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Danske Dandridge film: The public is invited to Saturday’s free showing of Jim Surkamp’s new film on Danske Dandridge, Shepherdstown’s most-beloved poet and historian at the time of her death in 1914. The event begins at 4 p.m. at the Opera House at 131 W. German St. in Shepherdstown. Besides the 70-minute film, the evening […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Jennifer Miller says she didn’t go into business with a set-in-stone idea of how it would evolve. She prefers to let her customers inform her decisions. And as long as what she is doing is kind and healthy for both people and animals, she is happy. “We were not dead set on […]

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‘Princess Fiona’ says she’s hooked on musicals at the Old Opera House

CHARLES TOWN – Karilee Grossnickle, who brings to life the character of Princess Fiona in the Old Opera House’s fun production of “Shrek: The Musical,” first connected with the Old Opera House because she’s a “Legally Blonde” fan. When she auditioned for a role in OOH’s production of “Legally Blonde: The Musical” earlier this year, […]

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“School House Rock”: Young people from The Genesius Players acting troupe perform “School House Rock Live Jr.”this weekend at St. Michael’s Hall on the campus of St. James Catholic Church in Charles Town. Performances begin at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $5 and may be purchased at the […]

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Counting down to Christmas

As Christmas nears, area churches, community groups and businesses have all kinds of events scheduled, from a tuba concert and free carriage rides in Shepherdstown to craft nights at the Jefferson County Parks and Rec Community Center in Shenandoah Junction to a family-friendly “Breakfast in Bethlehem” and other special goings-on for Christmas Eve, plus much […]

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Merry Making

Cold weather didn’t dampen the Christmas cheer of the crowds who turned out for both Charles Town/Ranson and Shepherdstown’s annual Christmas parades over the weekend. Spectators for Charles Town and Ranson’s 69th annual Christmas parade were treated to floats, marching bands and presentations by many area groups as part of this year’s “Military Christmas” theme. […]

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Christmas celebrations continue

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New docs: Get a sneak preview of “Rocking the Opera House with Dr. John,” a documentary by Lawrence Cumbo for the Smithsonian Channel, on Saturday at the Opera House at 131 W. German St. The film – made last year at the Opera House and other Shepherdstown locales – will be shown at 8 p.m., […]

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Musical version of ‘Shrek’ has fans singing OOH’s praises

CHARLES TOWN – If you’ve never been to a production at the Old Opera House, now is the time. This year’s Christmas production, “Shrek: The Musical,” has the area buzzing with positive energy. I talked with three Charles Town residents there with their families for the production’s opening weekend who are recommending others get their […]

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Our weekly entertainment calendar First Friday: Shepherdstown’s Chelsea McBee and Random Assortment bring their down-home style to the First Friday Coffeehouse at 9 p.m. Friday at Trinity Orchard House. The venue is located at 4599 Shepherdstown Road, four miles west of the four-way stop in Shepherdstown. Doors open for social time at 7 p.m. That’s […]

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