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Mortgage education: Homebuyer education and housing counseling are available through Telamon Corporation by calling 304-263-0916 and the Partnership for Affordable Housing in Charles Town by calling 304-725-6189. The homebuyer classes take buyers through all the steps of buying a home. The counselors can help buyers make a household budget and work on credit problems.   […]

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Out&about

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CATF finale: Sunday brings the end of the 2013 season of the Contemporary American Theater Festival in Shepherdstown and theater-goers’ final touch to see the latest works by acclaimed playwrights Sam Shepard, Mark St. Germain, Liz Duffy Adams, Jon Kern and Jane Martin. West Virginians can get discounted tickets, as can seniors, students and others. […]

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‘Big Latch On’ invites nursing moms to Ranson

RANSON – Breastfeeding moms of the Eastern Panhandle, unite! Next weekend, Jefferson Medical Center will host a “Big Latch On,” a nursing awareness event that’s part of the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action’s World Breastfeeding Week. Teresa McCabe, a spokeswoman for University Healthcare, said the hospital’s Aug. 3 gathering of breastfeeding women and their babies […]

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As summer wanes, librarians suggest making time for great books CHARLES TOWN –  With just six weeks before Jefferson County students go back to school on Aug. 22, there’s still time to devour a good book or two. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is […]

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CHARLESTON – Decades after its start, Read Aloud West Virginia continues to work with parents, volunteers, teachers, business partners and others to encourage the Mountain State’s youngest residents to get excited about the written word. With the end of summer break now in sight, Read Aloud experts share some suggestions for staving off “the summer […]

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Are there any children in your household? How about your extended family, church or neighborhood? Think about the kids in your community, whether they are yours or not, and now think about all the things you want for them as they grow up. I’m willing to bet somewhere high on your list is a good […]

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A view of heaven, from a tent

The urge to leave behind a perfectly comfortable bed and a bathroom down the hall seems like insanity, but sometimes a person just needs to follow nature’s siren song and go camping. And I don’t mean in an RV or a cabin in the woods. We’re talking sleeping bags on the hard ground and a […]

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Out&about

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Theater: See the latest works by Sam Shepard, Mark St. Germain, Liz Duffy Adams, Jon Kern and Jane Martin as the 23rd season of the Contemporary American Theater Festival continues in Shepherdstown through July 28. On Saturday, a free festival “extra” – the scholarly “CATF in Context” – begins at 10 a.m. at the Center […]

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Summer camps: The Jefferson County Parks and Recreation hosts a variety of summer camps for children ages 5 to 12. Go tojcprc.org or call 304-728-3207 for details.   Mortgage education: Homebuyer education and housing counseling are available through Telamon Corporation by calling 304-263-0916 and the Partnership for Affordable Housing in Charles Town by calling 304-725-6189. […]

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Flower Power

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Saturday’s Bloomin’ Bash offers fun way to help homeless pets Lisa Giles’ Bloomin’ Bash keeps on growing. 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. […]

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