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A show that helps

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House calls

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House calls

Remedy for spring fever? Explore Cedar Lawn, other stops on Home and Garden Tour CHARLES TOWN – Cedar Lawn, the newly renovated Washington family home that dates to 1825, is among the highlights of next weekend’s House and Garden Tour of Historic Berkeley and Jefferson Counties. Organized by members of community garden clubs through the […]

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Next weekend’s event to showcase eight sites

CHARLES TOWN – Eight history-rich destinations, half in Jefferson County and half in Berkeley, compose the lineup for next weekend’s 58th annual House and Garden Tour. A look at the tour’s stops in Jefferson:   Cedar Lawn Located at 1303 Earle Road in Charles Town, the Greek Revival brick structure first occupied by John T.A. […]

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Out&about

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Upcoming events include a new round of belly dancing classes led by Kristen Dorsey (below), a fresh take on “The Wizard of Oz” at Shepherdstown’s Full Circle Theater (right) and, starting next weekend, the play, “Honus and Me” at Old Opera House in Charles Town about Pittsburgh Pirates Honus Wagner (below, right). For details, see […]

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Community Notes

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Classmates sought: The Jefferson High School Class of 1993’s 20-year reunion on July 13 will include a family cookout and a dinner. For details, email jhsclass1993@gmail.com.   Support group: A new depression support group meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Monday of the month at St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Charles Town. For […]

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Weed wars no more

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Weed wars no more

Instead of battling ’em, serve them up in pesto, vinegar, other healthful concoctions BAKERTON – Wild foods, once considered too vulgar for industrialized Americans, are making a fashionable comeback, evidenced by their appearance in Martha Stewart’s Life and The New Yorker’s food issue last year. Wild foods are the freshest phase of the organic-local-seasonal foods […]

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Out&about

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Miana Stewart 5K Saturday brings the Miana Stewart Scholarship 5K run/walk in South Berkeley. The second-annual event is held in memory of the 14-year-old athlete slain seven years ago. Randy and Mary Stewart of Gerrardstown organize the event to add funds to the scholarship they created in memory of their only child, killed Oct. 13, […]

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No ‘Brain’ drain

HEDGESVILLE — Bev Thomas of Gerrardstown calls Mickey Dorsey (above) “the brains” of their six-member team, “We Used to be Dyslexic But Now We Are KO,” which finished Sunday’s annual Brain Games trivia competition tied for third place. Literacy Volunteers of the Eastern Panhandle each year sponsors the event to raise money for the programs […]

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Community Notes

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Food deadline: Friday brings the deadline to place orders with Share Food Network. Pickup date will be April 20. Contact Zion Baptist Church at 304-725-3530 or 304-724-2044 for more information or visit shared.org.   Support group: A new depression support group meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Mondays at Saint Thomas Lutheran Church […]

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Awards, applause for Shepherdstown’s theater festival

SHEPHERDSTOWN – The intense classroom play “Gidion’s Knot,” which dazzled audiences at last summer’s Contemporary American Theater Festival here, this weekend could snag an honor considered the nation’s top prize for new plays. Johnna Adams’ work is among six finalists for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association’s New Play Award. The winner will […]

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