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Charles Town Library planning special programs, new exhibit

CHARLES TOWN – With spring almost here, the Charles Town Library has special programs plus a new exhibit. We also recently awarded prizes for the West Virginia Reads 150 challenge. The Charles Town Library will host author Tony Brasunas at 12:30 p.m. March 31. His recently published book, “Double Happiness: One Man’s Tale of Love, […]

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Wildwood’s science outing

Seventh-grade honors science students at Wildwood Middle School recently traveled to the National Sporting Library and Museum in Middleburg, Va., to see the special exhibit, “Angling in the Western World” as part of their cross-curricular study of brook trout. Science teacher Carolyn Thomas, art teacher Laura Miller and parents accompanied the students as they viewed […]

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Community Calendar

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Community Calendar

TODAY | 12 Blood drive: The American Red Cross hosts a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American Public University System, 111 W. Congress St. in Charles Town. Anyone may sign up at redcrossblood.org.   THURSDAY | 13 Budget forum: Citizens are invited to attend the Jefferson County Commission’s community forum at […]

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Biting comedy

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Biting comedy

[cleeng_content id=”149545807″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]Old Opera House’s  ‘The Red Velvet Cake  War’ is a delicious, Southern-style romp Does the thought of your next family reunion induce night sweats? Every family, it seems, has at least one exasperating relative who tends to create alarm, dread or at least chaos. But it’s likely your family […]

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Paws for books: Library to host reading dogs

CHARLES TOWN – Wags for Hope is coming to the Charles Town Library with its R.E.A.D program. R.E.A.D. stands for Reading Education Assistance Dogs program. When a child reads to a dog or a cat, it improves his reading and communication skills. R.E.A.D. dogs are registered therapy animals that volunteer with their handler as a […]

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As I sat looking out at 15 inches of snow, and the same number of cardinals in the crepe myrtle bushes, I was, and still am, in the same place as everyone else: hoping for an end to the snow and ice, and the advent of an early spring. Thinking about all things lush and […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) – Some people can sing, some can play instruments and some write songs. A lucky few can do it all. But where does that leave the music fans without any of those talents? Standing in the audience, usually. That wasn’t enough for Dave and Dan Mistich. The self-professed “music nerds” wanted to get […]

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Cupcakes take shape for St. Patrick’s

[cleeng_content id=”983129916″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”] CHARLES TOWN – Why buy a special pan to make shamrock-shaped cupcakes for St. Patrick’s Day? If you have marbles on hand or take time to create marble-sized balls of aluminum foil, you can bake up some holiday cupcakes perfect for a class party or to share with […]

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[cleeng_content id=”104195730″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”] When it comes to shepherd’s pie, there are those who toe a rather strict line, and there are those who go with the comfort food flow.   SWEET POTATO AND BISON SHEPHERD’S PIE Ground bison pairs perfectly with the rich sweet potatoes and corn. Any ground meat –including turkey, […]

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Community Calendar

[cleeng_content id=”865954599″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]TODAY | 5 Ash Wednesday services: Middleway United Methodist Church hosts an Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m. at the church at 7435 Queen St. Learn more by calling the church at 304-728-4770. Leetown United Methodist Church plans a joint service with Marvin Chapel United Methodist Church at 7 […]

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