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Top traditions

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Top traditions

Special foods, customs will help kick off 2013 CHARLES TOWN Parties are a New Year’s Eve staple, of course, but many of us rely on a variety of other foods and customs to mark the passage of one year into the next. When we asked readers of the Spirit of Jefferson to share some of […]

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Community Notes

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Art classes scheduled: The Berkeley Arts Council will offer classes beginning in January for adults and young people age 14 and up. Evening courses include pottery/handbuilding, introduction to oil painting, jewelry design, and introduction to watercolor painting. A daytime class offers art exploration for homeschoolers ages 12 to 18. Registration for each series of six […]

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Prime-time holiday season dinner idea

Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, the same old, same old dinner duo of turkey or ham can get incredibly boring. When planning those big dinners this year, consider serving a smoked standing rib roast slow cooked on your smoker or grill . In addition to saving room in your oven to cook other dishes, […]

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Young, focused

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Young, focused

SHEPHERDSTOWN – Since she graduated from Washington High School earlier this year, 18-year-old Jocelyn Robinson has been indulging more and more in her passion for photography. During high school, because of funding limitations, the school’s yearbook and newspaper photography departments didn’t offer her the opportunities she wanted, Robinson said. A piano player and drummer, she […]

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Wedding

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Frye-Clausen Pamela Lynn Frye and Mark Andrew Clausen were united in marriage Sept. 15, 2012, at Poor House Farm Park in Martinsburg. The bride is the daughter of Neville Frye of Charles Town and the late Robert “Jake” Frye. The groom is the son of Anna and Jorgen Clausen of Randolph, N.J. The double-ring ceremony […]

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Out&about

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Art in Summit Point Through this weekend, arresting photographs created by the Jefferson County Photography Club will be on display at the public library in Martinsburg. The club’s annual exhibition features shots taken in 2012 in far-flung locales such as Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, Natchez, Miss., even Varanasi, India. Club members taking part in the […]

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Let them eat cake

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Let them eat cake

SHEPHERDSTOWN – English plum pudding. Italian panettone. Buche de Noel from France. All kinds of international desserts serve as Christmas traditions, but for many, it’s stollen made in Shepherdstown that takes the cake. Thanks to the Shepherdstown Sweet Shop Bakery, it’s easy to get a taste Old Germany right on German Street. Historians say stollen […]

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Fresh milk, eggs make an eggnog to remember

For me, eggnog season can’t come soon enough. As soon as Halloween is packed away, I buy a quart of my favorite eggnog at the grocery store. I drink it little by little, spiked and not. I make eggnog cappuccinos in the morning and eggnog milkshakes at night. On the weekends, there is nothing like […]

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Out&about

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Out&about

Divine dancing One student describes Kristen Dorsey’s belly-dancing classes this way: “It’s all about women having fun, dancing and letting go.” Two new sessions taught by Dorsey, who owns Divine Journeys in Martinsburg, will begin in January – one on Monday evenings, the other on Wednesdays. Classes will be held in the gymnastics area of […]

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Community Notes

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Art classes scheduled: The Berkeley Arts Council will offer classes beginning in January for adults and young people age 14 and up. Evening courses include pottery/handbuilding, introduction to oil painting, jewelry design, and introduction to watercolor painting. A daytime class offers art exploration for homeschoolers ages 12 to 18. Registration for each series of six […]

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