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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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Out&About

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‘Fab Five’ heads to Shepherdstown   The piano quintet dubbed the “Fab Five” by People magazine is set to perform next week as the Shepherd University’s Friends of Music season feature. The 5 Browns’ concert starts at 8 p.m. April 10 in the Frank Arts Center. The Browns – Ryan, Melody, Gregory, Deondra and Desirae […]

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Shepherdstown gearing up for another summer of engaging theater

What’s in store for Shepherdstown’s well-loved summer play festival? Contemporary American Theater Festival founder Ed Herendeen calls the five works set to debut July 5 “complicated, vivid, fleshy and ambitious.” Again hosted on the campus of Shepherd University, CATF this summer will mark its 23rd season with five new American plays in rotating repertory. Here, […]

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My friendship garden

Before I moved to New Creek, which is near Keyser, I lived in the pristine little village known as Leetown in Jefferson County. There I had the privilege of being a member of the Leetown Homemakers Club, now known as the CEOS. When I joined the club many of its members were much older than […]

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At the library, April brings EAR Day and much more

CHARLES TOWN – DEAR Day: April 12 is celebrated children’s writer Beverly Cleary’s birthday. It is also Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) Day. Ramona Quimby, one of Cleary’s most memorable characters, is spokesperson for DEAR Day. She encourages all families to set aside at least 30 minutes for reading together. To celebrate this day, the […]

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‘Catesby’ sequel follows ex-slave after Civil War

CHARLES TOWN – Charles Town author Bob O’Connor returns to familiar ground for his newest novel, “The Return of Catesby.” The book – a sequel to his 2008 work, “Catesby: Eyewitness to the Civil War” – focuses on a former slave as he navigates post-Civil War America. As with many of his novels, O’Connor employs […]

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