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Shannondale.org celebrating a decade

Shannondale.org celebrating a decade

SHANNONDALE – It’s been 10 years since Willis Nowell started talking about all things Shannondale and he isn’t finished yet. This month, Nowell will celebrate a decade as moderator of Shannondale and Beyond at shannondale.org. The online discussion forum focuses on all things about the sprawling Blue Ridge Mountain community. Shannondale.org has become a vibrant […]

Community Calendar

THURSDAY | 17 Building workshop: The Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Public Library hosts a free workshop with Eric Leppanen covering design, construction, home improvement, green building, energy efficiency and historical preservation. The session begins at 6:30 p.m. at the library at 151 Polk St. in Harpers Ferry. Reserve a seat by calling 304-535-2301.   FRIDAY | 18 […]

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‘Doesn’t it make sense that a farm would need a farmer?’

Editor’s note: The author of the acclaimed 2013 book “Gaining Ground: A Story of Farmers’ Markets, Local Food and Saving the Family Farm” is set to be the featured guest at the Charles Town Farmers Market on South Samuel Street Saturday morning. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest […]

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Easter events

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Holy Week services: St. John Lutheran Church in Harpers Ferry will hold a 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday service at the church at 950 Washington St.A Good Friday service begins at 7 p.m. with a cross processional to Bolivar United Methodist Church following the service. The church’s Eastern sunrise service begins at 6:30 a.m. at Harper […]

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Easter events

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Easter events

Traditional cookies: The Asbury United Methodist Women group in Charles Town is taking orders for pizzelles, the Italian wafer cookies that are an Easter favorite. Priced at $5 per dozen, the cookies come in chocolate, vanilla or the traditional anise. Place orders by Friday by calling 304-725-5513. Easter Bunny event: Kids of any age are […]

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Sales tax hike: Balancing the budget on the backs of West Virginians

As I stated previously, some of the best things that happen in Charleston are things that don’t happen. A prime example was House Bill 4456, introduced by Delegate Jim Morgan, a Democrat from Cabell County. Faced with a state budget shortfall, Morgan’s legislation proposed raising the West Virginia state sales tax 1 percent from 6 […]

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Here are headlines that accompanied two recent articles. From the March 20 The Charleston Gazette came this one: “Tourism, Courtesy Patrol face cuts.” Meanwhile, a day earlier, the Spirit of Jefferson published the headline, “Charles Town may be the most famous place you never heard of.” The first article refers to funding for the West […]

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SHENANDOAH JUNCTION – A new round of Jefferson County Parks and Recreation classes in everything from chess and gymnastics to dance and archery are set to begin next week. Classes are available for adults, children, parents and kids, homeschooled students and others. To get details on class times, costs and other information or to reserve […]

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A look back:  Mounds abound

This week marks the anniversary of the excavation of the Grave Creek Mound, the burial mound in what today is Moundsville. Amateur archeologists Jesse Tomlinson and Thomas Briggs created tunnels through the interior of the mound, which had been created with more than 60,000 tons of dirt between 250 and 150 B.C. On March 19, […]

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EDITOR’S NOTE

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A century of letting the sun shine in Some weeks back the Spirit of Jefferson took the position in a smattering of editorials that a bill approved by the West Virginia Legislature that prevented the public, and the media, from knowing who had applied for or received a concealed carry permit was an affront to […]

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