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Rare horses: The Przewalski’s horse and other rare animals will be on view June 22 as the Potomac Valley Audubon Society takes a special tour of the Smithsonian Institution’s Conservation Biology Institute near Front Royal. The world-renowned zoological research facility at 1500 Remount Road is not normally open to the public. The two-hour tour costs […]

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Drawing in families

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION – As the Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival kicks off Friday, organizers have added something extra for their youngest visitors: the chance to make traditional Appalachian crafts. The three-day spring festival in Sam Michaels Park, a bucolic setting midway between Charles Town and Harpers Ferry, will be the 41st organized by the […]

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Community News

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  Blood drives set: Panhandle residents have three opportunities to donate blood to the American Red Cross in the coming week: 1 to 7 p.m., Thursday at Fellowship Bible Church, 160 Daniel Road, Shenandoah Junction; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday at Independent Bible Church, 2306 Hedgesville Road, Martinsburg; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday […]

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Jam session

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Jam session

SHEPHERDSTOWN – Scott and Pamela Cruse set out dozens of types of jams and jellies for customers on Saturday mornings at Morgan’s Grove Market here, and the Martinsburg couple is still coming up with new varieties. “Some people think of jelly as something just for your toast in the morning or for the PBJs you […]

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KEARNEYSVILLE — A celebration to honor Lyle C. Tabb & Sons Inc. and its recent award from the West Virginia Small Business Administration begins here at 7 tonight. The Tabbs, who have been Jefferson County farmers since 1800s, are the state’s Jeffrey Butland Family-Owned Small Business of the Year for 2012. They formally accepted the award last week at an awards […]

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Out&about

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Twilight swim: Evening’s the perfect time for a dip at Jefferson Memorial Pool on Mildred Street in Charles Town. When weather permits on Friday evenings through the summer, the pool will be open from 7 to 10 p.m. The cost is $3 per person or $8 per family. If there’s a chill in the air, […]

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CHARLES TOWN – Want your offspring to experience more drama this summer than what they see on “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”? Programs on the lineup at the Charles Town Old Opera House may fit the bill. Theater officials will hold auditions this week for the Old Opera House’s Summer Youth Production, “The Hunchback of Notre […]

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Power chords galore

INWOOD — After a 19-year hiatus, legendary local music venue Shiley Acres will reopen Saturday. Summer Jam Reunion 2012 will kickoff at 2 p.m. with Dirty Deal, Blackmail and Kix. Gates open at 10 a.m. “It’s only fair to bring these bands back first since they were local favorites,” said Greg Shiley, owner of Shiley […]

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Home Grown

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Home Grown

SHEPHERDSTOWN – Years before Will Allen won a MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” or inspired audiences nationwide in the documentary “Fresh,” he talked with Shepherdstown native Charles Wilson, who was writing a magazine story on the then-new trend of setting up farms inside decaying cities. “Back then I didn’t feel very hopeful about the urban agriculture […]

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Carrying on Bob Marley’s legacy

CHARLES TOWN – As much as Aston “Family Man” Barrett loved playing alongside Bob Marley in Jamaica starting in the 1970s, he’s thrilled these days to wow audiences born long after the reggae superstar’s passing. The 65-year-old – bass guitarist and leader of The Wailers, Marley’s legendary band – on Friday will bring Marley’s legacy […]

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