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Couple puts local growers’ best on center stage at Canal House Cafe Salads made with roasted beets, apple slices, greens and local goat cheese. Slow-roasted local beef served atop cornbread. Soup bowls filled with simmered white beans, local sausage, house-made chicken stock, lentils and fresh herbs. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it […]

Going wild: The original organic is as close as your yard

Foraging weeds is hot right now. In fact, if you stopped “weeding” your lawn, you soon would have a supermarket surrounding your home. This is great news – our planet would be a healthier place without all that fertilizer, pesticide and weedkiller used to keep lawns looking “good.” Wild edible plants are the purest expression […]

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Pick up eggs, goat cheese, dill and other farm-fresh finds from vendors set up Saturday on South Samuel, and you’re on easy street toward four great meals

Just a few weeks ago, we were trudging along in our winter coats amid snowflakes and chilly winds, but now it’s spring – and that means we can turn to the Charles Town Farmers Market for the makings of . When the market opens for the season Saturday, shoppers won’t find tomatoes, corn, peaches or […]

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Community Calendar

TODAY | 9 Kindergarten registration: Jefferson County Schools’ kindergarten registration continues at Page Jackson Elementary. Parents should bring their kindergartners-to-be with them to registration; children will be asked to complete hearing tests and other assessments. For additional information, go online to boe.jeff.k12.wv.us or call the school system at 304-725-9741. SAIL event: The Shepherdstown Area Independent […]

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Out & About

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Out & About

Poetry event | Thursday Poet Michael Czarnecki will read from his works at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Charles Town Library. Czarnecki, who began writing poetry at 17, has published 12 books and chapbooks. Last year, he visited the Charles Town Library as part of his 48-state “Poems Across America” tour. His return celebrates National Poetry […]

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Apparently, we have two very hip commodes in our house. One is powder blue, the other a sunny yellow. Late ‘60s or early-70s vintage, they are – original equipment. This heavy-duty plumbing is “coming back,” as they say. You know you’re of a certain age when many of the things you’ve owned for years are […]

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Community calendar

TODAY | 2 Market vendors: With the new season at the Morgan’s Grove Market set to kick off in May, organizers are asking individuals and business reps to attend a vendor meeting at 6:30 p.m. at MGM, 3988 Kearneysville Pike just outside of Shepherdstown. The market is open to food growers, farmers, bakers, artists, crafter, […]

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Easter events

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Spring Fling: The public is invited to a Spring Fling with an egg hunt, Easter photo op, vendors, a raffle and book sale Sunday at Saint Andrews Mountain Community Center. The free event at 58 Mission Road in Harpers Ferry happens from noon to 4 p.m., with the egg hunt at 1:30 p.m. For each […]

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Spring staple

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Spring staple

Every April, the popular Home and Garden Tour offers an inside look at area’s historic, unique sites As dependable as April showers and spring flowers, the annual showcase of one-of-a-kind Panhandle properties is again set to delight visitors later this month. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of […]

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Out&about

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Our weekly entertainment calendar Play | This afternoon There’s still one last opportunity to see “Mercy Killers,” the riveting play on health care created by Julliard-trained actor and playwright Michael Milligan. He’s already staged five performances in the Eastern Panhandle and will take the stage at 12:30 this afternoon in Shepherdstown. The performance in the […]

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