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Food deadline: Friday brings the deadline to place orders with Share Food Network. Pickup date will be April 20. Contact Zion Baptist Church at 304-725-3530 or 304-724-2044 for more information or visit shared.org.   Support group: A new depression support group meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Mondays at Saint Thomas Lutheran Church […]

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Awards, applause for Shepherdstown’s theater festival

SHEPHERDSTOWN – The intense classroom play “Gidion’s Knot,” which dazzled audiences at last summer’s Contemporary American Theater Festival here, this weekend could snag an honor considered the nation’s top prize for new plays. Johnna Adams’ work is among six finalists for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association’s New Play Award. The winner will […]

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Out&About

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‘Fab Five’ heads to Shepherdstown   The piano quintet dubbed the “Fab Five” by People magazine is set to perform next week as the Shepherd University’s Friends of Music season feature. The 5 Browns’ concert starts at 8 p.m. April 10 in the Frank Arts Center. The Browns – Ryan, Melody, Gregory, Deondra and Desirae […]

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Shepherdstown gearing up for another summer of engaging theater

What’s in store for Shepherdstown’s well-loved summer play festival? Contemporary American Theater Festival founder Ed Herendeen calls the five works set to debut July 5 “complicated, vivid, fleshy and ambitious.” Again hosted on the campus of Shepherd University, CATF this summer will mark its 23rd season with five new American plays in rotating repertory. Here, […]

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My friendship garden

Before I moved to New Creek, which is near Keyser, I lived in the pristine little village known as Leetown in Jefferson County. There I had the privilege of being a member of the Leetown Homemakers Club, now known as the CEOS. When I joined the club many of its members were much older than […]

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At the library, April brings EAR Day and much more

CHARLES TOWN – DEAR Day: April 12 is celebrated children’s writer Beverly Cleary’s birthday. It is also Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) Day. Ramona Quimby, one of Cleary’s most memorable characters, is spokesperson for DEAR Day. She encourages all families to set aside at least 30 minutes for reading together. To celebrate this day, the […]

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‘Catesby’ sequel follows ex-slave after Civil War

CHARLES TOWN – Charles Town author Bob O’Connor returns to familiar ground for his newest novel, “The Return of Catesby.” The book – a sequel to his 2008 work, “Catesby: Eyewitness to the Civil War” – focuses on a former slave as he navigates post-Civil War America. As with many of his novels, O’Connor employs […]

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Beauty and the brush

Harpers Ferry artist Autumn Beckett’s mural for the children’s section at the Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Public Library is a sight to see BOLIVAR – There’s a squirrel up on a wall at the public library here and a fox at the window. But that’s not all. Elsewhere, two rabbits peek out from behind opened books while […]

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Easter services

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Witness walk: The South Jefferson Ministerial Association will host a ‘Walk Of Witness’ at 10 a.m. on Good Friday. The walk begins at Asbury United Methodist Church in Charles Town and concludes at Edge Hill Cemetery. Call 304-725-5513 or visit myasburychurch.org for more information. Special service: The Jefferson County Association of Black Clergy will sponsor […]

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Operatic baritone to sing in Harpers Ferry

HARPERS FERRY — Operatic baritone Warren Fremling will be the soloist and hymn leader at the Easter Sunrise Service Sunday. The service takes place at the Harper Cemetery on Fillmore Street in Harpers Ferry and will begin at 6:30 a.m. Fremling will also be a soloist at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 898 Washington Street in […]

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