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Festival-goers can see 5 emotionally charged new works this summer

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Next month, Contemporary American Theater Festival patrons can see five new works: 1. “One Night” by Charles Fuller Contemporary American Theater Festival founder Ed Herendeen directs “One Night,” where a down-and-out man and woman, both Iraq war veterans, arrive at a seedy motel, hoping to hide out and start over. Fuller is an […]

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THURMONT, Md. (AP) – A family-run restaurant near Camp David in Thurmont has closed after 85 years in business. The Frederick News-Post reports that wait staff informed customers at the Cozy Restaurant that Sunday was its last day in business. Server Harry Fogle says it’s his understanding that owner Jerry Freeze, the son of the […]

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) – What’s cooking at the Philadelphia public library? Plenty, now that it has a new million-dollar kitchen at its main downtown branch. The library has whipped up an unusual culinary program designed to improve the city’s low literacy rate. Experts say about 500,000 Philadelphia adults don’t read above an eighth-grade level. Some courses […]

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Five years later, I’m still saying ‘thank you’ to Rick Foster

CHARLES TOWN – The past month has left me feeling more grateful than ever for this life and for every moment I have with the people I love. In mid-May, my husband Rob Snyder – young-at-heart and young looking at 48 – suffered a severe heart attack as we walked home from a dinner party. I […]

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TODAY | 4 Free history tours: Learn “the rest of the story” about famed abolitionist John Brown as park rangers from Harpers Ferry National Park lead free daily walking tours of downtown Charles Town. Tours begin at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Charles Town Visitors Center at 108 N. George St. A new […]

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Picnic pick-me-up

Any way you slice it, red velvet cake makes for an ideal summertime indulgence Red velvet cake. Say those three words and lots of people will stop, remember and smile. Then the stories and recipe comparisons start. For those of us who love red velvet cake, sharing stories is analogous to telling hunting or fishing tales. […]

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What to do on Father’s Day when it’s time to eat and you want to serve something manly and filling? Other than steak, that is. Here’s a nominee that re-engineers a classic sports bar appetizer – jalapeno poppers. Standard jalapeno poppers are thumb-sized hot peppers stuffed with cream cheese and cheddar cheese, then breaded and […]

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‘Canning with confidence’

Residents can attend workshops, get free testing INWOOD – Anyone interested in learning the basics of safe home canning can sign up for hands-on workshops later this month being offered through the West Virginia University Extension Service. Sue Flanagan, who works as a family and health extension agent in Martinsburg, in late June will teach […]

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CHARLES TOWN – “Fizz, Boom, Read!” is the theme for the summer reading program at Charles Town Library. The STEM-based program is designed to encourage readers to explore aspects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Our weekly programs will offer a variety of appealing programs in which students can engage in some practical science skills […]

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Revolutionary production

Jefferson High teens combine their talents to stage ‘Les Miserables’ Students in Jefferson High School’s performing arts departments come together this week with four performances of the musical “Les Miserables.” Based on the book written by Victor Hugo regarding the harsh conditions leading up to the French Revolution, “Les Miserables” isn’t an easily produced bit […]

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