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HARPERS FERRY – Hard-core hikers associate Harpers Ferry not with abolitionist John Brown’s doomed 1859 raid, but as a key stop along the Appalachian Trail. Since the 1970s, Harpers Ferry has been home to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the nonprofit organization devoted to the famed wilderness footpath that extends more than 2,000 miles from Springer […]

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Camp Frame kitchen cleaned by CEOS club
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The Charles Town Library will host a book discussion with Malcolm Ater, the author of “Tyler’s Magic Mountain on May 26. The novel tells the story of Tyler Moore, a young man who, despite living with cystic fibrosis, succeeds at the very demanding sport of wrestling. Mr. Ater will focus on the type of person […]

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Artists’ Cooperative moves to visitors center: The Washington Street Artists’ Cooperative has announced that the gallery has moved to the Charles Town Visitors Center, 108 N. George Street. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, noon – 5 p.m. For more information, 304-724-2090 or http://wstreetgallery.com/. The Visitors Center is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 […]

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Jim Lehrer in Shepherdstown: Newsman-author Jim Lehrer joins the Shepherdstown 250 Celebration May 22, taking part in a reception and lecture on the Shepherd University campus. His novel, “No Certain Rest” is a fictionalized account of the Battle of Antietam and has been selected as the official Shepherdstown 250 book and now is being read […]

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Harpers Ferry named Tree City

HARPERS FERRY — Call it a matter of barking up the right tree. For the fourth year, Harpers Ferry has been named a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation, the nation’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to planting trees. To qualify, a community must meet four conditions — it must have a tree […]

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Washington Street artists’ co-op rounds corner — by George

CHARLES TOWN — The Washington Street Artists’ Cooperative has moved into a new home — on North George Street. Charles Town Mayor Peggy Smith and officers of the Washington Street Artists’ Cooperative, the Jefferson County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Arts & Humanities Alliance of Jefferson County signed the agreement last month for the […]

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5 ideas for Cinco de Mayo

CHARLES TOWN – Americans’ Cinco de Mayo celebrations are said to be more enthusiastic than what unfolds on May 5 in Old Mexico, where the holiday has its roots in the 1862 victory of Mexico’s Army over the French at the Battle of Puebla. Here, Cinco de Mayo is by no means the only time […]

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History, homes on display
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Celebrate naturally

Bluegrass band Acoustic Burgoo were among the pleasures at the April 28 Panhandle Earth Day Celebration. Though cold weather had attendees bundled up – many wore winter coats, hats and gloves – the fourth-annual event itself drew a warm reception.

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