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CHARLES TOWN – Sunday is a special day as history lovers remember the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Delany, who was born in Charles Town on May 6, 1812 – a free black man in the slave state of Virginia. Last month, the Jefferson County Commission passed a resolution officially setting aside Sunday as […]

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This week Caregivers Golf Classic: Good Shepherd Caregivers will host its 19th annual Caregivers’ Golf Classic at 10 a.m. Friday. A “marshmallow driving contest” will be held between 10 and 11:30 a.m., with funds going to support the Wounded Warrior Project. For details, 304-876-3325 or ahill@gsivc.org. Black History Preservation Society forum: A special forum, focusing […]

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HARPERS FERRY – As a toddler, my son had a conversation with his grandmother about the relationship between chickens and eggs. She had explained to him that eggs came from chickens. The knowing 3-year-old’s response: “Don’t be silly, Grandma. Eggs come from the store.” He wasn’t wrong, not wrong at all. For most of us, […]

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Weekend Powwow: This weekend brings a Wanjila Oyate Wacipi, or All Nations Powwow, to Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Put on by the One Heart One Mind Interpretive Center, the Charles Town-based Native American educational, historical and community center, the event unfolds from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. […]

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Spinning for Earth Day

  More than 40 years after the first Earth Day, the celebration continues this weekend in Shepherdstown. The Panhandle Earth Day Celebration starts at 11 a.m. Saturday at Morgan’s Grove Park on the corner of Kearneysville Pike and Morgan Grove Road just outside of Shepherdstown. [cleeng_content id="t1" price="0.15" description="Read it now!"]The fourth-annual earth extravaganza, which […]

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His way

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CHARLES TOWN – Since he won the million-dollar prize on NBC’s prime-time talent-search show “America’s Got Talent” back in September, West Virginia-born crooner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. has headlined in Vegas, belted out the national anthem at Madison Square Garden and earlier this month performed at Harlem’s historic Apollo Theater. [/caption] But Murphy says it’s […]

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CraftWorks: Countless reasons to come callin’

CHARLES TOWN – Leaders of CraftWorks at Cool Spring invited members of the media from across the region to a special open house last week, offering reporters, photographers and editors a firsthand look at their newly finished “green” studio and other exciting developments. [/caption] There’s plenty of reasons aspiring artists, environmentalists, music lovers, students and […]

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All aboard!

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All aboard!

As four visitors board two train passenger cars, conductor Chris Wallich emerges from the bright yellow railroad station — formerly a B & O Railroad section car house — and asks if they’re ready for a ride on a train. After getting several “yes” responses, Wallich starts up the locomotive. April 7 was opening day […]

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Hungry for what’s fresh? Spring toward a farm market

CHARLES TOWN – Imagine a time and place where there are no supermarkets, and you’re not a wealthy landowner. Scary enough. But to get through the scarcities of winter, you must grow what you can store or preserve for the dark months. If the winters are long, then much of the season might consist of eating […]

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  “Arts Alive” in Charleston: Student artists and musicians from Jefferson County and elsewhere in the state will be featured at the West Virginia Department of Education’s sixth-annual Arts Alive in Charleston on Friday. The Jefferson High School Symphonic Band will perform in the free showcase, which begins at 7 p.m. at the Clay Center […]

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