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I believe the seasons are mixed up. In the middle of February, flowers were sprouting up in flower beds all over the community. The local orchardists have peach blossoms coming out too early and they worry about a late freeze. Here it is the middle of March with daffodils in bloom along the flowerbed at […]

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The March meeting of the Jefferson CEOS club was hosted by Linda Poston. Her program for the day was “Ramps: A Spring Tonic.” Because they were one of the first green vegetables of the season, ramps were thought to be a tonic for winter ailments. Ramps are a good source of vitamin C. A cup […]

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Social lights

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Social lights

BERKELEY SPRINGS – The Morgan County Observatory’s stargazing parties always leave astronomy fans starstruck, but experts say this week’s show will be especially spectacular. During the free party that starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the observatory outside of Berkeley Springs, those looking into the darkening sky will get to see Venus and Jupiter almost […]

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Calling all poets

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The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is asking local poets to submit poems that will be displayed as part of its annual Wildflower Festival, which will be held this year on April 14. The festival will be held at the Society’s Yankauer Nature Preserve north of Shepherdstown. For the fifth year in a row, the festival […]

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Glassford commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant

2nd Lt. Anthony Paul Glassford, Jr. Graduating from Old Dominion University on Dec. 17, 2012, Anthony Paul Glassford Jr. and his family celebrated his commissioning as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps at Norfolk State University later that day. Glassford is the son of Sgt. Maj. and Mrs. Anthony P. Glassford Sr. […]

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Coach Mike Grant, an assistant coach for the Washington High School football team, was diagnosed with brain cancer in the fall of 2011. Since that time he has been undergoing treatments, and has had two surgeries. Coach Grant has been a part of the Jefferson County youth football community for many years. Members of the […]

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Go green in March Spring has almost arrived in Jefferson County. At the Charles Town Library, we are celebrating the advent of Spring with our “Go Green in March” theme. Whether you are interested in environmental concerns, Irish heritage, or the quintessential spring activity, gardening, we have books readily available to meet your interests. In […]

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