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Out & About

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Let’s roll:  The Rolling Coyotes offer a free concert from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday on the lawn of South Jefferson Public Library in Summit Point. The band features (above) Steve Warner on guitar, ukulele and harmonica, (above right) Andy Mosholder on upright bass and cello and (far right) Elliot Simon on piano and accordion. […]

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COMMUNITY NOTES

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Public input needed: The County Commission of Jefferson County has scheduled a public hearing on the proposed stormwater management ordinance and text amendments to the subdivision and land development regulations at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Charles Town Library. Written comments may be submitted by email to info@jeffersoncountywv.org, by mail to P.O. Box 250, […]

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Still celebrating ‘Silent Spring’

A half-century after her groundbreaking expose, Rachel Carson’s legacy lives on in Shepherdstown SHEPHERDSTOWN – For Mark Madison, it’s not the antique mounted polar bears, elephant tusks, stuffed tigers, birds or other eye-catching items stored in the archives at the National Conservation Training Center that hold the most appeal. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng […]

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Sponaugle named PR professional of the year

FREDERICK, Md. – Area public relations firm Platinum PR’s founder and CEO Sandy Sponaugle has been named Public Relations Professional of the Year by the American Advertising Federation of Greater Frederick’s annual Maven Awards recognition. The award seek to recognize outstanding business professionals in advertising, marketing and related fields. “It’s great to know that my […]

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Community notes

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Volunteers needed: Hospice of the Panhandle is looking for volunteers. New volunteer training is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, and Aug. 23 in the main office of Hospice of the Panhandle in Martinsburg. Contact Tricia Lawrence at 304-267-1870, ext. 211 for more information.   Training class: A re-certification class for EMTs taught […]

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Out&about

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Cultural-heritage fest: Everyone’s welcome at this weekend’s 21st annual African-American Cultural and Heritage Festival in Charles Town. Events are slated Friday through Sunday on South Lawrence Street across from Wright Denny Intermediate School at 209 W. Congress St. The free festival, put on by the Jefferson County NAACP, includes live music, food and other vendors […]

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Staff report   SHEPHERDSTOWN – Shepherdstown musicians Chelsea McBee has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help raise more $3,000 to complete their latest work, The Whiskey Album. McBee, a Shepherdstown native, performs at regional fairs, festivals and special events throughout the four-state area and beyond. She describes her music as “whiskey-infused, bluegrass folk.” Kickstarter is an online […]

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Gambling help: Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races is committed to responsible gambling by participating in Responsible Gaming Week Aug. 5 to 9. To learn more, go to pngaming.com/Community/Responsible%20Gaming. Donations needed: Meals on Wheels of Jefferson County needs your support due to budget cuts. Contributions can be mailed to Meals on Wheels of Jefferson County, […]

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Linda Keeling, a certified midwife and lactation consultant, thanks the nursing moms who gathered Saturday morning at Jefferson Medical Center for the hospital’s third-annual “Big Latch On.” “Look at all these healthy, beautiful, breastfed babies!” Keeling told the group, who met in the hospital’s first-floor conference room. The Big Latch On is designed to raise […]

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