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Books needed: The Friends of Shepherdstown Library is currently seeking book donations for its Mother’s Day weekend book sale fundraising event. Books should be delivered to the War Memorial Building in Shepherdstown between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. May 8, 9 and 10. New and used adult fiction and nonfiction books, DVDs, children’s books and […]

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Amount of waste from farm to plate is food for thought

Putting a meal on the table for a husband and 10 kids during the Great Depression gave my grandmother an up close and personal view of the adage: Waste not; want not. OK, so it was a recession, not a depression that we just went through, but a lousy economy is a lousy economy and […]

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A show that helps

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House calls

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House calls

Remedy for spring fever? Explore Cedar Lawn, other stops on Home and Garden Tour CHARLES TOWN – Cedar Lawn, the newly renovated Washington family home that dates to 1825, is among the highlights of next weekend’s House and Garden Tour of Historic Berkeley and Jefferson Counties. Organized by members of community garden clubs through the […]

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Next weekend’s event to showcase eight sites

CHARLES TOWN – Eight history-rich destinations, half in Jefferson County and half in Berkeley, compose the lineup for next weekend’s 58th annual House and Garden Tour. A look at the tour’s stops in Jefferson:   Cedar Lawn Located at 1303 Earle Road in Charles Town, the Greek Revival brick structure first occupied by John T.A. […]

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Out&about

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Upcoming events include a new round of belly dancing classes led by Kristen Dorsey (below), a fresh take on “The Wizard of Oz” at Shepherdstown’s Full Circle Theater (right) and, starting next weekend, the play, “Honus and Me” at Old Opera House in Charles Town about Pittsburgh Pirates Honus Wagner (below, right). For details, see […]

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Community Notes

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Classmates sought: The Jefferson High School Class of 1993’s 20-year reunion on July 13 will include a family cookout and a dinner. For details, email jhsclass1993@gmail.com.   Support group: A new depression support group meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Monday of the month at St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Charles Town. For […]

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Weed wars no more

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Weed wars no more

Instead of battling ’em, serve them up in pesto, vinegar, other healthful concoctions BAKERTON – Wild foods, once considered too vulgar for industrialized Americans, are making a fashionable comeback, evidenced by their appearance in Martha Stewart’s Life and The New Yorker’s food issue last year. Wild foods are the freshest phase of the organic-local-seasonal foods […]

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Out&about

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Miana Stewart 5K Saturday brings the Miana Stewart Scholarship 5K run/walk in South Berkeley. The second-annual event is held in memory of the 14-year-old athlete slain seven years ago. Randy and Mary Stewart of Gerrardstown organize the event to add funds to the scholarship they created in memory of their only child, killed Oct. 13, […]

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No ‘Brain’ drain

HEDGESVILLE — Bev Thomas of Gerrardstown calls Mickey Dorsey (above) “the brains” of their six-member team, “We Used to be Dyslexic But Now We Are KO,” which finished Sunday’s annual Brain Games trivia competition tied for third place. Literacy Volunteers of the Eastern Panhandle each year sponsors the event to raise money for the programs […]

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