension agent in Martinsburg, in late June will teach […]

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CHARLES TOWN – “Fizz, Boom, Read!” is the theme for the summer reading program at Charles Town Library. The STEM-based program is designed to encourage readers to explore aspects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Our weekly programs will offer a variety of appealing programs in which students can engage in some practical science skills […]

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Revolutionary production

Jefferson High teens combine their talents to stage ‘Les Miserables’ Students in Jefferson High School’s performing arts departments come together this week with four performances of the musical “Les Miserables.” Based on the book written by Victor Hugo regarding the harsh conditions leading up to the French Revolution, “Les Miserables” isn’t an easily produced bit […]

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True-blue support

Mom’s colorful campaign makes 5-year-old daughter’s illness the talk of the town Nearly a year after her young­est child was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis (NF), Kara Fisher was looking for a way to bring attention to the little-known dis­order. She jokes that a hare-brained idea popped into her mind: Why not use her hair to start […]

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Getting a leg up old-fashioned favorite

Mention fried chicken to many who grew up in the 1960s or later, and they think of heading to the drive-through at KFC or picking up the picnic favorite from the supermarket deli. But learning to make simple, old-fashioned fried chicken in your own kitchen isn’t difficult – and I predict you’ll find it’s worth […]

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CHARLES TOWN – Why do you need yoga? When I first began practicing I thought I was in for some exercise. I admit it, I liked the long, lean look that the so many movie and music stars seemed to have gained from their yoga practice. This I thought before I ever stepped foot on […]

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Their words, their bonds

[cleeng_content id=”702811726″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]For Mother’s Day, readers share what they cherish CHARLES TOWN – We asked readers to let us in on their thoughts about their moms, how they view their roles as parents and just what’s on their minds as Mother’s Day nears. They came through with tales of unconditional love […]

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