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Aqua mania

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Aqua mania

BERKELEY SPRINGS – Organizers of the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting describe Saturday’s showdown as “the Academy Awards of water competitions.” The day before Hollywood hands out its Oscars, this Morgan County town will put H2O in the limelight as the 23rd annual event draws contenders from as far away as Bosnia, Japan, Canada, South […]

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Out&about

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Big party for ‘Big Top’ Steam at Harpers Ferry’s latest exhibit offers up unique interpretations of Victorian-era circus images starting with an artists’ reception this weekend. A “Big Top Steam Party” happens from 5 to 8 p.m. at the art gallery at 1B 180 High St. For the public, it’s the first chance to see […]

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Community Notes

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Baseball, softball registration: Registration for spring baseball and softball season continues at Charles Town Middle School from 6 to 8 this evening and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Fees are $120 for the first child and $110 for each additional child. For questions and forms, go to eteamz.com. Nominate a senior: The search […]

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Conservation meeting: The Eastern Panhandle Conservation District’s monthly meeting begins at 7 tonight in the conference room of the USDA Service Center, 151 Aikens Center, Martinsburg. Civil war talk: Local author Bob O’Connor discusses President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and how West Virginia counties became exempt at 7 p.m. Thursday at Fishermen’s Hall in Charles Town. […]

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The Spirit of Jefferson welcomes readers’ news about engagements, weddings and landmark anniversaries. Read our policy on how to submit your news. If you have additional questions, call Life Editor Christine Miller Ford in the newsroom at 304-725-2046 or email her at christine@spiritofjefferson.com. Weddings The newspaper will print at no charge wedding articles along with […]

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Wedding

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Birth announcements

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Lakeisha and Claude Davenport, of Martinsburg, welcomed their son, Claude J. Davenport II, at 8 a.m. Jan. 9, 2013 at City Hospital. The baby weighed 9 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20 inches long. Brandi M. Blume and Keith W. Harbaugh Jr., of Hedgesville, welcomed their son, Blake Michael Harbaugh, at 4:14 p.m. Jan. 20, […]

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Taste of romance

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Taste of romance

The way Marion Ohlinger sees it, most of us are celebrating Valentine’s Day all wrong. This time of year, many Americans hungry for love make plans with their sweetheart to head out to a restaurant for fettucine alfredo or some other heavy entrée finished off with cheesecake or another dense dessert. That’s a poor prescription […]

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Out&about

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Emancipation Proclamation lesson Officials with Harpers Ferry National Historical Park have put together a special Black History Month exhibit entitled, “The Emancipation Proclamation: A New Birth of Freedom.” Through the end of February, the display can be viewed on the second floor of the John Brown Museum on Shenandoah Street. This year marks the 150th […]

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All-out ‘Surrender’
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