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It’s wild berry-picking time

June and July are berry-picking months. But you don’t have to drive to a local orchard to get them — just look for the tall canes in fence rows, along the side of the highway, edging a sunny field. There is an abundance of fruit just waiting for you. Around mid-June you will begin to […]

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Making a bowl of cherries — one cherry at a time

My neighbor, Charlotte, taught me to make a cherry pie. There was a sour-cherry tree in her frontyard, and every year as it went from bloom to fruit, she invited me to pick my fill. Every year, I thanked her and picked nothing. Finally, her invitation prompted me to tell the truth. “I don’t know […]

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Meeting: The Jefferson County chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet at noon Wednesday at Billie’s Restaurant in Ranson.   Outdoor clinic: A clinic on how to identify weeds, insects and plant diseases will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the West Virginia University Cooperative Extension Service […]

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Community notes

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Summer camps: The Jefferson County Parks and Recreation hosts a variety of summer camps for children ages 5 to 12. Go to www.jcprc.org or call 304-728-3207 for details. Vendors needed: Vendors are needed for the Jefferson County Council on Aging yard sale/car wash happening from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. August 10. Tables are one/$15 […]

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Haunted estate ideal for  Orsini’s ‘Tricks of the Mind’

STEPHENSON, Va. – Local magician, mentalist and illusionist Mario Orsini will again deliver his new monthly show “Tricks of the Mind” Friday night here at the Historic Jordan Springs Event & Cultural Centre, a venue well known for paranormal activity. Orsini’s intimate evening of magic and mind-reading happens in a small theater located on the […]

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Out&about

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Theater festival: With five new plays as well as lectures, a weekly companion film series and other extras, the Contemporary American Theater Festival continues on the campus of Shepherd University through July 28. For more details or to reserve your seats, call 800-999-2283 or go to catf.org. CATF’s 23rd season features the works of playwrights […]

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It’s kickoff time in Shepherdstown

Plays, lectures, films, more get underway at 23rd annual festival SHEPHERDSTOWN – There’s plenty of excitement here this week as the Contemporary American Theater Festival unveils its new season and begins offering a variety of companion events from free lectures to a film series to meals with the festival’s creator. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng […]

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CHARLES TOWN – The Jefferson County Commission denied a request from the Race Track Chaplaincy for $5,500 to expand a free substance abuse treatment program for backstretch workers last week. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use Cleeng again to view it. The […]

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Farmer’s wife: Fresh corn makes great casserole

CHARLES TOWN – Terry Dunn’s just-picked corn on the cob makes for a terrific corn casserole, says his wife Frances. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use Cleeng again to view it. The rest of this article is exclusive, , click “buy” and […]

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Historic meeting
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