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NEW YORK (AP) – Dave Bry is a professional apologizer, first in a Dear (Person He’s Wronged) column online and now a letter-by-letter memoir of messing up and making amends. Bry’s “Public Apology’’ is stuffed with wrongs, from the foibles of an anxious, surly tween on the New Jersey shore to the regrets of a […]

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Arresting images: Photographer Stefanie Boss is the featured artist as the South Jefferson Public Library in Summit Point debuts its newest art exhibit. Her photos will be on display in the library at 49 Church St. through Aug. 31. Visitors may stop by during the library’s regular hours: from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday […]

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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.   Mortgage education: Homebuyer education and housing counseling are available through Telamon Corporation by calling 304-263-0916 and the Partnership for Affordable Housing in Charles Town by calling […]

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‘Mountain  Stage’ still climbing to new heights

In 30th year, radio show offers listeners unique array of world’s best music   The first time singer-songwriter Joe Pug appeared on “Mountain Stage,” he’d only just turned to music full time. The idea that the movers and shakers behind the national radio program wanted to showcase his work left him feeling thrilled, but awestruck, […]

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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 jcprc.org or call 304-728-3207 for details.   Mortgage education: Homebuyer education and housing counseling are available through Telamon Corporation by calling 304-263-0916, and by the Partnership for Affordable Housing in Charles Town by […]

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Celebrating West Virginia

Last week, the Spirit asked readers to share images from the state’s 150th birthday celebration on Thursday. Among those sending in photos: Eric Lewis’s snapshot of his West Virginia ware-wearing wife, Joy Lewis (above); a face painter works durring Discover Downtown Charles Town’s evening event; Kim Athey’s portrait of a sunset on South Childs Road; […]

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A night of free jazz Fans of jazz can come to the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center Saturday for the 12th-annual Don Redman Heritage Awards. This year, the free event honors jazz legends Buster Cooper and Eddie Gomez. They’ll accept the annual award named for Redman, who was born in 1900 in Piedmont in Mineral […]

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Shepherdstown High alums mark 61 years

Graduates of Shepherdstown High School gathered June 8 in the banquet room at the Martinsburg Holiday Inn, each searching for the familiar faces of classmates unseen for many years. Guests arrived at the tables, their eyes searching the faces of those already seated. Flickers of recognition became wide-eyed surprise, smiles brightened and turned to laughter, […]

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State of celebration

For 150th birthday, West Virginians share why they cherish life here 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 view it instantly. Exclusive content Already have a Cleeng account? Welcome […]

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CHARLES TOWN – With the 150th anniversary of West Virginia’s creation on Thursday, a number of special events are planned in the Panhandle and elsewhere in the Mountain State. A look at some of what’s coming up:  Lower Town inside Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Thursday hosts a naturalization ceremony for 20 newly minted Americans. […]

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