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DRAWING inspiration

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DRAWING inspiration

Chicago-born artist aims to make Harpers Ferry shop a destination for getting creative Art isn’t frivolous, Kweli Kitwana will tell you. In fact, it’s essential. The Chicago native who makes her home in Harpers Ferry had grown up in a family of quilters and had always loved making art of all kinds. As a teen, […]

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When movie producer David Gundlach passed away suddenly from a heart attack in October 2011, few people knew he intended to leave his massive personal fortune to a local charity in his hometown of Elkhart, Indiana. Gundlach gave away all of his $125 million to the Elkhart County Community Foundation. One doesn’t have to be […]

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West Virginian key to Black History Month

CHARLES TOWN – The man credited with starting February as Black History Month spent much of his life studying and working in West Virginia. Carter G. Woodson, born in 1875 to former slaves in Virginia, was a young teen when his father heard about a free school for blacks being established in Huntington. The elder […]

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Out&about

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Jazz this weekend Saturday brings the chance to enjoy renowned Israeli jazz clarinetist, saxophonist and bandleader Anat Cohen as the Shepherd University Friends of Music hosts its Jazz Festival Concert. The show begins at 8 p.m. at the Frank Arts Center. Friends of Music, the nonprofit that promotes music excellence at Shepherd and throughout the […]

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‘Oz’ auditions

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SHEPHERDSTOWN – The Full Circle Theater Co. will hold auditions next week for its nonmusical adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.”  Local playwright Devan Whitacre is writing the interpretation of the 1900 classic and will direct the play. Auditions will be held at 7 p.m. at Full Circle Theater, 113 S. […]

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Aqua mania

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Aqua mania

BERKELEY SPRINGS – Organizers of the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting describe Saturday’s showdown as “the Academy Awards of water competitions.” The day before Hollywood hands out its Oscars, this Morgan County town will put H2O in the limelight as the 23rd annual event draws contenders from as far away as Bosnia, Japan, Canada, South […]

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Out&about

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Big party for ‘Big Top’ Steam at Harpers Ferry’s latest exhibit offers up unique interpretations of Victorian-era circus images starting with an artists’ reception this weekend. A “Big Top Steam Party” happens from 5 to 8 p.m. at the art gallery at 1B 180 High St. For the public, it’s the first chance to see […]

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Community Notes

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Baseball, softball registration: Registration for spring baseball and softball season continues at Charles Town Middle School from 6 to 8 this evening and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Fees are $120 for the first child and $110 for each additional child. For questions and forms, go to eteamz.com. Nominate a senior: The search […]

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Conservation meeting: The Eastern Panhandle Conservation District’s monthly meeting begins at 7 tonight in the conference room of the USDA Service Center, 151 Aikens Center, Martinsburg. Civil war talk: Local author Bob O’Connor discusses President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and how West Virginia counties became exempt at 7 p.m. Thursday at Fishermen’s Hall in Charles Town. […]

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The Spirit of Jefferson welcomes readers’ news about engagements, weddings and landmark anniversaries. Read our policy on how to submit your news. If you have additional questions, call Life Editor Christine Miller Ford in the newsroom at 304-725-2046 or email her at christine@spiritofjefferson.com. Weddings The newspaper will print at no charge wedding articles along with […]

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