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Mom’s colorful campaign makes 5-year-old daughter’s illness the talk of the town Nearly a year after her young­est child was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis (NF), Kara Fisher was looking for a way to bring attention to the little-known dis­order. She jokes that a hare-brained idea popped into her mind: Why not use her hair to start […]

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Getting a leg up old-fashioned favorite

Mention fried chicken to many who grew up in the 1960s or later, and they think of heading to the drive-through at KFC or picking up the picnic favorite from the supermarket deli. But learning to make simple, old-fashioned fried chicken in your own kitchen isn’t difficult – and I predict you’ll find it’s worth […]

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CHARLES TOWN – Why do you need yoga? When I first began practicing I thought I was in for some exercise. I admit it, I liked the long, lean look that the so many movie and music stars seemed to have gained from their yoga practice. This I thought before I ever stepped foot on […]

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Their words, their bonds

[cleeng_content id=”702811726″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]For Mother’s Day, readers share what they cherish CHARLES TOWN – We asked readers to let us in on their thoughts about their moms, how they view their roles as parents and just what’s on their minds as Mother’s Day nears. They came through with tales of unconditional love […]

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Hailing the ‘Hippie Homesteaders’

[cleeng_content id=”561587195″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]New book explores impact of artists who settled in West Virginia in the 1970s SHEPHERDSTOWN – A Huntington writer’s new book includes the story of how Sycamore Pottery founders Pam and Ren Parziale came to Jefferson County and the lasting effect they and artists like them have made across […]

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LEETOWN – We are both potters. Since 1971, Ren and I have been making pots together. Before that, you could say we were a study in opposites. Ren grew up in the Bronx, and I grew up in the woods of northern Maine in a farm town called Caribou. Ren came from a large lively […]

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Community Calendar

FRIDAY | 25 Middleway rehab: The Middleway Bad Buildings Project kicks off with a meeting at 7 p.m. at 112 East St. in Middleway. Leaders from West Virginia University’s Brownfield Assistance Center will lead the workshop and training session to start the Historic District BAD Buildings Project. Historic District property owners, stakeholders and others interested in […]

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An emotional ‘Dinner Party’

Charles Town’s Old Opera House serves up Neil Simon The creative minds putting on Neil Simon’s “The Dinner Party” at the Old Opera House this week say the offbeat comedy-turned-drama will have audience members reflecting on their own relationships. [cleeng_content id=”652803450″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]The story begins with three divorced men invited to a […]

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Fresh perspective

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Fresh perspective

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. [cleeng_content id=”823250591″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]The menu at […]

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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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